As a parent with 3 teenage kids, I had to read this article, and for some reason i got teary-eyed.
Happy New Year, Fediverse! For some people, it is a real struggle just to be happy. For starters, here's some tidbit of info to help. https://thenextweb.com/syndication/2019/12/31/how-to-train-your-brain-to-release-more-happy-chemicals/
Mealworms could gobble up our big plastic problem - Futurity
Mealworms can eat plastic and Styrofoam without taking on their toxins, which means they could safely become food for animals.
quite scifi-esque https://futurism.com/silver-wires-artificial-brain
Drugs that quell brain inflammation reverse dementia
Leaky filtration system in brain contributes to cognitive dysfunction in aging as well as disease
this phrase caught my attention: "enminded matter"
Do We Have Minds of Our Own?
The strange, startling, and competing explanations for human—and possibly nonhuman—consciousness.
great job scientists! I won't have to clean up my shit again! https://www.theguardian.com/science/2019/nov/18/scientists-develop-slippery-toilet-coating-stop-poo-sticking
Exponential tech advances will change the world faster than we think
The timing from what once seemed impossible to possible and functional can become extremely short – sometimes measured in just days or weeks.
To paraphrase Engelbart’s Law, it’s intrinsically human to get better at getting better.
interesting to think about how plants were able to adapt to terrestrial life from their water-based origins https://phys.org/news/2019-11-genes-bacteria.html
this article mentions about the Resonance Theory of Consciousness.
and here's another book overview about Consciousness. Panpsychism (which I agree to) is mentioned. Yep, even a book about consciousness has some sliver of consciousness. meta! :)
first time I heard about Attention Schema theory to understand Consciousness. Interesting overview of 3 new books. https://undark.org/2019/11/08/three-new-books-human-consciousness/#
I kinda like this Big Bounce theory https://bigthink.com/surprising-science/big-bounce-theory.amp.html
mathematicians having fun. scissor congruence. interesting.... https://www.quantamagazine.org/mathematicians-cut-apart-shapes-to-find-pieces-of-equations-20191031/
the importance of sleep: washing away toxins from the brain https://www.wired.com/story/scientists-now-know-how-sleep-cleans-toxins-from-the-brain/ goodnight everyone zzzzzzzz
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