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Warning! “Liking” Can Be Hazardous to Your Health

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Warning! “Liking” Can Be Hazardous to Your Health
There’s an old truism that if you gave an infinite number of monkeys an infinite number of typewriters, they’d eventually produce Hamlet. No such luck. Instead, they’re producing ever-more insane “terms of agreement.” Oh. I’m sorry. My mistake. It’s not an infinite number of monkeys. It’s obscenely paid corporate lawyers. Monkeying around with accepted notions…
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Net-Neutrality Fight Spills Across The Atlantic

Net-Neutrality Fight Spills Across The Atlantic

In just the couple of short months since we took an in-depth look at so-called “net-neutrality,” there have been several major developments in the battle to define the future of the Internet not only here in the United States, but in the European Union as well. Why do you care about net-neutrality? Because anything that…
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Military Rape: Cover-Ups And Conflicts Of Interest

Military Rape: Cover-Ups And Conflicts Of Interest

Senior Army Officer, Brigadier General Jeremy A. Sinclair, was essentially slapped on the wrist after pleading guilty to massively reduced charges in what was perhaps the military’s most closely watched sexual assault case. The general’s sentence was announced on March 20th. In exchange for pleading guilty to the abridged charges, which included disobeying a commander’s…
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What Role Should Science Play In Lawmaking?

What Role Should Science Play In Lawmaking?

The intersection between law and science can get pretty messed up, and why not? The goal of science is to accurately describe how the universe works. As for law, it may be the only field of study where the people who make the laws need a separate set of experts to tell them what they…
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12 Angry Robots? A.I. Coming Soon To A Courtroom Near You

12 Angry Robots? A.I. Coming Soon To A Courtroom Near You

If we learned anything from the classic movie 12 Angry Men (1957), it is the power of one juror to dramatically alter outcomes in the criminal justice system.  In this case, had one compassionate juror not been part of the jury, it’s likely the case would have turned out a lot differently. But this doesn’t…
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