Koko The Gorilla Has A Message For Mankind The recent climate summit in Paris saw some of the most powerful humans on the planet deliver rousing speeches, although it’s the discourse of a famous member of another species that’s currently attracting attention, after Koko the gorilla made her feelings on climate change known using sign language. Born in San Francisco Zoo in 1971, Koko began learning American Sign Language at the age of one, and, according to her trainers, was able to learn vocabulary at the same rate as a child with learning difficulties. Over the past 45 years, she has become something of a global sensation, recently appearing in a video in which she adopts a pair of kittens, using sign language to identify them as cats and state that they are her babies. Now, as part of a campaign by French organization Noe Conservation, Koko has been filmed delivering a message to the humans of the world, encouraging them to become more conscious of their responsibility to protect the planet.
This Is Why You Will Lose Your Argument So the Great Barrier Reef has not been listed as endangered by UNESCO. And same-sex marriage is high on the national agenda. Care to argue the case? Careful, there’s a minefield ahead. There is one thing that is poorly understood about arguing in the public arena. It is the reason that a strong case will often lose its momentum and that an obvious logical conclusion will be missed. raspistill - Raspberry Pi Documentation raspistill is the command line tool for capturing still photographs with the camera module. Basic usage of raspistill With the camera module connected and enabled, enter the following command in the Terminal to take a picture: raspistill -o cam.jpg In this example the camera has been positioned upside-down.
Chaire Géopolitique du risque - ENS Ecole Normal Supérieure - AXA Directrice de groupe de recherche : Antoinette Rouvroy, Université de Namur (email@example.com) In favouring the availability of digital data in massive quantities and new algorithmic analytic procedures known as ‘big data’, ‘data intelligence’ seems like a new management strategy of uncertainty bring the rapture of most sectors of activity and government, research and development, commercial or political marketing, automatic detection of ‘anormal’ or ‘sub-optimal’ behaviour in public places, optimisation of the work force (multimodal observation of the levels of stress of performance of the employees, anticipative evaluation of future performance of candidates for hiring), high frequency trading, robotisation of armed conflicts.
You Can Now Listen To A Song That Hasn't Been Played For 1,000 Years After two decades of work, a song that has remained in obscurity for 1,000 years has been pieced back together and is now available for you to listen to. Researchers from the University of Cambridge have reconstructed songs from a medieval musical, which is based on the Roman philosopher Boethius's magnum opus "The Consolation of Philosophy." The original work was written by Boethius's in the 6th century during his imprisonment, shortly before his execution for treason, and is considered to be one of his great masterpieces. So why has the ancient song stayed unheard for all these years? Musicians in the Middle Ages used neumes, an early form of musical notation that expresses melodic outlines, instead of the musical notes we use today.
How To Teach All Students To Think Critically All first year students at the University of Technology Sydney could soon be required to take a compulsory maths course in an attempt to give them some numerical thinking skills. The new course would be an elective next year and mandatory in 2016 with the university’s deputy vice-chancellor for education and students Shirley Alexander saying the aim is to give students some maths “critical thinking” skills. This is a worthwhile goal, but what about critical thinking in general? Most tertiary institutions have listed among their graduate attributes the ability to think critically.
Ranked: The 100 Most Spoken Languages Worldwide Since its 2017 release, the Nintendo Switch has become a household game console for gamers and non-gamers alike. Few consoles penetrate the mainstream deeply enough to have parents referring to a console by its proper name, instead of their children’s “Gameboy” or “Wii”. Even fewer come together as a complete package that ties together the ideologies and technical ideas of their preceding consoles like the Nintendo Switch has. Centre for Studies of Climate Change Denialism (CEFORCED) With Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden, as a hub, the world’s first global research network looking into climate change denial has now been established. Scientific and political awareness of the greenhouse effect and human influence on the climate has existed for over three decades. During the 1980s, there was a strong environmental movement and a political consensus on the issue, but in recent years, climate change denial – denying that changes to the climate are due to human influence on the environment – has increased which makes the case for understanding why this is so. The comprehensive project: “Why don’t we take climate change seriously? A study of climate change denial”, is now collecting the world’s foremost researchers in this area.
Anti-obesogenic and antidiabetic effects of plants and mushrooms : Nature Reviews Endocrinology : Nature Research Obesity is reaching global epidemic proportions as a result of factors such as high-calorie diets and lack of physical exercise. Obesity is now considered to be a medical condition, which not only contributes to the risk of developing type 2 diabetes mellitus, cardiovascular disease and cancer, but also negatively affects longevity and quality of life. To combat this epidemic, anti-obesogenic approaches are required that are safe, widely available and inexpensive. Several plants and mushrooms that are consumed in traditional Chinese medicine or as nutraceuticals contain antioxidants, fibre and other phytochemicals, and have anti-obesogenic and antidiabetic effects through the modulation of diverse cellular and physiological pathways.
Daniel Dennett on how to argue well This excerpt from neurologist-philosopher Daniel Dennett's new book Intuition Pumps And Other Tools for Thinking lays out a set of rhetorical habits that I immediately aspired to attain: How to compose a successful critical commentary: 1. Attempt to re-express your target's position so clearly, vividly and fairly that your target says: "Thanks, I wish I'd thought of putting it that way." 2. - Command-line Tools ImageMagick includes a number of command-line utilities for manipulating images. Most of you are probably accustomed to editing images one at a time with a graphical user interface (GUI) with such programs as Gimp or Photoshop. However, a GUI is not always convenient. Suppose you want to process an image dynamically from a web script or you want to apply the same operations to many images or repeat a specific operation at different times to the same or different image. For these types of operations, the command-line image processing utility is appropriate. The ImageMagick command-line tools exit with a status of 0 if the command line arguments have a proper syntax and no problems are encountered.
The Wisdom and/or Madness of Crowds Besides the NASA Challenger explosion, the most notorious example of groupthink was the Bay of Pigs fiasco. In 1961, US President John F. Kennedy and his team of advisors thought — for some reason — it would be a good idea to secretly invade Cuba and overthrow Fidel Castro. They failed. Actually, worse than failed: it led to the Cuban Missile Crisis of 1962, the closest the world had ever been to full-scale nuclear war.
v6 Examples What is ImageMagick? A No-Holds-Barred Summary ImageMagick is designed for batch processing of images. That is, it allow you to combine image processing operations in a script (shell, DOS, Perl, PHP, etc.) so the operations can be applied to many images, or as a sub-system of some other tool, such as a Web application, video processing tool, panorama generator, etc. It is not a GUI image editor. ImageMagick is, first of all, an image-to-image converter.