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The leadership game -- creating cultures of leadership | Drew Dudley | TEDxAnchorage

Leadership

Three problems with the debate around screen time

The debate about children and technology has increasingly captured public interest over the past year, and has been raging for many more. As with anything of this nature, the public conversations about screen time have gradually become more heated and divisive. And in turn, it increasingly feels as …

Research

Why eight hours a night isn’t enough, according to a leading sleep scientist

For something that we spend a third of our lives doing (if we’re lucky), sleep is something that we know relatively little about. “Sleep is actually a relatively recent discovery,” says Daniel Gartenberg, a sleep scientist who is currently an assistant adjunct professor in biobehavioral health at …

Brainwaves

Impaired cognitive function and mental performance in mild dehydration

Original Communication | Published: 18 December 2003<p><i>European Journal of Clinical Nutrition</i> <b>volume 57</b>, pages S24–S29 (2003) | Download …

Neuroscience

A handful of recent discoveries has transformed our entire understanding of human history

Recent discoveries have revealed that much of the traditional understanding of the human origin story is wrong.<p>Until the past few years, most anthropologists and archaeologists believed that the first members of our species — <i>Homo sapiens</i>— evolved in East Africa approximately 200,000 years ago.<p>As …

Anthropology

Physics Needs Philosophy / Philosophy Needs Physics

Philosophy has always played an essential role in the development of science, physics in particular, and is likely to continue to do so

Philosophy

The thought experiment: What is the carbon footprint of an email?

Carbon emissions may not be the first thing on your mind when you hit that send button, but emails are responsible for as much CO2 globally as seven …

Carbon Emissions

No single birthplace of mankind, say scientists

The origins of our species have long been traced to east Africa, where the world’s oldest undisputed <i>Homo sapiens</i> fossils were discovered. About 300,000 years ago, the story went, a group of primitive humans there underwent a series of genetic and cultural shifts that set them on a unique …

East Africa

Lay chicken at the bottom of your slow cooker for an easy spin on classic take-out

When you think of chicken tikka masala, does Britain come to mind? Probably not. But it’s believed to be the country’s most popular dish — right …

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Culture and Leadership | Joseph Trimble | TEDxWWU

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Some monkeys in Panama may have just stumbled into the Stone Age

Another non-human primate has entered the Stone Age – the fourth type known to have done so. One population of white-faced capuchins living in Panama …

Neanderthals Hunted in Groups, One More Strike Against the Dumb Brute Myth

On an autumn day around 120,000 years ago, in the dense forests of what would come to be Germany, fierce hunters prowled the landscape.<p>These hunters …

Sharpen Your Critical Thinking Skills With These 14 Leadership Practices

Ask any leader if they value the skill of critical thinking and you’ll see them immediately morph into a bobble-head-like caricature of themselves, vigorously nodding up and down as if their neck was a well-oiled spring attached to their shoulders. “Oh, yeah,” they’ll say, “it’s valued, a lot.”<p>Then …

Leadership

Humans account for little next to plants, worms, bugs

WASHINGTON (AP) — When you weigh all life on Earth, billions of humans don't amount to much compared to trees, earthworms or even viruses. But we really know how to throw what little weight we have around, according to a first-of-its-kind global census of the footprint of life on the planet.<p>Humans …

New Zealand Has Its Own Genetically Distinct Population of Blue Whales

Researchers from Oregon State University (OSU) have discovered that a population of blue whales found between the North and South islands of New Zealand are genetically distinct from other blue whales, and live there year-round.<p>The first inklings that something unusual was going on began back in …

The Grim Conclusions of the Largest-Ever Study of Fake News

Falsehoods almost always beat out the truth on Twitter, penetrating further, faster, and deeper into the social network than accurate information.<p>“Falsehood flies, and the Truth comes limping after it,” Jonathan Swift once wrote.<p><i>To hear more feature stories, see our full list or get the Audm iPhone</i> …

Social Media

Cognitive bias cheat sheet

Information overload, lack of meaning, the need to act fast, and how to know what needs to be remembered for later.<p>Great, how am I supposed to …

How NOT To Teach Critical Thinking (And What To Do Instead)

Ideas Out ThereI ran headlong into this piece of nonsense the other day:<br>• Um. No. That isn’t it at all. Critical thinking isn’t really any of these …

Critical Thinking

10 Problems With How We Think

By nature, human beings are illogical and irrational. For most of our existence, survival meant thinking quickly, not methodically. Making a …

Critical Thinking

How algorithms rule our working lives | Cathy O’Neil

Employers are turning to mathematically modelled ways of sifting through job applications. Even when wrong, their verdicts seem beyond dispute – and they tend to punish the poor<p>A few years ago, a young man named Kyle Behm took a leave from his studies at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, …

Employment

Gut reaction: the surprising power of microbes | Ed Yong

Most of us think of microbes as germs to be feared and killed. In fact they hold the key to improving our health – and may be the key to tackling obesity<p>‘So, what’s in the thermos?” I asked.<p>I was standing in a lift at Washington University in St Louis, with Professor Jeff Gordon and two of his …

Does the left have a future? | John Harris

All over the west, the left is in crisis. It cannot find answers to three urgent problems: the disruptive force of globalisation, the rise of populist nationalism, and the decline of traditional work<p>There is more than one spectre haunting modern Europe: terrorism, the revival of the far right, the …

How the education gap is tearing politics apart | David Runciman

In the year of Trump and Brexit, education has become the greatest divide of all – splitting voters into two increasingly hostile camps. But don’t assume this is simply a clash between the ignorant and the enlightened<p>On 23 February, Donald Trump stood before a rally of cheering supporters to …

Scientists Counted All The Protein Molecules in a Cell And The Answer Really Is 42

This is so perfect.<p>Biologists have served up the answer to the ultimate question of life, the Universe, and everything.<p>That answer, as you may know, …

After 100 Years of the Same Teaching Model It’s Time to Throw Out the Playbook

In looking back at my parents’ education in the 1950s and 60s, and my own education in the 1990s and 2000s, I worry sometimes that despite the huge …

Teaching

15 of the best science podcasts that will make you smarter

Podcasts are more popular every year, which means there's a wealth of audio storytelling to listen to — and many options to choose from.<p>We're here to help.<p>Whether you need something to listen to on your commute or just want a brain-boost while you pick up around the house, you can always trust a …

Science