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"In 2007, speaking with fellow composer Frank Oteri, Carlos remarked on how technological breakthroughs in the present have allowed us to revisit artworks of the past with new esteem. She says, 'we can at last treat them with diligence, introspection and respect. I hope music, my music, can be treated ...Read More
Google has made “substantial” contributions to some of the most notorious climate deniers in Washington despite its insistence that it supports political action on the climate crisis. 😑
"For developers, the goal of this new generation of open-world games is stimulating a player’s sense of adventure in ways that emulate the real thing. Jean-Sebastien Decant, creative director for the latest Far Cry installment, New Dawn—which puts players in a carefully rendered postapocalyptic Montana—says, “The key is to provide "At ReStart, the issue seems settled: staff and clients talk about gaming like they would any other addiction. Rae tells me about a 13-year-old boy who was “using” World of Warcraft a dozen hours a day. Stories about game addicts run the gamut—lost jobs, dashed hopes, broken marriages. Rae mentions ...Read More
The idea of (over -) identification or fusion for/with a specific group through perceived deprivation is not new though, it would be interesting to examine how much of this reciprocates with the individuals need of the consistent self.
“It makes it hard to argue that there was ever some … special evolutionary event or genetic event that triggered the evolution of humans as we know them,” he added. Humans have been continuously evolving through the mixing of varied populations for hundreds of thousands of years. (In fact, Scally We consider it very human to mix with other races at this point in time. Interestingly enough mixing with other species was commonplace. ...Read More
The field of “climate services” is spawning an industry of companies that sense the potential for massive profits by selling customized data to clients who want to learn in explicit financial detail where and how much climate change will affect them. This “shifts the incentives for climate science away from ...Read More
“If it was a real-life experience, meaning I did use deception, there’s no doubt that I may elicit stronger responses. But I’ve shown, as well as other people have, that even if people know it’s not real, these social exclusion experiments, they still respond strongly,” Hsu said. “You still respond ...Read More
More fascinating research on HIV. “The team estimates that the virus first arose sometime between 1896 and 1905—a little earlier than what others have calculated, but within the right ballpark. HIV’s present, it seems, is a good indicator of its past.”
“So there are some animal welfare issues as well as the ‘yuck-factor’ ethical issues from making something more human,” he said. “Clearly if any animal born had aspects of human appearance, their faces, their hands, their skin, then I suspect, while scientifically very interesting, people might get a little upset ...Read More
Currently in early stages, Neuralink wants to implant its system into paralyzed volunteers by the end of 2020 - so that those who are differently abled might type and communicate using only thoughts. Musk has stated previously that he is aiming to test a telepathy device for healthy people within ...Read More
“Global warming skeptics sometimes say rising temperatures are just another naturally occurring shift in Earth’s climate, like the Medieval Warm Period of the years 800 to 1200 or the Little Ice Age, a period of cooling that spanned from roughly 1300 to 1850. But a pair of studies published Wednesday provides stark evidence that the rise in global temperatures over the past 150 years has been far more rapid and widespread than any warming period in the past 2,000 years — a finding that undercuts claims that today’s global warming isn’t necessarily the ...Read More
"Neuroprosthetics are implants that directly interface with your brain. They’re already transforming many people’s lives today: cochlear implants for deafness, retinal implants for the blind, motor neuroprosthetics for the paralyzed, and deep brain stimulation for a rather extraordinary array of disorders, including depression and Parkinson’s."
True access goes beyond legal requirements; it involves thoughtful dedication to creating a culture of inclusion and understanding of all disabilities that allows everyone to perform at the highest level. The researcher with OCD, for example, said that part of the challenge of living with a mental illness is the That stigma is why she chose to remain anonymous. Moreover, it’s hurtful when people joke about having OCD when they’re simply cleaning or working carefully. Those types of comments “make OCD out to be a preference, rather than a disorder that affects all aspects of someone's life.” This is where ...Read More