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With Google Gone, Can Apple Successfully Navigate in Maps?

Saturday, June 16, 2012
Category: Internet

From www.wired.com

Since the launch of the iPhone, Google’s maps have been the most visible non-Appleâ€"branded feature of iOS (along with Google as the default search engine for mobile Safari). The Google-powered iOS Maps app looks and feels like the maps on Google’s own site, down to the Google logo in the corner.

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Redefining public health in New York City

Saturday, June 16, 2012
Category: Health

From www.thelancet.com

The picture is muddied somewhat because the New York City of today is not the same city to which it is being compared in the past. Each decade, several million people migrate to the city or emigrate away, and over time this constant churning of human beings alters the character of the population.

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Leaking War

Saturday, June 16, 2012
Category: Politics

From www.thenation.com

The issue of whether the White House leaked information to support the president’s re-election while crushing whistleblower leaks it disfavors shouldn’t be seen as just another O’Reilly v. Maddow sporting event.

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The Smarter People Are, the More Susceptible They Are to Cognitive Bias

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Saturday, June 16, 2012
Category: Behavior

From www.newyorker.com

When people face an uncertain situation, they don’t carefully evaluate the information or look up relevant statistics. Instead, their decisions depend on a long list of mental shortcuts, which often lead them to make foolish decisions.

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IE 10′s ′Do-Not-Track′ Default Dies Quick Death

Saturday, June 16, 2012
Category: Internet

From www.wired.com

The latest proposed draft of the Do Not Track specification published Wednesday requires that users must choose to turn on the anti-behavioral tracking feature in their browsers and software. That means that Microsoft IE 10, which the company announced last week will have Do Not Track turned on by default, won’t be compliant with the official spec.

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Final Fight for Afghanistan Begins; Purpose: Unclear

Saturday, June 16, 2012
Category: World

From www.wired.com

Lt. Gen. Curtis Scaparrotti, the outgoing operational commander in Afghanistan, said that US and Afghan troops recently began a push in the eastern province of Ghazni to reduce the potency of the insurgency in an area neglected by the 2010 troop surge.

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"Leap year"

Saturday, June 16, 2012
Category: Language

From www.wordorigins.org

The use of leap to denote calendrical shifts like this dates to Old English. It appears in AElfric’s De Temporibus Anni, written c. 993. AElfric of Eynsham was a Benedictine monk who is probably the chief prose stylist of the late Old English period.

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The Corrupting Influence of Corruption Research Nathan M. Jensen

Saturday, June 16, 2012
Category: Behavior

From pages.wustl.edu

One response is to try to help shield respondents from any potential repercussions from answering honestly. One practical way to achieve this is to give respondents a coin and have them flip it without showing the enumerator.

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Why Elites Fail The Nation#

Saturday, June 16, 2012
Category: Society

From www.thenation.com

Over time, there must be some continuous, competitive selection process that ensures performance is rewarded and failure punished. That is, the delegation of duties cannot simply be made once and then fixed in place over a career or between generations.

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3d printing, the new frontier of piracy? - Hack a Day

Saturday, June 16, 2012
Category: Engineering

From hackaday.com

We′ve all heard the countless arguments about piracy in digital media. However, it appears that 3d printing or other rapid prototyping systems are bringing legal issues to a more physical world. The story goes like this: [Thomas]  bought a 3d printer.

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Watching the world turn upside down in the era of constant information - Grantland

Saturday, June 16, 2012
Category: Society

From www.grantland.com

How many people do elite professions miss? I think we assume that the talent-finding in the top occupations is pretty efficient. But what always strikes me is the amount of evidence in the opposite direction.

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Will we ever clone a mammoth? Not Exactly Rocket Science Discover Magazine

Saturday, June 16, 2012
Category: Science

From blogs.discovermagazine.com

Siberian ice might preserve the bodies of mammoths, but it is not kind to them. Ice crystals puncture cells, spilling out their contents. Even if the DNA inside the cell is not exposed, it tends to break down over time.

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