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  • The Math of Living Things

    Exploring the intersection of physical and biological laws.

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  • A Gallery of 1,800 Gigapixel Images of Classic Paintings

    See Vermeer’s Girl with the Pearl Earring, Van Gogh’s Starry Night & Other Masterpieces in Close Detail

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  • Histomap: Visualizing the 4,000 Year History of Global Power

    A graphical timeline showing the history of the entire world over a 4,000 year time period which maps the ebb and flow of global power going all the way back to 2,000 B.C. on one coherent timeline.

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  • The Making of a Violin from Start to Finish: Watch a French Luthier Practice a Time-Honored Craft

    Two families have been credited with making the greatest violins of the classical period: the Stradivari and the Guarneri. The first luthiers with those names were trained in the workshops of the Amati family, whose patriarch, Andrea, founded a legacy in Cremona in the mid 1500s when he gave the violin the form we know today, inventing f-holes and perfecting the general shape and size of the instrument and others in its family.

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  • Thirty years of hurt, never stopped me dreaming – speech by Andy Haldane

    On his last day as our Chief Economist, Andy Haldane shares his experience of working at the Bank of England for over 30 years.  He covers inflation, the stability of the UK’s financial system, and how we communicate with the public.

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  • Climate Risk and the Fed: Preparing for an Uncertain Certainty

    Speech given by Mary C. Daly, President and CEO, Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco, at the Peterson Institute for International Economics Virtual Webinar

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  • From Recovery to Expansion

    An address delivered by Philip Lowe, Governor of the Reserve Bank of Australia​, at the Australian Farm Institute Conference in Toowoomba.

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  • Cultivated meat: Out of the lab, into the frying pan

    Making cultivated meat a $25 billion global industry by 2030 presents opportunities within and beyond today’s food industry.

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  • A History of Punk from 1976-78: A Free Online Course from the University of Reading

    From Matthew Worley, professor of modern history at the University of Reading, comes the free online course Anarchy in the UK: A History of Punk from 1976-78. Worley is also the author of the book, No Future: Punk, Politics and British Youth Culture.

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  • Download Great Works of Art from 40+ Museums Worldwide: Explore Artvee, the New Art Search Engine

    Artvee, a new search engine for downloadable high-resolution, public domain artworks has made collections accessible from the Smithsonian’s impressive online collections as well as collections of more than 40 other international institutions, from the New York Public Library and the Art Institute of Chicago to the Rijksmuseum and Paris Musées, many of which had little or no online presence back in the early 1990s.

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