Posts

December 18, 2014

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1:49 PM | Nietzsche Transformed: from Philologist to Philosopher
Chad Wellmon at The Hedgehog Review: In his Basel lectures, we can begin to see how Nietzsche the philologist became Nietzsche the philosopher, the moral psychologist who would go on to diagnose the ills of modernity. He would have his...
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1:40 PM | Letter from Österlen
Karl Ove Knausgaard at Paris Review: NOVEMBER 26, 8:55 P.M. I woke to the wail of a siren last night, got to my feet, and hurried downstairs to find out what it was. My first thought was the fire alarm,...
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1:00 PM | Mind-controlled Robotic Arm
A new prototype mind-controlled robotic arm is the latest example of brain-computer interface technology being developed with the ultimate aim of improving the quality of life of people unable to use their own arms. We recently reported on robotic prosthetic arms for amputees. Those prosthetic limbs can be controlled by the users and also deliver a sense […] The post Mind-controlled Robotic Arm appeared first on EH Science.
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12:43 PM | The Destabilization of Pakistan: Tariq Ali on Taliban School Massacre & U.S. Afghan War Blowback
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12:17 PM | Fear artificial stupidity, not artificial intelligence
Stephen Hawking thinks computers may surpass human intelligence and take over the world. We won't ever be silicon slaves, insists an AI expert
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12:15 PM | Scientists Discover 38 Percent of the Earth
OK, so the title is a little tongue-in-cheek, but it's sorta true: Mineralogists have finally found naturally occurring samples of what may be the most common mineral on Earth: what’s called silicate perovskite, or (Mg,Fe)SiO­3. They’ve also officially given it a name now too: bridgmanite. Percy Williams Bridgman won the Nobel in 1946 for studying high-pressure minerals … and that’s a clue to why this mineral was so hard to identify.* Bridgmanite can only exist […]
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12:09 PM | Watch An iPad Land An Airplane [Exclusive]
High above rural Arkansas, I'm jammed in the back of a small four-seat airplane. Andrew Barker pilots the aircraft while Austin Meyer sits beside him. Everything is going…
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12:05 PM | Why do we dye our hair?
Jemima Hodkinson finds out what drives so many of us to colour our hair.
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12:04 PM | Welcome To The SURE House: Students Respond to Climate Change
We’ve all gotten the memo: climate change is real and it’s happening. That means we have to adapt to it while working to fix it. Our contribution to the cause is the SURE…
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12:00 PM | The Physics of Ice: It All Begins with Nucleation
When a biosample is cryopreserved, molecular motion and cellular processes slow down to the point of glass transition where all activity stops, preserving cells, tissues and even whole organisms for years. Consequently, it’s no surprise that cryopreservation  is at the heart of most modern biobanking operations. But even though the concept of freezing is straightforward, Read the rest of this article The post The Physics of Ice: It All Begins with Nucleation appeared first on […]
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12:00 PM | BMJ Week: Do you know what your kids are watching? Study finds children's movies rife with MURDER!
It's that time of year again: the British Medical Journal's Christmas Edition is out, featuring some of the most hilarious research published since... well, since forever! All this week, we will be featuring the best of this and past years' BMJ Christmas research articles to get you in the holiday spirit. Today, the focus is on kids' animated films. I never really realized how dark and violent some cartoons were until I watched them with my toddler. Apparently, these researchers […]
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12:00 PM | SETI Talk - Dr. Alexander...
Dr. Claudia Alexander - Geophysics, NASA Project Scientist, APSHere we have a talk by Claudia Alexander who will explain the science background of some of the mysteries of comets including pros and cons about why we think comets might have brought Earth’s water, concepts regarding missing nitrogen in the outer solar system, and material the comet is made of. Finally Dr Alexander will set the stage for the landing and walk through the 60 hours of time spent on the comet’s surface. […]
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11:45 AM | Multitalented giant clams keep corals reefs healthy
The molluscs provide homes, safety, privacy and food to many creatures, which makes it all the more important to stop their decline
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11:24 AM | Thursday Poem
Liberation . Captives Arise rise and chisel the mountains mountains of dead traditions mountains of blind beliefs mountains of cruel hatreds. In the prisons of our bodies countless restless bodies and grieving souls sob they wander ’round from stairway to...
