Pythagoras had a problem with beans and irrationality. What really happened? I don't know! The square root of two is irrational, and beans are delicious.
Hank continues our series on the four fundamental forces of physics with a description of gravitation - the interaction by which physical bodies attract with a force proportional to that of their masses, and which is responsible for keeping planets in orbit, among other things.
Butler's almost joyfully sarcastic tone cleverly reframes the dialogue and forces you to take notice of what's going missing in national conversations -- from the Sudanese genocide to the meaning of Occupy Wall Street.
Written, Produced, & Directed by Ronnie Butler Jr
Inspired by Gil Scott-Heron "The Revolution Will Not Be Televised"
An idealistic young girls fate is sealed when she crosses paths with a scheming and enigmatic old woman.
Movies have the power to create a shared narrative experience and to shape memories and worldviews. British film director Beeban Kidron invokes iconic film scenes -- from Miracle in Milan to Boyz n the Hood -- as she shows how her group FILMCLUB shares great films with kids.
Missed the list of films? Here it is again for you to immerse yourself:
- Miracle in Milan, Vittorio de Sica (1951)
- Slumdog Millionaire, Danny Boyle (2008)
- Mr. Smith Goes to Washington, Frank Capra (1939)
- Hotel Rwanda, Terry George (2004)
- Schindler's List, Steven Spielberg (1993)
- To Sir, with Love, James Clavell (1967)
- Persepolis, Vincent Paronnaud and Marjane Satrapi (2007)
- Jaws, Steven Spielberg (1975)
- The Diary of Anne Frank, George Stevens (1959)
- The Great Escape, John Sturgese (1963)
- Shoah, Claude Lanzmann (1985)
- Triumph of the Will, Leni Riefenstahl (1935)
- The Wizard of Oz, Victor Fleming (1939)
- Citizen Kane, Orson Welles (1941)
- Boyz n the Hood, John Singleton (1991)
- Tom Hanks as Jim Lovell in Apollo 13, Ron Howard (1995)
- Ben Kingsley as Gandhi in Gandhi, Richard Attenborough (1982)
- Eve Harrington from All About Eve, Joseph L. Mankiewicz (1950)
- Howard Beale from Network, Sidney Lumet (1976)
- Mildred Pierce, Michael Curtiz (1945)
- Rear Window, Alfred Hitchcock (1954)
Excerpt from an interview with Bruce.
Music video for Atheist experience by Ick.
Director, animatior: Erik Buchholtz
A perennial favorite of the Dr. Demento Show by Damascas and Barnes and Barnes. Eb slips Mr. Douglas some brown acid and this is the shocking result. Tune in, turn on, and drop out, dahling. Enjoy!
Larry McConkey Steadicam work on Hugo. More info at http://www.freshdv.com/2012/05/hugo-steadicam-bts.html
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Rebecca Onie asks audacious questions: What if waiting rooms were a place to improve daily health care? What if doctors could prescribe food, housing and heat in the winter? At TEDMED she describes Health Leads, an organization that does just that -- and does it by building a volunteer base as elite and dedicated as a college sports team.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/humanplanet The people of Kangiqsujuaq in Canada go to great lengths to add variety to their diet of seal meat, venturing under the sea ice during the extreme low tides of the spring equinox to gather mussels.
It's a race against time. They have less than half an hour to search these temporary caverns before the tide rushes back in. A look-out keeps watch for the returning tide, but warning shouts can't be too loud in case the echoes bring down the ice.
Journalist John Hockenberry tells a personal story inspired by a pair of flashy wheels in a wheelchair-parts catalogue -- and how they showed him the value of designing a life of intent. (From The Design Studio session at TED2012, guest-curated by Chee Pearlman and David Rockwell.)
Eliot Rausch's film exposes the lives of 3 undocumented students, living in the US without legal status. Never having touched a camera, the 3 students were gifted with a small handycam and trained for half a day by Lukas Korver and Matt B. Taylor. They were asked to film everyday for 3 months. Through their lens, this is their story.
The Pleiades - or Seven Sisters - are the 45th entry in Messier's Catalogue and one of the most famous collections of stars in our night sky. "Diamonds on black velvet," as Pete describes them.
This video features John Hurst (Nottingham Astronomical Society), Pete Lawrence (astronomy expert and broadcaster) and Paul Crowther (University of Sheffield).