TED Talks Daily
TED Talks Daily
Aug 5, 2020
The secrets of learning a new language | Lýdia Machová
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Want to learn a new language but feel daunted or unsure where to begin? You don't need some special talent or a "language gene," says Lýdia Machová. In an upbeat, inspiring talk, she reveals the secrets of polyglots (people who speak multiple languages) and shares four principles to help unlock your own hidden language talent -- and have fun while doing it.
Curiosity Daily
Curiosity Daily
Discovery
Why Don’t Predators Hunt Their Prey into Extinction?
Learn about why predators don’t hunt their prey into extinction, then discover the history of crossword puzzles from author Adrienne Raphel! Why Don’t Predators Hunt Their Prey Into Extinction? By Cameron Duke Dickman, C., Nimmo, D., Ritchie, E., & Doherty, T. (2019, May 14). Invasive predators are eating the world’s animals to extinction – and the worst is close to home. The Conversation. https://theconversation.com/invasive-predators-are-eating-the-worlds-animals-to-extinction-and-the-worst-is-close-to-home-64741 Krohne, D. T. (2018). Ecology : evolution, application, integration. Oxford University Press. PREDATOR-PREY DYNAMICS. (2019). Utk.Edu. http://www.tiem.utk.edu/~gross/bioed/bealsmodules/predator-prey.html The Red Queen | The American Naturalist. (2020). The American Naturalist. https://www.journals.uchicago.edu/doi/abs/10.1086/283213?journalCode=an Additional resources from Adrienne Raphel: Pick up "Thinking Inside the Box: Adventures with Crosswords and The Puzzling People Who Can’t Live Without Them" on Amazon: https://amzn.to/3kOjdCv Adrienne Raphel's website: https://www.adrienneraphel.com/ Adrienne Raphel on Twitter: https://twitter.com/adrienneraphel 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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Ten Percent Happier with Dan Harris
Ten Percent Happier with Dan Harris
ABC News
#292: The Opposite of Schadenfreude | Election Sanity Series | Tuere Sala
There’s an old expression: “Every time a friend succeeds, I die a little bit.” I love that saying, because it speaks to how hard it can be to take pleasure in other people’s happiness. That said, while it may be difficult, it is not impossible -- and moreover, as our guest today will argue, it’s a massively useful skill, especially as we endure this bonkers election. Welcome to week three of our special Election Sanity podcast series. Every Monday in October, we’re tackling a mental skill drawn from an ancient Buddhist list known as the Four Brahma Viharas, or the Four Heavenly Abodes. Don’t be fooled by the high falutin’ name; these skills are eminently achievable, and massively helpful. I can say this based on both personal experience, and also a significant amount of scientific research. In the previous two episodes, we explored loving-kindness (also known by the less gooey moniker of “friendliness”), and also compassion. This week it’s “sympathetic joy,” or “mudita.” You can think of this skill as the opposite of Schadenfreude; instead of reveling in the suffering of other people, you’re celebrating their happiness. Our guest today calls it “borrowing joy.” Her name is Tuere Sala. She’s a guiding teacher at Insight Seattle. She’s no pollyanna; she doesn’t sugarcoat how challenging mudita can be, but she does have a strategy that I think you will find appealingly doable. Where to find Tuere Sala online: Seattle Insight Meditation Society: https://seattleinsight.org/Teachers/Teacher/TeacherID/102 Just a reminder, our Free Election Sanity meditation challenge starts next week. We're super excited about this one—we've worked with our very wise meditation teachers from this Election Sanity podcast series to create a really unique set of daily lessons and meditations, all geared toward helping you keep your cool during the 2020 Election. If you'd like to join the Challenge, Download the Ten Percent Happier app today to start meditating your way through this Election season, and see you in the Challenge with thousands of other meditators. It starts on Tuesday, October 27th! Full Shownotes: https://www.tenpercent.com/podcast-episode/tuere-sala-292
1 hr 3 min
Thale-Harate Kannada Podcast
Thale-Harate Kannada Podcast
IVM Podcasts
Ep. 81: ಆಟಕ್ಕುಂಟು ಲೆಕ್ಕಕ್ಕಿಲ್. The Games We Played.
Hosts Ganesh Chakravarthi and Pavan Srinath share some of the games they played while growing up, and reflect on what made these games magical, on Episode 81 of the Thale-Harate Kannada Podcast. Did you grow up on Lagori, Sharab-Current, Hide-and-Seek, gully cricket, and more? Ganesh and Pavan explore childhood games and what made them special. From tactics and strategy to physical ability to the endless repeat value of great outdoor games, they but make a beginning in something that is rarely written down and codified. Dear listeners, please share what games you played with your friends while growing up. Did you play well-known games but with different rules? Did you have different names for the games? How violent could the games get, and how did children solve disputes? Share your stories with us on email, Twitter, Instagram, or anywhere else. Also listen to Thale-Harate #26: Ep. 26: ಕವಡೆ ಆಟವಯ್ಯ. Board Games of India. https://ivmpodcasts.com/harate-kannada-podcast-episode-list/2019/6/20/ep-26-board-games-of-india And visit tiny.cc/harate81 for more interesting links to articles, videos, and more. ಫಾಲೋ ಮಾಡಿ. Follow the Thalé-Haraté Kannada Podcast @haratepod. Facebook: facebook.com/HaratePod/ , Twitter: twitter.com/HaratePod/ and Instagram: instagram.com/haratepod/ ಈಮೇಲ್ ಕಳಿಸಿ, send us an email at haratepod@gmail.com and tell us what you think of the show. The Thale-Harate Kannada Podcast is made possible thanks to the support of The Takshashila Institution and IPSMF, the Independent Public-Spirited Media Foundation. Subscribe & listen to the podcast on iTunes, Google Podcasts, Castbox, AudioBoom, YouTube, SoundCloud, Saavn, Spotify, or any other podcast app. We are there everywhere. ಬನ್ನಿ ಕೇಳಿ!
57 min
Nature Podcast
Nature Podcast
Springer Nature Limited
Superconductivity gets heated
A high pressure experiment reveals the world’s first room-temperature superconductor, and a method to target ecosystem restoration. In this episode: 00:44 Room-temperature superconductivity For decades, scientists have been searching for a material that superconducts at room temperature. This week, researchers show a material that appears to do so, but only under pressures close to those at the centre of the planet. Research Article: Snider et al.; News: First room-temperature superconductor puzzles physicists 08:26 Coronapod The Coronapod team revisit mask-use. Does public use really control the virus? And how much evidence is enough to turn the tide on this ongoing debate? News Feature: Face masks: what the data say 19:37 Research Highlights A new method provides 3D printed materials with some flexibility, and why an honest post to Facebook may do you some good. Research Highlight: A promising 3D-printing method gets flexible; Research Highlight: Why Facebook users might want to show their true colours 22:11 The best way to restore ecosystems Restoring degraded or human-utilised landscapes could help fight climate change and protect biodiversity. However, there are multiple costs and benefits that need to be balanced. Researchers hope a newly developed algorithm will help harmonise these factors and show the best locations to target restoration. Research Article: Strassburg et al.; News and Views: Prioritizing where to restore Earth’s ecosystems 28:40 Briefing Chat We discuss some highlights from the Nature Briefing. This time, a 44 year speed record for solving a maths problem is beaten… just, and an ancient set of tracks show a mysterious journey. Quanta: Computer Scientists Break Traveling Salesperson Record; The Conversation: Fossil footprints: the fascinating story behind the longest known prehistoric journey See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
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