Scientists say more certain mankind causes global warming

OSLO — Leading climate scientists said on Friday they were more certain than ever before that mankin…


10 fascinating facts about woolly mammoths

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HendrikPoinar_2013X-embedSequencing an extinct genome is no longer a pipe dream, says evolutionary biologist and ancient DNA specialist Hendrik Poinar in today’s talk. It’s a modern reality, and we’re not too far from seeing a revived extinct species walking the Earth again — maybe even a woolly mammoth. In this talk from TEDxDeExtinction, Poinar talks about how he and fellow scientists are getting closer to completing a woolly mammoth genome, an intricate puzzle that consists of discovering, entangling and connecting over 5 billion base pairs.

[ted_talkteaser id=1751] So, why do we, humans, have such a fascination with woolly mammoths?

“Woollys are a quintessential image of the Ice Age … We seem to have a deep connection with them as we do with elephants,” says Poinar in this sci-fi worthy talk. “I have to admit there’s a part of the child in me that wants to see these majestic…

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Apply to be a 2014 TED Fellow

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TEDFellows2014applicationsA blue whale scientist. A mobile finance entrepreneur. A DIY neuroscientist. A comedian. A sound artist. This year’s class of TED Fellows brings together trailblazers in a wide variety of fields from locations all around the globe. The TED Fellows program is getting ready to choose its new class — so they’re looking for 20 unusual thinkers at work on fascinating ideas to join the program for TED2014 in Vancouver, Canada, March 17-21. TED Fellows not only attend the conference but take part in a slew of pre-conference workshops to amplify their work and careers, including training in public speaking, leading up to a short pre-conference TED Talk. (Like these.)

Applications for TED2014 Fellowships are open from now through June 21. Apply here »

So what’s it like to be a TED Fellow? As guitarist Usman Riaz says, “These are the most creative minds in the world.” Coral…

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Unnecessary caution a curse!

In India most parents foster their children with unnecessarily exceeding caution, only to make them cowards. Children grow in a risk free environment which deprives them of the courage, skills and decision making capabilities.

For example, Though not intentionally, nature is very often portrayed as an enemy to human beings. A usual parent teaches his/her child to be cautious about snakes in this way :

“Ooooooh… there are snakes out there..” the way it is uttered itself fills the child with dread, resulting in the child picturing snakes as deadly beasts. In his entre life he/she will be afraid of snakes.

if its is spoken like: “Be careful not to step on snakes “..It is a positive method.

Parents have to be very cautious about the way they speak to their child. Even the slightest of negative influences can cause terrible blows to their child’s mental strength.


The World Would Never Benefit From Einstein’s Genius If He Was Born Today …

Just what I have been planning to tel..

The Musings Of An Opinionated Sod [Help Me Grow!]

As I’ve said numerous times, while I am a massive advocate of learning, I have a lot of issues with the way certain bodies approach it – from treating it as a profit centre to creating an environment of qualification inflation.

That said, one thing I particularly loathe is how more and more schools are segregating their students into groups from a very early age.

While putting people in the right learning set is obviously important to aid their development, my issue is that it seems to be less about the students ‘pace’ of learning and more about where the school thinks that individuals ‘place’ in the society will be.

Asia is particularly bad at this.

Singapore actively filters students from a young age.

Through a series of exams and tests, they determine who they believe will be the most successful in life and split them off from the…

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World Earth Day

Plant a tree in your backyard..

The importance of preserving our ecological aspects is known to every human being. Still we are recklessly slaughtering our planet for short term goals. The youth must come forward for making a change. Do plant a tree in your backyard on this World Earth Day. Every tree planted have a role in proliferating a green planet in the future. If those reading this take this seriously we could make a big change..