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‘Scorpion’ Walter O’Brien warns of the sting in tail of tech

Walter O’Brien – aka Scorpion – is the Irish hacker who inspired a TV show of the same name eponymously entitled Scorpion is now onto its fourth season worldwide, predicts that the future of tech and automation is not going to be very rosy for most people.

He warns that it may not end well for society if machines take jobs and people cannot make ends meet unless they urgently upskill.

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↳ Flick Screen Reviews

Black Panther (2018) Movie Review

Official Black Panther Poster‘Black Panther’ is the latest addition to the Marvel Cinematic Universe, with it being the 18th film in the span of 10 years. Following the events of 2016´s ‘Captain America Civil War’, where the title character was first introduced, we see T’Challa (Chadwick Bosemanreprising his role here) returning to Wakanda and embracing his duties as the new king of the secretive and technologically advanced nation.

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IBM Blockchain Design Sessions for THINK

The IBM Blockchain Design organization has been making flourishing changes to the landscape of IBM Blockchain by empowering you to be a catalyst in the creation process. This spring, to stir things up on their palette, they are inviting THINK 2018 attendees from all working backgrounds to take part in their vibrant compositions and fresh […]

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↳ Psychcentral.com

Teens With Stroke at Birth Use Opposite Side of Brain for Language

In a new study, researchers observed young people who had left-brain stroke damage at birth and found they are now using the right side of the brain for language — in the exact, mirror-opposite region to the normal language areas on the left side.
At least one in 4,000 newborn babies experience a perinatal stroke, one that occurs right around the time of birth.

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Brain Imaging Can Predict CBT Effectiveness for OCD

Researchers at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), have developed a new method to predict whether a person with obsessive compulsive disorder would benefit from cognitive behavioral therapy.
Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) is a challenging, life-long mental health disorder marked by repetitive thoughts and actions that can seriously impair work performance, relationships, and quality of life.

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↳ Labnol.org

Perform Text Analysis with IBM Watson and Google Docs

Google, Microsoft, IBM and Amazon have made it easier for developers to add human cognitive capabilities (also known as artificial intelligence) within their own applications. You need not be a machine learning expert to build a computer program that can recognize objects in photographs, or one that transforms human speech to text or even a chatbot that converses with people in natural language.The Google Photos app leverages machine learning to identify landmarks and faces in your photos.

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↳ Psychcentral.com

Alzheimer’s Signs Reversed in Mouse Study

Researchers have successfully reversed the formation of amyloid plaques in the brains of mice with Alzheimer’s disease, thereby improving the animals’ cognitive function.
Investigators from the Cleveland Clinic Lerner Research Institute discovered that gradually depleting an enzyme called BACE1 eliminates the plaques.
The study, which appears in the Journal of Experimental Medicine, raises hopes that drugs targeting this enzyme will be able to successfully treat Alzheimer’s disease in humans.

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Social Media Can Help Start Healing Process

In a new study, investigators at Drexel University examined how and why women decide to disclose pregnancy loss on Facebook. Their findings shed light on a shift in our social media behavior that is making it easier for people to come forward and share their painful, personal, and often stigmatized stories.
“While many use Facebook to largely talk about happy and light topics and believe that to be the expected norm on this platform, some people make complicated decisions to talk about things that are not all that happy,” said Nazanin Andalibi, a doctoral candidate in Drexel’s College of Computing & Informatics.

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↳ Aeon Philosophy Blog

Edith+Eddie

This highly acclaimed documentary by the filmmaker Laura Checkoway is the story of Edith Hill and Eddie Harrison, who, at ages 96 and 95, became in 2014 the oldest interracial newlyweds in the United States. But as Edith+Eddie unfolds, their loving partnership soon becomes threatened by family infighting and the US legal guardianship laws.

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↳ Healthy Place

Mental Illness and Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month

February is Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month (TDVAM) spotlighting the fact that every year ”approximately 1.5 million high school students nationwide experience physical abuse from a dating partner” according to the Domestic Violence Awareness Project.  Awareness of violence in teen and 20-something dating is an important key to turning these statistics around, especially in teens with mental illness, yet 3 out of 4 parents never talk to their children about domestic violence.

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↳ Tiny Buddha

Letting Go of the Victim Label: The Past Will Not Define Me

TRIGGER WARNING: This post deals with an account of domestic violence and sexual abuse, and may be triggering to some people.

“Things turn out best for the people who make the best of the way things turn out.” ~Unknown

It wasn’t long ago that I lived my life as a professional victim.

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↳ Quantum Frontiers

The Ground Space of Babel

Librarians are committing suicide.

So relates the narrator of the short story The Library of Babel. The Argentine magical realist Jorge Luis Borges wrote the story in 1941.

Librarians are committing suicide partially because they can’t find the books they seek. The librarians are born in, and curate, a library called “infinite” by the narrator.

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The 12 Best Hikes In Iceland You Have To Experience

At first thought, Iceland may not seem like an ideal place to go wandering off on a hike, especially in the throes of winter! But this is the thing with Iceland – the weather isn’t nearly as extreme as you’d think. Hiking in Iceland is something you can do almost all year round and some of … Continue Reading
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↳ Psychcentral.com

Blood and Urine Tests Developed to Diagnose Autism

New blood and urine tests that can indicate autism in children have been developed by researchers in England.
The researchers, who discovered a link between autism and damage to proteins in blood plasma, say the tests could led to earlier detection of autism spectrum disorders (ASD) and earlier intervention.
“We hope the tests will also reveal new causative factors,” said Dr.

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↳ Killer Movie Reviews

BLACK PANTHER

BLACK PANTHER is the standard by which all other superhero movies this year will be measured.  Maybe this decade.  Showcasing the expected show-stopping special effects, a rich mythology from the Marvel comic on which it is based, and plenty of rousing action that is both imaginative (weaponized rhinoceroses) and genuinely suspenseful, it gets the most basic element of a truly great flick right: terrific characters.

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↳ Healthy Place

Yoga as a Tool For Mental Illness Recovery

Yoga can be used as an incredible and powerful tool for mental illness recovery. The resources to overcome and help aid mental illness are abundant. What works for one person is not necessarily going to work for another. Keeping an open mind and trying different things is extremely important while on this journey. I believe that a combination of a variety of different tools is one of the best approaches.

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