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Breathless by Nagesh Mahadev

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Abraham lake is inexplicably famous for the bubble formations. We were able to explore something different with wide cracks in the ice and snow blowing across the frozen lake.

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Why we laugh

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Did you know that you're 30 times more likely to laugh if you're with somebody else than if you're alone? Cognitive neuroscientist Sophie Scott shares this and other surprising facts about laughter in this fast-paced, action-packed and, yes, hilarious dash through the science of the topic.

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Encontrado un nuevo planeta habitable a 13 años luz de la Tierra.

Encontrado un nuevo planeta habitable a 13 años luz de la Tierra. | Music, Videos, Colours, Natural Health | Scoop.it

La estrella fue descubierta en 1897 por Jacobus Kapteyn que descubrió la segunda estrella que más rápido se mueve en el cielo según la posición relativa del Sol a 13 años luz.


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When Sparks Fly by Michael Shainblum

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Sparks Lake was one of my favorite memories from my most recent Oregon trip with Erin Babnik and Jeff Lewis.

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El mapa de las emociones | Inspirulina

El mapa de las emociones | Inspirulina | Music, Videos, Colours, Natural Health | Scoop.it
Un estudio de la Universidad Aalto, en Finlandia, reveló recientemente que las emociones pueden reflejarse en el cuerpo humano, es decir que pueden materializarse. Los investigadores comprobaron cómo las emociones más frecuentes liberan sensaciones intensas. Por ejemplo, la ansiedad puede ser experimentada como un dolor en el pecho, mientras que el enamoramiento puede desencadenar cálidas y placenteras sensaciones en todo el cuerpo.

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Memes and "temes"

Memes and "temes" | Music, Videos, Colours, Natural Health | Scoop.it

 

Susan Blackmore studies memes: ideas that replicate themselves from brain to brain like a virus. She makes a bold new argument: Humanity has spawned a new kind of meme, the teme, which spreads itself via technology -- and invents ways to keep itself alive...

 

 

◭Bonus One

- Steve Paulson: So, everything in culture that we copy is a meme?

- Blackmore: Yes. Now, you may go, "Oh, well, that means everything!" But actually, not everything in your mind, not everything you do is mimetic. You have in your own mind lots of ideas that you make up yourself and are never copied, you didn't get them from anybody else, and they never get passed on...

 

Listen the to interview via http://www.ttbook.org/listen/55701

 

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▶ Read it via http://bit.ly/1C6zPf1

 

 

 

More on the Third Replicator ✍(◔◡◔):

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◭Bonus Two

◕ ‿ ◕ The Meme Machine by Susan Blackmore  

❁ Synopsis >>  http://bit.ly/1DGB2eZ

 

❁ Reviews/Summary:

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What is 'memetics'? ☜

☛ Meme: an information pattern, held in an individual's memory, which is capable of being copied to another individual's memory. 


☛ Memetics: the theoretical and empirical science that studies the replication, spread and evolution of memes.

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First coined by Richard Dawkins in The Selfish Gene, a meme is any idea, behavior, or skill that can be transferred from one person to another by imitation: stories, fashions, inventions, recipes, songs, ways of plowing a field or throwing a baseball or making a sculpture.

 

The meme is also one of the most important--and controversial--concepts to emerge since The Origin of the Species appeared nearly 150 years ago.

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◣ In passing...

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♠_♦ Gordon Bennett!  An eye for the tremes?! !o◡O! 

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But see:

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More on Susan Blackmore:

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Eclipse Solar, Super-Lua e Equinócio: tudo isto no mesmo dia

Eclipse Solar, Super-Lua e Equinócio: tudo isto no mesmo dia | Music, Videos, Colours, Natural Health | Scoop.it
Facebook660Twitter7 Esta sexta-feira promete ser animada no que a fenómenos ...

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The Oracle - YouTube

Music: Ralph Zurmühle, "The Oracle" from the CD Reflections, http://www.ralphpiano.com https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/reflections/id844836633 http://www.p...
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La arena del Desierto del Sáhara fertiliza al Amazonas en Brasil

La arena del Desierto del Sáhara fertiliza al Amazonas en Brasil | Music, Videos, Colours, Natural Health | Scoop.it
La NASA ha publicado un video donde muestra como la arena del desierto del Sáhara hace un largo viaje para fertilizar al amazonas en Brasil.

