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H+ers and the Artilect : Opinion Poll Results

H+ers and the Artilect : Opinion Poll Results

in the second half of 2011, I started taking opinion polls concerning the rise of massively intelligent machines ("artilects"), by creating questionnaires. This essay reports on the results of the third such poll.

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Creatine for Mind, Body, and Longer Life

Creatine for Mind, Body, and Longer Life

Creatine is quickly becoming one of my favorite supplements, and not just because of the way it helps me in the gym. It's been shown that creatine can also be used as a nootropic and as a way to stave off potential neurodegeneration.

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Advertising: a Force for Conservation?

Advertising: a Force for Conservation?

If the advertiser can manufacture enough classiness for thousands of people with a video camera and some actors, this is probably a more environmentally friendly choice for those after classiness than most of their alternatives, such as ordering stuff in from France.

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The Châos Factor (K+)

The Châos Factor (K+)

It's like celebratory gunfire isn't life-threatening because your state of mind affects the reality you perceive. That is; until you get hit in the head by a stray bullet. It's been said that no battle plan survives the first engagement, so it's difficult to predict what will happen next as we continue the birthing of a new generation, a generation suckled on the Information Age.

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Telomere Length, Disease Risk, and Current Molecular Diagnostic Testing

Over the past twenty years several hundred DNA and RNA-based molecular diagnostic tests have been introduced that help physicians provide better care for their patients. Many tests predict individual risk for specific diseases, such as BRCA1 and -2 gene mutations for breast and ovarian cancer risk and CFTR gene mutation analysis for cystic fibrosis.

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