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Nazi Science Is Still Haunting Anatomy and Fueling Conservatives’ Worst Anti-Abortion Arguments

Nazi Science Is Still Haunting Anatomy and Fueling Conservatives’ Worst Anti-Abortion Arguments | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
In 1941, Charlotte Pommer graduated from medical school at the University of Berlin and went to work for Hermann Stieve, head of the school’s Institute of Anatomy.
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Outbreaks of Futurity
Tomorrow's ideas, today. Tracking exotic concepts and future marvels.
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Out for Young Blood - Issue 53: Monsters - Nautilus

Out for Young Blood - Issue 53: Monsters - Nautilus | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
The vampire live on, and cannot die by mere passing of the time,” Dracula’s Abraham Van Helsing tells his colleagues. “He can…
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Trump’s War on Knowledge

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There has always been a disturbing strand of anti-intellectualism in American life, but never has an occupant of the White House exhibited such a toxic mix of ignorance and mendacity, such lack of intellectual curiosity and disregard for rigorous analysis. “The experts are terrible,” Donald Trump said during his campaign. “Look at the mess we’re in with all these experts that we have.” It is hardly surprising, then, that his administration is over-stocked with know-nothing fundamentalists.
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You Think With the World, Not Just Your Brain

On the mystery and wonder of extended cognition
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NASA tries an inflatable room on the space station, likes it

NASA tries an inflatable room on the space station, likes it | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
For now, at least, the module won't exactly have a glamorous purpose.
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Consciousness: An Object Lesson

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Manzotti: Perhaps it’s time to ditch the word “consciousness” and simply talk about experience....Your body is such a thing and when your body is there, an apple is there, too. Not an apple reproduced like a photo in your head. An apple there on the table, in relation with your body.

Parks: So, anything the body experiences as an effect—which is to say, anything it experiences—is an object?
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The Touch of Madness

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Culture profoundly shapes our ideas about mental illness, which is something psychologist Nev Jones knows all too well.
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A Chinese Lesbian Warlord Used CIA Funding to Traffic Opium in Myanmar

A Chinese Lesbian Warlord Used CIA Funding to Traffic Opium in Myanmar | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
Sometimes a person rejects the paths in life set out for them by others, defies the pressures of society and becomes exactly the person they want to be — or felt they always have been. And if that person is a warlord princess and drug trafficker with a thousan
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The '60s Soviet Space Probe That Crashed Into Wisconsin

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When Sputnik IV hit the streets of sleepy Manitowoc, it ushered in the age of space junk.
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During World War II, the Submarine USS ‘Barb’ Rocketed Japan

During World War II, the Submarine USS ‘Barb’ Rocketed Japan | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
In the closing months of World War II, heavy losses and depleted fuel stocks kept many of Japan’s remaining combat aircraft grounded and warships in port, awaiting an anticipated amphibious invasion. Starting in July 1945, Allied battleships embarked on a series of naval bombardments of coastal cities in Japa
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How Air-Conditioning Invented the Modern World

How Air-Conditioning Invented the Modern World | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
A new book by the economist Tim Harford on history’s greatest breakthroughs explains why barbed wire was a revolution, paper money was an accident, and HVACs were a productivity booster.
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U.S. Marines’ Portable Helicopters Were Too Crazy to Survive

U.S. Marines’ Portable Helicopters Were Too Crazy to Survive | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
This story originally appeared on Feb. 15, 2015. During the Korean War, quite a few American pilots went down behind enemy lines. Some got lucky and escaped with the help of daring airborne-search-and-rescue crews, while others never made it home alive. The U.S. Marine Corps looked to helicopters t
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According to Japanese Traffic Lights, Bleen Means Go

According to Japanese Traffic Lights, Bleen Means Go | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
The country's bluish-green signals are the results of linguistics and legalities.
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The Pentagon’s New Wonder Weapons For World Dominion

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Not quite a century ago, on Jan. 7, 1929, newspaper readers across America were captivated by a brand-new comic strip, Buck Rogers in the 25th Century. It offered the country its first images of space-age death rays, atomic explosions and inter-planetary travel. “I was 20 years old,” World Wa
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6 ways health would suffer on a trip to Mars - Futurity

6 ways health would suffer on a trip to Mars - Futurity | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
NASA aims to have humans on Mars by the 2030s—but those who make the journey face unprecedented health risks.
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The Underclass Origins of the Little Black Dress

The Underclass Origins of the Little Black Dress | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
The upper classes once imposed the fashion staple on their servants—then they stole it back from them. An Object Lesson.
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Experimental Scaled Composite plane | NextBigFuture.com

Experimental Scaled Composite plane | NextBigFuture.com | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
Experimental Scaled Composite plane
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London's amazing underground infrastructure revealed in vintage cutaway maps

London's amazing underground infrastructure revealed in vintage cutaway maps | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
Londonist’s roundup of cutaway maps — many from the outstanding Transport Museum in Covent Garden — combines the nerdy excitement of hidden tunnels with the aesthetic pleasure of …
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Interpretation: A Case for a Broad Perspective

Interpretation: A Case for a Broad Perspective | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
Do we really want to hear Beethoven’s Fifth as it was heard at its premiere? Do we want to listen to 50 unevenly trained musicians, give or take, playing for four hours on weak instruments that are hard to play, in an unheated concert hall conducted by a deaf man on one rehearsal?
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Driving with AR glasses may be information overload

Driving with AR glasses may be information overload | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
The bridge of my nose is starting to collapse under the weight of the augmented reality glasses I'm wearing. I'm sitting in an Infiniti SUV being taken on
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Inside The Suwalki Gap - Roads & Kingdoms

Inside The Suwalki Gap - Roads & Kingdoms | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
After Russia's annexation of Crimea, some fear that the Baltic States could be next.
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Riding the Madaraka Express - Roads & Kingdoms

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Can a brand new, Chinese-built railway lay the tracks to Kenya’s future?
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The Soviet Union’s Crazy ‘Planet of the Apes’

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This story originally appeared on July 6, 2014. Back in 2005, the Scottish daily newspaper The Scotsman ran a sensational story about a bunch of bizarre and ethically troubled Soviet experiments involving breeding humans with non-human apes. The story had the makings of a great horror movie—a Soviet ma
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When Japan Invaded America

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There has been growing concern in recent years over the state of U.S. Arctic defenses. In fact, few Americans remember that Alaskan islands seized by Japanese forces remain one of the only cases in which enemy forces successfully occupied U.S. territory during the 20th century. The 13-month battle ove
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0,01. Privilege in a Time of Global Inequality

0,01. Privilege in a Time of Global Inequality | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
The volume assembles the works of contemporary photographers for the purpose of lending visual evidence to the blatant discrepancy between people’s living conditions, which can be as fascinating as…
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