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What is PechaKucha?
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What is PechaKucha?

PechaKucha was invented in Japan in February 2003 as an event for young designers to meet, network and show the work in public. It includes a modern, very fast form of presentation, in which 20 slides or pictures are shown for 20 seconds each – therefore, one presentation lasts for only 6:40 minutes, which is…

Video: What are stem cells?
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Video: What are stem cells?

Is personalized medicine for individual bodies in our future? Craig A. Kohn describes the role of these incredible, transforming cells and how scientists are harnessing their medical potential. Lesson by Craig A. Kohn, animation by Qa’ed Mai. Via TED-Ed. View full lesson: http://ed.ted.com/lessons/what-are-stem-cells-craig-a-kohn

Video: Are Elvish, Klingon, Dothraki and Na’vi real languages?
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Video: Are Elvish, Klingon, Dothraki and Na’vi real languages?

What do Game of Thrones’ Dothraki, Avatar’s Na’vi, Star Trek’s Klingon and LOTR’s Elvish have in common? They are all fantasy constructed languages, or conlangs. Conlangs have all the delicious complexities of real languages: a high volume of words, grammar rules, and room for messiness and evolution. John McWhorter explains why these invented languages captivate…

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