We Can’t Do It Ourselves – LOW-TECH MAGAZINE

"How to live a more sustainable life? This question generates a lot of debate that is focused on what individuals can do in order to address problems like climate change. For example, people are encouraged to shop locally, to buy organic food, to install home insulation, or to cycle more often. But how effective is individual …

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RAIN: The Buddhist Review | tricycle.org 

"Getting started on a spiritual path takes guts. We usually don’t know it in the beginning, but if we keep going on it—if we really want to know the truth of what it means to be human or if we are deeply finished with our suffering—we will learn that walking the path of freedom takes …

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Los chicos no están bien (o por qué debemos repensar la masculinidad) | NYTimes.com EnEspañol

"Solía decir esta frase: “Si quieres emascular a uno de tus amigos, cuando estén en un restaurante, pregúntale qué va a comer y cuando llegue la mesera, ordena por él”. Es gracioso porque quitarle a un hombre su masculinidad no debería ser así de fácil —pero lo es—. La semana pasada, diecisiete personas, la mayoría …

Sigue leyendo Los chicos no están bien (o por qué debemos repensar la masculinidad) | NYTimes.com EnEspañol

Panpsychism: The idea that everything from spoons to stones are conscious is gaining academic credibility — Quartz

"Consciousness permeates reality. Rather than being just a unique feature of human subjective experience, it’s the foundation of the universe, present in every particle and all physical matter. This sounds like easily-dismissible bunkum, but as traditional attempts to explain consciousness continue to fail, the “panpsychist” view is increasingly being taken seriously by credible philosophers, neuroscientists, …

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Why willpower is overrated | Vox #selfcontrol #autocontrol #FelizMartes

"People with a lot of self-control — people who, when they happen upon a delicious food they don’t think they should eat, seemingly grin and bear the temptation until it passes — have it easy. But why? For a long time, the thinking was that these people are good at inhibiting their impulses. That they …

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20+ Science Facts We Didn’t Know at The Start of 2017 | sciencealert.com

"1. The speed of gravity is pretty much identical to the speed of light! This year, for the first time ever, scientists were able to photograph a collision between two neutron stars. By conducting simultaneous optical and gravitational wave observations, they were able to accurately measure the speed of gravity for the first time. 2. A brand new human organ …

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Los humanos éramos cuatro especies que se aparearon entre sí | abc.es

"Cuanto más se sabe sobre la cronología evolutiva del linaje humano, más se aparta la realidad del clásico dibujo que muestra una fila india de homínidos caminando mientras se yerguen y pierden el vello hasta llegar a un sapiens lampiño. En el Pleistoceno tardío, Eurasia estaba habitada por al menos cuatro especies humanas diferentes: sapiens, neandertales, …

Sigue leyendo Los humanos éramos cuatro especies que se aparearon entre sí | abc.es

Quantitative historical analysis uncovers a single dimension of complexity that structures global variation in human social organization | pnas.org

"The scale and organization of human societies changed dramatically over the last 10,000 y: from small egalitarian groups integrated by face-to-face interactions to much larger societies with specialized governance, complex economies, and sophisticated information systems. This change is reflected materially in public buildings and monuments, agricultural and transport infrastructure, and written records and texts. Social …

Sigue leyendo Quantitative historical analysis uncovers a single dimension of complexity that structures global variation in human social organization | pnas.org

Why human society isn’t more—or less—violent than in the past | Science | AAAS

"Are people in big, modern societies more or less violent than our forebears? The answer is neither, according to a controversial new study: People who lived in small bands in the past had no more proclivity toward violence than we do today. The finding—based on estimates of war casualties throughout history—undercuts the popular argument that …

Sigue leyendo Why human society isn’t more—or less—violent than in the past | Science | AAAS

How to Run the Economy on the Weather | lowtechmagazine.com #renewables #renovables #energiarenovable

"Before the Industrial Revolution, people adjusted their energy demand to a variable energy supply. Our global trade and transport system -- which relied on sail boats -- operated only when the wind blew, as did the mills that supplied our food and powered many manufacturing processes. The same approach could be very useful today, especially …

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Nueva impresora 3D biológica para producción masiva de tejidos humanos

"Investigadores chinos han desarrollado una impresora biológica 3D que permite la producción masiva de tejidos humanos como la piel, cartílagos e hígado." Source: Nueva impresora 3D biológica para producción masiva de tejidos humanos

Should I kill myself or have a cup of coffee? The Stoics and Existentialists agree on the answer | iainews #coffee #suicide

"When every day many of us wake up to read about fresh horrors on our fresh horrors device, we might find ourselves contemplating the question as to whether, as Albert Camus supposedly put it, one should kill oneself or have a cup of coffee. If there is any philosopher who is famous for contemplating suicide, it’s …

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Lucifer: Demystified – The Occult University Library

