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Fertility regulator to consult public over plans for 'GM babies'

Fertility regulator to consult public over plans for 'GM babies' | Mind Candy  { interdimensionally } Cubed... It's SO yesterday to be a Square | Scoop.it
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12 Elevator Notes

12  Elevator Notes | Mind Candy  { interdimensionally } Cubed... It's SO yesterday to be a Square | Scoop.it
The elevator is the best form of communication among neighbors.
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12 Most Inappropriate Halloween Costumes for Kids

12 Most Inappropriate Halloween Costumes for Kids | Mind Candy  { interdimensionally } Cubed... It's SO yesterday to be a Square | Scoop.it
These costumes scream Parenting Fail all over it.
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Couple Sells Neighbor's Dog on Craigslist

Couple Sells  Neighbor's Dog on Craigslist | Mind Candy  { interdimensionally } Cubed... It's SO yesterday to be a Square | Scoop.it
Pa. couple faces charges of conspiracy after selling neighbor's pup online.
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The Gospel of Jesus's Wife: A New Coptic Gospel Papyrus | Harvard Divinity School

The Gospel of Jesus's Wife: A New Coptic Gospel Papyrus | Harvard Divinity School | Mind Candy  { interdimensionally } Cubed... It's SO yesterday to be a Square | Scoop.it

1. Does the Gospel of Jesus's Wife prove that Jesus was married?

2. How do we know this fragment is not a forgery?

3. What is the significance of the Gospel of Jesus's Wife?

4. Who wrote the Gospel of Jesus's Wife?

5. Why is the fragment called the Gospel of Jesus's Wife?

6. What is the Gospel of Jesus's Wife?

7. Where is the fragment from?

8. What language is the fragment written in?

9. What is the approximate date of the material fragment?

10. What is the approximate date when this gospel was composed?

11. When was the fragment discovered?

12. What are some of the other newly discovered ancient Christian writings?

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Passenger Airliner Flipped Upside Down and Lost Altitude: Co-Pilot pressed Wrong Button, meant let the captain back into the cockpit from the bathroom

Passenger Airliner Flipped Upside Down and Lost Altitude: Co-Pilot pressed  Wrong Button, meant let the captain back into the cockpit from the bathroom | Mind Candy  { interdimensionally } Cubed... It's SO yesterday to be a Square | Scoop.it

Japanese airline officials offer a belated apology following public outcry over a harrowing flight error. ANA airline's plane flipped 140 degrees and dropped 1,900 meters when a co-pilot pressed the wrong button. The co-pilot meant to let the captain back into the cockpit from the bathroom, but instead flipped the switch that controls the rudders. The incident occurred on September 6, but was only revealed Wednesday. (SOUNDBITE) (Japanese) ANA SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT IN CHARGE OF SAFETY TOSHIFUMI OSHIDA SAYING: "As I said before, I admit it is true, and therefore am deeply sorry for the lack of information being released regarding the incident." Two flight attendants were injured but gravitational forces from the turn kept passengers safely in their seats. Lindsey Parietti, Reuters

 

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Skilled readers rely on their brain's 'visual dictionary' to recognize words

Skilled readers rely on their brain's 'visual dictionary' to recognize words | Mind Candy  { interdimensionally } Cubed... It's SO yesterday to be a Square | Scoop.it
Skilled readers can recognize words at lightning fast speed when they read because the word has been placed in a visual dictionary of sorts, say Georgetown University Medical Center (GUMC) neuroscientists.

 

The visual dictionary idea rebuts the theory that our brain "sounds out" words each time we see them.

 

"One camp of neuroscientists believes that we access both the phonology and the visual perception of a word as we read them and that the area or areas of the brain that do one, also do the other, but our study proves this isn't the case," says the study's lead investigator, 

 

"What we found is that once we've learned a word, it is placed in a purely visual dictionary in the brain. Having a purely visual representation allows for the fast and efficient word recognition we see in skilled readers," she says. "This study is the first demonstration of that concept."

