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Why Music Education is Vital to Humans

17 hours agoMusic / Classical : Slipped Disc

A seminal lecture from the Deal Festival by Richard J. Hallam, past president of the Incorporated Society of Musicians. Sample content: Look at what is supposed to happen in primary school. Children in Key Stage 1 (5 to 7 year olds) should be taught to: • use their voices expressively and creatively by singing songs and speaking chants […]

Are We All Just Blobs of Tissue or Did a Creator God Really Give Human Life Meaning?

Professor Joel Brind, PhD, encouraged pro-life advocates to think at a deeper level about how scientific theories about what life is have influenced how society values life. Brind, a professor of human biology and endocrinology Baruch College, CUNY, presented a workshop called “We’re All Blobs of Tissue Now! How the Culture of Death has Corrupted […]

5 employees resign from Southeast Kansas Humane Society

Five employees of the Southeast Kansas Humane Society have resigned, saying budget constraints, lack of staff training and job responsibility changes put animals at risk. Three former employees tell The … Click to Continue »

A Russian man was sentenced to 3 years in prison for creating a meme that incited 2 teen suicides

Philipp Budeikin said he created the Blue Whale Challenge meme because he wanted to cleanse society. He argued that the teenage girls who died by suicide as a result of it were "biodegradable waste," and not human beings. Still, on Wednesday,...Show More Summary

Humane Society International saves 149 more dogs destined for butcher in South Korea

The dogs rescued, including new-born puppies, passed their days in small, elevated cages or on chains. Photo by Jean Chung/For HSI As South Koreans get ready for the Bok Nal days of summer, which trigger a sharp increase in dog meatShow More Summary

Loving Animals to Death: New at Reason

2 days agoNews : Reason

The Humane Society even opposes artificial rhino horn, which would lower demand for poachers' fare. John Stossel writes: We need to sell more rhino horns, quickly. That may be the only way to save rhinos from extinction. Today, rhinos vanish because poachers kill them for their horns. Show More Summary

Society Had Their Chance”: James Huberty And The 1984 “Hunting Humans” McDonald’s Massacre

3 days agoNews / Crime : Crime Feed

When Etna asked where her husband, James Huberty, was heading, he replied, “I’m going hunting. Hunting humans.” The post “Society Had Their Chance”: James Huberty And The 1984 “Hunting Humans” McDonald’s Massacre appeared first on CrimeFeed.

Elon Musk says artificial intelligence is humanity’s ‘biggest risk’

Elon Musk has sounded warning bells on artificial intelligence for quite some time, as he believes it could be a huge threat to society. Now, he's told the government it could be our biggest risk. In a July 15 speech at the NationalShow More Summary

ASHG honors Daniel MacArthur with inaugural Early-Career Award

(American Society of Human Genetics) ASHG has named Daniel MacArthur, Ph.D., Assistant Professor in the Analytic and Translational Genetics Unit at Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School, Co-director of the Medical...Show More Summary

Visualizing The Dark Side Of The Web

The term Dark Web is evocative. It conjures up images of hitmen, illegal drugs, and pedophilia. One imagines a place where the dark side of human nature flourishes away from the eyes – and laws – of society at large. Today’s infographic,...Show More Summary

ASHG honors John Mulvihill with Mentorship Award

(American Society of Human Genetics) ASHG has named John J. Mulvihill, M.D., Children's Hospital Foundation-Kimberly V. Talley Chair in Genetics and Professor of Pediatrics at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center, and Senior...Show More Summary

As Sea Ice Dwindles, Polar Bear Attacks Rise

There were only 73 reported polar bear attacks on humans between 1870 and 2014, according to a study published this month in Wildlife Society Bulletin. But 20% of those attacks happened in just the last five years of the study, and Alaska Dispatch News reports researchers have found a correlation...

3 growing AI applications in business

The concept of artificial intelligence (AI) has been around for a long time. Science fiction unfortunately gives AI a bad rap and depicts it as an evil entity dead-set on taking over human society and dominating the world. But in reality, it can do a lot of remarkable things to make life easier. Show More Summary

ASHG honors Kári Stefánsson with William Allan Award

(American Society of Human Genetics) The American Society of Human Genetics (ASHG) has named Kári Stefánsson, M.D., founder of deCODE Genetics, the 2017 recipient of the annual William Allan Award. In 1996, Dr. Stefánsson founded deCODE...Show More Summary

Caregiver Punches Helpless Elderly Man With Dementia 11 Times

Elder abuse is a growing scourge in Canadian society, a problem that is based on the dehumanization of the victim. Human society has always faced a level of abuse, but in a society that claims to be based on the equality of all human persons, it is horrific when we look into the mirror and […]

NGOs ask International Criminal Court for Mexico probe

Dozens of civil society organizations have presented a report to the International Criminal Court in The Hague in hopes it will lead to an investigation of possible crimes against humanity … Click to Continue »

ASHG honors Arthur Beaudet with Victor A. McKusick Leadership Award

(American Society of Human Genetics) ASHG has named Arthur L. Beaudet, MD, of the Baylor College of Medicine, as the 2017 recipient of the annual Victor A. McKusick Leadership Award. This award recognizes individuals whose professional...Show More Summary

Precipitation extremes in dry regions of China found closely related to SST

Precipitation extremes are of general interest due to their profound impacts on the society, economy, human safety, and the natural environment. Precipitation extremes exhibit high spatiotemporal variation in terms of both their frequency and intensity relative to the mean precipitation, so it is always difficult to detect extreme events and their underlying related mechanisms.

Google's People + AI Research Initiative Sets Out to Solve Artificial Stupidity

Injecting more humanity into artificial intelligence could help society – and Google’s business.

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