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  • Religious belief is human nature, huge new study claims
    By on May 12, 2011 | Comments Off  Comments

    By Richard Allen Greene, CNN London (CNN) — Religion comes naturally, even instinctively, to human beings, a massive new study of cultures all around the world suggests. “We tend to see purpose in the world,” Oxford University professor Roger Trigg said Thursday. “We see agency.


  • MasterCard Transactions To Be Mined For CO2 Data
    By on May 12, 2011 | Comments Off  Comments

    seamus1abshere writes “In the latest twist from Big Data, MasterCard and Brighter Planet today announced that cardholder transaction data will be mined for clues about CO2 emissions. Initial coverage will be of flights, car rentals, hotels and other purchases for which the credit card company stores extra metadata. Interestingly, the science behind the offering is all open source.”

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