Category: education

Someone posted in FB this picture taken in Jaf…

Someone posted in FB this picture taken in Jaffa Flea Market’ parking lot. Masterly!

World Cup Fever: it’s coming home (with subtit…

World Cup Fever: it’s coming home (with subtitles /
captions)

Football song but the Lightning Seeds and Baddiel and
Skinner in 1996.

Three Lions on a Shirt: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RJqimlFcJsM

30 years of hurt = 1966 – 1996 (30 years) – 52 years now!

The three lions = the England football team

That tackle by Moore = Bobby Moore

When Lineker scored = Gary Lineker

Bobby belting the ball = Bobby Charlton

World Cup Fever: vocabulary for World Cup st…

World Cup Fever: vocabulary for World Cup stages

via: http://www.learnbritishenglish.co.uk/

Chris explains the first verse of ’God S…

Chris explains the first verse of ’God Save the Queen’.

God Save the Queen’ (standard version)
Performed at Harry and Meghan’s wedding: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lNZR2RFA2zM

God save our gracious Queen!
Long live our noble Queen!
God save the Queen!
Send her victorious,
Happy and glorious,
Long to reign over us:
God save the Queen!

Modern English Grammar: ‘this’ and…

Modern English Grammar: ‘this’ and ‘that’ (with captions)

https://youtu.be/2-tD-cAZtUs

World Cup idioms:

World Cup idioms:

http://www.learnbritishenglish.co.uk/learn-british-english-free-world-cup-idioms-visual/

Blockchain explained

Blockchain explained:

Blockchain rudimentals, cryptography and computer science aren’t needed in order to grasp the basic principles. A cool infographic. Below “the record”, “the block” and “the chain”:

Heatwave in the UK!

Heatwave in the UK!

New model predicts that we’re probably t…

New model predicts that we’re probably the only advanced civilization in the observable universe. Via Universe Today.

Well, playing with the Drake equation and the Fermi paradox is always fun and educative, as long as you assume that you are on a purely speculative ground. We actually don’t know, and the “probably” adverb in the title is central.

From the original paper’s abstract (Dissolving the Fermi ParadoxPDF):

[…] The expectation that the universe should be teeming with intelligent life is linked to models like the Drake equation, which suggest that even if the probability of intelligent life developing at a given site is small, the sheer multitude of possible sites should nonetheless yield a large number of potentially observable civilizations. We show that this conflict arises from the use of Drake-like equations, which implicitly assume certainty regarding highly uncertain parameters. We examine these parameters, incorporating models of chemical and genetic transitions on paths to the origin of life, and show that extant scientific knowledge corresponds to uncertainties that span multiple orders of magnitude. This makes a stark difference.

World Cup Fever: how to use ‘win&rsquo…

World Cup Fever: how to use ‘win’ and ‘beat’ CORRECTLY

via: http://www.learnbritishenglish.co.uk/