Τι δείχνει μεγάλη μελέτη για όσους μεγαλώνουν σε σπίτια γεμάτα βιβλία — Διάστιχο

Τη σημασία που έχει το να μεγαλώνουν τα παιδιά σε σπίτια γεμάτα βιβλία αναδεικνύει μία νέα μεγάλη μελέτη που άντλησε δεδομένα από 31 χώρες, καταλήγοντας στο συμπέρασμα ότι τα οφέλη ενός σπιτιού με πολλά βιβλία μάς ακολουθούν και στην ενήλικη ζωή μας.

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The first “social network” of brains lets three people transmit thoughts to each other’s heads – MIT Technology Review

BrainNet allows collaborative problem-solving using direct brain-to-brain communication.

In recent years, physicists and neuroscientists have developed an armory of tools that can sense certain kinds of thoughts and transmit information about them into other brains. That has made brain-to-brain communication a reality.

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The map we need if we want to think about how global living conditions are changing – Our World in Data

This blog post draws on data and research discussed in our entry on World Population Growth.UPDATE: On September 20 and again on October 7 I have updated the World Population Cartogram and made a number of minor changes.

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28 Hidden Facebook Features Only Power Users Know | PCMag.com

Think you’re a Facebook expert? There are probably a few tricks you don’t know.

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«Λέσχες ανάγνωσης: Εφαρμογές και προεκτάσεις» του Μάνου Κοντολέων

Η ανάγνωση είναι μια μοναχική πράξη – διαβάζω μόνος μου, συνήθως σε ήσυχο μέρος, συνήθως κάπως αρκούντως απομονωμένος από την παρουσία τρίτων. Κι όμως, τελικά η αναγνωστική πράξη μπορεί να γίνει η αφορμή δημιουργίας σχέσεων. Το θέμα του βιβλίου που διάβασα, ο τρόπος που ο συγγραφέας το χειρίστηκε, τα πρόσωπα που ξεφύλλισα τις περιπέτειές τους και μοιράστηκα μαζί τους συναισθήματα και ιδέες – όλα αυτά, πολύ συχνά, θέλω να τα συζητήσω με άλλους. Να ακούσω άλλων τη γνώμη, να συμφωνήσω ή να διαφωνήσω μαζί τους. Κι έτσι, επιζητώ να γνωρίσω αναγνώστες που διάβασαν το ίδιο βιβλίο με μένα.

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Crystals trapped in meteorites reveal the Sun’s violent past – Science Focus – BBC Focus Magazine

The Sun burst into being 4.6 billion years ago, around 50 million years before the Earth formed. This makes studying its early days incredibly difficult, as physical material remaining from this period is scarce. Now, a team from the University of Chicago has found crystals more than 4.5 billion years old buried deep within meteorites that indicate the Sun had a tumultuous early life. […]

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How rumors spread on social media during weather disasters | NSF – National Science Foundation

After hurricanes Harvey and Irma, the National Science Foundation (NSF) funded research to investigate the broad impacts of these disasters. A year later, some of the researchers funded by awards from the agency’s Social, Behavioral, and Economic Sciences Directorate are reporting results produced to date. This is the second article in the series. Jun Zhuang, an associate professor of industrial and systems engineering at the University at Buffalo, used a combination of social networking, content analysis and surveys to understand the role of social media in communicating during disaster preparedness and response.

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Injecting wastewater underground can cause earthquakes up to 10 kilometers away

New research shows that injecting wastewater deep underground can cause earthquakes far from the injection site. It also raises questions about which rock layers are the safest injection targets.


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Loneliness is a serious public-health problem – All the lonely people

[…] Doctors and policymakers in the rich world are increasingly worried about loneliness. Campaigns to reduce it have been launched in Britain, Denmark and Australia. In Japan the government has surveyed hikikomori, or “people who shut themselves in their homes”. Last year Vivek Murthy, a former surgeon-general of the United States, called loneliness an epidemic, likening its impact on health to obesity or smoking 15 cigarettes per day. In January Theresa May, the British prime minister, appointed a minister for loneliness.

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