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Take a pill to cure a fear. Wow! Hard to believe this works but it sounds like it really does.
 
From the article: "In 2013, Kindt recruited subjects who were very afraid of spiders [...] A few days later, Kindt put them back in the room with the spider. Every single participant in the propranolol group was able to approach the tarantula and, even more incredibly, reach out and touch its hairy abdomen with a finger. A year later, the propranolol group still reported levels of spider fear so low they would not have qualified for the study in the first place."
Scientists have discovered a radical new way to treat our most traumatic memories.
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TIL: A turnspit dog was a type of dog bred in the 1700s for running in a wheel to turn a spit of meat over a fire.
The turnspit dog was once an essential part of every large kitchen in Britain. Bred to run in a wheel that turned a roasting spit, the small but strong dogs ensured that the meat cooked evenly.
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I've known I am slightly red-green colorblind since college. Just now I took Enchroma's color blindness test and sure enough it says I am a "mild protan" with mild red-green color blindness caused by an anomaly in the L-cone photo pigment gene sequence, and the symptoms described for mild protan are indeed what I have (green/brown/yellow/orange/red are confusingly similar sometimes, I often confuse blue and purple or pink and gray, green lights appear pale green or white). Supposedly a pair of Enchroma glasses is likely to help my color vision. I'd be curious to try a pair.
By blocking wavelengths, glasses create a new world complete with grass, traffic lights.
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Goldman Sachs: VR and AR "Will Be the Next Generation Computing Platform"

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Many following the resurgence of VR starting with Oculus' 2012 Kickstarter have bet their careers that VR and AR will be a disruptive technology, but sometimes it takes buy-in from one of the world's largest and most influential investment banks to prove to the rest of the world that you aren't crazy.
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Come fly with us! Take a 360 video ride with our battery powered, 10-propeller GL-10 Greased Lightning plane. This prototype can take off like a helicopter and fly efficiently like an aircraft. Start your ride: https://youtu.be/rTF1SL5uGeI
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Norway sounds like a great place to raise children:
"In the 1970s, the Norwegian state began to deconstruct that undemocratic ideal by taking upon itself the traditional, unpaid household duties of women. Caring for children, the elderly, the sick, and the disabled became the basic responsibilities of the universal welfare state, freeing women in the workforce to enjoy both their jobs and their families. Paradoxically, setting women free made family life more genuine. Many in Norway say it has made both men and women more themselves and more alike: more understanding and happier. It also helped kids slip from the shadow of helicopter parents. In Norway, both mother and father in turn take paid parental leave from work during the child’s first year or longer. At age 1, however, children start attending a neighborhood barnehage (kindergarten) for schooling spent largely outdoors. By the time kids enter free primary school at age 6, they are remarkably self-sufficient, confident, and good-natured. They know their way around town, and if caught in a snowstorm in the forest, how to build a fire and find the makings of a meal."
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+Ray Cromwell The author obliquely references the sovereign wealth fund:

" The Ministry of Finance recently calculated that those additional working mothers [entering the work force in large numbers from the 1970s] add to Norway’s net national wealth a value equivalent to its “total petroleum wealth”—currently held in the world’s largest sovereign-wealth fund, worth over $873 billion."

Also, the US could have set up something similar with the recent windfall from shale oil.
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Carbon tax, revenue neutral: yes please!
John D. Sutter visits Washington and British Columbia to learn why a carbon tax is the cheapest, smartest way to fight global warming. Why isn't it catching on?
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Exactly! Decrease income tax!
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Fascinating article on the history is dietary recommendations on fat and sugar. Since pre WW2 there has been good evidence that dietary sugar can cause obesity and heart disease, and no evidence that fat causes these. But post WW2 a few charismatic personalities in nutritional science pushed the hypothesis that fat was the cause of obesity and heart disease, notably without evidence to back this hypothesis, and vilified anyone who said that sugar was the problem. The result was that in 1980 the US nutritional establishment started recommending limiting intake of fats (especially saturated fats and cholesterol) while saying nothing about sugar, in response food producers and consumers started replacing fat with sugar in food and diets, and obesity rates started rising immediately and have continued rising alarmingly ever since.

Decades later, the nutritional establishment, not wanting to undermine its own authority, is still reluctant to change the recommendations to avoid fat, and they still say nothing about limiting sugar. But evidence continues to mount that sugar, not fat, is the problem. And those that speak the truth about sugar are starting to gain traction.

