GOODSTUFFs CYBER WORLD: GOODSTUFFs BLOGGING MAGAZINE (243rd Issue)


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 This man had no idea his mind is ‘blind’ until last week


Imagine realising that you’ve spent your whole life unable to visualise anything in your mind. Helen Thomson speaks to a 42-year-old man whose internal world is pictureless.

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“American Sniper” Chris Kyle Distorted His Military Record, Documents Show


No American has been more associated with Navy SEAL mystique than Chris Kyle. But the American Sniper author misrepresented how many decorations he had collected, according to internal Navy documents.

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The Bank Robber


The computer technician who exposed a Swiss bank’s darkest secrets.

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Fewer Americans Strike Out for New Jobs, Crimping the Recovery


Economists have become increasingly worried that a slide in job turnover and relocation rates is undermining the economy’s dynamism.

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Some Things Are Worth Forgetting

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In a provocative new book, David Rieff questions whether remembering the past can really spare us from repeating it.
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“Even though the South was defeated militarily, it won the memory war.”

In his new book, In Praise of Forgetting: Historical Memory and Its Ironies, journalist David Rieff questions the idea that remembering the past is an inherently virtuous practice that will help us solve present-day problems. It’s a philosophical argument that he pursues across the globe, invoking examples drawn from the histories of the United States, Argentina, Spain, Germany, Bosnia, Israel, and Ireland, among others. “What if,” Rieff asks, “a decent measure of communal forgetting is actually the sine qua non of a peaceful and decent society, while remembering is the politically, socially, and morally risky pursuit?”

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June 1943. Arlington, Virginia. “Ordering clothes from a mail order house at Idaho Hall, Arlington Farms, a residence for women who work for the U.S. government for the duration of the war.” Photo by Esther Bubley

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So many reasons why sleep is too important to miss


Getting enough sleep is arguably one of the best things you can do for your health. How can you make the most of it?

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Theano – A Woman Who Ruled the Pythagoras School


In ancient Greece, it was not very common to see a female scientist. However, history remembers the names of the women who made their mark in those times.

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What Can Pavlov’s Dogs Tell Us About Drinking?

Montreal, May 25, 2016 — Humans aren’t much different from other animals. Just like Pavlov’s dogs, we can become conditioned to associate environmental cues with rewards. Innocent enough when the sight of your sneakers makes you want to go for a run, but not necessarily so when the sight of the liquor store prompts you to want a drink.

Indeed, Pavlovian cues that predict alcohol can lead us toward addiction. And sometimes those cues can become desirable in and of themselves, as shown in a new study published in Frontiers in Behavioral Neuroscience by researchers from Concordia University in Montreal.

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How (and Why) Athletes Go Broke


Recession or no recession, many NFL, NBA and Major League Baseball players have a penchant for losing most or all of their money. It doesn’t matter how much they make. And the ways they blow it are strikingly similar

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After the rediscovery of a 19th-century novel, our view of black female writers is transformed

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Study: Fewer black civilians are killed by police in cities with more black officers


Walter Scott’s killing in North Charleston last year seems to fit the pattern.

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Get lost in the world’s largest car-free urban zone.

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The literature professor who helped convict the Unabomber


In June 1995, the New York Times and The Washington Post both received copies of a 56-page, typewritten document called “Industrial Society and Its Future.” The single-spaced 35,000-word treatise

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China unveils elevated bus that drives over the TOP of other car


Designs for the ‘Transit Elevated Bus’ (pictured) were unveiled at the 19th China Beijing International High-Tech Expo, which showed a scale model of the vehicle passing over other cars on the road.

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Rarely seen photos of North Korea’s military


These photos of North Korea’s military give a behind-the-scenes look at what it’s like to serve in one of the world’s largest forces.

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Research shows 46 percent increase in workplace productivity with use of standing desks

Most people have heard the argument that standing desks are good for the body. They can help burn more calories and fight obesity. Standing can even help improve students’ attention and cognitive functioning. Now, new research from the Texas A&M Health Science Center School of Public Health indicates that they may boost productivity in adults as well.

