Do trees have brains? There's increasing evidence to show that trees are able to communicate with each other. More than that, trees can learn. If that's true — and my experience as a forester convinces me it is — then they must be able to store and transmit information. And scientists are beginning to ask: is it possible that trees possess intelligence, and memories, and emotions? So, to cut to the quick, do trees have brains? It sounds incredible, but when you discover how trees talk to each other, feel pain, nurture each other, even care for their close relatives and organise themselves into communities, it's hard to be sceptical. There's increasing evidence to show that trees are able to communicate with each other I didn't always feel this way. It was my job to look at hundreds of spruces, beeches, oaks and pines every day, to assess their readiness for the lumber mill and their market value. Forester Peter Wohlleben believes trees must be able to store and transmit information It had no leaves, however.
A Guide to Quality Social Media Sharing: What, When and How to Share 6.7K Flares Filament.io 6.7K Flares × The currency of social media is the share. We all want to be the go-to person with the latest news, the most intriguing viral content, or the best hidden gems followers wouldn’t have found otherwise. Some people just have a knack for finding and crafting the perfect share. The rest of us have to work a little harder. While this post can’t help you with the practice (hey, that’s what your Buffer queue is for!) What to Share Every day, all of us are inundated with lots of stuff – stuff to read and watch and see and think about. The average American consumes 34 gigabytes of content and 100,000 words of information in a single day. That means the biggest challenge of great sharing is to make sure your stuff is better than all that other stuff. 1. According to Ann Handley, Head of Content at MarketingProfs and author of Content Rules, this is a good place to start. Beyond that, would your audience’s audience thank you? 2. 3. 4. When to Share Test your data
Index Mundi - Country Facts Fantastic Fungi, a film about mushrooms by Louie Schwartzberg Business Intelligence vs. Business Analytics Reading out there the amazing amount of content on BI and business analytics, I realise the two terms are often confused. This BI Story elaborates on the overlap and differences…. or the lack of it. WikipediA’s view on Business Analytics and Business Intelligence Starting with the definition of Business Analytics and Business Intelligence from WikipediA, we see: Business Analytics Business analytics (BA) refers to the skills, technologies, applications and practices for continuous iterative exploration and investigation of past business performance to gain insight and drive business planning. But… Business Intelligence Business intelligence (BI) is a set of theories, methodologies, processes, architectures, and technologies that transform raw data into meaningful and useful information for business purposes. For me, the difference is not compelling! Google’s view on Business Analytics and Business Intelligence Does it matter? I don’t think it really matters.
Edible Landscaping: Organic Gardening And Landscape Design Big Data Visualization: 3 Errors To Avoid Avoid common visualization mistakes. Here's advice on how to clarify goals and get better results. There has been a lot of talk about data visualization lately -- almost as much as there has been about big data. We're told that visualization is the best way (or the only way) to understand data, and that if we're not visualizing it, we're missing out. Visualization is a great way to gain and share insight, but many big data teams are doing it the wrong way. Error 1: Displaying all the data Despite what you were told in school, most people don't care about seeing your work. Noise is particularly prevalent in dashboards, where the guiding philosophy is often "Show the status of everything." [Want advice on buying visualization technology? A better dashboard approach is to show only what's interesting or important. Error 2: Displaying the wrong data This error is as dangerous as the first one. What actions to you need to enable (or what do we care about)? More Insights
O chamado das árvores A cearense Maria Roberta Macedo saiu para comprar balas com o sobrinho João Rafael, de 2 anos. No caminho, admiraram uma árvore e resolveram gastar os 2 reais do doce comprando uma muda de jambo. Plantaram no jardim da casa, em Juazeiro do Norte, e até hoje se divertem olhando a planta crescer junto com o menino. Além de plantar árvores novas, é preciso preservar as maduras, que têm grande capacidade de absorver gás carbônico e transformá-lo em oxigênio: “Com 15 ou 20 anos, uma árvore já consegue absorver 1 tonelada de CO2. Nem sempre dá para agir efetivamente impedindo que as temperaturas subam ou que cesse a devastação da Amazônia, mas cada um pode e deve fazer a sua parte. E pensar que essas árvores gigantes e florestas inteiras surgiram de uma minúscula semente, que nós também podemos plantar. CLAUDIA: Como a senhora capta as mensagens da natureza? Acha que qualquer pessoa poderia começar a ouvir as árvores? Pode nos contar um recado que elas enviaram? Divulgação