Category: World

Video Of The Day – Higgs Boson/Nobel Prize Edition: Rolling In the Higgs, A Capella Science

Video Of The Day – Higgs Boson/Nobel Prize Edition: Rolling In the Higgs, A Capella Science

Congratulations to über-Nerds, Peter Higgs and François Englert on their Nobel Prize for Physics.  Their Higgs Boson Theory, originated in the 1960′s, was the basis for the creation of the […]

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Happy Pi Day! BYU’s rap makes Mathletes cooler than athletes-WE LOVE THIS!

Happy Pi Day! BYU’s rap makes Mathletes cooler than athletes-WE LOVE THIS!

Brigham Young University believes that its star Mathletes should receive the same kind of adulation and school spirit as its star athletes.  And so they created this totally awesome BYU […]

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Video: Alien Spacecraft Flying Over Moon? You Decide…

Video: Alien Spacecraft Flying Over Moon? You Decide…

Stephen Hawking, Carl Sagan and many other notable contemporary thinkers have posited that we are not alone in the universe, that aliens are a mathematical probability, but so far we […]

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Things That Are Awesome: 2012 Nobel Prize in Physics Explained in 2 minutes and 35 seconds.

Things That Are Awesome: 2012 Nobel Prize in Physics Explained in 2 minutes and 35 seconds.

On October 9, the 2012 Nobel Prize in Physics was awarded to Serge Haroche and David Wineland for their work in the area of the interaction between light and matter.  So […]

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Of Shrunken Heads & Egyptian Mummies-An Ode to Collector & Bon Vivant Bill Jamieson

Of Shrunken Heads & Egyptian Mummies-An Ode to Collector & Bon Vivant Bill Jamieson

Bill “Billy” Jamieson & his beloved dog Rameses at home [Photo: William Jamieson Tribal Art]   Bill Jamieson was a Toronto legend – a tribal art dealer obsessed with illuminating […]

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Must-See Film: Akira Kurosawa’s masterpiece “RAN”

Remember reading Shakespeare’s King Lear in high school? I did and thought it was a pretty memorable cautionary tale of how power can corrupt and result in epic tragedy.  But, […]

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Eco-architecture: from Milan’s Bosco Verticale to Taipei’s Eco Ark

Eco-architecture: from Milan’s Bosco Verticale to Taipei’s Eco Ark

Urban centres around the globe suffer from similar ills – population densities which result in tremendous amounts of consumer waste and, consequently, environmental pollution. Architects, urban planners and designers have […]

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Is High Functioning Autism and Asperger Syndrome Associated with High Functioning Brilliance?

Is High Functioning Autism and Asperger Syndrome Associated with High Functioning Brilliance?

Many people known to be diagnosed in the spectrum of autism are brilliant scientists, anthropologists, physicists, mathematicians, and economists. Albert Einstein and Newton were both considered to be “consistent” in […]

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Sunflower Seeds & Censorship – Chinese Artist & Activist Ai WeiWei

Sunflower Seeds & Censorship – Chinese Artist & Activist Ai WeiWei


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Chinese multi media artist and social activist Ai Weiwei created one of the most important and beautiful pieces of cultural art to date. His moving exhibition “Sunflower Seeds” [photo above-Tate […]

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Now that’s different! A single apartment with 24 different rooms

Now that’s different! A single apartment with 24 different rooms

Here’s something that should inspire and amaze you. This Hong Kong architect has done things with a tiny apartment that most of us couldn’t even imagine. It just shows what […]

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