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Today is International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women
 
Today is International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women "Combating all forms of violence against women and girls is a fundamental pillar of the respect for human or fundamental rights and remains a priority for the EU, both internally and externally," said in a statement Federica Mogherini, Neven Mimica and Věra Jourová (read it whole: http://europa.eu/!pM33tn)

From today until Human Rights Day on December 10, all EU Delegations around the world will also join the '16-days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence' international campaign by United Nations. Will you take part? http://bit.ly/1r8cLUe

#16days #orangeurhood #violenceagainstwomen
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I agree.  Violence against anybody is bad. 
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"If the results can be replicated reliably and scaled up — and that's a big "if," since NASA only produced them on a very small scale over a two-day period — they could ultimately result in ultra-light weight, ultra fast spacecraft that could carry humans to Mars in weeks instead of months, and to the nearest star system outside our own (Proxima Centurai) in just about 30 years."
NASA has been testing new space travel technologies throughout its entire history, but the results of its latest experiment may be the most exciting yet — if they hold up. Earlier this week at a...
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"They report that there are significant group differences in brain structure between undergraduate students studying sciences vs. humanities subjects. Specifically, the scientists had more grey matter in the medial prefrontal cortex (p=0.035), but their humanist counterparts had a higher white matter density around the right hippocampus (p=0.018). On average."
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We are all wired a little different.
it is not bad or good.
Our personal wiring drives us in different directions.
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First announced last year, the material is a deep, featureless black even when folded and scrunched. “You expect to see the hills and all you can see…it’s like black, like a hole, like there’s nothing there. It just looks so strange,” Ben Jensen, the firm’s chief technical officer, told the Independent
UK nanotechnology company, Surrey NanoSystems, has created what they say is the darkest material known to man. Vantablack consists of a dense
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Rainbow grapes can occur as grapes ripen and turn from green to purple.

Image: BizarBin/Worth1000/Sesan Olasupo/Laritech Garden Seeds Branch Company
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I thought it was a pretty good one, +Jeremiah W. I try to do them often.
I was considering the following:
These look grape!
Those colors are vinederful!
But I liked the first one best.
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Here you are: almost all the sci-fi spaceships you know are on this massive chart.

The original is here - http://dirkloechel.deviantart.com/art/Size-Comparison-Science-Fiction-Spaceships-398790051
 
Check this massive chart of sci-fi spaceships out: http://engt.co/1rer3VE
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This is slightly bigger than the one(s) I remember~
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It’s possible to accurately determine how narcissistic someone is by asking them just one thing:
To what extent do you agree with this statement: I am a narcissist? Answer on a scale from 1 (not very true of me) to 7 (very true of me)
According to a provocative paper just published, it's possible to accurately determine how narcissistic someone is by asking them just one thing. Here's th
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"Time to unleash the mozzies? Genetically modified mosquitoes will be raised on a commercial scale for the first time, in a bid to stem outbreaks of dengue fever in Brazil. But it is unclear how well it will work."
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At the apex of genetic manipulation will be a mosquito who's bite will inoculate against malaria, yellow fever etc. 
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"In 2020 I would like to gather all of the world's robots and aim to hold an Olympics where they compete in technical skill."
Tokyo is already hosting the 2020 Summer Olympics, but presumably the robot competition would be a separate event.
For as long as there have been robots, humans have wanted to thrust them into battle. Now Japan's prime minister wants to take that idea to the largest stage possible. Speaking to reporters last...
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The triviality of this statement is more telling than the statement itself:

“Any creatures who will be alive to witness the death of the sun won’t be human— they could be as different from us as we are from protozoa. Indeed future evolution is going to take place not on the Darwinian time scale, of natural selection, but on the technology time scale, because we’re obtaining the capacity to modify the genome.”
In his latest video, host of National Geographic’s Brain Games and techno-poet, Jason Silva, explores the universe’s tendency to
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+Jeff Cave Your right Jeff, it isn't.  It's a branching tree, with the branches and twigs pointing all over the place.  I missed that.  Thanks. 
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No more restrictions on what name you can choose on Google+. Well. Finally.
 
When we launched Google+ over three years ago, we had a lot of restrictions on what name you could use on your profile. This helped create a community made up of real people, but it also excluded a number of people who wanted to be part of it without using their real names. 

Over the years, as Google+ grew and its community became established, we steadily opened up this policy, from allowing +Page owners to use any name of their choosing to letting YouTube users bring their usernames into Google+. Today, we are taking the last step: there are no more restrictions on what name you can use. 

We know you've been calling for this change for a while. We know that our names policy has been unclear, and this has led to some unnecessarily difficult experiences for some of our users. For this we apologize, and we hope that today's change is a step toward making Google+ the welcoming and inclusive place that we want it to be. Thank you for expressing your opinions so passionately, and thanks for continuing to make Google+ the thoughtful community that it is.
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О, напротив, затвориха много акаунти. Но това е дълга история.
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In a genome-wide analysis, scientists from University of California-San Diego and Yale found that we are far more genetically similar to our friends than we are to strangers of the same population. In fact, researchers say our friends are as “related” — genetically speaking — as fourth cousins. Their findings suggest that, in addition to our physical and biological environment, our social networks also play an important role in human evolution.
A genome-wide analysis revealed that our friends are as genetically similar as fourth cousins.
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The nose knows stinky friends aren't it.
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I am teaching different courses on Modern and Contemporary philosophy & Philosophy of science at Sofia University since 2006.

My professional interests are in "History and philosophy of science" (mainly physics), "History of philosophy" (mainly XVII-XVIII century). And recently - "evolving complex systems".

PhD thesis (2007): "Interaction between philosophy and physics in Rene Descartes and Isaac Newton. The relativity problem." - published in Bulgarian in 2011.