a serving of foamy prawn gel between courses helps to cleanse the palate

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Sunday, 10 December 2017

Mars atmosphere well protected from the solar wind

quote [ Despite the absence of a global Earth-like magnetic dipole, the Martian atmosphere is well protected from the effects of the solar wind on ion escape from the planet. New research shows this using measurements from the Swedish particle instrument ASPERA-3 on the Mars Express spacecraft. The results have recently been presented in a doctoral thesis by Robin Ramstad, Swedish Institute of Space Physics and Ume University, Sweden. ]

As someone that plays a lot of KSP, this is important to me
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Friday, 8 December 2017

Catalans Can't Agree on What Independence Means

quote [ But whatever it is, some are more committed to it than ever.

It?s a local issue gone international??and one that could threaten the cohesion of the European Union. If Catalonia breaks away, would Italy?s wealthy northern Lombardy and Veneto regions aim to follow? Or the Flemish parts of Belgium? Or the French island of Corsica, where a nationalist coalition just won 45 percent of the vote in the first round of regional elections? And yet?the way some supporters of Catalan independence see it?the European Union is a product of the post-nation state world, so why not let Europe embrace regions, not just central governments? ]

If Spain comes apart, why not the rest of Europe? Or the Americas?
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Thursday, 7 December 2017

Brain Remaps Itself in Child with Double Hand Transplant

quote [ Researchers report massive cortical reorganization was reversed in a child who received a double hand transplant following amputation in infancy. ]

The first child to undergo a successful hand transplant also is the first child in whom scientists have detected massive changes in how sensations from the hands are represented in the brain. The brain reorganization is thought to have begun six years before the transplant, when the child had both hands amputated because of a severe infection during infancy. Notably, after he received transplanted hands, the patient?s brain reverted toward a more typical pattern.
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Wednesday, 6 December 2017

What if consciousness is not what drives the human mind?

quote [ Most experts think that consciousness can be divided into two parts: the experience of consciousness (or personal awareness), and the contents of consciousness, which include things such as thoughts, beliefs, sensations, perceptions, intentions, memories and emotions.

It?s easy to assume that these contents of consciousness are somehow chosen, caused or controlled by our personal awareness ? after all, thoughts don?t exist until until we think them. But in a new research paper in Frontiers of Psychology, we argue that this is a mistake. ]

This sounds very familiar to that Incognito book Steele made me read.

The secret tricks hidden inside restaurant menus
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Tuesday, 5 December 2017

Galileo?s gravity experiment is re-created in space

quote [ A key principle of general relativity holds up in a new space-based test...

Scientists still don?t know how to combine general relativity with quantum mechanics, the physics of the very small. ?The two theories seems to be very different, and people would like to merge these two theories,? Rodrigues says. But some attempts to do that predict violations of the equivalence principle on a level that?s not yet detectable. That?s why scientists think the equivalence principle is worth testing to ever more precision ? even if it means shipping their experiments off to space. ]

It's just a repeatable experiment but with greater accuracy.
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The Fungus That Makes Mummies

quote [ In 1647, construction workers carrying out repairs on the Church of Saint Andrew in the small city of Venzone, in the province of Udine, Italy, accidentally broke open a tomb in the churchyard. Inside was found the perfectly dried body of a man who appeared to be of average height and possibly rotund during his living days. ]

Rotting this body steals the souls of those who betray
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Monday, 4 December 2017

Inside the Race to Hack the Human Brain

quote [ Bryan Johnson's insanely ambitious dream to create a "neuroprosthesis," or a brain-computer interface, would allow humans to ?coevolve? with artificial intelligence and even unlock the secrets of telepathy. ]

I'm fascinated by the tech, fascinated with the knowledge being gained, but I don't think I'll ever be okay with popping a neural lace in my head.
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Sunday, 3 December 2017

Like it or not, AI is here and this is the true start.

quote [ In May 2017, researchers at Google Brain announced the creation of AutoML, an artificial intelligence (AI) that's capable of generating its own AIs.

More recently, they decided to present AutoML with its biggest challenge to date, and the AI that can build AI created a 'child' that outperformed all of its human-made counterparts. ]

Its here and its advancing. The only thing left to do is foster its development and come up with a safe way to do so.
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Tuesday, 28 November 2017

Ignored By Big Telecom, Detroit's Marginalized Communities Are Building Their Own Internet

quote [ 40 percent of Detroit residents don't have any access to internet at all. ]

Making their own internet with blackjack and hookers.

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Friday, 24 November 2017

Language patterns reveal body's hidden response to stress

quote [ Volunteers' use of certain words predicted stress-related changes in gene expression better than their self-reported feelings. ]

This is very relevant to my interests. Like, Comment, and Subscribe!
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