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Crying at work – Quartz Obsession. Salon. 15-Year-Old Greta Thunberg Attends U.N. Summit on Climate Change. Welcome to the CRISPR Baby World—Here's What You Should Know. How Incarcerated Parents Are Losing Their Children Forever. Amber Heard: Christine Blasey Ford’s Testimony ‘Triggered’ My PTSD. "12 Angry Men", Juries and Democracy. By Tim Sommers I recently rewatched “12 Angry Men” with The Philosophy Club at the University of Iowa as part of their “Owl of Minerva” film series.

"12 Angry Men", Juries and Democracy

World-first electrical stimulation device blazes a new trail into the brain. Simultaneous invention – Quartz Obsession. The US Military Is Genetically Engineering New Life Forms To Detect Enemy Subs. The Pentagon is also looking at living camouflage, self-healing paint, and a variety of other applications of engineered organisms, but the basic science remains a challenge.

The US Military Is Genetically Engineering New Life Forms To Detect Enemy Subs

How do you detect submarines in an expanse as large as the ocean? The U.S. military hopes that common marine microorganisms might be genetically engineered into living tripwires to signal the passage of enemy subs, underwater vessels, or even divers. It’s one of many potential military applications for so-called engineered organisms, a field that promises living camouflage that reacts to its surroundings to better avoid detection, new drugs and medicines to help deployed forces survive in harsh conditions, and more. But the research is in its very early stages, military officials said. This Journalist Pretended To Be Insane To Investigate Asylums, But Did Not Expect The Horrors She’d Have To Endure.

Male Coworkers Were Asking This Woman Whether They Were ‘Mansplaining’, So She Created A Chart. Gimp Tied To Pole On Curb Outside Coffee Shop While Owner Inside. Local.theonion. North Korea Still Won’t Denuclearize, Even as Koreas Reconcile. Plaid: Articles of Interest #2 - Episode Text Transcript. Lumberjacks wore plaid.

Plaid: Articles of Interest #2 - Episode Text Transcript

Punks wore plaid mini skirts. Holocaust Survivors Recall Exact Day Holocaust Started Right Out Of The Blue. Sex doll brothels are popping up across the world  Since the dawn of the Industrial Revolution (or, at the very least, since the dawn of The Jetsons), Americans have been seized by the anxiety of being replaced by robots.

Sex doll brothels are popping up across the world 

In some service industries, these concerns have proven prophetic. But the technology is still far from perfect (see: the massive temper tantrums on social media over CVS’s automated self-checkout), and even though one report has predicted that robots could replace human workers by 2030, most people can rest assured that their jobs are safe for the time being. Most people, that is, but sex workers. In Rolling Stone, writer Breena Kerr profiles Aura Dolls, a sex doll brothel in Toronto where clients can pay $120 an hour and an additional $90 per half-hour to do whatever they want to the six dolls on staff (provided they do not “make any extra holes” in them, though one wonders what would be the occasion for doing so).

Entitled Mom Bullies Tutor To Teach Daughter French For $5/h, Shows Her True Colors When She Hears The Answer. Lab-grown ‘mini brains’ produce electrical patterns that resemble those of premature babies. ‘Mini brains’ grown in a dish have spontaneously produced human-like brain waves for the first time — and the electrical patterns look similar to those seen in premature babies.

Lab-grown ‘mini brains’ produce electrical patterns that resemble those of premature babies

The advancement could help scientists to study early brain development. Research in this area has been slow, partly because it is difficult to obtain fetal-tissue samples for analysis and nearly impossible to examine a fetus in utero. Many researchers are excited about the promise of these ‘organoids’, which, when grown as 3D cultures, can develop some of the complex structures seen in brains. Guy Notices That Someone Hit And Run His Car, Finds A Hilarious Note From A 6th Grader. Why you might consider the Buddha’s proposal. By Jack Balkwill Source: Intrepid Report The Buddha was said to have predicted the day he would die.

Why you might consider the Buddha’s proposal

When that day approached, his followers, weeping, asked him to stay with them. “I’ve told you that life is about suffering,” he reminded them, “would you have me continue suffering?” With that, his followers let go and allowed their beloved teacher to die in peace. A thousand years after the Buddha’s death, a monk known as Bodhidharma is said to have brought a version of the Buddha’s philosophy from India to China, where it became known as Ch-an. Martin Rees: what are the limits of human understanding?

