PLOS ONE: Insights into Sexism: Male Status and Performance Moderates Female-Directed Hostile and Amicable Behaviour

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People that know me know that sometimes I bring up a “no-no,” which is that human beings have strong status hierarchies. We know it unconsciously. Not only don’t we ignore this, no matter how hard we try, but we can’t. This paper supports this and shows how it explains behavior by men towards women. If you are opposed to the …

PLOS ONE: Rethinking Rice Preparation for Highly Efficient Removal of Inorganic Arsenic Using Percolating Cooking Water

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Rice has arsenic in it, especially California rice. This article from PLOS1 is about a way to cook it that removes more that half of it.    A novel way of cooking rice to maximize the removal of the carcinogen inorganic arsenic (Asi) is presented here. In conventional rice cooking water and grain are in continuous contact, and it is …

Easy DNA Editing Will Remake the World. Buckle Up. | WIRED

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This might make a difference in our lives soon.   SPINY GRASS AND SCRAGGLY PINES creep amid the arts-and-crafts buildings of the Asilomar Conference Grounds, 100 acres of dune where California’s Monterey Peninsula hammerheads into the Pacific. It’s a rugged landscape, designed to inspire people to contemplate their evolving place on Earth. So it was natural that 140 scientists gathered …

Haym Salomon – One of the most important people of the American Revolution

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I came across a fascinating story. The American Revolution was mostly financed by a Polish Jew. He raised and gave from his personal fortune about $8.8 billion to the Contential Army. He founded the first National Bank in the US.  Let’s sing about this unsung hero this July 4th.    Haym Salomon, financier of the American RevolutionBorn April 7, 1740Leszno, …

As South Carolina mulls furling flag, pro-Confederate protests grow (+video) – CSMonitor.com

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USA SOCIETYAs South Carolina mulls furling flag, pro-Confederate protests grow (+video)To some on the pro-Confederate side, the flag is a symbol of the South, depicting valor and also representing opposition to political tyranny. But South Carolina may have the votes to remove the flag from State House grounds.By Patrik Jonsson, Staff writer JUNE 30, 2015 Save for laterAbout video adsDebate …