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Wayne Radinsky originally shared to Solid State Life:
 
L'Oréal plans to start 3D-printing human skin. "Since it nixed animal testing in 2003, the French cosmetic firm has relied on models of "reconstructed human epidermis" -- essentially skin samples grown from post-surgical donor tissues -- to evaluate the safety and efficacy of its products. Although L'Oréal's dedicated lab facilities in Lyon grow roughly 54 square feet -- or about a full cow's worth -- of skin a year, the company wants to speed up and even automate the process. That's where Organovo comes in. The San Diego -- based startup made headlines in 2014 for creating the world's first functional liver using three-dimensional printing."
Photo by Shutterstock L'Oreal knows that the business of beauty is as much a science as it is an art. Since it nixed animal testing in 2003, the French cosmetic firm has relied on models of "reconstructed human epidermis"—essentially skin samples grown from post-surgical donor tissues—to eva ...
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3+ minutes of new animation! "The Exodus" from "Seder-Masochism." https://vimeo.com/128888145 Stills and relevant quotations at http://blog.ninapaley.com/2015/05/26/the-exodus/
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Occasionally people here whinge to me about the damn foreigners, not registering that I'm one of them.
 
Wie nennt man jemanden, der nicht in seinem Geburtsland lebt?

Das kommt auf Herkunftsland, Hautfarbe und Kleidung an: Emigrant, Globaler Nomade, Expat, Immigrant, Asylant oder Migrant.

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"You missed 'Infiltrator'"
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You blend too well in, don't you? Hopefully not! :)
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Own a 3d printer? This website links you up with people who need 3d-printed body parts.

http://enablingthefuture.org/
A Global Network Of Passionate Volunteers Using 3D Printing To Give The World A "Helping Hand."
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All-Time May Heat Record for Europe Falls For the 2nd Time This Month
http://www.wunderground.com/blog/JeffMasters/comment.html?entrynum=2987 european euro temp temperature records heatwave #Europe  
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North Korean general executed for falling asleep. Rest of N. Korea now:
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This is ingenious and scary all at the same time. Using a technique called DNA phenotyping, it’s now possible to digitally sketch a person’s face based on DNA fragments left behind on litter.
Thanks to an alarming and futuristic ad campaign, the litterbugs that make the world their personal dumpster can no longer hide in the shadows. If you
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Consciousness develops after birth, so there is no fundamental difference between a fetus and a baby, as far as moral questions are concerned. It looks like Peter Singer took this a step further and said that there's no difference between babies and embryos. Can we abort children after they're born? If not, why not? Where is the limit?

Is potential for consciousness a basis for moral decisions? If so, should we work out a probabilistic formula that values human life according to its potential, although this would make it easier to justify abortion in impoverished communities?

I think we have to be careful what our moral intuition rejects; after all, this sense is based on an evolved intuition for hygiene. But we also have to allow for gradations of right and wrong. It may indeed be less bad to abort/euthanise/sacrifice a child in poverty than a child who is born with greater potential for fulfilment, but that is very different from saying that it is good.

 
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$10 million per minute
 
You know the drill.
This year, the world will spend more on fossil fuel subsidies than all Governments will spend on health. Sign the petition to stop fossil fuel subsidies now.
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Yonatan Zunger originally shared to Today I Learned::
 
Professor Mark Post of Maastricht University, one of the world's foremost experts on synthetic meat, was responsible for that first fully lab-grown burger a few years ago which was generally reviewed as tasting not bad. At the time, it cost nearly a quarter of a million dollars to make - but in a new interview with the Australian Broadcasting Company, he says he's gotten the cost down to AU$80 per kilo - about US$29 per pound. In a few years, this could easily become cost-competitive with ordinary beef, and then even cheaper: cows are, if you think about it, an awfully inefficient way to convert water and grain into protein, going through that whole "life form" business in the interim.

I suspect that it will be a long time until lab-grown meat tastes as good as cow-grown (it's not easy to mimic the fat marbling process in good beef), and in particular lab-grown steaks will be a much longer time coming. But that's far less noticeable in ground beef, and it's not hard to imagine a future where that can be factory-produced far more cheaply than cattle, with cow steak becoming more of a luxury good.

The consequences for human diet and health may be profound: it makes protein suddenly a lot cheaper and easier to come by, even as changing climates can play merry hell with existing ranching.

Via +Ward Plunet​ and +Steven Flaeck​. 
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A strict Hindu could at long last have a burger and not worry about the karma 
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"#Bitcoin is defenitly the buzz word in here"
- Charlie Shrem. tweeted from Prison.

https://twitter.com/CharlieShrem/status/597932163586256896
“I'm teaching GED classes and a Bitcoin / History of Money class. People are very interested. Bitcoin is defenitly the buzz word in here.”
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Have I reshared this lately?
 
Have I told the world how much I hate XML lately?

This message brought to you by "All my dive logs are XML, and it sucks".
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  • James Cook University
    Astronomy, 2012 - 2013
  • Narrabundah College
    1990 - 1992
  • Evatt Primary
  • University of Canberra
    Information Technology, 1993 - 1997
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Australian sceptic living in Germany.
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I'm very interested in rational thought, and why we sometimes fail. I'm concerned about climate change and wealth distribution. Science gives me hope, and I am optimistic about the future.
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I am personally responsible for falsifying 97% of all statistics used on the Internet.
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