Features the most insightful and informative videos on all areas of the sciences, history, philosophy, and the arts, with an additional focus on the values of Humanism, Freethought and methodological Skepticism.
If there are any freely available programs or shows which you know of that I missed, please let me know about them.
How Can People Do This to Each Other
Dr Joseph Chuman discusses the Rewanda genocide and other mass atrocities.
via NYS Ethical Culture.
¿Qué es la Ciencia? - Apreciaciones Equivocadas
Explica que es la ciencia y trata sobre las formas equivocadas en que muchos ven a la ciencia hoy en dia, basados usualmente en prejuicios religiosos y suposiciones sin bases, ni evidencias.
Video originalmente publicado por Qualiasoup. Adaptado, traducido y re-grabado por JOLULIPA.
Neil deGrasse Tyson - Flora & Fauna
Neil deGrasse Tyson is an American astrophysicist, author, science communicator and agnostic.
Space Fan News - 133 - Yuri’s Night with Ron Garan & Space Shuttle Endeavour!
Astronauts and a space party? Sounds like the place for Space Fans!
Yuri’s Night is a celebration of the man that gave humanity that first step off of this planet and into space. Yuri Gagarin made the first orbit around our Earth on 12 April 1961 and on this day, Space Fans from across the world get together to celebrate this amazing accomplishment!
Scott went out to the California Science Center in Los Angeles for the local celebration at the Space Shuttle Endeavour! While there, he met up with Astronaut Ron Garan who has spent over 178 days in orbit and clocked in over 27 hours walking in space.
Ron took some time out of his busy schedule and spoke with Scott about the importance of Yuri’s Night and the Orbital Perspective which is the foundation of his amazing project Fragile Oasis. Learn more at FragileOasis.org
Also interviewed in this episode are Angeli Richard, Brian Deagon, Dr. Michael Habib and Dr. Denise Kaisler! Was spotted by Space Fan Robyn Ringuette there too.
Background Music: Ouroboros - Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
via Space Fan News.
How Bionic Plants Will Change Everything!
Robots seem to be becoming more and more popular, as they make our lives easier and more efficient. Robots surrounded by organic material have made their way into pop culture with movies like Robocop. What would happen if we made a bionic plant? Trace reports on some new research showing how these genetically engineered plants will change the world!
via DNews Channel.
Your Brain is Plastic
Hank explains the gift that your brain gives you every day: the gift of neural plasticity — the ways in which your brain actually changes at the cellular level as you learn.
Love Letter to Food
MinuteEarth provides an energetic and entertaining view of trends in earth’s environment — in just a few minutes!
Mars Diffracts! X-ray Crystallography and Space Exploration
An epic journey into the role of X-ray diffraction in space!
Astrobiologist and intrepid science communicator Lewis Dartnell reveals the crucial role that x-ray crystallography is playing in understanding the formation and history of our planetary neighbour, Mars.
Explaining the techniques used by the Curiosity Rover to analyse the Martian surface, Lewis reveals what the discovery of clay might mean for the possibility of life on the Red Planet.
Joined by space scientists responsible for designing and operating instruments over 60 million kilometres away, Lewis delves into the mysteries of interplanetary exploration including: How do you design reliable instruments for use on other planets? Should we send humans to Mars? And, what does the next mission to the Red Planet look like?
Featuring instrument scientist Graeme Hansford (University of Leicester) and John Bridges, a participating scientist with the NASA Mars Science Laboratory working on the current Curiosity mission.
This film was supported by the Science and Technologies Facilities Council (STFC).
Find out more about filmmaker Thom Hoffman: http://www.thomhoffman.co.uk/
Bill Nye on Humanity’s Biggest Engineering Challenge
When a fan asks what is the most revolutionary engineering challenge humanity will face in the coming decades, former engineer Bill Nye the Science Guy doesn’t hesitate to tell co-host Eugene Mirman that it’s climate change. But NASA astronaut Mike Massimino suggests a few other issues that engineers will need to solve as well.
via Star Talk Radio.
Ophthalmologist Geoff Tabin has performed thousands of cataract surgeries and has created systems to facilitate many thousands more through the Himalayan Cataract Project. In this video, courtesy of the Himalayan Cataract Project, Dr. Tabin helps a young woman with a damaged cornea, and witnesses an unforgettable transformation.
Archaeo-Scope: Disabled Access to Archaeology?
Today, I have a question about access for ALL to archaeological sites.
Welcome to Archaeo-Scope. In this series we take an archaeological perspective on modern culture; asking questions about current trends and observations from around the world.
Has NASA Predicted The End of Civilization?
A recent NASA-backed study predicted that civilization is on the verge of collapse! We hear doomsday theories like this all the time, so should we be taking this one seriously? Laci is joined by Dr. Ian O’Neill, Discovery News’ resident solar physicist and doomsday specialist, to discuss why this prediction any different than others.
Follow Ian on Twitter: https://twitter.com/astroengine
Read Ian’s stories on Discovery News: http://news.discovery.com/contributors/ian-oneill.htm
via DNews Channel.
What Happens When I Have A Hangover?
If you’ve ever had a few too many beers at a party, then you’ve probably encountered the symptoms of a hangover — the pulsing headache, dry mouth, nausea and more. But what’s actually happening to you? And what is it about alcohol that can turn a wonderful Saturday night into an agonizing Sunday morning? Learn more with Ben Bowlin.
via Brain Stuff.