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Kinect to watch your emotions and serve up ads

Jacob Aaron New Scientist Online adverts are already tailored to your search and browsing history, but now Microsoft has plans to add emotions to the mix. In a recently revealed patent application the company suggests that using its Kinect sensor … Continue reading

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A Victory for All of Us

Chris Hedges truthdig.com In January, attorneys Carl Mayer and Bruce Afran asked me to be the lead plaintiff in a lawsuit against President Barack Obama and Defense Secretary Leon Panetta that challenged the harsh provisions of the National Defense Authorization … Continue reading

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Coming Soon: A Controversial “Ruling” That Threatens Your Job AND the Economy

Dr.Mercola mercola.com Under the Clean Air Act, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is responsible for setting National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS) for various air pollutants, ozone included. But their latest ruling on ozone is riddled in controversy, as … Continue reading

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Human Kindness Genes Withstand Threats and Fear

Maia Szalavitz Time People who are hard-wired to show empathy and kindness do so even in the face of a threatening or untrustworthy world. What makes people behave kindly? Is it the result of having been nurtured in an environment … Continue reading

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Monsanto Threatens to Sue Vermont if Legislators Pass a Bill Requiring GMO Food to Be Labeled

Will Allen  & Ronnie Cummins AlterNet What it really comes down to this: Elected officials are abandoning the public interest and public will in the face of corporate intimidation. Despite overwhelming public support and support from a clear majority of … Continue reading

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Inside Story Americas – The young face of Mexico’s old party

Al Jazeera Mexico’s presidential campaign is underway and the PRI, which for decades ruled the country with an iron fist, appears poised for a comeback. So what is fueling its resurgence? Fernanda Salazar, Rodolfo Pastor and George Grayson discuss.

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Naked face project: Women try no-makeup experiment

Kim Painter USA Today Molly Barker, 51, and Caitlin Boyle, 27, also have stopped styling their hair, painting their nails, wearing jewelry, donning high heels or shaving anything. They call it The Naked Face Project. Their mission: To go two … Continue reading

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HUGE Win! Arysta pulls methyl iodide nationwide

Kathryn Gilje Panna After years of promoting their controversial pesticide in the face of scientific and public opposition, Arysta LifeScience has pulled cancer-causing methyl iodide off the U.S. market. The Tuesday evening announcement ends use in this country of what … Continue reading

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‘Tis the season of fulminant fruitiness

BioEdge Newspapers have their “silly season” of shock-horror absurdities in the slow news summer months. How about bioethics journals? When two very loopy articles surface in peer-reviewed journals in as many weeks, it’s clearly February and March. First there was … Continue reading

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In recognizing faces, the whole is not greater than the sum of its parts

Lucy Hyde EurekAlert How do we recognize a face? To date, most research has answered “holistically”: We look at all the features—eyes, nose, mouth—simultaneously and, perceiving the relationships among them, gain an advantage over taking in each feature individually. Now … Continue reading

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