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Google+ iPad app a photographer′s dream

Sunday, July 15, 2012
Category: Technology

From www.usatoday.com

It might not be the hottest virtual watercooler around, but Google is by no means giving up on its social darling, Google+. Quite the contrary: Google makes the leap onto the biggest iOS screen around with Google+ for iPad.

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Climate was HOTTER in Roman, medieval times than now

Sunday, July 15, 2012
Category: Environment

From www.theregister.co.uk

A large team of scientists making a comprehensive study of data from tree rings say that in fact global temperatures have been on a falling trend for the past 2,000 years and they have often been noticeably higher than they are today - despite the absence of any significant amounts of human-released carbon dioxide in the atmosphere back then.

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When the Crowd Isn’t Wise

Sunday, July 15, 2012
Category: Innovation

From www.nytimes.com

The rise of prediction markets started in the middle of the last decade, brought about by a combination of politics, psychology and technology. The politics came mostly from the aftermath of the Iraq war, when the collective, pro-invasion opinion of Washington experts came to look tragically wrongheaded.

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Modern Innovation Traffics in Petty Junk

Confirmed highly mobile-friendly site

Sunday, July 15, 2012
Category: Innovation

From online.wsj.com

An app for making vintage photos isn′t exactly a moonshot, writes Nicholas Carr. Are we too obsessed with tools of the self?

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Is Mormon underwear magic?

Site not recommended for mobile users with small screens

Sunday, July 15, 2012
Category: Religion

From www.salon.com

In Mormon folk religion, Garments have special powers. Stories are told of wearers being saved from bullets or a fiery death in a car crash. One story tells of a Mormon soldier during WWII who was killed by a Japanese flame thrower " but his Garment survived intact.

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The genetics of stupidity

Sunday, July 15, 2012
Category: Science

From wiringthebrain.blogspot.ie

Mutations that lower intelligence could be quite non-specific, diverse and far more idiosyncratic. The idea of a finite, stable and discrete set of variants that specifically contribute to intelligence levels and that simply get shuffled around in human populations may be a fallacy.

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The Age of Illusion: An Interview with Chris Hayes

Sunday, July 15, 2012
Category: Society

From jacobinmag.com

If we are going to keep embarking on this meritocratic project, we should be clear eyed about what the negative effects are.

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