Spy Satellite Data Reveal Antarctic Ice Vulnerability | LiveScience
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Spy Satellite Data Reveal Antarctic Ice Vulnerability | LiveScience

Spy Satellite Data Reveal Antarctic Ice Vulnerability | LiveScience East Antarctic outlet glacier, Wilkes Land, was one of the glaciers examined in satellite imagery. Credit: Michael Hambrey (glaciers-online.net)   By Laura Poppick, Staff Writer @ LiveScience.com |   August 28, 2013 02:17pm ET Declassified spy satellite imagery of Antarctica dating back to the 1960s has revealed … Continue reading

How to Browse the Web Like the Philosopher, John Stuart Mill
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How to Browse the Web Like the Philosopher, John Stuart Mill

By BRUCE PEABODY, guest blogger, August 9, 2013, 12:00 AM Last week, we considered how M.T. Anderson’s novel Feed lays out a set of fears about today’s electronic culture and its impact on how we think, interact and develop our moral selves. Anderson voices widespread anxieties about the internet age, but his book is rather short on solutions and hope. Today’s post proposes that we train our … Continue reading

Researcher controls colleague’s motions in 1st human brain-to-brain interface | UW Today
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Researcher controls colleague’s motions in 1st human brain-to-brain interface | UW Today

Researcher controls colleague’s motions in 1st human brain-to-brain interface | UW Today. Researcher controls colleague’s motions in 1st human brain-to-brain interface By: Doree Armstrong and Michelle Ma News and Information, August 27, 2013 University of Washington researchers have performed what they believe is the first noninvasive human-to-human brain interface, with one researcher able to send a brain … Continue reading

How being called smart can actually make you stupid…
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How being called smart can actually make you stupid…

Image Credit: Shutterstock/Astudio   by NEUROBONKERS on AUGUST 17, 2013, 10:30 AM @ BigThink.com A few months ago I posted a piece which has become my most popular blog post by quite a landslide. The post covered various techniques for learning and looked at the empirical evidence for and against their efficacy based on recent research. This post is my … Continue reading

U.S. points finger at Assad over Syria gas attack | Reuters
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U.S. points finger at Assad over Syria gas attack | Reuters

By Lesley Wroughton and Matt Spetalnick WASHINGTON | Mon Aug 26, 2013 6:49pm EDT (Reuters) – Secretary of State John Kerry laid the groundwork on Monday for possible military action against the Syrian government over a chemical weapons attack, implicating President Bashar al-Assad’s forces in a “moral obscenity.” In the most forceful U.S. reaction yet to last … Continue reading

A 21st Century ‘Brave New World’
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A 21st Century ‘Brave New World’

As history unfolds before of our very eyes, from terrorism to globalisation and from free market economics to positive and negative liberty, the human race continues to struggle with its seemingly interminable identity crisis. Life and the world around us is quite far from where many of us thought it might be only 20, 15 or even 10 … Continue reading

Seven facts you need to know about the Arctic methane timebomb – Nafeez Ahmed
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Seven facts you need to know about the Arctic methane timebomb – Nafeez Ahmed

Seven facts you need to know about the Arctic methane timebomb | Nafeez Ahmed | Environment | theguardian.com Dismissals of catastrophic methane danger ignore robust science in favour of outdated mythology of climate safety. Melting ice in the Arctic. Photograph: Getty Debate over the plausibility of a catastrophic release of methane in coming decades due to thawing Arctic permafrost … Continue reading

Vanderbilt scientists discover potential new way to treat anxiety
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Vanderbilt scientists discover potential new way to treat anxiety

Vanderbilt scientists discover potential new way to treat anxiety | MyScienceAcademy COX-2 enzyme Chemically modified inhibitors of the COX-2 enzyme relieve anxiety behaviors in mice by activating natural “endocannabinoids” without gastrointestinal side effects, Vanderbilt University scientists will report next week. Endocannabinoids are natural signaling molecules that activate cannabinoid receptors in the brain, the same receptors … Continue reading