Sensing the motives and feelings of others is a natural talent for humans. But how do we do it? Here, Rebecca Saxe shares fascinating lab work that uncovers how the brain thinks about other peoples' thoughts -- and judges their actions.
Pilots of the future could be able to control their aircraft by merely thinking commands. Scientists of the Technische Universität München and the TU Berlin have now demonstrated the feasibility of flying via brain control – with astonishing accuracy.
SlashGear Scientists achieve reliable quantum teleportation for first time CNET Albert Einstein once told a friend that quantum mechanics doesn't hold water in his scientific world view because "physics should represent a reality in time and space,...
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Albert Einstein once told a friend that quantum mechanics doesn't hold water in his scientific world view because "physics should represent a reality in time and space, free from spooky actions at a distance." That spooky action at a distance is entanglement, a quantum phenomenon in which two particles, separated by any amount of distance, can instantaneously affect one another as if part of a unified system.
Now, scientists have successfully hijacked that quantum weirdness -- doing so reliably for the first time -- to produce what many sci-fi fans have long dreamt up: teleportation. No, not beaming humans aboard the USS Enterprise, but the teleportation of data.
To achieve their extraordinary coordination, starling flocks in flight behave mathematically like magnetized metals and avalanches. Their formations don't just transcend biology, but span multiple physical phenomena.
Imagine if a trip to the dentist to treat a cavity didn’t involve a filling, root canal, or crown. What if a simple light treatment could actually get your teeth to regrow themselves using stem cells? That’s the aim of a group of researchers at Harvard’s Wyss Institute, led by David Mooney, who have found success in regrowing rat teeth in this manner. The researchers have developed a technique using a low-power laser to coax stem cells into reforming dentin, which could have implications for dentistry, wound healing, and bone restoration.
In an industrial age, people went to factories and worked together to produce the outcomes. When required, they collaborated in person. Supervisors commanded and controlled others and leadership was often equated with “taking power”. Factories depended heavily on rigid top-down hierarchies and
Job losses will only get worse as the 21st century progresses. Global capital will continue to move jobs to places on the planet that have the lowest labor costs. Technology will continue to improve, eliminating countless jobs.
"Work" and jobs are not the answer to ending poverty. This has been the hardest concept for us to understand. It's the hardest concept to sell to citizens and policy makers. To end poverty and to achieve true economic freedom, we need to break the link between work and income.
Job creation is a completely wrong approach because the world doesn't need everyone to have a job in order to produce what is needed for us to live a decent, comfortable life.
We need to re-think the whole concept of having a job.
When we say we need more jobs, what we really mean is we need is more money to live on.
Want to make water flow in a zig zag so it seems like the drops are suspended in space? How about looking like the water if flowing upwards? It turns out you can do it with common home equipment, although sadly it only really works on camera, or with a strobe.
[UN News]The majority of the almost 3 million children who die before they turn one month old could be saved if they received quality care around the time of birth, according to the findings released today in a study supported by the UN Children's...
John here with Food is Free. The Food is Free San Marcos team went out and painted the town with food yesterday. Here's to taking action into our own hands and starting conversations that matter. We are the solution, it's time to come together and get creative about creating the kind of world that works for everyone and abundance is the new normal. Learn how the Food is Free Project lined our street in front yard gardens and shared the harvest with our neighbors:http://youtu.be/KlC-4MgfICU Want to Start a Food is Free Project in your city? Let's start the conversation:http://goo.gl/F0yW4c Watch our Seedbomb tutorial to paint your town with food and flowers with your friends: http://youtu.be/5J5IKwmTkmY Support the cause, get your Food is Free shirt today: http://foodisfreeproject.org/store Onward and upward! The Folks at The Food is Free Project
14 Common Foods that Can Kill Your Pet - Lots of people have pets and they treat them as an integral part of their family, but while there are foods that are safe and delicious for us, they might be dangerous for our pets.
Erika MacLeod (@3rikamac) from Ashoka’s Start Empathy initiative had the opportunity to interview Bob Sornson, the founder of the Early Learning Foundation.
Ruth Obadia's insight:
: What role do you see empathy playing in early childhood development?
A: Patterns are developed early in the lives of children. In my view we must help kids feel safe and connected, and then nurture their ability to be calm, focused, persistent, and to delay gratification. With basic security and self-regulation in place, we can help kids develop the empathy that becomes the foundation of social-emotional skills for the rest of their lives.
Sornson also shared tips for educators and parents to help cultivate empathy in children:
1. Start with safety and security. Fear interferes with the development of empathy. Learn to set limits in the home or classroom with respect and love.
2. Regular family or classroom routines build a sense of predictable security for children. Well-established routines also help children practice self-regulation skills.
3. Self-regulation skills are the foundation for empathy. By learning to calm themselves, regulate emotions, delay gratification, persevere, and stay focused on the right things, children develop the skills which allow them to look beyond themselves.
4. Model empathy. Notice the lives of others. Talk about your experiences practicing empathy, and about the times you forgot to act with empathy.
5. Tell stories that help kids see the world from the perspective of others.
6. Read great children’s literature with your kids. Great books draw children into the lives of the characters and help them learn to see the world differently. “If you want your children to be intelligent,”Albert Einstein once said, “read them fairy tales. If you want them to be more intelligent, read them more fairy tales.”
7. Notice your children’s feelings. Talk about these feelings. Help children learn to use words to describe their inner experiences.
8. Relationships matter. Help kids build relationships which inspire them to trust and care for others.
Black students trying to make their way at predominantly white colleges face everything fromidentity challenges to overt racism. Black men appear to have the most dramatic hurdles: In amuch-discussed YouTube video, UCLA student Sy Stokes notes that just 48 black men entered UCLA in fall 2012. And not all of them will graduate. Are we really over 50 years past the Civil Rights Act? Clearly, opportunity is not color-blind either during or after graduation.
In just one day over several cups of coffee in a tiny office in Imperial's Blackett Physics Laboratory, three physicists worked out a relatively simple way to physically prove a theory first devised by scientists Breit and Wheeler in ...
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