Archive for the ‘videos’ Category

Jakarta is sinking

May 17, 2021

Jakarta, Indonesia, is sinking. While the coastal city is prone to flooding due to sea level rise, the land is subsiding as much as 25 cm (9.8 inches) a year as residents extract water from underground. A Vox video.

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“Indonesia’s capital city isn’t the only one sinking,” Leah Asmelash, CNN

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Napoleon’s Hand

May 14, 2021

Why is Napoleon Bonaparte‘s hand always inside his shirt? Coleman Lowndes explains. A Vox video.

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The Toymaker

May 13, 2021

Eddy Goldfarb has created over 800 toys and novelties, including such classics as the chattering teeth, Vac-U-Form, and Kerplunk! A short film directed by Lyn Goldfarb. See more at EddysWorld.net

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Teaching Singers In Metal Bands How To Scream

May 12, 2021

Voice coach Melissa Cross works with metal bands so their screaming singers don’t damage their vocal cords.

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“Where Did the Metal Scream Come From? And How Do Metal Vocalists Avoid Destroying Their Vocal Cords?” Josh Jones, Open Culture

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Big Highways Make Traffic Worse

May 11, 2021

Expanding highways doesn’t do what you think it does. A Vox video.

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“What’s Up With That: Building Bigger Roads Actually Makes Traffic Worse,” Adam Mann, Wired

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Vaccinating Seasame Street

May 7, 2021

Seasame Street feels hopeful about vaccinations.

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“Sesame Workshop, the Ad Council, COVID Collaborative and CDC Launch New PSAs About COVID-19 Vaccines,” press release

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Cicadas

May 7, 2021

Brood X is back! Big, red-eyed bugs will keep DC and 15 states awake for two weeks. A video by Samuel Orr with music by Dexter Britain.

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Solar Panels In Space

May 6, 2021

“Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-Ga.) was widely mocked and criticized for having suggested Jewish-run space lasers might be responsible for California’s wildfires. But it turns out the technology she flagged — orbiting panels that beam solar energy to Earth — does exist, at least in prototype form, CNN reports. Only instead of the Rothschilds, the Pentagon controls the technology, and instead of destroying California’s forests and homes, Photovoltaic Radiofrequency Antenna Modules (PRAMs) could provide emergency power during natural disasters.”

— “U.S. scientists have shown it’s plausible to power the Earth from solar panels in space,” Peter Weber, The Week

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Recycling Arcade

May 5, 2021

Want to encourage recycling? Make it fun.

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A 3-Minute History of Hip-Hop

May 3, 2021

“The Birth of Hip-Hip,” narrated by Dr. Henry Louis Gates, from Black History in 2 Minutes (Or So).

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