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Plants 'talk' through fungus network

Plants 'talk' through fungus network | State of the Moment | Scoop.it
Researchers show that plants can communicate the need to protect themselves from attack by aphids by making use of an underground network of fungi.
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A.W. Ford's curator insight, May 10, 2013 4:14 PM

Plants have to be among the most fascinating and yet least understood life-forms on Earth. We find symbiotic relationships at every turn. Truly amazing.

CU Team & Leadership's curator insight, August 12, 2013 2:00 PM

This morning we had to throw out some turned milk in the office fridge...Gross! But turns out that bacteria and fungus can teach us a thing or two -- these microorganisms are expert communicators.

Alaskan EcoEscape Permaculture's curator insight, October 18, 2013 6:58 PM

AH.......maybe I need more fungi in my solarium!

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Naked Citizens - World

For downloads and more information visit: http://www.journey.webbler.co.uk/?lid=65226&bid=2 Increasing numbers of 'terror suspects' are being arrested on the...
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The Illusions of Psychiatry by Marcia Angell | The New York Review of Books

The Illusions of Psychiatry by Marcia Angell | The New York Review of Books | State of the Moment | Scoop.it
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'Zero Dark Thirty' Is Osama bin Laden's Last Victory Over America | | Rolling Stone

'Zero Dark Thirty' Is Osama bin Laden's Last Victory Over America |  | Rolling Stone | State of the Moment | Scoop.it
I went to see Zero Dark Thirty this weekend with great anticipation. I've always loved Kathryn Bigelow's movies ndash; I'm a fan to an almost embarras
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re:publica 2012 - Appelbaum & Kleiner - Resisting the Surveillance State and its network effects

Re-contextualizing our social interactions in the face of privatisation of data leads us into a space of social responsibility. The impact of our permissive ...
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Surveillance Strategy Is 'Privileged and Confidential,' FBI Says | Threat Level | Wired.com

Surveillance Strategy Is 'Privileged and Confidential,' FBI Says | Threat Level | Wired.com | State of the Moment | Scoop.it
The President Barack Obama administration's surveillance strategy in the wake of the Supreme Court's that the installation of a GPS tracker on a vehicle amounted to a search under the Fourth Amendment remains "privileged and confidential," the...
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Whitney Museum of American Art: Laura Poitras: Surveillance Teach-In

Whitney Museum of American Art: Laura Poitras: Surveillance Teach-In | State of the Moment | Scoop.it
The Whitney Museum of American Art. Explore works, exhibitions, and events online. Located in New York City. (RT @ioerror: Are you in New York on April 20th?
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via @ACLU: Unprecedented Ruling on Immigrants’ Right To Be Free From Artbitrary Detention

via @ACLU: Unprecedented Ruling on Immigrants’ Right To Be Free From Artbitrary Detention | State of the Moment | Scoop.it
reposted from the ACLU blog
District Court Rules that “Arriving Aliens” May Not Be Subjected to Prolonged Detention Without a Hearing To Determine Whether Detention Is Justified

FOR IMMEDIA...
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1 in 4 Hackers FBI Informants?

1 in 4 Hackers FBI Informants? | State of the Moment | Scoop.it
According to an investigation done by the Guardian they estimate one in four hackers is now working with the FBI and secretly informing on their peers. So ho...
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US Lags Behind Europe in Regulating Toxicity of Everyday Products

US Lags Behind Europe in Regulating Toxicity of Everyday Products | State of the Moment | Scoop.it

2009

We speak to award-winning investigative journalist Mark Schapiro, author of Exposed: The Toxic Chemistry of Everyday Products and What...

