Panpsychism: The idea that everything from spoons to stones are conscious is gaining academic credibility — Quartz

"Consciousness permeates reality. Rather than being just a unique feature of human subjective experience, it’s the foundation of the universe, present in every particle and all physical matter. This sounds like easily-dismissible bunkum, but as traditional attempts to explain consciousness continue to fail, the “panpsychist” view is increasingly being taken seriously by credible philosophers, neuroscientists, …

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Why willpower is overrated | Vox #selfcontrol #autocontrol #FelizMartes

"People with a lot of self-control — people who, when they happen upon a delicious food they don’t think they should eat, seemingly grin and bear the temptation until it passes — have it easy. But why? For a long time, the thinking was that these people are good at inhibiting their impulses. That they …

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20+ Science Facts We Didn’t Know at The Start of 2017 | sciencealert.com

"1. The speed of gravity is pretty much identical to the speed of light! This year, for the first time ever, scientists were able to photograph a collision between two neutron stars. By conducting simultaneous optical and gravitational wave observations, they were able to accurately measure the speed of gravity for the first time. 2. A brand new human organ …

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Los humanos éramos cuatro especies que se aparearon entre sí | abc.es

"Cuanto más se sabe sobre la cronología evolutiva del linaje humano, más se aparta la realidad del clásico dibujo que muestra una fila india de homínidos caminando mientras se yerguen y pierden el vello hasta llegar a un sapiens lampiño. En el Pleistoceno tardío, Eurasia estaba habitada por al menos cuatro especies humanas diferentes: sapiens, neandertales, …

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Why human society isn’t more—or less—violent than in the past | Science | AAAS

"Are people in big, modern societies more or less violent than our forebears? The answer is neither, according to a controversial new study: People who lived in small bands in the past had no more proclivity toward violence than we do today. The finding—based on estimates of war casualties throughout history—undercuts the popular argument that …

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Nueva impresora 3D biológica para producción masiva de tejidos humanos

"Investigadores chinos han desarrollado una impresora biológica 3D que permite la producción masiva de tejidos humanos como la piel, cartílagos e hígado." Source: Nueva impresora 3D biológica para producción masiva de tejidos humanos

How Norway Proves Laissez-faire Economics Is Not Just Wrong, It’s Toxic. – Evonomics

"Life consists of units within units. In the biological world, we have genes, individuals, groups, species, and ecosystems – all nested within the biosphere. In the human world, we have genes, individuals, families, villages and cities, provinces, and nations – all nested within the global village. In both worlds, a problem lurks at every rung …

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Descubiertas las células que inician la metástasis del cáncer | Ciencia | EL PAÍS

"Metástasis es una palabra que provoca miedo porque en el 90% de los casos de muerte por cáncer se ha producido este proceso. Pero la mestástasis, por la que unas pocas células se desprenden del tumor y provocan otros en distintas partes del cuerpo, está más cerca de ser comprendido, al menos, en sus inicios. …

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Are we about to witness the most unequal societies in history? | Inequality | The Guardian

"Inequality goes back to the Stone Age. Thirty thousand years ago, bands of hunter-gatherers in Russia buried some members in sumptuous graves replete with thousands of ivory beads, bracelets, jewels and art objects, while other members had to settle for a bare hole in the ground. Nevertheless, ancient hunter-gatherer groups were still more egalitarian than any …

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The Human Brain Builds Structures in 11 Dimensions, Discover Scientists | Big Think

"The brain continues to surprise us with its magnificent complexity. Groundbreaking research that combines neuroscience with math tells us that our brain creates neural structures with up to 11 dimensions when it processes information. By "dimensions," they mean abstract mathematical spaces, not other physical realms. Still, the researchers "found a world that we had never imagined," said Henry Markram, director …

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Here’s why men die earlier than women – Business Insider

"Women experience higher stress, more chronic disease, more depression, more anxiety and are more likely to be victims of violence. Women earn less than men, and in many countries they don’t have the same human rights as men. Despite the social inequality women experience, they live longer than men. This is the case without a …

