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Jul 25, 2020

Germany’s coronavirus response is a master class in science communication

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What changed things for Germany? A handful of prominent scientists communicating regularly and openly with the public. (via CNBC)…and a leader who is a scientist.

Germany, like many other countries, had a contingent of people who fought lockdowns and argued that Covid-19 was a hoax. But it also had a handful of prominent scientists communicating regularly and openly with the public. That played a huge role in drowning out rumors and misinformation, locals tell CNBC.

“We have a great educational system and everyone has access to it,” said Dennis Traub, a tech worker in Hamburg, Germany. “So I believe that many people and the majority listened to both sides and one of those sides sounded much more reasonable.”

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Jul 21, 2020

How Harvard’s Star Computer-Science Professor Built a Distance-Learning Empire

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David Malan, of the hit class CS50, was working to perfect online teaching long before the pandemic. Is his method a model for the future of higher education?

Jul 20, 2020

MRI scans of the brains of 130 mammals, including humans, indicate equal connectivity

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Researchers at Tel Aviv University, led by Prof. Yaniv Assaf of the School of Neurobiology, Biochemistry and Biophysics and the Sagol School of Neuroscience and Prof. Yossi Yovel of the School of Zoology, the Sagol School of Neuroscience, and the Steinhardt Museum of Natural History, conducted a first-of-its-kind study designed to investigate brain connectivity in 130 mammalian species. The intriguing results, contradicting widespread conjectures, revealed that brain connectivity levels are equal in all mammals, including humans.

“We discovered that —namely the efficiency of information transfer through the —does not depend on either the size or structure of any specific ,” says Prof. Assaf. “In other words, the brains of all mammals, from tiny mice through humans to large bulls and dolphins, exhibit equal connectivity, and information travels with the same efficiency within them. We also found that the brain preserves this balance via a special compensation mechanism: when connectivity between the hemispheres is high, connectivity within each hemisphere is relatively low, and vice versa.”

Participants included researchers from the Kimron Veterinary Institute in Beit Dagan, the School of Computer Science at TAU and the Technion’s Faculty of Medicine. The paper was published in Nature Neuroscience on June 8.

Jul 20, 2020

Looks Like Sweden Was Right After All

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Jul 20, 2020

Amazon’s City of The Future

Posted by in categories: drones, education

What if Amazon moved its shipping centers downtown? Where drones fly into the buildings to pick up deliveries.

This drone beehive is one of the ideas and patents that could be part of Amazon’s city of the future.

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Jul 18, 2020

20 Grand Tsakli of Tibet and relaunch of tsakli

Posted by in categories: education, life extension, media & arts

Posthuman Buddhism isn’t restricted to human-era schools or traditions, These (previously unpublished) tsakli are from all Vajrapani schools. Unlike Eastern cultures, in the West we do not require a “Guru” and tsakli can be used for “self-initiation”. Unlike religions that make truth claims for supernatural beings or impossible events, Buddhism sees any deities (peaceful or wrathful) as self-originating. The future surely lies with psychomorphological approaches that are amenable to — and not contradictory — to science.


This new book, 4 in the series, contains fourteen rare and unusual C17th or C18th “Grande Tsaklis”, another four late C18th examples reportedly originating from Tsurphu monastry, plus two extremely large tsakli (giants in tsakli terms) one depicting a wind horse whilst the other shows a figure in historically early clothes with butterlamp, male and female deer and an elephant, C16th to C18th. All fronts and reverse (texts) of tsakli are shown.

These 13 plus (1 from different series of the grandes tsakli) detail rituals to be performed at certain times of the year that promote longevity and ward off evil influences. Astrological and various motifs and ritual implements are shown in the compartments, and crucial text is in the triangles. Some have damage (below missing top part of red border). All 20 are rare.

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Jul 18, 2020

Homeroom with Sal & David Sinclair, PhD — Tuesday, July 14

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, education, genetics, life extension

Want to learn how we age and whether we can slow or even reverse aging? David Sinclair, PhD, professor of genetics at Harvard Medical School, says in his book “Lifespan” that aging is a disease, and that disease is treatable. Tune in to Homeroom with Sal on Tuesday at noon PT to get your questions answered by a leading expert on aging and age-associated diseases.

For more information visit: keeplearning.khanacademy.org

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Jul 15, 2020

Google announces 100,000 scholarships for online certificates in data analytics, project management and UX

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The certificates do not require a college degree, can be completed in 3 to 6 months and are offered through an online learning platform.


Today, Google announced three new online certificate programs in data analytics, project management and user experience design.

The certificates are created and taught by Google employees, do not require a college degree, can be completed in three to six months and are offered through the online learning platform Coursera. Google says it will consider all of its certificates as the equivalent of a four-year college degree for related roles at the company.

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Jul 13, 2020

New Hubble Video Miniseries Goes Behind the Scenes of Our ‘Eye in the Sky’

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Let’s go behind the scenes. 🎬

Starting on July 15, a new video miniseries explores the intricate world of Hubble Space Telescope operations. What does it take to keep such a complex machine working for more than 30 years? In three episodes, “Hubble – Eye in the Sky” takes a never-before-seen look at how this groundbreaking space telescope operates.

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Jul 12, 2020

What Is Intelligence? Where Does it Begin?

Posted by in categories: education, neuroscience, particle physics

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This video was made possible by a grant from the Templeton World Charity Foundation.

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