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The Bright Side of Darker Emotions
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The Literacy of Long-Form Thinking
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Google Returns To Earth
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Sucking at Stuff
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Your Browsing History Alone Can Give Away Your Identity
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The Internet As You Know It Does Not Exist
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A Shocking Internet Attack Shows America’s Vulnerability
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Hot on the Trail
EVERY YEAR, Switzerland responds to about 1,000 backcountry search-and-rescue (SAR) emergencies—hikers injured in falls, thrill-seekers who’ve gone missing, campers stranded by rock slides or floods. Currently, the normal way to find people is to dis
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A Cultural History Of Noobs
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- Nov 27 20161 minute
Bumbling is Good for the Brain
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Building the Workforces Businesses Need
JOHN RICE WHEN A COMPANY INVESTS IN A country, it asks: Do we have the right people with the right capabilities? This makes people think of new facilities, new jobs. Too often they forget the importance of developing new skills. Most educational sy
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The Artist of the Unbreakable Code: Composer Edward Elgar still has cryptographers playing his tune.
You’d be forgiven if, settling into the fall 2003 “Literature of the 16th Century” course at University of California, Berkeley, you found the unassuming 70-year-old man standing at the front of the lecture hall a bit eccentric. For one thing, the cl