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25 Books Everyone Should Read, According to TED Speakers

Whether you're looking for gift ideas or suggestions for your own reading, TED speakers have you covered.<p>Back in May just after the main TED event, the TED blog rounded up an incredible list of all the titles recommended from the stage this year. It was enough to fill up most people's to-read queue …

Music only helps you concentrate if you’re doing the right kind of task

If the task requires creativity or mental rotation, music can increase performance.<p>Many of us listen to music while we work, thinking that it will help us to concentrate on the task at hand. And in fact, recent research has found that music can have beneficial effects on creativity. When it comes …

11 Little Mental Health Tips That Therapists Actually Give Their Patients

The goal of therapy is to give you the tools and strategies for navigating whatever is going on in your life—from stress or relationship issues to …

The Fungus That Turns Ants Into Zombies Is More Diabolical Than We Realized

Carpenter ants of the Brazilian rain forest have it rough. When one of these insects gets infected by a certain fungus, it turns into a so-called …

Biology

Why Jumping Rope Is a Shockingly Good Workout

A jump rope feels decidedly old-school: something you played with as a kid but that most adults, except for boxers, leave behind.<p>That’s a shame, …

Ladies Who Book Club Have Always Been The Glue Of Resistance

Women’s book clubs, in particular, have a subversive history.<p>There’s a reason antidemocratic leaders often persecute authors and ban literature: Books hold the power to undermine poisonous norms, harmful social constructs and oppressive governments.<p>Even more powerful than books alone are book clubs …

Do You Struggle to Keep Eye Contact? Here's What's Happening in Your Brain

In many countries and regions of the world, take East Asia for instance, looking someone in the eye is considered rude. If that person is above you …

Italy's first black minister 'vindicated' by racist slurs verdict

<b>Italy's first black minister has said she feels "vindicated" after winning a four-year court battle against a far-right MEP who made repeated racist slurs against her.</b><p>Mario Borghezio has been order to pay Cécile Kyenge 50,000 euros ($55,690; £42,895) by a court in Milan.<p>Among other comments, …

Italy

Un estudio revela el número ideal de parejas que debería tener

Hablar de las parejas que hemos tenido es una de las conversaciones más incómodas. A veces no sabemos si decir la verdad porque puede ser demasiado o …

11 Funny Filters To Write Jokes

In my Writing For The Onion class at Second City my teacher, Scott Dikkers (who is a Co-Founder of The Onion), taught us the 11 Funny Filters to …

No Snark, No Sarcasm: How One Scientist Engaged Creationists

"If all you do is mock the people who disagree with you, you miss your chance to honestly engage with them, learn about where they come from, …

We Spoke to the Artist Fixing Cracks in the Sidewalk With Gold

Rachel Sussman’s ‘Sidewalk Kintsukuroi’ series brings a traditional Japanese art practice to the streets.<p>In the Spring of 2014, after spending a decade working on her photography book, <i>The Oldest Living Things in the World</i>, artist Rachel Sussman came across an image circulating on the internet: a …

Modern Art

The Androgynous 'Third Gender' Of 17th-Century Japan

From the 17th to 19th centuries, gender could be neither binary nor biological.<p>Generation Z refers to individuals born during the mid-1990s and early ‘00s often billed as the generation most likely to fully embrace gender fluidity. According to one report, around 56 percent of teens ages 13 to 20 …

Elon Musk's Surprising Reason Why Everyone Will Be Equal in the Future

A fascinating conference on artificial intelligence was recently hosted by the Future of Life Institute, an organization aimed at promoting …

Singularity

​16 Natural Ways To Relieve Your Anxiety

Anxiety is uncomfortable: Even if you don’t deal with full-blown panic disorder, your nerves have probably crept up on you at some point—and it’s a pain to deal with. Your palms may get sweaty, your breathing becomes shallow, and your heart starts racing.<p>If these feelings become overwhelming and …

