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    Painting with words: the art of storytelling
    Storytelling – in particular oral storytelling to a live audience – is the most powerful may we have of communicating ideas or feelings to other humans. Not only for getting our children to sleep, but also for business, the Arts, politics, and for keeping the social world turning.
  • Life in the fast lane: the one-year MBA
    Life in the fast lane: the one-year MBA

    If business can be defined as a language, your fluency in it defines your level in the global hierarchy of commercial activity.

  • The Course Awakens: Philosophy in Star Wars
    The Course Awakens: Philosophy in Star Wars

    For fans of Star Wars, the attraction is not only the technology and special effects but the epic drama of the characters, the forces acting upon them and the choices they must make.

  • The new Saudi vision for self-reliance
    The new Saudi vision for self-reliance

    Global oil prices reached a historic peak in May 2008 at $143.91 a barrel. By January 2009 the price had plunged to $48.37.

  • The right angle on Common Core Geometry
    The right angle on Common Core Geometry

    Sometimes at school students miss something important due to absence, inattention, teacher sickness or sporting commitments.

  • Duolingo launches Klingon course
    Duolingo launches Klingon course

    If you are visiting a foreign country, you might take along a pocket guide to the language to help you order things in restaurants or explain to the local police what the person who sna

  • God Mode: become a VR games dev
    God Mode: become a VR games dev

    Have you seen Ready Player One? In a not-too-distant future, the film depicts humanity spending most of its time in a virtual world called the Oasis.

  • What makes people happy?
    What makes people happy?
    In 2014 The University of Berkeley launched a MOOC called The Science of Happiness. It is still going strong in 2016 because people are, well, happy with it.
  • How to estimate anything
    How to estimate anything
    How would you respond to the job interview question ‘How many electric kettles are there in New York State?’ It is beneficial to be able to make a procedurally-based, well-informed guess that shows you have the smarts to arrive at a logical approximation.

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  • Learn to create electronic soundscapes
    Learn to create electronic soundscapes
    Synthesizers have come a long way since the Moog and the Fairlight in the 1960s and 1970s. Synth sounds are so commonplace now that to create new sounds, you need to know a few things about how they work, and learn a bunch of software, to see how you can push the envelope.

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