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Personality Problems: Blame Your Cat

 In an earlier story, we reported that your cat may be passing on parasites to you, parasites that affect the way your brain works. Now this story has been confirmed by a new story suggesting that a "clever cat parasite may alter human cultures on a massive scale."...
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Beautiful Sexy Woman with Glamour make-up licking a cat

From Our Archives: Personality Problems: Blame Your Cat

In an earlier story, we reported that your cat may be passing on parasites to you?parasites that affect the way your brain works. Now this story has been confirmed by a new story suggesting that a "clever cat parasite may alter human cultures on a massive scale."

ABC-TV News in Chicago reports that parasite ecologist Kevin...
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Robot Women

The Age of the Cyborg is Upon Us

Doesn’t it strike you as odd – as science and technology continue to accelerate the pace at which the future overtakes the present and then quickly disappears into the past – that we still haven’t figured out Who we are, What we are, Where we are, Why we are, and How we got here – let alone what the Nature of Reality...
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Weekend: Alien Life Forms Breeding Away in USC Labs

“Some of the best evidence for life in space lives right here on Earth: It’s weird, adaptable, and far hardier than we ever thought.” —Alissa Zhu

Panspermia is the ancient idea that the seeds of life exist everywhere in the Universe. Spread like spores by stellar rocks and dust as well as by human-made space...
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“The opposite of addiction is not sobriety. It is human connection.”

The title of this news summary is a direct quote from Johann Hari, a man who grew up in a family of addicts. Hari undertook a 3-½ year, 30,000-mile journey to understand the causes of addiction and the failures of the war on drugs. He summarizes some of the findings that went into his new book, Chasing the Scream: The First and Last Days of...
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Universe Milky way galaxy with stars

A Home Away from Home?

Since March of 2009, the Kepler Space Observatory has been exploring our region of the Milky Way so that scientists at NASA can discover more Earth-like planets orbiting stars and estimate how many of the billions of stars in our galaxy actually have such planets. Data from Kepler is analyzed using a supercomputer running algorithms at NASA’...
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Fusion of Human with Artificial Intelligence

Will AI Outmode U ‘n I?

In 1920 Czech writer Karel Kapek wrote a science-fiction play whose title translated into English as Rossum’s Universal Robots or R.U.R. When it premiered in 1921, it introduced the word ‘Robot’ to the English language and to the science fiction genre. By 1923, it had been translated into 30 languages.

The robots in...
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