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Jon Lawhead has been at 3 events

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Science on Google+586,104Please join us on 5/5 for a @105917944266111687812 HOA with Dr.@101190098041697372043, Professor of Neurobiology, Biomedical Engineering, Psychology, and Neuroscience at @116716695368502903076, and founder of Duke's Center for Neuroengineering. Dr. Nicolelis is a pioneer in neuronal population coding (simultaneously recording from hundreds to thousands of neurons), Brain Machine Interface (controlling robotic or avatar limbs with thoughts), neuroprosthetics (prosthetic limbs that directly communicate with sensory and motor cortices), and Brain to Brain Interface (tactile or visual information encoded by rat 1 is decoded by rat 2). Dr. Nicolelis has published over 200 peer-reviewed articles, with many of these publications appearing in high impact journals such as _Nature_, _Science_, and _Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences_ (see below for a short list of publications). More recently, Dr. Nicolelis’ research made it possible for a quadriplegic child to use his mind to control a bionic exoskeleton and kickoff the opening game at the 2014 FIFA World Cup. RSVP “yes” to add this event to your calendar. We will open up the Q & A app so feel free to post your questions on this event post or by using the app during the hangout. *Relevant Links:* Faculty page: http://goo.gl/qs8NfM  Lab page: http://www.nicolelislab.net  2012 Ted Talk: http://goo.gl/kxCxT8  2014 Ted Talk: http://goo.gl/23OqmV  Book: http://goo.gl/x7Kg5J  *Relevant Readings (see http://goo.gl/nQadag for a more exhaustive list):* Schwarz D, Lebedev MA, Tate A, Hanson T, Lehew G, Melloy J, Dimitrov D, Nicolelis MAL. Chronic, Wireless Recordings of Large Scale Brain Activity in Freely Moving Rhesus Monkeys. Nat. Methods doi:10.1038/nmeth.2936, 2014. Thomson EE, Carra R, Nicolelis MAL. Perceiving Invisible Light through a Somatosensory Cortical Prosthesis. Nat. Commun.10.1038/ncomms2497, 2013. Ifft P, Shokur S, Li Z, Lebedev MA, Nicolelis MAL. A Brain-Machine Interface Enables Bimanual Arm Movements in Monkeys. Sci. Transl. Med. 5: 210, DOI:10.1126/scitranslmed.3006159, 2013. Shokur S, O’Doherty J.E., Winans J.A., Bleuler H., Lebedev M.A., Nicolelis M.A.L. Expanding the primate body schema in sensorimotor cortex by virtual touches of an avatar. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. 110: 15121-6, doi: 10.1073/pnas.1308459110, 2013. O’Doherty JE, Lebedev MA, Ifft PJ, Zhuang KZ, Shokur S, Bleuler H, Nicolelis MAL. Active tactile exploration enabled by a brain-machine-brain interface. Nature 479: 228-231, 2011. Fuentes R, Petersson P, Siesser WB, Caron MG, Nicolelis MAL. Spinal Cord Stimulation Restores Locomotion in Animal Models of Parkinson’s disease. Science 323: 1578-82, 2009. Pereira A, Ribeiro S, Wiest M, Moore LC, Pantoja J, Lin S-C, Nicolelis MAL. Processing of tactile information by the  hippocampus. PNAS 104: 18286-18291 (Epub) November 2007. Krupa DJ, Wiest, MC, Laubach M, Nicolelis MAL Layer specific somatosensory cortical activation during active tactile discrimination   ScieScience HOAs2015-05-05 21:30:00132  
Daniel Estrada30,090// Continuing a long conversation after a brief intermission! See more here: https://plus.google.com/u/0/events/cjhsk41gv6ggn3sbdubq2klmrc0 > This week an announcement rippled through the internet: a computer passed Turing's test. Soon after the backlash began: the test was rigged, the resulted were hyped, and Eugene, the machine in question, was lame.  Now the backlash is giving way to even stronger criticisms. +Massimo Pigliucci recently argued (http://goo.gl/VdilBI) that not only was this test illegitimate, but Turing's test itself should be abandoned. But Massimo's argument is deeply mistaken about the nature of Turing's test, what it seeks to prove, and why it matters for science.  I've been writing all week about this event: http://goo.gl/J26xbs, http://goo.gl/5RKIm7, http://goo.gl/c07lLG, http://goo.gl/T98ubJ, http://goo.gl/8cMKSI But now that the backlash against the event is directed at Turing's views themselves, I feel something more than an essay is required to address these concerns. To be convincing, this requires a human face and a human voice to speak out in defense of Turing's proposal. I'm fully aware of the irony of this situation.  So come hangout with me and +Jon Lawhead this Friday at 10pm EST while I defend Turing's proposal in light of the criticisms that have accrued over the last week. I'll be providing a defense of Turing's position informed by recent experimental work in psychology. I hope to convince even the skeptics like Massimo that Turing's test deserves a central place in our discussion of artificial intelligence in the modern world. Why the Turing Test Matters II2014-06-14 05:44:028  
Daniel Estrada30,090This week an announcement rippled through the internet: a computer passed Turing's test. Soon after the backlash began: the test was rigged, the resulted were hyped, and Eugene, the machine in question, was lame.  Now the backlash is giving way to even stronger criticisms. @111907992359490335188 recently argued (http://goo.gl/VdilBI) that not only was this test illegitimate, but Turing's test itself should be abandoned. But Massimo's argument is deeply mistaken about the nature of Turing's test, what it seeks to prove, and why it matters for science.  I've been writing all week about this event: http://goo.gl/J26xbs, http://goo.gl/5RKIm7, http://goo.gl/c07lLG, http://goo.gl/T98ubJ, http://goo.gl/8cMKSI But now that the backlash against the event is directed at Turing's views themselves, I feel something more than an essay is required to address these concerns. To be convincing, this requires a human face and a human voice to speak out in defense of Turing's proposal. I'm fully aware of the irony of this situation.  So come hangout with me and @103315650425474752023 this Friday at 10pm EST while I defend Turing's proposal in light of the criticisms that have accrued over the last week. I'll be providing a defense of Turing's position informed by recent experimental work in psychology. I hope to convince even the skeptics like Massimo that Turing's test deserves a central place in our discussion of artificial intelligence in the modern world. Why the Turing Test matters2014-06-14 04:00:009  

