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Scientists finally optimize "brain freeze".

As we've discussed before, ice-cream headache (a.k.a. "brain freeze") is a real phenomenon, and scientists are actively studying it. But before they can understand in detail the physiological events surrounding brain freeze, they must first have a robust way of inducing it. Show More Summary

Why Some People React More Emotionally To Life’s Ups and Downs

A proportion of people have greater activation in their brains linked to emotional processing. Get 10% off PsyBlog's motivation ebook -- use code "10OFF"

Dating and Money: Must a Feminist Pay?

Who pays on dates? It used to be simple. The guy did the asking and the paying. Today it’s less clear, as we can see from this range of views: Tom, 26, says he paid for the first five or six dates with his girlfriend […]

Helpful from Kevin Drum on Hillary, the State Department, and Access

Kevin responds at Mother Jones to my USA Today oped. Here’s the key part: This is fine. If the beef with Hillary is that she’s an ordinary politician who’s more likely to see you if you’re (a) important, (b) a … Continue reading ?

More on "Citizen Archaeologists"

Portable Antiquities ? @ findsorguk 3 godz. 3 godziny temu Book now for the 2016 @ findsorguk conference - 'Can Detectorists Be Archaeologists?': Answer: It depends what you mean when you use that singularly vague term "detectorists". Show More Summary

Conflict Fake Antiquities Now?

I've been saying this for almost all the time the US Department of State started stirring up the fuss about Syria's Conflict antiquities (so has Dorothy King and a few others): Tim Cornwell, 'Almost 70% of smuggled objects seized in Syria and Lebanon are fakes, antiquities chief says', The Art Newspaper 24 August 2016. Show More Summary

A Graceful Posture That Boosts Self-Esteem, Improves Mood, Reduces Self-Consciousness…

…causes people to speak faster and improves their memory. Get 10% off PsyBlog's motivation ebook -- use code "10OFF"

Wednesday assorted links

1. Private prisons aren’t that big a deal. 2. How many Americans are living on $2 a day? 3. Why is Turkey sending tanks to Syria? 4. Sunni myths, part II. 5. Best films of the 21st century?  Mostly a good list, though as usual it is not reliable at the very top. 6. Ramen […] The post Wednesday assorted links appeared first on Marginal REVOLUTION.


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NEWS ALERT! ESO Unveils 'Clear Evidence' of Earth-Like Planet in Habitable Zone Orbiting Proxima Centauri --"Only 4.25 light-year Away"

Astronomers using European Southern Observatory (ESO) telescopes and other facilities have found clear evidence of a planet orbiting the closest star to Earth, Proxima Centauri. The long-sought world, designated Proxima b, orbits its cool red parent star every 11 days...

Voice recognition for English and Mandarin typing

In all tech considered (8/24/16), Arrti Shahani has an article titled "Voice Recognition Software Finally Beats Humans At Typing, Study Finds". Turns out voice recognition software has improved to the point where it is significantly faster and more accurate at producing text on a mobile device than we are at typing on its keyboard. That's […]

Darwinian Liberalism Versus Trump's Alt-Right White Supremacism

With Donald Trump's appointment of Stephen Bannon, the chairman of Breitbart Media, to lead his campaign, Trump has openly embraced the white-supremacist racism of the Alternative Right ("Alt-Right"). Bannon has boasted that Breitbart News is "the platform of the alt-right." The term Alternative Right is the name of a blog website. Show More Summary

How to make your own robot

Want to make your own robot? You can do this the easy way, or you can do this the hard way. Or, both, if you like. The basic home made robot is a robot because it moves around, and the way that is usually achieved is with two independently powered wheels, a third wheel (or…

Rocky Earth-sized planet found circling nearest star

This is a post from Skymania News - Space and astronomy news and advice plus night sky An international team of astronomers have discovered an Earth-sized planet orbiting the nearest star to the Sun. The post Rocky Earth-sized planet found circling nearest star appeared first on Skymania News. [[ This is a content summary only. Show More Summary

Massachusetts to Impose Tax on Ride-Hailing Companies to Subsidize Their Traditional Taxi Competitors

Republican Governor Charlie Baker recently signed statewide regulations for ride-hailing platforms like Lyft and Uber and this package has the ignominy of including “a subsidy that appears to be the first of its kind in the United States,” as Reuters calls it. Show More Summary

The Global Ocean Data Analysis Project version 2 (GLODAPv2) – an internally consistent data product for the world ocean

Version 2 of the Global Ocean Data Analysis Project (GLODAPv2) data product is composed of data from 724 scientific cruises covering the global ocean. It includes data assembled during the previous efforts GLODAPv1.1 (Global Ocean Data Analysis Project version 1.1) in 2004, CARINA (CARbon IN the Atlantic) in 2009/2010, and PACIFICA (PACIFic ocean Interior CArbon) […]

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