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D. Luria
Attended UCB
Lived in Phoenix, Arizona
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What does "Seeing is believing" mean when what we see isn't truly there?

The science of vision is inherently fascinating because vision dominates humanity's conscious perception. That fascination expands when science shows us the remarkable difference between our perception of vision and the actual mechanics of visual function.

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At this point, you might already be familiar with the visual illusion which, according to Time Magazine, is here to break the internet. Exactly 12 small black circles are scattered around this imag…

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Today we're rolling out a highly requested feature for Community owners and moderators. On the new Google+ Web, iOS, and Android apps, Communities now have a new "Hold Posts for Review" setting.

With this on, all new posts will be held for review and not visible to Community members until approved by a Community owner or moderator. The MODERATE button will indicate when there's new posts to review. Each post can be approved or rejected manually or each member in the review queue can be banned or auto-approved. Banned members will be removed from the Community and not allowed to join again. Auto-approved members will have their posts automatically show in the future (no approval required).

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The devastation caused by great volcanoes, by Adolfo Arranz for EL MUNDO
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By Ivan Kemp for Revista SÁBADO , #infographic about #Judo, preview for Beijing 2008:
Infographic part of a series about the Beijing 2008 Olympic sports
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:: sputter ::

There is utterly nothing I can say to this. Just read the article and expect to be frothy.

The Arizona Supreme Court issued a stunning and horrifying decision on Tuesday, interpreting a state law to criminalize any contact between an adult an ...
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Court report for appeal case mentioned in the article:

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New Notifications Center
This week we rolled out a new notifications center on the Google+ Web experience. Within it you can mark all notifications as read, quickly scan by notification type (comments, +1s, reshares), and filter all your notifications by All, Unread, and Other Updates. These filters are also available today on the Google+ iOS app.

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The book that started a revolution

The printing press has been the key to the door of many social revolutions: the Reformation, the Enlightenment, and Industrial Revolution notably but not singularly. Oddly enough, it was that most parochial of books, the Christian Bible, that started it all.
The great British empiricist Francis Bacon once remarked that Johannes Gutenberg’s printing press “changed the whole face and state of the world.' Although Gutenberg did not independently devise the press, he invented a mass-production process of moveable type and concocted an oil-based ink which, when combined with the wooden press, revolutionized the flow of information.

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Inequity and perception: when is group violence a riot?

"As a scholar, it’s hard for me to escape the conclusion that there is something seriously out of balance in the way people respond to these two very different sorts of riots. When white people riot over small issues, it’s barely news, no matter how large the crowd of rioters may be. When black people riot over a genuine issue of human lives, it’s treated as an alarming offense. Middle class white people apparently possess some unnamed right to engage in rioting that black people don’t possess."

(h/t to +Angyl​, elsewhere)

I live in Milwaukee, and over the past day or so, I’ve gotten calls and text messages from friends and relatives elsewhere wanting to know what’s happening in Milwaukee. The riot that b…
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...also, I find the differences in proximate cause between groups to be especially stark.

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Bibliophile vacation destination: NYC
The hotel's lobby, common rooms, suites and guest rooms hold a collection of more than 6,000 books!

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The value of courtesy

...apparently is measured in shekel increments.
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2% fish products; 8% co-morbidity; 27% quantum indeterminacy; 16% masa; 6% allergies; 21% curiosity; 19% compassion; 1% wondering if I left the oven on in a 100% organic dorkiness wrapper. Contents may become unsettled during shipping, political campaigns and whilst reading op-ed pages.  Product sold by weight, not volume. Volume does, in fact, go to 11. 

I care enormously more about what people do than what they believe.

Jorge Luis Borges wrote in the preface to The Book of Imaginary Beings --
"There is a kind of lazy pleasure in useless and out-of-the-way erudition"
I offer this here by way of explanation for most of what I post. 
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I have caught with my bare hands (unharmed) a hummingbird in flight.
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Recognizing Basic Science Contributions

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Enjoy the Redwoods While You Can

Peter Lawrence Kane posits how climate change will affect local flora California is basically one gigantic accident. As it currently looks,

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Fruitvale Station

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James Palmer – Traditional Chinese medicine

Traditional Chinese medicine is an odd, dangerous mix of sense and nonsense. Can it survive in modern China?

101 Amazing Science Images You Must See

From the cosmos to the atmosphere to the lab and the deep ocean, these images will knock your socks off.

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social bookmarking for pictures on VisualizeUs - Bookmark pictures and videos that inspire you. Social bookmarking of pictures and videos. F

Importance of the humble fig to humankind : Archaeology News from Past H...

Figs and fig trees are familiar to a wide cross-section of human society, both as a common food and for their spiritual importance. What is

Letter to the editor: Prevent rape, not false reports of it

In response to Phil Brown’s column regarding avoiding false reports of rape, the Student Health Prevention Services Department would like to

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