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Allan watson26,270Active users on Google+. Circle ShareIf you received a notification, please reshare to your #circlesIf you’d like to be added to the next circle share: • +1 this circle • Share this circle to PUBLIC • Include me in your circles • Comment on this post#Atlas #World #Washington #DC #National #Geographic #issue #Population #December #ebcom #Encyclopædia #Britannica #Chicago #Encyclopædia #Britannica #Inc #to #b #National #Geographic #Atlas #World #th #ed #Washington #Brief #No #February #includes2015-04-23 06:59:594045616
Robert Best2,685Google+ Relevance CircleWhat people of "relevance" do we have in common? Care to share?This big shared circle contains my most "relevant" circles according to G+. It also only contains people/profiles who post publicly (Either occasionally or prolifically).Do you recognize others in the list? (I think the probability is high)As far as I know, the visual beside the "Add people" button below shows you the 8 people from this circle who are most "relevant" to you. Also, if you click that add people button, the list inside is ordered by "relevance".Some people in this circle I know very well... others I haven't met at all (Besides interfacing with what they share publicly on G+) I'm curious, what circles do we share of high relevance? Give a few people shout outs! Let's have a random chat.You were likely notified of this post... I normally don't share to any of my specific circles, so as to avoid sending out unwanted notifications... But since I have you and your attention here... HELLO! Have we talked before? Why do you think I have you circled? What's of relevance for you? (Besides people on G+) If we do know each other... Have we been in touch lately? If not, let's please catch up!2015-03-03 01:03:39455111
RuMuZ NeYiMe1,336good morningadd friends list..#addcircle #addcircles #addpeople #awesomecircle #awesomecircles #awesomepeople #besharable #besocial #bestcircle #bestcircles #bestengagers #circleadd #circleall #circleme #circlemenow #circlemeup #circlenetwork #circleplus #circlesdiscovery #circleshare #circleshares #circlesharing #circleup #circleyoushare #coolpeople #engagerscircle #engagerscircles #findcircle #findcircles #follow4follow #followback #followme #fullcircleshare #influencermarketing #internetmarketing #morefollowers #networkcircle 2015-01-12 08:56:27466107
John Sean10,506This circle contains people who really are interesting and active people on Google Plus.If you would like to be included in the next Circle Share, you only have to do these simple steps:1 - Include me in your circles2 - Share the circle (Publicly)3 - Add +1 to the post.4 - Leave a comment if you like.I will thankful if you plus and share this circle!#publiccircle #circleshare #circlesharing #philadelphia #phoenix #san_antonio #san_diego #san_francisco #san_jose #seattle #tampa #washington #american_samoa #american_samoa #pago_pago #fiji #fiji #nadi #fiji #suva #argentina #argentina #buenos_aires #argentina #cordoba #argentina #iguaza #argentina #mendoza #argentina #rosaio #argentina #san_carlos_de_bariloche #bolivia #bolivia #cochabamba 2015-01-12 06:41:19465171630
Becky Collins16,609Science Circle :Circle of very #social #engagerspeople and companiesTo be included in my shares (#sharedcircle), be so kind to:1 - Do +1 t the post2 - Comment the post and specify your "category" (job or interest) Ex: Fashion, SEO, Companies, Social Media Marketing, Sailing, Photography, Bloggers/Writers, Web graphics and design, Italy, Artists, Sport, Finance/Economy ...3 - include the circle among your circles4 - share the circle (include yourself)Improve your popularity, be social be cool !Keep yourself updated, enjoy the Shared Circles Hellenic Alliance, you can share your shared circles inside the upcoming Community:https://plus.google.com/communities/112552559573595396104  #socialmedia  #media  #circles   #circleshare   #circlesharing  #circlecircle   #beckyscircle   #sharedcircles   #sharedpubliccircles  #sharedcircleoftheday  +Becky Collins ?2014-09-16 05:24:00459104
Becky Collins15,950Dance Related Circle :Circle of very #social #engagerspeople and companiesTo be included in my shares (#sharedcircle), be so kind to:1 - Do +1 t the post2 - Comment the post and specify your "category" (job or interest) Ex: Fashion, SEO, Companies, Social Media Marketing, Sailing, Photography, Bloggers/Writers, Web graphics and design, Italy, Artists, Sport, Finance/Economy ...3 - include the circle among your circles4 - share the circle (include yourself)Improve your popularity, be social be cool !Keep yourself updated, enjoy the Shared Circles Hellenic Alliance, you can share your shared circles inside the upcoming Community:https://plus.google.com/communities/112552559573595396104  #socialmedia  #media  #circles   #circleshare   #circlesharing  #circlecircle   #beckyscircle   #sharedcircles   #sharedpubliccircles  #sharedcircleoftheday  +Becky Collins ?2014-09-02 05:00:4347131835
Becky Collins15,192Recipes and Cooking Circle : Circle of very #social #engagerspeople and companiesTo be included in my shares (#sharedcircle), be so kind to:1 - Do +1 t the post2 - Comment the post and specify your "category" (job or interest) Ex: Fashion, SEO, Companies, Social Media Marketing, Sailing, Photography, Bloggers/Writers, Web graphics and design, Italy, Artists, Sport, Finance/Economy ...3 - include the circle among your circles4 - share the circle (include yourself)Improve your popularity, be social be cool !Keep yourself updated, enjoy the Shared Circles Hellenic Alliance, you can share your shared circles inside the upcoming Community:https://plus.google.com/communities/112552559573595396104  #socialmedia  #media  #circles   #circleshare   #circlesharing  #circlecircle   #beckyscircle   #sharedcircles   #sharedpubliccircles  #sharedcircleoftheday  +Becky Collins ?2014-08-18 05:14:394770212
Aman Singh2,014Circle of the dayYour re-share is appreciatedPlease re-share this circle in your stream.To be added:1- Add +Circles Circles Circles to your circles2- Write the URL of your blog in the comments section below3- Your blog must be an active blog (posts must be current)2014-07-16 12:15:324990719
Ryan Johnson9,485Hi friends! This is a great circle created with an important selection from all circles. The most important engagers are reshared because only that way can we grow our circle and have the people of google circle us.To get in, and to ensure you stay in this circle you need to do the following:1. Add me to your circles, if you haven't done so already!2. +1 this circle!3. Publicly share this circle to public, your circles and extended circles.4. If possible, leave a comment on this circle so I know you have done the three steps above!#circleshare #circlesharing #circleoftheday #wanttobecircled #addmetoyourcircles #public #publiccircle #sharedcircles #Britain #sharedcircle #morefollowers #sharingcircles #sharedpubliccircles #sharedpublicircles #sharedcircle #photography #uk  #nottingham #Holland #Netherlands #Duch2014-07-16 10:40:014918712
Adam Black6,732Transhumans CircleBy popular Demand,  I am sharing some of my Circles. This is +Mark Bruce  Transhumans Circle  Plus Others Ive been adding.If you are tagged,  you are in it.Web Link for Mobile https://plus.google.com/u/0/+AdamBlack/posts/6iQmLpEj1Zm #sharedcircles   #GeekCulture   #ScienceSunday #Transhumans #Transhumanism #HumanPlus  2014-04-13 06:25:0424521733
Krzysztof Skomra4,828New circle 201404031. Plus this post2. Leave a comment (introduce yourself, if you’d like)3. Add this circle to your circles4. Add yourself to the circle5. Share this circle publicly to your stream1. Dodaj Plus dla postu 2. Zostaw komentarz (przedstaw ślad po sobie, jeśli chcesz) 3. Dodaj ten krąg do swoich kręgów 4. Dodaj się do kręgu 5. Poleć ten krąg publicznie do strumienia #techlover   #photographers   #bloggers   #circle   #circleshare   #circlesharing  #circles   #share   #sharedpubliccircles   #sharedcircles   #sharemycircles  #sharemycircle   #iwillfollow   #followback   #followers#cardphoto   #circle #circles #publiccircle #circleshare #circlesharing #sharedcircles #sharedcircle #morefollowers #sharingcircles #circleshare#sharedpubliccircles #sharedpublicircles #sharedcircle #AddCircle #FindCircles #AwesomeCircle #addcircle #addpeople #circlemeup 2014-04-03 21:55:025013410
Aleksander Adamczyk0New circle 201404031. Dodaj Plus dla postu 2. Zostaw komentarz (przedstaw ślad po sobie, jeśli chcesz) 3. Dodaj ten krąg do swoich kręgów 4. Dodaj się do kręgu 5. Poleć ten krąg publicznie do strumienia EN.1. Plus this post2. Leave a comment (introduce yourself, if you’d like)3. Add this circle to your circles4. Add yourself to the circle5. Share this circle publicly to your stream#techlover   #photographers   #bloggers   #circle   #circleshare   #circlesharing  #circles   #share   #sharedpubliccircles   #sharedcircles   #sharemycircles  #sharemycircle   #iwillfollow   #followback   #followers#cardphoto   #circle #circles #publiccircle #circleshare #circlesharing#sharedcircles #sharedcircle #morefollowers #sharingcircles #circleshare#sharedpubliccircles #sharedpublicircles #sharedcircle #AddCircle #FindCircles#AwesomeCircle #addcircle #addpeople #circlemeup #circlesdiscovery  2014-04-03 21:29:32501014
Matthew J Price8,236It's been some time since I shared my favorite circle: Accelerated Thinkers.  These 91 people are the ones I trust with bringing me the good news every day, and leading the conversation about the future of humanity.  Thank you so much!2014-03-22 04:25:4591103
John Nuntiatio29,767#circles #sharedcircles #circlesharing #circle #circleoftheday #bestofcircles #bestcircleshare #share #tech #business #sport2014-03-14 06:27:36393014
John Nuntiatio29,767#circles #sharedcircles #circlesharing #circle #circleoftheday #bestofcircles #bestcircleshare #share #tech #business #sport2014-03-14 06:26:50393033
