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Absolutely Awake to the Encompassing

Absolutely Awake to the Encompassing | Pahndeepah Perceptions | Scoop.it
I am sure that if you look through my site, you would find me to be some kind of Buddhist social critic. I post all kinds of Buddhist sayings as well as lots of material on the Society of Control a...
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Harvard University says it can't afford journal publishers' prices

Harvard University says it can't afford journal publishers' prices | Pahndeepah Perceptions | Scoop.it
University wants scientists to make their research open access and resign from publications that keep articles behind paywalls
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Confirmed: The Oldest Known Art in the World Is Spray-Painted Graffiti

Confirmed: The Oldest Known Art in the World Is Spray-Painted Graffiti | Pahndeepah Perceptions | Scoop.it
The first paintings ever made by human hands, new research suggests, were outlines of human hands. And they were created not in Spain or France, but in Indonesia.
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A political and an archaeological point.

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Alexander the Great: History's Superstar

Alexander the Great: History's Superstar | Pahndeepah Perceptions | Scoop.it
Author Guy MacLean Rogers talks to Truthout about the discovery of a vast tomb in Amphipolis, Greece, which archeologists believe dates back to the era of Alexander the Great.
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A great speculation with some nice info


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Your Ancestors Didn’t Sleep Like You – Are We Doing It Wrong?

Your Ancestors Didn’t Sleep Like You – Are We Doing It Wrong? | Pahndeepah Perceptions | Scoop.it
Evidence continues to emerge, both scientific and historical, suggesting that the way in which the majority of us currently sleep may not actually be good for us. In 2001, historian Roger Ekirch of Virginia Tech published a paper that included over 15 years of research. It revealed an overwhelming amount of historical evidence that humans […]
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More concerning night vigil

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13 things you didn't know about Topo Chico

13 things you didn't know about Topo Chico | Pahndeepah Perceptions | Scoop.it
If there's one thing you're definitely going to use to fight off the remainder of Summer, it's the Nerf Super Soaker Assault Bunker with optional shield and tactical port. WHAT NOW, SUMMER??? But if there's a second thing, it's probably Austin's favorite Mexican mineral water: Topo Chico. To celebrate the only sparkling water that you can order without sounding like a tool, we're giving away T-shirts and cases of the stuff. Plus: for those thirsty for knowledge in addition to bubbles, we've comp
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#TopoChico

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Arabica And Robusta Coffee Genomes Sequenced. What Does It All Mean? - Sprudge

Arabica And Robusta Coffee Genomes Sequenced. What Does It All Mean? - Sprudge | Pahndeepah Perceptions | Scoop.it

PCoffee scientists the world over recently gathered at the ASIC conference in Colombia, where the sequencing of both coffee genomes were announced.

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Coffee genetics

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17 Amazing (Free) Reads On The Internet

17 Amazing (Free) Reads On The Internet | Pahndeepah Perceptions | Scoop.it
Some of the best articles about Love, Adventure, Advice, and The Future,
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Stonehenge Was Merely the Focal Point of a Bigger Monument Site — NOVA Next | PBS

Stonehenge Was Merely the Focal Point of a Bigger Monument Site — NOVA Next | PBS | Pahndeepah Perceptions | Scoop.it
A survey of Stonehenge's grounds reveals 17 new chapels and hundreds of other prehistoric features that bustled with activity thousands of years ago.
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Single? So are the majority of U.S. adults | The Rundown | PBS NewsHour

Single? So are the majority of U.S. adults | The Rundown | PBS NewsHour | Pahndeepah Perceptions | Scoop.it
According to U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics data singles now make up the majority of the adult population in the United States.
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Reconceiving Change in the Age of Parasitic Capitalism

Reconceiving Change in the Age of Parasitic Capitalism | Pahndeepah Perceptions | Scoop.it
Massive economic damage and human suffering resulting from the 2008 financial crisis continue unabated while the implications of this crisis continue to elude us.
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Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, September 12, 8:15 PM

The impact that the current neo-liberal agenda has had on School is immense. We shifted towards focusing on creating workers. This ties us to the Industrial Revolution in many respects.

 

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Ukrainian Darth Vader strums acoustic Imperial March for election run - video

Ukrainian Darth Vader strums acoustic Imperial March for election run - video | Pahndeepah Perceptions | Scoop.it
Who knew Star Wars villain Darth Vader was in fact a Ukrainian Cossack at heart?
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Darth Vader... Politico. 

