"If you want to build a ship, don't drum up people to collect wood and don't assign them tasks and work, but rather teach them to long for the endless immensity of the sea." -Antoine de Saint-Exupery For me, personally, it isn't the endless immensity of the seas that calls. It's the endless immensity of space, the Universe, and the stars. Image credit: NASA, ESA and A. Nota (STScI/ESA). And I try to not just share my passion for it with my readers and students, but to encourage all of you (and all of them) to follow their passions. Perhaps it's physical science that excites you, like it does for me. Perhaps you're excited about space, temperatures near absolute zero, or nuclear or particle physics, among many others. My experience in teaching physics has now reached the point where I've had just about 1,000 students over the course of my life, and I've noticed something troubling. Image credit: USC Physics & Astronomy. This is the Physics & Astronomy faculty at USC, a fairly … [Read more...] about On Being What You Want, and Bigotry
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You've probably had a conversation that goes something like this:read my mind!" No matter on which side of this sort of argument you tend to fall, the question of whether or not domestic dogs can read human minds is an interesting and important one. More specifically, do dogs have a theory of mind? Can they take the perspective of a human? Dogs show a wide range of "human-like" social behaviors. They respond appropriately to human body language and to verbal commands, and are capable of facilitating joint attention with humans. It some cases, their social skills, at least in terms of communication with humans, surpasses those even of chimpanzees. Also, impressively, domestic dogs tend to perform particularly well in theory of mind experiments. The problem is that the experimental participants in these studies could potentially be responding to other sorts of contextual social or environmental cues when succeeding at theory of mind tasks, rather than relying on theory of mind skills per … [Read more...] about Fido Might Not Know What You Do and Do Not See
Google, Amazon, insurers and credit card companies have long been able to tell whether you vote, own a dog, spent time in prison or drive a rusty 1997 Chevrolet. Now, that type of information is starting to pop up in front of doctors when you walk into their examination rooms. A small but fast-growing number of technology companies, including data brokers LexisNexis and Acxiom, sell health care providers detailed analyses of their patients, incorporating criminal records, online purchasing histories, retail loyalty programs and voter registration data. Story Continued Below Some health systems think the data may drive better medical decision-making — helping them identify patients at risk of expensive care or rehospitalization, for instance, and enabling them to connect hurting patients with follow-up care or social work programs. The fact that a hypertension patient lives in a food desert, or lacks carfare to get to appointments, may be more important to her health than any … [Read more...] about Does your doctor need to know what you buy on Amazon?
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Published 3:59 pm, Tuesday, April 11, 2017 Image 1of/1 CaptionClose Image 1 of 1 Unique ideas to be gutsier in life 1 / 1 Back to Gallery (BPT) - Being human takes guts, but a sense of bold confidence doesn’t come easily for everyone; and often requires you to start from the inside. You may need to overcome mental roadblocks and bulldoze through personal physical barriers that have held you back. Now is the perfect time to break free of those internal boundaries and challenge yourself to live boldly and bravely. Here are some ideas to unlock your potential from the inside out, allowing you to live gutsier at any age: Start with a gut check To be your best self and have the “guts” to tackle whatever lies ahead, get your gut in check and reap the glory. According to a recent Renew Life survey, three out of four women (72 percent) report that they’ve experienced occasional digestive issues in the past 12 months, … [Read more...] about Unique ideas to be gutsier in life