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The Earth breathes, and it is beautiful

Using NASA's latest high-resolution satellite imagery of Earth, datavisualization expert John Nelson has created a pair of captivating animations that track seasonal transformations on the blue marble we call home.

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Reinterpreting the empathy-altruism relat... [J Pers Soc Psychol. 1997] - PubMed - NCBI

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Four out of five UK children 'not connected to nature' - The Guardian

Four out of five UK children 'not connected to nature' - The Guardian | Heal the world | Scoop.it
Metro Four out of five UK children 'not connected to nature' The Guardian The study follows a major stock-take of the state of Britain's nature, published in May, which found that the majority of UK species are declining, and one in three have...
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Children were spending too much time on screens, such as TVs and iPads, he said, but cautioned "technology is not really a problem in itself. It's a much more fundamental commercialisation of childhood."

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Why Your Brain Needs More Downtime

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Americans and their brains are preoccupied with work much of the time. Throughout history people have intuited that such puritanical devotion to perpetual busyness does not in fact translate to greater productivity and is not particularly healthy.

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Need a hug? Study details human-like way bonobos show empathy.

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In human children, research has indicated that orphans have a hard time bouncing back quickly from an emotional setback. This study points to the same patterns in young bonobos.

 

Bonobos, which along with chimpanzees are humans' closest living relatives, can be quick with a sympathetic hug and quick to recover from their own stressful events. And they have their mothers to thank for it. That's the upshot of a new study of behavior among bonobos – primates that researchers have found to host remarkably humanlike abilities to empathize or to forgo aggression for cooperation in a society that gives females higher status than males.

 

In the past, studies of empathy and an ability to console others among bonobos have focused on who is giving and receiving comfort and under what circumstances, explains Frans de Waal, who heads the Living Links program at Emory University's Yerkes Primate National Research Center in Atlanta. The studies also have looked for parallels between bonobos and young children on these points.

 

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Escaping the scourge of female genital mutilation in Tanzania: a Maasai girls’ school provides scholarships for those at risk | UN Women - Headquarters

Escaping the scourge of female genital mutilation in Tanzania: a Maasai girls’ school provides scholarships for those at risk | UN Women - Headquarters | Heal the world | Scoop.it
RT @UN_Women: #Tanzania:School helps young women&girls fight back agnst #FGM w/education&scholarships http://t.co/j5fR9v7z2R #dayofthegirl …
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In what kind of world are we living ????   

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What Impact Does the Environment Have on Us? | Taking Charge of Your Health & Wellbeing

What Impact Does the Environment Have on Us? | Taking Charge of Your Health & Wellbeing | Heal the world | Scoop.it
Since the earliest times, humans have needed to be sensitive to their surroundings to survive, which means that we have an innate awareness of our environment and seek out environments with certain qualities.

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Quantum computing: The next information revolution | AAAS MemberCentral

Quantum computing: The next information revolution | AAAS MemberCentral | Heal the world | Scoop.it
Curiosity drives humanity. When confronted with a new phenomenon, we are compelled to search for understanding. We can then control the science with new technologies, making life easier.
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Quantum particles can occupy two states at the same time. Incredibly sensitive, their characteristics change in the simple process of observing them. Yet in measuring the interactions of particles with higher mass, experimenters can calculate minute energy fluctuations, allowing a better understanding of this quantum soup.

“Quantum mechanics tells you that the quantum [computing] bit or the quantum coin can be both tails and heads at the same time. And this is really changing how the world works,” says Laflamme, the executive director of the University of Waterloo’s Institute for Quantum Computing.

