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The Likely Cause of Addiction Has Been Discovered, and It Is Not What You Think

The Likely Cause of Addiction Has Been Discovered, and It Is Not What You Think | Truth and Consequences | Scoop.it
New evidence about addiction isn't just a challenge to us politically. It doesn't just force us to change our minds. It forces us to change our hearts.
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I asked FBI to validate forensic hair analysis – they couldn't

I asked FBI to validate forensic hair analysis – they couldn't | Truth and Consequences | Scoop.it
He's the man who got the FBI to admit that hair analysis was flawed evidence, and now campaigner Peter Neufeld says there's a bigger problem to tackle
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The FBI Faked an Entire Field of Forensic Science

The FBI Faked an Entire Field of Forensic Science | Truth and Consequences | Scoop.it
For more stories like this, like Slate on Facebook and follow us on Twitter. The Washington Post published a story so horrifying this weekend that it would stop your breath: “The Justice Department and FBI have formally acknowledged that nearly every examiner in an elite FBI forensic unit gave flawed...
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Baltimore Protesters Jailed Without Food For Days, Attorneys Say

Baltimore Protesters Jailed Without Food For Days, Attorneys Say | Truth and Consequences | Scoop.it
“I’ve been a lawyer at the public defender’s office for 20 years and I’ve never seen anything quite like this.”
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Scientists have created an organic farm that stores more carbon than it emits

Scientists have created an organic farm that stores more carbon than it emits | Truth and Consequences | Scoop.it
Agriculture contributes approximately 35 percent of the planet's greenhouse gas emissions, but scientists in China believe they've found a way to make the (undeniably essential) practice more sustainable, by successfully turning a farm into a...
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'People skills' have a dark side — and we're just now understanding it

'People skills' have a dark side — and we're just now understanding it | Truth and Consequences | Scoop.it
The notion that people smarts might help you succeed got a boost when the phrase "emotional intelligence" entered the mainstream.
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The Chances of Another Chernobyl Before 2050? 50%, Say Safety Specialists | MIT Technology Review

The Chances of Another Chernobyl Before 2050? 50%, Say Safety Specialists | MIT Technology Review | Truth and Consequences | Scoop.it
And there’s a 50:50 chance of a Three Mile Island-scale disaster in the next 10 years, according to the largest statistical analysis of nuclear accidents ever undertaken.
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How Synthetic Organisms Could Terraform the Earth | MIT Technology Review

How Synthetic Organisms Could Terraform the Earth | MIT Technology Review | Truth and Consequences | Scoop.it
One way to combat climate change could be to release synthetic organisms that sequestrate carbon. How this can be done safely is a question bioengineers are now beginning to address.
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The 10 mistakes we all make when interpreting research

The 10 mistakes we all make when interpreting research | Truth and Consequences | Scoop.it
This article was written by Will Grant and Rod Lamberts from the Australian National Centre for the Public Awareness of Science (CPAS) at the Australian National University. It was originally published by The Conversation . UNDERSTANDING RESEARCH:...
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This Might Be The Most Worst Case Of Police Brutality Ever Caught On Tape

In all, 10 cops arrived at the scene. They were all white.
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Speaking a second language may change how you see the world

Speaking a second language may change how you see the world | Truth and Consequences | Scoop.it
Research suggests speaking English nudges Germans to focus on process over goals
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Sixth personality trait measures your Machiavellian potential

Sixth personality trait measures your Machiavellian potential | Truth and Consequences | Scoop.it
How much Cersei do you have in you? Standard psychology tests have been overlooking a crucial aspect of our personalities
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The secret to happiness expressed as one neat mathematical formula

The secret to happiness expressed as one neat mathematical formula | Truth and Consequences | Scoop.it
What is happiness and how can we get more of it? For many years scientists have been trying to define the joy and well-being of happiness, how people come to experience it and how to help them get a bit more of it in their lives. What we do know...
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Court Rules NSA Bulk Data Collection Was Never Authorized By Congress | WIRED

Court Rules NSA Bulk Data Collection Was Never Authorized By Congress | WIRED | Truth and Consequences | Scoop.it
The United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit ruled on Thursday that the NSA's bulk collection of phone metadata was not authorized under the Patriot Act and was therefore illegal.
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Psychologists met in secret with Bush officials to help justify torture – report

Psychologists met in secret with Bush officials to help justify torture – report | Truth and Consequences | Scoop.it
Newly disclosed emails reveal American Psychological Association coordinated with officials in CIA and White House to help ethically justify detainee program
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America's largest psychological organization allegedly worked with the CIA on torture in secret

America's largest psychological organization allegedly worked with the CIA on torture in secret | Truth and Consequences | Scoop.it
"Widespread and secret complicity."
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Depression can physically change your DNA, study suggests

Depression can physically change your DNA, study suggests | Truth and Consequences | Scoop.it
Researchers from the UK have found evidence that depression doesn't just change our brains, it can also alter our DNA and the way our cells generate energy. A team from the Wellcome Trust Centre for Human Genetics investigated the genomes of more...
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Warming’s role in extreme weather quantified

Warming’s role in extreme weather quantified | Truth and Consequences | Scoop.it
Scientists calculate how much to blame human-driven climate change for extreme high temperatures and heavy rainfall.
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Study links brain anatomy, academic achievement, and family income

Study links brain anatomy, academic achievement, and family income | Truth and Consequences | Scoop.it
Many years of research have shown that for students from lower-income families, standardized test scores and other measures of academic success tend to lag behind those of wealthier students. A new study offers another dimension to this so-called "achievement gap": After imaging the brains of high- and low-income students, they found that the higher-income students had thicker brain cortex in areas associated with visual perception and knowledge accumulation. Furthermore, these differences also
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This May Not Surprise You: Only 10% Of Managers Have What It Takes To Be Managers

This May Not Surprise You: Only 10% Of Managers Have What It Takes To Be Managers | Truth and Consequences | Scoop.it
It's actually really, really hard to be a great boss. And the qualities that make people great bosses are not how we decide who gets promoted.
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Black holes don’t erase information, scientists say

Black holes don’t erase information, scientists say | Truth and Consequences | Scoop.it
Shred a document, and you can piece it back together. But send information into a black hole, and it's lost forever. A new study finds that -- contrary to what some physicists have argued for the years -- information is not lost once it has entered a black hole. The research presents explicit calculations showing how information is, in fact, preserved.
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Eating the Sun: Can Humans Be Hacked to Do Photosynthesis?

Eating the Sun: Can Humans Be Hacked to Do Photosynthesis? | Truth and Consequences | Scoop.it
Several animals can already do photosynthesis. Will humans follow suit?
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Incredible chart shows how intelligence changes as we age

Incredible chart shows how intelligence changes as we age | Truth and Consequences | Scoop.it
"At almost any given age, most of us are getting better at some things and worse at others."
Bernhard H. Schmitz's insight:

Information, Comprehension, and Vocabulary peak at 50

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