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The superlaw of potentialism:

The superlaw of potentialism:

Q4P > E+: The overarching dynamic of the Cosmic Order The Quest for Infinite Potential is a ground-breaking, theory of cosmology for the 21st Century. Envisioned by private scholar and metaphysicist David Birnbaum, its principles are laid out in the three part series, Summa Metaphysica I, II and III (Ktav, 1988; New Paradigm Matrix, 2005; … learn more→

Education of the future. (The incredible Oculus Rift)

Education of the future. (The incredible Oculus Rift)

As you may have noticed, technologies are developing with a lightning speed right now. Twenty years ago we couldn’t even imagine that computers would have so many functions and accompany us every step we go. Here’s the story: nowadays every more or less well-off person has a tablet, a mobile device and a desktop computer … learn more→

Had an odd text on your Android device? Time to watch out for SMS worms

Had an odd text on your Android device? Time to watch out for SMS worms

Google’s Android now dominates 80% of the smart phone market. Of the major phone operating systems, Android is the most vulnerable to security breaches and yet perceptions haven’t caught up with reality. People simply aren’t as worried, or as careful, as they ought to be. If you’re using an Android and aren’t too concerned, maybe … learn more→

A big tick for entomologists: new 3D colour scans of insects

A big tick for entomologists: new 3D colour scans of insects

Observation is a cornerstone of science – we learn much about the universe and how it works just by looking at it. But observation can be a huge challenge. It’s easy to forget that human eyes allow us to see only the tiniest fraction of the universe in all its complexity: we can’t see things … learn more→

Using our brains

Using our brains

Neurological conditions—which include dementia, epilepsy, multiple sclerosis, Parkinson’s disease, schizophrenia, and traumatic brain injury—affect as many as one billion people globally. Neuroscience has begun to make important breakthroughs, but we still understand less about our brains than about any other part of our bodies. President Obama’s Brain (Brain Research through Advancing Innovative Neurotechnologies) Initiative will … learn more→

Five everyday myths that make it hard to understand pain

Five everyday myths that make it hard to understand pain

Surprisingly for such a universal experience, pain is profoundly misrepresented by common myths about what it is and what it means. These are rooted in dualistic models: the body as a simple machine and the mind, distinct, receiving input from and sending orders to the machine. But pain emerges from recursive interaction of the brain … learn more→

Getting started with WordPress: Where to start from and most common pitfalls

Getting started with WordPress: Where to start from and most common pitfalls

We are living in the era of informational noise simply because everyone is trying to make their own contribution and share, with people around, things they find interesting. This is the reason why most important events get lost in hundreds of reposts and twisted facts. Unfortunately this is not the point of this article, but … learn more→

Yo Hablo HTML

Yo Hablo HTML

We are nearly five months into Britain’s “Year of Code,” an effort to promote computer-coding skills among Britons young and old. The British media’s coverage spiked in February, when the campaign’s director admitted she couldn’t code a computer to save her life, but has ebbed since. Still, I’ve been taking advantage of some of the … learn more→

Dolphin talk and human credulity

Dolphin talk and human credulity

It appears to have been just bad luck that one British newspaper, The Independent, chose April 1 as the day to publish James Vincent’s science report about a significant animal-to-human communication breakthrough. I hope it worries animal researchers at least as much as it worries me that I had to do some reading around and … learn more→

Oculus Rift brings a whole new dimension to communication

Oculus Rift brings a whole new dimension to communication

Mark Zuckerberg’s latest spending spree has landed Facebook an exciting new gadget in the form of the Oculus Rift, a virtual reality headset that is used by gamers and researchers alike to enhance encounters. Announcing a deal worth US$2 billion, Facebook said it plans to move the Oculus Rift beyond gaming, into “communications, media and … learn more→