Gavagai
Follow
Find
35.0K views | +0 today
 
Scooped by Luca Baptista
onto Gavagai
Scoop.it!

Alien Messages in Plain Sight

Alien Messages in Plain Sight | Gavagai | Scoop.it

Could there be a faster way to discover interesting galactic neighbors? Is there some scheme for detecting aliens that might work quicker than tuning in their radio transmissions or hunting down their laser pulses?

more...
No comment yet.
Gavagai
Science. Knowledge.
Curated by Luca Baptista
Your new post is loading...
Your new post is loading...
Scooped by Luca Baptista
Scoop.it!

First Neanderthal etching is a #stoneagehashtag

First Neanderthal etching is a #stoneagehashtag | Gavagai | Scoop.it

More than 40,000 years ago, a Neanderthal scratched a pattern into the floor of a cave in Gibraltar. Is it a doodle, a message or a work of art?

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Luca Baptista
Scoop.it!

The loyal dogs who served alongside human soldiers in war

The loyal dogs who served alongside human soldiers in war | Gavagai | Scoop.it

Both cats and dogs have served as mascots and pets during wartime, but while cats were useful for pest control, dogs had a rather different set of duties, including tracking, scouting, serving as sentries, and carrying messages into battle. Here are some of the animal soldiers who served as man's best friend in war.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Luca Baptista
Scoop.it!

The quote that reveals how at least one corporate school reformer really views students

The quote that reveals how at least one corporate school reformer really views students | Gavagai | Scoop.it

It tells you exactly what they think about the purpose of education.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Luca Baptista
Scoop.it!

We use DNA to predict our medical futures, but it may have more to say about the past

We use DNA to predict our medical futures, but it may have more to say about the past | Gavagai | Scoop.it

Improvements in DNA analysis are helping us rewrite the past and better grasp what it means to be human.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Luca Baptista
Scoop.it!

How higher education in the US was destroyed in 5 basic steps

How higher education in the US was destroyed in 5 basic steps | Gavagai | Scoop.it

Higher education is not what it used to be, and that's no accident.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Luca Baptista
Scoop.it!

The boy with half a brain

The boy with half a brain | Gavagai | Scoop.it

Jeff and Tiernae Buttars surrendered their son William to the most radical procedure in neurosurgery. The grim choice to remove a portion of his brain left everyone changed.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Luca Baptista
Scoop.it!

3 maps that show school segregation in the US

3 maps that show school segregation in the US | Gavagai | Scoop.it

In nearly all states, white students go to school with other white students, and black students go to school with black students.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Luca Baptista
Scoop.it!

The Feynman Lectures on Physics, the most popular physics book ever written, now completely online

The Feynman Lectures on Physics, the most popular physics book ever written, now completely online | Gavagai | Scoop.it

Last fall, Caltech and The Feynman Lectures Website joined forces to create an online edition of The Feynman Lectures on Physics. They started with Volume 1. And now they've followed up with Volume 2 and Volume 3, making the collection complete.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Luca Baptista
Scoop.it!

38 maps that explain the global economy

38 maps that explain the global economy | Gavagai | Scoop.it

Commerce knits the modern world together in a way that nothing else quite does. Almost anything you own these days is the result of a complicated web of global interactions. And there's no better way to depict those interactions than some maps.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Luca Baptista
Scoop.it!

Students develop nail polish to detect date-rape drugs

Students develop nail polish to detect date-rape drugs | Gavagai | Scoop.it

Critics says the clever concept and good intentions don’t add up to a product that actually empowers women.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Luca Baptista
Scoop.it!

Harvard, Yale, and Princeton could afford to make tuition free

Harvard, Yale, and Princeton could afford to make tuition free | Gavagai | Scoop.it

Their endowments are so massive that annual returns could cover the published price for every student.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Luca Baptista
Scoop.it!

