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A PhD in engineering that loves to train his body. He teaches math and in math, theories are disapproved with counterexamples. So I think it’s safe to say that he is the counterexample to the myth that an exercised body means less intelligence!
What would you do if you realized your math teacher was actually a super successful – and super attractive – male model? Because that’s exactly what happened to University College London student Arief Azli, who (like any college kid) then shared his discovery on Facebook.
“That moment when you realized your maths lecturer is one of the top designer model,” Azli wrote in a post comparing two photos of his teacher, Pietro Boselli: One of Boselli at the whiteboard, papers in the hand; the other of him … not wearing very much at all.
I don’t really like to confirm this, but I have to… We really need wasps in our figs. In fact, figs need wasps as wasps need figs, this intrinsic relationship between this two organisms is known as mutualism and it’s a result of millions of years of evolution (more precisely 90 or 70 million years ago).  This short video depicts this obnoxious truth.
Just clarifying the miserable life of male fig wasp, he spends his blindness life (literally) digging tunnels for females leave the fig and go deposit their eggs in a female fig.  By the way, producers take measures for having just a certain amount of fig wasps (see why in reference 2).
Well, you are probably wishing you have never read this… However, don’t blame me, I just shared what I learnt with HowStuffWorks or should I say HowGettingScaredWorks…
Some weeks ago, Apple released a new iMac with Retina 5k display. It has the same design and elegance, however it has 27 inches and 14.7 million pixels. This novelty is taking technology one step further.  I would love to have it… 😀
Meanwhile, one of my YouTube subscriptions “Jacob + Katie Schwarz” have already incorporated 5k resolution. They have astonishing videos, I suggest you to subscribe them. They present us nature revealed as never before.
From fingers and toes to necks and knees, everyone knows a “cracker.” And most habitual joint poppers have heard rumors their habit may cause arthritis. But are those rumors true?
First, a quick anatomy lesson: Many of your joints—including those that allow your fingers to beckon or point—feature small pockets or gaps that are filled with synovial fluid. Like axle grease, this fluid allows the bones that commingle in your joints to glide close to one another without grating, explains Dr. Pedro Beredjiklian, chief of hand and wrist surgery at Philadelphia’s Rothman Institute.
When you pull, twist or otherwise “crack” a joint, you’re expanding the volume of space between your bones, Beredjiklian says. That volume expansion creates negative pressure, which sucks the synovial fluid into the newly created space. This sudden inflow of fluid is the popping you feel and hear when you crack a knuckle, he adds.
In this days, we need to be motivated. People are living stressful moments with no time to appreciate life. We often forget others and get to a point of being machines. We keep doing what we think we have to do for assuring our wealth. In spite of this we don’t feel well with ourselves.Actually as we untangle our ties we happen to face sorrow.
Not all of us are able to admit or even ackowledge this changes. However myriad of studies have found that we need to be linked to the world arround us, we have to find shared values in others and only this can make us living. Quoting Alan Watts
“I don’t know who I am unless I know who you are. And you don’t know who you are unless you know who I am.”
Don’t filter the world, by filtering it in the way it convenes you, you are distorsing reality. The world will never be the way you want it to be so you have always to make an effort to change what is wrong.When you stop trying and you trick yourself into believing that it isn’t your duty to help others… you automatically stop being an human. To be human is to share humanitarian help, is to strengthen your relations with others, is to dream, is to prevent what is wrong and whenever you don’t do this you are being inhuman. Alan Watts also said:
“The more you give it away the more it comes back.”
We are empathy beings which means that when we see someone happy we share their happiness, when we see someone suffering we feel that suffer, when we see someone loving we feel that loving and so forth. Even thought we have this mechanism in our organism we forgot how to use it because we repressed it. When this happen, when you arrive to this state of being you stop feeling. You can have children and you won’t feel anything for them, you can have your soul-mate with you and you won’t feel nothing… This is the one and only reason for divorces, for depression and for everything that makes you feel miserable.
We love TED, it shares new ideas based on the activity of renown scientists, economists, artists, etc… It makes knowledge more accessible so we are proud to everyday share with you a TED video. Hope you enjoy it!
Have you ever heard about curators? Do you know how they work? In this TED you’ll find how William Noel the Curator of Manuscripts and Rare Books at the Walters Art Museum have found an incredible hidden gem and hiw he and is team manage to restore the original data.  This “gem” was a chartaceous cultural heritage from our antecessor Archimedes. This unique and elegant talk provide you a peep in the recovery of artefacts.