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Some cities are taking another look at LED lighting after AMA warning.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/national/health-science/some-cities-are-taking-another-look-at-led-lighting-after-ama-warning/2016/09/21/98779568-7c3d-11e6-bd86-b7bbd53d2b5d_story.html

Street lights might be the cause of your sleepless nights.

First-generation high-intensity models emit light that may disturb sleep, raise health risks.
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The weekend America's newspapers called Donald Trump a liar.

http://money.cnn.com/2016/09/25/media/newspapers-donald-trump-hillary-clinton-lies/index.html

What took them so long?!
Donald Trump lies more often than Hillary Clinton, four news organizations concluded during the run-up to Monday's presidential debate.
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Irony: aka a good way to make a great point. 
Police in Linden, New Jersey did something truly amazing today.
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It's a good case study for an introductory Ethics class. We can break the argument into two issues.

The first is the lack of proportional punishment in Mr. Rahami's case: Mr. Rahami planted bombs while the Black victims at most disobeyed police orders, and yet the former got to live while the latter all died. The reason of this mismatch is because proportional punishment is not the only moral system we operate on. The police reduced the punishment of Mr. Rahami for now so that they can question him and hopefully reduce future terroism - in other words, they traded proportional punishment for some other good. Immanuel Kant argued that such trades are inherently wrong and should never be done, while the reality tends to be much more complicated.

The second is the broader question of racial profiling, which is perhaps more politically controversial. On one hand, if we again assume the same behavior should generate the same response, then clearly it's unfair when a Black person and a While person each has a gun at hand, the police shot the former while withholding judgement on the latter. However, from a utilitarian point of view, since Blacks have a much higher homicide crime rate than the US average, the police may indeed face a higher risk in the former situation, so forbidding the police to behave differently may result in more deaths of our police force. Again, it's a dilemma.

Broadly speaking, both issues come from a conflict between deontological ethics (i.e. moral rules) and consequentialism (i.e. optimizing for the best consequence). It's well-known relying solely on either side results in really counter-intuitive results, so in practice it's almost always a case-by-case judgement.
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Cow farts can now be regulated in California.

http://www.foxnews.com/science/2016/09/20/cow-farts-can-now-be-regulated-in-california.html?intcmp=latestnews

The headline is genius, as it really is true.

California Gov. Jerry Brown kept up his assault on climate change Monday, pushing through a law meant to reduce greenhouse-gas emissions from dairy farms and landfills.
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Another huge sources of methane comes from water reserviors. (Bacteria farts)
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NATO experts take part in Taipei security meeting for first time.

http://focustaiwan.tw/news/aipl/201609170021.aspx

NATO should have had interest in Asian security matters long ago. What took them so long?
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+Shaun Snee Oh wow, I didn't even know such a thing existed. Thanks.
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A good remainder for humanity: Reject fear mongers and xenophobes. 
Father and son's heart-warming conversation about the Paris terror attacks is online sensation
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The Paris terror has been used evidence to stroke the flames of xenophobic fears in France and Europe. This video reminds us that there is another way. 
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China's colossal radio telescope begins testing
http://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-37453933

This is going to be an amazing instrument.

The world's largest radio telescope has received its first signals from space and is now entering an intensive testing phase.
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Did you read "The Three Body Problem"? :D
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The Guardian: Cut-throat academia leads to 'natural selection of bad science', claims study.

http://google.com/newsstand/s/CBIwg9Pnjy4

As mentioned, replication studies are essential to the progress of science. 
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Here is the irony: this news article is itself focused on being eye-catchy and includes virtually nothing on what this particular study actually did. Here is a better summary from the Atlantic: http://www.theatlantic.com/science/archive/2016/09/the-inevitable-evolution-of-bad-science/500609/
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What It Feels Like to Die.

http://www.theatlantic.com/health/archive/2016/09/what-it-feels-like-to-die/499319/

Better science for death is needed. 
Science is just beginning to understand the experience of life’s end.
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Turkey’s Islamic Fashion Revolution.

http://nyti.ms/2cONnGC

The head scarves morphs into a fashion statement. Interesting. 
As Europe grapples with the burkini, Islamic dress in Turkey has become a symbol of religious freedom, and the nation has fostered fashion houses, magazines and bloggers.
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These scarves do look pretty. And it'll likely help blending "secular Turks" and "conservative Muslims" together, which is a good thing for unity.
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As a local:
After reading the title: how did this happen?
After reading the first paragraph: face palm.
After reading the last paragraph: the newest Android version is Android 7.0, not Android 7.
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Sr. Staff Research Scientist at Google focusing on Machine Learning, HCI and Social Computing.
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Disclaimer: This is my personal G+ account, and represents mainly my own personal opinions, and does not represent Google in any official way.

Ed H. Chi is a Staff Research Scientist at Google, working on the Google+ project.  Ed was the Area Manager and a Principal Scientist at Palo Alto Research Center's Augmented Social Cognition Group. He led the group in understanding how Web2.0 and Social Computing systems help groups of people to remember, think and reason. Ed completed his three degrees (B.S., M.S., and Ph.D.) in 6.5 years from University of Minnesota, and has been doing research on user interface software systems since 1993. He has been featured and quoted in the press, including the Economist, Time Magazine, LA Times, and the Associated Press.

With 20 patents and over 80 research articles, his most well-known past project is the study of Information Scent --- understanding how users navigate and understand the Web and information environments. Most recently, he leads a group of researchers at PARC to understand the underlying mechanisms in online social systems such as Wikipedia and social tagging sites. He has also worked on information visualization, computational molecular biology, ubicomp, and recommendation/search engines. He has won awards for both teaching and research. In his spare time, Ed is an avid Taekwondo martial artist, photographer, and snowboarder.

In 2012, Ed was the Technical Program Chair for ACM CHI2012 conference, the premier conference on Human-Computer Interaction research. 

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  • University of Minnesota
    B.S., minor in Math, 1992 - 1994
  • University of Minnesota
    M.S., minor in Scientific Computation, 1994 - 1996
  • University of Minnesota
    Ph.D., 1996 - 1999
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