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Bully: She told her son, ‘hit him hard’ –and she learned a lesson

Bully: She told her son, ‘hit him hard’ –and she learned a lesson | DansWorld | Scoop.it
On the occasion of the April 13 opening of the movie "Bully," a son teaches a mom a lesson: There were three bullies not one - the bully, the school principal, and mom herself.
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Scientist: Skepticism over evolution will soon be history

Scientist: Skepticism over evolution will soon be history | DansWorld | Scoop.it
Sometime in the next 15 to 30 years, the Kenyan-born paleoanthropologist Richard Leakey expects scientific discoveries will have accelerated to the point that "even the skeptics can accept it."...
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Unnatural Acts that can improve your thinking: motivated reasoning

Unnatural Acts that can improve your thinking: motivated reasoning | DansWorld | Scoop.it

Robert Todd Carroll's blog on motivated reasoning.

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How the Professor Who Fooled Wikipedia Got Caught by Reddit

How the Professor Who Fooled Wikipedia Got Caught by Reddit | DansWorld | Scoop.it
T. Mills Kelly encourages his students to deceive thousands of people on the Web. This has angered many, but the experiment helps reveal the shifting nature of the truth on the Internet.
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Psychiatry's "Bible" Gets an Overhaul: Scientific American

Psychiatry's "Bible" Gets an Overhaul: Scientific American | DansWorld | Scoop.it
Psychiatry's diagnostic guidebook gets its first major update in 30 years.
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Using Fiction To Teach Critical Thinking: Carl Sagan's "Contact"

Using Fiction To Teach Critical Thinking: Carl Sagan's "Contact" | DansWorld | Scoop.it
The JREF exposes charlatans and helps people defend themselves from paranormal and pseudoscientific claims.
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Abandon Ship: How the Left Sunk the Swiftboating of Barack Obama

Abandon Ship: How the Left Sunk the Swiftboating of Barack Obama | DansWorld | Scoop.it
It turns out that Joel Arend, who is pretending to represent the Navy SEALS in order to Swifboat President Obama over the bin Laden raid, has no SEALS from the bin Laden raid in his organization.
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In Texas, a Never-Ending Battle Over Judicial Elections, by Ben Philpott

In Texas, a Never-Ending Battle Over Judicial Elections, by Ben Philpott | DansWorld | Scoop.it
Political candidates across Texas are gearing up for the state's May 29 primaries. And as Ben Philpott of KUT News and the Tribune reports, that partisan campaigning extends to candidates who often promise to be impartial: the state’s judges.
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The Unsinkable Rubber Duckies | Wired Opinion | Wired.com

The Unsinkable Rubber Duckies | Wired Opinion | Wired.com | DansWorld | Scoop.it
It sometimes seems like there is a huge swath of the general public that will just believe anything — they are immune to skepticism and compelled to accept the most obvious scams.
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» Are Highly Religious People Less Compassionate? - Psych Central News

» Are Highly Religious People Less Compassionate? - Psych Central News | DansWorld | Scoop.it
A provocative new study from the University of California, Berkeley suggests highly religious individuals are less likely to help a stranger than less religious...
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Tucker Carlson’s downward spiral

Tucker Carlson’s downward spiral | DansWorld | Scoop.it
Once a promising young magazine writer, the bow-tied Daily Caller pundit has come to epitomize right-wing hackdom VIDEO...
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Unnatural Acts that can improve your thinking: law of truly large numbers

Unnatural Acts that can improve your thinking: law of truly large numbers | DansWorld | Scoop.it

Robert Todd Carroll's blog on the law of truly large numbers.

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So Many Flavors of Medical Nonsense

So Many Flavors of Medical Nonsense | DansWorld | Scoop.it
The JREF exposes charlatans and helps people defend themselves from paranormal and pseudoscientific claims.
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The ambitious plan to build Star Trek's USS Enterprise

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One adventurous engineer makes a compelling case to boldly build what no man has built before. Could the crazy thing actually work?
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Unnatural Acts that can improve your thinking: illusion of control

Unnatural Acts that can improve your thinking: illusion of control | DansWorld | Scoop.it

Robert Todd Carroll's blog on the illusion of control.

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Herd at risk

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“THEY hang out in pockets,” says Richard Pan, a Sacramento paediatrician and member of California’s legislature.
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Are German Cars Reliable? The Myth of “German Engineering”

Are German Cars Reliable? The Myth of “German Engineering” | DansWorld | Scoop.it
There are a lot of car stereotypes out there, like that Toyota builds dull appliances.
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Moral disgust at Discovery won't be exorcised - Times LIVE

Moral disgust at Discovery won't be exorcised - Times LIVE | DansWorld | Scoop.it
Sceptics often face the argument that we should just leave the promotion superstition alone, that it is all just harmless fun.
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Unnatural Acts that can improve your thinking: subjective validation

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Robert Todd Carroll's blog on subjective validation.

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Sarkozy's chances fade two days before French runoff

Sarkozy's chances fade two days before French runoff | DansWorld | Scoop.it
PARIS (Reuters) - President Nicolas Sarkozy's chances of holding on to power were fading two days before France's election runoff, with far-right and centrist leaders refusing to endorse him and his usually...
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Google rolls out automatic translation for all Gmail users | Macworld

Google rolls out automatic translation for all Gmail users | Macworld | DansWorld | Scoop.it
Over the next few days, Google plans to bring Gmail's Labs translation service to all Gmail users. The service enables users to automatically translate email in other languages into their own language.
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May Day’s radical history

May Day’s radical history | DansWorld | Scoop.it
The date of Occupy's strike has ties to the eight-hour day movement, immigrant workers and American anarchism...
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