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Sadhguru is an Indian yogi, mystic and author who founded the Isha Foundation, a non-profit organisation which offers yoga programs around the world. Through his Inner Engineering program, Sadhguru shows us why raising human consciousness is vital to our survival. In this age of high-powered technology easily available to almost everyone, the one thing humanity is still missing is Inclusive Consciousness.
 
Scientific Sense ® is a daily podcast focused on Science and Economics. We talk with the world's leading academics about their research and emerging ideas in a variety of domains. The conversation is unstructured and unscripted. The host, Gill Eapen, has over 30 years of experience in various areas in Economics, Science, Technology, and Business. Decision Options ®, the firm he founded in 2001, is a leader in AI applications for decision-making. Mr. Eapen is the author of two textbooks and a ...
 
Defining Duke is a weekly podcast dedicated to all things Xbox co-hosted by beloved YouTubers MrMattyPlays and ACG. Whether you're a fan and player of Xbox Series X|S, still hanging around on Xbox One, or have fond memories of Xbox 360 and the original Xbox, our show is for you. We go over the news, talk about the games we're playing, scour rumors and speculation, and much more. We publish each and every Sunday, and you can get the show three days early and ad-free by supporting us on Patreo ...
 
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Rethinking the maturity of artificial intelligence in safety-critical settings, Lethal Autonomous Weapons: Meaningful human control or meaningful human certification?, and Regulating Safety-Critical Autonomous Systems: Past, Present, and Future Perspectives. Prof. Missy Cummings who is Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Duke Univer…
 
Cognitive Design for Artificial Mind. Prof. Antonio Lieto is Asst. Professor of Computer Science at the University of Turin. His research focuses on Artificial Intelligence, Human-Machine Interaction and Computational Cognitive Science. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/scientificsense/message…
 
String theory, black holes, the information paradox and quantum computing Prof. Emil Martinec is Professor of Physics at the Enrico Fermi Institute, and the College of the University of Chicago. His research focuses on string theory and particle physics. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/scientificsense/message…
 
The Neo-Fisher Effect: Econometric Evidence from Empirical and Optimizing Models, Multiple equilibria in open economies with collateral constraints, and, Does the Commodity Super Cycle Matter? Prof. Stephanie Schmitt-Grohe is professor of Economics at Columbia University. She is also a Research Fellow at the Center for Economic Policy Research and …
 
The Xbox team made the press rounds this week and dove into the likes of controller changes, VR/AR, early access, but most importantly to everyone (and especially Cog!) is that #JustONE! Fans have wanted Xbox to go all out with their single player narrative games and Phil Spencer has just claimed they have more in development than they ever had in …
 
Does Money Talk? Market Discipline through Selloffs and Boycotts, Adapting to Radical Change: The Benefits of Short-Horizon Investors, Public Attention to Gender Equality and Board Gender Diversity, Forced Asset Sales and the Concentration of Outstanding Debt: Evidence from the Mortgage Market, and Is There a Zero Lower Bound? The Effects of Negati…
 
Better luck next time: Learning through retaking, Retaking in high stakes exams: Is less more?, Taking PISA seriously: How accurate are low stakes exams?, and Does class size matter? How, and at what cost? Prof. Kala Krishna is Professor of Economics and Liberal Arts Research at Penn State University. Her research interests span international trade…
 
The First Habitable-zone Earth-sized Planet from TESS, A giant planet candidate transiting a white dwarf, The Habitable Exoplanet Observatory (HabEx) Mission Concept, and The Venusian Lower Atmosphere Haze as a Depot for Desiccated Microbial Life: A Proposed Life Cycle for Persistence of the Venusian Aerial Biosphere. Prof. Sara Seager is Professor…
 
Reports, reports, and more reports! That's a TLDR for you. We have reports on the future of Grand Theft Auto's next entry which will feature an "evolving map" best compared to events in Fortnite. Assassin's Creed joins the fray of single player platforms that will be supported for years. In yet another report, it is revealed that much like Halo Inf…
 
Characterizing Earth Analogs in Reflected Light: Atmospheric Retrieval Studies for Future Space Telescopes, Do Metal-rich Stars Make Metal-rich Planets? New Insights on Giant Planet Formation from Host Star Abundances, and Hot Jupiters: Origins, Structure, Atmospheres Prof. Jonathan Fortney is professor of Astronomy & Astrophysics at the University…
 
