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Academic Earth | Online Courses | Academic Video Lectures

Academic Earth | Online Courses | Academic Video Lectures Academic Earth believes everyone deserves access to a world-class education, which is why we continue to offer a comprehensive collection of free online college courses from the world's top universities. And now, we take learning outside the classroom with our original series of thought-provoking videos, designed to spark your intellectual curiosity and start a conversation. Watch, learn, share, debate. After all, only through questioning the world around us, can we come to better understand it.
Melinda Gates and Bill Gates Why giving away our wealth has been the most satisfying thing we've done In 1993, Bill and Melinda Gates—then engaged—took a walk on a beach in Zanzibar, and made a bold decision on how they would make sure that their wealth from Microsoft went back into society. In a conversation with Chris Anderson, the couple talks about their work at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, as well as about their marriage, their children, their failures and the satisfaction of giving most of their wealth away.

TED: Ideas worth spreading

TED: Ideas worth spreading

Arts & Letters Daily - ideas, criticism, debate

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Big Think — Get to know — Experts and Ideas

Today’s Big Idea What's the secret to good health? It's no longer a secret, and it's actually fairly simple, even as good health is something that is very hard to achieve in our …society today. According to Dr. H. Big Think — Get to know — Experts and Ideas
Open Culture In a classic essay of Joan Didion’s, “Goodbye to All That,” the novelist and writer breaks into her narrative—not for the first or last time—to prod her reader. She rhetorically asks and answers: “…was anyone ever so young? I am here to tell you that someone was.”

Open Culture

Learning about the world through photography

Discover Your Inner Photographer The underlying theme of TrekEarth is learning more about the world through photography. TrekEarth fosters this by allowing photographers to display their work grouped by regions in a supportive and orderly environment. This is accomplished by an easy-to-use system which encourages people to critique each other's work. Integrated with this system are forums designed to encourage discussion about specific photos, countries, and general topics. Learning about the world through photography
Since 1994, Project Syndicate has provided readers with original, engaging, and thought-provoking commentaries by those who are shaping the world's economics, politics, science, and culture. Our mission is to render complicated ideas in a language that educated readers everywhere can use to make informed choices, while providing a platform for the world’s foremost statesmen, policymakers, intellectuals, and activists to reach a global audience without public relations and political hype. Project Syndicate’s members include more than 500 newspapers and other publications in 154 countries, and our commentaries reach 300 million readers. Our unique non-profit content-distribution model enables us to reach newspapers and other media in the developing world that commercial syndication services ignore or neglect. Project Syndicate - A World of Ideas Project Syndicate - A World of Ideas

Project Syndicate - A World of Ideas

World Affairs 1914 Revisited? Joseph S. Project Syndicate - A World of Ideas

Less Wrong

Less Wrong A curatedcommunityblogA community discussion boardA source of edited rationality materials ... And a promoter of regular meetups around the world. Less Wrong is: In the past four decades, behavioral economists and cognitive psychologists have discovered many cognitive biases human brains fall prey to when thinking and deciding. Less Wrong is an online community for people who want to apply the discovery of biases like the conjunction fallacy, the affect heuristic, and scope insensitivity in order to fix their own thinking.
100 Incredible Lectures from the World’s Top Scientists | Best C

100 Incredible Lectures from the World’s Top Scientists | Best C

Posted on Thursday June 18, 2009 by Staff Writers By Sarah Russel Unless you’re enrolled at one of the best online colleges or are an elite member of the science and engineering inner circle, you’re probably left out of most of the exciting research explored by the world’s greatest scientists. But thanks to the Internet and the generosity of many universities and online colleges, you’ve now got access to the cutting edge theories and projects that are changing the world in this list below.
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Home | Teacher Resources | YETC Resources | NASA Educator Resources | Utah State University College of Education What will you find at TeacherLINK? Teacher Resources - Free teacher resources such as TeacherLINK's Treasures for Teachers, units, lesson plans, worksheets, multimedia files, etc. Many of these are produced by students in the College of Education and Human Services at Utah State University. TeacherLINK @ Utah State University