Vicente Silva Palacios

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"Fui profesor durante 17 años, pero no sabía leer"

John Corcoran creció en Nuevo México, Estados Unidos, en los años 40 y 50. Tenía cinco hermanos, terminó la secundaria, asistió a la universidad y se convirtió en profesor de secundaria en los 60, un trabajo que mantuvo durante 17 años.<p>Sin embargo, durante todo ese tiempo y más, <b>escondió un secreto</b> …

From Hidden to In the Mood for Love: why the 2000s are my favourite film decade | Peter Bradshaw

Featuring Coen brothers masterpieces and an astonishing run by Michael Haneke, this was the decade in which film rediscovered its history – and explored its future – thanks to digital technology<p>For the next fortnight, Guardian film writers will present personal guides to their favourite decade in …

Blockbusters

Nuevas inquisiciones

El feminismo es hoy el más resuelto enemigo de la literatura, que pretende descontaminarla de machismo, prejuicios múltiples e inmoralidades<p>Trato de …

How technology is changing the way we grieve | Financial Times

In the early hours of one New Year’s morning, still intoxicated from the previous night’s celebrations, I texted my dad: “I love you.” When I woke up …

A Celebrity Philosopher Explains the Populist Insurgency

Peter Sloterdijk has spent decades railing against the pieties of liberal democracy. Now his ideas seem prophetic.<p><b>Audio:</b> Listen to this story. To hear more feature stories, download the Audm app for your iPhone.<p>One weekend last June, in an auditorium in the German city of Karlsruhe, the philosopher …

How the South Korean language was designed to unify

‘Uri’ isn’t a mere grammar point, it’s a cultural canon that captures the very essence of a nation.<p>“Our husband is also a teacher,” my co-worker told me as she noisily slurped her soup. She was seated beside another colleague, who was slurping hers, too.<p>I was confused. Had I misheard her? Were …

South Korea

"Es un error traer nuevos seres humanos al mundo": el provocador pensamiento antinatalista del filósofo David Benatar

Científicos advierten que la mala calidad del esperma de los hombres puede llevar "a la extinción de la especie humana".<p>De David Benatar se ha dicho …

El origen de los idiomas, explicado en una preciosa infografía

¿De dónde vienen los idiomas que hablamos hoy en día? La ilustradora y dibujante de cómics Minna Sundberg nos ofrece algunas respuestas en este …

The real American Sniper was a hate-filled killer. Why are simplistic patriots treating him as a hero? | Lindy West

Clint Eastwood’s film about Navy Seal Chris Kyle has hit a raw nerve in America, with right wingers calling for the rape or death of anyone ungrateful enough to criticise his actions<p>I have to confess: I was suckered by the trailer for American Sniper. It’s a masterpiece of short-form tension – a …

Why rejecting the modern world is a privileged fantasy

Mark Boyle argues that a primitive life away from the modern world is healthier, but the evidence strongly suggests that this is a privileged fantasy<p>Romanticising the past is a common human compulsion, and may well have psychological benefits. But some people take it rather far, embracing …

Why We Fail and How

DIOGENES THE CYNIC (<i>c</i>. 412 BC–323 BC) apparently had to flee his native city of Sinope because he was caught in a scandal involving the defacement of …

¿Quién está soñando todo esto?

La nueva Twin Peaks coloca en primer término la relevancia del estilo y cuestiona los límites de la Nueva Ficción Televisiva<p>Un grito desgarrador, un …

The demise of the Impact Factor: The strength of the relationship between citation rates and IF is down to levels last seen 40 years ago

<i>Jobs, grants, prestige and career advancement are all partially based on an admittedly flawed concept: the journal Impact Factor. Impact factors have</i> …

Babylon's hanging garden: ancient scripts give clue to missing wonder

The whereabouts of one of the seven wonders of the ancient world – the fabled Hanging Garden of Babylon – has been one of the great mysteries from antiquity. The inability of archaeologists to find traces of it among Babylon's ancient remains led some even to doubt its existence.<p>Now a British …

Mathematical secrets of ancient tablet unlocked after nearly a century of study

Dating from 1,000 years before Pythagoras’s theorem, the Babylonian clay tablet is a trigonometric table more accurate than any today, say researchers<p>At least 1,000 years before the Greek mathematician Pythagoras looked at a right angled triangle and worked out that the square of the longest side …

Mathematics

La invención de China que más sorprendió a Marco Polo

Fue uno de los primeros europeos que conoció un invento que sigue siendo uno de los fundamentos de la economía moderna: el papel moneda.<p>Hace casi 750 …

Sci-Hub’s cache of pirated papers is so big, subscription journals are doomed, data analyst suggests

There is no doubt that Sci-Hub, the infamous—and, according to a U.S. court, illegal—online repository of pirated research papers, is enormously …

Slavoj Zizek, el filósofo viral

El pensador esloveno triunfa en las redes con sus vídeos y su lenguaje desprejuiciado, y conecta con el desencanto de los jóvenes, que hacen cola …

Economists are horrible people

Home <b>›</b> Higher Education <b>›</b> <b>Economists are horrible people</b><p>on November 6, 2013 • ( 0 )<p>I don’t think this is a particularly meaningful statement. But it’s …

Las diez diferencias entre nuestro futuro y el de Blade Runner

¿Está nuestra tecnología ya tan avanzada como mostraba la película o nos queda todavía mucho camino?

Old economics is based on false ‘laws of physics’ – new economics can save us | Kate Raworth

It is time to ditch the belief that economies obey rigid mechanical rules, which has widened inequality and polluted our planet. Economics is evolving<p>Things are not going well in the world’s richest economies. Most OECD countries are facing their highest levels of income inequality in 30 years, …

Physics

Finally, a breakthrough alternative to growth economics – the doughnut | George Monbiot

Instead of growth at all costs, a new economic model allows us to thrive while saving the planet<p>So what are we going to do about it? This is the only question worth asking. But the answers appear elusive. Faced with a multifaceted crisis – the capture of governments by billionaires and their …

Economics

Norway will become the first country in the world to switch off FM radio

FM radio broadcasting was invented in the United States in 1933. After a slow start, it became wildly popular all around the world, largely because the frequency modulation technology used offered better sound quality than the existing amplitude modulation (AM) transmissions.<p>But the era of FM radio …

Europe