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Cultural & Academic Films

This library of academic and cultural films features collections from the Academic Film Archive and the Media Burn Independent Film Archive, as well as a selection of documentaries created by Dorothy Fadiman. In addition, films from the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archeology and Anthropology are presented including those by Watson Kintner who used film to document his world travels, and the popular television show from the 1950s: “What in the World?”

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TED Talks
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Ready to dance in your seat? Drummer Clayton Cameron breaks down different genres of music—from R&B to Latin to pop—by their beats. A talk that proves hip hop and jazz aren't cooler than math—they simply rely on it.
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Topics: TedTalks, TED, Talks, math, music, performance, TEDYouth 2013, 2013
Academic Film Archive of North America
by Charles L. Finance
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Using computer animation and pictures from NASA space missions, discusses the similarities and differences among the planets. Summarizes how the solar system was formed and why it is important to learn as much as possible about the other planets.
Academic Film Archive of North America
by Charles L. Finance
movies
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Combines beautiful animation sequences with live-action and documentary photography for a dramatic exploration of the role comets play in scientific research.
Academic Film Archive of North America
by Bernard Wilets, BFA
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An open-end film to stimulate discussion of the equal rights issue. Uses an incident in which a black factory worker is promoted over a white employee with seniority as a basis for reviewing the constitutional issues involved in establishing policies of equal employment opportunities. Actors include Andrea Sheridan Ordin (elected President of Los Angeles Police Commission in 2012), and Phil Richards, a parking lot attendant who also appeared in Wilets' film on Machiavelli. This is a revision of...
Mathematics - Hamid Naderi Yeganeh (Video)
by Hamid Naderi Yeganeh
movies
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Topics: mathematics, geometry
Mathematics - Hamid Naderi Yeganeh (Video)
by Hamid Naderi Yeganeh
movies
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Topics: mathematics, geometry
TED Talks
by TED.com
movies
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The place that travel writer Pico Iyer would most like to go? Nowhere. In a counterintuitive and lyrical meditation, Iyer takes a look at the incredible insight that comes with taking time for stillness. In our world of constant movement and distraction, he teases out strategies we all can use to take back a few minutes out of every day, or a few days out of every season. It’s the talk for anyone who feels overwhelmed by the demands for our world.
Topics: Tedtalks, TED, Talks, happiness, meditation, mindfulness, peace, productivity, TEDSalon NY2014, 2014
Washington State University Libraries
by Washington State University
texts
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Annual yearbook of Washington State University.
Topics: Washington State University, College yearbooks, Washington (State)
Source: Is found in WSU 46, WSU Publications - Chinooks at Washington State University Libraries' Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections (MASC) http://libraries.wsu.edu/masc
Appalshop Archive
movies
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The first portion of this video is a documentary about Wheelwright, Kentucky, once the "model mining town for the country," produced by Mountain Community Television in the 1970s. Includes interviews with former coal miners and citizens of the town, contemporary footage and historical still images of the town. In the second segment, Headwaters producers interview Anna Jean Tackett, coordinator of a successful project to rebuild Wheelwright through a collaboration with local, state and...
Topics: Appalshop, Appalachia, coal camps, coal mining
Pankaj Oudhia
movies
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Achanakmar - Amarkantak Biosphere Reserve is rich in biodiversity. I am visiting this region since year 1990 and documenting Traditional Medicinal Knowledge about Herbs and Insects. There are over 5000 Films in the series titled Tribal Medicines of Achanakmar - Amarkantak Biosphere Reserve. Efforts are on to present this series through archive.org Related Link Encyclopedia of Tribal Medicines by Pankaj Oudhia https://archive.org/details/EncyclopediaOfTribalMedicinesByPankajOudhia
Topics: Achanakmar-Amarkantak Biosphere Reserve, Flora of Amarkantak, Flora of Achanakmar, Biodiversity...
