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A New ‘Mother’ to Digitally Nag You - Digits - WSJ

A New ‘Mother’ to Digitally Nag You - Digits - WSJ | What's me | Scoop.it
More and more gadgets seek to replicate the sorts of things your mother used to needle you about, but one company has decided to embrace that image with a product named “Mother.”
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The Coolest Science of 2013, in GIFs

The Coolest Science of 2013, in GIFs | What's me | Scoop.it
This year, we saw dissolving electronics, flying meteors, gravity-defying chains and rotting pineapples
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A Recap of Our Five Favorite New Species of 2013

A Recap of Our Five Favorite New Species of 2013 | What's me | Scoop.it
An owl, a cat and a dolphin are literally among this year's biggest new species discoveries
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8 Common Thinking Mistakes Our Brains Make Every Day and How to Prevent Them - - The Buffer Blog

8 Common Thinking Mistakes Our Brains Make Every Day and How to Prevent Them - - The Buffer Blog | What's me | Scoop.it
What are the biggest thinking mistakes all of us do nearly every day? We've collected the 8 biggest thinking mistakes here today for you:
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A History of Slavery and Genocide Is Hidden in Modern DNA

A History of Slavery and Genocide Is Hidden in Modern DNA | What's me | Scoop.it
Genetic testing of people with Caribbean ancestry reveals evidence of indigenous population collapse and specific waves of slave trade
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The Robots Are Here

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Isaac Asimov, the astonishingly prolific science fiction writer, died in 1992, but he foresaw much about American politics today.
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Bill Gates: Here's My Plan to Improve Our World — And How You Can Help | Wired Business | Wired.com

Bill Gates: Here's My Plan to Improve Our World — And How You Can Help | Wired Business | Wired.com | What's me | Scoop.it
Bill Gates on how innovation is the key to a brighter future, and how we're only just getting started.
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41 Century-Old Predictions for Our 21st Century Socialist Utopia

41 Century-Old Predictions for Our 21st Century Socialist Utopia | What's me | Scoop.it
Mail via pneumatic tube? Weather control? A three-hour workday? These sound like futuristic predictions straight from the 1950s and '60s. But proving yet again that there's nothing new under the sun, these predictions are actually over a century old.
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The Science Behind Earth’s Many Colors

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A new book of breathtaking aerial photography by Bernhard Edmaier explains how the planet's vividly colored landscapes and seascapes came to be
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No One Brings Dinner When Your Daughter Is an Addict

No One Brings Dinner When Your Daughter Is an Addict | What's me | Scoop.it
When my wife was diagnosed with breast cancer, we ate well. Mary Beth and I had both read the terrifying pathology report of a tumor the size of an olive. The surgical digging for lymph nodes was followed by months of radiation.
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This woman took your picture…from Saturn

This woman took your picture…from Saturn | What's me | Scoop.it
Carolyn Porco on Cassini, the possibility of life on Saturn's moons, and the transformational experience of seeing Earth from space.
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The Evolutionary Secrets Within the Messel Pit

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An amazing abundance of fossils in a bygone lake in Germany hints at the debt humans owe to animals that died out 48 million years ago
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How to make people like you: 6 science-based conversation hacks

How to make people like you: 6 science-based conversation hacks | What's me | Scoop.it
So you want to know how to make people like you? It's easier than you think.
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Confirmation Bias

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The Misconception: Your opinions are the result of years of rational, objective analysis. The Truth: Your opinions are the result of years of paying attention to information which confirmed what yo...
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Frailty is a medical condition, not an inevitable result of aging

Frailty is a medical condition, not an inevitable result of aging | What's me | Scoop.it
Resistance training can slow the natural loss of muscle mass.
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English Has a New Preposition, Because Internet

English Has a New Preposition, Because Internet | What's me | Scoop.it
Linguists are recognizing the delightful evolution of the word "because." 
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This Fossil Skull Unearthed in Tibet Is the Oldest Big Cat Ever Found

This Fossil Skull Unearthed in Tibet Is the Oldest Big Cat Ever Found | What's me | Scoop.it
The fossil belongs to a newly discovered species called Panthera blytheae and is between four and five million years old
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These Fascinating Maps Show The Origin Of Words We Use All The Time

These Fascinating Maps Show The Origin Of Words We Use All The Time | What's me | Scoop.it
U.S. playwright Rita Mae Brown said: “Language is the road map of a culture. It tells you where its people come from and where they are going.”
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Huh Means the Same Thing in Every Language

Huh Means the Same Thing in Every Language | What's me | Scoop.it
How the dynamics of human conversation gave shape to a word that knows no boundaries.
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Is this a neuroscience experiment or just a high-tech method of mistreating a living being?

Is this a neuroscience experiment or just a high-tech method of mistreating a living being? | What's me | Scoop.it
A recent project that turns a cockroach into a remote-controlled cyborg could be seen as neuroscience research, or as just another example of abusing a creature for our own entertainment.
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Do Animals Know That They Are Dying? I Think My Cat Did.

Do Animals Know That They Are Dying? I Think My Cat Did. | What's me | Scoop.it
Before I tell you this story, you need to know something about me, which is that I am a brain in a body, activated by a complex series of physical, chemical, and biological processes.
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Scientists solve major piece in the origin of biological complexity

Scientists solve major piece in the origin of biological complexity | What's me | Scoop.it
Scientists have puzzled for centuries over how and why multicellular organisms evolved the almost universal trait of using single cells, such as eggs and sperm, to reproduce.
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