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PBS News: March 6 – 9. 2020, How painter Jacob Lawrence reframed early American history with ‘Struggle’, What’s at stake in Supreme Court’s Louisiana abortion law case, and How San Francisco is fighting novel coronavirus — and the stigma that comes with it

The New York Times: By Chris Stanford, Monday, March 9, 2020 – Morning Briefing  

DW Documentary: Better brain health

BBC Click: Foldable Phones and Medical Tech

TED Talks: The genius behind some of the world’s most famous buildings – Renzo Piano, and Jill Seubert How a miniaturized atomic clock could revolutionize space exploration

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My Modern Met: These Exotic Trees Transform into Rainbows as Their Barks Shed

PBS NewsHour live episode, Mar 9, 2020

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PBS NewsHour Weekend full episode March 8, 2020

Mar 8, 2020  PBS NewsHour

On this edition for Sunday March 8, the coronavirus outbreak spreads and Italy imposes strict travel restrictions, and after years of planning the 2020 census makes its debut this week. Also, a new approach in Louisiana for prison reform focuses on rehabilitation. 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 March 7, 2020

Mar 7, 2020  PBS NewsHour

On this edition for Saturday, March 7, concerns over coronavirus continue as the number of cases rise, the presidential democratic candidates rally ahead of the upcoming primaries, tensions escalate amid migrant push on Greece-Turkey border, and can women landowners in Iowa help conservation efforts? 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 full episode, Mar 6, 2020

Mar 6, 2020  PBS NewsHour

Friday on the NewsHour, President Trump signs a bipartisan emergency spending deal to fund the government’s novel coronavirus response, as the global number of cases approaches 100,000. Plus: Questions about how to handle sick leave and medical bills amid the novel coronavirus outbreak, a conversation about women in politics, political analysis with Shields and Brooks and a music documentary. WATCH TODAY’S SEGMENTS Spread of novel coronavirus yields new global reality https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GEB94… News Wrap: February saw strongest U.S. hiring since 2016 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uIfKt… How lack of paid sick leave complicates U.S. virus response https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6JrYP… Are female presidential candidates held to higher standard? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bNLVk… Shields and Brooks on Warren’s farewell, Biden’s surge https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KcP7u… Robbie Robertson on building The Band https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hxRL7… 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

How painter Jacob Lawrence reframed early American history with ‘Struggle’

Mar 4, 2020  PBS NewsHour

Amid the McCarthy hearings and the launch of the civil rights movement in the 1950s, painter Jacob Lawrence sought to frame early American history the way he saw it. His ensuing work, the sprawling series “Struggle,” has been reassembled and is now on a national tour, with its first stop at the Peabody Essex Museum in Massachusetts. Special correspondent Jared Bowen of WGBH visits the exhibit. 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

What’s at stake in Supreme Court’s Louisiana abortion law case

Mar 4, 2020  PBS NewsHour

The Supreme Court heard arguments Wednesday in a case about access to abortion doctors in Louisiana. The law in question is similar to a Texas one struck down by the Court in 2016 — but decided by a different group of justices. Lisa Desjardins talks to the National Law Journal’s Marcia Coyle and Mary Ziegler, professor and author of “Abortion and the Law in America: Roe v. Wade to the Present.” 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

How San Francisco is fighting novel coronavirus — and the stigma that comes with it

Mar 4, 2020  PBS NewsHour

On Wednesday, California officials confirmed the state’s first death from novel coronavirus, as the number of infections nationwide continues to rise. But beyond the serious medical implications of the virus, it is also provoking fear, suspicion and ethnic stereotyping. Amna Nawaz reports from San Francisco, a city long known for its ties to China and the Chinese-American community. 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

The New York Times: By Chris Stanford, Monday, March 9, 2020 – Morning Briefing  

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We’re covering updates in the coronavirus outbreak and the latest in the Democratic presidential race. We also explain a dispute over classified portions of the U.S. agreement with the Taliban.
 By Chris Stanford
A plunge in stocks to start the week
Global markets fell sharply today, and Wall Street looked set to follow suit, as the effects of the coronavirus outbreak deepened and Saudi Arabia cut oil prices nearly 10 percent over the weekend. Here are the latest market updates.
The Saudi decision was in retaliation for Russia’s refusal to join OPEC in a large production cut as the outbreak continues to slow the global economy.
In the U.S., the number of coronavirus cases has grown to more than 530. On Sunday, the country’s leading expert on infectious diseases, Dr. Anthony Fauci, said regional lockdowns could become necessary and recommended that those at greatest risk — older adults and people with underlying health conditions — abstain from travel.
Here are the latest updates on the virus and a map of where it has spread.
Related: A cruise ship that has been held off California after 21 people aboard tested positive for the virus is set to dock today in Oakland. More than 3,500 passengers and crew members will be taken to military facilities around the country to be quarantined for 14 days. The State Department on Sunday advised Americans against traveling on cruise ships.
Closer look: Dr. Fauci has become the chief explainer of the epidemic, partly because other government scientists have either avoided the spotlight or been reined in by the Trump administration.
News analysis: President Trump, who seems at his strongest politically when he has a human target to attack, has found it harder to confront the threat of an invisible pathogen, our chief White House correspondent writes.
In other developments:
? State and federal officials have yet to require school closings, but more individual districts and schools are shutting down.
? Two members of Congress, including Senator Ted Cruz, said they would self-quarantine after interacting at the Conservative Political Action Conference with a person who tested positive for the virus. Mr. Trump and Vice President Mike Pence spoke at the meeting last week.
? One of the world’s leading tennis tournaments has been canceled. Qualifying matches for the BNP Paribas Open, known as Indian Wells, were to have begun today.
What to know: Here’s how to quarantine yourself if you need to and answers to questions about the virus.
Italians are urged to respect lockdown
As the site of the worst outbreak of the coronavirus outside Asia, Italy has announced strict measures that limit the movements of about a quarter of the population. To bolster the effort, the country’s leaders have appealed to Italians to reject “furbizia,” the sort of cleverness typically channeled into getting around bureaucracy.
“We are the new Wuhan,” one woman in the closed-off northern region of Lombardy said on Sunday.
Go deeper: The lockdown may save lives, but analysts say it will paralyze Italy’s economic heartland and almost certainly tip Europe into a recession.

Better brain health | DW Documentary

Mar 5, 2020  DW Documentary

Chocolate reduces stress. Fish stimulates the brain. Is there any truth to such popular beliefs? The findings of researchers around the world say yes: It appears we really are what we eat. A study in a British prison found that inmates who took vitamin supplements were less prone to violent behavior. And in Germany, a psychologist at the University of Lübeck has shown that social behavior is influenced by the ingredients consumed at breakfast. But what really happens in the brain when we opt for honey instead of jam, and fish rather than sausage? Scientists around the world are trying to find out. Neuro-nutrition is the name of an interdisciplinary research field that investigates the impact of nutrition on brain health. Experiments on rats and flies offer new insight into the effects of our eating habits. When laboratory rats are fed a diet of junk food, the result is not just obesity. The menu also has a direct influence on their memory performance. The role of the intestinal flora has been known for some time, but scientists are currently discovering other relationships. So-called “brain food” for example: The Mediterranean diet that’s based on vegetables and fish is said to provide the best nutrition for small grey cells. Omega-3 fatty acids, which are found in fish, for example, protect the nerve cells and are indispensable for the development of the brain – because the brain is also what it eats! ——————————————————————– 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… DW Documental (Spanish): https://www.youtube.com/dwdocumental DW Documentary ??????? ?? ?????: (Arabic): https://www.youtube.com/dwdocarabia For more visit: http://www.dw.com/en/tv/docfilm/s-3610 Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/dwdocumentary/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/dw.stories

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Foldable Phones and Medical Tech – BBC Click

Mar 8, 2020  BBC Click

Click checks out a new foldable phone, but is the technology worth the hype? Also, we meet a man having a microcomputer implanted into his heart. 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 genius behind some of the world’s most famous buildings | Renzo Piano

Jul 13, 2018  TED

Legendary architect Renzo Piano — the mind behind such indelible buildings as The Shard in London, the Centre Pompidou in Paris and the new Whitney Museum of Art in New York City — takes us on a stunning tour through his life’s work. With the aid of gorgeous imagery, Piano makes an eloquent case for architecture as the answer to our dreams, aspirations and desire for beauty. “Universal beauty is one of the few things that can change the world,” he says. “This beauty will save the world. One person at a time, but it will do it.” Check out more TED Talks: http://www.ted.com The TED Talks channel features the best talks and performances from the TED Conference, where the world’s leading thinkers and doers give the talk of their lives in 18 minutes (or less). Look for talks on Technology, Entertainment and Design — plus science, business, global issues, the arts and more. Follow TED on Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/TEDTalks Like TED on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TED Subscribe to our channel: https://www.youtube.com/TED

Category  Science & Technology

Ask any deep space navigator like Jill Seubert what makes steering a spacecraft difficult, and they’ll tell you it’s all about the timing; a split-second can decide a mission’s success or failure. So what do you do when a spacecraft is bad at telling time? You get it a clock — an atomic clock, to be precise. Let Seubert whisk you away with the revolutionary potential of a future where you could receive stellar, GPS-like directions — no matter where you are in the universe.

This talk was presented to a local audience at TEDxUCLA, an independent event. TED’s editors chose to feature it for you.

ABOUT THE SPEAKER

Jill Seubert · Interplanetary navigator

Jill Seubert navigates spacecraft throughout the solar system, exploring with robots where humans cannot yet go.

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TEDx was created in the spirit of TED’s mission, “ideas worth spreading.” It supports independent organizers who want to create a TED-like event in their own community.

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NASA’s Curiosity Has Been On Mars For More Than 7 Years And Here Are Its 30 Best Photos

Giedr? Vai?iulaityt?  BoredPanda staff

For us, mere mortals, Mars is a no man’s land where survival seems like a distant dream. After all, no man has ever walked on its surface (as far as we know) and plans to send one to the red planet are only in the early stages of its development. However, humans have touched Mars through the durable wheels of Mars rovers. We’ve had 4 successful robotically operated Mars rovers (all of which were managed by the Jet Propulsion Laboratory, NASA) so far: Sojourner, Opportunity, Spirit, and Curiosity. 

As Opportunity’s mission was declared complete on February 13, 2019 when NASA lost all contact with the vehicle, Curiosity became the lone survivor on the red planet, rolling over its surface to examine and explore the unknown land all by itself. The spacecraft first landed on Mars on August 6, 2012 and started carrying out its objectives throughout the years. In fact, Curiosity did its job so well and held on for so long that its original mission duration of 687 days was expanded indefinitely. 

Here’s how Curiosity looked 7 years ago and now

#1 Ripples On Surface Of Martian Sand Dune

Ripples On Surface Of Martian Sand Dune

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Curiosity is approaching its 8 year anniversary on Mars and while it is currently the only functional rover on the planet (after we all, unfortunately, had to say goodbye to Oppy), NASA has plans to send it some company in the shape of Mars 2020 rover. The 2020 mission is scheduled to start on 17 July to 5 August 2020 when the rocket carrying the rover will be launched. NASA also announced a student naming contest for the rover that was held in the fall of 2019. The final name will be announced in early March 2020, so we definitely have something to look forward to!

#2 Sunset Sequence In Mars’ Gale Crater

Sunset Sequence In Mars' Gale Crater

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#3 Curiosity Rover Finds And Examines A Meteorite On Mars

Curiosity Rover Finds And Examines A Meteorite On Mars

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#4 Curiosity’s Color View Of Martian Dune After Crossing It

Curiosity's Color View Of Martian Dune After Crossing It

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#5 Martian Rock ‘Harrison’ In Color, Showing Crystals

Martian Rock 'Harrison' In Color, Showing Crystals

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#6 Curiosity’s Dusty Selfie At Duluth

Curiosity's Dusty Selfie At Duluth

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#7 Jake Matijevic Rock

Jake Matijevic Rock

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#8 Multiple Layers Of Mount Sharp

Multiple Layers Of Mount Sharp

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#9 First Sampling Hole In Mount Sharp

First Sampling Hole In Mount Sharp

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#10 Curiosity Took Dozens Of Mast Cam Images To Complete This Mosaic Of A Petrified Sand Dune

Curiosity Took Dozens Of Mast Cam Images To Complete This Mosaic Of A Petrified Sand Dune

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#11 Remnants Of Ancient Streambed On Mars

Remnants Of Ancient Streambed On Mars

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#12 Outcrop In The Murray Buttes Region Of Lower Mount Sharp

Outcrop In The Murray Buttes Region Of Lower Mount Sharp

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#13 Mount Sharp Comes In Sharply

Mount Sharp Comes In Sharply

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#14 Curiosity Self-Portrait At Martian Sand Dune

Curiosity Self-Portrait At Martian Sand Dune

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#15 Curiosity Visited An Area Named “Fracture Town” Which Contains Many Pointed, Layered Rock Formations

Curiosity Visited An Area Named "Fracture Town" Which Contains Many Pointed, Layered Rock Formations

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#16 Having Reached The Base Of Mount Sharp, Curiosity Captured This Image Of Its Rocky Surroundings

Having Reached The Base Of Mount Sharp, Curiosity Captured This Image Of Its Rocky Surroundings

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#17 Wheel Scuff Mark At ‘Rocknest’

Wheel Scuff Mark At 'Rocknest'

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#18 Focusing The 100-Millimeter Mastcam

Focusing The 100-Millimeter Mastcam

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#19 Curiosity Arrived At This Active Sand Dune Named “Gobabeb”, Which Is Part Of A Larger Dune Field Known As “Bagnold”

Curiosity Arrived At This Active Sand Dune Named "Gobabeb", Which Is Part Of A Larger Dune Field Known As "Bagnold"

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#20 View From Mars Orbiter Showing Curiosity Rover At ‘Shaler’

View From Mars Orbiter Showing Curiosity Rover At 'Shaler'

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#21 Mars Rover Curiosity In ‘Buckskin’ Selfie

Mars Rover Curiosity In 'Buckskin' Selfie

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#22 Layers At The Base Of Mount Sharp

Layers At The Base Of Mount Sharp

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#23 Getting To Know Mount Sharp

Getting To Know Mount Sharp

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#24 Curiosity Tracks In ‘Hidden Valley’ On Mars

Curiosity Tracks In 'Hidden Valley' On Mars

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#25 Curiosity Rover’s View Of Alluring Martian Geology

Curiosity Rover's View Of Alluring Martian Geology

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#26 Curiosity Self-Portrait At ‘Windjana’ Drilling Site

Curiosity Self-Portrait At 'Windjana' Drilling Site

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#27 A Mudstone Rock Outcrop At The Base Of Mount Sharp

A Mudstone Rock Outcrop At The Base Of Mount Sharp

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#28 Bone Up On Mars Rock Shapes

Bone Up On Mars Rock Shapes

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#29 Strata At Base Of Mount Sharp

Strata At Base Of Mount Sharp

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#30 Resistant Features In ‘Pahrump Hills’ Outcrop

Resistant Features In 'Pahrump Hills' Outcrop

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These Exotic Trees Transform Into Rainbows as Their Barks Shed

By Jessica Stewart on January 31, 2020

Rainbow Eucalyptus Trees in Hawaii

Photo: Stock Photos from Danita Delmont/Shutterstock

Eucalyptus trees are most known for their fragrant leaves and for being the main food source for koalas, but did you know that they can also be quite colorful? In fact, Eucalyptus deglupta is so colorful that it’s known as the rainbow eucalyptus. When this incredible tree sheds its bark, it almost looks like a colored pencil being sharpened. This makes for a spectacle that is unforgettable.

Also known as the Mindanao gum or rainbow gum, the rainbow eucalyptus is a tall tree that is unique in that it’s the only eucalyptus to live in the rainforest and only one of four species found outside of Australia. It can be found in the Philippines, Indonesia, and Papua New Guinea, where it can soar up to 250 feet in the air. While its height is impressive, it’s really the tree’s multicolor bark that makes it stand out.

As the rainbow eucalyptus sheds, it first reveals a bright green inner bark. Over time, this ages into different colors—blue, purple, orange, and maroon. The colorful striations are created due to the fact that the tree doesn’t shed all at once. Slowly, over time, different layers fall off, while other exposed areas have already begun aging.

This process makes for a spectacular visual, with the rainbow eucalyptus looking like it could be pulled from Alice in Wonderland. Its unique appearance has also made it quite popular amongst garden enthusiasts. It can be found in botanical gardens around the world and is often planted as an ornamental tree in Hawaii, Texas, Louisiana, and Southern California, where the frost-free climate allows it to thrive.

Interestingly, the rainbow eucalyptus also has a high commercial value that has nothing to do with its color. The tree is often found at tree plantations, as it’s an excellent source for pulpwood—the main ingredient in making white paper. So the next time you pull out a blank sheet, just remember that it may have originally been something much more colorful.

The rainbow eucalyptus gets its name from its colorful appearance.

Eucalyptus deglupta

Photo: Stock Photos from Sean D. Thomas/Shutterstock

Bark of the Rainbow Eucalyptus

Photo: Stock Photos from A. Michael Brown/Shutterstock

Eucalyptus deglupta takes on different colors as bark sheds and the inner bark slowly ages.

