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05:25 min 9. January 2014

How to build a fictional world - Kate Messner

a lecture in English

View full lesson: http://ed.ted.com/lessons/how-to-build-a-fictional-world-kate-messner

Why is J.R.R. Tolkien's Lord of the Rings trilogy so compelling? How about The Matrix or Harry Potter? What makes these disparate worlds come alive are clear, consistent rules for how people, societies -- and even the laws of physics -- function in these fictional universes. Author Kate Messner offers a few tricks for you, too, to create a world worth exploring in your own words.

Lesson by Kate Messner, animation by Avi Ofer.

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03:20 min 22. September 2014

10 COMMON MYTHS DEBUNKED!

a lecture in English

10 Myths Debunked! There are a a lot of myths floating around out there. Here are 10 common ones debunked. Take THAT you myths!

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-- Are you more likely or less likely to catch a cold when you're not bundled up in the cold?

-- Are bacteria bad for you?

-- What makes your blood appear to be either blue-ish or red-ish?

-- Does sugar make you hyper and help you improve focus?

-- How does shaving make your hair grow back thicker?

-- Is The Great Wall of China is the only man-made object you can see from space?

-- Does the earth get hotter when its orbit brings it closer to the sun?

-- Do birds have a keen sense of smell?

-- How many senses do humans really have?

-- What effect does drinking alcohol have on your body temperature?

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12:51 min 13. March 2015

Just code it | Emile Nijssen | TEDxTwenteU

a talk in English

At TEDxTwenteU, Emile Nijssen talks about his ideas on creating technology to make the world a better place. He will also talk about Homey, which gained a lot of attention when the Kickstarter project for Homey got over 200.000 euros of funding in one month.

Emile Nijssen is a student of the University of Twente. His passion is to create useful technology. The ‘eetlijst-whatsapp’ tool and the ‘Raad de studie’ game are examples of his work. His latest creation is Homey, an innovative smart-home device that lets you control all kinds of smart devices in your house.

This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at http://ted.com/tedx

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01:58 min 30. April 2015

How bombardier beetles bomb

a lecture in English

For as long as researchers have been studying the bombardier beetle they have been baffled by their ability to produce an internal explosion in their abdomen and then expel a jet of boiling, irritating liquid towards their attackers while avoiding any physical damage. Now a team of researchers at MIT, the University of Arizona, and Brookhaven Laboratory have solved the conundrum. (Learn more: http://bit.ly/1GJygo0)

Using high-speed synchrotron X-ray imaging the researchers were able to "see" the inside of the abdomens of living bombardier beetles during explosions.

Video: Melanie Gonick/MIT

X-ray imagery: Ortiz Lab
External high-speed footage: "Bombardier Beetles," ©2012 MIT Harold E. Edgerton Collection, Courtesy of MIT Museum
Still image: Charles Hedgcock and Wendy Moore
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Music sampled from "Union Hall Melody" by Blue Dot Sessions
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11:17 min 12. February 2013

A musical genius | Usman Riaz | TEDxGateway

a talk in English

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TED Fellow and OneBeat Fellow, Artist, Composer, Multi-instrumentalist.

21 Year Old Usman Riaz grew up playing classical piano since the age of 6. Picking up guitar at 16 Usman taught himself how to play percussive guitar. Along with these 2 primary instruments he experiments with a number of other ones such as Harmonica, Mandolin, Harmonium and percussion. His recent at TED performances and talks at TED Global 2012 and his selection for the US State department funded cultural/music exchange program OneBeat have proven to him that the internet can be used as a reliable platform to learn new things and open up pathways that seemed impossible before.

Usmans Orchestral works can be heard on: http://itunes.apple.com/us/album/circus-in-the-sky/id538577356

In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At a TEDx event, TEDTalks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. These local, self-organized events are branded TEDx, where x = independently organized TED event. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events are self-organized.* (*Subject to certain rules and regulations)

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21:52 min 6. July 2016

No Sex Marriage – Masturbation, Loneliness, Cheating and Shame | Maureen McGrath | TEDxStanleyPark

a talk in English

Love? Marriage? Sex? Can a married couple have all three? Perhaps it’s unrealistic since so many marriages end in divorce today. Why is that? One reason might be that a reported 20% of all marriages are sexless and that number is rising. Why have we lost the lust in our marriages? Is it technology, is it trust? More importantly, how can we “get back at it” in our marriages today?

Maureen McGrath - nursetalk@hotmail.com - hosts the Sunday Night Sex Show on News Talk 980 CKNW. She is a Registered Nurse, Sex Educator and author of “Sex & Health".

