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I Misunderstood the Greenhouse Effect. Here’s How It Works.

How does the greenhouse effect work? Greenhouse gases, such as carbon dioxide and methane, prevent infrared radiation from escaping to outer space. This warms the surface of earth. More greenhouse gas means more warming. Simple enough! Alas, if you look … Continue reading

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Neil deGrasse Tyson Explains Nothing

In this StarTalk video, we’re talking about nothing. Not in the Seinfeldian sense, but in the science sense. What is nothing? Neil explains how our usual definition of something being “nothing” is dictated by our senses. What if you wanted … Continue reading

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Black people look like everybody. #b1

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Food History: Ramen

The history of ramen features cameos from The Yakuza crime syndicate, the U.S. Army, and a businessman who turned a simple idea into a worldwide convenience food. Ramen is so much more than a cheap and filling meal. In this … Continue reading

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MinuteEarth Explains: Stuff That…Isn’t

[…] n this collection of classic MinuteEarth videos, we find out that lots of what we thought we knew about the world around us isn’t quite right. We originally created the videos in the “MinuteEarth Explains” series for another project. … Continue reading

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Genetic Selection is Happening Already. Here’s How it Works.

[…] Just what genes you pass on to your baby has so far been mostly up to chance, but this is no longer the case. We now have the possibility to choose what traits our children will inherit. In this … Continue reading

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Where do we go when the seas rise? – BBC World Service

After learning how long it will take the Earth’s ice sheets to melt in the previous episode, we continue our journey in Greenland. Listener Johan isn’t too optimistic about governments’ ability to curb greenhouse gas emissions and get a handle … Continue reading

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Re-imagining Animal Consciousness | Stephanie Theodorou | TEDxCapeMay

After receiving her PhD from Temple University in philosophy of religion, Stephanie Theodorou focused her attention to the study of consciousness and the role of symbolism in cognition. Her interest in animal consciousness evolved from her research in phenomenological accounts … Continue reading

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The hidden world of animal consciousness – with David Peña-Guzmán

Do animals dream? Join David Peña-Guzmán as he explores behavioural and neuroscientific research on animal sleep with philosophical theories of dreaming. Watch the Q&A here: https://youtu.be/LpI7zNHUFRQ David’s latest book ‘When animals dream: the hidden world of animal consciousness’ is available … Continue reading

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Holocaust Memorial Day – ‘Never forget what happened’

The 27th of January marks Holocaust Memorial Day which remembers the genocide of six million Jews during World War Two. Actress and Supporter of the Holocaust Memorial Day Trust, Dame Joanna Lumley delivers a message of solidarity from Central London … Continue reading

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