TED Talks Daily
TED Talks Daily
Sep 24, 2020
Why we must confront the painful parts of US history | Hasan Kwame Jeffries
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To move forward in the United States, we must look back and confront the difficult history that has shaped widespread injustice. Revisiting a significant yet overlooked piece of the past, Hasan Kwame Jeffries emphasizes the need to weave historical context, no matter how painful, into our understanding of modern society -- so we can disrupt the continuum of inequality massively affecting marginalized communities.
Curiosity Daily
Curiosity Daily
Discovery
Baby Tortoises Love Faces, and That’s a Big Deal for Science
Learn how deliberate practice makes perfect, what the New England Vampire Panic is, and how baby tortoises are attracted to faces from birth. Curiosity Daily is a finalist in the 2020 Discover Pods Awards, and we need your vote to win! Please vote for Curiosity Daily for Best Technology & Science Podcast via the link below. It's free and only takes a minute. Thanks so much! https://awards.discoverpods.com/vote/ Practice Won't Make Perfect, But Deliberate Practice Might by Ashley Hamer Scott Barry Kaufman. (2014, July 15). Practice Alone Does Not Make Perfect, Studies Find. Scientific American Blog Network. https://blogs.scientificamerican.com/beautiful-minds/practice-alone-does-not-make-perfect-studies-find/ ‌The Making of an Expert. (2007, July). Harvard Business Review. https://hbr.org/2007/07/the-making-of-an-expert ‌Anders Ericsson, K. (2016, April 10). Malcolm Gladwell got us wrong: Our research was key to the 10,000-hour rule, but here’s what got oversimplified. Salon; Salon.com. https://www.salon.com/2016/04/10/malcolm_gladwell_got_us_wrong_our_research_was_key_to_the_10000_hour_rule_but_heres_what_got_oversimplified/ ‌Anderson, J. (2017, March 2). How to make your kid good at anything, according to Anders Ericsson, an expert on peak performance and originator of the 10,000-hour rule. Quartz; Quartz. https://qz.com/915646/how-to-make-your-kid-good-at-anything-according-to-anders-ericsson-an-expert-on-peak-performance-and-originator-of-the-10000-hour-rule/ After the Salem Witch Trials, There Was the New England Vampire Panic by Reuben Westmaas Original episode: https://www.curiositydaily.com/exercising-for-different-body-types-new-england-va/  Baby tortoises are attracted to faces from birth, which means faces have been important for a long time by Grant Currin Tortoise hatchlings are attracted to faces from birth. (2020). EurekAlert! https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2020-09/qmuo-tha091120.php ‌Versace, E., Damini, S., & Stancher, G. (2020). Early preference for face-like stimuli in solitary species as revealed by tortoise hatchlings. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 202011453. https://doi.org/10.1073/pnas.2011453117 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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Nature Podcast
Nature Podcast
Springer Nature Limited
Lab–grown brains and the debate over consciousness
The chances of mini-brains becoming sentient, and a UK government decision threatens gender diversity in academia. In this episode: 00:59 The ethics of creating consciousness Brain organoids, created by culturing stem cells in a petri dish, are a mainstay of neuroscience research. But as these mini-brains become more complex, is there the chance they could become conscious, and if so, how could we tell? News Feature: Can lab-grown brains become conscious? 09:01 Coronapod So called ‘herd immunity’ is claimed by some as a way to break the chain of infection and curtail the pandemic. However epidemiologists say that this course of action is ineffective and will lead to large numbers of infections and deaths. News Explainer: The false promise of herd immunity for COVID-19 20:59 Research Highlights Volcanic ash degrades ancient art in Pompeii, and the aerial ineptitude of two bat-like dinosaurs. Research Highlight: The volcanic debris that buried Pompeii wreaks further destruction; Research Highlight: A dead end on the way to the sky 23:22 How cutting red-tape could harm gender diversity in UK academia The Athena SWAN scheme, designed to boost gender-equality in UK academia, has proved effective, and has been exported to countries around the world. But now a decision by the UK government to cut bureaucracy could mean that institutions pay less heed to schemes like this and threaten future efforts to increase gender diversity in UK academia. Editorial: Equality and diversity efforts do not ‘burden’ research — no matter what the UK government says 31:00 Briefing Chat We discuss some highlights from the Nature Briefing. This time, oncologists discover a potential new human organ, and how re-examined fossils have given new insights into the size of baby tyrannosaurs. New York Times: Doctors May Have Found Secretive New Organs in the Center of Your Head; National Geographic: First tyrannosaur embryo fossils revealed Other links Vote for the podcast in this year's Lovie Awards! Your vote can help us win a People's Lovie. Two of our videos are also up an award, See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
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