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Frequent Liars Club

New research finds Brits fib a bit more than Americans, but that a small subset of the population tells most of the untruths in both countries.

You Don't Know America

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Does the Declaration of Independence Still Mean Something in 2014?

A remarkable document in human history, without precedent or rival, the Declaration outlines not what the United States should be, but what it should not be, defining America in opposition to Britain.

 

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Margaret Thatcher: Convicted of Black-and-White Thinking

Personality does matter in politics.

 

The Many British Invasions

 

Tilting at Turbines

Many environmentalists oppose a “green” idea for tidal power in the U.K. So do British surfers.

 

Britain’s UFOs (Uncovered Factual Objects) Sighted

The U.K.’s Freedom of Information Act used to pry the lid off a festering document horde from Britain’s own version of Project Blue Book.

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For Charitable Products, Sex Doesn’t Sell

Sexy women may turn heads, but for pro-social and charitable products, they won't change minds.

Carbon Taxes Really Do Work

A new study shows that taxing carbon dioxide emissions could actually work to reduce greenhouse gases without any negative effects on employment and revenues.

Savor Good Times, Get Through the Bad Ones—With Categories

Ticking off a category of things to do can feel like progress or a fun time coming to an end.

How to Build a Better Election

Elimination-style voting is harder to fiddle with than majority rule.

Do Conspiracy Theorists Feed on Unsuspecting Internet Trolls?

Not literally, but debunkers and satirists do fuel conspiracy theorists' appetites.

The Big One

One in three drivers in Brooklyn's Park Slope—at certain times of day—is just looking for parking. The same goes for drivers in Manhattan's SoHo. September/October 2014 new-big-one-3

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