Monthly Archives: November 2014

Transhumanism and the Will to Power

A critical note on transhumanist organizational structure. I am always a bit amused upon hearing other people’s concerns about transhumanism and even transhumanists themselves (depicted as influential, intimidating and even dangerous). Although many transhumanist ideas may sound disruptive and revolutionary … Continue reading

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Artificial Intelligence Outperforms Average High School Senior

Artificial intelligence software scored higher on the English section of Japan’s standardized college entrance test than the average Japanese high school senior. Source: blogs.wsj.com See on Scoop.it – iLife

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Scientists uncover potential drug to tackle ‘undruggable’ fault in third of cancers

Scientists have found a possible way to halt one of the most common faults in many types of cancer. Source: http://www.futuretimeline.net See on Scoop.it – iLife

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Could A Robot Butler Be On Its Way? – SERIOUS WONDER

Citizens of New York and San Francisco are reporting empty boxes on the streets for a Robot Butler. What could it be? – B.J. Murphy for Serious Wonder Source: http://www.seriouswonder.com See on Scoop.it – iLife

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Cities Of The Future: What Do They Look Like, How Do We Build Them And What’s Their Impact?

You may have heard of a “smart city” or “future city.” Songdo, in South Korea is a good example of what this looks like. It was built from the ground up in 2005 with over $40 billion invested into its … Continue reading

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World-first evidence suggests that meditation alters cancer survivors’ cells

For the first time, scientists have found clear biological evidence that meditation and support groups can affect us on a cellular level. We’re often told that being happy, meditating and mindfulness can benefit our health. We all have that one… … Continue reading

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Citigroup Banker Found With Throat Slit in His NYC Apartment’s Bathtub

The managing director of Citigroup’s environmental and social risk management team was found dead in his downtown Manhattan apartment yesterday afternoon. Source: gawker.com See on Scoop.it – iLife

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Extremists are hijacking identity of Arab world, says Queen Rania at Abu Dhabi Media Summit

Queen Rania of Jordan delivers hard-hitting speech at Abu Dhabi Media Summit Source: 7daysindubai.com Education reform doesn’t come cheap. But the price of ignorance is far, far greater. A minority of irreligious extremists is using social media to rewrite our … Continue reading

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How can San Francisco solve its homelessness problem without simply kicking all of them out of the City?

Answer by Anna Lapushner: You have a talent for phrasing a question with the answer already built into it. The answer is:  You can't. Any homeless services you offer will attract more homeless people. Your article does beg the question … Continue reading

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Block-long billboard lights up Times Square

The bright lights of New York come to life as a billboard the length of a full city block dazzles Times Square. Sharon Reich reports Source: http://www.reuters.com See on Scoop.it – iLife

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Honduras beauty queen found dead

The bodies of Honduran beauty queen Maria Jose Alvarado, 19, and her sister are found nearly a week after the two women vanished on a night out. Source: http://www.bbc.com See on Scoop.it – iLife

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Official Bob Marley Marijuana Blend On the Way

Bob Marley, the world’s most famous reggae singer, is on the verge of becoming the Marlboro Man of Marijuana. Source: http://www.rollingstone.com Bob Marley Blend (‘Marley Natural Fine Cannabis) to hit stores… (www.marleynatural.com) ‘You can depend on Bob, too. He’s 100% … Continue reading

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The end of casual sex

To other people, I was the embodiment of the empowered woman. But inside, I was gut-wrenchingly confused Source: http://www.salon.com See on Scoop.it – iLife

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The ‘Truth’ Behind The Female Soldier Fighting ISIS

They call her Rehana, but that’s likely not her name. People say she’s killed 100 Islamic State fighters. ISIS supporters have declared her dead on two separate occasions. This is the story of the creation of the online legend of Rehana — and … Continue reading

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Nicki Minaj Interview (2014 Cover Story)

She’s a street lyricist, a bubblegum-pop star, and everything in between. At this stage in her rise, Nicki Minaj can be whatever the hell she wants to be. Source: http://www.complex.com See on Scoop.it – iLife

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Charles Manson Set to Tie the Knot With 26-Year-Old Woman

Mass murderer Charles Manson is set to tie the knot with a 26-year-old woman who has spent years trying to exonerate him. Source: abcnews.go.com Outlaw Charles Manson (Official), 80, to marry Afton Elaine Burton (’star’), 26. Initially sentenced to death for … Continue reading

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Will Apple soon be worth $1 trillion?

Apple is the world’s most valuable company. Could it top $1 trillion soon? Is that a sign of a new tech bubble? Or will Microsoft, Google or Alibaba beat Apple to the 12-zero level. Source: money.cnn.com Apple’s Market cap is … Continue reading

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More in billionaires club pledge to give away fortunes

The founders of GoDaddy and Groupon joined Warren Buffett’s pledge to give away the majority of their wealth. Source: money.cnn.com The founders of Groupon and GoDaddy each pledge to give a majority of their wealth to charity; for The Giving Pledge; a campaign that began … Continue reading

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She’s America’s youngest female billionaire – and a dropout

Elizabeth Holmes, America’s youngest self-made female billionaire, has built a medical services company that’s revolutionizing the blood test. Source: money.cnn.com See on Scoop.it – iLife

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Brendan Bordelon – Boehner Vows to Fight Obama ‘Tooth and Nail’ on Amnesty

House majority leader John Boehner struck his most aggressive tone yet against President Obama’s promised executive amnesty for illegal immigrants, vowing to fight the White House “tooth and nail” and threatening to throw a wrench in the president’s plans for the next … Continue reading

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Obama Plan May Allow Millions of Immigrants to Stay and Work in U.S.

Ignoring Republican protests, President Obama will assert his executive authority to order a broad overhaul of the immigration system, including a plan to give work permits to millions, officials said. Source: http://www.nytimes.com WhiteHouse officials reject as overblown warnings from those … Continue reading

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Sources: Obama seeks new Syria strategy review to deal with ISIS, al-Assad

President Obama has asked his national security team for another review of the U.S. policy toward Syria after realizing the current strategy might be flawed. Source: edition.cnn.com President Barack Obama has realized ISIS may not be defeated without a political … Continue reading

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Ayn Rand, Girl-Power Icon

Her quotes are on posters, jewelry, and crop tops. Source: nymag.com See on Scoop.it – iLife

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Russia flexes muscles with long-range bomber flights near U.S. shores

Russia plans to send long-range bombers to patrol Gulf of Mexico and Caribbean, a move linked to tensions over Ukraine, the nation’s defense minister said. Source: edition.cnn.com See on Scoop.it – iLife

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Books of The Times – A-Bomb – Charles Pellegrino’s ‘Last Train From Hiroshima’ – Review – NYTimes.com

A clear-eyed catalog of the horrors endured by survivors of the atomic bombs dropped on Japan in 1945. Source: http://www.nytimes.com See on Scoop.it – iLife

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