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Palace of the damned dictator: The Ceausescu trail

Palace of the damned dictator: The Ceausescu trail | Vloasis vlogging | Scoop.it
25 years after the death of Romania's communist dictator, tourism is helping heal old wounds.
Vloasis's insight:

The pictures and stats on that palace are just awesome.

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Naoshima: Japan's surreal island of art

Naoshima: Japan's surreal island of art | Vloasis vlogging | Scoop.it
Monets, underground crypts and stunning Tadao Ando architecture are hidden on a remote Japanese island.
Vloasis's insight:

Sounds pretty trippy!

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A Backstage Love Affair With Cirque du Soleil

A Backstage Love Affair With Cirque du Soleil | Vloasis vlogging | Scoop.it
Twenty-eight years ago, Veronique Vial was asked to photograph Cirque du Soleil. Captivated by the performers and the magic, she has been shooting behind the scenes ever since.
Vloasis's insight:

Fun photographs!

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The Lobotomy Files: Forgotten documents reveal government lobotomy of U.S. troops.

The Lobotomy Files: Forgotten documents reveal government lobotomy of U.S. troops. | Vloasis vlogging | Scoop.it
The Veterans Administration administered lobotomies to roughly 2,000 U.S. World War II veterans for treatment of mental disorders.
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A tragedy and a shame.

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The Science of Laughing Through the Tears

The Science of Laughing Through the Tears | Vloasis vlogging | Scoop.it
A new study shows that illogical reactions may help people regulate their emotions.
Vloasis's insight:

“Emotional homeostasis is important for people so they can be in control of their cognitive, social, and psychological functions."

Nice points in this article.

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10 Big Ideas in 10 Years of Brain Science

10 Big Ideas in 10 Years of Brain Science | Vloasis vlogging | Scoop.it
Scientific American Mind reflects on the major discoveries of the past decade that have transformed how we think about the brain
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Optogenetics, eh?

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What Happens When We Let Industry and Government Collect All the Data They Want

What Happens When We Let Industry and Government Collect All the Data They Want | Vloasis vlogging | Scoop.it
In the fall of 1769, Thomas Jefferson lost a slave. His name was Sandy, and he was a runaway. Sandy was “about 35 years of age.” He worked as a shoemaker.

Via Rob Kitchin
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That f for s is kinda freaky.

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Oregon, Washington, D.C. legalize marijuana

Oregon, Washington, D.C. legalize marijuana | Vloasis vlogging | Scoop.it
Voters in Oregon and Washington, D.C., have voted to approve sweeping pro-marijuana legalization, according to a CNN projection.

Via Community Village Sites
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WTG Oregon & DC!

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The Uncanny Power of Weird Fiction

The Uncanny Power of Weird Fiction | Vloasis vlogging | Scoop.it
From Leonora Carrington to Haruki Murakami, disparate writers tap into something universal when they channel the bizarre.
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Classic sci-fi is full of strange and inventive elements that keep storytelling fundamental and vital.

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11 Foods That Can Make You Happy

11 Foods That Can Make You Happy | Vloasis vlogging | Scoop.it
Vloasis's insight:

I've got the coffee and milk covered, and broccoli.  Hmm...maybe I'm doing it wrong? (I'd be happy too if I could afford fish all the time, so duh.)  

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US advises against Ebola isolation

US advises against Ebola isolation | Vloasis vlogging | Scoop.it
US officials will actively monitor health workers who treat Ebola patients in West Africa after they return, but will not enforce quarantine.
Vloasis's insight:

Uhm, against?

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How to Make Your Own Pumpkin Spice Latte Without Nasty Ingredients

How to Make Your Own Pumpkin Spice Latte Without Nasty Ingredients | Vloasis vlogging | Scoop.it


The pumpkin spice latte craze has literally taken over seasonal coffeehouses everywhere.

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Just in time for those post-Halloween jack-o-lanterns.

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Ebola Nurse Nina Pham Tells Doctors 'I Love You Guys' Before Flight

Ebola Nurse Nina Pham Tells Doctors 'I Love You Guys' Before Flight | Vloasis vlogging | Scoop.it
The Texas hospital nurse who contracted Ebola from a patient there said an emotional goodbye to her doctors Thursday, telling her protective-suit-clad caregi...
Vloasis's insight:

Maybe it's time to be a little safer at the airports with passengers arriving from affected areas?

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Gene, I Dream - YouTube

Gene, I Dream by Wussy (Attica! / Shake It, Damnably) John Erhardt compiled some tour footage to send to CBS. They used some of it, but this is the original ...
Vloasis's insight:

Good people making great music.

