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Very interesting research: Poverty reduces brainpower needed for navigating other areas of life

This is one of the more interesting pieces of research I read lately as it combines intelligence and circumstances in a different way than usual. As the research wasn't focussing on education, it's...
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An Anarchist Defense of Pornography | The Anarchist Library

An Anarchist Defense of Pornography | The Anarchist Library | Insights | Scoop.it
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NeuroLogica Blog » Is SETI Science?

NeuroLogica Blog » Is SETI Science? | Insights | Scoop.it
I recently receive the following e-mail question: Got a question for you: do you consider the Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence to be science or...
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"Get Me Off Your Fucking Mailing List" is an actual science paper accepted by a journal

It's literally just those seven words, over and over again.
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Unchecked feminist quotes: a list for MRAs, feminists, and anyone who likes factual accuracy

Unchecked feminist quotes: a list for MRAs, feminists, and anyone who likes factual accuracy | Insights | Scoop.it
There are a lot of web pages around the internet toting hateful and shocking quotes from allegedly well-known and influential feminists. While many are true, some have been taken out of context,...
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How Magic Mushrooms Change Your Brain | IFLScience

How Magic Mushrooms Change Your Brain | IFLScience | Insights | Scoop.it
Psilocybin is a chemical found in magic mushrooms that causes the user to experience a sensory overload of saturated colors and patterns. Recent research has found that this effect happens because the brain becomes “hyperconnected” and allows for increased communication between different regions. It is hoped that this ability can be manipulated in order to manufacture drugs to treat neurological conditions.
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GENDERED MARKETING | The Checkout | ABC1 - YouTube

Kirsten Drysdale and Zoe Norton Lodge examine the issue of market segmentation by gender and find we've all got an equal opportunity to pay more. SUBSCRIBE n...
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'Legalize heroin & cocaine': World leaders call for end to War on Drugs

'Legalize heroin & cocaine': World leaders call for end to War on Drugs | Insights | Scoop.it
A panel of top global narcotics experts fronted by prominent public figures including Kofi Annan, Richard Branson and eight ex-national presidents, is strongly urging that drugs be a matter for health professionals, not the police, in a new report.
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10 Scientific Ideas That Scientists Wish You Would Stop Misusing

10 Scientific Ideas That Scientists Wish You Would Stop Misusing | Insights | Scoop.it

Many ideas have left the world of science and made their way into everyday language -- and unfortunately, they are almost always used incorrectly. We asked a group of scientists to tell us which scientific terms they believe are the most widely misunderstood. Here are ten of them.

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Drugs and the Meaning of Life : : Sam Harris

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Sam Harris, neuroscientist and author of the New York Times bestsellers, The End of Faith, Letter to a Christian Nation, and The Moral Landscape.
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How Cannabinoids May Slow Brain Aging | TIME.com

How Cannabinoids May Slow Brain Aging | TIME.com | Insights | Scoop.it
Marijuana isn't exactly known as a cognitive enhancer but a new review suggests that the active ingredients in marijuana hold promise for preventing— or even reversing— brain aging and possibly Alzheimer's and other degenerative brain diseases.
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The Art of Deception: Training for a New Generation of Online Covert Operations - The Intercept

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Designing Collective Behavior in a Termite-Inspired Robotic Construction Team - YouTube

A team of computer scientists and engineers at Harvard University has created an autonomous robotic construction crew. The system needs no supervisor, no eye...
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The Best Science Books of 2014

The math of soul mates, the psychology of nothing, the physics of faith, and more illuminating insights on the universe and our place in it.
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Are There Positive Addictions?

Are There Positive Addictions? | Insights | Scoop.it
“Positive addiction” is a contradiction

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To End Rape Culture, We Must Address These 3 Things

To End Rape Culture, We Must Address These 3 Things | Insights | Scoop.it
The following 3 things may not appear to be major components of rape culture at first glance, but undoubtedly fuel and are fueled by it.
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How Twitter Made Me a Feminist

How Twitter Made Me a Feminist | Insights | Scoop.it
So many conversations are initiated and shaped by women on Twitter. Important conversations about terms that used to fly right by me in their ideological camouflage: Rape culture. Misogyny. Privilege, gender bias, slut-shaming....
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Algal virus found in humans, slows brain activity

Algal virus found in humans, slows brain activity | Insights | Scoop.it
Potential pathogen present in nearly half of healthy people surveyed
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More On Why Smart People Are Not Always Rational

More On Why Smart People Are Not Always Rational | Insights | Scoop.it
Barbara Drescher digs further into the roots of irrationality in Part Two of her exploration of the difference between rationality and intelligence.
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The Learning Myth: Why I'll Never Tell My Son He's Smart

The Learning Myth: Why I'll Never Tell My Son He's Smart | Insights | Scoop.it
By: Salman Khan
Join the #YouCanLearnAnything movement



My 5-year-­old son has just started reading. Every night, we lie on his bed and he reads a short book to me. Inevitably, he’ll hit a
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Facebook Mood Manipulation Experiment Connected To Department Of Defense | FDL News Desk

Facebook Mood Manipulation Experiment Connected To Department Of Defense | FDL News Desk | Insights | Scoop.it
The highly controversial and possibly illegal Facebook experiment on mood manipulation is reportedly connected to the Department of Defense’s Minerva
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Avert forced removals by giving the rich's land to the poor

Avert forced removals by giving the rich's land to the poor | Insights | Scoop.it
The Lwandle evictions are symptomatic of a broader issue: our growing housing crisis.
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Marijuana: The next diabetes drug?

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Toking up may help marijuana users to stay slim and lower their risk of developing diabetes, a new study says.
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How Cannabinoids May Slow Brain Aging | TIME.com

How Cannabinoids May Slow Brain Aging | TIME.com | Insights | Scoop.it
Marijuana isn't exactly known as a cognitive enhancer but a new review suggests that the active ingredients in marijuana hold promise for preventing— or even reversing— brain aging and possibly Alzheimer's and other degenerative brain diseases.
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Beall's List of Predatory Publishers 2013

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By Jeffrey Beall Released December 4, 2012 The gold open-access model has given rise to a great many new online publishers. Many of these publishers are corrupt and exist only to make money off the...
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