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Oscar Pistorius, AKA "Blade Runner" -- the South African sprinter who uses carbon fiber...
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i think we need to be really careful when it comes to this whole pursuit of perfection. a lot has been said for the negatives of human nature, we are irrational, often violent and hurtful, and essentially slow paced and fragile creatures. but is this necessarily a bad thing? i am strongly inclined to believe that the positives of human...
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Richard Hayes over at the Washington post has a critique of Ronald Green (Ronald M. Green is a...
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that is of course just the beginning, man machine interface is coming our way, are we...
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A response to Wildcat's "My cranium, my castle?" Thank you Wildcat for the...
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The smartphone app that can tell you’re depressed before you know it yourself: here are about 45...
 
(Okay so the image is way old - but you can't underestimate stupidity) Humanity exists within...
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Our ability to think has long been considered central to what makes us human. Now research suggests that our bodies and their relationship with the environment govern even our most abstract thoughts. This includes thinking up random numbers or deciding whether to recount positive or negative experiences. Do you agree with the conclusion...
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The evolutionary prospect of an ethical criterion Evolution is blind. No scientific theory...
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First we humans were able to cope with life. Nowadays we are able to alter it. Call it consious or...
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Animals live long and prosper when eating from a menu that puts them just this side of starvation. So far, experiments with yeast, worms, flies, spiders, fish and rodents all have shown the antiaging power of severely restricting calories. And research in rhesus monkeys suggests similar benefits in primates: One study found that monkeys eating 30...
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Living on a sad island, mountains sneak into my eyes, their rain drives me back to the...
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Two realms of self-enhancement In three parts: Introduction The concrete realm The...
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Let's have a dream about the future... With the ongoing developments of sub-vocal comunication...
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An interesting article has been presented in Nature, indicating that a portion of the scientific...
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Stanford Report, April 1, 2009 Molecules key to immune system also play role in brain BY BRUCE GOLDMAN Carla Shatz Molecules assumed to be in the exclusive employ of the immune system have been caught moonlighting in the brain—with a job description apparently quite distinct from their role in immunity. Carla Shatz, PhD, professor...
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We offer courses from the top universities, for free. Learn from world-class professors, watch high quality lectures, achieve mastery via interactive exercises, and collaborate with a global community of students. Note to the administrator. The Youtube has updated its interface and no longer supports the old type of embed code...
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smoother Version 3.1, it has an ending now. New links on tech towards uploading Henry Jacob was...
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Over at Wired Mag, Clive Thompson, serves a fascinating piece of thought provoking words to incite...
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It gets rather interesting as he begins talking about genetic engineering, about a quarter of the...
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The following is crossposted from my blog on writing and format, though it belongs here as much as there. I consider the rant as some notes towards a transhuman language. Lojban, like the better known Esperanto, are constructed languages. Esperanto was constructed in order to help bring understanding between people who spoke different...
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"...published the next week was an essay on Aeon by Robert Epstein, a senior research...
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Paying attention to the target consistently and strongly increased the fMRI activity, regardless of whether the subject saw the target or not. This result was expected because many previous studies had shown that attending to a signal reinforces its representation in the cortex. Much more intriguing, though, was that whether or not the stimulus...
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The neural mechanisms responsible for triggering visual hallucinations are poorly understood....
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Through 'Engineers find 'missing link' of electronics' I found a link to a letter to Nature, The...
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Following the last week announcement that Scientists have Put Exercise In A Pill This is a round...
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Firstly; great way to make money. Secondly; the perfect slaves. Everyone benefits from...
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A necessary watch
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California based NeuroSky is providing solutions to effectively interface bio-signal...
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Image courtesy of www.gigaom.com The image above is pretty self-explanatory. The...
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http://www.dictionaryofobscuresorrows.com/ -------------------------------------- reading starts below this line karmapol n. the imaginary committee of elders that keeps a running log of your mistakes, steadily building their case that you’re secretly a fraud, a coward, a doofus and a douche, and who would’ve successfully...
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WOO HOO! Now you can buy LSD online. Maybe you would be interested to surf the web in another...
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A new version of the famous double-slit experiment has allowed physicists in Israel to measure...
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I guess they could add, don't do this at home! "CHICAGO — A brain zapping technique helps people recover language after a stroke, new research shows. The results may point to a better way for people to relearn how to talk after a brain injury." Notice the abstracts here, Nearly every abstract is about some kind of brain...
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First the news: Oscar Pistorius has been given the OK, he's back on track for the Beijing...
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One man's quest to save us from our worst enemy...ourselves. Written and directed by Joshua Taylor Sprinkling, Can Kadir Sucuoglu, and Giullermina Chiu. In association with Rene Daalder of Space Collective, and the Southern California Institute of Architecture. Saving Humanity (aka "The World is too Dumb") from Joshua...
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The following article is long and quite condensed; I have therefore divided it into five posts I...
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The choice of responsibility “Natural selection won’t matter soon, not anywhere near as much...
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Redefining human identity …. By August 3rd 2092, John B. Derrick will be 25 years old. He is...
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Biology and social order Social organization is considered to be the platform of culture....
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I first really discovered the concept of a technological singularity when I read The Spike:...
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Movie characters from the Terminator to the Bionic Woman use bionic eyes to zoom in on far-off...
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About twenty years ago I was living in a hippie shack in the north-east of Tasmania, trying to...
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From How supercomputers enhance our understanding of genes Biological functionality is...
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What is described by Bernard Huberman as an ‘ecology’ of information ‘characterized by...
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