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Sep 23, 2018

An Eye Infection Found in Contact Lens Wearers Can Cause Blindness

Posted by in category: biotech/medical

Doctors at England’s Moorfields Eye Hospital identified an outbreak of Acanthamoeba keratitis, an eye disease that can cause blindness. This team thinks that the amoeba can travel through the water supply and infect contact wearers who aren’t careful.

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Sep 23, 2018

Biggest Test Yet Shows Einstein Was Wrong About ‘Spooky Action at a Distance’

Posted by in category: physics

Physicists recently addressed a persistent flaw in a test that defines reality.

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Sep 23, 2018

Study of one million people leads to world’s biggest advance in blood pressure genetics

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, genetics

Over 500 new gene regions that influence people’s blood pressure have been discovered in the largest global genetic study of blood pressure to date, led by Queen Mary University of London and Imperial College London.

Involving more than one million participants, the results more than triple the number of gene regions to over 1,000 and means that almost a third of the estimated heritability for pressure is now explained.

The study, published in Nature Genetics and supported by the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR), Medical Research Council and British Heart Foundation, also reports a strong role of these genes, not only in blood vessels, but also within the adrenal glands above the kidney, and in body fat.

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Sep 23, 2018

Waking Up with Sam Harris — #138 — The Edge of Humanity (with Yuval Noah Harari)

Posted by in categories: economics, governance, information science, robotics/AI

James Hughes : “Great convo with Yuval Harari, touching on algorithmic governance, the perils of being a big thinker when democracy is under attack, the need for transnational governance, the threats of automation to the developing world, the practical details of UBI, and a lot more.”


In this episode of the Waking Up podcast, Sam Harris speaks with Yuval Noah Harari about his new book 21 Lessons for the 21st Century. They discuss the importance of meditation for his intellectual life, the primacy of stories, the need to revise our fundamental assumptions about human civilization, the threats to liberal democracy, a world without work, universal basic income, the virtues of nationalism, the implications of AI and automation, and other topics.

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Sep 23, 2018

This Study on Nearly Half a Million People Has Bad News For The Keto Diet

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, food, health

Scientists and dietitians are starting to agree on a recipe for a long, healthy life. It’s not sexy, and it doesn’t involve fancy pills or pricey diet potions.

Fill your plate with plants. Include vegetables, whole grains, healthy fats, and legumes. Don’t include a lot of meat, milk, or highly processed foods that a gardener or farmer wouldn’t recognize.

“There’s absolutely nothing more important for our health than what we eat each and every day,” Sara Seidelmann, a cardiologist and nutrition researcher at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston, told Business Insider.

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Sep 23, 2018

The Physics Of Why Timekeeping First Failed In The Americas

Posted by in category: physics

The world’s greatest clockmaker sent a clock to the new world, and everything went haywire. The reason why will shock you.

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Sep 23, 2018

Humans have skeletal stem cells that help bones and cartilage grow

Posted by in category: biotech/medical

Human skeletal stem cells have been found for the first time.

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Sep 23, 2018

Your gut is directly connected to your brain, by a newly discovered neuron circuit

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, neuroscience

Find could lead to new treatments for obesity, depression.

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Sep 23, 2018

Liverpool could be first UK city to get a Universal Basic Income

Posted by in category: economics

The idea would mean ditching the traditional means tested benefits system.

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Sep 23, 2018

Internet will ‘split in two’ by 2028 with one half led China, claims former Google CEO Eric Schmidt

Posted by in category: internet

‘One half will be led by the US and the other by China’


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