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  • Indiana Religious Freedom Lets Big Business Discriminate, Too

    31 Mar 2015 | 11:03 am
    W hen Arizona's then-Governor Jan Brewer vetoed legislation last February to protect religious individuals and business owners who deny services to gays and lesbians, she lost favor with...
  • Americans Split Over Whether Business es Must Serve Same-Sex Couples

    30 Mar 2015 | 10:09 am
    A new Indiana religious freedom law has sparked national debate since Gov. Mike Pence signed it last week. While its supporters say it strengthens protection of religious liberty, critics have argued that it could provide legal cover for business es to discriminate, such as a florist or caterer who may not want to provide services for a same-sex wedding because of religious objections.
  • For Hardware Makers, Sharing Secrets Is Now Part Of The Business Plan

    30 Mar 2015 | 6:07 am
    These ideas used to be valued at hundreds of millions of dollars. To the new generation of technologists, however, moving projects and data fast overrides the value of making everything in secret.
  • Be Your Guest? How About I Just Pay And Leave?

    28 Mar 2015 | 5:53 am
    For decades, Disney used the word the “guest” instead of “customer.” Today it has sprung from the hospitality business and invaded retail, to some customers’ chagrin.
  • After The Kodak Moment

    20 Mar 2015 | 2:49 pm
    Of the roughly 200 buildings that once stood on the 1,300-acre campus of Eastman Kodak’s business park in Rochester, 80 have been demolished and 59 others sold off.
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  • Facebook Won’t Kill Journalism. It Might Even Save It

    30 Mar 2015 | 10:09 am
    There are many sensible arguments against news outlets shutting down their websites to help Facebook build its parallel version of the internet. But that is not what is going on here.
  • Study Confirms That Men Are Dumb

    12 Dec 2014 | 6:45 am
    Every year, the British Medical Journal releases a Christmas edition with some offbeat and silly research. This year, there's a rather morbidly humorous study about which gender is more likely to die as a result of doing something really, really dumb. Spoiler alert: It's men.
  • The Story Behind David Bowie And Bing Crosby's Offbeat Christmas Classic

    30 Nov 2014 | 2:58 pm
    At the time, it was about the most unlikely pairing imaginable: gender-bending glam rocker David Bowie and stodgy crooner Bing Crosby. And yet, when the two got together to sing a duet on the 1977 TV special "Bing Crosby's Merrie Olde Christmas," they made holiday magic.
  • What Comes After Matthew McConaughey’s Comeback? The Stillback

    25 Sep 2014 | 3:09 am
    The stillback is what happens once the comeback is complete. The stillback happens when you stop making quirky, offbeat , attention-grabbing choices and start making cautious, predictable, attention-maintaining choices.
  • Corporations Aren't Recruiting Enough Weirdos

    10 Sep 2014 | 4:28 am
    We need to expand our definition of diversity to include the weird — a group often maligned and avoided. These are people who appear to us as different, strange, and even offbeat ; they just don’t fit in.
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  • Arkansas Legislature Passes Discriminatory ' Religion Freedom Restoration Act'

    31 Mar 2015 | 1:57 pm
    Arkansas's Religion Freedom Restoration Act was approved by the state's House of Representatives on Tuesday in a final vote before it heads to Gov.
  • The Church Of TED

    16 Mar 2015 | 5:29 am
    "I grew up among Christian evangelicals and I recognize the cadences of missionary zeal when I hear them. TED, with its airy promises, sounds a lot like a secular religion ."
  • Why Iceland Is Building A Temple To Thor

    10 Mar 2015 | 2:43 pm
    After Iceland adopted Christianity as its national religion it never looked back. However, a rapidly growing group of heathens in Iceland are preparing to build Northern Europe's first pagan temple in ten centuries.
  • What Scares The New Atheists

    3 Mar 2015 | 12:19 pm
    The vocal fervor of today’s missionary atheism conceals a panic that religion is not only refusing to decline – but in fact flourishing.
  • Why Listening To Music Is Kind Of Like A Prayer

    30 Jan 2015 | 4:30 am
    As it turns out, the awe we experience for both music and spirituality comes from the same place. Neuroscientists are beginning to understand more about the connection. When the brain is faced with complex patterns, as it is in music and religion , it engages in the same way it would with a fellow human being.
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  • Americans Split Over Whether Businesses Must Serve Same- Sex Couples

    30 Mar 2015 | 10:09 am
    A new Indiana religious freedom law has sparked national debate since Gov. Mike Pence signed it last week. While its supporters say it strengthens protection of religious liberty, critics have argued that it could provide legal cover for businesses to discriminate, such as a florist or caterer who may not want to provide services for a same- sex wedding because of religious objections.
  • The Ethical Catfish

    29 Mar 2015 | 6:01 pm
    Yes, people really do still call phone sex lines.
  • Color Isn't Always About Sex

    29 Mar 2015 | 3:00 pm
    When it comes to birds, males — with their bright feathers, extra accessories, and impressive mating displays — tend to get all the attention. But for many birds, such as the Choco Toucan pictured above, brilliant plumage has nothing to do with sex , and everything to do with survival.
  • DEA Agents Had ' Sex Parties' With Prostitutes, Watchdog Says

    26 Mar 2015 | 7:46 am
    Agents of the Drug Enforcement Agency reportedly had “ sex parties” with prostitutes hired by drug cartels in Colombia, according to a new inspector general report released by the Justice Department on Thursday.
  • Let’s Talk (Frankly) About Sex

    25 Mar 2015 | 6:25 am
    A new approach uses openness and humor to make “The Talk” less dreadful for parents and children alike.
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  • My Failed Experiment In Time Travel

    31 Mar 2015 | 1:52 pm
    "If I can quickly look through all of my old emails I will be able to observe how my thoughts have evolved. I’ll be learn something fundamental about myself and how I’ve grown as a person — for example, the difference between being in my early 20s and being 40."
  • Wanted: Somebody To Go Back In Time With Me

    25 Mar 2015 | 5:51 pm
    This week on the Reply All podcast, Radiolab’s Lynn Levy looks at a story of Internet memes, murder, regret, and time travel .​
  • Spacecraft Travel ing Close To Light Speed Should Be Visible With Current Technology

    25 Mar 2015 | 6:25 am
    Interstellar travel may be the stuff of science fiction but it’s straightforward to calculate that it should be possible given the ability to travel at a significant fraction of the speed of light. These kinds of speeds may even be achievable with near future technologies and the tax dollars to make them work.
  • Around The World In 18 Offensive Gestures

    24 Mar 2015 | 6:58 am
    Wherever you're travel ling, the number one thing you don't want to do is upset the locals — here's how to avoid offending them with your gestures.
  • How TripAdvisor Is Changing the Way We Travel

    16 Mar 2015 | 6:32 am
    Research almost any travel destination and you'll probably wind up on travel -industry Goliath, where passionate people praise and denounce everything from romantic getaways to cockroach-infested hotel rooms. But who can you trust?
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