Category Archives: Science

The secret to creativity – according to science

Whether you get mesmerized by Vincent van Gogh’s painting The Starry Night or Albert Einstein’s theories about spacetime, you’ll probably agree that both pieces of work are products of mindblowing creativity. Imagination is what propels us forward as a species … Continue reading

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Design and Science

Can design advance science, and can science advance design? On Professor Neri Oxman’s Krebs Cycle of Creativity of the relationship between the disciplines, design and science are opposite one another on the circle, and the output of one is not … Continue reading

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Projetos de Ciência Jovem que buscam Mudanças Sociais

Na maior feira de ciência jovem da América Latina, alunos propões estudos que visam transformar sociedade. Na Mostratec (Mostra Internacional de Ciência e Tecnologia), realizada na semana passada no Centro de Eventos Fenac, em Novo Hamburgo, no Rio Grande do … Continue reading

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Divided Socio-natures – co-Construction of Science, Society and Environment

This thesis deals, in a variety of ways, with one overarching analytical question: how to analyze, from a sociological point of view, the importance of scientific knowledge in contemporary disputes on the fate of threatened nature in ‘world risk society’?  … Continue reading

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STIMULA – stimulating Science and Technology teaching and learning

STIMULA aims to develop innovative methodologies to foster aspirations towards science and technology (S&T) careers among pupils in secondary level education, using as a strategy the active involvement of the world of work (universities, research & innovation centres, and research … Continue reading

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From Organizational Learning to Practice-Based Knowing

Different streams of research, traversing the boundaries of scientific discipline, are converging on an understanding (and a methodology) based on a pragmatic theory of knowing that reframes traditional research into organizational learning. Practice is the figure of discourse that allows … Continue reading

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Building a Science of Complexity

It is argued that in order to solve complex problems we need a new approach, which is neither reductionistic nor holistic, but based on the entanglement of  distinction and connection, of disorder and order, thus defining a science of complexity. … Continue reading

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Science as a Self-Organizing Meta-Information System

Four basic problems that a theory of science has to deal with concern epistemology, structure, causality, and dynamics of science. These problems deal with the relationship of induction/deduction, actors/structures, internal/external factors, and continuity/discontinuity. Traditionally they have been solved one-sidedly. Considering … Continue reading

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Ten Simple Rules for Getting Help from Online Scientific Communities

Read The increasing complexity of research requires scientists to work at the intersection of multiple fields and to face problems for which their formal education has not prepared them. For example, biologists with no or little background in programming are … Continue reading

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More Than Child’s Play: Ability to Think Scientifically Declines as Kids Grow Up

Read Young children think like researchers but lose the feel for the scientific method as they age. Since the 1990s studies have shown that children think scientifically—making predictions, carrying out mini experiments, reaching conclusions and revising their initial hypotheses in … Continue reading

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