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NewsDaily: Drugs protect monkeys from Ebola, U.S. study finds (tx, novapsyche)

August 23, 2010

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Read the article on newsdaily.com U.S. government researchers working to find ways to treat the highly deadly Ebola virus said on Sunday a new approach from AVI BioPharma Inc saved monkeys after they were infected.

Economic forecaster: “Greatest Depression” coming | Raw Story

August 23, 2010

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Read the article on rawstory.com “One of the good businesses to get in to may be guillotines,” Celente quipped. “Because there’s a real off-with-their-heads fever going on. People are really fed up.” Celente argued that the conditions needed for an economic recovery simply don’t exist. “Let’s go back to the 1990s. We’re in a recession. […]

BBC News – Alien hunters should look for artificial intelligence

August 23, 2010

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Read the article on bbc.co.uk A senior astronomer has said that the hunt for alien life should take into account alien “sentient machines”. Seti, the Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence, has until now sought radio signals from worlds like Earth. But Seti astronomer Seth Shostak argues that the time between aliens developing radio technology and artificial […]

Chris Rodda: U.S. Soldiers Punished for Not Attending Christian Concert

August 20, 2010

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For the past several years, two U.S. Army posts in Virginia, Fort Eustis and Fort Lee, have been putting on a series of what are called Commanding General’s Spiritual Fitness Concerts. As I’ve written in a number of other posts, “spiritual fitness” is just the military’s new term for promoting religion, particularly evangelical Christianity. And […]

my “What German philosopher are you?” quiz result

August 20, 2010

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Martin Heidegger You are Heidegger: his main interests were in ontology, metaphysics, the history of Western philosophy, and technology. He is most known today for his writings on Phenomenology, Hermeneutics and Existentialism. He is criticized for joining the Nazi party during World War II, and modern philosophers don’t agree about his intentions. Like Heidegger, you […]

Brain Connections Break Down as We Age (tx, Novapsyche)

August 19, 2010

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Read the article on prweb.com However there is hope, and just because we inevitably age doesn’t mean it’s our fate to react more slowly. Seidler’s group is working on developing and piloting motor training studies that might rebuild or maintain the corpus callosum to limit overflow between hemispheres, she said. A previous study done by […]

Q&A with A Film Unfinished director Yael Hersonski at night screenings 8/19-21/10 – New York NY

August 19, 2010

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Read the article on examiner.com “A Film Unfinished first emerged out of my theoretical preoccupation with the notion of the ‘archive’, and the unique nature of the witnessing it bears.” – Yael Hersonski