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Can We Talk to E.T.? Workshop Mulls Alien Intelligence
Science & Tech  (tags: aliens, Extraterrestrial Life, communication, intelligence )

Freya
- 199 days ago - space.com
During the daylong workshop, called "The Intelligence of SETI: Cognition and Communication in Extraterrestrial Intelligence," astronomers, biologists and other researchers will discuss the best ways to craft a message that could potentially be understood
A Secret Catalogue of Government Gear for Spying on Your Cellphone
Science & Tech  (tags: Jeremy Scahill & Margot Williams, surveillance technology, militarization of domestic law enforceme, intelligence, cell phones, cell site simulators, ACLU, EFF )

Judy
- 352 days ago - theintercept.com
Above all, the catalogue represents a trove of details on surveillance devices developed for military and intelligence purposes but increasingly used by law enforcement agencies to spy on people and convict them of crimes.
The Messy Minds of Creative People
Science & Tech  (tags: world, technology, study, society, science, research, performance, investigation, interesting, humans, environment, discovery, intelligence, creativity, people, mind )

Darren
- 703 days ago - blogs.scientificamerican.com
Insights into intelligence, creativity, and the mind
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
- 906 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
- 943 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
- 960 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
- 1444 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
- 2094 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
- 2213 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
- 2280 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
- 2377 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
- 2414 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
- 2470 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
- 2527 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
- 2590 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.
 

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