 

Read more at: http://medicalxpress.com/news/2011-11-skilled-readers-brain-visual-dictionary.html#jCp

 

Read more at: http://medicalxpress.com/news/2011-11-skilled-readers-brain-visual-dictionary.html#jCp

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Hiker Hounded for Abandoning Hurt Dog on Mountain

Hiker Hounded for Abandoning Hurt Dog on Mountain | Mind Candy  { interdimensionally } Cubed... It's SO yesterday to be a Square | Scoop.it
Anthony Ortolani has received death threats for leaving Missy on a mountain.
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Fay Grim : Indie Sleeper Nonpareil

Fay Grim : Indie Sleeper Nonpareil | Mind Candy  { interdimensionally } Cubed... It's SO yesterday to be a Square | Scoop.it

Cerebral, esoteric, very funny. i don't think ANYTHING is funny {except, rarely: tragedy, satire, and irony}. Even the wiki is funny:

 

"The film was shot almost entirely in Dutch angles, meaning the vast majority of shots are framed diagonally, or "tilted." At the 2007 Sundance Film Festival, Hartley revealed that the two shots in the film's final cut that are not "Dutched" occurred when he and the film crew forgot to tilt the camera."

 

Now THAT's LMFFAO. 

 

 

 

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Embodied Cognition [Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy]

Embodied Cognition is a growing research program in cognitive science that emphasizes the formative role the environment plays in the development of cognitive processes. The general theory contends that cognitive processes develop when a tightly coupled system emerges from real-time, goal-directed interactions between organisms and their environment; the nature of these interactions influences the formation and further specifies the nature of the developing cognitive capacities. Since embodied accounts of cognition have been formulated in a variety of different ways in each of the sub-fields comprising cognitive science (that is, developmental psychology, artificial life/robotics, linguistics, and philosophy of mind), a rich interdisciplinary research program continues to emerge. Yet, all of these different conceptions do maintain that one necessary condition for cognition is embodiment, where the basic notion of embodiment is broadly understood as the unique way an organism’s sensorimotor capacities enable it to successfully interact with its environmental niche. In addition, all of the different formulations of the general embodied cognition thesis share a common goal of developing cognitive explanations that capture the manner in which mind, body, and world mutually interact and influence one another to promote an organism’s adaptive success……….

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Science Weekly podcast: Jim Al-Khalili on the wonders of quantum biology

Science Weekly podcast: Jim Al-Khalili on the wonders of quantum biology | Mind Candy  { interdimensionally } Cubed... It's SO yesterday to be a Square | Scoop.it
On this week's show we also hear about new research into the placebo and nocebo effects, and from IgNobel master of ceremonies Marc Abrahams on why great science can be both funny and profound...
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Missy the dog, stranded by owner on mountain, will live with rescuer - The Denver Post

Missy the dog, stranded by owner on mountain, will live with rescuer - The Denver Post | Mind Candy  { interdimensionally } Cubed... It's SO yesterday to be a Square | Scoop.it
The owner of a dog rescued from a Colorado fourteener last month after he had to abandon her to help a friend down the mountain has agreed to give the 5-year-old pooch to one of her rescuers.
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12 Hilariously Honest Product Names

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It's very hard to find honesty in the marketing world.
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12 Questionable Costumes Parents Dressed Their Kids In

12 Questionable Costumes Parents Dressed Their Kids In | Mind Candy  { interdimensionally } Cubed... It's SO yesterday to be a Square | Scoop.it
From awesome cosplays to bad parenting, who doesn't love kids in costumes?
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Tell It Like It Is…and other strategies to Sell Your Own House

Tell It Like It Is…and other strategies to Sell Your Own House | Mind Candy  { interdimensionally } Cubed... It's SO yesterday to be a Square | Scoop.it
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Irish Tourist Cum Cannoli Thief in Boston's North End Sentenced By US Judge

BOSTON (AP) — An Irish tourist accused of wielding a knife during the theft of two cannolis from an Italian bakery in Boston has avoided jail time.

