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    The Universe Within: From Quantum to Cosmos - Part 5

    All the technologies we use and depend on are the products of the amazing human mind. Our curiosity drives us to seek out the underlying laws of the universe, and the more we learn the better our lives become. But we're arriving at an impasse, says physicist Neil Turok: the more we learn, the more contradictory the laws seem to be. We need new ideas and new ways of thinking to go beyond the horizon.

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    Ideas - Climate HopeMar 16, 2015 | 54:00Ideas Climate Hope Audio
    Ideas Climate Hope Mar 16, 2015 | 54:00News about climate change is almost always alarming, depressing, or both. Tim Flannery is a mammalogist, paleontologist and novelist. He's also world authority on climate. Tim Flannery believes there is qualified hope that things will get better.
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    Ideas Crossing the Line Aug 4, 2015 | 53:59When does a joke go too far and actually cross 'the line'? And what defines the line: individual taste or social convention? Writer and performer Mark Leiren-Young delivers the 2014 Harvey Stevenson Southam Lecture at the University of Victoria.

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