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Stephen Wolfram: Computing a theory of everything

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http://www.ted.com Stephen Wolfram, creator of Mathematica, talks about his quest to make all knowledge computational -- able to be searched, processed and manipulated. His new search engine, Wolfram Alpha, has no lesser goal than to model and explain the physics underlying the universe.

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How to Roast Vegetables the Bon Appétit Way

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We share how to roast vegetables to perfection with 6 tips from our test kitchen
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The Daily Show with Jon Stewart - Political Comedy | Comedy Central

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Watch Jon Stewart and The Best F#@king News Team Ever take on the news with full episodes, video clips, extended interviews, and more.
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The Origin of Democracy

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The Origin of Democracy contrasts three ancient civilizations - Roman, Greek, and Persian - primarily focusing on their approaches to ruling the citizens that comprised them. In 392 B.C., in Athens, Socrates was found guilty by jury for corrupting the minds of young people and similar dissent-related charges, and put to death by poisoning. "People do not like to have their knowledge questioned, but I know that I know nothing." Those were the words he went out on, and it is said that he was the first victim of democracy.
Socrates belittled the government of Athens a great deal, insisting that political representation is a trade that requires skill and commitment - something he strongly felt politicians in place at the time in Greece lacked, that they were only in positions of power by way of a sort of birthright.
This is significant because Athenians are credited with the creation of democracy, and the film theorizes that their democracy was anything but what we consider one to be in modern society. 400,000 people lived in Athens during ancient Greece's heyday, and more than 200,000 of those inhabitants were slaves who of course had no voting or representation rights whatsoever. Women were also not permitted to participate in political matters. The filmmakers are quick to point out how aristocratic this approach to democracy sounds.
Comparatively, the film turns to the Persian Empire, which ruled via a more traditional and straightforward dictatorship methodology. In a vast, sprawling empire that stretched from the Indies to Egypt, rulers of provinces with similar religious views presided. These rulers were required to have "divine splendor" in order to take over power - and anyone who became king had this splendor, and anyone pulled down from their throne was said to have lost that splendor. This splendor was believed to be a form of the gods' blessing, and people obeyed this ruler's bidding because it was believed to be the bidding of the gods themselves.
The film's angle is that the interpretation of democracy as a form of government is a subjective one, and has often been abused - much like every form of government has and will continue to be at times.
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Vertical Gardens

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By slatalla | slatalla created a magazine on Flipboard. “Vertical Gardens” is available with thousands of other magazines and all the news you care about. Download Flipboard for free and search for “slatalla”.
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Nato jets intercept Russian warplanes

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Nato aircraft have been scrambled to shadow Russian strategic bombers over the Atlantic and Black Sea and fighter planes over the Baltic in what the western alliance called an unusual burst of activity as tensions remain elevated because of the situation in Ukraine.

In all, Nato said, its jets intercepted four groups of Russian aircraft in about 24 hours since Tuesday and some were still on manoeuvres late on Wednesday afternoon.

“These sizeable Russian flights represent an unusual level of air activity over European air space,” the alliance said.

A spokesman stressed there had been no violation of Nato air space, unlike a week earlier when a Russian spy plane briefly crossed Estonia’s border. But so many sorties in one day was unusual compared with recent years.
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Last Week Tonight with John Oliver: Sugar (HBO) - YouTube

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Sugar. It's in everything! Is it good for us? Well, the sugar industry thinks so. Connect with Last Week Tonight online... Subscribe to the Last Week Tonight...
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Android 5.0 Lollipop FAQ: What you need to know about Google’s biggest release yet

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Android’s aging innards are finally getting the overhaul they need to keep up with the high-end 64 bit hardware that’s speeding toward release. Oh, and a ton of new features for users, plus a brand design.

Originally dubbed Android L by the geek patrol in Mountain View, 5.0’s official name is Lollipop. It’s easily the biggest Android release ever. Here’s everything you need to know about what it is, when you’ll get it, and what it will do for you.
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10 Hidden Health Secrets of Lemons - Natural News Blogs

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Increasingly, people are becoming aware of the health benefits of lemons. They detoxify the liver and can effectively kill off bacteria and viruses as well as boost weight loss. They are rich in in vitamins, minerals and antioxidants. Below are some additional health benefits of this amazing citrus fruit.
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10 Amazing Health Benefits of Cilantro You need to know - Natural News Blogs

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Cilantro is an aromatic herb in the carrot family, related to parsley, celery and parsnips and is a common ingredient in many Mediterranean and Latin American dishes. Apart from its wonderful flavor, however, cilantro brings with it many benefits for your skin, hair and general health. Ten of these surprising benefits are listed below.
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Is leadership ready for the social age?

