Nicolas Brando

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Why Can't We All Just Get Along? The Uncertain Biological Basis of Morality

Squaring recent research suggesting we're "naturally moral" with all the strife in the world<p>In 1999, Joshua Greene—then a philosophy graduate student at Princeton, now a psychology professor at Harvard—had a very fertile idea. He took a pretty well-known philosophical thought experiment and infused …

The Global Search For Education: Got Tech? United States

<i>"From the US Department of Education's 2010 meta-analysis that showed that online learning was, on average, more effective than traditional face-to-face learning and that blended learning was the best of all, to the more recent RAND study of Carnegie Learning's math program, increasing amounts of</i> …

This Legs Photoshop Fail Is Quite A Stretch (PHOTOS)

We're accustomed to gawking at models' gorgeous gams by now... but this gives a whole new meaning to the phrase "legs for days."<p>Our friends at Photoshop Disasters spotted an awesomely tall model wearing a "Sexy Open Back And Cutout Dress" on OASAP's e-commerce site on Friday. To accept this woman's …

Independencia y ficción

Los argumentos independentistas no resisten el razonamiento; se basan en la ilusión y en la fe. Los únicos datos razonables indican que los catalanes …

Obamacare and the Conscience of a Radical

What if the health-care law's shortcomings aren't just missed opportunities but moral outrages?<p>Last week someone alluded to the liberal critiques of radical leftism arguing that the limits of dwelling "too long and too angrily on the systemic racism of America" should not be ignored. This amused …

Why We're Still Struggling to Make Sense of Modernism

We may like to think of ourselves as postmodern, but the modernists upended conventions—in art and in life—in ways that have challenged us ever since.<p>Beckett wrote “unenjoyable” books, says Martin Amis. Paulo Coelho believes Joyce’s <i>Ulysses</i> caused “great harm,” while Roddy Doyle doubts any readers …

¿Cuáles son los cinco grandes descubrimientos de la física contemporánea?

<b>Computadoras con velocidad y capacidad descomunales o materiales con "superpoderes" son algunas de las tecnologías desarrolladas a partir de los hallazgos más importantes de la física contemporánea.</b><p>¿Pero cómo elegir, entre todos, los cinco más relevantes de los últimos 25 años? A esa tarea se …

Five Banned Books That You Should Read (That You Probably Haven't)

This week is Banned Books Week, where librarians and other organizations highlight the books that have been subjected to threats of censorship – and actual censorship – in schools, libraries and nations around the globe. Among the frequently challenged books include classics like <i>The Adventures of</i> …

El IV Reich de Angela Merkel

septiembre 23, 2013<p>Poco después de la caída del Muro de Berlín, Günter Grass comentó que no le hacía ninguna gracia la idea de la reunificación …

No es un sueño, no; es peor

Es una ilusión creer que cuando pase la crisis volverán a recuperarse la sanidad pública, la educación garantizada y las pensiones. Los daños …

I Quit Teach for America

Five weeks of training was not enough to prepare me for a room of 20 unruly elementary-schoolers.<p><i>I am sitting in a comfortable gold folding chair inside one of the many ballrooms at the Georgia International Convention Center. The atmosphere is festive, with a three-course dinner being served and</i> …

Johnson: Just speak English?

HOW should the European Union manage its multilingualism? The 28 partner countries speak an unwieldy 23 languages. To enable more shared modes of …

The 7 Types Of People Who Never Succeed At Work

There are an endless amount of characters in the workplace.<p>There’s the lady you find in the break room, always on a diet and commenting on your weight (God help you if you are proportionate, she will eat you alive). The guy who shows off <i>way</i> too many baby pictures of his not-that-cute-kid. The girl …

What Makes a Great Teacher: Training? Experience? Intelligence? Grit?

Making sense of a new study about Teach For America's effectiveness<p>If a teacher is successful in the classroom, does it matter how she got there, or how long she intends to stay in the profession? Should personal qualities like perseverance and grit count just as much as completing the requisite …

The Science Of Conquering Your Fears -- And Living A More Courageous Life

Aristotle believed courage to be the most important quality in a man. “Courage is the first of human virtues because it makes all others possible," he wrote. Today, it's one of the more neglected areas of positive psychology, but recent research has begun to move toward an understanding of what …

Can online learning make teaching more human?

Data-driven pedagogy. The phrase conjures a robotic, dull future that only intensifies the worst aspects of 20th-century, bureaucratic, industrial …

Pedagogy

Las surrealistas (y preocupantes) ciudades fantasma de China

Hace poco os contamos cómo las autoridades chinas detuvieron la construcción del que iba a ser el rascacielos más alto del mundo. No es el único …

Cash Poor, Humanity Rich: Finland's Brilliant Education System

<b>What's the Latest Development?</b><p>Consistently retaining its spot at the top of international testing standards, Finland's education system attracts many …

Ideas extraordinarias para resolver el caos del transporte

<b>Poder llegar de un lugar a otro es crucial no sólo para los individuos sino para la sociedad entera, particularmente en los grandes centros urbanos.</b><p>Los encargados del tejido de transporte en todas partes del mundo viven con el espectro de un embotellamiento que paralice gran parte o toda una ciudad.<p>…

Every Single Applicant Fails University of Liberia’s Entrance Exam

The war-torn nation of Liberia’s education system is “a mess,” according to none other than the African nation’s president, Ellen Johnson Sirleaf. …

La llegada de Starbucks agita el mercado interno del café en Colombia

La entrada del gigante estadounidense contrasta con los apuros de los cafeteros colombianos<p>El anuncio de la entrada en el mercado interior de …

Why capitalism needs poverty | Greece

<b>No subject is off limits - Redi Tlhabi talks frankly to inspiring and intriguing personalities from across the world.</b><p>We live in a world where extreme poverty is slowly being eradicated while wealth inequality increases.<p>This week on <i>South2North</i> Redi Tlhabi asks if we will see the end of extreme …

Brain activity associated with first names linked to ability to recall dreams

How often do you remember your dreams? For some people the answer can be as little as once or twice a month, whereas others can recollect their …

Woody Allen: What I've Learned

Writer and Director, 77, New York City<p><i>Allen was photographed on June 3 at his office in Manhattan. His forty-eight picture as a director,</i> Blue Jasmine<i>, is now in theaters. Interviewed June 4, 2013</i><p><b>My two teenage girls</b> think of me as ancient. But I'm up before them and wake them to go to school.<p><b>What</b> …

Woody Allen

Should we care that smart women aren't having kids?

It seems that women these days are too clever for their own good, at least when it comes to making babies. Research emerging from the London School of Economics examining the links between intelligence and maternal urges in women claims that more of the former means less of the latter. In an ideal …

Descubren una vacuna 100% efectiva contra la malaria

El Dr. <i>Stephen Hoffman</i> puede pasar a la historia como el descubridor de la vacuna definitiva contra la Malaria. El investigador acaba de publicar los …