These Kinetic Sculptures Hypnotize You

Anthony Howe creates the world's most mesmerizing kinetic sculptures. His wind-powered, curved-metal designs tower up to 25 feet high, and are on...

The Leap Year as Explained by Neil deGrasse Tyson

Neil deGrasse Tyson explains the logic behind the leap year, with a brief history in calendars as well.


What Makes a Good Life? Lessons from the Longest Study on Happiness

What keeps us happy and healthy as we go through life? If you think it's fame and money, you're not alone – but, according to psychiatrist Robert...

Montag 14 Dezember, 2015

Why do we dream?

Why do we dream?

In the 3rd millennium BCE, Mesopotamian kings recorded and interpreted their dreams on wax tablets. In the years since, we haven't paused in our...


Everything We Think We Know About Addiction Is Wrong

What causes addiction? Easy, right? Drugs cause addiction. But maybe it is not that simple. This video is adapted from Johann Hari's New York Times...

Dienstag 03 November, 2015

Juvenoia

Juvenoia

Every generation believes that the generation before was too rigid and conservative—and the generation after too wild and out-of-control. The...


What The Science Of Flow Can Teach Us About Limitless Performance (Steven Kotler)

Bestselling author Steven Kotler (Abundance, The Rise of Superman) shares new insights for how to achieve maximum human performance through a...

Mittwoch 30 September, 2015

Wake Up!

Wake Up!

It’s time to focus your energy on positive things and that isn’t easy because all around us we are being fed negativity by the media. Listening...


Dienstag 29 September, 2015

Why Do We Have To Sleep?

Why Do We Have To Sleep?

Why do we sleep? We spend a third of our lives in slumber, but science has yet to determine exactly why we have do it. Here’s a look at how sleep...

Montag 28 September, 2015

Dude, it's right in front of you.

Dude, it's right in front of you.

You have the ability to change yourself right now. You can lead yourself, you don’t need anyone else. Please please watch this inspiring video and...


TED – What happens when your DNA is damaged?

The DNA in just one of your cells gets damaged tens of thousands of times per day. Because DNA provides the blueprint for the proteins your cells...

Montag 21 September, 2015

To Scale: The Solar System

To Scale: The Solar System

On a dry lakebed in Nevada, a group of friends build the first scale model of the solar system with complete planetary orbits: a true illustration of...


Montag 21 September, 2015

ART: Dustin Yellin – glass sculptures

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TED Talk – How Young Blood Might Help Reverse Aging.

Tony Wyss-Coray studies the impact of aging on the human body and brain. In this eye-opening talk, he shares new research from his Stanford lab and...


Donnerstag 10 September, 2015

The Lie We Live – Spencer Cathcart

The Lie We Live – Spencer Cathcart

Exposing the truth about our world. My name is Spencer Cathcart and this is a video I wrote and created.

Freitag 04 September, 2015

The 9 BEST Scientific Study Tips

The 9 BEST Scientific Study Tips


Montag 24 August, 2015

William James His Life and Philosophy

William James His Life and Philosophy

A lecture delivered at Peninsula College by Wesley Cecil Ph.D. on the the life and philosophy of William James. Part of the Modern Philosophers...

Mittwoch 19 August, 2015

Wanderers

Wanderers

A stunning vision of the possibilities of humanity’s expansion into space


Mittwoch 19 August, 2015

Nature by numbers

Nature by numbers

The elegance of mathematics meets the breathtaking complexity of the natural world

Mittwoch 19 August, 2015

Discover the secret geometry of beauty

Discover the secret geometry of beauty

Ars Qubica Discover the secret geometry of beauty – the mathematical rules underpinning form and pattern in art and design ARS QUBICA from...


Mittwoch 19 August, 2015

This Is Your Body Over 24 Hours

This Is Your Body Over 24 Hours

Your body is f***ing amazing!!!

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What really causes addiction — to everything from cocaine to smart-phones? And how can we overcome it? Johann Hari has seen our current methods...


Mittwoch 29 Juli, 2015

Why Do We Laugh?

Why Do We Laugh?

Laughing is a universal human behavior, one that transcends borders of language and culture. But it’s also REALLY WEIRD. Why do we do it? The...

