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What Was Attacked on 4/15

(0) Comments | Posted April 16, 2013 | 8:18 PM

Two years ago, one of my closest friends convinced me to join a team of people running the Boston Marathon. Two years ago, my parents were standing feet away from where the bombs went off today.

I hated running as a kid, but the tragedy on Monday reminded me of...

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TED Fellow Gregory Gage Brings Neuroscience To The Classroom With Backyard Brains (VIDEOS)

(16) Comments | Posted March 9, 2012 | 6:07 PM

Neuroscience is still in the "dark ages" in terms of understanding the brain, according to Gregory John Gage.

He told HuffPost at this year's TED conference that any great thinker can be a great neuroscientist, but the field has far too few people working in it. But this doesn't have...

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Introducing "Change My Mind": HuffPost's New Debates Tool

(316) Comments | Posted March 5, 2012 | 5:00 PM

"It is better to debate a question without settling it than to settle a question without debating it."
Joseph Joubert

At HuffPost, we're all about finding ways to move the national discourse beyond the outdated dichotomy of left and right. Today, we are launching a new platform for...

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2012 TED Prize Given To The City 2.0

(3) Comments | Posted March 1, 2012 | 9:32 AM

Since 2005, the TED conference has awarded $100,000 prizes each year to individuals with an idea to change the world. This year, the award was distributed in a different way: to an idea, the City 2.0.

The idea of a reimagined city was a dominant theme at this year's...

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The Best Jobs Idea I've Heard From a Candidate So Far

(137) Comments | Posted September 20, 2011 | 9:14 AM

A few years ago my friend Sam Novey ran social media for a relatively unknown candidate during the race for Ted Kennedy's Senate seat. The candidate billed himself as a "social entrepreneur" looking for grassroots solutions to our major problems. At the time, I had just founded an Internet...

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