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Correlations can’t imply causation? Not always: a primer on causal networks

Correlations can’t imply causation? Not always: a primer on causal networks

VIDEO: The old statistics axiom that correlation doesn’t imply causation is true, but causation can be drawn from more than one correlation. A clever and impressively efficient explainer, this short animation from MinutePhysics clears up a common maths misconception by showing how the concept of causal networks can be used to draw a straight line between correlations and causation via a process of elimination. SOURCE: Aeon via YouTube ...
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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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The Universal Basic Income: earning money in a future without jobs

The Universal Basic Income: earning money in a future without jobs

VIDEO: Machines that can think, learn and adapt are coming -- and that could mean that we humans will end up with significant unemployment. What should we do about it? In a straightforward talk about a controversial idea, futurist Martin Ford makes the case for separating income from traditional work and instituting a universal basic income. SOURCE: TED ...
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How to seek truth in the era of fake news

How to seek truth in the era of fake news

VIDEO: Known worldwide for her courage and clarity, Christiane Amanpour has spent the past three decades interviewing business, cultural and political leaders who have shaped history. In conversation with TED Curator Chris Anderson, Amanpour discusses fake news, objectivity in journalism, the leadership vacuum in global politics and more, sharing her wisdom along the way. "Be careful where you get information from," she says. "Unless we are all engaged as global citizens who appreciate the truth, who understand science, empirical evidence and facts, then we are going to be wandering around -- to a potential catastrophe." SOURCE: TED ...
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How stores trick you into buying more things

How stores trick you into buying more things

VIDEO: How do consumers decide what to buy? The truth is that stores know you better than you do—both online and offline. This video reveals how retailers consistently manipulate customers into shelling out more money than a given item is worth. Three major psychological biases that retailers exploit are presented as well as lessons on how to counteract each one. SOURCE: The Atlantic ...
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Lessons from the longest study on human development 

Lessons from the longest study on human development 

VIDEO: For the past 70 years, scientists have been studying thousands of children through their lives to find out why some end up happy and healthy while others struggle. It's the longest-running study of human development in the world, and it's produced some of the best-studied people on the planet while changing the way we live, learn and parent. Reviewing this remarkable research, science journalist Helen Pearson shares some important findings and simple truths about life and good parenting. SOURCE: TED ...
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A drug's journey: how drugs get from the lab to the market

A drug’s journey: how drugs get from the lab to the market

VIDEO: It can take up to a decade or more for a drug to make it from first being discovered in the lab to ending up on the shelf of a pharmacy. It has to be put through a rigorous, 4-step process that will establish safety and efficacy. Watch this video to get an idea of what is involved. SOURCE: Conversation EDU via YouTube ...
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