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Posts Tagged ‘research’

What Exactly is “50 Shades of Grey” (and What Can You Expect From the Movie)?

What Exactly is “50 Shades of Grey” (and What Can You Expect From the Movie)?

So what’s this "50 Shades of Grey" thing you keep seeing everywhere? Women all around you are reading it — ladies on the bus, that khaki-pantsed woman clutching her pearls in the coffee shop, your mom. And now they’re making it into a movie. Lucky for you, I read this thing so you don’t have to. "50 Shades of Grey," for the [...]

Why poor people support tax breaks for the rich?

Why poor people support tax breaks for the rich?

Why do lower middle-class and working class Americans support tax breaks for the rich? New research suggests it might not be about aspirations—i.e., "Maybe I could be rich someday." Instead, says the Economist, people are more concerned with how social programs and wealth distribution might help people worse off than them become better off than [...]

What Watson might do after crushing humankind on Jeopardy

What Watson might do after crushing humankind on Jeopardy

Now that Watson has predictably used his inhuman buzzer skills to romp on non-inhumankind, what does the big lug do for a follow-up? Stephen Baker, who has written a whole book and this blog about Watson, explains: Consider Watson as a research assistant on a medical diagnostic team. A patient comes in with a puzzling set of symptoms. Watson [...]