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Truthout Interviews Candice Bernd on Police Retaliation Against "Cop Watch" Groups

Truthout Interviews Candice Bernd on Police Retaliation Against "Cop Watch" Groups | Pahndeepah Perceptions | Scoop.it
Ted Asregadoo talks Truthout assistant editor and reporter, Candice Bernd, about police retaliation against police monitoring groups.
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the problem with the police state

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The Power Of Francis' Glasnost

The Power Of Francis' Glasnost | Pahndeepah Perceptions | Scoop.it
Both John Paul II and Benedict XVI understood the power of open dialogue, which is why they did all they could to shut it down within the Catholic church. The sensus fidelium, the insight that ordi...
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Paying heed to the experience of the faithful, maybe the leaders of the church might learn how to love.

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Carl Sagan Questions Drug Policy

Carl Sagan Questions Drug Policy | Pahndeepah Perceptions | Scoop.it
Tom Angell has been spending some time at the Library of Congress reading through newly available papers from the estate of Carl Sagan, the scientist who might just have had more impact on the popu...
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Feeling the Touch of the Goad: A Sense of Urgency as a Spur to Climate Action

Feeling the Touch of the Goad: A Sense of Urgency as a Spur to Climate Action | Pahndeepah Perceptions | Scoop.it
To respond effectively to the threat of climate change, we must shed our complacency and arouse a sense of urgency. The texts of early Buddhism provide us with a psychological model of how this sense of urgency arises and how it can be channeled into effective action.
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Online Relationships Are Real

Online Relationships Are Real | Pahndeepah Perceptions | Scoop.it
Social media filters relationships whether we like it or not, and many young people no longer draw a distinction between real and digital interactions.
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This is does not surprise me really

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Neoliberalism has brought out the worst in us

Neoliberalism has brought out the worst in us | Pahndeepah Perceptions | Scoop.it
Paul Verhaeghe: An economic system that rewards psychopathic personality traits has changed our ethics and our personalities
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Online Learning is Just as Effective as Traditional Education, According to a New MIT Study

Online Learning is Just as Effective as Traditional Education, According to a New MIT Study | Pahndeepah Perceptions | Scoop.it
More than 7.1 million students are currently taking at least one online course. Despite the apparent popularity, however, educators have given the trend low marks.
But a new study from MIT...

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Pippa Davies @PippaDavies 's curator insight, September 25, 8:08 PM

Online education is slowly becoming more and more mainstream as MIT shows in this article along with being just as effective.

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5 Ways Social Media Is Changing Your Brain | IFLScience

5 Ways Social Media Is Changing Your Brain | IFLScience | Pahndeepah Perceptions | Scoop.it
The persistence of social media is certainly changing how things are done. In a matter of minutes, you can wish an old friend happy birthday on Facebook, find a recipe for dinner on Pinterest, watch a how-to project on YouTube, and get up to the minute updates on events from Twitter. But social media isn’t just changing how we act; it’s actually changing our brains as well.

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RA LV AD's curator insight, September 18, 7:19 PM

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Ching Rem's curator insight, September 19, 4:25 AM

brain change

 

Kathy Lynch's curator insight, September 25, 8:29 AM

Thx Susan Bainbridge

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Putting open science into practice: A social dilemma? | Scheliga | First Monday

Putting open science into practice: A social dilemma? | Scheliga | First Monday | Pahndeepah Perceptions | Scoop.it
Putting open science into practice: A social dilemma?

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You Have a Signature Word. Here’s How You Got It.

You Have a Signature Word. Here’s How You Got It. | Pahndeepah Perceptions | Scoop.it
Not too long ago, I was forced to come to grips with something terrible about myself. I use the word iteration a lot. More than any human being should. If I had to ballpark it, I’d set the over/under on daily utterances at five. I’m not proud of this. I’d...
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Henry A. Giroux | The New Authoritarianism in an Age of Manufactured Crises

Important issues are buried in the fog of manufactured crises, designed to stir popular sentiment but actually legitimizing policies that benefit the wealthy and hurt working- and middle-class communities, says Henry Giroux in this excerpt of his latest book.
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