I think everyone should learn how to program a computer, because it teaches you how to think. I view computer science as a liberal art, something everyone should learn to do.
~ Steve Jobs
Other quotes from Steve Jobs in “The Lost Interview.”
What most schools don’t teach
“Learning to write programs stretches your mind, and helps you think better, creates a way of thinking about things that I think is helpful in all domains.“ ~ Bill Gates
“Our policy at Facebook is literally to hire as many talented engineers as we can find. There just aren’t enough people who are trained and have these skills today.“
~ Mark Zuckerberg
“An understanding of computer science is becoming increasingly essential in today’s world. Our national competitiveness depends upon our ability to educate our children – and that includes our girls – in this critical field.“ ~ Sheryl Sandberg
“Whether you want to uncover the secrets of the universe, or you just want to pursue a career in the 21st century, basic computer programming is an essential skill to learn.“ ~ Stephen Hawking
More quotes at http://www.code.org/
“If the bee disappeared off the surface of the globe, man would have only four years to live”
- Albert Einstein
Colony collapse disorder (CCD) is a phenomenon in which worker bees from a beehive or European honey bee colony abruptly disappear.
In the winter of 2006, a strange phenomenon fell upon honeybee hives across the country. Without a trace, millions of bees vanished from their hives. A precious pollinator of fruits and vegetables, the disappearing bees left billions of dollars of crops at risk and threatened our food supply. The epidemic set researchers scrambling to discover why honeybees were dying in record numbers — and to stop the epidemic in its tracks before it spread further.
Silence of the Bees is the first in-depth look at the search to uncover what is killing the honeybee. The filmmakers of Bees take viewers around the world to the sites of fallen hives, to high-tech labs, where scientists race to uncover clues, and even deep inside honeybee colonies. Silence of the Bees is the story of a riveting, ongoing investigation to save honeybees from dying out. The film goes beyond the unsolved mystery to tell the story of the honeybee itself, its invaluable impact on our diets and takes a look at what’s at stake if honeybees disappear. Silence of the Bees explores the complex world of the honeybee in crisis and instills in viewers a sense of urgency to learn ways to help these extraordinary animals.
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Do you trust Monsanto completely, no matter how they genetically engineer and modify food? Well, President Obama thinks you should, after signing a bill that offers the company and others like it immunity.
Monsanto Protection Act Signed By Obama, GMO Bill “Written By Monsanto” Signed Into Law
Stop the “Monsanto Rider”
Why has Obama approved a law giving immunity to the production and sale of genetically modified food in the US?
Obama signs ‘Monsanto Protection Act,’ Frankenfish heads to US market
The Monsanto Protection Act? Debate On Controversial Measure Over Genetically Modified Crops – Part #1
Democracy Now – Transcript
Monsanto Protection Act put GM companies above the federal courts
Campaigners say that not even the US government can now stop the sale, planting, harvest or distribution of any GM seed
The Real Monsanto Protection Act: How The GMO Giant Corrupts Regulators And Consolidates Its Power
Michio Kaku: The Universe in a Nutshell
Lisa Randall on how some things will be known
Harvard University professor Lisa Randall talks on how some things will be known and theories in theoretical physics.
The true science of parallel Universes
What would it look like if some of the planets were at the same distance as our Moon?
A discovered ancient film from 1923 on “Einstein Theory of Relativity”
It is a silent animated film made in 1923 that tried to explain Einstein’s work to the general public.