Mastering any physical skill, be it performing a pirouette, playing an instrument, or throwing a baseball, takes practice. Practice is the repetition of an action with the goal of improvement, and it helps us perform with more ease, speed, and confidence. So what does practice do in our brains to make us better at things?
Translator: Jelena Vukovic Reviewer: Ivana Korom There is one phrase that I have always wanted to say to everyone in my life. That phrase is “Life is easy.” It’s so easy and fun. I never thought like that before. When I was in Bangkok, I felt like life is very hard, very complicated. I was
I’m going to talk today about energy and climate. And that might seem a bit surprising, because my full-time work at the foundation is mostly about vaccines and seeds, about the things that we need to invent and deliver to help the poorest two billion live better lives. But energy and climate are extremely important
Translator: Joseph Geni Reviewer: Morton Bast So I want to start by offering you a free no-tech life hack, and all it requires of you is this: that you change your posture for two minutes. But before I give it away, I want to ask you to right now do a little audit of your
Aristotle famously said, “Nature fears of empty space” when he claimed that a true vacuum, a space devoid of matter, could not exist because the surrounding matter would immediately fill it. Fortunately, he turned out to be wrong. A vacuum is a key component of the barometer, an instrument for measuring air pressure. And because
So, I have a feature on my website where every week people submit hypothetical questions for me to answer, and I try to answer them using math, science and comics. So for example, one person asked, what would happen if you tried to hit a baseball pitched at 90 percent of the speed of light?
Translator: Mohammed Basheer Reviewer: Nadine Hennig Good afternoon, ladies and gentlemen, my name is Art Benjamin and I am a “mathemagician”. What that means is I combine my loves of math – or I should say maths – and magic to do what I call “mathemagics”. But before I get started, I’ve got a quick
[How to tackle reading-speed issues] Because we don’t want our viewers to miss any subtitles, we always want to maintain an accessible “reading speed,” that is, the speed with which the viewer must be able to read the subtitle before it disappears from the screen. The reading speed is a numerical value of characters per
Light is the fastest thing we know. It’s so fast that we measure enormous distances by how long it takes for light to travel them. In one year, light travels about 6,000,000,000,000 miles, a distance we call one light year. To give you an idea of just how far this is, the Moon, which took
Both my friends, this afternoon I would like to invite you to change your world Through what? Through a skill that sometimes we forget. Namely reading. I want to ask a simple question to you. How many books have you completed in the last 1 year? Let’s admit! Perhaps the answer disparate yes, no answer