Daily Archives: December 27, 2013

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NY judge rules NSA phone surveillance is legal

A federal judge on Friday found that the National Security Agency’s bulk collection of millions of Americans’ telephone records is legal and a valuable part of the nation’s arsenal to counter the threat of terrorism.

A federal judge on Friday found that the National Security Agency’s bulk collection of millions of Americans’ telephone records is legal and a valuable part of the nation’s arsenal to counter the threat of terrorism. Continue reading

Take Your Music Back, Folks! ( Copyright Law 1976 )

By: Deeann D. Mathews

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I’m going to share with you something few record labels or publishing companies are going to tell you – it is literally about the end of the world as they know it.  Even all the changes in the way people access and buy music are not going to affect the music industry as much as a little-known provision of the Copyright Law of 1976 is going to affect the industry next year.  I’m talking about the literal transfer of billions of dollars in wealth back from the music industry powers back to music creators – songwriters, composers, arrangers, and lyricists.  Continue reading

Hospital won’t let family move brain-dead Calif. girl to nursing home


 

As Jahi McMath’s story has gained national attention, the family has received offers from care centers across the country; family lawyer Christopher Dolan said the family has chosen a San Francisco Bay Area nursing home.

By The Associated Press and The Oakland Tribune

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OAKLAND, Calif. — The family of a girl who was declared brain dead after complications from a tonsillectomy wants to transfer her to a nursing home that is willing to keep caring for her even though doctors have said she is beyond recovery, a lawyer said Thursday. Continue reading

Human-brain function: It’s not about size

Two Harvard neuroscientists put forward a tether hypothesis to explain how the simple increase in brain size among our ancestors could lead to the evolution of mental faculties.

There are many things that make humans a unique species, but a couple stand out. One is our mind, the other our brain. Continue reading