The Sun formed 4.5bn years ago, but it’s got around six billion years more before its fuel runs out.

Martin Rees: what are the limits of human understanding?

Georgia O’Keeffe on the Art of Seeing. In her stunning autobiographical reflection on the moment she understood what it means to be an artist, Virginia Woolf beheld the cosmos of connections in a single flower.

Georgia O’Keeffe on the Art of Seeing

Decades later, the Nobel-winning physicist Richard Feynman offered a different, complementary lens on the art of seeing through his now-famous monologue known as “Ode to a Flower.” Will Stanich's Ever Reopen? Why America's Best Burger Spot Closed Down. The way Stanich sees it, he has two options: he can either partner with another restaurant operator to open it back up, or he can franchise.

Will Stanich's Ever Reopen? Why America's Best Burger Spot Closed Down

Both options are on the table, and he needs to decide what to do, but until that time, Stanich’s will likely not re-open. And no matter what happens, in all likelihood, the Stanich’s that had been open since 1949, the Stanich’s that I fell in love with, then clumsily broke like Lennie with the puppy in Of Mice and Men, will never be the same again. And that fact is the thing I can’t quite get past. That a decision I made for a list I put on the internet has impacted a family business and forever altered its future.

That I have changed family dynamics and relationships. I’ve been asking myself what the other side of this looks like. Criminal Minds, Mindhunter: criminal profiling doesn’t work. I watch a lot of crime shows and listen to a lot of true crime podcasts, so naturally I’ve spent a lot of time with charismatic FBI profiler characters.

Criminal Minds, Mindhunter: criminal profiling doesn’t work

Atlasobscura. 2018 midterm elections: what they mean for the health of US democracy. America, a growing number of legal, political science, and other scholars argue, is vulnerable to democratic backsliding — and it isn’t clear if a Democratic win in tomorrow’s midterms will change that trajectory. Democratic backsliding refers to the subtle, gradual deterioration of democratic institutions and practices, the erosion of elements like free and fair elections, freedom of speech and association, and the rule of law. It isn’t the same thing as reversion: Few people think a sudden, dramatic collapse into dictatorship, like the fall of the Weimar Republic in Germany or the Peruvian “self-coup” of 1992, is likely in the near future.

But a slower descent is entirely possible. And the Trump administration and its Republican allies, specifically, have contributed to backsliding, especially through undermining competitive elections and the rule of law. The 10 Scariest Places in the Universe. The President* Is Deploying Troops to the Border as Part of His Spasm of Bigotry. Weak Signal Suggests Neutrino Sector May Upset Cherished Particle Physics Idea. The universe is supposed to contain equal quantities of matter and antimatter. But this isn’t the case: there is way more matter than antimatter around us today. Where did all the antimatter go? Physicists trying to find the answer to this question believe that the universe was born with equal amounts of both. However, the laws of nature that subsequently came into effect were – and are – biased against antimatter for some reason. A Technique Called FIT Can Help You Achieve Your Goals Faster. Dr. Bronner’s – Quartz Obsession. Elizabeth Warren's DNA Test Video Was A Disgrace.

'Good on you': CNN host praises white cop for not killing two black kids who were playing with a BB gun. Kathleen Kent and Laird Hunt on Witches and Wickedness in American History and Literature. The concept of the witch has figured prominently, not only in American history but in American literature as well. From Cotton Mather’s cautionary essays to Nathaniel Hawthorne to Arthur Miller, readers have been held in thrall by accounts of accused practitioners of dark magic, primarily women.

