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Coming Cyberwar #9

Cyberwarfare: The US military has been conducting cyber attacks on ISIS/Daesh. We reported the attacks earlier, but others are now catching up.DARPA wants new ways to attribute cyber attacks.Northrop is looking to develop AI for cyber...Show More Summary

You never know what a day on the Monterey Bay will bring! Gray...

You never know what a day on the Monterey Bay will bring!  Gray whales migrate through Monterey Bay on their way to feed in Alaska after breeding in the lagoons of Baja California, Mexico. Thanks to staffer Jasmine, we got some gray-t...Show More Summary

“Former Alabama governor Don Siegelman sent to solitary confinement”

WaPo: Former Alabama governor Don E. Siegelman was sent to solitary confinement this week at the Louisiana facility in which he is imprisoned on political corruption charges, according to his son Joseph Siegelman. Siegelman, 70, was quoted extensively in a … Continue reading ?

The mind is its own place

The Republican presidential campaign is getting apocalyptic. The Bloomberg News headline on a story by Ben Brody — "Boehner Uncorks on ‘Lucifer’ Cruz, Says He Wouldn’t Back Him in Fall" — led reader A.R. to wonder whether that "fall" is merely the October election, or rather the fall of Him the Almighty Power Hurld headlong flaming from th' […]


The physically sick are rarely unaware of their state; the morally usually.

Take a Digital Magnifying Glass to an Epic New Map of Pluto

This new global map is blurry in spots, but that's because it includes every single image that New Horizons took between July 7 and 14. The post Take a Digital Magnifying Glass to an Epic New Map of Pluto appeared first on WIRED.

The Lancet Psychiatry: Depression symptoms that steadily increase in later life predict higher dementia risk, study shows

Depression symptoms that steadily increase in older adults are more strongly linked to dementia than any other types of depression, and may indicate the early stages of the disease, according to the first ever long-term study to examine the link between dementia and the course of depression, published in The Lancet Psychiatry journal. read more

Louisville To Remove Confederate Monument

A number of cities across the country have or are currently engaged in debates about the place of Confederate monuments on public ground. New Orleans recently voted to remove four monuments, but has yet to follow through. Only the University of Texas at Austin has removed Civil War related monuments from campus. Today, the city […]

Failure to publish trial results exposes patients to risks without providing benefits

Turin, Italy: Although the publication of results of clinical trials carried out in the USA within 12 months of their completion has been mandatory since 2007, an astoundingly high number of Phase III radiotherapy trials did not do so, according to new research to be presented at the ESTRO 35 conference today (Saturday). Show More Summary

Is breast conserving therapy or mastectomy better for early breast cancer?

Turin, Italy: Young women with early breast cancer face a difficult choice about whether to opt for a mastectomy or breast conserving therapy (BCT). This is because there is little evidence as to whether the greater risk of a returnShow More Summary

Awareness: A Hardwired Gift and the Science Behind It

Awareness is a hardwired gift. It may cause us to frown when we see another frown, find food when our stomach growls, smile at a baby, or hold the door open for another. You may or may not remember telling yourself to do these things. […]

“Prosecutors: Walker campaign, conservative group ‘one and the same'”

Patrick Marley for the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel on the John Doe cert. petition. … Continue reading ?

President Obama Talks Gerrymandering, Voting Wars, Money in Politics at Student Journalist Press Conference

Remarks: Q    Hi, Mr. President.  Earlier today, we spoke about — THE PRESIDENT:  What’s your name? Q    Patrick Forrest (ph) from the Fresno City College Rampage. THE PRESIDENT:  From the what? Q    Fresno City College, the Rampage. … Continue reading ?

Ken Livingstone, Labour, and Anti-Semitism

1. Ken Livingstone is a massive dickhead. It's high time he acted like a member of the Labour Party, not the Ken Livingstone Party. I and many thousands of activists, including plenty on the left, are fed up with his frequent foot-in-mouth...Show More Summary

How To Experience Intense Awe And Wonder

Awe and wonder can help people feel more connected and reframe problems. > Get motivated with PsyBlog's latest ebook: "Spark: 17 Steps That Will Boost Your Motivation For Anything" 

Friends Are Better Than Morphine, Psychology Study Finds

People who are less stressed tend to have more friends. > Get motivated with PsyBlog's latest ebook: "Spark: 17 Steps That Will Boost Your Motivation For Anything" 

Newly discovered baby Titanosaur sheds light on dinosaurs' early lives

Long-necked sauropod dinosaurs include the largest animals ever to walk on land, but they hatched from eggs no bigger than a soccer ball. A lack of young sauropod fossils, however, has left the earliest lives of these giants shrouded in mystery. Did they require parental care after hatching like some other dinosaurs, or were they self-reliant? read more

Forming fogbows: Study finds limit on evaporation to ice sheets, but that may change

CORVALLIS, Ore. - Although the coastal regions of the Greenland Ice Sheet are experiencing rapid melting, a significant portion of the interior of that ice sheet has remained stable - but a new study suggests that stability may not continue. Researchers...Show More Summary

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