Mittwoch 29 Juli, 2015

The Science of DOGS

The Science of DOGS

Man and woman's best friend! CATS vs DOGS debate


Freitag 24 Juli, 2015

Why Are Cicadas So Good At Math?

Why Are Cicadas So Good At Math?

Why Are Cicadas So Good At Math? Some species of cicada only emerge every 13 or 17 years, living almost all their lives underground and only singing...

Mittwoch 22 Juli, 2015

This Is NOT NATURAL

This Is NOT NATURAL

„Everything around us is made up of chemicals from the water you drink to the air you breathe -literally water is a chemical substance which is...


Mittwoch 22 Juli, 2015

Tree Grows 40 Kinds of Fruit

Tree Grows 40 Kinds of Fruit

This Crazy Tree Grows 40 Kinds of Fruit, A Hyper Hybrid Tree That Grows Over 40 Varieties of Fruits     Sam Van Aken, an artist and professor at...

New Horizons  – Pluto – July 14th 2015

Ready to explore Pluto? NASA’s New Horizons – the fastest spacecraft ever created – will speed past Pluto on July 14, 2015, beaming...


Why We Should Draw More (and Photograph Less)

Our cameras make it so easy to feel we've captured what's important in the world. But to really appreciate what's around us, we might need to learn a...

Dienstag 30 Juni, 2015

Building Curiosity

Building Curiosity

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Graham Hancock – The War on Consciousness (BANNED TED TALK)

Re-uploaded as TED have decided to censor Graham and remove this video from the TEDx youtube channel. Follow this link for TED's statement on the...

Terence McKenna – You Must Have A Plan

Terence Kemp McKenna (November 16, 1946 – April 3, 2000) was an American esoteric philosopher, psychonaut, ethnobotanist, lecturer, and author. He...


Montag 18 Mai, 2015

Learned Helplessness

Learned Helplessness

Learned helplessness can prevent people from achieving their goals, something I've experienced first hand.

Montag 18 Mai, 2015

Higher Consciousness

Higher Consciousness

‚Higher consciousness' sounds mystical and possibly irritating. It shouldn't. It just captures how we see things when we go beyond our own...


Montag 18 Mai, 2015

PHILOSOPHY – Albert Camus

PHILOSOPHY – Albert Camus

The only real question of philosophy is whether or not we should commit suicide, said Albert Camus. His thought was constantly rich and provocative...

Freitag 15 Mai, 2015

Why Do We Wrinkle When Wet?

Why Do We Wrinkle When Wet?

Why do your fingers and toes get wrinkly when they’ve been in the water too long? Short answer: Your nerves. Longer answer: Evolution.


Dienstag 12 Mai, 2015

Real Food: The Best Diet

Real Food: The Best Diet

What's gone wrong with the American diet, and how can we make it right? In this groundbreaking talk, Andrew Weil, M.D. illuminates the worst trends...

Dienstag 05 Mai, 2015

Why Does February Only Have 28 Days?

Why Does February Only Have 28 Days?

It's not the size of the month that matters…


Dienstag 05 Mai, 2015

The Problem of Fame

The Problem of Fame

It sounds so nice to be famous – from afar. But from closer up, there might be a range of problems that, after all, make anonymity rather more...

Montag 27 April, 2015

The Meaning of Life

The Meaning of Life

The meaning of life isn’t impossible to define. It’s all about communication, understanding and service.


How virtual reality can create the ultimate empathy machine

Chris Milk uses cutting edge technology to produce astonishing films that delight and enchant. But for Milk, the human story is the driving force...

Donnerstag 16 April, 2015

Memorable Things about Childhood

Memorable Things about Childhood

Childhood memories are a central part of who we are. What sort of things tend to stay in our minds, and make us both sad and glad we're no longer...


Mittwoch 15 April, 2015

What is Literature for?

What is Literature for?

Why should we spend our time reading novels and poems when, out there, big things are going on?

POLITICAL THEORY – Henry David Thoreau

We are taught to think of modern civilization as inherently ‚better' than the pre-industrial age – and take great pride in our gadgets...


