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Why do some people struggle more than others to keep off the pounds? Social psychologist Emily Balcetis shows research that addresses one of the many factors: our vision.
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60% of people with dementia wander off, an issue that can prove hugely stressful for both patients and caregivers. In this charming talk, hear how teen inventor Kenneth Shinozuka came up with a novel solution to help his night-wandering grandfather and the aunt who looks after him ... and how he hopes to help others with Alzheimer's.
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Biochemist Gregory Petsko makes a convincing argument that, in the next 50 years, we'll see an epidemic of neurological diseases, such as Alzheimer's, as the world population ages. His solution: more research into the brain and its functions.
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When faced with a parent suffering from Alzheimer's, most of us respond with denial ("It won't happen to me") or extreme efforts at prevention. But global health expert and TED Fellow Alanna Shaikh sees it differently.
Built as massive tombs on the orders of the pharaohs, they were constructed by teams of workers tens-of-thousands strong.
Best time to visit Egypt
You could choose any dates between October to April as that is when temperatures are pleasant. Note December and January are peak tourist season, and iconic sights like the Pyramids of Giza, the Temples of Luxor and Abu Simbel will definitely be crowded.
Nearest international airport to Pyramids of Giza would be Cairo International airport at a distance of about 25 kms.
The Great Barrier Reef a fascinating home to hundreds of types of coral, again 00's of islands, some endangered species of marine life that stretches so far that one can see it from outer space.
Best time to visit Great Barrier Reef, Australia
The best time to visit the Great Barrier Reef is from June to October as rainfall is rare thus offering clear waters for diving expeditions.
Nearest International Airport to Great Barrier Reef, Australia is Cairns International. Note there are no direct flights to Great Barrier Reef.
Japan.travel: A short ferry ride from Hiroshima will bring you to Itsukushima Shinto Shrine—a collection of sacred buildings standing on stilts and drawing crowds who flock to see the iconic floating gate.
The temples at Abu Simbel may seem like a movie set as the the route to the temples is nothing short of a scene straight out of a thriller - you are a part of a three hour convoy out of Aswan between the hours of 3am and 11am literally with with AK-47 wielding guards.
The Great Wall of China totaling more than 13,000 miles in length and is said to be the most recognizable symbol of China and its vivid history. Originally built as a means of preventing incursions from barbarian nomads by Emperor Qin Shi Huang in the third century B.C. - its best preserved sections have been built in the 14 to centuries A.D., during the Ming dynasty.
The ancient engineering feats at Giza were so impressive that even today scientists can't be sure how the pyramids were built. Yet they have learned much about the people who built them and the political power necessary to make it happen.
Across centuries the monuments of the Athenian Acropolis have been revered as place of extraordinary skill and beauty along with being potent symbols of religion and national identity. And rebuilding this one seems to be a challenge of humongous proportions as it’s much easier to build a new than than to rebuild an ancient one.
Just a few reasons to go there - 16 natural lakes + breathtaking views at every turn no matter which season you land up in + turquoise waters you need to see in person and every nook and corner says it deserves to be a UNESCO heritage site...
Walking through the Vatican is a lesson on history of art across centuries - where popes, cardinals, and the religious orders helped realize dozens of masterpieces. Romans in ancient times called this modest eminence the Mons Vaticanus, that is a reference to the poets and seers, or vates, who dwelled there. It does leave you with a profound impression of the skill and passion of the artists be it Leonardo da Vinci, Michelangelo, Raphael, and Titian...