New Study Reveals Funders Behind the Climate Change Denial Effort
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New Study Reveals Funders Behind the Climate Change Denial Effort

  Dr. Robert J. Brulle is a professor of sociology and environmental science at Drexel University in Philadelphia. Credit: CASB A new study conducted by Drexel University’s environmental sociologist Robert J. Brulle, PhD, exposes the organizational underpinnings and funding behind the powerful climate change countermovement. This study marks the first peer-reviewed, comprehensive analysis ever conducted … Continue reading

North Magnetic Pole Moving Due to Core Flux
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North Magnetic Pole Moving Due to Core Flux

An old article worth reminding ourselves about as years on now, empirical data has been stacking up. North Magnetic Pole Moving Due to Core Flux.   Blue lines show Earth’s northern magnetic field and the magnetic north pole in an artist’s rendering. Picture courtesy Stefan Maus, NOAA NGDC Richard A. Lovett in San Francisco for … Continue reading

TPP Uncovered: WikiLeaks releases draft of highly-secretive multi-national trade deal
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TPP Uncovered: WikiLeaks releases draft of highly-secretive multi-national trade deal

TPP Uncovered: WikiLeaks releases draft of highly-secretive multi-national trade deal Details of a highly secretive, multi-national trade agreement long in works have been published by WikiLeaks, and critics say there will be major repercussions for much of the modern world if it’s approved in this incarnation. The anti-secrecy group published on Wednesday a 95-page excerpt taken from … Continue reading

Supercomputing the Transition from Ordinary to Extraordinary Forms of Matter
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Supercomputing the Transition from Ordinary to Extraordinary Forms of Matter

Calculations plus experimental data help map nuclear phase diagram, offering insight into transition that mimics formation of visible matter in universe today. Nuclear Phase Diagram: This diagram maps out the different phases of nuclear matter physicists expect to exist at a range of high temperatures and densities, but the lines on this map are just … Continue reading

Physicists Discover Geometry Underlying Particle Physics
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Physicists Discover Geometry Underlying Particle Physics

A Jewel at the Heart of Quantum Physics Illustration by Andy Gilmore Artist’s rendering of the amplituhedron, a newly discovered mathematical object resembling a multifaceted jewel in higher dimensions. Encoded in its volume are the most basic features of reality that can be calculated — the probabilities of outcomes of particle interactions. By: Natalie Wolchover | September … Continue reading

How and Where Imagination Occurs in Human Brains
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How and Where Imagination Occurs in Human Brains

How and Where Imagination Occurs in Human Brains Sep. 16, 2013 — Philosophers and scientists have long puzzled over where human imagination comes from. In other words, what makes humans able to create art, invent tools, think scientifically and perform other incredibly diverse behaviours? The answer, Dartmouth researchers conclude in a new study, lies in a … Continue reading

An Illustration of How the NSA Misleads the Public Without Technically Lying
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An Illustration of How the NSA Misleads the Public Without Technically Lying

AUGUST 29, 2013 | BY TREVOR TIMM The Wall Street Journal published an important investigation last week, reporting that the National Security Agency (NSA) has direct access to many key telecommunications switches around the country and “has the capacity to reach roughly 75% of all U.S. Internet traffic in the hunt for foreign intelligence, including a wide array … Continue reading

NSA paid millions to cover Prism compliance costs for tech companies | World News
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NSA paid millions to cover Prism compliance costs for tech companies | World News

NSA paid millions to cover Prism compliance costs for tech companies | World News Ewen MacAskill in New York The Guardian, Friday 23 August 2013 The material provides the first evidence of a financial relationship between the tech companies and the NSA. The National Security Agency paid millions of dollars to cover the costs of major internet … Continue reading

Solomon Asch’s Experiments on Social Conformity
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Solomon Asch’s Experiments on Social Conformity

The Asch Conformity Experiments During the 1950s, Solomon Asch conducted and published a series of laboratory experiments that demonstrated the degree to which an individual’s own opinions are influenced by those of a majority group. Together, these experiments are recognized as the Asch conformity experiments or the Asch Paradigm. The methodology developed by Asch has been utilised by many researchers and … Continue reading

Solomon Asch’s Experiments on Social Conformity
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Solomon Asch’s Experiments on Social Conformity

The Asch Conformity Experiments During the 1950s, Solomon Asch conducted and published a series of laboratory experiments that demonstrated the degree to which an individual’s own opinions are influenced by those of a majority group. Together, these experiments are recognized as the Asch conformity experiments or the Asch Paradigm. The methodology developed by Asch has been utilised by many researchers and … Continue reading