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Q&A: Ex-Googler Harris on How Tech 'Downgrades' Humans
A Neuroscience-Based Action Plan to Deal with Stress After El Paso and Dayton Shootings
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A Neuroscience-Based Action Plan to Deal with Stress After El Paso and Dayton Shootings

Q&A: Ex-Googler Harris on How Tech 'Downgrades' Humans

By Laurel Mellin, University of California, San Francisco |
From a neuroscience perspective, our response to daily stress is a function of brain circuits. When you feel overwhelmed, lost, numb, depressed or in a panic, that is usually cause...

Google Employees Call for Pledge Not to Work with ICE

Google Employees Call for Pledge Not to Work with ICE

By Rachel Lerman | Aug 17
Hundreds of Google employees are calling on the company to pledge it won't work with U.S. Customs and Border Protection or Immigration and Customs Enforcement.

Library of Spider Silk Could Hold Secrets for New Materials

Library of Spider Silk Could Hold Secrets for New Materials

By Jeremy Rehm | Aug 17
A scientist at New York City's American Museum of Natural History is creating a sort of "silk library" that could be the key to designing newer and better materials.

From Tusks to Tails, Nations Eye Trade in Endangered Species

From Tusks to Tails, Nations Eye Trade in Endangered Species

By Jamey Keaten and Maria Cheng | Aug 17
From guitars to traditional medicines and from tusk to tail, mankind's exploitation of the planet's fauna and flora is putting some of them at risk of extinction.

Trooper Finds Parked Driver Playing Pokemon Go on 8 Phones

Trooper Finds Parked Driver Playing Pokemon Go on 8 Phones

Aug 16
A Washington state trooper who pulled over to help what he thought was a disabled vehicle found something else instead: The driver had eight phones simultaneously playing the video game Pokemon Go.

Virgin Galactic Reveals Futuristic Outpost for Space Tourism

Virgin Galactic Reveals Futuristic Outpost for Space Tourism

By Susan Montoya Bryan | Aug 16
Spaceport America is no longer just a shiny shell of hope that space tourism would one day launch from this remote spot in the New Mexico desert.