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http://c.brightcove.com/services/viewer/federated_f9?isVid=1&isUI=1 Somebody can kill you, at any time. (Source: http://c.brightcove.com/)

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Gender Studies & Mathematics, #2

I’m totally convinced that ∃ more connections between mathematics and the humanities than the university culture I once stewed in would suggest. Probably due to personality differences, but also lack of familiarity with each other’s subject matter, I never saw … Continue reading

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Topology as a tool for Postmodern Philosophy

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Even the beneficiaries of hypertrophy have found it difficult to cope with extreme cultural change … they are sociobiologically equipped only for an earlier, simpler existence. Where the hunter-gatherer fills … one or two … roles out of … several … Continue reading

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What are you doing New Year’s Eve performed by Rufus Wainwright (Source: http://www.youtube.com/)

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the Charles Dickens gift metric

If Charles Dickens were alive today, he would rather receive £20 from a waiter friend than £100 from a banker friend, because it means more coming from the poor man. £20 is a larger fraction of the poor man’s income, so it … Continue reading

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Video Games by Lana del Rey (Source: http://www.youtube.com/)

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Twitter

The most-followed accounts are: Lady Gaga Justin Bieber Britney Spears Barack Obama Kim Kardashian Katy Perry Ashton Kutcher Ellen DeGeneres Taylor Swift Oprah Winfrey Other than the bolded names, this reminds me of the TED talk about why anyone will … Continue reading

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Skymall is the worst thing in our culture. Not in an insidious way — just in an absolutely depraved way. Becky Russoniello

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This is really f__king interesting. Why is French wine so good? The answer boils down to 17th century British tax & tariff policies. The taxes were, in turn, a response to the military threat France posed, as a nearby enemy … Continue reading

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