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Harvey in Photographs

Harvey in Photographs | Thinking | Scoop.it
Powerful photos from the storm battering the Gulf Coast.
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La fuerza desatada de la naturaleza iguala a la nación más poderosa del mundo, EEUU, con la más pobre, Bangladesh.
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Opinion | We’re Journalists, Mr. Trump, Not the Enemy

Opinion | We’re Journalists, Mr. Trump, Not the Enemy | Thinking | Scoop.it
The president inexplicably finds it easier to condemn reporters than neo-Nazis and white supremacists.
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Yes, you are. As long as you tell the truth, you are the enemy of liars. 
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Medical Education in the Era of Alternative Facts — NEJM

Medical Education in the Era of Alternative Facts — NEJM | Thinking | Scoop.it
Perspective from The New England Journal of Medicine — Medical Education in the Era of Alternative Facts
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Los responsables de las Facultades de Medicina norteamericanas están preocupados ante la posibilidad de que el escenario de “verdades alternativas” que promueve Donald Trump acabe erosionando el rigor científico de los estudiantes y futuros médicos.
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Why your blog needs more images (and how to get them)

Why your blog needs more images (and how to get them) | Thinking | Scoop.it
How much time do you spend writing blog posts for your site? How much time do you spend creating images for them? Here are a few reasons why your blog needs more images, and how to get them.
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Deep_In_Depth --> Curated news feed on Data Science ...

@Deep_In_Depth is a curated news feed on:
#DataScience #DeepLearning #MachineLearning #Dataviz #analytics #AI #GPUs #CNNs #Statistics #NeuralNetworks

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Great curation by Dr Eric Feuilleaubois.  Give it a read.

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20,000+ FREE Online Science and Technology Lectures from Top Universities

20,000+ FREE Online Science and Technology Lectures from Top Universities | Thinking | Scoop.it

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The democratization of knowledge!
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WoW  .. Expand  your mind!! It has room to grow!!! 

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En Israël, les choix de « Bibi »

En Israël, les choix de « Bibi » | Thinking | Scoop.it
À la négociation, le premier ministre israélien, Benyamin Nétanyahou,  préfère la colonisation.
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L'Israel est un pais très heterogène avec beaucoup de gent de different origin et très different culture. Par exaemple, a le Knesset il y a 12 partis politiques. Comment on peut mantenir uni ce sorte de "grand teatre du monde"? Il faut un ennemi étranger: les palestiniens. Voilá le probleme: il n'y a pas de solution!

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La gran esperanza blanca

La gran esperanza blanca | Thinking | Scoop.it
Tras intentar debilitar la figura de Mas, queda ahora la posibilidad de romper, con ayuda de Duran, el eslabón más débil del soberanismo
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El autor critica tanto al PP como al PSOE por parapetarse tras la legalidad vigente ante la denominada cuestión catalana. Tanto en castellano como en catalán, parapetarse significa ponerse al abrigo de los ataques del enemigo, con lo que Ramoneda admite, quizá sin quererlo, que el independentismo catalán posee un carácter ofensivo y, por tanto, no está exento de cierta violencia. Por otro lado, si en lugar de "parapetarse" hubiera dicho "esgrimir", que es lo que seguramente quería, ¿qué habría de malo en esgrimir la legalidad vigente? De hecho, lo perverso  hubiera sido prescindir de ella. Además, el que tal legalidad esté vigente ahora no quiere decir que haya de estarlo por los siglos de los siglos. Esa misma legalidad, léase Constitución, contempla el como proceder a su reforma pero para ello es necesario hacer Política, con mayúscula; no politiquilla. Y eso es algo a lo que somos poco dados en este país, tanto en Cataluña como en el resto de España, donde estamos pronto a despotricar y rasgarnos las vestiduras pero que sean otros los que se actúen y se comprometan y, sobre todo... ¡qué no me toquen lo mío!

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Navegando sin GPS | Web oficial de Arturo Pérez-Reverte

Navegando sin GPS | Web oficial de Arturo Pérez-Reverte | Thinking | Scoop.it
La web oficial de Arturo Pérez-Reverte, ofrece una completa y variada información sobre Las aventuras del Capitán Alatriste y el resto de sus libros. Incluye primeros capítulos, artículos, críticas, entrevistas y archivos multimedia. Contiene la biografía y la bibliografía del escritor, además de información actualizada sobre las ediciones extranjeras y las adaptaciones al cine de sus obras, y de otros aspectos de su vida profesional. Incluye enlaces a otras páginas web sobre el escritor y su obra y a canales en redes sociales.
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...con el orgullo íntimo de quien cuando todo se va al carajo es capaz de seguir gobernando un barco o la vida de uno...

