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How does China’s Silk Road Work?

The Silk Road was the ultimate route for messengers, merchants, and explorers alike. The roads were used in a few manners, with the main being for commercial trade. China and The Roman Empire It’s because of this network that Han China and the Roman Empire were aware of each other’s existence. Still, the distance and…
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Harold Bdekkering

Exemplary education system of prof. Bekkering

Current system does not work by: educationalcommunity the netherlands Amsterdam, January 4, 2022– Many educationalists seem to be jealous and squint at Harold Bekkering: “That’s because as a neuroscientist I work in the educational domain. Harold Bekkering Moreover, I am against a system determined by cognitive development alone. It is about meaningful learning, where we teach…
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AI Designed Xenobot

First-Ever Living Reproducing Robots

XENOBOTS by Sam Kriegman Title image: An AI-designed “parent” organism (C shape; red) beside stem cells that have been compressed into a ball (“offspring”; green).  Credit: Douglas Blackiston and Sam Kriegman Amsterdam, December 28th 2021– AI-designed Xenobots reveal an entirely new form of biological self-replication—promising for regenerative medicine. To persist, life must reproduce. Over billions…
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Albert Camus Nobel Prize sitting

Albert Camus: How to Live in the Present

In this video we will be talking about how to live in the present from the philosophy of Albert Camus. Albert Camus is one of the most representative figures of the philosophy of the “absurd” or “absurdism”. Here are 7 ways you can make most of your present from the philosophy of Albert Camus- Have…
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Police

The Police Again and Again

Or How Not to be Angry Amsterdam, 26 December 2021–  The police called at my student apartment one early evening, but I didn’t answer as I thought they’d come to evict me. I hadn’t paid my rent in months.  But then I got to thinking: my mum hadn’t been too good and what if it was…
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Mongolian Horsemen Fiddle

Soul of the Mongolian Horseman

In the steppes of Mongolia, a horse-breeding family is hosting four city children for several months. They have come to learn Morin Khuur, an ancestral violin, and the wild nature of the plains are the source of inspiration. Omba, an elderly and intelligent musician, teaches them this magical instrument, which is said to have healing…
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Paramaribo Suriname

Reflections about our Common Future

An Anton Foek Special We listen to scientists, media- and theatre producers, authors, and philosophers about important contemporary personal and social questions. The Italian-American economist Mariana Mazzucato thinks and reflects over the question how to adjust our capitalist system.  Anton Foek Amsterdam, December 12, 2021–We ( sic ) have really big problems: lack of sense…
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Two Strangers Meet 5 times

Two Strangers Who Meet Five Times

Award winning Short Film by Marcus Marcou wo Strangers Who Meet Five Times screened at the following festivals throughout 2017 and 2018 – winning the following awards. IMDB info here: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt7524428/… Los Angeles Film Awards Paris Play Film Festival – WINNER BEST SHORT LA Shorts Awards Mindfield Film Festival, Albuquerque – WINNER BEST SHORT San…
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Bill Viola Video Art

Video Artist Bill Viola: Cameras are Keepers of the Souls

“The real things are under the surface.” When video artist Bill Viola was 6 years old he fell into a lake, all the way to the bottom, to a place which seemed like paradise. “There’s more than just the surface of life,” Viola explains. American Bill Viola (born 1951) is a pioneer in video art.…
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Philippe Dufour Genius Watchmaker

Philippe Dufour, the unique and genuine watchmaker.

His Simplicity  Part IV by Gary G. Amsterdam, November 16th 2021– He’s genuine and he tells stories, names names, and minces no words when it comes to telling you what he thinks, be it positive or negative. When he praises a piece, it carries immense weight. When he criticizes one, there is no doubt about what…
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