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Why doesn’t the Leaning Tower of Pisa fall over? – Alex Gendler
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Why doesn’t the Leaning Tower of Pisa fall over? – Alex Gendler

In 1990, the Italian government enlisted top engineers to stabilize Pisa’s famous Leaning Tower. There’d been many attempts to right the tower during its 800 year history, but this team’s computer models revealed the urgency of their situation. They projected

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The past, present and future of the bubonic plague – Sharon N. DeWitte
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The past, present and future of the bubonic plague – Sharon N. DeWitte

Imagine if half the people in your neighborhood, your city, or even your whole country were wiped out. It might sound like something out of an apocalyptic horror film, but it actually happened in the 14th century during a disease

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On being present, not perfect | Elaine Meyer | TEDxLongwood
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On being present, not perfect | Elaine Meyer | TEDxLongwood

Translator: Laura Pasquale Reviewer: Peter van de Ven I’d like to start with a story. Addison was an eight-year-old little boy. He was as blond as could be, he had a quirky sense of humor, he loved to build, he

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Can you get an MIT education for $2,000? |  Scott Young | TEDxEastsidePrep
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Can you get an MIT education for $2,000? | Scott Young | TEDxEastsidePrep

Translator: Israel Fernandez Martin Reviewer: Helena Bedalli If you’ve been watching the news lately, have probably seen photographs like this. Students are protesting because their government is cutting subsidies to education. And the big part of the reason for this,

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Daniel Goldstein: The battle between your present and future self
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Daniel Goldstein: The battle between your present and future self

Do you remember the story of Odysseus and the Sirens from high school or junior high school? There was this hero, Odysseus, who’s heading back home after the Trojan War. And he’s standing on the deck of his ship, he’s

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East vs west — the myths that mystify | Devdutt Pattanaik
A Cure for Ageing?: David Sinclair at TEDxSydney
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A Cure for Ageing?: David Sinclair at TEDxSydney

Translator: David Hsu Reviewer: Denise RQ I believe that we’re all only given one precious life. For those of us who are really lucky to be born, it’s a life to be embraced, a life to be used for good,

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