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The Man Who Planted Trees

The Man Who Planted Trees
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Watch Game Of Thrones Online Watch Game Of Thrones Online Based on George R. R. Martin’s best-selling “A Song of Ice and Fire” series of novels, “Game of Thrones” carries you into a medieval fantasy world, where seven noble families agree like cats and dogs. It’s a story of intrigues brewed in the darkest corners, in the name of power, fame and the Iron Throne. They will stretch from the south, where Machiavellian minds rule the roost, to the vast and savage eastern lands, all the way to the frozen north and the ancient Wall that protects the kingdom of darkness. At the beginning of the show, King Robert Baratheon, trapped in a political marriage to the rich and scheming Cersei Lannister, asks his lifelong friend, Lord Eddard “Ned” Stark of Winterfell, to be his new Hand. As betrayals, carnal lust, intrigues and supernatural forces shake the four corners of the kingdom, the bloody battle for the Iron Throne will have unforeseen consequences. Watch Game Of Thrones Online Seasons: Show Status:Returning

Indian man single-handedly plants a 1,360-acre forest A little more than 30 years ago, a teenager named Jadav "Molai" Payeng began burying seeds along a barren sandbar near his birthplace in northern India's Assam region to grow a refuge for wildlife. Not long after, he decided to dedicate his life to this endeavor, so he moved to the site so he could work full-time creating a lush new forest ecosystem. Incredibly, the spot today hosts a sprawling 1,360 acres of jungle that Payeng planted — single-handedly. The Times of India recently caught up with Payeng in his remote forest lodge to learn more about how he came to leave such an indelible mark on the landscape. It all started way back in 1979, when floods washed a large number of snakes ashore on the sandbar. "The snakes died in the heat, without any tree cover. While it's taken years for Payeng's remarkable dedication to planting to receive some well-deserved recognition internationally, it didn't take long for wildlife in the region to benefit from the manufactured forest.

Ecological Design: Inventing the Future , narrated by actress Linda Hunt and produced by Brian Danitz and Chris Zelov, is about this built world of ours. It’s about the spirit of invention from many vantage points in relation to preserving the earth’s natural resources. It has been put together with much care and insight and is perhaps the icing on the cake of environmental awareness, which has been baked by the expert design outlaws it features, from a recipe R. Buckminster Fuller (Bucky) devoted his lifetime to. Enhanced by the peaceful sounds of Some Songs to the Stars by David Darling and Annie Haslam, the film delivers its message in neither a condescending nor technical tone of voice. In the first segment, “Design Revolution: the Outlaw Perspective,” we are introduced to Bucky’s ideology and some of his innovative designs. Originally conceived by Stewart Brand, The Whole Earth Catalog provided readers with the tools and inspiration necessary to proceed competently with their own innovative ideas.

A New Dawn 13th Jun 2013; 13:00 Listen to the audio (full recording including audience Q&A) Please right-click link and choose "Save Link As..." to download audio file onto your computer. There will an edited high-res video version of the talk available in a couple of weeks time, and if you subscribe to our channel on YouTube - you'll get automatically notified whenever there's a new video. RSA Thursdays Award-winning Hollywood film producer Simon Lewis’ life was turned upside down when a serious car accident left him severely injured. In a special talk at the RSA, Simon Lewis shares his remarkable personal story of recovery, and explores what he sees as society’s most urgent problem - the many threats to learning and consciousness - revealing what is already possible to nurture minds and change lives. Speaker: Simon Lewis, film and television producer and author of Rise and Shine Chair: Dr Suzy Walton, RSA Trustee

The Secret Life of Plants It means even on the lower levels of life, there is a profound consciousness or awareness that bonds all things together. Published in 1973, The Secret Life of Plants was written by Peter Tompkins and Christopher Bird. It is described as "A fascinating account of the physical, emotional, and spiritual relations between plants and man." Essentially, the subject of the book is the idea that plants may be sentient, despite their lack of a nervous system and a brain. This sentience is observed primarily through changes in the plant's conductivity, as through a polygraph, as pioneered by Cleve Backster. The book also contains a summary of Goethe's theory of plant metamorphosis. That said, this book is about much more than just plants; it delves quite deeply into such topics as the aura, psychophysics, orgone, radionics, kirlian photography, magnetism/magnetotropism, bioelectrics, dowsing, and the history of science. Watch the full documentary now

