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Very clever design and  the well judged music is suitably triste to balance out pastel colours and not take away from the gravity of the situation 
30 species, 30 pieces. In Pieces is an interactive exhibition of 30 of the world’s most interesting but unfortunately endangered species — their survivals laying literally, in pieces. Explore information, facts and figures and download assets of each unique species.
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Terry Pratchett lives on 
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EU big business madness, or how to get rid of fledgling competition all in the name of data protection...
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Poorly researched opinion piece, mixing subject matters without due depth investigation and then  drawing inferences and parallels to make a  point, leaving the reader with inaccurate 'overview', not least in regards to impact of data harmonisation on the start up scene. New regulations are  favouring large established players and  closing swathes of start ups and micro enterprises across all sectors  due to imposition of international data trail registration and VAT imposition. Also there was widespread anger against lack of transparent scientific advise from the outed advisor, not lest because the precautionary principles in the GMO debate extended from food safety to scientifically  sound environmental concerns, and a central function was necessary to synthesise the latest findings from disparate sources. 
AT THE end of a hard year Europe’s leaders are grappling with familiar problems—how to revive gasping economies, what to do about the Russian menace. But a...
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Not just relevant to public policy makers , the approaches discussed here are also highly relevant to grass roots and NPOs (and IMHO,  more than a few 'agile' corporates) - worth checking out if dear ...
‘At the very moment those in the government are searching for new and better tools to address complex policy challenges, Christian Bason has served them up. An intellectually rigorous yet practical resource for those in the field, Design for Policy is now required reading for existing and aspiring public sector leaders alike.’ 
James Anderson, Bloomberg Philanthropies, USAhttp://www.ashgate.com/isbn/9781472413529
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Nice photo-food reportage, has been done before, but so what...
These days, documenting our dinners for the Internet is a universal pastime: sharing your food means that you don’t dig into your plate until you’ve taken a picture of it with your phone and posted...
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Watered down law none the less imposes solar pannels or sustainable living plant covers on a section of new commercial building"s roofs.
All new buildings in commercial zones across the country must comply with new environmental legislation
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360° irony - despite the unprecedented public manifestations of support for freedom of expression , the French minster for the interior, Mr Cazeneuve who took part in the freedom march in Paris yesterday, today announces his initiative to combat terrorism;  control and monitoring of the internet ...
Je suis Charlie, the message of support for magazine Charlie Hebdo after a shooting in its offices, has been built into the very foundation of the French internet by the authority that maintains it.
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Plenty  of tips for How2 turn the holiday meal into appealing  mementos  -  Season's greetings :D   
101 Food Photography Tips is all about helping up and coming food photographers with their education of the art & craft of food photography.
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Beautifully simple site grouping colours and how they are perceived according to culture, language, genus and performance - comparing among other Chinese and English perceptions - excellent. 
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Intended for kids; why what problem solving dice tool/ aid or help for auto review. issue id and random solution approach also useful tool in for team brain storming sessions. DIY template here.
 
The question game!
Teaching kids to ask smart questions

Think about it: A four-year-old asks on average about 400 questions per day, and an adult hardly asks any. Our school system is structured around rewards for regurgitating the right answer, and not asking smart questions - in fact, it discourages asking questions. With the result that as we grow older, we stop asking questions. Yet asking good questions is essential to find and develop solutions, and important skill in innovation, strategy, and leadership. So why do we stop asking questions - and more importantly, why don't we train each other, and our future leaders, to ask the right questions starting from early on?

I've been just reading Die Kunst des klugen Fragens by Warren Berger who suggests that there are three main questions which help in problem solving: why questions, what-happens-if questions, and how questions.

Regardless of the question, the question needs to be phrased openly and positively in order to achieve positive results - a closed or negative question only raises bad feelings against each other.
 - Why questions help to find the root of a problem.
 - What-if questions open up the floor for creative solutions.
 - How questions focus on developing practical solutions.
 
So, perhaps, this lesson can be adapted to help trigger young children to start solve problems early too and stop accepting whatever the kindergarten teacher says to be fact? And perhaps, continue to keep up these inquiring and probing abilities later on in life? Well, here goes, let's give it a try...

Introducing the Question Game
Preparation: print out the figure in the illustration, cut it out and glue the tabs together to form a cube.

Pick up your favorite illustrated fairy tale book - the kind of book you'd read a two-year-old for bedtime stories. On each page, roll the cube and answer the question together. I'll bet you'd be surprised by what turns Little Red Riding Hood can take... and more importantly, I'll bet that after a while, you and your child will both start asking these questions more often than not!

#Geist   #Education   #Learning   #Questions   #ProblemSolving  
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If one believes in karma this guy will be in for some surprises!!!!!
Recep Tayyip Erdogan adds feminists do not understand the concept of motherhood to an audience of Turkish women
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Passionate about food and Armagnac. Intrigued by IT, creativity & communication. Appreciative of design, photography and nature. Interested in cultural heritage and multicultural issues, though more likely to engage in actual social interaction than academic study.
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Turkish president declares women and men are not equal
www.telegraph.co.uk

Recep Tayyip Erdogan adds feminists do not understand the concept of motherhood to an audience of Turkish women

Juncker’s Plans Dim Hopes for Greener Policy - WSJ
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Frans Timmermans, the new commissioner for “better commissioner,” this week criticized an agreement to cut plastic-bag use for being too str

Evidence-based Union? A new alliance for science advice in Europe
www.theguardian.com

A new network is being launched today, to strengthen science advice and evidence-based policymaking across Europe

First evidence of common brain code for space, time, distance
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A new study provides the first evidence that people use the same brain circuitry to figure out space, time and social distances. The results

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Blue countries are more welcoming, red countries less. Where does yours rank?

We’re Not 'Female Chefs,' Just Chefs | MUNCHIES
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Michelin-starred chef Dominique Crenn shares her thoughts on Tom Kerridge's recent remarks that women might not have what it takes to thrive

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Does evolutionary theory need a rethink?
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Researchers are divided over what processes should be considered fundamental.

The Socialist Origins of Big Data
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Evgeny Morozov on how the ideas behind Project Cybersyn, a futuristic experiment in cybernetics from nineteen-seventies Chile, still shapes