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Enrique Peñalosa: Why buses represent democracy in action | Video on TED.com

"An advanced city is not one where even the poor use cars, but rather one where even the rich use public transport," argues Enrique Peñalosa.
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PLOS ONE: Facebook Use Predicts Declines in Subjective Well-Being in Young Adults

PLOS ONE: Facebook Use Predicts Declines in Subjective Well-Being in Young Adults | Tin can | Scoop.it
PLOS ONE: an inclusive, peer-reviewed, open-access resource from the PUBLIC LIBRARY OF SCIENCE. Reports of well-performed scientific studies from all disciplines freely available to the whole world.
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The Conversation You Must Have With Your Sons

The Conversation You Must Have With Your Sons | Tin can | Scoop.it
When you have the "avoid getting raped" conversation with your daughter, it is difficult, as you don't want to imagine her as a victim.
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This Awesome Ad, Set to the Beastie Boys, Is How to Get Girls to Become Engineers

This Awesome Ad, Set to the Beastie Boys, Is How to Get Girls to Become Engineers | Tin can | Scoop.it
This is a stupendously awesome commercial from a toy company called GoldieBlox, which has developed a set of interactive books and games to “disrupt the pink aisle and inspire the future generation of female engineers.” The CEO, Debbie Sterling,...
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¿Qué debe saber un niño de cuatro años?

¿Qué debe saber un niño de cuatro años? | Tin can | Scoop.it
Somos una cultura tan competitiva que hasta nuestros niños en edad preescolar se han convertido en trofeos de los que presumir. La infancia no debe ser una carrera.
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"Katalonien bricht mit Spanien" - Col·lectiu Emma

"Katalonien bricht mit Spanien" - Col·lectiu Emma | Tin can | Scoop.it
Ursprünglich hatte sich das neue Spanien nach dem Tod Francos die deutsche und die österreichische Verfassung zum Modell nehmen wollen, um das zentralistische, von Madrid aus regierte Königreich zu demokratisieren und zu dezentralisieren.
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UN Staff Won't Leave New York

UN Staff Won't Leave New York | Tin can | Scoop.it
Headquarters staff enjoy all the benefits associated with being in one of the best locations in the world, while field staff tough it out in remote and isolated places far removed from their loved ones and families.
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The 20 big questions in science

The 20 big questions in science | Tin can | Scoop.it
From the nature of the universe (that's if there is only one) to the purpose of dreams, there are many things we still don't know – but we might do soon.
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Neuroscientists and the Dalai Lama Swap Insights on Meditation: Scientific American

Neuroscientists and the Dalai Lama Swap Insights on Meditation: Scientific American | Tin can | Scoop.it
An encounter with His Holiness the Dalai Lama and the scientific study of meditation
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"I have never experienced a single man, and an entire community, who appeared so open, so content, so happy, constantly smiling, yet so humble, as these monks who, by First World standards, live a life of poverty, deprived of most of the things we believe are necessary to live a fully realized life. Their secret appears to be mind control."

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Pregnancy: the hard facts

Pregnancy: the hard facts | Tin can | Scoop.it
Economics professor Emily Oster's new book Expecting Better cuts through the myths and faulty data on pregnancy
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So you want to work in development?

So you want to work in development? | Tin can | Scoop.it
Many young people are desperate to work in the sector, but how do you decide which roles suit you most? Help is at hand – explore our development flow chart
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Different Placebos Can Have Different Effects: Scientific American Podcast

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It totally depends on your expectations. If you believe it will cure you, it will. It you believe it will harm you, it will, the last one being the nocebo effect. Everything is in the mind.

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From the Lab Bench to the U.N.

From the Lab Bench to the U.N. | Tin can | Scoop.it
Science Careers, a part of the journal Science and the American Association for the Advancement of Science, is the leading resource for job listings and career advice in the science, technology, engineering and mathematics fields.Science Careers...
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How journals like Nature, Cell and Science are damaging science

How journals like Nature, Cell and Science are damaging science | Tin can | Scoop.it
Randy Schekman: The incentives offered by top journals distort science, just as big bonuses distort banking
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What's the difference between these two brains? - Telegraph

What's the difference between these two brains? - Telegraph | Tin can | Scoop.it
They both belong to three-year-olds, so why is one so much bigger? Because one was loved by its parents and the other neglected – a fact that has dramatic implications
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The Most Corrupt Countries in the World

The Most Corrupt Countries in the World | Tin can | Scoop.it
Source: ThinkstockMore than half of the world’s population believes corruption in the public sector is a very serious problem. Liberia and Mongolia are the two most corrupt countries in the world, according to a recent study.
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An interdisciplinary shift in demand for talent within the biotech industry : Nature Biotechnology : Nature Publishing Group

An interdisciplinary shift in demand for talent within the biotech industry : Nature Biotechnology : Nature Publishing Group | Tin can | Scoop.it
A shift away from hiring narrowly focused specialists to individuals with interdisciplinary academic training highlights the latest life sciences workforce trends.
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The HBR List 2009 - Just Because I'm Nice Don't Assume I'm Dumb

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"People tend to see warmth and competence as inversely related...(but) it’s not a zero-sum game: Warmth and competence aren’t mutually exclusive."

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Truly Simple Ways to Develop Your Child's Early Reading Skills

Truly Simple Ways to Develop Your Child's Early Reading Skills | Tin can | Scoop.it
Kristin is known for teaching kindergarten in her high heels and she loves sharing ideas with others on her teaching blog, Little Miss Glamour Goes to Kindergarten. She's also a daughter, sister, wife, and soon-to-be mom to a little girl.
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'Mexico's war on drugs is one big lie'

'Mexico's war on drugs is one big lie' | Tin can | Scoop.it
Anabel Hernández has had headless animals left at her door and her family have been threatened by gunmen.
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How do people die? Global mortality and causes of death visualised

How do people die? Global mortality and causes of death visualised | Tin can | Scoop.it
What kills people around the world - and how does it vary from place to place?
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Farewell letter to the Spanish PM from a scientist who is packing her bags

Farewell letter to the Spanish PM from a scientist who is packing her bags | Tin can | Scoop.it
Last week, the astrophysicist Amaya Moro-Martín published an open letter to the Spanish prime minister, generating a great deal of attention in Spain and beyond. Here is her letter in English
M. Rickmann's insight:

Spain is losing very fast what took so much effort to build. In several fields, all of social interest: health, education, research, innovation, social welfare.

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Researchers take on crucial question: Are haters gonna hate?

Researchers take on crucial question: Are haters gonna hate? | Tin can | Scoop.it
People who hate things they know about disposed to hate things they have not yet learned about.
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Are the Brains of Introverts and Extroverts Actually Different? - The Crux

Are the Brains of Introverts and Extroverts Actually Different? - The Crux | Tin can | Scoop.it
Personality types are often lumped into introverts and extroverts - but are they actually so distinct that we can see differences between their brains?
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