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.
Science, Ethics, and De-Extinction with Ross MacPhee
Current conservation efforts strive to prevent our world’s endangered species from going extinct. But with new biotechnologies emerging, will it ever be possible to bring back extinct species from previous centuries?
In this SciCafe, join Museum curator Ross MacPhee as he discusses the amazing but controversial scientific advances that may help to bring about the return of the woolly mammoth, passenger pigeon, and other extinct species.
The Invisible Universe Of The Human Microbiome
The next time you look in a mirror, think about this: In many ways you’re more microbe than human. There are 10 times more cells from microorganisms like bacteria and fungi in and on our bodies than there are human cells. But these tiny compatriots are invisible to the naked eye. So we asked artist Ben Arthur to give us a guided tour of the rich universe of the human microbiome.
Administrator Bolden on Kepler Mission Findings
Scientists working on this mission both inside and outside government will continue to explore potential planets outside our solar system for years to come, based on the spacecraft’s groundbreaking work.
Among the amazing findings, a stunning result that found that there may be many more Earth-like planets than previously thought in the Milky Way.
via NASA TV.
The Humanist Hour #89: Four Humanist Press authors
In this month’s show, Todd and Kim interview four Humanist Press authors, discovering the diversity of quality books being offered by the publishing arm of the American Humanist Association, including fiction, poetry and history.
Listen as Todd and Kim discuss, among other things, how each author incorporates humanist ideas into their work and and why it matters.
For detailed show notes and links, visit http://podcast.thehumanist.org/2013/11/the-humanist-hour-89-four-humanist-press-authors/
Weekly Space Hangout - December 6, 2013 Zombie ISON, Jade Rabbit, Lovely Venus and Naked-Eye Nova
Host: Fraser Cain
Guests: David Dickinson, Matthew Francis, Casey Dreier, Sondy Springmann
via Universe Today.
The Honest Liar - What’s America’s Most Deceptive Sport?
Jamy Ian Swiss turns his attention away from traditional skeptic subjects and take a look at the critically important but concealed role that deception plays in the American pastime.
A Week in Science with RiAus- 6 December 2013
Men’s and women’s brains wired differently
Analysis of fossilised human ancestor DNA reveals an unexpected result
Stomach nerves have their own body clock
Cockroaches dined on dinosaur poo
Male contraceptive targets identified
How the koala produces its deep growl
You can follow A Week in Science throughout the week on Twitter, and join the discussion, by following the hashtag #weekinsci
For more information visit http://riaus.org.au/podcast/a-week-in-science-6-december-2013/
Screening Room: How To Survive A Plague
In the early, dark days of the AIDS crisis, the government was little help to those suffering from the newly discovered disease. So two groups took it upon themselves to spur politicians into action. In this week’s DNews Screening room, Laci Green reviews the Oscar nominated documentary ‘How To Survive a Plague’ which chronicles their harrowing work.
via DNews Channel.
Buddha’s Birthplace, Poop Transplants & ‘Cryptic Cats’
Michael Aranda relays the latest in science news, including an archaeological discovery about the earliest days of Buddhism, a new species of Brazilian wildcat, and new insights into the effects of fecal transplants.
Radar explained in ten seconds
EXTRA BONUS FACT: Typical radar can only send out radio waves in one direction at a time, which is why a doppler radar “sweeps” around in order to see in all directions.
Minute Physics provides an energetic and entertaining view of old and new problems in physics — all in a minute!
Music by Nathaniel Schroeder http://www.soundcloud.com/drschroeder
Thanks to Nima Doroud for contributions.
Deep Sky Videos - Magellanic Clouds (and Apollo 16)
Discussing the Magellanic Clouds (large and small) and the early observations by sea explorers and moonwalkers.
Featuring Paul Crowther from the University of Sheffield.
Video by Brady Haran
via Deep Sky Videos.
Deep Sky Videos website: http://www.deepskyvideos.com/
How to survive a volcanic eruption | Survival Science with Huw James
Have you ever found yourself in the path of molten lava? Has the volcano you’re climbing suddenly erupted and you don’t know what to do? Well keep watching because Huw James has all you need to know.
The earth is built on tectonic plates that move around on the mantle. Sometimes these plates move around and come together to form mountain chains like the Himalayas, some rub together and set off earthquakes, and some like Mount Etna, interact and one plate goes underneath the other.
So here are our tips:
Listen out for a rumble and keep an eye on tremors
Keep a radio close so you can listen out for advance warnings
Protect yourself from volcanic ash. It is very nasty stuff
Do not get in your car as the ash will catch up with you, ruin your engine, and you will be stuck in the danger zone! Remember all those flights were cancelled when Eyjafjallajökull started erupting in 2010?
Keep an emergency supply of water to stay hydrated
And Good Luck!
via Head Squeeze.
Is that the sound of the Giant Anteater sniffing I hear? Perhaps I’ll create a song for this unusual creature using some of my most unusual musical instruments!
Join me as I travel to the Nashville Zoo to visit the largest Giant Anteater breeding facility in the United States. I might even get to feed an anteater named Mochila while I’m there. By the way, did you know that Giant Anteaters walk on their knuckles to keep their claws sharp? And boy, are they!