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PBS News: September8 – 11, 2019 and New 9/11 documentary honors first responders who made the ultimate sacrifice

TED Talks: Asmeret Asefaw Berhe a climate change solution that’s right under our feet, and Joanne Chory, How supercharged plants could slow climate change.

XiaoXi Chinese: Traditional Crafts

francischeefilms: Cell Division Time lapse

National Geographic: Uranus 101

The Secrets of Nature: Bohemia – A Year in the Wetlands

Thisiscolossal: Children and Animals Commune Within Neglected Landscapes in New Paintings by Kevin Peterson

Ing-On Vibulbhan-Watts:, Remembering-911

New 9/11 documentary honors first responders who made the ultimate sacrifice

PBS NewsHour   Published on Sep 11, 2019

On 9/11, as many tried to escape the wreckage and carnage in lower Manhattan, first responders rushed in. We remember that horrible day by taking a look at the sacrifice they made, courtesy of the documentary “Rescue, Recovery & Healing: The 9/11 Memorial Glade Dedication.” The piece was produced by New York’s WNET public media station.

PBS NewsHour full episode September 11, 2019

PBS NewsHour

Published on Sep 11, 2019

Wednesday on the NewsHour, more than 20 states appear to have reached a comprehensive settlement with Purdue Pharma, manufacturer of OxyContin. Plus: Results of the N.C. special congressional election, a conversation with Mark Sanford, the Bahamas after Hurricane Dorian, how the art world is using blockchain, reports of a U.S. mole in the Kremlin and remembering September 11th, 18 years later.

PBS NewsHour full episode September 10, 2019

PBS NewsHour   Published on Sep 10, 2019

Tuesday on the NewsHour, National Security Advisor John Bolton steps down amid contradictory reports about what led to his departure. Plus: Assessing Bolton’s tenure in national security, gun control and other legislative priorities for Congress this fall, rodents that perform a critical safety function in Cambodia, the downfall of Harvey Weinstein and remembering photographer Robert Frank. WATCH TODAY’S SEGMENTS: The fundamental policy divisions between Bolton and Trump… How Bolton’s departure might change Trump’s foreign policy… News Wrap: Pompeo denies reports of rescued Kremlin mole… Congressional Democrats vow to prioritize gun legislation… Why Congress is likely to be even more divided this fall… How giant African rats are finding land mines in Cambodia… How NYT reporters uncovered Weinstein’s empire of deceit… Photographer Robert Frank’s lens on American life…

PBS NewsHour full episode September 9, 2019

PBS NewsHour   Published on Sep 9, 2019

Monday on the NewsHour, President Trump cancels planned talks with the Taliban in the U.S., prompting questions about the outlook for peace in Afghanistan. Plus: The wreckage and turmoil left by Hurricane Dorian, the latest British political chaos over Brexit, Politics Monday, Margaret Atwood on her sequel to “The Handmaid’s Tale,” remembering Marca Bristo and a tribute to fallen U.S. troops. WATCH TODAY’S SEGMENTS: News Wrap: North Korea says it’s open to new nuclear talks… After canceled talks, what’s next for peace in Afghanistan?… Former Obama official blames U.S. for stalled Taliban talks… Residents of ruined Abaco and Grand Bahama flee in droves… Brexit, Boris and bedlam: Britain ‘hobbled’ by stalemate… Tamara Keith and Amy Walter on N.C. special election… Why this is the moment for a sequel to ‘The Handmaid’s Tale’… How Marca Bristo changed Americans’ minds about disabilities… Honor Roll for September 9, 2019… Stream your PBS favorites with the PBS app: Find more from PBS NewsHour at Subscribe to our YouTube channel:

PBS NewsHour Weekend full episode September 8, 2019

PBS NewsHour   Published on Sep 8, 2019

On this edition for Sunday, September 8, after President Trump’s tweet, what’s next for peace talks between the U.S. and Afghanistan? Also, the latest on the aftermath of Hurricane Dorian, and a look at how the norms of masculinity are negatively impacting men and boys. Hari Sreenivasan anchors from New York.

There’s two times more carbon in the earth’s soil than in all of its vegetation and the atmosphere — combined. Biogeochemist Asmeret Asefaw Berhe dives into the science of soil and shares how we could use its awesome carbon-trapping power to offset climate change. “[Soil] represents the difference between life and lifelessness in the earth system, and it can also help us combat climate change — if we can only stop treating it like dirt,” she says.

