Big Think @ GESF: Your Education Questions Answered
Introducing Big Think @ GESF. Today, we're releasing the first set of interviews consisting of answers to questions that you, our audience, sent us over Twitter and Facebook.
Introducing Big Think @ GESF, a new blog that will showcase Big Think's interviews with keynote speakers from the Global Education & Skills Forum--"The Davos of Education."
Today, we're releasing the first set of interviews consisting of answers to questions that you, our audience, sent us over Twitter and Facebook.
President Clinton discusses the importance of lifelong learning:
Irina Bokova, the Director-General of UNESCO, on investing in girls' education and other solutions to the global education crisis:
Salil Shetty, Secretary General of Amnesty International, explains why education is a fundamental human right:
Andreas Schleicher, Acting Director for the Directorate of Education and Skills and Special Advisor on Education Policy to the OECD's Secretary-General, on ensuring quality in education:
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Check out this bonus clip of Fareed Zakaria's interview with President Clinton on the two most important attributes of success in the knowledge economy:
What can 3D printing do for medicine? The "sky is the limit," says Northwell Health researcher Dr. Todd Goldstein.
- Medical professionals are currently using 3D printers to create prosthetics and patient-specific organ models that doctors can use to prepare for surgery.
- Eventually, scientists hope to print patient-specific organs that can be transplanted safely into the human body.
- Northwell Health, New York State's largest health care provider, is pioneering 3D printing in medicine in three key ways.
Elon Musk took issue with recent ideas for space exploration from Jeff Bezos.
- Elon Musk and Jeff Bezos have sparred over space exploration previously.
- Musk wants to focus on Mars while Bezos has the moon and space colonies as goals.
- In a recent tweet, Musk called out Bezos's plans for space colonies as unrealistic.
If you don't want to know anything about your death, consider this your spoiler warning.
- For centuries cultures have personified death to give this terrifying mystery a familiar face.
- Modern science has demystified death by divulging its biological processes, yet many questions remain.
- Studying death is not meant to be a morbid reminder of a cruel fate, but a way to improve the lives of the living.
- Push Past Negative Self-Talk: Give Yourself the Proper Fuel to Attack the World, with David Goggins, Former NAVY SealIf you've ever spent 5 minutes trying to meditate, you know something most people don't realize: that our minds are filled, much of the time, with negative nonsense. Messaging from TV, from the news, from advertising, and from difficult daily interactions pulls us mentally in every direction, insisting that we focus on or worry about this or that. To start from a place of strength and stability, you need to quiet your mind and gain control. For former NAVY Seal David Goggins, this begins with recognizing all the negative self-messaging and committing to quieting the mind. It continues with replacing the negative thoughts with positive ones.
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