TED Talks Daily
TED Talks Daily
Sep 21, 2020
If you adults won't save the world, we will | Xiye Bastida
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In a deeply moving letter to her grandmother, Xiye Bastida reflects on what led her to become a leading voice for global climate activism -- from mobilizing school climate strikes to speaking at the United Nations Climate Summit alongside Greta Thunberg -- and traces her resolve, resilience and profound love of the earth to the values passed down to her. "Thank you for inviting me to love the world since the moment I was born," she says.
Curiosity Daily
Curiosity Daily
Discovery
The Martian Moon Phobos Creates a Yearly Solar Eclipse
Learn about how eclipses on Mars can tell scientists more about the planet’s interior, why we behave irrationally when our freedom is threatened, and how an ‘80s video game was at the center of a conspiracy theory. The Martian Moon Phobos Creates a Yearly Solar Eclipse — and Its Effects Could Tell Us More About the Planet by Grant Currin Surprise on Mars. (2020). EurekAlert! https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2020-09/ez-som090420.php  Stähler, S. C., R. Widmer‐Schnidrig, J.‐R. Scholz, M. van Driel, A. Mittelholz, K. Hurst, Johnson, C. L., Lemmon, M. T., Lorenz, R. D., P. Lognonné, Müller, N. T., L. Pou, A. Spiga, D. Banfield, S. Ceylan, C. Charalambous, Clinton, J., D. Giardini, F. Nimmo, … Banerdt, W. B. (2020). Geophysical observations of Phobos transits by InSight. Geophysical Research Letters. https://doi.org/10.1029/2020GL089099  ‌InSight’s Landing Site: Elysium Planitia. (2011). NASA. https://www.nasa.gov/image-feature/jpl/pia22232/insight-s-landing-site-elysium-planitia  Reactance Is Why You Act Irrationally When Your Freedom Is Threatened by Cody Gough Original episode: https://www.curiositydaily.com/odds-of-dying-national-safety-council-ken-kolosh-r/ Was This 1980s Arcade Game Really at the Centre of a Government Conspiracy? by Reuben Westmaas Matulef, J. (2015, May 22). Polybius: The story behind the world’s most mysterious arcade cabinet. Eurogamer.Net; Eurogamer.net. https://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2015-05-22-polybius-the-story-behind-the-worlds-most-mysterious-arcade-cabinet  ‌Streckert, J. (2020, February 24). Storied & Scandalous Portland, Oregon: A History of Gambling, Vice, Wits, and Wagers. Rowman & Littlefield Publishers. https://books.google.com/books?id=GkHCDwAAQBAJ&pg=PA171&lpg=PA171&dq=1980s+portland+gambling+busts+arcade&source=bl&ots=dAu5xBVV3C&sig=ACfU3U2BzLOI9ozFgH89pxv9RAz6I8YYyQ&hl=en&sa=X&ved=2ahUKEwi3nZn7-ZPsAhVlIjQIHargA1U4ChDoATACegQICBAC#v=onepage&q=1980s%20portland%20gambling%20busts%20arcade&f=false Tummy Derails Asteroids Champ. (1981, November 29). AP News. Eugene Register-Guard. https://news.google.com/newspapers?nid=1310&dat=19811129&id=arRQAAAAIBAJ&sjid=V-IDAAAAIBAJ&pg=6688,7639998&hl=en Zarrelli, N. (2016, April 28). The Urban Legend of the Government’s Mind-Controlling Arcade Game. Atlas Obscura; Atlas Obscura. https://www.atlasobscura.com/articles/the-urban-legend-of-the-governments-mindcontrolling-arcade-game  Subscribe to Curiosity Daily to learn something new every day with Ashley Hamer and Natalia Reagan (filling in for Cody Gough). You can also listen to our podcast as part of your Alexa Flash Briefing; Amazon smart speakers users, click/tap “enable” here: https://www.amazon.com/Curiosity-com-Curiosity-Daily-from/dp/B07CP17DJY  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
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On Being with Krista Tippett
On Being with Krista Tippett
On Being Studios
Rev. Otis Moss III — The Sound of the Genuine: Traversing 2020 with 'the Mystic of the Movement' Howard Thurman
An hour to sit with, and be filled. Two voices — one from the last century, one from ours — who inspire inward contemplation as an essential part of meeting the challenges in the world. Howard Thurman’s book _Jesus and the Disinherited_, it was said, was carried by Martin Luther King Jr._ _alongside the Bible and the U.S. Constitution. Thurman is remembered as a philosopher and theologian, a moral anchor, a contemplative, a prophet, and pastor to the civil rights leaders. Rev. Otis Moss III, himself the son of one of those leaders, is a bridge to Thurman’s resonance in the present day, and between the Black freedom movements then and now. Find the transcript for this show at onbeing.org. Rev. Otis Moss III is senior pastor of Trinity United Church of Christ in Chicago. He was born in 1970 and grew up with legendary civil rights figures in and out of his family home, from Fannie Lou Hamer to Andrew Young, and his parents were married by Martin Luther King Jr. His father, Otis Moss Jr., was an influential pastor and civil rights leader based in Cleveland. Otis Moss III is the author of several books and one of the voices in the documentary _Backs Against the Wall: The Howard Thurman Story_. Howard Thurman was born in 1899 and died in 1981 in San Francisco, where he co-founded the first fully intentional cross-racial church in the U.S., the Church for the Fellowship of All Peoples. Thurman insisted on a place for spiritual nurture at the heart of social activism, and he brought a searching theology of Jesus to that. He was, at the same time meditating in the early 20th century — traveling to India, bringing the teachings of Gandhi and Thich Nhat Hanh to the civil rights leaders, even influencing Jewish mysticism. Howard Thurman’s books include _Jesus and the Disinherited_. His meditations and sermons can be found at Morehouse College and Boston University.
