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After we lock it up, what can we do with the locker?

Another lost draft being published late . . . Researchers have found a way to dramatically speed up the formation of the mineral magnesite. Magnasite formation removes carbon dioxide from the atmosphere. Normally this process takes many, many years but … Continue reading

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It was a Fact Of Life until it wasn’t

My whole life the thinking on mitochondria was that the DNA for that was passed only from the Mother. Our own DNA comes from both parents but not that of the symbiotic bacteria that power all of our cells. That … Continue reading

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Hacking Information Processing Problems In Human Brains

A long while ago I remember being introduced to the idea that we do not sense the world directly because we actually experience the results of sensory data being turned into information. The cells in the ear that turn mechanical … Continue reading

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Predictive Powers Built Into The Basic Mammalian Model?

I was reading this article on how researchers have analysed the neural circuits of mice as they walk and figured out how they ignore the sound of their own steps while retaining the ability to hear other things at the … Continue reading

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Bio-Hacking is a Thing Now

It’s been coming for a while now. Bio-Hacking. When I was barely out of my teen years Intel came up with the 8008 and the 8080. I got a 6800 development kit. Like many others I wanted to tinker with … Continue reading

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Could an AI be the keeper of extinguishing languages?

Watching a news item about a movie being made in an indigenous setting using indigenous actors speaking the language of their past ancestors. The actors all had to get a language boot camp and still learn how to pronounce the … Continue reading

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Tinnitus detectable as structural changes in how the brain processes thought and emotion

I’m a person with Tinnitus. When I was a child I thought it meant you had a tin ear – that it meant you couldn’t hear or differentiate musical tones the way most people could. I’ve since learned that’s not … Continue reading

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