John Nuntiatio29,767#circles #sharedcircles #circlesharing #circle #circleoftheday #bestofcircles #bestcircleshare #share #tech #business #sport2014-03-14 06:26:17393011
John Nuntiatio (TodayNews)29,767#circles #sharedcircles #circlesharing #circle #circleoftheday #bestofcircles #bestcircleshare #share #tech #business #sport2014-03-14 06:25:52393011
John Nuntiatio (TodayNews)29,767#circles #sharedcircles #circlesharing #circle #circleoftheday #bestofcircles #bestcircleshare #share #tech #business #sport2014-03-14 06:25:16393203
Lo Sauer2,493This is a great circle combined of active engagers, creative folks and  some of the best and brightest people on google+. A thank you in this circle-inclusion-shoutout to: +Peter Terren +Michael Műller +Carlos Esteban +Justin Chung +Malthus John +Marta Rauch +Rajini Rao +Katherine Vucicevic +Jonathan Eisen +Mike Allton +Scott Buehler +Mario Falcetti +Zvonimir Fras +Krithika Rangarajan +sridhar krishnan +Joanna Ortynska +Seamus Smyth +Chuck Croll +Michael Schobel +2013-11-19 18:19:4843218317
Rank Kemeng0This is a group of individuals that has personally shared four of my best circle sharing circles in the last month (or so).  They also include a mix of new circle sharers and some that are just trying to learn it for the first time. :) :) :0)They are individuals, to a large degree, that are very interested in not just circle sharing (which is great), but also engaging with you in a meaningful way (which is awesome)!!!Guidelines for Core Multipliers- Share the circle to stay in the circle- Have some fun!- If you are new and want in the circle, share the circle.This is a great group.  Enjoy this circle and have an awesome Thursday!*if you were somehow missed/ not included in the circle, please let me know and it will be corrected on the next share. My apologies ahead of time! :)**For those coming from multiplying circle, we are not inviting new folks here, you can privately message them or ping them when you share the circle on your public feed. Thanks!#corecircle #multiplyingcircle #coremultipliers #sharedcircles #circleshare #bestsharedcircle   #circleshare   #sharedcircles   #circleoftheday   #CircleQueen   #CircleMaster   #GPlusList   #Circle   #Circleshare   #Circlesharing   #PublicSharedCircles2013-11-01 15:53:38426115
Silvio De Rossi3,801It's dance time! #saturdaynight  Circle! :DThis is my first #sharedcircle of #topengagers, a group of interesting people who share unique and original content.What are you waiting to add them to your circles? :)To be included in my shares (#sharedcircle), be so kind to:1) Do +1 t the post2) Comment the post and specify your "category" (ex: fashion, photography, seo, social media marketing)3) Include the circle among your circles4) Share the circle (include yourself)5) Smile to life, sun in sunshine.Special thanks my dear #friends and #followers:+Raffaele Romeo Arena  +Tancredi Matranga +Alessandro Folghera +Christine DeGraff +Viktor Mulin +Cesare Riccardo Have a good life!#topsharedcircle   #facciamolastoria   #leonardo   #deroplus   #circleoftheday   #sharedcircle   #topsharedcircle   #sharedcircleoftheday   #myseoissocial   #besocial   #socializethesocial  #trust #circles  #circleshare  #sharedcircle   2013-10-26 19:28:02457531239
Coyeb Sundel02013-10-24 10:04:35425202
Raffaele Romeo Arena5,311Welcome my dear #friends and #follower this is #thursdaycircle #topengagers  This circle is very important because it's composed of many important peolple, that often #interact with me and our community.You remember that #social  is   #sharedlife  and #follow is #friendship  . And so:-include me in your circles-create a large network-shared the circle (include yourself)-add +1 to the post-interact will allow you to enter the great circle that soon will share-happy life and sun is sunshine.Special thanks, to my #friends  and #followers  :+Alessandro Folghera +Mario Falcetti +Cesare Riccardo +Edith Kukla +Dominique Keller +Viktor Mulin +Silvio De Rossi +Tancredi Matranga +Tazein Mirza Saad +Fashion Circles #circles   #circleshare   #sharedcircle 2013-10-24 09:20:30459623468
Raffaele Romeo Arena4,418#mondaysharedcircle in your #circle #seocircle #fashioncircle This #circle includes important followers to affirm a strong #community getting bigger. Join the community and shareTo be included in my shares (#sharedcircle), be so kind to:1 - Do +1 t the post2 - Comment the post and specify your "category" (job or interest)  Ex: Fashion, SEO, Companies, Social Media Marketing, Sailing, Photography, Bloggers/Writers, Web graphics and design, Italy, Artists, Sport, Finance/Economy ...3 - Include the circle among your circles4 - Share the circle (include yourself)If you come accross Google error messages, incorporating my circles, please provide me the error, I'm classifying these errors. Have a wonderful Monday and all week; and a better popularityMost important: Keep yourself updated, enjoy the Shared Circles Hellenic Alliance, you can share your shared circles inside the upcoming Community:https://plus.google.com/communities/112552559573595396104Special thaks to my friend and special follower:+Alessandro Folghera+Viktor Mulin+Fashion Circles+Scott Buehler+Sam Stormborn Ormandy+Владимир Самсонов+Ludovic Moreeuw+Dominique Keller+Tancredi Matranga+Silvio De Rossi+Edith Kukla2013-10-14 20:44:30460211238
James Steward1,112These are awesome scientist friends who comment my posts#scientistcirle #circle #circleshared #sharedcircle #circleoftheday #followfriday2013-10-10 16:30:23414103
James Steward1,112These are awesome scientist friends who comment my posts#scientistcirle #circle #circleshared #sharedcircle #circleoftheday #followfriday2013-10-10 16:29:39414003
James Steward1,112These are awesome scientist friends who comment my posts#scientistcirle #circle #circleshared #sharedcircle #circleoftheday #followfriday2013-10-10 16:29:27414002
James Steward1,112These are awesome scientist friends who comment my posts#scientistcirle #circle #circleshared #sharedcircle #circleoftheday #followfriday2013-10-10 16:29:04414002
James Steward1,112These are awesome scientist friends who comment my posts#scientistcirle #circle #circleshared #sharedcircle #circleoftheday #followfriday2013-10-10 16:27:59414004
James Steward1,112These are awesome scientist friends who comment my posts#scientistcirle #circle #circleshared #sharedcircle #circleoftheday #followfriday2013-10-10 16:27:16414002
James Steward1,112These are my awesome scientist friends who comment my posts#scientistcirle #circle #circleshared #sharedcircle #circleoftheday #followfriday2013-10-10 16:25:57414103
Raffaele Romeo Arena3,803Astonishing #topengagers   Happy  #Tuesday my #friends , and you are welcome in my #tuesdaycircle A nice group of people who I found to share and comment my posts, and have as a goal to grow our #community.And so, after difficult day on #Monday we are to enjoy on Tuesday in #fashionstyle To be included in my shares (#sharedcircle), be so kind to:1 - Do +1 t the post2 - Comment the post and specify your "category" (job or interest)      (ex: fashion, photography, seo, social media marketing)3 - include the circle among your circles4 - share the circle (include yourself)5 - Plus and share the new important #fashionprofile https://plus.google.com/u/0/b/101905178080519621345/101905178080519621345/posts5 - smile to life, sun in sunshine.Thanks to all of you who are part of my circles and those who will be part of, in particular, I thank my #friends and #followers :+Alessandro Folghera+Alfredo Torres+Dirk Talamasca+Viktor Mulin+Cesare Riccardo+Mario Falcetti+Владимир Самсонов+Dominique KellerHave a wonderful weekend and increasing your #popularity and your #circles#topsharedcircle   2013-10-08 08:07:37463571660
Fraser Cain824,747Super Science Circle for October, 2013I know it's been a while, so it's time for a new Super Science Circle - the October 2013 edition.In case you weren't aware, the Super Science Circle is a list of more than 400 people who are actively engaged on Google+ and regularly post about science and education. We've got journalists, scientists, even a few astronauts. The Super Science Circle should be your best response to anyone who tells you that Google+ is just a ghost town. If you love science, this circle will deliver the goods.If you know anyone who actively posts about science, please let me know and I'll add them to the list.2013-10-04 20:14:53415304681
Raffaele Romeo Arena2,188Welcome in my #weekendcircle .You remember that #social  is  #sharedlife  and #follow is #friendship  . And so:-include me in your circles-create a large network-shared the circle (include yourself)-add +1 to the post-happy lifeSpecial thanks, to my #friends  and #followers  :+Alessandro Folghera +Mario Falcetti +Cesare Riccardo  #circles   #circleshare  #sharedcircle #circlesharing   #follower #socialnetworking   #social   #followme   #follow4followback  2013-09-13 17:59:23468472355
Fabian Weiland0#sharedcircle #health #science #medicine  2013-08-26 11:59:11426000
Raffaele Romeo Arena991#happycircleWelcome   in my #sharedcircles  in #wednesday and happy #sharedweek  Special thanks to +Yaiza Pozo Vara +Mario Falcetti +Alessandro Folghera You remember that #social  is #sharedlife  and #follow  is #friendship And so:-Include me in your circles-create a large network-share the circle (include yourself)-add +1 to the post-happy life#Wednesdaysharedcircle   #topsharedcircle   #circleoftheday   #sharedcircle #trustinme  #circlesharing   #circleshare        #circles        #circleoftheday   #sharedpubliccircles     #sharedcircles    #share  #vipsnowballcircle #sharedcircleoftheday        #sharewithyou        #circlefriday   #circlethursday  #followme     #followers #followback #circle #g2013-08-21 13:32:27446632681
Superb Internet210Heavy Plussers! Here's our weekly round up of our most engaging people to follow here on G+ We've identified by hand all of those interested in tech and posting useful relevant stuff for growing your website along.Add this circle if you want to find out what they're up to! #sharedcircles   #sharedpubliccircles   #tech  2013-08-19 19:12:37430203
