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What percent of Earth is water?

The Earth is often compared to a majestic blue marble, especially by those privileged few who have gazed upon it from orbit. This is due to the prevalence of water on the planet's surface. While water itself is not blue, ...

dateDec 02, 2014 in Earth Sciences
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Why moderate beliefs rarely prevail

(—We live in a world of extremes, where being fervently for or against an issue often becomes the dominant social ideology – until an opposing belief that is equally extreme emerges to challenge the first one, ...

dateOct 02, 2012 in Mathematics feature
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A toss of the dice reveals the truth

In a new study published in the Proceedings of the Royal Society B, researchers show how a simple toss of the dice can help to bring out honest answers when people are asked difficult questions.

dateAug 02, 2011 in Other report
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(AP) -- You won't be able to ask Jeeves, the butler that made the search engine now known as famous in the late '90s. But in a bid to engage more users, Ask is returning to its question-and-answer roots by tapping ...

dateJul 27, 2010 in Internet
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