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Why Pokémon GO Became An Instant Phenomenon

The Conversation US | Posted 07.19.2016 | Technology
The Conversation US

Pokémon GO's rapid success demonstrates the potential for well-designed augmented reality games to connect people to one another and their physical environment.

The Deafening Silence of an Empty Pool and Voiceless Dolphins

Terrie M. Williams | Posted 04.28.2016 | Science
Terrie M. Williams

These are uncertain times for big charismatic animals in the oceans and on land. Many populations are declining. Money is scarce for pool repairs and big mammal research, made worse by the public's vocal distrust of scientists, zoos and aquariums.

Does Israel Have to Be Likable?

Amanda Botfeld | Posted 12.14.2014 | World
Amanda Botfeld

You can't be a Zionist and try to make Israel small. Zionism is not about being liked. It is about the opposite -- freedom from the mercy of others.

GOP.com Got a Facelift

Dieter Holger | Posted 11.27.2014 | Politics
Dieter Holger

Obviously strategists hope this new website design will help with the diversity-appeal facelift they desperately need. Still, this is an earnest attempt at appearing less racist, sexist, and religious.

Massive Outbreak Killing Pacific Coast Starfish In Droves

The Huffington Post | Lydia O'Connor | Posted 11.06.2013 | Green

Starfish are dying in massive numbers due to a disease outbreak that melts the animals into a white goo, leaving researchers scrambling to explain the...

Remembering Reagan

Lincoln Mitchell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Lincoln Mitchell

23 years after leaving office, almost seven years after his death and 100 years after his birth, Reagan is a legitimate icon. While the elements of his legacy can, and must, be challenged, it remains true that in death, Reagan remains largely Teflon.

UC Santa Cruz's Grateful Dead Archive Makes List Of Wasteful Govt. Spending

Posted 05.25.2011 | College

Sen. Tom Coburn (R-OK) is not grateful for the University of California-Santa Cruz's digital archive of Deadhead memorabilia. The archive, which con...

Change of Name for Jordan's Charlotte Bobcats

Roger I. Abrams | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports
Roger I. Abrams

Cubs spend millions of dollars finding the right name under which to sell their entertainment to the public.