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Sum of the parts? How our brains see men as people and women as body parts

Sarah Gervais EurekAlert Study finds that both genders process images of men, women differently. When casting our eyes upon an object, our brains either perceive it in its entirety or as a collection of its parts. Consider, for instance, photo … Continue reading

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Rousseau, Aristotle, and Freud on Political Narcissism

Wes Alwan Partially Examined Life Rousseau was not a cheerful fellow. According to Terry Eagleton, he’d be even less cheerful if he were alive to see what has happened to the public sphere and educational system in Europe: … would … Continue reading

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Warning: Why You Should Avoid Using Your Laptop as Recommended

Dr. Mercola Mercola Using your laptop computer on your lap is, paradoxically, not a safe way to use it. Just as research is emerging showing that cell phones should not actually be held right next to your head (for instance, … Continue reading

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Unnecessary cancer treatment in men on the rise

Andrew M. Seaman Reuters A new review of U.S. data on prostate cancer finds that despite established guidelines, a growing number of men who should not be getting aggressive treatment are getting it anyway. Men with low-risk tumors and a … Continue reading

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Neural Mechanisms Underlying Motivation of Mental Versus Physical Effort

Schmidt, L. et al. PLos Biology Incentive motivation refers to the process in the brain by which we translate the expectation of a potential reward into the effort required to do an action, as for instance when the expected paycheck … Continue reading

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Basic Human Rights Violations in 21st Century France

Gabriela Segura Sott Since the 1990s, there have been several legal entities created in France that are supported by the government whose sole purpose is to mandate what people can think and believe. These organizations have the capability (expressly designed … Continue reading

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Genetic Engineering

João Pedro de Magalhães JPSenescence As a transhumanist, I defend my right to change and upgrade my body as I please. I also defend that if I wish to have children with upgraded brains or certain beneficial features, I should … Continue reading

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Sex turns off many young Japanese men: Studies

Lucy Craft CBS News TOKYO — Call Japan The Incredible Shrinking Country. Fewer babies mean Japan’s population could plunge, by 30 percent in coming decades. There are many reasons for this demographic freefall. For instance, Japan is all but closed … Continue reading

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How Women May Be Contributing to Men’s Rising Cancer Rates

Source: Mercola Many conventional health experts believe the hormone testosterone causes prostate cancer — but research actually suggests that estrogen may be the more likely culprit. Like women, men also make estrogens such as estradiol, although (usually) in much lower … Continue reading

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Implantable Microchips and Cyborgs are No Longer Conspiracy Theories

Source: AP For years, many have mocked the idea of implantable microchips and cyborgs as both conspiracy theories and science fiction. Anyone who so much as mentioned these possibilities to their neighbor risked being labeled either as a religious fanatic … Continue reading

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