Tag Archives: Culture

Spicy Food From Around the World

Think spice makes everything better? Well, you’re right. We’re turning up the heat with our spicy food world tour. We asked seven people in seven countries to show us the foods that make them salivate and sweat. On the menu … Continue reading

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Rahara | A Book of Creatures

Variations: The Beast Deep, permanent lagoons in Brazil and Venezuela are home to the Rahara. According to the Yanomami, this aquatic monster once lived in a large lagoon called Akrawa. Since then the rahara has moved upstream in the Orinoco, finding … Continue reading

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Behind the Doodle: Celebrating Mbira

Today’s interactive Doodle celebrates Zimbabwe’s national instrument, the mbira, as Zimbabwe’s Culture Week begins. Try your own hand at this instrument that has been played for over 1,000 years, while experiencing a story of a Zimbabwean girl who learns to … Continue reading

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Protecting Turtles, Correcting Manners and Solving Crime

Running low on “Law & Order” episodes? Get sleuthy with us. We’re following inky leads in a Secret Service lab, confiscating contraband fruit at the airport, diving into murky waters searching for clues, encouraging people to mind their manners with … Continue reading

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Invitation to Dive into Intangible Cultural Heritage

UNESCO launched an innovative project showing the diversity of cultures represented in the Lists of intangible cultural heritage. https://ich.unesco.org/en/dive

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Eventually, Everyone We Know Now Won’t Be Known By Anyone

A short fictional ‘thought experiment.’ Nearly 2,000 years in the future, a young brother and sister come across an ancient laptop from the early 2000s. On it, they observe the works and happenings of obscured individuals who came before them.

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Circus Performers | Daily Life

Street and Documentary Photographer Evagelia Tzekou is the Edge of Humanity Magazine contributor of this documentary photography.  From the project ‘Circus Days’. The “Circus Days” project, records the life of five people working at the “Zirkus Barnly” for children in … Continue reading

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For people in diverse areas, community identity supersedes racial, ethnic differences – ScienceBlog.com

In an increasingly polarized world, many see people who are different from them as “outsiders,” or even a threat. Yet, around the world, this tends to be more common in traditionally homogenous societies, according to a series of studies led by … Continue reading

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Through TikTok, China Is Showing Us the Power of Comedy

As China enters its eighth week of quarantine, people across the country are turning to Tik Tok for a comedic reprieve.

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A brief history of plural word…s – John McWhorter

View full lesson here: http://ed.ted.com/lessons/a-brief-his… All it takes is a simple S to make most English words plural. But it hasn’t always worked that way (and there are, of course, exceptions). John McWhorter looks back to the good old days … Continue reading

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