Mayan Culture and the Planets
Based on murals and the Dresden Codex, we know that the Mayans
predicted the appearance of Venus as Kukulcan who would provide
information concerning war and sacrifice. This 2:12 video provides some detail about the Mayan's belief in the heavens and the planets to regulate their rituals and the importance of Venus.
Advanced Audio Blog S4 #2 - Top 10 Japanese Authors: Ōgai Mori
Learn Japanese with JapanesePod101.com! After reading some mindless Japanese fiction, you’re ready to sink your teeth into something with a little more depth. Your friend recommended a book by Ōgai Mori, so you buy his best-seller. You might also consider picking up a box of tissues—you’ll surely find it difficult not to commiserate with the [...]
Science, Literacy, Arts iNtegration in the Twenty-first century (SLANT) Summer Institute
This wiki page documents the activities, articles, links, and resources used, as well as the teacher created Open Educational Resources (OER) during the SLANT Institute. On July 19-23, 2010 San Francisco Unified School District (SFUSD), in collaboration with the California Academy of Sciences, the de Young Museum, 826 Valencia, KQED, ISKME, and the Exploratorium launched the Science, Literacy, Arts iNtegration in the Twenty-first century (SLANT) Summer Institute for Pre-k through 8th Grade Teach
India and China: Competition, Co-operation or conflict?
This lecture is part of India Week 2011. Dr Shashi Tharoor is an elected Member of Parliament and a former Minister of State for External Affairs in the Government of India. A prize-winning author of twelve books, both fiction and non-fiction, he is also a widely-published critic, commentator and columnist. In 2007 he concluded a nearly 29-year career with the United Nations, including working for refugees in South-East Asia at the peak of the "boat people" crisis, handling peace-keeping operati
Documenting China: Being a Professional Photographer in the Middle Kingdom
Canadian born, award winning, documentary photographer Ryan Pyle first visited China in 2001. After a 3 month trip around the country he was hooked. He has never left since. It was very much Ryan's first trip to China that inspired him to enter the discipline of photography, and since then his imagery has graced the pages of the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Time, Newsweek, Fortune, The Sunday Times Magazine and the Financial Times Magazine. Ryan will visit the LSE to speak about his work
A Perfect Storm in the Arab World?
Regardless of the outcome of events in Egypt, for Arabs, psychologically and symbolically, this is their Berlin Wall moment. They are on the brink of a democratic wave similar to the one that swept through Eastern Europe more than 20 years ago, hastening the Soviet Union's collapse. The Arab intifada has put to rest the claim that Islam and Muslims are incompatible with democracy. The democratic virus is mutating and will probably give birth to a new language - and a new era - of politics in the
Moral Error Theory and Moral Scepticism
Is moral thought embroiled in some kind of error? And is the error attributable to moral thought as such or to those who interpret it as erroneous? Hallvard Lillehammer is senior lecturer and Sidgwick Lecturer in Philosophy at Cambridge University. Bart Streumer is lecturer in philosophy at the University of Reading.
The Lure of Authority: Motivation and Incentive Effects of Power
Authority and power permeate political, social, and economic life - yet there is limited empirical knowledge about the motivational origins and consequences of authority. Based on an experimental approach, Ernst Fehr's lecture will explore the psychological consequences of authority for important economic interactions. He will document the human desire to exercise authority, the motivation-enhancing effect of possessing authority and the detrimental motivational effects of a lack of authority. E
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Quicker 'n a Wink (1940)
As the 83rd Academy Awards approaches, let's celebrate MIT's own Oscar-winner Harold "Doc" Edgerton. In addition to his scientific and engineering skills, Edgerton won Hollywood acclaim when he demonstrated his strobe photography in the short film, Quicker 'n a Wink. Here's an excerpt from the 1940 film, which won an Academy Award for Best One-Reel Short. View Quicker 'n a Wink in its entirety at the Author(s):
Diversity on the World Stage
February 17, 7–9 pm
Media Lab Complex on the MIT Campus
Building E14, 6th floor
75 Amherst St, Cambridge
We’ll explore the competition among a handful of sovereign powers, the exploitation of peoples and global resources, the relevance of economic power, and the efficacy of international institutions created to mitigate conflicts. As we struggle to define a universal set of rights and modes of conduct, diverse peoples of the world take their cues from current global int
BLOSSOMS - Using DNA to Identify People
This lesson focuses on the molecular biology technique of DNA fingerprinting: what it is, how it works, and how the data from these experiments are used for paternity testing and forensics?
BLOSSOMS - Discovering Genes Associated with Diseases and Traits in Dogs
In this video module, students learn how scientists use genetic information from dogs to find out which gene (out of all 20,000 dog genes) is associated with any specific trait or disease of interest.
Rt. Hon. David Miliband MP - Compton Lecture Series
“The War in Afghanistan: How to End It”
Wednesday, March 10, 2010, 3:30pm
David Miliband (b. 1965) is the former Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs of the United Kingdom, in which post he served from June 2007 to October 2010.
A Devotion to New Ideas - Bill Gross (eSolar & Idealab)
Bill Gross thrives on turning innovative ideas into pioneering companies. He serves as founder and CEO of Idealab, which started over 75 companies since 1996. In this stimulating lecture, he shares how Idealab continues to bring incredible ideas to market, and his personal insights on starting and running successful organizations. Gross also describes the work of eSolar, a spin-off company of Idealab that works to make solar energy cost-competitive in the global marketplace.
Episode 131: What seems to be the antimatter?: Where experimental particle physics meets cloud compu Physicist Associate Professor Martin Sevior and software engineer Tom Highfield explain how commercial cloud computing can be enlisted in the service of answering questions about the origins of the universe. With science host Shane Huntington. Episode 15 Troovi: Student Photo sharing made Easy Just imagine you have been on a school excursion and have about 60 cameras to upload photos from so that you use the images to reflect upon what you have learnt. This would normally be both a
Artist Ben Cook tells us about his new 'Littoral Drifter' exhibition at the Hatton Gallery, an alternative examination of coastal landscapes as seen through surf culture. Keeper of Social History, Kylea Little, takes a fascinating look at the Punch and Judy dolls in our collections. And we hear the story of Newcastle's bloody siege during the English civil war, the subject of the new 'Siege and Storm' exhibition at the Discovery Museum.
Physicist Associate Professor Martin Sevior and software engineer Tom Highfield explain how commercial cloud computing can be enlisted in the service of answering questions about the origins of the universe. With science host Shane Huntington.
Troovi: Student Photo sharing made Easy Just imagine you have been on a school excursion and have about 60 cameras to upload photos from so that you use the images to reflect upon what you have learnt. This would normally be both a
Just imagine you have been on a school excursion and have about 60 cameras to upload photos from so that you use the images to reflect upon what you have learnt. This would normally be both a