Prosecutors say 25-year-old Robert McTernan admitted Monday in court there were sufficient facts for a jury to find him guilty of larceny for robbing Bova's Bakery in the largely Italian North End neighborhood last Thursday.

Authorities say he stole two cannolis worth about $5 while flashing a large knife.

Prosecutors agreed to reduce an armed robbery charge to larceny and offered nine months' probation. A judge ordered him to return to Ireland, where he must perform 50 hours of community service.

Prosecutors tell the Boston Herald (http://bit.ly/OcbvBZ ) if he abides by the conditions the charge will be dismissed.

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Information from: Boston Herald, http://www.bostonherald.com

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Pastors pledge to defy IRS, preach politics from pulpit ahead of election

Pastors pledge to defy IRS, preach politics from pulpit ahead of election | Mind Candy  { interdimensionally } Cubed... It's SO yesterday to be a Square | Scoop.it
More than 1,000 pastors are planning to challenge the IRS next month by deliberately preaching politics ahead of the presidential election despite a federal ban on endorsements from the pulpit.
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There's an old News Adage: 'Dog Bites Man' isn't a Story; 'Man Bites Dog' IS. Here's a new Twist: and the headline is… DOG SHOOTS MAN {true story}

 {Gotta Love a Dog Owner who knows how to keep things in perspective and when NOT to blame a dog…}

 

The last thing an experienced hunter would expect is to be shot by his "best friend" while they're out hunting together. Especially when "best friend" actually refers to his dog.

But that's exactly what happened last weekend to 55-year-old Rene of France, who refused to give his last name.

 

"He jumped on me as if to give me a hug," said Rene, "and as he jumped, his paw hit the trigger."

 

Rene told radio station France-Bleu Périgord how, as on many other occasions, he was out hunting deer with three of his Blue Gascony Basset hounds in the southwest of France, near his hometown of St Michel de Double. Two of the dogs were running after an animal, while the youngest lingered behind, close to him.

 

"I looked at my hand and straight away called my son who was not far away," said Rene, describing what happened after the gun was set off. He told France-Bleu that the tissue on his right hand was beyond repair and as a result, doctors had to amputate it.

 

The local reporter who spoke to him told ABC News that Rene will spend at least a week recovering in the University Hospital of Bordeux, where he was transported by helicopter quickly after the accident.

 

Far from being angry at his pet, however, Rene called him "adorable."

 

"It's not the dog's fault," Rene told France-Bleu, explaining how the young hound is still in training, and not a full-fledged hunting dog yet.

 

Despite the amputation, Rene joked that he had only one thing on his mind, to resume his work as a professional hunter, in the same forest where the unfortunate incident occurred.

 

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Warp drive may be more possible than scientists previously believed - SlashGear

Warp drive may be more possible than scientists previously believed - SlashGear | Mind Candy  { interdimensionally } Cubed... It's SO yesterday to be a Square | Scoop.it
Anyone who ever watched the science fiction series Star Trek knows that the way the enterprise traveled through space was using a warp drive.
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Chicago Demotic Dictionary refines knowledge of influential language

Chicago Demotic Dictionary refines knowledge of influential language | Mind Candy  { interdimensionally } Cubed... It's SO yesterday to be a Square | Scoop.it
(Phys.org)—A dictionary of thousands of words chronicling the everyday lives of people in ancient Egypt—including what taxes they paid, what they expected in a marriage and how much work they had to do for the government—has been completed by...

