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PBS News: July 31-August 4, 2019, [CNA 24/7 LIVE] Breaking news, United Nations: 24 Hour Live and pre-recorded Programming, Sky News live, Africanews Live, BBC Click:  The Self-Driving Car Capital of The World, Exploring Alternatives: Man Living in a Sustainable & Innovative Earthship Home, Crash Course: Urinary System, Part 1, my-thought-spot.com/2019/03/a-photo-that-says-it-all-individualism, TED Talks: Nanfu Wang What it was like to grow up under China’s one child policy?, Home Gardening: How to grow Mango tree from its seed at home, watchmojohealth: Top 10 Healthiest Vegetables, Stackumbrella: 21 Most Beautiful birds around the world to shock you with their beauty, Thisiscolossal: Melancholy Creatures Explore Imagined Worlds in Wistful Murals by Hayley Welsh, A Yellow Swallowtail Butterfly by Ing-On VibulBhan-Watts

PBS NewsHour Weekend full episode August 4, 2019

PBS NewsHour   Published on Aug 4, 2019

On this edition for Sunday, August 4, terror and tragedy grip America with two deadly mass shootings in less than 24 hours. Also, the latest updates on the massacres in Dayton, Ohio, and El Paso, Texas, a look at the role of online forums and their links to domestic terrorism, and how the media may contribute to the rhetoric of white supremacists. Hari Sreenivasan anchors from New York. Stream your PBS favorites with the PBS app: https://to.pbs.org/2Jb8twG Find more from PBS NewsHour at https://www.pbs.org/newshour Subscribe to our YouTube channel: https://bit.ly/2HfsCD6 Follow us: Facebook: http://www.pbs.org/newshour Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/newshour Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/newshour Snapchat: @pbsnews Subscribe: PBS NewsHour podcasts: https://www.pbs.org/newshour/podcasts Newsletters: https://www.pbs.org/newshour/subscribe

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Can schools spare kids ‘lunch shaming’ while still paying the bills?

PBS NewsHour   Published on Jul 30, 2019

Public school districts have made headlines in recent months for putting children in the middle when their parents owe money for their school lunches. The controversial practice, known as “lunch shaming,” has sparked national outrage and prompted a conversation about how these debts are handled. John Yang reports and talks to Crystal FitzSimons of the Food Research & Action Center. Stream your PBS favorites with the PBS app: https://to.pbs.org/2Jb8twG Find more from PBS NewsHour at https://www.pbs.org/newshour Subscribe to our YouTube channel: https://bit.ly/2HfsCD6

In Ohio, do Republican voters care about Trump’s remarks on race?

PBS NewsHour   Published on Aug 2, 2019

President Trump prompted more controversy this week by insulting a lawmaker of color, Rep. Elijah Cummings, and his Maryland district. Trump called Baltimore “filthy” and “infested,” terms he has used before to refer to urban areas with majority black populations. Ahead of Trump’s rally in southwestern Ohio, Yamiche Alcindor asked voters there what they think of the president’s rhetoric on race. Stream your PBS favorites with the PBS app: https://to.pbs.org/2Jb8twG Find more from PBS NewsHour at https://www.pbs.org/newshour Subscribe to our YouTube channel: https://bit.ly/2HfsCD6

PBS NewsHour Weekend full episode August 3, 2019

PBS NewsHour   Published on Aug 3, 2019

On this edition for Saturday, August 3, multiple fatalities in an El Paso, Texas, shooting, anti-government protests continue in Hong Kong, Democratic candidates stump for the country’s largest public employee labor union, a look at the end of a longstanding arms treaty between the U.S. and Russia. Hari Sreenivasan anchors from New York. Stream your PBS favorites with the PBS app: https://to.pbs.org/2Jb8twG Find more from PBS NewsHour at https://www.pbs.org/newshour Subscribe to our YouTube channel: https://bit.ly/2HfsCD6 Follow us: Facebook: http://www.pbs.org/newshour Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/newshour Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/newshour Snapchat: @pbsnews Subscribe: PBS NewsHour podcasts: https://www.pbs.org/newshour/podcasts Newsletters: https://www.pbs.org/newshour/subscribe

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PBS NewsHour live show August 2, 2019

PBS NewsHour  Streamed live 3 hours ago

Stream your PBS favorites with the PBS app: https://to.pbs.org/2Jb8twG Find more from PBS NewsHour at https://www.pbs.org/newshour Subscribe to our YouTube channel: https://bit.ly/2HfsCD6 Follow us: Facebook: http://www.pbs.org/newshour Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/newshour Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/newshour Snapchat: @pbsnews Subscribe: PBS NewsHour podcasts: https://www.pbs.org/newshour/podcasts Newsletters: https://www.pbs.org/newshour/subscribe

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PBS NewsHour full episode August 1, 2019

PBS NewsHour  Published on Aug 1, 2019

Thursday on the NewsHour, the Senate passes a two-year budget that raises spending levels and suspends the debt ceiling. Plus: Highlights and insights from the second night of Detroit’s Democratic presidential debates, newly naturalized U.S. citizens on immigration, deadly gun violence in Chicago, the economics of slavery reparations and how an actor finds identity by portraying other characters. WATCH TODAY’S SEGMENTS: News Wrap: Trump announces new tariffs on Chinese goods https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lzC2B… The long-term debt implications of Senate’s new budget https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=szKG9… How Detroit debates proved challenges of crowded 2020 field https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KdAMo… Naturalized Americans on what citizenship means to them https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1vOWP… Chicago mothers killed on corner where they stood for peace https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5hrym… Can reparations help right the wrongs of slavery? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oy2H9… How actor Aml Ameen connected with his Jamaican roots https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NOygv…

PBS NewsHour full episode July 31, 2019

PBS NewsHour

Published on Jul 31, 2019

Wednesday on the NewsHour, the Federal Reserve cuts a key interest rate for the first time in a decade. Plus: Recapping the first Detroit Democratic debate and previewing the second, an interview with the Army officer accusing Gen. John Hyten of sexual assault, turning fog into water, how North Korea’s recent missile launches affect relations with the U.S. and remembering producer Harold Prince. WATCH TODAY’S SEGMENTS: Why Trump attacked Fed after 1st interest rate cut in years https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zNgMf… News Wrap: U.S.-China trade talks end without clear progress https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SAChd… What’s at stake for 2020 Democrats during Detroit debates https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E9s4U… Col. Spletstoser on how Gen. Hyten ‘crossed the line’ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=madZn… Can scientists harvest fog to secure world’s water supply? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NBhFx… What North Korean missile launches mean for U.S. talks https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qfkHZ… What Broadway legend Harold Prince meant to American theater https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wol9X… Stream your PBS favorites with the PBS app: https://to.pbs.org/2Jb8twG Find more from PBS NewsHour at https://www.pbs.org/newshour Subscribe to our YouTube channel: https://bit.ly/2HfsCD6 Follow us: Facebook: http://www.pbs.org/newshour Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/newshour Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/newshour Snapchat: @pbsnews Subscribe: PBS NewsHour podcasts: https://www.pbs.org/newshour/podcasts Newsletters: https://www.pbs.org/newshour/subscribe

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[CNA 24/7 LIVE] Breaking news, top stories and documentaries

CNA   Started streaming on Jan 14, 2019

Watch CNA’s 24-hour live coverage of the latest headlines and top stories from Singapore, Asia and around the world, as well as documentaries and features that bring you a deeper look at Singapore and Asian issues. CNA is a regional broadcaster headquartered in Singapore. Get the programming schedule here: https://www.toggle.sg/en/channelguide… Subscribe to our news service: WhatsApp: https://cna.asia/whatsapp Telegram: https://t.me/cnalatest Follow CNA on the following platforms: https://www.cna.asia https://www.facebook.com/channelnewsasia https://www.instagram.com/channelnews… https://www.twitter.com/channelnewsasia https://t.me/cnalatest

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24 Hour Live and pre-recorded Programming

2 Aug 2019 – The UN Web TV Channel is available 24 hours a day with selected live programming of United Nations meetings and events as well as with pre-recorded video features and documentaries on various global issues.

Watch Sky News live

Sky News   Started streaming on Jul 3, 2019

Watch Sky News live. Today’s top stories: Lib Dems win key by-election, reducing Boris Johnson’s majority to one, UK faces potential “consumer panic” and security gaps under a no-deal Brexit and residents evacuated as a dam wall collapses in heavy rain. Read more about these stories, and the latest news and analysis, on our website: Lib Dems win key by-election: http://po.st/4WapPT UK faces potential ‘consumer panic’ under a no-deal: http://po.st/AIOXf5 Town evacuated as dam wall collapses: http://po.st/0hWJAH SUBSCRIBE to our YouTube channel for more videos: http://www.youtube.com/skynews Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/skynews and https://twitter.com/skynewsbreak Like us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/skynews Follow us on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/skynews For more content go to http://news.sky.com and download our apps: Apple https://itunes.apple.com/gb/app/sky-n… Android https://play.google.com/store/apps/de…

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africanews Live

africanews   Started streaming on Jul 30, 2019

Africanews is a new pan-African media pioneering multilingual and independent news telling expertise in Sub-Saharan Africa. Subscribe on ourYoutube channel : https://www.youtube.com/c/africanews Africanews is available in English and French. Website : www.africanews.com Facebook : https://www.facebook.com/africanews.c… Twitter : https://twitter.com/africanews

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The Self-Driving Car Capital Of The World – BBC Click

BBC Click Published on Jul 29, 2019

We’re in Arizona, self-driving car capital of the world, to see how the technology works and how sometimes it fails with tragic consequences. Subscribe HERE http://bit.ly/1uNQEWR Find us online at www.bbc.com/click Twitter: @bbcclick Facebook: www.facebook.com/BBCClick

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Man Living in a Sustainable & Innovative Earthship Home – Full Tour

Exploring Alternatives  Published on Jul 28, 2019

Tour this beautiful, sustainable Earthship home in Ontario, Canada! Go to https://NordVPN.com/exploringalternat… and/or use code EXPLORINGALTERNATIVES to get 75% off a 3 year plan.  Protect yourself online today! This 3-bedroom Earthship home has it all: 10kW of solar panels, rainwater collection cisterns, indoor gardens, a wood-fired boiler, and passive cooling tubes. It’s built with recycled tires, bottles and cans, and off-cuts from a log home builder. After years of following the Earthship movement, Matt was able to take a course at the Earthship Academy with Michael Reynolds in New Mexico and then worked with Ted Elsasser to build his own passive solar home in Ontario, Canada. To learn more about Matt’s build, check out his Collingwood Earthship blog: https://collingwoodearthship.wordpres… And to see more Earthship videos, check out our playlist: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list… Thanks for watching! Mat & Danielle ————————————————————- STAY IN TOUCH! ————————————————————- Blog: www.exploringalternatives.ca Facebook: /exploringalternativesblog Instagram: @exploringalternatives ————————————————————- COMMENTS ————————————————————- We want our channel and our comments section to be an inclusive space where everyone feels welcome to watch and to contribute. For this reason, comments that are inappropriate or hateful will be reported and/or deleted. Please discuss and debate with respect, and report inappropriate or hateful comments directly to YouTube. ————————————————————- SUBTITLES AND CLOSED CAPTIONS ————————————————————- Thank you to our subtitle and closed captions contributors! If you would like to contribute subtitles or closed captions to an Exploring Alternatives video, please click here to see which ones need your help: http://www.youtube.com/timedtext_cs_p… If you have any questions about adding subtitles and closed captions, please email us at danielle.is.exploring@gmail.com ————————————————————- SPONSORS ————————————————————- We occasionally include paid sponsor messages/integrations in our videos to help fund the channel. We do our best to work with companies and organizations that offer products or services that are in line with our values, and that we think would be interesting and useful to you, our viewers. We will always disclose if we’re promoting products that were given to us for free, or if we’re including a sponsored message in a video. For business or sponsorship inquiries, please email us at danielle.is.exploring@gmail.com ————————————————————- CREDITS ————————————————————- Music & Song Credits: All music in this video was composed, performed, and recorded by Mat of Exploring Alternatives. Editing Credits: Mat and Danielle of Exploring Alternatives Filming Credits: Mat of Exploring Alternatives

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Urinary System, Part 1: Crash Course A&P #38

CrashCourse   Published on Oct 12, 2015

Even though you probably don’t choose to spend a lot of time thinking about it, your pee is kind of a big deal. Today we’re talking about the anatomy of your urinary system, and how your kidneys filter metabolic waste and balance salt and water concentrations in the blood. We’ll cover how nephrons use glomerular filtration, tubular reabsorption, and tubular secretion to reabsorb water and nutrients back into the blood, and make urine with the leftovers. Anatomy of Hank poster: http://store.dftba.com/products/crash… Table of Contents Kidneys Filter Metabolic Waste & Balance Salt & Water Concentrations in the Blood 1:25 Nephrons 4:13 Glomerular Filtration 4:37 Tublar Reabsorption 5:14 Tubular Secretion 8:17 Urine 8:40 *** Crash Course is on Patreon! You can support us directly by signing up at http://www.patreon.com/crashcourse Thanks to the following Patrons for their generous monthly contributions that help keep Crash Course free for everyone forever: Fatima Iqbal, Penelope Flagg, Eugenia Karlson, Alex S, Jirat, Tim Curwick, Christy Huddleston, Eric Kitchen, Moritz Schmidt, Today I Found Out, Avi Yashchin, Chris Peters, Eric Knight, Jacob Ash, Simun Niclasen, Jan Schmid, Elliot Beter, Sandra Aft, SR Foxley, Ian Dundore, Daniel Baulig, Jason A Saslow, Robert Kunz, Jessica Wode, Steve Marshall, Anna-Ester Volozh, Christian, Caleb Weeks, Jeffrey Thompson, James Craver, and Markus Persson — Want to find Crash Course elsewhere on the internet? Facebook – http://www.facebook.com/YouTubeCrashC… Twitter – http://www.twitter.com/TheCrashCourse Tumblr – http://thecrashcourse.tumblr.com Support Crash Course on Patreon: http://patreon.com/crashcourse CC Kids: http://www.youtube.com/crashcoursekids

A Photo that Says it All ~ Individualism v. Conformity

  Art museums are very revealing. They demonstrate conformity at its finest. 

What makes art valuable? Does it have to do with the skill of the artist, the level of intrigue depicted, or maybe a fascinating perspective? 

Perhaps, but more often than not, the value of art is defined merely by what everyone else thinks is valuable. 

I’ve seen great art. I can tell you precisely how I define great artistry. But I won’t, because that’s how I define it, and that shouldn’t matter to you. Its purely subjective.

Yet walk into an art museum and what do you find? The art determined to be the most valuable is highlighted, some even have their own entire room.

I’ll grant that I’m not the most sophisticated guy by society’s standards, but I’ve yet to enter a museum where I didn’t’ find at least one piece of art that left me wondering “How did this even get in here? This is terrible”

And this is why I love this photo so much. You have a couple of kids in an art gallery not burdened by any social pressures. They are surrounded by art that is valued enough to be placed on display.

And yet, what are thinking?

“Forget what everyone else thinks. I’ll tell you what’s interesting. Its what is inside this wall!”

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China’s one-child policy ended in 2015, but we’re just beginning to understand what it was like to live under the program, says TED Fellow and documentary filmmaker Nanfu Wang. With footage from her film “One Child Nation,” she shares untold stories that reveal the policy’s complex consequences and expose the creeping power of propaganda.

This talk was presented at an official TED conference, and was featured by our editors on the home page.

About the speaker

Nanfu Wang · Documentary filmmaker

Nanfu Wang uncovers untold stories about human rights in China.

Film has the power to change the way we think about ourselves and our culture. Documentarian and TED Fellow Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy uses it to fight violence against women, turning her camera on the tradition of honor killings in Pakistan. In a stirring talk, she shares how she took her Oscar-winning film on the road in a mobile cinema, visiting small towns and villages across Pakistan — and shifting the dynamics between women, men and society, one screening at a time.

This talk was presented at an official TED conference, and was featured by our editors on the home page.

About the speaker

Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy · Director, journalist

TED Fellow Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy seeks to push people to have difficult conversations about inequality and injustice.

How to grow Mango tree from its seed at home.

Home Gardening  Published on Oct 9, 2016

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Top 10 Healthiest Vegetables

watchmojohealth  Published on Jun 5, 2013

You are what you eat, and if you eat these vegetables you are healthy! Join http://www.WatchMojo.com as we count down our picks for the top 10 vegetables. We rank the vegetables based not only on their health attributes, but also on price, convenience and overall flavor.

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21 Most Beautiful birds around the world to shock you with their beauty

By Jagriti Goswami  July 6, 2018

The most beautiful bird in the world is… Does anyone know? Or who could possibly answer this question? I guess it is nobody, because, a majority of birds in this world are just so mesmerizing. However, some species certainly have attractive features that can leave the rest behind.

Here’s a list of the world’s 21 most beautiful birds.

1. The Golden Pheasant Bird

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These blazing birds are inhabitants of western China. Their neck side encircles an orange shade which actually provides a purpose: when it is time to find a partner, then a male will spread his cape like a fan to show off or flaunt his beautiful colors.

2. The Quetzal Bird

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Forests of Central America is home to the Quetzal species. An odd variety of feathers is not the only thing they possess but they do have weird hair and hairs and also they have a healthy desire for food; in short foodie. From lizards, insects, small creatures, and even fruits, they are just ready to eat everything.

3. Rainbow Lorikeet Bird

This intensely hued parrot looks like an artist has shown his brushing skills. Rainbow Lorikeets are often seen along the eastern coast of Australia and also found in the Austrian and American region. They prefer hanging in rainforests, woodland areas, and coastal bush. By drinking fermented nectar, they can also become drunk ones.

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4. The Kingfisher Bird

As their name indicates, Kingfishers are skillful fishers. Kingfishers can eat a wide variety of foods besides fish, the credit goes to their large, strong bills. Other than fishes they prey on frogs, insects, crabs, rats, lizards, and even other birds. When they hunt, they usually sit on a high point and wait to see the prey. Once the victim is spotted, a Kingfisher will bring it back to its peak and kill it.

5. Keel-Billed Toucans Bird

These birds are indigenous to Belize. They are known for their colorful bills, which come in a wide range of bright colors. Their glittering body is not the only quality they have: they are known for their fearless nature because they wait quietly for the most severe storms.

