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97%VideoDec 2013

Neil deGrasse Tyson and Neil Gaiman discuss religion and science

(8:05) Why does religion have such a persistent hold on human thought despite all that we know in science?

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96%AnimationSep 2013

Storm

(10:39) Fantastic beat poem by comedian Tim Minchin, animated by DC Turner.

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95%VideoOct 2011

The Feynman Series - Curiosity

(4:24) Children come into existence as curious beings, needing to understand the world they will now inhabit for the rest of their lives. It's a shame that for most of us, that curiosity ebbs away, something that never happened to Richard Feynman.

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95%VideoNov 2013

Right wing media needs a science class

(1:34) "Tide goes in, tide goes out. Never a miscommunication." That is the extent of Bill O'Reilly's understanding of science. Other consevative pundits didn't fare much better. Thank God for Bill Nye.

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94%AnimationFeb 2015

How do we know what is true?

(2:52) The Humanist's view on how we learn what's true, narrated by Stephen Fry.

94%VideoSep 2011

What we can learn from five million books

(14:09) Google have digitised millions of books (15 million to date), but short of reading them all, how can we practically use the accumulated words today? Google have created NGrams that allow you to trace the usage of any word or phrase in the historical record, opening up the science of 'culturomics' (the application of massive scale data collection and analysis to the study of human culture). From a TEDTalks in 2008 with Erez Lieberman Aiden and Jean-Baptiste Michel.

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93%VideoMar 2013

Sean Carroll - What inspires you?

(0:50) A few words by American theoretical physicist Sean Carroll on what inspires him.

(3 comments)

93%VideoFeb 2012

American students put to the test

(4:50) Questions every American should be able to answer with ease, particularly the educated, who most likely will be running the country in the future.

(21 comments)

91%VideoMay 2013

The Internet Archive

(13:04) The Internet Archive is a non-profit digital library with the stated mission of "universal access to all knowledge".

(34 comments)

90%VideoNov 2008

Sarah Palin didn't know Africa was a continent!

Now that the election is over, reports of Republican infighting are emerging.

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