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The surprise theory of everything - physics-math - 15 October 2012 - New Scientist - 1 views

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    "Forget quantum physics, forget relativity. Inklings of an ultimate theory might emerge from an unexpected place

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Sorry, Strivers - Talent Matters - NYTimes.com - 2 views

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    HOW do people acquire high levels of skill in science, business, music, the arts and sports? This has long been a topic of intense debate in psychology.

    Research has shown that intellectual ability matters for success in many fields - and not just up to a point.
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Martin Hanczyc: The line between life and not-life - YouTube - 1 views

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    http://www.ted.com In his lab, Martin Hanczyc makes "protocells," experimental blobs of chemicals that behave like living cells. His work demonstrates how life might have first occurred on Earth ... and perhaps elsewhere too.
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I Was Wrong, and So Are You - Magazine - The Atlantic - 0 views

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    A Libertarian Economist retracts a swipe at the left-after discovering that our political leanings leave us more biased than we think.

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Mental problems gave early humans an edge - life - 07 November 2011 - New Scientist - 0 views

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    Some argue that these genes bring benefits - mental illness and genius have a long-standing link - but archaeologist Penny Spikins at the University of York, UK, goes further. She believes that mental illness and conditions such as autism persist at such high levels because in the past they were advantageous to humanity. "I think that part of the reason Homo sapiens were so successful is because they were willing to include people with different minds in their society - people with autism or schizophrenia, for example."
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How music changes our brains - Salon.com - 2 views

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    Science is becoming increasingly interested in the relationship between sound and the brain. An expert explains
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