51 min
Nature Podcast
Nature Podcast
Springer Nature Limited
The science behind an 'uncrushable' beetle’s exoskeleton
The structure of a beetle’s super-strong exoskeleton could open up new engineering applications, and efforts to address diversity and equality imbalances in academia. In this episode: 01:17 Insights into an armoured insect The diabolical ironclad beetle has an exoskeleton so strong, it can survive being run over by a car. Researchers have identified how the structure of the exoskeleton provides this strength, and show that mimicking it may lead to improved aerospace components. Research Article: Rivera et al.; News and Views: Diabolical ironclad beetles inspire tougher joints for engineering applications 10:42 Coronapod This week, the UK government announced plans to run a ‘human challenge trial’, where healthy volunteers are deliberately infected with the SARS-CoV-2 virus. We talk about the process, the ethical and procedural hurdles, and whether such an approach will provide any useful data. News: Dozens to be deliberately infected with coronavirus in UK ‘human challenge’ trials 22:46 Research Highlights A method to assess the age of RNA, and how southern elephant seals helped to identify supercooled seawater. Research article: Rodriques et al.; Research article: Haumann et al. 25:20 Efforts to address equity in science Julie Posselt has been investigating the efforts of academic institutions to assess ingrained imbalances in diversity and equality. We talk to her about these efforts and her new book on the subject. Book review: How to get more women and people of colour into graduate school — and keep them there 31:43 Briefing Chat We discuss some highlights from the Nature Briefing. This time, back pay for female professors at Princeton, and a newly uncovered superpower for the tiny tardigrade. CNN: Princeton will pay nearly $1M in back pay to female professors in sweeping discrimination settlement; Science: New species of water bear uses fluorescent ‘shield’ to survive lethal UV radiation   See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
38 min
Ten Percent Happier with Dan Harris
Ten Percent Happier with Dan Harris
ABC News
#293: A Star, Utterly Unguarded | Brett Eldredge
We’ve backed away from celebrity interviews on the show of late, because we got a lot of feedback from listeners saying they had trouble relating to some of our more famous interviewees. I am confident that is not going to be the case with today’s guest. Brett Eldredge may be a big country star -- with six #1 hits -- but he is no dilettante when it comes to tackling mental health challenges. You are about to listen to someone who is truly digging in and doing the work. By way of background, I have never personally been a country fan, but I first met Brett when he came on this show a few years ago to talk about his on-stage panic attacks and general anxiety, and after that we struck up a friendship. I have been so impressed by the rigor with which he has committed to his mental wellbeing. In this interview he really goes there -- speaking in utterly unguarded ways about how ambition and perfectionism have fueled his anxiety (as well as some of his romantic challenges); describing a special kind of therapy designed to address his panic attacks. Best of all, he told me enthusiastically that meditation and loosening up in general has greatly impacted his creativity, as evidenced by his new album Sunday Drive. Enjoy. Where to find Brett Eldredge online:  Website: https://www.bretteldredge.com/  Social Media: • Twitter: https://twitter.com/bretteldredge  • Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/bretteldredge  • Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/bretteldredge/  • YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/BrettEldredge  Other Resources Mentioned: • Digital Minimalism: Choosing a Focused Life in a Noisy World by Cal Newport: https://bookshop.org/books/digital-minimalism-choosing-a-focused-life-in-a-noisy-world/9780525536512  • Ten Percent Happier episode with Cal Newport on Apple Podcasts: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/digital-minimalism-cal-newport/id1087147821?i=1000468718411   • Ten Percent Happier episode with Cal Newport on Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/episode/6tfnjUGrszzqwR713hBGU2?si=OWWuDnizRrOmKvJPwQ2Xjg  • Who Ordered This Truckload of Dung?: Inspiring Stories for Welcoming Life's Difficulties by Ajahn Brahm: https://bookshop.org/books/who-ordered-this-truckload-of-dung-inspiring-stories-for-welcoming-life-s-difficulties/9780861712786  Additional Resources: • Ten Percent Happier Live: https://tenpercent.com/live • Coronavirus Sanity Guide: https://www.tenpercent.com/coronavirussanityguide • Free App access for Frontline Workers: https://tenpercent.com/care Full Shownotes: https://www.tenpercent.com/podcast-episode/brett-eldredge-293
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