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Drilling to the Limit—the ghost of Hyman G. Rickover

Abstract The new normal of lower oil prices has led to a simple conclusion—drilling costs must be lowered in order for many projects to be economic. It is not enough to slash big-ticket expenses like cement, mud, and casing, which often lead to ... Drilling Contractor, 3 days ago

The Forgotten Lessons of the American Eugenics Movement

Carrie Buck was nobody you would have heard of. She was born in 1906 in Charlottesville, Virginia. Soon afterward, her father either abandoned the family or died—there's no reliable record—leaving Carrie and her mother, Emma, in dire poverty. As ...
 New Yorker3 days ago

Living with aphantasia

Many people are not able to visualise things — and might not even realise it. A new post from celebrated software engineer and Mozilla founder Blake Ross, sharing the reality of living with aphantasia, is bringing to public awareness a ...
 The Statesman4 days ago

Opinion: Genetics: what it is that makes you clever and why it's shrouded in controversy

For nearly 150 years, the concept of intelligence and its study have offered scientific ways of classifying people in terms of their ability. The drive to identify and quantify exceptional mental capacity may have a chequered history , but it is ...
 University of Cambridge1 week ago
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A psychologist looked at over 50 years of research on creativity — here's what he found

Reuters/Paul Hackett In his new book "Peak: Secrets from the New Science of Expertise", psychologist Anders Ericsson and journalistRobert Pool distill an impressive body of research on"mastering almost any skill." Indeed, deliberate practice ...
 Business Insider1 week ago Creativity Is Much More Than 10,000 Hours of Deliberate Practice  Scientific American1 week ago

Why Are They Trying to Kill You? When You Realize What Is Really Going on in the U.S., the Conclusion Becomes Inescapable

(Before It's News) My illustration on the left is really much too tame. I don't mean to imply that youll just have to live with stupid government stunts, as if the screw theyre turning into our collective chests might be only a painful ...
 Before It's News1 week ago

Crowd Wisdom -- Revisited

I thought it would be interesting to rerun this column from 2014 on the day of the New York primary -- which, given the context, is raising relevant concerns about the efficacy of our current notion of democracy. The democratic process is, ...
 Media Post1 week ago

The long shadow of eugenics

Image: We link eugenics with phrenology and Nazi machinations, but did it ever really go away? () Eugenics is inextricably linked in the public consciousness to Nazi policies of sterilisation and euthanasia. But the concept of hereditary human ...
 ABC Online1 week ago

The UN's Plan to Halt Population Growth by Turning Nature Against Us

(Before It's News) Christina Sarich, Staff The United Nations has been planning a depopulation agenda for decades according to many conspirators, but few have been able to describe so clearly, just what that plan entails, until now. Even with open ...
 Before It's News2 weeks ago

New eugenics: designer bodies

- The Body Sphere - ABC Radio National (Australian Broadcasting Corporation) Welcome to ABC Radio National. Skip to: RN Navigation RN Search RN Content The latest technique for designer humans is gene editing. This allows physical ...
 ABC Online3 weeks ago
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