The Pressure to Appear Consistent: American POWs in Korea

Why did so many American Prisoners of War (POWs) collaborate with the Chinese during the Korean War? In 1950, with the Cold War in full swing, Korea's northern communist faction invaded their Southern compatriots with the suppo...

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Are you living in a computer simulation?

Anyone who has seen 'The Matrix' has spent some time worrying that they're stuck inside a computer simulation and aren't really experiencing the 'real world'. It's easy to brush off at first since it seems like silly science fi...

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Why Grit Matters

“I have always maintained that, excepting fools, men did not differ much in intellect, only in zeal and hard work; and I still think this is an eminently important difference.” — Charles Darwin

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What makes an idea interesting?

“It has long been thought that a theorist is considered great because his theories are true, but this is false. A theorist is considered great, not because his theories are true, but because they are interesting.”...

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