Academic Film Archive of North America
by Bernard Wilets
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Reviews the two main influences -- African and English -- on the development of American folk music. Traces the history of one ballad from its original British version through its journey across America to its emergence in the American West as the cowboy song, 'The Streets of Laredo,' and later in a Negro blues version entitled 'Saint James Infirmary. For more on filmmaker Bernard Wilets, visit http://www.afana.org/wilets.htm
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Appalshop Archive
by Appalshop
movies
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This program is comprised of stills and audio is adapted from a slideshow about Clinchco, a racially integrated coal camp in Dickenson County, Virginia built by the Clinchfield Coal Company in the early twentieth century. Includes historic photographs and oral histories of residents who recount attempts by the UMWA to organize the town, mining conditions and life during the boom years. This video is available for purchase at http://appalshop.org/store
Topics: Appalshop, Appalachia, coal mining, coal camps, African Americans
TED Talks
movies
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What makes a great leader? Management theorist Simon Sinek suggests, it’s someone who makes their employees feel secure, who draws staffers into a circle of trust. But creating trust and safety — especially in an uneven economy — means taking on big responsibility.
Topics: TedTalks, TED, Talks, business, leadership, military, work, TED2014, 2014
Pankaj Oudhia
movies
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Endless efforts are on to document endless Traditional Knowledge about Tribal Medicines since generations. Encyclopedia of Tribal Medicines by Pankaj Oudhia is small contribution to this documentation work. These documents are strictly for academic purposes NOT for self medication. For text part of “Encyclopedia of Tribal Medicines by Pankaj Oudhia” please visit https://archive.org/details/EncyclopediaOfTribalMedicinesByPankajOudhia First Part...
Topics: Ethnobotany, Tribal Medicines, Folk Remedies, Medicinal Plants of India, Raw Drugs, Biodiversity,...
Cultural & Academic Films
by Bregtje van der Haak
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Published on Sep 11, 2014 Our memory is dissipating. Hard drives only last five years, a webpage is forever changing and there’s no machine left that reads 15-year old floppy disks. Digital data is vulnerable. Yet entire libraries are shredded and lost to budget cuts, because we assume everything can be found online. But is that really true? For the first time in history, we have the technological means to save our entire past, yet it seems to be going up in smoke. Will we suffer from...
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Topic: Internet Archive
TED Talks
movies
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What does the future of business look like? In an informative talk, Philip Evans gives a quick primer on two long-standing theories in strategy — and explains why he thinks they are essentially invalid. (Listen for the absorbing tale of a surveillance program named Nora which was so useful it prompted competing Las Vegas casinos to cooperate with one another.)
Topics: TEDTalks, TEDTalks, TED, Talks, business, finance, TED@BCG San Francisco, 2013, TED@BCG San...
Appalshop Archive
by Appalshop
movies
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Program in which traditional musicians Phebel and Flora Wright are joined in their home by fiddler Marion Sumner for an old time jam session and discussion of their lives in music.
Topics: Appalshop, Appalachia, Phebel Wright, Flora Wright, Marion Sumner
TED Talks
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There are many leadership programs available today, from 1-day workshops to corporate training programs. But chances are, these won't really help. In this clear, candid talk, Roselinde Torres describes 25 years observing truly great leaders at work, and shares the three simple but crucial questions would-be company chiefs need to ask to thrive in the future.
Topics: TEDTalks, TED, Talks, business, leadership, TED@BCG San Francisco, 2013
TED Talks
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Have you ever felt like you're talking, but nobody is listening? Here's Julian Treasure to help. In this useful talk, the sound expert demonstrates the how-to's of powerful speaking — from some handy vocal exercises to tips on how to speak with empathy. A talk that might help the world sound more beautiful.
Topics: TedTalks, TED, Talks, culture, sound, speech, TEDGlobal 2013, 2013
TED Talks
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Carol Dweck researches “growth mindset” — the idea that we can grow our brain's capacity to learn and to solve problems. In this talk, she describes two ways to think about a problem that’s slightly too hard for you to solve. Are you not smart enough to solve it … or have you just not solved it yet? A great introduction to this influential field.
Topics: Tedtalks, TED, Talks, brain, business, education, intelligence, personal growth, psychology,...
