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How is power divided in the United States government? – Belinda Stutzman

How is power divided in the United States government? – Belinda Stutzman

Translator: Andrea McDonough Reviewer: Bedirhan Cinar Have you ever wondered who has the authority to make laws or punish people who break them? When we think of power in the United States, we usually think of the President, but he… Continue Reading

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Mariana Mazzucato: Government — investor, risk-taker, innovator

Mariana Mazzucato: Government — investor, risk-taker, innovator

Have you ever asked yourselves why it is that companies, the really cool companies, the innovative ones, the creative, new economy-type companies — Apple, Google, Facebook — are coming out of one particular country, the United States of America? Usually… Continue Reading

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David Cameron: The next age of government

David Cameron: The next age of government

Someone once said that politics is, of course, “showbiz for ugly people.” So, on that basis, I feel like I’ve really arrived. The other thing to think of is what an honor it is, as a politician, to give a… Continue Reading

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Shattering cancer with resonant frequencies: Anthony Holland at TEDxSkidmoreCollege

Shattering cancer with resonant frequencies: Anthony Holland at TEDxSkidmoreCollege

Translator: Delia Bogdan Reviewer: Ilze Garda Usually, I would be standing on this stage over here, conducting the college orchestra, because I’m a music professor. But tonight I’m going to talk about my moonlight activities in the field of science.… Continue Reading

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Why don’t scientists have more authority in government? | Robert Crease | TEDxCERN

Translator: Mary Kay Reviewer: Denise RQ There’s a cartoon by Randall Munroe, the xkcd artist, that shows two people speaking and one says to the other, “That person over there believes silly things, like that fossils are fakes, and the… Continue Reading

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Population pyramids: Powerful predictors of the future – Kim Preshoff

Population pyramids: Powerful predictors of the future – Kim Preshoff

Translator: Jessica Ruby Reviewer: Caroline Cristal Russia, with the largest territory in the world, has roughly the same total population as Nigeria, a country 1/16 its size. But this similarity won’t last long. One of the populations is rapidly growing,… Continue Reading

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Heather Brooke: My battle to expose government corruption

Heather Brooke: My battle to expose government corruption

Translator: Joseph Geni Reviewer: Morton Bast Once upon a time, the world was a big, dysfunctional family. It was run by the great and powerful parents, and the people were helpless and hopeless naughty children. If any of the more… Continue Reading

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Clay Shirky: How the Internet will (one day) transform government

Clay Shirky: How the Internet will (one day) transform government

Translator: Joseph Geni Reviewer: Morton Bast I want to talk to you today about something the open-source programming world can teach democracy, but before that, a little preamble. Let’s start here. This is Martha Payne. Martha’s a 9-year-old Scot who… Continue Reading