• The Science Behind Climate Change (Documentary)
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    The Science Behind Climate Change (Documentary)

    What is global warming? How did it start? How will it continue? What will happen to humanity? Will one day we’ll be gone due to our own ignorance? Global Warming is the continuing rise in the average temperature of Earth’s climate system Through the sudden use of factories, gas consuming cars and and other ambitions from fossil fuels the Earth’s temperature has rapidly increased since the beginning of the industrial age Global warming is a natural event but is being majorly contributed to by humans today, the quality of the atmosphere has been irreversibly depleted over time and if nothing is done about it, the Earth will ultimately swelter Americans…

  • 16th Century exercises in a modern environment
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    16th Century exercises in a modern environment

    Hi, I’m Dr. Joan Fitzpatrick. I’m the senior lecturer in English here at Loughborough University and today we’re at the Holywell Fitness Centre to show you some sixteenth-century exercises from Thomas Elyot’s Castle of Health. The first exercise was delving especially in tough or heavy clay soil and by delving he meant digging. Other exercises include bearing or sustaining of heavy burdens. In essence carrying something heavy, climbing or walking against a steep upright hill, holding a rope and climbing up there by, hanging by the hands when anything above a man’s reach that his feet touch not the ground. Another strong or violent exercise was wrestling and this was…

  • You Have More Bones Than You Think
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    You Have More Bones Than You Think

    Hi, this is David from MinuteEarth – and I’ve got a bone to pick with anatomy textbooks. Almost all of them say that you have exactly 206 bones in your body: 28 in your skull, 64 in your arms, 52 in your trunk, and 62 in your legs. But those textbooks are way too sure of themselves. That’s not just because there are plenty of people born without legs or with extra fingers or whatever; it’s also that these books fail to account for the “cartilage-to-bone spectrum”. Our entire skeletons start out as cartilage. As we grow, some of that cartilage gets surrounded by special cells that lay down a…

  • Evelyn Gaiser (UGA Ecology in the 90s)
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    Evelyn Gaiser (UGA Ecology in the 90s)

    Well, I just couldn’t be more thrilled to be here and I am just mystified that I’m up here talking to all of you. It just doesn’t seem like it could have been 25 years ago that’s coming through here. I’m talking about the decade of the 90s. It just feels amazing and I’m just really grateful and honored to be here. The title of my talk is “Cooperation during booms and busts.” And that part of it, I was inspired by having my first day at the Institute, walking into the building and seeing the bust of Gene Odum and going ‘oh my gosh that’s so cool!’ Now, this…

  • What If Earth’s Age Was Just 1 Day
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    What If Earth’s Age Was Just 1 Day

    Okay — Wakey wakey, Bright Sider! We have a long day ahead of us. My name’s Flash, and I’m about to take you on a quick 24-hour trip through the history of our planet. That’s right – 4.5 billion years in just 1 day! Here we go… At around 12:00am, the young Earth collides with another planet called Theia. Will you look at that – the moon is born! You might be wondering why this compass is going berzerk. Well, in real time, the magnetic poles switch places every 250,000 years. (Yep, North becomes South, and South is the new North – magnetically, at least!) But right now, on this…

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    ‘Dark Waters’ Mark Ruffalo & Todd Haynes on Corporate Deregulation & Knowing Pollution | In Studio

    – Hi I’m Todd Haynes. – Hi, I’m Mark Ruffalo and you are in studio with Hollywood Reporter. (upbeat music) – Okay so it takes a while for a movie to get made, but isn’t it weird serendipity that you are about to release a movie about a whistle blower around the time when the president is tweeting, “Who is the whistleblower?” – Yes, that is strange. – Yes. (laughter) – Sometimes a movie lands in the world right at the moment that it, we’re having a particular conversation that’s appropriate to that movie. And it feels like this is one of those times. – There’s an urgency to a…

  • Boston Harbor: 50 Years of Transformation
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    Boston Harbor: 50 Years of Transformation

    In the past half century, Boston Harbor has undergone a dramatic transformation. Stark footage captured in 1969 by Larry Rosenblum and Derek Lamb, two urban planning students at MIT, showed polluted waters, islands strewn with trash, and a network of abandoned infrastructure on our waterfront. Despite their condition at the time, the Islands and the waterfront had possibilities for the future through the work of countless advocates, civic leaders, public agencies, and businesses. Boston is a city transformed— Reoriented towards its waterfront, clean harbor and the Boston Harbor Islands National and State Park. The Boston Harbor cleanup would not have been possible without a 4.5 billion dollar investment in new…

  • Traveling Balochistan Pakistan N50 2019
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    Traveling Balochistan Pakistan N50 2019

    I’m traveling in the northeast part of the Pakistani Province Balochistan A road trip between Dhana Sar and Zhob I’m on D I Khan – Quetta Highway N50 I’m going to Iran by Road. The Road was closed for six hours Due to Due to an Accident. Now, Early Morning Light is not Good but feeling Hungry. Balochistan is the largest province of Pakistan by area but is the least populated. It is constituting 44% of Pakistan’s area. Its population is about 13 Million. 5% of Pakistan’s total population. 20 persons per sq km. Mostly Baloch belongs to Sunni Islam. Balochi, Urdu, Pashto & Brauhawi are main languages Balochistan is…

  • NASA’s Earth Minute: Why Does NASA Study Earth?
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    NASA’s Earth Minute: Why Does NASA Study Earth?

    When you think of NASA, you probably think of astronauts, satellites, Mars rovers, and telescopes that study distant planets and far off galaxies. So why does NASA, as a space agency, study Earth? Because it’s a planet too. And there are a lot of advantages to monitoring the only home we currently have… … from space. Just three years after the space age began, NASA launched the first satellite to monitor Earth’s weather. It was the beginning of a revolution in weather forecasting and laid the foundation for the global study of Earth. Today, NASA’s fleet of Earth-observing satellites is essential to helping us understand how our planet works. We’re…

  • Earth and the Early Atmosphere | Big History Project
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    Earth and the Early Atmosphere | Big History Project

    NARRATOR: When the Earth first formed, the solar system was a violent place. Giant hunks of rock, metal and ice slammed into the Earth’s surface. As material collided and fused, there is intense heat and pressure. Matter vaporized on impact leaving puddles of magma. Many of the collisions released water vapor and other gases, which gradually formed a blanket of steam around the early Earth. This thickened over time becoming the first atmosphere. Some of the lighter gases like hydrogen leaked into space, but the denser steam collected and had a greenhouse effect insulating, heating and melting the surface of the planet. Over time, the Earth, in a process called…