Posts Tagged ‘videos’

The Art of War In 5 Minutes

May 20, 2022

Chinese General Sun Tzu wrote The Art of War in the Fifth Century BC. It has influenced warfare across the globe for centuries. A Life Guide video.

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99% of ocean plastic pollution is ‘missing’

May 10, 2022

Scientists have been trying to account for the 8 million metric tons of plastic dumped in the ocean each year assumed that alot was floating out to large garbage patches Recent measurements of trash in the patches fell far short. So where is it? A Vox video.

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The Holodomor

May 9, 2022

Ukraine is called the Breadbasket of Europe, but in the 1930s, Joseph Stalin engineered a famine that killed at least 4 million Ukrainians. The event is called the Holodomor, death by starvation. Stalin engineered a disinformation campaign to hide the truth. Results continue to this day. A Vox video.

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It’s almost impossible to lose things in Japan

May 6, 2022

If you lose a wallet or a phone in Japan, you will most likely be reunited with it. The country has one of the most effective Lost and Found processes in the world. The system relies on the honesty of the finders  and a national culture of reporting, cataloguing, and storing lost property. A BBC video by Terushi Sho.

More:

“Japan’s Lost-and-Found System Is Insanely Good,” Allan Richarz, Bloomberg CityLab

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New buildings are covered in rectangles. Why?

May 4, 2022

New buildings are often covered in rectangular panels. They’re part of the rainscreen cladding system that saves modern buildings from rot and decay. A Vox video by Phil Edwards.

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Nadia Boulanger taught … everyone.

May 3, 2022

Nadia Boulanger taught Burt Bacharach, Daniel Barenboim, Pierre Boulez, Donald Byrd, Aaron Copland, Philip Glass, Quincy Jones, Michel Legrand, Gian Carlo Menotti, Astor Piazzolla, Robert Shafer, Virgil Thomson, and many more. A musical biography by Oscar Osicki.

More:

“The greatest music teacher who ever lived,” Clemency Burton-Hill, BBC Culture

“She Was Music’s Greatest Teacher. And Much More.” William Robin, New York Times

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The Chef’s Menu: Bugs, Plants, Forage

May 2, 2022

James Beard-nominated chef Bun Lai closed Miya’s, his renowned sustainable seafood restaurant in New Haven, to focus on living off nature as a food source. A short video directed by Edward Columbia.

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Jello

April 28, 2022

Jell-O gelatin was a household staple in the United States throughout the 20th century. Once the star of dinner parties, Jell-O is now served as jello shots to college students. A Business Insider video.

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Roman Concrete

April 27, 2022

From the 2nd century BC on, concrete (opus caementicium) was everywhere in the Roman Empire, in breakwaters of artificial harbors, soaring vaults of great public baths, the Colosseum, and the dome of the Pantheon. But during late antiquity, concrete all but vanished, and would not be used again until the twentieth century. Garrett Ryan explains.

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The Abacus and Cognitive Memory

April 26, 2022

Asia’s ancient calculator, the abacus, still has proponents in Japan. A video by Terushi Sho.

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