Monthly Archives: December 2016

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Īstā dzīve

Īstā dzīve sākas tad, kad cilvēks sastopas ar izmisumu un bezizeju saprotot, ka nekādas citas dzīves nebūs. Ka liktenis ir tieši tāds un ka pieredzi nav iespējams atcelt. Un ka daudz ko nav spēka mainīt. Ka ar tuvajiem un mīļajiem … Continue reading

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This is the most dangerous time for our planet

As a theoretical physicist based in Cambridge, I have lived my life in an extraordinarily privileged bubble. Cambridge is an unusual town, centered around one of the world’s great universities. Within that town, the scientific community which I became part … Continue reading

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US Power Will Decline Under Trump, Says Futurist Who Predicted Soviet Collapse

Johan Galtung, a Nobel Peace Prize-nominated sociologist who predicted the collapse of the Soviet Union, warned that US global power will collapse under the Donald Trump administration. The Norwegian professor at the University of Hawaii and Transcend Peace University is … Continue reading

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What has gone wrong with oil prices, debt, and GDP growth?

Our economy is a mystery to almost everyone, including economists. Let me explain the way I see the situation: If an economy is already reaching limits because of the long-term battle between diminishing returns and rising complexity, the use of … Continue reading

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The real problem

It looks like scientists and philosophers might have made consciousness far more mysterious than it needs to be What is the best way to understand consciousness? In philosophy, centuries-old debates continue to rage over whether the Universe is divided, following … Continue reading

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How the news distorts our worldview

Alisa Miller, head of Public Radio International, talks about why — though we want to know more about the world than ever — the media is actually showing us less. Eye-opening stats and graphs.

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Maps that show us who we are

What does the world look like when you map it using data? Social geographer Danny Dorling invites us to see the world anew, with his captivating and insightful maps that show Earth as it truly is — a connected, ever-changing … Continue reading

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Wild thing

How and why did humans domesticate animals – and what might this tell us about the future of our own species? However we choose to use this technology, it’s likely that anything we do to animals will reflect back on … Continue reading

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