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Your Confidence in Knowledge Depends on What Experts Know

If you are reading this article on a computer or tablet, chances are you have beliefs about that device. It is made of molecules. The machine itself has a processor and a display that were designed to allow you to access articles from the internet. Experts in physics and chemistry understand the kinds of molecules that make up the device. Experts in engineering and computer science understand the device.

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Dubai Customs bags 3 awards from Ideas UK 2016

For the seventh time, Dubai Customs, DC, has received one of the most prestigious awards from Ideas UK Association, acquiring Platinum Accreditation by scoring 100 percent for the fourth year in a row. “The Android Inspector” idea, developed by Dubai Customs, won ‘Idea of the Year 2016’. Additionally, the Elderly and VIP Clearance Buggy won the 2016 customer service category award.

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Dubai Future Accelerators Programme ends first cycle with a success rate that tops global average

Mohammed Abdullah Al Gergawi, Vice-Chairman of the Board of Trustees, and Managing Director of Dubai Future Foundation, has said that Shaikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai is leading a government system that encourages unconventional thinking to achieve unprecedented results.

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We Are All More Fact-Free Than We’d Like to Think

Recent qualms about the fact-free drift of the political conversation often miss complexities about what exactly are facts. Nobody that we all trust (as we might perhaps trust a recently published atlas to tell us the capital of a country) can tell us whether millions of people in California illegally voted for Clinton.

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Emissions trading for electricity is the sensible way forward

The preliminary report from the Finkel Review of electricity market security will be presented to COAG today. Leaked versions indicate that the report notes the urgent need for long-term policy certainty on climate change and that some policies (such as carbon pricing) reduce emissions at lower cost than others (renewable energy targets or regulation).

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