Amazing Stuff: December 14th Edition

Looking for awesome things, the latest in zombie attack science, solving the food shortage using Twitter, drinking tap water instead of bottles, or how little art pictures can help stimuate new thinking? Then this issue of Amazing Stuff has something for you.

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Amazing Stuff: November 14th Edition

What we eat, how we produce the food we eat, whether our healthcare is environmentally sustainable, and how mobile technologies can help connect teens to health and filmmakers to audiences is all part of this week’s edition of Amazing Stuff.

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The Food Bank Model of Education and the Tyranny of Resiliency

Resiliency enables us to bounce back from adversity, but like an elastic band too much stretching can lead to breakdown. Food banks, once a stop-gap for food security are now a model for education. Are we stretching a little too far?

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Cohesion vs. Diversity

Systems function well at the ‘edge of chaos’. In social systems that means balancing diversity with cohesion, but there are aspects to both that are troubling and may be highly incompatible. Can we have both or do we have to sacrifice one for the other?

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