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Five Things Most People Don't Know Poverty & Student Achievement

Five Things Most People Don't Know Poverty & Student Achievement | Heal the world | Scoop.it
Eric Jensen wants teachers to know that, even in the case of poverty, they can help students achieve to their fullest potential.
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a) marriage rates have dropped in half in the last 50 years; yet cohabitating married couples, who have children after age 21, reduce their chances of poverty to under 5%.

b) high school graduation rates for poor and minority students are still a coin flip or worse in most of the nation's 50 largest cities (including Detroit at 25%, Indianapolis at 30% and Cleveland at 34%). No diploma means job chances go down.

c) "job ready" life skills; schools rarely prepare kids for life in the real world (relationship skills, effort-building, executive function skills, positive attitudes and money/finance skills).  If you're educated, with good life skills and married, your odds of being poor are under 2%.

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Why We're More Creative When We’re Tired, And 9 Other Surprising Things About How Brains Work

Why We're More Creative When We’re Tired, And 9 Other Surprising Things About How Brains Work | Heal the world | Scoop.it
You may be hardwired as an introvert or an extrovert. But don't worry there are ways to change how our brains work.

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Forbes India Magazine - Lifestyle Diseases Cause More Young Deaths

Forbes India Magazine - Lifestyle Diseases Cause More Young Deaths | Heal the world | Scoop.it
More young people are dying of lifestyle diseases, accidents and violence, rather than infections
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Arizona solar plant achieves six hours after sun goes down

Arizona solar plant achieves six hours after sun goes down | Heal the world | Scoop.it
(Phys.org) —Abengoa's Solana plant in the desert near Gila Bend, Arizona, passed commercial testing this week The 280-megawatt Solana solar thermal power plant producing electricity without direct sunlight made the announcement on Wednesday.

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Sugar named ‘most addictive and dangerous substance’ of our time, worse than cigarettes and alcohol

Sugar named ‘most addictive and dangerous substance’ of our time, worse than cigarettes and alcohol | Heal the world | Scoop.it
While the rest of the world is busy obsessing over the dangers of cigarettes and alcohol, the head of Amsterdam's health service in the Netherlands is ... (Sugar....most addictive and dangerous substance of our time!

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Empathy? Surprising study shows that brains process the pain of villains more than the pain of people we like

Empathy? Surprising study shows that brains process the pain of villains more than the pain of people we like | Heal the world | Scoop.it
A counterintuitive findings from a new study show that the part of the brain that is associated with empathizing with the pain of others is activated more strongly by watching the suffering of hateful people as opposed to likable people.

 

While one might assume that we would empathize more with people we like, the study may indicate that the human brain focuses more greatly on the need to monitor enemies closely, especially when they are suffering.


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2,000 primary pupils arrested for naughtiness - Telegraph

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Six primary school children are being arrested every day leading to youngsters being criminalised for behaviour that was once written off as naughtiness, a report claims. (@nuclear94 @hoffenbrau51 we arrest 6 primary school <10 kids a day.
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6 Ways To Raise Your Emotional Intelligence (EQ)

6 Ways To Raise Your Emotional Intelligence (EQ) | Heal the world | Scoop.it
"We must accept finite disappointment, but we must never lose infinite hope." - Martin Luther King

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"Your emotional awareness and ability to handle feelings can determine your success and overall happiness in all aspects of your life. Raising your emotional intelligence has a direct and positive effect on your level of energy and consciousness."

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Quick and easy steps to changing your lifestyle and making you heighten your EQ

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This topic was relevant to my interests because we covered EQ but did not cover how to raise EQ. This topic covers six key factors to raise emotional intelligence, which are: 1.Self awareness 2. Empathy 3. Self regulation  4. Motivation 5. Social skills and 6. Happiness

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Adolescent males show a temporary decline, between ages 13 and 16, in affective empathy, new research shows.

Adolescent males show a temporary decline, between ages 13 and 16, in affective empathy, new research shows. | Heal the world | Scoop.it
Vital social skills are still changing dramatically in teens, new research shows. Adolescent males actually show a temporary decline in one form of empathy.

