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Turmeric shown to protect brain against fluoride poisoning

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How we read each other's minds

How we read each other's minds | Heal the world | Scoop.it
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.
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TUM - TU München: Using thoughts to control airplanes

TUM - TU München: Using thoughts to control airplanes | Heal the world | Scoop.it
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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.
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Scientists achieve reliable quantum teleportation for first time - CNET

Scientists achieve reliable quantum teleportation for first time - CNET | Heal the world | Scoop.it
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.

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Starling Flocks Behave Like Flying Magnets | Science | WIRED

Starling Flocks Behave Like Flying Magnets | Science | WIRED | Heal the world | Scoop.it
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.

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Neurons identified that determine whether an individual will be depressed or resilient

Neurons identified that determine whether an individual will be depressed or resilient | Heal the world | Scoop.it
We all deal with stress differently. For many of us, stress is a great motivator, spurring a renewed sense of vigor to solve life's problems. But for others, stress triggers depression.
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Scientists Use Lasers To Regrow Teeth From Stem Cells | I Fucking Love Science

Scientists Use Lasers To Regrow Teeth From Stem Cells | I Fucking Love Science | Heal the world | Scoop.it
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.
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The Foundation of Collaborative Leadership

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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

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Collaboration is no longer an option, but a necessity.  But there are options for how, when and with whom to collaborate...

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(From the article): If trust is the currency of a collaborative team, communication is the way to build it. It is only when a team frequently communicates, provides clarity, clarifies vision, shares ideas, extends their lessons and outlines problems clearly that they can really collaborate. Leaders in a collaborative environment need to be transparent and conscious about cultural aspects of communication. They need to offer a compelling view of the future (vision) to engage the energies of people. Along the way, they need to reiterate the vision, keep the team focused and resolve conflicts. They also need to be aware that communication is not just about what they speak, but also about what their actions speak.

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What Keeps Students Motivated to Learn?

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What keeps students motivated to learn? Relevance, connections, and their teachers' emotional investment, among just a few criteria.
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“Treat students like adults. If the students feel like they’re worth it they’ll act more like adults.”

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Jobs Are Not the Answer

Jobs Are Not the Answer | Heal the world | Scoop.it
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.

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"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.

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Rare plant eats toxic heavy metals in phytoremediation miracle

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Sound, Water and Camera Make A Zigzag of Awesome | I Fucking Love Science

Sound, Water and Camera Make A Zigzag of Awesome | I Fucking Love Science | Heal the world | Scoop.it
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.
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Africa: Quality Care At Birth Could Save Nearly 3 Million Children - UN-Backed Study

Africa: Quality Care At Birth Could Save Nearly 3 Million Children - UN-Backed Study | Heal the world | Scoop.it
[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...

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Plant Gardens Anywhere

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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
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These 29 Clever Drawings Will Make You Question Everything Wrong With The World

These 29 Clever Drawings Will Make You Question Everything Wrong With The World | Heal the world | Scoop.it
Polish artist Pawel Kuczynski has worked in satirical illustration since 2004, specializing in thought-provoking images that make his audience question…
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Scientists ‘freeze’ light for an entire minute

Scientists ‘freeze’ light for an entire minute | Heal the world | Scoop.it
In what could prove to be a major breakthrough in quantum memory storage and information processing, German researchers have frozen…
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14 Common Foods that Can Kill Your Pet

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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.
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Collaborative Learning Builds Deeper Understanding - YouTube

By working together on problem sets in math and sharing their perspectives in roundtable discussions in English, students at The College Preparatory School a...

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Antarctic Ice Sheet Less Stable than Assumed, Researchers Say - Nature World News

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The study is published in the journal Nature and is funded by the National Science Foundation. © 2014 NatureWorldNews.com All rights reserved.
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Proof That Life Experiences -- Not Things -- Make You Happier

Proof That Life Experiences -- Not Things -- Make You Happier | Heal the world | Scoop.it
If you're wondering whether to use your tax refund to buy that new expensive bag or go on vacation, a new study suggests your best bet may be the latter.

Researchers from San Francisco State University found that people generally know life experi...

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8 Ways To Cultivate Empathy In Kids

8 Ways To Cultivate Empathy In Kids | Heal the world | Scoop.it
Erika MacLeod (@3rikamac) from Ashoka’s Start Empathy initiative had the opportunity to interview Bob Sornson, the founder of the Early Learning Foundation.
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: 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.

 

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Children win friends through acts of kindness

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CHILDREN who perform kind acts are not only happier but also enjoy greater popularity in their peer groups.

A study of more than 400 Vancouver students aged nine to 11  split the children  into two random groups. One  was asked to visit three favourite places each week  for a month,  the other group  to perform three kind gestures a week over the  same period. That included sharing their lunch or carrying shopping.
Read more: http://www.smh.com.au/lifestyle/children-win-friends-through-acts-of-kindness-20121227-2bxve.html#ixzz32mQGmvam

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More Than Half of Black College Graduates Underemployed

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Recent black college graduates have been hardest hit by the Great Recession.

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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.

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Scientists discover how to turn light into matter after 80-year quest

Scientists discover how to turn light into matter after 80-year quest | Heal the world | Scoop.it
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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Research demonstrates how the use of bad language can alter our behaviour

Research demonstrates how the use of bad language can alter our behaviour | Heal the world | Scoop.it
Swearing provokes a physical stress response, researchers have found … even when it's an accident

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