" "Lucifer" in Isaiah 14:12 presents a minor problem to mainstream Christianity. It becomes a much larger problem to Bible literalists. LUCIFER IS NOT SATAN! Lucifer makes its appearance in the fourteenth chapter of the Old Testament book of Isaiah, at the twelfth verse, and nowhere else: "How art thou fallen from heaven, O Lucifer, son …

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How Norway Proves Laissez-faire Economics Is Not Just Wrong, It’s Toxic. – Evonomics

"Life consists of units within units. In the biological world, we have genes, individuals, groups, species, and ecosystems – all nested within the biosphere. In the human world, we have genes, individuals, families, villages and cities, provinces, and nations – all nested within the global village. In both worlds, a problem lurks at every rung …

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The Human Brain Builds Structures in 11 Dimensions, Discover Scientists | Big Think

"The brain continues to surprise us with its magnificent complexity. Groundbreaking research that combines neuroscience with math tells us that our brain creates neural structures with up to 11 dimensions when it processes information. By "dimensions," they mean abstract mathematical spaces, not other physical realms. Still, the researchers "found a world that we had never imagined," said Henry Markram, director …

Sigue leyendo The Human Brain Builds Structures in 11 Dimensions, Discover Scientists | Big Think

La sexta extinción masiva de animales de la Tierra ya ha comenzado | ElDiario.es

"El estudio afirma que en las últimas décadas se ha producido una “aniquilación bilógica” de la fauna. Eso significa que estamos ante la sexta extinción masiva en la historia de la Tierra y que es más grave de lo que nos imaginábamos. Los científicos han estudiado especies comunes y raras y se han percatado de …

Sigue leyendo La sexta extinción masiva de animales de la Tierra ya ha comenzado | ElDiario.es

It Takes a Theory to Beat a Theory: The Adaptive Markets Hypothesis – Evonomics

"After 2008, the wisdom of financial advisers and academics alike seemed naive and inadequate. So many millions of people had faithfully invested in the efficient, rational market: what happened to it? And nowhere did the financial crisis wound one’s professional pride more deeply than within academia. Th e crisis hardened a split among professional economists. …

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Here’s why men die earlier than women – Business Insider

"Women experience higher stress, more chronic disease, more depression, more anxiety and are more likely to be victims of violence. Women earn less than men, and in many countries they don’t have the same human rights as men. Despite the social inequality women experience, they live longer than men. This is the case without a …

Sigue leyendo Here’s why men die earlier than women – Business Insider

Why Ayn Rand Was Wrong about Altruism, Selfishness, Evolution, and Human Nature – Evonomics

"“Every political philosophy has to begin with a theory of human nature,” wrote Harvard evolutionary biologist Richard Lewontin in his book Biology as Ideology. Thomas Hobbes, for example, believed that humans in a “state of nature,” or what today we would call hunter-gatherer societies, lived a life that was “solitary, poor, nasty, brutish and short” …

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Por qué el matemático británico Marcus du Sautoy se apasionó con los enigmas en la obra del escritor argentino Jorge Luis Borges – BBC Mundo

""El universo (que otros llaman la Biblioteca) se compone de un número indefinido, y tal vez infinito, de galerías hexagonales…". En el cuento "La Biblioteca de Babel", el escritor argentino Jorge Luis Borges imagina un bibliotecario que investiga la forma de su biblioteca, el universo en que transcurre su existencia. ¿Es infinita? ¿Es finita, pero …

Sigue leyendo Por qué el matemático británico Marcus du Sautoy se apasionó con los enigmas en la obra del escritor argentino Jorge Luis Borges – BBC Mundo

Elites Want More Competition for Everyone Except Themselves – Evonomics

"The spectacular economic rise of the top 1 percent is now common knowledge, thanks in large part to the work of Thomas Piketty and his collaborators. The top 1 percent of U.S. residents now earn 21 percent of total national income, up from 10 percent in 1979. Curbing this inequality requires a clear understanding of …

Sigue leyendo Elites Want More Competition for Everyone Except Themselves – Evonomics

How statistics lost their power – and why we should fear what comes next | William Davies | Politics | The Guardian

"In theory, statistics should help settle arguments. They ought to provide stable reference points that everyone – no matter what their politics – can agree on. Yet in recent years, divergent levels of trust in statistics has become one of the key schisms that have opened up in western liberal democracies. Shortly before the November …

Sigue leyendo How statistics lost their power – and why we should fear what comes next | William Davies | Politics | The Guardian

Científicos asisten al nacimiento de una nueva tradición cultural entre chimpancés | Ciencia | EL PAÍS

"Imagine que fuera posible asistir al momento en que una parte de la humanidad decidió comer con tenedor mientras otro grupo optaba por usar los palillos. Si hubiera sido un punto y lugar concreto, podría parecerse a la situación que están registrando en Uganda unos científicos que se dedican a observar a un grupo de …

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