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The Cattle Growth Drug That’s Making Beef More Like Chicken

The Cattle Growth Drug That’s Making Beef More Like Chicken | Philosophy, Thoughts and Society | Scoop.it
A new cattle drug called Zilmax is being widely used in the industrial feedlots where most of America’s beef comes from, but not because it produces a better sirloin.
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Over-Wired Americans Are Richer Than They Realize

Over-Wired Americans Are Richer Than They Realize | Philosophy, Thoughts and Society | Scoop.it
Americans, as a whole, have no perspective. Whether time, money or relationships, we need to see what we have, not what we want.
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Your Massively Open Offline College Is Broken

Your Massively Open Offline College Is Broken | Philosophy, Thoughts and Society | Scoop.it
I wrote a thing last fall about massive open online courses (MOOCs, in the parlance), and the challenge that free or cheap online classes pose to business as us
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Rent Vs. Own in the Internet Space

I’ve been thinking lately about owning and renting real estate. In the real world, the goal for many is to own property, or perhaps, multiple properties. With
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Is there scientific evidence that handwriting is better for learning than typing?

Is there scientific evidence that handwriting is better for learning than typing? | Philosophy, Thoughts and Society | Scoop.it
“Children who write by hand ‘learn better than those who type’,” reported the Daily Mail. The newspaper is referring to a scientific paper discussing the theory that the physical action of forming letters while handwriting...
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Tomorrow’s world: A guide to the next 150 years

Tomorrow’s world: A guide to the next 150 years | Philosophy, Thoughts and Society | Scoop.it
Explore our graphical guide to the advances of the future, from 2013 to 2150.
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Creative Commons Infographic: Licenses Explained – Technology Enhanced Learning Blog

Creative Commons Infographic: Licenses Explained – Technology Enhanced Learning Blog | Philosophy, Thoughts and Society | Scoop.it
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TED Blog | New TED Book: In Mistrust We Trust

TED Blog | New TED Book: In Mistrust We Trust | Philosophy, Thoughts and Society | Scoop.it
TED is a small nonprofit devoted to Ideas Worth Spreading -- through TED.com, our annual conferences, the annual TED Prize and local TEDx events.
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Just because something has value doesn't mean it has a price

Just because something has value doesn't mean it has a price | Philosophy, Thoughts and Society | Scoop.it
Cory Doctorow: If every last shred of incidental online value is given a price tag, we'll never harvest the full fruits of our ingenuity
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The Importance of Excel

By James Kwak I spent the past two days at a financial regulation conference in Washington (where I saw more BlackBerries than I have seen in years—can't lawyers and lobbyists afford decent phones?...
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【資訊人權貴專欄】專利不只影響科技圈,更助長帝國主義對生命的剝削

【資訊人權貴專欄】專利不只影響科技圈,更助長帝國主義對生命的剝削 | Philosophy, Thoughts and Society | Scoop.it
你以為專利糾紛與負面效應只發生在科技圈嗎? 日前很認真地看了《孟山都眼中的世界》,才了解 Monsanto 有多邪惡、多不可思議(可參考 彭明輝教授摘要與補充)。 印度一處農業區,因為引進 Monsanto 的專利棉花種子,而造成農人被嚴重剝削、 該區自殺率飆升;一位物理博士 Vandana Shi...
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» Napster, Udacity, and the Academy Clay Shirky

Despite digital technology allowing a pooling of cognitive resources, it doesn’t guarantee that the value of the whole is greater than the sum of the parts. When it comes to creativity and the human mind, time and experience are key components. If the economics to support the allocation of time and experience are removed, then we can’t expect to be able to get the same level of quality content as we had before. That doesn’t mean it’s impossible, but the probabilities may change significantly.

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This Explains Everything: 192 Thinkers on the Most Elegant Theory of How the World Works

This Explains Everything: 192 Thinkers on the Most Elegant Theory of How the World Works | Philosophy, Thoughts and Society | Scoop.it
"The greatest pleasure in science comes from theories that derive the solution to some deep puzzle from a small set of simple principles in
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‘Five Myths About Nuclear Weapons,’ and More

‘Five Myths About Nuclear Weapons,’ and More | Philosophy, Thoughts and Society | Scoop.it
Decades after the cold war, nuclear weapons are an established fact of regional and global strategy.
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The Future Of Marketing: You Connected To Your Toaster

The Future Of Marketing: You Connected To Your Toaster | Philosophy, Thoughts and Society | Scoop.it
What can media do? I was driving on the highway and spotted a billboard. It was your average, run of the mills, type of billboard. It could have been for a local restaurant, something from the tourism council, a car...
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Student Suspended for Refusing to Wear RFID Tracker Loses Lawsuit | Threat Level | Wired.com

Student Suspended for Refusing to Wear RFID Tracker Loses Lawsuit | Threat Level | Wired.com | Philosophy, Thoughts and Society | Scoop.it
A Texas high school student who claimed her student identification was the "Mark of the Beast" because it was implanted with a radio-frequency identification chip has lost her federal court bid Tuesday challenging her suspension for refusing to...
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Henry Jenkins - The Transmedia Generation: Spreadable Media, Fan Activism & Participatory Learning

Henry Jenkins - The Transmedia Generation: Spreadable Media, Fan Activism & Participatory Learningon Connected Learning on Livestream - Watch live streaming Internet TV.
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Adam Savage: How Simple Ideas Lead to Scientific Discoveries

View full lesson on TED-Ed BETA: http://ed.ted.com/lessons/how-simple-ideas-lead-to-scientific-discoveries Adam Savage walks through two spectacular examples...
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TED Blog | 10 TED Talks on predicting the future

TED Blog | 10 TED Talks on predicting the future | Philosophy, Thoughts and Society | Scoop.it
TED is a small nonprofit devoted to Ideas Worth Spreading -- through TED.com, our annual conferences, the annual TED Prize and local TEDx events.
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