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Russell Blackford
Same-sex marriage case approaches US Supreme Court hearing by Russell Blackford

In an important test of the legal and cultural acceptance of same-sex marriage, the current ban on equal mariage recognition in California is now approaching a hearing in the US Supreme Court.

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Abundant Clean/Green Energy: Low Energy Nuclear Reaction (LENR) NASA Future Innovation

The Low Energy Nuclear Reaction (LENR) research is testing the theoretical predictions of Widom-Larsen Theory as it applies to the generation of ultra low momentum neutrons (ULMNs) in certain condensed matter systems. ULMNs are highly reactive and represent an inherently clean and scalable nuclear energy source.

 

Rights > HealthLongevity > Economic > Vision > Affiliate Scholar > Richard Eskow
Richard Eskow
If Government “Acted Like a Business” It Would Reject Today’s Deficit Madness by Richard Eskow

The pro-corporate, anti-majority political class is sustaining itself with a lot of self-serving myths these days. Guess you need to do that when you’re dismantling the social contract. In the closed society that is Insider Washington, rites and mythologies are used to promote the otherwise-indefensible: the cruel irrationality of Austerity Economics.

Vision > Contributors > Colin Farrelly
Colin Farrelly
The Anti-Science Left (on The Agenda) by Colin Farrelly

Most political science students that take political theory courses are left leaning. As such they are very passionate about trying to make the world a better place. As admirable as this sentiment may be, unfortunately they are less diligent about cultivating intellectual virtue (e.g. an appreciation of the salient facts, understanding, the detective’s virtues, etc.). Instead, they are prone to adopt a rather simplistic lens that reduces complex problems into a “good guys” vs “bad guys” analysis.

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Extinction Level Event HuffPostLive

On February 26, 2013 Jacob Soboroff discussed the prospects for human extinction with IEET Executive Director Dr. J. Hughes, IEET Board Chair George Dvorsky, IEET co-founder Nick Bostrom, and astronomy writer Ray Villard on the web channel HuffPostLive.

- Ray Villard @cosmic_ray (Baltimore, MD) Discovery Space Blogger; News Director For The Hubble Space Telescope; Writer, Author - Nick Bostrom (Oxford, England) Professor, Faculty of Philosophy & Oxford Martin School; Director, Future of Humanity Institute - Jame...

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Jonathan Lin
Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act (CISPA) by Jonathan Lin

The loss of thousands of US jobs. $300 billion in trade secrets stolen from the United States last year. Doing nothing to combat other countries using this data to compete against America. “That’s just wrong,” Democratic Congressman Dutch Ruppersberger announced during a panel session at the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) less than two weeks ago.

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Maria Konovalenko
Why It Is Ethical to Cure the Disease of Aging by Maria Konovalenko

Arthur Caplan, renowned bioethicist, presents simply brilliant argumentation that aging is an unnatural process in this paper. It’s a must-read. I’d love to highlight the main thoughts that I find are profoundly important for the whole fighting aging field.

Vision > Contributors > Kelly Hills > HealthLongevity
Kelly Hills
The Problem with Highlighting Beauty Along with Brains by Kelly Hills

So apparently Business Insider thought that they would do the world a solid and highlight the fact that scientists can be attractive, sexy people, too. It seems the idea that there can be more to being a scientist than a messy-haired, lab-coat-wearing dweeb is not only newsworthy, but list-worthy.

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Greg Adamson - Norbert Wiener - Humanity+ @Melbourne 2012 Adam Ford

SSIT - Society on Social Implications of Technology

Norbert Wiener (November 26, 1894—March 18, 1964) was an American mathematician. He was Professor of Mathematics at MIT. A famous child prodigy, Wiener later became an early researcher in stochastic and noise processes, contributing work relevant to electronic engineering, electronic communication, and control systems. Wiener is regarded as the originator of cybernetics, a formalization of the notion of feedback, with many implications for engineering, systems control, compute...

Vision > Contributors > HealthLongevity > Dick Pelletier
Dick Pelletier
Future of relationships: monogamy vs. promiscuity; the winner is… by Dick Pelletier

There’s a pervasive notion that monogamous relationships are the end-all-be-all – the default pact in human couplings that keep the fabric of society from being torn apart. But growing numbers of scientists believe monogamy is not our biological default; and may not even represent the best road to happiness.