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Lost municipalities# 4: Pompeii was preserved by tragedy. Now it risks ruin all over again

Published in Odd and Fun on 26th July 2017

The volcanic eruption that destroyed the Roman city too froze it in time but now, 2,000 years later, it is alive with people who threaten its existence all over again Perched high in the gods of the great theatre, you get a good scene of the curves of sightseers. They enroll from left and privilege, […]

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How to parent without limitations | Trevor Silvester

Published in Odd and Fun on 23rd July 2017

Foisting wasteful anxieties on to most children can sternly restriction their futures, pronounces Trevor Silvester For 20 times Ive sat in my rehabilitation room and listened to parties. Ive heard hundreds of legends from childhood that have led to lives of ache and disadvantage. Some are what youd expect corruption, damage and deprivation but numerous […]

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How Hollywood is using data to hack your feelings

Published in Odd and Fun on 21st July 2017

Movie heads know how to manipulate your spirits. They do it with music, carefully crafted shots, and other little mental gimmicks to give you the most difficult psychological blow for your buck. Now, they are unable tap right into your brain. Lightwave is software that couples with wearable engineering and measures bioactivity. But instead of […]

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Google’s DeepMind induces AI program that can memorize like a human

Published in Odd and Fun on 15th July 2017

Program raises artificial general intelligence a gradation closer by utilizing previous insight to solve fresh problems Researchers have overcome one of the major stumbling blocks in neural networks with a program that they are able learn one task after another applying abilities it acquires on the way. Developed by Googles AI company, DeepMind, the program […]

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What LSD tells us about human nature | Marc Lewis

Published in Odd and Fun on 14th July 2017

Our mentalities, with their intrinsic bent to segregate, are designed to turn toward over-control. Psychedelics blow all that apart and we can learn from them I was in San Francisco last week, inspecting my brother and revisiting the years we spend there as young men. We marched through Golden Gate common, two guys in their […]

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Climate change impacting ‘most’ species on Earth, even down to their genomes

Published in Odd and Fun on 12th July 2017

Three recent studies point to just how broad, bizarre, and potentially devastating climate change is to life on Earth. And weve only seen one degree Celsius of warming so far. Climate change is rapidly becoming a crisis that defies hyperbole. For all the sound and fury of climate change denialists, self-deluding politicians and a very […]

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Infants who exist cancer appearance fewer serious long-term health issues- analyse

Published in Odd and Fun on 11th July 2017

Report reporting juveniles diagnosed from 1970 to 1999 finds charge of severe long-term side effect put from 12.7% to 8.8% More babes are existing childhood cancerwith fewer incapacitating long-term side effects, a new learn has found. The study employed data from the Childhood Cancer Survivor Study, a US database supported by the National Cancer Institute, […]

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Ultra racket: why music intends so much to us | Adam Ockelford

Published in Odd and Fun on 9th July 2017

Music is one of lifes a pleasure. But why, expects Adam Ockelford, does it alter us so deeply? Its a question that has intrigued intellectuals across the ages from Socrates to Schopenhauer: why is it that abstract motifs of sound mean so very much to human beings? We are more exposed to music than ever […]

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Baby whales ‘whisper’ to moms to avoid piranhas, consider determines

Published in Odd and Fun on 28th June 2017

Scientists divulge unique, intimate shape for communications between humpback the women and calves as well as silent technique to establish suckling Newborn humpback whales and their babies whisper to one another to escape potential predators, scientists reported Wednesday, uncovering the existence of a previously unknown survival technique. They dont crave any unwanted listeners, investigate Simone […]

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I Contain People by Ed Yong review- “were about” is in possession of bacteria

Published in Odd and Fun on 27th June 2017

Each of us contains 40 trillion microbes. Their power is enormous, and we are just beginning to realise it, as this thrilling notebook details We are not alone. We have never been alone. We are owned. Our inner demons cannot be cast aside, because they did not move in and take possession: they were here […]

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