Tag Archives: Definitions

Talk Nerdy To Me

In this Ted Talk, Melissa Marshall makes a plea to scientists and engineers to “talk nerdy.” She says, “we’re fascinated by what you’re doing. So tell us about it — in a way we can understand.” Use this video in … Continue reading

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It Is Expensive to Be Poor – Barbara Ehrenreich – The Atlantic

An article in the Atlantic Monthly by Barbara Ehrenreich, author of Nickel and Dimed: On (Not) Getting By in America, about how we definitions of poverty in America. In this article she discusses the tragectory from President Johnson’s “War on Poverty” … Continue reading

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What are stem cells? – Craig A. Kohn | TED-Ed

What are stem cells? – Craig A. Kohn | TED-Ed. An interesting lesson from TEDEd to think about how scientists communicate to publics. What rhetorical devices do they use to define and describe complex ideas to others?

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TED-Ed | What’s the definition of comedy? Banana. – Addison Anderson

From TED-Ed: What makes us giggle and guffaw? The inability to define comedy is its very appeal; it is defined by its defiance of definition. Addison Anderson riffs on the philosophy of Henri Bergson and Aristotle to elucidate how a … Continue reading

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Beat the Press Video: Elder Wisdom? | WGBH News

A 71-year-old objects after NPR refers to her as “elderly”. When did elderly become an objectionable term, and how should news organizations get around it? In this video, Emily Rooney’s panel on Beat the Press discusses the definition of elderly—a … Continue reading

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