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Meet the Math Professor Who’s Fighting Gerrymandering With Geometry – The Chronicle of Higher Education

"A Tufts University professor has a proposal to combat gerrymandering: give more geometry experts a day in court. Moon Duchin is an associate professor of math and director of the Science, Technology and Society program at Tufts. She realized last... Seguir leyendo →

Inside the Artificial Universe That Creates Itself – The Atlantic

"Every particle in the universe is accounted for. The precise shape and position of every blade of grass on every planet has been calculated. Every snowflake and every raindrop has been numbered. On the screen before us, mountains rise sharply... Seguir leyendo →

Siento que no miento. Una respuesta al profesor @AlfredoMolanoB

Me cuesta creer que el gran Alfredo Molano no haya encontrado nada más enriquecedor (que una apología no muy buena de la tauromaquia) para compartir con el país. Y lo de ‘gran’ no es sarcasmo; admiro sinceramente al profesor por... Seguir leyendo →

Mathematical Model Reveals the Patterns of How Innovations Arise

"Innovation is one of the driving forces in our world. The constant creation of new ideas and their transformation into technologies and products forms a powerful cornerstone for 21st century society. Indeed, many universities and institutes, along with regions such as... Seguir leyendo →

Your Brain on Poverty: Why Poor People Seem to Make Bad Decisions – The Atlantic

"In August, Science published a landmark study concluding that poverty, itself, hurts our ability to make decisions about school, finances, and life, imposing a mental burden similar to losing 13 IQ points. It was widely seen as a counter-argument to claims... Seguir leyendo →

Can We Think Critically Anymore? | Big Think

"In a May 2015 New Yorker article, satirist Andy Borowitz warned of a “powerful new strain of fact-resistant humans who are threatening the ability of Earth to sustain life.” Although humans are endowed with an ability to “receive and process... Seguir leyendo →

Management theory is becoming a compendium of dead ideas | The Economist

"NEXT year marks the 500th anniversary of the event which, more than any other, gave birth to the modern world: Martin Luther promulgated his 95 theses and called the Catholic church to account for its numerous theological errors and institutional... Seguir leyendo →

First test of rival to Einstein’s gravity kills off dark matter | New Scientist

"A controversial approach to gravity that challenges Albert Einstein and suggests dark matter doesn’t exist has passed its first test. The vast majority of physicists agree that gravity acts according to rules laid down in Isaac Newton’s law of gravitation... Seguir leyendo →

A la mierda el trabajo | ctxt.es

"Para nosotros, los estadounidenses, el trabajo lo es todo. Desde hace siglos, más o menos desde 1650, creemos que imprime carácter (puntualidad, iniciativa, honestidad, autodisciplina y todo lo demás). También creemos que el mercado laboral, donde encontramos el trabajo, ha... Seguir leyendo →

What Were Albert Einstein’s Political Opinions? | Big Think

"Humanity As One One of Einstein's most important views of the world that stayed with him throughout his life? Internationalism and the connectedness of all humans. That, and many other concepts and precepts, defined Einstein's life beyond that of being... Seguir leyendo →

How To Make $71 Billion A Year: Tax the Churches | Big Think

"While the desire to tax churches is not new, it seems as far from reality as possible at this moment. As has been commented, no atheist could possibly hope to win an election in today’s political climate—a freethinking man like... Seguir leyendo →

Online science communication and the importance of empathy | PLOS Ecology Community

"Science communication remains as challenging as it is necessary in the era of big data. Scientists are encouraged to reach out to non-experts through social media, collaborations with citizen scientists, and non-technical abstracts. As a science enthusiast (and extrovert), I... Seguir leyendo →

A philosophy webcomic about the inevitable anguish of living a brief life in an absurd world. Also Jokes Source: The Death of Hypatia - Existential Comics

Mi amigo Nietzche on Vimeo

La autocomplacencia de la izquierda frente al racismo | ElDiario.es

"Si hacemos caso del presente y el pasado, los avances en la lucha para hacer frente al racismo provienen de ideas que calificamos de izquierdas. Ahí tenemos por ejemplo a las Panteras Negras, cercanas al marxismo que promovieron personalidades como... Seguir leyendo →

This New Equation Promises to Unify Physics Theories with the Help of Wormholes | Big Think

"As far as famous equations go, none are more known than Einstein’s E=mc2. This insight by Einstein that relates mass and energy has been linked to the creation of a new kind of physics and the birth of the atomic age.... Seguir leyendo →

LDD – Medicina Social. Medicina Pública en Podcast Linterna de Diogenes – iVoox

http://www.ivoox.com/13838936 Source: LDD - Medicina Social. Medicina Pública en Podcast Linterna de Diogenes en mp3(20/11 a las 20:45:09) 01:01:17 13838936 - iVoox

What if jobs are not the solution but the problem? | Aeon Essays

"Work means everything to us Americans. For centuries – since, say, 1650 – we’ve believed that it builds character (punctuality, initiative, honesty, self-discipline, and so forth). We’ve also believed that the market in labour, where we go to find work,... Seguir leyendo →

What’s Behind A Science vs. Philosophy Fight? | Big Think

"This is the 3rd diablog with Rebecca Newberger Goldstein (here’s the 1st, and 2nd). JB: Scientists and philosophers are skirmishing, again. Philosopher James Blachowicz writes that "There Is No Scientific Method"—the sciences just do what any field of "systematic investigation"... Seguir leyendo →

¿’Ciudades del Cambio’ o centros del neoliberalismo global?: La impotencia de la nueva izquierda y el ascenso de la nueva derecha | Periódico Diagonal

"La lista de "Ciudades del Cambio" (para el Estado Español) o de ciudades "progresistas" (a nivel mundial) concurre de manera clara con la de algunos de los principales centros de poder global y regional: Barcelona, Madrid, Paris, Berlín, Londres, Roma,... Seguir leyendo →

PLOS ONE: On the Viability of Conspiratorial Beliefs

"Conspiratorial ideation is the tendency of individuals to believe that events and power relations are secretly manipulated by certain clandestine groups and organisations. Many of these ostensibly explanatory conjectures are non-falsifiable, lacking in evidence or demonstrably false, yet public acceptance... Seguir leyendo →

Si Fidel se equivocó mucho, sus enemigos se equivocaron más

"Fidel Castro ha sido uno de los grandes iconos del siglo XX, símbolo de todas las revoluciones latinoamericanas, africanas y algunas europeas, protagonista de innumerables textos y canciones. Se ha muerto tan despacio que a muchos les ha dado tiempo... Seguir leyendo →

Theory that challenges Einstein’s physics could soon be put to the test | Imperial College London

"Einstein observed that the speed of light remains the same in any situation, and this meant that space and time could be different in different situations. The assumption that the speed of light is constant, and always has been, underpins... Seguir leyendo →

End of nations: Is there an alternative to countries? | New Scientist

"Try, for a moment, to envisage a world without countries. Imagine a map not divided into neat, coloured patches, each with clear borders, governments, laws. Try to describe anything our society does – trade, travel, science, sport, maintaining peace and... Seguir leyendo →

El populismo, según Pablo Iglesias, Alberto Garzón e Íñigo Errejón | ElDiario.es

"El secretario general de Podemos y el coordinador federal de IU explicaban en sendas entrevistas con eldiario.es cómo entienden el populismo y si es o no una herramienta útilEl secretario Político de Podemos ha difundido en Twitter un vídeo de 2012 en... Seguir leyendo →

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