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    Just wanted to stop and say thanks for the articles everyday, keeps me occupied on slow work days. Keep up the good work guys!
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    NASA: Sun Getting Ready For A 'Field Flip' : The Two-Way : NPR

    Our nearest star is about to pull a once-in-11-years move by swapping its north and south magnetic poles.

    The sun's polarity switch is a natural part of "solar max" — the period of peak activity during what averages out to be roughly an 11-year cycle. According to NASA, this year will mark the fourth time since 1976 that scientists have observed the 180-degree pole flip.

    "It looks like we're no more than 3 to 4 months away from a complete field reversal," solar physicist Todd Hoeksema of Stanford University says on . "This change will have ripple effects throughout the solar system."
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    NIH gives Henrietta Lacks' immortal cells new protections - latimes.com

    More than half a century ago, doctors took Henrietta Lacks' tissue and used it for research without her permission, creating the first immortal line of cells and making possible billions of dollars in medical research. Now, 62 years later, the National Institutes of Health has struck an agreement with the Lacks family that will allow for continued research while seeking to protect their medical privacy.
    The article says Oprah is making a movie about Henrietta Lacks. There is also an excellent book called The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks: Rebecca Skloot: 9781400052189: Amazon.com: Books

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    Simple things changing lives:

    BBC News - Alfredo Moser: Bottle light inventor proud to be poor

    Using plastic bottles to effectively light homes during the day.
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    Experiment conducted by Dr Frankenstein?
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    Older, but tangentially related:

    Magic Mushrooms Expand the Mind By Dampening Brain Activity, May Help Depression | TIME.com

    Under the influence of mushrooms, overall brain activity drops, particularly in certain regions that are densely connected to sensory areas of the brain. When functioning normally, these connective “hubs” appear to help constrain the way we see, hear and experience the world, grounding us in reality. They are also the key nodes of a brain network linked to self-consciousness and depression. Psilocybin cuts activity in these nodes and severs their connection to other brain areas, allowing the senses to run free.

    “The results seem to imply that a lot of brain activity is actually dedicated to keeping the world very stable and ordinary and familiar and unsurprising,” says Robin Carhart-Harris, a postdoctoral student at Imperial College London and lead author of the study published in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.

    Indeed, Huxley and Blake had predicted what turns out to be a key finding of modern neuroscience: many of the human brain’s highest achievements involve preventing actions instead of initiating them, and sifting out useless information rather than collecting and presenting it for conscious consideration.

    I'm reading a book right now that's a couple of years old (Thinking, Fast and Slow: Daniel Kahneman: 9780374533557: Amazon.com: Books). It's not about any of this directly, but it turns out to be also tangentially related; or, I suppose, the human mind is a little too adept at assuming potential connections.
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    Can what you do *before* you write improve your actual writing? | Literally Psyched, Scientific American Blog Network

    Thomas Wolfe liked to masturbate before each of his writing sessions: the activity, he said, helped inspire his imagination and put him in the proper mindset …
    I'll have to try that.
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