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Microsoft is also listening to your conversations

First Facebook, then Google, Apple, and Amazon. Now, Microsoft has admitted that they do actively listen to people’s private conversation via Skype. What all these companies have in common is that they all lie to their users and they only admit to spying on people if there is irrefutable proof they do so. As we informed last week, Apple uses Siri to listen to your audios. Amazon uses Alexa ...Read full article...

Climate Change impending disaster

Is the Climate Change obsession turning into the greatest scientific blunder in human history? A few terms come to mind when describing the so-called impending disaster that awaits humanity “if something is not done” about climate change. One of those terms is Consensus. Consensus means a general agreement, not an absolute agreement. In other words, having consensus in science does not mean that those who agree with something hold ...Read full article...

Brain cells help us erase memories

It happens to us all. We are listening to a playlist, watching a movie or our favorite TV show when our mind snaps. Something in that song, movie or show brought a memory, a bad one back to life. What is there to do about a bad memory? Is it even under our conscious control? As it turns out, it is, but we need help from out physical body ...Read full article...

Are you sharenting your children?

Imagine: You are just 3 years old. You barely know how to utter a few words but your cute face has already turned you into a social media sensation. Your relatives and their friends can’t help but to click LIKE and SHARE as they expose you and your family to more, unnecessary attention from strangers you will never meet. Social networks are full of images of children doing tricks ...Read full article...

Is gender a biological or cultural construction?

Can you be a man and a woman at the same time? Are there more than two genders? It may be that the man-woman distinction, which predominates in the West, is the hegemonic one, but it is not safe from the desire of power groups to force it into obsolescence. To say that one is a man, when being biologically born a woman and vice versa, is widely celebrated ...Read full article...

Is one type of violence more important than the rest?

Gender inequality is largely blamed on men, on a “paternalistic society” and so is gender violence. Spain is a country with levels of social toxicity rarely seen elsewhere. Social division runs rampant because of politicians, most of them socialists, who use mental games to balkanize the public to keep them getting at each other’s throats. The latest example is that of Paz Lloria, co-director of the Master in Law ...Read full article...

Lonely people live shorter less healthy lives

There are two kinds of loneliness: social and emotional. Social loneliness is distinguished by the lack of satisfaction in the number of social relationships, and emotional loneliness is dissatisfaction with the quality of human relationships.  Everything points to the fact that emotional loneliness is a stage for worse psychological health.  Depending on the context we live in, we can long for loneliness to give us the pleasure of disconnecting ...Read full article...

Internet interaction: Compulsive, competitive and anxious

The obsession with metrics on the Internet, by the number of our followers who say I like it, leads us to compulsive, competitive and anxious behavior, and pushes us to create more and more content pursuing an opaque idea of ​​social success. To combat this crazy desire to like companies are now offering software that hides all the data in social networks, with the intention of curbing the apparent ...Read full article...

Immune System response depends on our biological clock

The immune system seems to be governed by an internal clock that coordinates with our central biological clock. The functioning of the human body, as well as that of plants and other animals, is regulated by an internal biological clock called the circadian rhythm that is synchronized with the night and day cycles. It is formed by neurons of the suprachiasmatic nucleus, located at the base of the brain, ...Read full article...

The key to ending childhood obesity is in your hands

The causes of the problem are well known – a poor diet and a sedentary lifestyle are the main culprits – the solutions escape us. How to take time to cook healthy and varied dishes, instead of opting for precooked foods? How to get children off the screens and make sure they have a minimum of 60 minutes of physical activity per day? How to control the advertising of ...Read full article...

What is true and what is fake about genetic testing

Genetic tests may change the physiological response of our bodies. Reading a DNA test is easy, interpreting them is very complicated.   They are in full swing. Some of them, are now being used for dealing with health issues such as breast cancer. They are said to serve women with information about certain mutations and family history. With other diseases such as Alzheimer’s, they are more delicate. Most people ...Read full article...

The secret link between the mind and the immune system

Emotional factors can improve or worsen a health crisis. Did it ever happen that, after being in bed, enduring a coughing attack that appeared all of a sudden, it disappeared as quickly as it came once you entered the emergency room? Minutes earlier you were having difficulty breathing, while you thought about asphyxiating. Once in the hospital, your agitated breathing calmed down. Just knowing that you were close to ...Read full article...

Don’t bother giving me your opinion

Your opinion does not matter unless you preach in an echo chamber. Opinion, especially of the political type is sterile in a global, ideologically balkanized society. Waste no time trying to convince others with your political or religious “truths”. No one will listen. The world is in a state of ideological chaos that prevents people, who are ideologically aligned with the Left or the Right, to hear you. It ...Read full article...

Mueller’s claim about Russian US election meddling through social media and hacking were bald-faced Big Lies

Misinformation, disinformation and Big Lies are what establishment media do best – polar opposite what journalism the way it’s supposed to be is all about. To its disgrace, the self-styled newspaper of record NYT has been in the vanguard of vilifying Trump for defeating media darling Hillary, along with pushing the colossal myth of Russian US election meddling – the Big Lie that won’t die.  The Times turned truth ...Read full article...

‘Experts’ think anti-vaccine activists are crazy idiots, but they are not

There is one thing that vaccine pushers don’tt seem to be able to deal with today: facts. Many anti-vaccine activists are labeled crazy or even as idiots because they believe that vaccines cause disease, but what ‘experts’ never cite are a number of studies that do show a relation between vaccines ( or their ingredients ) and the appearance of neurological disorders. A peer-reviewed study published in the journal Frontiers ...Read full article...