This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at http://ted.com/tedx

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05:22 min 24. June 2014

Meryl Streep on Beauty | Blank on Blank | PBS Digital Studios

a talk in English

"It's very humbling to imagine somebody else's really life and their pain ... It's my drug"
- Meryl Streep

Interview by Christine Spines, 2008
Read Christine's Meryl Streep profile here: http://bit.ly/1miZ1XR

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Watch the previous episodes:

Philip Seymour Hoffman on Happiness
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Osn8rjkPyYM

David Bowie on Stardust
http://youtu.be/lFIDXXDsxAo

Gene Wilder on The Truth
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8PUW2POEjX4

John Lennon on Love
http://youtu.be/DmvmnYEy9NY

Johnny Cash on The Gospel
http://youtu.be/ALGi0tcFCcw

Heath Ledger on Role Playing
http://youtu.be/qDRUzbAa6lI

Tupac on Life and Death
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6x2FqX2YZws

Kurt Cobain on Identity
http://youtu.be/C1Z2BkZaOQc

Janis Joplin on Rejection
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VdF4b1_LQnQ

Barry White on Making Love
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SmJIlqjYGkw

Maurice Sendak on Being a Kid
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KvtgqJTVVhE

Carol Burnett on Finding Home
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Aixlc1DJZiE

Grace Kelly on JFK
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K5EOuppHoTM

Farrah Fawcett on Stiletto Power
http://youtu.be/8Eskff0RUQ8

Beastie Boys on Being Stupid
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E4mx2P...

David Foster Wallace on Ambition
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w5R8gd...

Wilt Chamberlain on Tall Tales
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zxLiVn...

Larry King on Getting Seduced
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1yD8Pz...

Jim Morrison on Why Fat is Beautiful
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BhszZ5...

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Music
Lee Rosevere "Do What You Can"
Funky Terrorist "Cocktail Lady"
Jahzzar "Boulevard St. Germain"
Jahzzar "Montmartre"

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05:11 min 15. December 2016

Justin Trudeau interview on climate change, the economy and Canada's future | Guardian interviews

a talk in English

In an exclusive interview with the Guardian, the Canadian prime minister talks about Donald Trump, the environment and Canada’s role in a world where populism is on the rise.
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6x9: experience solitary confinement ► http://bit.ly/6x9gdn
Gun Nation ► http://bit.ly/GunNationDoc
We Walk Together ► http://bit.ly/WeWalkTogetherFilm
The last job on Earth ► http://bit.ly/LastJobOnEarth
Patrick Stewart: the ECHR and us ► http://bit.ly/PatrickStewartS
The epic journey of a refugee cat ► http://bit.ly/KunkuzCat

Guardian playlists:

Guardian Bertha Documentaries ► http://bit.ly/GuardianBertha
In my opinion ► http://bit.ly/InMyOpinion
Owen Jones meets ► http://bit.ly/CorbynJones
US elections 2016 ► http://bit.ly/elections2016gdn
Guardian Animations & Explanations ►http://is.gd/explainers
Guardian Investigations ► http://is.gd/guardianinvestigations

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05:29 min 8. October 2015

The War on Science

a lecture in English

Please VOTE for science!
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Canadians, register to vote here: http://elections.ca/register

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Further Reading:

Shlain, Leonard. Art & Physics. New York: Harpercollins, 1993. Print. http://www.amazon.ca/Art-Physics-Parallel-Visions-Space/dp/0061227978

http://www.sparknotes.com/history/european/scientificrevolution/timeline.html The Scientific Revolution (1550-1700)Timeline

http://www.britannica.com/event/Industrial-Revolution Industrial Revolution

http://www.lifehack.org/articles/lifestyle/6-world-changing-ideas-that-were-originally-rejected.html 6 World-Changing Ideas That Were Originally Rejected

Shlain, Leonard. Art & Physics. New York: Harpercollins, 1993. Print. http://www.amazon.ca/Art-Physics-Parallel-Visions-Space/dp/0061227978

http://climate.nasa.gov/news/1010/ Climate change and the rise and fall of civilizations

http://www.theguardian.com/science/occams-corner/2015/mar/13/science-vital-uk-spending-research-gdp UK research funding slumps below 0.5% GDP – putting us last in the G8

http://www.newyorker.com/news/daily-comment/gop-war-on-science-gets-worse The G.O.P.’s War on Science Gets Worse

http://www.cbc.ca/news/politics/fisheries-and-oceans-library-closings-called-loss-to-science-1.2486171 Fisheries and Oceans library closings called loss to science

