Monthly Archives: April 2015

Chinese researchers alter embryo DNA: Do results cross ethical tripwires?

For the first time, scientists have altered genes in human embryos and allowed them to briefly develop. The research crosses a boundary that scientists have avoided since the dawn of genetic engineering 42 years ago. It marks the first time … Continue reading

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Man nav ne jausmas

Nellija Ločmele 2014.g. 2.okt. žurnālā Ir raksta: “Krievijas prezidents Vladimirs Putins oficiālajā vizītē Mongolijā izplūst asarās, klausoties savas bijušās un vēl neatjaunotās impērijas himnu. Stāvot uz sarkanā paklāja, viņš nespēj savaldīt elsas un notrauš asaras ar roku. Goda sardzes kareivju ielenkumā … Continue reading

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Nuclear Fusion and Fossil Fuels

Version 10 of Wednesday, April 22, 15. In his Washington Post column published December 20. George F. Will presented an optimistic view of controlled nuclear fusion as a potential efficient and clean energy source to replace fossil fuels. Fusion is … Continue reading

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How three MIT students fooled the world of scientific journals

Adam Conner-Simons | CSAIL April 14, 2015, http://newsoffice.mit.edu/2015/how-three-mit-students-fooled-scientific-journals-0414 In recent years, the field of academic publishing has ballooned to an estimated 30,000 peer-reviewed journals churning out some 2 million articles per year. While this growth has led to more scientific … Continue reading

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Latvija: neatkarības mijkrēslis. Okupācija

Ilgas Gores un Aivara Strangas 1992.g. izdota grāmata, pildīta ar faktiem un norādēm uz dokumentiem. Neatkarīgās Latvijas valsts pastāvēšana bija ļoti īsa…  Jau 1939.g. 2. oktobrī sarunā ar V. Munteru Maskavā J.Staļins atklāti pateica, ka pēc gaidāmā līguma noslēgšanas “katram … Continue reading

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Grāmata par kapitālisma uzbūvi, būtību, attīstību un vēsturi

http://www.rusinst.ru/docs/books/V.Yu.Katasonov-Kapitalizm.pdf https://infoagentura.wordpress.com/2013/08/20/gramata-par-kapitalisma-uzbuvi-butibu-attistibu-un-vesturi/ Šai grāmatā autors sev ir uzstādījis mērķi apdomāt esošās kapitālistiskās sabiedrības uzbūves un attīstības tendences. Pirmkārt šai ziņā ir domāta tā sabiedrība, kura vairākus gadsimtus atpakaļ izveidojās Rietumu valstīs (t.s. „zelta miljarda” valstīs). Bez tam tā ir sabiedrība, … Continue reading

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Nepārmet sev

ASV psihoterapeita Daniel J. Siegel grāmatā ‘Mindsight’ (Apzinātība) plaši izgaismota ne tikai paša ārsta pieredze sadarbībā ar daudziem pacientiem daudzu gadu laikā, bet aprakstīts, kādas ‘likstas’ mums sagādā daudzās smadzeņu darbības īpatnības, kā tās ‘darbojas’, un kā mēs varam sākt … Continue reading

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Path to Machine Intelligence

The idea of machines that operate on the principles of the human brain has been around for more than fifty years. However, for most of the history of artificial intelligence, progress has been measured by how well machines solve particular … Continue reading

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On Human Nature

E.O. Wilson wrote that genetically we have inherited our genes from hunter-gatherer tribes, and we  are not suited to the completely new environment we have created. It looks that the problem is bigger. Our survival instinct withholds us from thinking … Continue reading

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A War Well Lost

Sam Harris and Johann Hari discuss the “war on drugs”: http://www.samharris.org/ So I think things are absolutely ripe for ordinary democratic citizens to demand this thing. The polling shows overwhelmingly that people know the drug war has failed. They know it … Continue reading

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