 

vía @conectica @pepitocomm


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5 consejos que te ayudarán a evitar el robo de identidad

5 consejos que te ayudarán a evitar el robo de identidad | Music, Videos, Colours, Natural Health | Scoop.it
Chema Alonso nos habla de 5 sencillos consejos que nos ayudarán a evitar el robo de nuestra identidad y el consiguiente uso fraudulento de la misma.

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Adiós a la factura de la luz: Tesla llegará a los hogares en seis meses

Adiós a la factura de la luz: Tesla llegará a los hogares en seis meses | Music, Videos, Colours, Natural Health | Scoop.it
Adiós a la factura de la luz: Tesla llegará a los hogares en seis meses Elon Musk ha vuelto a hacerlo: ahora promete una batería capaz de almacenar energía renovable que eliminará la dependencia de compañías eléctricas

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El cerebro funciona como una gigantesca red social

El cerebro funciona como una gigantesca red social | Music, Videos, Colours, Natural Health | Scoop.it
¿Se parece nuestro cerebro a Facebook? Una investigación publicada en Nature muestra cómo se conectan e intercambian información las neuronas.

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Así suena una estrella

Así suena una estrella | Music, Videos, Colours, Natural Health | Scoop.it
Científicos de la Universidad de Birmingham, en Reino Unido, utilizaron información del telescopio Kepler de la NASA para darnos una idea del sonido que produce una estrella.
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Digital Synesthesia : Your Favorite Song turns into a Sculpture

Digital Synesthesia : Your Favorite Song turns into a Sculpture | Music, Videos, Colours, Natural Health | Scoop.it
Think about how many times you’ve heard a tune on the radio and said, “That’s my song.” What would it look like if you could take it to the next dimen

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Sound waves become 3D printed sculptures : awesome...

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Enchantment by Michael Shainblum

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“Enchantment by Michael Shainblum PLEASE VIEW ON BLACKLiving in California all my entire life I have always had a very strong connection with the Ocean.”


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Authentic Happiness | Authentic Happiness

Authentic Happiness | Authentic Happiness | Music, Videos, Colours, Natural Health | Scoop.it

Here you can learn about Positive Psychology through readings, videos, research, surveys, opportunities and more.

Positive Psychology is the scientific study of the strengths that enable individuals and communities to thrive.


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There are quite a number of free surveys and questionnaires available on the site. 

This is a great resource for you and your clients!

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Love at First Tweet: New Hootmeet Feature Simplifies Online Dating

Love at First Tweet: New Hootmeet Feature Simplifies Online Dating | Music, Videos, Colours, Natural Health | Scoop.it
Navigating the dating world isn’t easy. With that in mind, Hootsuite is announcing Hootmeet, a new dating integration.

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  • Matchmaker teams: We’re all in this together. If you see a contact that might make a great match for a friend, assign that contact to your friend’s dating profile.
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Boundless Immensity by Romain Matteï

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Taken in Montsec mountain range, Spain - a place with a Starlight reserve certification where surrounding villages are to follow special rules for street lights etc...

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The longer babies breastfeed, the more they achieve in life – major study

The longer babies breastfeed, the more they achieve in life – major study | Music, Videos, Colours, Natural Health | Scoop.it
Brazilian study of 6,000 babies from all backgrounds since 1982 finds those who breastfed were more intelligent, spent longer in education and earned more

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It is already known that breastfeeding can increase a child’s IQ by a small amount...

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A paralyzed woman flew an F-35 fighter jet in a simulator — using only her mind

A paralyzed woman flew an F-35 fighter jet in a simulator — using only her mind | Music, Videos, Colours, Natural Health | Scoop.it

Over at the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, also known as DARPA, there are some pretty amazing (and often top-secret) things going on. But one notable component of a DARPA project was revealed by a Defense Department official at a recent forum, and it is the stuff of science fiction movies. According to DARPA Director Arati Prabhakar, a paralyzed woman was successfully able use her thoughts to control an F-35 and a single-engine Cessna in a flight simulator.


It's just the latest advance for one woman, 55-year-old Jan Scheuermann, who has been the subject of two years of groundbreaking neurosignaling research.  First, Scheuermann began by controlling a robotic arm and accomplishing tasks such as feeding herself a bar of chocolate and giving high fives and thumbs ups. Then, researchers learned that -- surprisingly -- Scheuermann was able to control both right-hand and left-hand prosthetic arms with just the left motor cortex, which is typically responsible for controlling the right-hand side. After that, Scheuermann decided she was up for a new challenge, according to Prabhakar.


