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Reads tagged with “knowledge”

60-Second Lectures: A Tapas Bar of Academic Insight
60-Second Lectures: A Tapas Bar of Academic Insight

Consciousness, the unknown and why your childhood aversion to math is finally validated.

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BBC on Science vs. Religion: The End of God?
BBC on Science vs. Religion: The End of God?

What falling apples have to do with transcendence, politics and The God Helmet.

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Razzle Dazzle: The Fabrication of Fame
Razzle Dazzle: The Fabrication of Fame

Parasites, heroes, and what our primal desires have to do with Frank Sinatra.

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The Genius of Design: A BBC Design Retrospective
The Genius of Design: A BBC Design Retrospective

What plastic chairs have to do with German partisanship and how women use the kitchen.

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BBC’s 60-Second Ideas to Improve the World
BBC’s 60-Second Ideas to Improve the World

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Art in the Age of Commerce: The Mona Lisa Curse
Art in the Age of Commerce: The Mona Lisa Curse

What television has to do with art heists, JFK and Andy Warhol.

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Information Pioneers: The Unsung Heroes of the Information Age
Information Pioneers: The Unsung Heroes of the Information Age

What striking down Hitler has to do with laying the groundwork for the iPhone.

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The Power of Art: From Rembrandt to Rothko
The Power of Art: From Rembrandt to Rothko

Eight ways to move beyond prettiness, or what the BBC has to do with the appreciation of abstraction.

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