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Zen kōans: unsolvable enigmas designed to break your brain – Puqun Li

2018-08-16T15:23:50+00:00August 16th, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9p5Oi4wPVVo Check out our Patreon page: https://www.patreon.com/teded View full lesson: https://ed.ted.com/lessons/zen-koans-unsolvable-enigmas-designed-to-break-your-brain-puqun-li How do we explain the unexplainable? This question has inspired numerous myths, religious practices and scientific inquiries.

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See the First Ever Video of Elvis Costello Performing, Summer 1974

2018-08-16T15:13:44+00:00August 16th, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|

The setting: London. In particular, Stepney, London E1. The year, a warm summer in 1974, July 21 to be exact. And a very early video camera, only able to shoot in black and white, records the events of the E1 Festival, a free day out for families, restless teens, and bell bottomed, long-haired youth enjoying

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What Made Us Unique

2018-08-15T14:59:28+00:00August 15th, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|

IN BRIEF Human accomplishments derive from our ability to acquire knowledge from others and to use that communal store of experience to devise novel solutions to life's challenges. Other species innovate, too. Chimps open nuts with stone hammers. Dolphins use a tool to flush out hidden prey. Our uniqueness has to do with a capacity to teach skills

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How Jean-Luc Godard Liberated Cinema: A Video Essay on How the Greatest Rule-Breaker in Film Made His Name

2018-08-15T14:42:00+00:00August 15th, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|

Few can think of the very concept of the auteur without thinking of Jean-Luc Godard . That goes for those of us exhilarated by his movies, those of us amused by them, those of us frustrated by them, and those of us who experience any combination of those emotions and more. Source: How Jean-Luc Godard

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The Writer Who Makes Perfect Sense of Classical Music

2018-08-15T06:48:23+00:00August 15th, 2018|Categories: Arts, Uncategorized|

Alfred Brendel, one of the greatest pianists of the 20th century, is also a great writer. You can often detect a good-natured smirk behind his words, but right there with it is a genuinely humane seriousness. His writing, always engaging, strikes a balance between solemn reflection and undeniable wit. Source: The Writer Who Makes Perfect

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Amazing New Brain Map of Every Synapse Points to the Roots of Thinking

2018-08-15T06:48:59+00:00August 15th, 2018|Categories: Consciousness, Uncategorized|

Imagine a map of every single star in an entire galaxy. A map so detailed that it lays out what each star looks like, what they’re made of, and how each star is connected to another through the grand physical laws of the cosmos. While we don’t yet have such an astronomical map of the

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