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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  • Hans Rosling shows the best stats you've ever seen from a scientist while debunking myths about the relationship between child birth rate and overpopulation.
  • What influence wind patterns where you live? Updates in realtime.
  • Really interesting! Nobel Prize-winner Daniel Kahneman talks about how the human brain fails so easily and what you can do about it.
  • "I have to make stuff". See the wonderful world of Zina Nicole Lahr who tragically passed away in a hiking accident.
  • Will computer models take over science as we know it? Is the scientific method too slow?
  • Are you holding back something from the world that seems too obvious to share?
  • Why all science funded by the public should become open access. Speakers are Nick Shockey and Jonathan Eisen. Illustrated by Jorge Cham, PhDcomics.com.
  • Would You like to Play a Game Being Someone Living With Depression? Depression Quest is an award-winning interactive fiction game where you play as someone living with depression. The creator warns that this is not for fun or for those looking for lighthearted experiences.
  • How autonomy, mastery and purpose are important to work motivation for any work that requires any more than rudimentary cognitive efforts - by Daniel H. Pink.
  • Brainstorming might not be that good after all...
  • How we misinterprete coincidences to create meaning. A short story of the Umbrella man / JFK Assassination.
  • Under what circumstances would you lie, or cheat, and what effect does your deception have on society at large? By Dan Ariely, Psychologist and Scientist.
  • "The first follower is what transforms a lone nut into a leader" -Derek Sivers
  • "We accidently ran the biggest insomnia study in the history" - Jamie Heywood, Patients Like Me. The project gives us a peek of how "Big Data" will completely change health care research.