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U.N. Proposals To Regulate Internet Are ‘Troubling,’ Leaked ITU Documents Reveal

Thursday, June 21, 2012
Category: Internet

From idealab.talkingpointsmemo.com

Russia has proposed a new update that would treat the Internet like the international telephone system, “metered along national boundaries and billed to the originator of the traffic,” potentially meaning that highly-trafficked websites like Google and Facebook could be taxed by countries overseas.

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The End of the World as We Know It

Thursday, June 21, 2012
Category: Economics

From www.project-syndicate.org

Over the next few years, the world economy slumps into what future historians will call the Second Great Depression. Unemployment rises to record-high levels. Governments without fiscal resources are left with little option but to respond in ways that will only exacerbate problems for other countries: trade protection and competitive exchange-rate depreciation.

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Monsanto may lose GM soya royalties throughout Brazil

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Thursday, June 21, 2012
Category: Food

From www.nature.com

In April, Giovanni Conti, a judge in Rio Grande do Sul, decided that Monsanto’s levy was illegal, noting that the patents relating to Roundup Ready soya beans have already expired in Brazil. He ordered Monsanto to stop collecting royalties, and return those collected since 2004 — or pay back a minimum of US$2 billion.

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How Money Can Buy Happiness…If You’re Rich

Thursday, June 21, 2012
Category: Behavior

From peerreviewedbymyneurons.wordpress.com

If a plant worker in Ohio has to take a pay cut, he’s still going to be a bigwig at his neighborhood poker game. At the very least, his status at work is unlikely to change because everybody is probably taking pay cuts.

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Ethnic minority turn to Jesus as more ′affordable′ option

Thursday, June 21, 2012
Category: Religion

From www.phnompenhpost.com

At upwards of US$500, the cost of slaughtering a buffalo to revive a relative condemned to ill-health by the spirits has pushed the Jarai indigenous minority residents of Somkul village in Ratanakkiri to a more affordable religious option: Christianity.

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Neuroscience: The mind reader

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Thursday, June 21, 2012
Category: Ethics

From www.nature.com

Adrian Owen still gets animated when he talks about patient 23. The patient was only 24 years old when his life was devastated by a car accident. Alive but unresponsive, he had been languishing in what neurologists refer to as a vegetative state for five years, when Owen, a neuro-scientist then at the University of Cambridge, UK, and his colleagues at the University of Liège in Belgium, put him into a functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) machine and started asking him questions.

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I’m a Mormon, Not a Christian - NYTimes.com

Thursday, June 21, 2012
Category: Religion

From www.nytimes.com

For the curious, the dispute can be reduced to Jesus. Mormons assert that because they believe Jesus is divine, they are Christians by default. Christians respond that because Mormons don’t believe — in accordance with the Nicene Creed promulgated in the fourth century — that Jesus is also the Father and the Holy Spirit, the Jesus that Mormons have in mind is someone else altogether.

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Is Global Finance a Ponzi Scheme? Ask a Russian Expert

Thursday, June 21, 2012
Category: Finance

From www.bloomberg.com

Sergei Mavrodi is one of the most infamous names in Russia′s recent history. Back in February 1994, amid the turmoil of the country′s transition to a market economy, the mathematician organized a Ponzi scheme called MMM.

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A shot to the head « Mind Hacks

Thursday, June 21, 2012
Category: Odd

From mindhacks.com

A couple of online articles have discussed whether you would be conscious of being shot in the head with the general conclusion that it is unlikely because the damage happens faster than the brain can register a conscious sensation.

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Teach Your Children To Succeed By Putting Obstacles In Their Way

Thursday, June 21, 2012
Category: Behavior

From www.rolereboot.org

Parents in the “Traditional” generation—those born prior to 1945—criticized their kids’ talents in the belief that such criticism would increase their effort (an important value for those parents).

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