Vilified and persecuted, “witches” were often portrayed in earlier novels as confederates of the devil—evil, ugly and terrifying. In more modern-day novels the witch has been transformed into a powerful, often majestic figure, capable of both creative and destructive magic, and unmoored from patriarchal judgement and censorship. She is a force of nature, and the possessor of ancient healing arts. Changing Our Narratives through ‘Days of Our Lives’

These 28 Psychological Tricks Are So Easy, You’ll Probably Want To Try Them On The Next Person You Meet. Mammals Will Still Be Recovering From Human Destruction Long After We're Gone. Cultural heritage has a lot to teach us about climate change - HeritageDaily - Archaeology News. Museums, archaeological sites and historical buildings are rarely included in conversations about climate change, which tend to focus on the wider impact and global threats to our contemporary world. Yet these threats impact everything, from local cultural practices to iconic sites of outstanding universal value. In light of this, it’s worth exploring the relationship between our heritage and the changing global climate in more detail. How We Know Kavanaugh Is Lying. The Child Abuse Contrarian. People Kept Asking This Artist To Draw Them For Free, So He Decided To Teach Them A Lesson.

User Data and Cookie Consent. - The Washington Post. Post Malone's Would-Be Robbers Broke Into the Wrong House. Jezebel. Group: US, Russia block consensus at ‘killer robots’ meeting. FILE - In this Monday, Aug. 27, 2018 file photo, Peter Asaro, left, of the International Committee for Robot Arms Control, and Jody Williams of the Nobel Women's Initiative speak to reporters at a news conference in Geneva, Switzerland. A key opponent of high-tech, automated weapons known as "killer robots" is blaming countries like the U.S. and Russia for blocking consensus at a U.N. -backed conference, where most countries wanted to ensure that humans stay at the controls of lethal machines. Jezebel. How to be human: the man who was raised by wolves.

How many humans would it take to keep our species alive? One scientist's surprising answer. 9 Things You Don’t Know about Yourself. By Steve Ayan. Sacha Baron Cohen Should Stick to Antagonizing Right-Wing Masculinity. Are you a forensic psych expert? Earther.gizmodo. Shark Attack Survivor Paul de Gelder Shares His Story - Shark Attacks. Jalopnik. The Octonion Math That Could Underpin Physics. After breaks from school spent ski-bumming, bartending abroad and intensely training as a mixed martial artist, Furey later met the division algebras again in an advanced geometry course and learned just how peculiar they become in four strokes. Sciencemag. Study Finds That Your Sheer Manliness Made You Want That Luxury Status Watch. The Spectacle That Is Elon Musk Coming Undone. But the Founding Fathers would have thought it was absurd. I took a survey that uses neuroscience, big data and machine learning to match you with the right job — here's what it told me.

The truth about sex robots: Panic, pleasure and a candlelit dinner. Mueller investigation cost $16.7M over the first year, Trump's golf trips cost $67M. Jim Mattis Is Pushing the U.S. Navy to Act Unpredictably. Sam Harris's error and how not to argue about cultural relativism. 1974IAUS...63..291C Page 291. OMG ET, we’re coming to kill you. Michelle Wolf Roasts Sarah Huckabee Sanders’ ‘Ugly Personality’ in Netflix Premiere. Life On The Water In A Tiny House Boat. How humans will evolve on Mars. What the Heinrich Müller Hunt Tells Us About Trump’s Russia Problem. This is how humans could live in a world without war. The Results of a 100,000-Person Quantum Experiment Seem To Violate Einstein’s Theory of Local Realism. Deadspin.

Employers Use Artificial Intelligence to Hire, Interview Employees. Splinternews. The painter behind Jethro Tull's Aqualung cover is still haunted by its success. This Seattle man won the constitutional right to live in his truck. Salon. Vladimir Putin chose to meddle in the 2016 election. Judge in the bank fraud case against Manafort goes rogue, accuses Mueller of aiming for impeachment.

Gizmodo. Motherjones. Should We Trust Michael Cohen If He Flips On Trump? Here are some surprising similarities between James Comey and Donald Trump. A list of failed technology predictions. James Comey's 'A Higher Loyalty' Review: A Study in Contradictions. How to bring the Japanese art of hospitality into your daily life. The heart of the matter. A United Airlines passenger said that a woman was offered $1,000 to take her feet off the tray table.

Read Obamas' Heartfelt Letter to Parkland Shooting Students. Salon. 17 little things successful people do every day, no matter what. Film depictions of sexual violence are increasingly alarming. It has to stop. The political logic of the junk food revolution. Evan Rachel Wood on the Gaslighting of America. American Wealth Gone Wild: A Blistering Takedown of Greedy Kardashian Culture. FSU student "died in a room full of people that just didn't care," dad says.