6. Bohemian Waxwing

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Bohemian Waxwing can be recognized by a specific tuft (a bunch of feathers, grass, or hair etc.) which can be seen at the top of his head. Nevertheless, this bird at first glance may not strike you but a close inspection shows a wonderful mix of gray, rose, yellow and black colors that blend beautifully. The body of Bohemian Waxwing is usually found in gray color, but it has rose-colored feathers in its face whereas its tail has a bright yellow tip.

7. Painted Bunting Bird

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Gender is the deciding factor in this. The Painted Bunting comes with different colorful wings. The female claims to have different colors of olive green throughout the body, while the male is fascinated by a very different color pattern in which the red on the chest, blue on the head, green on the upper wings, and yellow on the shoulders. Once you catch the glimpse of this short flight rainbow, you will find it difficult to look elsewhere.

8. Green Wing Macaw Parro Bird

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Green Wing Macaw Parro is often found in forests and green lands. It is a lovable parrot which is known for its revealing yellow eyes.

9. Hyacinth Macaw Bird

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Hyacinth Macaw is the native of America and some parts of Africa. The weight of this bird varies from 2 to 3 kg. In the United States, when it is sold the price of it reaches $ 1,000 or more.

10. Hoopoe Bird

Wonderful pattern arrangement of feathers on the head of the Hoopoe bird makes it famous as it resembles with a crown. This feathered animal is already listed as an extinct species.

11. Bali Bird of Paradise

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It is so common to see these Birds of Paradise in the films. This is because they live in the unreachable parts of the rainforest, which makes it hard to capture them.

12. Atlantic Puffin Bird

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This bird species of Atlantic Puffin finds its food in some marine organisms such as squid and crustaceans. It is best known for its bright colored bills.

13. African Crowned Crane Bird

African Crowned Crane is one of the most beloved birds in Savannah of Africa. Although they are often seen in the southern part of the Sahara desert, they love cold and wet living habitats.

14. Blue Jay Bird

Often in the woods, these Blue Jays are found. They are known to be the domineering species for other small birds, chasing them through the tree.

15. Broad-Billed Hummingbird

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Broad-Billed Hummingbird is an appealing bird with a bright blue color that spreads from its neck area to the stomach.

16. Dusky Lory Bird

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The Dusky Lory is a regional species in Papua New Guinea and Indonesia. It has a greater talking potential when compared to other parrots,

17. Scarlet Tanager Bird

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The male Scarlet Tanager can be easily seen because of its bright red bodies, black wings, and tails, while the female is separated from the presence of yellow and olive color. Though it is small enough, this lovely bird is definitely quite visible, and it can be seen especially in the wild during the spring.

18. Gouldian Finch Bird

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Gouldian Finch allures with a random but profoundly impressive array of colors. You can expect different colors of blue, purple or light pink color on the bird’s chest, while its stomach and back are respectively in yellow and green colors. Other colors may include red, turquoise, black and olive, each found in different parts of Gouldian Finch’s body.

19. Greater Bird of Paradise Bird

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This special big bird from New Guinea is the most beautiful in the world. The male species is primarily a maroon wing supplemented by a large black stain on the chest. The head is white, the face is green and the beak has a light blue color.

20. The Northern Cardinal Bird

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If you are in their home then you can never miss an opportunity to find North Cardinal. Their hot red wings and wacky, pointed crests will catch eyes of anyone. They also keep their red plumage (feathers covering a bird) in the winter. In the summer, they are whistle fans in the morning.

21. Baltimore Oreole Bird

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Baltimore Oreole is a beautiful colorful bird in which there are bright hues of orange or yellow feathers on the basis of gender. The male species is an orange one, while the female show off a light yellow shade. However, both of them show the same black bars on their wings for the opposite wings, and they are equally extravagant to see both.

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Melancholy Creatures Explore Imagined Worlds in Wistful Murals by Hayley Welsh

July 29, 2019  Laura Staugaitis

Hayley Welsh’s playful murals pair imaginative creatures with universal messages of uplift and encouragement. Often featuring furry, plump critters that seem to be hybrids of dogs, rabbits, and teddy bears, Welsh’s subjects peer through periscopes atop mechanical fish or aboard paper boats, tug clouds from penny farthing bicycles, and sprout trees as antlers. Occasionally, Basquiat-esque crown motifs appear as well.

In a statement on her website, Welsh’s “ominously soft” work “explores inner voices of self doubt and fear, weaving a poignant narrative into every piece?—a message for each person to reflect on in the moment.” The British-born artist lives and works between Perth, Australia and Blackburn, U.K. Explore more of her outdoor and gallery-based artwork on her website and Instagram.

Jagriti Goswami

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A Yellow Swallowtail Butterfly in our garden, downtown Newark, New Jersey

On Wednesday, July 17, 2019 Kai, our three-year-old grandson looked out the window to the garden, suddenly he yelled “Grandma! Grandma! Butterfly on the tree”.  I grabbed my camcorder and ran to our backyard garden and took the photographs of this Yellow Swallowtail Butterfly.

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PBS News, ABC News (Australia), Al Jazeera English, DW News, TED Talks, Colossal, Rick Steves’ Iran, IRAN – Top 10 Iranian dishes, Aurora australis

PBS News: July 28-30, 2019, ABC News (Australia), Al Jazeera English, DW News, TED Talks: why governments should prioritize well being?, Colossal: An Art Exhibition Benefiting Separated Families,  Rick Steves’ Iran, IRAN – Top 10 Iranian dishes, Aurora australis: Where to view the southern lights and how to photograph them

PBS NewsHour full episode July 30, 2019

PBS NewsHour Published on Jul 30, 2019

Tuesday on the NewsHour, questions about how sexual abuse is handled in the military as a general accused of assault is considered for a high-ranking position. Plus: The latest on separated migrant families, Democratic presidential hopefuls take the debate stage, giving juvenile offenders a second chance, book club reader questions, public schools and student lunch debt, and a special pizza oven. WATCH TODAY’S SEGMENTS: News Wrap: Trump claims broad support among black Americans https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PJwQo… Army colonel calls nominee for vice chairman’s job a liar https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ciRIL… How the administration explains ongoing family separations https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A_2dq… Ahead of debate, 2020 Democrats release new policy proposals https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kwEj_… In Dallas, new ways to keep juvenile offenders out of jail https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qflmb… Luis Alberto Urrea discusses ‘The House of Broken Angels’ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9v2ZU… Can schools avoid ‘lunch shaming’ and still pay the bills? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FYn0h… The path to a more nutritious pizza, lit by laser beams https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RBwdf…

PBS NewsHour full episode July 29, 2019

PBS NewsHour

Published on Jul 29, 2019

Monday on the NewsHour, President Trump continued his verbal assault on Baltimore, prompting outrage from members of both political parties. Plus: The immigration policy debate underlying the Trump-Cummings feud, what a staff shakeup means for U.S. intelligence, the safety of the Boeing 737 MAX, a politically polarized couple, Politics Monday and healing South Africa’s racial divide with food. WATCH TODAY’S SEGMENTS: News Wrap: Police look for motive in deadly Calif. shooting https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rv2J8… Why Trump’s verbal assault on Baltimore sounds familiar https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=saBTI… What we know about conditions in migrant detention centers https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sjRNf… How Trump and Dan Coats clashed over policy and personality https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-a0pE… Did FAA’s deference to Boeing compromise safety of 737 MAX? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ewLM0… How Va. couple divided on Trump keeps relationship together https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z5Ov3… Tamara Keith and Kimberly Atkins on Trump’s Baltimore attack https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kTlFO… Cooking to connection across South Africa’s cultural divide https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aALhd…

PBS NewsHour Weekend full episode July 28, 2019

PBS NewsHour  Published on Jul 28, 2019

On this edition for Sunday, July 28, Dan Coats, the director of national intelligence is stepping down, the Trump administration pushes ahead with a new asylum agreement with Guatemala, and mysterious fires destroy Iraq’s crops. Also, how a future with robots might look. Hari Sreenivasan anchors from New York. Stream your PBS favorites with the PBS app: https://to.pbs.org/2Jb8twG Find more from PBS NewsHour at https://www.pbs.org/newshour Subscribe to our YouTube channel: https://bit.ly/2HfsCD6 Follow us: Facebook: http://www.pbs.org/newshour Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/newshour Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/newshour Snapchat: @pbsnews Subscribe: PBS NewsHour podcasts: https://www.pbs.org/newshour/podcasts Newsletters: https://www.pbs.org/newshour/subscribe

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Watch ABC News Live

ABC News (Australia)  Started streaming on Jul 6, 2019

This embedding tool is not for use by commercial parties. ABC News Homepage: http://abc.net.au/news Follow us on Twitter: http://twitter.com/abcnews Like us on Facebook: http://facebook.com/abcnews.au Subscribe to us on YouTube: http://ab.co/1svxLVE Follow us on Instagram: http://instagram.com/abcnews_au

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Al Jazeera English | Live

Al Jazeera English  Started streaming on Jun 1, 2019

@Al Jazeera English, we focus on people and events that affect people’s lives. We bring topics to light that often go under-reported, listening to all sides of the story and giving a ‘voice to the voiceless’. Reaching more than 270 million households in over 140 countries across the globe, our viewers trust Al Jazeera English to keep them informed, inspired, and entertained. Our impartial, fact-based reporting wins worldwide praise and respect. It is our unique brand of journalism that the world has come to rely on. We are reshaping global media and constantly working to strengthen our reputation as one of the world’s most respected news and current affairs channels. Subscribe to our channel: http://bit.ly/AJSubscribe Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/AJEnglish Find us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/aljazeera Check our website: http://www.aljazeera.com/ #AlJazeeraEnglish #BreakingNews #AlJazeeraLive

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DW News Livestream | Latest news and breaking stories

DW News   Started streaming on Jan 21, 2019

DW News goes deep beneath the surface, providing the key stories from Europe and around the world. Exciting reports and interviews from the worlds of politics, business, sports, culture and social media are presented by our DW anchors in 15-, 30- and 60-minute shows. Correspondents on the ground and experts in the studio deliver detailed insights and analysis of issues that affect our viewers around the world. We combine our expertise on Germany and Europe with a special interest in Africa and Asia while keeping track of stories from the rest of the world. Informative, entertaining and up-to-date – DW News, connecting the dots for our viewers across the globe. Deutsche Welle is Germany’s international broadcaster. We convey a comprehensive image of Germany, report events and developments, incorporate German and other perspectives in a journalistically independent manner. By doing so we promote understanding between cultures and peoples.

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In 2018, Scotland, Iceland and New Zealand established the network of Wellbeing Economy Governments to challenge the acceptance of GDP as the ultimate measure of a country’s success. In this visionary talk, First Minister of Scotland Nicola Sturgeon explains the far-reaching implications of a “well-being economy” — which places factors like equal pay, childcare, mental health and access to green space at its heart — and shows how this new focus could help build resolve to confront global challenges.

This talk was presented at an official TED conference, and was featured by our editors on the home page.

About the speaker

Nicola Sturgeon · First Minister of Scotland

As the first woman to hold the office of First Minister of Scotland, Nicola Sturgeon is an important progressive and feminist voice in the governance of the United Kingdom.

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Mother & Child Vol. II

An Art Exhibition Benefiting Separated Families

Mother and Child Vol. II is a one-night-only gallery show and online exhibition whose proceeds will be donated to non-profits providing legal aid to families separated at the Southern border. Sugarlift is hosting this event for the second year in a row, in partnership with Colossal.

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Rick Steves’ Iran

Rick Steves’ Europe  Published on May 14, 2014

Rick Steves’ Travel Guide | Join Rick as he explores the most surprising and fascinating land he’s ever visited: Iran. In a one-hour, ground-breaking travel special on public television, you’ll discover the splendid monuments of Iran’s rich and glorious past, learn more about the 20th-century story of this perplexing nation, and experience Iranian life today in its historic capital and in a countryside village. Most important, you’ll meet the people of this nation whose government so exasperates our own.

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IRAN – Top 10 Iranian dishes

PressTV   Published on Nov 16, 2016

The delicious Iranian food you are about to see were carefully selected by Gisoo Misha Ahmadi as she came up with Iran’s top ten favorite dishes. Watch Live: http://www.presstv.com/live.html Twitter: http://twitter.com/PressTV LiveLeak: http://www.liveleak.com/c/PressTV Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/PRESSTV Google+: http://plus.google.com/+VideosPTV Instagram: http://instagram.com/presstvchannel Dailymotion: http://www.dailymotion.com/presstv

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Metabolism & Nutrition, Part 2: Crash Course A&P #37

CrashCourse  Published on Oct 5, 2015

If you’re like us, you love the sound of a brunch buffet. But not everything you eat at that glorious buffet is going to be turned into energy. Your body has to work with different forms of food in different ways. In this episode of Crash Course Anatomy & Physiology, Hank takes us through more about our metabolism including cellular respiration, atp, glycogenesis, and how insulin regulates our blood sugar levels. Anatomy of Hank Poster: http://store.dftba.com/products/crash… — Table of Contents Cellular Respiration converts glucose into ATP 2:03 Glycogenesis converts glucose to glycogen 3:26 Lipogenesis converts glucose into triglycerides 5:58 Insulin regulates blood sugar levels 5:22 *** Crash Course is on Patreon! You can support us directly by signing up at http://www.patreon.com/crashcourse Thanks to the following Patrons for their generous monthly contributions that help keep Crash Course free for everyone forever: Fatima Iqbal, Penelope Flagg, Eugenia Karlson, Alex S, Jirat, Tim Curwick, Christy Huddleston, Eric Kitchen, Moritz Schmidt, Today I Found Out, Avi Yashchin, Chris Peters, Eric Knight, Jacob Ash, Simun Niclasen, Jan Schmid, Elliot Beter, Sandra Aft, SR Foxley, Ian Dundore, Daniel Baulig, Jason A Saslow, Robert Kunz, Jessica Wode, Steve Marshall, Anna-Ester Volozh, Christian, Caleb Weeks, Jeffrey Thompson, James Craver, and Markus Persson — Want to find Crash Course elsewhere on the internet? Facebook – http://www.facebook.com/YouTubeCrashC… Twitter – http://www.twitter.com/TheCrashCourse Tumblr – http://thecrashcourse.tumblr.com Support Crash Course on Patreon: http://patreon.com/crashcourse CC Kids: http://www.youtube.com/crashcoursekids

10 most healthiest foods for human body in the world – healthy food list and their benefits

Count Ten  Published on Apr 22, 2016

10 most healthiest foods for human body in the world These foods are easy to use and easy to find.Add these foods to your meals and get super healthy body which increase your immune system and prevent diseases. For more interesting videos Subscribe our channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC1q8… Follow us on Google Plus: https://plus.google.com/1154694122856… 10 Foods for Brain Health: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=suZ6P… top 10 healthy foods healthy food items boost immune system by eating healthy foods healthy foods in the world healthy foods all time healthiest foods you aren t eating healthy food names list of healthiest foods healthy food list healthy food items pictures healthy food items and their benefits

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Shop a Curated Art Collection to Support Immigrant Families
Today is the last day to shop Mother & Child Vol. II, a collection of work curated by Colossal and Sugarlift from talented artists around the world. All pieces have been generously donated, are framed, priced at $1,000 or less, and are ready to ship worldwide. 100% of sales proceeds benefit vetted nonprofits aiding families separated at the U.S. border.

Shop work by Faith XLVII, Li-Hill, Klone, Sonni, Tatiana Ortiz-Rubio, Michael Meador, Amanda Scuglia, David de la Mano + more: MotherAndChild.Shop. Learn more about the show here and help us reach our $20,000 goal

Aurora australis: Where to view the southern lights and how to photograph them

By Sophie Colvin

Posted 13 Jun 2019, 4:51pm

Photo: The southern lights on full display south of Hobart in Tasmania. (ABC Open contributor: Beauty of Tasmania)

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If you’ve spent any time at all on a social media, chances are you’ve stumbled across some serious #TravelInspo in the form of swaths of ethereal-looking green and pink lights in the night sky.

While the northern hemisphere — we’re looking at you, Iceland, Norway and friends — may have a monopoly on the northern lights, there is no need to travel all that way if seeing the aurora phenomena is on your bucket list.

We have the southern lights, otherwise known as aurora australis, right here in our own backyard.

For the weather uninitiated, ABC Weather reporter Kate Doyle said the process could be compared to that used in neon lighting.

“The sun excites atoms of gas in the same way electricity is used to excite the atoms of gas in a neon tube,” she said.

“When the excited atoms come back down to earth, as it were, they release their energy in the form of mesmerising light.

“You could say the aurora occurs when the sun gets excited and busts out the party lights.”

Photo: Aurora australis lights up The Hazards mountain range on Tasmania’s east coast. (ABC Open contributor: Beauty of Tasmania)

Experiment, adjust and enjoy

We asked our audience to share some of the places they have captured aurora australis.

And while the lights are most visible and occur more regularly the further south you go, sightings are not limited to Tasmania.

To photograph aurora australis there are a few things you will need:

  • A clear night — the Bureau of Meteorology has a space weather page providing aurora predictions
  • Set up in a position looking south and away from city lights to avoid light pollution and flare
  • A tripod, camera, and wide-angle lens (ideally f2.8 or faster)

To increase your chances of capturing the aurora australis in all its glory:

  • Use a remote trigger with mirror lock to reduce camera shake — if you do not have a remote try using a timer on your camera
  • Shoot in raw format for better quality photos
  • Turn your manual focus to infinity — test this on a clear, non-aurora night to avoid disappointment
  • Set your ISO from 1,600 to 3,200 or greater if your camera has the capability
  • Set your exposure from 10 to 30 seconds — longer exposures will start to show stars as trails rather than dots

Keep in mind all of these settings will depend on the brightness of the aurora, so experiment, adjust, and enjoy the magic.

Bruny Island, Tasmania

Photo: An aurora australis lights up the sky on Bruny Island, south of Hobart. (ABC Open contributor: Bruny Island Photography)

Tasmanian photographer, Luke Tscharke, has been taking regular snaps of the state’s solar activity from Bruny Island, less than an hour’s drive south of Hobart.

“The clearest air in the world also provides for some of the clearest skies, and when the clouds stay away it provides an unobstructed view into the cosmos,” he said.

“There is little that can compare to nights such as these.”

Cradle Mountain, Tasmania

Photo: Cradle Mountain is silhouetted by an aurora australis. (ABC Open contributor Jai Moyle)

In the heart of Tasmania’s wilderness and far from any light pollution, Cradle Mountain made an incredible backdrop when Jai Moyle captured an aurora.

