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.
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.
Curiosity Hates You!
The allure of the unknown, the lust for knew experiences. Curiosity fuels our biggest adventures and Curiosity Hates You!
via Nature Hates You.
Sleep: Men vs. Women
Men tend to need less sleep than women, but insomnia affects more women. What gives? Cristen explores the science how biological sex interacts with sleep.
US History Review - Schechter Poultry vs US (1935)
Test the limits of the New Deal and the power of the Federal Government with this historic Supreme Court Case.
via Keith Hughes.
X-ray movie shows how fly beats its wings
Peering inside a living blowfly during flight reveals the intricate muscle movement involved.
via New Scientist Video.
Spitzer Completes 360-Degree Panorama Of Milky Way
After 10 years capturing 2 million infrared snapshots of our galaxy using the Spitzer Space Telescope, NASA has created a 360-degree panoramic view of our galaxy, showing stars from across the 100,000 light years of the milky way.
via Live Science Videos.
Feeling Hands With Electricity
Helping prosthetic patients “feel” more naturally.
More information at http://www.insidescience.org/content/feeling-hands-electricity/1595
via Inside Science TV.