The Map of Chemistry: New Animation Summarizes the Entire Field of Chemistry in 12 Minutes.

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Philosophers, technologists, and futurists spend a good deal of time obsessing about the nature of reality.

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All 886 episodes of Mister Roger’s Neighborhood Streaming Online (for a Limited Time)

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It’s a beautiful day in the neighborhood, kids. On Monday, at noon California time, Twitch will start a marathon airing of Mister Roger’s Neighborhood, streaming all 886 episodes of the classic children’s TV show. If you have 17 free days, you can watch the marathon from start to finish.

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Read Vladimir Mayakovsky’s Children’s Book Whom Should I Be?: A Classic from the “Golden Age” in Soviet Children’s Literature

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In the first decade or so of the Soviet Union’s existence, “avant-garde experimenters emerged from obscurity to benefit from actual state sponsorship,” writes Harvard professor of Russian Literature Ainsley Morse. Their  “aesthetic radicalism jibed nicely with political turmoil.

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Oscar-Winning Actress Viola Davis Reads the Children’s Story, Rent Party Jazz, for Jazz Appreciation Month

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FYI: In honor of Jazz Appreciation Month, Viola Davis treats us to a reading of Rent Party Jazz, a children’s book written by William Miller and illustrated by Charlotte Riley-Webb. Here’s a quick synopsis of the story:
This story is set in New Orleans in the 1930s. Sonny and his mother are scraping by to pay their rent.

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For Sale: The Building Blocks of Albert Einstein’s Creative Mind

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Calling all parents with a hedge fund–or big trust fund. If you really love your kids (wink), you can let them play with the building blocks that once belonged to young Albert Einstein.

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Pixar & Khan Academy Offer a Free Online Course on Storytelling

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It doesn’t take much to spark a good story.

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Listen to a Marathon Reading of Elie Wiesel’s Night

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A couple of weeks ago on January 27, International Holocaust Remembrance Day, a diverse group gathered for a marathon reading of Night, Nobel Prize winner, Elie Wiesel’s memoir of his youthful experiences as a prisoner in Auschwitz and Buchenwald.

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Why We Love Vivaldi’s “Four Seasons”: An Animated Music Lesson

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Remember listening to Peter and the Wolf as a child, how the narrator would explain that certain instruments correspond to particular characters:  the duck – an oboe, the wolf – three horns, and so on?
In the above TED-Ed lesson (memorably animated by Compote Collective), music historian Betsy Schwarm fulfills much the same role f

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Benedict Cumberbatch Reads Albert Camus’ Touching Thank You Letter to His Elementary School Teacher

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It’s never too late to thank the teacher who changed your life.
Oprah Winfrey fell to pieces when she was reunited on air with Mrs. Duncan, her fourth grade teacher, her “first liberator” and “validator.

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Meditation is Replacing Detention in Baltimore’s Public Schools, and the Students Are Thriving

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By now, most people are familiar with the term “school-to-prison pipeline,” the description of a system that funnels troubled students through disciplinary program after program.

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