September 26, 2016

First recording of computer-generated music – created by Alan Turing – restored | Science | The Guardian

Researchers restore 1951 recording generated on machine built by computer scientist famous for breaking Enigma code

Source: First recording of computer-generated music – created by Alan Turing – restored | Science | The Guardian

September 26, 2016

A Mind-Boggling 11 Million Prisoners Are Cycling Though America’s ‘Justice’ System Each Year | Alternet

It’s hard to fathom even the basics of the American urge to lock people away in vast numbers.

Source: A Mind-Boggling 11 Million Prisoners Are Cycling Though America’s ‘Justice’ System Each Year | Alternet

September 25, 2016

Bombscapes: The Science and Legacy of ‘Bombturbation’

A soil researcher is studying landscapes scarred by what he calls “bombturbation.” That’s familiar terrain for many people, particularly those in Laos.

Source: Bombscapes: The Science and Legacy of ‘Bombturbation’

September 25, 2016

Unprecedented Genomic Study Shines Light on Ancestry of Indigenous Australians | Genetics, Paleoanthropology | Sci-News.com

The first comprehensive genomic study of Indigenous Australians has revealed that they are indeed the direct descendants of Australia’s earliest settlers and diverged from their Papuan neighbors about 37,000 years ago.

Source: Unprecedented Genomic Study Shines Light on Ancestry of Indigenous Australians | Genetics, Paleoanthropology | Sci-News.com

September 25, 2016

The Fear-Hate-Anger Click Machine | Mother Jones

Let’s end the reign of the rage share.

Source: The Fear-Hate-Anger Click Machine | Mother Jones

September 25, 2016

High Times: Vertical farming is on the rise — but can it save the planet? – Salon.com

Groundbreaking advances in vertical farming, which doesn’t break ground at all, raise hopes it can feed the world

Source: High Times: Vertical farming is on the rise — but can it save the planet? – Salon.com

September 22, 2016

Why most people leave religion? They just ‘stop believing’ | Religion News Service

(RNS) In a gloomy forecast for organized religion, only seven percent of the ‘nones’ say they are looking for a religion.

Source: Why most people leave religion? They just ‘stop believing’ | Religion News Service

September 22, 2016

‘Super agers’ offer clue to keeping a sharp memory – BBC News

Memory loss is not an inevitable part of ageing, say scientists who are studying a unique group of people in their 60s and 70s who have “super sharp” minds.

Source: ‘Super agers’ offer clue to keeping a sharp memory – BBC News

September 22, 2016

Here Are 10 Ways Humans Are Still Evolving

Someone show Ken Ham this video.

Source: Here Are 10 Ways Humans Are Still Evolving

September 22, 2016

“The Myth of Persecution”: Early Christians weren’t persecuted – Salon.com

The Romans did not target, hunt or massacre Jesus’ followers, says a historian of the early church

Source: “The Myth of Persecution”: Early Christians weren’t persecuted – Salon.com