This is Your World
30 views | +0 today
Follow
This is Your World
The world goes far beyond our doorstep, far beyond our city, far beyond our country. Our world entails the entire planet, and it is imperative to know about different cultures, societies and events happening all around...
Curated by Ike Cerrada
Your new post is loading...
Your new post is loading...
Scooped by Ike Cerrada
Scoop.it!

What Causes Pasta to Froth

What Causes Pasta to Froth | This is Your World | Scoop.it
Today I Found Out why pasta causes boiling water to froth. We’ve all done it: you put the pasta on to boil, turn your back for a few minutes to wipe off the counter or read the newest Today I Found Out article, and suddenly you hear that foreboding hissing sound of water boiling over. […
Ike Cerrada's insight:

Ever wondered why pasta foams all over the place? Find out now.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Ike Cerrada
Scoop.it!

How ancient needs still drive our weird ways - life - 16 April 2014 - New Scientist

How ancient needs still drive our weird ways - life - 16 April 2014 - New Scientist | This is Your World | Scoop.it
In Snakes, Sunrises, and Shakespeare, evolutionary psychology pioneer Gordon H. Orians traces the roots of today's human quirks in the minds of our
Ike Cerrada's insight:

How does our environment mould our behaviour? Let´s see what Gordon H. Orians has to say.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Ike Cerrada
Scoop.it!

A Virtuoso Robot Band Whose Guitarist Has 78 Fingers | Underwire | WIRED

A Virtuoso Robot Band Whose Guitarist Has 78 Fingers | Underwire | WIRED | This is Your World | Scoop.it
How a team of roboticists built the band of droids used to make Squarepusher's new record.
Ike Cerrada's insight:

These robots play music together. Yes, they are robots. And they make some pretty decent music, let´s admit.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Ike Cerrada
Scoop.it!

The 100 Best, Most Interesting Blogs and Websites of 2014

The 100 Best, Most Interesting Blogs and Websites of 2014 | This is Your World | Scoop.it
Welcome to the most awesome blog post you're going to see all year. Yep, it's the third installment in the super-popular annual series in which I document the sites I think you'll want to spend a l...
Ike Cerrada's insight:

Get your computer and start going through this beautiful blogs... Let yourself be inspired.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Ike Cerrada
Scoop.it!

Coffee Flour Upcycles the Waste From Your Favorite Java

Coffee Flour Upcycles the Waste From Your Favorite Java | This is Your World | Scoop.it
Two years ago, Dan Belliveau hit upon the idea for a new product: Coffee Flour.
Ike Cerrada's insight:

Eat healthily and save the environment by so doing. I am in.

 

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Ike Cerrada
Scoop.it!

A Startlingly Simple Theory About the Missing Malaysia Airlines Jet | Autopia | Wired.com

A Startlingly Simple Theory About the Missing Malaysia Airlines Jet | Autopia | Wired.com | This is Your World | Scoop.it
A pilot with 20 years of experience provides the best explanation yet on what happened to flight MH370.
Ike Cerrada's insight:

What happened to the Malaysia Airlines jet? Chris Goodfellow tries to give us the best explanation.

 

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Ike Cerrada
Scoop.it!

Muere el afamado guitarrista español Paco de Lucía

Muere el afamado guitarrista español Paco de Lucía | This is Your World | Scoop.it
El músico, condecorado con el Premio Príncipe de Asturias de las Artes, falleció en Cancún a los 66 años.
Ike Cerrada's insight:

Se nos va una inspiración para todo guitarrista y músico. Un grande.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Ike Cerrada
Scoop.it!

Warm and cozy. by givinitall | 8tracks | Handcrafted internet radio

Warm and cozy. by givinitall | 8tracks | Handcrafted internet radio | This is Your World | Scoop.it
Listen to the best internet radio, crafted by people who know and love music. Or legally share your own online mix, a streaming playlist with 8 or more tracks.
Ike Cerrada's insight:

Sometimes it is raining. Sometimes it is cold. Sometimes you feel sad. And in all those times, a bit of music could do the work and heal you. Enjoy.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Ike Cerrada
Scoop.it!

Life in a North Korean Labor Camp: 'No Thinking ... Just Fear' - NBC News

Life in a North Korean Labor Camp: 'No Thinking ... Just Fear' - NBC News | This is Your World | Scoop.it
SEOUL, South Korea -- An orphan who was caught trying to escape from North Korea told NBC News how he was treated like an animal in one of the country's noto...
Ike Cerrada's insight:

This is what is happening in North Korea´s many concentration camps right now... Extremely appalling.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Ike Cerrada
Scoop.it!