Rainbow Eucalyptus Tree
Rainbow Gum Tree

Photo: Stock Photos from Martina Roth/Shutterstock

Photo: Stock Photos from Ilya Images/Shutterstock

Mindanao gum tree

Photo: Stock Photos from A. Michael Brown/Shutterstock

h/t: [Earthly Mission]

JESSICA STEWART

Jessica Stewart is a writer, curator, and art historian living in Rome, Italy. She earned her MA in Renaissance Studies from University College London. She cultivated expertise in street art led to the purchase of her photographic archive by the Treccani Italian Encyclopedia in 2014. When she’s not spending time with her three dogs, she also manages the studio of a successful street artist. In 2013, she authored the book ‘Street Art Stories Roma‘ and most recently contributed to ‘Crossroads: A Glimpse Into the Life of Alice Pasquini‘. You can follow her adventures online at @romephotoblog

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Feb 27, 2020  PBS NewsHour

Thursday on the NewsHour, an infectious disease specialist on novel coronavirus transmission and severity. Plus: Virus fears cause economic instability, 2020 Democrats make their final pitches in South Carolina, a conversation with Mike Bloomberg, should foreign ISIS fighters return home for trial and a new book explores the reckless financial dealings that contributed to the 2008 economic crash. WATCH TODAY’S SEGMENTS How Americans can prepare for broader outbreak of COVID-19 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xhe78… What novel coronavirus might mean for 2020 global economy https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OXOpz… News Wrap: Major military clash erupts between Turkey, Syria https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cegP2… 2020 Democrats chase votes in SC, Super Tuesday states https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5p5bO… Michael Bloomberg on crisis preparation, management skills https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iWGC3… Kosovo offers Europe a test run for handling former jihadis https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X-Ava… New book explores the schemes and scandals of Deutsche Bank https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3zkzR… 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, Feb 26, 2020

Feb 26, 2020   PBS NewsHour

Wednesday on the NewsHour, China’s novel coronavirus outbreak has slowed, but the information battle between Chinese activists and the government continues. Plus: 2020 Democrats engage in a raucous Charleston debate ahead of the South Carolina primary, the medicine of migraine disease, a Silicon Valley whistleblower, the film “Seberg” and how U.S. officials are planning for possible pandemic. WATCH TODAY’S SEGMENTS News Wrap: Deadly shooting at Molson Coors in Milwaukee https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KtOyb… In China, critics of state virus response have disappeared https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dywyh… How 2020 Democrats are reacting to combative SC debate https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=houOy… Why migraine disease involves more than just a headache https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a8K-7… How Uber whistleblower Susan Fowler took on toxic culture https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jhc77… How American actress Jean Seberg became a target of the FBI https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gtj3G… Trump defends virus response, announces new measures https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vhUo3… 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, Feb 25, 2020

Feb 25, 2020  PBS NewsHour

Tuesday on the NewsHour, U.S. health officials express rising alarm over the possibility that novel coronavirus could become a global pandemic. Plus: Former Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak dies at age 91, previewing the 2020 Democrats’ South Carolina debate, conversations with a prosecutor and a defense attorney in the Harvey Weinstein sex crimes case and Venezuela’s crumbling health system. WATCH TODAY’S SEGMENTS Why U.S. officials are escalating concerns over COVID-19 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jKt5h… News Wrap: Trump criticizes Justices Ginsburg, Sotomayor https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nC1uc… Polarizing former Egyptian leader Hosni Mubarak dies at 91 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qjs3R… Is South Carolina still Joe Biden’s firewall?  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8wy3J… Manhattan DA on Weinstein conviction, prosecuting sex crimes https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ifaIn… Weinstein defense attorney says media ‘pressure’ swayed jury https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eLHdC… Sick Venezuelans lack power, water, medicine — and hope https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KtmWa… 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

India’s immigrant crackdown leaves nearly 2 million in limbo

Feb 22, 2020  PBS NewsHour

Immigration from Bangladesh into India’s northeastern state of Assam has long been a contentious issue, often boiling over into violence. Last year the government declared nearly 2 million people there to be non-citizens in an effort that has been widely criticized. Many now fear similar measures across the country. Hari Sreenivasan reports. 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

Click At CES in Las Vegas – BBC Click

Jan 17, 2020  BBC Click

Click comes from CES in Las Vegas, the world’s largest tech show. With the latest announcements from the show and a look at trends for the year ahead. Subscribe HERE http://bit.ly/1uNQEWR Find us online at www.bbc.com/click Twitter: @bbcclick Facebook: www.facebook.com/BBCClick

Category  Science & Technology

Soyalism | DW Documentary

Feb 21, 2020  DW Documentary

Industrial agriculture is increasingly dominating the world market. It’s forcing small farmers to quit and taking over vast swathes of land. This documentary shows how destructive the lucrative agribusiness is. Whether in the USA, Brazil, Mozambique or China, agricultural giants rule the market. Food production has become a gigantic business as climate change and population growth continue. This is having devastating consequences for small farmers and for the environment. On the banks of North Carolina’s New River, there’s a vile stench. Clean water activist Rick Dove takes a flight to show us what’s causing the smell. Scores and scores of pigs are living upriver, in so many pens the farms look more like small towns. “We have eight to ten million pigs here. And the problem is that they are kept so close together and their excrement pollutes and threatens the water and natural life on the North Carolina coastline.” From above, you can see large cesspools everywhere, shimmering red-brown in the sun. Dove is giving us a bird’s-eye view of industrialized agriculture. In the late 1970s, companies in the US began to industrialize farming. Large corporations like Smithfield built entire value chains, from raising livestock to slaughter to packaging and sales. A Chinese holding company bought Smithfield a few years ago. Industrial meat production is supposed to support increased Chinese demand for meat as the country’s prosperity grows. Dan Basse is the head of a company analyses global agriculture. He says calorie demand will also increase in countries like India, Bangladesh and Nigeria in the next few years.” And with it, the demand for even more inexpensive meat of the kind agribusinesses produce and market. ——————————————————————– 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… DW Documental (Spanish): https://www.youtube.com/dwdocumental DW Documentary ??????? ?? ?????: (Arabic): https://www.youtube.com/dwdocarabia

Shock and Awe: The Story of Electricity — Jim Al-Khalili BBC Horizon

•May 27, 2015  Trev M

Part 1 – Spark 0:00 Part 2 – The Age of Invention 58:30 Part 3 – Revelations and Revolutions 1:56:50 ——— In this three-part BBC Horizon documentary physicist and science communicator Jim Al-Khalili takes the viewer on a journey exploring the most important historical developments in electricity and magnetism. This documentary discusses how the physics (and the people behind the physics) changed the world forever. ——— BBC Horizon 2011

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Bees Create Heart-Shaped Hive When There Aren’t Frames Up to Guide Them

By Jessica Stewart on February 10, 2020

If you ever needed evidence that bees were artists, take a look at this incredible photograph posted by The National Trust. Left to their own devices, the bees at Bodiam Castle in Robertsbridge, United Kingdom made quite the spectacle. Within the structure of their hive, they created a delightful heart-shaped honeycomb that looks as sweet as it tastes.

This may seem like an odd sight, but that’s only because we’re used to beekeepers placing rectangular frames within the hive. The bees then deposit their honey and build a comb directly onto the frame, which can be easily taken out and harvested by the beekeeper. But the reality is, bees will use as much space as they have to store honey. In fact, natural hives can take on all shapes and sizes.

For instance, sugarbag bees, which are native to Australia, make hives that form large spiraling structures. In temperate climates, some bees will even form an “open colony” where the entire hive is exposed. These can hang off of trees, fences, or overhangs and take on impressive oblong shapes.

Still, the photograph from Bodiam Castle is fascinating because it was formed within the wood frame of a hive. Beekeeper gregthegregest2 mentioned on Reddit that this is a common occurrence when the bees are left a large gap between the top of the frames and the roof of the hive. Of course, it makes good sense that these hard workers would take advantage of every inch given to them. While the shape is beautiful, this can be a headache for beekeepers when looking to harvest their honey. They need to cut away the extra honeycomb in order to free the frames below.

Of course, the skill of bees is well known. In fact, even artists have taken advantage of their capabilities by working with bees to create everything from sculptures to embroidery. So the next time you see a honey bee buzzing from flower to flower, just imagine what interesting artistry might happen when it makes its way back to the hive.

When left to their own devices, bees are incredible architects.

They can create incredible shapes from their honeycomb, whether in boxes or out in nature.

How fast are you moving right now? – Tucker Hiatt

Jan 27, 2014  TED-Ed

View full lesson: http://ed.ted.com/lessons/how-fast-ar… “How fast are you moving?” seems like an easy question, but it’s actually quite complicated — and perhaps best answered by another question: “Relative to what?” Even when you think you’re standing still, the Earth is moving relative to the Sun, which is moving relative to the Milky Way, which is…you get the idea. Tucker Hiatt unravels the concepts of absolute and relative speed. Lesson by Tucker Hiatt, animation by Zedem Media.

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Pop quiz: When does learning begin? Answer: Before we are born. Science writer Annie Murphy Paul talks through new research that shows how much we learn in the womb — from the lilt of our native language to our soon-to-be-favorite foods.

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Annie Murphy Paul investigates how life in the womb shapes who we become.

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How do babies learn so much from so little so quickly? In a fun, experiment-filled talk, cognitive scientist Laura Schulz shows how our young ones make decisions with a surprisingly strong sense of logic, well before they can talk.

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Developmental behavior studies spearheaded by Laura Schulz are changing our notions of how children learn.

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Awe-Inspiring Nokia 5G Paper Cut Creative Illustrations by Eiko Ojala

Hey there guys! So, we are back with yet another interesting blog of ours and we are hopeful that you are going to love it as much as we do – mainly because it is one of our favorite topics to cover (and we are sure that you know this too!) and also because well, it feels so great to come across artists who put in their brain, heart and hands to create magic. Our today’s blog will cover Nokia 5G paper cut illustrations by Eiko Ojala and we would like to get started right now.

Before we start explaining what paper cut illustrations really are and introduce you guys with Eiko’s work, let’s have a look at Eiko Ojala as an illustrator first. So, he is an Estonian artist who was born in 1982 in Tallinn. He has studied interior design and it was prior to when he brought himself to the world of creating illustrations (read: stunning). Eiko knows how to create amazing digital paper cut illustrations by combining them with his traditional techniques and making sure that his work speaks volumes.

We would also like to share this here that Eiko has been working with The New York Times, the Harvard Business Review, the Weird Magazine and has also been associated with the V&A Museum. Oh, and just by the way the master of creating paper cut illustrations has also won a Young Illustrators award in 2013 and an ADC Young Gun award by the Art Directors Club.

Isn’t it just great that all the artists around the world stun us with their creativity, imagination and work on a daily basis and we share that here on our blog because we want to inspire you guys and to encourage you too so that you can also get into the field and see if that is working for you.

As far as the paper cut illustrations are concerned, we believe that, this technique requires a lot of time, efforts and patience especially when you are creating your illustrations on digital mediums. There are a number of layers involved in order to recreate the original idea by adding depth and meaning to the illustrations.

Now, we know that different artists have different tricks to work on what they love to create but about Eiko’s illustrations, one thing is for final that you will require a great deal of time to tell if the illustrations were made using paper or did Eiko created them using his digital editing skills. Yes, you read that right. That is how clean and real his illustrations are that you cannot differentiate between a paper one and a digital one.

You must be wondering that only a few artists could create paper cut illustrations as this requires time, skills and a lot more than that but believe us when we say this, that nothing is impossible or too difficult if we really want to do it for ourselves and once you find your peace and happiness in the things that you do and create then there is no going back. It becomes interesting, it becomes fun and you want to improve yourself in order to get to the bigger goal and that is how it should be.

We can bet that even Eiko must have created illustrations which he would not have considered anything, he must have also discarded a few of his creations here and a few of them there because well, we judge ourselves more than others do and while we are evaluating our work and thought process, we tend to exclude most of the stuff because we want perfection.

What we are trying to say here is that if you think that you have it in you to try out a new skill in 2020 then make it more about paper cut illustrations – both with actual paper as well as on digital platforms like Illustrator. In this way, you will be able to know if you can do it or not and although we know that you are going to ace it, we would also want to say that go easy on yourself and also be patient if you fail because that is going to help you in the longer run.

Coming back to Eiko’s illustrations, we love each one of them and we are sharing them in our blog as well but let’s take a cursory glance too before we leave you with the magical illustrations for you to look at in detail. The first one is the Nokia 5G one in which you can see the number and the alphabet and there is world in these two elements. Vehicles, humans, trees and birds as well as the scenery is making this illustration that has a story to tell.

Moving on, you can see multiple shapes and backgrounds on which Eiko has used his imagination to create illustrations that are significant and interesting to look at. And from building and monuments to human beings and their cars, trees, birds and clouds – we think that looking at these mind blowing illustrations is a treat for the eyes. So, feel free to share the blog with your friends and family members too and we are sure they are going to like it too.

Credit: be.net/eiko

Awe-Inspiring Nokia 5G Paper Cut Creative Illustrations by Eiko Ojala

Awe-Inspiring Nokia 5G Paper Cut Creative Illustrations by Eiko Ojala
Awe-Inspiring Nokia 5G Paper Cut Creative Illustrations by Eiko Ojala
Awe-Inspiring Nokia 5G Paper Cut Creative Illustrations by Eiko Ojala
Awe-Inspiring Nokia 5G Paper Cut Creative Illustrations by Eiko Ojala
Awe-Inspiring Nokia 5G Paper Cut Creative Illustrations by Eiko Ojala
Awe-Inspiring Nokia 5G Paper Cut Creative Illustrations by Eiko Ojala
Awe-Inspiring Nokia 5G Paper Cut Creative Illustrations by Eiko Ojala
Awe-Inspiring Nokia 5G Paper Cut Creative Illustrations by Eiko Ojala
Awe-Inspiring Nokia 5G Paper Cut Creative Illustrations by Eiko Ojala

Pouring a Thermos of Hot Tea at -40°C Near the Arctic Circle

DECEMBER 21, 2015  CHRISTOPHER JOBSON

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Ontario-based photographer Michael Davies timed this impressive shot of his friend Markus hurling a thermos of hot tea through the air yesterday in -40°C weather. At such frigid temperatures water freezes instantly to form a dramatic plume of ice. For the last decade Davies has worked as a photographer in the fly-in community of Pangnirtung in Canada’s High Arctic, only 20km south of the Arctic Circle, a place that sees about two hours of sunlight each day during the winter. He shares via email that almost nothing was left to chance in creating the photo, as so many things had to be perfectly timed:

Around 1pm I jumped on my skidoo along with my friend Markus and we drove 45 minutes to the top of a nearby mountain where the light (which is almost always pink near the solstice) would hit the hills. Prepared with multiple thermoses filled with tea, we began tossing the water and shooting. Nothing of this shot was to chance, I followed the temperature, watched for calm wind, and planned the shot and set it up. Even the sun in the middle of the spray was something I was hoping for, even though it’s impossible to control.

You can see more of Davies’ most recent photography over on Flickr.

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Underwater Footage Captures a Blanket Octopus Revealing Her Billowing Iridescent Membrane

FEBRUARY 24, 2020  GRACE EBERT

In a short clip captured during a blackwater night dive in the Lembeh Straita blanket octopus unfolds and displays a colorful web multiple times her original size. The aquatic animal’s iridescent body and

tentacles glow against the nighttime water before she releases her translucent blanket that connects her dorsal and dorsolateral arms. Only adult females are equipped with the lengthy membrane that reaches as long as six feet and dwarfs male octopi, which are less than an inch in size and most often die immediately after mating. Generally, the females only unfurl their color-changing blankets to appear larger and more intimidating to potential predators. Shared by NAD Lembeh Resort, the underwater video was taken on a RED Gemini with a 50 millimeter Zeiss Macro lens. You might also want to check out this footage of a blanket octopus in waters near the Philippines. (via The Kids Should See This)

The Blanket Octopus and it’s AMAZING Blanket!!

Mar 24, 2019  NAD Lembeh Resort

The Blanket Octopus, shot in the Lembeh Straits on a Blackwater Night Dive with NAD Lembeh. Footage shot on RED Gemini with 50mm Zeiss Macro lens. Copyright Simon Buxton 2019.

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PBS News: February 8 – 13, 2020

Scientific American: The World Health Organization chose the name based on the type of virus and the year the first cases were seen

TED Talks: Alicia Eggert  Imaginative sculptures that explore how  we perceive reality? and Alejandro Duran How I use art to tackle plastic pollution in our oceans

Genius Channel: Albert Einstein Part 1: The Biography, Albert Einstein Part 2: The Formula and Albert Einstein Part 3: The Mind

DW Documentary: Oil and ruin — exodus from Venezuela

Indian Diplomacy: Mahatma – A Great Soul of 20th Century

mortrek: Time Lapse of Sunflower from Seed to Flower

Thisiscolossal: Remarkable High Speed Photos of Birds Catching Fish by Salah Baazizi and Miniature Seascapes and Cities Top Elaborate Paper Wigs by Asya Kozina and Dmitriy Kozin

PBS NewsHour full episode, Feb 13, 2020

Feb 13, 2020  PBS NewsHour

Thursday on the NewsHour, a conversation with Sen. Bernie Sanders, one of the current leaders in the 2020 Democratic presidential primary. Plus: Ongoing political fallout in China over the novel coronavirus outbreak, measles makes a deadly comeback, a book with an inside look at the Trump presidency, controversy over school shooting drills and a Brief But Spectacular take on revolutionary poetry. WATCH TODAY’S SEGMENTS News Wrap: Barr decries public criticism of Roger Stone case https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=krEie… How 2020 Democrats are positioning themselves after NH https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ELKp8… Bernie Sanders on Culinary Workers Union, Medicare for All https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=43q5B… In China, political fallout from novel coronavirus continues https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LmaoF… How vaccine hesitancy is causing deadly measles resurgence https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S0oKa… ‘A Very Stable Genius’ offers inside look at Trump’s tenure https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zy3kj… Why education unions dispute value of active shooter drills https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vmFBH… How Tongo Eisen-Martin looks to poetry to create revolution https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zMWOR… 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

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Feb 12, 2020  PBS NewsHour

Wednesday on the NewsHour, what the results in New Hampshire mean for Democratic presidential candidates. Also: Former Mayor Pete Buttigieg on his second-place finish in the Granite State, crisis at the Justice Department as President Trump tries to take the law into his own hands, a possible solution for the nation’s crumbling infrastructure, and a new novel from Isabel Allende. WATCH TODAY’S SEGMENTS 2020 Dems look to more diverse states after N.H. primary https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0aCSO… Buttigieg: Results are proving he’s ‘a serious contender’ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kkiaf… News Wrap: New novel coronavirus infections declining https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=syiWY… Does the Roger Stone fight hurt the Justice Department? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lPKmO… What N.H. primary results mean for the 2020 race https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rrae_… U.S. needs safer bridges. Super strong concrete could help https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Eg7CB… In Allende’s new novel, a familiar story of refugee life https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i8D8X… 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

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Feb 11, 2020  PBS NewsHour

Tuesday on the NewsHour, voting is underway in New Hampshire, the first state to hold a primary during the 2020 election cycle. Plus: Controversy over Roger Stone’s sentence, how China is coping with its deadly novel coronavirus outbreak, Sudan’s Omar al-Bashir is closer to facing prosecution, new efforts to clean India’s Ganga River and a woman helping perfect technology for a bionic limb. 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, Feb 10, 2020

Feb 10, 2020  PBS NewsHour

Monday on the NewsHour, 2020 Democrats make final pitches to voters in New Hampshire ahead of Tuesday’s first-in-the-nation primary. Plus: The death toll from novel coronavirus surpasses that of SARS as China struggles to contain the outbreak, what’s in President Trump’s proposed 2021 budget, Politics Monday, Denmark’s rising anti-Semitism troubles Auschwitz survivors and a milestone Oscars night. WATCH TODAY’S SEGMENTS NH voters battle indecision as Democratic primary nears https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bvs21… News Wrap: Turkish, Syrian forces clash again in Idlib https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nx-EG… Can China’s information about novel coronavirus be trusted? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=onE6X… What’s in Trump’s proposed 2021 budget https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KgVDh… Lauren Chooljian and James Pindell preview NH primary https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3_x4n… In Denmark, Auschwitz survivors lament rise of anti-Semitism https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0ycxV… What best picture for ‘Parasite’ means for foreign films https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XsL8o… 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 February 9, 2020

Feb 9, 2020  PBS NewsHour

On this edition for Sunday, February 9, Democratic presidential candidates canvass New Hampshire in the final push ahead of Tuesday’s primary, the death toll from the novel coronavirus continues to climb, a 15-year battle heats up over Oregon’s Jordan Cove pipeline project, and a look at misconceptions about race and culture. Alison Stewart 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

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Feb 8, 2020  PBS NewsHour

On this edition for Saturday, February 8, the Democratic presidential candidates look to New Hampshire for support, new cases of the novel coronavirus emerge, Louisiana oyster farmers feel a changing tide along the Mississippi Delta, and internet satellites are launched into space with the hope of expanding broadband coverage. 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

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Disease Caused by the Novel Coronavirus Officially Has a Name: COVID-19

The World Health Organization chose the name based on the type of virus and the year the first cases were seen

     By Andrew JosephSTAT on February 11, 2020

Disease Caused by the Novel Coronavirus Officially Has a Name: COVID-19

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The disease caused by the novel coronavirus has a name: COVID-19.

Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, the director-general of the World Health Organization, announced the name Tuesday, giving a specific identifier to a disease that has been confirmed in more than 42,000 people and caused more than 1,000 deaths in China. There have been fewer than 400 cases in 24 other countries, with one death.

In choosing the name, WHO advisers focused simply on the type of virus that causes the disease. Co and Vi come from coronavirus, Tedros explained, with D meaning disease and 19 standing for 2019, the year the first cases were seen.

The virus that causes the disease has been known provisionally as 2019-nCoV. Also on Tuesday, a coronavirus group from the International Committee on Taxonomy of Viruses, which is responsible for naming new viruses, proposed designating the novel coronavirus as SARS-CoV-2, according to a preprint of a paper posted online. (Preprints are versions of papers that have not yet been peer-reviewed or published in a scientific journal.) The name reflects the genetic similarities between the new coronavirus and the coronavirus that caused the SARS outbreak of 2002-2003.

In selecting COVID-19 as the name of the disease, the WHO name-givers steered clear of linking the outbreak to China or the city of Wuhan, where the illness was first identified. Although origin sites have been used in the past to identify new viruses, such a namesake is now seen as denigrating. Some experts have come to regret naming the infection caused by a different coronavirus the Middle East respiratory syndrome.

“Having a name matters to prevent the use of other names that can be inaccurate or stigmatizing,” Tedros said. “It also gives us a standard format to use for any future coronavirus outbreaks.”

Viruses and the disease they cause do not have to have related names—think HIV and AIDS—but more recently those responsible for the formal naming process have kept them associated. For example, SARS, the disease, is caused by SARS-CoV, the virus.

The provisional name of the new virus stemmed from the year it was first seen (2019), the fact that it was new (n), and a member of the coronavirus family (CoV).

A clear name could also stop the ad hoc identifiers that have sprung up in the press and online, many of which, like the Wuhan virus or Wu Flu, linked the virus to the city.

Republished with permission from STAT. This article originally appeared on February 11 2020

Andrew Joseph

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Venezuela is experiencing an unprecedented humanitarian crisis. Hunger is widespread and there is a severe shortage of medicines. The UN estimates that more than four million people have now fled what was once South America’s richest nation. Venezuela is in the grips of what is now the world’s second largest refugee crisis after Syria. But unlike Syria, Venezuela is not mired in civil war, and the country is sitting on the world’s largest proven oil reserves. How could such a rich nation be driven into ruin? Where has the country’s wealth gone, and why are its people starving? Corruption and mismanagement are driving displacement worldwide. The majority of the world’s refugees and migrants are fleeing from countries in the top 10 of Transparency International’s Corruption Perception Index – places like Afghanistan, Syria, South Sudan and Somalia. Venezuela was once one of the world’s wealthiest countries and a showcase of democracy. The country enjoys an abundance of natural resources, including oil, gold, diamonds and coltan. But rather than invest in its people and economy, this wealth has been squandered. Today Venezuela is mired in corruption, and deindustrialization, debt, political conflict, authoritarianism and poverty are the order of the day. The billions in profits generated by the oil business during the boom years between 2003 and 2014 have largely ended up in private pockets. And once oil prices collapsed in 2014, Venezuela was plunged into economic crisis. Nicolás Maduro, who rose to the presidency after Hugo Chávez died in 2013, has installed loyal military officers in key economic positions. Venezuela is now little more than a state-run criminal enterprise. At the same time, the country has become a pawn in a geopolitical contest over power and natural resources, with the US, Russia and China all looking to assert their own interests. Every two seconds, a person is forced to flee their home. Today, more than 70 million people have been displaced worldwide. The DW documentary series ‘Displaced’ sheds light on the causes of this crisis and traces how wealthy industrialized countries are contributing to the exodus from the Global South. Tomatoes and greed – the exodus of Ghana’s farmers: https://youtu.be/rlPZ0Bev99s Drought and floods — the climate exodus: https://youtu.be/PjyX5dnhaMw ——————————————————————– 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… DW Documental (Spanish): https://www.youtube.com/dwdocumental DW Documentary ??????? ?? ?????: (Arabic): https://www.youtube.com/dwdocarabia For more 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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Time Lapse of Sunflower from Seed to Flower

•Mar 26, 2015  mortrek

This is a time lapse video of a dwarf sunflower growing from seed to full flower, then wilting. A version with a beautiful musical score can be found at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dKo5I… You can license this video for commercial purposes at my Gumroad store at: https://gum.co/HkNjP Unfortunately the flower was too heavy and it collapsed the plant at some point. This video also illustrates the centripetal anthesis present in sunflowers, where the outer flowers mature first and the maturation process extends inwards. I would have attempted to get it to go to seed, but these sunflowers tend to be self-infertile. Video took about 130 days from start to finish. That means it’s slightly more than 1 second of video per day of growth.

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SEPTEMBER 2, 2015  CHRISTOPHER JOBSON

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Double-crested Cormorant working on its catch, Bolsa Chica (CA)

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Elegant Tern, Double Crested Cormorant and a fish

Photographer Salah Baazizi has an amazing knack for photographing birds up close and personal as they pluck fish from the waters around Bolsa Chica in southern California. The split-second shots of terns, herons, and cormorants give the illusion Baazizi is sitting just inches away, practically sticking a camera down their beaks, but in reality he uses a 400mm super telephoto lens and positions himself at great distances. This is only the smallest fraction of the hobbyist photographer’s wildlife photos, you can explore hundreds of additional shots over on Flickr.

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Elegant Tern, Bolsa Chica (CA)

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Great Blue Heron working on its catch, Bolsa Chica (CA)

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Elegant Tern losing its fish, Bolsa Chica (CA)

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Forster’s Tern doing the contortionist, Irvine (CA)

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Great Blue Heron working on its catch, Bolsa Chica (CA)

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Elegant Tern, Bolsa Chica (CA)

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Elegant Tern, Bolsa Chica (CA)

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Elegant Tern displaying its acrobatic aerial skills after a fish escaped from its beak

Miniature Seascapes and Cities Top Elaborate Paper Wigs by Asya Kozina and Dmitriy Kozin

FEBRUARY 10, 2020  GRACE EBERT

All images © Asya Kozina and Dmitry Kozin, shared with permission

Saint Petersburg-based paper artists Asya Kozina and Dmitriy Kozin situate miniature worlds atop their towering paper wigs. The detailed headdresses combine contemporary themes with historical elements, resembling the extravagant hair and head pieces of the Baroque period. A recent series crafted for Dolce & Gabanna features a whale and lobster with fins and claws woven through and sticking out from the tops of the elaborate pieces. Both have ships, as well, to add a human element. “We did this work and had (the) idea to do works with various marine monsters,” Kozina says. “In the old times, sailors believed in gigantic sea monsters… All characters are taken from folk myths.”

Since Kozina last spoke with Colossal, the scale and complexity of their monochromatic creations have changed, in addition to their public perception. “Our works fell into collections of museums, became symbols of some events related to the history and history of art and fashion,” she writes. “Our work is perceived not as photo props, but as artworks, sculptures, exhibition objects.” Head to Instagram or Behance to check out more of the artists’ sky-high creations.

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My Modern Met: Colorful Solo Show Titled “Peace” by Eduardo Kobra

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PBS NewsHour full episode, Jan 23, 2020

Jan 23, 2020  PBS NewsHour

Thursday on the NewsHour, the Senate impeachment trial of President Trump continues, with House managers turning their prosecution to the charge of abuse of power. Plus: PBS NewsHour co-founder Jim Lehrer, a giant of American journalism, dies at age 85, and remembering Lehrer with his news partner Robert MacNeil, Justice Stephen Breyer and Sharon Percy Rockefeller. 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, Jan 22, 2020

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Wednesday on the NewsHour, the Senate has formalized the rules for the impeachment trial of President Trump, and House managers have begun laying out their case for removing him from office. Plus: Reactions to opening arguments from the impeachment prosecution, Chinese officials race to contain a deadly virus outbreak and the UN says Saudi Arabia’s crown prince may have helped hack Jeff Bezos. WATCH TODAYS SEGMENTS Fiery rules debate over, House managers start prosecution https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yKmdJ… Former Rep. Bob Barr on ‘fatally flawed’ case against Trump https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GQFbi… Analyzing the prosecution in Trump’s impeachment trial https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4Xuno… News Wrap: At Davos, Trump urges Europe to liberalize trade https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fb-vO… What we know about deadly coronavirus — and what we don’t https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vW3ux… Did Saudi crown prince help to hack Jeff Bezos’ phone? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OvqL1… 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, Jan 21, 2020

Jan 21, 2020  PBS NewsHour

Tuesday on the NewsHour, the Senate impeachment trial of President Trump officially begins. Plus: The latest impeachment reporting from the Senate, impeachment trial analysis from political experts and former Senate staffers, what President Trump is saying at the World Economic Forum in Switzerland, Syrian refugees suffer in Idlib province and an exhibit on the history of the Polaroid camera. WATCH TODAYS SEGMENTS Senate amends impeachment trial rules, defers on witnesses https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A0lDJ… What we learned in 1st day of Trump Senate impeachment trial https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T43Oi… In Davos, Trump hails U.S. ‘economic boom,’ downplays trial https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VBP12… News Wrap: China’s viral pneumonia spreads to the U.S. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YJmTz… Why refugees in Syria’s Idlib have nowhere else to go https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AQWvu… How Polaroid pioneered the instant photography revolution https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nhOja… 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

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Jan 20, 2020  PBS NewsHour

Monday on the NewsHour, President Trump’s legal team releases its first official defense of the president as his Senate impeachment trial nears. Plus: A Virginia gun-rights rally sparks new debate, Australia’s ongoing bushfire disaster, former Defense Sec. William Cohen’s unique impeachment view, 2020 Democrats join together on the campaign trail, Politics Monday and Hollywood agent Nina Shaw. WATCH TODAYS SEGMENTS What to expect in Trump’s impeachment trial https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6whnr… News Wrap: 3 dead, dozens injured in Baghdad protests https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wjelr… Vir. gun control protests heavily armed but peaceful https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zWHxg… Could bushfires erode Australia’s climate change ‘inertia’? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R_cf5… Former Defense Sec. William Cohen on impeachment evidence https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jsku6… How 2020 Democrats are making final push before Iowa caucus https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1Nyss… Tamara Keith and Amy Walter on Iowa, impeachment politics https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C_L4a… Nina Shaw on driving ‘real change’ on diversity, inclusion https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mEYwS… 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 January 19, 2019

Jan 19, 2020  PBS NewsHour

On this edition for Sunday, January 19, the Trump administration responds to House impeachment filings as the Senate trial is set to begin, violent clashes continue in Hong Kong and Lebanon, and a NewsHour Weekend special on Ukraine, a country caught in the crosshairs of conflict at home and the impeachment inquiry in the United States. 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

Shields and Brooks on Trump impeachment evidence, Democratic debate

Jan 17, 2020  PBS NewsHour

Syndicated columnist Mark Shields and New York Times columnist David Brooks join Judy Woodruff to discuss the week’s political news, including the opening of President Trump’s Senate trial and the announcement of his legal team, public opinion on impeachment, 2020 Democrats’ final debate before the Iowa caucuses and Michael Bloomberg’s remarkable ad spend. 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

How Trump’s USDA wants to change rules around school nutrition

Jan 17, 2020  PBS NewsHour

Improving school meals was among Michelle Obama’s key initiatives during her tenure as first lady. Since then, the Trump administration has rolled back Obama-era school nutrition policies they argued went too far and were ineffective. Now, the Department of Agriculture has made additional major changes. Crystal FitzSimons of the Food Research and Action Center joins Amna Nawaz to discuss. 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

Australian ecosystems left vulnerable in wake of bushfire catastrophe

Jan 17, 2020  PBS NewsHour

Firefighters in Australia are finally getting some help from nature, in the form of lower temperatures and rain. But many fires are still burning, and millions of acres have been lost. The blazes have also caused tremendous damage to the surrounding ecosystems and wildlife — some of which don’t exist anywhere else in the world. Science correspondent Miles O’Brien joins Judy Woodruff to discuss. 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

Kim Phuc’s Brief but Spectacular take on pain and forgiveness

Jan 16, 2020  PBS NewsHour

A photograph of Phan Thi Kim Phuc as a nine-year-old girl enduring a napalm attack became a defining image of the Vietnam War. Healing has been a decades-long process. Now living in Canada, Kim Phuc shares her Brief But Spectacular take on pain and forgiveness. 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

News Wrap: Virginia becomes 38th state to ratify Equal Rights Amendment

Jan 15, 2020  PBS NewsHour

In our news wrap Wednesday, Virginia became the crucial 38th state to ratify the 1972 Equal Rights Amendment, which bars discrimination on the basis of sex. Three-quarters of the states now approve the amendment. Also, Russia’s government abruptly resigned after President Vladimir Putin proposed sweeping constitutional changes that could keep him in power after his current term ends in 2024. 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

How war and misinformation are complicating the DRC’s Ebola battle

Jan 15, 2020  PBS NewsHour

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An outbreak of the deadly Ebola virus has plagued Democratic Republic of Congo for nearly a year and a half, with more than 3,000 people getting sick and 2,000 dead. Major medical advances in prevention and treatment have kept the disease’s toll from rising, but ongoing war — and attacks on medical teams — have forced the response to a standstill. Special correspondent Monica Villamizar reports. 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

Disease threatens Italy’s once booming olive oil industry

Jan 18, 2020  PBS NewsHour

More than a third of olive oil in the U.S. comes from Italy, which has kept a longstanding reputation for quality. But the quantity of olive oil made in the south of Italy has been in sharp decline. A disease in the region of Puglia has been attacking olive trees, decimating the industry and causing Italy to import olive oil for the first time. Special correspondent Christopher Livesay reports. 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

A forest planted by humans, then left to nature’s own devices, typically takes at least 100 years to mature. But what if we could make the process happen ten times faster? In this short talk, eco-entrepreneur (and TED Fellow) Shubhendu Sharma explains how to create a mini-forest ecosystem anywhere.

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Shubhendu Sharma · Eco-entrepreneur

Shubhendu Sharma creates afforestation methods that make it easy to plant maintenance-free, wild and biodiverse forests.

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How to grow a tiny forest really, really fast

In an article on Medium, Shubhendu Sharma gives a first-hand account of how he is reforesting the world, one tiny patch at a time.

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TED Fellow and urban designer Mitchell Joachim presents his vision for sustainable, organic architecture: eco-friendly abodes grown from plants and — wait for it — meat.

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Mitchell Joachim · Architect, designer

Soft cars, jet packs and houses made of meat are all in a day’s work for urban designer, architect and TED Fellow Mitchell Joachim.

