Capitalize For Kids Conference Notes (LINK)
This University Teaches You No Skills—Just a New Way to Think (LINK)
Kevin Kelly: The Three Breakthroughs That Have Finally Unleashed AI on the World (LINK)
The Red Cross’ Secret Disaster (LINK)
IN 2012, TWO MASSIVE STORMS pounded the United States, leaving hundreds of thousands of people homeless, hungry or without power for days and weeks.
Americans did what they so often do after disasters. They sent hundreds of millions of dollars to the Red Cross, confident their money would ease the suffering left behind by Superstorm Sandy and Hurricane Isaac. They believed the charity was up to the job.
They were wrong.
The Red Cross botched key elements of its mission after Sandy and Isaac, leaving behind a trail of unmet needs and acrimony, according to an investigation by ProPublica and NPR. The charity’s shortcomings were detailed in confidential reports and internal emails, as well as accounts from current and former disaster relief specialists.E.O. Wilson on Charlie Rose discussing his book The Meaning of Human Existence (LINK)
Nova: How does the brain work (video) [H/T The Big Picture] (LINK)
Dr. Neal DeGrasse Tyson & NOVA science NOW delve into magic and the brain, artificial intelligence, magnetic mind control, and the work of neuroscientist and synesthesia researcher David Eagleman. Can we really believe our own eyes? Will machines one day think like us? Can magnetic wands effectively control brain functions and treat depression?