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Why is science important? - A collection of thoughts from leading scientists, public figures, ...and you.

Why is science important? - A collection of thoughts from leading scientists, public figures, ...and you.
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Så skapas känslor 9 juli 2019 kl 10.04 - Kropp & Själ – Känslor är inte vår reaktion på omvärlden – det är vår konstruktion av den. Amerikanska psykologiprofessorn Lisa Feldman Barrett har mottagits som närapå en rockstjärna i USA, i alla fall för att vara vetenskapsman. Hennes teori kullkastar tidigare uppfattningar om att känslor skulle vara universella och att känsloreaktioner är en sorts reflexer. Istället, menar hon, är det din hjärna som skapar känslorna. Synsättet har beskrivits som en intellektuell orgasm och ett paradigmskifte, men också galna idéer från någon som aldrig upplevt känslor. I programmet medverkar även Hanna Sahlin, forskare i emotionsreglering, och skådespelaren Bahar Pars gästar studion för att visa hur hon skapar känslor i sitt arbete. Programledare: Gustav Asplund.

Kids who spot bullshit, and the adults who get upset about it Ben Goldacre, The Guardian, Saturday 28 May 2011 If you can tear yourself away from Ryan Giggs’ penis for just one moment, I have a different censorship story. Brain Gym is a schools program I’ve been writing on since 2003. It’s a series of elaborate physical movements with silly pseudoscientific justifications: you wiggle your head back and forth because that gets more blood into your frontal lobes for clearer thinking; you contort your fingers together to improve some unnamed “energy flow”; they’re keen on drinking water, because “processed foods” – I’m quoting the Brain Gym Teacher’s Manual – “do not contain water.” You pay hundreds of thousands of pounds for Brain Gym, and it’s still done in hundreds of state schools across the UK. This week I got an email from a science teacher about a 13 year old pupil. Now, this is weakminded, and perhaps even vicious. Closer to home is Rhys Morgan, a schoolboy with Crohns Disease. But even before that happens, we can feel optimistic.

Science Teaching Resource Collections Comment:Last Updated:1 April, 2013Section:Resources What’s new in TES Science TES Science is always looking for the best editable teaching and interactive resources, worksheets, games, videos, lesson plans and schemes of work for teachers of Science at both Primary and Secondary level. All materials in this area are reviewed and collected by subject specialists and, as an online resource, TES Science’s collection of teaching resources and materials is ever-expanding. Science Collections for all phases This section features great Science collections for all key stages. Revision Activities Collections Games for Grades Fun revision resources and games easily adaptable for science learning at any key stage Collections for your calendar Charles Darwin Videos, quizzes, games and other great resources for all key stages to celebrate Darwin’s birthday on the 12th February Galileo Galilei Earth Hour Day National Science and Engineering Week Primary Science Resource Collections Birdlife Dinosaurs Food Chains

Top 10 True Stories That Oughta Be Movies They say truth is stranger than fiction, and in most cases it’s also more interesting. With this in mind, it seems a shame that Hollywood producers don’t pull from the great lives and stories of history more often. There are plenty of fascinating and absolutely true tales out there that are just waiting to be portrayed on screen. The following are the top ten true stories that deserve to be premiering soon at a theater near you. 10. The Niihau Incident We all know the story of the bombing of Pearl Harbor, but few people know the story of the Niihau incident, when a nearby island became the unlikely site of one of the strangest and most forgotten events of the beginning of the war. The Story On December 7, 1941, the Japanese staged a now-infamous surprise attack on the Naval base at Pearl Harbor. The Movie Filmmakers love telling small stories that unfold against the backdrop of much bigger, more significant historical events, and the tale of the Niihau Incident is a perfect example. 9. 8.

20 Most Influential Scientists Alive Today Scientists are perhaps the most influential people in the world today. They are responsible not only for the great practical advances in medicine and technology, but they also give us a deep understanding of what the world is and how it works. Their role in shaping the worldview of our culture is unrivaled. Below is SuperScholar’s list of the twenty living scientists that we regard as having most profoundly influenced our world. 1. Timothy John “Tim” Berners-Lee, who invented the World Wide Web by being the first to successfully implement the transfer protocols on which the Web depends. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16. 17. 18. 19. 20.

Fast i konspirationen 21 maj 2019 kl 10.04 - Kropp & Själ Tobbe kallar sig själv konspirationsteoretiker och hans teorier bottnar i en misstro på människor med makt. Att världens ledare skulle iscensätta en alienattack för att svetsa samman jordens befolkning och därigenom öka globaliseringen, är en av de konspirationsteorier som Tobbe tror på. - Stora filmbolag släpper katastroffilmer som ett sätt att förbereda folk. Jag skulle inte bli förvånad om vi blev attackerade av ”aliens”, för det bästa sättet att ena folk är när det kommer ett hot utifrån. För mig är det ganska logiskt, berättar han. En konspirationsteori är en mängd antaganden som bygger på varandra och därigenom skapar en logik. Gäster i programmet: Pontus Wasling, Hjärnforskare och läkare vid Sahlgrenska universitetssjukhuset, Kent Werne, journalist och författare, Jakob Carlander, psykoterapeut och författare. Medverkar gör även Roger Antonsen, matematiker vid Oslos universitet samt Jaron Harambam, socialantropolog vid Amsterdams universitet.

Error and the Nature of Science March 2004 How science works is the key to understanding its concepts. Einstein predicted in 1907 that light bends in a gravitational field. Today, telescopes on Earth can pick up the light bending around a massive object in space. Source: NASA’s hubble.org. Scientific information abounds. Profiling the Nature of Science Observation comes from different angles. What features of the nature of the science are most important to know? Scientists think critically about claims. Scientists back their findings with multiple lines of evidence. Observation is sometimes enhanced by quantitative measurement, by comparison—especially with controls that isolate the effect of individual variables or help distinguish correlation from causation—and by graphical representation and statistical analysis summarizing patterns in the data and the chances for error.Data does not speak for itself. Science deals with facts, not values. Science is a human enterprise. Some claims are rooted in unsound principles. Social

Girls in physics Girls are under-represented in physics post-16 across the UK. For more than 25 years, only around 20% of students progressing on to A-level physics have been girls, despite about equal success between the genders in GCSE physics and science. The issue is one that the Institute has been seeking to understand and address for a number of years, both by supporting research and helping individual teachers of physics become aware of the issues and amend their classroom practice. Research has shown that: Students’ interest in science declines as they progress through school and the decline appears to become steeper after age 14, particularly for girls and particularly in physics.Girls, more than boys, experience a difference between their personal goals for learning and the learning objectives of the physics curriculum. As a consequence they are less inclined to opt for physics, even if they achieve high grades and enjoy the subject.

Robotic Hand Prosthetic Why Nikola Tesla was the greatest geek who ever lived Additional notes from the author: If you want to learn more about Tesla, I highly recommend reading Tesla: Man Out of Time Also, this Badass of the week by Ben Thompson is what originally inspired me to write a comic about Tesla. Ben's also got a book out which is packed full of awesome. There's an old movie from the 80s on Netflix Instant Queue right now about Tesla: The Secret of Nikola Tesla. It's corny and full of bad acting, but it paints a fairly accurate depiction of his life. The drunk history of Tesla is quite awesome, too. History.com has a great article about Edison and how his douchebaggery had a chokehold on American cinema.

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