We need schools like these in Canada. This seems a very important approach to foster and facilitate innovation and creation…. Source: Pourquoi j’ai créé une école où les enfants font ce qu’ils veulent. | Ramïn Farhangi | TEDxSaclay
Wonderful explanation of the need to think of neuro-sciences as an essential activism area. The idea of developing “neuro-wisdom” instead of being manipulated. IDriss Aberkane believes we are in a renaissance that can lead to a “neuro-naissance” or “neuro-fascism”…. Thus the importance of developing ‘neuro-rights”…. Interesting concepts….. I hope the book gets translated to english.
Excerpt from the full article via To Advance Education, We Must First Reimagine Society | MindShift. Why haven’t education reform efforts amounted to much? Because they start with the wrong problem, says John Abbott, director of the 21st Century Learning Initiative. Because disaffection with the education system reflects a much deeper societal malaise, it’s imperative … More To Advance Education, We Must First Reimagine Society | MindShift
Professor Michael Blaber and his team produced data supporting the idea that 10 amino acids believed to exist on Earth around 4 billion years ago were capable of forming foldable proteins in a high-salt (halophile) environment. Such proteins would have been capable of providing metabolic activity for the first living organisms to emerge on the … More How life may have first emerged on Earth: Foldable proteins in a high-salt environment
The Most Fascinating Human Evolution Discoveries of 2012 By Kate Wong | December 19, 2012 | Comments4 ShareShare ShareEmail PrintPrint Australopithecus sediba skull PALEO DIET: Analyses of tartar on the teeth of Australopithecus sediba show that this early human species ate bark and other unexpected foods. Image: Kate Wong Recent years have brought considerable riches … More The Most Fascinating Human Evolution Discoveries of 2012 | Observations, Scientific American Blog Network
Only 3 years between Aimee’s Mulleins call to creative thinking about prosthetics as helping build super humans. and this design of prosthetic…. The designer has become a curator of human experiences…… What a wonderful example of how quickly a new media transform itself into an emerging media…..And of the switch from pathologic thinking of difference … More Scott Summit: Beautiful artificial limbs | Video on TED.com
RSA Animate – The Divided Brain – YouTube.
Some say humanity’s ever-rising environmental impact is about to go into reverse. Fact or just fantasy? HUMANITY is doomed. Or it was in 1798, when English scholar Robert Malthus published his influential An Essay on the Principle of Population. Malthus predicted that unchecked growth in human numbers would condemn our species to a “perpetual struggle … More Peak planet: Are we starting to consume less? – environment – 20 June 2012 – New Scientist
Mothers always have their children in the back of their minds – now it seems that this is quite literally true. Fetal DNA can enter a mother’s brain and remain there for decades, according to autopsies of female brains. During a pregnancy, cells from mother and fetus can cross the placenta and survive for decades … More Son’s DNA found inside mother’s brain – health – 27 September 2012 – New Scientist
The open-source world has learned to deal with a flood of new, oftentimes divergent, ideas using hosting services like GitHub — so why can’t governments? In this rousing talk Clay Shirky shows how democracies can take a lesson from the Internet, to be not just transparent but also to draw on the knowledge of all … More Clay Shirky: How the Internet will (one day) transform government | Video on TED.com
Awakening our Consciousness to the Inhumanity of War: Critical Reflections on Media, Militarism and Masculinity (Dr. Kathleen Barry) via Awakening our Consciousness to the Inhumanity of War: Critical Reflections on Media, Militarism and Masculinity (Dr. Kathleen Barry) | Educational Resources.
Healing from the Age of Trauma I have been thinking about this text that I came across: “Navigating Trauma in the Face of Contemporary Culture, Displacement, and Ecological Destruction” by Bonnie Bright. This was a powerful text for me that tied together some of the ideas I have been exploring around how people with multi-sensory … More Reflection 5: Healing from the Age of Trauma