TAYLOR SWIFT WINS – APPLE CHANGES ROYALTY POLICY

http://www.nytimes.com/2015/06/23/business/media/as-quick-as-a-taylor-swift-tweet-apple-had-to-change-its-tune.html?hp&action=click&pgtype=Homepage&module=mini-moth®ion=top-stories-below&WT.nav=top-stories-below&_r=0 By midnight Sunday, Apple — one of the most powerful companies in the world — had capitulated to the 25-year-old pop star, saying it would pay royalties on all music for the three-month trials. One of its senior executives, Eddy Cue, even said he called Ms. Swift personally to give her the news.

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QUANTUM MECHANICS ALLOWS THE SUN TO SHINE

http://www.forbes.com/sites/ethansiegel/2015/06/22/its-the-power-of-quantum-mechanics-that-allow-the-sun-to-shine/ LINK TO COMPLETE ARTICLE ABOVE If it weren’t for the quantum nature of every particle in the Universe, and the fact that their positions are described by wavefunctions with an inherent quantum uncertainty to their position, this overlap that enables nuclear fusion to occur would never have happened. The overwhelming majority of today’s stars … Continue reading QUANTUM MECHANICS ALLOWS THE SUN TO SHINE

HOW NIKOLA TESLA CHANGED THE WORLD

http://collectivelyconscious.net/articles/the-10-inventions-of-nikola-tesla-that-changed-the-world/ Posted 3 months ago by Satyapriya So take a look at what Nikola Tesla — a man who died broke and alone — has actually given to the world.  For better or worse, with credit or without, he changed the face of the planet in ways that perhaps no man ever has. ALTERNATING CURRENT, LIGHT BULBS? , X-RAYS? , … Continue reading HOW NIKOLA TESLA CHANGED THE WORLD

Anti-intellectualism Is Killing America

https://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/our-humanity-naturally/201506/anti-intellectualism-is-killing-america by David Niose on Jun 20, 2015 in Our Humanity Some will point out, correctly, that even educated people can still be racists, but this shouldn’t remove the spotlight from anti-intellectualism. Yes, even intelligent and educated individuals, often due to cultural and institutional influences, can sometimes carry racist biases. But critically thinking individuals recognize racism as wrong and undesirable, even if … Continue reading Anti-intellectualism Is Killing America

The 100-year-old artist, Carmen Herrera

http://www.theartnewspaper.com/comment/reviews/media/156896/ THE WORLD IS FINALLY CATCHING UP WITH CARMEN The film-maker Alison Klayman’s latest subject was for many years a marginalised artist, arguably because her work was ahead of its time, but perhaps even more so because of her gender and ethnicity. Cuban-born Carmen Herrera, who turned 100 in May, had to wait until she … Continue reading The 100-year-old artist, Carmen Herrera