Posts in Science & Tech

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Challenging Cocky Certainty: Why I Am No Longer An Atheist

British comedian Ricky Gervais recently summed up one of the mistakes made by atheists when he tweeted the following message: “I think people hate atheists because we give away the ending.” Many atheists were quick to wholeheartedly agree with this statement, but few were as quick to accept the inherent […]

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The Amazing Ways Science Inspires Empathy

Einstein famously said that science in our time is like “a razor blade in the hands of a three year old.” Science has unleashed the power of technology, but we ourselves haven’t developed the capacity to control it. We’ve come a long way toward knowing how the universe works, but we seem preoccupied […]

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How Porn Is Re-Wiring Your Brain: How Short Term Pleasure Might Cause Long Term Damage

  What happens when you drop a male rat into a cage with a receptive female rat? First, you see a frenzy of copulation. Then, progressively, the male tires of that particular female. Even if she wants more, he has had enough. However, replace the original female with a fresh […]

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The Quest for the Ultimate Brain Booster: Nootropics

A new revolution of ‘smart drugs’ is underway. These brain boosters promise everything from better memory to unlocking your brain’s full potential. Are these the chemical keys we have been waiting for or is the genius elixir still out there? HighExistence is up for the challenge and will test the […]

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Copernicus & Goldilocks: Doubting Our Horizons

We are coming up on the end of the Copernican Revolution – which in typical human fashion we prided ourselves as having finished a few centuries early. “Everyone knows” that the Earth revolves around the Sun, now, but it still hasn’t sunken in to most people, it seems, that the […]

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7 Extraordinary Books You Need to Read to Become Ecoliterate

Complex networks and their unpredictable nature are rapidly transforming the world around us. The challenge is to learn to live with life, because we are embedded in it. We are systems, nested within systems, nested within systems. Luckily, great minds have seen this ‘crisis of perception’ coming and they have shared their thoughts with us. […]

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Atlantis, the new virtual drug marketplace

There’s a new anonymous online drug marketplace, and it’s making quick strides. Due to a rapid and aggressive marketing campaign, Atlantis getting lots of exposure–not only to potential buyers, but to many established Silk Road vendors who see it as an attractive new outlet for their goods. (Check it out […]