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Anyone who’s dug into the 2008 financial crisis knows the role that bundling and selling subprime housing loans played in bringing the world to the brink of economic collapse – out-of-control behaviors...

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Last month, Tom Porton, an award-winning, veteran Bronx high school teacher, handed in his resignation after colliding with the school’s principal. Porton had distributed HIV/AIDS education fliers listing...

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Man on a velocipede, circa 1870. State Library of South Australia, CC BY Humans have been riding bicycle-like machines for close to 200 years, beginning with the Draisine...

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Donald Trump’s path to the Republican nomination gained crucial momentum in Nevada on Tuesday night. Trump won the Nevada caucuses with 46 percent of the vote and defeated his closest challengers by...

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What makes human morality unique? One important answer is that we care when other people are harmed. While many animals retaliate when directly mistreated, humans also get outraged at transgressions against...

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My grandmother, Christine Johanna Hoffman, was born in 1894 and died in 1990. In the course of her lifetime, she witnessed the advent of indoor plumbing and home electrification, the Wright Brothers’...

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Last week, The New York Times revealed that the Obama administration had prepared a cyberattack plan to be carried out against Iran in the event diplomatic negotiations failed to limit that country’s...

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The San Bernardino terrorist suspect Syed Rizwan Farook used an iPhone 5c, which is now in the possession of the FBI. The iPhone is locked. The FBI wants Apple to help unlock it, presumably so they can...

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Remember those big black disks with holes in the middle that used to be played on “turntables?” They’re not actually ancient history. This past year, worshipers at what novelist Michael Chabon calls...

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Congress is rattling its saber at colleges and universities with endowments worth U$1 billion or more. Committees from the House and Senate have sent a joint letter to 56 private colleges and universities,...