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Noam Chomsky - "10 strategies of manipulation" by the media

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Noam Chomsky, one of the classic voices of intellectual dissent in the last decade, has compiled a list of the ten most common and effective strategies resorted to by the agendas “hidden” to establish a manipulation of the population through the media.

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How Collecting Opium Antiques Turned Me Into an Opium Addict

How Collecting Opium Antiques Turned Me Into an Opium Addict | Interesting times. | Scoop.it
You really have to work hard to get hooked on smoking opium. The Victorian-era form of the drug, known as chandu, is rare, and the people wh...
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Fake Guru Exposes Desire to Believe

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Kumare, whose real name is Vikram Gandhi, is actually a hip 33-year-old filmmaker from New Jersey, who created a fake "yogalebrity" persona but wound up with a real American following.
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What about Jesus?

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Advice to Young Men from an Old Man

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Generally I don't look to Craigslist for advice, but I remember reading this post a while back and some of these things have been with me ever since. I am by no means advocating everything that is ...
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Blade Runner Movie Execs Called It "Deadly Dull"

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Today, Ridley Scott's Blade Runner is considered a sci-fi classic, but back in 1982 the executives who funded it, Tandem Productions' Jerry Perenchio, Bud Yorkin, and Robin French considered it "deadly dull" and "gets worse every screening." Via...
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Learning how to avoid listening to idiots.

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Richard Feynman on the Universal Responsibility of Scientists

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Now, we scientists … take it for granted that it is perfectly consistent to be unsure — that it is possible to live and not know. But I don’t know whether everyone realizes that this is true. Our freedom to doubt was born of a struggle against authority in the early days of science. It was a very deep and strong struggle. Permit us to question — to doubt, that’s all — not to be sure. And I think it is important that we do not forget the importance of this struggle and thus perhaps lose what we have gained. Here lies a responsibility to society.

 

 

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The History of Education [Infographic] - Boundless Blog

The History of Education [Infographic] - Boundless Blog | Interesting times. | Scoop.it

As we searched for some of most memorable moments and discoveries in the history of education, we found there are lots of things that haven’t changed in hundreds of years! The groundwork for clunky, physical textbooks was set by the Ancient Greeks, and in the Middle Ages, the lecture format of teaching emerged."


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This is clearly an overview (how could one cover centuries of education in one infographic). The infographic starts with Education in the Ancient World and moves through the Middle Ages, on to the Renaissance, then to Early Education in the U.S., Modern Education in the U.S. and finishes with Where Education Will Be in 20 Years. 

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While their search for some of most memorable moments and discoveries in the history of education, showed a lot of things that haven’t changed in hundreds of years,we bet we'll see some changes soon with incredibly low cost computers, and tablets entering the classrooms ... At least we hope so....

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How Do You Depress A Rat? Harass It With A Robot

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In order to create a workable model of a human mental disorder like depression, anxiety or schizophrenia, rats are often genetically manipulated or have their nerve system surgically altered. Sometimes they are forced to swim for long periods of time. Now, researchers at Waseda University in Tokyo have created a new method: Let a robotic rat terrorize the rats into depression.

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Koen van Os - 50 Watts

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Illustration and book art with a literary bent. Focus on international children's books and Surrealism.
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25 posters by Dutch artist Koen van Os (1910–83)

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Global Village Construction Set - Open Source Ecology

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Animation created in Flash and After Effects looking at mans relationship with the natural world. Music: In the Hall of the Mountain King by Edvard Grieg. facebook.com/SteveCuttsArt…
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Medium Uncool: The CD Turns 30

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Our staff marks the 30th anniversary of the compact disc with stories of second-hand triumphs, pesky scratches, insidious CD burning schemes, and more.

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Bulgarians and Romanians remain in second division | Presseurop

Bulgarians and Romanians remain in second division | Presseurop | Interesting times. | Scoop.it
Job discrimination, threats over visas…. More than five years after their accession to the European Union, Bulgarians and Romanians are treated like second class citizens, complains a Sofia columnist.
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Moby Dick | Big Read (Audio Book)

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Entire Moby Dick novel read by top artists of 21st century. Undertaking such a leviathan of a project – sourcing, recording and editing 136 readings alongside an international body of artwork to accompany each chapter – has been made possible by the extraordinary commitment of a dedicated team of people, who for nearly two years have been united by a vision to create a new way of retelling the story of Moby-Dick for a 21st Century audience.

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38 Wonderful Foreign Words We Could Use in English

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Sometimes we must turn to other languages to find the perfect word.
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Postmodernism Disrobed - Richard Dawkins | RichardDawkins.net

Postmodernism Disrobed - Richard Dawkins | RichardDawkins.net | Interesting times. | Scoop.it

Suppose you are an intellectual impostor with nothing to say, but with strong ambitions to succeed in academic life, collect a coterie of reverent disciples and have students around the world anoint your pages with respectful yellow highlighter. What kind of literary style would you cultivate? Not a lucid one, surely, for clarity would expose your lack of content.

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Frieze Magazine | Keywords

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First published in 1976, Raymond Williams’ Keywords is a ‘record of an inquiry into a vocabulary … concerned with the practices and institutions described as “culture” and “society”.’

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Living With Less. A Lot Less.

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I LIVE in a 420-square-foot studio. I sleep in a bed that folds down from the wall. I have six dress shirts. I have 10 shallow bowls that I use for salads and main dishes. When people come over for dinner, I pull out my extendable dining room table. I don’t have a single CD or DVD and I have 10 percent of the books I once did...

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Ante Topic Mimara,"The Master Swindler of Yugoslavia", by Konstantin Akinsha

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This is the story about one of the greatest art thieves in the modern history. There was a documentary once on Croatian television, investigating the curious life of Ante Topić Mimara, but it seems it never reached the Internet.

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Cramped Apartments in Hong Kong Shot From Directly Above

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In the middle of last year, The Economist released rankings for the world's most livable cities, and Hong Kong was found at the top. What many people d
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The Web’s Best Education Hacks to Make Your Life Easier | Online MBA

The Web’s Best Education Hacks to Make Your Life Easier | Online MBA | Interesting times. | Scoop.it
Sometimes getting an education can be difficult. Staying productive, effective, and efficient are never-ending battles.
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Nice infographic.

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16 Sparrows | Sarcasm folded in half

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Here at the LWA we want to encourage everyone to write more letters. We have made a select group of LWA items available to the public, but we still have a bevy of postal items & free downloads exclusively for our awesome members.

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Tiger Automaton Plays Music While Mauling a Man to Death

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The Tipu Sultan, ruler of Mysore from 1782-1799, adopted the tiger as his royal symbol. He fought many battles against the British throughout his reign.
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Father Hires In-Game Assassins To Kill His Lazy Son's Video Game Characters

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23-year old Xiao Feng doesn't want to get a job. He'd rather spend his time playing video games.
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This may seem funny today, but I believe it is an important landmark in the development of future cyberspace, even social media as we know it today.

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Yugoslavia syndrome threatens EU | Presseurop

Yugoslavia syndrome threatens EU | Presseurop | Interesting times. | Scoop.it
The north earns the money, while the south spends it – while this phrase is currently being bandied about in the eurozone, it was also widely heard a quarter of a century ago in the former Yugoslavia.
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"The Problem With Music" an essay by Steve Albini

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