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10 Signs of Intelligent Life at YouTube (Smart Video Collections)


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Sartre, Heidegger, Nietzsche: Three Philosophers in Three Hours


““Human, All Too Human” is a three-hour BBC series from 1999, about the lives and work of Friedrich Nietzsche, Martin Heidegger, and Jean-Paul Sartre. The filmmakers focus heavily on politics and historical context — the Heidegger hour, for example, focuses almost exclusively on his troubling relationship with Nazism.”

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Jean Bartik, Software Pioneer, Dies at 86 (one of the Top Secret Rosies)


“Ms. Bartik was the last surviving member of the group of women who programmed the Eniac, or Electronic Numerical Integrator and Computer, which is credited as the first all-electronic digital computer.”

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“In 1942, when computers were human and women were underestimated, a group of female mathematicians helped win a war and usher in the modern computer age. Sixty-five years later their story has finally been told.”

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Top Secret Rosies Trailer from LeAnn Erickson on Vimeo.

Computer models of the devastating earthquake that struck Japan Friday


“Seismologists are putting together some impressive computer models of the devastating earthquake that struck Japan Friday. As the tragedy continues to unfold, it’s pretty breathtaking to see the Earth’s destructive power in action.”


Jon Stewart: Teachers Have it Too Good (Daily Show: Crisis in Dairyland – For Richer and Poorer – Teachers and Wall Street)


“Jon Stewart had to do it. He had to connect the dots. We’re going after the public servants trying to do some good. But how about the non-contributing bankers who kept their personal gravy train rolling at taxpayer expense? Or the hedge fund managers who pay dramatically lower taxes than almost anyone reading this site? 15%??? Ultimately, this all gets down to who funds your next election. Banks do. Kids and public servants don’t. David Brooks makes that point rather well. I’m all for sacrifice, but let’s make it fair and shared. Or is that idea too “socialist” (or what we quaintly used to call “democratic”)?”

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Interview – Davis Guggenheim – Director of “Waiting for ‘Superman.'”


Katie talks to Davis Guggenheim, director and producer of the provocative new documentary about education in America, “Waiting for ‘Superman.'”

Evolution Made Us All


Evolution Made Us All from Ben Hillman on Vimeo.

Changing Education Paradigms


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Sheryl WuDunn: Our century’s greatest injustice