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STEAM not STEM

10 May

Why scientists need arts training

I believe we need our educational system to engage students with issues of ethics and responsibility in science and technology. We should treat required arts and humanities courses not as some vague attempt to “broaden minds” but rather as a necessary discussion of morals, values, ethics and responsibility.

STEAM inserts arts into the acronym for STEM (science, technology, engineering and math). I chose to frame the arts more widely to include the humanities, and asked the attendees: How do we identify the challenges we wish to work on?

Science Ignorance

24 Sep

Researchers Say They’ve Figured Out What Makes People Reject Science, And It’s Not Ignorance

Psychologists ask: What makes some smart people so skeptical of science?

What is Wealth?

29 Jul

Our attitude towards wealth played a crucial role in Brexit. We need a rethink
Stephen Hawking

Money was a key factor in the outcome of the EU referendum. We will now have to learn to collaborate and to share

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Why Aren’t There More Scientists?

1 May

A One-Word Explanation

Brian Cox: The Wonders of Life

6 Feb

Your Cousin, the Blade of Grass: Brian Cox on the Wonders of Life

Bill Nye Debates Ken Ham

5 Feb


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STEM Needs a New Letter

15 Jan

Science, technology, engineering, math—and arts and design