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Jonathan Lin
Technology and the Changing Landscape of Journalism by Jonathan Lin

For general and investigative journalists, social media has become a significant means of obtaining news, fact-checking, and reaching out to audiences. Internet-based applications such as Facebook and Twitter count as social media, where they can be used to receive and then share content, resulting in an exchange of ideas, headlines, and discussion on what can be written.

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Evan Selinger
Augmented-Reality Racism by Evan Selinger

The tech world is brimming with optimism for our augmented-reality future. But what will happen when flawed, prejudiced people get their hands on these tools?

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George Dvorsky
#15 Why Humanists Need to Make the Shift to Post-Atheism by George Dvorsky

I’m getting increasingly annoyed by all the anti-religious propaganda that litters my Facebook newsfeed. Look, as a fellow humanist and atheist, I get it. Organized religion is a problem on so many levels that I don’t even know where to begin. I’d be the first person to say that something needs to be done about it and I’m delighted to see atheism become normalized in our society and culture. But seriously, folks, what are you hoping to achieve by posting such facile and inflammatory material?

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Jonathan Dotse
#16: Developing World: Beyond the Frontiers of Science Fiction by Jonathan Dotse

The future will not be a monopoly of the current superpowers, but lies in the hands of tech-savvy youth from around the world, trying desperately to survive at all costs in an increasingly asymmetrical world.

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Melanie Swan
Application of Complexity Theory: Away from Reductionist Phase Transitions by Melanie Swan

Reductionism persists as a useful node in the possibility space of understanding and managing the world around us. However the possibility space is now expanding to higher levels of resolution such as a focus on complex systems. Learning and tools are ratcheting in lock-step.

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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.