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Scot Stevenson
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Scot loves to read and write and spends his life in a constant state of low-level irritation that he can't do both at the same time.

My public postings on Google+ are mostly links to science, medical, and technology news as well as Americana and computers, presented without comment. Please note this is stuff I find interesting for one reason or another without regard to my personal opinion. In other words, I also link to texts I disagree with but think are worthy of wider attention. 
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Built my own study from scratch, desks and all. Building an 8-bit computer from scratch, writing my own Forth in 6502 assembler.
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  • Universität Essen, Germany
    Medical School, 1987 - 1994
  • Johannes Gutenberg Universität Mainz, Germany
    Journalism Graduate School, 1996 - 1997

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As Sedley told the BBC: “Rather than just a small area of auditory cortex...we found that these correlates of tinnitus were present throughout a huge proportion of the brain areas we sampled.”
Many people perceive a ringing in their ears when no sound source is present, a condition known as tinnitus. By mapping tinnitus inside the brain, scientists have shown just how complex these phantom sounds really are.
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First thing you learn in any class in neurosciences is, that there is no standard brain.
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Think that “going paleo” represents a new approach to choosing what to eat? Think again. Probably the most important archetypal myth that influences our beliefs about food is that of the paradise past.
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Facing a potential showdown with Congress, the Pentagon is racing to move dozens of detainees out of Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, in coming months before lawmakers can block future transfers and derail President Obama’s plan to shutter the U.S. military prison.
Dozens of detainees could be moved out of the U.S. military detention center by the end of 2015.
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But we can certainly understand how he feels that one of his movie’s big moments was a little cheated in the end.

Remind me again, how many times did Whedon bring Buffy back from the dead?
“Coulson lives!” was the excited cry from many Marvel movie fans when they learned that Agent Phil Coulson would be resurrected for the TV show Agents of SHIELD. But not everyone was a fan of bringing Coulson back, including director Joss Whedon, who felt it took “some of the punch out of” his Avengers movie.
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Bringing Buffy back the 2nd time wasn't really planned. But AoS is a good show...
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The advert shows a threatening-looking man with his head and face wrapped in a scarf, next to a quotation attributed to a music video from the militant Palestinian group Hamas. The quote says: "Killing Jews is worship that draws us close to Allah." The advert asks: "That's his Jihad. What's yours?"
A judge rules that New York City's buses must display a controversial advert that refers to Muslims killing Jews.
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Overall, the number of these reports have fallen by 40 percent since 1997. This is more impressive when you consider that the overall U.S. population has risen by 30 percent over that same time period, meaning that the actual rate of missing person reports for children has fallen faster than 40 percent.
Our kids live in a much safer world than the one we grew up in.
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The ancient world did not have fewer taboos, it had different ones. Namely, most sexual acts were permissible, as long as they involved a person of higher status being active against or dominating a person of lower status. This meant that, according to all the evidence we have, the sexual abuse of children (particularly boys) was rife.
The next time you coo over a baby photo, thank God
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Remember growing up in Germany when you had to wait weeks, if not months for a blockbuster film to make it from the U.S. to Europe? Well, let me be the first one to say na-nana-na-naa-na this time. 

(Oh, and it's actually really good.)
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Researchers are using brain imaging to help companies determine which employees could pose a cybersecurity risk. To do that, they measured brain activity to identify what might motivate an employee to violate company policy and sell or trade sensitive information. The study found that self-control is a significant factor.
Researchers are using brain imaging to help companies determine which employees could pose a cybersecurity risk. Self-control is key, they report.
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Scot, it is my belief that the brain is still to complex to do such a thing as mapping the brain!
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America is still the most exceptionally violent nation in the OECD world. However, it appeasrs that crown is being removed as 'Peak violent assault death' seems to have hit in the late-1970s.
USA! USA! USA! America is still the most exceptionally violent nation in the OECD world. However, it appeasrs that crown is being removed as 'Peak violent assault death' seems to have hit in the late-1970s.
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leaded fuel!
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The Church says women are being drawn to religious life because of a "gap in the market for meaning in our culture".
The number of women becoming nuns has reached a 25-year high, according to the Catholic Church in England and Wales.
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from 15 in 2009 to 45 last year
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Jeb Bush: I would say the best part of the Obama administration would be his continuance of the protections of the homeland using the big metadata programs, the NSA being enhanced.
One of the most deceitful myths in Washington is that the two parties agree on almost nothing. The opposite is true.
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