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Positive words: The glue to social interaction

Joan Robinson EurekAlert Words charged with a positive emotional content are used more frequently, thus enhancing human communication. Scientists at ETH Zurich have studied the use of language, finding that words with a positive emotional content are more frequently used … Continue reading

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Time to reclaim your privacy, says philosopher

Catherine Armitage Sydney Morning Herald GOOGLE, Yahoo, Facebook and other commercial organisations that mine data on people’s private activities should be required to regularly ”send us a report on what they have got on us”, the English celebrity philosopher A.C. … Continue reading

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Sherry Turkle: Connected, but alone?

Sherry Turkle TED “The feeling that ‘no one is listening to me’ make us want to spend time with machines that seem to care about us.” (Sherry Turkle) As we expect more from technology, do we expect less from each … Continue reading

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Canada’s Restrictions on Scientists’ Speech Raise Concerns

Jane J. Lee Science Mag VANCOUVER, CANADA—Government scientists in Canada are facing growing restrictions on their ability to speak directly to the public and the press—and could benefit from new policies being instituted south of the border in the United … Continue reading

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Chris Bliss: Comedy is translation

Chris Bliss TEDx Every act of communication is, in some way, an act of translation. Onstage at TEDxRainier, writer Chris Bliss thinks hard about the way that great comedy can translate deep truths for a mass audience. Chris Bliss explores … Continue reading

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Are Fungi The Earth’s Natural Internet?

Sayer Ji GreenMedInfo “I believe that mycelium is the neurological network of nature. Interlacing mosaics of mycelium infuse habitats with information-sharing membranes. These membranes are aware, react to change, and collectively have the long-term health of the host environment in … Continue reading

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A New Look at “Filler Cells” in the Brain Reveals Their Role in Learning

Janelle Weaver PLoS When we learn associations between items or ideas, such as the value of currency used in a foreign country, the connections between certain brain cells become stronger. In the cellular process thought to underlie learning and memory—long-term … Continue reading

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TEDxMerseyside – Dr Chris Shea – The Secrets of Non Verbal Communication

Chris Shea TED Dr Chris Shea works in non verbal strategy analysis for groups and individuals including analyses and skills training in non verbal communication. She will be doing a TEDx talk at TEDxMerseyside 2012 exploring the implications and uses … Continue reading

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TEDxStareMiasto – Szymon Sikorski – How technolodgy and communication are changing societies?

Szymon Sikorski TED Szymon is the young blood on Wroclaw’s Public Relations stage. He owns a PR company, and he also gives lectures on University of Wroclaw. Szymon is inspired by technology and how it changes the society, which, like … Continue reading

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Sterilization of Native American Women

Bruce E. Johansen Ratical On the phone, during long marches, occupying federal surplus property, in court fighting for treaty rights — wherever Indian activists gathered during the “Red Power” years of the 1970s, conversation inevitably turned to the number of … Continue reading

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