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New Evidence Suggests Early Humans First Used Fire To Impress Friends

Anthropology

Mental Models I Find Repeatedly Useful

<b>Update: I’m co-authoring a book about the mental models from this post. Get notified when the book comes out</b> <b>here</b><b>.</b><p>Around 2003 I came across Charlie …

Management

A computer has made a Rembrandt painting and it's perfect

Rembrandt may have died in 1669 but his artistic legacy lives on thanks in part to a new piece of work created with computer data, instead of the artist’s hands.<p>Revealed in the Netherlands, ‘The Next Rembrandt‘ is the result of an 18-month project undertaken by a group of art historians, along with …

Rembrandt

A Harvard psychologist says there's a personality trait that's just as important as charisma and is easier to develop

Bill Clinton, Oprah Winfrey, and Martin Luther King Jr. had the ability to captivate and inspire their audiences the way few other leaders could.<p>Yet Harvard psychologist Amy Cuddy says there's a personality trait that's just as important as charisma — and it's considerably easier to develop.<p>That …

You'll Be Outraged at How Easy It Was to Get You to Click on This Headline

This article will not restore your faith in humanity. Nor will it amaze, stun, delight, shock, charm, or in any literal or figurative way, blow your …

A college professor offered students 2 options for skipping a final exam — and stumbled upon the most effective way to motivate people

First and foremost, students were not required to take the quizzes. But if they did take a quiz and they answered it correctly, they would earn a point.<p>If they collected five points over the course of the semester, they would be able to opt out of the final exam if they chose.<p>There was one catch: …

A Harvard psychologist reveals the quickest way to boost confidence when you're nervous

Her theory: Stand like Wonder Woman for two minutes before a big meeting or event, and your confidence will spike — as if by magic.<p>Four years later, the Harvard psychologist has released a book on the virtues of changing your posture to change your attitude.<p>It's called "Presence: Bringing Your …

Banksy: Why A Million-Dollar Artist's Work Sold For $60

Branding is everything. It can make or break your business.<p>Companies that get this, spend millions in cultivating strong brands that secure them a loyal following. If you think about what consumers need vs. want, the majority of purchases fall in the “wants” category. Those desires are influenced …

Facebook addiction - and how to tackle it

Why do we drop stuff that we need to finish in order to start other things – even when we know that we shouldn’t be switching back and forth on our to-do list (or worse, between our to-do’s and Facebook?)<p>It’s one of the mysteries of modern office life. Since we at MeisterTask are building an app to …

"La transmission de la philosophie antique fut aussi une affaire africaine"

La pensée africaine a longtemps été niée par la philosophie européenne. Pourtant, les échanges commerciaux et intellectuels transsahariens ont permis …

Tombouctou

Curiosity: It Helps Us Learn, But Why?

How does a sunset work? We love to look at one, but Jolanda Blackwell wanted her eighth-graders to really think about it, to wonder and question.<p>So Blackwell, who teaches science at Oliver Wendell Holmes Junior High in Davis, Calif., had her students watch a video of a sunset on YouTube as part of …

What It's Like to Visit the White House as an Ex-Con

President Obama's security detail still brands ex-cons—regardless of the nature of their crime or what they've been up to since—as suspect.<p><i>This piece was originally published on July 2.</i><p>When Daryl Atkinson arrived at the White House last June, he had a lot to be proud of.<p>In the nearly two decades …

World’s Frogs Unveil 5-Million-Year Plan To Move Up Food Chain

Frogs

These Are What the Google Artificial Intelligence’s Dreams Look Like

Spoiler alert: they're as weird as electric sheep<p>Google's servers drive the much of the world's data, and apparently, they dream as well, according to a Google blog post by two Google software engineers and an intern.<p>Google’s artificial neural networks (ANNs) are stacked layers of artificial …

Ce que voit un ordinateur quand il rêve

Quand vous étiez petit, vous vous êtes sans doute allongé dans l’herbe pour observer les nuages. Laissant faire votre imagination, vous avez vu …

Des féministes vont larguer des pilules abortives par drone

L’association féministe Women on Waves organise le samedi 27 juin un lâcher de pilules abortives par drone en Pologne, rapporte le site américain The …

The Secret To Changing Your Habits: Start Incredibly Small

The bigger a project seems, the less likely you are to do it because it seems like too much effort. So if you really want to form better habits start really, really small–one pushup at a time.<p>In many ways, you are your habits. Research shows that nearly half of our actions are habitual. But habit …

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Edgar Morin : «  Nous avançons comme des somnambules vers la catastrophe 

<b>Pourquoi la vitesse est-elle à ce point ancrée dans le fonctionnement de notre société ?</b><p>La vitesse fait partie du grand mythe du progrès, qui anime …

Le fruit défendu, une savoureuse énigme

Bible<p>- publié le 02/10/2013<p>Dans l’imagerie populaire, le fruit défendu est une pomme. Pourtant, cette dernière n’apparaît nulle part dans la Bible…<p>L’ …