Appalshop Archive
by Appalshop
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Tribute to singer/banjo player Dock Boggs. Mike Seeger, Bruce and John Hunsucker, Beth Roberts, Louise McPheron and Jack Wright, tell stories about Boggs and sing his songs. Includes what appear to be home movies of Boggs and his family.
Topics: Appalshop, Appalachia, Dock Boggs
Appalshop Archive
by Native American Indians in Media; Appalshop
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This program contains two segments: 1) Portrait of a Native American man who is one of the last practitioners of traditional Cherokee medicine among the Eastern Band. Produced by Native American Indians in Media. 1982 2) Portrait of musician Kate Peters Sturgill. 1983
Topics: Appalshop, Appalachia, Cherokee medicine, Kate Peters Sturgill
Pankaj Oudhia
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Endless efforts are on to document endless Traditional Knowledge about Tribal Medicines since generations. Encyclopedia of Tribal Medicines by Pankaj Oudhia is small contribution to this documentation work. For details please visit pankajoudhia.com These documents are strictly for academic purposes NOT for self medication. For text part of “Encyclopedia of Tribal Medicines by Pankaj Oudhia” please visit https://archive.org/details/EncyclopediaOfTribalMedicinesByPankajOudhia
Topics: Ethnobotany, Tribal Medicines, Folk Remedies, Medicinal Plants of India, Raw Drugs, Biodiversity,...
Academic Film Archive of North America
by Bernard Wilets
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Examines the complexities of Constitutional freedom and guarantees. Discusses whether or not freedom of speech is absolute or should be controlled when it threatens law and order. Illustrates the discussion with the case of a neo-Nazi who speaks in front of a Jewish temple in praise of Hitler and in criticism of Jews. Filmmaker Wilets noted that several violent incidences occurred in classrooms regarding the appearance of Nazis in this film. For more on filmmaker Bernard Wilets, visit...
Much can be done with online data. But did you know that computer wonks once determined that liking a Facebook page about curly fries means you're also intelligent? Really. Computer scientist Jennifer Golbeck explains how this came about, how some applications of the technology are not so benign -- and why she thinks we should return the control of information to its rightful owners.
Topics: TedTalks, TED, Talks, data, social media, technology, TEDxMidAtlantic 2013, 2013
TED Talks
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We humans set a premium on our own free will and independence ... and yet there's a shadowy influence we might not be considering. As science writer Ed Yong explains in this fascinating, hilarious and disturbing talk, parasites have perfected the art of manipulation to an incredible degree. So are they influencing us? It's more than likely.
Topics: TedTalks, TED, Talks, biology, microbiology, science, TED2014, 2014
Fadiman Social Documentaries
by Dorothy Fadiman
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WORLD  PEACE is a Local Issue  opens with these words:  "In a democracy, the most important office is that of the private citizen ." Justice Louis Brandeis.    The film   documents how local efforts can impact national issues.  The story begins in 1983 showing actions, worldwide, toward reining in escalation of the nuclear arms race.   In a suburban community, 300 people show up, petitioning their City Council to pass a Nuclear Freeze. Their impassioned pleas overcome Council...
Topics: Activism, anti-nuclear, anti-war, citizen activists, citizen lobbyists, cold war era, democracy,...
Appalshop Archive
movies
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Program on a six-generation family pottery business in Madison County, Kentucky. Members of the Cornelison family talk about the history of Bybee Pottery, a business founded by their ancestors in Bybee, Kentucky in the early nineteenth century. Footage includes a tour of the pottery and pottery being spun and prepared for firing. Last 10-minutes features performance of "Bullfrog Song" by Turner Foddrell at Dock Boggs Memorial Festival.
Topics: Appalshop, Appalachia, pottery
TED Talks
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We live in a world of unseeable beauty, so subtle and delicate that it is imperceptible to the human eye. To bring this invisible world to light, filmmaker Louie Schwartzberg bends the boundaries of time and space with high-speed cameras, time lapses and microscopes. At TED2014, he shares highlights from his latest project, a 3D film titled "Mysteries of the Unseen World," which slows down, speeds up, and magnifies the astonishing wonders of nature.