Science on Google+69,339Social Sciences and CommunicationThis circle will give you exposure to Anthropology, Economics, Linguistics, Philosophy, Psychology/Neuroscience, Sociology, and it also contains K- 12 Science Teachers and Science Writers/Outreach.Science on Google+ Database: http://goo.gl/Yz8KRScience on Google+ Community: http://goo.gl/uhJCNIf you have a science related degree, you are a science journalist, you are a K-12 science teacher, or you curate a science page, then add your profile/page to the database by filling out this form (http://goo.gl/yEg7M). Active profiles and pages will be included in the next shared circle.#sciencesunday #science #publiccircles   #sharedcircles  2013-08-15 14:47:5621441434
Kai Saffron14,954Mathematician +Richard Green's shared circle of highly engaged Plussers!  Consider adding to liven up your stream-  Remember: "nothing ventured, nothing gained". #SharedCircles   #GooglePlus   #GhostTown   2013-08-07 16:37:49446582266
Leo Walsh3,691Richard Green originally shared:Engagers Showcase Circle, August 5 2013 If you received a notification, it means that you are included in my Engagers Showcase Circle. “Showcase” means that you are invited to leave a comment (on the original post) with a link to one of your own posts, which ideally should be one of your best recent posts.This circle consists of people who have engaged with one of my recent posts in the form of +1s, comments and reshares. I may have missed some people due to limitations of the G+ interface, but as usual, everyone who reshared last week's version of the circle has been included this time.As always, reshares are appreciated. And, if you have been, thanks for reading my posts!2013-08-06 00:51:27447521360
Richard Green20,938Engagers Showcase Circle, August 5 2013 If you received a notification, it means that you are included in my Engagers Showcase Circle. “Showcase” means that you are invited to leave a comment (on the original post) with a link to one of your own posts, which ideally should be one of your best recent posts.This circle consists of people who have engaged with one of my recent posts in the form of +1s, comments and reshares. I may have missed some people due to limitations of the G+ interface, but as usual, everyone who reshared last week's version of the circle has been included this time.As always, reshares are appreciated. And, if you have been, thanks for reading my posts!2013-08-05 23:36:22446267123229
Richard Green19,934Engagers Showcase Circle, July 28 2013 If you received a notification, it means that you are included in my Engagers Showcase Circle. “Showcase” means that you are invited to leave a comment (on the original post) with a link to one of your own posts, which ideally should be one of your best recent posts. This circle consists of people who have engaged with one of my recent posts in the form of +1s, comments and reshares. I may have missed some people due to limitations of the G+ interface. I'm pleased to see that this week's circle contains quite a few scientists.Circle tip of the weekAre you experiencing the problem of not being able to add people to your circles, even though you haven't altered your circles within 24 hours, and you aren't near the 5000 limit? The following steps may help.1. Take one of your circles that contains close to 500 people, and share it as a private post to yourself.2. Remove the whole circle in your Google+ Circles pages.3. Wait at least 24 hours.4. See if you can now add people. If you can, you can gradually add back the circle you previously deleted, by using the privately shared post in step 1.If that worked for you, you can thank +Circloscope for the tip. And, as always, thanks for reading my posts!2013-07-28 05:43:40477295108237
Fraser Cain798,034Super Science Circle, July 2013 EditionNeed more science in your streams? Want to convince a friend that Google+ is a thriving place of science and rational thinking? Then import my Super Science Circle and be amazed at the awesomeness.PLEASE RESHARE THIS CIRCLE... FOR SCIENCE!Every single person in this circle is active on Google+ and regularly contributes high quality posts about science. You've got my personal guarantee.As always, I recommend you import this group into a temporary circle and look for people who match your interests. Then pull them over into more permanent locations in your circles. Or just wait for me to give you an update next month.If you want to be included in this circle, just make a post in the comments and I'll check out your profile.I'm looking for people who:1. Are active on Google+ (but not too active)2. Regularly post about science3. Provide context and additional information, and not just bare links or annoying memes.2013-07-16 18:35:56415255987
Paul Christen113If you want to be TOTALLY freaked out, follow this science circle. Its not mine, it was shared by (I think) +Fraser Cain .Man, a  day does not go by that I'm not amazed by the advances in science and technology.2013-06-11 13:54:194095310
George Stanley392Matt Talks Tech Circle #7Our new shared technology circle!   Lots of new people in this addition.Add this circle to follow people who love to talk technology.If you are a member of this circle, make sure you share it with your friends!  If everyone shares this circle, you will all be introduced to lots of new people who are interested in tech.  People in this circle who share this circle will be added to the next circle automatically.  If you would like to be add to our next Tech Circle:  1) Share this post to Public  2) Click on this link to go to the Circles section of the Matt Talks Tech  community page - http://bit.ly/10FD9sd - and comment "Add Me" to the Circle Sign Up Post on that page.Thanks! #Circle #Circles #PublicCircle #CircleShare #CircleSharing #SharePublicCircle #circleoftheday #publicsharedcircles #publiccirclesproject #sharedcircleoftheday #1000newfollowers #addmetoyourcircles #sharedcircles #sharedpubliccircles2013-06-10 21:03:221583614
George Stanley392Matt Talks Tech Circle #7Our new shared technology circle!Add this circle to follow people who love to talk technology.If you are a member of this circle, make sure you share it with your friends!  If everyone shares this circle, you will all be introduced to lots of new people who are interested in tech.  People in this circle who share this circle will be added to the next circle automatically.  If you would like to be add to our next Tech Circle:  1) Share this post to Public  2) Click on this link to go to the Circles section of the Matt Talks Tech  community page - http://bit.ly/10FD9sd - and comment "Add Me" to the Circle Sign Up Post on that page.Thanks! #Circle #Circles #PublicCircle #CircleShare #CircleSharing #SharePublicCircle #circleoftheday #publicsharedcircles #publiccirclesproject #sharedcircleoftheday #1000newfollowers #addmetoyourcircles #sharedcircles #sharedpubliccircles2013-06-10 21:00:1315810613
Virginia Zuloaga1,208The Technology circle originally created by +Katherine Vucicevic *Science and Technology shared circleThis circle includes people who regularly post about science, technology and helpful hints and tips about G+*If you want to be included in this great circle, here are the RULES*ADD this circle (I can't include you if you don't)PLUS this postSHARE this circle publiclyCOMMENT that you want to be included2013-06-09 14:49:3213311314
Science on Google+62,910Smokin' Science CircleWe took 500 active profiles from the  +Science on Google+: A Public Database and put them into this circle.  Be careful, this circle is smokin' hot! #scienceeveryday    Don't forget to check out the Science on Google+ Community: http://goo.gl/mTTxXDatabaseSearch Communities: http://goo.gl/RvyezSearch Pages: http://goo.gl/WCohTSearch Profiles: http://goo.gl/Yz8KRAdd Profile or Page to Database: http://goo.gl/yEg7MAdd Community to Database: http://goo.gl/zh0xJ2013-06-06 00:17:11500387674
Fraser Cain779,548Super Science Circle - May 2013 EditionNeed more science in your Google+? Well, here's all the science you can handle! Enjoy my latest, heavily curated edition of the Super Science Circle.Please share this circle... for Science!For the uninitiated, I maintain a circle of 450+ people who are active on Google+ and regularly post on Google+. In this circle you'll find scientists, journalists, astronauts, educators, and science enthusiasts. By importing this circle into your own circles, you'll immediately gain a vibrant and fascinating feed of amazing science stories.I recognize that it might be too much science, so I suggest you create a brand new temporary circle and evaluate the people in the circle. Only transfer the keepers to your permanent circles. Then, when I update the circle next month, rinse and repeat.Are you active on G+ and regularly post about science? +mention me and I'll check out your profile.Remember, please share this post2013-05-22 19:26:51456348088
Fraser Cain770,050Super Science Circle - April 2013 EditionIt's time for another sharing of my Super Science Circle. This is a collection of 400+ active people on Google+ who often post about science. If anyone tells you G+ is a ghost town (not that anyone does any more), get them to import this circle. PLEASE SHARE THIS CIRCLE... FOR SCIENCE!I have personally reviewed each and every person on this list, to make sure that they:1. Are active and engaged on Google+2. Regularly post science-related stories on Google+In this list you'll find scientists, journalists, researchers, professors, astronauts and general science enthusiasts. Not everyone in this list is going to be to your personal liking. So what you'll want to do is import the list into a temporary circle. Then move people over one by one into more permanent locations in your circles.I'm always looking for more people to add to the list, so if you know people who meet my criteria, feel free to nominate them.Again, please share the circle. Every little bit helps2013-04-26 21:02:03419226174

