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Why Do Humans Cry? Scientist Says Tears Served as a Means of Communication Before the Evolution of Language

Why Do Humans Cry? Scientist Says Tears Served as a Means of Communication Before the Evolution of Language | The Curious World | Scoop.it
A leading scientist says that the human phenomenon of emotional crying is hugely important and developed as a way for humans to communicate how they feel before the emergence of language.

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Having had to work daily with people who spoke a different language I found it amazing how much is communicated just with our faces, body language and the emotions they reveal! Great post.

 

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The Art Toast Project by Ida Skivenes Recreates Famous Works of ...

The Art Toast Project by Ida Skivenes Recreates Famous Works of ... | The Curious World | Scoop.it
By Kimber Streams on April 1, 2013. MunchToast. Norwegian food artist Ida Skivenes has recreated famous works of art by Van Gogh, Monet, Dali, and more on Instagram as part of the Art Toast Project. DaliToast · KahloToast · MonetToast ...

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The Future is Here and it is Grumpy: The Monetization of Memes by Caitlin Burns

The Future is Here and it is Grumpy: The Monetization of Memes by Caitlin Burns | The Curious World | Scoop.it

Caitlin Burns:  "Microcelebrities and in-jokes have gone global. Rare is the life untouched by memes and even if you don’t know their individual formal titles, you’ve probably encountered Scumbag Steve, Nyan Cat or of course– the current Queen of Internet Memes: Grumpy Cat™."


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The Digital Rocking Chair's curator insight, April 7, 2013 4:15 AM

And, here's another informative article for those interested in internet memes:  The lifespan of a meme: The rise and fall of Grumpy Cat and other Internet celebrities.


Note:  The picture of Grumpy Cat, above, is from this second article.

Normand Miron's curator insight, April 9, 2013 8:00 AM

Memes market. Can't wait to have my first client asking me to make him a memes campaign #buzzcampaign #viralcampaign #talkofthetowncampaign #don'thavebudgetsocreatesomethinghugewithzerodollarsplease #ahwell

Reilly Russell's curator insight, June 22, 7:59 PM

Bow to your new master.

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Dog TV launched for home alone pets

Dog TV launched for home alone pets | The Curious World | Scoop.it
An Israeli TV company has launched a channel just for dogs called Dog TV.

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Ignacio Conejo Moreno's curator insight, March 10, 2013 9:48 AM

¿Original? ¿Acertado? ¿Buena definición del Target? ¿Buen Engadgement?.

En mi opinión es todo eso, sólo falta por saber el resultado, porque esta iniciativa puede ser un auténtico bombazo.

Ya veremos cuanto tardan en salir imitadores.

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the garden: underwater sculpture garden

the garden: underwater sculpture garden | The Curious World | Scoop.it
Always on the lookout for unusual garden sculptures to share with you, I came across what I believe to be one of the most beautiful sculpture gardens around. Devoid of the usual outdoor elements of sound and smell all you ...

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Why Do Humans Cry? Scientist Says Tears Served as a Means of Communication Before the Evolution of Language

Why Do Humans Cry? Scientist Says Tears Served as a Means of Communication Before the Evolution of Language | The Curious World | Scoop.it
A leading scientist says that the human phenomenon of emotional crying is hugely important and developed as a way for humans to communicate how they feel before the emergence of language.

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Having had to work daily with people who spoke a different language I found it amazing how much is communicated just with our faces, body language and the emotions they reveal! Great post.

 

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Binge-viewing is transforming the television experience

Binge-viewing is transforming the television experience | The Curious World | Scoop.it

Dawn C. Chmielewski:  "Services like Netflix and Hulu let fans watch multiple episodes or even entire seasons of shows all at once, giving life to new series such as 'House of Cards.'"


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I'm all for it! Keeps the story arcs fresh in my mind!

 

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Tina Stock's curator insight, February 3, 2013 10:33 AM

A couple of comments about this article:


1) We gotta find a better term than "binge viewing" to describe the phonomena of vwatching multiple hours of a single tv series.  We don't call it binge reading when we read a complete book during a single week-end, it's just reading.  And, as a life-long reader, I can testify to the fact that binge viewing provides the same satisfaction that was previously only received when reading: complete immersion in a story, a culture, a character or an event.  So, instead of binge viewing, let's call it "immersive viewing."


2) Immersive viewing is changing advertising.  Consumers who subscribe to a viewing service (Netflix) or buy a DVD series don't want to be interrupted by commercials.  An obvious fact, but important to highlight because commercials are one way in which the entertainment industry generates profit on this content.  No commercials, less profit - UNLESS, "commercials" simply become part of the content.


When advertising goes from interuption to integration everyone profits:

> the audience is exposed to commercially available products or services within the context of a story that they value

> the "advertiser" reaches their audience during periods of attentiveness and concentration

> the content producers are able to make a livelihood from creating beautiful stories. 


