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Understanding Hitler’s Anti-Semitism

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Georg Pahl / Wikimedia The evocative title of Timothy Snyder’s new book—Black Earth: The Holocaust as History and Warning—is a reference to the fertile soil of Ukraine, where Adolf Hitler hoped to establish lebensraum, or “living space,” for the...
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Ask a Hostage Negotiator: What's the Best Way to Get a Raise?

Amr Dalsh / Reuters The question that most people ask themselves as they walk into their boss's office to negotiate their salaries is likely some variant of "What am I going to say?
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The Museum of the Future Is Here

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Very soon, every visitor to the Cooper Hewitt, the Smithsonian’s recently reopened design museum, will receive a giant pen. This pen is not really a pen. On the table, it looks like a gray plastic crayon the size of a turkey baster.
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The NSA's Ongoing Efforts to Hide Its Lawbreaking

Every quarter, the National Security Agency generates a report on its own lawbreaking and policy violations. The reports are classified and sent to the President’s Intelligence Oversight Board. It's unclear what happens once they get there.
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Now the GOP Must Choose: Mass Surveillance or Privacy?

The Patriot Act substantially expires in May 2015.
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The Psychology of Irrational Fear

Last week Sen. Rand Paul, a doctor, laid out the threat of Ebola in America thusly, to CNN: "If someone has Ebola at a cocktail party, they're contagious and you can catch it from them.” That statement is, of course, not true, unless the person is...
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Meet the Online Tracking Device That is Virtually Impossible to Block

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by Julia Angwin Update: A YouPorn.com spokesperson said that the website was "completely unaware that AddThis contained a tracking software that had the potential to jeopardize the privacy of our users." After this...
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Why the Latest Snowden Leak Is Devastating to NSA Defenders

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Consider the latest leak sourced to Edward Snowden from the perspective of his detractors. Various defenders of the National Security Agency would have us believe that Snowden is a thief and a criminal at best, and perhaps a traitorous Russian spy.
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The Limits of Signals Intelligence

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When scary geopolitical events happen, Americans are particularly likely to speak favorably about the national security state.
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The Interest-Rate Enigma

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The prevailing view of today's ultra-low real interest rates in much of the world is that they largely reflects a fall in equilibrium, or “natural” rates, driven by changes in saving and investment fundamentals.
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The Best Reporting on Guns in America

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by Blair Hickman , Lois Beckett , Cora Currier and Suevon Lee Update: With last weekend's shootings in Santa Barbara, this...
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A Time-Traveling Short Blends London in 1924 and 2014

A Time-Traveling Short Blends London in 1924 and 2014 | Read all about it | Scoop.it
In 1924, Harry B. Parkinson and Frank Miller made a series of short films set on the streets of London.
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A Refresher: Warrantless Spying Was Blatantly Illegal

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The PBS program Frontline has produced an exceptional documentary on NSA spying, beginning with the September 11 attacks and continuing right up to today. The whole thing is worth watching.
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Alpha, Beta, and Beyond

Even in normal times, individual and institutional investors alike have a hard time figuring out where to invest and in what.
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The Greek Austerity Myth

The victory of the anti-austerity Syriza party in Greece’s general election has raised fears of a return to the uncertainty of 2012, when many thought that a Greek default and exit from the eurozone were imminent.
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Is This the Ultimate Flexible Workplace?

It's been 10 years since Jody Thompson and Cali Ressler put police tape across the entrances to their cubicles and walked away for good. "We got this tape that said, 'Cube Free.' And we said, 'We're going to live it.
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Building Better Athletes With More Sleep

For us humans, sleep is completely crucial to proper functioning. As we’ve all experienced, we’re simply not as adept at anything in our lives if we don’t sleep well.
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Earth, As Seen By Chris Hadfield

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On Christmas Eve in 1968, the astronauts of Apollo 8 saw a sight hitherto unseen by human eyes: the Earth rising over the horizon of the moon.
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American Delusions Down Under

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For better or worse, economic-policy debates in the United States are often echoed elsewhere, regardless of whether they are relevant. Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott’s recently elected government provides a case in point.
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Privacy Tools: How to Block Online Tracking

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by Hanqing Chen Many sites (including ProPublica) track user behavior using a variety of invisible third-party software.
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Here's How to Opt Out of Facebook's Snooping Your Web History

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REUTERS/Damir Sagolj This week, Facebook announced it was expanding its evil empire adding targeted advertising based on your browsing history. Thankfully, they also give you the option to avoid it.
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Amazing NASA video shows the sun erupting in unprecedented detail

Amazing NASA video shows the sun erupting in unprecedented detail | Read all about it | Scoop.it
You've never seen a solar eruption video quite like this before.
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Slightly More Than 100 Fantastic Pieces of Journalism

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Each year, I keep a running list of exceptional nonfiction for The Best of Journalism, a weekly email newsletter I publish. The result is my annual Best Of Journalism Awards.
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