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When Elephants Got Weird

This extinct elephant relative had the entire garden shed on its face. This is the Platybelodon. [..]

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Do We Really Live Under Capitalism?

ne of the most common objections to critiques of capitalism is “we don’t have real capitalism, we have corporatism” or “crony capitalism” or even “techno-feudalism.” These claims are often well-intentioned, but they miss the point. Let’s talk about capitalism, corporatism, … Continue reading

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How Rutherford Found the Age of the Earth with Alexis Dahl : A Bit of Historical Context

Alexis Dahl is a science communicator on a quest to understand and marvel at the world outside her door. Kathy will delve into the intersection of geology, theology, physics, and radioactivity in this fascinating story of how we learned how … Continue reading

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Quaternions are Amazing and so is William Rowan Hamilton!

Quaternions are amazing, they made modern vector mathematics. But how were they created and how do they work? In order to explain all that I am providing both a fun biography of Hamilton AND a biography of quaternions and the … Continue reading

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A Guide to Propaganda

I first interacted with Edward Bernays through Noam Chomsky’s many works on manufacturing consent. Written in 1928, Edward Bernays’ seminal work Propaganda explains his craft of influencing and manipulating public opinion. Whether it’s influencing the masses on whether they should … Continue reading

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What is the Black population in Brazil?

From samba to music and religion, African culture is everywhere in Brazil. The cultural heritage stems from the estimated millions of people who were brought to the country over a 300-year period, at least four times as many as to … 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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The Secret History of Pasta

This fun, animated video follows the history of pasta from 5th century Sicily to the present day. Animation: Fly Machine Picture Co.

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Have We Really Found The Theory Of Everything?

[..] Written by Joseph Conlon Professor of Theoretical Physics, University of Oxford Author, Why String Theory? https://www.amazon.com/Why-String-The… Edited and Narrated by David Kelly Thumbnail Art by Ettore Mazza Animations by Jero Squartini https://fiverr.com/freelancers/jerosq Huge thanks to Jeff Bryant for his … Continue reading

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