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Neuroscience backs up the Buddhist belief  that “the self” isn’t constant, but ever-changing

Neuroscience backs up the Buddhist belief  that “the self” isn’t constant, but ever-changing | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
While you may not remember life as a toddler, you most likely believe that your selfhood then—your essential being—was intrinsically the same as it is today. Buddhists, though, suggest that this is just an illusion—a philosophy that's increasingly supported by scientific research. “Buddhists argue that nothing is constant, everything changes through time, you hav
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Why the open source hardware will change the Science | Quartz Crystal Microbalance: the first scientific QCM entirely Open Source

Why the open source hardware will change the Science | Quartz Crystal Microbalance: the first scientific QCM entirely Open Source | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
A year has already gone by the launch of openQCM and there are many things to tell. When we have tried as private company, the way of the open source by
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Mysteries of the Driftless - The Documentary

The Documentary is LIVE! Help spread the word. After nearly 2 years of shooting and post production we're finally ready to release the full Driftless Zon
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The FBI Faked an Entire Field of Forensic Science

The FBI Faked an Entire Field of Forensic Science | Peer2Politics | 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
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How Impassioned Amateurs Built a New Planetary Nervous System — Backchannel

How Impassioned Amateurs Built a New Planetary Nervous System — Backchannel | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Using cheap sensors and ubiquitous computing, a people’s movement has transformed science
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A Neuroscientist’s Radical Theory of How Networks Become Conscious

A Neuroscientist’s Radical Theory of How Networks Become Conscious | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
It's a question that's perplexed philosophers for centuries and scientists for decades: Where does consciousness come from? Neuroscientist Christof Koch, chief scientific officer at the Allen Institute for Brain Science, thinks he has an answer.
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Meet the Robin Hood of Science | Big Think

Meet the Robin Hood of Science | Big Think | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
How one researcher created a pirate bay for science more powerful than even libraries at top universities.
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How we'll fight the next deadly virus

How we'll fight the next deadly virus | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
When Ebola broke out in March 2014, Pardis Sabeti and her team got to work sequencing the virus's genome, learning how it mutated and spread. Sabeti immediately released her research online, so virus trackers and scientists from around the world could join in the urgent fight. In this talk, she shows how open cooperation was key to halting the virus ... and to attacking the next one to come along. "We had to work openly, we had to share and we had to work together," Sabeti says. "Let us not let the world be defined by the destruction wrought by one virus, but illuminated by billions of hearts and minds working in unity."
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'Doomsday' scientists: World still under grave threat

'Doomsday' scientists: World still under grave threat | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Experts who assess possibility of apocalypse on symbolic clock say world is as close to doomsday as last year.
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Academia is a reputation economy — data-sharing policies should take incentives into account.

Academia is a reputation economy — data-sharing policies should take incentives into account. | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

Data sharing has the potential to facilitate wider collaboration and foster scientific progress.

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This physicist has a groundbreaking idea about why life exists

This physicist has a groundbreaking idea about why life exists | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Popular hypotheses credit a primordial soup, lightning, and a colossal stroke of luck. But if a new theory is correct, luck may have little to do with it.
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Barbarism or Barbarism?

Barbarism or Barbarism? | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Confronting Fundamental Problems of the Human Condition and Pressing Problems of the Day
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The GMO Dark Act Cannot Survive the Light

The GMO Dark Act Cannot Survive the Light | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
by Steven M. Druker An ardent attempt is afoot on Capitol Hill to prevent states from requiring the labeling of genetically engineered foods – made
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Dear "Skeptics," Bash Homeopathy and Bigfoot Less, Mammograms and War More

Dear "Skeptics," Bash Homeopathy and Bigfoot Less, Mammograms and War More | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

"The cadre that call themselves skeptics, atheists, or rationalists act to enforce orthodoxy of all kinds; they are a kind of intellectual paramilitary goon squad that roots out subversion and enforces dominant paradigms. It is therefore unsurprising that, as Horgan describes, they celebrate the deep-roots theory of war. That theory basically says that group violence is a fundamental part of human nature; therefore it justifies the security state and a geopolitical stance in which we must ceaselessly protect ourselves from each other."

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This computer will grow your food in the future

This computer will grow your food in the future | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
What if we could grow delicious, nutrient-dense food, indoors anywhere in the world? Caleb Harper, director of the Open Agriculture Initiative at the MIT Media Lab, wants to change the food system by connecting growers with technology. Get to know Harper's "food computers" and catch a glimpse of what the future of farming might look like.
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Exploding the myth of the scientific vs artistic mind

Exploding the myth of the scientific vs artistic mind | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Are you a rigid librarian or an eccentric poet? How you see yourself may enhance your creative performance.
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MIT Media Lab’s Journal of Design and Science Is a Radical New Kind of Publication

MIT Media Lab’s Journal of Design and Science Is a Radical New Kind of Publication | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
The MIT Media Lab has launched a new kind of academic journal that embodies its "antidisciplinary" ethos.
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There’s no space for today’s young Einsteins | Philip Ball

There’s no space for today’s young Einsteins | Philip Ball | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
The gravitational waves theorist saw physics as no one else did, but if he was around today his time would be spent chasing grants or tenures
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Science as Public Good and Commons as a Science - Guerrilla Translation!

Science as Public Good and Commons as a Science - Guerrilla Translation! | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
A discussion on the weaving of science and commons: what's public, what's private and the ways we understand, produce and socialize science.
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ShararaTech Art & Science Mediterranean Festival

ShararaTech Art & Science Mediterranean Festival | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

ShararaTech Art & Science Mediterranean Festival is an emergent desert camp-out annual event that fosters creativity-for-change around the Mediterranean at the intersection of art, humanities, science and technology.

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The Villain of CRISPR

The Villain of CRISPR | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

Lander’s recent essay in Cell entitled “The Heroes of CRISPR” is his masterwork, at once so evil and yet so brilliant that I find it hard not to stand in awe even as I picture him cackling loudly in his Kendall Square lair, giant laser weapon behind him poised to destroy Berkeley if we don’t hand over our patents.


- See more at: http://www.michaeleisen.org/blog/?p=1825#sthash.6uWiMDwc.dvJPQmLb.dpuf

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ENCYCLOPEDISM FOR DEVELOPMENT: FROM THE UNITY OF SCIENCE MOVEMENT TO CYBERNETICS

ENCYCLOPEDISM FOR DEVELOPMENT: FROM THE UNITY OF SCIENCE MOVEMENT TO CYBERNETICS | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
By Fabian Tompsett in Cybernetics and Second-Order Cybernetics. Otto Neurath (1882-1945) developed the approach of encyclopedism as an important tool to achieve the Unity of Science. This is examined in terms of his long term commitment to socialism
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Bottom-up citizen science projects could challenge authority of orthodox science through community-led investigations

Bottom-up citizen science projects could challenge authority of orthodox science through community-led investigations | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
New approaches to research investigation are looking to go beyond blanket objectivity to include experiential knowledge and local contexts. Dan McQuillan looks at the counter-cultural roots of the …
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