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Psychological Distance: 10 Fascinating Effects of a Simple Mind Hack

PsyBlog spring.org.uk This mind hack is simple: you imagine yourself way off in the future, or living in a different country or as a different person. The aim is to have that feeling of detachment, of stepping outside yourself, by … Continue reading

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Environmentalists Take Aim At “Senseless Surfing In The Internet” By Bored People!

P. Gosselin No Tricks Zone Steffen Hentrich here brings our attention to a report appearing in the Austrian pressetext titled: Senseless Surfing in the Internet Is Destroying The Environment“. If the entire Internet were a country, it would be the … Continue reading

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Never forget that Bradley Manning, not gay marriage, is the issue

John Pilger johnpilger.com In the week Barack Obama received the Nobel Peace Prize in 2009, he  ordered bombing attacks on Yemen, killing a reported 63 people, 28 of them children. When Obama recently announced he supported same-sex marriage, American planes … Continue reading

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UK biobank opens to researchers

BBC News The UK Biobank, the most comprehensive health study in the UK, is opening its doors to researchers. It has collated about 20TB (terabytes) of securely stored data, the equivalent of 30,000 CDs-worth, on 500,000 people. The aim of … Continue reading

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Zinc oxide nanoparticles induce oxidative DNA damage and ROS-triggered mitochondria mediated apoptosis in human liver cells (HepG2).

Sharma et al. PubMed Abstract The wide scale use of Zinc oxide (ZnO) nanoparticles in the world consumer market makes human beings more prone to the exposure to ZnO nanoparticles and its adverse effects. The liver, which is the primary … Continue reading

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Emmanuel Goldstein (George Orwell) Ignorance is Strength (1949)

Panarchy.org Note: Here is George Orwell at his best. This is Chapter I of The Theory and Practice of Oligarchical Collectivism, to be read preferably after Chapter III (War is Peace) because it ends in a suspended way that allows … Continue reading

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Lab-grown meat is first step to artificial hamburger

Pallab Ghosh BBC News Dutch scientists have used stem cells to create strips of muscle tissue with the aim of producing the first lab-grown hamburger later this year. The aim of the research is to develop a more efficient way … Continue reading

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End energy profiteering: The rich get richer, the poor get colder

Simon Read Independent More than 5.5 million households are suffering under fuel poverty, many being forced to choose between heating or eating. Meanwhile the Big Six energy suppliers increased their profit margins by 733 per cent in just three months … Continue reading

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Playing God — BBC Horizon

Source: BBC/Youtube Adam Rutherford meets a new creature created by American scientists – the spider-goat. It is part goat, part spider, and its milk can be used to create artificial spider’s web. It is part of a new field of … Continue reading

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