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    To submit your original artwork for #SubmissionFriday, head to our submission page. Thanks!

    Posted on Friday, January 17th 2014

    If you want to foster those creative, problem solving skills, the solution isn’t learning to code – it’s learning to paint. Or play an instrument. Or write poetry. Or sculpt. The field doesn’t matter: the key thing is that if you want to foster your own innovative creativity, the best way to do it is to seriously pursue an artistic endeavor.

    In the history of the Nobel Prize, nearly every Laureate has pursued the arts. According to research by psychologists Michele and Robert Root-Bernstein, “almost all Nobel laureates in the sciences actively engage in arts as adults. They are twenty-five times as likely as the average scientist to sing, dance, or act; seventeen times as likely to be a visual artist; twelve times more likely to write poetry and literature; eight times more likely to do woodworking or some other craft; four times as likely to be a musician; and twice as likely to be a photographer.

    Perhaps you don’t need to learn to code.

    For a testament to the Nobel observation, see Richard Feynman’s sketches and drawings. We also know that Einstein worked out some of his most difficult physics problems while playing violin

    (via explore-blog)

    Posted on Monday, January 13th 2014

    Reblogged from Explore