▶ 2CELLOS - Highway To Hell feat. Steve Vai [OFFICIAL VIDEO] - YouTube

Pre - 2CELLOSlive views 14.790.699 http://www.facebook.com/2Cellos http://www.twitter.com/stjepanhauser http://www.twitter.com/lukasulic Order the new album,...
Ike Cerrada's insight:

Such a cooooool version of the epic song by AC/DC "Highway to hell"

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Ike Cerrada
Scoop.it!

Ugandan President To Sign Anti-Homosexuality Bill

Ugandan President To Sign Anti-Homosexuality Bill | This is Your World | Scoop.it
Members of the party of President Yoweri Museveni have "welcomed the development as a measure to protect Ugandans from social deviants," tweeted his spokesperson when announcing his decis...
Ike Cerrada's insight:

Is this really the biggest issue that Uganda should be dealing with right now? Is it so extremely important to go against innocent people whose only "fault" is to have a different sexual affinity than the majority of the population? Why not just let people do whatever they choose to do and keep on trying to improve the country where it really needs to be improved?

These kind of dreadful political decisions really horrify and outrage me.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Ike Cerrada
Scoop.it!

Italian MP blacks up in parliament

Italian MP blacks up in parliament | This is Your World | Scoop.it
An Italian MP has ‘blacked-up’ during an anti-immigration rant in the country’s parliament.
Ike Cerrada's insight:

Controversy! Yey!

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Ike Cerrada
Scoop.it!

Mexico's lost daughters: how young women are sold into the sex trade by drug gangs

Mexico's lost daughters: how young women are sold into the sex trade by drug gangs | This is Your World | Scoop.it
When armed men arrive in Mexico's remote villages, mothers hide their daughters – especially the pretty ones. Jennifer Clement hears the distressing stories of the girls and women stolen by drug cartels to be trafficked for sex
Ike Cerrada's insight:

You know how dire a person´s situation is when she commits crimes in order to go back to jail and be safe.

Horrifying story of what happens to young girls in Mexico.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Ike Cerrada
Scoop.it!

The shirt on your back: the human cost of the Bangladeshi garment industry

The shirt on your back: the human cost of the Bangladeshi garment industry | This is Your World | Scoop.it
How did the clothes you're wearing get to you? Guardian journalists trace the lifecycle of the shirt on your back via the teeming workshops of Dhaka, where labour is cheap, factories are cheaper and just going to work can be fatal
Ike Cerrada's insight:

This is a complete must-see. Awareness must be made around the fact that millions of workers go to work every day in dangerous conditions for a tiny salary.

They are also humans. And they strive to survive.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Ike Cerrada
Scoop.it!

Reporters Without Borders

Ike Cerrada's insight:

List of countries with the most press freedom. Finland is again on top, and the last three positions are once again held by Turkmenistan, North Korea and Eritrea, where there is no press freedom whatsoever. America? Buried down in the 46th place. Take a look at where your country stands.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Ike Cerrada
Scoop.it!

A Visual Dictionary of Philosophy: Major Schools of Thought in Minimalist Geometric Graphics

A Visual Dictionary of Philosophy: Major Schools of Thought in Minimalist Geometric Graphics | This is Your World | Scoop.it
A charming exercise in metaphorical thinking and symbolic representation.

Rodin believed that his art was about removing the stone not pa
Ike Cerrada's insight:

An infography of philosophy. Handy, useful and beautiful. Courtesy of Genís Carreras. Philographics: Big Ideas in Simple Shapes

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Ike Cerrada
Scoop.it!

Expulsados por la puerta de atrás

Expulsados por la puerta de atrás | This is Your World | Scoop.it
Los senegaleses sin papeles deportados de España en vuelos que se repiten cada dos meses intentan recomenzar sus vidas entre la humillación y la frustración
Ike Cerrada's insight:

Las oscuras historias de inmigrantes sin papeles que son expulsados sin una explicación, con engaños y sin piedad.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Ike Cerrada
Scoop.it!

One in Three Fish Imported Into U.S. May Be Illegal

One in Three Fish Imported Into U.S. May Be Illegal | This is Your World | Scoop.it
A new study says 20 to 32 percent of wild-caught imported seafood comes from pirate fishing around the world.
Ike Cerrada's insight:

Do you eat fish? Do you live in the U.S? If the answer to those is yes, you´ve been eating quite a lot of "illegal" fish.

more...
No comment yet.
Rescooped by Ike Cerrada from Daily Magazine
Scoop.it!