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

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Asmeret Asefaw Berhe · Soil scientist

Asmeret Asefaw Berhe is a soil and global-change scientist and educator passionate about all things related to the science and beauty of soils.

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TED2019 | April 2019

Plants are amazing machines — for millions of years, they’ve taken carbon dioxide out of the air and stored it underground, keeping a crucial check on the global climate. Plant geneticist Joanne Chory is working to amplify this special ability: with her colleagues at the Salk Plant Molecular and Cellular Biology Laboratory, she’s creating plants that can store more carbon, deeper underground, for hundreds of years. Learn more about how these supercharged plants could help slow climate change. (This ambitious plan is a part of the Audacious Project, TED’s initiative to inspire and fund global change.)

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Joanne Chory · Plant geneticist

Recognized as one of the greatest scientific innovators of our time, Joanne Chory studies the genetic codes of plants. Her goal: to use plants to help fight climate change.

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Cell Division Time lapse

francischeefilms   Published on Mar 13, 2017

Time_lapse of cell division from second cleavage. The animal pole is clearly visible in the upper half of the image. A brief note about the image capture techniques: Hi I can say that it was done with a custom designed microscope based on the “infinity optical design” It is not available by any manufacturer. I built it. I used LEDs and relevant optics to light the egg. They too were custom designed by me. The whole microscope sits on anti-vibration table. I have to say that it doesn’t matter too much what microscope people use to perform this. There are countless other variables involved in performing this tricky shot, such as for example: the ambient temperature during shooting; the time at which the eggs were collected; the handling skills of the operator; the type of water used; lenses; quality of camera etc etc. Hope this helps. To use this video in a commercial player or in broadcasts, please email

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Uranus 101 | National Geographic

National Geographic  Published on Feb 1, 2019

Uranus is a planet beyond convention. Find out why it boasts the coldest temperatures in the solar system, what phenomena caused the unique tilt of its axis, and the curious origin of the planet’s name. ? Subscribe: #NationalGeographic #Uranus #Educational About National Geographic: National Geographic is the world’s premium destination for science, exploration, and adventure. Through their world-class scientists, photographers, journalists, and filmmakers, Nat Geo gets you closer to the stories that matter and past the edge of what’s possible. Get More National Geographic: Official Site: Facebook: Twitter: Instagram: Read more in “Planet Uranus, explained” Uranus 101 | National Geographic National Geographic

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Bohemia – A Year in the Wetlands – The Secrets of Nature

The Secrets of Nature   Published on Feb 6, 2015

Subscribe to watch full natural history documentaries! A new documentary is uploaded every week. Facebook:… Twitter: In Bohemia, at the very heart of Europe, south of the Golden City of Prague and guarded by medieval castles, lies a hidden mosaic of lakes and gently flowing rivers, of misty forests and mysterious peat bogs.This important wetland, shaped both by nature and centuries of influence by man, is a magnet for huge flocks of birds and home to an amazing diversity of plant and animal life. In spring there is an explosion of life as the trees are weighed down with nests of cormorants, egrets, herons and storks. With the arrival of winter the landscape becomes silent and desolate. Otters are hunting fish under the ice of frozen lakes while White-tailed Eagles soar over gaps in the ice, targeting fish and birds. Since his early childhood wildlife cinematographer Jiri Petr has spent much of his time in this wildlife paradise. Together with him, we will explore this remarkable habitat and observe the changing faces of nature during the course of one year that inspired many artists and writers alike.

Category   Film & Animation

Children and Animals Commune Within Neglected Landscapes in New Paintings by Kevin Peterson

February 28, 2019   Kate Sierzputowski

For several years artist Kevin Peterson (previously) has created paintings that occupy the same fictionalized world. His imagined environments are occupied by children and animals— individuals band together as they navigate depleted urban environments. The works pair the innocence of its subjects against a broken and crumbling world, addressing the various journeys we each take through life.

Recently, Peterson has begun to paint just the animals in these scenes, rather than pairing them exclusively with children. “In my head, it’s the same world,” the Houston-based painter tells Colossal, “the animals and kids just haven’t met up yet. Maybe they’re searching for each other.” His solo exhibition Wild opens at Thinkspace Projects in Culver City, California on March 2, 2019 and continues through March 23, 2019. You can see more of his paintings on his website and Instagram. (via booooooom)

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