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The social age is a revolution; one that affects all parts of the business model. The way an organization creates, delivers and captures value. The way a business talks with employees, customers, communities, even regulators and government. And certainly the way leaders lead and behave.



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Kenneth Mikkelsen's curator insight, October 28, 4:44 AM

We face a big challenge. But it certainly is not Facebook, Twitter or the latest social media platform. The biggest challenge the world has seen since the Industrial Age is not social media. It is transparency.


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"The business world needs: Less jargon, more sincerity, less propaganda, more value, less process, more humanity." ` @PeterAceto

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(From the article) So we face a big challenge. But it certainly is not Facebook, Twitter or the latest social media platform. The biggest challenge the world has seen since the Industrial Age is not social media. It is transparency.

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Ruby Wax on BBC HardTalk 2013 - YouTube

News Story Of the Day http://www.faccebook.com/NSOTD http://www.twitter.com/NSOTD http://www.instagram.com/NSOTD Ruby Wax on BBC's Hardtalk talks about her l...
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From Pol Pot to ISIS: “Anything that flies on everything that moves”

From Pol Pot to ISIS: “Anything that flies on everything that moves” | Discover Sigalon Valley - Where the Tags are the Topics | Scoop.it
ISIS has a similar past and present. By most scholarly measure, Bush and Blair's invasion of Iraq in 2003 led to the deaths of some 700,000 people - in a country that had no history of jihadism. The Kurds had done territorial and political deals; Sunni and Shia had class and sectarian differences, but they were at peace; intermarriage was common. Three years before the invasion, I drove the length of Iraq without fear. On the way I met people proud, above all, to be Iraqis, the heirs of a civilization that seemed, for them, a presence.

Bush and Blair blew all this to bits. Iraq is now a nest of jihadism. Al-Qaeda - like Pol Pot's "jihadists" - seized the opportunity provided by the onslaught of Shock and Awe and the civil war that followed. "Rebel" Syria offered even greater rewards, with CIA and Gulf state ratlines of weapons, logistics and money running through Turkey. The arrival of foreign recruits was inevitable. A former British ambassador, Oliver Miles, wrote recently, "The [Cameron] government seems to be following the example of Tony Blair, who ignored consistent advice from the Foreign Office, MI5 and MI6 that our Middle East policy - and in particular our Middle East wars - had been a principal driver in the recruitment of Muslims in Britain for terrorism here."

ISIS is the progeny of those in Washington and London who, in destroying Iraq as both a state and a society, conspired to commit an epic crime against humanity. Like Pol Pot and the Khmer Rouge, ISIS are the mutations of a western state terror dispensed by a venal imperial elite undeterred by the consequences of actions taken at great remove in distance and culture. Their culpability is unmentionable in "our" societies.
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Why You Should Always Brine Your Chicken in Beer | Epicurious.com

Why You Should Always Brine Your Chicken in Beer | Epicurious.com | Discover Sigalon Valley - Where the Tags are the Topics | Scoop.it
Think beer-can chicken is silly? Even if you think it's absurd to cook a whole chicken upright, balanced on its legs and a can of beer, you have to admit that there's a certain logic to the method. Dousing the inside of your chicken with beer as it cooks adds great flavor.

But if you really want to maximize the juiciness of your bird while infusing it with the taste of your favorite brew, there's a better way: You want to brine it. In beer.
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The Little-Known Secret to Making Mind-Blowing Coffee

The Little-Known Secret to Making Mind-Blowing Coffee | Discover Sigalon Valley - Where the Tags are the Topics | Scoop.it
More than anything else, extraction determines how good your brew is going to be. Understand it, and you’ll be well on your way to an amazing cup.
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24 Hour Live and pre-recorded Programming

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The UN Web TV Channel is available 24 hours a day with selected live programming of United Nations meetings and events as well as with pre-recorded video features and documentaries on various global issues.
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On the Road in the South of France with Mon Fils

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Mon fils is visiting me in Uzes. Nothing could make me happier than to show him the sights and to introduce him to my new friends.
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Littérature française en accès libre

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200 classiques de la littérature francophone, en accès libre et gratuit, sur la chaîne de télévision internationale TV5 Monde

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Ca fait rêver !

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Google[x] Reveals Nano Pill To Seek Out Cancerous Cells | TechCrunch

Google[x] Reveals Nano Pill To Seek Out Cancerous Cells | TechCrunch | Discover Sigalon Valley - Where the Tags are the Topics | Scoop.it
Detecting cancer could be as easy as popping a pill in the near future. Google’s head of life sciences, Andrew Conrad, took to the stage at the Wall Street Journal Digital conference to reveal that the tech giant’s secretive Google[x] lab has been working on a wearable device that couples with nanotechnology to detect disease within the body.

