Posts Tagged ‘videos’

Animals In Your DNA

July 27, 2021

We humans share DNA with many animals stretching back four billion years through the evolutionary web of life. A Domain of Science video by Dominic Walliman.

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Window Seat on a Model Train

July 26, 2021

Jason Shron built a replica of a passenger train car in his basement, and found a way to simulate a train ride by strapping a tiny video camera to his model railway.”

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“A Tiny Video Camera Lets This Train Enthusiast Ride Along on His Incredibly Detailed Model Railroad,” Andrew Liszewski, Gizmodo

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While My Guitar Gently Weeps

July 24, 2021

“While My Guitar Gently Weeps,” written by George Harrison, performed by Tom Petty, Steve Winwood, Jeff Lynne, Prince, et al., at the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, 2004, re-edited by director Joel Gallen to focus on Prince’s astounding guitar solo.

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“Director’s cut of Prince blowing minds on ‘While My Guitar Gently Weeps’ now has more Prince,” Randall Roberts, Los Angeles Times

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Gender Identity and Pronouns

July 21, 2021

You’re seeing people list their preferred personal pronouns on their profiles and email signitures these days. Why? A video from the Pride Centre of Edmonton.

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The Bookshop

July 16, 2021

“The Bookshop,” a 1967 sketch featuring John Cleese and Marty Feldman from At Last the 1948 Show.The show got its title as a joke on how long it took BBC TV commissioners to nake programming decisions.

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Pizzly Bears

July 13, 2021

As their ice sheet hunting grounds melt due to global warming, polar bears are moving inland, and mating with the grizzly bears that live there.

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“Polar Bear-Grizzly Hybrids, Aka Pizzly Bears, May Be Growing More Common Due to Climate Crisis,” Alyse Stanley, Earther

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Bladeless Wind Turbines

July 9, 2021

Bladeless wind turbines are quiet, and no threat to birds. They wiggle, though.

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“Good vibrations: bladeless turbines could bring wind power to your home,” Jillian Ambrose, The Guardian

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Extreme Lion Dancing

July 6, 2021

At Malaysia’s Genting World Lion Dance Championship, traditional lion dancing has become an exteme sport.

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“Malaysia Has Turned Lion Dancing Into a Gravity-Defying Extreme Sport,” Marina Wang, Atlas Obscura

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Global Warming Was Explained in 1856. By a Woman

July 5, 2021

Eunice Foote, a pioneer in the field of climate change, wrote about the heat-trapping effects of CO2 in 1856. She was ignored by history, perhaps because she also wrote about womens rights. A BBC video, animated by Peter Caires.

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This Land Is Your Land

July 4, 2021

“This Land Is Your Land,” written by Woody Guthrie in 1940, as interpreted by Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings. Listen closely; this version restores the song’s original verses about “great big walls” and urban poverty. It was meant to be a protest song.

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“The Story Of Woody Guthrie’s ‘This Land Is Your Land,’” Nick Spitzer, NPR

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