Monthly Archives: September 2015

Brain Wiring and Life Trajectory

Brain Connections and Destiny Smith and his colleagues ran a massive computer analysis to look at how these traits varied among the volunteers, and how the traits correlated with different brain connectivity patterns. The team was surprised to find a … Continue reading

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China’s Grand Medley of Pending Calamities

Is it All Just Bad Luck? China is riding several turbulent waves of potential disaster, hoping that it can leverage an “appearance of strength and stability” into a position of relative strength in the aftermath of what is coming. Look … Continue reading

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DARPA Interested in New Syn-Bio Discovery

The US defence agency DARPA has awarded a $32 million contract to a Boston area partnership that has also, coincidentally, developed a potentially revolutionary new approach to the powerful CRISPR gene editing toolkit. More NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – The Broad … Continue reading

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Promising New Approach to Small Scale Nuclear Fusion

The above image depicts the old-fashioned approach to laser-triggered fusion as practised by the National Ignition Facility. The newer, cleaner, more scalable and more practical approach discussed below, is apt to beat the older and more expensive approaches to real … Continue reading

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Russian Population May Drop to Half by 2050

Russia’s population is forecast to almost halve within a generation as deaths from suicide and alcoholism escalate and the birthrate falls against a background of economic decline. The number of Russians could shrink from 143.5 million to 80 million by … Continue reading

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Synthetic Biology Update

If one could magically convert a substance selling for $0.20 per pound into a substance selling for $2,000.00 per pound, he might consider doing so. Of course, the conversion process is not magical, it is scientific and technological, using modified … Continue reading

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Why are Climate Models so Estranged from Reality

Update: Blockbuster report on how temperature data has been altered to create a faked warming trend. What if it has all been one big lie? Why do climate models predict apocalyptic levels of warming that do not match up with … Continue reading

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Sex Robot Upgrade

Abyss Creations, which sells male and female sex toys, is now starting to introduce electronics into its creations… Source Ordinary, passive sex dolls are not enough anymore, for a generation of young nerds raised on interactive electronic products that receive … Continue reading

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Abundance: Guaranteed Basic Income vs. Guaranteed Basic Competence

It is becoming stylish to talk about “living wages” or “guaranteed basic incomes.” It is thought by some that giving every living person a guaranteed income might free them from worrying about money, and allow them to pursue a rich … Continue reading

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Is the Dark Enlightenment in Danger of Becoming Another Ideology?

In a very real sense, a philosophy is a way of life which may incorporate but does not embody a political agenda. On the other hand, ideology is usually based in theory, the precepts of which often have little or … Continue reading

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Looking for Drug Utopia and Genius

Mind-altering drugs are both promise and curse. Make the right choices, and a better life can open up before you. Make the wrong choices and you may lose the ability to make any more choices at all. “OxyContin, Xanax bars, … Continue reading

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A Russian With a Conscience — and No Fear

Fluent in English, Spanish, German, and Russian, the attractive summa cum laude graduate of the Russian Academy of National Economy was born in Russia. She spent 5 years of her childhood in Bolivia, moved back to Russia for education and … Continue reading

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Multifunction Personal Health Scanner

The Dynosensor T2000 is meant to accurately monitor the following health parameters in real time — and to store the data for you, and share the data with health care professionals of your choice: Electrocardiogram (ECG or EKG) Heart Rate, … Continue reading

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Anarchy in Africa and Islamic World Aiming Toward Europe

Across large parts of Africa and the larger Islamic world, anarchy flows like a bloody river. From Libya to Syria to Iraq to Nigeria, all pretence of order is collapsing, with refugees flooding all routes heading into Europe. Much of … Continue reading

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What Can One Learn From a List of the Top Universities?

CWUR World University Rankings Top 1000 Universities from CWUR The list of top universities above comes from the Center for World University Rankings. The list below comes from the Shanghai Academic Rankings of World Universities. The top 25 schools were … Continue reading

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Russian Demographics and the Need for Patriarchy

The men are dying too young; the women aren’t having enough kids; the [xenophobic] country has more immigrants than it knows what to do with; and it’s running out of working-age people to support everybody else. __ TechInsider One of … Continue reading

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Genes Out of Thin Air, and Other Wonders

Human DNA comprises 98% non-coding DNA and only 2% coding DNA. But that is not the end of the story. Noncoding DNA is defined as all of the DNA sequences within a genome that are not found within protein-coding exons, … Continue reading

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On the Amsterdam – Paris Train: What Would a Dangerous Child Do?

There was no time to plan, they said, no time even to think. “We just kind of acted. There wasn’t much thinking going on,” Skarlatos said. “At least on my end.” __ https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/as-french-train-suspect-is-interrogated-questions-mount-on-europes-security/2015/08/23/088ff2fe-4923-11e5-9f53-d1e3ddfd0cda_story.html Muslim Terrorist on Train http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-34055713 When confronted … Continue reading

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