Large-scale machine learning, non-convex optimization and high-dimensional statistics. In particular, she has been spearheading the development and analysis of tensor algorithms for machine learning. Prof. Animashree Anandkumar is Professor of Computing and Mathematical Sciences at Caltech. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/scientifics…
 
Survival with an asymmetrical brain: Advantages and disadvantages of cerebral lateralization, Development and function of lateralization in the avian brain, A right antenna for social behavior in honeybees, and A function for the bicameral mind Prof. Lesley Rogers is emeritus professor at the University of New England in Australia. She is a Fellow …
 
What's Art? Prof. Carol Gould is a Professor of Philosophy at Florida Atlantic University, where she teaches primarily Aesthetics, Philosophy of Psychiatry, and Ancient Greek Philosophy, areas in which she publishes widely. Dr. Ian Williams wis a biochemist at the Universities of Bristol and Oxford and received an MFA from Bennington College in Ver…
 
In a special episode, we welcome Lord Cognito into the Last Stand Media family as our permanent co-host for Defining Duke. Cognito brings years of podcasting experience across Iron Lords Podcast & The Last Word podcast while standing as a strong representation of what Last Stand brings to the table. Honesty, respect, and hard work. He was #1 on our…
 
How does the brain work? Prof. Patricia Churchland is Professor Emirita at the University of California, San Diego. Her research interests span many areas including morality, neuroscience and artificial intelligence. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/scientificsense/message
 
Animal Liberation, Morality, Race, Religion, the Journal of Controversial Ideas and the Golden Ass. Prof. Peter Singer who is Professor of BioEthics at Princeton University. He works mostly in practical ethics, and is best known for Animal Liberation and for his writings about global poverty. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/scientifi…
 
Dissecting X-ray-Emitting Gas Around the Center of Our Galaxy, AzTEC Survey of the Central Molecular Zone: Increasing Spectral Index of Dust with Density, and Chandra large-scale mapping of the Galactic Centre: probing high-energy structures around the central molecular zone. Prof. Daniel Wang is Professor of Astronomy at the University of Massachu…
 
First and foremost, a big thank to Karak for being an excellent host for Defining Duke. We will miss his commentary, jokes, and analysis on the latest in Xbox. With that in mind, Defining Duke will soon be bringing a new host on board that we will announce soon. Onto the news! Xbox has touted the cloud for years and now they're making big hirings a…
 
Chaotic dynamics of stellar spin in binaries and the production of misaligned hot Jupiters, Black Hole and Neutron Star Binary Mergers in Triple Systems: Merger Fraction and Spin-Orbit Misalignment, Secular chaos in white-dwarf planetary systems, Giant planet scatterings and collisions: hydrodynamics, merger-ejection branching ratio, and properties…
 
Why clinical trials fail to validate efficacy of interventions predicted by observational studies of ‘risks’ for dementia-Alzheimer syndrome?, Bi-directional Association of Cerebrospinal Fluid Immune Markers with Stage of Alzheimer’s Disease Pathogenesis, and Cerebrospinal fluid protein markers suggest a pathway toward symptomatic resilience to AD …
 
Are Power Plant Closures a Breath of Fresh Air? Local Air Quality and School Absences, The Effect of Coal-Fired Power Plant Closures on Emergency Department Visits for Asthma-Related Conditions Among 0- to 4-Year-Old Children in Chicago, 2009–2017, Valuing the Environmental Costs of Local Development: Evidence From Households in Western Nepal, Does…
 
Global policies for the pandemic and India Covid Second Wave. Prof. Anup Malani who is a Professor at the University of Chicago Law School and Medical School. He is also a Research Associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research, a Senior Fellow at the Schaeffer Center and an editor at the Journal of Law and Economics. --- Send in a voice mes…
 
One of the primary points of critique for Xbox since the Xbox One has been its lack of meaningful releases. It was significant when an exclusive occurred, but the towering dominance of quality known as PlayStation exclusives would play as cleanup time in and time out. After E3 2021, one part of the critique can be put to bed. Month in, month out, X…
 
