Friday, August 18, 2017

Essays , Commentary, and Insights

**WARNING: This article contains spoilers for the Secret Empire storyline. Proceed at your own risk** Captain America, Marvel Comics’ stalwart sentinel of liberty, has been at the center of controversy since he was revealed to have been a lifelong agent of the terrorist organization Hydra on the final page of ...

Editor’s Note: This article contains spoilers for the movie The Love Witch. Read at your own peril. Witches have been part of literature from the very beginning. Female connection to supernatural powers can be drawn directly from Medea all the way to modern stories such as The Witch and Charmed. ...

Editor’s note: The following is an excerpt from the author’s master’s thesis. It has been edited for style and length. To read the full work, go here. At the beginning of “The Thing on the Doorstep,” Daniel Upton, the story’s narrator, has murdered his friend Edward Derby. Years before, Derby ...

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  • The robot that staves off loneliness for chronically ill children
    A Norwegian startup company has created an automaton that helps children with long-term sickness be part of normal life againAs a rule of thumb, the best ideas are the simplest. That’s easy to forget in an age of rapid technological innovation, when the tendency is to be led by capability rather than need.For as Karen Dolva, co-founder of the Norwegian startup No Isolation, says: “There are a lot of engineers who don’t want to make ... Read more...
    Source: Guardian: RoboticsPublished on Sunday, August 13th, 2017By Andrew Anthony
  • The Near Future: See How Healthcare Tech Will Transform Our Lives
    CableLabs just released a cool short film called The Near Future: A Better Place that explores how emerging technologies in healthcare will transform our daily lives. A substantial percentage of the population worldwide is over the age of 60, and it will dramatically increase in the next two decades. This […] ... Read more...
    Source: Singularity BlogPublished on Wednesday, August 9th, 2017By Socrates
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  • DNA testing for immigration and family reunification?
    During the past decade, immigrants accounted for 47% of the increase in the US workforce and 70% in Europe. Family reunification is one of the main forms of immigration in many countries. However, in recent times, immigration has become increasingly regulated with many countries encouraging stricter vetting measures. In this climate, countries’ laws and policies applicable to family reunification seek a balance between an individual’s right to a family life and a country’s right to ... Read more...
    Source: Oxford University Press – Science and MedicinePublished on Sunday, August 13th, 2017By DanP
  • ‘I’ve got some Viking’: surprising results of DNA test on English village Bledington
    None of the inhabitants of Bledington in the Cotswolds are 100% Anglo-Saxon, with ancestors coming from all over the worldThe residents of the Cotswold village of Bledington were entitled to see themselves as the quintessential English villagers, blessed with a village green, stream, medieval church, Kings Head pub, mention in the Domesday Book, even a Victorian maypole. However, a DNA survey, one of the most comprehensive attempts to capture an entire village, has revealed their ... Read more...
    Source: Guardian – GeneticsPublished on Friday, August 11th, 2017By Maev Kennedy
  • Cerebral organoids: How can we know if cells collected as ‘mini-brains’ are concious?
    Source: Genetic Literacy Project – BiotechnologyPublished on Tuesday, August 8th, 2017By Anne Nesathurai
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  • Ohio Supercomputer Center helps researchers map invisible universe
    Columbus OH (SPX) Aug 14, 2017 The Ohio Supercomputer Center played a critical role in helping researchers reach a milestone mapping the growth of the universe from its infancy to present day. The new results released Aug. 3 confirm the surprisingly simple but puzzling theory that the present universe is composed of only 4 percent ordinary matter, 26 percent mysterious dark matter, and the remaining 70 percent in the fo ... Read more...
    Source: Space DailyPublished on Friday, August 18th, 2017
  • Scientists Improve Brown Dwarf Weather Forecasts
    Researchers have a new model for explaining how clouds move and change shape in brown dwarfs, using insights from NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope. ... Read more...
    Source: NASA – JPLPublished on Thursday, August 17th, 2017
  • What to Expect When Viewing the Eclipse
    NASA's Eyes on the Eclipse application offers an easy preview of the event for any location. ... Read more...
    Source: NASA – JPLPublished on Thursday, August 17th, 2017
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