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Michael E. Brown | NATO's Biggest Mistake | Foreign Affairs

Michael E. Brown | NATO's Biggest Mistake | Foreign Affairs | Thinking | Scoop.it
For 20 years, NATO and European security policy have been guided by four flawed strategic assumptions. First, Western leaders assumed that Russia had become a benign power and that inter-state threats to European security were therefore no longer a concern.
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The author' thesis is that NATO leaders have made several flawed strategic assumptions after the end of the cold war. First, thinking that Russia had become a benign power, not longer threatening European security. Second, as a consequence of the above, misbelieving that Russia woud not react to the (unnecessary) NATO expansion to the East. Finally, that NATO should embark itself in global missions far away of what was, and still is, its area of action (Afghanistan, Irak, Libia); missions that were very costly in lives and money and that achieved mixed results. In summary, bad thinking leading to unexpected consequences. Obviously, former NATO leaders had not read the book by Henry Kissinger "Diplomacy". Otherwise, they would have known that political regimes governing a country (e.g Russia) can change but that the country's geostrategic interests perdure.

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La cuarta contrarreforma

La cuarta contrarreforma | Thinking | Scoop.it
Aquella nueva España laica, moderna e ilustrada ha sido arrojada al desván de las ilusiones perdidas. Vuelve la ignorancia autosatisfecha que contempla apáticamente la destrucción de la cultura y la dispersión del talento
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College, the Great Unequalizer

College, the Great Unequalizer | Thinking | Scoop.it
The campus party culture ends up protecting the privileged.
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Rather than equalizing oportunities among those who graduate, the college system seems to be increasing inequality. It will be worth reading the book.

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Wealth Inequality in America - YouTube

Infographics on the distribution of wealth in America, highlighting both the inequality and the difference between our perception of inequality and the actua...

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An amazing illustration of the "American Dream". 

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Editorial | Por la unidad, contra la intransigencia

Editorial | Por la unidad, contra la intransigencia | Thinking | Scoop.it
Puigdemont utiliza los atentados para impulsar el proceso independentista
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The Catalonian president, Carles Puigdemont, makes use of the terrorism attack in Barcelona to move up his political agenda.
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The World Needs More Coders Than Newspaper Columnists

The World Needs More Coders Than Newspaper Columnists | Thinking | Scoop.it
We need people capable of extracting and interpreting information from mounds of data to make smart decisions.

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Who will make the smart decision if everyone is generating or extracting data?
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There’s plague in Arizona. Authorities warn of fleas that can infect people and pets.

There’s plague in Arizona. Authorities warn of fleas that can infect people and pets. | Thinking | Scoop.it
Fleas carrying plague bacteria were found this month in Navajo and Coconino counties in northern Arizona.
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Las pulgas parásitas de pequeños roedores pueden pasar a los animales domésticos y de éstos, a las personas. Algunas de ellas son portadores del bacilo de la peste. También puede transmitirse por vía aérea desde los animales enfermos afectos de pneumonia. Es un escenario que evoca reminiscencias terribles aunque el riesgo epidémico es muy, muy bajo.
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Super-heatwaves of 55°C to emerge everywhere if global warming continues

Super-heatwaves of 55°C to emerge everywhere if global warming continues | Thinking | Scoop.it
Heatwaves amplified by high humidity can reach above 40°C and may occur as often as every two years, leading to serious risks for human health. If global temperatures rise with 4°C, a new super heatwave of 55°C can hit regularly many parts of the world, including Europe, warn researchers.

 

A recently published study by the Joint Research Centre (JRC) -- the European Commission's science and knowledge service -- analyses the interaction between humidity and heat. The novelty of this study is that it looks not only at temperature but also relative humidity to estimate the magnitude and impact of heat waves.

It finds out that the combinations of the two, and the resulting heatwaves, leave ever more people exposed to significant health risks, especially in East Asia and America's East Coast.

 

Warm air combined with high humidity can be very dangerous as it prevents the human body from cooling down through sweating, leading to hyperthermia. As a result, if global warming trends continue, many more people are expected to suffer sun strokes, especially in densely populated areas of India, China and the US.

 

The study analyses changes in yearly probability for a high humidity heatwaves since 1979 under different global warming scenarios. If global temperatures increase up to 2 C above pre-industrial levels the combined effect of heat and humidity (known as apparent temperature or Heat Index) will likely exceed 40°C every year in many parts of Asia, Australia, Northern Africa, South and North America. Europe will be least affected with up to 30% chance of having such strong heat wave annually.

 

However, if temperatures rise to 4°C a severe scenario is on the horizon. Scientists predict that a new super-heatwave will appear with apparent temperature peaking at above 55°C- a level critical for human survival. It will affect densely populated areas such as USA's East coast, coastal China, large parts of India and South America. Under this global warming scenario Europe is likely to suffer annual heatwaves with apparent temperature of above 40°C regularly while some regions of Eastern Europe may be hit by heatwaves of above 55°C.

 

The authors highlight that although some urban areas such as Chicago and Shanghai are not considered to have high risk for heatwaves based on temperature only, the probability of extreme weather strongly increased when considering relative humidity.

