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  • Clinical Parapsychology
    Therapeutic approach that aims to provide practical help in a counselling context for people who are disturbed by anomalous events like precognitive dreams and poltergeist-type disturbances.... Read more »
  • Olga Kahl
    Russian psychic investigated in the late 1920s for her ability to cause words and images that she received telepathically from other people to appear briefly as red marks on her skin. ... Read more »
  • Arthur Balfour
    Tory politician and philosopher (1848-1930) with an interest in psychical research, associated in particular with the Palm Sunday case, a notable mediumship episode.... Read more »
  • EECS (research group)
    British parapsychological research group, the largest of its kind, based at the University of Northampton. Current topics include after-death experiences, altered states of consciousness, and mediumship.... Read more »
  • Helen Salter
    British psychologist and psychical researcher (1883-1959), who helped generate the body of survival evidence known as the Cross-Correspondences.... Read more »
  • Annie Besant
    Annie Besant (1847-1933) was an English theosophist, socialist and women’s rights activist with an interest in psychical research for the purpose of spiritual development.... Read more »
  • Electromagnetism and Paranormal Phenomena
    Electromagnetism may be implicated in reports of seemingly paranormal phenomena, some researchers believe, and detection devices are hugely popular with ghosthunters.... Read more »

AEON

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  • Aristotle goes to Hollywood
    Today, the ancient Greek storyteller would be winning Oscars. To learn how, turn to the Poetics, his masterwork on writing - by Philip Freeman Read at Aeon... Read more »
  • James Wines: nature’s revenge
    How the US architect and artist James Wines ‘put art where you least expect to find it’ – in big-box stores design - by Aeon Video Watch at Aeon... Read more »
  • Bad therapy
    Some psychotherapeutic approaches are not only ineffective, they’re actively harmful. We’re now starting to identify them - by Yevgeny Botanov, Alexander Williams & John Sakaluk Read at Aeon... Read more »
  • Phenomena: electricity
    An electric circuit, a salt solution and a wooden board demonstrate how electricity ignites, in this mini fireworks show - by Aeon Video Watch at Aeon... Read more »
  • Philosopher of the apocalypse
    From the ashes of the Second World War, Günther Anders forecast a new catastrophe: technology would overwhelm its creators - by Audrey Borowski Read at Aeon... Read more »
  • Gödel’s incompleteness theorem
    How Kurt Gödel used the paradox ‘This statement cannot be proved’ to shatter the notion of total certainty in mathematics - by Aeon Video Watch at Aeon... Read more »
  • A new Earth rises
    How did the planet replace the nation-state to become the prime political object of the 21st century? - by Erik Isberg Read at Aeon... Read more »

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SINGULARTIY

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  • This Algae Powered a Computer for a Year With Just Water and Sunlight
    Nearly three billion years ago, oceanic mats of cyanobacteria, called blue-green algae, transformed Earth’s atmosphere by converting carbon dioxide into the oxygen we complex animals breath. In their time on the planet, they’ve survived five mass extinctions with naught but light and water. And now, in a small tank on... Read more »
  • This Week’s Awesome Tech Stories From Around the Web (Through May 21)
    TRANSPORTATION Drones Are Turning Into Personal Flying Machines Clive Thompson | Wired “For eons, sci-fi illustrations depicted people zipping around cities in little flying vehicles. Now those Golden Age fliers might finally be arriving—and ‘they’re just big drones,’ says Chris Anderson, a longtime drone pioneer and COO of eVTOL firm... Read more »
  • VideoVolvo and DHL Are Partnering on Hub-to-Hub Autonomous Trucking
    You’ve probably heard the term “the Great Resignation” in the last year or so, as millions of people reportedly quit their jobs during the pandemic. Hospitality was one of the hardest-hit industries, and multiple sectors of the economy felt (and are still feeling) the pain. Trucking wasn’t spared, and it’s... Read more »
  • How a Volcanic Bombardment in Ancient Australia Led to the World’s Greatest Climate Catastrophe
    Some 252 million years ago, the world was going through a tumultuous period of rapid global warming. To understand what caused it, scientists have looked to one particular event in which a volcanic eruption in what is now Siberia spewed huge volumes of greenhouse gas into the atmosphere. However, there... Read more »
  • A 590-Foot-Tall Dam in China Will Be Built Entirely by Robots
    As the world rushes to stop burning fossil fuels and implement more renewable sources of power, there’s a lot of hype around solar and wind. While they’re comparatively easier to get up and running, these energy sources don’t have nearly the same output capacity—or consistency—as hydropower. China is investing big... Read more »
  • Democracy Is Ailing. Here’s How We Can Start Reviving It
    Masks. Vaccines. Immigration. Abortion. Gun control. Taxes. The list of divisive issues in American politics goes on, with liberals and conservatives seeming more polarized and less able to agree than ever before. Indeed, democracy is in a fragile state, not only in the US but around the world. What’s gone... Read more »
  • A One-and-Done CRISPR Gene Therapy Will Aim to Prevent Heart Attacks
    In a few months, a daring clinical trial may fundamentally lower heart attack risk in the most vulnerable people. If all goes well, it will just take one shot. It’s no ordinary shot. The trial, led by Verve Therapeutics, a biotechnology company based in Massachusetts, will be one of the... Read more »

