The most mysterious star in the universe | Tabetha Boyajian
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The most mysterious star in the universe | Tabetha Boyajian

Extraordinary claims require extraordinary evidence, and it is my job, my responsibility, as an astronomer to remind people that alien hypotheses should always be a last resort. Now, I want to tell you a story about that. It involves data from a NASA mission, ordinary people and one of the …

Why does the universe exist? | Jim Holt
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Why does the universe exist? | Jim Holt

Why does the universe exist? Why is there — Okay. Okay. (Laughter) This is a cosmic mystery. Be solemn. Why is there a world, why are we in it, and why is there something rather than nothing at all? I mean, this is the super ultimate “why” question? So I’m …

The Universe is Big:  Brian Schmidt at TEDxSydney
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The Universe is Big: Brian Schmidt at TEDxSydney

Translator: Tijana Mihajlović Reviewer: Denise RQ The Universe is big. Let’s take a tour of it using the speed of light as our guide. Light travels around the Earth 7.5 times a second, 300,000 kilometers per second. So that means when Neil Armstrong took his small step, we found out …

The dark side of the universe | Catherine Heymans | TEDxUniversityofEdinburgh
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The dark side of the universe | Catherine Heymans | TEDxUniversityofEdinburgh

Translator: Emma Gon Reviewer: Shlomo Adam I’d like you to imagine the scene. I am giving a talk to room full of around 200 eminent astrophysicists. But there has been a bit of a child care crisis. Child number two is sat grumpily in the front row. I am about …

TEDxBrownUniversity – Willoughby Britton – Why A Neuroscientist Would Study Meditation
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TEDxBrownUniversity – Willoughby Britton – Why A Neuroscientist Would Study Meditation

Translator: Tanya Cushman Reviewer: Rhonda Jacobs So I’m really happy to be part of this historic event at Brown. I think it says a lot about where we are in history, a time when communication and information transfer between countries and hemispheres and states is greater than it ever has …

How I met God in a McDonald’s | Tracey Lind | TEDxClevelandStateUniversity
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How I met God in a McDonald’s | Tracey Lind | TEDxClevelandStateUniversity

Translator: Amanda Chu Reviewer: Peter van de Ven Thirty years ago, I met God in a McDonald’s. (Laughter) Really. It happened at five o’clock on the afternoon of January 31st, 1984. It was the day before my second semester of seminary. I’d entered divinity school to wrestle with two questions …

Investigating ‘What Is Happiness?’ …Spoken Word Poetry / Creative Writing by Anyeka Jamal
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Investigating ‘What Is Happiness?’ …Spoken Word Poetry / Creative Writing by Anyeka Jamal

hey guys my name is Anyeka Jamal and welcome to my channel today’s video is very very different from my usual we explore what happiness is in this video but before we get into the video don’t forget to head on over to my Instagram hit that follow button I …

Happiness Matters: Tshering Tobgay at TEDxThimphu
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Happiness Matters: Tshering Tobgay at TEDxThimphu

Translator: Maricene Crus Reviewer: Tanya Cushman TED is about ideas. It’s about smart ideas. TED is about smart people sharing smart ideas with other smart people. I have a smart idea. It’s happiness. But I’ve stolen that smart idea, so, in a way, it makes me smart. (Laughter) That idea …

Mindfulness in Schools: Richard Burnett at TEDxWhitechapel
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Mindfulness in Schools: Richard Burnett at TEDxWhitechapel

Translator: Tanya Cushman Reviewer: Peter van de Ven The Mindfulness in Schools Project was created when some teaching colleagues and I shared an ambition to bring together two things that were really close to our hearts. One was mindfulness practice, which we’d be doing for many years, and the other …

Getting Free Of Self-Importance Is The Key To Happiness: Polly Young-Eisendrath at TEDxMiddlebury
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Getting Free Of Self-Importance Is The Key To Happiness: Polly Young-Eisendrath at TEDxMiddlebury

Translator: Rhonda Jacobs Reviewer: Peter van de Ven Hello there. I’m really happy to be here. I might need a prop. Because what I’m going to talk about today involves being here with you, I would like to say hello and hear you say hello to me. So, I’m going …