Category Archives: Culture

Mary Beard – Women & Power

Commissioned by The Getty Museum on the occasion of their 2019 Getty Medal to Mary Beard, one of the world’s foremost public intellectuals, a professor of classics at Cambridge University, and the author of numerous books on ancient Rome. getty.edu/about/whatwedo/medal.html … Continue reading

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Living Afloat On Man-Made Islands

Lake Titicaca in Peru is a lagoon made up of approximately 70 man-made islands. The central island serves as a hub, home to over 500 residents. Living afloat isn’t for everyone, but the Uros, a small South American tribe, have … Continue reading

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Squibbers Way opening plan confirmed — Somerset County Council Newsroom

A sparkling event is being planned to celebrate the opening of Bridgwater’s new Squibbers Way in early December. Squibbers Way is the new £18.4m road linking Marsh Lane to Parrett Way and was named by the people of Bridgwater following … Continue reading

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Cracking the Code of Cicada 3301| EPISODE 1

Great Big Story Published on 14 Aug 2019 In 2012, a secretive group calling itself 3301 began recruiting for “highly intelligent individuals” online. Candidates had to prove their skills in codebreaking, cryptography and computer programming by solving a complex puzzle … Continue reading

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Singapore Abolishes Exams Because “Learning Is Not a Competition”  – My Modern Met

“Learning is not a competition, but a self-discipline they need to master for life.” Lately, governments around the world have been taking extra steps to ensure the well-being of younger generations. In Oregon, students are encouraged to take mental health … Continue reading

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This Chef Keeps the Flavors of Ancient Mexico Alive

Mexico’s Zapotecs are an indigenous community living in Oaxaca, Mexico. Before Spanish colonization, Zapotecan civilization was a thriving epicenter of food, culture and tradition. Today, chef Abigail Mendoza is on a mission to keep those traditions alive by cooking the … Continue reading

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Japanese School in Tokyo – Marine Day (海の日): How and Why Japan Pay Homage to the Oceans – Coto Japanese Academy

Japan is the only nation to have a public holiday dedicated to the oceans. So, why is Marine Day important and how can we all celebrate it together? Source: Japanese School in Tokyo – Marine Day (海の日): How and Why … Continue reading

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These People Do Dangerous Things

Great Big Story Published on 4 Jul 2019 This reel is about people who do risky things like lifeguarding at the world’s most dangerous beach, slacklining between mountains without a safety net and baking bread. Baking bread can be risky? … Continue reading

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How I figured out the Achilles heel of Vladimir Putin | William Browder | TEDxBerlin

TEDx Talks Published on 14 Aug 2018 For more information on William Browder, please visit our website http://www.tedxberlin.de.

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Five things you need to know about: the science of refugee integration – Horizon

In the last few years, the integration of refugees into European societies has become an urgent issue.  Since 2015, nearly 4 million people have applied for asylum in the EU and many are now beginning to make new lives here. What … Continue reading

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