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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 –... Seguir leyendo →

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... Seguir leyendo →

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... Seguir leyendo →

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... Seguir leyendo →

Chomsky & Krauss: An Origins Project Dialogue (OFFICIAL) – (Part 1/2) – YouTube

Oldest Fossils of Homo Sapiens Found in Morocco, Altering History of Our Species – The New York Times

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... Seguir leyendo →

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... Seguir 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

""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... Seguir leyendo →

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... Seguir leyendo →

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... Seguir leyendo →

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... Seguir leyendo →

Reddit Asks The Question: What is a Scientific Fact That You Know is True But Still Blows Your Mind

"Over the weekend, thousands of people around the world marched for science. As per the BBC: Thousands of scientists have taken part in demonstrations around the world in protest against what they see as a global political assault on facts.The... Seguir leyendo →

Stephen Cohen: This is Most Dangerous Moment in U.S.-Russian Relations Since Cuban Missile Crisis | Democracy Now!

"Secretary of State Rex Tillerson has wrapped up a visit to Moscow, where he met with Russian President Vladimir Putin and Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov. The meetings come at a time of increased tension between Washington and Moscow. On... Seguir leyendo →

Estados Unidos lanza sobre Afganistán su mayor bomba no nuclear | Estados Unidos | EL PAÍS

"Estados Unidos lanzó este jueves sobre instalaciones terroristas en Afganistán el mayor artefacto no nuclear que posee, un explosivo conocido como “la madre de todas las bombas” que estuvo desarrollando durante la guerra de Irak pero no había utilizado hasta... Seguir leyendo →

How (And When) To Think Like A Philosopher : 13.7: Cosmos And Culture : NPR

"As an undergraduate, I majored in philosophy — a purportedly useless major, except that it teaches you how to think, write and speak. The skills I was learning from working through papers and arguments extended well beyond the coursework itself,... Seguir leyendo →

Una revisión de 350 estudios descarta efectos nocivos de las radiofrecuencias sobre la salud | Ciencia | EL PAÍS

"Un grupo de 72 personas participó el año pasado en una inmensa farsa sin saberlo. La mitad de ellas se autodeclaraban “electrosensibles”. Presentaban una catarata de síntomas inespecíficos, como fatiga, vértigo y náuseas, que atribuían a los campos electromagnéticos producidos... Seguir leyendo →

PI-RADOS | Another Day In The Lab

"Hoy es el día π. A muchos esto no os dirá nada, pero yo voy a celebrarlo igualmente con una entrada por dos buenas razones. La primera es que es mi número favorito, soy un πrado. ¿Desde cuándo? No consigo... Seguir leyendo →

Intuition Is The Highest Form Of Intelligence | Forbes.com

"Intuition, argues Gerd Gigerenzer, a director at the Max Planck Institute for Human Development, is less about suddenly "knowing" the right answer and more about instinctively understanding what information is unimportant and can thus be discarded. Gigerenzer, author of the book... 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 →

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 →

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 →

Infamous Gate to Hell Found in Turkey, Where It Continues to Breathe Its Deathly Air | Atlas Obscura

"Missing for centuries, a storied gate to hell was recently uncovered, where poisonous air still breathes out of a cavern where priests once worshiped the gods of the underworld. Known as Pluto’s Gate, or Ploutonion in Greek, the entry to the... 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 →

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 →

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