21 avril 2019

Why the Renaissance man – and woman – is making a comeback

The ConversationAs anyone who has visited the London Science Museum’s current exhibition will know, Leonardo da Vinci is famed as an artist, mathematician, inventor, writer … the list goes on. He was a figure who did not see disciplines as a chequerboard of independent black and white tiles, but a vibrant palette of colour ready to be combined harmoniously and gracefully. More...

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Playing a science-based video game? It might be all wrong

The ConversationYou look down from the sky, manipulating the world and seeing how it responds to your changes. You are able to alter vegetation and climate while watching their effects on the surrounding organisms. More...

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Want to do your PhD in Africa? Here’s what you need to know

The ConversationA Doctor of Philosophy, which most people know as a PhD, is the highest academic accolade. It demands a substantial investment of time, equipment, meticulous supervision and conscientiousness. More...

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South Africa’s youth speak out on the high cost of finding work

The ConversationThe voices of the youth are often neglected in discussions about the problems they encounter in finding work. Unemployment is one of the biggest challenges young people face globally. More...

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Why we need to teach political philosophy in schools

The ConversationWhat is the spectre haunting Europe today? It’s simple. The thing that truly dogs us, that really drags at our heels, is ignorance. Ignorance of the fundamental ideas at the heart of politics. Ignorance of the key terms of political argument: liberty, equality, power, justice, and so on. Ignorance of the subject matter of political philosophy. More...

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Five things I wish I knew when I left school

The ConversationI could fill a book with the things I wish I’d known when I left school – how to iron, how to put up a shelf, how invaluable learning languages is. More...

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Is technology making us dumber or smarter? Yes

The ConversationThe smartphone in your hand enables you to record a video, edit it and send it around the world. With your phone, you can navigate in cities, buy a car, track your vital signs and accomplish thousands of other tasks. More...

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Bhupen Khakhar’s London show is compelling – but opportunities for artists in India are limited

The ConversationToday the first international retrospective of Indian artist Bhupen Khakhar’s work opens at Tate Modern. More...

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Will the internships program help young people get jobs?

The ConversationThere are many different reasons why a young person might not end up securing a job. Even having a university degree doesn’t mean you will necessarily find work straight away. In fact, research shows that it now takes a young person, on average, 4.7 years to find full-time employment after graduating. More...

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Happy families? Male acceptance of equality in the home could define the future

The ConversationAs we approach the UN International Day of Families, only the foolhardy would try and predict the future of family groups. Previous attempts have, in fact, failed. William J Goode, writing in the early 1960s during the “golden age of marriage”, saw convergence towards the Western-style conjugal family as an inevitable consequence of industrialisation. More...

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