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Russian research project offers ‘immortality’ to billionaires – by transplanting their brains into robot bodies

Refreshing News A Russian entrepreneur who heads a hi-tech research project called ‘Avatar’ has contacted billionaires to offer them immortality. Itskov claims he will personally oversee their immortality process, in exchange for an undisclosed fee. Itskov, a media entrepreneur, claims … Continue reading

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The Real Piggy Bank – Vanuatu

SBS Journeyman Pictures May 2012 With the Western world rocked by economic turmoil, we explore an alternative financial system that’s secure, stable and has stood the test of time. In Vanuatu, a different approach to money is thriving. According to … Continue reading

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Moody’s declares Greece in default

Press TV Moody’s Investors Service has declared Greece in default on its debt, despite an announcement by the Greek government that a large number of private creditors had signed on to a debt exchange plan. The US-based credit rating agency … Continue reading

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The Milgram Obedience Experiment

Kendra Cherry | verywellmind.com “The social psychology of this century reveals a major lesson: often it is not so much the kind of person a man is as the kind of situation in which he finds himself that determines how … Continue reading

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The seed emergency: The threat to food and democracy

Vandana Shiva Al Jazeera Patenting seeds has led to a farming and food crisis – and huge profits for US biotechnology corporations. The seed is the first link in the food chain – and seed sovereignty is the foundation of … Continue reading

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Human Brains Wire Up Slowly but Surely

Source: Science Mag As the father-to-son exchange in the old Cat Stevens song advised, “take your time, think a lot, … think of everything you’ve got.” Turns out the mellow ’70s folkie had stumbled upon what may explain a key … Continue reading

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Brian Basham: Beware corporate psychopaths – they are still occupying positions of power

Source: Independent Over the years I’ve met my fair share of monsters – rogue individuals, for the most part. But as regulation in the UK and the US has loosened its restraints, the monsters have proliferated. In a paper recently … Continue reading

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Judge rejects SEC deal with ‘recidivist’ Citigroup, calls fine ‘pocket change’

Source: CS Monitor A federal judge in New York refused on Monday to endorse a $285 million consent agreement with the SEC that would have allowed Citigroup Global Markets, Inc., to avoid any admission of wrongdoing in a deceptive securities … Continue reading

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Brutal bank crackdown but crooks go free

Source: Market Watch It had to be a case of mistaken identity. Protesters had been swarming Wall Street and Lower Manhattan for a week. There were at least six arrests the first day Occupy Wall Street camped out and chanted … Continue reading

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States negotiating immunity for banks over foreclosures

Source: Reuters State attorneys general are negotiating to give major banks wide immunity over irregularities in handling foreclosures, even as evidence has emerged that banks are continuing to file questionable documents. A coalition of all 50 states’ attorneys general has … Continue reading

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