Study without desire spoils the memory, and it retains nothing that it takes in.
— Leonardo da Vinci (via sosaidthechildren)

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But what’s the most viewed TED Talk of all time? According to the TED blog, creativity expert Sir Ken Robinson’s 2006 talk on why our education system is killing student creativity and why we need to radically rethink our approach to schooling has a lock on the number one spot. As of this writing, Robinson’s talk has 13,409,417 views across various online platforms.
Why Is the Most Popular TED Talk of All Time About Education? - Education - GOOD

Confession: Sir Ken Robinson’s aforementioned TED talk was one of the early influences on me that made me start this blog. It should be required watching. -J

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She’s funny & I really love the high-tech art :’)

whoa. science

Did you guys know that all clownfish are  born male, but as they mature, they turn female? And only dominate male and female can mate. If the dominate female dies, the male turns into a female, and then a less dominate male moves up the hierarchy to mate with the now female.

So in Finding Nemo, the dad should’ve been turned into a mom/female.

Science. The more you know

jtotheizzoe:

infoneer-pulse:

“We know what it takes to compete for the jobs and industries of our time,” President Obama said in his State of the Union address this year. “We need to out-innovate, out-educate, and outbuild the rest of the world.” Yet despite the economic crisis facing the country, the U.S. educational system remains frozen in place, unable to adapt to contemporary global realities.

» via The Daily Beast

MY TAKE - Well, despite the fact that some people want to pretend it’s not a big deal (looking at you today, Ron Paul supporters), we could start by having presidential candidates that didn’t embrace anti-intellectualism and anti-science positions like they were embracing a marshmallow teddy bear. 

It takes a role model for most people to want to learn science, and they certainly ain’t cutting it.

We could start by telling them all to follow science Tumblrs, though … right?

smarterplanet:

100,000 Sign Up For Stanford’s Open Class on Artificial Intelligence. Classes With 1 Million Next? | Singularity Hub

A groundbreaking change has struck academia, and its reverberations may be felt for years to come. One of Stanford’s first full courses to ever be openly made available online has gone viral. In a matter of weeks it has signed up more than 100,000 students from around the world! Even as I wrote this article, another 5000 joined! As news of the course continues to spread, the ultimate size of the class could reach greater epic proportions – we could easily see interest skyrocket to 200,000 or even 300,000 or more.  Classes of 1 million or tens of millions may be in our future. If Stanford can succeed in teaching classes of 100k+ students at a time, what will it mean for education in general?

I just signed up.

jtotheizzoe:

Science. Is. Rock & Roll.

Will.i.am … I take back everything I’ve ever said about your songs. I’ve got a feelin’, and that feelin’ is that you are doing something amazing with i.am.FIRST.

You’re right … we need to turn the spotlight onto our best and brightest minds, to make them our idols. You’re right that the gadgets we depend on for music, life and work wouldn’t exist without science. We need to remind kids that being interested in science isn’t something that has to stop as you grow, but rather it can cause you to grow beyond your wildest dreams.

ABC will be airing a one-hour special featuring Will, robotics inventor Dean Kamen, and a host of stars from music and beyond reminding us why scientists are our rock stars too.

Tune in to ABC this Sunday, August 14 at 7 PM ET to catch i.am.FIRST - Science is Rock and Roll brought to you by Dean Kamen and Will.i.am

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quote-book:

Education is the Most powerful weapon.

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