Maria Jose Chacon Mutis

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¿Son las megaciudades los nuevos países del siglo XXI?

¿Tienen las ciudades grandes más en común entre ellas mismas que con el resto del territorio de los países a los que pertecencen?<p>¿Es más adecuado comparar entre sí a ciudades como <b>Nueva York, Londres y Shanghái</b> que comparar a los Estados-nación?<p>Esa es la sugerencia de la Organización para la …

¿Cuál es la velocidad de la oscuridad?

«La ciencia está siempre equivocada: jamás resuelve un problema sin crear diez más». Eso le dijo bromeando George Bernard Shaw a Albert Einstein y, …

To Stop Procrastinating, Start by Understanding the Emotions Involved

Time management goes only so far; the emotional reasons for delay must also be addressed<p>Putting off a work or school assignment in order to play videogames or water the plants might seem like nothing more serious than poor time-management.<p>But researchers say chronic procrastination is an emotional …

Time Management

Prostitution in the Medieval City

Brothel scene; Brunswick Monogrammist, 1537; Gemäldegalerie, Berlin<p><b>Regulating Prostitution: Everyday Life in the Late Medieval Austrian …

Neuroscientist Sam Harris Selects 12 Books Everyone Should Read

From Bertrand Russell to the Buddha, or why you should spend a weekend reading the Qur’an.<p>On an excellent recent episode of <i>The Tim Ferriss Show</i> — one of these nine podcasts for a fuller life — neuroscientist <b>Sam Harris</b> answered a listener’s question inquiring what books everyone should read. As a …

Western Philosophy

Le Corbusier, the man, the modernist legend – in pictures

He redefined architecture for the 20th century, pioneered modernity, made radical urban utopias for the masses – and spent his last years nearly nude in a cabin inspired by human physiology<p>Le Corbusier: The Measures of Man is at the Pompidou Centre, Paris, until 3 August 2015

Design

Ryan Heffington and Galen Pehrson's collaboration with Jessica Tonder

“It's about the rediscovery of identity,” says rising LA-based singer-songwriter Jessica Tonder about the underlying theme of her new video for “My …

The Science of Storytelling: Why Telling a Story is the Most Powerful Way to Activate Our Brains

<i>A good story can make or break a presentation, article, or conversation. But why is that? When Buffer co-founder Leo Widrich started to market his</i> …

The Brain

Efemérides de la música popular, 24 de enero

Hoy recordamos a Neil Diamond, Aaron Neville, Warren Zevon, el Blues Brother John Belushi, Oscar Moro y a los Beatles firmando con Brian Epstein un …

El espléndido homenaje de Peter Doherty a Amy Winehouse

Podrían pasar meses, años e incluso décadas, que <b>Peter Doherty</b>, el que un día fuera el líder de una de las bandas más importantes de Inglaterra, …

Can Virtual Body Swapping Help Fight Racial Prejudice?

Brain hacking and optical illusions can increase your empathy for other races<p>In the wake of massive #BlackLivesMatter demonstrations, the ugly implications of racism in the United States have come to the foreground. Prejudice, whether conscious or unconscious, exists on a much wider scale than most …

Virtual Reality

Why the modern world is bad for your brain

Our brains are busier than ever before. We’re assaulted with facts, pseudo facts, jibber-jabber, and rumour, all posing as information. Trying to figure out what you need to know and what you can ignore is exhausting. At the same time, we are all doing more. Thirty years ago, travel agents made our …

Productivity

De qué hablaron los humanos cuando empezaron a hablar

<b>Si hay algo que nos distingue de los animales es nuestra capacidad para comunicarnos a través del lenguaje.</b><p>Pero en qué punto de la evolución humana se desarrolló esta esta habilidad y por qué es un tema de intenso debate.<p>Ahora, un estudio de un equipo internacional de investigadores sugiere que las …

Mercedes-Benz Unveils Self-Driving Luxury Vehicle Concept at CES 2015

Only weeks after Google officially unveiled their self-driving car prototype, Daimler AG and Mercedes-Benz chose this year's Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas to debut the F 015 Luxury in Motion, a concept vehicle that can operate entirely without a driver behind the wheel.<p>Futuristic in …

CES

[Best of 2014] The Year in Viral Art

This is the art that was all-but-inescapable in 2014.<p>Art Basel Miami offered $3 billion worth of work, Peter Lik sold the most expensive photograph ever ($6.5 million), and a second Mona Lisa was discovered, making 2014 a monumental year for art. Whether it was Kara Walker's sugar sculpture, Miley …

Art

Ai Weiwei. Sobre la mesa

Ai Weiwei es unos de los nombres que más han sonado en la última década del arte, pero debido a su activismo y su beligerancia contra el régimen de …

How to Buy Food: The Psychology of the Supermarket

From the layout to the little old lady who hands out samples, we explain the psychological tricks the supermarket uses to get you to buy food you don't want<p><i>This is the first part of a two-part series on how to get the most of your supermarket-shopping experience. Part One discusses how supermarkets</i> …

Columbia University

The Science of Conquering Your Greatest Fears

Many things scare me: the huge rock at the bottom of Boulder Garden on Colorado’s Gunnison River that has flipped my kayak numerous times; the chutes off the stormy top of the Big Sky tram; sullen men with clubs who lurk in Kenya’s Ngong Hills (I met them a while back).<p>Can a scientist in an …

The Brain

7 Awesome Content Marketing Examples You Can Steal

Content marketing and social media go together like peanut butter and jelly. Done right, a good content marketing piece can go viral and result in …

¿Cuánto se masturban hombres y mujeres?

"No te metas con la masturbación. Es hacer el amor con alguien a quien yo quiero". Son palabras de <b>Woody Allen</b> que sirven para quitarle un poco de …

How do we Hear?

How do your ears work? Here is the process by which your ears process the sounds that you hear every day.

Need a Business Idea? Here are 55

<i>This article has been excerpted from</i> 55 Surefire Home Based Businesses You Can Start for Under $5,000 <i>by Entrepreneur Press & Cheryl Kimball (2009).</i><p>Today, tens of thousands of people are considering starting a home based business, and for good reasons. On average, people can expect to have two and …

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Pep Avila salta de la fotografía a la cinematografía

La necesidad de contar historias de Pep Avila le ha llevado a explorar el mundo de la dirección de cine.<p>–<p>Pep Avila es un fotógrafo especializado en …

Gucci escoge a sus DJs favoritas para crear su propio espacio de música

Harley Viera Newton, Leigh Lezark o Pixie Geldoff son algunas de las mujeres elegidas por Frida Giannini para celebrar su corto 'The Fringe'<p><i>Mario</i> …

Bacoa, una identidad visual con carácter local y 'handmade' de Two Points

Bacoa y Kiosko son dos hamburgueserías de mucho éxito en Barcelona. A principios de 2012, los propietarios encargaron al estudio Two Points diseñar …

15 Striking Portraits of Ancient Tribes Around the World

<i>Ladakhi</i> – Photograph by Jimmy Nelson<p>In 2009, photographer Jimmy Nelson set out on a journey to document the ‘world’s last indigenous cultures’. Using …

The Act of Killing: don't give an Oscar to this snuff movie

<i>The Act of Killing</i> won the documentary prize at the Baftas last week and is the favourite to win the much-coveted Oscar. I watch many documentaries on behalf of the BBC each year and I go to festivals. I'm a doc obsessive. By my own, not quite reliable reckoning, I've been asked by fans to show <i>The</i> …