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[VIDEO] The Vampire Economist and the Moral Molecule

In his new book, The Moral Molecule: The Source of Love and Prosperity, neuroeconomist Paul J. Zak discusses his research on oxytocin, what he calls the "moral molecule." For the past 10 years, Zak has been conducting the same kind of trust games that are common in experimental economics, but with a twist. Before and after the trust games, Zak has been taking blood samples with the goal of gaining a better understanding of how and why people trust others.

 

More on OXYTOCIN: http://www.scoop.it/t/science-news?q=oxytocin

 


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[A MUST SEE VIDEO] Halo Films Choice Point Showreel

Choice Point provides a scientific, self-help and human story platform to help people transform their lives for the better while at the same time showing them how to contribute to transforming the world in beneficial ways. Its mission is to make an impact at the individual level, which will in turn help to transform the world at a global level. It is based on the theory that by aligning with purpose, we each can help to bring the world into better alignment for a positive, peaceful future in which we can more easily solve the problems that currently beset the world


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Tony Franciskato's comment, May 29, 2012 9:07 AM
I love the idea of aligning with a purpose but of course I have questions when I hear certain things like… "What does it mean to 'Transcend self interest'?" It is like thinking it necessary to "moving beyond" the need to have blood coursing through my veins. "Creating relationships where everyone is getting richer" sounds like a situation where people trade goods and services freely and exchange value for value. What a great idea! It could be like a free market where men trade without taking advantage or being taken advantage of. Seems if men understood self interest as something not needing transcendence but needing acceptance as a fact of life the rest may follow.
Sakis Koukouvis's comment, May 29, 2012 10:09 AM
Thank you Tony Franciskato. I agree that these phrases are mere a positive thinking and not so a practical solution for a daily life. But we need inspiration to overcome our self-interest and I believe that this video is opening that "door".
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[VIDEO] Revealing Nature's Mathematical Formula for Survival

The vascular system of a leaf provides its structure and delivers its nutrients. When you light up that vascular structure with some fluorescent dye and view it using time lapse photography, details begin to emerge that reveal nature's mathematical formula for survival.


MATHEMATICS: http://www.scoop.it/t/science-news?tag=mathematics


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[VIDEO] The greatest science e-book created so far

The book is Leonardo da Vinci Anatomy, and it's an iPad app that explores a collection of Leonardo's anatomy drawings (many of which were hidden from the public until the twentieth century) and explains the magnitude of the artist's contribution to science. Though Leonardo sometimes misinterpreted what he discovered, he nevertheless produced some of the most accurate anatomical studies of human musculature and organs ever seen before in the West.

 

http://io9.com/5913772/the-greatest-science-e+book-created-so-far


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[VIDEO] Kinect controlled Interface

Kreek Prototype 2.1 Kinect controlled Interface Kreek is a Kinect controlled interface which extends a normally two-dimensional multi-touch environment by the perception of depth.

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rilka.p's comment, May 31, 2012 2:10 PM
WOW!!!
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20 Best TED Talks for Students of Social Media

20 Best TED Talks for Students of Social Media | Singularity Scoops | Scoop.it

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