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Great Scientists Don't Need Math

Great Scientists Don't Need Math | Philosophy, Thoughts and Society | Scoop.it
E.O. Wilson shares a secret: Discoveries emerge from ideas, not number-crunching.
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The most frequently highlighted passages in famous business and management books

The most frequently highlighted passages in famous business and management books | Philosophy, Thoughts and Society | Scoop.it
A welcome consequence of the digitalization of our lives and media is the creation of streams of data that weren't previously accessible. One of those is the book passages most highlighted by users of Amazon.com's Kindle e-reader software.
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What Most Schools Don't Teach - Short Film

Learn about a new "superpower" that isn't being taught in 90% of US schools. Starring Bill Gates, Mark Zuckerberg, will.i.am, Chris Bosh, Jack Dorsey, Tony H...
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Does Thinking Change The Shape Of Your Brain? - Edudemic

Does Thinking Change The Shape Of Your Brain? - Edudemic | Philosophy, Thoughts and Society | Scoop.it
Here's a puzzler for you. Does thinking change the shape of your brain? For example, does contemplating this question actually physically change your brain?
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50 Activities Replaced By Technology (Or Were They?) - Edudemic

50 Activities Replaced By Technology (Or Were They?) - Edudemic | Philosophy, Thoughts and Society | Scoop.it
From using public telephones to calling movie theaters for showtimes, there are a few activities replaced by technology we still actually do.
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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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peoplemovin - A visualization of migration flows

Almost 216 million people, or 3.15% of the world population, live outside their countries. 

Click on a country box to know more about migration flow to/from that country.

 

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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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Resisting the Marketisation of Learning

Resisting the Marketisation of Learning | Philosophy, Thoughts and Society | Scoop.it
It was good to hear some pithy and active voices at the NUT conference in Liverpool this weekend, with calls for the head of Ofstead, Sir Michael Wilshaw, to resign because Ofsted is a “not an inspectorate but a politically motivated surveillance...
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In Ian Morris's Big History, the Future Looms Large - The Chronicle Review - The Chronicle of Higher Education

In Ian Morris's Big History, the Future Looms Large - The Chronicle Review - The Chronicle of Higher Education | Philosophy, Thoughts and Society | Scoop.it
His latest book analyzed 15,000 years of data to explain why the West is dominant. Now the intelligence community wants to know what will happen next.
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A Look At The Next Generation Model Of Education - Edudemic

A Look At The Next Generation Model Of Education - Edudemic | Philosophy, Thoughts and Society | Scoop.it
Figuring out the next generation model of education isn't as hard as you'd think. Interactive learning and making are already here.
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The 90-Second History Of Education - Edudemic

The 90-Second History Of Education - Edudemic | Philosophy, Thoughts and Society | Scoop.it
Well here's an insanely detailed infographic to peruse. It's the history of education and details the past, present, and future.
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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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