 

The ancient language is Demotic Egyptian, a name given by the Greeks to denote it was the tongue of the demos, or common people. It was written as a flowing script and was used in Egypt from about 500 B.C. to 500 A.D., when the land was occupied and usually dominated by foreigners, including Persians, Greeks and Romans. The language lives on today in words such as adobe, which came from the Egyptian word for brick. The word moved through Demotic, on to Arabic and eventually to Spain during the time of Islamic domination there, explained Janet Johnson, editor of the Chicago Demotic Dictionary. Ebony, the dark wood that was traded down the Nile from Nubia (present-day Sudan), also comes from Demotic roots. The name Susan is indirectly related to the Demotic word for water lily. "Demotic was used for business and legal documents, private letters and administrative inscriptions, and literary texts, such as narratives and pieces of wisdom literature," said Johnson, the Morton D. Hull Distinguished Service Professor at the Oriental Institute. "It was also used for religious and magical texts as well as scientific texts dealing with topics such as astronomy, mathematics and medicine. It is an indispensible tool for reconstructing the social, political and cultural life of ancient Egypt during a fascinating period of its history," she continued. "The University of Chicago is pretty much Demotic central," said James Allen, PhD'81, the Wilbour Professor of Egyptology and chair of the Department of Egyptology and Ancient Western Asian Studies at Brown University. "Besides the Demotic dictionary, the University also has some of the world's top experts on Demotic on its faculty. "This dictionary will be very useful, as there are more unpublished documents in Demotic than any other phase of ancient Egyptian," he said. The Demotic language was one of the three texts on the Rosetta stone, which was also written in Egyptian hieroglyphs and Greek. In addition to being used on stone carvings, the script was left behind on papyrus and broken bits of pottery. 

 

Read more at: http://phys.org/news/2012-09-chicago-demotic-dictionary-refines-knowledge.html#jCp

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Fisherman adrift for 106 days in Pacific says shark led him to rescuers

Fisherman adrift for 106 days in Pacific says shark led him to rescuers | Mind Candy  { interdimensionally } Cubed... It's SO yesterday to be a Square | Scoop.it
A man who survived while adrift in the Pacific for 106 days is crediting a shark for helping to save his life.
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Vermont could be first in line for single payer - Joanne Kenen

Vermont could be first in line for single payer - Joanne Kenen | Mind Candy  { interdimensionally } Cubed... It's SO yesterday to be a Square | Scoop.it
Most governors are, at best, slogging their way through the world of health reform implementation. Vermont’s Gov. Peter Shumlin is hurtling through it.

 

“This Vermont boy wants to implement that single-payer health care system tomorrow, and I don’t know why you guys want to stop me from doing that,” Shumlin said at a recent POLITICO health policy panel. “It’s the right thing to do. The rest of the world has figured it out. Let’s grow up and join them.”

The Vermont Legislature and his administration are working on setting up a state health insurance exchange under the health care law. It isn’t single-payer, although it’s often described that way. It’s an exchange. But Vermont is designing its exchange in a way that could be a platform for a state-based single-payer system.

Shumlin argues that his vision is as pragmatic as it is progressive. The efficiencies of a one-payer system will slow health care spending, freeing up dollars for jobs and economic growth, he says.

But a lot of things have to fall into place. To get to single-payer, even by 2017, Shumlin acknowledged that he would need an unprecedented slew of exemptions, tweaks or workarounds from numerous federal health programs and laws — including waivers from Medicare, Medicaid and the Affordable Care Act itself. He has to figure out what to do about big businesses that operate in Vermont and other states whose health plans are regulated not by the state, but by a federal law known as ERISA.

And the Legislature has to agree on a way of paying for it — one that won’t stir so much opposition in the business community that the whole thing falls apart.

Shumlin’s opponent in the governor’s race, underdog Republican Randy Brock, says the so-called single-payer plan is “vague, undefined” — and undesirable.

 

 

Read more: http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0912/81267.html#ixzz26jj5XPpG

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Philosophy v science: which can answer the big questions of life?

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Philosophy v science: which can answer the big questions of life?

Philosopher Julian Baggini fears that, as we learn more and more about the universe, scientists are becoming increasingly determined to stamp their mark on other disciplines. Here, he challenges theoretical physicist Lawrence Krauss over 'mission creep' among his peers….

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Fertility regulator to consult public over plans for 'GM babies'

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Medical procedure designed to prevent genetic disease by combining DNA from two parents and a healthy female donor...
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