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Demystifying scientific (or any) ideas by haikus and short poems

Demystifying scientific (or any) ideas by haikus and short poems

INFOGRAPHIC/ ARTICLE: Scientists (and most others as well) are poor communicators of ideas. The Japanese Haiku poetry form expresses much and suggests more in just 17 syllables. A group of teachers/ academicians are suggesting that the Haiku might be a simple solution. SOURCE: Quartz ...
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How can we switch off the persistent voice of self doubt?

How can we switch off the persistent voice of self doubt?

ARTICLE: We move through life swimming against a constant tide of self doubt. The brain has evolved to protect us from harm and tends to play safe when outcomes are doubtful; a strategy that is not always in our best interest. How can we contend with this? SOURCE: Fast Company ...
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The two biggest trends on Earth: less poverty, more inequality

The two biggest trends on Earth: less poverty, more inequality

ARTICLE/ INFOGRAPHIC: The rich world has never been more unequal, and the poor world has never been richer: in 2018, we're seeing record low levels of global "extreme poverty" and record levels of inequality, with wealth concentrated into a declining number of hands. SOURCE: Axios via Boingboing ...
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How the mind makes new ideas

How the mind makes new ideas

VIDEO: New ideas emerge through 3 processes: bending, blending and breaking. Listen to the renowned neuroscientist, Dr Eagleman, talk about examples. SOURCE: Big Think ...
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The most effective methods to improve your memory work because they are difficult

The most effective methods to improve your memory work because they are difficult

ARTICLE: How does your brain know whether something should be put into your long-term memory or not? Two practices, both involving a lot of work, seem to hold the key: repeatedly attempting to remember the item and trying to teach it to others, or even, yourself. SOURCE: Quartz ...
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It’s now an open war on the (mis)information front. Are we ready?

It’s now an open war on the (mis)information front. Are we ready?

ARTICLE: What we are all now realising is that while disinformation, misinformation, and social media hoaxes have evolved from a nuisance into high-stakes information war, our frameworks for dealing with them have remained the same. SOURCE: Wired ...
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Use social media responsibly – or face the consequences

Use social media responsibly – or face the consequences

ARTICLE: It’s tempting to think that such a widely used platform (and such a popular industry) would naturally be safe to use, but the reality is, social media has significant destructive potential. Here are a set of tips on using it responsibly. SOURCE: The Next Web ...
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How language shapes our thoughts

How language shapes our thoughts

ARTICLE: Language works by providing labels. This is especially true for concepts that we cannot see or touch. But we still don’t really understand how language works in shaping the meaning of these more abstract concepts. SOURCE: The Conversation ...
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Understanding the hype around "deep learning"

Understanding the hype around “deep learning”

ARTICLE: Almost every tech conversation happening today somehow touches on the topic of artificial intelligence (AI), machine learning, or deep learning. What is deep learning? SOURCE: The Next Web ...
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How ideas of ‘adulthood’ are changing around the world

How ideas of ‘adulthood’ are changing around the world

ARTICLE: Adulthood, long defined by an arbitrary cut-off age, is now accepted as being a process spanning several years, culminating in the emergence of social responsibility. The definition varies across countries and cultures. SOURCE: The Conversation ...
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Academic, scholarly publishing is broken. Here’s how to fix it.

Academic, scholarly publishing is broken. Here’s how to fix it.

ARTICLE: The technology of today provides an avenue for academic publishers to escape from the stranglehold of a handful of media companies that make ungodly profits out of the work of researchers: products for which the researchers receive no compensation. SOURCE: Aeon ...
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5 ways to discover new YouTube channels or users

5 ways to discover new YouTube channels or users

UTILITY: The most popular YouTube channels are easy to find, but it can be hard to discover new or smaller channels. Here are a few ways to uncover hidden gems. SOURCE: MakeUseOf ...
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Coincidence and synchronicity: random or meaningful?

Coincidence and synchronicity: random or meaningful?

ARTICLE: Despite the strong scientific reasoning that rules out coincidence and synchronicity as nothing more than random events that have no causal connection, we humans seem to have an existential need to assign meaning to such occurrences. SOURCE: Aeon ...
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Which kind of individual provides the best value to an organisation?

Which kind of individual provides the best value to an organisation?

INFOGRAPHIC: The best employees are not always the agreeable ones. "Givers" and "takers" both can be either agreeable or disagreeable. Disagreeable givers are the best value for an organisation. SOURCE: Quartz ...
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If there are aliens in the Universe, where are they?

If there are aliens in the Universe, where are they?

ARTICLE: Considering the immensity of the Universe, it is highly likely that our Earth cannot be the only repository of life and intelligence. Granted, but then, as Enrico Fermi famously asked: "Where is everybody?" SOURCE: The Atlantic ...
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