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Jacques Vallée does Reddit AMA (Ask Me Anything)

I am Dr. Jacques Vallée a computer scientist and former astronomer. I have dedicated my personal research to the scientific research of UFOs. I was the model for the French scientist in Steven Spielberg’s “Close Encounters”. AMA! Hi Reddit! I’m … Continue reading

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Ted Rall at Seattle Town Hall Sept 29th

“What motivated NSA contractor Edward Snowden to leak top-secret government documents and be labeled a traitor? Political cartoonist Rall attempts to answer that question. He’ll discuss Snowden’s underlying emotions, the meaning of courage–and what it takes to act when all … Continue reading

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LSD guru Timothy Leary’s ashes carried in a Burning Man ceremony by Susan Sarandon

… does that headline read like an Onion article? Susan Sarandon carried LSD guru Timothy Leary’s ashes in a Burning Man ceremony (Photo: AP Photo/Niranjan Shrestha) BLACK ROCK DESERT, Nev. — Timothy Leary, the late father of LSD, was memorialized … Continue reading

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Crop Circle in Fangshan District, Beijing, China “to develop landscape and ecological sightseeing agriculture”

Chinese Crop Circles “to develop landscape and ecological sightseeing agriculture” Google translation: Fangshan District farming center in Fangshan District doudian seven farm green wheat fields, creating a one hundred meters sized “Sunflower” crop circles, a pattern shaped like a huge … Continue reading

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Mindfulness helps teens cope with stress, anxiety

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — As the morning school bell rings and students rush through crowded corridors, teenagers in one Portland classroom settle onto mats and meditation pillows. They fall silent after the teacher taps a Tibetan “singing bowl.” “Allow yourself … Continue reading

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Meditation transforms roughest San Francisco schools

  Barry Zito, David Lynch, Russell Brand meditate with students during Quiet Time at Burton High. Photo: Lea Suzuki, The Chronicle At first glance, Quiet Time – a stress reduction strategy used in several San Francisco middle and high schools, … Continue reading

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Jaron Lanier: The Internet destroyed the middle class

Jaron Lanier is a computer science pioneer who has grown gradually disenchanted with the online world since his early days popularizing the idea of virtual reality. “Lanier is often described as ‘visionary,’ ” Jennifer Kahn wrote in a 2011 New … Continue reading

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