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Using education as catalyst for children in need

Using education as catalyst for children in need

In first-world countries, students tend to take education for granted. For most children in these countries where wealth is more abundant than in many other parts of the world, going to school is as normal and as much a part of daily life as getting up, brushing your teeth and getting dressed. Unfortunately, there are […] … learn more→

Eclipse of reason: Why do people disbelieve scientists?

Eclipse of reason: Why do people disbelieve scientists?

If you’ve been paying attention, you know that on Aug. 21, we’re in for a special cosmic treat: the Great American Eclipse of 2017. The moon’s shadow will track a 4,000-kilometre course across the continental United States from coast to coast, beginning with Depoe Bay, Ore., and end after 93 minutes in McClellanville, S.C.. As […] … learn more→

Social media? sometimes it’s just nasty as ****

Social media? sometimes it’s just nasty as ****

Like many of you I’m sure, I’ve been watching the extremely ugly and misogynist twitter assault on Mary Beard over the last week or so. Like many of you I’m sure, this has made me angry, sad and more than a bit worried. It’s a manifestation of a blood sport approach to debate that Mary, […] … learn more→

The new industrial revolution: robots are an opportunity, not a threat

The new industrial revolution: robots are an opportunity, not a threat

Invasion. Takeover. These are the kind of words that have been bandied about in news headlines about robotics and artificial intelligence in the last few years. The coverage has been almost relentlessly negative, focusing on the threat to jobs, squeezing out the human component. While such potential is there, if robotics and AI do become […] … learn more→

Universities have the power to create exciting, connected and inclusive cities – here’s how

Universities have the power to create exciting, connected and inclusive cities – here’s how

Take a walk around any city, and you will probably spot the signs of other countries and cultures. Crossing Pearse Street in Dublin, you can pop into Trinity College Dublin’s Science Gallery for a coffee, and browse the latest exhibition on sound and noise, which features displays from around the world. Stopping by Hannover’s Neues […] … learn more→

How do you know that what you know is true? That’s epistemology

How do you know that what you know is true? That’s epistemology

How do you know what the weather will be like tomorrow? How do you know how old the Universe is? How do you know if you are thinking rationally? These and other questions of the “how do you know?” variety are the business of epistemology, the area of philosophy concerned with understanding the nature of […] … learn more→

‘Stranger danger’ in the online and real word

‘Stranger danger’ in the online and real word

The term “stranger danger” was coined as a warning to children: beware the unknown adult, proceed with caution and be very careful what personal information you reveal. The question is, do adults take their own advice? Perhaps most would be more guarded and make sure they know who they are dealing with before revealing too […] … learn more→

Get the best Sarkari jobs with recruitment.guru

Get the best Sarkari jobs with recruitment.guru

With high demand for the government jobs just to secure a career for the lifetime, the Recruitment.guru can provide you with the detailed information about various sarkari jobs available in India. Both the central as well as state government jobs are there to apply. But be aware of other sort of job portals that may […] … learn more→

From self-driving cars to Zoomtubes: an expert imagines the evolution of transport in Mega City One

From self-driving cars to Zoomtubes: an expert imagines the evolution of transport in Mega City One

It’s the year 2102AD. Something has been found underneath Sector 301 of Mega City One. Judge Dredd is on his way to the scene. He’s thundering in from above on his heavy-duty Lawmaster motorbike. Visible below are shiny Zoomtubes, weaving their way through the monolithic habitation blocks and unbroken urban blight. They pulsate with computer-controlled […] … learn more→

Tips for building a successful non-profit organization

Tips for building a successful non-profit organization

Building any organization successfully has its challenges, but non-profits have some unique characteristics that bring their own set of challenges to the table. Many non-profits are barely hanging on, and have few strategic plans in place to help ensure success. If you’ve been struggling to help your non-profit take off, or you’re thinking about breaking […] … learn more→