The Erimtan Angle

My take on what is happening in Gaza, before the ground troops moved in last night …

My latest on ISIS, its progress in Iraq, and the New Cold War in the Islamic world

My latest Op-Edge on the “Renewable Rivalry”

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My Op-Edge on a possible health crisis …

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President Obama delivers remarks today in Warsaw, Poland. Read his full remarks here!

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President Obama delivers remarks today in Warsaw, Poland. Read his full remarks here!

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Scientists learn to erase and restore memories in brain
Wiping out memories at a press of a button – just like with a ‘neuralizer’ from the Men in Black movie – may soon become a reality. Researchers have managed to erase and then restore lost memory in genetically modified rats with a flash of light.
The study by researchers from University of California in San Diego, published in Nature journal , is the first cause-and-effect evidence that strengthening or weakening connections between neurons in the brain can influence particular memories.
“We can form a memory, erase that memory and we can reactivate it, at will, by applying a stimulus that selectively strengthens or weakens synaptic connections,” study senior researcher Dr. Roberto Malinow, a professor of neurosciences said in a university press release.

rtamerica:

Scientists learn to erase and restore memories in brain

Wiping out memories at a press of a button – just like with a ‘neuralizer’ from the Men in Black movie – may soon become a reality. Researchers have managed to erase and then restore lost memory in genetically modified rats with a flash of light.

The study by researchers from University of California in San Diego, published in Nature journal , is the first cause-and-effect evidence that strengthening or weakening connections between neurons in the brain can influence particular memories.

“We can form a memory, erase that memory and we can reactivate it, at will, by applying a stimulus that selectively strengthens or weakens synaptic connections,” study senior researcher Dr. Roberto Malinow, a professor of neurosciences said in a university press release.

The most dangerous part of Christianity is when we claim to “know” what other people need. It goes from a “learned set of belief” to buying into my set of beliefs should just be “common sense”. We’re convinced that what we know is the absolute truth, that if you don’t believe this or that you’re going to be eternally damned, but if you do believe this or that you’re going to receive eternal salvation.
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