France’s Hollande visits library housing torched manuscripts in Timbuktu
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Study published in The Journal of Sex Research
Published on Nov 30, 2012 by RTAmerica
According to a recent study, adult film actresses are happier, spiritually healthier and have higher self-esteem than other women. This is contrary to the belief that most of the women who have chosen the career path are drug attics and compelled to the industry due to a history of sexual abuse. Chanel Preston, adult film actress, joins us for more on the study.
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Nov. 1, 2011 – Nearly 150 years ago Charles Darwin used photographs to study how humans use their expressions to show emotion. Now scientists at Cambridge University are using videos, and the power of the internet, to update his experiments. They believe the results could help them develop emotionally-aware computers capable of understanding their users’ emotions. Stuart McDill reports.
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In “A History of the World in 100 Objects,” British Museum director Neil MacGregor recounts the history of civilization, told through 100 treasures from the museum. Jeffrey Brown and MacGregor discuss his book.
Researchers conducting the Friendster excavation say the site has been deserted since the year 2005 A.D.
Louis Theroux’s follow-up film to his 2007 original expose of the Westboro Baptist Church; “The most hated family in America”.
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Season 4 – It’s All Connected
Season 5 – The Last Word
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Also a justification for showing multimedia in the classroom.
Host Ira Glass reveals that he didn’t initially believe anything could be gained by bringing “This American Life” to television. It wasn’t until he started to see early location footage that he realized something: actually seeing the people interviewed added an entirely new emotional dynamic that radio couldn’t achieve on its own.