knowledge

  • essay
    May 25, 2016  

    Duke University biologist Sheila Patek has faced criticism from lawmakers over her research into mantis shrimp and trap-jaw ants, with some calling her government-funded studies a waste of taxpayer money. But according to Patek, not only do her findings have important practical applications, but scientific inquiry is most fruitful when knowledge is sought for its own sake, not to justify budgets.
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  • July 10, 2012  

    Hari interviews Wikipedia founder Jimmy Wales on today’s blackouts in Russia, trusting crowd-sourced information and attracting more women to the Wikipedia community. Continue reading