Hopefully someday soon official nutritional guidelines will be backed by science and will recommend limiting sugar intake and stop vilifying fat. Until then, we have to rely on other sources for nutritional guidelines. Personally, I highly recommend limiting sugar intake :)
The long read: In 1972, a British scientist sounded the alarm that sugar – and not fat – was the greatest danger to our health. But his findings were ridiculed and his reputation ruined. How did the world’s top nutrition scientists get it so wrong for so long?
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I lost 85lbs by dropping sugar, and then greatly reducing flour (which the body quickly turns into sugar).

I'm not "low carb" like Atkins, eating bacon and cheese or anything extreme. Just no added sugars and I eat lots of protein and veggies. It looks many months to adjust though. Sugar is very addicting!
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I still remember the first time I used Google Earth and how my sense of wonder grew as I realized the amazing capabilities of the program to portray our planet Earth at new levels of detail with a huge source of data both in aerial imagery, but also in 3D. It has been a long time since I found a program which generated the same sense of wonder. Until now.

http://www.gearthblog.com/blog/archives/2016/02/space-engine-to-inifinity-and-beyond.html
I still remember the first time I used Google Earth and how my sense of wonder grew as I realized the amazing capabilities of the program to portray our planet Earth at new levels of detail with a huge source of data both in aerial imagery, but also in 3D. It has been a long …
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It reminds me of Celestia (http://www.shatters.net/celestia/index.html). Kind of a shame that in 2016 such applications are still being developed for Windows (desktop) operating systems rather than being web-native apps. I know that Google Earth (Keyhole) was originally a native app, but that was in the early 2000s....
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We have released a dataset of more than 10,000 dedicated 3D scans of real objects. The scans were produced "in the wild" by 70 paid operators who scanned a wide variety of objects: from shoes, mugs, and toys to grand pianos, construction vehicles, and large outdoor sculptures. We worked with an attorney to place all the data in the public domain. The technical report is now on arXiv (http://arxiv.org/abs/1602.02481) and the dataset is freely available at http://redwood-data.org/3dscan.

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Screenshots from games as an art form. Beautiful!
 
Dead End Thrills elevates the simple in-game screenshot into an incredible art form - without Photoshop. Check out our interview: http://nvda.ly/XHPS2 #pcgaming
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+Dan Campbell Love the stuff Dead End Thrills does. Different philosophy though - they're all about getting the best screen shot possible. I enjoy more the restrictions of the in-game player having to hold the camera to take the shots - more like real photo excursions. 

Love it as an art-form collaboration between the developers and players :)
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I am a software engineer on Google Maps.  I love computer graphics, dancing, the great outdoors, gadgets, snowboarding, Google, reading, the Bay Area, and (last but not least) my family and friends.
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Titans of Space for Cardboard - Lessons Learned
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Warning: long post ahead! Well, this has been very interesting. After a good long while of ignoring Cardboard as a legitimate platform, I fi

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Real-life sharing rethought for the web, wherever you are. Google+ for mobile makes sharing the right things with the right people a lot sim

Nexus S – The new Android phone from Google
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Nexus S is the newest Android phone from Google. With Gingerbread, fast just got faster.

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Google+ is addictive. Once you get your stream going you keep finding new stuff that interests you and can ot stop doing it. Somehow the exp

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Archeological analysis has confirmed that our Google Maps Street View team has indeed found one of history's long lost relics: a treasure ma

Delivering Happiness
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As is par for the course in developing countries, tap water is non-potable in Ghana. Because I spend so much time at MEST where we have wate

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Who are the Niantic Project, and what are they hiding? I'm digging things up as fast as I can....

Google Lat Long: 3D imagery now available on iPad and iPhone
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Thursday, July 26, 2012 at 8:52 AM. Today, we're happy to announce the availability of 3D imagery for Google Earth on the new iPad, iPad 2 a

Android @ I/O: the playground is open
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Had an amazing 15 person dinner here. The salads were delicious (especially the one with chevre, honey, and cashews, that also had a bunch more in it), the duck was perfectly cooked, and the fish was excellent. Very generous portions and fast service. 5 stars!
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The owner was very nice and prepared a wonderful meal for 18 of us on a Sunday, a holiday, when the restaurant would otherwise have not been open. Excellent food, especially the duck!
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Amazing French cuisine! Every dish was delicious. We especially loved the cassoulet (a local dish, beans and meat stewed in a pot).
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Love the tart and the vanilla custard froyo!
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Great seafood restaurant! Loved the salmon for dinner. Also enjoyed coffee and not chocolate at the bar on the deck the next morning.
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Our first cafe in Paris, deliciously flaky pastries, amazing quiche!
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Love the cheese rolls and the pizza bread and the pecan rolls!
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