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Wait – The useful art of procrastination

Frank Partnoy RSA Frank Partnoy ex-Wall Street derivative trader and self-confessed procrastinator, reveals the science behind our decision-making disasters and successes, and argues that decisions of all kinds, whether ‘snap’ or long-term, benefit from being made at the last possible … Continue reading

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German drug maker covered up warnings about thalidomide risk

Nick McKenzie, Richard Baker smh.com.au SECRET files reveal the German maker of thalidomide ignored and covered-up repeated warnings that its drug could damage unborn babies. The Herald has obtained excerpts of never-before-published files from pharmaceutical giant Grunenthal’s archives, which detail … Continue reading

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Does feminism discriminate against men?

Source: Rabble Most people who understand oppression and who understand feminism agree that we live within a social system that is largely defined by patriarchy. Within this system, men have a certain kind of power and privilege that is not … Continue reading

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Revealed: true cost of the Christmas toys we buy from China’s factories

Source: Guardian With Christmas three weeks away, an undercover investigation has revealed the bleak realities of life in Chinese toy factories serving a market worth £2.8bn a year in the UK alone. Big brands such as Disney, Lego and Marks … Continue reading

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Connectome: How the brain’s wiring makes us who we are

Sebastian Seung RSA Rising star in the field of neuroscience Sebastian Seung argues that our identity lies not in our genes but in the connections between our brain cells — and he describes the monumental task of mapping these “connectomes”, … Continue reading

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Top job ‘offered to end probe’

Nick McKenzie & Richard Baker Sydney Morning Herald THE man who led the Australian Federal Police investigation into the AWB oil-for-food scandal has alleged he was offered a promotion in return for shutting down the probe. In an explosive statement … Continue reading

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Atheism and critical thinking

Qualia Soup UK artist and secular humanist discussing critical thinking, science, philosophy & the natural world.

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Subliminal: The new unconscious and what it teaches us about ourselves

Leonard Mlodinow RSA Watch academic and bestselling author Leonard Mlodinow as he unravels the mysteries of the unconscious mind, and shows its remarkable and unexpectedly powerful effect on all aspects of our lives. Listen to the podcast of the full … Continue reading

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Time Warped

Claudia Hammond RSA Acclaimed writer and broadcaster Claudia Hammond draws on the latest research to shed light on the mysteries of time perception. Listen to the podcast of the full event including audience Q&A: http://www.thersa.org/events/audio-and-past-events/2012/time-warped Our events are made possible … Continue reading

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Chinese herb relieves daily asthma symptoms

Press TV A traditional Chinese herbal remedy may be significantly helpful in relieving daily symptoms of asthmatic patients, Japanese researchers say. A study of more than 270 patients with asthma who either received a Chances mixture or standard treatment demonstrated … Continue reading

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