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A Theory About Why the Powerful Don't Care For the Powerless

A Theory About Why the Powerful Don't Care For the Powerless | yoga | Scoop.it
Showing enough empathy could be incompatible with keeping your eye on the prize.

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Study says genetically modified corn causes tumors, but other scientists ... - CBS News

Study says genetically modified corn causes tumors, but other scientists ... - CBS News | yoga | Scoop.it
CBS NewsStudy says genetically modified corn causes tumors, but other scientists ...CBS News19 in Food and Chemical Toxicology, revealed that mice who were fed either a diet of Monsanto's genetically modified maize sprayed with Roundup - the company's...

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Salem MS Library's curator insight, October 21, 2014 10:49 AM

AGAINST

Reason: could be dangerous

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Study ties GMO corn, soybeans to butterfly losses

Study ties GMO corn, soybeans to butterfly losses | yoga | Scoop.it
Genetically engineered corn and soybeans make it easy for farmers to eradicate weeds, including the long-lived and unruly milkweed...

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Salem MS Library's curator insight, October 21, 2014 10:46 AM

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Reason: bad for ecosystems

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GM food: harmful or helpful?

GM food: harmful or helpful? | yoga | Scoop.it
GM foods are seen by many as the answer to challenges posed by population growth and climate change, but the debate on their health implications is still raging.

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AmandaWilhiteee's curator insight, October 24, 2014 9:44 AM

I wanted to scoop an article about Genetically Modified foods, This was the perfect article. This article has definitely changed my perspective on Genetically Modified foods. Before I read this article, I was okay with eating GM food because I knew how much of it is modified and how little wasn't, but now I am scared to eat foods that have been genetically modified. 

jada_chace's curator insight, October 26, 2014 7:48 PM

GMO’s or genetically modified food is when foods are produced and then taken any to be experimented on. GMO’s are dangerous and can harm the environment around us. Taking freshly produced food and then ‘poisoning’ it is cruel, it also post a threat to our economy. If we, throughout the years, keep doing this to our food eventually we will not be able to produce fresh crops in our farms today. It would be risky to many people in America today to trust GMO’s since it can harm them and the economy. 

Rodolfo Oscar Graneros's curator insight, July 24, 2015 4:32 PM

añada su visión ...

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The Social Life of Genes: Shaping Your Molecular Composition

The Social Life of Genes: Shaping Your Molecular Composition | yoga | Scoop.it
Your social life has the power to shape the molecular composition of your body. (Plan your day accordingly.)

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Nima Dehghani's curator insight, September 26, 2013 8:50 AM

add to the title as you read between the lines:

"The Social Life of Neurons: Shaping the Molecular Composition of Your Brain (and You)"
Pedro Tavares's curator insight, September 27, 2013 9:07 AM

So, lets improve the social life!

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Does the brain rely on computer-like mechanism to make sense of novel situations? | Machines Like Us

Does the brain rely on computer-like mechanism to make sense of novel situations? | Machines Like Us | yoga | Scoop.it
Our brains give us the remarkable ability to make sense of situations we've never encountered before—a familiar person in an unfamiliar place, for example, or a coworker in a different job role—but the mechanism our brains use to accomplish this has...

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Our Big Brains

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Are humans the brainiest creatures on the planet?

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Dolphins have an extra hemisphere and can hear sound in hertz up to 200,000 hertz while us humans can hear about 45000 hertz in comparison! the amazing dolphin

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Life is Suite: A group of software apps helps synthetic biologists work faster and better » Systems Engineering | Blog Archive | Boston University

Life is Suite: A group of software apps helps synthetic biologists work faster and better » Systems Engineering | Blog Archive | Boston University | yoga | Scoop.it

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Art Jahnke

"As biologists continue the decades-long race to map the genomes of living things, a group of forward-thinking BU engineers is asking the kind of questions that engineers can’t help but ask: what if we built a different genome?

Known as synthetic biologists, they believe that with some skillful genomic tweaks, living organisms, such as cells and microbes, can be put to work doing things that are too dangerous or not even possible for higher life-forms like ourselves.

“There are so many possibilities,” says Douglas Densmore, the Richard and Minda Reidy Family Career Development Assistant Professor in the College of Engineering electrical and computer engineering department. “Some are biotherapeutic. For example, we use chemotherapy to kill cancer cells, which is horribly damaging to the body. We may be able to noninvasively use bacteria that are already in your body to kill cancer cells. Or we can use bacteria to make clean energy.”

In the last few years, as computing power has multiplied and the cost of decoding and synthesizing DNA has nose-dived, synthetic biological possibilities have started to look more like probabilities. Oil spill cleanup is also high on the things-to-do list for customized microbes. So is weapons detection, which may explain why the Office of Naval Research is funding a $7.5 million project called Utilizing Synthetic Biology to Create Programmable Micro-Bio-Robots. The project, which involves Densmore and two other BU engineers as well as researchers from Harvard, MIT, Northeastern, and the University of Pennsylvania, intends to create a dynamic trio of humans, robots, and genetically engineered bacteria, all of which will work together to detect whatever the bacteria are programmed to detect. That could be explosives or toxins or heat or light. The customized bacteria will talk to one another, and they will report to miniature “chaperone robots,” a mere 10 to 100 centimeters long, that will each control thousands of microbes. Finally, the chaperone robots will wirelessly report back to humans.
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Scientists torpedo GM claims : Agricultural and Rural Convention

Scientists torpedo GM claims : Agricultural and Rural Convention | yoga | Scoop.it
Practising genetic engineers are challenging the scientific basis for applying genetic engineering to food and animal feed. One of the three-strong Earth Open Source team, Dr Michael Antoniou of King's College London ...

