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The Geography of Vegetables

The stunning conclusion to everyone’s favorite geography series. Follow me on twitter @theatlaspro […]

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The Viruses That Shaped Humanity

You might get the impression that all viruses are terrible, awful, no-good things that just wreak havoc on humanity. But, surprise: The truth is way more interesting! Hosted by: Hank Green […]

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The Viral Origins of the Placenta

During an ancient viral infection, a protein was embedded into the human genome, allowing the placenta to develop as it has. This animation was produced by Diana Gradinaru, supported by the Genetics Society in celebration of their 100th anniversary in … Continue reading

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Will COVID-19 vaccines cause fertility problems? Are SARS-CoV-2 Spike and Syncytin identical?

Kenneth Witwer addresses the idea that COVID-19 vaccines may cause fertility problems. Specifically, a recent proposal says that the the endogenous protein Syncytin-1 (important for successful pregnancy and reportedly loaded into EVs) is identical or nearly identical to the COVID-19 … Continue reading

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The world’s most dangerous fart – Nick Caruso and Dani Rabaiotti

Dive into the bowels of the animal kingdom to explore why animals fart, and find out which creature has the foulest flatulence. — For most humans, farts are a welcome relief, an embarrassing incident, or an opportunity for a gas-based … Continue reading

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Where will you be able to live in 20 years? – Carol Farbotko and Ingrid Boas

Explore how coastal communities are impacted by climate change and how they’re adapting to rising sea levels and extreme weather. — Humanity has always adapted to changing weather and moved to regions that best support cultural lifestyles and livelihoods. However, … Continue reading

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The Complicated Lives of Mountains | Compilation

It’s easy to discount the history and evolution of mountains on our jagged world, but they really hold an immense amount of information about history within them. From mountain ranges in space, to why Earth isn’t a waterworld, here are … Continue reading

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There’s a Lever in Your Ear and It Does Something Amazing

[…] Impedance mismatch is when there’s a difference in acoustic impedance between two mediums. When this happens sound is reflected at the boundary. There’s a mismatch between air and the water in your inner ear. If it wasn’t for a … Continue reading

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The nightmare future humanity avoided

The Montreal Protocol was designed to save the ozone layer, but it may have ended up saving the planet. Learn more about how the atmosphere absorbs radiation with Brilliant! https://www.brilliant.org/simonclark A new paper this year examined the “world avoided” via … Continue reading

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When did light skin appear in modern humans?

[…] Sources: https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-… https://centerforhealthprogress.org/b… https://www.science.org/content/artic… https://www.independent.co.uk/news/sc… https://www.livescience.com/42838-eur… […]

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