 

Adolescent males actually show a temporary decline, between ages 13 and 16, in a related skill—affective empathy, or the ability to recognize and respond to others' feelings, according to the study, co-authored by Jolien van der Graaff, a doctoral candidate in the Research Centre Adolescent Development at Utrecht University in the Netherlands. Fortunately, the boys' sensitivity recovers in the late teens. Girls' affective empathy remains relatively high and stable through adolescence.

 

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In adolescence, critical social skills that are needed to feel concern for other people and understand how they think are undergoing major changes. Adolescence has long been known as prime time for developing cognitive skills for self-control, or executive function.

"Cognitive empathy," or the mental ability to take others' perspective, begins rising steadily in girls at age 13, according to a six-year study published recently in Developmental Psychology. But boys don't begin until age 15 to show gains in perspective-taking, which helps in problem-solving and avoiding conflict.

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Energy stimulants could cause heart problems, warns Therapeutic Goods Administration (Aus)

Energy stimulants could cause heart problems, warns Therapeutic Goods Administration (Aus) | Heal the world | Scoop.it
THE medicines watchdog is warning of the dangers of energy supplements containing caffeine, and a bitter orange herbal supplement after reports of heart problems in teenagers.

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Schools 'let down invisible poor'

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The problem of pupil underachievement has shifted from inner cities to schools in suburbs, coastal towns and rural areas, education watchdog Ofsted says.
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Two AAAS members win 2013 Nobel Prize in Chemistry | AAAS MemberCentral

Two AAAS members win 2013 Nobel Prize in Chemistry | AAAS MemberCentral | Heal the world | Scoop.it
Congratulations to AAAS members Michael Levitt and Arieh Warshel who, with Martin Karplus, were awarded this year's Nobel Prize in chemistry "for the development of multiscale models for complex chemical systems." Levitt is a cancer researcher at Stanford...
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"The work of Karplus, Levitt and Warshel is ground-breaking in that they managed to make Newton’s classical physics work side-by-side with the fundamentally different quantum physics," states the Nobel Assembly. "For instance, in simulations of how a drug couples to its target protein in the body, the computer performs quantum theoretical calculations on those atoms in the target protein that interact with the drug. The rest of the large protein is simulated using less demanding classical physics."

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Fierce cyclone rips into India; 550,000 flee to shelters

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ICHAPURAM/BHUBANESWAR, India (Reuters) - A fierce cyclone tore into India's coast, killing at least five people, forcing half a million into shelters and threatening to devastate farmland and fishing hamlets.Cyclone...

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Spock Had It Right: It’s About Infinite Diversity in Infinite Combinations

Spock Had It Right: It’s About Infinite Diversity in Infinite Combinations | Heal the world | Scoop.it
Why is creating a diverse team important? Do you know how to create diverse teams?
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Communication is a necessity. No two people have the same history and experience. Everyone brings something different to the table. Diverse teams have a great opportunity to learn from each other. For a diverse team to truly be high performing, they must feel comfortable having open and honest communication of ideas. Open and honest communication can help diverse teams learn, grow and be successful.
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Empathy helps kids understand sarcasm: study - Today.com

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Empathy helps kids understand sarcasm: study
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I remember when my daughter first figured out that we don't always mean what we literally say.

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Forbes India Magazine - The Need For a Critical Thinking Revolution

Forbes India Magazine - The Need For a Critical Thinking Revolution | Heal the world | Scoop.it
Linda Elder, who heads up the Foundation and Center for Critical Thinking, discusses why we need a revolution in the way we think

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We are all citizens of a global community and by implication, we need to think well about global issues: we are in a literal race to save our oceans, our air -- perhaps our very planet.  Our lives are interwoven in ways we don’t even understand.  The only way we can solve the almost overwhelming problems we currently face us is if we collectively begin to think critically in a global, systematic, fair-minded way.  Only then can we begin to realize the world Socrates envisioned
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The price of creating a connected future

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Future generations will live in a world more connected in almost every way, but how will human interaction suffer, asks author Tad Williams.

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