Why societies collapse | Jared Diamond

I think all of us have been interested, at one time or another, in the romantic mysteries of all those societies that collapsed, such as the classic Maya in the Yucatan, the Easter Islanders, the Anasazi, Fertile Crescent society, Angor Wat, Great Zimbabwe and so on. And within the last decade or two, archaeologists have […]

Kim’s Discovery | DNA Discussion Project | Ancestry

I was really excited when I took the DNA test because I could finally get my answers. I feel prouder to say what I am. I feel prouder to be able to say that I am all over the map and not just one or two places. This has been life changing. ♪ [music] ♪

How economic inequality harms societies | Richard Wilkinson

You all know the truth of what I’m going to say. I think the intuition that inequality is divisive and socially corrosive has been around since before the French Revolution. What’s changed is we now can look at the evidence, we can compare societies, more and less equal societies, and see what inequality does. I’m […]

Civil Society and the UNCAC Review Process: The Review Tools

NOVA scienceNOW : 39 – Personal DNA Testing, Art Authentication, Capturing Carbon, Pardis Sabeti

NEIL deGRASSE TYSON (Astrophysicist/American Museum of Natural History): On this episode of NOVA scienceNOW: can a new DNA test tell us what diseases we’ll get in our lifetime? They say it’s easy as…spit. ELISSA LEVIN (Navigenics, Inc.): Spit. NEIL deGRASSE TYSON: That’s right. Just fill up a container with salivaótook me 90 secondsósend it off […]

WO WIR HERKOMMEN • 1 • LIVING DNA Ancestry Test HOW-TO • Vlog

What are we doing today? JAN BON PRESENTS – You gave me a special present for my birthday. Something I hadn’t expected at all. A TRAVEL FILM OR VLOG Some kit for taking a look at where you’re really from, where your genetic ancestors have roamed. WHERE WE ARE FROM THE WORLD AND US SEE, […]

A New Society

Why do I think the world needs to think about social progress? Discrimination is a world wide tragedy. The fervour with which racism has found expression, I would like to think that this is the dark before dawn. Our political leaders don’t really understand what’s going on. Propaganda is not limited to communism. Richness is […]