The rediscovery of this writer in the Renaissance opened the way to the modern world (and, more importantly, the invention of political science)

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Aug 232015
 

The work of the the Roman writer Lucretius was lost to the world for more than a thousand years. When his poem “De Rerum Natura” was rediscovered in the Renaissance, Lucretius’s ideas slowly started to percolate through Renaissance Europe, making it …
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Ever Seen A Christmas Card More Mind-Blowing Than This? [Video]

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Dec 292014
 

The art of the Christmas card may have severely diminished since the invention of e-mail, but even the most environmentally conscious of grinches couldn’t say that this inventive card is a waste of paper. This crazy Christmas card could get just about …
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Opinion: Why More Inventions Don’t Win Nobel Prizes, and Why That’s a Good … – National Geographic

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Oct 102014
 

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Opinion: Why More Inventions Don't Win Nobel Prizes, and Why That's a Good
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When Alfred Nobel wrote a will leaving his fortune to underwrite annual prizes for intellectual achievement, he specified that one be given "to the person who shall have made the most important discovery or invention within the field of physics." To
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Patent examiners more likely to approve marginal inventions when pressed for … – Phys.Org

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Aug 142014
 

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Patent examiners more likely to approve marginal inventions when pressed for
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The less time patent examiners are given to review an application, the more likely they are to grant patent protection to inventions 'on the margin,' says a study co-authored by Melissa Wasserman, the Richard and Anne Stockton Faculty Scholar and
China's int'l patent applications jumpPeople’s Daily Online
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Patent office filters out worst telework abuses in report to its watchdogWashington Post

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