“Never will I see a night like this again,” he said.

Breamlea, Victoria

Photo: Aurora australis makes an appearance over Bancoora Beach in Breamlea, Victoria. (ABC Open contributor: Clint Conn)

Surrounding light pollution, and its more northerly location, can make it harder to see the aurora australis in areas like Breamlea in Victoria, but if there is enough cosmic activity and the aurora is big enough, you might just be in luck.

Augusta, Western Australia

Photo: The lights of aurora australis glow over the water at Augusta, WA. (ABC Open contributor: Michelle Peak)

Michelle Peak spotted aurora australis from Augusta in the far south-west of Western Australia in 2015.

“The first time I saw it it changed my whole outlook on life,” she said.

“I have been chasing those amazing southern lights ever since.”

Have you captured the southern lights? Share your photos with us here or by using the hashtag #ABCmyphoto on Instagram.

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PBS News, BBC Click, DW Documentaries, TED Talks, Metabolism & Nutrition, Colossal, Black Swallowtail Butterfly & Ing’s Garden

PBS News: July 23-27, 2019, BBC Click: NASA Meets Big Brother and The Moon Landing 50 Years On, DW Documentary: The New Silk Road, Part 1 & 2: From China to Pakistan and From Kyrgyzstan to Duisburg, Todd William: Why Keep Spending Money on Space Exploration?, TED Talks: where did the moon come from a new theory and how playing instrument benefits your brain, Metabolism & Nutrition, Part 1: Crash Course A&P #36, Colossal: Two Collaborative Murals by Pat Perry and Local Schoolchildren Connect Communities in Iraq and Maine, Black Swallowtail Butterfly and Ing’s Garden: Captured by Ing-On Vibulbhan-Watts on Wednesday, July 24, 2019 at the Backyard Garden, Downtown Newark, New Jersey

July 27, 2019 – PBS NewsHour Weekend full episode

PBS NewsHour   Published on Jul 27, 2019

On this edition for Saturday, July 27, a faceoff over the use of facial recognition technology in Great Britain, and how biometric data is being weaponized by protesters and police in Hong Kong. Also, an attempt to change the one-note narrative about Congo, and an exhibit in New York City celebrates street art. Hari Sreenivasan anchors from New York. Stream your PBS favorites with the PBS app: https://to.pbs.org/2Jb8twG Find more from PBS NewsHour at https://www.pbs.org/newshour Subscribe to our YouTube channel: https://bit.ly/2HfsCD6 Follow us: Facebook: http://www.pbs.org/newshour Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/newshour Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/newshour Snapchat: @pbsnews Subscribe: PBS NewsHour podcasts: https://www.pbs.org/newshour/podcasts Newsletters: https://www.pbs.org/newshour/subscribe

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As bee populations decline, can technology help fill the gap?

PBS NewsHour   Published on Jul 25, 2019

Humans rely heavily on pollinator bees to sustain food production globally. But for decades, the insects’ population has declined, in part because of pesticide use. If the die-off continues, it will have huge economic and public health consequences for people. William Brangham reports on groups that are working on innovative ways to save the world’s jeopardized bee population — or supplement it.

How violinist Gaelynn Lea is redefining who can be a musician

PBS NewsHour   Published on Jul 26, 2019

Gaelynn Lea is transforming our cultural understanding of who can be a musician. A congenital disability called osteogenesis imperfecta caused her bones to break more than 40 times while she was in the womb. But the violinist is known for her haunting original songs, innovative interpretations of traditional folk music and growing role as an advocate for disability rights. Jeffrey Brown reports.

PBS NewsHour full episode July 26, 2019

PBS NewsHour   Published on Jul 26, 2019

Friday on the NewsHour, election security is again in the forefront after Robert Mueller and a Senate intelligence report warn of the continued threat of Russian interference. Plus: Turmoil continues over national immigration policy, Poland’s democracy at risk, the 2020 campaign trail grows more contentious, analysis of political news with Mark Shields and David Brooks and a violin virtuoso. WATCH TODAY’S SEGMENTS: News Wrap: Economic growth slows in 2nd quarter https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o33_A… House Democrats launch official impeachment investigation https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZIexl… How dated voting equipment exposes elections to interference https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V2FZS… Immigration battles roil in Congress, courts and communities https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1_Svi… Why Poland’s conservative government is causing the EU alarm https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-OeNY… How 2020 Democrats are going after each other’s records https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=siSZK… Shields and Brooks on Mueller’s testimony, election security https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hmtjO… How violinist Gaelynn Lea redefines who can be a musician https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h5qQU…

PBS NewsHour full episode July 25, 2019

PBS NewsHour   Published on Jul 25, 2019

Thursday on the NewsHour, Puerto Rico’s Gov. Ricardo Rossello finally announces his upcoming resignation after more than a week of protests. Plus: Democratic and Republican reaction to Robert Mueller’s congressional testimony, the Justice Department says it will resume enforcement of the death penalty, bees in danger, Rotterdam’s architecture and a brief but spectacular take on life on Earth. WATCH TODAY’S SEGMENTS: News Wrap: Trump slams court that blocked new asylum rules https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eAqbk… Rossello resignation puts Puerto Rico at ‘critical juncture’ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y4IL0… The 3 key points Rep. Jeffries took from Mueller’s testimony https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JM5Di… How Rep. Collins interpreted what Mueller told Congress https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lHDik… Federal executions to resume, despite falling public support https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6Ap7d… As bees continue to die, can technology help fill the gap? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ky6AL… How Rotterdam fosters a spirit of architectural exploration https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BmUNt… What inspired this biologist to study Earth’s creatures https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DI5WS…

PBS NewsHour full episode July 24, 2019

PBS NewsHour  Published on Jul 24, 2019

Wednesday on the NewsHour, former special counsel Robert Mueller testifies before two House committees about Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election and possible obstruction by President Trump in the investigation that ensued. Plus: Legal experts and congressional representatives from both parties analyze the Mueller hearings and the latest on the political chaos in Puerto Rico. WATCH TODAY’S SEGMENTS: Partisan divide fuels Mueller hearings on a historic day https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P9L_f… What Trump and lawmakers are saying about Mueller testimony https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ehcU8… 2 former DOJ officials on takeaways from Mueller’s testimony https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lgy69… ‘Not many surprises’ in Mueller hearings, says Rep. Johnson https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FeLMN… What worries Rep. Demings about Trump’s responses to Mueller https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q2uEC… Will Mueller’s testimony change anything for Trump? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zrTBg… Amid political chaos, Puerto Rico is in an ‘anxious place’ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=At81-… News Wrap: DOJ won’t charge Barr or Ross over census https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LKq7H…

PBS NewsHour full episode July 23, 2019

PBS NewsHour   Published on Jul 23, 2019

Tuesday on the NewsHour, Congress and the White House reach a two-year budget deal that should avoid a government shutdown but increases debt. Plus: Boris Johnson will become the next British prime minister, questions for Robert Mueller, a former ally of Nicolas Maduro in the U.S., how changing food stamp eligibility will affect working families and a mobile classroom that brings school to kids. WATCH TODAY’S SEGMENTS: News Wrap: Police and protesters clash in Puerto Rico https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xSB1u… Is budget deal is a short-term fix for a long-term problem? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iYTPM… For Boris Johnson, securing Brexit will be a difficult task https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2BoXM… How lawmakers and Trump are preparing for Mueller testimony https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QEDKS… Maduro’s former intelligence chief on crisis in Venezuela https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R5qNw… Why Trump’s food stamp change will hurt working families https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wpwPN… How a mobile classroom is expanding early education access https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S6lKT…

How a classroom on wheels is expanding access to early education

PBS NewsHour  Published on Jul 23, 2019

Although preschool can provide children with a vital foundation for success later in life, only 43 percent of four-year-olds nationwide have access to public preschool. The rate varies widely, with no options available in some rural and low-income areas, sometimes called “childcare deserts.” But a community outside Denver has found an innovative way to bring education to kids. Amna Nawaz reports.

Why Trump’s new limit on food stamp eligibility will affect working families most

PBS NewsHour   Published on Jul 23, 2019

More than 40 states currently allow people who receive welfare benefits to become eligible automatically for food stamps, or SNAP. But the Trump administration has announced new rules to restrict that automatic eligibility, meaning 3 million may stop receiving food stamps. William Brangham talks to the Urban Institute’s Elaine Waxman about why the move could hurt the people SNAP aims to help. Stream your PBS favorites with the PBS app: https://to.pbs.org/2Jb8twG Find more from PBS NewsHour at https://www.pbs.org/newshour Subscribe to our YouTube channel: https://bit.ly/2HfsCD6

NASA Meets Big Brother – BBC Click

BBC Click   Published on Jul 22, 2019

We get rare access to a lesser-known division of Nasa, where astronauts are locked in a spacecraft for 45 days and scientists study the effect of isolation. Subscribe HERE http://bit.ly/1uNQEWR Find us online at www.bbc.com/click Twitter: @bbcclick Facebook: www.facebook.com/BBCClick

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The Moon Landing: 50 Years On – BBC Click

BBC Click   Published on Jul 15, 2019

To celebrate the 50th anniversary of the moon landing, Click lifts off with technology which takes us back to the moon as well as a little closer to earth. Subscribe HERE http://bit.ly/1uNQEWR Find us online at www.bbc.com/click Twitter: @bbcclick Facebook: www.facebook.com/BBCClick

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The New Silk Road, Part 1: From China to Pakistan | DW Documentary

DW Documentary   Published on Jul 20, 2019

The New Silk Road is a mammoth project intended to connect China with the West. It’s a gigantic infrastructure project that Beijing says will benefit everyone. But this two-part documentary shows China’s predominant self-interest and geopolitical ambitions. The old Silk Road is a legend, whereas the New Silk Road is a real megaproject. China wants to reconnect the world though a network of roads, railways, ports and airports between Asia and Europe. A team of reporters travels by sea and land along the New Silk Road and shows how China, with the largest investment program in history, is expanding its influence worldwide. Their journey begins in Shenzhen on the Pearl River Delta. This is where China’s legendary rise to an economic superpower began 40 years ago. The private market economy experiment unleashed forces that allowed Shenzhen to grow into a mega-metropolis. The team takes a container ship towards Southeast Asia. Its first stop is the port city of Sihanoukville in Cambodia. A joke is making the rounds there these days: you can now travel to China without a passport and without leaving your own country. Sihanoukville is now almost part of China itself! The Chinese have financed practically everything built here in the recent past: the extension of the port, new roads, bridges and factories. Many Cambodians are unhappy and feel like losers in the boom. Rising prices and rents are making the poor even poorer. But for land and house owners, on the other hand, it’s a bonanza. In Myanmar, resistance is already growing. Locals in Kachin have successfully blocked a new dam project, asking how the Chinese could produce energy for their own country whilst leaving the locals themselves without electricity? The Myanmar government pulled the emergency brake and the huge Chinese dam project did not get beyond the first concrete piers in the river. The Karakorum Highway from Kashgar in China across the Roof of the World to Islamabad in Pakistan is one of the most difficult and dangerous roads in this breathtaking mountain world. Once the road is finished, it often disintegrates again, and rock falls and landslides block the highway as if the Karakorum Mountains are trying to deny China strategic access to the Arabian Sea. The first part of the report ends in Islamabad. ——————————————————————– DW Documentary gives you knowledge beyond the headlines. Watch high-class documentaries from German broadcasters and international production companies. Meet intriguing people, travel to distant lands, get a look behind the complexities of daily life and build a deeper understanding of current affairs and global events. Subscribe and explore the world around you with DW Documentary. Subscribe to DW Documentary: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCW39… Our other YouTube channels: DW Documental (in spanish): https://www.youtube.com/dwdocumental DW Documentary ??????? ?? ?????: (in arabic): https://www.youtube.com/dwdocarabia For more documentaries visit also: http://www.dw.com/en/tv/docfilm/s-3610 Instagram https://www.instagram.com/dwdocumentary/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/dw.stories DW netiquette policy: https://p.dw.com/p/MF1G

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The New Silk Road, part 2: From Kyrgyzstan to Duisburg | DW Documentary

DW Documentary   Published on Jul 20, 2019

The New Silk Road is a mammoth project meant to connect China with the West. It’s a gigantic infrastructure project that Beijing says will benefit all. But this two-part documentary shows another side: of China’s self-interest and geopolitical ambitions. China’s path to global power leads through the legendary trade road. Our authors travel west on two separate paths: One team follows the sea route, along which China is expanding its support bases, while the other follows the ancient Silk Road through Central Asia. Their journey takes them through stunning landscapes and to magical places with ancient caravanserais, where the lore of the old Silk Road lives on. At the same time, they observe China’s overwhelming new influence in immense construction sites and shipping hubs. People everywhere are hoping the new trade will bring them and their children work and prosperity, just as the old Silk Road did hundreds of years ago. But others fear that a future dominated by China will bring them no good at all. “Clean water, the mountains and nature are much more important than the money they give us,” the filmmakers learn in Kyrgyzstan. Chinese investment has not only bestowed the country with better roads, power lines and railway lines, but also with environmental pollution, corruption and crippling debt. Oman is another stop on the line, where Beijing has taken over large parts of a new Special Economic Zone in the desert city of Duqm. You can still see traditional Arab dhows in the old harbor at Sur, but they no longer have a place in today’s international trade. Instead, the horizon is dotted with huge container ships, many of them flying the Chinese flag. Meanwhile, the French port city of Marseille is aiming to become the New Silk Road’s European bridgehead. A small container village in the hills above the city is the first step. Cheap textiles from the Far East are delivered here to the “Marseille International Fashion Center”. MIF 68 for short – 68 is considered a lucky number in China – is geared towards distributing China’s products throughout Europe. The two-part documentary shows the breathtaking dimensions of this gigantic project – one where, it would seem, no stone will be left unturned. ——————————————————————– DW Documentary gives you knowledge beyond the headlines. Watch high-class documentaries from German broadcasters and international production companies. Meet intriguing people, travel to distant lands, get a look behind the complexities of daily life and build a deeper understanding of current affairs and global events. Subscribe and explore the world around you with DW Documentary. Subscribe to DW Documentary: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCW39… Our other YouTube channels: DW Documental (in spanish): https://www.youtube.com/dwdocumental DW Documentary ??????? ?? ?????: (in arabic): https://www.youtube.com/dwdocarabia For more documentaries visit also: http://www.dw.com/en/tv/docfilm/s-3610 Instagram https://www.instagram.com/dwdocumentary/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/dw.stories DW netiquette policy: https://p.dw.com/p/MF1G

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Todd William: Why Keep Spending Money on Space Exploration?

With so many problems here on earth requiring our attention, how is it possible to justify spending money to explore space? One of the best answers I’ve heard to this was found in a letter written over 40 years ago.

This question was posed to Dr. Ernst Stublinger, the associate director of Science at NASA in the early 1970s. It was asked by a Nun, who felt strongly that the money would better be spent helping starving children.

As part of Stublinger’s reply, he told the following story about a Count from the 1500s:

The Count

About 400 years ago, there lived a count in a small town in Germany. He was one of the benign counts, and he gave a large part of his income to the poor in his town. This was much appreciated, because poverty was abundant during medieval times, and there were epidemics of the plague which ravaged the country frequently.

One day, the count met a strange man. He had a workbench and little laboratory in his house, and he labored hard during the daytime so that he could afford a few hours every evening to work in his laboratory. He ground small lenses from pieces of glass; he mounted the lenses in tubes, and he used these gadgets to look at very small objects.

The count was particularly fascinated by the tiny creatures that could be observed with the strong magnification, and which he had never seen before. He invited the man to move with his laboratory to the castle, to become a member of the count’s household, and to devote henceforth all his time to the development and perfection of his optical gadgets as a special employee of the count.

The townspeople, however, became angry when they realized that the count was wasting his money, as they thought, on a stunt without purpose. “We are suffering from this plague,” they said, “while he is paying that man for a useless hobby!” But the count remained firm. “I give you as much as I can afford,” he said, “but I will also support this man and his work, because I know that someday something will come out of it!”

Indeed, something very good came out of this work, and also out of similar work done by others at other places: the microscope. It is well known that the microscope has contributed more than any other invention to the progress of medicine, and that the elimination of the plague and many other contagious diseases from most parts of the world is largely a result of studies which the microscope made possible.

The count, by retaining some of his spending money for research and discovery, contributed far more to the relief of human suffering than he could have contributed by giving all he could possibly spare to his plague-ridden community.

Full letter found here:
http://www.lettersofnote.com/2012/08/why-explore-space.html

With this in mind, how can anyone argue with spending money on space exploration given that less than 1% of the US Budget goes to NASA?

For more information please visit the following link: http://www.my-thought-spot.com/2019/03/the-proper-way-to-justify-spending.html

The Earth and Moon are like identical twins, made up of the exact same materials — which is really strange, since no other celestial bodies we know of share this kind of chemical relationship. What’s responsible for this special connection? Looking for an answer, planetary scientist and MacArthur “Genius” Sarah T. Stewart discovered a new kind of astronomical object — a synestia — and a new way to solve the mystery of the Moon’s origin.

This talk was presented at a TED Salon event given in partnership with U.S. Air Force. TED editors featured it among our selections on the home page. Read more about TED Salons.

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Sarah T. Stewart · Planetary scientist

Sarah T. Stewart specializes in the study of collisions in the solar system.

When you listen to music, multiple areas of your brain become engaged and active. But when you actually play an instrument, that activity becomes more like a full-body brain workout. What’s going on? Anita Collins explains the fireworks that go off in musicians’ brains when they play, and examines some of the long-term positive effects of this mental workout. [Directed by Sharon Colman Graham, narrated by Addison Anderson, music by Peter Gosling].

Meet the educator

Anita Collins · Educator, researcher, writer

Dr. Anita Collins is an educator, researcher and writer in the field of brain development and music learning.

