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Can we overcome partisanship? TED@250 explores the economy, political gridlock and the fiscal cliffCan we overcome partisanship? TED@250 explores the economy, political gridlock and the fiscal cliff

Posted By Kate Torgovnick May

The term “fiscal cliff” has gained traction in the U.S. news in the past few months, at least in part because it paints a vivid metaphorical picture. Popularized by Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke, the term refers to the ill economic consequences that could occur if Congress does not change its course on several policies […]

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Explore exoplanets with a wave: A collaboration to visualize Kepler dataExplore exoplanets with a wave: A collaboration to visualize Kepler data

Posted By Emily McManus

Wired UK brings news of a fascinating collaboration to explore data from NASA’s Kepler mission, which has brought back evidence of thousands of exoplanets, or planets outside our own solar system. Some exoplanets are huge, some tiny, near or distant, hot or cold — and some may even be Earth-like, offering clues to the origin […]