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Welcome to newsletter N.83,
Like many of us (but not all of us) right now, you might be stuck in a lockdown.
Keep your chill though, I have some brand new Content™ to help pass the time while your banana bread’s in the oven…
What’s that smell?
Veritasium | YouTube | 9th July 2021
Most people remember being classified by "learning style" (Visual, Auditory, Read/Write, Kinesthetic, aka VARK) at some point in school. But do these classifications even mean anything? Researchers can find no evidence for the theory. "The most important thing for learning is not the way the information is presented, but what is happening inside the learner's head"
Wendover Productions | YouTube | 13th July 2021
"The Olympics are becoming less attractive for cities," partly because of the intensive economic investment they represent. 41,000 rooms must be booked, 5,000 cameras and microphones set up, and most strikingly, a town that can hold 16,000 people must be constructed (including a designated place of mourning!). A look at Tokyo's hosting 2020 of the Summer Games.
National Audubon Society | YouTube | 8th July 2021
The hawk is hunting, floating on the wind searching for small prey, its head perfectly still while its body stabilises around it. I could watch this clip on repeat for the rest of the day.
For most of us, knowledge of our world comes largely through sight, yet we look about with such unseeing eyes that we are partially blind. One way to open your eyes to unnoticed beauty is to ask yourself, ‘What if I had never seen this before? What if I knew I would never see it again?’ – Rachel Carson
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