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Avocado – a positive superfood trend? | DW Documentary

May 1, 2018  DW Documentary

From avocado toast to guacamole, this superfood has stolen the hearts of foodies and the health conscious around the world. But where do avocados come from? Avocados have become a huge food trend in the Western world, where the creamy fruit has become readily available in shops, cafes and restaurants. The avocado is considered a superfood and is popular in Europe because of its nutritional value. Avocados are high in calories, contain mostly monounsaturated fat and are good for cholesterol. The fruit is full of essential nutrients, including potassium and vitamin C. But there’s a darker side to the fashionable fruit popular on toast or in salads. In Chile, one of the world’s largest suppliers, avocado cultivation has dramatic consequences and has been linked to water shortages, human rights violations and an environmentally damage. The province of Petorca has a long tradition of avocado farming. Once grown by small farmers, production has been soaring since the global avocado boom of the 1990s. Big landowners now dominate the avocado market there. And their business requires large amounts of water. It takes up to 1000 liters of water to grow one kilo of the fruit (about three avocados) – a lot more than for a kilo of tomatoes or potatoes. The region is suffering an acute water shortage, exacerbated by climate change. The riverbeds dried up years ago. Trucks bring tanks of water to families in need, while thousands of hectares of avocado groves just next door are watered with artificial reservoirs. Rodrigo Mundaca founded the NGO Modatima. He fights for the right to water – a right that’s guaranteed by the UN and that Chile has committed to. An aerial survey in 2012 revealed that 64 pipelines were diverting river water underground, apparently to irrigate the avocado fields. When the Modatima activists publicly voiced their criticism, they received death threats. Water became a commodity in Chile in 1981 under the Pinochet dictatorship, meaning it’s privatized. Those who offer the most money get water licenses, even for life, regardless of the potential consequences for the ecosystem. The avocado also has a pretty dire environmental footprint. They’re packaged to prevent damage and transported in air-conditioned cargo ships to Europe. The fruit then ripens in a factory in Rotterdam, before it’s sent “ready to eat” to German supermarkets. “Europe wants to eat healthily – at our expense,” says Mundaca. _______ Exciting, powerful and informative – DW Documentary is always close to current affairs and international events. Our eclectic mix of award-winning films and reports take you straight to the heart of the story. Dive into different cultures, journey across distant lands, and discover the inner workings of modern-day life. Subscribe and explore the world around you – every day, one DW Documentary at a time. Subscribe to DW Documentary: https://www.youtube.com/dwdocumentary… For more information visit: https://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://www.dw.com/en/dws-netiquette-p…

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Colorful Solo Show Titled “Peace” by Eduardo Kobra

By Katie Hosmer on May 7, 2014


It’s not difficult to identify a mural that has been completed by Eduardo Kobra. The Sao Paulo-based street artist has a signature approach filled with vibrant colors and geometric shapes that merge together to form the portraits of many very prominent figures. He uses a combination of painting, airbrush, and spray paint to produce the enormous works filled with a lively spirit.

His most recent large-scale work will be featured as a solo show, entitled Peace, beginning on May 9, 2014 through June 25, 2014 at Rome’s Dorothy Circus Gallery. The selected portraits will feature people like Nelson Mandela, Mother Teresa, Albert Einstein, and the Dalai Lama.

Through his signature style of textured layers, strong lines, and fragmented sections, Kobra gives new life to these very important historical figures and topics which, according to the gallery, include “the fight against pollution, global warming, deforestation, and war, but also the ‘makeover’ of some icons of the time.”


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Stunning Photographs from 2019 Ocean Art Contest Explore Depths of Aquatic Life Around the World

January 15, 2020  Grace Ebert

“Crab-Eater Seal” by Greg Lecoeur, Best of Show. All images © Ocean Art Underwater Photo Competition 2019, shared with permission

A 2019 contest organized by the Underwater Photography Guide has collected some of the best photographs of aquatic life around the globe, from an image capturing a seal maneuvering through a chunk of ice in Antarctic waters to another depicting an octopus resting on the ocean floor. This year’s Ocean Art Underwater Photo Contest drew thousands of entires from 78 countries that were judged by renowned underwater photographers Tony Wu, Martin Edge, and Marty Snyderman, along with Underwater Photography Guide publisher Scott Gietler. It also handed out more than $85,000 to entrants.

We’ve included some of our favorite photographs from across the 17 categories, including marine life behavior, portrait, conservation, and reefscapes, although a full list of winners can be found on the contest’s site. Stay tuned for information on the 2020 contest in September.

“Biodiversity” by Greg Lecoeur, Reefscapes

“Gigantic Aggregation of Munk Devil Rays in Baja California Sur” by Jason Clue, Marine Life Behavior

“Larval tripod fish” by Fabien Michenet, Blackwater

“Radiography” by Stefano Cerbai, Macro

“Strange Encounters” by Hannes Klostermann, Marine Life Behavior

“A friendly ride” by Paula Vianna, Marine Life Behavior

“Leopard Shark” by Jake Wilton, Novice Wide Angle

“Treats from Maloolaba River” by Jenny Stock, Nudibranchs

“Coconut Octopus” by Enrico Somogyi, Compact Wide Angle

“The Hypnotist” by Dave Johnson, Macro

“Eye of the Tornado” by Adam Martin, Wide Angle

“Under the Pier” by Jose Antonio Castellano, Wide Angle

Scientists Discover the First Biofluorescent Reptile, a ‘Glowing’ Hawksbill Sea Turtle

September 28, 2015  Christopher Jobson

No, this isn’t a clip from the latest Miyazaki anime, this is the first sighting of a real fluorescent turtle. Marine biologist David Gruber of City University of New York, was recently in the Solomon Islands to film a variety of biofluorescent fish and coral, when suddenly a completely unexpected sight burst into the frame: a glowing yellow and red sea turtle. The creature is a critically endangered hawksbill sea turtle, and until this sighting last July, the phenomenon had never been documented in turtles, let alone any other reptile.

Biofluorescence is the ability for an organism to reflect blue light and re-emit it as a different color, not to be confused with bioluminescence, where organisms produce their own light.

Many undersea creatures like coral, sharks, and some shrimp have shown the ability to show single green, red, or orange colors under the right lighting conditions, but according to National Geographic, no organisms have shown the ability to emit two distinct colors like the hawksbill. As seen in the video, the coloring appears not only in mottled patterns on the turtle’s shell, but even extends within the cracks of its head and feet. Gruber mentions this could be a mixture of both glowing red glowing algae attached to the turtle, but the yellow fluorescence is undoubtedly part of the animal.

Watch the video above to see the moment of discovery and learn more on Nat Geo.

EXCLUSIVE: “Glowing” Sea Turtle Discovered | National Geographic

Sep 28, 2015  National Geographic

While filming coral off the Solomon Islands, David Gruber, a National Geographic Emerging Explorer, encountered a “bright red-and-green spaceship.” This underwater UFO turned out to be a hawksbill sea turtle, which is significant because it’s the first time that biofluorescence has ever been seen in reptiles, according to Gruber. Gruber is now excited to learn more about this critically endangered species and how it is using biofluorescence. ? Subscribe: https://bit.ly/NatGeoSubscribe #NationalGeographic #SeaTurtles #Biofluorescence 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: https://bit.ly/NatGeoOfficialSite Facebook: https://bit.ly/FBNatGeo Twitter: https://bit.ly/NatGeoTwitter Instagram: https://bit.ly/NatGeoInsta David Gruber: https://www.nationalgeographic.com/exp… Click here to read more: https://news.nationalgeographic.com/20… BIOFLUORESCENCE VIDEOGRAPHER: David Gruber SENIOR PRODUCER: Jeff Hertrick EDITOR: Jennifer Murphy EXPEDITION FUNDED BY: TBA21 TBA21 CINEMAPHOTOGRAPHER: Barry Broomfield TBA21 PRODUCERS: Francesca Von Habsburg and Markus Reymann TBA21 LINE PRODUCER: Lauren Matic ADDITIONAL FOOTAGE: National Geographic Creative and Pawel Achtel EXCLUSIVE: “Glowing” Sea Turtle Discovered | National Geographic https://youtu.be/9kmE7D5ulSA National Geographic https://www.youtube.com/natgeo

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PBS News: December 2 – 5, 2019, A look back at presidential impeachment in U.S. history, The Plastic Problem – A PBS NewsHour Documentary,

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PBS NewsHour full episode December 5, 2019

Dec 5, 2019  PBS NewsHour

Thursday on the NewsHour, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi formally requests the House Judiciary Committee to move forward with articles of impeachment against President Trump. Plus: Lawmaker reaction to the latest impeachment developments, Pete Townshend on rocking his seventies, what a wrongful imprisonment says about American criminal justice and comedian Nick Kroll’s journey through adolescence. WATCH TODAYS SEGMENTS: The anticipated timeline for Trump impeachment articles https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sYWuE… News Wrap: U.S. says Iran may have killed 1,000 in crackdown https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sFHik… On Trump impeachment, ‘facts are in dispute,’ says Collins https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-nhLH… Constituents ‘gravely concerned’ by Trump actions, says Dean https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bf4jw… Why is The Who’s Pete Townshend still touring at age 74? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iW7JK… Ricky Kidd’s 23-year-long nightmare of wrongful imprisonment https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6P4_j… Nick Kroll’s Brief But Spectacular journey through puberty https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mUfim… 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 December 4, 2019

Dec 4, 2019  PBS NewsHour

Wednesday on the NewsHour, the House Judiciary Committee holds its first hearing in the impeachment inquiry into President Trump. Plus: Legal experts weigh in on testimony from the hearing witnesses, divisions on display at the NATO summit in London, the fallout from cutting eligibility for food stamps and mushroom foragers confront a changing climate. Editor’s Note: An earlier version of the news summary included an image in a graphic about protests in Iran that mistakenly shows an anti-Iranian protest in Germany. It has been corrected with an image of the Iranian flag. NewsHour regrets the error. WATCH TODAY’S SEGMENTS: Judiciary hearing’s witnesses put Trump’s conduct in context https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NEfqC… Legal debate on impeachment accompanied by partisan attacks https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k5JGe… 2 impeachment experts on the case against Trump https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MOQWY… News Wrap: More doubts about potential U.S.-China trade deal https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t6ZJN… Trump leaves NATO summit after drama-filled visit https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ujQGy… How Trump’s food stamp rules could increase ‘poor outcomes’ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OpCV6… These forest fungi are a bounty for Arizona mushroom hunters https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=leg&f… 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: https://www.pbs.org/newshour Twitter: https://www.twitter.com/newshour Instagram: https://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 December 3, 2019

Dec 3, 2019  PBS NewsHour

Tuesday on the NewsHour, House Democrats laid out their case for impeaching President Trump, arguing he abused his power and obstructed justice. Plus: Trump’s visit to a NATO summit in London, Sen. Kamala Harris drops out of the 2020 presidential race, new information about the Sackler family and the opioid crisis, a new book about Brett Kavanagh and a Brief But Spectacular take on photography. WATCH TODAY’S SEGMENTS: House Intelligence Committee lays out case against Trump https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j4oVL… News Wrap: Trump says he might delay China trade deal https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_brJd… NATO member countries squabble amid 75th anniversary summit https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rXshc… Why Kamala Harris’ campaign failed to gain traction https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ByXfj… What the Sackler family knew about OxyContin’s abuse risks https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qdk3F… Inside the campaign to put Kavanaugh on the Supreme Court https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qvoeb… Photographer Uldus Bakhtiozina on documenting dreams https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hFICA… 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 December 2, 2019

Dec 2, 2019  PBS NewsHour

Monday on the NewsHour, the House Judiciary Committee moves closer to impeachment as President Trump travels abroad. Plus: The Supreme Court hears oral arguments in its first gun control case in a decade, 2020 Democrats on the campaign trail, Politics Monday, why millennials are moving away from urban centers and Now Read This with Richard Powers, author of December book pick “The Overstory.” WATCH TODAY’S SEGMENTS: What’s ahead for the impeachment inquiry? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RsHB3… News Wrap: China bars U.S. military from Hong Kong https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=675_u… Supreme Court hears arguments about now-repealed NYC gun law https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XacDL… 2 months away from Iowa, Democratic race is still in flux https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=obudO… Amy Walter and Domenico Montenaro on 2020 Democrats in flux https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tokuD… Why millennials are moving away from large urban centers https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mjZu5… ‘The Overstory’ author Richard Powers answers your questions https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BIfWv… 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

A look back at presidential impeachment in U.S. history

Nov 28, 2019  PBS NewsHour

Impeachment is a rare event in American politics. Amid the past few weeks of public hearings, we have wondered how this episode compares to previous instances of impeachment. Amna Nawaz spoke with three historians, each focused on a former president who had to grapple with that threat: Peter Baker on Bill Clinton, John Naftali on Richard Nixon and Brenda Wineapple on Andrew Johnson. 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

The Plastic Problem – A PBS NewsHour Documentary

Premiered Nov 27, 2019  PBS NewsHour

By 2050 there will be more plastic than fish in the oceans. It’s an environmental crisis that’s been in the making for nearly 70 years. Plastic pollution is now considered one of the largest environmental threats facing humans and animals globally. In “The Plastic Problem: PBS NewsHour Presents”, Amna Nawaz and her PBS NewsHour colleagues look at this now ubiquitous material and how it’s impacting the world, why it’s become so prevalent, what’s being done to mitigate its use, and what potential alternatives or solutions are out there. This hour-long program travels from Boston to Seattle, Costa Rica to Easter Island to bring the global scale of the problem to light. 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

Alejandro Durán uses art to spotlight the ongoing destruction of our oceans’ ecosystems. In this breathtaking talk, he shows how he meticulously organizes and reuses plastic waste from around the world that washes up on shores — everything from water bottles to prosthetic legs — to create vivid, environmental artworks that may leave you mesmerized and shocked.

This talk was presented at “We the Future,” a special event in partnership with the Skoll Foundation and the United Nations Foundation.

About the speaker

Alejandro Durán · Multimedia artist

Alejandro Durán collects the international trash washing up on the Caribbean coast of Mexico, transforming it into aesthetic yet disquieting artworks that wake us up to the threat of plastic pollution.

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TED Salons welcome an intimate audience for an afternoon or evening of highly-curated TED Talks revolving around a globally relevant theme. A condensed version of a TED flagship conference, they are distinct in their brevity, opportunities for conversation, and heightened interaction between the speaker and audience.

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We the Future | September 2019

We’ve all been told that we should recycle plastic bottles and containers. But what actually happens to the plastic if we just throw it away? Emma Bryce traces the life cycles of three different plastic bottles, shedding light on the dangers these disposables present to our world. [Directed by Sharon Colman, narrated by Addison Anderson, music by Peter Gosling].

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Emma Bryce · Educator

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

Exposing Jeffrey Epstein’s international sex trafficking ring | 60 Minutes Australia

Nov 10, 2019  60 Minutes Australia

The Jeffrey Epstein scandal – Tara Brown reports how a New York billionaire masterminded an international sex trafficking ring of young women, and why wealthy and powerful men, including HRH Prince Andrew, are now implicated in the saga. Subscribe here: https://9Soci.al/chmP50wA97J Full Episodes here https://9Soci.al/sImy50wNiXL WATCH more of 60 Minutes Australia: https://www.60minutes.com.au LIKE 60 Minutes Australia on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/60Minutes9 FOLLOW 60 Minutes Australia on Twitter: https://twitter.com/60Mins FOLLOW 60 Minutes Australia on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/60minutes9 For forty years, 60 Minutes have been telling Australians the world’s greatest stories. Tales that changed history, our nation and our lives. Reporters Liz Hayes, Allison Langdon, Tara Brown, Charles Wooley, Liam Bartlett and Sarah Abo look past the headlines because there is always a bigger picture. Sundays are for 60 Minutes. #60MinutesAustralia

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How poor people survive in the USA | DW Documentary

Nov 27, 2019  DW Documentary

Homelessness, hunger and shame: poverty is rampant in the richest country in the world. Over 40 million people in the United States live below the poverty line, twice as many as it was fifty years ago. It can happen very quickly. Many people in the United States fall through the social safety net. In the structurally weak mining region of the Appalachians, it has become almost normal for people to go shopping with food stamps. And those who lose their home often have no choice but to live in a car. There are so many homeless people in Los Angeles that relief organizations have started to build small wooden huts to provide them with a roof over their heads. The number of homeless children has also risen dramatically, reaching 1.5 million, three times more than during the Great Depression the 1930s. A documentary about the fate of the poor in the United States today. We closed the commentary section because of too many inapproriate comments. ——————————————————————– 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 (Spanish): https://www.youtube.com/dwdocumental DW Documentary ??????? ?? ?????: (Arabic): https://www.youtube.com/dwdocarabia For more documentaries visit also: https://www.facebook.com/dw.stories DW netiquette policy: https://p.dw.com/p/MF1G

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2019 in Photos: Wrapping Up the Year

Alan Taylor  1:35 PM ET

40 Photos  In Focus

As the year comes to a close, it’s time to take a look at some of the most memorable events and images of 2019. Events covered in this essay (the last of a three-part photo summary of the year) include pro-democracy demonstrations in Hong Kong, anti-government protests in Chile and Iraq, a toxic sky over New Delhi, an all-female team of spacewalkers, a planned “storming” of Area 51, the aftermath of Hurricane Dorian, and much more. See also “Top 25 News Photos of 2019” and “2019 in Photos: Part 1” and “2019 in Photos: Part 2.” The series comprises 120 images in all.