Topics: TedTalks, TED, Talks, film, nature, photography, TED2014, 2014
TED Talks
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Sampling isn't about "hijacking nostalgia wholesale," says Mark Ronson. It's about inserting yourself into the narrative of a song while also pushing that story forward. In this mind-blowingly original talk, watch the DJ scramble 15 TED Talks into an audio-visual omelette, and trace the evolution of "La Di Da Di," Doug E. Fresh and Slick Rick's 1984 hit that has been reimagined for every generation since.
Topics: TedTalks, TED, Talks, music, performance, TED2014, 2014
Appalshop Archive
by Appalshop
movies
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A slide/tape program on coal miners consisting of photographs, clippings, interviews, and songs about coal mining. Written by Helen Lewis. Produced by Archives of Appalachia at East Tennessee State University as part of "Appalachian Outreach", a series of community programs about regional history and culture.
Topics: Archives of Appalachia, coal miners, coal mining songs
TED Talks
by TED.com
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Why is there something instead of nothing? In other words: Why does the universe exist (and why are we in it)? Philosopher and writer Jim Holt follows this question toward three possible answers. Or four. Or none.
Topics: TedTalks, TED, Talks, philosophy, TED2014, 2014
TED Talks
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Think you know a thing or two about sex? Think again. In this fascinating talk, biologist Carin Bondar lays out the surprising science behind how animals get it on.
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Topics: TedTalks, TED, Talks, animals, biology, sex, TEDGlobal 2013, 2013
Pankaj Oudhia
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Endless efforts are on to document endless Traditional Knowledge about Tribal Medicines since generations. Encyclopedia of Tribal Medicines by Pankaj Oudhia is small contribution to this documentation work. These documents are strictly for academic purposes NOT for self medication. For text part of “Encyclopedia of Tribal Medicines by Pankaj Oudhia” please visit https://archive.org/details/EncyclopediaOfTribalMedicinesByPankajOudhia Encyclopedia of Tribal Medicines by Pankaj Oudhia. Part-12...
Topics: Ethnobotany, Traditional Biological Knowledge, Tribal Medicines, Folk Remedies, Medicinal Plants of...
TED Talks
by TED.com
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When fashion model Geena Rocero first saw a professionally shot photo of herself clad in a bikini, she was beside herself. "I thought...you have arrived!" she says proudly. This might not be the typical experience, but, as Rocero reveals, that’s because she was born with the gender assignment “boy.” In a moving and personal talk, Rocero finds that transgender activism is giving her a whole new sense of pride and purpose.
Topics: TedTalks, TED, Talks, LGBT, activism, beauty, gender, inequality, TED2014, 2014
Pankaj Oudhia
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Endless efforts are on to document endless Traditional Knowledge about Tribal Medicines since generations. Encyclopedia of Tribal Medicines by Pankaj Oudhia is small contribution to this documentation work. These documents are strictly for academic purposes NOT for self medication. For text part of “Encyclopedia of Tribal Medicines by Pankaj Oudhia” please visit https://archive.org/details/EncyclopediaOfTribalMedicinesByPankajOudhia Encyclopedia of Tribal Medicines by Pankaj Oudhia. Part-12...
Topics: Ethnobotany, Traditional Biological Knowledge, Tribal Medicines, Folk Remedies, Medicinal Plants of...
Indian states Chhattisgarh and Odisha are rich in Biodiversity. Pankaj Oudhia is documenting Traditional Medicinal Knowledge about herbs and insects since year 1990. This series is an effort to present Herbal Wealth of these states through movies. There are over 15000 movies in this series.   Related Links Encyclopedia of Tribal Medicines by Pankaj Oudhia https://archive.org/details/EncyclopediaOfTribalMedicinesByPankajOudhia Compilation of Pankaj Oudhia’s Research and Documentation work on...
Topics: Ethnobotany, Traditional Biological Knowledge, Tribal Medicines, Folk Remedies, Medicinal Plants of...
