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Roman augury

PROFESSOR: Senior political officials of the Roman state had to take auspices before any major political event like elections and before a battle. They would draw on the expertise of an augur from the College of Augurs. Membership of the College of Augurs was for life, with new members elected periodically. Two of the main… Read More »

Turkish coffee cup reading

[TRADITIONAL MUSIC PLAYING] STUDENT: First I should add water. Measure [INAUDIBLE] cup. [SPEAKING IN TURKISH] [MUSIC] CENGIZ CEMALOGLU: I was born in Baku, Azerbaijan. My parents are from a small tribe in Azerbaijan called Juhuri, and they immigrated when I was four from Azerbaijan to Turkey. So for the biggest chunk of my life I… Read More »

Egyptian divination statues

PETER MANUELIAN: So how did the Gods appear? How did they provide these predictions and these oracles? Well for the average Egyptian, they would have to wait until the statue of the God was brought out of the temple. So inside the sanctuary at Karnak and many other places, there was a statue of the… Read More »

What Are Fast Radio Bursts? A Big Mystery in Astronomy

You might think you’re watching an educational channel, where I explain fascinating concepts in space and astronomy, but that’s not really what’s going on here. What’s actually happening is that you’re tagging along as I learn more and more about new and cool things happening in the Universe. I dig into them like a badger… Read More »

Money as a Democratic Medium | Monetary Politics in U.S. History

ANDREW DAVID EDWARDS: Hi, welcome. I’m Andrew David Edwards from Oxford. And I’m really excited to introduce the Money and Politics in US History panel here in Session C. So our panelists are Nathan Tankus from Clark Business Law Institute at Cornell Law School. David MP Freund from the University of Maryland. I’m sorry if… Read More »

HLS in the World | Marbury v. Madison

SPEAKER 1: Harvard Law School, as we’re all aware today, is 200 years old. And that gives us all a chance to think about, and even better, to experience some of the most interesting and pressing issues in the law then and now. And in this room, admittedly, this afternoon we’ll be thinking about an… Read More »

What does an astrologer do?

[MUSIC PLAYING] ALYSSA GOODMAN: A lot of times when we’re talking about this PredictionX effort in many different venues, people say, oh, you must be doing a lot about astrology, because they know I’m an astronomer. And I say no, actually I know nothing about astrology. But given how many people are very, very interested… Read More »