The Entrepreneur Creating Ghana’s Next Generation Of Inventors

What sounds like progress to us is someone responding to the needs of a changing world. Charles Ofori Antipem‘s inspirational story is about adapting solutions without conceding to limitations. With rapid growth expecting highly-qualified STEM experts, this Ghanaian entrepreneur is anticipating the call and making sure that his community is ready to answer it. “Sir,…

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How Intuition And The Imagination Fuel Scientific Discovery and Creativity

We’re back with Brain Pickings, writer and MIT fellow Maria Popova’s blog for curious minds. This article is her exploration of W. I. B. Beveridge’s The Art of Scientific Investigation, in which he puts forth his fascinating explanation of combinatorial creativity. Beveridge’s theory is that ideas happen to us in response to needing a solution;…

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The Art Of Scientific Investigation: How Intuition And The Imagination Fuel Scientific Discovery And Creativity

We’ve talked a lot about the importance of embracing doubt in order to solve problems creatively, but what is actually happening when we let ourselves be open to ideas? Brain Pickings, from writer and MIT fellow, Maria Popova, looks at “what matters in the world and why”. Her ethos is based on combining to create…

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Seeing The Unseen: The Exhibition Opening Up The Universe To Teenagers

Interactivity has long been associated with engaging young people in learning, but this exciting new project goes one further and actually involves teenagers in the design. In this article from The Guardian, read about Melbourne’s famous Scienceworks museum and how their new exhibition is doing more to promote STEM subjects to young adults. The principle “science…

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Adaptation: TED Radio Hour

Adaptation has to be the answer when we can’t stop the constant change around us. In this episode of TED Radio Hour, we hear how “re-purposing the brain” can drive product development, personal survival and societal shifts. NPR hosts several TED speakers to find out what inspired their talks on adaptation as not simply a reflex…

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