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The Science of Collaboration - Inside Higher Ed

The Science of Collaboration Inside Higher Ed “What is both possible and necessary is a true conceptual leap from interdisciplinary collaboration to a powerful transdisciplinarity, sweeping together the physical sciences and engineering (PSE) and...

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"If government, industry, and academia can be incentivized to work together in new ways, the different approaches to creativity and innovation developed over the years in these very different sectors can be integrated and expanded to their mutual benefit."

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Is individualism damaging society? | Poll | Comment is free ...

Is individualism damaging society? | Poll | Comment is free ... | Heal the world | Scoop.it
Britain's outgoing chief rabbi, Lord Sacks, says that selfish attitudes erode trust in industry, in economics, in financial institutions and within marriages. Is he right?
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Yes it is !!!!

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Physicist Solves 'Schrödinger's Cat' Debate - Laboratory Equipment

Physicist Solves 'Schrödinger's Cat' Debate - Laboratory Equipment | Heal the world | Scoop.it
Physicist Solves 'Schrödinger's Cat' Debate Laboratory Equipment “A measurement in quantum physics means using some sort of large-scale macroscopic device, such as a Geiger counter, to learn something about the quantum state of a microscopic...
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 “The strange thing is that the action happens instantly, with no time for light or an electromagnetic signal or radio signal to communicate between the two,” Hobson says. “It is a single object that is behaving as a single object but it is in two different places. It doesn’t matter what the distance is between them.”

That phenomenon must be taken into account to resolve the measurement problem, he says. That means with Schrödinger's cat, the cat is no longer predicted to be both dead and alive. It is instead dead if the nucleus decays, and alive if the nucleus does not decay, just as one would expect.

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Report proposes microbiology's grand challenge to help feed the world

Report proposes microbiology's grand challenge to help feed the world (Science daily) http://t.co/LMA6QDypCW
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"Microbes are essential partners in all aspects of plant physiology, but human efforts to improve plant productivity have focused solely on the plant," says Ian Sanders of University of Lausanne, chair of the colloquium that produced the report. "Optimizing the microbial communities that live in, on and around plants, can substantially reduce the need for chemical fertilizers, pesticides and herbicides."

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Scientists show they can 'read your mind' using brain scans - NBC News.com

Scientists show they can 'read your mind' using brain scans - NBC News.com | Heal the world | Scoop.it
Machines that can read people's minds are getting closer to reality: Scientists have revealed they can now use brain scans to read...
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ok, but.... where  the "I" is ?

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Searching for Finland's Education Entrepreneurs

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Last week, Annie Murphy Paul’s review of Amanda Ripley’s book, The Smartest Kids in the World, began with Ripley’s quote: “If you want the American dream, go to Finland.”It just so happened that I was there last week...

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At this school, where his children attend, students from different grades are encouraged to share physical spaces and socialize. Much has been said about the lack of homework in favor of letting kids be kids and play. “In our education system, it’s all about trust and love.”

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California fire crews face nature's force: 'This is a battle. But we have a system'

California fire crews face nature's force: 'This is a battle. But we have a system' | Heal the world | Scoop.it
Rim fire continues to rage in the Sierra Nevada as fire crews come face-to-face with a time bomb 100 years in the making (California firefighters take on nature: 'This is a battle. But we have a system': Rim fire continues to rage i...
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Mike Martin, a veteran firefighter and information officer, echoed the optimism. "There will be ecological benefits from this fire. We have learned over many years that not all fire is bad."

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O que é um OGM? ("What is a GMO?" - legendas-Pt)

«Aos seus amigos que ainda acham que alimentos geneticamente modificados são tão naturais quanto respirar, envie-lhes este vídeo "O que é um OGM?", (um trech...

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What is valley fever? - Mother Nature Network

What is valley fever? - Mother Nature Network | Heal the world | Scoop.it
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What is valley fever?
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Valley fever is on the rise.
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Irregular bedtimes can affect children’s brain development

Irregular bedtimes can  affect children’s brain development | Heal the world | Scoop.it
Girls more affected by different bed times than boys

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Writing in the Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health, the authors suggest that irregular bedtimes affect the brain’s “plasticity”, or ability to store and learn new information. “Early child development has profound influences on health and wellbeing across the life course. Therefore, reduced or disrupted sleep, especially if it occurs at key times in development, could have important impacts on health throughout life,” the authors write.

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Why Genetically Modifying Food Is A Bad Idea

Why Genetically Modifying Food Is A Bad Idea | Heal the world | Scoop.it
Why are we spending millions of dollars reinventing the wheel when we already have several that work? Just because science can improve nutrition by genetically engineering food, doesn't mean we have to.
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Just because science can improve nutrition by genetically engineering food, doesn’t mean we have to.