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10 Places That Look Nothing Like You Think

10 Places That Look Nothing Like You Think | Vloasis vlogging | Scoop.it
Mount Everest isn’t the beautiful, pristine mountain you might think it is. Everest is littered with hordes of hikers, mountains of garbage, and the occasional dead body. That, and its ice is melting.
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Didn't know Madagascar wasn't mostly rainforest/jungle.

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What you don't know about Thanksgiving

What you don't know about Thanksgiving | Vloasis vlogging | Scoop.it
The story of how 102 Pilgrims arrived in the New World in 1620 has become shockingly unfamiliar to many Americans, Val Lauder says
Vloasis's insight:

A good recounting. Didn't know kids were unaware of the details today.

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Imagination, reality flow in opposite directions in the brain

Imagination, reality flow in opposite directions in the brain | Vloasis vlogging | Scoop.it

As real as that daydream may seem, its path through your brain runs opposite reality. Aiming to discern discrete neural circuits, researchers at the University of Wisconsin-Madison have tracked electrical activity in the brains of people who alternately imagined scenes or watched videos.


Via Dr. Stefan Gruenwald
Vloasis's insight:

So imagination input flows from the parietal to the occipital lobe, while visual input flows vice versa.

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Interesting findings from electrical and computer engineering studies. Useful connections to the information processing DCI's.

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Mystery "Ghost Eye" Appears in Photo! - YouTube

While looking over some pictures I shot with my new macro lens, I noticed an anomaly in one that looks very much like a tiny, human eye staring out at me fro...
Vloasis's insight:

My friend Ken has an eye for detail.

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Daytop-Mendham teacher charged in sex assault on resident

Daytop-Mendham teacher charged in sex assault on resident | Vloasis vlogging | Scoop.it
Cops: Teacher admitted to sex with 18-year-old undergoing court-ordered treatment at Daytop
Vloasis's insight:

Wait, the guy was over 18, and said he'd been flirting. Why is the supervisor woman a criminal with 150k bail exactly? Because if 18 is the legal age of consent, all that should have resulted was her getting fired for inappropriate workplace conduct. What am I missing?

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Thousands of Precious Objects Unearthed in Ancient Mexican City of Teotihuacan

Thousands of Precious Objects Unearthed in Ancient Mexican City of Teotihuacan | Vloasis vlogging | Scoop.it
Archeologists hope the discovery will help shed light on the people who built the mysterious city, which the Aztecs named 'birthplace of the gods' when they arrived hundreds of years after its abandonment.
Vloasis's insight:

An exciting archaeological dig in progress.

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Burgundy Lovers Mourn Hubert de Montille of Volnay

Burgundy Lovers Mourn Hubert de Montille of Volnay | Vloasis vlogging | Scoop.it
Burgundy Lovers Mourn Hubert de Montille of Volnay. One of the most traditional and outspoken Burgundy winemakers dies surrounded by friends.

Via Vitabella Luxury Wine / Twitter @Vitabellawine / Also check www.vitabella.fr
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Raising a toast would seem appropriate. Here's to hoping he was laid to rest in an aged oaken barrel.

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Our bodies are of this land: Decolonization and Indigenous women's radical self-love

Our bodies are of this land: Decolonization and Indigenous women's radical self-love | Vloasis vlogging | Scoop.it
The importance of Indigenous women's radical self-love as a key factor in decolonization.

Via Robert DesJarlait
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Good article by Samantha Nock. It's hard for most people to accept themselves.

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How pranks, assaults and social media led a French town to ban clowns

How pranks, assaults and social media led a French town to ban clowns | Vloasis vlogging | Scoop.it
The small French town of Vendargues banned all clown costumes for anyone over 13 on Halloween and for a month afterward.
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If only more towns could follow suit in this clown-banning thing...

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Weird NJ: Is Spy House America's 'most haunted house?'

Weird NJ: Is Spy House America's 'most haunted house?' | Vloasis vlogging | Scoop.it

The Spy House in Middletown

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Wonder what they do for Halloween...

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Peter Carey: 'Privacy should be a human right, but we've been tricked out of it – it's easy to give information away. It is sort of evil'

Peter Carey: 'Privacy should be a human right, but we've been tricked out of it – it's easy to give information away. It is sort of evil' | Vloasis vlogging | Scoop.it
The Australian author talks to Luke Harding about surveillance and Julian Assange
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Thanks to Sean for posting this.

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