37 Ways to Cut Your Cancer Risk, According to Science

Get a colonoscopyOne sure-fire way to prevent cancer: Stay up to date with recommended screenings. Although rates of colon cancer deaths have been …

Cancer

Congress Just Gave Internet Providers the Green Light to Sell Your Browsing History Without Consent

The House of Representatives voted today to repeal rules preventing internet service providers from selling their customers’ web browsing and app …

How These Students Called Out Their School's Racism And Caught Harvard's Attention

They were also the 2016 Bostonians of The Year. NBD.<p>As high school seniors, Meggie Noel and Kylie Webster-Cazeau launched a campaign last January that placed the racism faced by black students at Boston Latin School in the spotlight. Their advocacy has since been honored by the Harvard College …

Dystopian dreams: how feminist science fiction predicted the future

From Mary Shelley to Margaret Atwood, feminist science fiction writers have imagined other ways of living that prompt us to ask, could we do things differently?<p>Margaret Atwood’s evergreen dystopian novel <i>The Handmaid’s Tale</i> is about to become a television drama. Published in 1985, it couldn’t feel …

Exponer la educación - María Acaso

Foto de Ni arte ni eudcación. Jorge Mirón<p>El mes pasado tuvo lugar en Madrid ARCO 2017, un espacio donde se dan cita los profesionales del mercado del …

Cutting salt intake could stop excessive toilet trips in the wee small hours

Frequently needing the toilet in the middle of the night is a condition that affects more than half of 50s, leading to fatigue, irritability and a groggy feeling in the morning.<p>But scientists believe they have found a solution, and it could be as simple as a slight dietary tweak.<p>Japanese …

Sleep

How To Do A 5-Minute Meditation In The Morning

Start your day off right.<p>Most people barely have time to get ready in the morning, so fitting meditation into the routine probably feels impossible.<p>But the benefits of a few minutes of mindfulness are clear: Research shows that it helps increase self awareness, lowers stress and improves …

This email signature swap experiment shows how difficult it is working while female

The hurdles that come with workplace sexism can be difficult to convey to someone who’s never experienced them before.<p>Getting talked over, not being …

What a bad night's sleep really does to your body

Dr Sara Gottfried is, in her own words, an “under sleeper”. In our over-caffeinated, over-worked and gadget-addicted society, she’s far from alone: researchers from Oxford, Cambridge, Harvard, Manchester and Surrey universities have found people are sleeping almost two fewer hours a night than they …

Harvard Medical School

Met Museum Makes 375,000 Images Freely Available Online

The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City has made around 375,000 images of public-domain artworks from its collections freely available …

Creative Commons

How to access 375,000 beautiful, copyright-free images from New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art

The sumptuous lips of a 3,000-year-old Egyptian queen’s face, and the plump belly of a 9th-century Mexican baby, are now at your disposal.<p>New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art has released 375,000 images of works from its collection, with no restrictions on what you can do with them. The images, …

Museums

Vermeer: the artist who taught the world to see ordinary beauty

Johannes Vermeer was so obscure he was barely even known when he died, let alone forgotten. But the French avant-garde rescued him – and showed us his calm, unpretentious genius<p>Johannes Vermeer is such a quiet and introspective artist that it took hundreds of years for anyone to notice he was a …

7 ideas para divertirse con la ciencia en Educación Infantil

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Trump defends professional bigot Milo Yiannopoulos after Fox News tells him to

Trump attacked U.C. Berkeley on Twitter with the same language Fox News had used an hour earlier.<p>Milo Yiannopoulos calls President Trump “Daddy,” and …

Rights & Freedoms

GUIA PARA ENSEÑAR HISTORIA DEL ARTE

BREVE ESQUEMA PARA PLANTEARSE UN ANÁLISIS DE UNA OBRA DE ARTE PICTÓRICO. Por J. Santacana Mestre Universidad de Barcelona ¿Cómo ...