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Vilayanur Ramachandran: The neurons that shaped civilization. The Lie We Live. Animal Experimentation. 3rd Party ART. Assisted Reproductive Technology. Gene Therapy. End-of-Life. Human Experimentation. Neuroethics. Julia Kristeva -Le mot de la semaine - RCJ. These Examples Of Victorian Post-Mortem Photography Are Unsettling. The Victorian Era was a pretty morbid time in human history.

These Examples Of Victorian Post-Mortem Photography Are Unsettling.

One of the most unsettling traditions of the era was the practice of post-mortem photography (that is, photographing the dead). By today's standards, this is would be pretty taboo, but at the time it was seen as quite normal. That doesn't mean that seeing those pictures now makes them any less creepy, in fact it probably makes them even more creepy. 179 Rare Photos Of The Past. Tiny View. Short View. New 2 View. Mindwalk (1990) WE THE ECONOMY 20 Short Films You Can't Afford To Miss. Austrian house swallowed up by larger new wooden exterior. When houses are extended, it's generally the case that an additional section is simply added on to one part of the building.

Austrian house swallowed up by larger new wooden exterior

A house in Austria, however, has had an entirely new exterior built around it. The existing building of Haus Hohlen is now part of the house's interior. View all Haus Hohlen is located on a hill above Dornbirn, Austria, and was originally built in 1961. In 2012, it was decided that the 85 sq m (915 sq ft) building was too small for the four residents, and an approach for renovating and extending it was formulated. Checklist and videos for mobile website improvement. Alkaline / Kangen Water. STEM. Why Women Make Teams Smarter. Center for Collective Intelligence. EARTH - One video you NEED to see Video.

Quantum Mechanics: Fabric of the Cosmos. Wisdom of the Crowds. Spotlight Live: Falling Into a Black Hole. NOTE: Thanks to everyone who joined our discussion.

Spotlight Live: Falling Into a Black Hole

AN INDEX OF QUESTIONS are listed below with time stamps for hearing the answers. WHAT HAPPENS WHEN YOU FALL INTO A BLACK HOLE, the mysterious remnant of a dead star whose gravity is so strong that not even light can escape? According to Einstein's general theory of relativity, the fall would be uneventful, until at some point the force of gravity would rip you apart. But a new theory suggests a different fate — and if correct, could challenge our understanding of gravity and how the universe works. On Sept. 25, four theoretical physicists — Raphael Bousso (U.C. Astral Projection - We Astral Project! [VIDEO] The Science of Lucid Dreaming. Pre 10500 b.C. Lost Civilization. Then There Were None. Austronesia: Reclaiming The Civilization of the Voyaging Canoe.

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PBS Online Film Festival 2013

David Evans and Alexis Koefoed think so. In The Story of an Egg, the poultry farmers explain the real story behind such terms as “cage free," “free range,” and “pasture raised,” so that consumers can make informed decisions when they go to their local supermarket. About the filmmaker Douglas Gayeton, director and photographer, is a filmmaker, photographer and writer. Since the early 1990s, Gayeton has created award-winning work at the boundaries of traditional and converging media for AOL, MSN, MTV, Napster, Electronic Arts, Vivendi, Ubisoft, National Geographic and PBS. Presented by ITVS The Independent Television Service (ITVS) funds, presents, and promotes award-winning documentaries and dramas on public television and cable, innovative new media projects on the Web, and the Emmy Award-winning weekly series Independent Lens Monday nights at 10:00 PM on PBS.

How Many People Can Live on Planet Earth (FULL) Seeds Of Death - Full Movie. Food: The Ultimate Secret Exposed - PT 1/2. Food: The Ultimate Secret Exposed - PT 2/2. From Bare Dirt To Abundance - A Year In The Life Of The Love For Life Food Forest. The Elegant Universe: Series ... The Elegant Universe: Part 3 PBS Airdate: November 4, 2003 NARRATOR: Now, on NOVA, take a thrill ride into a world stranger than science fiction, where you play the game by breaking some rules, where a new view of the universe pushes you beyond the limits of your wildest imagination.

The Elegant Universe: Series ...

