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Resetting the way we teach science is vital for all our futures

Source: World Economic Forum

The pressures that individuals, organizations and societies face in this crisis are accelerating the Fourth Industrial Revolution, blurring the boundaries between the physical, digital and biological worlds.Are we encouraging students to think critically about how science, technology and innovation can help address – or aggravate – economic, geopolitical, environmental or societal challenges? In many industries…

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How Powerful Was The Explosion In Beirut?

Source: Statista

Using videos and photographs that emerged in the aftermath of the incident, a team from the University of Sheffield estimated the strength of the explosion to be around 1.5 kilotons in TNT equivalent. That would make it one of the most powerful non-nuclear explosions in history at around one tenth the strength of the atomic…

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How to read more books

Source: Psyche

  Spend time thinking about why you want to read more books. The more motivation you have, the more likely you are to succeed. Start out reading books you enjoy, and don’t be afraid to quit books you don’t like. Lay the groundwork for your new reading habit by making books salient in the physical…

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Poor Countries Are Running Out of Time to Get Rich

Source: Bloomberg

The United Nations currently predicts that by 2027, India will overtake China as the world’s most populous country. Estimates suggest India and Nigeria will together add 470 million people in the next three decades — almost a quarter of the world’s population increase to 2050. In many parts of India, for instance, the total fertility rate —…

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