"Jan decided that she wanted to try flying a Joint Strike Fighter simulator," Prabhakar said, prompting laughter from the crowd at the New America Foundation's Future of War forum. "So Jan got to fly in the simulator."


Unlike pilots who use the simulator technology for training, Scheuermann wasn't thinking about controlling the plane with a joystick. She thought about flying the plane itself -- and it worked. "In fact," Prabhakar noted, "for someone who's never flown -- she's not a pilot in real life -- she's in there flying a simulator directly from neurosignaling."


Scheuermann has been paralyzed since 2003 because of a neurodegenerative condition. In 2012, she agreed to be fitted with two probes on the surface of her brain in the motor cortex area responsible for right hand and arm movements. In the last two years, she has tolerated those probes better than expected; as a result, she's been the subject of increasingly sophisticated experiments in conjunction with the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center and DARPA's Revolutionizing Prosthetics program, to determine just how much she can do simply by thinking about it.


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What It’s Like to See 100 Million Colors

What It’s Like to See 100 Million Colors | Music, Videos, Colours, Natural Health | Scoop.it
"I can tell if someone is sick just by looking at them. Their skin gets gray, it gets yellow, and there’s some green."
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Marshall Beach by Paul Ruji

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Marshall beach, San Francisco
I originally planned to shoot the bridge at the end of the beach but totally forgot to check the tide level. I ended up staying here and captured the tide motions instead.

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Animal Intelligence: Crows Understand Analogies

Animal Intelligence: Crows Understand Analogies | Music, Videos, Colours, Natural Health | Scoop.it

A recent research collaboration between Moscow State University and here at the University of Iowa has discovered that crows exhibit strong behavioral signs of analogical reasoning—the ability to solve puzzles like “bird is to air as fish is to what?” Analogical reasoning is considered to be the pinnacle of cognition and it only develops in humans between the ages of three and four.

 

Devising a task to study analogical thinking in animals is the next step. Here, the gist of analogycan be captured by arranging a matching task in which the relevant logical arguments are presented in the form of visual stimuli. Using letters of the alphabet for explanatory purposes, choosing test pair BB would be correct if the sample pair were AA, whereas choosing test pair EF would be correct if the sample pair were CD. Stated logically, A:A as B:B (same = same) and C:D as E:F (different = different). Critically, no items in the correct test pair physically match any of the items in the sample pair; so, only the analogical relation of sameness can be used to solve the task. Early research suggested that only humans and apes can learn this analogy task; however, a more recent project indicated that baboons too can learn to select the pair of items that depicts the analogous same or different relationship as the sample pair.

 

Now, we have found that crows too can exhibit analogical thinking. Ed Wasserman, one of the authors of this article, and his colleagues in Moscow, Anna Smirnova, Zoya Zorina, and Tanya Obozova, first trained hooded crows on several tasks in which they had to match items that were the same as one another. The crows were presented with a tray containing three cups. The middle cup was covered by a card picturing a color, a shape, or a number of items. The other two side cups were also covered by cards—one the same as and one different from the middle card. The cup under the matching card contained food, but the cup under the nonmatching card was empty. Crows quickly learned to choose the matching card and to do so more quickly from one task to the next.

 

Then, the critical test was given. Each card now pictured a pair of items. The middle card would display pairs AA or CD, and the two side cards would display pair BB and pair EF. The relation between one pair of items must be appreciated and then applied to a new pair of items to generate the correct answer: the BB card in the case of AA or the EF card in the case of CD. For instance, if the middle card displayed a circle and a cross, then the correct choice would be the side card containing a square and a triangle rather than the side card containing two squares. 

 

Not only could the crows correctly perform this task, but they did so spontaneously, from the very first presentations, without ever being trained to do so.


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Construyen el primer edificio de cinco pisos con una impresora 3D

Construyen el primer edificio de cinco pisos con una impresora 3D | Music, Videos, Colours, Natural Health | Scoop.it
La firma china Winsun ha utilizado una impresora 3D gigante para construir el primer edificio de apartamentos de cinco plantas y una villa de 1.100 metros cuadrados

 

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Watch 570 Million Years of Evolution on Earth in 60 Seconds

Watch 570 Million Years of Evolution on Earth in 60 Seconds | Music, Videos, Colours, Natural Health | Scoop.it
That's a lot of ground to cover. And it could be like watching paint dry. But not when it flies by in 60 seconds, with a groovy soundtrack by I-Konic. First come the arthropods. Next some friendly fish, all followed by land plants, flying insects, amphibians, and reptiles.

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