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The IT Era and the Internet Revolution.

The history of technology is of two distinct eras: information technology enhanced existing business. The Internet revolution is destroying them.

The Death Of The World’s Greatest Death Sport.

Understanding why Rome's gladiatorial games came to an end begins with understanding what gave birth to them.

Don’t floss, peel veg or wash your jeans: 40 things you can stop doing right now.

If you’ve never flossed your teeth, you were right all along. Go out there today and flash the world that foul-smelling, grey-green smile of yours. You’ve earned this.

Words and Phrases Coined by Shakespeare.

The internet is becoming unreadable because of a trend towards lighter and thinner fonts, making it difficult for the elderly or visually-impaired to see words clearly, a web expert has found.

How Necking Shaped the Giraffe.

In order to pump blood seven feet above the animal’s heart to that towering head, an exceptionally high blood pressure is required, as much as three times the human systolic level. In order to keep from blowing their arteries apart, giraffes need special structural supports within those blood vessels.

Beyond humans, what other kinds of minds might be out there?

From algorithms to aliens, could humans ever understand minds that are radically unlike our own?

How the Soviets invented the internet and why it didn't work.

Soviet scientists tried for decades to network their nation. What stalemated them is now fracturing the global internet.


What the news media can learn from librarians.

Journalism has had the luxury of not having to ask itself the existential question of why anyone should pay any attention to us at all.

A firsthand look inside America's resurgent paramilitary movement.

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