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A Case of Aneurism of the Carotid Artery

A Case of Aneurism of the Carotid Artery | Science, Technology, and Current Futurism | Scoop.it
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A paper from 1809, indexed on PubMed today. Fascinating to see how medical writing conventions have changed! https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2128800/
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How the Bollywood Actors Network Reveals India's Troubled History | MIT Technology Review

How the Bollywood Actors Network Reveals India's Troubled History | MIT Technology Review | Science, Technology, and Current Futurism | Scoop.it
The network of links between actors who have costarred in Bollywood films shows a clear connection to India’s political and economic history, say network scientists.
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The Use and Abuse of Vegetational Concepts: Adam Curtis on Cybernetics, Ecology & Power | critique-of-pure-reason.com

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I was referred to this article from a member in Systems Thinking World in a discussion about capitalism and avoiding apolocapse. I don't know much about cybernetics as being different from system dynamics and system thinking, so more investigation is in order. But the article provides things to think about regarding politics and the idea of natural equilibrium in terms of cybernetics, ecology and power. Interesting bits of historical information as well.

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The secret history of ancient toilets

The secret history of ancient toilets | Science, Technology, and Current Futurism | Scoop.it
In 1913, when Italian excavator Giacomo Boni excavated this room, toilets were an unmentionable topic. In his report, he seems to mistake the remains of the holey benches for something much more sensational: part of an elaborate mechanism that, he speculated, would have pumped water and provided power for the palace above. Boni's prudish sensibilities wouldn't let him recognize what was before his very eyes, says Jansen. “He couldn't imagine it was a toilet.”
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Prudish sensibilities can get in the way of valuable information. There is a history of plumbing that impacts health and traditions. With teenagers, this may be capture their imaginations and their interest. Every kid uses a toilet. This could be a way to get students interested in the knowledge and challenges of living in an ancient civilization. 
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Phys.Org Mobile: Study on evolution of flu viruses may change textbooks, history books

Phys.Org Mobile: Study on evolution of flu viruses may change textbooks, history books | Science, Technology, and Current Futurism | Scoop.it
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