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How reliable is your memory? | Elizabeth Loftus

I’d like to tell you about a legal case that I worked on involving a man named Steve Titus. Titus was a restaurant manager. He was 31 years old, he lived in Seattle, Washington, he was engaged to Gretchen, about to be married, she was the love of his life. And one night, the couple… Read More »

How Thor got his hammer – Scott A. Mellor

Loki the mischief-maker, was writhing uncomfortably in Thor’s iron grip. The previous night, while the rest of the gods slept, he’d snuck up on Thor’s wife Sif and shorn off her beautiful hair. It’d seemed like a funny prank at the time, but now Thor was about to break every bone in his body. Loki… Read More »

Can you solve the famously difficult green-eyed logic puzzle? – Alex Gendler

Imagine an island where 100 people, all perfect logicians, are imprisoned by a mad dictator. There’s no escape, except for one strange rule. Any prisoner can approach the guards at night and ask to leave. If they have green eyes, they’ll be released. If not, they’ll be tossed into the volcano. As it happens, all… Read More »

Anita Sarkeesian at TEDxWomen 2012

Translator: Maïlys Grau Reviewer: Tatjana Jevdjic I’d like to share with you a story about how I accidently became the villain of a massively online game in real life. For the past four years, I’ve been running a video web series on Youtube called Feminist Frequency, where I deconstruct the representations of women in the… Read More »

Who were the Vestal Virgins, and what was their job? – Peta Greenfield

A lone priestess walks towards an underground chamber. People line the streets to watch as she proclaims her innocence. It doesn’t matter. She’s already been judged and found guilty. The sentence? Live burial. The underground chamber contains a portion of bread, water, milk, and oil. She will have a lamp, a bed, and a blanket,… Read More »

What’s wrong with me? Absolutely nothing | Gabi Ury | TEDxSanDiego

Translator: Mark Lovett Reviewer: Denise RQ Has anyone here ever done a plank before? (Cheers) And when I say plank, I don’t mean where you get on the ground, lie down on random things, and take pictures for Instagram. (Laughter) I mean that awful exercise they probably made you do in gym class. My name… Read More »

Can you solve the penniless pilgrim riddle? – Daniel Finkel

After months of travel, you’ve arrived at Duonia, home to the famous temple that’s the destination of your pilgrimage. Entering from the northwest, you pass through the city gates and the welcome center, where you’re given a map and a brochure. The map reveals that the town consists of 16 blocks, formed by five streets… Read More »

The most important lesson from 83,000 brain scans | Daniel Amen | TEDxOrangeCoast

Translator: Ilze Garda Reviewer: Denise RQ In this talk, I’m going to give you the single most important lesson my colleagues and I have learned from looking at 83,000 brain scans. But first, let me put the lesson into context. I am in the middle of seven children. Growing up, my father called me a… Read More »

The Atlantic slave trade: What too few textbooks told you – Anthony Hazard

Slavery, the treatment of human beings as property, deprived of personal rights, has occurred in many forms throughout the world. But one institution stands out for both its global scale and its lasting legacy. The Atlantic slave trade, occurring from the late 15th to the mid 19th century and spanning three continents, forcibly brought more… Read More »

TEDxUVM 2011 – Gary Johnson – Modelling Ecosystem Services under Uncertainty with ARIES

Translator: Silvia Rivera Reviewer: Tatjana Jevdjic We all know that we receive benefits from nature, but have you ever tried to list them out? To identify them, assign values to them or actually trace them back, to particular landscapes that give rise to them. Most of us probably don’t go through this exercise on a… Read More »