From textiles and transportation to chemicals and microchips, a group of researchers proposes a new way to measure the impact of innovation.
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The philosopher believed we craved for something less pleasant.
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Professionals who value what they're worth don't do favors for business associates. You want a favor? Go to a party.
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Get in to the holiday spirit by listening to Robert Pinsky read Dante's Paradiso.
A DIALOGUE BETWEEN JASON SILVA AND TECHNO-ECOLOGIC SCHOLAR RICHARD DOYLE Richard Doyle also goes by mobius, an indicator of just how important interconnections are to him – and how transformative, […]
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This is an interpretation of Niccolo Machivelli's 1517 imcomplete poem L'Asino. The so-called cynic cold-blooded advisor of evil shows a 'parenthetical' aestheticism in his perception of friendship. Friedrich Nietzsche, one of the great prospects of aesthetic politics comes to be a useful tool for the interpretation of Machiavelli's 'poetic therapy'.