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Una revisión de 350 estudios descarta efectos nocivos de las radiofrecuencias sobre la salud | Ciencia | EL PAÍS

"Un grupo de 72 personas participó el año pasado en una inmensa farsa sin saberlo. La mitad de ellas se autodeclaraban “electrosensibles”. Presentaban una catarata de síntomas inespecíficos, como fatiga, vértigo y náuseas, que atribuían a los campos electromagnéticos producidos por los sistemas wifi, los teléfonos móviles, las pantallas de ordenador y otras tecnologías de …

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Intuition Is The Highest Form Of Intelligence | Forbes.com

"Intuition, argues Gerd Gigerenzer, a director at the Max Planck Institute for Human Development, is less about suddenly "knowing" the right answer and more about instinctively understanding what information is unimportant and can thus be discarded. Gigerenzer, author of the book Gut Feelings: The Intelligence of the Unconscious, says that he is both intuitive and rational. …

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MIT claims to have found a “language universal” that ties all languages together | Ars Technica UK

"Language takes an astonishing variety of forms across the world—to such a huge extent that a long-standing debate rages around the question of whether all languages have even a single property in common. Well, there’s a new candidate for the elusive title of “language universal” according to a paper in this week’s issue of PNAS. All …

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LDD – Medicina Social. Medicina Pública en Podcast Linterna de Diogenes – iVoox

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Google’s DeepMind AI gives robots the ability to dream – ExtremeTech

"Following in the wake of recent neuroscientific discoveries revealing the importance of dreams for memory consolidation, Google’s AI company DeepMind is pioneering a new technology which allows robots to dream in order to improve their rate of learning.  Not surprisingly given the company behind the project, the substance of these AI dreams consists primarily of …

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Is There Any Plausible Reason Why Aliens Would Evolve To Look Like Us?

"In science fiction movies and TV shows, intelligent aliens are usually the same basic shape as humans: two arms, two legs and a head. But why would creatures that evolved on a completely different planet look so similar to us? We asked some experts, and they told us the most likely explanations for humanoid aliens. …

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Brain-immune system connection lymphatic vessel – Business Insider

"Antoine Louveau was looking through his microscope at thin membranes that protect the brain when he saw something that absolutely shouldn't be there: a lymphatic vessel. The lymphatic system is part of the circulatory system but, instead of blood, it carries lymph — a clear liquid that ferries immune cells and rids the body of …

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BBC – Future – We’ve got human intelligence all wrong

"The guests lining up outside a Brisbane gallery were not your typical culture vultures; in fact, until recently they’d never seen a painting in their life. But with just a little training, they developed their own artistic taste, showing a clear preference for Picasso’s crystalline constructions or Monet’s dreamy soft focus as they wandered lazily …

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Harvard scientists think they’ve pinpointed the physical source of consciousness – Business Insider

"Scientists have struggled for millennia to understand human consciousness — the awareness of one's existence. Despite advances in neuroscience, we still don't really know where it comes from, and how it arises. But researchers think they might have finally figured out its physical origins, after pinpointing a network of three specific regions in the brain that …

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Las islas en las que la cara de miedo no significa miedo | Ciencia | EL PAÍS

"Uno de los pocos habitantes de Kaileuna, una isla remota de Papúa Nueva Guinea, habla con acento extraño. Los miembros de su clan, con los que sale a pescar cada día para poder comer, le llaman Kalekesi. Llegó a la isla en 2013 y, a sus casi 40 años, fue adoptado por una familia con …

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Scientists Grow Full-Sized, Beating Human Hearts From Stem Cells | Popular Science

"Of the 4,000 Americans waiting for heart transplants, only 2,500 will receive new hearts in the next year. Even for those lucky enough to get a transplant, the biggest risk is the their bodies will reject the new heart and launch a massive immune reaction against the foreign cells. To combat the problems of organ …

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Is Breakfast Really the Most Important Meal of the Day? | Big Think

"Breakfast has been made out to be one of the most important meals of the day. It’s considered taboo to skip it, and we'll even go so far as to shame people for doing so. After all, making time to eat this one meal allows our lives to improve dramatically, or so it seems. Without …

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