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The Costs and Benefits of Worlds Colliding

2019-02-14T10:16:16+00:00

I recently suggested that the rise of social media has undermined something that a great many Americans value: the ability to slip into a given domain and to adopt whatever values and norms are appropriate there, without that affecting one’s reception in other domains. Source: The Costs and Benefits of Worlds Colliding

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The Future of the Mind | Edge.org

2019-02-11T17:02:03+00:00

If we have artificial general intelligence, intelligence that’s capable of flexibly connecting ideas across different domains and maybe having something like sensory experience, what I want to know is whether it would be conscious or if it would all just be computing in the dark—engaging in things like visual recognition tasks from a computational perspective

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Walk Inside a Surrealist Salvador Dalí Painting with This 360º Virtual Reality Video

2019-02-17T10:01:09+00:00

Click on the arrows to get the full 360 degree experience. I felt as impressed as everyone else did when I saw my first 360-degree video, the technology that allows viewers to "look" in any direction they wish. But most of the 360-degree videos that became popular early simply demonstrated the concept, and as

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Scientists Rethink Psychedelics

2019-02-17T10:03:21+00:00

The irony. The generation who brought psychedelic drugs to the attention of the world, may just be the ones who use them as medicine to treat anxiety and depression or simply to face death. But while researchers around the world are looking at some formerly illicit drugs in a new way, they’re doing it with

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The Real Secret of Youth Is Complexity – Nautilus

2019-02-11T17:20:48+00:00

S implicity, simplicity, simplicity!” Henry David Thoreau exhorted in his 1854 memoir Walden , in which he extolled the virtues of a “Spartan-like” life. Saint Thomas Aquinas preached that simplicity brings one closer to God. Isaac Newton believed it leads to truth. Source: The Real Secret of Youth Is Complexity - Issue 68: Context

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Using Strong Passwords Has Never Been More Important. It’s Also Never Been Easier.

2019-02-11T15:58:30+00:00

If you pay even the least bit of attention to current events, it should come as no surprise that the state of online security is abysmal. It seems that not a month goes by without yet another high-profile data breech. To make matters worse, cyber crimes and online scams targeting individuals have also reached epidemic

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8 Questions To Ask A Psychiatrist Before Starting Mental Health Medication

2019-02-17T10:05:48+00:00

Questions To Ask A Psychiatrist Before Starting Mental Health Medication, According To Doctors Bustle Seeing a psychiatrist for the first time can be a nerve-wracking and overwhelming experience for some people. You probably have a general idea of what you're ... Source: 8 Questions To Ask A Psychiatrist Before Starting Mental Health Medication, According To

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The Origins of the “Amen Break,” The Most Sampled Piece of Recorded Music Ever

2019-02-11T15:54:07+00:00

You may not find the reference easily in a Google search. But hang around electronic musicians, DJs, or producers long enough, and you’ll probably hear someone talk about an “Amen song.” They don't mean gospel, not directly, but the famed “Amen break,” a six-second drum loop sampled from a 1969 soul instrumental recording of the

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Dissociative identity disorder

2019-02-11T19:19:30+00:00

Dissociative identity disorder (DID), previously known as multiple personality disorder, is a mental disorder characterized by at least two distinct and relatively enduring personality states. There is often trouble remembering certain events, beyond what would be explained by ordinary forgetfulness. These states alternately show in a person's behavior; presentations, however, are variable.[3] Associated conditions often include borderline personality disorder, post traumatic stress disorder, depression, substance misuse disorder, self-harm, or anxiety. From

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The Personal Toll of Whistle-Blowing

2019-02-11T17:13:27+00:00

Sheelah Kolhatkar writes about why one physician took the risk of becoming an F.B.I. informant to expose alleged Medicare fraud. Source: The Personal Toll of Whistle-Blowing

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