Maybe stimulating intellectual stuff can attract a fair number of viewers, but not the kind of people desired by advertisers.
The old Palm watch came with a tiny stylus that let you write on the touch screen using their Graffiti system. A normal palm had a separate part of the screen for writing. The watch has some why of switch the screen from tapping mode to writing mode.
The 1986 game Starflight required you to look up things in a code wheel. If you failed it would still let you play, but after a while a swarm of unbeatable police ships would arrive to destroy you for copyright violations.
I doubt most of the owners knew or approved of this, put specific people who worked for the corporation did. They should be the target of criminal charges. Having them go to jail would be a better deterrent then some financial liability spread among the owners.
When people are allergic to something, they are allergic to one particular protein it contains. With GMO a protein is inserted from one species to another. The odds that the protein that is transferred is the same as the one that people are allergic to is tiny and can be tested to be sure.
As I recall Google search was better then the competition from day 1. Unlike it competition, it used all the words you entered in its search, wasn't flooded with flashy ads and had its vastly superior page-rank algorithm.
I don't scoff at religion. To create religion you need to have a vivid imagination. Neanderthals didn't bury trinkets in their graves like Homo Sapiens did, which suggests they didn't have anything like a religion because they didn't have a very good imagination.
Most of the stars you list are quite far away. Only 9 of the 51 closest stars are visible to the naked eye.
These are the ones with names: Alpha Centauri, Barnard's Star, Sirius, Epsilon Eridani, Procyon, Epsilon Indi, Tau Ceti, Luyten's Star, Teegarden's star, Kapteyn's Star, Van Maanen's star. Some of the are still technical greek letter-constellation names.
We should probably come up with unique names for the all the stars within 10 light years or so instead of calling them things like WISE 1049-5319 and Wolf 359. They are probably going to be of increasing importance in the coming decades and centuries as we are able to study them more closely.
They should subtract out a factor based on how much the flu is being talking about in the media.
Math may be a bad example. The driving force behind this is to improve boy's achievement, since it has been recognized that boys need the help more and studies seem to suggest boys benefit the most from it
One solution I've heard are mixed gender schools with some classes, like math, being single gender.
Why can't the people in charge of making the career decisions for academics take the few days a year to read and judge papers themselves rather the relying on the peer review system to do it for them.
Sounds like the a tiny, caseless computer for hackers and wannabe hackers designed mostly by volunteers is going to outsell a flagship product from one of the most powerful companies in the world.
You seem to have a lot of shame.
I forgive you. You where only being human, driven by irrational fears.