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.
Space Fan News №129 - Hubble observes dissolving asteroid & Kepler celebrates 5 years in space
The Hubble Space Telescope observes an asteroid breaking up.
Kepler Space Telescope celebrates its 5 year anniversary of being in space.
via The Space Fan News.
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Auroras Are So Pretty! Lets Shoot Them!
The aurora borealis is so beautiful. It’s the result of charged particles dancing across the upper atmosphere of our planet. Other than that, we don’t know too much about it. Join Trace as he discusses why we should shoot rockets at auroras…for science!
via DNews Channel.
Crash Course Psychology #2 - Psychological Research
So how do we apply the scientific method to psychological research? Lots of ways, but today Hank talks about case studies, naturalistic observation, surveys and interviews, and experimentation. Also he covers different kinds of bias in experimentation and how research practices help us avoid them.
What is a Leap Year?
Anyone here was born on February 29th?
Special thanks to Myscienceacademy blog: http://myscienceacademy.org
Music - Living the Daydream: http://danosongs.com/
Edward Frenkel: Let’s Stop Hating Math
Mathematician Edward Frenkel (http://edwardfrenkel.com) argues that we need to embrace math to survive our brave new world.
Edward Frenkel is professor of mathematics at the University of California, Berkeley, as well as author and filmmaker. Winner of the Hermann Weyl Prize in Mathematical Physics, Frenkel has authored three books and over eighty research articles in scholarly journals, and he has lectured on his work around the world.
Frenkel co-produced, co-directed and played the lead in the film “Rites of Love and Math” which French newspaper Le Monde called “a stunning short film… offering an unusual romantic vision of mathematicians.” His new book “Love and Math” (http://goo.gl/x3zjDT) has been named one of Best Books of 2013 by both Amazon and iBooks. In it, he makes a passionate argument for the central role of mathematics in our culture, revealing a side of the subject that most of us have never seen before, suffused with all the beauty and wonder of a work of art. Math is about accessing a new way of thinking and understanding reality at a deeper level, says Frenkel, and he wants to open this hidden magic universe to everyone.
via Big Think.
[File] Size isn’t everything
SIZE isn’t EVERYTHING or me being excited by nerdy things like:
The smallest program ever written, the song with the most notes (Black Midi), the largest digital photograph and torrent, and how much awesome you can fit in to 4 KB.
How to win at Online Dating | Hannah Fry | Head Squeeze
Hannah Fry, Head Squeeze’s Dr Love, shows you how maths can help in the online dating game.
via Head Squeeze.
What’s inside a brain? | Brain Dissection | At-Bristol Science Centre
Why are brains wrinkly? Which animal has the biggest brain? Nerys of the Live Science Team delves into the grey matter of a pig’s brain to find out more about how our brains work.
This video was presented by: Nerys Shah, Live Science Team
Produced by: Ross Exton, Live Science Video Producer, and Seamus Foley, Big Screen Producer.
Heart dissection: http://youtu.be/yE3Y-XR8Ax4
Eyeball dissection: http://youtu.be/VK-x-8-JMwY
The Mongol Empire
The Mongol Empire (1206—1368) was the largest contiguous land empire in world history. The rapid expansion of the Mongol Empire was possible as a result of military skill, brilliant political and economic organization, and discipline.
Earth from Space: Red Sea gateway
Earth from Space is presented by Kelsea Brennan-Wessels from the ESA Web-TV virtual studios. The ninety-second edition features the city of Jeddah’s seaport on Saudi Arabia’s western coast.
See also http://www.esa.int/spaceinimages/Images/2014/02/Jeddah_s_seaport_Saudi_Arabia to download the image.
Why Do Limbs Come In Pairs?
From humans to monkeys to lizards to frogs, every known species, both living and extinct, with a jaw and a backbone has paired limbs! Why is this and how did this develop? Trace discusses how our stomachs could be the reason why many species evolved into creatures with four appendages.
via DNews Channel.
Science on the Web- What’s the Meaning of Stonehenge
This prehistoric monument not only deserves a soft-rock power ballad but a few good theories as to why it exists in the first place. Find out if aliens and Druids have anything to do with this majestic pile of rocks.
Primo Carnera KOs Ernie Schaaf to Death
Back in 1933, a 13-round fight at Madison Square Garden ended in a blow the put Ernie Schaaf in a coma and killed him four days later. But was Primo Carnera, who delivered the punch, to blame?
The First Implementations Of Currency
Currency was not always used throughout history. For the longest time, trade was the most common form of obtaining goods. Join Jeremy for this episode of That Was History and learn about the first uses of coin and paper money from various time periods.
via That Was History.
The Placebo Effect
The placebo effect is one of the strangest and least understood phenomenons found in human physiology and psychology. The placebo effect happens when you decide a therapy will make you better and your belief makes it so. But is the placebo effect real or is it in your head?