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2015-05-22 06:08:08 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 5 +1s)Open 

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2015-05-21 22:52:13 (1 comments, 1 reshares, 4 +1s)Open 

This is fucking surreal. 

This is fucking surreal. ___

2015-05-19 22:36:26 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 7 +1s)Open 

tl;dr - Popular music lyrics are so dumb that Nickelback has the most sophisticated lyrics in contemporary rock. 

tl;dr - Popular music lyrics are so dumb that Nickelback has the most sophisticated lyrics in contemporary rock. ___

2015-05-19 22:24:07 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 6 +1s)Open 

State science fair judging was lots of fun. Some very smart kids. The unanimously recognized best project in the category I was judging (environmental science) was done by a young woman who used a few climate models from the Climate Model Intercomparison Project combined with some simulations of bat habitat and migration and data about the correlation between bat habitat range and other mammals' ranges to produce a projection of mammal habitat changes under different emission scenarios. She ran all the models herself at home, and wrote the coupling code on her own as well. Very impressive.

State science fair judging was lots of fun. Some very smart kids. The unanimously recognized best project in the category I was judging (environmental science) was done by a young woman who used a few climate models from the Climate Model Intercomparison Project combined with some simulations of bat habitat and migration and data about the correlation between bat habitat range and other mammals' ranges to produce a projection of mammal habitat changes under different emission scenarios. She ran all the models herself at home, and wrote the coupling code on her own as well. Very impressive.___

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2015-05-19 02:59:52 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 2 +1s)Open 

"There's no sensation to compare with this.
Suspended animation; a state of bliss"

"There's no sensation to compare with this.
Suspended animation; a state of bliss"___

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2015-05-19 00:59:46 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 9 +1s)Open 

The first Klout perk I've gotten in a long time came today. This is a reusable, all-weather match. The tank holds lighter fluid, and the little match screws into it to soak. It's got a small cloth wick, and a steel tip. The side of the container is a flint striker. This works way better than a zippo, because the seal that the match makes screwing into the tank is air tight, so the fluid won't evaporate. It should strike and burn even when soaking wet. Not bad for free swag.

The first Klout perk I've gotten in a long time came today. This is a reusable, all-weather match. The tank holds lighter fluid, and the little match screws into it to soak. It's got a small cloth wick, and a steel tip. The side of the container is a flint striker. This works way better than a zippo, because the seal that the match makes screwing into the tank is air tight, so the fluid won't evaporate. It should strike and burn even when soaking wet. Not bad for free swag.___

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2015-05-19 00:27:35 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 5 +1s)Open 

Come to daddy

Come to daddy___

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2015-05-18 23:16:06 (1 comments, 1 reshares, 3 +1s)Open 

"Watson took to Facebook to confirm he wasn't the only one getting rained on by tiny black spiders. 'Anyone else experiencing … millions of spiders falling from the sky right now?' he wrote on the town's community Facebook page."

"Watson took to Facebook to confirm he wasn't the only one getting rained on by tiny black spiders. 'Anyone else experiencing … millions of spiders falling from the sky right now?' he wrote on the town's community Facebook page."___

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2015-05-18 23:10:50 (0 comments, 11 reshares, 10 +1s)Open 

Fascinating. It seems that there's some evidence that measles infection can cause a kind of "immune amnesia," erasing acquired immunities to other pathogens. That means that if your get measles as an adolescent or young adult, you have to reacquire all the other immunities you built up in childhood. This immune amnesia effect doesn't manifest with the measles vaccine, though. This helps explain why widespread measles vaccination is associated with such a large drop in death by infectious disease in general. Anti-vaccers like to point to the fact that overall infectious disease mortality rates dropped precipitously when the MMR vaccination became widespread, arguing that this shows other factors (e.g. hygiene improvements) are actually more important than vaccinations. This shows why they're mistaken, and gives a mechanism for the general drop in mortality. This is an even stronger... more »

Fascinating. It seems that there's some evidence that measles infection can cause a kind of "immune amnesia," erasing acquired immunities to other pathogens. That means that if your get measles as an adolescent or young adult, you have to reacquire all the other immunities you built up in childhood. This immune amnesia effect doesn't manifest with the measles vaccine, though. This helps explain why widespread measles vaccination is associated with such a large drop in death by infectious disease in general. Anti-vaccers like to point to the fact that overall infectious disease mortality rates dropped precipitously when the MMR vaccination became widespread, arguing that this shows other factors (e.g. hygiene improvements) are actually more important than vaccinations. This shows why they're mistaken, and gives a mechanism for the general drop in mortality. This is an even stronger reason to promote universal vaccination. ___

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2015-05-18 21:03:36 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 7 +1s)Open 

Tom Waits' interpretation of "Heigh-Ho" from Snow White and the Seven Dwarves. 

Tom Waits' interpretation of "Heigh-Ho" from Snow White and the Seven Dwarves. ___

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2015-05-18 20:37:52 (3 comments, 3 reshares, 6 +1s)Open 

"IT’S ABOUT ETHICS IN IMAGINARY FUTURE AUSTRALIAN DYSTOPIA JOURNALISM!!!!"

"IT’S ABOUT ETHICS IN IMAGINARY FUTURE AUSTRALIAN DYSTOPIA JOURNALISM!!!!"___

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2015-05-16 06:20:34 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 8 +1s)Open 

Fighting global warming: the tide is turning!

Good news!   We, the citizens of the world, may be starting to burn less carbon - not more!

The International Energy Agency claims:

In 2014, global carbon dioxide emissions from energy production stopped growing!

It seems the big difference is China.  They say the Chinese made more electricity from renewable sources, such as hydropower, solar and wind, and burned less coal.  

In fact, a report by Greenpeace says that from April 2014 to April 2015, China's carbon emissions dropped by an amount equal to the entire carbon emissions of the United Kingdom!   

I want to check this, because it would be wonderful - a 5% drop.  They say that if this trend continues, in 2015 China will make the biggest reduction in CO2 emissions every recorded by a single country.

TheInternat... more »

Fighting global warming: the tide is turning!

Good news!   We, the citizens of the world, may be starting to burn less carbon - not more!

The International Energy Agency claims:

In 2014, global carbon dioxide emissions from energy production stopped growing!

It seems the big difference is China.  They say the Chinese made more electricity from renewable sources, such as hydropower, solar and wind, and burned less coal.  

In fact, a report by Greenpeace says that from April 2014 to April 2015, China's carbon emissions dropped by an amount equal to the entire carbon emissions of the United Kingdom!   

I want to check this, because it would be wonderful - a 5% drop.  They say that if this trend continues, in 2015 China will make the biggest reduction in CO2 emissions every recorded by a single country.

The International Energy Agency also credits Europe's improved attempts to cut carbon emissions for the turnaround.   In the US, carbon emissions has basically been dropping since 2006 - with a big drop in 2009 due to the economic collapse, a partial bounce-back in 2010, but a general downward trend.

In the last 40 years, there were only 3 other times when emissions stood still or fell compared to the previous year, all during economic crises: the early 1980's, 1992, and 2009.  In 2014, however, the global economy expanded by 3%.

So, the tide may be turning!   But please remember: while carbon emissions may start dropping, they're still huge.  The amount of the CO2 in the air shot above 400 parts per million this year.  As Erika Podest of NASA put it:

CO2 concentrations haven't been this high in millions of years. Even more alarming is the rate of increase in the last five decades and the fact that CO2 stays in the atmosphere for hundreds or thousands of years. This milestone is a wake up call that our actions in response to climate change need to match the persistent rise in CO2. Climate change is a threat to life on Earth and we can no longer afford to be spectators.

So let's not slack off now!  The battle has just begun.  We need to cut carbon emissions to almost zero.

Here is the announcement by the International Energy Agency:

http://www.iea.org/newsroomandevents/news/2015/march/global-energy-related-emissions-of-carbon-dioxide-stalled-in-2014.html

"This gives me even more hope that humankind will be able to work together to combat climate change, the most important threat facing us today," said IEA Chief Economist Fatih Birol.

Their full report will come out in June.  Here is the report by Greenpeace EnergyDesk:

http://energydesk.greenpeace.org/2015/05/14/china-coal-consumption-drops-further-carbon-emissions-set-to-fall-by-equivalent-of-uk-total-in-one-year/

I trust them less than the IEA when it comes to using statistics correctly, but someone should be able to verify their claims if true.  The graph here comes from this article:

http://qz.com/405059/chinas-on-track-for-the-biggest-reduction-in-coal-use-ever-recorded/

#globalwarming  ___

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2015-05-15 05:15:21 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 3 +1s)Open 

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2015-05-13 21:21:24 (6 comments, 2 reshares, 5 +1s)Open 

Fuck yes

Life in the Village: Burning Man

+Rick Heil :
"Is there a techno future of a more utopian nature than the dystopia we often fear?

Burning Man gives me hope that there is a future where our social self-organizing better selves can exist in harmony with one another and our surroundings being one with ourselves and each other."___Fuck yes

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2015-05-13 10:33:22 (2 comments, 0 reshares, 16 +1s)Open 

A really gorgeous and representative shot of Burning Man 2014 that a friend of a friend took. It's very hard to photograph BRC in a way that captures the surreal beauty of the city, but this does a great job. 

A really gorgeous and representative shot of Burning Man 2014 that a friend of a friend took. It's very hard to photograph BRC in a way that captures the surreal beauty of the city, but this does a great job. ___

2015-05-13 06:19:40 (3 comments, 0 reshares, 7 +1s)Open 

On my way out of my apartment today, I drove by a young guy standing naked on the corner and leering/waving his dick at passersby. I parked across the street so I could watch and make sure he didn't hurt anyone, then I called the nonemergency police number. I stayed on the phone for 25 minutes waiting for a dispatcher while this guy menaced people. Finally I gave up and dialed 911. I went into what, from what I could tell, was exactly the same queue. After another 15 minutes (!) on hold waiting for a 911 operator, I hung up and just drove around until I could find a cop myself. That took 5 minutes. It sure is a good thing no one was being murdered. Keep up the great work, LAPD.