This is the world of "string theory," a way of describing every force and all matter from an atom to earth, to the end of the galaxies—from the birth of time to its final tick, in a single theory, a "Theory of Everything. " Our guide to this brave new world is Brian Greene, the bestselling author and physicist. BRIAN GREENE (Columbia University): And no matter how many times I come here, I never seem to get used to it. 10 Awesome Free Documentaries That You Can Watch Online. Wake Up Call - Remastered Edition - Full Movie. Planet Water: Complexity and Organization in Earth Systems. The Shape of Life. Innovator Under 35: Leila Takayama, 31.

People often find robots baffling and even frightening.

Innovator Under 35: Leila Takayama, 31

Leila Takayama, a social scientist, has found ways to smooth out their rough edges. Through numerous studies and experiments that look at how people react to every aspect of robots, from their height to their posture, Takayama has come up with key insights into how robots should look and act to gain acceptance and become more useful to people. Takayama has had an especially big influence on the design of an advanced robot from Willow Garage, the startup she works for in Menlo Park, California. Age 7 in America. The Way Things Are - The Anatomy of Reality. 8 math talks to blow your mind. Mathematics gets down to work in these talks, breathing life and logic into everyday problems.

8 math talks to blow your mind

Prepare for math puzzlers both solved and unsolvable, and even some still waiting for solutions. Ron Eglash: The fractals at the heart of African designs When Ron Eglash first saw an aerial photo of an African village, he couldn’t rest until he knew — were the fractals in the layout of the village a coincidence, or were the forces of mathematics and culture colliding in unexpected ways? Here, he tells of his travels around the continent in search of an answer. How big is infinity? There are more whole numbers than there are even numbers … right? The Internet Must Go. Global Wealth Inequality - What you never knew you never knew. Obedient Fractured Minds.

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Over the past several decades, many environmental and social change efforts have come to reflect the centrality of shopping in our culture, suggesting change can be made—or is even best made—through alterations in our individual consumption patterns.

Story of Change « The Story of Stuff Project

These efforts—buy Fair Trade or organic, use a reusable bag, screw in a CFL lightbulb—are a great place to start, but they are a terrible place to stop, ignoring the real source of our power: coming together as engaged citizens. In The Story of Change, released in July 2012, Annie Leonard argues that it’s not bad shoppers who are putting our future at risk; it’s bad policies and business practices. Did You Know? "We are living in exponential times" (A Must Watch.

Renata Salecl - The Paradox of Choice. NEXT WORLD - Intel Claytronics (Programmable Matter) Perfectly Timed Photos - Photos Taken At Just The Right Moment. Fluid dynamics. Protein Lounge - Biology Animations, Scientific Animations. Human brain: fuse with computer chips biodigital brain. Video: The Hidden Dance of Cells. Chromoscope. What am I looking at? Last updated: 5th July 2012 Nick Risinger, Took 1026ms to load.

What am I looking at?

Data « Chromoscope Blog. Chromoscope uses a variety of publicly available data to produce the multiwavelength sky you ultimately see.

Data « Chromoscope Blog

These data were all created by different teams of people, using different instruments and technologies. Here we take a moment to explain the data used to create Chromoscope, where it came from and some of the advances that it helps to make. If you want to learn more about the electromagnetic spectrum, Wikipedia have an excellent article with many useful figures. Gamma-Ray (Fermi All Sky Survey) The Fermi Gamma-ray Space Telescope, formerly GLAST, reveals the high-energy sky between 10 keV – 300 GeV. X-Ray (ROSAT All Sky Survey) Thyroid Disorders. Disclaimer: All information and results stated in this video are for information purposes only. The information is not specific medical advice for any individual. The content of this video should not substitute medical advice from a health professional.

If you have a health problem, speak to your doctor or a health professional immediately about your condition. Udini - Research Unleashed. Complete Inuit shaman life story 1922. American Holocaust of Native American Indians (FULL Documentary) How Google sets goals: OKRs. On the day Google’s acquisition of FeedBurner closed in 2007, it was also the first day of a new quarter at Google. My new manager at Google asked me to draft my OKRs for him to review. I had no idea what he was talking about. I’ve now gone through the process of setting my Objectives and Key Results (OKRs) 24 times, and each time I marvel at what an effective mechanism they are for focusing my effort as well as aligning my work with the company’s objectives. Last fall, I led a workshop about OKRs at the Startup Lab, which we’re making public today. John Doerr originally presented OKRs to Google’s leadership in 1999 when Google was less than a year old, and they’ve been in use ever since.

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