Metabolism & Nutrition, Part 1: Crash Course A&P #36

CrashCourse   Published on Sep 28, 2015

Metabolism is a complex process that has a lot more going on than personal trainers and commercials might have you believe. Today we are exploring some of its key parts, including vital nutrients — such as water, vitamins, minerals, carbs, fats, and proteins — as well as how anabolic reactions build structures and require energy, while catabolic reactions tear things apart and release energy. Anatomy of Hank Poster: http://store.dftba.com/products/crash… — Table of Contents Water, Vitamins, Minerals, Carbs, Fats and Proteins 3:47 Anabolic Reactions Build Structures and Require Energy 2:59 Catabolic Reactions Tear Things Apart and Release Energy 3:17 Metabolism 2:30 *** Crash Course is on Patreon! You can support us directly by signing up at http://www.patreon.com/crashcourse Thanks to the following Patrons for their generous monthly contributions that help keep Crash Course free for everyone forever: Mark , Elliot Beter, Moritz Schmidt, Jeffrey Thompson, Ian Dundore, Jacob Ash, Jessica Wode, Today I Found Out, Christy Huddleston, James Craver, Chris Peters, SR Foxley, Steve Marshall, Simun Niclasen, Eric Kitchen, Robert Kunz, Avi Yashchin, Jason A Saslow, Jan Schmid, Daniel Baulig, Christian , Anna-Ester Volozh — Want to find Crash Course elsewhere on the internet? Facebook – http://www.facebook.com/YouTubeCrashC… Twitter – http://www.twitter.com/TheCrashCourse Tumblr – http://thecrashcourse.tumblr.com Support Crash Course on Patreon: http://patreon.com/crashcourse CC Kids: http://www.youtube.com/crashcoursekids

Two Collaborative Murals by Pat Perry and Local Schoolchildren Connect Communities in Iraq and Maine

July 26, 2019  Laura Staugaitis

Detroit-based artist Pat Perry (previously) travels widely to create drawings, paintings, and murals inspired by the diverse cultures and landscapes of different parts of the world, often with an eye toward forgotten or marginalized people and places. Partnering with aptART and the Good Works Foundation, Perry’s most recent project took him to Maine and Iraq, where he collaboratively designed and painted a pair of murals with local schoolchildren. The two fifth grade classes, located over 5,600 miles apart in Biddeford and Slemani, got to know each other by exchanging videos and artwork. They then assisted Perry with painting their own messages on the new murals.

The resulting project, OPENING LINES, depicts a child in each mural holding a red telephone. Because their backs are turned, the viewer can imagine whether each subject is speaking or listening. Surrounding each figure are doodles and messages written in both English and Arabic by Perry’s young collaborators. Samantha Robison of aptART tells Colossal, “With cultural overlap across the globe unavoidable, the peril of stereotype can be lessened by individual, personal acquaintances across borders; a literal face rather than an idea of one. The most integral part of equality is providing platforms for people to speak, to create, to be listened to.”

The video below offers a glimpse behind the scenes of OPENING LINES. You can follow along with aptART’s youth programming on Instagram and explore more of Perry’s wide-ranging humanist work (including limited edition prints) on his website and Instagram.

Opening Lines Pat Perry   Published on Jul 17, 2019

Corresponding murals painted with groups of kids in Slemani, Iraq and Biddeford, Maine. An aptArts project in conjunction with One Blue Sky/Good Works Foundation. video: Emad Rashidi www.emadrashidi.com/ artwork: Pat Perry www.patperry.com/ www.aptart.org

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Black Swallowtail Butterfly and Ing’s Garden

Captured by Ing-On Vibulbhan-Watts on Wednesday, July 24, 2019

At the Backyard Garden, Downtown Newark, New Jersey

I usually see Yellow Swallowtail butterflies every year and hardly see any of Black Swallowtail butterflies, but this year I saw this Black Swallowtail butterfly before I saw the Yellow Swallowtail butterfly.  I was lucky to capture the butterfly on my camcorder for only three minutes.  Yellow Swallowtail butterflies usually stay to drink the nectar from the Butterfly bush flowers for about thirty minutes or more.  

I enjoy all kinds of flowers but every year I wait for these large pink flowers.  The flower diameter is about ten inches.  The flower will last only one day.  If the weather is very hot then by the afternoon the flower will wither away.  This year we were very lucky to see a lot of flowers blossom.

These white little daisies have a nice character of their own compared to the other larger flowers in the garden.  They standout strongly and have a nice contrast to the green leaves around them.

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PBS NewsHour live show July 22, 2019

PBS News-July 16-22, 2019, Euro News, CAN China News, Africa News, DW News,  CBC News, CNA 24/7 LIVE, Wendover Productions: How Rwanda is Becoming the Singapore of Africa, TED Talks: How we can improve maternal healthcare before during and after pregnancy?  ian bui:100-yr-old pianist plays Mazurka by Chopin, Colassal: Mother & Child Vol. II Raises over $15,000 to Support Separated Immigrant Families, Kai at the Maker Space room, in the Mezzanine, of the Newark Museum, Monarch Butterfly: Poem and Photographs by Ing-On Vibulbhan-Watts

PBS NewsHour live show July 22, 2019

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PBS NewsHour Weekend full episode July 21, 2019

PBS NewsHour  Published on Jul 21, 2019

On this edition for Sunday, July 21, heat emergencies along the East Coast amid record high temperatures as the Midwest sees relief, Puerto Ricans continue to call for the U.S. territory’s governor to step down, heightened tensions over Iran’s seizure of a British tanker, and documenting the plight of marginalized Americans after a job on Wall Street. Hari Sreenivasan anchors from New York. Stream your PBS favorites with the PBS app: https://to.pbs.org/2Jb8twG Find more from PBS NewsHour at https://www.pbs.org/newshour Subscribe to our YouTube channel: https://bit.ly/2HfsCD6 Follow us: Facebook: http://www.pbs.org/newshour Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/newshour Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/newshour Snapchat: @pbsnews Subscribe: PBS NewsHour podcasts: https://www.pbs.org/newshour/podcasts Newsletters: https://www.pbs.org/newshour/subscribe

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PBS NewsHour Weekend full episode July 20, 2019

PBS NewsHour  Published on Jul 20, 2019

On this edition for Saturday, July 20, NewsHour Weekend takes the show on the road to Houston, Texas, where we talk to NASA experts about the future of manned space travel, and look at how moon rocks collected decades ago continue unveiling new discoveries. Hari Sreenivasan anchors from Johnson Space Center 50 years to the day that Neil Armstrong became the first person to walk on the moon. Stream your PBS favorites with the PBS app: https://to.pbs.org/2Jb8twG Find more from PBS NewsHour at https://www.pbs.org/newshour Subscribe to our YouTube channel: https://bit.ly/2HfsCD6 Follow us: Facebook: http://www.pbs.org/newshour Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/newshour Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/newshour Snapchat: @pbsnews Subscribe: PBS NewsHour podcasts: https://www.pbs.org/newshour/podcasts Newsletters: https://www.pbs.org/newshour/subscribe

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PBS NewsHour full episode July 19, 2019

PBS NewsHour  Published on Jul 19, 2019

Friday on the NewsHour, the confrontation between the U.S. and Iran escalates further. Plus: A conversation with Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif, dealing with the extreme heat that is a byproduct of climate change, new frontiers of space, 2020 campaign updates, political analysis from Mark Shields and David Brooks and a new musical venture from one of the founders of The Black Keys. WATCH TODAY’S SEGMENTS: News Wrap: Trump defends rally supporters https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mTAVD… What Iran’s foreign minister wants American people to know https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qfg75… How we can prepare for climate change’s rising temperatures https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FdT9h… As NASA pursues ambitious agenda, critics question its cost https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GGIe3… Biden and Sanders clash over health care proposals https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qF25Y… Shields and Brooks on Trump’s attacks, Biden vs. Sanders https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6mV8r… What The Black Keys’ Dan Auerbach is doing in Nashville https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nx42T… Stream your PBS favorites with the PBS app: https://to.pbs.org/2Jb8twG Find more from PBS NewsHour at https://www.pbs.org/newshour Subscribe to our YouTube channel: https://bit.ly/2HfsCD6 Follow us: Facebook: http://www.pbs.org/newshour Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/newshour Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/newshour Snapchat: @pbsnews Subscribe: PBS NewsHour podcasts: https://www.pbs.org/newshour/podcasts Newsletters: https://www.pbs.org/newshour/subscribe

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PBS NewsHour full episode July 18, 2019

PBS NewsHour   Published on Jul 18, 2019

Thursday on the NewsHour, President Trump holds an incendiary rally on the heels of his earlier attacks against four members of Congress. Plus: Former Sen. Jeff Flake on Trump’s rhetoric and Republican support, a database reveals the true scope of the opioid crisis, the potential risks of FaceApp, moving the Smithsonian into the future, craft cannabis and the black experience in documentary film. WATCH TODAY’S SEGMENTS: Jeff Flake on why GOP isn’t disavowing Trump’s ‘awful’ words https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QOnr3… News Wrap: U.S. warship shoots down Iranian drone https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TalCB… Database reveals ‘jaw-dropping’ truth about opioid epidemic https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rCFeu… How FaceApp highlights a gap in U.S. privacy protections https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PqlKg… How Lonnie Bunch plans to move the Smithsonian forward https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n_jHE… Can craft cannabis compete with Big Marijuana? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cS9op… Filmmaker RaMell Ross on putting the black experience first https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=02P4M… Stream your PBS favorites with the PBS app: https://to.pbs.org/2Jb8twG Find more from PBS NewsHour at https://www.pbs.org/newshour Subscribe to our YouTube channel: https://bit.ly/2HfsCD6 Follow us: Facebook: http://www.pbs.org/newshour Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/newshour Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/newshour Snapchat: @pbsnews Subscribe: PBS NewsHour podcasts: https://www.pbs.org/newshour/podcasts Newsletters: https://www.pbs.org/newshour/subscribe

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PBS NewsHour full episode July 17, 2019

PBS NewsHour  Published on Jul 17, 2019

Wednesday on the NewsHour, as President Trump stands by his attacks against four congresswomen, a look at the painful history behind his words. Plus: A conversation about the administration’s Israeli-Palestinian peace plan, the troubled relationship between the U.S. and Turkey, the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 mission and remembering Justice John Paul Stevens. WATCH TODAY’S SEGMENTS: News Wrap: House moves toward holding Barr, Ross in contempt https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W7jYq… Trump’s racist tweets and the ‘politics of distraction’ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M1imw… The outlook for Trump’s Israeli-Palestinian peace plan https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cm89-… Why U.S. relations with Turkey are on fragile ground https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HvPZ7… What NASA pilot Michael Collins feared most for Apollo 11 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UQ5ra… How Justice John Paul Stevens hoped to be remembered https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hLsgb… Stream your PBS favorites with the PBS app: https://to.pbs.org/2Jb8twG Find more from PBS NewsHour at https://www.pbs.org/newshour Subscribe to our YouTube channel: https://bit.ly/2HfsCD6 Follow us: Facebook: http://www.pbs.org/newshour Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/newshour Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/newshour Snapchat: @pbsnews Subscribe: PBS NewsHour podcasts: https://www.pbs.org/newshour/podcasts Newsletters: https://www.pbs.org/newshour/subscribe

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PBS NewsHour full episode July 16, 2019

PBS NewsHour  Published on Jul 16, 2019

Tuesday on the NewsHour, congressional Republicans and Democrats continue to disagree over President Trump’s controversial tweets. Plus: Why federal prosecutors aren’t bringing charges in the Eric Garner case, the struggle of Venezuelan refugees in Brazil, economic and political progress in Colombia, the newest novel from Colson Whitehead and fallout from the Puerto Rican governor’s leaked texts. WATCH TODAY’S SEGMENTS: Trump’s controversial tweets expose parties’ racial divide https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_p6s8… News Wrap: Esper criticizes Turkey for air-defense purchase https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nNR-f… What Eric Garner case says about prosecuting police https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NAEXb… How Brazil is dealing with an influx of Venezuelan refugees https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6G4PB… Colombian official on chaos in Venezuela, ‘progress’ at home https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jCIv_… Colson Whitehead on ‘The Nickel Boys,’ fantasy vs. realism https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mr_xg… Why governor’s scandal threatens Puerto Rico’s credibility https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xPv7_… Stream your PBS favorites with the PBS app: https://to.pbs.org/2Jb8twG Find more from PBS NewsHour at https://www.pbs.org/newshour Subscribe to our YouTube channel: https://bit.ly/2HfsCD6 Follow us: Facebook: http://www.pbs.org/newshour Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/newshour Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/newshour Snapchat: @pbsnews Subscribe: PBS NewsHour podcasts: https://www.pbs.org/newshour/podcasts Newsletters: https://www.pbs.org/newshour/subscribe

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[CNA 24/7 LIVE] Breaking news, top stories and documentaries

CNA   Started streaming on Jan 15, 2019

Watch CNA’s 24-hour live coverage of the latest headlines and top stories from Singapore, Asia and around the world, as well as documentaries and features that bring you a deeper look at Singapore and Asian issues. CNA is a regional broadcaster headquartered in Singapore. Get the programming schedule here: https://www.toggle.sg/en/channelguide… Subscribe to our news service: WhatsApp: https://cna.asia/whatsapp Telegram: https://t.me/cnalatest Follow CNA on the following platforms: https://www.cna.asia https://www.facebook.com/channelnewsasia https://www.instagram.com/channelnews… https://www.twitter.com/channelnewsasia https://t.me/cnalatest

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Moon Landing 50th Anniversary | Q&A with Chris Hadfield

CBC News  Scheduled for Jul 16, 2019

Canadian astronaut Chris Hadfield is taking your questions on the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing. Ask them in the chat. To read more: http://cbc.ca/ »»» Subscribe to CBC News to watch more videos: http://bit.ly/1RreYWS Connect with CBC News Online: For breaking news, video, audio and in-depth coverage: http://bit.ly/1Z0m6iX Find CBC News on Facebook: http://bit.ly/1WjG36m Follow CBC News on Twitter: http://bit.ly/1sA5P9H For breaking news on Twitter: http://bit.ly/1WjDyks Follow CBC News on Instagram: http://bit.ly/1Z0iE7O Download the CBC News app for iOS: http://apple.co/25mpsUz Download the CBC News app for Android: http://bit.ly/1XxuozZ »»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»» For more than 75 years, CBC News has been the source Canadians turn to, to keep them informed about their communities, their country and their world. Through regional and national programming on multiple platforms, including CBC Television, CBC News Network, CBC Radio, CBCNews.ca, mobile and on-demand, CBC News and its internationally recognized team of award-winning journalists deliver the breaking stories, the issues, the analyses and the personalities that matter to Canadians.

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euronews (in English)

Published on Jul 15, 2019

In this episode of Futuris, we meet the African and European scientists working together to find ways to disinfect water for domestic use in remote, isolated places in Africa, using sustainable and affordable technology.… READ MORE : https://www.euronews.com/2019/07/15/s… Subscribe to our channel: https://www.youtube.com/c/euronews?su… Watch our LIVE here: https://www.youtube.com/c/euronews/live

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DW News Livestream | Latest news and breaking stories

DW News

Started streaming on Jan 21, 2019

DW News goes deep beneath the surface, providing the key stories from Europe and around the world. Exciting reports and interviews from the worlds of politics, business, sports, culture and social media are presented by our DW anchors in 15-, 30- and 60-minute shows. Correspondents on the ground and experts in the studio deliver detailed insights and analysis of issues that affect our viewers around the world. We combine our expertise on Germany and Europe with a special interest in Africa and Asia while keeping track of stories from the rest of the world. Informative, entertaining and up-to-date – DW News, connecting the dots for our viewers across the globe. Deutsche Welle is Germany’s international broadcaster. We convey a comprehensive image of Germany, report events and developments, incorporate German and other perspectives in a journalistically independent manner. By doing so we promote understanding between cultures and peoples.

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africanews Live

africanews   Started streaming on Jul 9, 2019

Africanews is a new pan-African media pioneering multilingual and independent news telling expertise in Sub-Saharan Africa. Subscribe on ourYoutube channel : https://www.youtube.com/c/africanews Africanews is available in English and French. Website : www.africanews.com Facebook : https://www.facebook.com/africanews.c… Twitter : https://twitter.com/africanews

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How Rwanda is Becoming the Singapore of Africa

Wendover Productions   Published on Mar 19, 2019

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Shocking, but true: the United States has the highest rate of deaths for new mothers of any developed country — and 60 percent of them are preventable. With clarity and urgency, physician Elizabeth Howell explains the causes of maternal mortality and shares ways for hospitals and doctors to make pregnancy safer for women before, during and after childbirth.

This video was produced by TEDMED. TED’s editors featured it among our daily selections on the home page.

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Elizabeth Howell · Maternal health reformer

Elizabeth Howell is working to address maternal mortality in the United States.

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100-yr-old pianist plays Mazurka by Chopin

ian bui  Published on Nov 25, 2017

Frederic Chopin, Mazurka in A minor, Op 67, No. 4, performed by Mme Thai Thi Lien, Teacher Emeritus at the National Academy of Music in Hanoi, Vietnam, in an event to honor and celebrate her remarkable career. Mme Lien is also the mother of famed pianist Dang Thai Son, Gold Medalist of the 10th Chopin International Competition in Warsaw, Poland in 1980. Currently living and teaching in Montreal, Canada, Mr Son also performed several pieces by Chopin and Ravel in the second half of this program, which took place in the Grand Concert Hall on November 23, 2017. Video credit: FB Thuong Ha

Mother & Child Vol. II Raises over $15,000 to Support Separated Immigrant Families

July 18, 2019  Laura Staugaitis

All images © Paul Emile

A heartfelt thanks to the 60+ contributing artists and hundreds of attendees all helped make Mother & Child Vol. II a huge success. The benefit gallery show, which we co-produced with Sugarlift, has raised over $15,000 and counting. 100% of proceeds will be split between three non-profits who provide direct aid and legal support to separated children and families at the U.S./Mexico Border.

We are proud to help further the causes of Kids in Need of Defense, The Young Center, and The Florence Project, and couldn’t have done it without the generosity of the following artists: Aaron Li-Hill, Adam Lupton, Ali Cavanaugh, Alonsa Guevara, Amanda Scuglia, Amber Lia Kloppel, Anna Park, Annie Wildey, Antonia Barolini, Chiaozza, Chris Herrera, Collin van der Sluijs, Danica Lundy, David de la Mano, Dina Brodsky, Elicia Edijanto, Ericka Jeffries, Erik Hougen, Faith47, Grace Lang, Guno Park, Helen Robinson, Hillary McCarthy, Icy and Sot, Jacob Brooks, Jaime Molina, James Razko, Jen Gennari, Jess X. Snow, Jonny Sun, Joshua Henderson, Klone, Kristin Texeira, Lauren Matsumoto, London Kaye, Lujan Perez, Lydia Fu, Marcelo Daldoce, Mark Powell, Marshall Jones, Maude White, Melanie Vote, Michael Meadors, Michelle Doll, Nicolas V Sanchez, Pat Perry, Patty Horing, Pepe Salgado, Pixel Pancho, Ramiro Davaro-Comas, Rubin415, Seth Globepainter, Shamona Stokes, Shana Levenson, Sonni, Swoon Studio, Tatiana Ortiz-Rubio, Tiffany Bozic, Valerie Lueth, and Vicky Barranguet.

