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Feb 3, 2018

How Vietnam veterans can get a rare cancer from this parasite

Posted by in category: biotech/medical

Worth a closer look at, parasites causing cancer.


Vietnam veterans may have a slow growing, silent killer sitting inside their bodies, and they probably won’t even know it until it’s too late.

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Feb 3, 2018

We are already Artificial Intelligence

Posted by in categories: augmented reality, computing, cyborgs, DNA, evolution, existential risks, futurism, hacking, robotics/AI, theory, transhumanism

By Eliott Edge

“It is possible for a computer to become conscious. Basically, we are that. We are data, computation, memory. So we are conscious computers in a sense.”

—Tom Campbell, NASA

If the universe is a computer simulation, virtual reality, or video game, then a few unusual conditions seem to necessarily fall out from that reading. One is what we call consciousness, the mind, is actually something like an artificial intelligence. If the universe is a computer simulation, we are all likely one form of AI or another. In fact, we might come from the same computer that is creating this simulated universe to begin with. If so then it stands to reason that we are virtual characters and virtual minds in a virtual universe.

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Feb 3, 2018

3D computed modelling of the presumed #railgun mounted on #Chinese #Navy landing ship

Posted by in category: military

Reps from #BAE, #GA General Atomics and others have been saying for years they could do this now if US #Navy wanted — but it’s hever happened. Gotta wonder why.

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Feb 3, 2018

‘Game Changer’: Maya Cities Unearthed In Guatemala Forest Using Lasers

Posted by in categories: food, military

The technology provides them with an unprecedented view into how the ancient civilization worked and lived, revealing almost industrial agricultural infrastructure and new insights into warfare.

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Feb 3, 2018

Physicists Spot Evidence of ‘Odderon’ First Predicted in the 1970s

Posted by in category: physics

Scientists have uncovered some preliminary evidence for a nuclear physics effect first predicted back in the 1970s. The physics universe you’re about to enter into in order to understand it is especially mind-bending.

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Feb 3, 2018

Why I Spent A Week Without My Phone … — By Gigi Falk | Thrive Global

Posted by in categories: computing, evolution, fun

“My phone habits are, I’d like to think, better than most. I seldom take my phone out in company and it’s a rare site to see me scrolling through social media. But when I’m walking to or from work, standing in an elevator, or eating by myself, I’ll often be checking emails, texting friends, or reading articles.”

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Feb 3, 2018

Hubble’s Majestic Spiral in Pegasus | NASA

Posted by in categories: science, space

“This NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope image shows a spiral galaxy known as NGC 7331. First spotted by the prolific galaxy hunter William Herschel in 1784, NGC 7331 is located about 45 million light-years away in the constellation of Pegasus (the Winged Horse). Facing us partially edge-on, the galaxy showcases its beautiful arms, which swirl like a whirlpool around its bright central region.”

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Feb 3, 2018

Renewables Overtake Coal in Supplying European Electricity | UNFCCC

Posted by in categories: energy, environmental, governance

“A new analysis by Sandbag and Agora Energiewende shows that the European Union generated more electricity from renewable sources such as wind, solar and biomass than coal in 2017, with renewables accounting for over 30% of Europe’s electricity for the first time.”

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Feb 3, 2018

UN Calls on Investors to Align Portfolios with Paris Agreement | UNFCCC

Posted by in categories: business, environmental, finance

“Greater ambition to divest from fossil fuel investments and consistent climate action is needed from the global investor community to accelerate the move towards a low-carbon economy and a climate-resilient future, top UN officials said at a major investor summit in New York this week.”

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Feb 3, 2018

Will the Future Be Human?

Posted by in categories: entertainment, futurism

“For 4 Billion Years Nothing Has Changed in the Rules of the Game of Life. That is Ending.”

~ Yuval Harari

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