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Jun 17

Who am I? A philosophical inquiry – Amy Adkins

Throughout the history of mankind, the subject of identity has sent poets to the blank page, philosophers to the agora and seekers to the oracles. These murky waters of abstract thinking are tricky to navigate, so it’s probably fitting that to demonstrate the complexity, the Greek historian Plutarch used the story of a ship. Amy Adkins illuminates Plutarch’s Ship of Theseus.


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Jun 17

Decoding the ancient astronomy of Stonehenge

The solstice alignments of Stonehenge, explained.


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Jun 17

A neuroscientist explains how being bilingual makes your brain more robust

Marian Sigman, a neuroscientist and author of “The Secret Life of the Mind: How Your Brain Thinks, Feels, and Decides,” explains how babies that grow up bilingual will have brain functions that might be superior to those children that only speak one language.

 


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Jun 17

Upper-Intermediate English with Neal #55

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Jun 17

Everything we know about the iPhone 8 — including a total redesign

Apple hasn’t officially announced anything yet, but there are lots of rumours out there about what to expect from the next iteration of the company’s flagship device. Since it’s the 10th anniversary of the original iPhone, we will likely see some big changes. Here’s what we think we know so far.


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Jun 17

Pre-Intermediate English with Abby #56

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Jun 17

Kid Yoga Teacher | Tabay Atkins // 60 Second Docs

11-year-old Tabay Atkins is America’s youngest yoga teacher, and his purpose is giving back. After his mother beat cancer when he was just 6, Tabay picked up yoga, realizing the practice that helped his mom heal could make a difference for others. Once he completed a 200-hour teacher training, Tabay began teaching three free classes (donations appreciated) every week. Now, students of all ages flock to his studio to honor the divine spirit in him — and themselves.


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Jun 17

Revolutionizing Heart Surgery With Virtual Reality

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to take a ride through the human body on the Magic School Bus? Well, a new bit of virtual reality technology is taking that concept and applying it to medical training. Doctors can now teleport inside the human heart and practice surgery over and over again, and this training could revolutionize the future of health care.


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Jun 17

What can you learn from ancient skeletons? – Farnaz Khatibi

Ancient skeletons can tell us a great deal about the past, including the age, gender and even the social status of its former owner. But how can we know all of these details simply by examining some old, soil-caked bones? Farnaz Khatibi examines a fascinating branch of science known as biological anthropology.


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Jun 17

Tesla’s Neural Network is Receiving a Massive Amount of Data from Cars

The first images showing how much data Tesla is garnering from customers’ cars have been released on Reddit. This comes after a Tesla announcement that the company would begin using collected data in May.

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Jun 17

The philosophy of Stoicism – Massimo Pigliucci

What is the best life we can live? How can we cope with whatever the universe throws at us and keep thriving nonetheless? The ancient Greco-Roman philosophy of Stoicism explains that while we may not always have control over the events affecting us, we can have control over how we approach things. Massimo Pigliucci describes the philosophy of Stoicism.


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Jun 17

The History of Hong Kong

Its name means “fragrant harbor” in Chinese, but it could also mean city of change. This is the story of Hong Kong.