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Mother & Child artist Nicolas V Sanchez (left)

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Mother & Child artists Vicky Barranguet and 1/2 of duo Icy and Sot

Kai at the Maker Space room, in the Mezzanine, of the Newark Museum on Wednesday, July 10, 2019

Photographs by Ing-On Vibulbhan-Watts

The lady who takes care of the room showed Kai the big foam blocks that he can build something from.

Kai constructed a form of a tall building.

Suddenly, after Kai finished his building, he knocked his building down.  He seemed to enjoy it.  I think he was acting like Godzilla who likes to destroy buildings by knocking them down.  Kai loves to watch Godzilla movies.  He goes to John and asks him to turn on the Godzilla movies.  I have to talk to John about this instance.

Kai drove into his building and then he lied flat on the floor.

Kai wanted to play hide and seek in the hiding place.

Time to go home, Kai put the foam blocks back where they belong, but still wanted to play for last time.  He said “I will build the chair to sit on.”

Kai was sitting happily on his throne.

Ms. Fran Garrido, Early Childhood Coordinator gave me the information about their activities for children.

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Monarch Butterfly, Saturday, July 20, 2019

Poem and Photographs by Ing-On Vibulbhan-Watts

Oh!  Monarch Butterfly!!!

You come to visit me again this year

You are the first one

I see today on Saturday, July 20, 2019

You look lovely as always

We are ready for you

With my beautiful purple butterfly bush flowers

All in full bloom

The nectar you need to survive to fly to your mate

And for you to lay your eggs

Your little ones of the next generation

The nectar is here for you

Thanks for fertilizing the flowers

Some will produce fruits

For human to consume

You not only beautify the world

With your pretty wings

Your also benefit the trees

Providing fruits for creatures of the earth

We need you

I am longing to see you

You make me so happy

Capturing you in my camcorder

For other to see

You give joy to me

My day is complete

Oh!  My Monarch Butterfly!!!

I love you

Ing-On Vibulbhan-Watts, Saturday, July 20, 2019, 4:12 pm

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PBS News, UN, Aljazeera, France24, ABC {Australia) News, Reel Truth History, TED Talks, NPR, Colossal, Newark Museum, & more, July 2019

PBS News ,7.10,11,12,13&14.2019, Blitzed: Nazis On Drugs (WW2 Documentary), Click 1000: The Future of Television – BBC Click, The UN Web TV Channel is available 24 hours a day, ALJAZEERA news Live, FRANCE 24 Live, NPR: The Dress Hasn’t Changed, But The Girls Have, Colossal: A Collaboratively Painted ‘Mural of Brotherhood’ Stretches for Over a Mile on Mexico’s Border, ABC News (Australia) Live, Kai & Ing Joined Painting 7.10.19 and Kai’s First Time at Newark Museum7.12.19

PBS NewsHour Weekend full episode July 14, 2019

PBS NewsHour  Published on Jul 14, 2019

On this edition for Sunday, July 14, we take the show on the road to Milwaukee, Wisconsin, home to the 2020 Democratic National Convention next July. We speak to some of the state’s Democratic leadership about efforts to win Wisconsin and explore its dairy farm crisis. Also, ICE begins nationwide raids on undocumented immigrants. Hari Sreenivasan anchors from Milwaukee. Stream your PBS favorites with the PBS app: https://to.pbs.org/2Jb8twG Find more from PBS NewsHour at https://www.pbs.org/newshour Subscribe to our YouTube channel: https://bit.ly/2HfsCD6 Follow us: Facebook: http://www.pbs.org/newshour Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/newshour Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/newshour Snapchat: @pbsnews Subscribe: PBS NewsHour podcasts: https://www.pbs.org/newshour/podcasts Newsletters: https://www.pbs.org/newshour/subscribe

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PBS NewsHour Weekend full episode July 13, 2019

PBS NewsHour  Published on Jul 13, 2019

On this edition for Saturday, July 13, Louisiana braces as Tropical Storm Barry makes landfall and briefly becomes a Category 1 hurricane, Vice President Mike Pence visits the border ahead of scheduled ICE raids, and our “Future of Food” series looks at cell-based meat grown solely in a laboratory. Hari Sreenivasan anchors from New York. Stream your PBS favorites with the PBS app: https://to.pbs.org/2Jb8twG Find more from PBS NewsHour at https://www.pbs.org/newshour Subscribe to our YouTube channel: https://bit.ly/2HfsCD6 Follow us: Facebook: http://www.pbs.org/newshour Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/newshour Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/newshour Snapchat: @pbsnews Subscribe: PBS NewsHour podcasts: https://www.pbs.org/newshour/podcasts Newsletters: https://www.pbs.org/newshour/subscribe

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PBS NewsHour full episode July 12, 2019

PBS NewsHour  Published on Jul 12, 2019

Friday on the NewsHour, Labor Secretary Alex Acosta resigns amid furor over his prosecution of Jeffrey Epstein for sex crimes in 2008. Plus: Tropical Storm Barry threatens New Orleans with flooding, how legal marijuana is confronting challenges of racial inequity, the ideological divide within the Democratic party, political analysis with Mark Shields and Ramesh Ponnuru and folk legend Joan Baez. WATCH TODAY’S SEGMENTS: Tumultuous week in White House ends with Acosta resignation https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=THx_o… Why Tropical Storm Barry threatens more than just the coast https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tHj-c… News Wrap: House committees might delay Mueller testimony https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jfs49… Why legal marijuana industry now struggles with diversity https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yo5dK… Pelosi and Ocasio-Cortez expose Democrats’ big divide https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M-uik… Shields and Ponnuru on Democratic division, citizenship data https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EzlDG… Folk legend Joan Baez reflects on a life in music and activism https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HQwQl… Stream your PBS favorites with the PBS app: https://to.pbs.org/2Jb8twG Find more from PBS NewsHour at https://www.pbs.org/newshour Subscribe to our YouTube channel: https://bit.ly/2HfsCD6 Follow us: Facebook: http://www.pbs.org/newshour Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/newshour Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/newshour Snapchat: @pbsnews Subscribe: PBS NewsHour podcasts: https://www.pbs.org/newshour/podcasts Newsletters: https://www.pbs.org/newshour/subscribe

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PBS NewsHour full episode July 11, 2019

PBS NewsHour  Published on Jul 11, 2019

Thursday on the NewsHour, President Trump announces he’s ending his legal battle to add a controversial citizenship question to the 2020 census. Plus: An interview with the head of Veterans Affairs, the competitive business of growing marijuana, Rep. Debbie Lesko on the shortage of female Republicans in Congress, how a comic writer addresses reality and a singer on finding identity through music. WATCH TODAY’S SEGMENTS: Losing census fight, how Trump will seek citizenship data https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OGTq9… News Wrap: Pelosi spars with progressive party members https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eLQ5H… Sec. Wilkie on expanding health care for veterans https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oc6BD… Why some small marijuana growers struggle after legalization https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yFBzC… Why it’s so hard to get Republican women in Congress https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PDyPE… How the comic strip ‘Baldo’ blends humor with humanity https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xxjDV… How Grammy-nominated singer Falu found her identity in music https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4l0EL… Stream your PBS favorites with the PBS app: https://to.pbs.org/2Jb8twG Find more from PBS NewsHour at https://www.pbs.org/newshour Subscribe to our YouTube channel: https://bit.ly/2HfsCD6 Follow us: Facebook: http://www.pbs.org/newshour Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/newshour Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/newshour Snapchat: @pbsnews Subscribe: PBS NewsHour podcasts: https://www.pbs.org/newshour/podcasts Newsletters: https://www.pbs.org/newshour/subscribe

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PBS NewsHour full episode July 10, 2019

PBS NewsHour  Published on Jul 10, 2019

Wednesday on the NewsHour, Labor Secretary Alex Acosta publicly addresses his role in the controversial 2008 prosecution of sex offender Jeffrey Epstein. Plus: The British ambassador to the U.S. resigns, how marijuana affects the brain, the U.S. women’s soccer team celebrates its World Cup victory, making baseball safer for fans and getting energy out of buildings. WATCH TODAY’S SEGMENTS: How Alex Acosta explained his handling of Epstein case https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7Jy0N… News Wrap: Fed signals impending interest rate reduction https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hROsA… What Darroch’s resignation means for U.S.-British diplomacy https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mMK0l… Scientists race to learn how marijuana affects the brain https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d6VnG… How U.S. women’s soccer is paving the way for pay equity https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZSim9… Why hasn’t Major League Baseball done more to protect fans? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Du8mQ… Designing buildings that create more energy than they use https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rqU8o… Stream your PBS favorites with the PBS app: https://to.pbs.org/2Jb8twG Find more from PBS NewsHour at https://www.pbs.org/newshour Subscribe to our YouTube channel: https://bit.ly/2HfsCD6 Follow us: Facebook: http://www.pbs.org/newshour Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/newshour Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/newshour Snapchat: @pbsnews Subscribe: PBS NewsHour podcasts: https://www.pbs.org/newshour/podcasts Newsletters: https://www.pbs.org/newshour/subscribe

Blitzed: Nazis On Drugs (WW2 Documentary) | History Documentary | Reel Truth History

Reel Truth History Documentaries  Published on Jun 28, 2019

In 1938 a drug called Pervitin was created in Nazi Germany. This stimulant was a methamphetamine based pill, was available in every pharmacy and didn’t require a prescription. This drug was distributed to German soldiers during the course of WW2 and Hitler was no exception to these drug highs receiving drug cocktails from his personal physical Theodor Morell. This film explores the use of drugs in WW2 and looks at the potential effects that drugs could have had on Hitler, soldiers and the war itself. Distributed by DRG To be the first to watch more full length documentaries, subscribe here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCb7x… Welcome to Reel Truth History, the home of gripping and powerful documentaries. Here you can watch both full length documentaries and series that explore some of the most comprehensive pieces of world history.

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TED Talks: The next global agricultural revolution,

Conventional meat production causes harm to our environment and presents risks to global health, but people aren’t going to eat less meat unless we give them alternatives that cost the same (or less) and that taste the same (or better). In an eye-opening talk, food innovator and TED Fellow Bruce Friedrich shows the plant- and cell-based products that could soon transform the global meat industry — and your dinner plate.

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Bruce Friedrich · Food innovator

TED Fellow Bruce Friedrich plans to compete with the meat industry on its own terms — by creating alternatives to conventional meat that taste the same or better and cost less.

Learn more about the Good Food Institute and be a part of the next agricultural revolution.

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Click 1000: The Future of Television – BBC Click

BBC Click  Published on Jul 8, 2019

This is the 1,000th episode of Click. But we’ve also created a special show that gives you complete control over what you watch. Check it out at bbc.co.uk/click1000. Subscribe HERE http://bit.ly/1uNQEWR Find us online at www.bbc.com/click Twitter: @bbcclick Facebook: www.facebook.com/BBCClick

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(Part 9) SDGs Learning, Training & Practice (HLPF 2019 Side Event).

The State of Food Security and Nutrition in the World (SOFI) 2019.

Security Council: 1) The situation in the Middle East (8572nd meeting). 2) Threats to international peace and security (8573rd meeting).

General Assembly (Informal plenary): Gender equality and women’s leadership for a sustainable world (HLPF 2019 Event).

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Daily Press Briefing by the Spokesperson of the Secretary-General.

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Inclusive national policies in the face of climate change: towards a rights-based approach to the implementation of SDG 13 (HLPF 2019 Side Event).

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(Part 10) SDGs Learning, Training & Practice (HLPF 2019 Side Event).

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Learning to Learn for Life and Work – On the occasion of Youth Skills Day 2019.

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Gender Diversity Beyond Binaries.

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FRANCE 24 English  Started streaming on Jul 4, 2019

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Six of the 50 Azalea Trail Maids gather under oak trees. The dresses come in six different colors, but only the queen of the court wears pink.   Adair Freeman Rutledge

The Dress Hasn’t Changed, But The Girls Have

July 7, 20197:00 AM ET   Lindsey Feingold

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They marched in President Barack Obama’s 2009 inauguration parade.

They appeared at processions ranging from the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York City and Disney’s Easter Parade in Orlando, Fla., to the Rose Bowl Parade in Pasadena, Calif.

They are the Azalea Trail Maids — the embodiment of old school Southern hospitality with a modern twist.

Photographer Adair Rutledge, a native of Mobile, Ala., returned to her hometown to learn more about how some girls are redefining what it means to be a symbol of the South — while they wear a 50-pound, custom-made antebellum dress.

To be one of the 50 Azalea Trail Maids, you have to be chosen — and only those with impressive resumes get the honor. The girls Rutledge profiled were valedictorians, National Merit Scholarship winners and even in ROTC. And the interview process is extensive. “A lot of them take classes and rehearse for years,” Rutledge says.

The selective process and preparation is meant to prepare them to be ambassadors for their town — a modern version of the Southern belle.

Once chosen, they represent Mobile for a year. When wearing the dresses, which can cost up to $6,000, they usually don’t speak; their duty is to smile, wave and have their photo taken.

Rutledge hopes her project will help people work through what seem like contradictions: very accomplished women wearing Southern plantation-era gowns while representing Alabama’s third-largest city.

“There’s sort of a disconnect between what the dress represents historically and these multicultural, highly accomplished modern young women who wear it now,” she says. “They’re not exact replicas, but they are modeled after the attire of the white Southern plantation-era elite, which means that they are the gowns that were once worn by the wives of slave owners. … I really want people to be asking these questions around gender and identity and race and the tensions that are created from being a young Southern black woman wearing an antebellum hoop skirt.”

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A Collaboratively Painted ‘Mural of Brotherhood’ Stretches for Over a Mile on Mexico’s Border

June 26, 2019  Laura Staugaitis

All photographs courtesy of Enrique Chiu

Over the past two and a half years, nearly 4,000 volunteers have converged on the US/Mexico border to assist artist Enrique Chiu with painting a mural. Chiu began the project on Election Day in 2016, and once his collaborative project is complete, the “Mural of Brotherhood” will span a mile of Mexico’s border frontage in Tijuana. Shorter segments will also be created in other regions to connect the project to the southern edge of the border. The wide range of styles, including written phrases and more illustrative narratives reflects the diversity of those who have worked alonside Chiu to complete the expansive mural.

Chiu was born in Mexico and has spent 14 years living in the U.S., both as a child and as an adult. However, he re-rooted himself in Tijuana’s vibrant arts scene ten years ago. In an interview with Hyperallergic Chiu explained, “the murals spread messages of peace to people crossing the border by car or on foot,” and are “intended to be a final glimpse of hope for migrants risking danger as they cross northward.”

A recently released documentary by Alejandro Arguelles Benitez follows the project. You can watch the trailer below, and track the progress of the mural on Instagram. (via Hyperallergic)

A Child Peers Over the US/Mexico Border Wall in a Giant New Photographic Work by JR

September 7, 2017   Christopher Jobson

French artist JR just unveiled a new work in progress at the US/Mexico border. The large

photographic piece depicts a child peering over a border fence from the Mexican side, apparently in reference to Trump’s effort to rescind the DACA program which protects the children of undocumented immigrants from being deported. The artist is known for his towering photographic installations backed by scaffolding such as his pieces at the Louvre and the Rio Olympics.

JR will be in LA tonight at Blum & Poe for a discussion with curator Pedro Alonzo about “immigration in the artist’s practice.” Admission is free.

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Kai & Ing Joined Painting on Wednesday, 7.10.19 and Kai’s First Time at Newark Museum on Friday, 7.12.19

Photographs by Ing-On Vibulbhan-Watts

Kai and Ing joined painting on Wednesday, July 10, 2019

Kai and Ing joined painting on Wednesday, July 10, 2019

Kai colored the Lizard for his Mommy and Daddy on Friday, July 12, 2019

Kai was played with toy trains on the Mezzanine at the Newark Museum.

There is a great artwork on the wall to inspire children and adults who visit the room.

Kai played with Lego blocks on the wall.

Kai went into the room that has light rods in different colors from the ceiling.  He seems to be amazed to see his multiple image on the wall of mirrors around him.

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One of the museum teachers gave me the information about their activities for children.

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The Passage Of Time By Fong Qi Wei PBS News TED Talks Click BBC NASA & More

The Passage Of Time By Fong Qi Wei PBS News TED Talks Click BBC NASA & More

The Passage of Time Captured in Layered Landscape Collages by Fong Qi Wei

August 5, 2013  Christopher Jobson

Time can be a difficult variable to visually convey in still photography, both the length of time an exposure takes or a series of photos meant to depict the passage of time can be somewhat ambiguous without a written explanation. In his latest series, Time is a dimension, Singapore-based photographer Fong Qi Wei (previously) explores just that idea by shooting landscapes from a stationary position over a 2-4 hour period and then digitally slicing the images to create a layered collage. He shoots at sunset or sunrise to obtain a wide variation in light and then carefully cuts each image to reveal incremental timeframes. He explains:

Similarly, our experience of a scene is more than a snapshot. We often remember a sequence of events rather than a still frame full of details. In this series, I strive to capture both details and also a sequence of time in a single 2 dimensional canvas. I hope it gives you pause and reconsider what you experience versus what you shoot with your next camera phone.

You can see many more examples on his website, and read more about his process right here.

Animated Photo Collages by Qi Wei Fong Shimmer to Life as Time Passes

February 21, 2014  Christopher Jobson

Glassy Sunset, 2013

Tanah Lot Sunset, 2013

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Chinatown Sunset, 2013

Several months ago we featured a photographic series called Time is a Dimension by artist Qi Wei Fong that depicted layered collages of landscapes and cityscapes photographed over a 2-4 hour period. Fong has since taken the project a step further by animating the images in this new series called Time in Motion. The new photos, shot in locations around China, Indonesia, and Bali show the change in light at sunrise or sunset through angular rays and concentric circles that shimmer as time passes. You can see more from the series on his website.

