Nils-Petter Lövgren

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Your Brain Has A “Delete” Button–Here’s How To Use It

This is the fascinating way that your brain makes space to build new and stronger connections so you can learn more.<p>There’s an old saying in neuroscience: neurons that fire together wire together. This means the more you run a neuro-circuit in your brain, the stronger that circuit becomes. This is …

Israel’s Jewish-Terrorist Problem

Early on Friday morning, two masked men entered Duma, a Palestinian village in the West Bank, where they smashed the windows of two houses, threw firebombs inside, and fled. One house was empty; the other wasn’t. Ali Dawabsheh, an eighteen-month-old baby, died. His parents and four-year-old brother …

3 biggest misconceptions about the music industry and Jay-Z's Tidal (which is doomed anyway)

The verdict is out: Tidal is likely headed toward a wipe out.<p>Virtually every tech and music publication -- with the predictable exception of …

Silicon Valley Has Lost Its Way. Can Skateboarding Legend Rodney Mullen Help It?

• Author: Brendan I. Koerner. Brendan I. Koerner<br>• Date of Publication: 01.27.15. 01.27.15<br>• Time of Publication: 6:00 am. 6:00 …

University of Florida

Benjamin Voyer on the psychology of teamwork

<i>BENJAMIN VOYER is a marketing and psychology professor at ESCP Europe Business School in London and the London School of Economics. He is an</i> …

The Wire in HD (updated with video clips)

December 3, 2014<p>This tale begins and ends with a fellow named Bob Colesberry, who taught me as much as he could about filmmaking in the three or four …

TV

The Art Of The Interview: Dick Cavett On How To Elevate A Q&A

Legendary entertainer and talk show host Dick Cavett distinguished himself with a conversational, erudite style. Now Cavett opens up about conducting the kind of interviews that leave nothing interesting behind.<p>There are talk show hosts, and then there’s Dick Cavett.<p>The current late show landscape …

The Open-Office Trap

In 1973, my high school, Acton-Boxborough Regional, in Acton, Massachusetts, moved to a sprawling brick building at the foot of a hill. Inspired by architectural trends of the preceding decade, the classrooms in one of its wings didn’t have doors. The rooms opened up directly onto the hallway, and …

The migration numbers game

Given the rambunctious immigration debate in countries around the world, it is tempting to believe that the globe is awash with migrants.<p>Whether it …

When foreign policy was closer to heaven, and hell

IF YOU only skim-read the headlines of last weekend's newspapers, you might have got the impression that Pope Francis made a remarkable breakthrough …

Pope treads carefully in footsteps of predecessor in ‘moment of silent adoration’ to mark religious cooperation during Turkey visit<p>In a gesture designed to highlight his commitment to inter-faith dialogue, Pope Francis conducted a silent prayer alongside a senior Islamic cleric in Istanbul’s Blue …

The Sound of Sweden

Who rules the pop charts? Swedes.<p>Do you like Swedish pop music? The answer is probably yes, even if you can’t name a single artist born in Sweden. Do you like Katy Perry’s “Hot N Cold”? Pink’s “Please Don’t Leave Me”? Kelly Clarkson’s “Since U Been Gone”? Many of the songs on the new Taylor Swift …

An Oral History of the Epic Space Film The Right Stuff | WIRED

Punch A Hole In The Sky<p>Before writer-director Philip Kaufman brought Tom Wolfe's book <i>The Right Stuff</i> to the big screen in 1983, onscreen astronauts …

Horror in Jerusalem: the conflict evolves 2014-11-19 | Espresso

Nov 19th 2014<p>Continue reading today's edition<p>Download the app here. Five stories, five days a week, straight to your iPhone or Android smartphone.

Who the Kurds are

RARELY have the Kurds received so much attention. But ever since the jihadists calling themselves Islamic State started to take over large swathes of …

Kevin Spacey’s Top 3 Tips For Better Storytelling. Yes, That Kevin Spacey

It’s Kevin Spacey they wanted, and Kevin Spacey they got.<p>Some 2,500 attendees gave the actor a standing ovation as he took the stage at Content …

Why Japan leads the world in high-speed trains

MANY countries seem obsessed with high-speed rail. Britain intends to build a controversial high-speed link known as HS2, connecting London to …

Stellan Skarsgård: Nobody should think they have God on their side

<b>The actor</b> <b>Paul Bettany</b> <b>once said some things about you and I wanted to check if they are accurate. Is that OK?</b> <br>Sure.<p><b>He said: “In every city he knows the best place to eat oysters…”</b> <br>Yeah, probably. Not the best, but at least I know a couple of good ones. In London, I often go to Bentley’s not only …

Another thousand acres

SOME people are never grateful. On August 31st Israel’s government made its largest appropriation of occupied West Bank land in a generation. It took …

Israel

Israel to build 283 homes on West Bank

Israel has published tenders to build 283 homes in a West Bank settlement, days after announcing its biggest land grab on occupied Palestinian territory for three decades.<p>The expansion of the Elkana settlement, in the north-west of the West Bank, was approved in January and the tenders were …

What did Palestine look like in 1896?

A film footage of Palestine in 1896 was recently published online thanks to Lobster Films. It shows Palestinians of all faiths – Christians, Jews and …