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Internet Addiction // World of Warcraft //

Katherine reviews the perils of addiction to the World of Warcraft (WoW).  It is amazing the number of addicts out there.  But there is hope and help available if you look.

WoWaholics (Word of Warcraft Addiction)

NoWoW - WoWaholics Anonymous on Reddit

Can't Stop Gaming - Reddit group

Internet addiction disorder (wiki)

Is Internet Addiction a Real Thing?

A targeted review of the neurobiology and genetics of behavioural addictions: an emerging area of research.

Can't stop, created new Battle.net account

Santa Barbara slayer mimicking Warcraft character

If 'World of Warcraft' is a drug, Blizzard is a cruel drug dealer

Katherine's July 9, 2015 show about Artificial Intelligence (mentioning Laura and Mary)

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Hilarie Cash, PhD. // reSTART // Internet Addiction //

Katherine speaks with Hilarie Cash, PhD., co-founder of reSTART, an Internet addiction recovery program which treats people who use gaming, texting and Internet technologies excessively.  Intermittent reinforcement is behind the creation of those addictions, which can have devastating effects.  However, help is available and resources are discussed and offered during the hour.

Internet Addiction Recovery Program

Video Games & Your Kids:  How Parents Stay in Control by Hilarie Cash and Kim McDaniel (Amazon)

"Are You Internet Addicted?"  (On-line survey)

Intermittent Reinforcement (WikiEd)

WOW Detox

Dr. Douglas Gentile on The Dr. Katherine Albrecht Show (Mon. June 29, 2009)


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Editing the Genetics of Living Things // CRISPR-Cas9

We are messing with biology and perhaps the existence of the human race.  This is scary.  Katherine explains why.

Scientists urge caution in using new CRISPR technology to treat human genetic disease

CRISPR (wiki)

Gene Drive (wiki)

Device Turns iPad Into Sperm Tester, Startup Seeks FDA Approval

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Ben Davidson // Space Weather // Pole Reversal //

Ben explains to Katherine how space weather is affecting our planet and perhaps our existence.

Space Weather News

Magnetic Reversal

Suspicious Observers

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