How can humans be so compassionate and altruistic -- and also so brutal and violent? To understand why we do what we do, neuroscientist Robert Sapolsky looks at extreme context, examining actions on timescales from seconds to millions of years before they occurred.
Redefining fine cuisine using only indigenous (Native American) ingredients.
Watching a video of a harmful or violent act being committed can provide useful evidence of the circumstances surrounding the action. But new research shows that watching that same video in slow motion can often cause viewers to see something that may not be there: intentionality.
Is chemical pollution poisoning brain development and reversing evolution's most outstanding achievement: the human brain?
The reason we misjudge photos is that the limited information contained in a photo puts us in an abstract mindset. We then draw on our past experience and expectations to fill in the blanks. A video, on the other hand, contains dynamic details that capture our attention and quickly reveal volumes about a person's personality—even if the clip is just a few seconds long.
A brief meeting with Richard Stallman, leader of the free software movement. English audio with French subtitles.
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This is a bash script meant to create video contact sheets (previews) of videos. Any video supported by mplayer and ffmpeg can be used.