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The Spanish Judge Who Needs Our Support | Dissident Voice

The Spanish Judge Who Needs Our Support | Dissident Voice | State of the Moment | Scoop.it
Baltasar Garzon, the Spanish judge who ordered the 1998 arrest and extradition (from London) of former Chilean dictator Augusto Pinochet, himself faces trial, (The Spanish judge who needs our support
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Academic recipients of the U.S. intelligence budget- WikiLeaks

Academic recipients of the U.S. intelligence budget- WikiLeaks | State of the Moment | Scoop.it

 

History of CIA and govt involvment in Academia

 

"The declassified CIA documents released some decades
later clarify that most of these study areas were of interest
to the CIA in its efforts towards systematic design of effective persuasion, interrogation and torture methods"

 

David Price:

Part 1: http://wlstorage.net/file/AT-june07-Price-PT1.pdf

 

Part 2: http://wlstorage.net/file/AT-Kubark_Pt_2--Price.pdf 

 

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War in Review: Research Airs at Year's Close : The Watson Institute for International Studies

War in Review: Research Airs at Year's Close : The Watson Institute for International Studies | State of the Moment | Scoop.it
The Watson Institute for International Studies at Brown University. Mission and scope today include support of multidisciplinary research, teaching, and public education on international affairs.
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Eve Ensler: Suddenly, my body | Video on TED.com

Poet, writer, activist Eve Ensler lived in her head. In this powerful talk from TEDWomen, she talks about her lifelong disconnection from her body -- and how two shocking events helped her to connect with the reality, the physicality of being human.
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Suzette Jackson's curator insight, February 5, 2013 5:25 PM

an inspiring talk, and a reminder of what it means to be human, in this world today

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Why DSM-5 Concerns European Psychiatrists

Why DSM-5 Concerns European Psychiatrists | State of the Moment | Scoop.it
A guest contributor from Paris explains why the manual's power is misplaced
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The Truth about Aaron Swartz’s “Crime”

The Truth about Aaron Swartz’s “Crime” | State of the Moment | Scoop.it
I did not know Aaron Swartz, unless you count having copies of a person’s entire digital life on your forensics server as knowing him. I did once meet his father, an intelligent and dedicated...
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Who Says You Can Kill Americans, Mr. President?

Who Says You Can Kill Americans, Mr. President? | State of the Moment | Scoop.it
President Obama should declassify and release the legal analysis he relies on for targeting and killing American citizens. (RT @CAIRNational: Who Says You Can Kill Americans, Mr. President?...
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Everything We Know So Far About Drone Strikes

Everything We Know So Far About Drone Strikes | State of the Moment | Scoop.it
The U.S. is conducting drone strikes in in at least three countries beyond Iraq and Afghanistan. Here’s a reading guide to understanding the U.S.’ shadow wars.
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Ben Goldacre: What doctors don't know about the drugs they prescribe | Video on TED.com

TED Talks When a new drug gets tested, the results of the trials should be published for the rest of the medical world -- except much of the time, negative or inconclusive findings go unreported, leaving doctors and researchers in the dark.
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Kony Part II: Accountability, not awareness

Kony Part II: Accountability, not awareness | State of the Moment | Scoop.it
Invisible Children may have raised awareness about Joseph Kony, but the movement dismisses accountability, says Branch.
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Government takedown of Megaupload leads to new fears

Government takedown of Megaupload leads to new fears | State of the Moment | Scoop.it
The takedown of the file-sharing site stokes fears that hard-line enforcement of copyright infringements could disrupt Internet commerce.
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David Price: The CIA Is Welcoming Itself Back onto American University Campuses

In the latest edition of Counterpunch Magazine, the anthropologist David Price reveals the U.S. intelligence community has established academic outposts at t...
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Boycott SOPA: An Android app that terrifies publishers and politicians | ExtremeTech

Boycott SOPA: An Android app that terrifies publishers and politicians | ExtremeTech | State of the Moment | Scoop.it
Armchair activists now have a tool that can transport their SOPA protestations into the real world: Boycott SOPA, an Android app that scans barcodes and tells you whether an object's manufacturer/publisher is a supporter of the much maligneStop...
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Marines Tap Social Sciences In Afghan War Effort : NPR

2010

As part of the U.S. counterinsurgency strategy in Afghanistan, the military is using cultural and human behavior research gathered by a Pentagon-run program called Human Terrain System.

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The University and National Security after 9/11

September 23, 2011 "The University and National Security after 9/11" - Panel IV: There's Something Happening Here?: September 11th's Impact on Academics and ...

Professor Hugh Gusterson, Department of Sociology and Anthropology, George Mason University

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