Category: Do it-soon

Drawing the Bombay plague of 1896

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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Happiness: what is it, where do you find it?

Happiness: what is it, where do you find it?

ARTICLE/ VIDEO: Happiness is an active process, not something you get by sitting back and waiting. Happiness is not something we can buy, or steal, or work too hard to acquire. SOURCE: The Atlantic ...
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Is spirituality our instinctive disposition or is it acquired?

Is spirituality our instinctive disposition or is it acquired?

ARTICLE: There's a movement in sociology in the past hundred years or so, advocating, or in opposition to, what's considered as the Intuitive Belief Hypothesis. The reasoning holds that religious thought and feelings is generally spontaneous, non-analytical, and therefore our innate thinking template. When we become much more searching we turn a lot less spiritual, the theory declares. SOURCE: Big Think ...
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65 out of the 100 most cited papers are paywalled

65 out of the 100 most cited papers are paywalled

ARTICLE: The world wide web was created primarily to closely examine research study articles within a group of experts. Despite this remaining the primary objective of the present day internet, the majority of papers is, for all that, released under cover of a paywall. In this paper, the authors have pulled out and listed well-known reports which are located behind a paywall. They methodically take a look at the leading one hundred cited documents of all time and discover that 65% of these reports are closed. Articulated in a different manner, the world's essential research remains unavailable for most of the planet. SOURCE: Authorea ...
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Did people in the middle ages (before modern footwear) walk differently from us?

Did people in the middle ages (before modern footwear) walk differently from us?

VIDEO: This interesting video proposes that medieval people walked with different body mechanics, planting the toe first, rather than the heel first—or at least, softening the heel strike. A lot of this had to do with the lack of strong footwear and the absence of paved walking surfaces. Try it an you will see what the difference is. SOURCE: YouTube ...
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The global learning crisis — and what to do about it

The global learning crisis — and what to do about it

VIDEO: Easily the most crucial infrastructure we have in hand is educated minds, declares former Tunisian government minister Amel Karboul. Too often large investments go to more visible initiatives such as roads and bridges, when it's the minds of our children that will really create a brighter future. In this incisive public lecture, she discusses actionable recommendations to guarantee that every single child remains in school-- and learning-- within just one generation. SOURCE: TED ...
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Cultivating our memory in the age of Google

Cultivating our memory in the age of Google

INFOGRAPHIC/ VIDEO/ ARTICLE: When the sum total of human knowledge rests an arm’s length away in each person’s pocket, why do we have to remember anything anymore?vThis instant-fact setup clouds our judgment on what information to filter and store, leaving us with greater cognitive space. But how do we select what we remember? SOURCE: New York TImes ...
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Do we have free will or are we predetermined?

Do we have free will or are we predetermined?

VIDEO: The question of whether we are fundamentally free or pre-determined in our thoughts and actions has been the subject of philosophical debate for many centuries. The two points of view are mutually exclusive; accepting one automatically shuts out the other. This leaves most of us, non-philosophers, in a quandary with regards to the practical utility of this debate. Here, the well known populariser of philosophy, Alain de Botton, presents a middle ground that could be useful in our day-to-day lives. SOURCE: The School of Life via YouTube ...
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