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Why humans run the world | Yuval Noah Harari

Why humans run the world | Yuval Noah Harari

Seventy-thousand years ago, our ancestors were insignificant animals. The most important thing to know about prehistoric humans is that they were unimportant. Their impact on the world was not much greater than that of jellyfish or fireflies or woodpeckers. Today, in contrast, we control this planet. And the question is: How did we come from

Whale culture: Hal Whitehead at TEDxHalifax

Whale culture: Hal Whitehead at TEDxHalifax

Translator: Leonardo Silva Reviewer: Peter van de Ven We are all like one another, and that likeness is the essence of life. Life is built on information moving from one organism to another organism, from one animal to another animal, or from one plant to another plant. Without this transfer, there would be no life,

Bicycle Culture by Design: Mikael Colville-Andersen at TEDxZurich

Bicycle Culture by Design: Mikael Colville-Andersen at TEDxZurich

Translator: Kosuke Miyata Reviewer: Riaki Poništ I’m an optimist. But I’d like to put the next 15 minutes or so into perspective for you and I’m going to need your help for that. I know its early in the morning, but I’d like everybody in the room to please clap, at this tempo. (Clapping) Cool,

Can we create new senses for humans? | David Eagleman

Can we create new senses for humans? | David Eagleman

We are built out of very small stuff, and we are embedded in a very large cosmos, and the fact is that we are not very good at understanding reality at either of those scales, and that’s because our brains haven’t evolved to understand the world at that scale. Instead, we’re trapped on this very

What is so special about the human brain? | Suzana Herculano-Houzel

What is so special about the human brain? | Suzana Herculano-Houzel

What is so special about the human brain? Why is it that we study other animals instead of them studying us? What does a human brain have or do that no other brain does? When I became interested in these questions about 10 years ago, scientists thought they knew what different brains were made of.

Altruism and Smarter Societies: Ben Wright at TEDxChiangMai 2013

Altruism and Smarter Societies: Ben Wright at TEDxChiangMai 2013

Translator: Ciucu Ana-Maria Reviewer: Angela Fato So today I’d like to talk about something that’s very personal to me. I love lemurs. (Laughter) Now, it’s not their big yellow eyes, or their bushy tails or even their kung-fu ninja stances that make me love them so much. But it’s a certain aspect of the behaviour