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The Great Courses Learning Paths—World Traveler

November 5, 2019

Gain historical and cultural context for the places you want to visit from award-winning historians and travel experts who breathe life into each lesson. Make the most of any trip you are taking—even if it’s from your couch. […]

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Advances in Quantum Computing Recall Einstein, Time Travel

October 28, 2019

This year, Google and IBM have reached milestones in quantum computing. Google built a computer that solved a math problem 1,000 times faster than other supercomputers while IBM made a computer that reversed time. These feats hint at bending the rules of time. […]

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Italy Travel Tips: 5 Roman Sites Not To Miss

June 20, 2017

Ever walked through a Roman sewer? Have you found the source of light that illuminates a stained glass window? In The Guide to Essential Italy, the Great Courses and Smithsonian Journeys take you on a rich and diverse tour that explores the crown jewels of Italian civilization. These 5 Italy travel tips are just the beginning of what this course offers. […]

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Business News

Graphic Video of Double Murder Remains on YouTube

February 25, 2020

After a killer shot two people during a live news broadcast in 2015, he uploaded his video of the attack to YouTube. “The Washington Post” reported that the graphic video is still viewable. The father of journalist Alison Parker has pleaded for the video to be removed; yet, it and countless violent videos remain on the website. How does content go viral? […]

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Canterbury Tales Gets App Treatment, First Classic Literary Work to Do So

February 16, 2020

“The Canterbury Tales” will be the first major literary work to be available as an app, Phys.org reported recently. The digital version of Chaucer’s classic novel will feature an audio reading of a portion of the work, plus several interactive learning points. The epic work will be much more than just an ebook. […]

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Lifestyle News

“Internal Monologue” Debate Goes Viral, Causes Existential Dread

February 15, 2020

Some people have an inner voice and others don’t, a fact that startles many, according to “Bored Panda.” While many people think their thoughts in an internal, voiced set of words, others have abstract and nonverbal thoughts. Odd revelations like this can make us rethink everything. […]

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Suffolk Sanctuary Rescued Obese Owl Too Heavy to Fly

February 6, 2020

The Suffolk Owl Sanctuary rescued an overweight owl, 30% heavier than it should have been, the “Huffington Post” reported. At 245 grams, the owl was determined to be too obese to fly. Ordinarily, owls are spotted flying at night, rather than sitting in a ditch in daylight. […]

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Health News

TGC Professor Discusses Coronavirus Risks, Transmission Rates

February 5, 2020

The new coronavirus strain has killed more people in China than SARS did, “The New York Times” reported Tuesday. On the verge of becoming a global pandemic, the Wuhan coronavirus now infects 2,000 new people every day. A professor from The Great Courses helped us make sense of the respiratory illness. […]

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