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Have Scientists Found Two Different Higgs Bosons?

Have Scientists Found Two Different Higgs Bosons? | Gavagai | Scoop.it
A month ago scientists at the Large Hadron Collider released the latest Higgs boson results. And although the data held few obvious surprises, most intriguing were the results that scientists didn’t share.
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Twelve facts about guns and mass shootings in the United States

Twelve facts about guns and mass shootings in the United States | Gavagai | Scoop.it
Only with gun violence do we respond to repeated tragedies by saying that mourning is acceptable but discussing how to prevent more tragedies is not. 'Too soon,' howl supporters of loose gun laws. But as others have observed, talking about how to stop mass shootings in the aftermath of a string of mass shootings isn’t 'too soon.' It’s much too late.
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The new philosopher scientists

The new philosopher scientists | Gavagai | Scoop.it
Thomas Wright, the biographer of the Renaissance anatomist William Harvey, celebrates a new kind of science writing that finally recognises the influence of the arts.
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Montaigne on Death and the Art of Living

Montaigne on Death and the Art of Living | Gavagai | Scoop.it
To lament that we shall not be alive a hundred years hence, is the same folly as to be sorry we were not alive a hundred years ago.
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Mirror Neurons: The Most Hyped Concept in Neuroscience?

Mirror Neurons: The Most Hyped Concept in Neuroscience? | Gavagai | Scoop.it

Mirror neurons are fascinating but they aren’t the answer to what makes us human.

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Jesus De Felipe's curator insight, December 14, 2012 12:49 PM

It does make sense a new and radically different IQ that may consider empathy and emotional inteligence on top of just memory and sheer computational logic inteligence.

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Six scientists tell us about the most accurate science fiction in their fields

Six scientists tell us about the most accurate science fiction in their fields | Gavagai | Scoop.it

What do scientists think about seeing their fields of research pulverized by science fiction? We asked researchers from diverse fields to tell us whether any science fiction gets it right.

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DNA pioneer James Watson reveals helix story was almost never told

DNA pioneer James Watson reveals helix story was almost never told | Gavagai | Scoop.it

The Double Helix's tale of DNA breakthrough became a big hit but had to overcome hostility from the Nobel winner's colleagues.

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Happy Birthday, Noam Chomsky

Happy Birthday, Noam Chomsky | Gavagai | Scoop.it

Noam Chomsky turns eighty-four today, more than a half century after he exploded onto the scene of linguistics, in in the late nineteen-fifties, as a young professor at MIT.

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The Novel and the Origins of Modern Philosophy

The Novel and the Origins of Modern Philosophy | Gavagai | Scoop.it

Popularly known as the father of modern philosophy, René Descartes won that title ostensibly by rejecting traditional modes of intellectual inquiry largely associated with commentary on prior texts, and replacing them with the first attempt at a kind of radical phenomenology.

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The Top 10 Claims Made by Creationists to Counter Scientific Theories

The Top 10 Claims Made by Creationists to Counter Scientific Theories | Gavagai | Scoop.it

One of the most challenging tasks for the modern day creationist is to reconcile the belief in a 6,000 year old Earth with the ever-growing mountain of scientific evidence pointing to a vastly different conclusion — namely a universe that's 13.5 billion years old and an Earth that formed 4.5 billion years ago. So, given these astoundingly dramatic discrepancies, biblical literalists have had no choice but to get pretty darned imaginative when brushing science aside.

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Leszek Kołakowski: Is God Happy?

Leszek Kołakowski: Is God Happy? | Gavagai | Scoop.it

The word 'happiness' does not seem applicable to divine life. But nor is it applicable to human beings. This is not just because we experience suffering. It is also because, even if we are not suffering at a given moment, even if we are able to experience physical and spiritual pleasure and moments beyond time, in the 'eternal present' of love, we can never forget the existence of evil and the misery of the human condition. We participate in the suffering of others; we cannot eliminate the anticipation of death or the sorrows of life.

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The end of the world: an eternal scare story

The end of the world: an eternal scare story | Gavagai | Scoop.it

Now 21 December is apparently judgment day, but the only certainty is that this won't be the last apocalyptic prophecy.

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Human role in climate change now virtually certain: leaked IPCC report

Human role in climate change now virtually certain: leaked IPCC report | Gavagai | Scoop.it
A leaked draft report by the world’s top climate scientists has found that is virtually certain that humans are causing climate change but parts of it have been wildly misinterpreted by climate change deniers, experts said.
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Essay on the idea that non-philosophers should judge philosophers

Essay on the idea that non-philosophers should judge philosophers | Gavagai | Scoop.it
Even while claiming that philosophy has a special relevance to everyday life, philosophers have mostly written for and been evaluated by their disciplinary peers.
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The Folly of Scientism

The Folly of Scientism | Gavagai | Scoop.it
Is scientism defensible? Is it really true that natural science provides a satisfying and reasonably complete account of everything we see, experience, and seek to understand — of every phenomenon in the universe? And is it true that science is more capable, even singularly capable, of answering the questions that once were addressed by philosophy?
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Peter Singer: Should We Live to 1,000?

Peter Singer: Should We Live to 1,000? | Gavagai | Scoop.it
In developed countries, aging is the ultimate cause of 90% of all human deaths; thus, treating aging is a form of preventive medicine for all of the diseases of old age.
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Jesus De Felipe's curator insight, December 14, 2012 12:56 PM

A growing ederly population would affect the social norms and social behavior to be based more on risk aversion and increasing radical conservatism.

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In the black (hole): Stephen Hawking wins £1.8m physics prize

In the black (hole): Stephen Hawking wins £1.8m physics prize | Gavagai | Scoop.it

British theoretical physicist says he will spend world's most lucrative science prize, set up by Russian billionaire, on a holiday home and his autistic grandson.

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Is There a Moral Case for Free Markets?

Is There a Moral Case for Free Markets? | Gavagai | Scoop.it

Emphasizing individual economic liberties obscures the question of who sets the choices available to ordinary workers.

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One way that prehistoric people were better scientific observers than modern ones

One way that prehistoric people were better scientific observers than modern ones | Gavagai | Scoop.it

A group of Hungarian scientists examined over 1,000 examples of prehistoric cave paintings and modern artistic illustrations of four-legged animals running, and found that the most accurate representations by far were prehistoric.

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What is the Meaning of Philosophy for Politics?

What is the Meaning of Philosophy for Politics? | Gavagai | Scoop.it

Santiago Zabala: While intellectuals, regardless of their ideological position, believe that political actions demand nonpolitical (that is, philosophical) foundations, they will continue to express a desire for the philosophical authorities these principles depend upon.

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Satellite pictures Earth in black

Satellite pictures Earth in black | Gavagai | Scoop.it

Cloud-free images from the latest US polar orbiting meteorological satellite are assembled into a stunning night-time view of Planet Earth.

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UK universities are wary of getting on board the mooc train

UK universities are wary of getting on board the mooc train | Gavagai | Scoop.it

Moocs – massive online open courses – have taken off in America. Why are UK universities holding back?

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Voyager 1 finds a surprise at the edge of the solar system

Voyager 1 finds a surprise at the edge of the solar system | Gavagai | Scoop.it

NASA's Voyager 1, which is headed for interstellar space, runs into an unexpected 'magnetic highway.'

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