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PBS NewsHour full episode May 20, 2019

PBS NewsHour   Published on May 20, 2019

Monday on the NewsHour, an interview with former Director of National Intelligence James Clapper. Plus: DACA recipients forced out of the U.S. try to adjust to life in Mexico, Congo’s deadly Ebola outbreak worsens, 2020 Democrats criticize state abortion restrictions, Politics Monday with Tamara Keith and Amy Walter and turning garbage into significant works of art. WATCH TODAY’S SEGMENTS: News Wrap: Trump trades verbal volleys with Tehran https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2iMHu… Clapper denies leaking intelligence briefing to media https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=geA2V… Some ‘Dreamers’ face harsh reality: No country to call home https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jWjTN… Congo’s Ebola crisis threatens to spiral out of control https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mij1T… How 2020 Democrats are reacting to new state abortion laws https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HvHI4… Tamara Keith and Amy Walter on 2020 Rust Belt stakes https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xpuda… This San Francisco art exhibit takes another look at trash https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3E-wj… Stream your PBS favorites with the PBS app: https://to.pbs.org/2Jb8twG Find more from PBS NewsHour at https://www.pbs.org/newshour Subscribe to our YouTube channel: https://bit.ly/2HfsCD6 Follow us: Facebook: http://www.pbs.org/newshour Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/newshour Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/newshour Snapchat: @pbsnews

PBS NewsHour Weekend full episode May 19, 2019

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On this edition for Sunday, May 19, new state laws renew the debate on abortion, India wraps up the seventh phase of a weeks-long election process with exit polls favoring the country’s prime minister, and a look at how colleges are finding ways to help a growing number of student-parents. Hari Sreenivasan anchors from New York. Stream your PBS favorites with the PBS app: https://to.pbs.org/2Jb8twG Find more from PBS NewsHour at https://www.pbs.org/newshour Subscribe to our YouTube channel: https://bit.ly/2HfsCD6

PBS NewsHour Weekend full episode May 18, 2019

PBS NewsHour   Published on May 18, 2019

On this edition for Saturday, May 18, tensions continue to escalate between the U.S. and Iran, Joe Biden focuses on president Trump at a campaign kickoff rally, the South China Sea is facing ecological challenges, and the Brexit-effect during Europe’s parliamentary elections could deal a blow to Britain’s established political parties. Hari Sreenivasan anchors from New York.

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PBS NewsHour full episode May 17, 2019

PBS NewsHour   Published on May 17, 2019

In Hong Kong, crowds are taking to the streets to protest a new law that allows extradition of suspected criminals to China. The city has long valued its independence, and opponents of the policy fear it will enable China to target critics and create a chilling effect on speech. Nick Schifrin talks to Martin Lee, an attorney and the founding chairman of the first pro-democracy party in Hong Kong. WATCH TODAY’S SEGMENTS: News Wrap: Trump to lift aluminum tariffs on Canada, Mexico https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bNNuZ… OSU says team doctor sexually abused students for decades https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z-drI… Hong Kong protesters fear bill allowing extradition to China https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r-hDV… Can PG&E protect California from another deadly wildfire? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HuVFM… Tulsi Gabbard on why she wants to prioritize foreign policy https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3oNwU… Shields and Brooks on abortion battles, 2020 generation gap https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5YFNr… What smash hit ‘Game of Thrones’ meant for the fantasy genre https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4iDO3… Stream your PBS favorites with the PBS app: https://to.pbs.org/2Jb8twG Find more from PBS NewsHour at https://www.pbs.org/newshour Subscribe to our YouTube channel: https://bit.ly/2HfsCD6 Follow us: Facebook: http://www.pbs.org/newshour Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/newshour Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/newshour Snapchat: @pbsnews

Is Big Brother Watching You? – BBC Click

BBC Click   Published on May 13, 2019

Police deployment of facial recognition is happening across the globe. But the tech is fraught with issues such as civil liberties. Click investigates. Subscribe HERE http://bit.ly/1uNQEWR Find us online at www.bbc.com/click Twitter: @bbcclick Facebook: www.facebook.com/BBCClick

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Neurologist and author Oliver Sacks brings our attention to Charles Bonnet syndrome — when visually impaired people experience lucid hallucinations. He describes the experiences of his patients in heartwarming detail and walks us through the biology of this under-reported phenomenon.

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Oliver Sacks · Neurological anthropologist

Since “Awakenings” stormed the bestseller lists (and the silver screen), Oliver Sacks has become an unlikely household name, single-handedly inventing the genre of neurological anthropology.

Vilayanur Ramachandran tells us what brain damage can reveal about the connection between celebral tissue and the mind, using three startling delusions as examples.

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Vilayanur Ramachandran · Brain expert

Neurologist V.S. Ramachandran looks deep into the brain’s most basic mechanisms. By working with those who have very specific mental disabilities caused by brain injury or stroke, he can map functions of the mind to physical structures of the brain.

Neuroscientist and inventor Christopher deCharms demonstrates a new way to use fMRI to show brain activity — thoughts, emotions, pain — while it is happening. In other words, you can actually see how you feel.

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Christopher deCharms · Brain researcher

Christopher deCharms is working on a way to use fMRI scans to show brain activity — in real time.

For the first time ever, ‘All the Rembrandts’ are on display in Amsterdam

PBS NewsHour   Published on May 10, 2019

An extraordinary new exhibition in Amsterdam’s Rijksmuseum marks the first time the museum’s entire collection of Rembrandts is available to the public. Titled “All the Rembrandts,” the show commemorates the 350th anniversary of the Dutch master’s death and sheds new light on his personal life. Jeffrey Brown speaks to art historians and walks the streets that fostered Rembrandt’s creative vision. Stream your PBS favorites with the PBS app: https://to.pbs.org/2Jb8twG Find more from PBS NewsHour at https://www.pbs.org/newshour Subscribe to our YouTube channel: https://bit.ly/2HfsCD6 Follow us: Facebook: http://www.pbs.org/newshour Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/newshour Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/newshour Snapchat: @pbsnews Subscribe: PBS NewsHour podcasts: https://www.pbs.org/newshour/podcasts Newsletters: https://www.pbs.org/newshour/subscribe

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DW News Livestream | Latest news and breaking stories

DW News   Started streaming on Jan 21, 2019

DW News goes deep beneath the surface, providing the key stories from Europe and around the world. Exciting reports and interviews from the worlds of politics, business, sports, culture and social media are presented by our DW anchors in 15-, 30- and 60-minute shows. Correspondents on the ground and experts in the studio deliver detailed insights and analysis of issues that affect our viewers around the world. We combine our expertise on Germany and Europe with a special interest in Africa and Asia while keeping track of stories from the rest of the world. Informative, entertaining and up-to-date – DW News, connecting the dots for our viewers across the globe. Deutsche Welle is Germany’s international broadcaster. We convey a comprehensive image of Germany, report events and developments, incorporate German and other perspectives in a journalistically independent manner. By doing so we promote understanding between cultures and peoples.

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teamLab Dance! Art Exhibition and Learn and Play! teamLab Future Park Nov 29(Sat), 2014 – May 10(Sun), 2015 NATIONAL MUSEUM OF EMERGING SCIENCE AND INNOVATION http://odoru.team-lab.net/ ???????????????????????? Nov 29(Sat), 2014 – May 10(Sun), 2015 ??????? http://odoru.team-lab.net/ MAISON&OBJET PARIS 20th Anniversary Sep 4(Fri), 2015 – Sep 8(Tue), 2015 Parc des Expositions de Paris Nord Villepinte https://www.team-lab.net/e/maisonetob… MAISON&OBJET PARIS 20th Anniversary 2015?9?4?????2015?9?8???? Parc des Expositions de Paris Nord Villepinte, Experimental Installation at the entrance of Hall 7 https://www.team-lab.net/jp/e/maisone… ?Floating Flower Garden; Flowers and I are of the same root, the Garden and I are one A floating flower garden filled with living flowers that float up and down in relation to the movement of people in the space. When a viewer gets close to this flower-filled space, the flowers close to the viewer rise upwards all at once, creating a hemispherical space with the viewer at its center. In other words, although the whole space is filled with flowers, a hemispherical space is constantly being created with the viewer at its center and the viewer is free to move around wherever they want. If many viewers get close to one another, the dome spaces link up to form one single space. In this interactive floating flower garden viewers are immersed in flowers, and become completely one with the garden itself. Over 2,300 floating flowers bloom in the space. These flowers are alive and growing with each passing day. Each flower has a partner insect and the scent of the flowers becomes stronger at the time that the insect is most active, as a result the scent of the air in the garden space changes according to the time of day, morning, noon, and evening. Japanese Zen gardens are said to have been born as a place for Zen priests to carry out training so that they can become one with nature, the garden is a microcosm of the vastness of the surrounding natural mountain areas where they gathered to train. There is a Zen k?an in china (a question or story that is part of a Zen priests theological training) called, “Nansen’s Flower”. A man named Rikukô Taifu, while talking with Nansen, said, “Jô Hoshi says, ‘Heaven and I are of the same root. All things and I are of the same substance.’ How wonderful this is!”. Nansen, pointing at a flower in the garden said, “People of these days see this flower as if they were in a dream.” A person will become integrated with a flower when they look at a flower and the flower looks at them, possibly at this time the person will truly see the flower for the first time. https://www.team-lab.net/w/ffgarden/ ?Floating Flower Garden; ????????????? / Floating Flower Garden; Flowers and I are of the same root, the Garden and I are one

An Immersive Digitally-Controlled Installation of 2,300 Suspended Flowers by Japanese Art Collective teamLab

March 25, 2015  Johnny Waldman

Currently on display in Tokyo is “Floating Flower Garden,” an immersive, interactive installation of blossoming vegetation. Visitors enter a room filled with floating flowers. But as you approach them the flowers rise into the air, creating an air bubble within the dense forest. Multiple visitors can move through the installation at once as the flowers move away from them and surround them. “In this interactive floating flower garden viewers are immersed in flowers, and become completely one with the garden itself.” Think of it as Rain Room but with flowers.

Floating Flower Garden is the latest installation by TeamLab, a Japanese art collective of “ultra-technologists” lead by Toshiyuki Inoko. They’re currently staging a large-scale retrospective of work at Miraikan in Tokyo. The show has been so popular that it got extended for 2 months and this piece was installed as an encore. It’s currently on view, along with the rest of the show, through May 1, 2015.

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Mesmerizing New Animation, Maxim Zhestkov, PBS News, TED Talks, Click BBC, NASA, Rebwar Tahir & More

Mesmerizing New Animation, Maxim Zhestkov, PBS News, TED Talks, Click BBC, NASA, Rebwar Tahir & More

Layers: A Mesmerizing New Animation by Maxim Zhestkov

December 3, 2018  Kate Sierzputowski

Layers is a new 4K digital art film by Russian director Maxim Zhestkov (previously) which follows amutating black cube as colorful layers are revealed inside, showcasing a stark contrast between its surface and core. Several iterations of the black monolith are bisected by an invisible force, showcasing purples, greens, reds, and a bright blue that fills the largest area at the structures’ center. The objects float through fictional gallery spaces (like we’ve seen in previous films Elements and Volumes) presenting each as impossible sculptures that can only be produced by digital means. Layers is the fourth film Zhestkov has launched since 2017. You can view other art films from his series, and keep up with future projects on VimeoInstagram, and Behance.

PBS NewsHour full episode May 15, 2019

PBS NewsHour   Published on May 15, 2019

Wednesday on the NewsHour, President Trump returns to the issue of immigration with a proposal for system reform. Meanwhile, state legislatures pursue new abortion laws, artists use imagery of natural disasters to educate, a lawsuit over the prices of generic drugs, an interview with former Justice John Paul Stevens and an educational program that uses classical music to calm stressed children. Stream your PBS favorites with the PBS app: https://to.pbs.org/2Jb8twG Find more from PBS NewsHour at https://www.pbs.org/newshour Subscribe to our YouTube channel: https://bit.ly/2HfsCD6

PBS NewsHour full episode May 14, 2019

PBS NewsHour   Published on May 14, 2019

Tuesday on the NewsHour, tensions between the U.S. and Iran continue to rise amid an attack by Yemeni rebels in which Iran may have been involved. Plus: U.S. concerns about Chinese telecommunications company Huawei, what the Teamsters think of Trump’s trade war with China, an interview with 2020 Democrat Rep. Tim Ryan, a new approach to teaching math and author Jared Diamond’s latest book.

PBS NewsHour full episode May 13, 2019

PBS NewsHour   Published on May 13, 2019

Monday on the NewsHour, China imposes tariffs on U.S. goods in retaliation for tariffs President Trump levied Friday. Plus: Trump welcomes Hungary’s right-wing prime minister to the White House, issues on the 2020 campaign trail, Politics Monday with Tamara Keith and Amy Walter, a brutal regime of torture in Syria, a play that recreates life in a crowded refugee camp and the value of team sports. WATCH TODAY’S SEGMENTS: News Wrap: After oil tankers damaged, Trump warns Iran https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5Ic20… What Trump’s trade war with China means for U.S. consumers https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gvWSO… Why Trump’s meeting Hungary’s Orban is a ‘bit controversial’ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TKdp-… How 2020 Democrats are balancing policy, personal connection https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v71p8… Tamara Keith and Amy Walter on 2020 Democrats’ policy plans https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gymPX… The untold stories of Bashar al-Assad’s brutal regime https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vxUnN… For these refugees, theater plays a ‘vital role’ in healing https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XXodX… John Urschel on why every child should play team sports https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M7Em5… Stream your PBS favorites with the PBS app: https://to.pbs.org/2Jb8twG Find more from PBS NewsHour at https://www.pbs.org/newshour Subscribe to our YouTube channel: https://bit.ly/2HfsCD6

PBS NewsHour Weekend full episode May 12, 2019

PBS NewsHour

Published on May 12, 2019

On this edition for Sunday, May 12, rising tensions between the U.S. and Iran, Venezuelans fleeing crisis are seeking asylum in Texas, and a trip to the musical forest where wood for the famed Stradivarius instruments was sourced. Hari Sreenivasan anchors from New York.

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5G Whizz – BBC Click

BBC Click   Published on May 6, 2019

The future is 5G: from race tracks to connected cows on the farm. Plus a look at Chinese company Huawei’s leading role in developing the technology. Subscribe HERE http://bit.ly/1uNQEWR Find us online at www.bbc.com/click Twitter: @bbcclick Facebook: www.facebook.com/BBCClick

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U.S.-China tariff dispute threatens to cause economic damage on all sides | Power & Politics

CBC News   Published on May 13, 2019

China announced tariffs on $60 billion worth of U.S. goods in retaliation for President Donald Trump’s decision to raise duties on $200 billion worth of Chinese imports after American officials accused China of backtracking on commitments it made in trade talks. With investors unnerved by the potential for economic damage on all sides, stocks sank across the globe. To read more: http://cbc.ca/1.5133363 »»» Subscribe to CBC News to watch more videos: http://bit.ly/1RreYWS Connect with CBC News Online: For breaking news, video, audio and in-depth coverage: http://bit.ly/1Z0m6iX Find CBC News on Facebook: http://bit.ly/1WjG36m Follow CBC News on Twitter: http://bit.ly/1sA5P9H For breaking news on Twitter: http://bit.ly/1WjDyks Follow CBC News on Instagram: http://bit.ly/1Z0iE7O

The Collapse of the American Empire?

The Agenda with Steve Paikin   Published on Sep 12, 2018

The Agenda welcomes Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Chris Hedges, who over the past decade and a half has made his name as a columnist, activist and author. He’s been a vociferous public critic of presidents on both sides of the American political spectrum, and his latest book, ‘America, the Farewell Tour,’ is nothing short of a full-throated throttling of the political, social, and cultural state of his country.

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Sleep is your life-support system and Mother Nature’s best effort yet at immortality, says sleep scientist Matt Walker. In this deep dive into the science of slumber, Walker shares the wonderfully good things that happen when you get sleep — and the alarmingly bad things that happen when you don’t, for both your brain and body. Learn more about sleep’s impact on your learning, memory, immune system and even your genetic code — as well as some helpful tips for getting some shut-eye.

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Matt Walker · Sleep scientist, professor, author

Matt Walker is a brain scientist trying to understand why we sleep.

In the United States, it’s estimated that 30 percent of adults and 66 percent of adolescents are regularly sleep-deprived. This isn’t just a minor inconvenience: staying awake can cause serious bodily harm. Claudia Aguirre shows what happens to your body and brain when you skip sleep. [Directed by TED-Ed, narrated by Addison Anderson, music by Carlos Palomares].

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A condition called Charles Bonnet Syndrome can cause blind patients to hallucinate scenes in vivid color. fMRI studies show that these hallucinations activate the same brain areas as sight — areas that are not activated by imagination. Other hallucinations also involve the same brain areas as real sensory experiences. What’s going on? Elizabeth Cox details the science of hallucinations. [TED-Ed Animation by Nerdo]

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Euronews English Live

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Money, luxury and fame – the new super-rich of India | DW Documentary

DW Documentary    Published on Feb 20, 2019

Only the US and China currently have more billionaires than India. Some of them are as famous as pop stars and enjoy similar adulation. Their social media accounts have millions of followers – in a country where more than half the population lives below the poverty line and has no electricity or fresh water. India’s super-rich have been dubbed the “new maharajas.” The sources of their seemingly unlimited wealth are almost as varied as their values and lifestyles. 23-old Evan Luthra uses his father’s seed capital to invest in new ideas in the software industry. He loves luxury, meets the young moneyed elite in fashionable destinations around the world, and is active on all the social networks. Abhimanyu Alsisar, nephew of the Maharajah of Jaipur, runs a chain of luxury hotels in the ancient palaces of India and invests in music events. Kalpana Saroj comes from the lowest caste in India and has worked her way up from destitution to become a multimillionaire – but she never forgets her background, and helps impoverished farmers in her homeland with medical care and gifts of money. Vijay Mallya even bought his own Formula 1 racing team, but faces a long prison sentence for fraudulent bankruptcy and tax evasion should he return to India. The documentary is the result of six months of investigative research and offers a deep insight into the everyday and professional lives of India’s super-rich. DW Documentary gives you knowledge beyond the headlines. Watch high-class documentaries from German broadcasters and international production companies. Meet intriguing people, travel to distant lands, get a look behind the complexities of daily life and build a deeper understanding of current affairs and global events. Subscribe and explore the world around you with DW Documentary. Subscribe to DW Documentary: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCW39… For more documentaries visit: http://www.dw.com/en/tv/docfilm/s-3610 Instagram https://www.instagram.com/dwdocumentary/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/dw.stories DW netiquette policy: https://p.dw.com/p/MF1G

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CGTN Live   Started streaming on May 9, 2019

CGTN is China’s preeminent 24-hour English language television channel. We provide global audiences with a better understanding of today’s China, while offering a Chinese perspective on international news and current affairs. CGTN is a high quality, trusted and respected global news brand, and a leading source of information on China, Asia and the world.