TED Talks
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“If you really want to know a people, start by looking inside their bedrooms," says Shereen El Feki, who traveled through the Middle East for five years, talking to people about sex. While those conversations reflected rigid norms and deep repression, El Feki also discovered that sexual conservatism in the Arab world is a relatively new thing. She wonders: could a re-emergence of public dialogue lead to more satisfying, and safer, sex lives?
Topics: TEDTalks, TED, Talks, Middle East, sex, TEDGlobal 2013, 2013
Pankaj Oudhia
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Endless efforts are on to document endless Traditional Knowledge about Tribal Medicines since generations. Encyclopedia of Tribal Medicines by Pankaj Oudhia is small contribution to this documentation work. These documents are strictly for academic purposes NOT for self medication. For text part of “Encyclopedia of Tribal Medicines by Pankaj Oudhia” please visit https://archive.org/details/EncyclopediaOfTribalMedicinesByPankajOudhia Encyclopedia of Tribal Medicines by Pankaj Oudhia. Part-12...
Topics: Ethnobotany, Traditional Biological Knowledge, Tribal Medicines, Folk Remedies, Medicinal Plants of...
TED Talks
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Elizabeth Gilbert was once an "unpublished diner waitress," devastated by rejection letters. And yet, in the wake of the success of 'Eat, Pray, Love,' she found herself identifying strongly with her former self. With beautiful insight, Gilbert reflects on why success can be as disorienting as failure and offers a simple -- though hard -- way to carry on, regardless of outcomes.
Topics: TedTalks, TED, Talks, creativity, failure, success, writing, TED2014, 2014
Appalshop Archive
by Appalshop
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Profiles of various mountain blues performers from Virginia and Kentucky. Roy Webb, Foddrell Brothers
Topics: Appalshop, Appalachia, blues music
Mathematics - Hamid Naderi Yeganeh (Video)
by Hamid Naderi Yeganeh
movies
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Topics: mathematics, geometry
Appalshop Archive
by Appalshop
movies
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Documentation of an annual event held in Jonesboro, TN which brings together performers who appeared on live country music radio shows from the 1930s through the early 1950s.
Topics: Appalshop, Appalachia, old time radio
TED Talks
by TED.com
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More and more, English is a global language; speaking it is perceived as a sign of being modern. But -- what do we lose when we leave behind our mother tongues? Suzanne Talhouk makes an impassioned case to love your own language, and to cherish what it can express that no other language can. In Arabic with subtitles. (Filmed at TEDxBeirut.)
Topics: TEDTalks, TED, Talks, culture, education, language, poetry, politics, TEDxBeirut, 2012
TED Talks
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Meet the “motion microscope,” a video-processing tool that plays up tiny changes in motion and color impossible to see with the naked eye. Video researcher Michael Rubinstein plays us clip after jaw-dropping clip showing how this tech can track an individual’s pulse and heartbeat simply from a piece of footage. Watch him recreate a conversation by amplifying the movements from sound waves bouncing off a bag of chips. The wow-inspiring and sinister applications of this tech you have to see...
Topics: Tedtalks, TED, Talks, demo, film, online video, photography, sight, sound, technology,...
Fadiman Social Documentaries
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People who offer unconditional loving support to someone with a disability can transform a challenged person's life from a struggle to a meaningful journey. In this film, a blind, brain injured woman lives a full life because of the quality of attention she receives from her parents, sister and helpers.
Topics: gill, annie, steve, brain injury, music, singing
TED Talks
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"I have cerebral palsy. I shake all the time," Maysoon Zayid announces at the beginning of this exhilarating, hilarious talk. (Really, it's hilarious.) "I'm like Shakira meets Muhammad Ali." With grace and wit, the Arab-American comedian takes us on a whistle-stop tour of her adventures as an actress, stand-up comic, philanthropist and advocate for the disabled.
Topics: TEDTalks, TED, Talks, comedy, entertainment, women, TEDWomen 2013, 2013
TED Talks
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Stella Young is a comedian and journalist who happens to go about her day in a wheelchair — a fact that doesn’t, she’d like to make clear, automatically turn her into a noble inspiration to all humanity. In this very funny talk, Young breaks down society's habit of turning disabled people into “inspiration porn.”
