Sep 21

It's 2014: Why Are Men Still Paying for First Dates?

Posted by: Administrator in Style & Trends |

http://www.theatlantic.com/business/archive/2014/09/why-do-men-keep-paying-for-the-first-date/380387/

The disturbing implications of a long-standing expectation.

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Sep 21

Your Pupil Size Can Predict the Precision You Use to Make a Decision

Posted by: Administrator in Science & Technology |

http://www.scienceworldreport.com/articles/17275/20140919/pupil-size-predict-precision-use-make-decision.htm

How well do you make decisions? Do you may good or bad ones? Now, scientists have found that the precision with which people make decisions can actually be predicted by measuring their pupil size before they're presented with any information about the decision.

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Scientists have found that the precision with which people make decisions can actually be predicted by measuring their pupil size before they're presented with any information about the decision. (Photo : Flickr)

"We are constantly required to make decisions about the world we live in," said Peter Murphy, one of the researchers, in a news release. "Researchers have long known that the accuracy and reliability of such everyday decision making can be tremendously variable for different people at different times."

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Sep 21

Moral outrage can kill your thirst

Posted by: Administrator in News |

http://www.futurity.org/moral-violations-disgust-thirst-764962/

Shady business deals, crimes, and other acts that violate our sense of right and wrong can leave us feeling sick—literally.

“The emotion we feel from experiencing a moral violation can profoundly affect our behavior,” says Cindy Chan, an assistant professor at the University of Toronto Scarborough and Rotman School of Management.

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Sep 21

What Do the Words You Use Say About You?

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http://time.com/3380533/what-do-the-words-you-use-say-about-you/

How much does your vocabulary determine your success?

A lot.

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Sep 21

Drone Privacy (Video)

Posted by: Administrator in Science & Technology |

http://bit.ly/1tSXE6O

The right to privacy versus law enforcements capabilities to surveil us, watch us, follow us, record us, and detain us. This is one of the key issues of our technological times.Written by a former Navy man , now in the California Assembly, named Jeff Gorell, it would essentially make sure that before police followed us down the street or into our driveway with a drone, they got a search warrant.

 

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Sep 20

Chicago Scientists Develop First Blood Test to Diagnose Adult Depression (Video)

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http://bit.ly/1mp9rYv

Northwestern Memorial Hospital says this the first such test to objectively and scientifically diagnose the disorder. The test measures the levels of nine blood markers to both identify depression and predict whether the patient will benefit from cognitive behavioral therapy. Doctors hope the test will provide more effective, individualized therapy. “This test brings mental health diagnosis into the 21st century and offers the first personalized medicine approach to people suffering from depression,” said Eva Redei, a professor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine who developed the test.

 

Sep 20

High Tech Device Diagnoses Diseases in Minutes

Posted by: Administrator in Science & Technology |

http://www.nbcnews.com/watch/nbc-news-channel/high-tech-device-diagnoses-diseases-in-minutes-329604163942

A new mobile device that looks like an iPad uses a single drop of blood or saliva to diagnose some of the world's most devastating diseases. Houston pediatrician Dr. Bas Nair is the Global Medical Advisor for the Nanobiosym board, the company behind the technology. "With this nanotechnology, the diagnosis is one hour or less, and that is an amazing game changer. This is going to change the world," he says. Harvard and MIT educated physicist and physician Dr. Anita Goel developed the Nanobiosym Gene-RADAR® technology which can test for diseases like Ebola, e. coli, tuberculosis, AIDS and HIV.

 

Sep 20

Readers Remember More From Newspapers Than Online: Study

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http://www.nbcnews.com/tech/tech-news/readers-remember-more-newspapers-online-study-n203816

If you were reading this story in print, you'd have a better chance of remembering it later, according to a study done at the University of Houston.

Researchers there found that people who read a newspaper recalled more stories and details than those who read the same publication online.

Two groups of students had to avoid news for a time, then were asked to read the New York Times for 20 minutes - one group was given the print version, the other a means of browsing the website. The readers of the print version remembered an average of 4.24 news stories shortly after, significantly more than the online readers' 3.35.

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Sep 20

U.S. Could Burn $62 Billion a Year by 2050 Fighting Wildfires

Posted by: Administrator in Environment |

http://www.nbcnews.com/science/environment/u-s-could-burn-62-billion-year-2050-fighting-wildfires-n204336

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Fighting wildfires could cost the United States anywhere from $10 billion to $62.5 billion a year by 2050, according to a new report.

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Sep 20

World's first and only 3D printed car to debut in Chicago (Video)

Posted by: Administrator in Science & Technology |

http://bit.ly/1D6wRqj

There are no tools. There's no dye. There's no pattern. Those things cost 10's of millions of dollars. It's being casted, printed out of a machine. No materials wasted. The car is made out of little carbon fiber infused plastic pellets, which is the same plastic used to make Legos. It costs about 5 bucks a pound. The plastic is added to a massive 3D printer and 44 hours later, it's a car. Once it is printed, a power plant, wheels and tires are dropped in and it's ready for the road.

 

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