A simple solution to dirty water: tree branches

A simple solution to dirty water: tree branches | This is Your World | Scoop.it
MIT researchers find that sapwood can filter 99 percent of the E. coli bacteria. The finding could usher in a new generation of low-cost, low-tech water filters.

Via THE *OFFICIAL ANDREASCY*
Ike Cerrada's insight:

An interesting way of cleaning water in forest areas, easy and accessible.

more...
Scooped by Ike Cerrada
Scoop.it!

Lechal haptic footwear guides you by buzzing your feet

Lechal haptic footwear guides you by buzzing your feet | This is Your World | Scoop.it
Lechal shoes and insoles are paired with a navigation app on the user's smartphone, and guide the user by causing one or other of their shoes to vibrate, le...
Ike Cerrada's insight:

Shoes that help you find your way emitting soft vibrations... Interesting.

more...
No comment yet.
Rescooped by Ike Cerrada from Music to work to
Scoop.it!

How Music Hijacks Our Perception of Time - Issue 9: Time - Nautilus

How Music Hijacks Our Perception of Time - Issue 9: Time - Nautilus | This is Your World | Scoop.it

One evening, some 40 years ago, I got lost in time. I was at a performance of Schubert’s String Quintet in C major. During the second…


Via Andrew McCluskey
more...
Andrew McCluskey's curator insight, February 21, 2014 2:00 PM

I loved this article - from the Nautilus magazine's issue on "Time" - the writer Jonathan Berger, Denning Family Provostial Professor in Music at Stanford University, uses the musical world and its constructs to look at the how we perceive time.  It's  pretty accessible but does get a bit technical (musically) at the end.  If you're into how we experience the world and have an appreciation of music - it's well worth a read. 

 

I too have a deep personal attachment to the piece of music he bases it around - Schubert's String Quintet in C Major.  I was fascinated to see how he explained the impact of the piece with theory.

Scooped by Ike Cerrada
Scoop.it!

How to Decide What to Write About — Writing Just Do It! — Medium

How to Decide What to Write About — Writing Just Do It! — Medium | This is Your World | Scoop.it
Writing is the best way to develop ideas. We can’t develop ideas well on thin air because our memories are limited.
Ike Cerrada's insight:

Don´t be scared of writing your heart out!

more...
No comment yet.
Rescooped by Ike Cerrada from Music to work to
Scoop.it!

Listen while you work: What music does to your brain

Listen while you work: What music does to your brain | This is Your World | Scoop.it
Mikael Cho is the co-founder of ooomf, a network that connects short-term software projects with handpicked developers and designers. Mikael writes about psychology, startups, and ...

Via Andrew McCluskey
Ike Cerrada's insight:

Something is clear. Music helps you go through boring tasks smoothly, but, is it as wonderful for every situation?

Read and find out.

more...
Andrew McCluskey's curator insight, February 12, 2014 7:53 PM

Nice article and summary and pretty much sums up the whole approach behind music2work2. The bit that cracks me up is the fact that in many cases just having some kind of aural stimulation can achieve close to the effect of good instrumental background music. I did my undergrad thesis on the effect of sound on performance (using clear tones and reaction time boxes) and saw a direct relationship between performance improvement and the introduction of sound - you can read more about it here:

http://music2work2.com/music2work2-music-to-work-to/why-listening-music-makes-you-smarter

Linda Evans's curator insight, February 13, 2014 2:56 PM

The World's Largest Solar Plant Started Creating Electricity Today 

Louise Quo Vadis's curator insight, February 14, 2014 3:51 PM
Great article here on how music affects your brain. Worth reading, really. Happy Valentines everyone.
Scooped by Ike Cerrada
Scoop.it!

▶ The new face of food banks: Rick Gaupo at TEDxSalem - YouTube

Rick is the President and CEO of Marion-Polk Food Share (MPFS). MPFS has been voted Mid-Willamette Valley's Best Non-Profit and Best Place to Volunteer four ...
Ike Cerrada's insight:

It is always wonderful to know that these kind of businesses exist.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Ike Cerrada
Scoop.it!

Fake-food scandal revealed as tests show third of products mislabelled

Fake-food scandal revealed as tests show third of products mislabelled | This is Your World | Scoop.it
Consumers are being sold drinks with banned flame-retardant additives, pork in beef, and fake cheese, laboratory tests show
Ike Cerrada's insight:

Watch out what you eat, and what you drink!

more...
No comment yet.