Topics: TedTalks, TED, Talks, activism, disability, humor, motivation, TEDxSydney, 2014
Indian states Chhattisgarh and Odisha are rich in Biodiversity. Pankaj Oudhia is documenting Traditional Medicinal Knowledge about herbs and insects since year 1990. This series is an effort to present Herbal Wealth of these states through movies. There are over 15000 movies in this series.   Related Links Encyclopedia of Tribal Medicines by Pankaj Oudhia https://archive.org/details/EncyclopediaOfTribalMedicinesByPankajOudhia Compilation of Pankaj Oudhia’s Research and Documentation work on...
Topics: Ethnobotany, Traditional Biological Knowledge, Tribal Medicines, Folk Remedies, Medicinal Plants of...
TED Talks
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Web cartoonist Randall Munroe answers simple what-if questions ("what if you hit a baseball moving at the speed of light?") using math, physics, logic and deadpan humor. In this charming talk, a reader’s question about Google's data warehouse leads Munroe down a circuitous path to a hilariously over-detailed answer — in which, shhh, you might actually learn something.
Topics: TedTalks, TED, Talks, art, humor, math, physics, science, TED2014, 2014
Indian states Chhattisgarh and Odisha are rich in Biodiversity. Pankaj Oudhia is documenting Traditional Medicinal Knowledge about herbs and insects since year 1990. This series is an effort to present Herbal Wealth of these states through movies. There are over 15000 movies in this series.   Related Links Encyclopedia of Tribal Medicines by Pankaj Oudhia https://archive.org/details/EncyclopediaOfTribalMedicinesByPankajOudhia Compilation of Pankaj Oudhia’s Research and Documentation work on...
Topics: Ethnobotany, Tribal Medicines, Folk Remedies, Medicinal Plants of India, Raw Drugs, Biodiversity,...
TED Talks
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Every human deserves protection under their country’s laws — even when that law is forgotten or ignored. Sharing three cases from her international legal practice, Kimberley Motley, an American litigator practicing in Afghanistan and elsewhere, shows how a country’s own laws can bring both justice and “justness”: using the law for its intended purpose, to protect.
Topics: TedTalks, TED, Talks, crime, global issues, law, women, TEDGlobal 2014, 2014
TED Talks
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Author Isabel Allende is 71. Yes, she has a few wrinkles—but she has incredible perspective too. In this candid talk, meant for viewers of all ages, she talks about her fears as she gets older and shares how she plans to keep on living passionately.
Topics: TedTalks, TED, Talks, aging, storytelling, TED2014, 2014
Wellcome Library Moving Image Collection
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A folding almanac in Latin, containing a calendar (three months per leaf) and astrological tables and diagrams. Produced in England c.1415-1420 (the calendar includes the feast of John of Beverley, whose cult was proclaimed by Henry V after victory at Agincourt on 7 May 1415). It follows the Kalendar ad meridiem Oxonie of John Somer (1380), and contains data for the four Metonic cycles starting in 1387, 1406, 1425 and 1444, with lists of solar eclipses between 1384 and 1462 and lunar eclipses...
Topics: Almanacs sh 85003744, Calendars sh 85018851, Astrology sh 85008893, Eclipses sh 85040736, Middle...
TED Talks
by TED.com
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Self-driving cars were just the start. What's the future of big data-driven technology and design? In a thrilling science talk, Kenneth Cukier looks at what's next for machine learning -- and human knowledge.
Topics: TedTalks, TED, Talks, data, future, technology, TEDSalon Berlin 2014, 2014
Pankaj Oudhia
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Endless efforts are on to document endless Traditional Knowledge about Tribal Medicines since generations. Encyclopedia of Tribal Medicines by Pankaj Oudhia is small contribution to this documentation work. These documents are strictly for academic purposes NOT for self medication. For text part of “Encyclopedia of Tribal Medicines by Pankaj Oudhia” please visit https://archive.org/details/EncyclopediaOfTribalMedicinesByPankajOudhia Encyclopedia of Tribal Medicines by Pankaj Oudhia. Part-7...
