Integrating economy and ecology with wisdom – INSURGE intelligence – Medium

Integrating economy and ecology with wisdom The evolutionary biologist and futurist Elisabet Sahtouris describes how in the evolution of complex communities of diverse organisms a ‘maturation point’ is reached when the system realizes that “it is cheaper to feed your ‘enemies’ than to kill them” (personal comment). Read more about this here Having successfully populated six continents and diversified into the mosaic …

The Last Barrier To Ultra-Miniaturized Electronics Is Broken, Thanks To A New Type Of Inductor

Artist’s depiction of the intercalated multilayer-graphene inductor (center blue spiral) which relies on kinetic inductance. Background images show its predecessors which rely on magnetic inductance, a vastly inferior and less efficient concept for microelectronics. (Peter Allen / UC Santa Barbara) The Last Barrier To Ultra-Miniaturized Electronics Is Broken, Thanks To A New Type Of Inductor One of the three basic circuit elements …

The demise of the nation state

After decades of globalisation, our political system has become obsolete – and spasms of resurgent nationalism are a sign of its irreversible decline.

Don’t give elites a legal way to strangle investigative journalism | Nick Hopkins

Protesters in London demonstrate outside the Foreign and Commonwealth Office on the anniversary of the Panama Papers’ exposure of offshore tax evasion. Photograph: Facundo Arrizabalaga/EPA There is a point in almost every journalistic investigation when you have to show your cards to the other side. It’s the heart-in-mouth moment when your research sees daylight, your findings are tested, your assumptions …

Serions-nous tous en train de devenir fous ?

C’est en tout cas ce que prétend le philosophe Bernard Stiegler. Il parle même de démoralisation planétaire. Et selon lui, c’est l’accélération technologique qui engendre la folie et le mal être. Son livre Dans la disruption. Comment ne pas devenir fou ? vient de sortir en format de poche (Babel, Actes Sud). Le monde est devenu immonde, dit Bernard Stiegler, il …

The most-shared tweets made by Russian trolls that Twitter scrubbed from the internet

This morning, NBC News published a database of 200,000 tweets that it says Twitter has tied to a campaign by a Russia-linked propaganda group called the Internet Research Association. The tweets were intended to disrupt the United States’ presidential election, according to the report. Twitter has scrubbed the tweets from its site, and most are not backed up by organizations …

Retour des djihadistes : au Danemark, réintégration plutôt que répression

Quelle place pour les djihadistes revenant de Syrie dans nos sociétés ? Si la France mise plutôt la répression – la plupart des djihadistes français revenus sont placés en détention provisoire –, le Danemark fait le pari de la réintégration : tuteurs spécialement formés, aide pour trouver un travail, un logement, suivi psychologique et médical… Et les résultats sont bons. Interview avec …

What it’s like to have a baby in a country that actually cares about new moms

As any new mom can tell you, having a baby is no walk in the park. Beyond the physical toll of giving birth and the way newborns seriously mess with our need for sleep, new parents have to navigate a mental minefield. When you’re suddenly responsible for a tiny, fragile, helpless human being, everything is upended—from your relationships and career …

Talk is cheap: the myth of the focus group

In the early 1950s, the Betty Crocker company had a problem: American housewives liked the idea of cake mix, but they weren’t actually buying it. And so the company approached Ernest Dichter, a Viennese psychologist who had pioneered a new kind of market research, and asked him to find out why. At the same time, the relatively new processed-food industry …