Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Listening ideas for 2 August 2011 (1)

The Economist
Money talks: August 1st 2011
A proposed deal to extend America's debt limit, signs of economic weakness in the rich world and the banks announce a round of lay-offs.
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Science Times
A race to the bottom of the ocean, an extinct marsupial comes to life and the psychology of addiction.
William J. Broad on plans by billionaires to explore the deepest parts of the ocean; molecular biologist Sean Carroll on signs of the existence of an extinct marsupial near Australia; and Denise Grady with Dr. Richard Friedman, psychiatrist at Weill Cornell Medical Center in New York, about the science of addiction.
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KQED's Forum
Michael Ellis
Adventure travel guide and naturalist Michael Ellis talks with Michael Krasny about his recent adventures, and shares his tips for exploring nature in California and across the globe.
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Leonard Lopate
Google and Memory
Columbia University psychologist Betsy Sparrow discusses her research into how search engines affect our memory and are changing the way we remember information. Her paper in Science, “Google Effects on Memory: Cognitive Consequences of Having Information at Our Fingertips” is believed to be the first research of its kind into the impact of search engines on human memory organization.
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Kol Hadash
Israel
Israel is simultaneously one of the most inspirational and challenging elements of our curriculum. We are inspired by the achievements of secular Jews: a Jewish state, a revived secular Hebrew language and culture, a new ethos of self-confident Judaism. But the challenges of war and peace, religion and government remain. This topic is taught in 7th/8th grade.
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Kritisch denken
Zeno’s Paradox en het Probleem van de Vrije Wil
Het bestaan van vrije wil is een onderwerp waarover 1000den generaties filosofen zich gebogen hebben. Wat kunnen we erover zeggen?
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