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Police in riot gear move through a cloud of tear gas as they detain a protester at Hong Kong Polytechnic University, in Hong Kong, on November 18, 2019. (Ng Han Guan / AP)

Police in riot gear move through a cloud of tear gas as they detain a protester at Hong Kong Polytechnic University, in Hong Kong, on November 18, 2019. #

Ng Han Guan / AP

This photo provided by NASA shows the eye of Hurricane Dorian, as seen from the International Space Station on September 2, 2019. (Nick Hague / NASA via AP)

This photo provided by NASA shows the eye of Hurricane Dorian, as seen from the International Space Station on September 2, 2019. #

Nick Hague / NASA via AP

Damage in the aftermath of Hurricane Dorian on the Great Abaco island town of Marsh Harbour, Bahamas, September 2, 2019. Picture taken September 2, 2019. REUTERS/Dante Carrer TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY – RC1F32CE7750

Men survey damage in the aftermath of Hurricane Dorian on the Great Abaco island town of Marsh Harbour, Bahamas, on September 2, 2019. #

Dante Carrer / Reuters

GOLD COAST, AUSTRALIA – SEPTEMBER 05: BMX rider Logan Martin rides at Elanora Skatepark on September 05, 2019 in Gold Coast, Australia. (Photo by Chris Hyde/Getty Images)

BMX rider Logan Martin rides at Elanora Skatepark on September 5, 2019, in Gold Coast, Australia. #

Chris Hyde / Getty

WOODSTOCK, ENGLAND – SEPTEMBER 12: (EDITORS NOTE: Retransmission of 1174135592 with alternate crop) “Novecento”, a taxidermy horse suspended from the ceiling, created by artist Maurizio Cattelan, is seen at Blenheim Palace on September 12, 2019 in Woodstock, England. The Italian artist is known as the prankster of the art world. His most notable piece being “America” a solid gold usable toilet which had art lovers queuing to use when it was shown at the Guggenheim Museum in New York. (Photo by Leon Neal/Getty Images)

“Novecento,” a taxidermied horse suspended from the ceiling, created by artist Maurizio Cattelan, is seen at Blenheim Palace on September 12, 2019, in Woodstock, England. #

Leon Neal / Getty

CHICHESTER, ENGLAND – SEPTEMBER 15: 18 month-old Georgia Ricketts sits in a 1934 ERA R3A once driven by the famous racing driver Raymond Mays, which her father maintains and looks after on day three of the Goodwood Revival Festival at Goodwood on September 15, 2019 in Chichester, England. Thousands of classic car enthusiasts and fans of all things vintage have attended this year’s festival, celebrating the styles and cars of decades gone, with visitors wearing period dress from the 1940’s to 1960’s. (Photo by Kiran Ridley/Getty Images)

18-month-old Georgia Ricketts sits in her father’s 1934 ERA R3A—once driven by the famous racing driver Raymond Mays—on day three of the Goodwood Revival Festival in Chichester, England, on September 15, 2019. #

Kiran Ridley / Getty

A man poses as if he is going to “Naruto run” at an entrance to Area 51 as an influx of tourists responding to a call to ‘storm’ Area 51, a secretive U.S. military base believed by UFO enthusiasts to hold government secrets about extra-terrestrials, is expected in Rachel, Nevada, U.S. September 20, 2019. REUTERS/Jim Urquhart – RC14E0DF0BA0

A man poses as if he is going to “Naruto run” at an entrance to Area 51 as an influx of tourists responded to a call to “storm” Area 51, a secretive U.S. military base believed by UFO enthusiasts to hold government secrets about extra-terrestrials, in Rachel, Nevada, on September 20, 2019. While millions showed interest in the event posted on social media, fewer than 200 people showed up, and, according to reports, none made their way on to the base. #

Jim Urquhart / Reuters

People run as Haiti’s Senator Jean Marie Ralph Fethiere (PHTK) fires a gun in the air, injuring Chery Dieu-Nalio, a photographer for Associated Press, while facing opposition supporters in the parking lot of the Haitian Parliament and Senate, as the government attempted to confirm the appointment of nominated Prime Minister Fritz William Michel, in Port-au-Prince, Haiti September 23, 2019. REUTERS/Andres Martinez Casares TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY – RC1B2F462E20

People run as Haiti’s Senator Jean Marie Ralph Féthière fires a gun in the air, injuring Chery Dieu-Nalio, a photographer for the Associated Press, while facing opposition supporters in the parking lot of the Haitian Parliament and Senate, as the government attempted to confirm the appointment of nominated Prime Minister Fritz William Michel, in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, on September 23, 2019. #

Andres Martinez Casares / Reuters

LONDON, ENGLAND – SEPTEMBER 25: Dame Helen Mirren attends the Premiere Screening of new Sky Atlantic drama “Catherine The Great” at The Curzon Mayfair on September 25, 2019 in London, England. (Photo by David M. Benett/Dave Benett/Getty Images for Sky)

Dame Helen Mirren is carried as she attends the premiere screening of the new drama Catherine the Great at The Curzon Mayfair in London, England, on September 25, 2019. #

David M. Benett / Getty for Sky

A frog is pictured on a lotus leaf in a pond after rain in Lalitpur, Nepal September 26, 2019. REUTERS/Navesh Chitrakar TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY – RC1CD5467020

A frog is pictured on a lotus leaf in a pond after rain in Lalitpur, Nepal, on September 26, 2019. #

Navesh Chitrakar / Reuters

As seen from the International Space Station (ISS), the second stage of the Soyuz MS-15 spacecraft deploys shortly after the rocket launched from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan on September 25, 2019. The Russian rocket was carrying the U.S. astronaut Jessica Meir, the Russian cosmonaut Oleg Skripochka, and the United Arab Emirates astronaut Hazzaa Ali Almansoori to the ISS. (NASA)

As seen from the International Space Station (ISS), the second stage of the Soyuz MS-15 spacecraft deploys shortly after the rocket launched from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan on September 25, 2019. The Russian rocket was carrying the U.S. astronaut Jessica Meir, the Russian cosmonaut Oleg Skripochka, and the United Arab Emirates astronaut Hazzaa Ali Almansoori to the ISS. #

NASA

A Ukrainian serviceman fires a heavy machine gun during combat with Russian-backed separatists on the front line near Gorlivka, Donetsk region, on September 28, 2019. (Anatolii Stepanov / AFP / Getty)

A Ukrainian serviceman fires a heavy machine gun during combat with Russian-backed separatists on the front line near Gorlivka, Donetsk region, on September 28, 2019. #

Anatolii Stepanov / AFP / Getty

Militia members march in formation past Tiananmen Square during the military parade marking the 70th founding anniversary of People’s Republic of China, on its National Day in Beijing, China October 1, 2019. REUTERS/Thomas Peter – RC131C36CE50

Militia members march in formation past Tiananmen Square during the military parade marking the 70th founding anniversary of the People’s Republic of China, on its National Day in Beijing, China, on October 1, 2019. #

Thomas Peter / Reuters

Botham Jean’s younger brother Brandt Jean hugs former Dallas police officer Amber Guyger after delivering his impact statement to her following her 10-year prison sentence for murder at the Frank Crowley Courts Building in Dallas, Texas, U.S. October 2, 2019. Tom Fox/Pool via REUTERS MANDATORY CREDIT TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY – RC12CC20A990

Botham Jean’s younger brother, Brandt Jean, hugs former Dallas police officer Amber Guyger after delivering his impact statement to her following her 10-year prison sentence for the murder of Botham Jean, at the Frank Crowley Courts Building in Dallas, Texas, on October 2, 2019. #

Tom Fox / Pool via Reuters

Mounted police advance on demonstrators protesting the president near the government palace in Quito, Ecuador, on October 3, 2019. (Dolores Ochoa / AP)

Mounted police advance on demonstrators protesting against President Lenín Moreno, near the government palace in Quito, Ecuador, on October 3, 2019. #

Dolores Ochoa / AP

Police motorcycles lead a procession ahead of the casket carrying New York City Police Department officer Brian Mulkeen from his funeral service at the Sacred Heart Church in Monroe, New York, on October 4, 2019. Mulkeen was killed while making an arrest, when another police officer inadvertently shot him. (Mike Segar / Reuters)

Police motorcycles lead a procession ahead of the casket carrying New York City Police Department officer Brian Mulkeen from his funeral service at the Sacred Heart Church in Monroe, New York, on October 4, 2019. Mulkeen was killed while making an arrest, when another police officer inadvertently shot him. #

Mike Segar / Reuters

Jerry Rowe uses a garden hose to save his home amid swirling embers on Beaufait Avenue from the Saddleridge fire in Granada Hills, California, on October 11, 2019. (Michael Owen Baker / AP)

Jerry Rowe uses a garden hose to save his home, amid swirling embers on Beaufait Avenue, from the Saddleridge fire in Granada Hills, California, on October 11, 2019. #

Michael Owen Baker / AP

A masked Kashmiri man with his head covered with barbed wire attends a protest after Friday prayers during restrictions following the scrapping of the special constitutional status for Kashmir by the Indian government, in Srinagar, October 11, 2019. REUTERS/Danish Ismail – RC1B5A586660

A masked Kashmiri man with his head covered with barbed wire attends a protest after Friday prayers during restrictions following the scrapping of the special constitutional status for Kashmir by the Indian government, in Srinagar, on October 11, 2019. #

Danish Ismail / Reuters

WESTERVILLE, OHIO – OCTOBER 15: Democratic presidential candidates (L-R) Rep. Tulsi Gabbard (D-HI), billionaire Tom Steyer, Sen. Cory Booker (D-NJ), Sen. Kamala Harris (D-CA), Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT), former Vice President Joe Biden, Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA), South Bend, Indiana Mayor Pete Buttigieg, former tech executive Andrew Yang, former Texas congressman Beto O’Rourke, Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-MN), and former housing secretary Julian Castro at the start of the Democratic Presidential Debate at Otterbein University on October 15, 2019 in Westerville, Ohio. A record 12 presidential hopefuls are participating in the debate hosted by CNN and The New York Times. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Democratic presidential candidates, from left: Representative Tulsi Gabbard, billionaire Tom Steyer, Senator Cory Booker, Senator Kamala Harris, Senator Bernie Sanders, former Vice President Joe Biden, Senator Elizabeth Warren, South Bend, Indiana, Mayor Pete Buttigieg, former tech executive Andrew Yang, former Representative Beto O’Rourke, Senator Amy Klobuchar, and former Housing Secretary Julian Castro, at the start of the Democratic Presidential Debate at Otterbein University in Westerville, Ohio, on October 15, 2019. #

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A hiker walks in the Zillertal Alps during an autumn day near the village of Ginzling, Austria, October 15, 2019. REUTERS/Lisi Niesner – RC128ACBAEE0

A hiker walks in the Zillertal Alps during an autumn day near the village of Ginzling, Austria, on October 15, 2019. #

Lisi Niesner / Reuters

Trains in a Shinkansen bullet-train rail yard in Nagano, Japan, sit in floodwater due to heavy rains caused by Hagibis on October 13, 2019. (Kyodo / Reuters)

Trains sit in floodwater in a Shinkansen bullet-train rail yard in Nagano, Japan, due to heavy rains caused by Typhoon Hagibis on October 13, 2019. #

Kyodo / Reuters

President Donald J. Trump meets with House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Congressional leadership Wednesday, Oct. 16, 2019, in the Cabinet Room of the White House. (Official White House Photo by Shealah Craighead)

President Donald J. Trump meets with House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and congressional leadership on October 16, 2019, in the Cabinet Room of the White House. #

Shealah Craighead / The White House

In this photo released by NASA on Thursday, Oct. 17, 2019, U.S. astronauts Jessica Meir, left, and Christina Koch pose for a photo in the International Space Station. On Friday, Oct. 18, 2019, the two are scheduled to perform a spacewalk to replace a broken battery charger. (NASA via AP)

U.S. astronauts Jessica Meir, left, and Christina Koch pose for a photo in the International Space Station on October 17, 2019. The two performed a spacewalk the following day to replace a broken battery charger—the first all-female spacewalk in history. #

NASA via AP

A woman covers her face as she stands along the side of a road on the outskirts of the town of Tal Tamr, near the Syrian Kurdish town of Ras al-Ain, along the border with Turkey in the northeastern Hassakeh province, on October 16, 2019, with smoke from tire fires billowing in the background. The fires were set to decrease visibility for Turkish warplanes that are part of operation “Peace Spring.” (Delil Souleiman / AFP via Getty)

A woman covers her face as she stands along the side of a road on the outskirts of the town of Tal Tamr, near the Syrian Kurdish town of Ras al-Ain, along the border with Turkey, on October 16, 2019, with smoke from tire fires billowing in the background. The fires were set to decrease visibility for Turkish warplanes that were part of the cross-border operation “Peace Spring,” aimed at removing Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces, after the United States withdrew troops from the region. #

Delil Souleiman / AFP / Getty

The surfers Leina Decker (left), Rory Chalupnik (center), and Reid Decker await waves while dressed as mariachi musicians during the 16th Annual Blackies Halloween Surf event in Newport Beach, California, on October 26, 2019. (Frederic J. Brown / AFP / Getty)

Surfers Leina Decker (left), Rory Chalupnik (center), and Reid Decker await waves while dressed as mariachi musicians during the 16th Annual Blackies Halloween Surf event in Newport Beach, California, on October 26, 2019. #

Frederic J. Brown / AFP / Getty

The flag-draped casket of late U.S. Representative Elijah Cummings is carried through National Statuary Hall during a memorial service at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C., on October 24, 2019. (Al Drago / Reuters)

The flag-draped casket of late U.S. Representative Elijah Cummings is carried through National Statuary Hall during a memorial service at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C., on October 24, 2019. #

Al Drago / Pool via Reuters

TOPSHOT – In this photo taken on October 29, 2019, a wild elephant stops a car on a road at Khao Yai National Park in Thailand’s Nakhon Ratchasima province. – The driver escaped unhurt with his car slightly damaged. (Photo by Pratya CHUTIPASKUL / AFP) (Photo by PRATYA CHUTIPASKUL/AFP via Getty Images)

A wild elephant stops a car on a road at Khao Yai National Park in Thailand’s Nakhon Ratchasima province on October 29, 2019. The driver escaped unhurt with his car slightly damaged. #

Pratya Chutipaskul / AFP / Getty

TOPSHOT – Men, suspected of being affiliated with the Islamic State (IS) group, gather in a prison cell in the northeastern Syrian city of Hasakeh on October 26, 2019. – Kurdish sources say around 12,000 IS fighters including Syrians, Iraqis as well as foreigners from 54 countries are being held in Kurdish-run prisons in northern Syria. (Photo by FADEL SENNA / AFP) (Photo by FADEL SENNA/AFP via Getty Images)

Men, suspected of being affiliated with the Islamic State group, gather in a prison cell in the northeastern Syrian city of Hasakeh on October 26, 2019. Kurdish sources said around 12,000 IS fighters including Syrians, Iraqis as well as foreigners from 54 countries are being held in Kurdish-run prisons in northern Syria. #

Fadel Senna / AFP / Getty

TOPSHOT – Iraqi students pose for selfies with a member of the security forces during ongoing anti-government protests in the central city of Diwaniyah on October 31, 2019. – Iraq’s leaders scrambled to produce a solution to mounting protests demanding the ouster of Prime Minister Adel Abdel Mahdi that have so far left more than 250 dead. Demonstrations first erupted on October 1 over corruption and unemployment and have since ballooned, with protesters now insisting on a government overhaul. (Photo by Haidar HAMDANI / AFP) (Photo by HAIDAR HAMDANI/AFP via Getty Images)

Iraqi students pose for selfies with a member of the security forces during ongoing anti-government protests in the central city of Diwaniyah on October 31, 2019. Demonstrations first erupted on October 1 over corruption and unemployment and ballooned, with protesters insisting on a government overhaul. #

Haidar Hamdani / AFP / Getty

A demonstrator carries an Iraqi flag during ongoing anti-government protests in Baghdad, Iraq, on November 4, 2019. (Thaier Al-Sudani / Reuters)

A demonstrator carries an Iraqi flag during ongoing anti-government protests in Baghdad, Iraq, on November 4, 2019. #

Thaier Al-Sudani / Reuters

Hindu women worship the sun god in the polluted waters of the river Yamuna during the Hindu religious festival of Chhath Puja in New Delhi, India, November 3, 2019. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY – RC13AD185C00

Women worship the sun god in the polluted waters of the Yamuna river during the Hindu festival of Chhath Puja in New Delhi on November 3, 2019. #

Adnan Abidi / Reuters

TOPSHOT – Members of the Lebaron family mourn while they watch the burned car where part of the nine murdered members of the family were killed and burned during an gunmen ambush on Bavispe, Sonora mountains, Mexico, on November 5, 2019. – US President Donald Trump offered Tuesday to help Mexico “wage war” on its cartels after three women and six children from an American Mormon community were murdered in an area notorious for drug traffickers. (Photo by Herika MARTINEZ / AFP) / The erroneous mention[s] appearing in the metadata of this photo by Herika MARTINEZ has been modified in AFP systems in the following manner: [AFP PHOTO / Herika MARTINEZ ] instead of [AFP PHOTO / STR ]. Please immediately remove the erroneous mention[s] from all your online services and delete it (them) from your servers. If you have been authorized by AFP to distribute it (them) to third parties, please ensure that the same actions are carried out by them. Failure to promptly comply with these instructions will entail liability on your part for any continued or post notification usage. Therefore we thank you very much for all your attention and prompt action. We are sorry for the inconvenience this notification may cause and remain at your disposal for any further information you may require. (Photo by HERIKA MARTINEZ/AFP via Getty Images)

Members of the LeBaron family mourn while they look at the burned car where part of the nine murdered members of the family were killed and burned during an ambush by gunmen in Bavispe, Sonora mountains, Mexico, on November 5, 2019. U.S. President Donald Trump offered to help Mexico “wage war” on its cartels after three women and six children from an American Mormon community were murdered in an area notorious for drug traffickers. #

Herika Martinez / AFP / Getty

A demonstrator holds a Chilean flag near a riot police officer and vehicle amid laser beams during a protest against Chile’s government in Santiago, Chile, on November 12, 2019. (Ivan Alvarado / Reuters0

A demonstrator holds a Chilean flag near a riot police officer and vehicle amid laser beams during a protest against Chile’s government in Santiago, Chile, on November 12, 2019. #

Ivan Alvarado / Reuters

A policemen (left) screams after he was shot and wounded during an opposition demonstration commemorating the Battle of Vertieres Day, the last major battle of the Second War of Haitian Independence, and demanding the resignation of President Jovenel Moise, in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, on November 18, 2019. (Valerie Baeriswyl / AFP / Getty)

A policemen (left) screams after he was shot and wounded during an opposition demonstration commemorating the Battle of Vertieres Day, the last major battle of the Second War of Haitian Independence, and demanding the resignation of President Jovenel Moise, in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, on November 18, 2019. #

Valerie Baeriswyl / AFP / Getty

Riot police detain two men in the Central district of Hong Kong on November 11, 2019. – A Hong Kong policeman shot a masked protester in the torso on November 11 morning, igniting clashes across the city and renewed fury towards the force as crowds took to the streets to block roads and hurl insults at officers. (Dale De La Rey / AFP / Getty)

Riot police detain two men in the Central district of Hong Kong on November 11, 2019. A Hong Kong policeman shot a masked protester in the torso on November 11, igniting clashes across the city and renewed fury towards the force as crowds took to the streets to block roads and hurl insults at officers. #

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A protester prepares to fire an arrow during a confrontation with police at Hong Kong Polytechnic University on November 17, 2019. (Kin Cheung / AP)

A protester prepares to fire an arrow during a confrontation with police at Hong Kong Polytechnic University on November 17, 2019. #

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TOPSHOT – Riot police are reached by a petrol bomb during clashes with demonstrators protesting against the government in Santiago on November 22, 2019. – Chilean President Sebastian Pinera said on Thursday that police may have broken protocols in responding to a month of protests, and prosecutors will investigate whether they violated human rights. (Photo by JAVIER TORRES / AFP) (Photo by JAVIER TORRES/AFP via Getty Images)

Riot police are struck by a petrol bomb during clashes with demonstrators protesting against the government in Santiago on November 22, 2019. #

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A man dressed as the Pope is seen as well-wishers attend the arrival of Pope Francis in Bangkok, Thailand, on November 20, 2019. (Ann Wang / Reuters)

