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Dutch research institute chillingly tells man with Down Syndrome how much he costs society

'Why has the Dutch National Institute for Public Health put a price tag to human life?'

Human societies evolve along similar paths

(University of Exeter) Societies ranging from ancient Rome and the Inca empire to modern Britain and China have evolved along similar paths, a huge new study shows.

San Francisco SPCA uses a robot to chase away homeless people, because cruelty to humans is just fine

4 days agoHumor / odd : Boing Boing

The San Francisco Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals bought a "security robot" to harass homeless people at its Mission District offices, a move that the city has banned and threatened $1,000/day fines for. (more…)

Violence a matter of scale, not quantity, researchers show

Anthropologists have debated for decades whether humans living in tribal communities thousands of years ago were more or less violent than societies today. Researchers at the University of Notre Dame wonder if the question of more or less violence is the wrong one—what if it's a matter of scale?

Marine invertebrates have noisy human neighbors

(Acoustical Society of America) Marine invertebrates are impacted by the rising levels of underwater noise produced by humans, but the production of underwater noise is not only difficult to control, but the direct effect on marine invertebrates can be challenging to observe or measure. Show More Summary

How Neolithic farming sowed the seeds of modern inequality 10,000 years ago

The prehistoric shift towards cultivation began our preoccupation with hierarchy and growth – and even changed how we perceive the passage of time Most people regard hierarchy in human societies as inevitable, a natural part of who we are. Show More Summary

Costa Mesa Council to vote on extending animal services contract

Tonight, the City Council will hold a public hearing on whether to extend its contract with the Orange County Humane Society to provide animal shelter services by six months. The extension would cost the city $75,000. Information: costamesaca.gov. Louis Casiano Jr., 714-796-2478 lcasiano@scng.com

Cancer drug leads to 'drastic decrease' in HIV infection in lung cancer patient

(European Society for Medical Oncology) Doctors in France have found the first evidence that a cancer drug may be able to eradicate HIV-infected cells in humans. In a letter published in Annals of Oncology, researchers report that while...Show More Summary

Blog: CPJ joins coalition to establish sports and human rights center

The Committee to Protect Journalists today joined a coalition of international sport organizations, civil society, and governments that are establishing an independent Centre for Sport and Human Rights. In a statement published today, the Mega-Sporting Events Platform for Human Rights, which CPJ is part of, outlined its commitment to...

Animals With Attitudes Abound In Joshua Barkman's False Knees

2 weeks agoHumor / odd : Neatorama

Animals are born with a devil-may-care attitude, so we humans who have been taught to be polite for the sake of a civilized society find their brash and boisterous attitudes both enviable and endearing. That's why videos of cats whoShow More Summary

‘Mutts,’ ‘Doonesbury’ and ‘Calvin and Hobbes’ art leads auction bids for hurricane relief

PATRICK McDONNELL’S comic “Mutts” often offers poignant moments for a good cause, such as the “Shelter Stories” strips that benefit the Humane Society. So the cartoonist told Comic Riffs that it was quite organic for him to draw in support of hurricane relief. Now, comics fans are agreeing as they vote with their wallets. Last Thursday, […]

Synthetic biology and bioengineering: Risks and opportunities

Human genome editing, 3-D-printed replacement organs and artificial photosynthesis - the field of bioengineering offers great promise for tackling the major challenges that face our society. But as a new article highlights, these developments provide both opportunities and risks in the short and long term.

Report highlights opportunities and risks associated with synthetic biology and bioengineering

(University of Cambridge) Human genome editing, 3-D-printed replacement organs and artificial photosynthesis - the field of bioengineering offers great promise for tackling the major challenges that face our society. But as a new article out today highlights, these developments provide both opportunities and risks in the short and long term.

Realistic rodent model of drug addiction

(Society for Neuroscience) Drug addiction may not require a habitual relationship with a substance, suggests findings from a new model of cocaine administration in rats that better captures the human experience of obtaining and using drugs. Show More Summary

Proper and Improper Names: Identity in the Information Society

What aesthetic and political strategies may counter the quest for collecting data and measuring and predicting human behaviour, characteristic of informational capitalism?

Baby steps: Researcher's new book examines role of infants in modernizing American society

The 20th century saw revolutions in scientific medicine, consumer culture, and social welfare, and in the understanding of human development and potential, explains Janet Golden.

Revenge Is a Rotten Way to Run a Country

Yielding to one of the basest of human impulses, Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin are subverting Western society and democracy. The post Revenge Is a Rotten Way to Run a Country appeared first on The Moderate Voice.

More Advertisers Drop Hannity

HelloFresh, Hubble Contacts, the Society for Human Resource Management, Hebrew National, ReddiWip, Untuckit, and Volvo have joined a growing list of companies that have distanced themselves from Sean Hannity's Fox News program by either removing their ads or indicating that they will not advertise on his show in the future. Show More Summary

Exploring the neural mechanisms behind social decision-making, cooperation, and aggression

(Society for Neuroscience) Humans, primates, and many other animals are innately social, spending much of their lifetimes in the presence of other individuals, but little is known about the neural mechanisms that generate social behaviors. Recent advances offer insight into neural circuits and mechanisms that underlie social decision-making, cooperation, and aggression.

Bizarre Government Experiments and Strange Psychic Powers

Do we humans harbor within us vast mental powers beyond our imagination? Are some of us gifted with psychic abilities far beyond the norm, and if so what does that mean for us as a society? Whether one believes in extra sensory perception, mental powers, or any of the phenomena that go with them, some... Read more »

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