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7 Billion People: How Did We Get So Big So Fast?

May 15, 2012 – 10:11 am | No Comment | 521 views
7 Billion People: How Did We Get So Big So Fast?

It was just over two centuries ago that the global population was 1 billion — in 1804. But better medicine and improved agriculture resulted in higher life expectancy for children, dramatically increasing the world population, …

East Meets West: An Infographic Portrait by Yang Liu

March 28, 2012 – 3:28 pm | 268 Comments | 549,255 views
East Meets West: An Infographic Portrait by Yang Liu

The artist and visual designer Yang Liu was born in China and lives in Germany since she was 14. By growing up in two very different places with very different traditions she was able to …

The Secret Powers of Time

December 29, 2011 – 2:09 pm | No Comment | 927 views
The Secret Powers of Time

How do you value your time? Do you find yourself wishing you had an extra day in a week? In this wonderfully animated video (10 min), Professor Philip Zimbardo conveys how our …

Best of Hans Rosling

March 27, 2011 – 2:53 pm | No Comment | 1,214 views
Best of Hans Rosling

Even the most worldly and well-traveled among us will have their perspectives shifted by Hans Rosling. A professor of global health at Sweden’s Karolinska Institute, his current work focuses on dispelling common myths about the …

The Birth Of Lord Ganesha

March 26, 2011 – 1:33 pm | No Comment | 492 views
The Birth Of Lord Ganesha

From a trip to India I brought a statute of Lord Ganesha, the elephant headed Hindu God and was curious to learn more about this character from the Hindu mythology.
Ganesha is known …

Mamihlapinatapai

February 25, 2011 – 10:22 am | No Comment | 308 views
Mamihlapinatapai

…a look shared by two people with each wishing that the other will initiate something that they both desire but which neither one wants to start.

Mamihlapinatapai (sometimes spelled mamihlapinatapei)(pronounced mah-me-lah-pee-nah-tah-pa-ee) is …