A quarter of Americans think they or their families will get Ebola

A quarter of Americans think they or their families will get Ebola | Gavagai | Scoop.it

According to a Harvard School of Public Health/SSRS poll, 68 percent of the U.S. population believes Ebola spreads 'easily'. Four in 10 are worried there will be a large outbreak in the United States. And a quarter of Americans are afraid the virus will infect them or someone in their families.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Luca Baptista
Scoop.it!

Ebolanomics

Ebolanomics | Gavagai | Scoop.it

James Surowiecki on the economics of Ebola drug development. The lack of a treatment is disturbing but predictable. What will persuade pharmaceutical companies to develop unprofitable drugs?

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Luca Baptista
Scoop.it!

These climate scientists are telling you what they really think

These climate scientists are telling you what they really think | Gavagai | Scoop.it

Researchers explain why they feel frustrated, angry, worried, and helpless in the global warming debate.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Luca Baptista
Scoop.it!

How the world wastes food

How the world wastes food | Gavagai | Scoop.it

Every year, the planet loses nearly a third of its food — a staggering 1.4 billion tons. That’s according to a 2011 United Nations study that assessed food networks in 152 countries. The researchers’ results reveal where in the food-supply chain farmers, engineers, and consumers might more effectively get comestibles into mouths.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Luca Baptista
Scoop.it!

Scientists turn bad memories into good inside the brains of mice

Scientists turn bad memories into good inside the brains of mice | Gavagai | Scoop.it

Neuroscientists have devised a technique for switching the emotional association of a memory from bad to good by directly manipulating the neurons that encode it.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Luca Baptista
Scoop.it!

Quantum gravity expert says 'philosophical superficiality' has harmed physics

Quantum gravity expert says 'philosophical superficiality' has harmed physics | Gavagai | Scoop.it

An interview with physicist Carlo Rovelli of Aix-Marseille University and the Intitut Universitaire de France.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Luca Baptista
Scoop.it!

A vast new archive of images from the Great Depression

A vast new archive of images from the Great Depression | Gavagai | Scoop.it

A new project from Yale invites viewers to explore some 175,000 photographs of America in the 1930s and '40s.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Luca Baptista
Scoop.it!

Philosopher Martha Nussbaum on how to live with our human fragility

Philosopher Martha Nussbaum on how to live with our human fragility | Gavagai | Scoop.it

'To be a good human being is to have a kind of openness to the world, an ability to trust uncertain things beyond your own control'.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Luca Baptista
Scoop.it!

Why this video of a beluga whale 'playing' with children is actually very sad

Why this video of a beluga whale 'playing' with children is actually very sad | Gavagai | Scoop.it

While the experience is clearly a whimsical one for the children and adults on hand, to say the beluga is being 'playful' (as many outlets have reported) is a grave misinterpretation.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Luca Baptista
Scoop.it!

Live from the Moon

Live from the Moon | Gavagai | Scoop.it

Marketing the Moon, written by two P.R. professionals and space enthusiasts, chronicles the public-relations triumphs and disasters that, in many ways, determined the fate of the Apollo program.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Luca Baptista
Scoop.it!

The next pandemic won't erupt from the rainforest

The next pandemic won't erupt from the rainforest | Gavagai | Scoop.it

The next pandemic will erupt, not from the jungle, but from the disease factories of hospitals, refugee camps and cities.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Luca Baptista
Scoop.it!

Is there a better way to measure earthquakes?

Is there a better way to measure earthquakes? | Gavagai | Scoop.it

The logarithmic magnitude scale is confusing to many, but it's here to stay. 

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Luca Baptista
Scoop.it!

Centuries-old drawings of Europe's greatest sea monsters

Centuries-old drawings of Europe's greatest sea monsters | Gavagai | Scoop.it

These drawings of sea monsters, taken from books written in Europe centuries ago, prove that you don't need CGI to create a seriously incredible creature.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Luca Baptista
Scoop.it!

The universe, 'branes', and the science of multiple dimensions

The universe, 'branes', and the science of multiple dimensions | Gavagai | Scoop.it

How a needle, a shower curtain, and a New England clam explain the possibility of parallel universes.

more...
No comment yet.