A man dressed as the Pope is seen as well-wishers attend the arrival of Pope Francis in Bangkok, Thailand, on November 20, 2019. #

Ann Wang / Reuters

Gordon Sondland, the U.S ambassador to the European Union, arrives for testimony before the House Intelligence Committee in the Longworth House Office Building on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C., on November 20, 2019. The committee heard testimony during the fourth day of open hearings in the impeachment inquiry against U.S. President Donald Trump, whom House Democrats say held back U.S. military aid for Ukraine while demanding it investigate his political rivals. (Win McNamee / Getty)

Gordon Sondland, the U.S ambassador to the European Union, arrives for testimony before the House Intelligence Committee in the Longworth House Office Building on Capitol Hill in Washington, District of Columbia, on November 20, 2019. The committee heard testimony during the fourth day of open hearings in the impeachment inquiry against U.S. President Donald Trump, whom House Democrats say held back U.S. military aid for Ukraine while demanding it investigate his political rivals. #

Win McNamee / Getty

President Trump holds what appears to be a prepared statement and handwritten notes after watching testimony by Ambassador Gordon Sondland as he speaks to reporters on the South Lawn of the White House on November 20, 2019. (Erin Scott / Reuters)

President Trump holds what appears to be a prepared statement and handwritten notes after watching testimony by Ambassador Gordon Sondland as he speaks to reporters on the South Lawn of the White House on November 20, 2019. #

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PBS NewsHour full episode October 2, 2019

Oct 2, 2019  PBS NewsHour

Wednesday on the NewsHour, Democrats threaten the White House with subpoenas if they don’t turn over documents related to the Ukrainian affair. Also: Former Sen. Jeff Flake on the GOP’s future, 2020 Democrats on addressing gun violence, China’s electric car market transforms the auto industry, wheelchair tennis players blaze a trail and a Brief but Spectacular take on picturing the possibilities. WATCH TODAY’S SEGMENTS: Democrats to White House: Time is up to produce documents https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KFsNM… News Wrap: Sanders cancels events after heart procedure https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=103G7… How Republicans see the impeachment inquiry https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qb7uQ… Where 2020 Democrats stand on gun violence policy https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5317-… How China is driving the future of electric cars https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HdQmi… How wheelchair tennis models success for adaptive sports https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dhsra… Why seeing a role model who looks like you is so powerful https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5cqf5… 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: https://www.pbs.org/newshour Twitter: https://www.twitter.com/newshour Instagram: https://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 October 1, 2019

Oct 1, 2019  PBS NewsHour

Tuesday on the NewsHour, the president, attorney general and secretary of state are now at the heart of the impeachment inquiry that questions contacts with foreign leaders. Also: Officers in Hong Kong open fire on a young activist, fears of global surveillance as China exports its technology, an explosion of images of child sex abuse and what we’ve learned about the murder of Jamal Khashoggi. WATCH TODAY’S SEGMENTS: Pompeo, Democrats clash over whistleblower inquiry https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v4ukc… News Wrap: Iraqi forces fire on protesters in Baghdad https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3VIhv… Report: Barr asked foreign leaders to help in probe https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OPbQA… Hong Kong violence contrasts China’s anniversary pomp https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JX0LS… Critics say this Chinese tech spreads authoritarianism https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lPV-h… Why it’s so hard to stop images of child sex abuse https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2L75D… How Khashoggi’s murder ‘haunts’ Saudi Arabia’s crown prince https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J4z59… 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: https://www.pbs.org/newshour Twitter: https://www.twitter.com/newshour Instagram: https://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 September 30, 2019

Sep 30, 2019

PBS NewsHour

Monday on the NewsHour, President Trump lashes out as the impeachment inquiry moves forward and his former Homeland Security adviser raises concerns. Also: Presidential candidate Cory Booker on his self-imposed fundraising deadline, analysis from Politics Monday, questions of a Chinese surveillance state amid a rapid tech boom, and author Sally Rooney answers readers’ questions. WATCH TODAY’S SEGMENTS: Trump focuses on whistleblower as inquiry deepens https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZFrcs… News Wrap: Kremlin says it must O.K. Putin-Trump transcript https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LOTYU… 2020 Democrats talk impeachment on the campaign trail https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wRKkI… Booker: Impeachment inquiry ‘not about popularity’ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hZgyv… Amy Walter and Tamara Keith on Democrats’ impeachment path https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6pWSj… How China’s high-tech ‘eyes’ monitor behavior and dissent https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bae3X… ‘Conversations with Friends’ author answers your questions https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iIGSM… 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: https://www.pbs.org/newshour Twitter: https://www.twitter.com/newshour Instagram: https://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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The Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia (full film) | FRONTLINE

Sep 28, 2019

FRONTLINE PBS | Official

Note from FRONTLINE: This version of “The Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia” has sporadic technical glitches with the audio. We have corrected the problem and posted a new version here: https://youtu.be/SVa2xqeIbkg One year after the murder of columnist Jamal Khashoggi, FRONTLINE investigates the rise and rule of Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman (MBS) of Saudi Arabia. In a never before seen or heard conversation featured in the documentary, the Saudi Crown Prince addresses his role in Khashoggi’s murder exclusively to FRONTLINE correspondent Martin Smith. Smith, who has covered the Middle East for FRONTLINE for 20 years, examines MBS’s vision for the future, his handling of dissent, and his relationship with the United States. This journalism is made possible by viewers like you. Support your local PBS station here: https://www.pbs.org/donate Love FRONTLINE? Find us on the PBS Video App where there are more than 250 FRONTLINE films available for you to watch any time: https://to.pbs.org/FLVideoApp Subscribe on YouTube: https://bit.ly/1BycsJW #MBS #SaudiArabia #Khashoggi Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/frontlinepbs Twitter: https://twitter.com/frontlinepbs Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/frontline FRONTLINE is streaming more than 200 documentaries online, for free, here: https://to.pbs.org/hxRvQP Funding for FRONTLINE is provided through the support of PBS viewers and by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting. Major funding for FRONTLINE is provided by the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation and the Ford Foundation. Additional funding is provided by the Abrams Foundation, the Park Foundation, The John and Helen Glessner Family Trust, and the FRONTLINE Journalism Fund with major support from Jon and Jo Ann Hagler on behalf of the Jon L. Hagler Foundation.

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It’s time for planetary-scale interventions to combat climate change — and environmentalist Tim Flannery thinks seaweed can help. In a bold talk, he shares the epic carbon-capturing potential of seaweed, explaining how oceangoing seaweed farms created on a massive scale could trap all the carbon we emit into the atmosphere. Learn more about this potentially planet-saving solution — and the work that’s still needed to get there.

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Tim Flannery · Environmentalist

Explorer and professor Tim Flannery seeks to grasp the big picture of planetary evolution and how humans can affect it — for better or for worse.

“Girls’ education is the closest thing we have to a silver bullet to help solve some of the world’s most difficult problems,” says social entrepreneur Safeena Husain. In a visionary talk, she shares her plan to enroll a staggering 1.6 million girls in school over the next five years — combining advanced analytics with door-to-door community engagement to create new educational pathways for girls in India. (This ambitious plan is part of the Audacious Project, TED’s initiative to inspire and fund global change.)

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Safeena Husain · Social entrepreneur

Safeena Husain has worked extensively with rural and urban underserved communities in South America, Africa and Asia. After returning to India, she chose the agenda closest to her heart — girls’ education — and founded Educate Girls.

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There’s no greater freedom than finding your purpose, says education advocate Ashweetha Shetty. Born to a poor family in rural India, Shetty didn’t let the social norms of her community stifle her dreams and silence her voice. In this personal talk, she shares how she found self-worth through education — and how she’s working to empower other rural youth to explore their potential. “All of us are born into a reality that we blindly accept — until something awakens us and a new world opens up,” Shetty says.

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Ashweetha Shetty · Rural social worker

Through her nonprofit, Bodhi Tree Foundation, Ashweetha Shetty supports first-generation college students in rural India to explore their potential through education, life skills and opportunities.

Can Tech Solve The Opioid Crisis? – BBC Click

Sep 30, 2019  BBC Click

Seventy thousand Americans are dying each year from drug overdoses. Two-thirds are the result of opioid addiction. Technology companies have been accused of helping facilitate the illicit sale of drugs online, but are they really to blame? Warning: This programme contains people affected by drug abuse. Subscribe HERE https://bit.ly/1uNQEWR Find us online at www.bbc.com/click Twitter: @bbcclick Facebook: www.facebook.com/BBCClick

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By train across Sri Lanka | DW Documentary

Sep 20, 2017  DW Documentary

Asia’s most beautiful railway line? The “Main Line” cuts through tea plantations and jungle, then passes Buddhist temples and relicts of the British Empire. In the 19th century the British built a railway in what was then their colony of Ceylon. Their idea was to transport goods such as tea from the highlands to the port of Colombo. Today it’s mainly only locals and tourists who use the so-called “Main Line.” The route is considered one of the most picturesque in the whole of Asia. Our trip takes us from the capital, Colombo, to Ella in the highlands. Our first stop is one of the country’s largest elephant orphanages. And then on to Kandy, the former capital of the Singhalese kingdom. The city is home to the famous Temple of the Tooth, which is said to house the Buddha’s top left canine. The train then winds its way further up into the highlands. We watch tea pickers at work and go to a tea factory to discover where the aroma comes from. Nuwara Eliya is Sri Lanka’s highest town at an altitude of almost 1900 meters, where a racecourse still brings the colonial era back to life. The stations have also retained their own colonial charm: in 1901, a signaling system was set up to make the long journey safer. And those suffering from the altitude can catch their breath at the final stop, the spa in Ella. _______ Exciting, powerful and informative – DW Documentary is always close to current affairs and international events. Our eclectic mix of award-winning films and reports take you straight to the heart of the story. Dive into different cultures, journey across distant lands, and discover the inner workings of modern-day life. Subscribe and explore the world around you – every day, one DW Documentary at a time. Subscribe to DW Documentary: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCW39… For more information visit: https://www.dw.com/documentaries Instagram https://www.instagram.com/dwdocumentary/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/dw.stories DW netiquette policy: https://www.dw.com/en/dws-netiquette-p…

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How trees talk to each other | Suzanne Simard

Aug 30, 2016 

“A forest is much more than what you see,” says ecologist Suzanne Simard. Her 30 years of research in Canadian forests have led to an astounding discovery — trees talk, often and over vast distances. Learn more about the harmonious yet complicated social lives of trees and prepare to see the natural world with new eyes. TEDTalks is a daily video podcast of the best talks and performances from the TED Conference, where the world’s leading thinkers and doers give the talk of their lives in 18 minutes (or less). Look for talks on Technology, Entertainment and Design — plus science, business, global issues, the arts and much more. Find closed captions and translated subtitles in many languages at https://www.ted.com/translate Follow TED news on Twitter: https://www.twitter.com/tednews Like TED on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TED Subscribe to our channel: https://www.youtube.com/user/TEDtalksD…

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The life of Monarch Butterfly

Sep 12, 2015

Dominique Lalonde Films Nature

Discover the life of the monarch. Adult female monarchs lay their eggs on the underside of milkweed leaves. Each female can lay 400 eggs. These eggs hatch, depending on temperature, in three to five days. Monarchs spend the caterpillar stage of their lives eating and growing. The young caterpillar measures about 2 mm and reaches a length of 50 mm. After about two weeks, the caterpillar will be fully-grown and find a place to attach itself so that it can start the process of metamorphosis. Witness the monarch’s transformation. It is the only one North American butterfly who migrate, each year, in large number. Probably no other insect on the Earth make such a migration. The Monarch can fly more than 100 km in a single day. Subscribe : https://www.youtube.com/user/Explorat…

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Frenetic Urban Time-lapse Videos of Shanghai, Vietnam and Kuala Lumpur by Rob Whitworth

June 8, 2013  Christopher Jobson

It is almost impossible these days to click around the web without running into the work of filmmaker and architectural photographer Rob Whitworth who spends months at a time filming immersive time-lapse videos in some of Asia’s largest cities. Whitworth is currently based in Shanghai where he recently completed his latest film, This is Shangai in conjunction with JT Singh. While often extremely fast-paced it’s amazing to see the filmmaker’s camera move so effortlessly through space, a trick he achieves with the use of extremely high-powered telephoto lenses and other filming techniques. I’ve included two additional videos above which you many have seen elsewhere but are certainly worth another view.

Update: You can read a great interview with Rob over at Asia Blog.

Ing’s Photographs: I captured these Monarch Butterflies with my camcorder at my backyard garden downtown Newark, New Jersey on Saturday, September 28, 2019.  I saw four Monarch Butterflies this day.

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PBS News: September16-22, 2019

DW Documentary: Coca-Cola’s plastic secrets

NatureNorth: From Egg to Frog in 7 Weeks!

4 Ever Green: 10 Most Beautiful Butterflies on Planet Earth

 Biju Varkey: Butchart Gardens, Pocket Worthy: 22,000 Days Without Drinking Water and Physics Explains Why Time Passes Faster As You Age

TED Talks: Megan Phelps Roper I Grew up in the Westboro Baptist Church Here is Why I Left and Jonathan Haidt can a Divided America Heal

Thisiscolossal: An Incredible Aerial Tour of Earth’s Surface from the International Space Station and Fantastical Photographs of Opulently Dressed Models in Castles and Mansions

Ing’s Peace Project: Salon Creative Lounge Event, presented by the International Women Artist’ salon,154 Stanton Street at Suffolk, New York City, NY

PBS NewsHour Weekend live show September 22, 2019

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PBS NewsHour   1.39M subscribers

On this edition for Sunday, September 22, President Trump hits the road as international issues take center stage, the General Motors strike enters its second week, and a look at what Peru is doing to reform a gold-mining industry that has decimated part of the Amazon rain forest. Megan Thompson anchors from New York.

PBS NewsHour Weekend live show September 21, 2019

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On this edition for Saturday, September 21, the U.S. says it will provide “defense support” to Saudi Arabia, young people take the lead on climate change at the Youth Climate Summit, and Peru’s government cracks down on gold mining in the Amazon. Megan Thompson 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: https://www.pbs.org/newshour Twitter: https://www.twitter.com/newshour Instagram: https://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 September 20, 2019

•Published on Sep 20, 2019

PBS NewsHour

Friday on the NewsHour, new details are being reported about a whistleblower complaint that might involve President Trump. Plus: Severe floods in southeastern Texas, the world’s largest climate change demonstrations, why Three Mile Island is closing, political analysis from Shields and Brooks and the movie premiere of the beloved “Downton Abbey.” 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 September 19, 2019

Published on Sep 19, 2019

PBS NewsHour

Thursday on the NewsHour, Rep. Adam Schiff weighs in on an “urgent” whistleblower complaint that’s causing a standoff between the White House and Congress. Plus: Fallout from Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s blackface scandal, the Senate GOP’s gun policy ideas, rising costs of Guantanamo Bay, economic risks of a climate crisis, a Native voice in poetry and connecting through portraiture. WATCH TODAY’S SEGMENTS: News Wrap: Iran threatens ‘all-out war’ if attacked by U.S. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SDXTf… Schiff says ‘we’re at risk’ over handling of whistleblower https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EJssW… For many Canadians, Trudeau blackface photos come as a shock https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4NT4B… Public pressure on guns galvanizes Senate GOP, despite Trump https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R6s2A… Why cost of holding prisoners at Guantanamo Bay keeps rising https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9lDKI… Why extreme climate scenarios no longer seem so unlikely https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cu3Wo… Poet laureate Joy Harjo opens a Native ‘doorway of hope’ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cOArJ… Toyin Ojih Odutola on connecting through portraiture https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9N3XM…

PBS NewsHour full episode September 18, 2019

Published on Sep 18, 2019

PBS NewsHour

Wednesday on the NewsHour, the Fed cuts its benchmark interest rate for the second time in three months to keep the economy growing. Plus: Will attacks on Saudi oil sites prompt a U.S. military response, Calif. Gov. Gavin Newsom on President Trump’s change to emissions rules, Maine lobsters suffer in warming waters, mining sand in Cambodia, teens on vaping dangers and a special retirement message. WATCH TODAY’S SEGMENTS: News Wrap: Israel’s government in limbo after close election https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1anGV… How U.S. economists have driven growth-oriented policy https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bHaVb… What attacks on Saudi oil sites mean for the U.S. and Iran https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6DbIN… Calif. Gov. Gavin Newsom on changes to auto emission rules https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Di5uj… How rising water temperatures could end Maine’s lobster boom https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1iCrL… How sand mining is threatening Cambodia’s Mekong River https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tmyhe… How teens are reacting to news of vaping dangers https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CAFw9… A special retirement message for beloved teacher Mr. Moe https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QsIQA…

PBS NewsHour full episode September 17, 2019

•Published on Sep 17, 2019

PBS NewsHour

Tuesday on the NewsHour, former Trump campaign manager Corey Lewandowski testifies before the House Judiciary Committee — but doesn’t say much. Plus: What’s at stake in Israel’s second election of the year, Texas gun owners talk about universal background checks and red flag laws, how government detention can hurt children and remembering journalist and beloved NewsHour friend Cokie Roberts. WATCH TODAY’S SEGMENTS: News Wrap: Taliban attacks kill at least 48 in Afghanistan https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gOUR0… What Democrats and Republicans took from Lewandowski hearing https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7E_4B… 2nd election, corruption charges place Netanyahu in jeopardy https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OG6FJ… How Texas gun owners feel about these reform ideas https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-afcR… How detention centers deepen migrant children’s trauma https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mJ7vE… Linda Wertheimer and Nina Totenberg remember Cokie Roberts https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OF1Lb…

PBS NewsHour full episode September 16, 2019

Published on Sep 16, 2019

PBS NewsHour

Monday on the NewsHour, a strike by 50,000 General Motors workers at plants across the country puts the brakes on production. Plus: Airstrikes on two major Saudi oil fields increase U.S. tension with Iran, Israelis go to the polls for the second time in a year, Politics Monday, the first woman of color on network late-night TV and an artist’s brief but spectacular take on his unique visual medium. WATCH TODAY’S SEGMENTS: News Wrap: Purdue Pharma files for bankruptcy protection https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zgcPM… What’s at stake for GM and other automakers with UAW strike https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4XAvO… Will reaction to Saudi oil attacks ‘spiral out of control’? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vyAkd… How 2nd election could reshape Israel’s political landscape https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xde9D… Stu Rothenberg and Domenico Montanaro on gun policy in 2020 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fJJ8g… How Lilly Singh is making late-night TV history https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hZuE0… Visual artist Angel Otero on discovering his creative voice https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pfP4c… 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: https://www.pbs.org/newshour Twitter: https://www.twitter.com/newshour Instagram: https://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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Coca-Cola’s plastic secrets | DW Documentary

Published on Sep 19, 2019

DW Documentary

By 2050, there could be more plastic than fish in the sea. Ten tons of plastic are produced every second. Sooner or later, a tenth of that will end up in the oceans. Coca-Cola says it wants to do something about it – but does it really? In January 2018, Coca-Cola made an ambitious announcement: The brand, which sells 120 billion plastic bottles every year, promised a “world without waste” by 2030. But filmmaker Sandrine Rigaud was skeptical about this ostensibly noble resolution. In Tanzania, for example, far from the company’s American headquarters, a different picture emerges. Here everyone waits for red-and-white buses and walks by red-and-white walls, and the children play with red-and-white equipment in the playgrounds. The Coca-Cola logo is ubiquitous. But what is even more worrying is that history is repeating itself here. As it did 50 years ago in the United States, Coca-Cola has been continuously replacing glass bottles with plastic ones since 2013. Coca-Cola Vice President Michael Goltzman tries to play down the problem, saying it’s not the plastic bottles themselves that are the problem, but the lack of suitable infrastructure in Tanzania. ——————————————————————– 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: https://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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From Egg to Frog in 7 Weeks!

