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Video: IN-SHADOW – A Modern Odyssey – Animated Short Film

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Collection of Quotes 4

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Podcast: Morality in the Rich and Poor, Dolphin Greetings, and More

Science Mag Do the rich behave more dishonestly than the rest of us? How do dolphins say hello? And how can bacteria help capture and store carbon dioxide? Science‘s Online News Editor David Grimm chats about these stories and more … Continue reading

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Large Human Study Links Phthalates, BPA and Thyroid Hormone Levels

Science Daily A link between chemicals called phthalates and thyroid hormone levels was confirmed by the University of Michigan in the first large-scale and nationally representative study of phthalates and BPA in relation to thyroid function in humans. The U-M … Continue reading

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Wait – The useful art of procrastination

Frank Partnoy RSA Frank Partnoy ex-Wall Street derivative trader and self-confessed procrastinator, reveals the science behind our decision-making disasters and successes, and argues that decisions of all kinds, whether ‘snap’ or long-term, benefit from being made at the last possible … Continue reading

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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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Green plants reduce city street pollution up to 8 times more than previously believed

Michael Bernstein EurekAlert Trees, bushes and other greenery growing in the concrete-and-glass canyons of cities can reduce levels of two of the most worrisome air pollutants by eight times more than previously believed, a new study has found. A report … Continue reading

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Darwin’s Dangerous Idea – Body and Soul

In the first episode of the three-part series, Andrew Marr explores how Darwin’s theory of evolution by natural selection has taken on a life of its own far beyond the world of science. He argues that Darwin’s theory has transformed … Continue reading

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Obese Kids as Bright as Thinner Peers

Science Daily Obesity is not to blame for poor educational performance, according to early findings from research funded by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC). In a study that combines statistical methods with genetic information, researchers dispel the false … Continue reading

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IBM unveils chips that mimic the human brain

Source: Computing.co.uk IBM has unveiled a new experimental computer chip that it says mimics the human brain in that it perceives, acts and even thinks. It terms the machines built with these chips “cognitive computers”, claiming that they are able … Continue reading

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