David Eagleman: Can we create new senses for humans

As humans, we can perceive less than a ten-trillionth of all light waves. “Our experience of reality,” says neuroscientist David Eagleman, “is...

Dienstag 07 April, 2015

5 ways to kill your dreams

5 ways to kill your dreams

All of us want to invent that game-changing product, launch that successful company, write that best-selling book. And yet so few of us actually do...


Dienstag 24 März, 2015

How Many Stars Are There?

Counting stars from the shore of the cosmic ocean

Counting stars from the shore of the cosmic ocean…

Onism: The Awareness of How Little of the World You'll Experience

magine standing in front of the departures screen at an airport, flickering over with strange place names like other people’s passwords, each...


Donnerstag 19 März, 2015

PHILOSOPHY – The Stoics

PHILOSOPHY – The Stoics

How the Stoics can help us tackle anxiety, fury and loss of perspective – and realise that very little is needed to make a happy life....

Mittwoch 18 März, 2015

Son Doong cave – World's largest cave

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Son Doong cave is World's largest cave, discovered in 2009 Son Doong cave(Vietnamese: Hang Son Doong) is world's largest cave, located in Quang Binh...


Montag 16 März, 2015

Plato

Plato

Plato devoted his life helping people reach a state of fulfilment.

Montag 16 März, 2015

What's wrong with the media

What's wrong with the media

The media is supposed to tell us everything important: so why, after spending so long with it, are we generally so overloaded, confused and oddly...


Montag 16 März, 2015

How Do Chameleons Change Color?

How Do Chameleons Change Color?

New research shows chameleons actively tune nano-crystals to change their color.

Montag 16 März, 2015

How to become a better person

How to become a better person

It sounds normal to say one's out to become a fitter person; but it sounds weird to say one would like to be a nicer or better person. It shouldn't...


Freitag 20 Februar, 2015

PHILOSOPHY: Jean-Paul Sartre

PHILOSOPHY: Jean-Paul Sartre

Jean-Paul Sartre made thinking and philosophy, glamorous.    

Donnerstag 19 Februar, 2015

Lucid dreams as a bridge between realities

Lucid dreams as a bridge between realities


Mittwoch 18 Februar, 2015

Why Poor Places Are More Diverse

Why Poor Places Are More Diverse

Dienstag 10 Februar, 2015

An Astronaut's View of Earth

An Astronaut's View of Earth

An Astronaut's View of Earth. Colonel Chris Hadfield describes how the Earth changed before his eyes


Go with your gut feeling | Magnus Walker

Magnus Walker talks about his life journey of following his passion and going with his gut feeling which eventually led him to turning his dreams...

Dienstag 27 Januar, 2015

5 Weird Involuntary Behaviors Explained!

5 Weird Involuntary Behaviors Explained!

Our bodies do a lot of weird things, and many of them are completely involuntary. Why do we often jerk our bodies awake right before falling asleep?...


Matthieu Ricard: How to let altruism be your guide

What is altruism? Put simply, it's the wish that other people may be happy. And, says Matthieu Ricard, a happiness researcher and a Buddhist monk,...

Montag 19 Januar, 2015

The Scientific Power of Meditation

The Scientific Power of Meditation

How exactly does meditation affect your body?


Mittwoch 14 Januar, 2015

Does Sound Affect Taste? Try it yourself

Does Sound Affect Taste? Try it yourself

Science has shown how certain sounds can make crisps taste crunchier, oysters taste saltier, and aeroplane food taste bad. But could sounds play...

Montag 12 Januar, 2015

Would You Take This Bet?

Would You Take This Bet?

Are you a risk taker? Ask yourself, in which case would you take the bet? how many times in a row, what should the ratio of win/loss situation be?...


Montag 12 Januar, 2015

Nice Guys Finish First

Nice Guys Finish First

Montag 05 Januar, 2015

It all goes together – Alan Watts

It all goes together – Alan Watts

An amazing lecture from the late Alan Watts, on life and it's interconnection. Alan Watts audio courtesy of alanwatts.org


Mittwoch 17 Dezember, 2014

Early Birds vs Night Owls

Early Birds vs Night Owls

  i'm a 100 percent Night Owl, what about you? First physical evidence of why you're an owl or a lark...

