Applied Math

The Power of a Mathematical Picture

December 22, 2016

If a picture is worth a thousand words, in mathematics, a picture can spawn a thousand ideas. A picture can provide deep understanding, prompt an idea or process to suddenly make sense, and lead the way to finally understanding a tricky piece of mathematics. […]

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Science

The Basic Structure of the Atom

December 22, 2016

[T]he culmination of generations of scientific work ultimately came together to create our understanding of the most fundamental unit of matter: the atom. […]

Language

Why Do We Care about Grammar?

December 22, 2016

If you are someone who feels some insecurity about your mastery of grammar, this course asks you to believe that you know more than you think you do. […]

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Health And Fitness

Tai Chi: The Path Toward Mastery

December 21, 2016

Rather than being a strictly physical martial art, tai chi relies on a combination of the mental and the physical to create a harmonious set of movements. Take your first step into mastering these movements in this lecture by Professor David Dorian Ross. […]

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History

Roots of Irish Identity: What You Didn’t Know

December 21, 2016

Irish identity is always multiple, always layered with invasions and migrations in one wave after another; it is an identity of astonishing resilience, marked by tremendous suffering and great experiences of joy. […]

Ancient History

The Sack of Rome, 410 A.D

December 21, 2016

Almost as soon as it occurred, the Sack of Rome left the space of history and entered the realm of myth. […]

Health And Fitness

Meditation and The Sense of Self

December 14, 2016

In this video lecture, Professor Ronald D. Siegel grapples with one of the most fundamental and challenging insights that come from meditation practice. […]

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