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September 28th, 2017, 00:22
http://www.iflscience.com/brain/if-y…-a-psychopath/

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September 29th, 2017, 17:22
Elon Musk plans for evolving rocket technologies, moon & mars colonization, orbital refueling, and other crazy, exciting stuff.

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October 3rd, 2017, 16:37
Video gamers have an advantage in learning.

"Neuropsychologists let video gamers compete against non-gamers in a learning competition. During the test, the video gamers performed significantly better and showed an increased brain activity in the brain areas that are relevant for learning."

Details in full article.

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October 3rd, 2017, 20:45
But then there is this

"People in the group that played action video games lost gray matter in the hippocampus"

http://www.npr.org/sections/health-s…-what-you-play

""In the majority of action video games, there's an onscreen GPS overlaid on the screen," West says. "There's also wayfinding markers overlaid over the environment, and we know from past studies that when people are encouraged to navigate using these cues, really, they're not using their hippocampal memory system to navigate.""

Yeah, so using maps weakens your hippocampus? Same could be said for phones…
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October 3rd, 2017, 21:03
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But then there is this

"People in the group that played action video games lost gray matter in the hippocampus"

http://www.npr.org/sections/health-s…-what-you-play

""In the majority of action video games, there's an onscreen GPS overlaid on the screen," West says. "There's also wayfinding markers overlaid over the environment, and we know from past studies that when people are encouraged to navigate using these cues, really, they're not using their hippocampal memory system to navigate.""

Yeah, so using maps weakens your hippocampus? Same could be said for phones…
Ah science…

Six of one; minus half a dozen of the other.

Time for researchers to apply for a grant to get this conflict straightened out I guess.

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October 4th, 2017, 02:43
Originally Posted by Thrasher View Post
But then there is this

"People in the group that played action video games lost gray matter in the hippocampus"

http://www.npr.org/sections/health-s…-what-you-play


According to that article, there are exactly two types of games, first person shooters and Super Mario games - FPS's are bad for you, Super Mario is good for you. There are no other types of games.

The thoroughness of your study impresses me. I'd like to fund your next one.
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October 4th, 2017, 02:45
I'd suggest you read more thoroughly first.
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October 4th, 2017, 03:37


Aw, now you ruined my fun of skimming the first two thirds of an article and coming to conclusions.

My research methods impress me and I'd like to fund my next study.
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October 4th, 2017, 03:58
There's lots of stuff that affects us. Go figure.
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October 18th, 2017, 22:23
Insect decimation threatens ecological collapse.

https://www.theguardian.com/environm…insect-numbers
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October 19th, 2017, 19:03
Super moon cave (which will also be the title of my prog rock album.)

https://www.theguardian.com/science/…sation-of-moon
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October 19th, 2017, 20:37
Folks I recommend this thread be deleted. Science is fake news just ask Trump.
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October 19th, 2017, 20:39
booooooo to orange 45 lies !
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October 19th, 2017, 20:41
Personally, I'm very interested in moon cave futures. I'm going to need somewhere to live, as we seem to have lost this planet to the morons.
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October 19th, 2017, 20:57
Should be safe from the forthcoming nuclear winter.
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October 19th, 2017, 22:04
One of our politicians, from Corwin-land describes science as ‘book facts’ so not in the real world or useable, unlike ‘real’ facts
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October 19th, 2017, 22:07
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One of our politicians, from Corwin-land describes science as ‘book facts’ so not in the real world or useable, unlike ‘real’ facts
These buggers are spreading everywhere
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October 20th, 2017, 17:40
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Insect decimation threatens ecological collapse.

https://www.theguardian.com/environm…insect-numbers
Yes, it becomes dangerous now. The insecticides have become far too efficient now.
Here in Germany there is a great loss of birds. No joke.


Although this is still debated, the loss of insects seems to correlate with a certain kind of insecticides : https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Insect…Neonicotinoids
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October 21st, 2017, 14:08
What's really happening is that insects are depressed and are committing suicide. Don't blame the poor farmers!
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