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Babbel’s Didactics team knows that language-learning is more than drilling vocab and grammar. It’s a swirl of elements, in which motivating factors do battle with challenges and discouragement — many of them having very little to do lessons or exercises. To better understand it all, and better tailor Babbel’s methodology to the details of the […]
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St. Patrick’s Day is here again! Taking place each year on March 17th, people celebrate this day to commemorate the death of St. Patrick, the patron saint of Ireland. What started as a religious feast day in the 17th century has evolved into loads of festivals across the world celebrating Irish culture. It’s now all
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Happy International Women’s Day! Today is all about celebrating the social, economic and political achievements of women around the world. It’s also about showing love for the women in your life! Last year we shared some history and traditions of this day. This year we want to bring your attention to the linguistic achievements of
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How can women who want to embark on the exciting journey of setting up and developing their own business fulfil their dream? Successful entrepreneur Sandy Leong explains how you can get a running start in her (free!) e-book 'Women's Business'.
"Hold your breath," says inventor Tom Zimmerman. "This is the world without plankton." These tiny organisms produce two-thirds of our planet's oxygen -- without them, life as we know it wouldn't exist. In this talk and tech demo, Zimmerman and cell engineer Simone Bianco hook up a 3D microscope to a drop of water and take you scuba diving with plankton. Learn more about these mesmerizing creatures and get inspired to protect them against ongoing threats from climate change.
Things are pretty shocking out there right now -- record-breaking storms, deadly terror attacks, thousands of migrants disappearing beneath the waves and openly supremacist movements rising. Are we responding with the urgency that these overlapping crises demand from us? Journalist and activist Naomi Klein studies how governments use large-scale shocks to push societies backward. She shares a few propositions from "The Leap" -- a manifesto she wrote alongside indigenous elders, climate change activists, union leaders and others from different backgrounds -- which envisions a world after we've already made the transition to a clean economy and a much fairer society. "The shocking events that fill us with dread today can transform us, and they can transform the world for the better," Klein says. "But first we need to picture the world that we're fighting for. And we have to dream it up together."
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Keeping data and applications safe in the cloud is one the most visible challenges facing cloud teams in 2018. Cloud storage services where data resides are frequently a target for hackers, not because the services are inherently weak, but because they are often improperly configured. Encryption—to protect data at rest and in-flight—should be an organization’s number-one priority when using any storage service. On AWS, its Elastic Block Store (EBS) service provides persistent block-level storage volumes for Amazon EC2 instances. EBS volumes can be attached to your instances and primarily used for data that is rapidly changing or that requires specific input/output operations per second, (IOPS). Because they provide persistent level storage to your instances, EBS volumes are ideally suited for retaining important data and can be used to store personally identifiable information (PII). In any environment where this is the case, it's essential that data on the volume is encrypted to protect it from malicious activity. AWS makes encryption easy. In this post, we’ll step through three processes using AWS Elastic Block Store to help you make sure that your encryption is configured correctly.
No one thinks twice about a woman wearing blue jeans in New York City -- but when Nobel laureate Malala wears them, it's a political act. Around the globe, individuality can be a crime, and clothing can be a form of protest. In a talk about the power of what we wear, Kaustav Dey examines how fashion gives us a nonverbal language of dissent and encourages us to embrace our authentic selves.
Experimental psychologist Petter Johansson researches choice blindness -- a phenomenon where we convince ourselves that we're getting what we want, even when we're not. In an eye-opening talk, he shares experiments (designed in collaboration with magicians!) that aim to answer the question: Why do we do what we do? The findings have big implications for the nature of self-knowledge and how we react in the face of manipulation. You may not know yourself as well as you think you do.
Over the last six years, Coursera has become a destination for 31 million registered learners all over the world to learn from the world’s top universities and industry leaders. In addition to 2,600 courses and 236 Specializations, Coursera and our partners are working together to build more valuable credentials, including becoming a premier destination […]
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People need access to high quality learning more than ever. Degrees are no exception. That’s why we’re working with our university partners to build a new kind of degree experience. Today, we are excited to announce the development of six new degrees: a Master of Computer Science from Arizona State University, a Global Master of […]
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March 5, 2018 — Today at TEDxBrussels, an independently organized TEDx event, speaker and performance artist Deborah De Robertis was forcibly removed from the stage by one of the event’s organizers, who objected to the talk’s content. We have reviewed the situation and spoken with the organizer. While we know there are moments when it is […]
The future of work and the future of learning are converging. The rapid pace at which the world is changing due to globalization and technological advancements is changing the way customers behave, the way competitors compete for those customers and the way businesses operate. The nature of jobs is changing and the skills needed to […]
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