THRED

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  • Compassion fatigue: is Gen Z numb to tragedy?
    In the age of 24-hour news, we’ve never been more aware of the appalling events taking place across the globe every day. Faced with ceaseless negative content that no longer seems to shock or arouse indignation the way it used to, are we gradually losing our capacity to react? Unless... Read more »
  • Opinion – TikTok has made a joke of Depp and Heard’s sexual assault case
    By making light of Amber Heard’s sexual assault allegations, viral app TikTok has shown its dark side.  Johnny Depp and Amber Heard’s defamation trial has captured the attention of press, fans, and the wider public over the past few weeks. The court case involves Depp’s attempt to sue his ex-wife... Read more »
  • The Norwegian start-up making roads carbon negative
    Using recycled asphalt bonded by plant-based adhesive, Carbon Crusher has created a mix for carbon negative roads that is both affordable and actively sequesters emissions. Paving the road to a greener future sounds awfully cliché, but that is quite literally Carbon Crusher’s business MO. The Norwegian tech start-up has been... Read more »
  • UK has considered fifty new fossil fuel projects since COP26
    At least three projects have received government approval and are to be carried out over the next three years. Fifty more are known to be in the works. While I’m privy to dishing out good news on Fridays, it’s pretty hard to ignore the revelation that the UK government has... Read more »
  • Heinz announces plans to make sustainable paper ketchup bottles
    The new paper ketchup bottle forms part of Heinz’s wider initiative to make all of its packaging recyclable, reusable, or compostable by 2025. It’s time to play ‘Genuine or Greenwashing’ again. Come on down! This week’s edition focuses on Heinz, as it’s unveiled plans to develop a recyclable paper bottle... Read more »
  • Japanese city to pay couples to live near old people
    To combat an ageing population in Japan, the city of Chiba in Greater Tokyo is subsidising newlyweds who move into specially chosen buildings that house predominantly older residents. Ever looked at a care home and wanted to live next door? Consider yourself particularly accustomed to the company of elderly people?... Read more »
  • Can ‘gravity batteries’ boost our energy storage capacity?
    Cutting-edge technology could harness the universe’s fundamental force to help our green energy transition. Generating green energy is largely dependent on Earthly forces. When the sun is shining, or the wind blowing and the waves rolling, we’re good. When skies darken and conditions calm, however, our supply lines of sustainable... Read more »

NATURE

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  • Female dominance, and coding for kids: Books in brief
    Nature, Published online: 20 May 2022; doi:10.1038/d41586-022-01382-yAndrew Robinson reviews five of the week’s best science picks.... Read more »
  • Frustration builds over lengthy delay in revamping Mexico’s science law
    Nature, Published online: 20 May 2022; doi:10.1038/d41586-022-01408-5Mexican researchers fear that a polarizing bill could ruin the chances of overhauling the nation’s science system.... Read more »
  • Cosmic countdown
    Nature, Published online: 20 May 2022; doi:10.1038/d41586-022-01395-7Time is running out.... Read more »
  • COVID delays are frustrating the world’s plans to save biodiversity
    Nature, Published online: 20 May 2022; doi:10.1038/d41586-022-01384-wScientists hope an ambitious agreement to arrest species extinction will be finalized in China later this year, but the country’s pandemic response puts that in doubt.... Read more »
  • Showcasing Africa’s contributions to science
    Nature, Published online: 20 May 2022; doi:10.1038/d41586-022-01424-5Success stories challenge negative narratives and media portrayals, and can inspire the next generation.... Read more »
  • Monkeypox goes global: why scientists are on alert
    Nature, Published online: 20 May 2022; doi:10.1038/d41586-022-01421-8Scientists are trying to understand why the virus, a less lethal relative of smallpox, has cropped up in so many populations around the world.... Read more »
  • Starting a scientific career with narcolepsy
    Nature, Published online: 20 May 2022; doi:10.1038/d41586-022-01426-3Ronja Weber describes living as a PhD student with narcolepsy, a chronic condition that disrupts sleep-wake processes.... Read more »

BIOMED CENTRAL

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  • Eye disease eliminated from The Gambia
    Another good news story: a recent article in PLOS Neglected Tropical Diseases outlines the journey taken by The Gambia to reach the point where the WHO has declared that the eye disease, trachoma, is no longer a public health problem.... Read more »
  • Structured reporting of study protocols
    In this blog for Clinical Trials Day 2022, we reflect on the Trials journal Structured Study Protocol Template project since its launch in 2019.... Read more »
  • The Importance of Patient Education
    Last week in BMC Nephrology, an article by Wang et al. looks at the use of multidisciplinary pre-dialysis care (MDPC) on peritonitis events, technique failure, and mortality. In this BMC Nephrology blog, Blog Editor Dr. Daphne Knicely will discuss the benefits of patient education programs on outcomes.... Read more »
  • BMC Pediatrics attends Pediatric Academic Societies 2022
    This year BMC Pediatrics traveled to Denver, Colorado to attend PAS 2022. PAS is an internationally renowned conference where Clinician, researchers, physician scientists and educators travel thousands of miles to share their research, develop new ideas, network with colleagues and build relationships for collaboration. As a result, the conference attracts... Read more »
  • Highlighting four posters from the 2022 Fungal Genetics Conference
    We take a closer look at some of the posters presented at this year’s Fungal Genetics Conference chosen by PhD students.... Read more »
  • For the love of dog(s): Current distribution of the ornate dog tick in the Czech Republic
    Dermacentor reticulatus is a veterinary and medically important tick with an expanding geographic range, and as such, in-depth monitoring of its distribution in the Czech Republic, and surveillance of the vector-borne diseases it transmits, is especially crucial.... Read more »
  • Why choose a BMC journal?
    BMC is a pioneer in open-access publishing and a champion of open science. Since its founding over 20 years ago, BMC has never wavered from its commitment to transparency and openness. At the time, open access publishing was far from the mainstream concept it is today. But we have always... Read more »

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