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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. Brian Greene: Is our universe the only universe? 100 Websites You Should Know and Use.

Cities Mobility in its many forms: Inspiring words from the TEDCity2.0 Salon By Kate Torgovnick May and Thu-Huong Ha In the past 30 years, 300 million people in China have left rural areas and moved to cities.

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Which means that a lot of thinking about the future of cities is happening here. At the TEDCity 2.0 Salon — an event held in Chengdu, China, on November 12, in […] News. Shortest TED talk ever. The most watched and most highly-rated TED talks at the moment. You've read several posts already.

The most watched and most highly-rated TED talks at the moment

It's very flattering to know that somebody is interested in what I write over here. :) I just wanted to let you know, that you can also subscribe via email to receive blog updates. I usually post once a month or so. I'll do my best to keep them interesting. Obviously, I don't sell anything and I don't spam. Elaine Morgan says we evolved from aquatic apes. 11 Goal Hacks: How to Achieve Anything. Goal-setting research on fantasising, visualisation, goal commitment, procrastination, the dark side of goal-setting and more… We’re all familiar with the nuts and bolts of goal-setting.

11 Goal Hacks: How to Achieve Anything

We should set specific, challenging goals, use rewards, record progress and make public commitments (if you’re not familiar with these then check out this article on how to reach life goals). So how come we still fail? This psychological research suggests why and what mindsets should help us reach our goals. 1. Larry Lessig on laws that choke creativity. Mark Roth: Suspended animation is within our grasp.

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The 10 most popular TED-Ed lessons so far. Culture A look at OKCupid’s algorithm: Getting personal with TED-Ed for Valentine’s Day How, exactly, does online dating work?

The 10 most popular TED-Ed lessons so far

In this perfect-for-Valentine’s-Day TED-Ed lesson, OKCupid co-founder Christian Rudder walks you through how the dating website does its matching — by using a carefully-honed algorithm to create a compatibility rating for two potential daters. In this fascinating video, Rudder shares how the site lets daters decide which factors are […] Health. Juan Enriquez: Will our kids be a different species? Philip Zimbardo shows how people become monsters ... or heroes. Amy Cuddy: Your body language shapes who you are. John Kounios: The neuroscience behind epiphanies. Michael Pollan: A plant's-eye view. Kamal Meattle on how to grow fresh air.

Bobby McFerrin hacks your brain with music. James Randi's fiery takedown of psychic fraud.