On my way out of my apartment today, I drove by a young guy standing naked on the corner and leering/waving his dick at passersby. I parked across the street so I could watch and make sure he didn't hurt anyone, then I called the nonemergency police number. I stayed on the phone for 25 minutes waiting for a dispatcher while this guy menaced people. Finally I gave up and dialed 911. I went into what, from what I could tell, was exactly the same queue. After another 15 minutes (!) on hold waiting for a 911 operator, I hung up and just drove around until I could find a cop myself. That took 5 minutes. It sure is a good thing no one was being murdered. Keep up the great work, LAPD.___

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2015-05-12 10:03:19 (8 comments, 11 reshares, 16 +1s)Open 

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2015-05-11 22:26:37 (0 comments, 2 reshares, 3 +1s)Open 

I've had to decline my usual summer gig of teaching Human Nature & Technology via Johns Hopkins University's Center for Talented Youth this year, and am trying to help find a replacement.  It's a really fun gig, the pay is pretty good, and room and board are included.  It lasts for just over three weeks starting near the end of June, and you'd be located on the Princeton campus, so it's easily accessible to NYC residents.  The students are highly gifted high school students, usually between the ages of 14 and 17.  You have some creative control over the syllabus, but anyone with a background or interest in the philosophy of technology, history of science, or anything similar would probably be just fine.  I can provide you with a sample syllabus for you to tweak if you like.  You'd be teaching one of two sections, and the other section is taught by +Daniel Estrada , soyou... more »

I've had to decline my usual summer gig of teaching Human Nature & Technology via Johns Hopkins University's Center for Talented Youth this year, and am trying to help find a replacement.  It's a really fun gig, the pay is pretty good, and room and board are included.  It lasts for just over three weeks starting near the end of June, and you'd be located on the Princeton campus, so it's easily accessible to NYC residents.  The students are highly gifted high school students, usually between the ages of 14 and 17.  You have some creative control over the syllabus, but anyone with a background or interest in the philosophy of technology, history of science, or anything similar would probably be just fine.  I can provide you with a sample syllabus for you to tweak if you like.  You'd be teaching one of two sections, and the other section is taught by +Daniel Estrada , so you'd have plenty of guidance in developing and running the class.  It's a great way to build some teaching experience for your CV, and meet some really cool people.  I always have a blast when I do it, but the timing conflicts with some other obligations I have this summer.  If anyone is interested or wants to know more, get in touch with me.___

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2015-05-11 09:52:25 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 7 +1s)Open 

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2015-05-11 07:35:45 (6 comments, 0 reshares, 12 +1s)Open 

I just had a remarkably intelligent and genial exchange with an anti-vaccination person on a news story's comment thread. He pointed me to a really fascinating PLOS article on self-organized criticality and the emergence of autoimmune response from antigen exposure. His suspicion of vaccination is based on misunderstanding this paper, but the paper is really complicated and has gotten no play in the media. I wonder how many other people out there are like this--intelligent, but not equipped to evaluate complex scientific research.

I know now what my first post with the PLOS blog is going to be. This paper really is hard, and it's ripe for distortion. The onus is on us as scientists to communicate our work and methodology clearly. 

I just had a remarkably intelligent and genial exchange with an anti-vaccination person on a news story's comment thread. He pointed me to a really fascinating PLOS article on self-organized criticality and the emergence of autoimmune response from antigen exposure. His suspicion of vaccination is based on misunderstanding this paper, but the paper is really complicated and has gotten no play in the media. I wonder how many other people out there are like this--intelligent, but not equipped to evaluate complex scientific research.

I know now what my first post with the PLOS blog is going to be. This paper really is hard, and it's ripe for distortion. The onus is on us as scientists to communicate our work and methodology clearly. ___

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2015-05-11 02:55:50 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 5 +1s)Open 

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2015-05-11 00:13:52 (2 comments, 2 reshares, 2 +1s)Open 

#AttentionEconomy

#AttentionEconomy___

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2015-05-10 23:54:38 (0 comments, 5 reshares, 10 +1s)Open 

Without a doubt this is the most interesting content I've ever seen on buzzfeed. Cool accomplishment. 

Without a doubt this is the most interesting content I've ever seen on buzzfeed. Cool accomplishment. ___

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2015-05-10 08:15:58 (3 comments, 0 reshares, 3 +1s)Open 

Actual mother's day email my friend got today. #capitalism

Actual mother's day email my friend got today. #capitalism___

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2015-05-10 01:24:34 (8 comments, 15 reshares, 32 +1s)Open 

"So what might be new and different in the next 10 years? We can start by asking what’s already beginning to feel old. And what feels old (to me) is our political and economic discourse. Here we stand, on the brink of a global climate catastrophe and embedded in an emerging oligarchy armed with a surveillance apparatus of unprecedented reach and power, discussing politics in terms Victorian philosophers would have recognized. There is a tinderbox of unmet expectations and frustrated idealism out there, and a genuinely captivating new political or economic idea — good or bad — could start a global conflagration."

"So what might be new and different in the next 10 years? We can start by asking what’s already beginning to feel old. And what feels old (to me) is our political and economic discourse. Here we stand, on the brink of a global climate catastrophe and embedded in an emerging oligarchy armed with a surveillance apparatus of unprecedented reach and power, discussing politics in terms Victorian philosophers would have recognized. There is a tinderbox of unmet expectations and frustrated idealism out there, and a genuinely captivating new political or economic idea — good or bad — could start a global conflagration."___

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2015-05-09 20:58:12 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 3 +1s)Open 

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2015-05-09 03:10:22 (2 comments, 3 reshares, 11 +1s)Open 

"Sign up for a Google Plus account to experiment with social media strategies before trying them out on users"

"Sign up for a Google Plus account to experiment with social media strategies before trying them out on users"___

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2015-05-07 23:57:28 (2 comments, 3 reshares, 18 +1s)Open 

"We drive hybrid cars, own designer dogs that have been inbred from the grey wolf down to the chihuahua, and live in temperature-controlled, eco-friendly environments. We load the hybrid dog into the hybrid car, stretch on a pair of green-friendly $100 lululemons while hiking in the artificially designed nature trails of L.A. while drinking artificially sanitized water and tweeting selfies on our technological marvel iPhones with the hashtag ‪#‎nature‬.

That’s Nature Inc™.

Nature, on the other hand, is generations ravaged by smallpox because vaccines weren’t invented yet. It’s having a home birth not because it’s been romanticized, but because it’s your only option. It’s dying of malnutrition because, even though you have soil, sunlight and water, you don’t have the technology to fight off bugs, weeds, or droughts. Nature is one too many sunburns leading tomelanoma. Nature is w... more »

"We drive hybrid cars, own designer dogs that have been inbred from the grey wolf down to the chihuahua, and live in temperature-controlled, eco-friendly environments. We load the hybrid dog into the hybrid car, stretch on a pair of green-friendly $100 lululemons while hiking in the artificially designed nature trails of L.A. while drinking artificially sanitized water and tweeting selfies on our technological marvel iPhones with the hashtag ‪#‎nature‬.

That’s Nature Inc™.

Nature, on the other hand, is generations ravaged by smallpox because vaccines weren’t invented yet. It’s having a home birth not because it’s been romanticized, but because it’s your only option. It’s dying of malnutrition because, even though you have soil, sunlight and water, you don’t have the technology to fight off bugs, weeds, or droughts. Nature is one too many sunburns leading to melanoma. Nature is when shows like Naked and Afraid and Born In The Wild are just life, and not documentary-worthy expenditures of bored and privileged twenty-somethings who can call the hospital when something goes horribly wrong.

Because as much as nature makes delicious fruits and vegetables, if you’re not paying attention, it also makes poisonous mushrooms."___

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2015-05-07 23:08:41 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 5 +1s)Open 

Google is doing an online conference about education tomorrow and Saturday.  Some of these sessions look like they could be really cool.  #GoogleEduOnAir

Google is doing an online conference about education tomorrow and Saturday.  Some of these sessions look like they could be really cool.  #GoogleEduOnAir___

2015-05-07 22:48:40 (3 comments, 0 reshares, 16 +1s)Open 

My postdoc with USC has been officially renewed for another year, so I'll get to kick around LA doing climate science for at least another 12 months.  So fucking relieved/happy.

My postdoc with USC has been officially renewed for another year, so I'll get to kick around LA doing climate science for at least another 12 months.  So fucking relieved/happy.___

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2015-05-07 10:06:06 (2 comments, 8 reshares, 7 +1s)Open 

"The point here is, build the kind of social life you’d want to be recreated if you were kept in an alien zoo."