Immersive viewing is driving the adoption of integrated advertising, which will lay the foundation for t-commerce.  And, I think it will all be here faster than we expect. 



Cultureel Persbureau's curator insight, February 4, 2013 4:35 AM

De term 'Binge-viewing' is eigenlijk wel grappig: net als het achteroverslaan van ettelijke kratten bier en wodka ineen zuipkeet comazuipen heet, is het kijken van een hele serie op een dag een vorm van comakijken. Wij doen het in ieder geval regelmatig en er is geen betere manier om de boze buitenwereld buiten te sluiten dan dat. Wat vind jij?

Henrik Safegaard - Cloneartist's curator insight, February 12, 2013 4:39 AM

After watching the first 5 episodes I'm impressed.

I do like the style and i find it top entertainment. 

4 out of 5 stars from me and my family. 

Love it:-)

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Captivating Photos of Cloud-like Masses Created When Paint ...

Captivating Photos of Cloud-like Masses Created When Paint ... | The Curious World | Scoop.it
Marcel Christ is an advertising and fine art photographer specializing in still life. He is based in his native Amsterdam but frequently works in Paris, London, and New York. Before becoming a photographer he studied to be a ...

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Fake and Funny: Twitter as Interactive Performance Art [#Transmedia]

Fake and Funny: Twitter as Interactive Performance Art [#Transmedia] | The Curious World | Scoop.it

Dr. Pamela Rutledge:  "Twitter is one of the many tools that invite reimagining story, creative exploration and the extension of content across media channels."


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The Digital Rocking Chair's curator insight, January 18, 2013 9:44 PM

Twitter, a great creative tool for transmedia storytellers.

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Retreating rebels burn Timbuktu's science manuscripts

Retreating rebels burn Timbuktu's science manuscripts | The Curious World | Scoop.it
As the French and Malian armies recapture Timbuktu, Islamist rebels have set fire to texts that document when science began in Africa

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Incredibly sad!

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Robot Allows 'Remote Presence' in Programming Brain and Spine Stimulators

With the rapidly expanding use of brain and spinal cord stimulation therapy (neuromodulation), new "remote presence" technologies may help to meet the demand for experts to perform stimulator programming, reports a study in the January issue of...

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What Curation Is Not: Selecting Stuff To Offer To Your Audience

What Curation Is Not: Selecting Stuff To Offer To Your Audience | The Curious World | Scoop.it

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Bettye Zoller's curator insight, January 26, 2013 10:38 PM

Curation is very helpful in today's frantic age of OVER INFO.

'Timothy Leyfer's curator insight, January 27, 2013 12:29 AM

Robin persues the question of what we should aim for in content curation by taking a look at what content curation is not. It is not just selecting stuff and dumping it on your customers.

 

While this article is aimed at journalyst, there is alot of stuff that we can learn from it that can help in our content marketing efforts.

 

Great information from one of the masters of Content Curation, Robin Good - Check it out

 

Timothy Leyfer...

Stephen Dale's curator insight, February 20, 2013 12:00 PM

Confirms what most of us have come to realise: good curation is a human skill and not something that can be trusted to computer algorithims....or people in marketing!

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How Google Became Such a Great Place To Work

How Google Became Such a Great Place To Work | The Curious World | Scoop.it
A few years ago, Google’s human resources department noticed a problem: A lot of women were leaving the company.
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An interesting look at how companies can provide perks in inventive ways.

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A '21st Century' Education Is SO Last Century

A '21st Century' Education Is SO Last Century | The Curious World | Scoop.it
It's empty phraseology designed to sound like we are preparing for the future when we are already living in that future; and no one believes that what passes for a typical classroom today will be the classroom experience even 10 years from now, let...

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dephunked's comment, January 29, 2013 4:45 PM
and when I say this most people say 'but I like to learn', and they obviously missed the point... think pre-language humans / post-language humans, we will take for granted that everyone masters our language, id est the sum of all human knowledge.
dephunked's comment, January 29, 2013 4:47 PM
we´ll take the worlds knowledge for granted, just like our previous language, just like our tap-water, just like we´ve always assimilated our technology and made it a part of who we are, our cultural/social identity, it´s the human condition,
Chandan Gupta's curator insight, April 2, 2013 3:39 PM

Of course, it should be in system should be synced, but not as a whole. Partially, the system can be implemented. In my point of view it is must to adopt the advancement. Avoiding the thinking of classroom, the system must understand about the participation of the student.

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The Most Important Pedestrian Bridge Of Our Time OPENS TODAY In Brooklyn

The Most Important Pedestrian Bridge Of Our Time OPENS TODAY In Brooklyn | The Curious World | Scoop.it
The Squibb Park Pedestrian Bridge is NOW OPEN! And we have photos and video from our journey up and down it...

