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Scientists Are Wrong All The Time, And That’s Fantastic

 On February 28, 1998, the eminent medical journal The Lancet published an observational study of 12 children: Ileal-lymphoid-nodular hyperplasia, non-specific colitis, and pervasive development disorder in children.

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One Reason For Netflix's Success -- It Treats Employees Like Grownups

A slide from Netflix's Culture Deck. Photo: NetflixIf you’re one of the many Americans toiling away at a huge corporation, here are some things you’re probably familiar with: tracking vacation days, getting expenses approved and sitting through yearly performance reviews.

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Pristine And Powerful, Antarctica Is Alive ― And Enlivening

BROWN BLUFF, Antarctica ― Go ahead. Tell people you’re traveling to Antarctica and wait for the responses: “Wait, what? Did you say Antarctica?”

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Where Do You Keep Your Handphone While You Sleep?

An overwhelming 70% of respondents to a Time/Qualcomm survey answered 'In the bedroom, within reach'. The study shows that the younger you are, the higher the probability that you will keep your phone within reach when you sleep. And that is bad news, as a slew of recent studies show that smartphones can disrupt sleep patterns.

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Malaysians And Their Maids: A Mutual But Unequal Relationship

EARLIER this month, when Indonesian president Joko Widodo (Jokowi) announced that his country intends to stop sending its women workforce to work as maids overseas, it sent a ripple of consternation across Malaysian households who have taken cheap and plentiful foreign domestic help for granted for decades.

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Hey, What About Men's Rights?

I asked my girlfriend: “What do you think of a Ministry for Men?”

She stared at me. “Are you serious? You’re joking, right?” I kept silent. And that’s when she broke into laughter. “What a joke! You mean YOU need a Ministry of Men.”

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The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo 2 Probably Isn't Happening

 When The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo hit back in 2011, it seemed a foregone conclusion that David Fincher’s adaptation of the Swedish novel and film trilogy would get right to work on a second chapter. That, however, has yet to happen due to a number of reasons; notably, its somewhat disappointing box-office performance.

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Malaysians Speak Of Their Visions For The Year 2020

India's Mars Orbiter Mission, the country's first interplanetary foray, successfully blasted off to Mars from the Satish Dhawan Space center in Sriharikota last September, and has been in the red planet’s orbit for almost 150 days. Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) was initially frowned upon and not taken seriously for their efforts prior to the mission, but now, even NASA and Obama’s administration has announced that they are keen to team up with ISRO and are exploring areas for future collaboration in Mars missions.

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Study Says Drummers Are The Smartest Of All Band Members

They always say the lead singer of a band gets all the attention for being in the spotlight, with the exception of its lead guitarist. Bassists are always the mysterious, cool-looking ones, and then there are drummers, who are not-so-typically in the center of attention.

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Why Nice Guys Finish Last - In Their Careers

I am not a nice guy and have never really been one. To be perfectly honest, most people who don’t know me would say I am a total asshole. Not that it has merit but that’s what they perceive and it holds true to a degree. I like being this way, and it has gotten me very far in life to not be a nice guy. It’s gotten me further than all my nicer friends. I learned very early on that being nice wasn’t the best approach to life but rather being fair was.

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