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Millions of Flickr images were sucked into a database called MegaFace. Now some of those ...Read More
Meditation and yoga practice is associated with smaller right amygdala volume, a brain region involved in emotional processing, according to research published in Brain Imaging and Behavior. For their study, the researchers analyzed data that had been collected during the Rotterdam Study, an ongoing population-based study that has been conducted in The Netherlands since 1990. The study has recruited more than 15,000 subjects aged 45 years or over. ...Read More
After reading this It’s enough to turn me into a vegetarian!
"The development of Google’s search algorithm, for instance, had been supported by a grant from the National Science Foundation, a US public grant-awarding body. Electric car company Tesla initially struggled to secure investment until it received a $465 million (£380 million) loan from the US Department of Energy. In fact, "That posed an urgent, more fundamental problem. If it was the state, not the private sector, which had traditionally assumed the risks of uncertain technological enterprises that led to the development of aviation, nuclear energy, computers, nanotechnology, biotechnology and the internet, how were we going to find the next wave ...Read More
Lots to say here about simply naming something that has only been described before. Simplistic or not, it’s definitely potent.
https://www.reddit.com/r/ElsaGate/ Motivated by the same vigilantism that drives the PizzaGate crowd, R/ElsaGate is a community dedicated to finding and flagging disturbing YouTube content marketed for children. Seems like there's a certain kind of person, regardless of political orientation, who processes socioeconomic alienation by making themselves into a defender of children.
"Simply using the term rankles. White people don’t like being called White. It’s taken as a threat that they might suffer the fate of the Other one day. Whiteness is meant to confer a kind of…"
A Kansas City immigration lawyer who was injured while trying to assist her 3-year-old client is suing the two immigration agents who allegedly shoved her to the ground and caused her injuries. Andrea Martinez claims to have suffered a fractured foot, bleeding, and a concussion after she was forcibly separated from her client, whom she was reuniting with his pregnant mother at a Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) detention facility. ...Read More
“While it seems strange to think that the virtual outdoors could substitute for the real thing, science is beginning to suggest that it often does. Recent studies have shown that the same parts of your brain that get stimulated during a hike can get fired up by screen time in I take issue with this because of the way mirror neurons work while watching something like soccer- the neurons responsible for kicking a ball activate when we see someone kick a ball. ...Read More
"Turkey’s Syria offensive could spark another catastrophe, warn humanitarians" Airstrikes and a ground offensive by Turkey in northern Syria against Kurdish forces have left civilians dead and forced tens of thousands to flee, UN agencies said on Friday, amid fears of another “humanitarian catastrophe” in the war-torn country. ...Read More