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Mohammed Larhzal Sté Batizal's comment, March 25, 2013 8:49 PM
I want to be close friends
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Five Different Routes to a Web Series

Five Different Routes to a Web Series | The Curious World | Scoop.it

David Licata:  "The web series can take many shapes, from a no-budget serial made in high-school media classes to Joss Whedon’s Dr. Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog to Netflix’s long-format House of Cards."


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Henrik Safegaard - Cloneartist's curator insight, March 25, 2013 11:23 AM

From the comments: 

"A great lay of the land. And in doing so, this points out in bright neon letters what is wrong with the vast majority of web series today" -


Very inspiring reading -

Benilda Pacheco Beretta's curator insight, March 27, 2013 3:10 AM

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Asil's curator insight, March 29, 2013 10:24 AM

Food for thougth

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Ancient Lost Continent Discovered in Indian Ocean

Ancient Lost Continent Discovered in Indian Ocean | The Curious World | Scoop.it
Evidence of a drowned "microcontinent" has been found in sand grains from the beaches of a small Indian Ocean island, scientists say.

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Randy Treibel's comment, February 27, 2013 4:49 AM
Can we stop posting National Geotabloid articles please :(
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How Algorithms Changed The World [Infographic]

How Algorithms Changed The World [Infographic] | The Curious World | Scoop.it

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Love!

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paw's curator insight, February 12, 2013 9:21 AM

Notre monde et ses algorithmes

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Richard Branson on Giving Your Employees Freedom

Richard Branson on Giving Your Employees Freedom | The Curious World | Scoop.it
The billionaire entrepreneur on why giving employees independence is sound business.
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It Takes Planning, Caution to Avoid Being 'It'

It Takes Planning, Caution to Avoid Being 'It' | The Curious World | Scoop.it
A group of friends has spent the past 23 years playing an elaborate game of 'tag.'
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Lamp MANTA by MOVANCE x Element Design x Blossom Creative

Lamp MANTA by MOVANCE x Element Design x Blossom Creative | The Curious World | Scoop.it

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Pride and Prejudice at 200: is it time for a video game?

Pride and Prejudice at 200: is it time for a video game? | The Curious World | Scoop.it
Keith Stuart: Jane Austen's novel is effectively all about systems and subterfuge; so we're halfway there already

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Deanya Lattimore Schempp's curator insight, January 30, 2013 7:35 AM

Well, people are already playing these kinds of immersive world games in Second Life, and people are already studying the effects of "levelling up" social relationships within world games like Second Life.  This writer might want to check out 1920s Berlin in SL or the new Russian historical sim, or one of the many French courts in which one may learn and practice courtly manners.

And besides, Red Dwarf already had "Pride and Prejudice Land" in 1997, and Kryten was able to win the game with a bulldozer...

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Binary Racoon's curator insight, January 31, 2013 9:23 AM

i believe so. yes. Just look at the success of The Walking Dead game, and you will understand that the medium is ready for more interactive drama.

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The Bias Against Creatives as Leaders

The Bias Against Creatives as Leaders | The Curious World | Scoop.it
Bad news: studies show that creatives are often overlooked as leaders. Good news: the bias can be overcome.
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Fascinating article - I've seen the bias. Perhaps the fear that new ideas will shake things up too quickly is at the root; in fact, I think having diversity of thnking across all levels of companies is helpful and empowering.

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Coding for GOOD Update: Why We Stopped Recruiting and Started Teaching

Coding for GOOD Update: Why We Stopped Recruiting and Started Teaching | The Curious World | Scoop.it
Business leaders should consider how making an investment in curriculum and teaching resources may better suit their hiring needs than conventional recruiting methods -- especially as the nature of the 21st century workforce continues to evolve.
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I'd come in early or stay an hour late if it meant learning more about the tools I work with. I hope others take a look at GOOD.

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How To Verify Your Twitter News Sources : a Guide for Journalists

How To Verify Your Twitter News Sources : a Guide for Journalists | The Curious World | Scoop.it
Journalists should treat information we gather on social media the same way we treat information gathered any other way, or an assurance from Mom that she loves you: Check it out. My #twutorial ser...

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FrancoisMagnan's curator insight, January 21, 2013 12:10 PM

En anglais, une liste de conseils pour être sûr d'une source Twitter destinée au journalistes. Ca peut servir aussi pour certaines veilles spécialisées sur les réseaux sociaux.

Dennis T OConnor's curator insight, January 21, 2013 11:26 PM

Investigative searching techniques any one can use to verify sources.

Ellen Robinette's curator insight, January 24, 2013 11:36 AM

Good concepts/examples to use with students when discussing the importance of verifying the quality of sources.

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Lessons in Mindfulness from Sherlock Holmes | Book of the Month | Big Think

Lessons in Mindfulness from Sherlock Holmes | Book of the Month | Big Think | The Curious World | Scoop.it
How can we train our brains to think like Sherlock Holmes? We need to develop the core skill of mindfulness.
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This isn't the first time I've heard of mindfulness, Can being more observant expand our thinking?

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