Eight Digital Education Resources From Around the Smithsonian | At the Smithsonian | Smithsonian Magazine

... the Smithsonian Institution has launched a central portal highlighting an array of distance learning resources, from STEM webcasts to American history podcasts and comprehensive lesson plans. Offerings range from low- or no-tech (interviewing family members for oral history projects) to high-tech (diving into an interactive exploration module). — Read on http://www.smithsonianmag.com/smithsonian-institution/eight-digital-education-resources-around-smithsonian-180974430/

Excitement, baby steps and reams of rejections – how scientific knowledge builds on itself | Aeon Videos

Getting a paper published in a respected scientific journal can be an exhilarating opportunity for researchers to contribute to their fields, but it’s often a patience-testing exercise in rejection, rewriting and waiting. In this short by the French filmmaker Charlotte Arene, the physicists Frédéric Restagno and Julien Bobroff, both of the University of Paris-Saclay, offer [...]

Can philosophy and morals be transmitted through a painting? | Aeon Videos

The French painter Jacques-Louis David was a pre-eminent figure in the Neoclassical movement. His painting ‘The Death of Socrates’ (1787), based on Plato’s account of the execution of Socrates for blasphemy in 399 BC, is widely considered a seminal Neoclassical work. This video essay from the US filmmaker called The Nerdwriter, breaks down the ‘interplay [...]

A History of Geopolitics

http://www.youtube.com/watch In this presentation we look at the development of geopolitics as a concept and practice. The concept emerged in the beginning of the 20th century, as Geopolitik. (For a preview of the contents of this lecture see: https://youtu.be/P56NoTi0L80). Over decades of global diplomacy and international politics it was interpreted and developed by scholars from [...]

Lucy King: How bees can keep the peace between elephants and humans | TED Talk

Imagine waking in the middle of the night to an elephant ripping the roof from your house in search of food. This is a reality in some communities in Africa where, as wild spaces shrink, people and elephants are competing for space and resources like never before. In this engaging talk, zoologist Lucy King shares [...]

Belt and Road Initiative: Geopolitical Analysis

http://www.youtube.com/watch The Belt and Road initiative is a convergence of China's New Silk Road project to create land routes through Central Asia, linking Eurasia and Europe, with the New Maritime Silk Road initiative to build a network of ports and logistics in the Indian Ocean region. This presentation analyses the geopolitics of the Belt and [...]

Sun Tzu’s Art of War: Geopolitics of Ancient China

http://www.youtube.com/watch Sun Tzu's Art of War is the perennial classic of grand strategy, marking a paradigm shift in the organisation of warfare in not just Chinese but world history. Master Sun professes the importance of training, leadership and the study of warfare not just as an art but also as a science. 'The use of [...]

Thinking Fast and Slow by Daniel Kahneman – Review

Cognitive Conditioning: Thinking Fast and Slow (Review) — Read on youtu.be/oSIlT3qI40A Dr. Daniel Kahneman's 'Thinking Fast and Slow' (2011) is the culmination of Nobel Prize winning investigation/research into how the mind works. By using insights from the book, we can condition our mind to be faster, smarter and less prone to errors, while solidifying experience [...]

Cognitive Conditioning: Thinking Fast and Slow (Review)

http://www.youtube.com/watch Dr. Daniel Kahneman's 'Thinking Fast and Slow' (2011) is the culmination of Nobel Prize winning investigation/research into how the mind works. By using insights from the book, we can condition our mind to be faster, smarter and less prone to errors, while solidifying experience and wisdom. This presentation is a review of the basic [...]