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Cal. Voters Say Yes to Stem Cells

In science and technology news from yesterday’s election, California’s Proposition 71–the stem cell initiative–passed handily, 59-41 percent. Those moving trucks you’ll be seeing are the relocations of every stem cell scientist on the planet moving to stem cell mecca, and…
November 3, 2004

In science and technology news from yesterday’s election, California’s Proposition 71–the stem cell initiative–passed handily, 59-41 percent. Those moving trucks you’ll be seeing are the relocations of every stem cell scientist on the planet moving to stem cell mecca, and it sets up an interesting dynamic between California and the Bush administration on the issue. Bans on genetically modified crops were defeated in 3 out of 4 California counties, passing only in suburban Marin County just across the Golden Gate bridge from San Francisco. GM opponents aren’t likely to give up, though, on their quixotic if misguided attempt to ban the crops.

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Five poems about the mind

DREAM VENDING MACHINE I feed it coins and watch the spring coil back,the clunk of a vacuum-packed, foil-wrappeddream dropping into the tray. It dispenses all kinds of dreams—bad dreams, good dreams,short nightmares to stave off worse ones, recurring dreams with a teacake marshmallow center.Hardboiled caramel dreams to tuck in your cheek,a bag of orange dreams…

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lucid dreaming concept
lucid dreaming concept

I taught myself to lucid dream. You can too.

We still don’t know much about the experience of being aware that you’re dreaming—but a few researchers think it could help us find out more about how the brain works.

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panpsychism concept

Is everything in the world a little bit conscious?

The idea that consciousness is widespread is attractive to many for intellectual and, perhaps, also emotional
reasons. But can it be tested? Surprisingly, perhaps it can.

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