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Only science and technology will fire up Education

Curricula should reinforce collaborative skills and critical thinking. Education is boring because current programs and methodologies date to 1900s. That is why the educational systems should be updated to enhance creative skills, critical thinking and teamwork in a practical and collaborative environment focused on the development of science, technology, engineering, arts and mathematics. That is the objective of 239 international companies that gathered at the International Exhibition of Technology ...Read full article...

Por que as gigantes da tecnologia querem seus dados?

Em seu livro 1984, George Orwell descreve um mundo em que a vigilância está em toda parte, mesmo nos quartos das pessoas. Existem microfones que escutam tudo e telas que registram tudo enquanto as vítimas são submetidas à lavagem cerebral. Embora muitos vejam o livro de Orwell como um mapa muito descritivo da sociedade atual, poucos, talvez, entendam por que a sociedade de 1984 era como foi pintada em ...Read full article...

Violence as a sign of Social Rebellion

Mythologizing and romanticizing acts of violence against political or ideological opponents –something that is often done by the media and pundits– helps crowds assume collective identities that while being popular, are not virtuous, but that serve their purpose to commit heinous acts. A case in point is Antifa in the United States, but social movements are more effectively used as tools for violence in Latin America. Recently, the federal ...Read full article...

These are the tricks social media platforms use to trap you

When Twitter or Facebook notify us with a new notification, the brain’s reward circuit is activated, which gives us a pleasant dose of dopamine. You get your mobile to check the weather forecast but you end up checking out Twitter, Instagram, Facebook and Slack before going back to Facebook. Immediately after checking all notifications, posts and comments, you begin to wonder why you picked up the device in the ...Read full article...

Pensões e previdência são uma ameaça maior do que a mudança climática

Onde está o fundo que contém o dinheiro para pensões e previdência social? Qual cofre do banco contém todo o dinheiro que entra nas reservas dos fundos de pensão ou previdência social para garantir atendimento médico adequado? Estamos à beira de uma luta intergeracional devido à miopia política e à cumplicidade da população que votou nessa miopia desde que o sistema de previdência e de pensoes foi criado. O ...Read full article...

Personal Sovereignty leads to Exceptionalism

It’s not the flag, it’s what it represents. It’s not the national anthem, it’s what it represents. It’s not the country, it’s what it represents. It’s not you, it’s what you represent. Arrogance is nothing else than proudness of one’s insufficiencies. An arrogant individual is one who clings to things that do not exist or that ceased to exist. The opposite of an arrogant individual is someone who seeks ...Read full article...

La violencia como señal de rebelión social

Mitologizando y romantizando actos de violencia contra opositores políticos o ideológicos, algo que a menudo hacen los medios de comunicación y expertos, ayuda a las multitudes a asumir identidades colectivas que, aunque son populares, no son virtuosas, pero que cumplen su propósito de “justificar” la comisión de actos atroces. Un ejemplo de ello es Antifa en los Estados Unidos, pero los movimientos sociales se usan más efectivamente como herramientas ...Read full article...

Internet of Things: The organic version

Imagine a bacterium or group of bacteria transmitting a text message to another group and this second group taking it to different places in your body. Well, this has already been done in laboratories, where scientists used E. Coli to do exactly that: transmit information. If you are familiar with the Internet of Things or IoT, you will realize that this system of sending and / or receiving information ...Read full article...

New York is exporting poverty to your community and Di Blasio didn’t tell you

$ 89 million of tax money is spent to send individuals and families to other states. Bill de Blasio promised to end the inequality that split the city between poor and rich. For this, it was a priority to combat the crisis facing the largest metropolis in the United States due to the increase in homelessness. Almost six years later, the Democrat is criticized by other mayors for a ...Read full article...

Pasivos no financiados: una amenaza más grave que el cambio climático

¿Dónde está el fondo que contiene el dinero destinado a pensiones y seguridad social? ¿Qué caja de seguridad bancaria contiene todo el efectivo que ingresa en las reservas de los fondos de pensiones o de seguridad social para garantizar la atención medica adecuada? Estamos al borde de una lucha intergeneracional debido a la miopía política y la complicidad de la población, que votó por esa miopía desde que se ...Read full article...

Use technology to invest like a boss

Technology makes life easier, and when it comes to investing or saving your money, it can also make a difference. Reaching the end of the month with money in your bank account can be a challenge. But if you are a person who has already overcome such a challenge, you can now concentrate on what to do with what you save. Saving at the end of the month may ...Read full article...

Get to know your children’s brains so you can educate them better

Knowing a child’s brain is imperative for parents to educate them properly. The brain is the control tower of our body. It is responsible for receiving information through the five senses -sometimes six-, carrying out processes consciously or unconsciously, performing according to the results of those processes and, subsequently, issuing a behavior, which may be conscious or more unconscious. Everything that happens in the body goes through the brain, ...Read full article...

Latin America poverty linked to high levels of corruption

Imagine you have a million dollars to spare and you want to invest the money in a developing country. What’s the first aspect you look at before investing? Apparently, foreign capital looks at corruption levels first. For developing or third world nations, it is difficult to attract foreign or even local investment if conditions do not allow for investors to feel safe about whether their cash will ever make ...Read full article...

Meet the wealthy, famous polluters

The wealthiest people on the planet earn more and pollute more. Isn’t it tempting to believe millionaires when they tell you they, more than anyone else, care about the environment? Isn’t impossible to not believe their claims about saving the planet when they donate so much money to ‘favour the poor’? In practice, all of that sounds noble, but when posing a magnifying glass over these and other claims, ...Read full article...

Malnutrition: The epidemic of the century

Ironically, obesity has a lot to do with things that cannot be reduced to excess fat in the body. The accumulation of fat goes beyond appearance. It is the result of an even greater problem: malnutrition. The malnutrition epidemic is here and we lack tools to deal with it, experts say. Malnutrition is not what we believe it to be. We may be used to seeing people in Africa, ...Read full article...