An Imperial Officer From Star Wars Faces the Press

An Imperial Officer From Star Wars Faces the Press

Imagine if Grand Moff Tarkin had a publicist.

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Top VC Firm Says Techies Need to Get Along With Government

Top VC Firm Says Techies Need to Get Along With Government

Andreessen Horowitz is launching a new unit to help tech startups work with, instead of against, the government.

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Why Obama Said Global Warming Gave His Daughter Asthma

Why Obama Said Global Warming Gave His Daughter Asthma

The President wants new policies to fight global warming, and he’s using his daughter’s asthma to make them happen.

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How People’s Political Passions Distort Their Sense of Reality

How People’s Political Passions Distort Their Sense of Reality

Though people might disagree on how to solve a problem, they can at least agree that the problem exists. Or can they? A new study finds that deeply held beliefs can undermine rationality: when confronted with solutions that challenged deeply-held values, people may be inclined to disbelieve the problem.

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