Global Philosophy: Ashok Gangadean at TEDxWilmington Thirst . Film Description Population growth, pollution, and scarcity are turning water into "blue gold," the oil of the 21st century. Global corporations are rushing to gain control of this dwindling natural resource, producing intense conflict in the US and worldwide where people are dying in battles over control of water. As revealed in Thirst, the world is poised on the brink of epochal changes in how water is stored, used, and valued. Will these changes provide clean water to the billions of people who need it? Or save the child who dies every eight seconds from contaminated water? Examining water conflicts on three continents, "Thirst" shows that popular opposition to the privatization of water sparks remarkable coalitions that cross partisan lines. A young girl carrying a jug of water in Rajasthan, India. In many ways, the Bolivian city of Cochabamba, India's Rajasthan state, and Stockton, California, occupy very different rungs of the global economic ladder. "Water is essential to life," Kaufman says.

Theory U Nikola Tesla: The Genius Who Lit the World This is the documentary film about Nikola Tesla, the scientist and inventor, one of the greatest men in history. Nikola Tesla was born on July 10,1856 in Smiljan, Lika in what later became Yugoslavia. His father, Milutin Tesla was a Serbian orthodox priest and his mother Djuka Mandic was an inventor in her own right of household appliances. Tesla studied at the Polytechnic Institute in Graz, Austria and the University of Prague. Before going to America, Tesla joined Continental Edison Company in Paris where he designed dynamos. Young Nikola Tesla came to the United States in 1884. Direct current flows continuously in one direction; alternating current changes direction 50 or 60 times per second, and can be stepped up to very high voltage levels, minimizing power loss across great distances. Tesla's A-C induction motor is widely used throughout the world in industry and household appliances. Watch the full documentary now

OverviewSentinel Mission | Sentinel Mission The spacecraft and instrument use high-heritage flight proven deep space systems, originally developed by NASA, to minimize technical and programmatic risks. These heritage missions include large space-based telescopes (Spitzer, Kepler), a large format camera made up of many individual detectors (Kepler), and a cryogenically cooled instrument (Spitzer). By detective and tracking nearly all of the Near Earth Objects greater than 50 meters in diameter, the Sentinel Space Telescope will create a map of the solar system in Earth’s neighborhood enabling future robotic and manned exploration. The data provided by Sentinel will also identify objects that are potentially hazardous to humans to provide an early warning to protect the Earth from impact. Features - Most capable NEO detection system in operation - 200 deg anti-sun Field of Regard, with a 2×5.5 deg Field of View at any point in time: scans 165 square degrees per hour looking for moving objects Benefits

The Elephant in the Living Room The Elephant in the Living Room is an American documentary film about the raising of exotic pets in homes around the United States, and the controversy surrounding the issue.[1] In some States there are currently no laws around keeping exotic animals as pets, even though incidents have occurred where their owners and people around them are put in serious danger and hurt by these animals. Plot[edit] Praised by critics as one of the best films of the year, The Elephant in the Living Room takes viewers on a journey deep inside the controversial American subculture of raising the most dangerous animals in the world, as common household pets. Awards[edit] See also[edit] List of documentaries References[edit] External links[edit]

Behind the Scenes of "Metropolis", 1925-1926 "Sherlock Holmes" and the Science of Play Playfulness is the predisposition to engage in playful activities and interactions—much research on this predisposition has been conducted by a researcher named Barnett, who went on to define the construct as: "a predisposition to frame (or reframe) a situation in such a way as to provide oneself (and possibly others) with amusement, humor, and/or entertainment. Individuals who have such a heightened predisposition are typically funny, humorous, spontaneous, unpredictable, impulsive, active, energetic, adventurous, sociable, outgoing, cheerful, and happy, and are likely to manifest playful behavior by joking, teasing, clowning, and acting silly." So, basically, 'play' has been defined by those who take it seriously as a mentality, an attitude, a demeanor that melds certain aims (i.e. I would add a few things to this notion of 'play.' The recently-released Sherlock Holmes: The Game of Shadows is a movie whose primary strength is that it provides a strong sense of play.