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smarterplanet: Synthetic Biology Explained  ...

smarterplanet: “ Synthetic Biology Explained From selective breeding to genetic modification, our understanding of biology is now merging with the principles of engineering to bring us synthetic...

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Yoga For Improve Flexibility

Yoga For Improve Flexibility | yoga | Scoop.it
Yoga and flexibility have always been linked together. The exercises (asanas) of yoga encourage you to definitely stretch your joints and limbs. A lot of you may shy away fromflexibility exercises,...

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john mary's curator insight, July 12, 2013 12:16 AM

Yoga and flexibility have always been linked together. The exercises (asanas) of yoga encourage you to definitely stretch your joints and limbs.

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Do Good People Turn Evil?

Do Good People Turn Evil? | yoga | Scoop.it
We might have drawn the wrong conclusions from the Milgram and Zimbardo studies.

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Mark Waser's curator insight, November 23, 2013 2:22 PM

"Be very, very careful when selecting your experimental samples . . . . "

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Altered Food, GMOs, Genetically Modified Food - National Geographic

Altered Food, GMOs, Genetically Modified Food - National Geographic | yoga | Scoop.it
Want disease-free grapes? Add a silkworm gene. How about vitamin-enhanced rice? While technology promises new ways to help feed the world, some see risks to the land and to human health.

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Nutritional Weaklings in the Supermarket

Nutritional Weaklings in the Supermarket | yoga | Scoop.it
Heirloom varieties and wild species of produce
have been found to outshine their cultivated cousins.

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The Common Belief Fallacy | Experts' Corner | Big Think

The Common Belief Fallacy | Experts' Corner | Big Think | yoga | Scoop.it
The twisting path to becoming less dumb has led to many stops. 

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Back when Shakespeare said you were the paragon of animals, both noble in reason and infinite in faculties, he did so during a time when physicians believed the body was filled with black bile, yellow bile, phlegm, and blood, and all sickness and health depended on the interaction of those fluids. Lethargic and lazy? Well, that’s because you are full of phlegm. Feeling sick? Maybe you’ve got too much blood and should go see a barber to get drained. Yes, the creator of some of the greatest works of the English language believed you could cure a fever with a knife.


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I had to write and create fallacies last week for english. good article

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9 Philosophical Thought Experiments That Will Keep You Up at Night

9 Philosophical Thought Experiments That Will Keep You Up at Night | yoga | Scoop.it
Sometimes, the best way to illustrate a complicated philosophical concept is by framing it as a story or situation. Here are nine such thought experiments with downright disturbing implications.

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Toon Mojoham's curator insight, September 30, 2013 10:16 PM

nice guys.  check it out. 

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What Are Mini-Brains (cerebral organoids)?

A potential application for generating human cerebral organoids (brainlike structures) will be the ability to study brain development, model disease, and gain a better understanding of actual brain physiology.


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Nima Dehghani's curator insight, October 11, 2013 11:09 AM

A news/views on a paper that was published last month in nature (Cerebral organoids model human brain development and microcephaly)

http://www.nature.com/nature/journal/v501/n7467/full/nature12517.html

 

here are some excerpts from the commentary:

Lancaster et al. have provided a major leap by developing a method to grow miniature human brain-like structures (cerebral organoids) from embryonic stem cells in vitro. The “minibrains” recapitulate a surprising number of features of human embryonic brain development, heralding a new phase of modeling human disease. ...Even regions within a cerebral organoid show the normal process of neocortical development intriguingly well. For example, the horizontal, oblique, and vertical orientations of dividing stem cell progenitors closely resemble the trend in the human brain rather than in the mouse brain... Lancaster et al. further show that human cerebral organoids model some human diseases better than do mice....They do not grow beyond a 4-mm-diameter size, apparently because the lack of a blood supply limits access to nutrients. They lack many brain parts and cell types. And it is not yet clear how close the electrical potentials in organoids are to brain potentials, nor whether organoid neurons connect with the regions seen in an actual brain. Ethicists need not worry just yet, and may never need to worry, about the philosophical implications of “consciousness in a dish.”

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Biotechnology revolution unlocks riches

Biotechnology revolution unlocks riches | yoga | Scoop.it
The U.S. government spent $3.8 billion on the human genome project but it has helped drive $796 billion in economic activity.

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CiteULike: A Synthetic Biology Project – Developing a single-molecule device for screening drug–target interactions

Keith Firman, Luke Evans, James Youell. FEBS Letters (February 2012), doi:10.1016/j.febslet.2012.01.057. This review describes a European-funded project in the area of Synthetic Biology.

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Cancer, Data and the Fallacy of the $1000 Genome - Forbes

Cancer, Data and the Fallacy of the $1000 Genome - Forbes | yoga | Scoop.it
I wish I could take credit for the title of today’s blog post, but it actually derives from a talk given by Mark Boguski of Harvard Medical School at a recent healthcare conference in Boston.  Before you read any further, you should look up Mark’s...

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DIY Natural Laundry Soap - Mother Earth News

DIY Natural Laundry Soap - Mother Earth News | yoga | Scoop.it
DIY Natural Laundry Soap
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Pair nontoxic ingredients such as baking soda, lemon and vinegar with essential oils to clean, disinfect and freshen every room.

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