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: Find more from PBS NewsHour at Subscribe to our YouTube channel:

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… What Trump’s trade war with China means for U.S. consumers… Why Trump’s meeting Hungary’s Orban is a ‘bit controversial’… How 2020 Democrats are balancing policy, personal connection… Tamara Keith and Amy Walter on 2020 Democrats’ policy plans… The untold stories of Bashar al-Assad’s brutal regime… For these refugees, theater plays a ‘vital role’ in healing… John Urschel on why every child should play team sports… Stream your PBS favorites with the PBS app: Find more from PBS NewsHour at Subscribe to our YouTube channel:

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 Find us online at Twitter: @bbcclick Facebook:

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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: »»» Subscribe to CBC News to watch more videos: Connect with CBC News Online: For breaking news, video, audio and in-depth coverage: Find CBC News on Facebook: Follow CBC News on Twitter: For breaking news on Twitter: Follow CBC News on Instagram:

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.

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

About the speaker

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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Claudia Aguirre · Educator

About TED-Ed

TED-Ed Original lessons feature the words and ideas of educators brought to life by professional animators.

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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Elizabeth Cox · Educator

About TED-Ed

TED-Ed Original lessons feature the words and ideas of educators brought to life by professional animators.

Euronews English Live

euronews (in English)   Started streaming 3 hours ago

Euronews: the most watched news channel in Europe Subscribe! What are the top stories today? Click to watch:… Follow us on: Website: Facebook: Twitter: Instagram: Flipboard: WhatsApp or Messenger:… Euronews is available in 12 languages:…

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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:… For more documentaries visit: Instagram Facebook: DW netiquette policy:

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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 Live – International Breaking News & Top stories – 24/7 stream

FRANCE 24 English   Started streaming on Apr 27, 2019

Watch FRANCE 24 live in English on YouTube for free Subscribe to France 24 now Watch France 24 live news: all the latest news live broadcasted from Paris, France. Le DIRECT France 24 en français : France 24 EN VIVO en Español: ????? 24 ???? ??????? Like us on Facebook:… Follow us on Twitter: FRANCE 24 INTERNATIONAL NEWS 24/7

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Isaac Asimov on why YOUR Ignorance doesn’t equal MY Ignorance…

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.


Source: Relativity of Wrong: Essays on Science by Isaac Asimov
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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.
~ Carl Sagan

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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:… Weebly: Twitter: @CNUniShef

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Started streaming on Feb 5, 2019

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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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