Daily Archives: October 25, 2019

Do schools kill creativity? | Sir Ken Robinson


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

How to escape education’s death valley | Sir Ken Robinson

TED May 10, 2013

Sir Ken Robinson outlines 3 principles crucial for the human mind to flourish — and how current education culture works against them. In a funny, stirring talk he tells us how to get out of the educational “death valley” we now face, and how to nurture our youngest generations with a climate of possibility.

10/12/2019 Larry Gladney – Peering into the Dark Side of the Universe

YaleUniversityOct 25, 2019

Prof. Larry Gladney, Yale Department of Physics Humans have been doing science for as long as there is recorded history. We have recently learned that all of that science has been observing and studying things that constitute less than 5 percent of the stuff in the universe. Starting now, a whole new type of astronomy is being invented to find, study and understand the other 95%. What could be the ultimate mystery of physics: what is the dark stuff that determines the fate of the universe? Science Saturdays is an award-winning lecture series designed for families that brings the excitement of research and the passion of scientists to the community. Each event involves a lecture by a Yale professor and hands-on science demonstrations run by Yale College students.

UN Chief reacts to the wave of protests around the world – Press Encounter (25 October 2019)

United Nations Oct 25, 2019

“Ladies and Gentlemen of the media, We are witnessing a wave of demonstrations around the world, from the Middle East to Latin America and the Caribbean … from Europe to Africa and Asia.” (António Guterres, United Nations Secretary-General) Press encounter by António Guterres, United Nations Secretary-General at United Nations Headquarters in New York.

Full transcript: https://www.un.org/sg/en/content/sg/p…

Greta Thunberg: New beetle named after climate activist – BBC News



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Image copyright Michael Darby Image caption N. gretae doesn’t bear much resemblance to climate activist Greta Thunberg

A newly-discovered species of beetle has been named after young climate activist Greta Thunberg.

Nelloptodes gretae bears little resemblance to its namesake – it is less than 1mm long, and has no wings or eyes.

The insect does, however, have two long pigtail-like antennae.

Scientist Dr Michael Darby said he chose the name because he was “immensely impressed” by the Swedish teenager’s environmental campaigning.

N. gretae was first found in Kenya in the 1960s by William Block, who donated his samples to the Natural History Museum in London in 1978. It has been held in one of the museum’s collections since.

Dr Darby was studying this collection when he came across the then-nameless species.

…(read more).

SpaceCast Weekly – October 25, 2019

NASA VideoOct 25, 2019

SpaceCast Weekly is a NASA Television broadcast from the Johnson Space Center in Houston featuring stories about NASA’s work in human spaceflight, including the International Space Station and its crews and scientific research activities, and the development of Orion and the Space Launch System, the next generation American spacecraft being built to take humans farther into space than they’ve ever gone before.

Benedict Cumberbatch, Michael Shannon on “The Current War” | The View

The View Oct 21, 2019

The leading actors discuss the epic rivalry their characters have and why they are strong climate change activists