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April 21 2017

Risk of psychosis from cannabis use lower than originally thought, say scientists

Scientists have shown that the risk of developing psychosis, such as hallucinations, from cannabis use is small compared to the number of total users.
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Flying cars take off on French Riviera

Flying cars might seem like the stuff of science fiction, but two prototypes were launched Thursday on the French Riviera, at an event showcasing "supercars" in Monaco.
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People are still pretty jazzed about flying cars

A new survey finds that two-thirds of Americans say they would like to ride in or operate their own airborne vehicle.

Forty-one percent of adult respondents to an online survey are “very interested” in riding in a fully autonomous (self-driving and self-flying) flying car, say researchers. That compares to 26 percent of those who are “very interested” in operating the aerocar themselves after obtaining an appropriate pilot license.

“Until recently, flying cars have existed primarily in the realm of science fiction, although patents for such vehicles extend to the early years of aviation,” says Michael Sivak, a research professor at the University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute. “However, recently there has been a rapid increase in interest in flying cars from companies ranging from large, international manufacturers to a variety of startups.

“In addition to major technological, traffic-control, and licensing issues that still will need to be addressed, a big unknown is what consumers think of the concept of flying cars…”

In their study, Sivak and colleague Brandon Schoettle found that more than 60 percent of respondents are “very concerned” with the overall safety of flying cars and with their performance in congested airspace and poor weather.

Will self-driving cars make us queasy?

Despite these concerns, most Americans would still ultimately like to use flying cars, the researchers say. About three-fourths of the respondents cited shorter travel time as the main reason, while less than 10 percent said fewer crashes, better fuel economy, or lower emissions were the most likely benefits of flying cars.

Other findings include:

  • Nearly 80 percent of respondents said it is “extremely or very important” for flying cars to have parachutes.
  • About 60 percent said electricity is the preferred source of energy for flying cars.
  • More than 80 percent prefer a vertical, helicopter-like takeoff and landing as opposed to a runway strip.
  • Nearly a quarter said they would pay between $100,000 and $200,000 for a flying car.

Source: University of Michigan

The post People are still pretty jazzed about flying cars appeared first on Futurity.

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Naked mole-rats turn into plants when oxygen is low

Deprived of oxygen, naked mole-rats can survive by metabolizing fructose just as plants do, researchers report this week in the journal Science.
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Österreich: Für einen starken Führer

Laut einer aktuellen Studie schwindet die Begeisterung für Demokratie zugunsten autoritärer Regierungsformen
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Podcast: When good lions go bad, listening to meteor crashes, and how humans learn to change the world

This week, meteors’ hiss may come from radio waves, pigeons that build on the wings of those that came before, and a potential answer to the century-old mystery of what turned two lions into people eaters with Online News Editor David Grimm. Elise Amel joins Julia Rosen to discuss the role of evolution and psychology in humans’ ability to overcome norms and change the world, as part of a special issue on conservation this week in Science. Listen to previous podcasts. [Image: bjdlzx/iStockphoto; Music: Jeffrey Cook]
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Some Differences Between Traditional and New Therapies

What is the future of psychoanalysis? Is there one?
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This Is What ‘Racist Glasses’ Look Like in Russia

Russian animator Alexey Yurevich has produced his own version of Rudy Mancuso’s 2016 viral hit, “Racist Glasses,” using the same premise with a uniquely Russian spin.
Schäuble will stattdessen Europäischen Währungsfonds: Der IWF kann draußen bleiben
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Commentary: A ‘Red Team/Blue Team’ Exercise Would Strengthen Climate Science

Put the ‘consensus’ to a test, and improve public understanding, through an open, adversarial process. By Steven Koonin (originally published in the Wall Street Journal, sent to WUWT by the author) Tomorrow’s March for Science will draw many thousands in support of evidence-based policy making and against the politicization of science. A concrete step toward…

Lire absolument : _Emmanuel Macron, un putsch du CAC 40_ – Aude Lancelin

Lire absolument : Emmanuel Macron, un putsch du CAC 40 – Aude Lancelin
https://audelancelin.com/2017/04/20/emmanuel-macron-un-putsch-du-cac-40

La presse n’ayant quoiqu’il en soit pas été très empressée à fournir la Carte du Tendre permettant de s’orienter dans les relations entre Macron et les tycoons français, les lecteurs vraiment obstinés auront dû se contenter durant toute cette campagne de rabouter des petits cailloux épars. Une enquête particulièrement bien informée de « Vanity Fair » sur la reine de la presse people, Michèle Marchand dite « Mimi », levait début avril un coin du voile sur les dîners privés organisés entre Xavier Niel et le couple Macron un an avant la présidentielle. « Quand lors d’un dîner avec les Macron, j’ai entendu Brigitte se plaindre des paparazzis, explique ainsi tranquillement Niel à « Vanity Fair », je lui ai naturellement conseillé Mimi. » Et la journaliste Sophie des Déserts de préciser que c’est le patron du groupe « Le Monde » qui organisa la rencontre à son domicile. Un hôtel particulier du Ranelagh, où il réside avec la fille de Bernard Arnault, patron de LVMH et autre grand fan du petit prince Macron, dont le CAC 40 voulait faire son loyal gérant élyséen.

