The Daily Shaarli

All links of one day in a single page.

October 13, 2019

Revealed: how Monsanto's 'intelligence center' targeted journalists and activists | Business | The Guardian
Monsanto adopted a multi-pronged strategy to target Carey Gillam, a Reuters journalist who investigated the company’s weedkiller and its links to cancer.
Evidence for ancient magnetic sense in humans | Society for Neuroscience
The human brain can unconsciously respond to changes in Earth's magnetic fields, according to a team of geoscientists and neurobiologists.
University to Create New Cybersecurity Approach Inspired by the Human Body - Infosecurity Magazine
Researchers at the University of Arizona are developing a fresh approach to cybersecurity modeled on the human central nervous system. The new method will aim to detect and neutralize cyber-threats in their earliest stages before they have a chance to do any serious damage. Inspiration for the project came from human biological responses; for example, how the body's immune system fights a virus and how a person will instinctively pull their fingers away from a burning hot surface before their brain has even received the message that the body is at risk of harm.
Can excessive athletic training make your brain tired? New study says yes | Cell Press
Studies suggest a connection between mental and physical effort: both require cognitive control. The reason such control is essential in demanding athletic training, they suggest, is that to maintain physical effort and reach a distant goal requires cognitive control.
The history of humanity in your face | ASU
Prime factors in the changing structure of the face include a growing brain and adaptations to respiratory and energy demands, but most importantly, changes in the jaw, teeth, and face responded to shifts in diet and feeding behavior. We are, or we evolved to be, what we eat.
“Shooting The Messenger” Is A Psychological Reality – Share Bad News And People Will Like You Less – Research Digest
Delivering bad news is already a difficult task, and being seen as unlikable only adds to that struggle. And because people aren’t keen on accepting advice from those they dislike, they might miss out on important help.
Most Americans Are Clueless About Private Browsing - Infosecurity Magazine
New research has found that only a quarter of Americans know that surfing the internet in private browsing mode only prevents other users of the same computer from seeing what you've been up to online.