American immigration and citizenship, Chinatown: Conflicting images and Contested terrain, and the 1903 Boston Chinatown raid. Prof. K. Scott Wong is Professor of History at Williams College where he teaches a variety of courses on Asian American history, American immigration history, History and Memory, War and Society, and the Sixties. He has wri…
 
Blindness and Human Brain Plasticity Prof. Ione Fine is a Professor of Psychology at the University of Washington. Her lab studies the mechanisms of plasticity in the human brain by linking changes in function to changes in neuroanatomical structure, with a particular focus on the effects of early sensory loss and prosthetic vision. --- Send in a v…
 
It's a special episode for a special event. Xbox and Bethesda have teamed up for the first time to put on a showcase displaying what is heading to the ecosystem throughout the rest of 2021 and into 2022. Out of the 30 titles shown off, 27 are making their way to Xbox Game Pass which no doubt piles on the already staggering value. With that, they al…
 
Condensed matter’s image problem, Electron pairing in the pseudogap state revealed by shot noise in copper oxide junctions, and Thermoelectric response from grain boundaries and lattice distortions in crystalline gold devices Prof. Douglas Natelson is professor and chair of Physics and Astronomy at Rice University. His research group focuses on the…
 
Biology, Culture, Emotion, Psychiatry, Ontology, Social construction, and Artificial Intelligence Prof. Jesse Prinz is Professor of Philosophy at the City University of New York. He works primarily in the philosophy of psychology and ethics and has authored several books and articles, addressing such topics as emotion, moral psychology, aesthetics …
 
Towards the neural population doctrine, Performance Limitations in Sensorimotor Control: Trade-Offs Between Neural Computation and Accuracy in Tracking Fast Movements, and Motor cortex activity across movement speeds is predicted by network-level strategies for generating muscle activity Prof. Shreya Saxena is as an Assistant Professor of Electrica…
 
Progressive Circuit Changes during Learning and Disease Prof. Alison Barth is Professor in Life Sciences at Carnegie Mellon University. Her research is focused on understanding how experience assembles and alters the properties of neural circuits in the cerebral cortex, in both normal and disease states. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.…
 
A selective role for dopamine in stimulus–reward learning, Mapping sign-tracking and goal-tracking onto human behaviors, and The paraventricular thalamus is a critical mediator of top-down control of cue motivated behavior in rats. Prof. Shelly Flagel is an Associate Professor of Psychiatry and the Interim Co-Director of Michigan Neuroscience Insti…
 
Christmas in June has arrived! With E3 season in full swing, developers are set to make major announcements on all manner of games! With that, we tap the shoulder of Lord Cognito to dissect all 23 first party studios under Xbox and give our ‘yay’ or ‘nay’ to their appearance at the grand show. Who will we see? Time shall tell! In other news, Ubisof…
 
Power Effects on Cognitive Control: Turning Conflict into Action, Power effects on implicit prejudice and stereotyping: The role of intergroup face processing, Power Effects on Instrumental Learning: Evidence From the Brain and Behavior, Less Power, Greater Conflict, Power reduces the goal gradient effect, and Psychological power alters cognitive e…
 
Restoring Purpose in Behavior and Achieving natural behavior in a robot using neurally inspired hierarchical control. Prof. Henry Yin is Professor of Psychology and Neuroscience at Duke University. His lab studies neural mechanisms underlying goal-directed actions. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/scientificsense/message…
 
The neurobiological foundation of memory retrieval and neuronal competition: microcircuit mechanisms define the sparsity of the engram Prof. Sheena Josselyn is a Senior Scientist at The Hospital for Sick Children and Professor of Psychology and Physiology at the University of Toronto. She is a Canada Research Chair in Brain Mechanisms underlying Me…
 
With E3 hyping ramping up, anything is possible! Yes, that even means Valve coming to consoles. Reports are in that the company is working on their own PC handheld akin to the Nintendo Switch. What does this mean for the likes of emulation, game streaming, xCloud, and more? There's plenty to sift through. Speaking of, Karak and Matty obsess to an a…
 
