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tags: Education Innovation in the Slums, education, technology, poverty, slums, curriculum, philosophy, learning as a productive activity, Charles Leadbeater, TEDTalks, TED Talks, streaming video Charles Leadbeater went looking for radical new forms of education — and found them in the slums of Rio and Kibera, where some of the world’s poorest kids are finding transformative…

Foucault’s Pendulum

tags: Foucault’s Pendulum, physics, rotation, Pendulum, Jim LaBelle, Dartmouth University, wow, streaming video This video features physics and astronomy professor Jim LaBelle, as he discusses the truly fascinating science behind a classic physics experiment, Foucault’s pendulum, while seated next to Dartmouth University’s pendulum in Fairchild Tower.

tags: How to Combat Modern Slavery, philosophy, morality, ethics, behavior, poverty, culture, slavery, human rights, human values, Kevin Bales, TEDTalks, streaming video In this moving yet pragmatic talk, Kevin Bales explains the business of modern slavery, a multibillion-dollar economy that underpins some of the worst industries on earth. He shares stats and personal stories from…

tags: trololololo man, eduard khill, youtube meme, scientology, religion, cults, mind control, philosophy, parody, offbeat, beliefs, insanity, russian rickroll, streaming video OMG, the evil cult of Scientology has been the victim of a Russian Rickroll!

tags: religion, belief system, ethics, values, lifestyle Here’s my results from Belief-o-matic, an online questionnaire that uses a series of 20 questions to help identify your belief system; What did this quiz tell you your belief system should be?

tags: philosophy, thinking the improbable, middle world, atoms, atheism, physics, Richard Dawkins, streaming video In this video, Biologist Richard Dawkins makes a case for “thinking the improbable” by looking at how the human frame of reference limits our understanding of the universe [22:42]