How to Be Employable Forever

Olin College of EngineeringTOM VANDER ARK by Tom Vander Ark Contributor Education  I write about the future of learning, work and human development. “Learning things that matter; learning in context; learning in teams. Envisioning what has never been and doing whatever it takes to make it happen. Do that 20 times and you will be employable forever,” said Richard Miller, President of Olin College of Engineering. More than 20 years ago, Miller began thinking about this formula. The mechanical engineer was dean of engineering at the University of Iowa. About the same time, the trustees of the F. W. Olin Foundation began contemplating a … Continue reading How to Be Employable Forever

Getting it right

‘…the strength of the thread does not reside in the fact that some one fibre runs through its whole length, but in the overlapping of many fibres’ – Ludwig Wittgenstein. Photo by Getty Truth is neither absolute nor timeless. But the pursuit of truth remains at the heart of the scientific endeavour by Michela Massimi is Professor of Philosophy of Science at the University of Edinburgh in Scotland. She works in history and philosophy of science and was the recipient of the 2017 Wilkins-Bernal-Medawar Medal by the Royal Society, London, UK. Edited by Sam Haselby Think of the number of scenarios in which … Continue reading Getting it right

ISRAELI SCIENTISTS ANNOUNCE ‘COMPLETE CURE’ FOR CANCER IS COMING SOON

by Elias Marat, TMU Waking Times Israeli scientists clai they’ve made a breakthrough in devising a cure for cancer that could be proven within the year. Known as MuTaTo, or multi-targit toxin, the new anti-cancer drug is being touted as “a disruption technology of the highest order,” according to The Jerusalem Post. Dan Aridor, the head of Accelerated Evolution Biotechnologies Ltd (AEBi), told the paper that his small team of scientists had developed an all-around treatment or “complete cure for cancer,” explaining: “Our cancer cure will be effective from day one, will last a duration of a few weeks and will have no … Continue reading ISRAELI SCIENTISTS ANNOUNCE ‘COMPLETE CURE’ FOR CANCER IS COMING SOON

“Game-changing” research could lead to novel treatment for osteoporosis in women

image edited by F. Kaskais The researchers hope that their work could be used to help combat brittle bone defects in women(Credit: megija/Depositphotos) by Anthony Wood Scientists have genetically engineered female mice to develop super strong, dense bones by altering neurons in the rodents’ brains. The development could be the first step towards a new treatment for the brittle bone disease osteoporosis in women. Osteoporosis is a disease that causes bones to lose mass and become structurally weaker, making it more likely that they will fracture. The disease affects over 200 million people worldwide, and is particularly common in women who … Continue reading “Game-changing” research could lead to novel treatment for osteoporosis in women

Is Earth on the verge of undergoing a magnetic pole shift? Scientists say SOON

by: Ethan Huff (Natural News) This place we all call home, Earth, is currently in the throes of some serious magnetic turmoil. And scientists are now warning that we’re possibly in for a very rough ride in the months and years ahead, as our North and South Poles are actually moving from their formerly fixed points. According to a paper recently published in the peer-reviewed journal Nature, what’s happening is that magnetic North Pole is traveling away from Canada and towards Siberia – and it’s doing this so quickly that scientists are now having to issue emergency updates to the maps used by electronic navigation systems. … Continue reading Is Earth on the verge of undergoing a magnetic pole shift? Scientists say SOON

Time-bombing the future

‘Ground zero for PFAS pollution’: the DuPont Washington Works plant in Parkersburg, West Virginia. Photographed on 28 October 2015. Photo by Maddie McGarvey/The Washington Post via Getty Images Synthetics created in the 20th century have become an evolutionary force, altering human biology and the web of life by Rebecca Altman has a PhD in environmental sociology. She is writing an intimate history of plastics, a hybrid memoir-sociology of the material her father once made. She lives in Providence, Rhode Island. Edited by Pam Weintraub In September 1938, the fall before the New York World’s Fair opened, a 5,000-year time capsule was planted 50 … Continue reading Time-bombing the future

Yuval Noah Harari Is Worried About Our Souls

The big-data makeover of humanity could be a recipe for disaster. BY STEVE PAULSON Just a few years ago Yuval Noah Harari was an obscure Israeli historian with a knack for playing with big ideas. Then he wrote Sapiens, a sweeping, cross-disciplinary account of human history that landed on the bestseller list and remains there four years later. Like Jared Diamond’s Guns, Germs and Steel, Sapiens proposed a dazzling historical synthesis, and Harari’s own quirky pronouncements—“modern industrial agriculture might well be the greatest crime in history”— made for compulsive reading. The book also won him a slew of high-profile admirers, including Barack Obama, Bill … Continue reading Yuval Noah Harari Is Worried About Our Souls