Topics: Ethnobotany, Traditional Biological Knowledge, Tribal Medicines, Folk Remedies, Medicinal Plants of...
TED Talks
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What must our dogs be thinking when they look at us? Poet Billy Collins imagines the inner lives of two very different companions. It’s a charming short talk, perfect for taking a break and dreaming …
Topics: TedTalks, TED, Talks, animals, creativity, death, love, poetry, TED2014, 2014
TED Talks
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Rishi Manchanda has worked as a doctor in South Central Los Angeles for a decade, where he’s come to realize: His job isn’t just about treating a patient’s symptoms, but about getting to the root cause of what is making them ill—the “upstream" factors like a poor diet, a stressful job, a lack of fresh air. It’s a powerful call for doctors to pay attention to a patient's life outside the exam room.
Topics: TedTalks, TED, Talks, health, health care, TEDSalon NY2014, 2014
Pankaj Oudhia
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Indian states Chhattisgarh and Odisha are rich in Biodiversity. Pankaj Oudhia is documenting Traditional Medicinal Knowledge about herbs and insects since year 1990. This series is an effort to present Herbal Wealth of these states through movies. There are over 15000 movies in this series.   Related Links Encyclopedia of Tribal Medicines by Pankaj Oudhia https://archive.org/details/EncyclopediaOfTribalMedicinesByPankajOudhia Compilation of Pankaj Oudhia’s Research and Documentation work on...
Topics: Tribal Medicinal Plants of Chhattisgarh, Tribal Medicines of Agariya Tribe, Tribal Medicines of...
TED Talks
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In this delightful talk, philosopher Yann Dall’Aglio explores the universal search for tenderness and connection in a world that's ever more focused on the individual. As it turns out, it's easier than you think. A wise and witty reflection on the state of love in the modern age. (Filmed at TEDxParis.)
Topics: TEDTalks, TED, Talks, culture, love, philosophy, TEDxParis 2012, 2012
TED Talks
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In the US, 80% of girls have been on a diet by the time they're 10 years old. In this honest, raw talk, neuroscientist Sandra Aamodt uses her personal story to frame an important lesson about how our brains manage our bodies, as she explores the science behind why dieting not only doesn't work, but is likely to do more harm than good. She suggests ideas for how to live a less diet-obsessed life, intuitively.
Topics: TEDTalks, TED, Talks, health, neuroscience, TEDGlobal 2013, 2013
TED Talks
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We often think of bias and prejudice as rooted in ignorance. But as psychologist Paul Bloom seeks to show, prejudice is often natural, rational ... even moral. The key, says Bloom, is to understand how our own biases work -- so we can take control when they go wrong.
Topics: TedTalks, TED, Talks, behavioral economics, mind, psychology, TEDSalon NY2014, 2014
Academic Film Archive of North America
by Ken Meyer
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For almost 35 years, Conrad Schwiering has painted the Teton Range with a reverential, almost religious, devotion to the grandeur of his surroundings. For Schwiering, it is the mountains themselves and the rugged individuals who live at their feet that make his canvases spring to life.
Topics: Grand Tetons, Wyoming
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by TED.com
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"We spend so much time listening to the things people are saying that we rarely pay attention to the things they don't," says slam poet and teacher Clint Smith. A short, powerful piece from the heart, about finding the courage to speak up against ignorance and injustice.
Topics: TedTalks, TED, Talks, poetry, social change, spoken word, TED@NYC, 2014
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A forest planted by humans, then left to nature’s own devices, typically takes at least 100 years to mature. But what if we could make the process happen ten times faster? In this short talk, eco-entrepreneur (and TED Fellow) Shubhendu Sharma explains how to create a mini-forest ecosystem anywhere.
Topics: TedTalks, TED, Talks, TED Fellows, engineering, garden, nature, open-source, trees, TED2014, 2014
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About 10,000 people a month Google the phrase, “Am I ugly?” Meaghan Ramsey of the Dove Self-Esteem Project has a feeling that many of them are young girls. In a deeply unsettling talk, she walks us through the surprising impacts of low body and image confidence—from lower grade point averages to greater risk-taking with drugs and alcohol. And then shares the key things all of us can do to disrupt this reality.
