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NSA Can Easily Bug Your Switched-Off IPhone: Here's How You Can Stop Them
Science & Tech  (tags: Hacking, Information Technology, Intelligence, Security, Snowden )

Ray
- 47 days ago - rt.com
Edward Snowden's recent revelation that the NSA can bug cell phones even when they are turned off left some experts split on whether it is true or not. But a group of hackers claim that at least there is a way to protect your phone from spies' ears.
White House's 'Identity Ecosystem' Spurs Suspicion of National ID Registry
Science & Tech  (tags: Information Technology, Intelligence, Internet, Law, Politics, SciTech, USA )

Ray
- 84 days ago - rt.com
The US government is reportedly considering a so-called "Identity Ecosystem" that, while promising to save time and money, has already riled privacy advocates worried about the government having too much biometric information at its disposal.
IRS Awarded Contract to Surveillance Company That Tracks License Plates
Science & Tech  (tags: Intelligence, Police, SciTech, Security, USA, Vehicles )

Ray
- 101 days ago - rt.com
A California-based surveillance vendor that sells access to license plate databases and the devices that indiscriminately collect that information has been reportedly cashing checks from the Internal Revenue Service and other federal offices.
IQ Myth Debunked By Canadian Researchers
Science & Tech  (tags: science, scientists, IQhumans, research, intelligence, study )

Michael
- 585 days ago - cbc.ca
An individual's IQ score -- long-held as the standard measure of human intelligence -- is not a valid way of assessing brainpower, say Canadian researchers.
Chickens Feel One Another's Pain and Elephants Know When They Need Help
Science & Tech  (tags: animals, psychology, ethics, morals, measuring cognitive similarity, intelligence, empathy, greed, selfishness, slavery, commodifying other species, human insatiability )

IE
- 1235 days ago - psychologytoday.com
A research group at the University of Bristol, using non-invasive methods, showed for the first time that "domestic hens show a clear physiological and behavioural response when their chicks are mildly distressed."
Robot Makes Ethical Decisions
Science & Tech  (tags: equipped, intelligence, guidelines, medication )

Suzane
- 1354 days ago - news.discovery.com
Robots and other machines equipped with artificial intelligence shoot military targets, distribute cash (think: ATMs), drive cars and deliver medication to patients, to name a few.
Big Brains Attributed to Mother's Care
Science & Tech  (tags: evolution, intelligence, nurturing )

Michelle
- 1421 days ago - physorg.com
The evolution of big-brained mammals may be due to maternal investment, rather than metabolism, according to a new study by scientists at UCL (University College London) and the University of Cambridge. <br />
Empathy, Intelligence and the Vegetarian Brain
Science & Tech  (tags: Brain, intelligence, vegetarian, vegan, research )

Albert
- 1518 days ago - examiner.com
When you need to share your problems with someone who truly feels your pain, choose a friend who is vegan or vegetarian. According to a new study by a group of European researchers, people who don't eat meat are more empathetic to the suffering of others
Stephen Hawking: We Should Fear Aliens
Science & Tech  (tags: Stephen Hawking, scientist, alien species, intelligence, colonization )

Marta
- 1555 days ago - telegraph.co.uk
Scientist warns humanity should not to try to contact extraterrestrials.
Scientists Unravel Mysteries of Intelligence
Science & Tech  (tags: neurology, brain, intelligence, synapses, neurons, grey matter, white matter, brain cortex )

IE
- 1611 days ago - news.yahoo.com
It's not a particular brain region that makes someone smart or not smart. Nor is it the strength and speed of the connections throughout the brain or such features as total brain volume. Instead, new research shows, it's the connections between very spec
Dolphins Are Almost as Clever as Humans - So Treat Them Like Persons, Say Scientists
Science & Tech  (tags: scientists, studies, dolphins, intelligence, humans, person, research, discovery )

Simone
- 1668 days ago - dailymail.co.uk
Dolphins are so intelligent they should be given the same status as humans, scientists are recommending. The aquatic mammals are the world's second brightest creatures after humans - leapfrogging chimpanzees who have been pushed down to third in the c
Good Dog, Smart Dog
Science & Tech  (tags: scientists, investigation, animals, dogs, canine, intelligence, health, humans, illness, seizure. alert, epilepsy, anxiety, depression, phobias, interesting, research, prevention, protection )

Tom
- 1731 days ago - nytimes.com
The ability of dogs to tune in to needs of psychiatric patients, turn on lights for trauma victims afraid of the dark, remind owners to take medication and interrupt suicide attempts and self-mutilation, has lately attracted the attention of researchers.
Scientists Worry Machines May Outsmart Man
Science & Tech  (tags: science, technology, robots, artificial, intelligence, scientists, research, interesting, humans, computers, business )

Tom
- 1828 days ago - nytimes.com
Impressed and alarmed by advances in artificial intelligence, computer scientists are debating whether there should be limits on research that might lead to loss of human control over computer-based systems that carry a growing share of society's workload
Animals 'Can Tell Right From Wrong': Scientists Suggest It's Not Just Humans Who Have Morals
Science & Tech  (tags: scientists, study, animals, humans, morals, right from wrong, intelligence )

Simone
- 1891 days ago - dailymail.co.uk
Animals have a sense of morality and can tell right from wrong, according to new research. Species ranging from mice to wolves are governed by similar codes of conduct as humans, say ecologists. Until recently, humans were thought to be the only
Animals Make Plans: Ape Stockpiles Stones to Throw at Visitors
Science & Tech  (tags: animals, intelligence, chimpanzee, future planning, consciousness, science, research, humans, discovery )

Tom
- 1968 days ago - cbc.ca
According to Swedish researcher Mathias Osvath, it's "the first unambiguous evidence" of an animal other than humans making plans in one mental state for a future mental state, in this case, an agitated display of dominance from the lone male chimpanzee.
 

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