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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 →

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

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 →

Google’s DeepMind AI gives robots the ability to dream – ExtremeTech

"Following in the wake of recent neuroscientific discoveries revealing the importance of dreams for memory consolidation, Google’s AI company DeepMind is pioneering a new technology which allows robots to dream in order to improve their rate of learning.  Not surprisingly... Seguir leyendo →

Newly evolved bacteria can bond silicon to carbon with ease – Business Insider

"Scientists have coaxed life to do something it has never done before: bond silicon to carbon. You're probably already familiar with a few products products that use carbon-silicon, or organosilicon: glues, caulks, and pesticides, to name a few. But the... 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 →

El mayor dique glaciar antártico se agrieta y se teme que colapse inundando costas en todo el mundo | Diario Público

"Un enorme glaciar en la Antártida que sirve de dique para el hielo del interior del continente se deshace de adentro hacia afuera, con grietas y hendiduras en su interior que hacen temer su colapso. El Glaciar Pine Island, parte... Seguir leyendo →

Is There Any Plausible Reason Why Aliens Would Evolve To Look Like Us?

"In science fiction movies and TV shows, intelligent aliens are usually the same basic shape as humans: two arms, two legs and a head. But why would creatures that evolved on a completely different planet look so similar to us?... 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 →

“Las farmacéuticas impiden el desarrollo de nuevas terapias contra el cáncer” | Ciencia | EL PAÍS

"Los grandes proyectos de secuenciación del genoma del cáncer iniciados hace una década han demostrado que cada tipo de tumor es tan diferente de otro a nivel genético y molecular que parecen enfermedades distintas. Esa heterogeneidad también se da dentro... Seguir leyendo →

The Secret is Out: Scientists Figured Out How Tardigrades Became Immune to Radiation | Futurism.com

"Tardigrades are amazing creatures famous for their extreme survival skills. Their collection of abilities make up for their small stature. They are capable of surviving under the harshest conditions including the vacuum of outer space, extreme temperatures, great pressure (equivalent to six... Seguir leyendo →

BBC – Future – We’ve got human intelligence all wrong

"The guests lining up outside a Brisbane gallery were not your typical culture vultures; in fact, until recently they’d never seen a painting in their life. But with just a little training, they developed their own artistic taste, showing a... Seguir leyendo →

New theory explains gravity better than Einstein’s relativity | MNN – Mother Nature Network

"When it comes to explaining gravity, Einstein's theories of relativity are the gold standard. That doesn't mean they're perfect, however. For instance, in order to account for the large-scale movements of galaxies under Einstein's theories, scientists have had to postulate... Seguir leyendo →

Was Einstein the First to Invent E = mc2? – Scientific American

"No equation is more famous than E = mc2, and few are simpler. Indeed, the immortal equation’s fame rests largely on that utter simplicity: the energy E of a system is equal to its mass m multiplied by c2, the... Seguir leyendo →

Harvard scientists think they’ve pinpointed the physical source of consciousness – Business Insider

"Scientists have struggled for millennia to understand human consciousness — the awareness of one's existence. Despite advances in neuroscience, we still don't really know where it comes from, and how it arises. But researchers think they might have finally figured out... Seguir leyendo →

The man who studies the spread of ignorance | BBC – Future

"Proctor had found that the cigarette industry did not want consumers to know the harms of its product, and it spent billions obscuring the facts of the health effects of smoking. This search led him to create a word for... Seguir leyendo →

Astronomers Detect Strange Star Signals That Are “Probably” Aliens Making Contact | Big Think

"Two Canadian astronomers published a study that claims an anomaly in the pulsing of a group of stars is possibly evidence of an alien civilization. It’s easy to be skeptical of any such proposals but the scientists really do consider... Seguir leyendo →

Las islas en las que la cara de miedo no significa miedo | Ciencia | EL PAÍS

"Uno de los pocos habitantes de Kaileuna, una isla remota de Papúa Nueva Guinea, habla con acento extraño. Los miembros de su clan, con los que sale a pescar cada día para poder comer, le llaman Kalekesi. Llegó a la... Seguir leyendo →

Scientists Grow Full-Sized, Beating Human Hearts From Stem Cells | Popular Science

"Of the 4,000 Americans waiting for heart transplants, only 2,500 will receive new hearts in the next year. Even for those lucky enough to get a transplant, the biggest risk is the their bodies will reject the new heart and... Seguir leyendo →

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