In an increasingly data-driven world, are we just walking data sources for the benefit of giant multinational corporations? 
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Your Soul for Data: Fair Trade?

In an increasingly data-driven world, are we just walking data sources for the benefit of giant multinational corporations? Every single minute, there are 3.8 million search queries on Google, 4.5 million videos watched on YouTube, almost $1 million spent online,…

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The Outstanding King Chu Zhuangwang

Chu Zhuangwang ascended the throne in 613 B.C. During the first three years of his reign, he did nothing other than eat, drink, and have fun. He forbade his courtiers…

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What Are The Risks of Discrimination by Algorithm?

Not only companies but state institutions increasingly rely on automated decisions by algorithm-based systems. Their efficiency saves time and money, but also entails many risks of individuals or population groups…

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Your Soul for Data: Fair Trade?

In an increasingly data-driven world, are we just walking data sources for the benefit of giant multinational corporations? Every single minute, there are 3.8 million search queries on Google, 4.5…

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Turning (More) Fat and Sewage Into Natural Gas

North Carolina State University researchers have developed what is, to date, the most efficient means of converting sewage sludge and restaurant grease into methane. After treating sewage, wastewater treatment plants…

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Useful Tips for Daily Life

Here are a number of useful tips and hacks that you can use in your daily life to help overcome some common issues you may run into.

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Upholding Integrity

Confucius was once a SiKou (司寇), similar to a Minister of Justice. On the seventh day in this post, he punished a local Shaozeng (an official title) Mao (少正卯) with…

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How the Aztecs Could Improve Modern Urban Farming

Roland Ebel of the Sustainable Food Systems Program at Montana State University conducted a research project to determine the extent to which an ancient Aztec agricultural technique could benefit 21st…

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Marriage Stems From Karmic Relationships

During the Jin Dynasty, the beautiful Zhu Yingtai was from a scholarly and well-to-do family. Her accomplishments included excellent embroidery work and a love of reading books and writing poetry.…

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5 Reasons Why You Should Read Self-Help Books

For some people, reading self-help books is like therapy. One Irish journalist who read a new self-help book every month for a year realized that it had positive effects on her life. If…