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Could maternally inherited DNA gather harmful mutations that only affect men? Alex Dainis

Mitochondrial DNA: Bite Sci-zed Could maternally inherited DNA gather harmful mutations that only affect men?

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Lee-Roy Chetty
A new season of cooperation between ICANN and ITU by Lee-Roy Chetty

A number of high ranking officials and dignitaries are in attendance at the conference, including Mohamed Nasser Al-Ghanim, Director-General of the UAE Telecommunications Regulatory Authority and Chairman of the Conference; Fadi Chehadé, President and CEO of the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN); and ITU Secretary-General, Dr. Hamadoun I. Touré.

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Humans Are Disgusting! Aaron Rogers

Many biological facts about your body you probably don’t want to know! Designed and Animated in AE. Music by John Parsons.

Humans Are Disgusting! Infographic from Aaron Rogers on Vimeo.

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Giulio Prisco
Slow progress of fast McSingularity? Or what? by Giulio Prisco

“We will not become immortal cyborgs with superintelligent computer friends in the next twenty years,” writes Annalee Newitz on io9.  “There is strong evidence that humans first began exploring the oceans by boat about 50 thousand years ago… What if our space probes and the Curiosity rover are the equivalent of those reed boats thousands of years ago? It’s worth pondering. We may be at the start of a long, slow journey whose climactic moment comes thousands of years from now.” My short answer: So what?

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David Brin
Last-minute breakthroughs and remembrances, before the “end of the world” by David Brin

As for the recent launch of a satellite by North Korea, upon a rocket with clear intercontinental potential, I can only repeat my earlier recommendation to the U.S. Administration.  One important part of the solution to the “North Korea problem” would arise by announcing that the Hermit Kingdom’s actions will all be attributed and accounted to the legal responsibility of its biggest supporter, enabler and protector.

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Dick Pelletier
Exploring other universes may be possible in the future by Dick Pelletier

Acclaimed scientists Stephen Hawking, Michio Kaku, and others believe that an infinite number of universes exist; and that in some far future time, it may be possible to explore these other worlds, which many believe are connected by wormholes.

Today’s Tragic Events in Connecticut, U.S.

The IEET grieves for the innocent children, staff and families of the Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newton, CT USA. Our condolences to everyone effected by today’s tragedy. We need to reevaluate the culture of violence (including the amount of guns so readily available) in the United States, and help anyone who may be mentally ill as best we can.

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Ilkka Vuorikuru
New Chapter in the Story of Dehumanization by Ilkka Vuorikuru

Last week I really thought that people like Francis Fukuyama and Jürgen Habermas have been right all along. Both have claimed in different writings that modern (and especially future) technology will cause our fragile human nature to deteriorate and in effect dehumanize us and our societies.[1]

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Jonathan Lin
What do We Do About Multinational Corporations that Help Oppressive Governments? by Jonathan Lin

Telecommunications is an industry that is evolving at an increasingly rapid pace, manifest not only in technological advances, but also the influence of regulation, legal policy, market forces, and security.

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Valerie Tarico
Celebrating Love and Light: 10 Holiday Tips for the Post-Religious by Valerie Tarico

Is the holiday season more glitter than glow for you lately?  Are you a former Christian who finds that hymns don’t resonate anymore?  Do you roll your eyes about the “war on Christmas” manufactroversy?  Does the cherubic little Jesus-in-a-Manger fail to flood your body with sweetness?  Do you feel mixed about participating in a religious holiday now that you’re not religious? Get the scrooge out with these ten tips: