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Listen Closely: The Inevitable Evolution of Language, with Insights from Linguist John McWhorter

By  •  9 months ago

Language is in a constant state of change. Every year, hundreds of new words are added into dictionaries like the Oxford English Dictionary and Merriam-Webster. On September 18th, Merriam-Webster updated …
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Coming Full Circle with Michael Wohl, Author of the 360° Video Handbook

By  •  10 months ago

The recent solar eclipse offered a powerful reminder of nature’s beauty. But for those of us stuck at our desks or unable to buy our glasses on time (read: thinking …
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Genetic Engineering and the Future of Humankind

By  •  1 year ago

What would happen if you could order your baby online, the way you might select and customize a pizza? Six foot five, bronze hair, and an IQ of 150? Done.


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Why are we here in the Universe?

By  •  1 year ago

On Wednesday, scientists announced the discovery of seven Earth-sized planets found orbiting a nearby star. According to a Guardian article covering the development, the discovery “has raised hopes that the hunt for alien …
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IBM’s Chief Science Officer on the #1 Skill We Need for the Future

By  •  1 year ago

“I believe that at the end of the century the use of words and general educated opinion will have altered so much that one will be able …
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How “Please” and “Thank You” Led to Equality

By  •  1 year ago

The custom of saying “Please” and “Thank You” dates back to the rural marketplaces of yesteryear. They represented a show gratitude — a simple, yet powerful, act that enabled people of …
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Securing Your Social Media from Cyberspace

By  •  2 years ago

Cybercriminals and hackers are targeting social media accounts more than ever before — Mark Zuckerberg was even a victim. In light of this new threat, we asked IVY Member Joseph Steinberg …
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Is the Internet Lying to You?

By  •  2 years ago

Will artificial intelligence actually take over the earth? Is there other life in the universe? A quick Google search might offer you answers, but are they really true? In the …
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What the Nation’s Top Cancer Experts Have to Say about the Future of Cancer

By  •  3 years ago

An estimated 1 in 2 men and 1 in 3 women in the United States will be diagnosed with cancer in their lifetime.* New innovations in immunotherapy might be the key …
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Saving Babies, One Spacesuit at a Time

By  •  3 years ago

Having a baby is not unlike putting an astronaut into orbit—both baby and space explorer must face those first few uncertain breaths. (And then, of course, there’s a whole world …
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It’s Official: The End of the Universe

By  •  3 years ago

“The universe is curling up on the sofa like a couch potato,” said astronomer Joe Liske from the European Southern Observatory in reference to a new study released on Monday, …
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Your Mind May Be Your Undoing | Dr. Turhan Canli

By  •  3 years ago

Stress can kill. Recent studies have shown the far recesses of our mind can have a profound impact on our physical health. Severe depression has been linked to a variety …
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HI-HO, HO-HO Dwarf Planet Pluto in View

By  •  3 years ago

Nine and a half years ago, NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft left earth for a three billion-mile journey to the far reaches of our solar system. This morning, it flew by Pluto, …
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Computers Are Better Judges of Your Personality Than Your Friends

By  •  3 years ago

Can a pile of computer data tell us more about you than your mother?

The answer is yes, according to researchers from Cambridge and Stanford, who analyzed the “likes” of …
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Are Open Offices Destroying Your Life?

By  •  3 years ago

When you walk into your open, airy, office-less office space, you might be thankful for your hyper-social, cubicle-free workplace. But what you’re really sacrificing—according to science—is your attention span, your …
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The Most Beautiful Computer Algorithm Explains Your Career

By  •  3 years ago

In a powerful essay on Medium, entrepreneur and investor Chris Dixon takes a stab at answering the question: why do people stay working in a field where they don’t want …
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