http://www.cbc.ca/news/politics/health-canada-library-changes-leave-scientists-scrambling-1.2499217
Health Canada library changes leave scientists scrambling

http://www.nature.com/news/changes-to-canada-s-fisheries-law-alarm-biologists-1.14234 Changes to Canada's fisheries law alarm biologists

http://www.nature.com/news/2008/080130/full/451505a.html Canada abolishes its national science adviser

http://www.nature.com/news/canadian-election-spotlights-scientists-frustrations-1.18381?WT.mc_id=TWT_NatureNews Canadian election spotlights scientists' frustrations

http://www.ctvnews.ca/politics/hundreds-of-world-s-scientists-urge-harper-to-end-funding-cuts-1.2063474 Hundreds of world's scientists urge Harper to end funding cuts

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/national/federal-budget-ignites-debate-over-what-science-is-for/article10274702/ Federal budget ignites debate over what science is for

http://www.livescience.com/48922-theory-of-relativity-in-real-life.html

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01:51 min 29. January 2016

Raue Zeiten für das Nordseeöl - heuteplus | ZDF

a lecture in German

Ölförderung in der Nordsee ist aufwändig und teuer, da sie in hundert Metern Tiefe stattfindet. Ein großer Aufwand, der sich bei sinkendem Ölpreis immer weniger rentiert.

Mehr heuteplus in der Mediathek:
http://ly.zdf.de/NxDn/

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18:32 min 1. June 2015

How To Multiply Your Time | Rory Vaden | TEDxDouglasville

a talk in English

Everything you know about time-management is wrong. In this challenging and counter-intuitive video, Self-Discipline Strategist and New York Times bestselling author of Rory Vaden, shows you why you can't solve today's time-management challenges with yesterday's time-management strategies. More importantly he explains why procrastinating on purpose is the key to being able to Multiply your time.

Self-Discipline Strategist Rory Vaden’s book Take the Stairs is a #1 Wall St Journal and #2 New York Times bestseller. Rory is also Co-Founder of Southwestern Consulting™, an 8-figure global consulting practice. His new book Procrastinate On Purpose: 5 Permissions to Multiply Your Time came out in January of 2015 and was an instant National Bestseller. Free insights at http://www.roryvadenblog.com .

This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at http://ted.com/tedx

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01:47 min 16. October 2012

Why Do We Blush?

a lecture in English

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You just experienced the most excruciatingly embarrassing moment, and to top it all off, your face just turned bright red! What exactly is the function of blushing, other than to bring your embarrassment to a new level? Find out how the secret behind this uniquely human phenomenon.

Written and created by Mitchell Moffit (twitter @mitchellmoffit) and Gregory Brown (twitter @whalewatchmeplz).

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Some Sources---

1) http://psycnet.apa.org/psycinfo/1993-13438-001
2) http://psycnet.apa.org/journals/psp/60/2/254/
3) http://bit.ly/Fqldg
4) http://bit.ly/q0sQad

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06:17 min 3. February 2014

Three Ways to Destroy the Universe

a lecture in English

How will the Universe die?

Everybody dies. The universe too? Well, probably. What are the current theories about the end of everything? And how creepy exactly are these theories? (Spoiler: very creepy). But there might be hope...

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Will the Universe Die?

Three Ways to Destroy the Universe

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02:50 min 17. July 2014

Does Penis Size Matter?

a lecture in English

Get the hard facts on penis SIZE!
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Further Reading---

Size and Attractiveness:
http://www.pnas.org/content/early/2013/04/03/1219361110

Sexual Selection:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sexual_selection_in_human_evolution#Implications_of_differences_in_penis_length_and_morphology

Female Perception:
http://www.psychologytoday.com/articles/199411/mens-bodies-the-survey

Penis Size and Vaginal Orgasm:
http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/j.1743-6109.2012.02917.x/abstract

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02:44 min 18. January 2016

Do You Have Free Will?

a lecture in English

We break down the top theories around free will.
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Sources:
http://www.bbc.com/future/story/20150806-why-your-intuitions-about-the-brain-are-wrong
http://www.informationphilosopher.com/freedom/libet_experiments.html
http://www.scientificamerican.com/article/is-free-will-an-illusion/?page=2
http://www.iep.utm.edu/freewill/
http://www.livescience.com/46411-free-will-is-background-noise.html

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02:58 min 19. January 2007

"How To Break Up" Tales Of Mere Existence

a lecture in English

Full title: "How To Break Up With Your Girlfriend in 64 easy steps"

Happy Valentines Day (snicker)

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