“We’re passionate about switching from reactive to proactive and we’re trying to provide the tools that make that feasible,” explained Conrad. This is a third project in a series of health initiatives for Google[x]. The team has already developed a smart contact lens that detects glucose levels for diabetics and utensils that help manage hand tremors in Parkinson’s patients.
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Google makes Android Lollipop official, details Nexus 6 phone and Nexus 9 tablet

Google makes Android Lollipop official, details Nexus 6 phone and Nexus 9 tablet | Discover Sigalon Valley - Where the Tags are the Topics | Scoop.it
Is it even fun unwrapping your presents on Christmas day when you already know what they are? Of course it is! Today, Google let us unwrap the Nexus 6 phone, Nexus 9 tablet, and the official name for Android 5.0. There are no surprises, but that doesn’t make it any less exciting.
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10 Reasons to Try Apple Cider Vinegar - Natural News Blogs

10 Reasons to Try Apple Cider Vinegar - Natural News Blogs | Discover Sigalon Valley - Where the Tags are the Topics | Scoop.it
Apple cider vinegar has gotten a lot of positive press in recent years, from healthy living bloggers to medical researchers at universities from around the world. While this has long been touted in folk wisdom as a good overall health tonic, modern medicine appears to be validating many of these claims and below are some of the many conditions it can help to treat.
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Headlines for October 29, 2014

Headlines for October 29, 2014 | Discover Sigalon Valley - Where the Tags are the Topics | Scoop.it
Headline 1 – Ebola-Free Nurse Rejects Home Quarantine : Headline 2 – 2nd Dallas Nurse Released After Beating Ebola Infection; Obama to Meet with Medical Workers : Headline 3 – Iraqi Kurds Arrive in Turkey to Join Syria Fight : Headline 4 – U.N. Seeks Greater Aid for Syrian Refugees : Headline 5 – White House Official: Netanyahu a "Chickens—t"; Row Centers on Iran, Settlements : Headline 6 – Ferguson Police Chief Denies Report of Plan to Resign : Headline 7 – Friend of Boston Marathon Bomber Conv
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Why Almost Nobody Lives In Most Of Canada

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"Canada: land-wise, it's one of the world's biggest countries, but population-wise, it's anything but.The map comes from the Government of Canada's 'Plant Hardiness Site,' which contains images showing 'Extreme Minimum Temperature Zones' throughout the Great White North."

 

Tags: Canada, map, North America, weather and climate.


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Joy Kinley's curator insight, October 28, 1:44 PM

Climate has impacted where civilizations grow and thrive.  Temperate climates with long growing seasons can support more life and cities can develop.  In places where there are harsh temperatures and short growing seasons not as many people can be supported.

In winter when we have cold days (I know there aren't that many cold days in the southern U.S. but we do get some) I like to check the weather for northern Canada because my weather suddenly sounds much more pleasant.

Jake Red Dorman's curator insight, October 29, 2:50 PM

Its obvious to see that all the major cities in Canada are in areas with the least coldest regions. They are as close to the border of the U.S. as possible because it is as close to the equator as possible without being a U.S. city. Ottawa, Montreal, Quebec, Winnipeg, Calgary, Regina and Vancouver are all about 100-150 km away from the border of the U.S.  

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Ruby Wax: why mindfulness is the secret to a happy new year - Telegraph

Ruby Wax: why mindfulness is the secret to a happy new year - Telegraph | Discover Sigalon Valley - Where the Tags are the Topics | Scoop.it
Happiness is not a shiny 2014 diary already clogged with meetings, phone catch-ups and must-do errands. The modern take on Descartes, “I’m busy therefore I am” is, according to Ruby Wax, the comedienne and now therapist (she holds an MA from Oxford in mindfulness-based cognitive therapy), crushing our ability to be happy and overloading us with stress and anxiety. “Excessive 'busy-ness’ is usually a sign that all is not well,” she says. “When I’m reaching burn-out I start fixing too many dates and writing one too many emails. I become so uber-busy that things don’t make sense any more. It’s that tripping point between creativity and a downward spiral.”
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Claude Monet - WikiArt.org

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Claude Monet was in almost every sense the founder of French Impressionist painting, the term itself coming from one of his paintings, Impression, Sunrise. As a child, his father wanted him to go into the grocery business, but his heart was in the profession of artistry, and at age 11, he entered Le Havre secondary school of the arts. During his stay at the secondary school, he was known for the caricatures he would draw for the locals for ten to twenty francs each. Five years later, he met artist Eugene Bouldin, who taught him the techniques of “en plein air” painting and became his mentor. At the age of 16, Monet left school for Paris, where instead of studying the great artworks of the masters, he sat by the window and painted what he saw outside. show more
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