[LESS INFO] 17 VIEWS | ADDED 04:30:00 05/04/13
The author of Struck by Lightning - and the statistician who crunched the numbers to reveal that a statistically improbable number of lottery retailers were winning major prizes in Ontario - Jeffrey Rosenthal guides us through the maze of numbers and percentages to show us to how calculate correct probabilities.
[LESS INFO] 6 VIEWS | ADDED 04:30:00 04/27/13
Simon Winchester on his book A Crack in the Edge of the World: America and the Great California Earthquake of 1906.
[LESS INFO] 3 VIEWS | ADDED 04:30:00 04/20/13
Janna Levin on her book Madman Dreams of Turing Machines, the story of two great mathematicians, Kurt Godel and Alan Turing. They were men who had the capacity to think about the most abstract of mathematical truths but had very limited abilities when it came to confronting the mundane aspects of life. Both committed suicide.
[LESS INFO] 15 VIEWS | ADDED 04:30:00 04/06/13
University of Toronto Psychology Professor, Jordan Peterson, on Redemption and Psychology in Christianity. Dr. Peterson's lecture was the keynote address at the 2012 Meaning Conference held in Toronto.
[LESS INFO] 1 VIEWS | ADDED 04:30:00 04/06/13
Nima Arkani-Hamed on the Large Hadron Collider and the Future of Fundamental Physics. Located on the Swiss-French border, the Large Hadron Collider is a circular tunnel 27 km in circumference. It will allow physicists to probe the constituent parts of the proton, looking for new forms of matter and insights into the formation of the universe.
[LESS INFO] 11 VIEWS | ADDED 04:30:00 03/23/13
Salmon Akhtar on The Trauma of Geographical Dislocation, how immigration can affect a person's mental health.
[LESS INFO] 8 VIEWS | ADDED 04:30:00 03/09/13
Marc Abrahams, editor of The Annals of Improbably Research and one of the organizers of the annual Ig-Nobel Prize ceremonies at Harvard University, discusses the work of scientists and academics that, "first makes you laugh, and then makes you think".
[LESS INFO] 11 VIEWS | ADDED 04:30:00 03/02/13
Maude Barlow, National Chair of the citizens' advocacy organization The Council of Canadians, on Water: The Most Pressing Women's Issue of All.