 

According to the study, the effect of relative humidity on heatwaves' magnitude and peak might be underestimated in current research. The results of the study support the need for urgent mitigation and adaptation action to address the impacts of heatwaves, and indicate regions where new adaptation measures might be necessary to cope with heat stress.

 

The study draws on the Apparent Heat Wave Index (AHWI), a composite index for humidity and heat developed by JRC's Competence Centre on Composite Indicators and Scoreboards (https://ec.europa.eu/jrc/en/coin)


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We are getting really hot. I am afraid we have already went beyond the tipping point.
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Same Stats, Different Graphs: Generating Datasets with Varied Appearance and Identical Statistics

Same Stats, Different Graphs: Generating Datasets with Varied Appearance and Identical Statistics | Thinking | Scoop.it

Datasets which are identical over a number of statistical properties, yet produce dissimilar graphs, are frequently used to illustrate the importance of graphical representations when exploring data. A recent paper presents a novel method for generating such datasets, along with several examples. This technique varies from previous approaches in that new datasets are iteratively generated from a seed dataset through random perturbations of individual data points, and can be directed towards a desired outcome through a simulated annealing optimization strategy.


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Reality is more complex than just numbers. Mistrust those who see the world only through the lenses of Excel sheets.
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Rajoy da por acabada “la pesadilla” y Sánchez le acusa de “mentir” y fabular

Rajoy da por acabada “la pesadilla” y Sánchez le acusa de “mentir” y fabular | Thinking | Scoop.it
El líder de la oposición saca los SMS de Bárcenas. Un presidente condescendiente critica la falta de nivel y moderación de Sánchez
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El Presidente del Gobierno español afirma en el Parlamento que la crisis ha acabado; vaya, que España va bien. Mientras, varios millones de desempleados, incluyendo a la mitad de los jóvenes en edad de trabajar y casi un millón de hogares que viven, malviven, sin ningún ingreso regular. ¿Es una persona decente, el Presidente del Gobierno español, al mentir con semejante descaro? ¿Cómo es posible que nuestro sistema político permita que sujetos así o como el que le precedió lleguen a ostentar tan altos cargos en la gestión de lo público? No sé si el régimen de 1978 está agotado o no pero sí sé que necesita una revisión profunda.

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The Whole Economy Is Rife with Ponzi Schemes

The Whole Economy Is Rife with Ponzi Schemes | Thinking | Scoop.it
Many ordinary business practices resemble the infamous con game
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Ponzi pyramids are more frequent than most people realize. They do not necessarily require a Madoff like perverse mind hidden behind the scenes. According to Nobel Laureate Robert Schilling, professor of finance at Yale University, Pozi schemes are “naturally occurring” and can even be epidemic. They are rooted in the very human nature. The recent housing bubble crash and the subsequent financial meltdown and economic recession must remind us of the many previous financial (and non-financial) bubbles. In Spain we have a saying: “nadie vende duros a cuatro pesetas” that can be translated to something like “nobody will give you a dollar in exchange of a quarter”.  Be careful when someone offers you a dollar in exchange of… ! You may be in a mine field!

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Points of No Return

Points of No Return | Thinking | Scoop.it
False doctrines on climate science have become badges of identity for Republicans, and that’s more frightening than some of the environmental change underway.
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Having Children Brings High Carbon Impact

Having Children Brings High Carbon Impact | Thinking | Scoop.it
The impact of having a child on a woman’s carbon footprint vastly outweighs other energy-saving behaviors, a new study suggests.
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Diguem no

Diguem no | Thinking | Scoop.it
Raimon ha sido durante toda la travesía de su vida, con vientos casi siempre contrarios, un resistente imbatible de la lengua y la cultura catalana.
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Raimon is a single song-writer who fought againts Franco's ditactorship and the oppression of the Catalan culture and laguage during the black days of Franco's rule. Now, he has expressed some doubts about the convenience of an independent Catalan state segregated from Spain. As a result, the talibans of our democratic view of what is freedom to choice, people who have never risked anything in their lives, are discrediting him as a traitor. Probably most readers out of Spain are no acquainted with this kind of "Big Brother" society that is emerging here, in NorthEast Spain, favored and financed by our local government. History comes back and repeats itself again and again because we, the pleople, do not change quick enough. Now this is happening here,  some time ago were the Balkans; in the 1930's, nazi Germany or Lenin' s and Stalin's CCCP, ...

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Some E-Cigarettes Deliver a Puff of Carcinogens

Some E-Cigarettes Deliver a Puff of Carcinogens | Thinking | Scoop.it
New research suggests that some e-cigarettes get so hot that they can produce a carcinogenic byproduct.
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A new article on the safety or lack of safety of "electronic smoking".

 

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"No tenía otra opción que dimitir. Era mi deber"

"No tenía otra opción que dimitir. Era mi deber" | Thinking | Scoop.it
No tenía otra opción que dimitir. Era mi deber . El general Villegas renunció al mando de 17.000 cascos azules para no lanzar una ofensiva que llevaba a un potencial desastre .
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