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BOTIR’S HAPPINESS (Cartoon)

The cartoon subtitles were made by a team led by Zumrad Shukurova, a senior lecturer (English) at the Uzbekistan State World Languages University.

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Why do we love? A philosophical inquiry

Skye C. Cleary Ah, romantic love; beautiful and intoxicating, heart-breaking and soul-crushing… often all at the same time! If romantic love has a purpose, neither science nor psychology has discovered it yet – but over the course of history, some

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Who am I? A philosophical inquiry

Amy Adkins Throughout the history of mankind, the subject of identity has sent poets to the blank page, philosophers to the agora and seekers to the oracles. These murky waters of abstract thinking are tricky to navigate, so it’s probably

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Questioning the universe

Stephen Hawking In keeping with the theme of TED2008, professor Stephen Hawking asks some Big Questions about our universe — How did the universe begin? How did life begin? Are we alone? — and discusses how we might go about

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ADVENTURES OF THE SMARTBOY

Adventures of the Smartboy. The cartoon subtitles were made by a team led by Zumrad Shukurova, a senior lecturer (English) at the Uzbekistan State World Languages University.

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Let’s use video to reinvent education

Salman Khan Salman Khan talks about how and why he created the remarkable Khan Academy, a carefully structured series of educational videos offering complete curricula in math and, now, other subjects. He shows the power of interactive exercises, and calls

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Why should you read “One Hundred Years of Solitude”?

Francisco Díez-Buzo Gabriel García Márquez’s novel “One Hundred Years of Solitude” brought Latin American literature to the forefront of the global imagination and earned García Márquez the 1982 Nobel Prize for Literature. What makes the novel so remarkable? Francisco Díez-Buzo

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Why should you read “Waiting for Godot”?

Iseult Gillespie Two men, Estragon and Vladimir, meet by a tree at dusk to wait for someone named “Godot.” So begins a vexing cycle where the two debate when Godot will come, why they’re waiting and whether they’re even at

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Why should you read “The Master and Margarita”?

Alex Gendler The Devil has come to town. But don’t worry– all he wants to do is stage a magic show. This absurd premise forms the central plot of Mikhail Bulgakov’s masterpiece, “The Master and Margarita.” Its blend of political

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