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All of Physics in one infographic
INFOGRAPHIC/ VIDEO: A map of everything we know about physics and how it all relates to each other. It is accompanied by a brief but informative video that gives a chronological overview of each branch and explains the matters (and energies) it is concerned with. SOURCE: Dominic Walliman/ Flickr/ YouTube ...
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What makes something go viral?

What makes something go viral?
VIDEO: What's the secret to making content people love? Join BuzzFeed's Publisher Dao Nguyen for a glimpse at how her team creates their tempting quizzes, lists and videos -- and learn more about how they've developed a system to understand how people use content to connect and create culture. SOURCE: TED ...
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The power user guide to Gmail

The power user guide to Gmail
ARTICLE: Referring to Gmail simply as an “email client” doesn’t do it justice. You could use your smartphone exclusively to make phone calls or use a computer to only create documents. You could own a sports car you only drive a couple of blocks. You could, but there’s so much more these things could do for you, and you’d be wasting your money to only use them for one thing. The same can be said about Gmail. SOURCE: Make Use Of ...
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At what age(s) are you most likely to be happy with life
INFOGRAPHIC: If you define it as contentment with life, you may be surprised at what age(s) most people find it. There’s often more than one peak. According to a series of seven surveys recently digested and charted, most people are happiest around age 20. Happiness drops down from then on, reaching its lowest point in middle-age, only to rise again around retirement. SOURCE: National Bureau of Economic Research ...
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Stencil: make images and graphics like a pro
UTILITY/ WEBSITE: Creating visual content should be simple, fun and lightweight. Stencil is designed to help you create beautiful looking images faster than ever before. Even if you've never used an image editing program, you can pick Stencil up and use it in seconds. SOURCE: Stencil ...
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Is there a limit to scientific understanding?
ARTICLE: Science will hit the buffers at some point. There are two reasons why this might happen. The optimistic one is that we clean up and codify certain areas (such as atomic physics) to the point that there’s no more to say. A second, more worrying possibility is that we’ll reach the limits of what our brains can grasp. There might be concepts, crucial to a full understanding of physical reality, that we aren’t aware of, any more than a monkey comprehends Darwinism or meteorology. Some insights might have to await a post-human intelligence. SOURCE: Aeon ...
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Collaboration kills creativity
ARTICLE: The notion that collaboration makes people more creative has become conventional wisdom in the business world. The singular genius who works alone is a myth of yesterday. Despite this kind of corporate-speak, there is substantial scientific evidence that collaboration, rather than sparking creativity, results in group-think and mediocrity. What does result in creativity? Simple: solitude. SOURCE: Inc/ Journal for the Theory of Social Behaviour ...
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Are you a body with a mind or a mind with a body?
VIDEO: Our bodies – the physical, biological parts of us — and our minds — the thinking, conscious aspects — have a complicated, tangled relationship. Which one primarily defines you or your self? Are you a body with a mind or a mind with a body? SOURCE: TED-ED via YouTube ...
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Did you hurt someone? Are you unsure what to do next?
UTILITY: The intent of this exercise is not forgiveness or empathy. Instead, it will give you understanding and next steps. This starkly plain website is intriguing. Try answering the situations and questions raised. You will be amazed by the wisdom within the responses and the gentle directioning that is provided. I got in with a lot of skepticism but came away chastened. Give it a whirl. SOURCE: Elizabethsampat ...
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TurboNote: Collect all thoughts during online video surfing
UTILITY: Capture important moment of online video. TurboNote provides in-page video note taking experience, it helps you keep your ideas right with the video. You can easily come back and review the video and idea at specific moment any time you want! SOURCE: TurboNote ...
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Bitcoin: Seven questions you were too embarrassed to ask
LONG ARTICLE FOR HARDCORE READERS: While almost everyone has heard of Bitcoin at this point, many people are fuzzy on the details: what is a bitcoin, exactly? How do I buy some? What would I use it for? Read on for a beginner's guide to bitcoin: what ordinary people should know about the technology. SOURCE: Ars Technica ...
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Giving memorable talks: 4 structures for success
INFOGRAPHIC: If what you’re saying doesn’t follow a coherent structure, it doesn’t matter how beautiful your turn of phrase is – you won’t be able to make a compelling case for anything. You need structure no matter what you’re hoping to communicate, and here are four great options you can draw on. SOURCE: Fast Company ...
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How can groups make good decisions?
VIDEO: We all know that when we make decisions in groups, they don't always go right -- and sometimes they go very wrong. How can groups make good decisions? Neuroscientist Mariano Sigman has been inquiring into how we interact to reach decisions by performing experiments with live crowds around the world. In this explainer, he shares some intriguing results. In a time when people seem to be more polarised than ever, Sigman says, better understanding of how groups interact and reach conclusions might spark interesting new ways to construct a healthier democracy. SOURCE: TED ...
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Millions, billions, trillions: How to make sense of numbers in the news
ARTICLE: Those of us who are emotionally undeterred by billions and trillions are nonetheless likely to be ill-equipped for meaningful analysis because most people don’t correctly intuit large numbers. Innumeracy rules, often to the advantage of those who wish to cheat and defraud. Happily, anyone who can understand tens, hundreds and thousands can develop habits and skills to accurately navigate millions, billions and trillions. This article will show you how to use school arithmetic, common knowledge and a little imagination to train your emotional sense for the large numbers shaping our daily lives. SOURCE: The Conversation ...
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Drawing the Bombay plague of 1896
VIDEO: Ranjit Kandalgaonkar’s artwork for the exhibition 'Ayurvedic Man: Encounters with Indian medicine', uses archival material from the Wellcome Library and the Asiatic Library in Mumbai, to explore the 1896 Bombay plague epidemic. The plague outbreak in India killed thousands, with the British authorities implementing draconian measures to deal with the rapid spread of the disease. SOURCE: Wellcome Collection via YouTube ...
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