Pseudo Random News and Comment

Evolving a bigger brain with human DNA. First mice, then Mr. Peabody.

Brain makes decisions with same method used to break WW2 Enigma code. With so many decisions or parts of decisions done before conscious awareness it doesn’t leave much room for free will. Perhaps the conscious Turing plagiarized the unconscious Turing.

Skin patch shows promise in easing peanut allergy. There may be PBJ for all someday soon.

Could a dishwasher raise your child’s allergy, asthma risk? Though causality isn’t proven it sure looks like it.

How the NSA’s Firmware Hacking Works and Why It’s So Unsettling. Hard to think of a way around it. Ordinarily Tails would be the answer but when the firmware is compromised all bets are off.

Game Theory Calls Cooperation into Question. Not much of a surprise that cooperation can get destroyed in some conditions – it happens all too often in human societies. Yet, without digging into the details, I question whether payoff matrices where cheaters gain easily truly reflect the gains from division of labor, even among the less intelligent critters.

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