Luciano Zapata

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The future of academic publishing and advice for young researchers

This interview presents the perspectives of an early-career researcher who conducts research, publishes papers, attends academic conferences as part …

Want to be more productive? Don’t go paperless.

Brick-and-mortar bookstores are closing their doors. Libraries lend out e-books. Receipts are emailed or texted. Bank statements are sent …

​From now on, I will only do open science

I’m done. No more. From now on, for me it is Open Science, or nothing. I will no longer do closed science.Source: wikimedia commons, user JérômeI did …

8 Tiny Habits That Will Make You Happier | Inc.com

Everything around us is changing at warp speed, it seems--but some things will always remain the same. That's why habits are so powerful. Some of the smallest of our daily habits have the power to always give us happiness and help steer us toward success.<p>Here are eight little habits that can make a …

Happiness

9 Bad Habits You Must Break to Be More Productive

Nothing sabotages your productivity quite like bad habits. They are insidious, creeping up on you slowly until you don't even notice the damage they're causing.<p>Bad habits slow you down, decrease your accuracy, make you less creative, and stifle your performance. Getting control of your bad habits …

Teachers as Designers

In a M.Ed course that I taught recently, one of the assignments was to design a learning experience for their own unique context. The teachers were …

Teaching

41 Books Worth Reading - Leading, Learning, Questioning

The end of the year always makes me a little nostalgic. I miss my classroom and the conversations that came up at the end of the year. By that point, …

En defensa del software libre: mi demanda contra Lenovo en México

Este artículo aborda la historia de la compra de un equipo de cómputo personal. Compré el equipo Yoga 2 de Lenovo, por sus funciones operativas, …

Los 16 mejores momentos de la literatura de ciencia ficción

Desde que se acuñase el término en los años 40 del siglo XX tras décadas de evolución del género, la <b>ciencia ficción</b> nos ha dado miles de obras con …

Why smart kids shouldn’t use laptops in class

For the past 15 years, educators have debated, exhaustively, the perils of laptops in the lecture hall. Professors complain that laptops are distraction machines; defenders say that boring classes are to blame — students have always doodled or daydreamed, so what’s the difference that they’re …

Education

Moral dimensions of Open, part 4: “on the shoulders of giants”

This is the fifth part of a series on the Moral Dimensions of Open, in preparation for the forthcoming OSI2016 meeting, where I’ll be in the Moral …

CONICET

If Your Science Professors Aren't Confusing, They're Doing It Wrong

Let me set a scene. It's just after a physics class in which students wrestled with a complicated idea. Perhaps they measured the electrical current …

Logging

Mnoo le qeu ele

¿Qué leés cuando leés? ¿Por qué tenemos la sensación de escuchar cuando leemos? ¿Por qué estoy leyendo esto con la voz de Morgan Freeman?

As a parliamentary inquiry into science and the public begins, I’d argue there’s been a revolution in the way researchers think about science and engagement<p>“What have the Romans ever done for us?” John Cleese’s famous question from Monty Python’s Life of Brian has been in my thoughts over the past …

Science

SNOWDEN: Delatar es más que filtrar secretos, es un acto de resistencia política

<i>Por Edward Snowden, traducido por Andrés Delgado</i><p>“He estado esperando 40 años a alguien como tú”. Fueron las primeras palabras que Daniel Ellsberg me …

Edward Snowden: Whistleblowing Is Not Just Leaking — It’s an Act of Political Resistance

“I’ve been waiting 40 years for someone like you.” Those were the first words Daniel Ellsberg spoke to me when we met last year. Dan and I felt an …

Cinco consejos para crear tu propio podcast

¿Tienes ganas de tener tu propio podcast y no sabes por dónde empezar?<p><b>Así como los blogs tuvieron su era de oro, los podcasts están teniendo una</b> …

You Gotta Commit

When I’m not working as a CIO, my free time is spent with family and hobbies.<p>Or should I say, feeding suppressed and repressed dreams of what I hope …

Customer Service

10 documentales que todo amante de los videojuegos debería ver

Destacamos algunos de los mejores documentales sobre videojuegos: desde la concepción del videojuego independiente más importante de la historia …

5 Libros de ciencia ficción que tienes que leer

Es hora de que te actualices en tu ciencia ficción, con libros de los buenos. Tenemos una corta lista de títulos de distintas épocas y distintos …

Lo mejor de 2015 para regalar en cómics, libros y juegos de mesa

Si sois de los míos os pasaréis en estas fechas <b>tardes completas de librería en librería</b> buscando ESE libro o ESE cómic para ESA persona concreta (o …

Scientists Trace The Evolution Of Beer

Yeast is pretty amazing. It's responsible for producing a number of vital products, most importantly beer. And while we’ve been brewing the stuff for …

Top 10 day trips out of Barcelona

You could spend weeks in Barcelona and never run out of places to see, things to do, food to try and bars to hop.<p>But for a taste of Catalan life beyond the metropolis – or simply for a change of pace – you can choose between mountains, beaches and pretty little towns, all just a short ride …

The best free things to do in Athens

Soaking up Athens life doesn’t have to break the bank. It’s a reasonably priced city to begin with, and you’ll find that if you pick a basic hotel, most cash ends up going toward dining in trendier restaurants or sipping high-end cocktails, if that’s what you’re into. Need to economise? There are …

Esta bicicleta retroreflectiva parece sacada de «TRON»

Lumen es una bicicleta rociada con un material patentado capaz de reflejar cualquier fuente de luz, dando como resultado un aspecto visual único y …

The 8 Books Neil deGrasse Tyson Thinks Every Person Should Read

In honor of World Book Day, we've gathered reading recommendations from scientists whose specialties range from astrophysics to neuroscience to …

La ciencia secreta detrás de la fabricación de cerveza

<b>Al atravesar un túnel frío y húmedo en una zona industrial en el sureste de Londres, encontramos una fábrica de tradicional cerveza británica.</b><p>Pero lo que vemos no es, como pudiera esperarse, una colección de antiguos edificios decrépitos que recuerdan el pasado inglés.<p>La fábrica Kernel tiene poco …