An Integrative Model of the Maturation of Cognitive Control, Adolescent Brain Development: Implications for the Juvenile Criminal Justice System, and Maturation of the human striatal dopamine system revealed by PET and quantitative MRI Prof. Beatriz Luna is professor of Psychiatry, Pediatrics and Psychology at the University of Pittsburgh. She is t…
 
Economic benefits from plant species diversity in intensively managed grasslands, Insuring crops from space: the potential of satellite-retrieved soil moisture to reduce farmers’ drought risk exposure, and Are pesticides risk decreasing? The relevance of pesticide indicator choice in empirical analysis. Prof. Robert Finger is Professor of Agricultu…
 
Decades-Long Quest Reveals Details of the Proton’s Inner Antimatter Prof. Christine Aidala is Professor of Physics at the University of Michigan. She works in experimental high-energy nuclear physics, on the border between nuclear and particle physics. Her research is focused on nucleon structure and quantum chromodynamics (QCD), the theory of the …
 
The Economic Case For Global Vaccinations: An Epidemiological Model with International Production Networks, COVID-19 and Emerging Markets: A SIR Model, Demand Shocks and Capital Flows, Risk-Taking and Monetary Policy Transmission: Evidence from Loans to SMEs and Large Firms, and COVID-19 and SME Failures Prof. Sebnem Kalemli-Ozcan is Professor of E…
 
This week in news that's kind of, sort of not news, we talk a ton of Starfield! Just as Head Of Xbox Phil Spencer had said, it will indeed be an Xbox and PC exclusive. This brings forward two major questions. First, what is occurring in the industry where widely known news is news? Second, what does this mean for IP such as Fallout, Elder Scrolls, …
 
Dark Energy Survey, Dark Energy Spectroscopic Instrument, High Energy Light Isotope eXperiment, and a new idea to correct Doppler Broadening. Prof. Gregory Tarle is Professor of Experimental Cosmology and Astrophysics at the University of Michigan. His research focuses on the nature of dark energy and dark matter and the acceleration and sources of…
 
What is Life: In Search of a Unified Theory of Everything Prof. Paul Davies is a Professor of Physics and Cosmology at the Arizona State University. His research interests have focused mainly on quantum gravity, early universe cosmology, the theory of quantum black holes and the nature of time. He has also made important contributions to the field …
 
The simple analytics of the environmental Kuznets curve, Energy Efficiency Standards Are More Regressive Than Energy Taxes: Theory and Evidence, and Who Values Future Energy Savings? Evidence from American Drivers Prof. Arik Levinson is a Professor of Economics at Georgetown University. He is known for his research in the fields of energy economics…
 
Xbox looks to be shifting to a next generation state of mind. First party studios inXile Entertainment, Ninja Theory, and now The Coalition have all moved their work to Unreal Engine 5. This settings up the alluring discussion of how quickly we can transition, if at all, into those generation defining experiences! All is not well in the first party…
 
Climate Action: The Feasibility of Climate Intervention on a Global Scale Prof. Kimberly Gray is Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Northwestern University. One of her research areas is physicochemical processes in natural and engineered environmental systems with a particular focus on energy and urban sustainability applications. …
 
Optimal Arrangements for Distribution in Developing Markets: Theory and Evidence Prof. William Fuchs is Professor of Finance at the University of Texas. His research focuses on situations with a poor contractual environment due to asymmetric information or lack of formal enforcement. He studies how repeated interactions or policies can be used to p…
 
Multidimensional Coherent Spectroscopy of Semiconductors, Tri-comb spectroscopy, and Simple single-section diode frequency combs Prof. Steve Cundiff is Professor of Physics, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at the University of Michigan. His research areas include the use of ultrafast pulses to study light-matter interactions, as well as…
 
How did life come to tolerate and thrive in an oxygenated world?, Evolution of Oxygenic Photosynthesis, and Early plant organics increased global terrestrial mud deposition through enhanced flocculation. Prof. Woodward Fischer is Professor of Geobiology and associate director, center for autonomous systems and technologies at the California Institu…
 
Epic and Apple are currently engaged in battle in the courtroom thanks to Fortnite’s mobile version which tried to circumvent the 30% cut Apple typically takes. Through that, we have seen all that occurs behind closed doors and it has been fascinating. For starters, a Phil Spencer e-mail that shines a spotlight on a recurring topic yet again: xClou…
 
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