Pourquoi aucun grand titre de la presse n’a-t-il trouvé utile d’enquêter sur ce genre de connivences menaçantes ? Pourquoi a-t-on eu au contraire l’impression étrange d’assister pendant toute cette campagne à un putsch démocratique au ralenti, avec un terrible sentiment d’impuissance ? Davantage qu’une intuition, c’est une certitude : si Emmanuel Macron devait être élu à la Présidence de la République, on se réveillerait en mai avec une nouvelle nuit du Fouquet’s, des révélations feuilletonnées sur toutes sortes de grands donateurs, des histoires de premier cercle rappelant les pires heures du sarkozysme, de collusions d’une ampleur inédite entre très gros intérêts industriels, médiatiques et financiers. Partout l’argent rode autour de cette candidature, tout le monde le sait. Lorsque les conditions concrètes qui ont présidé à cette mise sur orbite sortiront enfin dans la presse, post festum, car elles finiront par sortir, ces choses là finissent toujours par sortir, les Français n’auront alors plus que leurs yeux pour pleurer. Entre temps, l’ISF sur les grands patrimoines financiers aura été supprimé, le code du travail ravagé à coups d’ordonnances, les services publics sévèrement amputés, les dividendes toujours mieux reversés. Un véritable continent oligarchique est là encore à demi-englouti, prêt à surgir sous nos yeux le 8 mai prochain, et personne n’a jugé bon jusqu’ici de le dévoiler aux citoyens. Surtout pas ceux dont c’est en théorie le métier, à savoir les journalistes. Au moment où ces lignes s’écrivent j’aperçois la pétition d’absurdité que celles-ci recèlent : comment la presse entre les mains de ces messieurs pourrait-elle enquêter sur sa propre nocivité et a fortiori sur la leur ?

*Critiche ai programmi per i rifugiati* ❝Un gruppo di studenti del Politecnico federale e…

Critiche ai programmi per i rifugiati

Un gruppo di studenti del Politecnico federale e dell’Università storce il naso: «Mossa pubblicitaria». Ma Swissuniversities appoggia le scelte dei due atenei - La testimonianza di un partecipante siriano

http://revue-presse.unige.ch/files/articles/2017-04-18/65008410.pdf
#université #asile #migrations #réfugiés #critiques #Suisse #solidarité

Gazans Protest Against ‘Massacre of Salaries’ by the Palestinian Authority

Tens of thousands of Gazans are condemning the Palestinian Authority's salary cuts of public and security employees.

Students Protest in Kashmir Amidst School Closures and Mobile Internet Blocking

"Where in the world are student protests crushed with such force & brutality, pellets & tear gas shells rain today many got injured"

Japanese Metal Legends LOUDNESS Turned Away at US Border

"After spending 27 hours in the air I'm back in Osaka. Just devastated."

I Love Neil deGrasse Tyson, but He is Wrong on Climate

My response to Neil deGrasse Tyson about denial of science. Guest essay by Donna Hedley I love Neil deGrasse Tyson. He has done so much to make science interesting and understandable. He is wise and humble. His love for science is infectious. However, I think he is wrong when he talks about the denial of…

A São Paulo City Councilor Surprised Schools With an Inspection for ‘Leftist Indoctrination’

Fernando Holiday was inspired by the Escola Sem Partido (School Without Party) campaign, which divides opinion in Brazil.

Neue Herausforderungen - Wie sich die Meise ans Klima anpasst

Der Klimawandel beeinträchtigt das Überleben vieler Tierarten. Wie Kohlmeisen sich damit arrangieren, untersuchen Boku-Biologen im Wienerwald

Überlebenskünstler - Bärtierchen haben genetische Ausstattung für das Weltall

Sie sind weit verbreitet und verfügen über erstaunliche Fähigkeiten: Trockenheit, Hitze und Radioaktivität können Bärtierchen kaum etwas anhaben
Mission ohne Ende - Mars-Rover Opportunity bricht zu neuen Zielen auf
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