Topics: TedTalks, TED, Talks, beauty, life, women, TED@Unilever, 2014
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by TED.com
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Here's a talk that could literally change your life. Which career should I pursue? Should I break up -- or get married?! Where should I live? Big decisions like these can be agonizingly difficult. But that's because we think about them the wrong way, says philosopher Ruth Chang. She offers a powerful new framework for shaping who we truly are.
Topics: TedTalks, TED, Talks, choice, decision-making, philosophy, TEDSalon NY2014, 2014
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You’re doing everything right at work, taking all the right advice, but you’re just not moving up. Why? Susan Colantuono shares a simple, surprising piece of advice you might not have heard before quite so plainly. This talk, while aimed at an audience of women, has universal takeaways -- for men and women, new grads and midcareer workers.
Topics: TedTalks, TED, Talks, TEDx, business, gender, leadership, men, women, women in business,...
TED Talks
by TED.com
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Jamila Lyiscott is a “tri-tongued orator”; in her powerful spoken-word essay "Broken English," she celebrates — and challenges — the three distinct flavors of English she speaks with her friends, in the classroom and with her parents. As she explores the complicated history and present-day identity that each language represents, she unpacks what it means to be “articulate.”
Topics: TedTalks, TED, Talks, culture, language, race, spoken word, TEDSalon NY2014, 2014
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The brain uses a quarter of the body's entire energy supply, yet only accounts for about two percent of the body's mass. So how does this unique organ receive and, perhaps more importantly, rid itself of vital nutrients? New research suggests it has to do with sleep.
Topics: TedTalks, TED, Talks, brain, mind, neuroscience, science, TEDMED 2014, 2014
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50 million people in the world today have been forcefully displaced from their home — a level not seen since WWII. Right now, more than 3 million Syrian refugees are seeking shelter in neighboring countries. In Lebanon, half of these refugees are children; only 20% are in school. Melissa Fleming of the UN's refugee agency calls on all of us to make sure that refugee camps are healing places where people can develop the skills they’ll need to rebuild their hometowns.
Topics: TedTalks, TED, Talks, global issues, poverty, war, TEDGlobal 2014, 2014
Pankaj Oudhia
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Endless efforts are on to document endless Traditional Knowledge about Tribal Medicines since generations. Encyclopedia of Tribal Medicines by Pankaj Oudhia is small contribution to this documentation work. These documents are strictly for academic purposes NOT for self medication. For text part of “Encyclopedia of Tribal Medicines by Pankaj Oudhia” please visit https://archive.org/details/EncyclopediaOfTribalMedicinesByPankajOudhia Encyclopedia of Tribal Medicines by Pankaj Oudhia. Part-7...
Topics: Ethnobotany, Traditional Biological Knowledge, Tribal Medicines, Folk Remedies, Medicinal Plants of...
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by TED.com
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Glenn Greenwald was one of the first reporters to see -- and write about -- the Edward Snowden files, with their revelations about the United States' extensive surveillance of private citizens. In this searing talk, Greenwald makes the case for why you need to care about privacy, even if you’re “not doing anything you need to hide."
Topics: TedTalks, TED, Talks, Internet, government, intelligence, journalism, privacy, TEDGlobal 2014, 2014
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Within each of us are two selves, suggests David Brooks in this meditative short talk: the self who craves success, who builds a résumé, and the self who seeks connection, community, love -- the values that make for a great eulogy. (Joseph Soloveitchik has called these selves "Adam I" and "Adam II.") Brooks asks: Can we balance these two selves?
Topics: TedTalks, TED, Talks, philosophy, psychology, self, success, TED2014, 2014
TED Talks
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Many of the world's biggest problems require asking questions of scientists -- but why should we believe what they say? Historian of science Naomi Oreskes thinks deeply about our relationship to belief and draws out three problems with common attitudes toward scientific inquiry -- and gives her own reasoning for why we ought to trust science.
Topics: TedTalks, TED, Talks, climate change, history, science, TEDSalon NY2014, 2014