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From One White Lady to Another: No, Meryl Streep, We Are Not “All Africans.”

From One White Lady to Another: No, Meryl Streep, We Are Not “All Africans.” | Humans Being | Scoop.it
You’re a white lady, Meryl Streep. I’m also a white lady. It is because of our shared whiteness that I feel compelled to notify you that your character ...
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Is math discovered or invented? - Jeff Dekofsky

View full lesson: http://ed.ted.com/lessons/is-math-discovered-or-invented-jeff-dekofsky Would mathematics exist if people didn't? Did we create mathematical...
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Are Eucliding me?!

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The benefits of a bilingual brain - Mia Nacamulli

View full lesson: http://ed.ted.com/lessons/how-speaking-multiple-languages-benefits-the-brain-mia-nacamulli It’s obvious that knowing more than one language...
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Foster + Partners reveals concept for 3D-printed Mars habitat

Foster + Partners reveals concept for 3D-printed Mars habitat | Humans Being | Scoop.it
Foster + Partners has unveiled designs for a Mars settlement for four astronauts that could be 3D printed by a team of semi-autonomous robots

Via Alessio Erioli, Mihai Burloiu
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Scientists disappointed Jurassic World dinosaurs don't look like dinosaurs - The Guardian

Scientists disappointed Jurassic World dinosaurs don't look like dinosaurs - The Guardian | Humans Being | Scoop.it
Paleontologists have been sneered at over their criticism of the Jurassic World trailer, but such a stance is misguided, writes John Conway
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Oldest biodiversity found in Gabonese marine ecosystem

Oldest biodiversity found in Gabonese marine ecosystem | Humans Being | Scoop.it
By Science Daily Researchers from the CNRS and the Université de Poitiers, working in collaboration with teams from the Université de Lille 1, Université de Rennes 1, the French National History Mu...
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Ep. 5: Do We Enjoy Being Free? (Sartre) - 8-Bit Philosophy - YouTube

Don't act in BAD FAITH. Make the choice to SUBSCRIBE! Press Start: http://goo.gl/N4Fse9 Welcome back to 8-Bit Philosophy, where gaming makes you smart. Faceb...
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Mitochondrial DNA of first Near Eastern farmers is sequenced for the first time - Biology News Net (press release)

Mitochondrial DNA of first Near Eastern farmers is sequenced for the first time Biology News Net (press release) This phenomenon, known as "Neolithic", meant a profound social, cultural and economic transformation of human populations (agricultural...
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Last Week Tonight with John Oliver (HBO): FIFA and the World Cup - YouTube

John Oliver's excitement for the World Cup is tempered by knowing information about FIFA, the organization that produces it. John details the problems with t...
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I Dream of Gina - a Documentary by Elizabeth McCarthy

I Dream of Gina - a Documentary by Elizabeth McCarthy | Humans Being | Scoop.it
A documentary adventure to meet Australia's richest and most controversial billionaire.
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The Seven Most Embarrassing Things That Happened On Last Night’s Q&A

The Seven Most Embarrassing Things That Happened On Last Night’s Q&A | Humans Being | Scoop.it
"Australia is looking quite ridiculous to the rest of the world," says the rest of the world.
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"The Human 'Super Brain' Emerged 75,000 Years Ago" --New Insights (Holiday Weekend Feature)

"The Human 'Super Brain' Emerged 75,000 Years Ago" --New Insights (Holiday Weekend Feature) | Humans Being | Scoop.it
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Edward Said On Orientalism

Edward Said's book ORIENTALISM has been profoundly influential in a diverse range of disciplines since its publication in 1978. In this engaging (and lavishl...
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Atoms As Big As Mountains — Neutron Stars Explained

Neutron Stars are some of the strangest things in the Universe. Not quite massive enough to become black holes they are basically atoms as big as mountains w...
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Earworms: Those songs that get stuck in your head - Elizabeth Hellmuth Margulis

View full lesson: http://ed.ted.com/lessons/earworms-those-songs-that-get-stuck-in-your-head-elizabeth-hellmuth-margulis↵↵Have you ever been waiting in line ...
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Today it's Perezstroika: The Resurrection... (sensational chi!)

Well there's worse things than getting Gene's voice stuck in my head...
Least it's not telling me to jump this time ;) :P

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Where did English come from? - Claire Bowern

View full lesson: http://ed.ted.com/lessons/where-did-english-come-from-claire-bowern When we talk about ‘English’, we often think of it as a single language...
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But trusteth wel, I am a southern man.

I kan nat geeste 'rum, ram, ruf,' by lettre...

(Chaucer)

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PHILOSOPHY - Albert Camus

The only real question of philosophy is whether or not we should commit suicide, said Albert Camus. His thought was constantly rich and provocative (and he ...
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one of my faves :)

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Gene from extinct human 'fortifies high-altitude Tibetans'

Gene from extinct human 'fortifies high-altitude Tibetans' | Humans Being | Scoop.it
A gene from an extinct human species known as Denisovans helps Tibetans cope in high altitudes.
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The human face developed over 5m years of fisticuffs, scientists claim

The human face developed over 5m years of fisticuffs, scientists claim | Humans Being | Scoop.it
Evidence from ancient ape-like bipeds suggests the face evolved to minimise damage caused by fighting
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Last Week Tonight with John Oliver (HBO): Tony Abbott, President of the USA of Australia - YouTube

Meet Australia's President of the United States, Prime Minister Tony Abbott, the instigator of a wink-related scandal. He sometimes puts his foot in his mout...
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Last Week Tonight with John Oliver (HBO): iTunes, Assad, and Right Said Fred - YouTube

Right Said Fred (really!) appears on Last Week Tonight with John Oliver to tell Syrian president Bashar al-Assad what a dick he is. It's going to be especial...
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Bodies of 800 children, long-dead, found in septic tank at former Irish home for unwed mothers

Bodies of 800 children, long-dead, found in septic tank at former Irish home for unwed mothers | Humans Being | Scoop.it
In a town in western Ireland, where castle ruins pepper green landscapes, there’s a six-foot stone wall that once surrounded a place called the Home. Between 1925 and 1961, thousands of “fallen women” and their “illegitimate” children passed through the Home, run by the Bon Secours nuns in Tuam.
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The Science of Bitchy Resting Face - YouTube

Did you know there's a "cure" for Bitchy Resting Face? Cristen discusses her own bitchy resting face, grin lifts and why women smile more than men. Join Cris...
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huge fan of Cristen. Another great episode. :)

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500,000-Year-Old Neanderthal Viruses Found in Modern Human DNA --(Did We Interbreed?)

500,000-Year-Old Neanderthal Viruses Found in Modern Human DNA --(Did We Interbreed?) | Humans Being | Scoop.it
Neanderthal viruses dating back 500,000 years has been discovered in modern human DNA when scientists studied links between 'endogenous retroviruses', which are hard-wired into DNA, and modern diseases such as AIDs and cancer.
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