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Proto quantum computer inspired by Victorians gets a speed boost

Quantum computers should theoretically outpace ordinary ones, but attempts to build a speedy quantum machine have so far come up short. Now an approach based on a Victorian counting device seems to be getting close. This proto-quantum computer can ... New Scientist, 1 day ago

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Materialism and the Devaluing of Life Part 2

|6:53 amRick Plasterer is a staff writer for IRD concerned particularly with domestic religious liberty. Part 1 of this series can be read here. Philosophical materialism, a key factor in advancing a utilitarian ethic and its turn to euthanasia, ...
 Christian Post5 days ago
New Statesman

A short history of image manipulation before Photoshop

Whether it's a story about three men being jailed for posting a picture of the Buddha wearing sunglasses , an image of the solar eclipse from space , or a media frenzy provoked by the release of "unphotoshopped" pictures of a pop star or supermodel ...
 New Statesman1 week ago
Business Insider

The 10,000-hour rule is wrong and perpetuates a cruel myth

See Also A decade ago, Magnus Carlsen, who at the time was only 13 years old, created a sensation in the chess world when he defeated former world champion Anatoly Karpov at a chess tournament in Reykjavik, Iceland, and the next day played ...
 Business Insider3 weeks ago

Why Breeding Pedigree Dogs Is Just Eugenics By Another Name

Eugenics is the now-defunct (and creepy!) practice of breeding supposedly superior humans to achieve genetic improvements while sterilizing undesirables. Sound familiar? It's the exact same thing we now do to dogs and it's responsible for a range of ...
 Gizmodo1 month ago SOTT FOCUS: Holocaust 2.0: Eugenics and the War on Terror  Sott.net1 month ago

The Lightbulb Generation?

Are we getting smarter? Or is it just that were better at answering IQ tests? Over the years, average results in IQ tests have risen in many countries, suggesting that we are getting more intelligent. However, other studies suggest the exact ...
 Student Newspaper1 month ago

The taboo of sex and disability: How can we shift the negative images that still dominate society's attitudes?

Millie Dollar sashays on to the stage in a green feathered dress to conclude the evening's entertainment with a sultry burlesque routine. The capacity audience at the ornate Epstein Theatre in Liverpool is enraptured. Burlesque, she says, gives ...
 XinMsn1 month ago Sex, Lives and Disability: What Disabled Bodies Can Teach Us About Sex  Gizmodo1 month ago

38 Percent Chance Of Euro Breakup According To Investor Survey

Quite how much weight you want to put on this result will depend upon quite how much weight you put on the idea of the wisdom of the crowds. A survey of investors tells us that 38% of them believe that the euro is going to break up. This does not, ...
 Forbes.com1 month ago
Forensic Magazine

Using Faulty Forensic Science, Courts Fail the Innocent (Op-Ed)

Karen Kafadar is Commonwealth Professor and chair of the Department of Statistics at the University of Virginia and a member of the Forensic Science Standards Board. Anne-Marie Mazza is the director of the . The authors contributed this article to ...
 Yahoo! UK and Ireland1 month ago
Mother Jones

Eugenics, milk production, and the "honorable court of bovine justice."

—By A version of this article was originally published on Something extremely bizarre took place in the early decades of the 20th century, inspired by a confluence of trends. Scientists had recently developed a deeper understanding of genetics ...
 Mother Jones1 month ago That Time We Put Bulls on Trial in a Court of Bovine Justice  Gizmodo1 month ago
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