Creative predisposition
England authorities are aiming at boosting creativity in schools.
Neuroscience
It turns out that two regions of the brain linked to optimism have been discovered by researchers.
Memory boom
Continue reading on the new services taping into the growing interest in DNA testing to help people find their ancestors.
According to a BBC poll most people are ready to make personal sacrifices to address climate change.
Religion doesn't pay
A global survey recently conducted has shown that in general the wealthier you are, the less likely you are to be religious...
Sleep deprivation leads to a rewiring of the brain's emotional circuitry.
Afterwards, read all about the future of space exploration.

Average job tenure, 2005




Source: OECD Economic Survey of the European Union 2007.

November 14th, Wednesday, 2007, Ip nº 216  
Alcance de una fuga virtual
Por Carlos Lavagnino
Dilación y circulación. Como una protagonista entre paredes escénicas que la enciman, hoy ella sabe que todavía puede demorar y circular...

  Just another day of fury
The pupil who declared war

Consider the following evidence: a rich country, the highest firearms ownership rate in Europe as well as a high suicide and depression-related illnesses tradition, and a seemingly normal young student who went on rampage killing eight people. If the pieces in the puzzle wouldn't seem to fit in, at least at first sight, maybe it's because there's more than meets the eye. The fact that many of these events are taking place in supposedly successful societies, and that killers' profiles are worryingly resembling more that of the common man, might suggest there is something a bit off in today's culture. Another curious feature is that the student's menaces posted on the web went completely unnoticed, heightening the continual faults in the predictive capacity and an alarming naturalization of this kind of phenomena.



More on the topic:
"Accused Finnish school shooter leaves online trail"
http://blogs.usatoday.com/ondeadline/2007/11/accused-finnish.html
 
  There’s plenty of room outside, would you come out and play?
Too Much Information? Ignore It

You have tons of mails? Ignore them. Why read the news if you can have others to do it for you? Cell phones and stuff? Just ditch them. In other words, if you feel there’s too much going on, just skip it. Or at least that’s what a recent crop of books and so-called gurus recommend to us. All this efforts to disconnect oneself from the world would seem to point to an increasing difficulty to deal with today’s complexities, prompting an extremist –almost hilarious– response to the challenges modern culture offers us. At the same time, the promise of working less –and escaping to some distant paradise if possible– reflects the ongoing struggle with the administration of leisure and work. It seems no coincidence that an expanding and varied panorama causes such a constricting reaction, to slim down one’s vision, action, and thus individual responsibility.

 
I think we may start to think about a new potential function for sleep. It does actually prepare our emotional brains for next-day social and emotional interactions.

 

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