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How the Discovery of the Higgs Boson Could Break Physics

How the Discovery of the Higgs Boson Could Break Physics | Gavagai | Scoop.it

As physicists at Europe’s Large Hadron Collider prepare to present their latest update in the hunt for the Higgs boson — the strange particle that exists everywhere in space and interacts with all other elementary particles, giving them their mass — other physicists are preparing for disappointment.

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Do graduates need a first-class degree to get a good job?

Do graduates need a first-class degree to get a good job? | Gavagai | Scoop.it

A combination of too many students, grade inflation and a stalled economy have created a toxic combination for any new graduate seeking paid employment.

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Semicolons: A Love Story

Semicolons: A Love Story | Gavagai | Scoop.it

How Kurt Vonnegut taught one writer to hate the semicolon; how William James convinced him to love it.

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The Life Engineers: Prometheus asks, is a culture as stupid as ours ready to create new life?

The Life Engineers: Prometheus asks, is a culture as stupid as ours ready to create new life? | Gavagai | Scoop.it

Pinning down exactly what Ridley Scott's larger-than-life Prometheus means may be impossible. But it's safe to say that the movie - the 3-D quasi-prequel to Scott's seminal technoscience-horror fable, Alien – is self-consciously a myth for our scientific era.

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OK, computation

OK, computation | Gavagai | Scoop.it

'It seems like Nature has some secret that lets it make complicated stuff in an effortless way,' Stephen Wolfram recently told an audience at Oxford University’s Mathematical Institute.

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Mind reading from brain recordings? 'Neural fingerprints' of memory associations decoded

Mind reading from brain recordings? 'Neural fingerprints' of memory associations decoded | Gavagai | Scoop.it

Researchers have begun to show that it is possible to use brain recordings to reconstruct aspects of an image or movie clip someone is viewing, a sound someone is hearing or even the text someone is reading.

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Martha Nussbaum and the new religious intolerance

Martha Nussbaum and the new religious intolerance | Gavagai | Scoop.it

'Is it right to allow nuns to teach in full habit but to ban Muslim teachers wearing headscarves?'

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Susan Sontag on Censorship & the 3 Steps to Refuting Any Argument

Susan Sontag on Censorship & the 3 Steps to Refuting Any Argument | Gavagai | Scoop.it

'A just/ discriminating censorship is impossible.'

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The Manifest Destiny of Artificial Intelligence

The Manifest Destiny of Artificial Intelligence | Gavagai | Scoop.it

Will AI create mindlike machines, or will it show how much a mindless machine can do?

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Saturn's largest moon likely has an underground ocean

Saturn's largest moon likely has an underground ocean | Gavagai | Scoop.it

NASA's Cassini spacecraft has found strong evidence for an ocean of water beneath the frozen crust of Saturn's largest moon Titan, scientists said Thursday.

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What Radiohead Teaches Us About Musical Innovation

What Radiohead Teaches Us About Musical Innovation | Gavagai | Scoop.it

Great bands and musicians are masters at reverse engineering our cognitive capacities for music in the same way bakers are masters at reverse engineering our taste buds.

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What would Rousseau make of our selfish age?

What would Rousseau make of our selfish age? | Gavagai | Scoop.it

Terry Eagleton: 300 years after Rousseau's birth, the great Enlightenment philosopher would surely be horrified by modern Europe.

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Music of the Spheres: Kepler Data Become 'Six-Planet Sonata'

Music of the Spheres: Kepler Data Become 'Six-Planet Sonata' | Gavagai | Scoop.it

The Kepler 11 system is fascinating—it offers a glimpse of a planet-formation process that churned out a product very different from our own solar system. It also inspired one astronomer to compose a music video.

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Why the Higgs Boson Announcement Matters

Why the Higgs Boson Announcement Matters | Gavagai | Scoop.it

Scientists have found 'strong hints' of the Higgs boson, but what does that mean for the rest of us?

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Being an unemployed female graduate, as not seen in the movies

Being an unemployed female graduate, as not seen in the movies | Gavagai | Scoop.it

Finding yourself sleeping in a washing machine is more likely than waltzing into a job at Condé Nast. Anyone for Basics gin?

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Animal cognition: man’s best friend

Animal cognition: man’s best friend | Gavagai | Scoop.it

Dogs quickly become part of the family. Tales abound of dogs celebrating joy in a household or commiserating when tragedy strikes. This may not seem surprising after 15,000 years of co-evolution. But what hard evidence is there of dogs’ empathy with humans? A new experiment suggests that behind all the waggy tails there really is something deeper going on.

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The Global Diabetes Epidemic, Brought to You by Global Development

The Global Diabetes Epidemic, Brought to You by Global Development | Gavagai | Scoop.it

The economic link between the global diabetes epidemic and developing countries, explained.

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Procrastination rules

Procrastination rules | Gavagai | Scoop.it

More Americans than ever are concerned they're putting off work too much -- but science suggests it may not be bad.

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Is Philosophy Literature?

Is Philosophy Literature? | Gavagai | Scoop.it

Analytic philosophy is reputed to be overly dry and technical, but a host of 20th century works are lyrical, engaging and a delight to read.

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The Best of All Possible Worlds: ‘America the Philosophical,’ by Carlin Romano

The Best of All Possible Worlds: ‘America the Philosophical,’ by Carlin Romano | Gavagai | Scoop.it

Carlin Romano’s ambitious book argues that today’s America is the best place there has ever been to do philosophy, surpassing even the Athens of Socrates, Plato and Aristotle.

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The Importance of Studying the Obvious

The Importance of Studying the Obvious | Gavagai | Scoop.it

Duncan Watts: NSF social science proposals are evaluated in exactly the same way as those in the physical and biological sciences. So why is social science research uniquely and repeatedly singled out for criticism? Because it's about us.

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Psychedelic drugs can unlock mysteries of brain

Psychedelic drugs can unlock mysteries of brain | Gavagai | Scoop.it

David Nutt, UK government's former drug adviser, says research into mental illness is hampered by the prohibition of drugs such as psilocybin and LSD.

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Free access to articles on Rousseau

To celebrate the 300th birthday of philosopher Jean-Jacques Rousseau, Oxford Journals is offering free access to a collection of articles in its journals relevant to his philosophy.

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