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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.


VideoDec 2012

Alain de Botton - How To Think More About Sex

(14:17) What is sexy, and advice if you are not getting enough sex.


VideoAug 2009

Two angry professors in passionate debate

How to get your point across, by Professors Brinkley and Shanahan. A must-view for all students studying rhetoric and debate.


AnimationOct 2010

RSA Animate - Barbara Ehrenreich, Smile or Die

The darker side of positive thinking. What's wrong with deluding yourself into thinking there's nothing wrong.


VideoMar 2011

Life lesson from a firefighter

Volunteer firefighter Mark Bezos recalls when through no fault of his own, he landed a task not quite up to his expectations. But it taught him a big lesson - don't wait to be a hero.

VideoFeb 2012

Milton Friedman - Questions concerning morality and capitalism

(8:33) American economist Milton Friedman in 1978, answers questions from students at Stanford University.


VideoJun 2011

Neil deGrasse Tyson - The Greatest Story Ever Told

(30:40) Ditch the Bible, this is the story we should be teaching in church.


VideoSep 2010

Rick Steves with some interesting thoughts on the European Union

America's leading authority on European travel, Rick Steves, talks about the EU's greatest achievement - peace


VideoApr 2012

Frank Warren's half a million secrets

(11:25) Secrets collector Frank Warren and founder of PostSecret.com, shares some of the half million secrets that strangers have mailed him on postcards.


VideoOct 2012

How to say 'Huygens' the Dutch way

(1:07) Professor takes a detour into the pronunciation of 'Huygens' while explaining Huygen's Principle to his physics students.