"The point here is, build the kind of social life you’d want to be recreated if you were kept in an alien zoo."___

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2015-05-06 23:22:01 (3 comments, 0 reshares, 5 +1s)Open 

I've joined the recently launched PLOS student blog, where I'll be occasionally contributing stuff about climate science, philosophy of science, and complexity.  They're still looking for more contributors to the blog.  If you're a grad student, postdoc, or early career (PhD in the last five years) scientist and are interested in joining, drop them a line!

I've joined the recently launched PLOS student blog, where I'll be occasionally contributing stuff about climate science, philosophy of science, and complexity.  They're still looking for more contributors to the blog.  If you're a grad student, postdoc, or early career (PhD in the last five years) scientist and are interested in joining, drop them a line!___

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2015-05-06 23:14:36 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 3 +1s)Open 

Nothing particularly earth-shattering here, but a nice survey of the ways in which computation and complexity science are relevant to philosophy.

Nothing particularly earth-shattering here, but a nice survey of the ways in which computation and complexity science are relevant to philosophy.___

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2015-05-06 23:14:25 (0 comments, 2 reshares, 1 +1s)Open 

Nothing particularly earth-shattering here, but a nice survey of the ways in which computation and complexity science are relevant to philosophy.

Nothing particularly earth-shattering here, but a nice survey of the ways in which computation and complexity science are relevant to philosophy.___

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2015-05-06 08:22:35 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 5 +1s)Open 

This is a very good analysis. 

This is a very good analysis. ___

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2015-05-06 03:13:32 (4 comments, 2 reshares, 22 +1s)Open 

“'If you touch that thing, it would seriously hurt,” Torres, a field biologist, told the UK Daily Mail. “It has these little hairs that can poke into your skin and release a venom.'

Just like the real Donald Trump. How uncanny!"

“'If you touch that thing, it would seriously hurt,” Torres, a field biologist, told the UK Daily Mail. “It has these little hairs that can poke into your skin and release a venom.'

Just like the real Donald Trump. How uncanny!"___

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2015-05-05 23:14:08 (4 comments, 10 reshares, 32 +1s)Open 

Carl Sagan on death, faith, and the afterlife.

Carl Sagan on death, faith, and the afterlife.___

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2015-05-05 22:36:06 (0 comments, 2 reshares, 7 +1s)Open 

Here's the recording of the panel discussion that I did with Dr. Miguel Nicolelis earlier today, as part of Science on Google+'s ongoing series. It was fascinating, and I learned quite a bit from listening to him talk. If you have any interest in cybernetics, neuroscience, or philosophy of mind/technology, it's well worth a listen. The guy's a genius, even if he does have some pretty questionable philosophical positions about artificial intelligence.

Here's the recording of the panel discussion that I did with Dr. Miguel Nicolelis earlier today, as part of Science on Google+'s ongoing series. It was fascinating, and I learned quite a bit from listening to him talk. If you have any interest in cybernetics, neuroscience, or philosophy of mind/technology, it's well worth a listen. The guy's a genius, even if he does have some pretty questionable philosophical positions about artificial intelligence.___

2015-05-05 19:31:07 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 1 +1s)Open 

About to go live

Please join us on 5/5 for a +Science on Google+ HOA with Dr.+Miguel Nicolelis, Professor of Neurobiology, Biomedical Engineering, Psychology, and Neuroscience at +Duke University, and founder of Duke's Center for Neuroengineering. Dr. Nicolelis is a pioneer in neuronal population coding (simultaneously recording from hundreds to thousands of neurons), Brain Machine Interface (controlling robotic or avatar limbs with thoughts), neuroprosthetics (prosthetic limbs that directly communicate with sensory and motor cortices), and Brain to Brain Interface (tactile or visual information encoded by rat 1 is decoded by rat 2). Dr. Nicolelis has published over 200 peer-reviewed articles, with many of these publications appearing in high impact journals such as Nature, Science, and Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (see below for a short list of publications). More recently, Dr. Nicolelis’ research made it possible for a quadriplegic child to use his mind to control a bionic exoskeleton and kickoff the opening game at the 2014 FIFA World Cup.

RSVP “yes” to add this event to your calendar. We will open up the Q & A app so feel free to post your questions on this event post or by using the app during the hangout.

Relevant Links:
Faculty page: http://goo.gl/qs8NfM 
Lab page: http://www.nicolelislab.net 
2012 Ted Talk: http://goo.gl/kxCxT8 
2014 Ted Talk: http://goo.gl/23OqmV 
Book: http://goo.gl/x7Kg5J 

Relevant Readings (see http://goo.gl/nQadag for a more exhaustive list):

Schwarz D, Lebedev MA, Tate A, Hanson T, Lehew G, Melloy J, Dimitrov D, Nicolelis MAL. Chronic, Wireless Recordings of Large Scale Brain Activity in Freely Moving Rhesus Monkeys. Nat. Methods doi:10.1038/nmeth.2936, 2014.

Thomson EE, Carra R, Nicolelis MAL. Perceiving Invisible Light through a Somatosensory Cortical Prosthesis. Nat. Commun.10.1038/ncomms2497, 2013.

Ifft P, Shokur S, Li Z, Lebedev MA, Nicolelis MAL. A Brain-Machine Interface Enables Bimanual Arm Movements in Monkeys. Sci. Transl. Med. 5: 210, DOI:10.1126/scitranslmed.3006159, 2013.

Shokur S, O’Doherty J.E., Winans J.A., Bleuler H., Lebedev M.A., Nicolelis M.A.L. Expanding the primate body schema in sensorimotor cortex by virtual touches of an avatar. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. 110: 15121-6, doi: 10.1073/pnas.1308459110, 2013.

O’Doherty JE, Lebedev MA, Ifft PJ, Zhuang KZ, Shokur S, Bleuler H, Nicolelis MAL. Active tactile exploration enabled by a brain-machine-brain interface. Nature 479: 228-231, 2011.

Fuentes R, Petersson P, Siesser WB, Caron MG, Nicolelis MAL. Spinal Cord Stimulation Restores Locomotion in Animal Models of Parkinson’s disease. Science 323: 1578-82, 2009.

Pereira A, Ribeiro S, Wiest M, Moore LC, Pantoja J, Lin S-C, Nicolelis MAL. Processing of tactile information by the  hippocampus. PNAS 104: 18286-18291 (Epub) November 2007.

Krupa DJ, Wiest, MC, Laubach M, Nicolelis MAL Layer specific somatosensory cortical activation during active tactile discrimination   Science 304: 1989-1992, 2004.

Nicolelis MAL, Dimitrov DF, Carmena J, Crist R, Lehew G, Kralik J, Wise S. Chronic, multi-site, multi-electrode recordings in macaque monkeys. PNAS 100: 11041-11046, 2003.

Nicolelis MAL. Actions from thoughts. Nature 409: 403-407, 2001.

Image Sources:
http://goo.gl/9pCg8d
http://goo.gl/FlChhV___About to go live

2015-05-05 03:13:52 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 3 +1s)Open 

+Daniel Estrada  and I will both be part of the panel discussing brain-machine interfaces with Miguel Nicolelis tomorrow.  We'll be (poorly) representing philosophy during the discussion.  Dr. Nicolelis is engaged in some incredibly interesting projects, and this should be a fascinating conversation.  Join in, tomorrow at 12:30 PM PST (3:30 PM EST).

Please join us on 5/5 for a +Science on Google+ HOA with Dr.+Miguel Nicolelis, Professor of Neurobiology, Biomedical Engineering, Psychology, and Neuroscience at +Duke University, and founder of Duke's Center for Neuroengineering. Dr. Nicolelis is a pioneer in neuronal population coding (simultaneously recording from hundreds to thousands of neurons), Brain Machine Interface (controlling robotic or avatar limbs with thoughts), neuroprosthetics (prosthetic limbs that directly communicate with sensory and motor cortices), and Brain to Brain Interface (tactile or visual information encoded by rat 1 is decoded by rat 2). Dr. Nicolelis has published over 200 peer-reviewed articles, with many of these publications appearing in high impact journals such as Nature, Science, and Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (see below for a short list of publications). More recently, Dr. Nicolelis’ research made it possible for a quadriplegic child to use his mind to control a bionic exoskeleton and kickoff the opening game at the 2014 FIFA World Cup.

RSVP “yes” to add this event to your calendar. We will open up the Q & A app so feel free to post your questions on this event post or by using the app during the hangout.

Relevant Links:
Faculty page: http://goo.gl/qs8NfM 
Lab page: http://www.nicolelislab.net 
2012 Ted Talk: http://goo.gl/kxCxT8 
2014 Ted Talk: http://goo.gl/23OqmV 
Book: http://goo.gl/x7Kg5J 

Relevant Readings (see http://goo.gl/nQadag for a more exhaustive list):

Schwarz D, Lebedev MA, Tate A, Hanson T, Lehew G, Melloy J, Dimitrov D, Nicolelis MAL. Chronic, Wireless Recordings of Large Scale Brain Activity in Freely Moving Rhesus Monkeys. Nat. Methods doi:10.1038/nmeth.2936, 2014.

