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Not trying to prove innocence, according to Arielle Baskin-Sommers. She writes, “Every week, I wait for the cold steel bars to close behind me, for count to be called, and for men who have years – maybe the rest of their lives – to spend in this prison to come talk with me. I am a clinical psychologist who studies chronic antisocial behavior”

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When Man Meets Metal

November 1, 2017

Rise of the transhumans. At the borderline of technology and biology, ‘bodyhacking’ pioneers are defying nature to redesign their own bodies. Is this really the future?

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Hints emerge that past environments could have influenced psychiatric disorders

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There is now good evidence that this lifts mood in some people. However, it also appears to trigger anger in rare cases, say Galen Chin-Lun Hung and Ming-Chyi Huang at Taipei City Hospital in Taiwan.

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Via Science: “The controversial question of whether machines may ever be conscious must be based on a careful consideration of how consciousness arises in the only physical system that undoubtedly possesses it: the human brain. We suggest that the word “consciousness” conflates two different types of information-processing computations in the brain”

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Our Number’s Up

October 26, 2017

Where does our number sense come from? Is it a neural capacity we are born with — or is it a product of our culture?

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Anxious About A Big Speech?

October 25, 2017

This startup wants to calm you down — with a cardiac drug you pop like a mint

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