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TEDxPugetSound – David Whyte – Life at the Frontier: The Conversational Nature of Reality

Translator: Tanya Cushman Reviewer: Peter van de Ven Alison Whitmire: I first heard about David Whyte six years ago when I started working with a CEO organization called Vistage. David Whyte’s poetry is quite literally part of the training curriculum for Vistage Group chairs. His work, his poetry, is so evocative that it is what …

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How Quantum Biology Might Explain Life’s Biggest Questions | Jim Al-Khalili | TED Talks

How Quantum Biology Might Explain Life’s Biggest Questions | Jim Al-Khalili | TED Talks

I’d like to introduce you to an emerging area of science, one that is still speculative but hugely exciting, and certainly one that’s growing very rapidly. Quantum biology asks a very simple question: Does quantum mechanics — that weird and wonderful and powerful theory of the subatomic world of atoms and molecules that underpins so …

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The Van Allen Belts Are Lethal, This Is How Astronauts Fly Through Them

There’s an invisible, magnetic force field surrounding our planet, protecting us from harmful solar wind that could annihilate Earth. But, this protective blanket is also a swirling ring full of deadly radiation. And to leave Earth’s atmosphere, astronauts have to pass through it. The Van Allen belts are rings of energetically charged particles that have …