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Who’s in Charge of Outer Space?

Who’s in Charge of Outer Space? | Brain Candy | Scoop.it
All extraterrestrial activity today is governed by a 50-year-old treaty drafted at the height of the Cold War. Will governments around the world agree on an update before the final frontier becomes the Wild West?
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It Is Really Important to Humanize Evil

It Is Really Important to Humanize Evil | Brain Candy | Scoop.it
The Atlantic’s controversial article “My Family’s Slave” serves as a disturbing reminder of how easy it is for “normal” people to do terrible things.
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God’s New Faces - Los Angeles Review of Books

God’s New Faces - Los Angeles Review of Books | Brain Candy | Scoop.it
Joseph S. O'Leary on Richard Kearney and Jens Zimmermann's "Reimagining the Sacred."
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How Houston has become the most diverse place in America

How Houston has become the most diverse place in America | Brain Candy | Scoop.it
Greater Houston is by one measure the most diverse metro area in the country, putting it on the firing line as conservative Texas lawmakers try to impose criminal 'sanctuary' penalties
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Silicon Valley’s Mission to Save California Ag From Dying of Thirst

Silicon Valley’s Mission to Save California Ag From Dying of Thirst | Brain Candy | Scoop.it
As climate change continues tightening the state’s water supply, farmers will have to become more calculating.
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Is Alex Jones an extreme conspiracy theorist or a giant troll? Here's why the answer matters

Is Alex Jones an extreme conspiracy theorist or a giant troll? Here's why the answer matters | Brain Candy | Scoop.it
In a custody trial, attorneys claim there's a difference between Jones the man and Jones the InfoWars character.
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The Dried-Up Heart of California's Water Dilemma

The Dried-Up Heart of California's Water Dilemma | Brain Candy | Scoop.it
America's most productive agricultural region struggles for sustainability.
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Museum Time - New Rambler Review

Museum Time - New Rambler Review | Brain Candy | Scoop.it
The New Rambler Review publishes reviews of books about ideas, including literary fiction. It is edited by Eric Posner, Adrian Vermeule and Blakey Vermeule
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The Kekulé Problem - Issue 47: Consciousness - Nautilus

The Kekulé Problem - Issue 47: Consciousness - Nautilus | Brain Candy | Scoop.it
Cormac McCarthy is best known to the world as a writer of novels. These include Blood Meridian, All the Pretty Horses, No Country…
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The web was supposed to be a thing we make – Glitch – Medium

The web was supposed to be a thing we make – Glitch – Medium | Brain Candy | Scoop.it
Retro never goes out of style on the World Wide Web. From its earliest days, people made personal webpages about their nostalgia for pop culture. When we launched a collection of First Websites on…
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Anarchism, work and bureaucracy

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‘On a deep, cultural level, people actually believe that if you don’t do something that at least mildly frustrates you, then your work is not valuable.’ Anthropologist, activist and bestselling anarchist David Graeber on the police state, bullshit jobs and why people need no telling that capitalism is bad.
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Daryl Bem Proved ESP Is Real. Which Means Science Is Broken.

Daryl Bem Proved ESP Is Real. Which Means Science Is Broken. | Brain Candy | Scoop.it
The scientist couldn't have foreseen the crisis his research would touch off.
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The Public Square Belongs to 4Chan

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In a few short weeks, 'He Will Not Divide Us' went from celebrity-hyped exhibition to troll playground to dead. What happened tells us everything about the future of civic space and free speech in the
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How to Write Iranian-America, or The Last Essay | Porochista Khakpour

How to Write Iranian-America, or The Last Essay | Porochista Khakpour | Brain Candy | Scoop.it
“The essay will feel like it’s killing you and the ending will not be what you thought it might be.”
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Apple’s New Campus: An Exclusive Look Inside the Mothership

Apple’s New Campus: An Exclusive Look Inside the Mothership | Brain Candy | Scoop.it
Flawless curves, milled aluminum, endless glass, walled garden—sounds like an Apple product. In fact, it’s the company’s biggest launch ever.
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What would count as an explanation of the size of China? - Marginal REVOLUTION

What would count as an explanation of the size of China? - Marginal REVOLUTION | Brain Candy | Scoop.it
There are two striking facts about China.  First, the country is quite large.  Second, the country was remarkably large early in its history, compared to most other political units.  For instance, here is China in 200 AD: How did this […]
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Abraham Lincoln Answered President Trump's Question About the Civil War in 1865

Abraham Lincoln Answered President Trump's Question About the Civil War in 1865 | Brain Candy | Scoop.it
In an interview, President Trump asked why the Civil War happened. His predecessor, Abraham Lincoln, explained it more than 150 years ago.
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Where Have All the Black-Owned Businesses Gone?

Where Have All the Black-Owned Businesses Gone? | Brain Candy | Scoop.it
They once served their communities when others wouldn't. Over the past 30 years, they've practically vanished.
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California Tries to Refill Its Biggest Reservoir

California Tries to Refill Its Biggest Reservoir | Brain Candy | Scoop.it
Relief has arrived. The state still has to figure out how to make it last.
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Inside the elite meme wars of America's most exclusive colleges

Inside the elite meme wars of America's most exclusive colleges | Brain Candy | Scoop.it
Memes are changing campus culture — one bizarre, teen-themed Facebook group at a time.
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Inside the Ghent Altarpiece  - Google Arts & Culture

The Ghent Altarpiece, painted in 1432 by the Van Eyck brothers, is a very
large and complex painted piece with wing panels

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