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Fulfilling One Of Martin Luther King Jr.'s Dreams: A Basic Income Guarantee

Fulfilling One Of Martin Luther King Jr.'s Dreams: A Basic Income Guarantee | Heal the world | Scoop.it
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.

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This year, we mark the 50th anniversary of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s famous “I Have a Dream speech at the March on Washington on Aug. 28, 1963. But we are sobered by the fact that 46 million U.S. citizens are living in poverty and that we have become two Americas -- one for the rich and one for the rest of us.

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School is a prison — and damaging our kids

School is a prison — and damaging our kids | Heal the world | Scoop.it
Longer school years aren't the answer. The problem is school itself.
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In our culture today, there are many routes through which children can apply their natural drives and instincts to learn everything they need to know for a successful adulthood. More than 2 million children in the United States now base their education at home and in the larger community rather than at school, and an ever-increasing proportion of their families have scrapped set curricular approaches in favor of self-directed learning. These parents do not give lessons or tests, but provide a home environment that facilitates learning, and they help connect their children to community activities from which they learn. Some of these families began this approach long ago and have adult children who are now thriving in higher education and careers.

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For East Timor refugee children, education remains a luxury

For East Timor refugee children, education remains a luxury | Heal the world | Scoop.it
Speaking up: Children learned to name basic parts of a human body in Indonesian by using pictures.The huge numbers of refugees entering Atambua, East ...
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City living affects your brain, researchers find

City living affects your brain, researchers find | Heal the world | Scoop.it
The part of the brain that senses danger becomes overactive in city-dwellers when they are under stress (City living affects your brain, researchers find http://t.co/iBxpOD6kBM)...
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The brains of people living in cities operate differently from those in rural areas, according to a brain-scanning study. Scientists found that two regions, involved in the regulation of emotion and anxiety, become overactive in city-dwellers when they are stressed and argue that the differences could account for the increased rates of mental healthproblems seen in urban areas.

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Very interesting! .... "The brains of people living in cities operate differently from those in rural areas, according to a brain-scanning study. Scientists found that two regions, involved in the regulation of emotion and anxiety, become overactive in city-dwellers when they are stressed and argue that the differences could account for the increased rates of mental health problems seen in urban areas."

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Mind meld? Scientist uses his brain to control another guy's finger - NBC News.com

Mind meld? Scientist uses his brain to control another guy's finger - NBC News.com | Heal the world | Scoop.it
The world of mind-control zombie armies may have gotten just a little closer: Scientists say they've hooked up one person's brain to the...
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How do chemical weapons affect the human body? › Ask an Expert (ABC Science)

How do chemical weapons affect the human body? › Ask an Expert (ABC Science) | Heal the world | Scoop.it
How do chemical weapons affect the human body? › Ask an Expert (ABC #Science): http://t.co/9zJz5KDxqX #ISFfamily
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Humans Can Learn to Echolocate


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Bats, dolphins and porpoises use echolocation to navigate and hunt. In humans, reports of blind people using sounds to orient themselves go back to the 18th century, but the phenomenon has been less well-studied in sighted people.

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World Congress Quantum Medicine 2013

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World Congress of Quantum Medicine Honolulu, Hawaii at the Hale Koa Hotel September 30th to October 3rd, 2013 What is the World Congress? The World Co (Oh my, it's not Quantum Physics, it's the World Congress of Quantum Medicine.
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Arctic Sea Ice Disappearance Spurs Northern Greening

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As our climate warms and sea ice declines, the Arctic is receiving a bit of a makeover. Scientists have discovered that warming trends are changing the vegetation in nearby coastal areas, essentially greening the Arctic.
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Reducing demand for ivory is the key to protecting elephants and rhinos

Reducing demand for ivory is the key to protecting elephants and rhinos | Heal the world | Scoop.it
Adam Welz: Legal trade and military-style protection may help, but ultimately these animals will not survive with their ecological function intact unless ivory demand and price falls

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"Human" the most " intelligent" animal,  is abusing  other animals to fill his own egoistic needs ,instead of being "the intelligent species" that  take care of them. 

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NYC Programmer Begins Coding Lessons With Homeless 'Genius'

NYC Programmer Begins Coding Lessons With Homeless 'Genius' | Heal the world | Scoop.it
A programmer from New York blogged about a plan to offer a homeless man a chance to learn to code.
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How Britain's taste for fish and chips is putting endangered fin whales at risk

How Britain's taste for fish and chips is putting endangered fin whales at risk | Heal the world | Scoop.it
It is the archetypal British dish, but our penchant for fish and chips may help support the trade in the endangered fin whale.

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Study: To The Human Brain, Me Is We

Study: To The Human Brain, Me Is We | Heal the world | Scoop.it
A new study from University of Virginia researchers supports a finding that’s been gaining science-fueled momentum in recent years: the human brain is wired to connect with others so strongly that it experiences what they experience as if it’s...

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