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The international blockbuster movie everyone should see. Unfortunately it's not a comedy...
Penicillin changed everything. Infections that had previously killed were suddenly quickly curable. Yet as Maryn McKenna shares in this sobering talk, we've squandered the advantages afforded us by that and later antibiotics. Drug-resistant bacteria mean we're entering a post-antibiotic world — and it won't be pretty. There are, however, things we can do ... if we start right now.
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Conforming children to expectations...
Sir Ken Robinson makes an entertaining and profoundly moving case for creating an education system that nurtures (rather than undermines) creativity.
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Wow! As much breathtaking as the Boeing 787-9 preparations are spectacular...
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An example of the stunning computer developments in artificial intelligence. We have failed before but increases in computing power now allow the decades old ideas to thrive...
When a very young child looks at a picture, she can identify simple elements: "cat," "book," "chair." Now, computers are getting smart enough to do that too. What's next? In a thrilling talk, computer vision expert Fei-Fei Li describes the state of the art — including the database of 15 million photos her team built to "teach" a computer to understand pictures — and the key insights yet to come.
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Cheating death with bodily and mental suffering for a slim chance for a better life. This time it was not the journey that shattered the family but a law of the promised land. After all, laws should not be broken. People on the other hand, can be for any number of reasons. Madness. Is Spain mostly catholic? Is this how what they prey, err, pray for?
The boy, who was being smuggled into Spanish territory, was in a "terrible state," authorities said.
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"Because the truth of Washington today is that the people who get heard on Capitol Hill are the ones who park their Gulfstream G650s at Reagan National and arrive in a Town Car, checks in hand."
Florida mailman is part of a wave of homegrown, daffy, sometimes troubled activists descending on D.C.
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An interesting perspective on the people that cheat...
Infidelity is the ultimate betrayal. But does it have to be? Relationship therapist Esther Perel examines why people cheat, and unpacks why affairs are so traumatic: because they threaten our emotional security. In infidelity, she sees something unexpected — an expression of longing and loss. A must-watch for anyone who has ever cheated or been cheated on, or who simply wants a new framework for understanding relationships.
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One needs to forget about the "soccer mom" schedule and pause to better understand "the surprisingly logical minds of babies".
How do babies learn so much from so little so quickly? In a fun, experiment-filled talk, cognitive scientist Laura Schulz shows how our young ones make decisions with a surprisingly strong sense of logic, well before they can talk.
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Finally a scientific vindication of my unscientific believes (although I still don't accept fatty foods):

" The source of calories that mattered most - research has shown that diabetes increases 11-fold for every 150 additional sugar calories consumed compared to fat calories. "
Physical activity has little role in tackling obesity - and instead public health messages should squarely focus on unhealthy eating, doctors say.
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What happens when our computers get smarter than we are? Nick Bostrom presents the problem and purposes a solution... While the later is dubious in my humble opinion, the former is presented well particularly when the progression of the artificial super intelligence is charted on a timeline.
Artificial intelligence is getting smarter by leaps and bounds — within this century, research suggests, a computer AI could be as "smart" as a human being. And then, says Nick Bostrom, it will overtake us: "Machine intelligence is the last invention that humanity will ever need to make." A philosopher and technologist, Bostrom asks us to think hard about the world we're building right now, driven by thinking machines. Will our smart machines hel...
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A great, simple explanation of our economy everyone should consider for 30 minutes before discussing it for hours, days, or even years to come...
How the Economic Machine Works
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An article reflecting the sprit ant attitude behind the ownership of Tesla Model S.
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