Curiosity Killed the Cat

…But Satisfaction Brought It Back

…But Satisfaction Brought It Back

"It is impossible to live without failing at something, unless you live so cautiously that you might as well not have lived at all - in which case, you fail by default." - J.K. Rowling

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  • Who are some successful people who failed at their first try? That is, the persons who failed at their first stages but became successful latter in their life.
  • Minecraft can be a great tool for visualizing complicated subjects, such as the speed of light (aka "c"). Using a straight track and simple math, we can see how the universe might be limiting speeds for very fast things, such as light.
  • Failure is the Cost You Pay to be Right
  • Assistant Professor Chao-Lin Kuo surprises Professor Andrei Linde with evidence that supports cosmic inflation theory. The discovery, made by Kuo and his colleagues at the BICEP2 experiment, represents the first images of gravitational waves, or ripples in space-time. These waves have been described as the "first tremors of the Big Bang."
  • Is data the doctor of the future?
  • The real inventions solve real world problems and not only give you chance to update your status in Facebook. What about buying something through SMS in Africa? Not a problem, really.
  • Imagine a circle that contains all of human knowledge.
  • Science is fun!
  • What is pride from a biological perspective?
  • Novelist Chimamanda Adichie tells the story of how she found her authentic cultural voice -- and warns that if we hear only a single story about another person or country, we risk a critical misunderstanding.
  • Academic freedom was a recurring theme during Gerhard Casper's eight years at the helm of Stanford.
  • Why good people do bad things.
  • Dynamic new platform to protect forests worldwide. Release notes by World Resources Institute  
  • Free online course by one of the worlds most reknown psychologist, Dan Ariely, starts March 11. Behavioral economics couples scientific research on the psychology of decision making with economic theory to better understand what motivates financial decisions.