TED TALK OF THE DAY: Tom Shannon: the painter and the pendulum TED visits Tom Shannon in his Manhattan studio for an intimate look at his science-inspired art. An eye-opening, personal conversation with John Hockenberry reveals how nature’s forces — and the onset of Parkinson’s tremors — interact in his life and craft.
TED TALK OF THE DAY: Denis Dutton: A Darwinian theory of TED collaborates with animator Andrew Park to illustrate Denis Dutton’s provocative theory on beauty — that art, music and other beautiful things, far from being simply “in the eye of the beholder,” are a core part of human nature with deep evolutionary origins.
A Mother's Journey
awarewolves: Note: I’ve come across this beautiful set of photographs sometime last year, and I see it fit to share it with you as we mourn for our own loved ones and all the others who already passed away. Let us altogether offer this day of prayer to the souls of our dead, both eternally remembered and also those who are neglected and forgotten. - A...
I've come to realize today:
ladyinwaiting: youmakemydreams: I’m ready for a real job. I’m ready for my own place. I’m ready for something new. I’m done with the whole college thing. I’m just scared. ME TOOOOOO!
TED TALK: Steven Pinker on langauge and thought In an exclusive preview of his book The Stuff of Thought, Steven Pinker looks at language and how it expresses what goes on in our minds — and how the words we choose communicate much more than we realize.
TED TALK: Paul Sereno digs up dinosaurs Strange landscapes, scorching heat and (sometimes) mad crocodiles await scientists seeking clues to evolution’s genius. Paleontologist Paul Sereno talks about his surprising encounters with prehistory — and a new way to help students join the adventure.