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The Placebo Phenomenon

Two weeks into Ted Kaptchuk’s first randomized clinical drug trial, nearly a third of his 270 subjects complained of awful side effects. All the patients had joined the study hoping to…
LENGTH: 12 minutes (3083 words)

Memory to myth: tracing Aaron Swartz through the 21st century

To understand his contributions, we have to look beyond the headlines I met Aaron Swartz in Cambridge shortly after he’d been indicted for downloading lots of JSTOR articles on MIT’s…
SOURCE:The Verge
PUBLISHED: Jan. 22, 2013
LENGTH: 19 minutes (4867 words)

Dictatorship of the Proletariat in Gotham City | Slavoj Žižek on ‘The Dark Knight Rises’

By Slavoj Žižek. Exclusive on Boitempo’s Blog. Para a versão em português, clique aqui. Warning: the following article contains spoilers of The Dark Knight Trilogy. …
PUBLISHED: Aug. 8, 2012
LENGTH: 17 minutes (4457 words)

the people making it work

Three years ago, I met my fiance. He was fresh out of a 15-year relationship and concluded that a single partner was not what either of us needed. Though I cried when he told me this, I could…
PUBLISHED: April 6, 2012
LENGTH: 10 minutes (2521 words)