Ethan Nadelmann: Why we need to end the War on Drugs


Mittwoch 17 Dezember, 2014

You're Not What You Think You Are

You're Not What You Think You Are

 

Montag 24 November, 2014

Alan Watts – The show must go on?

Alan Watts – The show must go on?

a short example and one of the reason i love alan watts. The whole talk –  (Man in nature, 56 minutes long. This cut is the last 6 mins.)...


Jeff Iliff: One more reason to get a good night’s sleep

The brain uses a quarter of the body's entire energy supply, yet only accounts for about two percent of the body's mass. So how does this unique...

Dienstag 04 November, 2014

Dacher Keltner on the Vagus Nerve

Dacher Keltner on the Vagus Nerve

The UC Berkeley psychologist and Faculty Director of the Greater Good Science Center shares his research on the vagus nerve, a key nexus of mind and...


5 Crazy Ways Social Media Is Changing Your Brain Right Now

Your brain may never be the same!

Breathtaking Time-Lapse Video of Earth From Space

Using footage from NASA's Johnson Space Center, filmmaker Fede Castro creates a captivating time-lapse video of Earth from space. In a little over...


Dienstag 04 November, 2014

Can You Erase Bad Memories?

Can You Erase Bad Memories?

What if you could delete specific memories?

Dienstag 04 November, 2014

Why Are Some People Left-Handed?

Why Are Some People Left-Handed?

Human beings have two perfectly good hands attached to two perfectly good arms controlled by two perfectly capable brain hemispheres, so why do 99%...


Donnerstag 11 September, 2014

Hack Your Brain's Default Mode with Meditation

Hack Your Brain's Default Mode with Meditation

Dan Harris explains the neuroscience behind meditation, but reminds us that the ancient practice isn't magic and likely won't send one floating into...

Donnerstag 28 August, 2014

The Science of Depression

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Donnerstag 28 August, 2014

The Deadliest Animal

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Donnerstag 28 August, 2014

Where Does the Smell of Rain Come From?

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Earth Time Lapse, International Space Station


Donnerstag 17 Juli, 2014

What is NOT Random?

What is NOT Random?

Donnerstag 17 Juli, 2014

What is Random?

What is Random?


Mittwoch 09 Juli, 2014

How Much Information?

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Montag 07 Juli, 2014

The Dream Of Life – Alan Watts

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Alan Watts – The Mind – Alan Watts

An important message that will ring true too many people, spoken by the late philosopher Alan Watts.  


Richard Feynman – The Character of Physical Law – 5 -The Distinction of Past and Future

Richard Feynman discusses why there is a difference between the past and the future, in this clip from his legendary 1964 lecture series at Cornell:...

Do Plants Respond to Pain – The Secret Social Life of Plants

  Vegetarianism, for example, is no Solution. Years ago the Indian botanist Sir Jagadis Bose measured the pain reactions of plants to cutting...


Nature's Most Amazing Animal Superpowers

  Evolution has come up with some pretty amazing ways to get things done when it comes to animals, plants and microbes. Geko – How to move...

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Dienstag 06 Mai, 2014

How to See Without Glasses

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Nice little trick if you forgot your glasses…


What's The Most Dangerous Place on Earth?

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The 4 stories we tell ourselves about death

Philosopher Stephen Cave begins with a dark but compelling question: When did you first realize you were going to die? And even more interestingly:...


Dienstag 06 Mai, 2014

Do schools kill creativity?

Do schools kill creativity?

Sir Ken Robinson makes an entertaining and profoundly moving case for creating an education system that nurtures (rather than undermines) creativity.

Are athletes really getting faster, better, stronger?

Are athletes really getting faster, better, stronger? When you look at sporting achievements over the last decades, it seems like humans have gotten...


"Zu nachtschlafender Zyt" | Bern Hyperlapsed

  „Zu nachtschlafender Zyt" | Bern Hyperlapsed from studium-punctum on Vimeo.

Montag 14 April, 2014

Alan Watts talks abou Drugs

Alan Watts talks abou Drugs