Stephen Cohen: This is Most Dangerous Moment in U.S.-Russian Relations Since Cuban Missile Crisis | Democracy Now!

"Secretary of State Rex Tillerson has wrapped up a visit to Moscow, where he met with Russian President Vladimir Putin and Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov. The meetings come at a time of increased tension between Washington and Moscow. On Wednesday during a press conference, President Trump said relations with Russia had reached a new …

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Estados Unidos lanza sobre Afganistán su mayor bomba no nuclear | Estados Unidos | EL PAÍS

"Estados Unidos lanzó este jueves sobre instalaciones terroristas en Afganistán el mayor artefacto no nuclear que posee, un explosivo conocido como “la madre de todas las bombas” que estuvo desarrollando durante la guerra de Irak pero no había utilizado hasta ahora. El Pentágono confirmó la operación, aunque no detalló si se trata del mayor artefacto. …

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How (And When) To Think Like A Philosopher : 13.7: Cosmos And Culture : NPR

"As an undergraduate, I majored in philosophy — a purportedly useless major, except that it teaches you how to think, write and speak. The skills I was learning from working through papers and arguments extended well beyond the coursework itself, yielding habitual patterns of reasoning that made me a more discerning scientist, a more careful …

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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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PI-RADOS | Another Day In The Lab

"Hoy es el día π. A muchos esto no os dirá nada, pero yo voy a celebrarlo igualmente con una entrada por dos buenas razones. La primera es que es mi número favorito, soy un πrado. ¿Desde cuándo? No consigo recordarlo. Puede que tuviera 14 o 15 años. Lo que sé seguro es ese día …

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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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Inside the Artificial Universe That Creates Itself – The Atlantic

"Every particle in the universe is accounted for. The precise shape and position of every blade of grass on every planet has been calculated. Every snowflake and every raindrop has been numbered. On the screen before us, mountains rise sharply and erode into gently rolling hills, before finally subsiding into desert. Millions of years pass …

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Mathematical Model Reveals the Patterns of How Innovations Arise

"Innovation is one of the driving forces in our world. The constant creation of new ideas and their transformation into technologies and products forms a powerful cornerstone for 21st century society. Indeed, many universities and institutes, along with regions such as Silicon Valley, cultivate this process. And yet the process of innovation is something of a …

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Can We Think Critically Anymore? | Big Think

"In a May 2015 New Yorker article, satirist Andy Borowitz warned of a “powerful new strain of fact-resistant humans who are threatening the ability of Earth to sustain life.” Although humans are endowed with an ability to “receive and process information,” he writes, these faculties have been rendered “totally inactive.” Readers enjoy Borowitz because his …

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Infamous Gate to Hell Found in Turkey, Where It Continues to Breathe Its Deathly Air | Atlas Obscura

"Missing for centuries, a storied gate to hell was recently uncovered, where poisonous air still breathes out of a cavern where priests once worshiped the gods of the underworld. Known as Pluto’s Gate, or Ploutonion in Greek, the entry to the land of the dead was discovered in southwestern Turkey by a group of Italian archeologists. Its excavation …

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A la mierda el trabajo | ctxt.es

"Para nosotros, los estadounidenses, el trabajo lo es todo. Desde hace siglos, más o menos desde 1650, creemos que imprime carácter (puntualidad, iniciativa, honestidad, autodisciplina y todo lo demás). También creemos que el mercado laboral, donde encontramos el trabajo, ha sido relativamente eficiente en lo que a asignar oportunidades y salarios se refiere. Y también …

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Online science communication and the importance of empathy | PLOS Ecology Community

"Science communication remains as challenging as it is necessary in the era of big data. Scientists are encouraged to reach out to non-experts through social media, collaborations with citizen scientists, and non-technical abstracts. As a science enthusiast (and extrovert), I truly enjoy making these connections and having conversations that span expertise, interests and geographic barriers. …

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

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What if jobs are not the solution but the problem? | Aeon Essays

"Work means everything to us Americans. For centuries – since, say, 1650 – we’ve believed that it builds character (punctuality, initiative, honesty, self-discipline, and so forth). We’ve also believed that the market in labour, where we go to find work, has been relatively efficient in allocating opportunities and incomes. And we’ve believed that, even if …

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What’s Behind A Science vs. Philosophy Fight? | Big Think

"This is the 3rd diablog with Rebecca Newberger Goldstein (here’s the 1st, and 2nd). JB: Scientists and philosophers are skirmishing, again. Philosopher James Blachowicz writes that "There Is No Scientific Method"—the sciences just do what any field of "systematic investigation" does—and the "highly quantified” approach of the sciences shouldn't be “confused with a superior method …

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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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Newly evolved bacteria can bond silicon to carbon with ease – Business Insider

"Scientists have coaxed life to do something it has never done before: bond silicon to carbon. You're probably already familiar with a few products products that use carbon-silicon, or organosilicon: glues, caulks, and pesticides, to name a few. But the new biological trick, which was forcefully evolved in bacteria, is safer and 15 times more …

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PLOS ONE: On the Viability of Conspiratorial Beliefs

"Conspiratorial ideation is the tendency of individuals to believe that events and power relations are secretly manipulated by certain clandestine groups and organisations. Many of these ostensibly explanatory conjectures are non-falsifiable, lacking in evidence or demonstrably false, yet public acceptance remains high. Efforts to convince the general public of the validity of medical and scientific …

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El mayor dique glaciar antártico se agrieta y se teme que colapse inundando costas en todo el mundo | Diario Público

"Un enorme glaciar en la Antártida que sirve de dique para el hielo del interior del continente se deshace de adentro hacia afuera, con grietas y hendiduras en su interior que hacen temer su colapso. El Glaciar Pine Island, parte de la plataforma de hielo que delimita la banquisa del Antártico Occidental, es uno de …

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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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Theory that challenges Einstein’s physics could soon be put to the test | Imperial College London

"Einstein observed that the speed of light remains the same in any situation, and this meant that space and time could be different in different situations. The assumption that the speed of light is constant, and always has been, underpins many theories in physics, such as Einstein’s theory of general relativity. In particular, it plays …

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“Las farmacéuticas impiden el desarrollo de nuevas terapias contra el cáncer” | Ciencia | EL PAÍS

"Los grandes proyectos de secuenciación del genoma del cáncer iniciados hace una década han demostrado que cada tipo de tumor es tan diferente de otro a nivel genético y molecular que parecen enfermedades distintas. Esa heterogeneidad también se da dentro de cada paciente, una célula de un tumor puede ser muy distinta de la de …

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The Secret is Out: Scientists Figured Out How Tardigrades Became Immune to Radiation | Futurism.com

"Tardigrades are amazing creatures famous for their extreme survival skills. Their collection of abilities make up for their small stature. They are capable of surviving under the harshest conditions including the vacuum of outer space, extreme temperatures, great pressure (equivalent to six times as much pressure under the ocean), dehydration, and being frozen solid for years. If …

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