Think you’re too old to start learning Spanish? Don’t think you have a “language brain”? Think again! You may not have had the right method of instruction. Rote memorization and practice, practice, practice works for some, but not everyone learns that way. […]
Learn core elements of birding and methods for observing birds in the field. Open the door to an endlessly rewarding pursuit, and a lifetime of enjoyment. Begin by discovering six categories of bird behavior, that provide vital information for identification and learn how individual species are distinguished by typical or unique behavioral traits. […]
In this full lecture you will explore French manners and culture, and use a beginner’s understanding to build on simple phrases in French. Then reflect on several “word families” that will help you build your vocabulary and make connections across the language. Along the way, you’ll also pick up a few common verb forms, adjectives, and adverbs. […]
In this full lecture, you’ll hear the 1697 Charles Perrault version of “Sleeping Beauty”, as read by Professor Hannah Harvey. Explore the differences between this version and the version that was popularized by The Brothers Grimm. […]
During and just after World War II, the quest for ever faster fighter planes reached an apparent natural barrier—the speed of sound. Yet, on approaching this limit, aircraft became unstable and uncontrollable. In this full lecture, discover how a new approach to aircraft design solved the problem of compressibility and shock waves in this transonic region, paving the way for supersonic flight and paved the way to breaking the sound barrier. […]
If most of us think of humanity as good, fair, and peace-loving, then why is there so much conflict and prejudice out there? Tapping into a series of intriguing studies and experiments, Professor Leary reveals the roots of our behavioral tendency to view the world in an “Us versus Them” context.