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Bill Nye: Past and Future

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An End to Procrastination | Archana Murthy | TEDxMarcusHighSchool

Humans are all united by a force greater than joy, sorrow, and love... procrastination. Contrary to the humorous picture our popular culture paints, avoidance of work is a serious issue. Surveys suggest that 85-95% of students encounter problems directly related to procrastination. As a teenager, all-too-familiar with this torrid cycle of stress, anxiety, and depression, Archana Murthy presents an insightful cure to one of society’s greatest ills. Through personal reflection, Archana suggests that the cure to procrastination is a springboard for a greater journey that is better navigated with others.

Archana Murthy is a student of Marcus High School but also of life. She learns Indian classical music and dance but loves any and all art. She believes that art, science, and spirituality are often interchangeable. This is her first TEDx talk.


This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at
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Class 12 | Biology | Evolution | Origin of Life

Class 12 | Biology | Evolution | Origin of Life

In this module, you will learn about the origin of life.

Looking at the pictures of these extinct prehistoric animals, it is difficult to believe that they had once walked on our planet.

In fact, the earth and its numerous life forms were originally different. To understand the changes in life forms on earth over millions of years, we need to know how life originated.

The origin of life forms or biodiversity is interlinked with the evolution of the earth, which is again closely associated with the evolution of the universe.
The universe is vast, comprises many galaxies and is almost twenty billion years old.

The Big Bang Theory attempts to explain the origin of the universe. According to this theory, a singular huge explosion caused the infinitesimally small, hot and dense universe to expand, which resulted in the lowering of temperatures. It even states that the universe continues to expand even today.

After the passage of time, gases such as hydrogen and helium got formed. They condensed due to gravitation and gave rise to different galaxies in the universe.

One of the galaxies known to us is the Milky Way, which contains the solar system and the earth is one of the planets in this system.

At the time of its formation, there was no atmosphere on the earth. Its surface was covered by water vapor, methane, carbon dioxide and ammonia released from the molten mass.

Gradually, the ultraviolet rays of the sun broke up the water, which was in the vapor state, into hydrogen and oxygen.

Hydrogen is a lighter gas than oxygen, escaped.

Thereafter, oxygen combined with ammonia and methane, which led to the formation of water, carbon dioxide, and other gases.

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