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This Ancient ‘Warg’ Was Scarier Than a Tolkien Beast, Terrorized Kenya 22 Million Years Ago

This hypercarnivore was larger than a modern polar bear, the largest land-based carnivore alive today. n the “Lord of the Rings” series, author J.R.R. Tolkien invented the fantastical “warg,” a wolf-like beast with sharp teeth that lived in the Misty … Continue reading

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Should Computers Run the World? – with Hannah Fry

Hannah Fry takes us on a tour of the good, the bad and the downright ugly of the algorithms that surround us. She lifts the lid on their inner workings, to demonstrate their power, expose their limitations, and examine whether … Continue reading

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World’s First 3D-Printed Heart Made Of Human Cells Marks A Medical Breakthrough – DesignTAXI.com

Hopefully, heart transplants will be able to be performed without donors in the future. Israeli researches have produced the “world’s first printed heart” out of human tissue. The breakthrough will hopefully make it possible for full transplants to be performed … Continue reading

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The Connected Universe | Nassim Haramein | TEDxUCSD

Through nearly 30 years of research in physics and writing multiple papers, Haramein has come to a deep understanding of the underlying mechanics of our universe, using his equations and theory to calculate the most accurate prediction of the charge … Continue reading

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The surprising decline in violence

Steven Pinker charts the decline of violence from Biblical times to the present, and argues that, though it may seem illogical and even obscene, given Iraq and Darfur, we are living in the most peaceful time in our species’ existence.

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How to take a picture of a black hole | Katie Bouman

TED Published on 28 Apr 2017 At the heart of the Milky Way, there’s a supermassive black hole that feeds off a spinning disk of hot gas, sucking up anything that ventures too close — even light. We can’t see … Continue reading

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Electrical experiments with plants that count and communicate

Neuroscientist Greg Gage takes sophisticated equipment used to study the brain out of graduate-level labs and brings them to middle- and high-school classrooms (and, sometimes, to the TED stage.) Prepare to be amazed as he hooks up the Mimosa pudica, … Continue reading

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Country Names Explained

In this video, we travel around the world and explore how the nations of the Earth got their names, and what those names mean.

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Everything you think you know about addiction is wrong

What really causes addiction — to everything from cocaine to smart-phones? And how can we overcome it? Johann Hari has seen our current methods fail firsthand, as he has watched loved ones struggle to manage their addictions. He started to … Continue reading

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Genomes Throw New Light On Origins of Modern Humans

Researchers from the University of Huddersfield, with colleagues from the University of Cambridge and the University of Minho in Braga, have been using a genetic approach to tackle one of the most intractable questions of all — how and when we … Continue reading

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