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May 14, 2017

Is College Education Dead?

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The world isn’t changing — it has already changed. Just a few decades ago, the path to the “good life” seemed so obvious. Go to school. Graduate college. Pay your dues. Build your career.

Just play by the rules and you’d be guaranteed a spot at the table.

That’s what we were promised by our parents, our grandparents, our teachers and professors, our politicians and our society as a whole.

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May 9, 2017

‘Straight out of the Nazi playbook’: Hindu nationalists try to engineer ‘genius’ babies in India

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, education, health

“Members of a Hindu far-right organization called Arogya Bharati say they are working with expectant couples in the country to produce “customized” babies, who, they hope, will be taller, fairer and smarter than other babies, according to a report in the Indian Express newspaper.”

“The group’s health officials claimed that their program — a combination of diet, ayurvedic medicine and other practices — has led to 450 of these babies, and they hope to have “thousands” more by 2020, the report said.”

“The parents may have lower IQ, with a poor educational background, but their baby can be extremely bright. If the proper procedure is followed, babies of dark-skinned parents with lesser height can have fair complexion and grow taller,” Hitesh Jani, the group’s national convener, told the newspaper.”

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May 7, 2017

How to be a lawyer without going to law school

Posted by in categories: education, law

Nearly all those who await results have followed the traditional route to lawyerdom: They’ve toiled through three years of rigorous study at an American Bar Association-approved law school. They’ve taken $5,000+ bar exam prep courses. They’ve spent summers fetching coffee for district attorneys and corporate lawyers.

A select few, however, have completely bypassed these steps. Several U.S. states offer a little-known alternative path to the bar exam room: “reading the law” — or serving as an apprentice in the office of a practicing attorney or judge.

Last year, out of 83,963 bar exam takers, only 60 were apprentices. A mere 17 succeeded in passing the bar exam and becoming eligible to practice law. It is a long, difficult road, requiring four years of mentorship and thousands of hours of self-led work, but when completed, it can save a prospective lawyer hundreds of thousands of dollars in law school debt.

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May 5, 2017

The Immortalists

Posted by in categories: education, life extension

From 2014, a docu focusing on Aubrey and Bill Andrews.


Live forever… or die trying

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May 4, 2017

The Humans to Mars Summit

Posted by in categories: education, policy, space travel

5:10–5:20 | Student Presentation: Mars Exploration Project student leaders from American Academy of Innovation, a 6–12 grade public charter school in South Jordan, Utah.

5:20–5:30 | An Update on United States Space Exploration Policy TBA.

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Apr 27, 2017

From Vienna to Madrid and beyond: how the priorities of the United Nations relating to aging have changed over time

Posted by in categories: education, life extension

Elena Milova continues her coverage of the recent conference on aging in St-Peterberg.

During my recent journey to Saint-Petersburg to attend the in situ education program of the International Institute on Ageing of the United Nations, Malta (INIA), I asked one of the main speakers, former Head of the UN Programs on Ageing Dr. Alexandre Sidorenko, to find a few minutes to talk about his work.

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Apr 26, 2017

How population aging first became a matter of international concern

Posted by in categories: education, life extension

Elena Milova was our official LEAF Ambassador at a special education program organized by the International Institute on Ageing of the United Nations, Malta (INIA). We are all really proud of the hard work she has been doing for aging research.

Here is her discussion with Dr. Marvin Formosa — director of the INIA. Enjoy!

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Apr 24, 2017

Billionaire Jack Ma says CEOs could be robots in 30 years, warns of decades of ‘pain’ from A.I., internet impact

Posted by in categories: economics, education, employment, internet, robotics/AI

Alibaba Chairman Jack Ma warned on Monday that society could see decades of pain thanks to disruption caused by the internet and new technologies to different areas of the economy.

In a speech at a China Entrepreneur Club event, the billionaire urged governments to bring in education reform and outlined how humans need to work with machines.

“In the coming 30 years, the world’s pain will be much more than happiness, because there are many more problems that we have come across,” Ma said in Chinese, speaking about potential job disruptions caused by technology.

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Apr 11, 2017

Liz Parrish — Human of the Future

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, education, genetics, life extension

New one from Liz.


Full Video ► https://goo.gl/tHvTF5
BioViva ► http://bioviva-science.com

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Apr 10, 2017

The Future of NewSpace

Posted by in categories: 3D printing, education, space travel

The first 3D printer from Made In Space was installed aboard the International Space Station (ISS) in November 2014. The idea sounds cool, but many ordinary earthlings have yet to feel its impact.

The start-up, based at NASA Ames Research Center in California, has since installed a second 3D printer on the ISS. The Additive Manufacturing Facility (AMF) is the first commercial 3D printer in space. Brought to the ISS in 2016, the AMF is already printing orders for commercial customers, including the first 3D-printed advertisement in space, a crowdsourced sculpture and projects for educational programs, such as Enterprise In Space.

With the AMF, the implications are starting to become clear. 3D printing in space isn’t just meant to be a novelty, but a technology that enables humanity’s proliferation throughout the cosmos. Now, it’s possible for customers with a small wad of cash to 3D print plastic objects on the ISS, but, if Made In Space’s plans pan out, we may see a future in which those customers can head to space themselves.

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