If plants could think: The Science of plant intelligence…..
Group win $150,000 grant to Research Mysterious Little People of Alaska…..
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Has humanity already lost control of artificial intelligence? Scientists admit that computers are learning too quickly for humans to keep up…..
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Exposing Shabby Intelligence…..
Mysterious People Who Spontaneously Travelled to Parallel Realities…..
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The plant world is a complicated pharmacopoeia. American philosophers and naturalists have long venerated the plant world for its ancient, primordial wisdom. “They do not preach learning and precepts, they preach, undeterred by particulars, the ancient law of life,” writes Herman Hesse. “I believe that there is a subtle magnetism in Nature,” Thoreau tells us, “if we unconsciously yield to it, [it] will direct us aright.” It’s not surprising that we still feel this way about nature. Especially in popular culture.
The Alaska Natives or indigenous peoples of Alaska tell some great stories about little people, Hairy Man, shape-shifting whales, unexplained lights, mysterious occurrences around sacred burial sites and much more. Those stories are have typically been passed down for generations among tribe members but not often shared between tribes and rarely with non-Natives. The versions of these tales heard outside the tribes are Westernized and often sensationalized. Kawerak Inc., a Native nonprofit, has set up a new program to change that while preserving the stories and investigating their origins.
I must have slept a deep sleep of two or three hours’ duration, when I was quickly and quietly awakened. It seemed as though a gentle hand had been placed upon my forehead to arouse me. I rubbed my eyes and looked about the room, and although I had put out my light upon retiring, yet the room was lit up with a strange, soft light, sufficient for me to see who was present. I must confess that my first feeling was one of fear, for the beings who were walking at the opposite side of my chamber were the strangest creatures I had ever beheld.
Last year, scientists made a driverless car that learned by watching humans.
But even the creators of the car did not understand how it learned this way.
In another study, a computer could pinpoint people with schizophrenia.
Again, its creators were unsure how it was able to do this.
The Orlando Sentinel is reporting that Disney has filed a patent application for “soft humanoid robots “designed for reducing collision impacts during human interaction.” Yeah, yeah, I know. It’s Disney, right? What could go wrong? Well, according to the patent filing, a lot:
The inventors recognized that there was a need for robots that can safely interact with humans and, particularly, with children. To physically interact with children, the inventors understood that the robot should be soft and durable. […] However, it has proven difficult to provide wholly safe interactions between humans and robots simply by operating these humanoid and other robots with controlled movements.
Wait, what? Where have these Disney Imagineers been living? Don’t they watch Westworld? Or The Simpsons? We all know robots exist for one reason and one reason only: to sap and impurify all of our precious bodily fluids.
There is a perception among some of the public and within the alternative media that America’s burgeoning national-security state is a monolith, a collective entity pursuing its own interests regardless of what is good for the country or its people. From both progressives and conservatives who mistrust the government, I often hear comments such as, “Once in the CIA, always in the CIA”—as if onetime employment in the agency forms an unbreakable bond.
Those familiar with both the national-security community and the peace movement are aware that something like the reverse is true. Individuals who were attracted to careers in intelligence, law enforcement, or the military are often sticklers for doing what is right rather than what is expedient. That often puts them at odds with their political masters, leading sometimes to resignations and a resulting over-representation of former national-security professionals in the anti-war movement.
One concept that has become the focus of much speculation and wonder is that of other realities, dimensions, universes, whatever you want to call them, existing parallel to our own beyond some unseen veil that separates us. If this is so, and that these other realms do brush up against our own, then is it possible to jump between them? Can we push through that mysterious veil into new alternate realms besides our own? There have been strange accounts over the years that seem to suggest that this may indeed be so, and that not only is it possible, but that it has already been done, mostly by people who seem to have made this shift between realities quite unintentionally.
The truth is, you can. This utopia has existed for 50 years, even; it’s called Auroville, and is located in Southern India.