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FRANCE 24 English   Started streaming on Apr 27, 2019

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In every century people have thought they understood the Universe at last, and in every century they were proven to be wrong. It follows that the one thing we can say about out modern “knowledge” is that it is wrong.

Socrates had said on learning that the Delphic oracle had proclaimed him the wisest man in Greece. “If I am the wisest man,” said Socrates, “it is because I alone know that I know nothing.” 

The basic trouble, you see, is that people think that “right” and “wrong” are absolute; that everything that isn’t perfectly and completely right is totally and equally wrong.

Let me dispose of Socrates because I am sick and tired of this pretense that knowing you know nothing is a mark of wisdom.

No one knows nothing. In a matter of days, babies learn to recognize their mothers. Socrates would agree, of course, and explain that knowledge of trivia is not what he means.

He means that in the great abstractions over which human beings debate, one should start without preconceived, unexamined notions.

Now where do we get the notion that “right” and “wrong” are absolutes? 

Young children learn spelling, for instance, and here we tumble into apparent absolutes.

How do you spell “sugar?” Suppose Alice spells it p-q-z-z-f and Genevieve spells it s-h-u-g-e-r. Both are wrong, but is there any doubt that Alice is more wrong than Genevieve?

When people thought the Earth was flat, they were wrong. When people thought the Earth was spherical, they were wrong.

But if you think that thinking the Earth is spherical is just as wrong as thinking the Earth is flat, then your view is more wrong than both of them put together.

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It is far better to grasp the universe as it really is than to persist in delusion, however satisfying and reassuring.
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The Brutal Logic of Climate Change

Carbon Neutral University Sheffield   Published on May 19, 2017

Full length talk that covers the facts of climate change, the urgency with which it needs to be addressed and actions we can take to stop it. Delivered by Dr Aaron Thierry at the University of Sheffield, hosted by the Carbon Neutral University Network. Check out the Carbon Neutral University Network on: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/carbonneutra… Weebly: http://carbonneutralshef.weebly.com/ Twitter: @CNUniShef

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Space & The Universe HD

Black Holes and Our Solar System Documentary – The Universe and Space Exploration

Started streaming on May 11, 2019

How likely is it that a black hole could enter the Solar System? Well, you’d have to define likely; it is more likely that the Earth will get swallowed by a black hole than, say, winning the lottery ten times in a row, but less likely than being struck by lightning. In fact the odds of a black hole devouring our planet are estimated at one in a trillion. There are two predominant types of black hole in the universe. The first are supermassive black holes found churning at the centre of galaxies. These don’t really pose any threat to us, until our galaxy collides with another like the Andromeda galaxy in a few billion years.

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NASA Live: Official Stream of NASA TV
Started streaming on Dec 28, 2018
Direct from America’s space program to YouTube, watch NASA TV live streaming here to get the latest from our exploration of the universe and learn how we discover our home planet. NASA TV airs a variety of regularly scheduled, pre-recorded educational and public relations programming 24 hours a day on its various channels. The network also provides an array of live programming, such as coverage of missions, events (spacewalks, media interviews, educational broadcasts), press conferences and rocket launches. In the United States, NASA Television’s Public and Media channels are MPEG-2 digital C-band signals carried by QPSK/DVB-S modulation on satellite AMC-3, transponder 15C, at 87 degrees west longitude. Downlink frequency is 4000 MHz, horizontal polarization, with a data rate of 38.86 Mhz, symbol rate of 28.1115 Ms/s, and ¾ FEC. A Digital Video Broadcast (DVB) compliant Integrated Receiver Decoder (IRD) is needed for reception.
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Happy Mother’s Day, A stroll through Van Gogh’s greatest masterpieces, PBS News, TED Talks, Click BBC, UN & More

Happy Mother’s Day, A stroll through Van Gogh’s greatest masterpieces, PBS News, TED Talks, Click BBC, UN & More

🙂 Happy Mother’s Day Everyone 🙂

I produced the artwork above and below for Mother’s Day in 2015.  I happened to view these artworks again; I still like them.  So, I decided to post them again for this Mother’s Day on Sunday, May 12, 2019.  I took some of photographs of cherry blossom in the spring of 2015 at Branch Brook Park in Newark, New Jersey and I incorporated the Japanese prints to form the artwork for this special day as we remember motherhood.

🙂 Have A Happy Mother’s Day Everyone 🙂

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2 expositions à découvrir :

Van Gogh, la nuit étoilée / Japon Rêvé, images du monde flottant

Jusqu’au 5 janvier 2020

2 exhibitions to discover:

Van Gogh, Starry Night / Japan Dreamed, Floating World Pictures

Until January 5, 2020

A stroll through Van Gogh’s greatest masterpieces!

The Carrières de Lumières showcases the works of Vincent van Gogh (1853-1890), who painted during the last 10 years of his life more than 2000 paintings, now scattered throughout the world. On the 7000 sqm Carrières, this new visual and sound creation traces the intense life of the artist fascinated by the warm and colorful colors of Provence.

The clouds, suns and portraits of Van Gogh’s greatest masterpieces come alive on walls over 15 meters high and reveal the artist’s singular style. The exhibition evokes Van Gogh’s immeasurable, chaotic and poetic inner world through his most iconic canvases, from the Starry Night (1889) to the Sunflowers (1888) to his famous Bedroom painted in Arles. 1889.

Through a thematic tour, discover Van Gogh’s immense production which evolves over the years. The sun of Provence, which revolutionized its way of painting, illuminates the gigantic space of Quarries. The expressive brushstrokes and daring colors are revealed on the walls of Quarries, highlighting a permanent dialogue between the shadow and the light.
Travel through the different stages of his life and travel to the heart of his early works to the sunny landscapes and nocturnals of the South that revealed the artist we know today.

The visual and musical creation produced by Culturespaces and realized by Gianfranco Iannuzzi, Renato Gatto and Massimiliano Siccardi, highlights the chromatic richness of the greatest masterpieces of Van Gogh, set in motion thanks to the advanced technical equipment AMIEX ®.

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PBS NewsHour full episode May 10, 2019

PBS NewsHour   Published on May 10, 2019

Friday on the NewsHour, trade talks between the U.S. and China conclude in Washington with no agreement reached, and President Trump hikes tariffs. Plus: How voters in Iowa feel about early campaign appearances from 2020 Democrats, Shields and Brooks analyze the week’s political news, the grisly trade of tiger trafficking and an unprecedented Rembrandt exhibition in Amsterdam. Stream your PBS favorites with the PBS app: https://to.pbs.org/2Jb8twG Find more from PBS NewsHour at https://www.pbs.org/newshour Subscribe to our YouTube channel: https://bit.ly/2HfsCD6 Follow us: Facebook: http://www.pbs.org/newshour Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/newshour Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/newshour Snapchat: @pbsnews Subscribe: PBS NewsHour podcasts: https://www.pbs.org/newshour/podcasts Newsletters: https://www.pbs.org/newshour/subscribe

PBS NewsHour full episode May 9, 2019

PBS NewsHour   Published on May 9, 2019

Thursday on the NewsHour, the occurrence of another school shooting intensifies the debate about safety in the classroom. Plus: IPO values for ride-share companies, why some sports stars shun President Trump, an interview with House Judiciary Committee Chair Jerry Nadler about the standoff over the Mueller report, how the Netherlands is reducing waste and “To Kill a Mockingbird” on Broadway.

PBS NewsHour full episode May 8, 2019

PBS NewsHour   Published on May 8, 2019

Wednesday on the NewsHour, a showdown between the House Judiciary Committee and the Trump White House is heating up over the Mueller report. Plus: Iran says it will stop abiding by the provisions of a 2015 nuclear agreement from which the U.S. withdrew last year, what we’re learning about President Trump’s tax returns, Democratic presidential candidate John Delaney and inside a megafire.

Humans pushing 1 million species to brink of extinction, says UN report

PBS NewsHour   Published on May 6, 2019

A new UN report reveals the extent to which mankind is changing life on Earth. Written by an international panel of experts, it concludes that nearly a quarter of animal and plant groups are at risk of extinction, some within decades. William Brangham talks to one of the report’s authors, the National University of Mexico’s Patricia Balvanera, about what’s driving the changes and how to stop them. Stream your PBS favorites with the PBS app: https://to.pbs.org/2Jb8twG Find more from PBS NewsHour at https://www.pbs.org/newshour Subscribe to our YouTube channel: https://bit.ly/2HfsCD6 Follow us: Facebook: http://www.pbs.org/newshour Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/newshour Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/newshour Snapchat: @pbsnews Subscribe: PBS NewsHour podcasts: https://www.pbs.org/newshour/podcasts Newsletters: https://www.pbs.org/newshour/subscribe

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PBS NewsHour Weekend full episode May 5, 2019

PBS NewsHour   Published on May 5, 2019

On this edition for Sunday, May 5, rocket attacks and airstrikes in a renewed Israel-Gaza conflict, the battle between the legislative and executive branches over the Mueller report, why an Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo continues to grow, and musician Joe Jackson celebrates his 40th anniversary tour. Hari Sreenivasan anchors from New York.

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Daniel Kish has been blind since he was 13 months old, but has learned to “see” using a form of echolocation. He clicks his tongue and sends out flashes of sound that bounce off surfaces in the environment and return to him, helping him to construct an understanding of the space around him. In a rousing talk, Kish shows how this works — and asks us all to let go of our fear of the dark unknown.

This talk was presented at an official TED conference, and was featured by our editors on the home page.

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Daniel Kish · Perceptual navigation specialist

Daniel Kish expands the perceptual toolbox of both blind and sighted humans by teaching echolocation — the ability to observe our surroundings via sound.

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Fake News and The Indian Elections – BBC Click

BBC Click   Published on Apr 24, 2019

Click looks at how social media is being used in the Indian elections. We explore the latest wave of AI techniques being applied to art and go to Japan to see how one company is hoping to make artificial shooting stars become a reality. Subscribe HERE http://bit.ly/1uNQEWR Find us online at www.bbc.com/click Twitter: @bbcclick Facebook: www.facebook.com/BBCClick

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Climate change: Fact or fiction? | Head to Head

Al Jazeera English   Published on May 16, 2016

Some scientists say the earth’s climate changes constantly and naturally, but the vast majority of them believe the current rise in global temperature is man-made, and could be catastrophic for the planet. But is all this but a case of extreme ‘climate alarmism’? Climate change sceptic Richard Lindzen is challenged on his view that concern about global warming is alarmist nonsense. More from Head to Head on: YouTube – http://aje.io/4a46 Facebook – http://facebook.com/AJHeadToHead Twitter – http://twitter.com/AJHeadToHead Website – http://aljazeera.com/headtohead

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The battle against climate change by Paul Kingsnorth – Docu

vpro documentary   Published on Apr 26, 2019

Humanity has lost the battle against climate change. That is what Paul Kingsnorth thinks. The former environmental activist believes that we can´t stop climate change anymore. How should we live on knowing that climate change is a fact that can´t be denied anymore? A documentary that gives thinker and writer Paul Kingsnorth the time to explain how humanity still can be hopeful although the battle against climate change in his eyes has been lost. Former environmental activist and writer Paul Kingsnorth has withdrawn to Ireland on a unspoilt part of the earth. You could say that he lives now at the end of the world. A portrait of an end-time thinker who nevertheless does not give up hope and continues to believe in the power of nature. Thinker and writer Paul Kingsnorth stood early on the barricades as a conservationist. He resisted the insatiable hunger of the globalized world for more land, resources and things in England and on the other side of the world in Papa New Guinea. Kingsnorth was one of the leaders of the environmental movement and reached a large international audience with its passionate speeches. But at some point, he came to terms that he had to revisit his belief that humanity could save the world. In his bundled essays “Confessions of a recovering environmentalist” (2017) he describes how some weak-kneed accountants of this world hollowed out the green movement from the inside and exchanged the barricades for ties and conference tables. Limiting CO2 emissions became the new gospel because it was measurable and countable. But according to Kingsnorth, that is an illusion. He thinks that in his victory rush, the green movement of today exchanges the remaining wild nature for a wind or solar panel farm. The battle is lost. Kingsnorth withdrew with his family to the Irish countryside to live self-sufficient. He founded the “Dark Mountain Project” in which writers, poets and artists are looking for a different view of the end of the world, based on the connection between man and nature. He exchanged his clenched fist and protesting voice for an inner, literary search for the question of what makes us human and what our place is on this magical planet. Original titel: De aarde draait door Originally broadcasted by VPRO in 2018. © VPRO Backlight December 2018 On VPRO broadcast you will find nonfiction videos with English subtitles, French subtitles and Spanish subtitles, such as documentaries, short interviews and documentary series. VPRO Documentary publishes one new subtitled documentary about current affairs, finance, sustainability, climate change or politics every week. We research subjects like politics, world economy, society and science with experts and try to grasp the essence of prominent trends and developments. Subscribe to our channel for great, subtitled, recent documentaries. Visit additional youtube channels bij VPRO broadcast: VPRO Broadcast, all international VPRO programs: https://www.youtube.com/VPRObroadcast VPRO DOK, German only documentaries: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCBi0… VPRO Metropolis, remarkable stories from all over the world: https://www.youtube.com/user/VPROmetr… VPRO World Stories, the travel series of VPRO: https://www.youtube.com/VPROworldstories VPRO Extra, additional footage and one off’s: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCTLr… www.VPRObroadcast.com Credits: Director: Tomas Kaan Research: Henneke Hagen Camera: Gregg Telussa Sound: Benny Jansen Edit: Sonja ten Boom Pictures research: Nina Huisman Online Editor: Erik van den Berg Production: Marie Schutgens Commissioning Ediotrs: Marije Meerman, Doke Romeijn English, French and Spanish subtitles: Ericsson. French and Spanish subtitles are co-funded by European Union.

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TRT World   Started streaming on Apr 22, 2019

At TRT World we’re building a global community focused around change. We’re looking beyond the headlines to drive meaningful conversations that empower. We want to connect people across the globe to issues that matter. We explore the reality behind the hashtags and the people behind the statistics. We will seek to unpack the issues behind each story. #TRTWorld #BreakingNews Subscribe: http://trt.world/subscribe Facebook: http://trt.world/facebook Twitter: http://trt.world/twitter Instagram: http://trt.world/instagram Visit our website: http://trt.world

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DW News   Started streaming on Jan 21, 2019

DW News goes deep beneath the surface, providing the key stories from Europe and around the world. Exciting reports and interviews from the worlds of politics, business, sports, culture and social media are presented by our DW anchors in 15-, 30- and 60-minute shows. Correspondents on the ground and experts in the studio deliver detailed insights and analysis of issues that affect our viewers around the world. We combine our expertise on Germany and Europe with a special interest in Africa and Asia while keeping track of stories from the rest of the world. Informative, entertaining and up-to-date – DW News, connecting the dots for our viewers across the globe. Deutsche Welle is Germany’s international broadcaster. We convey a comprehensive image of Germany, report events and developments, incorporate German and other perspectives in a journalistically independent manner. By doing so we promote understanding between cultures and peoples.

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Michigan-based photographer Vincent Brady uses an elaborate 4-camera rig and lots of software to capture what he calls Planetary Panoramas. These are somewhat similar to the tiny planet videos we’ve seen the last few months, but the results are quite a bit more dramatic. He shares about his technique:

While experimenting with different photography tricks and techniques back in 2012, I was shooting 360 degree panoramas in the daytime and long exposures of the stars streaking in the sky at night. It suddenly became clear that the potential to combine the two techniques could be a trip! Since the Earth is rotating at a steady 1,040 mph I created a custom rig of 4 cameras with fisheye lenses to capture the entire night-sky in motion. Thus the images show the stars rotating around the north star as well as the effect of the southern pole as well and a 360 degree panorama of the scene on Earth. Each camera is doing nonstop long exposures, typically about 1 minute consecutively for the life of the camera battery. Usually about 3 hours. I then made a script to stitch all the thousands of these panoramas into this time-lapse.

You can learn more about how Brady makes these and see more of his photography over on his website. (via Colossal Submissions)

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An immersive journey into Japanese art, PBS News, TED Talks, NASA & More

An immersive journey into Japanese art, PBS News, TED Talks, Click BBC, NASA & More

https://www.atelier-lumieres.com/en/dreamed-japan

An immersive journey into Japanese art

Between two screenings of ‘Van Gogh: Starry Night’, discover a short programme focusing on Japanese art.
‘Dreamed Japan, Images of the Floating World’ offers visitors a journey into the Japan of the collective imagination—the Japan of the geishas, samurai warriors, and spirits. This production was inspired by the Japanese prints that began to circulate in Europe in the second half of the nineteenth century, when trade opened up between the West and Japan.

The discovery of Japanese art had a profound effect on Western art: the painting of the Impressionists and the avant-garde artists, and also the decorative arts, music, and dance. Among them, van Gogh gave free reign to his interest in japonisme. In Paris, he studied and bought Japanese prints from the art dealer Siegfried Bing. The culture of the Land of the Rising Sun influenced the use of line and colour and composition in his works. In Provence, he told his brother Théo that ‘everything has become Japanese in the southern light’.

This production by the Danny Rose Studio, which highlights van Gogh’s fascination with Japan, is a contemplative and audio journey into the environment of the masters of Japanese prints.

The ephemeral beauty of the cherry blossoms is replaced by a magical and mysterious forest inhabited by the ‘yokai’, the spirits of Japanese folklore, and then by the sea: Hokusai’s iconic great wave submerges the Atelier des Lumières accompanied by music by Claude Debussy
The faces of the charming geishas, dressed in their kimonos decorated with elegant and colourful motifs, emerge from behind the rice paper screens as in nature, where everything is about contrasts; after all this ethereal beauty, visitors are captivated by a samurai warrior dance and eventually brought back down and carried away by the wind, among the lanterns floating in the night sky.