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10:59 AM | Hay que evitar recoger cerezas
Hace unos meses se publicó un estudio el cual concluía que “los niños nacidos en épocas de crisis están más sanos”. Claro, con ese titular muchos fueron los medios de comunicación que se hicieron eco de la noticia aunque hay que profundizar en los motivos que llevaron a ese resultado para no caer en la denominada falacia de la […] Seguir leyendo The post Hay que evitar recoger cerezas appeared first on Cuaderno de Cultura […]
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10:52 AM | Is dark matter and dark energy relevant to the average person?
Do we really need to know or think about topics such as dark matter?
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10:36 AM | Tested Builds: LED Hypnocube, Part 4
Tested Builds: LED Hypnocube, Part 4
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10:00 AM | iGEM: Just Around the Riverbend!
If you’ve seen our two previous instalments in the iGEM series then you know who we are and what iGEM is – great! If you missed it, here’s what you need to know in a nutshell! iGEM (International Genetically Engineered Machines) is a synthetic biology competition, run by Massachusetts Institute of Technology, in which participating…
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10:00 AM | Homo Celebrans Secundus — HPV Prevention: Persistence Conquers Warts
More celebrations of science and scientists. HPV, human papillomavirus virus vaccine has had a major effect on improving human health and preventing death from cervical cancer. The long-standing team of Douglas Lowy and John Schiller from the National Cancer Institute, NIH, received the National Medal of Technology and Innovation from US President Barack Obama November 20, 2014 in the White House. Doug Lowy first published on viruses in 1971; he kept studying and understanding viruses, and […]
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10:00 AM | 12 Days of Tested Christmas: Portal 2 Atlas + P-Body
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9:30 AM | How the Ancient Romans Made Better Concrete Than We Do Now
If you've ever wondered why the ancient structures of Rome have endured for millennia, when our own modern concrete is susceptible to cracks and crumbles, well, now you have your answer. Researchers recreated the Roman recipe and discovered that the formation of a certain kind of crystal in the concrete is the reason for the durability.Read more...
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9:00 AM | How to Write a Science Feature
1. Write late at night, preferably the night before your deadline. That’s when the creative juices will really be churning. Your gut will be churning too. With panic. 2. Don’t write the whole piece in one fell swoop. Focus on a single sentence. Make sure that sentence is perfect before you move on to the […]
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8:45 AM | With Sony Hack, Nation State Attacks Go From Quiet To Overt
U.S. intelligence officials claim that North Korea was centrally involved in the hack against Sony. That's major news in the world of cyberwarfare, where nation states typically make covert attacks.
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8:36 AM | Arctic Is Warming Twice As Fast As Anyplace Else On Earth
Polar bears continue to take a hit in regions with the greatest loss of snow and ice, the latest report card on the Arctic shows. Meanwhile, plankton are thriving as the sea heats up.
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8:30 AM | At An Isolated Camp, Iraqi Police Prep For A Showdown With ISIS
Iraqi security forces are training with the goal of reclaiming territory lost to the Islamic State. Police at a camp near the front line say such a battle would be personal.
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8:27 AM | Boundary-Pushing Late Night Hosts Move On — Colbert Up, Ferguson Out
Both Stephen Colbert and Craig Ferguson end their late night TV shows this week. Colbert is getting a boatload of attention as he moves to succeed David Letterman, but Ferguson deserves some too.
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8:02 AM | Supreme Court Refuses To Block Arizona Drivers Licenses For 'Dreamers'
Arizona's appeal to the U.S. Supreme Court failed to prevent the state from having to issue driving permits to undocumented immigrants brought into the country as children.
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7:45 AM | Geoscientists aim to magnify specialized Web searching
GeoLink project would make it easier to find papers, data
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7:45 AM | Satellite captures glowing plants from space
NASA craft picks up plants in the act of photosynthesis
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7:20 AM | L and R Illustration | Project 4- Merry Fucking Christmas |
L and R’s new project is open for voting-www.leftrightfight.com  Here’s the brief: Project 4- Merry Fucking Christmas Since it’s that time of year, goodwill to all men… blahdy blah blah and, like the English and Germans before us, we have decided to suspend hostilities for the holidays and exchange gifts. However we haven’t gone completely […] The post L and R Illustration | Project 4- Merry Fucking Christmas | appeared first on HeadStuff.
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