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Is math discovered or invented? – Jeff Dekofsky

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Published on 27 Oct 2014 View full lesson: http://ed.ted.com/lessons/is-math-dis… Would mathematics exist if people didn’t? Did we create mathematical concepts to help us understand the world around us, or is math the native language of the universe itself? Jeff Dekofsky traces some famous arguments in this ancient and hotly debated question. Lesson by Jeff Dekofsky, animation by The Tremendousness Collective. Read More »

BRICS came near losing Brazil

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The United States needed just three more percent to get rid of Russia’s BRICS ally, Brazilian leader Dilma Rousseff. Money and experience of George Soros was used along with manipulations in electronic vote counting, but it was probably a miracle that did not let that happen. Such miracles do not repeat twice, though. Russia should support loyal governments in Latin ... Read More »

9 Year-Old Spanish Boy Becomes Young Wildlife Photographer Of The Year

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Since 1964, the National History Museum in London has been organizing their annual Wildlife Photographer Of The Year contest. This year, the Grand title winner in Young Wildlife Photographer of the Year, which includes photographers up to 17 years of age, was Carlos Perez Naval – a 9-year-old boy from Spain. Carlos’ parents are tireless travelers, and they always take ... Read More »

Can a Vacation Really Make You More Creative?

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Last week, we all got a little jealous when we heard that the creative agencyThinkPARALLAX gave its employees $1,500 each and an extra day off to travel the world in search of inspiration. “As owners of a creative agency, we’re always thinking about how to inspire creativity,” a blog post by the firm’s founders read. “Rather than send employees to ... Read More »

Bolivia elects Evo Morales as president for third term

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Supporters pour into the streets of La Paz as populist leader dedicates landslide victory to Fidel Castro and Hugo Chávez Evo Morales has coasted to victory in Bolivia’s presidential elections, winning an unprecedented third term as voters rewarded the former coca grower for delivering economic and political stability. Morales, a native Aymara Indian, received 60% of the vote against 25% ... Read More »

11 things you didn’t know about marijuana

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1. Australian use of cannabis is three times the global average. UNODC estimates 10.3% of the Australian population aged 14 and above had used cannabis in the last year. This rate is also comparable to the rate in other former British colonies like New Zealand, Nigeria, US and Canada. Source: The Lancet, The Economist and UNODC 2. According to a small survey undertaken in Australia in ... Read More »

It’s Not All Doom and Gloom: What We Can Do Now for the Arctic

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Last week I was in New York, where policy makers and the public alike spoke out about climate change. None of us are strangers to the realities of climate change — steadily climbing temperatures and carbon dioxide (CO2) levels, melting ice and rising sea levels. However, fewer people are aware of how they can help to tackle the problem. While ... Read More »

Marina Silva: Brazil’s Surprisingly Conservative Choice for President?

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When presidential candidate Eduardo Campos’s airplane crashed amid stormy weather in the Brazilian port city of Santos in early August, it upended what was shaping up as a boring presidential race. Campos’s tragic death propelled his running mate, former environmental minister Marina Silva, into his stead as the replacement candidate for Campos’s Brazilian Socialist Party (PSB), notwithstanding Silva’s recent conversion to the ... Read More »

Cristina Fernandez Says ‘Look North’ If Anything Happens to Her

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“ICH” – “TelSur” – The Argentine president slammed the United States saying they are sending “financial and speculative attacks” and wanting a “return to the past, when Argentina was on its knees,” in her address to the nation Tuesday evening. The President of Argentina has suggested that the United States are planning to overthrow her government, and even assassinate her on Tuesday evening. ... Read More »