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Artificial Light and Its Connection to Disease

Artificial Light and Its Connection to Disease | If I was Stephen Fry | Scoop.it
The challenge for science is to unlock how artificial light affects our bodies and minds. At stake could be the very diseases that stalk modern life.
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Loneliness Destroys Physical Health From The Inside Out, According To New Study

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Operation of police powers under the Terrorism Act 2000 and subsequent legislation: Arrests, outcomes and stop and searches, Great Britain, 2012 to 2013 - GOV.UK

Operation of police powers under the Terrorism Act 2000 and subsequent legislation: Arrests, outcomes and stop and searches, Great Britain, 2012 to 2013 - GOV.UK | If I was Stephen Fry | Scoop.it
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An Ocean Mystery in the Trillions

An Ocean Mystery in the Trillions | If I was Stephen Fry | Scoop.it
Much is still not known about the bristlemouth, the planet’s most plentiful vertebrate. What’s more, the ocean, making up 99 percent of the biosphere, may hold untold undiscovered species.
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24 Cats Who Have Accomplished More Than You Will Ever Accomplish In Your Lifetime

24 Cats Who Have Accomplished More Than You Will Ever Accomplish In Your Lifetime | If I was Stephen Fry | Scoop.it
Don't let the smug satisfaction of these insufferable overachievers get to you. Just try to ignore them and live your best life.
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Introduction To Linguistics And Conversation Analysis Cover English Language Essay

Introduction To Linguistics And Conversation Analysis Cover English Language Essay | If I was Stephen Fry | Scoop.it
‘One thing which makes us find so few people who appear reasonable and agreeable in conversation is, that there is scarcely any one who does...
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Seven places I use to find interesting and useful stuff in 2015 | Doug Belshaw's blog

I started using a new web service yesterday and I realised that now half of my browser's bookmarks toolbar is devoted to similar sites. Here's some examples.
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Delphic maxims - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Delphic maxims - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

The Delphic maxims are aphorisms said to have been given by the Greek god Apollo's Oracle of Delphi, so attributed to Apollo. Some are said to have been attributed to The Seven Sages of Greece. The most famous one is perhaps ' Know thyself' and was carved into Apollo's temple at Delphi.

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Wisdom of the ages

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Juggling life - Virgin.com

Juggling life - Virgin.com | If I was Stephen Fry | Scoop.it
I always reply that there’s no separation between work and play – it’s all living. My daughter-in-law Isabella made a similar point beautifully by quoting Brian Dyson, former CEO of Coca Cola. “Imagine life as a game in which you are juggling some five balls in the air. You name them - work,...
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How daydreaming can fix your brain

How daydreaming can fix your brain | If I was Stephen Fry | Scoop.it
Scientists are finally starting to understand what happens to the brain "at rest."
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discussing complexity in language preventing how computer communicate:

the parallel is true  between humans 

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blackbox-1.pdf

In life as in education the three steps are:

what is the problem

what might be the solution 

what is my role in it

 

To do this: we need to look inside the blackbox 

 

 

photo by ABode of Choas http://www.flickr.com/photos/home_of_chaos/6418989233/in/photostream/

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‘I’m 16. Five months ago, I was diagnosed with terminal cancer’

‘I’m 16. Five months ago, I was diagnosed with terminal cancer’ | If I was Stephen Fry | Scoop.it
Now I measure time in distinct chunks, focusing on events – a holiday or a party. Although it has been an intense few months, I’ve tried not to dwell on it
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Tweet from @bengoldacre

Missing from this piece, and all analysis: an estimate of how many ppl presented the same info signal as killers

gu.com/p/4ea9m?CMP=Sh…
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Sensitivity is needed to understand and cope with such awful loss of life and fear it causes.

Sensitivity is also important in a statistical sense, so that terror is not used as an excuse for the public losing precious freedoms .

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How To Make Better Health Predictions From Our Gut Microbes – Phenomena: Not Exactly Rocket Science

How To Make Better Health Predictions From Our Gut Microbes – Phenomena: Not Exactly Rocket Science | If I was Stephen Fry | Scoop.it
We all know people who act very differently depending on the company they find themselves in. They can be delightful in some circles, and obnoxious in others. The same principles apply to the micro...
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23 Cat Pictures That Will Make You Almost Too Happy

23 Cat Pictures That Will Make You Almost Too Happy | If I was Stephen Fry | Scoop.it
'Cause kitties bring the happies.
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All Lectures & Talks events - Manchester - What's On - Manchester Evening News

All Lectures & Talks events - Manchester - What's On - Manchester Evening News | If I was Stephen Fry | Scoop.it
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decision making News, Research and Analysis - The Conversation

decision making News, Research and Analysis - The Conversation | If I was Stephen Fry | Scoop.it
Browse decision making news, research and analysis from The Conversation
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The Secret Powers of Chrome's Address Bar

The Secret Powers of Chrome's Address Bar | If I was Stephen Fry | Scoop.it
Chrome's address bar doesn't do much at a glance. Type in a URL and you're taken to a web site. But it can do a lot more if you know how to use it.
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Generate extra time for reading a good book : these tricks might only seconds but they do add up

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Finding the right references, part 3: Breadth, depth and the T model

Finding the right references, part 3: Breadth, depth and the T model | If I was Stephen Fry | Scoop.it
By Gordon Rugg In the previous article in this series, I looked at ways of getting a mental overview of the key concepts in an area. In today’s article, I’ll look at how to decide which are the cor...
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Watch 1000 Years of European Borders Change In 3 Minutes

Watch 1000 Years of European Borders Change In 3 Minutes | If I was Stephen Fry | Scoop.it
This time-lapse video has never been more relevant. As the eyes of the world are fixed on events in Ukraine and Crimea, its good to have a little perspective on the ever-changing flux of borders throughout time. Very cool!
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Dispelling the myth. The realities of organ trafficking. Professor Nancy Scheper-Hughes in interview. | Three Monkeys Online

Dispelling the myth. The realities of organ trafficking. Professor Nancy Scheper-Hughes in interview. | Three Monkeys Online | If I was Stephen Fry | Scoop.it

Interesting stuff forom an inspiring woman

 

 

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Can The World Handle Complexity?

Can The World Handle Complexity? | If I was Stephen Fry | Scoop.it

Despite the fact that global issues are incredibly complicated, people tend to break them down into easy-to-understand, black and white terms. But is a new generation prepared to embrace nuance?


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