Open Science vs Intellectual Property
priceonomics: Intellectual property rights incentivize research by private companies but foster a culture of secrecy that slows down the speed of innovation. Is there a way to foster more openness in private sector research? Read More »
“It is a soft ‘G,’ pronounced ‘jif.’ End of... →
nevver: I’m sticking with a hard “G” (like “gift”} Its soft G yo
People are taking the piss out of you everyday. They butt into your life, take a...– Banksy (via thisisntanthony) too fuckin right mate (via rowsponyvaninc)
Storm 5-20-13 - YouTube →
selfdoubtandsyphilis: dankestrnemes: do animals think in english or in the sounds they make this is what yahoo paid $1.1 billion for
z1c: being 20+ on tumblr
treefingering: Ya know there are probably RHCP fans out there who are like “ugh, can’t believe Flea is working with Thom Yorke”. My friends from HS
In June 2012, Chinese scientists touted a GM breakthrough: Altering bovine genes...– Hornless ‘Frankencow’: Genetic engineers aim to create super-bovine — RT News “In October 2012, scientists in New Zealand announced they had created genetically modified cow whose milk is allergy-free.” The word “amok” comes to mind for some reason…. (via stopkillingourworld) the FUCK. MAYBE, I...
Brain implants: Restoring memory with a microchip →
only took CNN a year. the 21st century is happening…….
No. 1 swimming pool problem? It's number two! →
cranquis: So we all kinda just ACCEPT that swimming pools are kinda gross on a microscopic level, right? Well, prepare yourself for the mathematical proof of that gross-ness. The E. coli in the pool didn’t necessarily come from a bowel movement, Hlavsa said — and this is why it’s important to actually obey the signs that virtually everyone ignores about showering before going into the pool. ...
I’m a Huge fan of Radiohead, and I think that that’s as close as I’ve ever...– Gillian Anderson, Reddit AMA, May 16, 2013 (via compartmentalising) …and I thought my inner mulder couldnt possibly love her any more
Electrical Brain Stimulation Can Help You Learn... →
singularitarian: What if a painless zap to the brain could improve your ability to do math? Would you do it? It may sound weird, but a new, small study of 25 people has shown that something like this may work. Researchers from the U.K. and Austria found that something called transcranial random noise stimulation helped people learn certain arithmetic faster. The effect still appeared when the...