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gayguysAccording to Dr. Neil E. Whitehead, PhD, homosexuals aren’t born with their sexual orientation, but they don’t choose it either – they discover it. Six studies were performed over an 11-year-span regarding the relationship between a person’s genes and their sexual orientation. Dr. Whitehead has a PhD in biochemistry and has been employed as a scientist by the government of New Zealand (for over 20 years) and the United Nations, but currently works as a scientific research consultant. His studies analyzed same-sex orientation among identical twins. This is because identical twins share the exact same genetic code (e.g. DNA). Read more…

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10 Psychological States You’ve Never Heard of

↳ Posted on December 20th, 2013 by Ben Spera
Via io9:
10 Psychological States You've Never Heard Of... and When You Experienced Them
Everybody knows what you mean when you say you're happy or sad. But what about all those emotional states you don't have words for? Here are ten feelings you may have had, but never knew how to explain.

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Reading Minds Through Eyes

↳ Posted on November 18th, 2013 by Ben Spera

Via increasebrainpower.com:

Reading Minds Through Eyes
What tricks can you do with your eyes? We’ll have more about that in a moment. But first let’s look at what you can determine from watching a person’s eyes. We start with obvious yet under-utilized clues…Read more…

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A Libertarian Case for Net Neutrality

Posted on January 25th, 2014 by Ben Spera

14137_large_net_neutralityAs a libertarian you may be uneasy with the concept of net neutrality. Like me, you feel inexplicably drawn to this neutrality but feel guilty for it. You think to yourself, “I’m a free-market libertarian, by God! Regulation is wrong! Why is my instinct betraying me?” It’s because we don’t live in perfect world. We live in an economy that is far from free and is infested with government regulations and corporate manipulation. The internet service industry is a picturesque example of this.
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A Bit of Perspective Within Our Solar System

Posted on June 18th, 2014 by Ben Spera

This graphic gives just a little taste of how tiny and insignificant we are. This is only compared to our neighbors here in our solar system.

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