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Can the laws of physics change?

Can the laws of physics change? | Gavagai | Scoop.it

Scientists have used GPS to search for variations in a constant that is at the heart of quantum physics.

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Marx at 193

Marx at 193 | Gavagai | Scoop.it

John Lanchester: In trying to think what Marx would have made of the world today, we have to begin by stressing that he was not an empiricist.

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Study: Conservatives’ trust in science has fallen dramatically since mid-1970s

Study: Conservatives’ trust in science has fallen dramatically since mid-1970s | Gavagai | Scoop.it

While trust in science remained stable among people who self-identified as moderates and liberals in the United States between 1974 and 2010, trust in science fell among self-identified conservatives by more than 25 percent during the same period, according to new research from Gordon Gauchat, a postdoctoral fellow at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill’s Cecil G. Sheps Center for Health Services Research.

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If You Don’t Talk To Your Kids About Philosophy, Who Will?

If You Don’t Talk To Your Kids About Philosophy, Who Will? | Gavagai | Scoop.it

One in five teens will experiment with philosophy. Only you can help.

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John Stuart Mill and the Right to Die

John Stuart Mill and the Right to Die | Gavagai | Scoop.it

The consistency of individual autonomy, as Mill outlined, indicates that just as we can live as we wish (with certain constraints), we ought to be able to die as we wish, too.

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Modernism, Surrealism, and the Political Imaginary

Modernism, Surrealism, and the Political Imaginary | Gavagai | Scoop.it

Surrealism had the longest tenure of any avant-garde movement, and its members were arguably the most 'political.'

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The Big Ideas podcast: Guy Debord's 'society of the spectacle'

The Big Ideas podcast: Guy Debord's 'society of the spectacle' | Gavagai | Scoop.it

Benjamen Walker explores situationism and the legacy of French philosopher Guy Debord's famous phrase.

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Most Ancient, 'Impossible' Alien Worlds Discovered

Most Ancient, 'Impossible' Alien Worlds Discovered | Gavagai | Scoop.it

Two worlds orbiting a 'metal-poor' star probably existed when the Universe was less than a billion years old.

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Elsevier unleashes the hounds on @FakeElsevier twitter account for trademark violation

Elsevier unleashes the hounds on @FakeElsevier twitter account for trademark violation | Gavagai | Scoop.it

In an amusing twist in the ongoing Elsevier saga, Elsevier are attempting to shut down the twitter account @FakeElsevier for trademark violation.

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Podcast: The History of Philosophy… Without Any Gaps

Podcast: The History of Philosophy… Without Any Gaps | Gavagai | Scoop.it

Beginning with the earliest ancient thinkers, the series will look at the ideas and lives of the major philosophers (eventually covering in detail such giants as Plato, Aristotle, Avicenna, Aquinas, Descartes, and Kant) as well as the lesser-known figures of the tradition.

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Why Black (or Blue, or Red) Plants Might Be the Key to Finding Life Beyond Earth

Why Black (or Blue, or Red) Plants Might Be the Key to Finding Life Beyond Earth | Gavagai | Scoop.it

Is it possible that plants could be red, or purple, or blue? These questions are more than just sci-fi curiosities – they’re becoming increasingly relevant as exoplanet hunters peer at distant planets closer than ever before.

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Albert Einstein brain samples go on display

Albert Einstein brain samples go on display | Gavagai | Scoop.it

Wellcome Collection exhibition also features brains of suffragette, 19th-century killer and ancient Egyptian.

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Carbon map infographic: a new way to see the Earth move

Carbon map infographic: a new way to see the Earth move | Gavagai | Scoop.it

Kiln, a partnership of Guardian writer Duncan Clark and developer Robin Houston has come up with this beautiful new take on the globe. Watch the animated intro or click on the topics and see the map move before your eyes. Adding shading lets you compare two datasets to see how they relate – so you can see clearly how poorest countries have the fastest growing populations but the lowest emissions.

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John Gray on Critiques of Utopia and Apocalypse

John Gray on Critiques of Utopia and Apocalypse | Gavagai | Scoop.it

Is it inevitable that the desire to build a perfect world should end in disaster? John Gray considers the flaws in utopian thinking, the essential nature of humans, and the driving force behind the Tea Party.

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Who Was Casanova?

Who Was Casanova? | Gavagai | Scoop.it

The personal memoir of history's most famous lover reveals a misunderstood intellectual who befriended the likes of Ben Franklin.

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Libertarianism Does Not Equal Selfishness

Libertarianism Does Not Equal Selfishness | Gavagai | Scoop.it

Setting the record straight about the philosophical foundations of libertarian thought.

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Ten years without Gadamer

Ten years without Gadamer | Gavagai | Scoop.it

Santiago Zabala pays tribute to philosopher Gadamer - remembered for his contributions in the area of hermeneutics.

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Why Aristotle's less authoritarian philosophy is the new spirit of business

Why Aristotle's less authoritarian philosophy is the new spirit of business | Gavagai | Scoop.it

The face of business is being changed by less formal attitudes at the top and a young workforce that demands more say.

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'Dissecting brains is pretty intense'

'Dissecting brains is pretty intense' | Gavagai | Scoop.it

What's it like to spend your career cutting up people's grey matter? A neuropathologist at the UK's Brain Bank reveals all.

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Super-Earths 'in the billions'

Super-Earths 'in the billions' | Gavagai | Scoop.it

There could be many billions of planets in our galaxy that are not much bigger than Earth circling the "habitable zones" of faint stars, says an international team of astronomers.

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The Treasure Hunt: A Children’s Story About Aphasia

The Treasure Hunt: A Children’s Story About Aphasia | Gavagai | Scoop.it

Speech pathologist Shiree Heath wrote this story about a child learning about his grandfather’s stroke-induced aphasia.

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Kinetic sculpture: How to get the most from your 60p first-class stamp

Kinetic sculpture: How to get the most from your 60p first-class stamp | Gavagai | Scoop.it

London's Science Museum provides some ingenious tips on how to put that pricey first-class stamp to work.

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Climate Change Drives Extreme Weather, Says New Research

Climate Change Drives Extreme Weather, Says New Research | Gavagai | Scoop.it

If you’ve been living in America’s Northeast or Eastern Europe, this news may not shock you: There’s more science to support a warming planet is making for some crazy weather.

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A Brain-Breaking Typeface Where Every Letter Is An Optical Illusion

A Brain-Breaking Typeface Where Every Letter Is An Optical Illusion | Gavagai | Scoop.it

If you like typography and appreciate the mind-bending genius of M.C. Escher, this typeface has no equal: An alphabet made entirely of 'undecidable' figures, two-dimensional objects that look like 3-D projections but, on closer examination, are geometrically impossible.

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