In 1879, Marcelino Sanz de Sautuolo discovered, on his property in Altamira, Spain, drawings on the ceiling of a cave. These were the first examples of palaeolithic cave paintings ever found. The cave contains remains of the daily activities of its inhabitants who lived there between 22,000 and 14,000 before the present.
The BBC Trust on Thursday published a progress report into the corporation’s science coverage which was criticised in 2012 for giving too much air-time to critics who oppose non-contentious issues.
The report found that there was still an ‘over-rigid application of editorial guidelines on impartiality’ which sought to give the ‘other side’ of the argument, even if that viewpoint was widely dismissed. […]
“The Trust wishes to emphasise the importance of attempting to establish where the weight of scientific agreement may be found and make that clear to audiences,” wrote the report authors.
In tre ore di gioco sono stato arrestato per inefficienza sul lavoro, ho ricevuto minacce da una setta segreta, ho fatto arrestare uno sfruttatore di prostitute, ho ricevuto tangenti, ho separato una moglie dal marito, ho fatto arrestare due contrabbandieri e ho lasciato passare un ricercato internazionale.
That was the problem with Harriet. It can’t be conjugated in Icelandic.
Icelandic resident Tristan Cardew • Discussing the situation regarding his 10-year-old daughter Harriet, whose passport renewal was denied because it’s not an approved name under Icelandic law. The girl was able to travel previously on a passport that listed her name as “Stúlka,” or “girl.” “But this time, the authorities have decided to apply the letter of the law,” Cardew said. “And that says no official document will be issued to people who do not bear an approved Icelandic name.” (via shortformblog)
This fast-changing environment means that people don’t just need to learn new subject matter. They need to also unlearn “outdated truths.” As the American writer and futurist Alvin Toffler observed: “The illiterate of the 21st century will not be those who cannot read and write, but those who cannot learn, unlearn, and relearn.” Learning specific subject matter is now far less valuable than the competency of knowing how to learn. Learning how to learn will allow today’s students to acquire new knowledge and skills easily in this fast-changing environment and will make learning a lifelong and continuous adventure.