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The World Wide Web Became Free 20 Years Ago Today

You and I can access billions of Web pages, post blogs, write code for our own killer apps—in short, do anything we want on the Web—all for free! And we've enjoyed free reign because 20 years ago, today, Web inventor Tim Berners-Lee and his employer, the CERN physics lab in Geneva, published a statement that made the nascent “World Wide Web” technology available to every person, company and institution with no royalty or restriction.Berners-Lee proposed the Web in 1989 and had a working version in Dec 1990...

April 30, 2013 — Mark Fischetti

The No-Help Cycle: Jail Fails Addicts

This post is part of a collaborative narrative series composed of my writing and Chris Arnade's photos exploring issues of addiction, poverty, prostitution and urban anthropology in Hunts Point, Bronx...

April 30, 2013 — Cassie Rodenberg

Where There's Heat, There Are Cockroaches

The sticky Southern summer heat makes me slightly insane. It’s an agitation that grows deep within me as the season ripens, and the humidity and temperature rise in equal fashion.

April 30, 2013 — Craig McClain

The Evolution of Scientific Dissemination: PeerJ Rises

http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Jan_van_Eyck_059.jpg In case you didn’t know, academic publishing is undergoing a major upheaval. Again. It used to be that original discoveries could only be disseminated on paper, published in books and journals, which were mostly found in university libraries because their cost was so high...

April 29, 2013 — Susana Martinez-Conde

#SciAmBlogs Monday - whale culture, Caffeine MLD50, genetically modified human, smartglasses, Boston fear, and more.

See the latest Image of the Week.- Kyle Hill - How Many People Could You Kill With All the Caffeine Consumed on Friends? - Kevin Bonham - Boston Lockdown – Fear, Uncertainty and Bias - Cheryl Knepper - Addiction Interaction, Relapse and Recovery - Christina Agapakis - “What if I told you I was a genetically modified human?” - Julie Hecht - Are Dogs Funnier than Cats? - Felicity Muth - Animal culture: insights from whales - Janet D...

STAFFApril 29, 2013 — Bora Zivkovic

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