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Abundance degenerates into excess, dissatisfaction causes waste

The powerful flow of chemical science from the nineteenth century spilled into the twentieth century and produced amazing transformations in the lives of humans. The science of computing that emerged in the twentieth century and into the twenty-first century had its own disruptive effects in the world, to the point we normalize the talk of having a digital life. A technological expression of this expansive chemical science has been plastics. Its ...Read full article...

Is the Digital Revolution a failure?

Would you consider it a success if while cooking lunch for your family you burned half of the food? Would your personal life be successful if while trying to end a fight between your children you make them more hostile to each other? Would it be a success for you if a discovery of yours endangered your neighbors and friends? What good is innovation or growth if it does ...Read full article...

Do we need a new Social Contract?

The existing social contract is an implicit agreement that has been widely accepted, though not often fulfilled, for centuries and among the members of societies to cooperate for social benefits. The social contract includes the sacrifice of some individual freedoms in exchange for State protection. The agreement entails that all individuals in society are subjects of the State with the sole intention to collectively enforce social arrangements. Theories of ...Read full article...

5G makes users victims of hackers, spies, corporate and government control

Technology companies announce the advent of the “next big thing” that will change everything. With its arrival, they promise that new doors to worlds of augmented and virtual reality will finally open. But we must bear in mind the other side of 5G: in a hyperconnected planet, the chances of us being hacked, spied on and controlled by companies and governments will multiply. The enthusiasm for the advent of ...Read full article...

Is the human brain the key to understanding human nature?

The hallmark of human evolution is the explosive growth of the frontal cortex. No one denies that understanding the brain is one of the two or three major challenges of science. Although research has been intense, bright and abundant, scientists, at least publicly, have not found the key to dissecting it. We know today that the key to our mind is the connectivity between neurons, the geometry of its ...Read full article...

Is social network privacy an oxymoron?

By definition, a social network is an internet environment that allows you to create content and share it with other users. Precisely that community character is what makes us venture to create profiles in which we collect our hobbies, interests or even our daily activities. We regularly share and publish photos, comment on information published by other people and interact with them by providing personal information. In this environment, ...Read full article...

Tratamento Hormonal na Menopausa associado com Câncer de Mama

Em um tratamento de cinco anos, comum hoje em dia, metade do risco extra é registrado durante o mesmo período, mas a outra metade é distribuída durante os 15 anos seguintes à interrupção da administração do hormônio. Uma análise de mais de 100.000 mulheres mostra que o tratamento diário de estrogênio e progesterona por cinco anos está ligado a mais um caso de câncer para cada 50 usuários. O ...Read full article...

You are programmed to be lazy

Lack of physical activity causes one death every 10 seconds. If it is hard for you to get up from the couch to perform physical activity, do not worry, you are not alone. For decades, we have seen communication campaigns that encourage us to exercise. However, about 30% of adults do not get enough physical activity, and the percentage continues to increase worldwide. According to the World Health Organization, ...Read full article...

Study: Hormonal Menopause Therapy associated with Breast Tumors

In a five-year therapy, usual today, half of the extra risk is recorded during that same period, but the other half is distributed during the 15 years following the cessation of hormone administration. An analysis of more than 100,000 women shows that daily estrogen and progestin treatment for five years is linked to one more case of the tumor for every 50 users The largest study to date has ...Read full article...

Quando você deve ensinar finanças ao seu filho?

Especialistas dizem que educação financeira deve começar na escola Crianças empreendedoras que gerenciam suas finanças. Isso soa como uma antítese para os pequenos que preparam a declaração da renda de seus salários semanais para suas despesas com guloseimas e procuram o melhor financiamento para suas casas na árvore. Unir infância com negócios e finanças pode parecer estranho, mas há, cada vez mais, centros educacionais que projetam treinar crianças empreendedoras ...Read full article...

When should you teach finances to your child?

Experts say financial education should begin at school. Children entrepreneurs who manage their finances. That sounds like an antithesis to little ones who prepare the VAT invoices, make the declaration of the income of their weekly wages and their expenses in sweets and look for the best mortgage for their tree houses. Joining childhood with business and finance may sound weird but there are more and more educational centers ...Read full article...

Emotions polarize social media users

On Twitter messages that appeal to emotions are more successful in making people lose their minds. A new study shows that not only do we feel more driven to share tweets, but also the words that refer to emotions and morals capture our attention more than neutral ones. The work of psychologists Ana P. Gantman, William J. Brady and Jay Van Bavel shows that the terms that appeal to ...Read full article...

Mudança Climática: A volta à Idade das Trevas

Os fundos acumulados para supostamente combater a mudança climática serão destinados a países e governos que melhor mantenham suas populações em extrema pobreza. Com tantas pessoas importantes a favor do aquecimento global pedindo realizar ações que ajudem a evitar uma “grande catástrofe”, você pensaria que, se há algo por trás desse chamado para nos salvarmos de nós mesmos, isso seria ciência. No entanto, em uma entrevista exclusiva, o jornalista ...Read full article...

The Dark Ages of Climate Change

Climate Change funds will go to countries and governments that will best keep their populations in abject poverty. With so many important people in favor claiming to carry out actions that help avoid a “great catastrophe,” you would think that if there is one thing behind this call to save ourselves from ourselves, that thing would be science. However, in an exclusive interview, journalist and author Marc Morano explains ...Read full article...

Isto é o que acontece com o seu cérebro quando você usa cocaína

O número de mortes ligadas ao uso de drogas no mundo está aumentando, assim como o número de consumidores e pessoas com sérios problemas com drogas. Segundo dados do Relatório Mundial sobre Drogas das Nações Unidas, em 2017, 5,5% da população usou drogas e a produção de cocaína atingiu um recorde histórico de 1.976 toneladas, 25% a mais do que no ano anterior. Enquanto os números de produção estão ...Read full article...