•Published on Apr 13, 2014

NatureNorth

The development of Wood Frog (Lithobates sylvaticus) eggs to froglets in 49 days, just 7 weeks!

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10 Most Beautiful Butterflies on Planet Earth

•Published on Jul 15, 2019

4 Ever Green

These cute and colorful creatures known as Butterflies are heart of our beautiful nature and it is very important that we keep these beautiful insects highlighted. These wonderful creatures have hundreds of species and names but I have listed only 10 of the most beautiful ones that are appealing to me. You can comment which one you like the most and why. Subscribe To Our Channel : https://bit.ly/4EverGreen More Videos About Colorful Animals You Won’t Believe Actually Exist: Beautiful Insects: https://youtu.be/7HYj798vyM8 Beautiful Fishes: https://youtu.be/YXPQmr-S9Uk Beautiful Frogs: https://youtu.be/9k1hNqP4vmw Beautiful Snakes: https://youtu.be/mnuxdYwtxm0 Our Social Media: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/4EGYT Twitter: https://twitter.com/4EverGreens Google+:https://plus.google.com/+fourevergreen For more videos and articles visit our website: https://www.4evergreen.org/ For Any Copyright Concerns, Contact Us at our email address. We will act upon your query immediately.

Category   Pets & Animals

Butchart Gardens

Published on Oct 23, 2017

Biju Varkey

The Butchart Gardens is a group of floral display gardens in Brentwood Bay, British Columbia, Canada, located near Victoria on Vancouver Island. The gardens receive close to a million visitors each year. Gears Used Zhiyun Crane v2 https://zhiyun.us/collections/all Sony PXWX70 4K https://pro.sony.com/bbsc/ssr/micro-x… Nikon D800E Nikon AF-S 24-70mm f/2.8G ED www.onreviews.ca

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22,000 Days Without Drinking Water

Bolivia’s populist president has vowed to lift the fortunes of the rural poor. But high on the Andean plateau, one remote community still has no access to clean water—and one man has the awesome responsibility of ensuring his people are not parched.

Narratively | Michele Bertelli, Felix Lill, and Javier Sauras

Photos by Javier Sauras

It’s almost seven o’clock in the morning. The thermometer does not dare to peek above thirty degrees Fahrenheit but the sun bites every time it manages to find its way through the clouds of the high Andean plateau. Jacinto Sirpa, a peasant and member of the Aymara indigenous community, pulls down his camouflage hat over a woolen cap. Everything about him has the flavor of the Earth: chestnut coat, gray trousers, brown sneakers; a pair of beige gloves protects his copper hands while he ropes his old donkey, loaded with four large empty drums. Sirpa focuses his umber eyes, surrounded by wrinkles, on a distant barren slope and starts walking. He has to reach the slope, one hour walking from his home, to get some water. Just as he has done throughout his entire life. The same journey he has been repeating for sixty years now; 22,000 days without clean drinking water.

“I have never had drinking water,” says the farmer, shyly. “I have never drunk clean water.”

Jacinto Sirpa Condori is not one of a kind. Two million people don’t have drinking water piped into their houses in Bolivia and half of the population lacks basic sanitation. Sirpa lives in a rural community that is within the city of Viacha, two hours from La Paz, the capital. Despite living so close to the Presidential palace, Sirpa’s life is harsh. At 13,000 feet above sea level, even oxygen is a scarce resource.

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The sun shines high in the sky, and Sirpa is back in his house of mud and straw. Using a colander, he filters the water he just brought from the pond and prepares coca tea. Sirpa knows better than anyone that the liquid he collects daily in the wetlands is not potable. His loneliness says so.

Jacinta Sirpa on his way to his only source of water – through a barren landscape, an hour away from home.

“These days my wife is sick, my children are sick; it seems that the land is also tired and no longer bears good fruits,” he says in a sad voice. Quiet, with simple and smooth movements, he pours the mate tea on the ground before taking a small mouthful. It is an offering to the Pachamama goddess so that she may look kindly upon him. “Hopefully, one day we will have water, and maybe we could irrigate and sow the fields. Do something.”

Sirpa believes in indigenous reciprocity towards Mother Earth, to whom he always gives something when there is something that he takes. However, these days he prefers to ask government institutions to address his problem of water scarcity rather than praying to the goddess. After leading the cattle to graze, the farmer uses one of the drums to wash himself. Then, he slithers into a red-and-black poncho, takes his ceremonial instruments and changes the camouflage hat out for a dark fedora. This year he has been appointed “Uma Mallku” of his community: overseer of the waters. In the Aymara society, Mallkus are rotating positions, their holder charged with ensuring the community has enough water. From a shack, he pulls out two large, rolled-up sheets, with documents and drawings, and gets back on track, crossing the infinite vastness of the “Altiplano.”

Sirpa speaking to the community. As the Uma Mallku, or Overseer of Water, he listens to the community’s concerns, writes down their suggestions and takes them to the local authority. Then, he will come back with answers from the officials.

“Governmental institutions don’t reach these places,” he says while strolling. In Central Coniri, the small rural community where he lives, they feel forgotten. Recently, several of the neighboring towns have inaugurated water wells and pipelines. According to a joint study carried out by UNICEF and the World Health Organization, twenty-four percent of the Bolivian population has gained access to improved water resources in the last fifteen years. Yet in rural areas, only fifty-seven percent of the population have pipelines installed and working in their plots. This ongoing shortage has drawn farmers towards the city like water emptying into a drain.

“Many have gone to the cities,” says Sirpa. “If there is no water, people cannot live.”

The Uma Mallku looks tired but he is relentless at heart. He will later gather his people to explain how the water works are progressing. Sirpa will listen to their concerns, write down their suggestions and take them to the local authority. Then, he will come back with the answers from officials. He is caught in a crossfire. His neighbors are angry because nobody is teaching them how to manage the water system that will soon be built. The city has promised him to send someone to give courses on technical issues, water pricing, sustainability and basic hygiene. Some of the elders will have to learn how to use a faucet and about the perks of washing their hands. Nothing has happened yet. In the belly of the “Altiplano,” time stands still.

As the Uma Mallku, Sirpa is entitled to wear a red and black poncho, ceremonial instruments, and a dark fedora. In the Aymara society, Mallkus are rotating positions that ensure the proper functioning of the community.

In 1990, less than half of the Bolivian population had water at home. Evo Morales, the current president of Bolivia, remembers well the days of thirst; he is, like Sirpa, a son of Aymara peasants and spent his early childhood in the high Andean plateau. He was born one kilometer away from a water well and his mother had to walk every day to bring water home. That may explain why one of his first acts after he came to power was the creation of a Ministry of Water. He also promoted a resolution at the UN, in 2010, that designated access to safe water and sanitation as an “essential to the full enjoyment of life and all human rights.”

GDP growth (6.8 percent in 2013), the Human Development Index, and the Gini Coefficient tell how Bolivia has progressed under Morales’ rule. However, in his eagerness to exert control, the president changed the head of the Ministry of Water—a precious political position—eight times in three terms. A minister with a technical background, José Antonio Zamora, stayed in office longer than anyone else (2012 – 2015). Although Bolivia has already reached the Millennium Development Goals, Zamora says that “much remains to be done,” especially in rural areas.

Since Evo Morales took office in 2005, water has been a main issue in Bolivia’s politics. Despite that, almost two million people still live without access to a reliable source of water. Here, Sirpa attends a meeting with leaders from other communities to speak about water scarcity.

“The president created the Agenda 2025, which sets specific targets for the elimination of extreme human poverty and coverage of basic services, including obviously water and sanitation,” Zamora explains. In 2025, Bolivia will turn 200 as an independent country and, to commemorate the Bicentennial, Morales’ government created a comprehensive development program. However, some of its points clash directly with Bolivia’s economic model, which is based in the exploitation of its natural resources.

Sirpa, the quiet Andean peasant, admires “el Evo,” as he calls him, but his life has not improved substantially in the nine years Morales has been leading the country. Two of the neighboring towns, Achica Arriba and Achica Baja, recently built new drinking water distribution systems with money given by NGOs and international development agencies. Now people from Central Coniri look at their nearby countrymen with envy. That’s why Sirpa keeps on walking through the wasteland, carrying blueprints and documents. He has to control, along with the members of his community, the advances on the well they are digging.

***

Jacinto Sirpa Condori sits on the ground, surrounded by his neighbors in the shade of a huge blue drill. Women lay down and open their multicolored blankets to prepare the feast. People from Central Coniri have gathered for an “apthapi,” an Aymara tradition of meeting and sharing. Everybody has brought a little something: there are boiled and freeze-dried potatoes, beans, yucca, fried fish, cheese, chili peppers and llama meat.

In the shadow of a drill, people from Central Coniri gather for an “apthapi,” an Aymara tradition of meeting and sharing. Everybody has brought something to share; beans, yucca, fried fish and even llama meat.

On the horizon glows the snow of the glaciers, topping 20,000 feet-high peaks. Sirpa pays attention to the people around him and patiently meets their demands. “We are drilling down to one hundred feet and there is water,” he announces, smiling. “There is water!”

Michele, Felix and Javier worked on “Bolivia’s Everyday Water War,” an interactive documentary that follows the struggle in the Andean country to improve water access and sanitation. Bolivia’s Everyday Water War is funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation through the Innovation in Development Reporting Grant Program, a media-funding project operated by the European Journalism Center). https://www.facebook.com/bewwdoc; Twitter @beww_en.

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Bring Back Handwriting: It’s Good for Your Brain

People are losing the brain benefits of writing by hand as the practice becomes less common

Markham Heid  Sep 12 · 4 min read

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Not so long ago, putting pen to paper was a fundamental feature of daily life. Journaling and diary-keeping were commonplace, and people exchanged handwritten letters with friends, loved ones, and business associates.

While longhand communication is more time-consuming and onerous, there’s evidence that people may in some cases lose out when they abandon handwriting for keyboard-generated text.

Psychologists have long understood that personal, emotion-focused writing can help people recognize and come to terms with their feelings. Since the 1980s, studies have found that “the writing cure,” which normally involves writing about one’s feelings every day for 15 to 30 minutes, can lead to measurable physical and mental health benefits. These benefits include everything from lower stress and fewer depression symptoms to improved immune function. And there’s evidence that handwriting may better facilitate this form of therapy than typing.

A commonly cited 1999 study in the Journal of Traumatic Stress found that writing about a stressful life experience by hand, as opposed to typing about it, led to higher levels of self-disclosure and translated to greater therapeutic benefits. It’s possible that these findings may not hold up among people today, many of whom grew up with computers and are more accustomed to expressing themselves via typed text. But experts who study handwriting say there’s reason to believe something is lost when people abandon the pen for the keyboard.

Psychologists have long understood that personal, emotion-focused writing can help people recognize and come to terms with their feelings.

“When we write a letter of the alphabet, we form it component stroke by component stroke, and that process of production involves pathways in the brain that go near or through parts that manage emotion,” says Virginia Berninger, a professor emerita of education at the University of Washington. Hitting a fully formed letter on a keyboard is a very different sort of task — one that doesn’t involve these same brain pathways. “It’s possible that there’s not the same connection to the emotional part of the brain” when people type, as opposed to writing in longhand, Berninger says.

Writing by hand may also improve a person’s memory for new information. A 2017 study in the journal Frontiers in Psychology found that brain regions associated with learning are more active when people completed a task by hand, as opposed to on a keyboard. The authors of that study say writing by hand may promote “deep encoding” of new information in ways that keyboard writing does not. And other researchers have argued that writing by hand promotes learning and cognitive development in ways keyboard writing can’t match.

The fact that handwriting is a slower process than typing may be another perk, at least in some contexts. A 2014 study in the journal Psychological Science found that students who took notes in longhand tested higher on measures of learning and comprehension than students who took notes on laptops.

“The primary advantage of longhand notes was that it slowed people down,” says Daniel Oppenheimer, co-author of the study and a professor of psychology at Carnegie Mellon University. While the students who typed could take down what they heard word for word, “people who took longhand notes could not write fast enough to take verbatim notes — instead they were forced to rephrase the content in their own words,” Oppenheimer says. “To do that, people had to think deeply about the material and actually understand the arguments. This helped them learn the material better.”

Slowing down and writing by hand may come with other advantages. Oppenheimer says that because typing is fast, it tends to cause people to employ a less diverse group of words. Writing longhand allows people more time to come up with the most appropriate word, which may facilitate better self-expression. He says there’s also speculation that longhand note-taking can help people in certain situations form closer connections. One example: “A doctor who takes notes on a patient’s symptoms by longhand may build more rapport with patients than doctors who are typing into a computer,” he says. Also, a lot Berninger’s NIH-funded work found that learning to write first in print and then in cursive helps young people develop critical reading and thinking skills.

Finally, there’s a mountain of research that suggests online forms of communication are more toxic than offline dialogue. Most of the researchers who study online communication speculate that a lack of face-to-face interaction and a sense of invisibility are to blame for the nasty and brutish quality of many online interactions. But the impersonal nature of keyboard-generated text may also, in some small way, be contributing to the observed toxicity. When a person writes by hand, they have to invest more time and energy than they would with a keyboard. And handwriting, unlike typed text, is unique to each individual. This is why people usually value a handwritten note more highly than an email or text, Berninger says. If words weren’t quite so easy to produce, it’s possible that people would treat them — and maybe each other — with a little more care.

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·Physics Explains Why Time Passes Faster As You Age

Mind time cannot be measured on a watch.

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Mind time and clock time are two totally different things. They flow at varying rates.

The chronological passage of the hours, days, and years on clocks and calendars is a steady, measurable phenomenon. Yet our perception of time shifts constantly, depending on the activities we’re engaged in, our age, and even how much rest we get. An upcoming paper in the journal European Review by Duke University mechanical engineering professor Adrian Bejan, explains the physics behind changing senses of time and reveals why the years seem to fly by the older we get.  (The paper, sent to Quartz by its author, has been peer-reviewed, edited, and has been approved for publication but a date has not yet been set.)

Bejan is obsessed with flow and, basically, believes physics principles can explain everything. He has written extensively about how the principles of flow in physics dictate and explain the movement of abstract concepts, like economics. Last year, he won the Franklin Institute’s Benjamin Franklin Medal for “his pioneering interdisciplinary contributions…and for constructal theory, which predicts natural design and its evolution in engineering, scientific, and social systems.”

In his latest paper, he examines the mechanics of the human mind and how these relate to our understanding of time, providing a physical explanation for our changing mental perception as we age.

The Mind’s Eye

According to Bejan—who reviewed previous studies in a range of fields on time, vision, cognition, and mental processing to reach his conclusion—time as we experience it represents perceived changes in mental stimuli. It’s related to what we see. As physical mental-image processing time and the rapidity of images we take in changes, so does our perception of time. And in some sense, each of us has our own “mind time” unrelated to the passing of hours, days, and years on clocks and calendars, which is affected by the amount of rest we get and other factors. Bejan is the first person to look at time’s passage through this particular lens, he tells Quartz, but his conclusions rest on findings by other scientists who have studied physical and mental process related to the passage of time.

These changes in stimuli give us a sense of time’s passage. He writes:

The present is different from the past because the mental viewing has changed, not because somebody’s clock rings. The “clock time” that unites all the live flow systems, animate and inanimate, is measurable. The day-night period lasts 24 hours on all watches, wall clocks and bell towers. Yet, physical time is not mind time. The time that you perceive is not the same as the time perceived by another.

Time is happening in the mind’s eye. It is related to the number of mental images the brain encounters and organizes and the state of our brains as we age. When we get older, the rate at which changes in mental images are perceived decreases because of several transforming physical features, including vision, brain complexity, and later in life, degradation of the pathways that transmit information. And this shift in image processing leads to the sense of time speeding up.

Clock time and mind time over a lifetime. From Adrian Bejan.

This effect is related to saccadic eye movement. Saccades are unconscious, jerk-like eye movements that occur a few times a second. In between saccades, your eyes fixate and the brain processes the visual information it has received. All of this happens unconsciously, without any effort on your part. In human infants, those fixation periods are shorter than in adults.

There’s an inversely proportional relationship between stimuli processing and the sense of time speeding by, Bejan says. So, when you are young and experiencing lots of new stimuli—everything is new—time actually seems to be passing more slowly. As you get older, the production of mental images slows, giving the sense that time passes more rapidly.

Fatigue also influences saccades, creating overlaps and pauses in these eye movements that lead to crossed signals. The tired brain can’t transfer the information effectively when it’s simultaneously trying to see and make sense of the visual information. It’s designed to do these things separately.

This is what leads to athletes’ poor performance when exhausted. Their processing powers get muddled and their sense of timing is off. They can’t see or respond rapidly to new situations.