The Danny Rose Studio provides a glimpse of the great diversity, richness, and modernity of these works (the Japanese artistic movement known as ukiyo-e, which began in the seventeenth century and did not end until the nineteenth century) and their authors (some of whom are well known by the general public, such as Hokusai, and others less so, such as Kuniyoshi, Utamaro, Kunisada, etc.). The Danny Rose Studio also carried out considerable production and creative work in order to bring to life the imaginary Japan evoked by these works for visitors.

Particular attention was paid to the choice of music, from Ryuichi Sakamoto to Claude Debussy’s La Mer (‘The sea’), inspired by Hokusai’s Great Wave, and the incredibly fast rhythms of Japanese drumming.

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Danny Rose is a visual creation studio that creates and produces immersive audiovisual works, in various contexts such as architectural projection, interactive installations, museography, the theatre, music, the opera, and the animation of public spaces. The studio is a collective of multidisciplinary artists.

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Vincent van Gogh – The story

Source 1 Media   Published on Jul 14, 2014

A unique tv documentary of the life and the works of Vincent van Gogh. For 60 minutes we are travelling with Vincent in a geographical reconstruction of his life. The documentary shows beautiful pictures of which Van Gogh has drawn his inspiration for his works. A lot of the buildings still exist. Trough modern digital techniques the current image changes into the painting that was made by Van Gogh for over 100 years ago. The documentary begins in the basement of a museum in Mons, where they keep the first professional work of Vincent and ends in Auvers sur Oisewhere Van Gogh has been buried… Buy the dvd here: http://bit.ly/2t5H2zY

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PBS NewsHour live show May 7, 2019

PBS NewsHour   Streamed live 2 hours ago

Tuesday on the NewsHour, Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders talks about his policies and 2020 campaign. Plus: The release of journalists imprisoned in Myanmar for reporting on persecution of the Rohingya, why prosecutors say the Mueller report indicates President Trump obstructed justice, unconventional ideas for funding college and rising trade tensions between the U.S. and China. Stream your PBS favorites with the PBS app: https://to.pbs.org/2Jb8twG Find more from PBS NewsHour at https://www.pbs.org/newshour Subscribe to our YouTube channel: https://bit.ly/2HfsCD6

PBS NewsHour full episode May 6, 2019

PBS NewsHour   Published on May 6, 2019

Monday on the NewsHour, a UN report says human activity is pushing nearly one million animal and plant species to the brink of extinction. Plus: Tensions rise with U.S. foreign policy flashpoints Iran and North Korea, the ever-growing Democratic presidential field on the campaign trail, Politics Monday, immigration issues in South Africa, a book by philanthropist Melinda Gates and Basquiat’s art. Stream your PBS favorites with the PBS app: https://to.pbs.org/2Jb8twG Find more from PBS NewsHour at https://www.pbs.org/newshour Subscribe to our YouTube channel: https://bit.ly/2HfsCD6 Follow us: Facebook: http://www.pbs.org/newshour Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/newshour Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/newshour Snapchat: @pbsnews Subscribe: PBS NewsHour podcasts: https://www.pbs.org/newshour/podcasts Newsletters: https://www.pbs.org/newshour/subscribe

Designer Ivan Poupyrev wants to integrate technology into everyday objects to make them more useful and fun — like a jacket you can use to answer phone calls or a houseplant you can play like a keyboard. In a talk and tech demo, he lays out his vision for a physical world that’s more deeply connected to the internet and shows how, with a little collaboration, we can get there. Unveiled in this talk: Poupyrev announces that his newest device, Jacquard, is now publicly available for all designers to use.

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Ivan Poupyrev works at the forefront of interaction design, using technology as a raw ingredient to change the way we interact with the physical world.

Watch Sky News live Started streaming on Jan 15, 2019
Watch Sky News live. Today’s top stories: Shadow Brexit secretary Sir Keir Starmer ramps up the pressure for a second referendum, 21 killed and 71 hurt after Mexico pipeline explosion and Donald Trump and Kim Jong Un set to meet in February. SUBSCRIBE to our YouTube channel for more videos: http://www.youtube.com/skynews Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/skynews and https://twitter.com/skynewsbreak Like us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/skynews Follow us on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/skynews For more content go to http://news.sky.com and download our apps: Apple https://itunes.apple.com/gb/app/sky-n... Android https://play.google.com/store/apps/de... Category News & Politics

Greenland: The Land Of Ice Embracing Climate Change | Foreign Correspondent

ABC News (Australia)  Published on Jan 29, 2018

Big nations might be struggling to avoid a two-degree temperature rise but the Arctic island of Greenland is welcoming it. A beautiful look inside how the island nation has changing attitudes about climate change. Read more here: http://ab.co/2BB2Fqx SUBSCRIBE: http://bit.ly/ABCNEWSAUS About Foreign Correspondent: Foreign Correspondent is the prime-time international public affairs program on Australia’s national broadcaster, ABC-TV. We produce half-hour duration in-depth reports for broadcast across the ABC’s television channels and digital platforms. Since 1992, our teams have journeyed to more than 170 countries to report on war, natural calamity and social and political upheaval – through the eyes of the people at the heart of it all. Contributions may be removed if they violate ABC’s Online Terms of Use http://www.abc.net.au/conditions.htm (Section 3). This is an official Australian Broadcasting Corporation YouTube channel

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Solar energy in Morocco | DW Documentary (Renewable energy documentary)
DW Documentary Published on Jan 15, 2019
Solar energy in Morocco is transforming the renewable energy scene. One of the world’s biggest solar power plants is situated in Morocco.

Space Junk Around Earth
DCODE by Discovery Published on Aug 3, 2018
Space debris poses a threat to us on Earth, even causing damage to the International Space Station. DCODE how we can save the Earth and space, in this fascinating 2016 series – Space’s Deepest Secrets.

What Happens When an Astronaut Drops Something in Space? | Short Film Showcase
National Geographic Published on Apr 6, 2017
Discarded rocket parts, empty fuel tanks, broken satellites—our planet is surrounded by a floating junkyard of human-made space debris. Zipping around the Earth at more than 17,000 miles an hour, these orbital objects pose a serious threat to the future of safe space travel. In this fascinating short film by Cath Le Couteur and Nick Ryan, explore the hidden and dangerous world of space junk. ? Subscribe: http://bit.ly/NatGeoSubscribe ? Get More Short Film Showcase: http://bit.ly/ShortFilmShowcase About Short Film Showcase: The Short Film Showcase spotlights exceptional short videos created by filmmakers from around the web and selected by National Geographic editors. We look for work that affirms National Geographic’s belief in the power of science, exploration, and storytelling to change the world. The filmmakers created the content presented, and the opinions expressed are their own, not those of National Geographic Partners. Know of a great short film that should be part of our Showcase? Email sfs@natgeo.com to submit a video for consideration. See more from National Geographic’s Short Film Showcase at http://documentary.com Get More National Geographic: Official Site: http://bit.ly/NatGeoOfficialSite Facebook: http://bit.ly/FBNatGeo Twitter: http://bit.ly/NatGeoTwitter Instagram: http://bit.ly/NatGeoInsta Adrift is part of Project Adrift, a multi-experience artwork. Visit http://projectadrift.co.uk to watch the documentary, listen to the sound of orbiting space debris, and adopt a piece of space junk on Twitter. Follow the filmmakers on Twitter at @ProjectAdrift https://twitter.com/projectadrift Read more about orbital objects: http://www.nationalgeographic.com/sci... What Happens When an Astronaut Drops Something in Space? | Short Film Showcase https://youtu.be/rbA9q7JdzZs National Geographic https://www.youtube.com/natgeo

NASA Live: Official Stream of NASA TV
Started streaming on Dec 28, 2018
Direct from America’s space program to YouTube, watch NASA TV live streaming here to get the latest from our exploration of the universe and learn how we discover our home planet. NASA TV airs a variety of regularly scheduled, pre-recorded educational and public relations programming 24 hours a day on its various channels. The network also provides an array of live programming, such as coverage of missions, events (spacewalks, media interviews, educational broadcasts), press conferences and rocket launches. In the United States, NASA Television’s Public and Media channels are MPEG-2 digital C-band signals carried by QPSK/DVB-S modulation on satellite AMC-3, transponder 15C, at 87 degrees west longitude. Downlink frequency is 4000 MHz, horizontal polarization, with a data rate of 38.86 Mhz, symbol rate of 28.1115 Ms/s, and ¾ FEC. A Digital Video Broadcast (DVB) compliant Integrated Receiver Decoder (IRD) is needed for reception. Category Science & Technology

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The farewell ceremony for actress Kirin Kiki took place on September 30, 2018 | Photo courtesy Sankei News

Last weekend, at the farewell ceremony for the late actress Kirin Kiki, a large display of white flowers, designed to look like a wave, greeted the constant flow of family members, fans and celebrities that had come to pay their respects, and to say farewell to the 75-year old who had passed away from cancer on September 15. The white wave of flowers was comprised of roughly 1200 chrysanthemums, orchids, and gypsophila (an ornamental flower known as baby’s-breath in the West).

Relatively speaking, the wave of flowers at Kiki’s farewell ceremony was actually quite modest, in accordance with her wishes for a simple gathering. Attempt to search the Internet for ???? (seikasaidan, which literally means fresh flower altar) and you’ll see any number of extravagant designs.

The company Ito Sogi has a online catalog of funeral floral altars you can choose from

The wave motif itself is actually a common one in Japan, alongside the mountain. Both are typically used for men because they symbolize strength, but the rules of the old guard are starting to come down. Even chrysanthemums, which used to be the only accepted flower, are now joined by other white flowers, sometimes even colorful ones. But the alter of plentiful flowers is relatively recent, having originated in Kyoto just 30 years ago. This would make sense though because the technology and logistics involved in procuring large batches of fresh flowers is also relatively recent.

Diagram explaining the 6 stages of the chrysanthemum blossoms, from the book Nippon no Seikasaidan

A lot of money is spent on funeral flowers in Japan. In fact, in 2006 Beauty Kadan became the first publicly traded Japanese company specializing in funeral flowers when it listed itself on the Mother’s section of the Tokyo Stock Exchange. Youkaen, a general flower company that entered the funeral flower business in 1972 now says that roughly 75% of their 50 billion yen in sales (roughly $44 mm USD) comes from their funeral flower segment.

Over the summer, Haruichi Mimura, the founder of funeral flower company Sunvillage, published a massive 480 page book detailing the intricacies of seikasaidan. It’s an extensive look at the details involved in created fresh flower alters: everything from history and tools to the types of flowers and designs. It’s available from Pie Books and also Amazon. (Syndicated from Spoon & Tamago)

Glimpse Of Shanghai – Timelapse 4K

Michael Shainblum

Published on Sep 21, 2016

Glimpse Of Shanghai China City Timelapse 4K To see more timelapse videos check out: http://www.shainblumphoto.com/timelapse/ in 2015 I had the opportunity to spend 4 days exploring Shanghai China. I feel like I only scratched the surface of this beautiful city, but here is my first impression through timelapse photography. I hope to make another trip out there to capture more of this incredible city. If you want to see more details and photography from this trip click here: http://www.shainblumphoto.com/project… Filmed by Michael Shainblum and Brian Hawkins Edited by Michael Shainblum For licensing in HD or 4K please contact: shainblumphoto@gmail.com Music: Ryan Taubert (The Music Bed)

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Van Gogh’s-Starry Night, PBS News, TED Talks, Click BBC, NASA & More

Van Gogh’s-Starry Night, PBS News, TED Talks, Click BBC, NASA & More

https://www.atelier-lumieres.com/en/van-gogh-starry-night

A journey into van Gogh’s greatest masterpieces! 

The new digital exhibition in the Atelier des Lumières immerses visitors in the paintings of Vincent van Gogh (1853–1890), a genius who was not recognised during his lifetime and who transformed painting. Projected on all the surface of the Atelier, this new visual and musical production retraces the intense life of the artist, who, during the last ten years of his life, painted more than 2,000 pictures, which are now in collections around the world.

The exhibition explores van Gogh’s numerous works, which radically evolved over the years, from The Potato Eaters (1885), Sunflowers (1888) and Starry Night (1889) to Bedroom at Arles (1889). The Atelier des Lumières highlights the Dutch painter’s expressive and powerful brushstrokes and is illuminated by the bold colours of his unique paintings. Warm hues give way to sombre colours. The immersive exhibition evokes van Gogh’s highly emotional, chaotic, and poetic inner world and highlights the constant interplay of light and shade.

The thematic itinerary retraces stages of the artist’s life, and his sojourns in Neunen, Arles, Paris, Saint-Rémy-de-Provence, and Auvers-sur-Oise. Visitors are transported into the heart of his works, from his early to mature years, and from his sunny landscapes and nightscapes to his portraits and still lives.

This is complemented by a new educational device inside the tank located in the centre of the Atelier: a selection of van Gogh’s famous paintings are represented in their entirety and accompanied by commentaries about his oeuvre and the museum in which it is exhibited.

The visual and musical work produced by Culturespaces and directed by Gianfranco Iannuzzi, Renato Gatto, and Massimiliano Siccardi, highlights the chromatic richness of his palette, as well as the potency of his drawings and his use of impasto.

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PBS NewsHour Weekend full episode May 4, 2019

PBS NewsHour   Published on May 4, 2019

On this edition for Saturday, May 4, the standoff over transition of power in Venezuela continues, North Korea launches short range projectiles, the toll managing offensive content takes on Facebook moderators, and singer-songwriter Ani DiFranco reflects on her decades-long career and her new memoir. Hari Sreenivasan anchors from New York.

PBS NewsHour full episode May 3, 2019

PBS NewsHour   Published on May 3, 2019 Friday on the NewsHour, an enormous cyclone lashes northeastern India and Bangladesh, sending a million people fleeing. Plus: Reports that the FBI secretly gathered information on the 2016 Trump campaign, a new rule about health care workers refusing to perform certain services, gender identity in sports, political analysis from Shields and Brooks, and the success of Gloria and Emilio Estefan. Stream your PBS favorites with the PBS app: https://to.pbs.org/2Jb8twG Find more from PBS NewsHour at https://www.pbs.org/newshour Subscribe to our YouTube channel: https://bit.ly/2HfsCD6 Follow us: Facebook: http://www.pbs.org/newshour Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/newshour Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/newshour Snapchat: @pbsnews Subscribe: PBS NewsHour podcasts: https://www.pbs.org/newshour/podcasts Newsletters:

WATCH NOW: SpaceX to Launch Falcon Heavy Rocket #Nasa @Kennedy Space Center, 5:35pm

SPACE & UNIVERSE (Official)   Started streaming on Apr 11, 2019

A SpaceX Falcon Heavy rocket will launch the Arabsat 6A communications satellite from Kennedy Space Center’s historic Launch Pad 39A. Liftoff window begins at 05:35 p.m. EST (22:35 GMT). Get Livestream Mobile Notifications: ? Get SPACEX Push Notifications: https://play.google.com/store/apps/de… (Android) Redeem Code: WELOVESPACE (pre-launch app) ? Get NASA Push Notifications: https://play.google.com/store/apps/de… (Android) Redeem Code: WELOVESPACE (pre-launch app) ? Get LIVE ALERTS: https://play.google.com/store/apps/de… (Android) Redeem Code: WELOVESPACE (pre-launch app) *Apply the code to redeem lifetime premium account. *Code will expire after 1000 Downloads. *Free Forever! We love ? Space Do you? Courtesy of SpaceX www.spacex.com/ www.spaceofficial.com SPACE & UNIVERSE Network Three Falcon 9 boosters strapped together, the behemoth will lift off from historic Pad 39A here at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center. The upcoming mission, dubbed Arabsat 6A, will launch a large communications satellite for Saudi Arabian corporation Arabsat. Built by Lockheed Martin, the satellite is an advanced commercial communications satellite, designed to provide internet and communications services to residents of the Middle East, Africa and parts of Europe. If all goes according to plan, the two side boosters will touch down in unison on their designated landing pad at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, while the central booster will land at sea, on one of the company’s two drone ships. Falcon Heavy is the most powerful rocket flying today, but it has only one spaceflight under its belt so far. The reusable rocket first launched on Feb. 6, 2018, ferrying Elon Musk’s cherry-red Tesla Roadster. Fetching a price between $90 million and $150 million per launch, Falcon Heavy has already been certified by the U.S. Air Force to fly national security payloads. ? Music Playlist http://bit.ly/2UFqYyy — Livechat: Special characters, links will be automatically blocked. Please do not share any personal information on Live chat. ?

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Can AI Clean Your Criminal Record? – BBC Click

BBC Click   Published on Apr 29, 2019

This week Click checks out the AI algorithm helping expunge previous convictions for carrying marijuana in California. Plus we visit the Japan teams racing to the moon, the impressive VFX behind Tim Burton’s Dumbo, and a handwriting robot that can write in YOUR style. Subscribe HERE http://bit.ly/1uNQEWR Find us online at www.bbc.com/click Twitter: @bbcclick Facebook: www.facebook.com/BBCClick

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In an unmissable talk, journalist Carole Cadwalladr digs into one of the most perplexing events in recent times: the UK’s super-close 2016 vote to leave the European Union. Tracking the result to a barrage of misleading Facebook ads targeted at vulnerable Brexit swing voters — and linking the same players and tactics to the 2016 US presidential election — Cadwalladr calls out the “gods of Silicon Valley” for being on the wrong side of history and asks: Are free and fair elections a thing of the past?

This talk was presented at an official TED conference, and was featured by our editors on the home page.

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Carole Cadwalladr · Investigative journalist

Carole Cadwalladr is a British investigative journalist and features writer.

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Hacking, fake news, information bubbles … all these and more have become part of the vernacular in recent years. But as cyberspace analyst Laura Galante describes in this alarming talk, the real target of anyone looking to influence geopolitics is dastardly simple: it’s you.

This talk was presented at an official TED conference, and was featured by our editors on the home page.

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Laura Galante · Cyberspace analyst

Laura Galante profiles advanced cyber threats and network breaches and investigates the political, military and financial implications of cyber operations.

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Capturing Death Valley with Nick Page – Landscape Photography and Timelapse

Michael Shainblum   Premiered Apr 16, 2019

“Capturing Death Valley with Nick Page – Landscape Photography and Timelapse” Landscape photographer Nick Page and I head out for an awesome sunset shoot at the Sand Dunes in Death Valley National Park. Where we capture landscape photography and timelapse. Nicks Channel and Vlog from the day https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_rgPL… For Workshops and Tutorials http://www.shainblumphoto.com/ Soundtrack provided by Music Bed. http://share.mscbd.fm/shainblumphotog…

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