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Alzheimer’s may be caused by brain’s sticky defence against bugs


The amyloid plaques associated with Alzheimer’s disease may be the brain’s way of trapping invading microbes that have crossed the blood-brain barrier

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Neanderthals Built Cave Structures–and No One Knows Why


Walls of stalagmites in a French cave might have had a domestic or a ceremonial use

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Research Reveals More Complete Picture of the Devastation Wrought by the Black Death | Smart News | Smithsonian


By examining pottery remains in over 50 rural settlements, archaeologists now better understand the extent that the population was wiped out by the plague

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Foxconn replaces 60,000 human workers with robots


The supplier for Apple and Samsung is leading a new push for automated manufacturing

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FDA approves first implantable drug to treat opioid addiction


The implant, inserted under the skin of the upper arm, administers a continuous dose of medication for six months.

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100 Greatest Bob Dylan Songs


From “Just Like a Woman” to “John Wesley Harding,” we count down the American icon’s key masterpieces

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A Severed Head, Two Cops, and the Radical Future of Interrogation


A novel interrogation technique borrowed from the war on terror is transforming the art of detective work: Shut up and let the suspect do the talking.

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Ukrainian Artist Travels The World Painting Doors In Watercolor


While traveling around the world, it is possible to notice one thing – none of the doors are the same. Sometimes extraordinary, outstanding and mysterious doors often are perceived as an opportunity to get into some kind of magical world. Young artist Viktoria Kravchenko draw watercolours of doors worldwide and reminds that doors can also be artwork.

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Congress Finally Approves Medical Marijuana for Veterans


Veterans struggling to gain access to medical marijuana caught a major break last week at the hands of Congress. On Thursday, the U.S. House of Representatives and the Senate put their seal of approval on an amendment that would prevent the Department of Veterans Affairs from dipping into the federal budget to stop Uncle Sam’s doctors from providing patients with recommendations to use medical marijuana.

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Avoid Leafcutter Ants Unless You Want To Get Seriously Messed Up – video


Leafcutter ants are formidably strong creatures with fascinatingly complex societies. You’ll also want to avoid them completely if you know what’s good for you.

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Bennett School for Girls

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New Life for the Lion Man

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Using recently uncovered fragments, archaeologists may be able to finally piece together one of the world’s oldest works of art

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The Awful Diseases on the Way by Annie Sparrow


Sonia Shah’s Pandemic: Tracking Contagions from Cholera to Ebola and Beyond should be required reading for anyone working in global health. It should also alert a much wider audience to the ways that many kinds of the microorganisms called pathogens have caused Western pandemics of chronic, or so-called noncommunicable, diseases. Many of our most familiar diseases are set off or directly caused by pathogens.

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Suggested Readings: Brain maps, water dangers, and rejecting self-esteem


Extra Credit: Our pick of stories from around the web that bridge the gap between news and scholarship. Brought to you each Tuesday from the editors of JSTO

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I Got High With My Mom at HempCon | GQ


Taffy Brodesser-Akner spends one crazy Shabbos exploring the new boundaries of pot

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DNA from Mysterious ‘Denisovans’ Helped Modern Humans Survive


Genetic mutations from extinct human relatives called the Denisovans might have influenced modern human immune systems, researchers say.

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Cassandra Giraldo photographs students in her Instagram-based After School Project.

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Postwar New York: The Supreme Metropolis of the Present


Forty labor strikes on one day, French existentialists on the loose, and a 50-foot G.I. blowing enormous puffs of REAL smoke.

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It’s OK to let your baby cry himself to sleep, study finds


A new study adds support to the idea that letting babies cry it out is effective and does not cause stress or lasting emotional problems for babies.

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Poverty affects your DNA and increases the risk of depression, study finds

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ON EVOLUTION

US biochemist wins award for rewriting DNA to mimic evolution

Evolution influenced by temporary microbes

Strange sea-dwelling reptile fossil hints at rapid evolution after mass extinction

Fossils, DNA and the internet come together in the name of science

Using fossils to understand evolution

The trial, error of viral evolution: The difference between fading out, pandemic

Sizing Up Sharks, the Lords of the Sea


Sharks range in size from the largest fish on the planet to the length of your palm. See how you compare to some of these vulnerable predators that are so crucial to the ocean’s health. 

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