President (Nov, 2016)
Seems to promise to get the blue collar jobs back, but aren't the white collar jobs leaving, too?
Moving (Jul 25, 2016)
Köln > Brexit > Nice > Cleveland > Würzburg > München > Ansbach > ?
What is science (Jul 07, 2016)
Can technological development replace hypothesis-driven research?
Regions (Jun 25, 2016)
Does globalization make regions more meaningful units than countries?
First (Feb 03, 2016)
If She wins, what will you call Him, maybe First Lad? :-)
Capital > CRISPR (Feb 02, 2016)
Is capital trying to revive real growth by increasing the push toward quick & high profits, in both finance and research? Taxpayers have paid for many of the financial bailouts. How fast may we move with embryonal genome editing?
Capital (Jan 18, 2016)
What is the optimal distribution of "the ability to act"?
CRISPR (Jan 06, 2016)
Does science fiction - through competition and expected outcomes - affect decisions?
Impressions (Dec 12, 2015)
Python is a systematic tool, it lets you do anything. Perl is more human, and assumes you're disciplined.
Climate (Dec 01, 2015)
Have you seen the
the short FAQ
of the New York Times?
Data trade (Jun 08, 2015)
I have no idea who is legally selling and buying data about my family and me, how about You?
Data breaches (Jun 05, 2015)
Data records -- probably yours too -- were stolen, here's an infographic of known cases. Did you get a compensation?
Three parents (Feb 04, 2015)
How will the world look with many humans having three (or more) genetic parents?
Doping in sports (Jan 28, 2015)
Given several large data sets would you prefer detailed statistical tests before discussing single data points?
Carbon tax (Jan 27, 2015)
Is this the largest tax meant to control a public goods dilemma?
Cloud (Oct 22, 2014)
Maybe last May a "9" was changed to an "8" (and then back) in a very important gmail I had, but ... maybe not?
Manifesto (Sep 04, 2014)
Have you read the 7 items of the Humanist Manifesto? What do you think?
Exoplanets (Jul 23, 2014)
How long will the surrounding "empty" space and time keep us from being colonized or colonizing others?
Development (Jul 02, 2014)
What is the role of the "No!" childhood years in shaping the adult mind of the same person?
Influence (Jul 01, 2014)
The influential ones of the planet tend to have fewer kids, so why are they expected to think more about 2100?
Mortgage? (Apr 18, 2014)
Do our saved lives and current consumption affect our genetic and environmental resources?
Millenials (Apr 11, 2014)
Does corporate IT itself amplify the Millenials' unsafe online behavior that it offers to "tame" (for more money)?
Downsizing (Mar 12, 2014)
Will the slowing of science spending favor again less resource-intensive projects? (e.g., smaller groups)
SSH (Sep 07, 2013)
Have governments locked away their lock-breaking technologies as carefully as the Stuxnet worm?
Shifts (Aug 11, 2013)
Are we preparing our children for the demographic shifts during their (our) lifetimes?
Education (Aug 02, 2013)
How can we teach kids to cope with a lack of consensus among great people who all know they're right?
ID (Jun 16, 2013)
How will (and do) millions of new Gmail users respond to their preferred login names already taken?
Efficiency (Jun 16, 2013)
How can we have the best research output per unit investment (e.g., per USD)?
Reprogramming (May 16, 2013)
Will the conversion of "human skin cells into embryonic stem cells" make the new Star Trek outdated immediately?
Money (Mar 25, 2013)
What other tool is trusted to be able to quantify and repackage claims as universally as money can?
Innovation (Feb 12, 2013)
Can our ageing societies endure the (permanently huge) risk of failure that is an obligatory part of innovation?
Responsibility (Jan 28, 2013)
Do you sometimes feel as if you were an airplane that is a lot bigger than your own human physical size?
Brutal (Jan 27, 2013)
Do adults consume action movies just like cartoons and fairy tales? (often equally brutal)
Bets (Nov 13, 2012)
Are all our decisions not more than intelligent betting?
Cheating (Oct 29, 2012)
Why and how do "all the people" follow the rules and at the same time not follow the rules?
Open (Jul 17, 2012)
EU commission backs open-access science publishing. Will this transform the social webs of scientists?
Derailed? (Jul 09, 2012)
Why do many of us feel that the financial sector, the heart of the economy, is detaching itself from the economy?
Research (Jun 20, 2012)
Is "research" a short name for helping (challenging and entertaining) projects find their way through clouds?
Motivation (Jun 01, 2012)
A 10min video (animated, really fun) on competency+autonomy+purpose. Heard parts of it from Uri Alon before.
Backpack (May 27, 2012)
"What's in your backpack?" ... check Up in the Air (with George Clooney)
Memory (May 22, 2012)
Is fast+broad+fun memory equal to very creatively+diversely+entertainingly labeling and connecting information?
Success (Apr 07, 2012)
Young scientists about success: curiosity, talent, perseverance, contribution, contacts, balance, timing, ... ?
Contribution (Mar 07, 2012)
Is the main challenge now for China to assemble her own technology(ies)? Can you contribute?
Sugar (Mar 05, 2012)
"Societal control of sugar essential to ease public health burden" (video) -- Will this work in the US?
Debt (Feb 22, 2012)
Short animated video at The Guardian (UK): "The Greek debt crisis: it's, like, totally over". Really?
Bi(?)furcation (Jan, 2012)
There seem to be several very different, but equally likely scenarios on the 1yr time horizon. How to reduce losses?
Programming (Dec, 2011)
Do your personality and programming style affect which programming language you prefer for a task?
Review (Aug, 2011)
Would grant application decisions benefit from a peer review process: 1st review → revision → 2nd review → decision?
Technology (Jun, 2011)
After opinions from Bill Joy, Ray Kurzweil and Freeman Dyson the next step seems to be not only to construct and operate further tiny units, but also to match these new technologies with our bodies & societies.
Transition (Nov, 2010)
Are our societies & ecosystem becoming less stable? Have similar transitions happened before?
Evolution (Oct, 2010)
Are we (humans) now a major driving force of evolution, including our own? What is our responsibility?
Turmoil (Jul, 2010)
What did our grandparents do that allows us now to continue having children, jobs and a good breakfast?
Environment (Jun, 2010)
Is conservation biology conserving ancient cobwebs or preserving the middle classes (you and me) worldwide?
42 (Aug, 1994)
To have a place where I belong with people to whom I belong.
Tamási Áron: Azért vagyunk a világon, hogy valahol otthon legyünk benne.
Marie Curie (Feb 22, 2016)
Why does an R+D program's redress system explicitly discard comments about R+D?
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