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The Science of Compassion

31 minutes agoReligion / Buddhism : Buddhist Geeks

Episode Description: Emma Seppälä, Ph.D is Science Director of Stanford University’s Center for Compassion and Altruism Research and Education. Emma joins host Vincent Horn to share the science behind compassion. She describes the current...Show More Summary

Popular Booze Myths Debunked

Cocktail historian and author David Wondrich likes to point out that most of the history of alcohol has been “recorded” inside pubs by people enjoying their research a bit too much. So many of the facts surrounding distilled spirits and cocktails are as fuzzy as last night’s bar-fueled political rant. Show More Summary

Netherlands to Allow Growing Human Embryos for Research – Health Minister

The Netherlands is going to change its laws on embryonic research to allow growing human embryos for conception-related research, the country’s authorities announced.

29 New Words for Deviance You can Be Fined $250,000 For Not Using in NYC

Tony Perkins, head of the Family Research Council states, “This is political correctness run wild. Where does the President’s bathroom edict go? “This is it.”

The Best deals on Laptops, Components, Tablets, Smartphones, Accessories and more: May 27th

Looking for the best deals but have no time to research or not enough knowledge to figure out what is and what isn’t a good deal? I’m here to help you. With 15 years of experience (See my About page) with computer hardware, researching, staying up-to-date with new products, performance and prices, I know what […]

CRS Report: 'Zika Response Funding: Request and Congressional Action'

7 hours agoUtilities / Water : WaterWired

Although I am posting this in the Beijing airport, there is no relationship between that fact and the content. This report by Susan B. Epstein and Sarah A. Lister was posted on 20 May 2016 by the Congressional Research Service: Zika Response Funding: Request and Congressional Action. Download CRS_Zika Summary...

Disruptive Change in Aging Research Arrives from the Outside

7 hours agoHealth / Aging : Fight Aging

Disruption is a part of progress. All communities of research and development go through cycles in which (a) the established mainstream and its insiders become slow and ineffective, (b) outsiders become frustrated given the unrealized...Show More Summary

Oil Prices Likely in Mid-$30s-$40s Per Barrel After OPEC Meet

Oil prices are likely to fall after the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) summit in Vienna next week and then stabilize between around $35 to $45 per barrel, Trends Research Institute head Gerald Celente told Sput...

Dutch health officials want to grow human embryos for ‘limited’ research

8 hours agoNews : The Raw Story

The Dutch government on Friday announced it wants to allow growing human embryos “under strict and limited conditions” for scientific research, thereby giving hope to parents struggling to conceive. Dutch Health Minister Edith Schippers “wants to allow the creation of embryos for...

Jonathan Gruber’s latest research undercuts Hillary Clinton’s policy agenda

"...cohorts with increased child care access subsequently had worse health, lower life satisfaction, and higher crime rates later in life."

Will Your Cellphone Give You Cancer?

9 hours agoHealth : NYTimes: Health

Recent research has been interpreted as suggesting that cellphones cause cancer. But Gina Kolata explains that the overwhelming evidence suggests that there is no link between the devices and the disease.

AI? More Like Aieeee!! For The First Time, A Robot Can Feel Pain

9 hours agoNews : The Two-Way

The German researchers say this will keep robots safer, because "pain is a system that protects us." Added bonus: they say the humans who work alongside them will likely be safer, too.

You can’t have it both ways

In two recent Econlog posts (here and here), I pointed out that a wise man or women should always have two levels of belief.  One is their own view of things, independently derived from their own research.  This is the view from within your skin.  The second level of belief is the awareness of the […]

Researchers Receive State Grant to Map Zika-Carrying Mosquitoes

NMSU researchers to trap and map Zika-carrying mosquitoes with a grant award from the New Mexico Department of Health

Indiana University Sues to Stop Pro-Life Law So It Can Use Aborted Babies in Research

Indiana University scientists who use tissue from aborted babies in their research filed a lawsuit challenging a new state law this week. The new law will help stop the kind of sale of aborted babies and their body parts that Planned Parenthood facilities in other states have been caught arranging. Although Roe v. Wade prohibits […]

New Research Uncovers A Possible Cause Of Alzheimer's Disease That Is Both Surprising And Promising

11 hours agoTechnology : Forbes: Tech

New research indicates that the brain's response to fighting off infections may play an important and previously unsuspected role in the development of Alzheimer's disease.

Hiroshima Survivor Cries, and Obama Gives Him a Hug

11 hours agoNews : NYTimes: News

Shigeaki Mori, who was 8 when the United States dropped the bomb, spent decades researching the fates of American P.O.W.s killed in Hiroshima.

What we know so far about the superbug in the Pennsylvania case

12 hours agoHealth : The Checkup

Q and A with infectious-disease expert about news that researchers have found a person in the U.S. carrying bacteria resistant to antibiotics of last resort.

D.C. Council Solves Mystery Behind Rediscovered Plaque

A typo kept the real answer from researchers since 2010. [ more › ]

Security researcher discovers glaring problem with patient data system, FBI stages armed dawn raid

12 hours agoHumor / odd : Boing Boing

Justin Shafer was roused from his bed this week by thunderous knocking at his North Richland Hills, Texas home, and when he opened the door, found himself staring down the barrel of a 'big green' assault weapon, wielded by one of the 12-15 armed FBI agents on his lawn. (more…)

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