Ivan Ferré

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How the Six-Hour Workday Actually Saves Money

In February, after almost two years worth of six-hour workdays, nurses at the Svartedalens elderly care facility in Gothenburg, Sweden went back to …

Yuval Harari on why humans won’t dominate Earth in 300 years

“It's not because I overestimate the AI. It's because most people tend to overestimate human beings.”<p>Yuval Noah Harari’s first book, <i>Sapiens</i>, was an international sensation. The Israeli historian’s mind-bending tour through the triumph of <i>Homo sapiens</i>is a favorite of, among others, Bill Gates, Mark …

Singularity

Even Architecture Prizes Are Political In This Crazy World

In an oblique commentary on global politics, the Pritzker Prize jury just awarded architecture’s highest honor to a little-known trio of Spanish …

9 Subtle Lies We All Tell Ourselves

When I was at university, I was convinced that I wanted to be an investment banker and work on Wall Street. A year later, it took all of about three …

Time I

The Buffett Formula: Going to Bed Smarter Than you Woke Up

Most people go through life not really getting any smarter. Why? They simply won't do the work required.<p>It's easy to come home, sit on the couch, …

Spaniards’ lack of sleep isn’t a cultural thing – they’re in the wrong time zone | Paul Kelley

A Franco-era decision to adhere to Central European Time may be to blame for everything from accidents at work to a low birthrate. But that could change<p>Spain’s hit TV programme for children, MasterChef Junior, had 3 million young viewers glued to their television until after 1am on a weekday. That …

Woody Allen | The Talks

Short Profile<p>Name: Allan Stewart Konigsberg<br>DOB: 1 December 1935<br>Place of Birth: New York, New York, USA<br>Occupation: Director<p>Mr. Allen, do you truly …

John T. Downey, CIA agent captured by China during the Korean War: The story of the longest held American POW.

<i>On Nov. 17, John T. Downey died in Branford, Conn., at the age of 84. In September, Slate published an account of Downey's decades-long captivity in</i> …

El nacionalisme espanyol, una creació de la Renaixença catalana

La gran majoria de diccionaris i llibres d’història identifiquen la Renaixença amb el moviment català de ressorgiment cultural que es va iniciar en …

El lado oscuro de los tomates italianos en EL PAÍS

Cada año, se exportan a Ghana miles de toneladas de concentrado de tomate que se produce en Italia, lo que representa un impacto negativo sobre el …

Dubtes al fons sobirà més gran del món

Dues dècades després que el govern de Noruega fes el primer ingrés en el seu fons sobirà d’inversió, el país encara està aprenent a gestionar un …

Evicted by Matthew Desmond – what if the problem of poverty is that it’s profitable to other people?

‘There is an enormous amount of pain and poverty in this rich land,’ argues American sociologist Desmond in this brilliant book about housing and the lives of eight families in Milwaukee<p>What if the dominant discourse on poverty is just wrong? What if the problem isn’t that poor people have bad …

Housing

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“Internet ho ha canviat tot, però jo no he votat mai sobre internet”

Abans que parlem sobre la humanitat, comencem parlant de vostè. En termes personals, familiars, culturals, d’on ve? No ho sé, com a científic penso …

The Writing Revolution

For years, nothing seemed capable of turning around New Dorp High School’s dismal performance—not firing bad teachers, not flashy education technology, not after-school programs. So, faced with closure, the school’s principal went all-in on a very specific curriculum reform, placing an overwhelming …

A la recerca del Poble perdut: la França del Front National

• Xavi Espinet (París)<br>• dissabte, 12 març 2016<br>• 4 comentaris<br>• General<p>Marine Le Pen, líder actual del Front National francès / Global Panorama – Rémi Noyon<p><b>A</b> …

We’re running out of water, and the world’s powers are very worried

Secret conversations between American diplomats show how a growing water crisis in the Middle East destabilized the region, helping spark civil wars …

La crisis del PSOE, susurrada

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Here's How NASA Thinks Society Will Collapse

Too much inequality and too few natural resources could leave the West vulnerable to a Roman Empire-style fall.<p>This article is from the archive of our partner<p>Few think Western civilization is on the brink of collapse — but it's also doubtful the Romans and Mesopotamians saw their own demise coming …

High Hitler: how Nazi drug abuse steered the course of history

German writer Norman Ohler’s astonishing account of methamphetamine addiction in the Third Reich changes what we know about the second world war<p>The German writer Norman Ohler lives on the top floor of a 19th-century apartment building on the south bank of the river Spree in Kreuzberg, Berlin. …

Angela Merkel

When Will Trump and Hillary Use the K-Word?

This year’s grueling U.S. presidential campaign has had the occasion to discuss the Ku Klux Klan, Tim Kaine, and Don King, but not the K-word that …

New brain technology allows monkeys to transcribe New York Times articles – and even Hamlet

New technology allowed monkeys to transcribe passages from the New York Times and Hamlet at a rate of 12 words per minute.<p>The method, developed by …

Goldeneye Movie Review & Film Summary (1995)

"GoldenEye" looks exactly like a James Bond film. It begins with a stunt (a bungee jump from the top of a towering dam). It tops that with an even …

Arctic 'ghost ship' found -- John Franklin's HMS Terror | CNN Travel

Passejos amb Pérez Andujar: la perifèria metropolitana, l’Àfrica interior

• Montse Santolino / @montsanto<br>• dijous, 22 setembre 2016<br>• 4 comentaris<br>• Política<p>El barri de Bellvitge / YEAROFTHEDRAGON<p>“Sense una àrea metropolitana bolcada …

Si eres redactor de noticias, te vas a quedar sin trabajo, y si eres escritor o traductor, puede que también

Cada vez hay inteligencias artificiales mejor afinadas no sólo para traducir textos en diferentes idiomas, sino también para escribir notas de prensa …

Por qué los niños necesitan aburrirse (o al menos que dejemos de sobreestimularlos)

“<i>Mamá: no puedo parar los pensamientos que me llegan a la cabeza</i>”. Una amiga me comentó hace unos días que su hija, de apenas cinco años de edad, le …

The things we really need are getting more expensive. Other stuff is getting cheaper. Why?

Sociologist Joseph Cohen of Queens University is fond of saying that “America is a place where luxuries are cheap and necessities costly.”<p>A recent …

Televisions

Massimo Livi Bacci: "Si cuidamos la Tierra, aún cabemos muchos más"

LA SABIDURÍA le viene de familia. Bisnieto de psiquiatra, nieto de antropólogo e hijo de estadístico, Massimo Livi Bacci (Florencia, 1936) se decantó …

Erdogan o la desmesura

<i>La democracia es como un tranvía,</i><p><i>cuando llegas a tu parada, te bajas.</i><p>-Recep Tayyip Erdogan (1996).<p>Frente a la sede del club de hinchas del Kasimpasa …