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Why Do We Have Brains?

May 23, 2012 – 10:08 am | No Comment | 140 views
Why Do We Have Brains?

This is a teaser to Neuroscientist Daniel Wolpert TED Talk with the title "The real reason for brains".
He starts from a surprising premise: the brain evolved, not to think or feel, but to control …

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

May 15, 2012 – 10:11 am | No Comment | 482 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, …

Wings of Life: The Hidden Beauty of Pollination

May 4, 2012 – 1:39 pm | No Comment | 399 views
Wings of Life: The Hidden Beauty of Pollination

Watch this absolutely amazing & beautiful video about the seductive love dance between flowers and pollinators! To really see the details, I encourage you to watch this short film full-screen and in HD:

Fantastic Fungi: The Spirit of Good

May 1, 2012 – 1:14 pm | No Comment | 198 views
Fantastic Fungi: The Spirit of Good

The following beautiful short video is an excerpt from the feature documentary by Louie Schwartzberg following notable mycologist, Paul Stamets, as he discusses the important role mushrooms play in the survival and health of the …

How the Aurora Borealis Works

April 29, 2012 – 3:22 pm | No Comment | 852 views
How the Aurora Borealis Works

The auroras also known as the northern and southern lights are some of the most spectacular skywatching experiences on the planet and never fail to delight observers lucky enough to see them. Auroras can be …

The Secret Powers of Time

December 29, 2011 – 2:09 pm | No Comment | 910 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 …