Gregory Clifford Brewer

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Elites’ strange plot to take over the world

A few decades ago, politicians hatched a Tom Friedman-esque idea to unite U.S. and Western Europe. Did it succeed?<p>The idea of a country seems pretty simple. I live in America, and I’m an American. She lives in France, and she is French. The Americans have a president who is their leader, the …

U.S. Military Secretly Seeks Tech to Take Control of Radio Waves

Friday, 20 September 2013<p>Written by Joe Wolverton, II, J.D.<p>More in this category: « UN Sec'y Gen.: National Sovereignty Is a Gift of the United …

This Practice May Boost Intelligence And Lower Stress By Re-Wiring Your Brain

Meditation and mindfulness aren't just buzz words. A growing body of scientific research shows that the simple act of sitting still in thought confers long-term health benefits -- and even changes in brain function.<p>What exactly have scientists discovered? Here are eight scientifically backed …

Up and Down the Ladder of Abstraction

How can we design systems when we don't know what we're doing? This interactive essay presents the "ladder of abstraction", a technique for using …

Machine Learning

What Might Categories do for AI and Cognitive Science?

A: 1 2 3 4 5 5 4 3 2 1<p>D: 1 1 2 2 3 3 4 4 5 4 4 3 3 2 2 1 1<p>What is to D as 4 is to A? A brute-force attempt to find D’s central pair won’t work. But …

Did a Comet Really Kill the Mammoths 12,900 Years Ago?

Did the planetary upheaval 12,900 years ago come from the heavens—or Earth?<p><b>Why did mammoths, mastodons, and other mega-beasts vanish from North America?</b><p>Was it because:<p>1) humans killed them;<p>2) they couldn't hack the climate after the Ice Age ended; or<p>3) an exploding comet ignited continent-wide …

Superhero Bits: Avengers: Age of Ultron, Thor: The Dark World, The Wolverine, The Avengers, Daredevil – /Film

Which member of <b>The Avengers</b> doesn’t know who Ultron is? Which superteams are celebrating their 50th birthdays today? Are there Marvel heroes visible …