Thomson EE, Carra R, Nicolelis MAL. Perceiving Invisible Light through a Somatosensory Cortical Prosthesis. Nat. Commun.10.1038/ncomms2497, 2013.

Ifft P, Shokur S, Li Z, Lebedev MA, Nicolelis MAL. A Brain-Machine Interface Enables Bimanual Arm Movements in Monkeys. Sci. Transl. Med. 5: 210, DOI:10.1126/scitranslmed.3006159, 2013.

Shokur S, O’Doherty J.E., Winans J.A., Bleuler H., Lebedev M.A., Nicolelis M.A.L. Expanding the primate body schema in sensorimotor cortex by virtual touches of an avatar. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. 110: 15121-6, doi: 10.1073/pnas.1308459110, 2013.

O’Doherty JE, Lebedev MA, Ifft PJ, Zhuang KZ, Shokur S, Bleuler H, Nicolelis MAL. Active tactile exploration enabled by a brain-machine-brain interface. Nature 479: 228-231, 2011.

Fuentes R, Petersson P, Siesser WB, Caron MG, Nicolelis MAL. Spinal Cord Stimulation Restores Locomotion in Animal Models of Parkinson’s disease. Science 323: 1578-82, 2009.

Pereira A, Ribeiro S, Wiest M, Moore LC, Pantoja J, Lin S-C, Nicolelis MAL. Processing of tactile information by the  hippocampus. PNAS 104: 18286-18291 (Epub) November 2007.

Krupa DJ, Wiest, MC, Laubach M, Nicolelis MAL Layer specific somatosensory cortical activation during active tactile discrimination   Science 304: 1989-1992, 2004.

Nicolelis MAL, Dimitrov DF, Carmena J, Crist R, Lehew G, Kralik J, Wise S. Chronic, multi-site, multi-electrode recordings in macaque monkeys. PNAS 100: 11041-11046, 2003.

Nicolelis MAL. Actions from thoughts. Nature 409: 403-407, 2001.

Image Sources:
http://goo.gl/9pCg8d
http://goo.gl/FlChhV___+Daniel Estrada  and I will both be part of the panel discussing brain-machine interfaces with Miguel Nicolelis tomorrow.  We'll be (poorly) representing philosophy during the discussion.  Dr. Nicolelis is engaged in some incredibly interesting projects, and this should be a fascinating conversation.  Join in, tomorrow at 12:30 PM PST (3:30 PM EST).

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2015-05-04 22:45:18 (2 comments, 87 reshares, 60 +1s)Open 

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2015-05-04 07:50:18 (3 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)Open 


That shit is rude


That shit is rude___

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2015-05-04 07:41:29 (3 comments, 2 reshares, 23 +1s)Open 

Yessss

Yessss___

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2015-05-04 05:37:24 (0 comments, 5 reshares, 24 +1s)Open 

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2015-05-03 11:27:09 (2 comments, 0 reshares, 3 +1s)Open 

I just got woken up by the grinding of the gigantic plate of solid stone on which I live. #earthquake

I just got woken up by the grinding of the gigantic plate of solid stone on which I live. #earthquake___

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2015-05-03 02:58:57 (1 comments, 1 reshares, 6 +1s)Open 

Just ran into this hilariously bad post from a few years ago, and was delighted to see that I'd made a (really great) comment on it. Good work, past me.

"You guys mention the effects of the tea as being "like two Vicodins" at 5 pods. That indicates that you're either very much doing it wrong or (more likely), that whatever people are buying in the Flower District isn't P. somniferum. Other poppy species vary in their opiate content, and combined with the statement about "dizziness" being the primary effect, I'd guess that they're getting something that's high in thebaine, rather than morphine. That's probably P. bracteatum, which looks a lot the "real" opium poppy, and could well be what the flower vendors are selling as a "poppy pod." Thebaine is one of the natural precursors to some of the semi-synthetic opioids, andten... more »

Just ran into this hilariously bad post from a few years ago, and was delighted to see that I'd made a (really great) comment on it. Good work, past me.

"You guys mention the effects of the tea as being "like two Vicodins" at 5 pods. That indicates that you're either very much doing it wrong or (more likely), that whatever people are buying in the Flower District isn't P. somniferum. Other poppy species vary in their opiate content, and combined with the statement about "dizziness" being the primary effect, I'd guess that they're getting something that's high in thebaine, rather than morphine. That's probably P. bracteatum, which looks a lot the "real" opium poppy, and could well be what the flower vendors are selling as a "poppy pod." Thebaine is one of the natural precursors to some of the semi-synthetic opioids, and tends to be more stimulating, less euphoric, and more "itchy" than morphine.

Moreover, though I haven't seen this episode (or even heard of the show), this whole thing is consistent with her having what's described as an "exaggerated" reaction to the tea. The main in vivo metabolite of thebaine is oripavine, which can produce seizures at even moderate doses, despite having a pain-killing potential similar to that of morphine. That's why we synthesize things like oxycodone and hydrocodone from thebaine rather than using it directly.

Finally (and this is probably the most important point), the fact that also mention that these pods are legal until you "extract opium" from them also indicates that you don't know what you're talking about, which is never a good position to be in when experimenting with psychoactive chemicals. Opium is by definition the dried latex that's extruded by fresh P. somniferum pods--generally when they're still alive and in the ground. You can't extract opium from dried pods. You can extract morphine, but most people don't: making them into a tea isn't an extraction.

Here's the punchline: the substance you use to make the tea is called "poppy straw," and it's illegal just in virtue of being prepared for human consumption, not in virtue of having had an extraction performed on it. Just grinding up the pods is enough for you to possess an illegal substance, which is why it's legal for the vendors to sell pods (even if they're "real" poppies). Making this mistake could really get people in trouble."___

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2015-05-03 00:17:33 (2 comments, 2 reshares, 6 +1s)Open 

"Living down to our worst expectations, the House Committee on Science, Space and Technology voted Thursday to cut deeply into NASA's budget for Earth science, in a clear swipe at the study of climate change.

The committee's markup of the NASA authorization bill for fiscal 2016 and 2017 passed on a party-line vote, Republicans in the majority. The action followed what appears to be a deliberate attempt to keep Democrats out of the loop. According to Rep. Eddie Bernice Johnson (D-Texas), the committee's ranking Democrat, her caucus "did not even know [the markup] existed before last Friday. ... After we saw the bill, we understood why."

As outlined by Marcia Smith at SpacePolicyOnline, the measure would cut NASA's Earth science budget to at most $1.45 billion in fiscal 2016, from $1.77 billion currently -- a cut of $323 million, or nearly 20%. Under some... more »

"Living down to our worst expectations, the House Committee on Science, Space and Technology voted Thursday to cut deeply into NASA's budget for Earth science, in a clear swipe at the study of climate change.

The committee's markup of the NASA authorization bill for fiscal 2016 and 2017 passed on a party-line vote, Republicans in the majority. The action followed what appears to be a deliberate attempt to keep Democrats out of the loop. According to Rep. Eddie Bernice Johnson (D-Texas), the committee's ranking Democrat, her caucus "did not even know [the markup] existed before last Friday. ... After we saw the bill, we understood why."

As outlined by Marcia Smith at SpacePolicyOnline, the measure would cut NASA's Earth science budget to at most $1.45 billion in fiscal 2016, from $1.77 billion currently -- a cut of $323 million, or nearly 20%. Under some circumstances, the budget could shrink even further to $1.12 billion, a cut of nearly one-third. Compared with President Obama's request for fiscal 2016, which is $1.95 billion, the proposal would amount to a cut of at least 26%.

The budget plan perfectly reflects the House GOP's glorification of space exploration, which masks its disdain for research on climate change. Unsurprisingly, it has created consternation among experts. The American Geophysical Union observed just before the vote that NASA's Earth science programs involve more than the study of climate change as such, but "provide a basis for knowledge and understanding of natural hazards, weather forecasting, air quality, and water availability."___

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2015-05-02 23:43:37 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)Open 

Holy shit

Well done Resistant Agents for this impressive #MayDay  operation in Indonesia ! 
https://plus.google.com/u/0/+AdhitAikawa/posts/goo8CSPAuby___Holy shit

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2015-05-02 23:34:26 (2 comments, 0 reshares, 8 +1s)Open 

Don't eat that pizza! and other tragic happenings...

Digital Horror: A Gallery

#brokengifs   #digitalhumor   #gifs   #smash2014  

Don't eat that pizza! and other tragic happenings...

Digital Horror: A Gallery

#brokengifs   #digitalhumor   #gifs   #smash2014  ___

2015-05-02 06:39:57 (2 comments, 4 reshares, 18 +1s)Open 

Amazon video has a recommendation listing that says "Because you watched The Watchmen."

I'm glad we finally figured out who did that. 

Amazon video has a recommendation listing that says "Because you watched The Watchmen."

I'm glad we finally figured out who did that. ___

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