Another factor in time’s perceived passage is how the brain develops. As the brain and body grow more complex and there are more neural connections, the pathways that information travels are increasingly complicated. They branch like a tree and this change in processing influences our experience of time, according to Bejan.

The brain’s complexity changes our sense of time. From Adrian Bejan.

Finally, brain degradation as we age influences perception. Studies of saccadic eye movements in elderly people show longer latency periods, for example. The time in which the brain processes the visual information gets longer, which makes it more difficult for the elderly to solve complex problems. They “see” more slowly but feel time passing faster, Bejan argues.

A Lifetime to Measure By

Bejan became interested in this topic more than a half century ago. As a young athlete on a prestigious Romanian basketball team, he noticed that time slowed down when he was rested and that this enabled him to perform better. Not only that, he could predict team performance in a game based on the time of day it was scheduled. He tells Quartz:

Early games, at 11 a.m., were poor, a killer; afternoon and evening games were much better. At 11 AM we were sleepwalking, never mind what each of us did during the night. It became so clear to me that I knew at the start of the season, when the schedule was announced, which games will be bad. Games away, after long trips and bad sleep were poor, home games were better, for the same reason. In addition, I had a great coach who preached constantly that the first duty of the player is to sleep regularly and well, and to live clean.

Now he’s experienced how “mind time” changes over the much longer span of his whole life. “During the past 20 years I noticed how my time is slipping away, faster and faster, and how I am complaining that I have less and less time,” he says. It’s a sentiment he hears echoed by many around him.

Still, he notes, we’re not entirely prisoners of time. The clocks will continue to tick strictly, days will go by on the calendar, and the years will seem to fly by ever faster. By following his basketball coach’s advice—sleeping well and living clean—Bejan says we can alter our perceptions. This, in some sense, slows down mind time.

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What’s it like to grow up within a group of people who exult in demonizing … everyone else? Megan Phelps-Roper shares details of life inside America’s most controversial church and describes how conversations on Twitter were key to her decision to leave it. In this extraordinary talk, she shares her personal experience of extreme polarization, along with some sharp ways we can learn to successfully engage across ideological lines.

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An Incredible Aerial Tour of Earth’s Surface from the International Space Station

January 9, 2019   Laura Staugaitis

Philadelphia-based photographer and videographer Bruce W. Berry Jr. brings together images from the International Space Station (ISS) in his new time-lapse video, The World Below. Berry used public content from NASA to form the meditative short film that reads like a supersized version of today’s popular drone landscape videos. The World Below offers a glimpse at the vast scale of our planet, with portions of the ISS in-frame to provide additional perspective. The film compares richly textured, abstracted topography with dense networks of bright lights to showcase the powerful impact of humans on the planet.

All video and time-lapse sequences were taken by astronauts onboard the ISS. Berry then edited, color graded, denoised, and stabilized the footage to create the seamless quality of the final film. If you’re interested to learn the specifics of the clips’ locations, the filmmaker lists them out to the best of his knowledge in the video notes.

Berry created a similar video in 2013, but decided to create the newer version due to the wealth of content that has become available since his original take. The ISS makes 14.54 orbits around the Earth every day, providing ample opportunity for new views. You can see more of Berry’s photography portfolio on his website, and watch more videos on his Vimeo channel. (via Vimeo Staff Picks)

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Photographer Natalie Lennard, who works as Miss Aniela, creates lavish scenes centered around elegantly dressed models. While each image might seem, at first glance, like a straightforward luxury fashion shoot, further inspection reveals surreal details. A canary yellow tulle gown morphs into birds, and ocean water splashes out of a painting frame.

Miss Aniela’s fantastical scenes are created using a combination of on-site shoots with practical effects, along with extensive post-production and even bespoke C.G.I. (as for the 20,000 fish forming the dress worn by a deep sea diver model in “She Shoal”). The photographer explains that all images are shot on location with the model posed and lit in-frame. “Sometimes I do not know whether the image will be largely ‘raw’ and not require overt surrealism added,” Aniela shares, “until I go through the process to feel what is right for each piece.”

The U.K.-based artist has been working as a fine art photographer for 13 years, getting her start with self-portraits as a university student. In some works, she incorporates direct references to paintings from the art historical canon. Aniela has been working in her current style since 2011, and shares with Colossal that she has noticed a rising interest in her work from art collectors, as the lines between fine art and fashion are increasingly blurred.

You can explore more of Miss Aniela’s immersive worlds on Instagram, and go behind the scenes of production in her explanatory blog posts. Fine art prints are available via Saatchi Art.

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Drone footage still of “Save Our Souls” by Ernest Zacharevic. All images provided by Splash and Burn.

Indonesia is the world’s largest exporter of palm oil, the harvesting of which has been shown to have extremely adverse effects on wildlife and natural resources, including deforestation, fires, and the displacement of people and animals. Lithuanian artist Ernest Zacharevic (previously) witnessed this devastation during his time spent photographing and traveling throughout the country, and decided to found the initiative Splash and Burn to spread public awareness about the resource’s inhumane production.

“A state of global environmental crisis is defining our generation,” Zacharevic tells Colossal. “As consumers, we are so disconnected from the source of our commodities that we do not recognize the impact of our daily choices. This project is an effort to bridge that gap.”

“Save Our Souls” (2018) by Ernest Zacharevic

The organization’s name comes from slash-and-burn, the cheap practice of burning land to clear the way for new plantations, a method that releases toxic smoke, and has been linked to more than 500,000 respiratory infections. For two years Zacharevic researched these issues effecting Indonesia’s population, meeting with NGOs, locals, and wildlife sites to educate himself on the organizations fighting against the practices and attempting to heal from their destruction.

After researching the area and its local organizations, like the Orangutan Information Centre, the Lithuanian artist invited several fellow creatives to respond to the native landscape and the palm oil crisis through art installations. Since February, international artists have created murals, sculptures, and other works throughout Sumatra. Pieces include an orangutan mural painted by VHILS, Isaac Cordal’s miniature hazmat suit installation, and Zacharevic’s plantation intervention in which he inserted the message SOS into the landscape’s trees.

Mural by Alexandre Farto aka VHILS, image credit: Ernest Zacharevic

“I wanted to communicate the magnitude of the problem to a wider audience, as well as provide creative outlook, hope, and inspiration to local communities and conservationists,” says Zacharevic in a press release about the work. “From the ground, you would not suspect anything more than just another palm oil plantation, the aerial view however reveals an SOS distress signal. ‘Save our Souls’ is a message communicated to those at a distance, a reminder of the connectedness we share with nature. As more of the forests are lost, we lose a little bit of ourselves in the process.”

So far Splash and Burn has worked with Anders Gjennestad aka Strøk, Axel Void, Bibichun, Gabriel Pitcher, Isaac Cordal, Mark Jenkins, and Pixel Pancho. The ongoing initiative is curated by Zacharevic and coordinated by Charlotte Pyatt. To follow upcoming installations or support the project’s efforts visit the Sumatran Orangutan Society website or Splash and Burn’s Instagram.

Work by Strøk aka Anders Gjennestad (2017), image credit: Anders Gjennestad

Work by Ernest Zacharevic (2017), photo credit: Ernest Zacharevic

Work by Isaac Cordal (2017), photo credit: Isaac Cordal

Work by Ernest Zacharevic , photo credit: Tan Wei Ming

REWILD: A Short Film by Splash and Burn and ESCIF Chronicles Rainforest Restoration Efforts in Sumatra

September 10, 2019  Laura Staugaitis

To draw attention to the ecological devastation wrought by palm oil farming in Southeast Asia, the Splash and Burn project (previously) creates and documents large and small-scale art activations. The initiative’s most recent endeavor, titled REWILD and executed with Spanish artist ESCIF, involved carving a rewind symbol into a palm oil plantation in Sumatra, Indonesia, and creating a short film documenting the effort. ESCIF explains, “the idea of going back, of rewinding, is an invitation to reconnect with ourselves; to recover awareness and respect for the earth, which is the ecosystem of which we are a part.”

The land art intervention took place on an acquired plantation within a new forest restoration site made possible by the Sumatran Orangutan Society. After clearing the palms, diverse vegetation has been re-planted. In a release about the project, Splash and Burn explains that the restoration site is located on the borders of the Leuser Ecosystem, one of the most biodiverse places on earth. Sumatra’s forests—and the wildlife populations within—have shrunk by 40% in the past two decades, replaced by palm oil, paper pulp, and rubber plantations. Though not commonly known in the U.S. as a cooking oil, palm oil is the most widely consumed oil on the planet, found in everything from chocolate and instant noodles to lipstick and laundry detergent.

You can watch the trailer of REWILD below. It features an abstract soundscape by Indonesian composer Nursalim Yadi Anugerah. If you are interested in contributing, head to moretrees.info, and follow Splash and Burn (comprised of Ernest Zacharevic and Charlotte Pyatt) on Instagram.

How blockchain technology could revolutionize the art market

PBS NewsHour   Published on Sep 11, 2019

The technology underpinning blockchain is a powerful decentralizing network architecture that could revolutionize many industries. Now, some artists are leveraging blockchain to help guarantee the authenticity of their work — and ensure that they get paid. Miles O’Brien reports on how digital documentation is putting power back into artists’ hands, even when no tangible object exists. 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

Naked Raku ~ The Full Monty

ArranEye  Published on Jan 11, 2017

Potter Simon Thorborn shows every step involved in this process. Simon has been perfecting his art on the Scottish Isle of Arran since 1986.

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In spring 2019, more than 17,000 Europeans from 33 countries signed up to have a political argument with a complete stranger. They were part of “Europe Talks,” a project that organizes one-on-one conversations between people who disagree — sort of like a Tinder for politics. Editor Jochen Wegner shares the unexpected things that happened when people met up to talk — and shows how face-to-face discussions could get a divided world to rethink itself.

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Jochen Wegner · Journalist

Jochen Wegner edits Zeit Online, the website of German weekly “Die Zeit,” which prizes deep dives into cultural issues.

Todd William: A Brief Thought Experiment ~ The Island

What would you do to Survive?

If you found yourself on a deserted island, with no hope of being found, what might be your biggest priorities. If you chose to live, it would no doubt be water and food, followed by some sort of shelter.

Once you’ve established these, ensuring your safety and health would soon follow. And should those needs be met, you could then get to work on improving the quality of your life, for starters, making all the prior efforts as minimal as possible.

The less time you have to waste gathering food, repairing your shelter, or running from danger, the more time you have to spend doing whatever you would like to do.

Reality

But this is considerably different than ordinary life. For one, we have different objectives. We don’t merely eat food to live, we live to eat good foods. We don’t just care about shelter, we care about curb appeal

Our everyday needs are so easily met that almost all our focus and concerns are directed toward things that are not essential to life, they are just creature comforts. We are very fortunate to live in a time period when we can concern ourselves mostly with how we want to improve our lives, not with merely maintaining that life.

We have no reason to apologize for this. We don’t live on a deserted island, and improving our quality of life has value. That we’ve reached a point where most of our daily efforts are put towards creature comforts rather than necessities is a fine tribute to human ingenuity. Yet the implications of this are easily overlooked.

Jobs

Most jobs are about the icing on the cake. Once you move beyond things that involve food, water, housing, safety, and health, the necessity of any job begins to quickly fall into the that grey area where usefulness is purely subjective.

The point isn’t that these jobs aren’t worthwhile, its that we’re addicted to the icing, and we should be. Why not improve our lives. But this addiction keeps us blind to the possibilities. 

Technology

We’ve reached a point when we can realistically discus the possibility that technology may be able to replace most jobs. This is a scary notion. Yet maybe it shouldn’t be. 

If the use of technology permits us to produce all of life’s essentials with negligible manual effort, then all jobs would be related to icing. Any job losses related to technology would merely determine the amount of icing any of us would share.

There would no doubt be disparity, but in exchange, the notion of working to “get by” would be gone. Life would suddenly be merely a matter of how you decide to use your time – and that has more to do with imagination than circumstance.

This is a hard concept to fathom because we’re so accustomed to assessing the value of our lives by comparing what we possess relative to those around us.

But isn’t more appealing to judge the value of life by the amount of quality time we have as our disposal? That is the great equalizer. No matter how much power, wealth, or influence you have, you’re still getting the same 24 hours a day that we all get.

The Island

We don’t live on an isolated island, but we do live on an isolated planet. Maybe its not so different after all, we just need to get over our addiction.

Consider for a moment what it would mean if you no longer felt compelled to always have more . If food, water, shelter, health, and safety we’re all guaranteed to you, might you look at your job differently? Would you feel a bit more selective on how you use your time??

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https://www.my-thought-spot.com/2017/01/a-brief-thought-experiment-island_12.html

Foods to Eat During Pregnancy for Intelligent Baby

Published on Dec 16, 2017

Mother and Baby Care

As an expectant mother, you need to ensure that your diet has all the nutrients and energy needed for your baby to develop properly. You also must ensure that your baby’s body is healthy as this will enable him or her to deal with the different developmental changes. What women eat during pregnancy affects the physical and mental development of their child. You can have some foods that will increase the brain power of your child. Not only during pregnancy, you must start eating these foods at the time when you decide to conceive. Have a look at some foods that you can eat during pregnancy to get intelligent baby.

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Fetal development month by month: Stages of Baby Growth in the Womb

•Published on Jul 13, 2017

How Possible

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You’re pregnant. Congratulations! Are you curious how big your developing baby is, what your baby looks like as it grows inside you, and when you’ll feel it move? Take a peek inside the womb to see how a baby develops from month to month without any medical ultrasound or appointment with women’s health doctor. Month 1: (Weeks 4) 00:16 Month 2: (Weeks 8) 01:05 Month 3: (Weeks 12) 01:56 Month 4: (Weeks 16) 02:51 Month 5: (Weeks 20) 03:31 Month 6: (Weeks 24) 04:18 Month 7: (Weeks 28) 04:58 Month 8: (Weeks 32) 05:32 Month 9: (Weeks 36) 05:57 Visit these links for more videos related this! Youtube channel: https://www.youtube.com/c/howpossible Twitter: https://twitter.com/howpossiible Google plus: https://plus.google.com/1040794440430… Can this video is help? Please leave your answer in comment Thank you! for watching Fetal development month by month: Stages of Baby Growth in the Womb during pregnancy.

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NASA Live: Official Stream of NASA TV

•Started streaming on Dec 28, 2018

NASA

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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Will Space Tourism Take Off? – BBC Click

•Published on Sep 15, 2019

BBC Click

Click travels to Spaceport USA in New Mexico to speak to the team behind Virgin Galactic and learn more about their plans to put tourists into space. We also test out a new virtual reality experience and celebrate the 20th anniversary of the cubesat. Subscribe HERE https://bit.ly/1uNQEWR Find us online at www.bbc.com/click Twitter: @bbcclick Facebook: www.facebook.com/BBCClick

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Ing’s Garden:  Monarch Butterfly

Photographs by Ing-On Vibulbhan-Watts on Sunday, September 8, 2019 at our backyard garden, Downtown Newark, New Jersey

       Ing’s Garden, Downtown Newark, New Jersey     Photograph by Ing-On Vibulbhan-Watts

Butterflies & Bees Backyard Garden Newark

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Published on Aug 21, 2012

In downtown Newark, New Jersey, surrounded by walls of brick and concrete buildings there is a small plot of land. This peaceful garden is cultivated to create a little heaven on earth for a simple person who loves nature. In this garden red, pink, orange, yellow, purple, and other colors of beautiful flowers contrast with varying shades of green creating a palette of color reminiscent of a Monet artwork. There is a little table and a few chairs for one or more company to relax in the evening with a gentle breeze bringing the fragrance of Jasmine and other flowers mesmerizing us with peace and tranquility in a moment of utopia on earth. Oh look, Monarch, swallowtail, and other butterflies are dancing around the flowers tasting the sweetness of nectar! A bee is hovering nearby cleverly drinking the nectar from a butterfly bush flower, for the first time teaching me how this is done. At the same time butterflies are using their long proboscis to pierce deep into the center of the flowers drinking up the nectar as though through a straw. For many moons and many summers, I have enjoyed my little plot of heaven on earth. Now it is a time for me to share this with others to help them calm down and enjoy nature before we leave this earth for good.

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The life of Monarch Butterfly

•Published on Sep 12, 2015

Dominique Lalonde Films Nature

Discover the life of the monarch. Adult female monarchs lay their eggs on the underside of milkweed leaves. Each female can lay 400 eggs. These eggs hatch, depending on temperature, in three to five days. Monarchs spend the caterpillar stage of their lives eating and growing. The young caterpillar measures about 2 mm and reaches a length of 50 mm. After about two weeks, the caterpillar will be fully-grown and find a place to attach itself so that it can start the process of metamorphosis. Witness the monarch’s transformation. It is the only one North American butterfly who migrate, each year, in large number. Probably no other insect on the Earth make such a migration. The Monarch can fly more than 100 km in a single day. Subscribe : https://www.youtube.com/user/Explorat…

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PBS NewsHour Weekend full episode August 31, 2019

PBS NewsHour   Published on Aug 31, 2019

On this edition for Saturday, August 31, Southeastern states prepare for Hurricane Dorian, threats to suspend Parliament before the Brexit deadline sparks backlash in the U.K., and what France is doing to curb food wastage. 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 full episode August 30, 2019

PBS NewsHour   Published on Aug 30, 2019

Friday on the NewsHour, Hurricane Dorian continues to strengthen, becoming a Category 3 storm as it approaches Florida. Plus: Colombia’s peace deal with the FARC may be coming apart, what New Jersey voters are telling their congressional representatives about impeachment, political analysis with Shields and Brooks, a sculpture that walks and a brief but spectacular take on incarcerated youth.

PBS NewsHour full episode August 29, 2019

PBS NewsHour   Published on Aug 29, 2019

Thursday on the NewsHour, Hurricane Dorian appears poised to hit Florida. Plus: Kevin McAleenan’s trip to El Salvador to discuss migration, a conversation with Ken Cuccinelli about the Trump administration’s immigration philosophy, on the frontlines of war in Ukraine, what less regulation of methane means for the environment and whether greater public R&D investment can revitalize the economy. WATCH TODAY’S SEGMENTS: News Wrap: DOJ inspector says Comey mishandled Trump memos https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O8QZe… All of Florida should prepare for Dorian, officials say https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aqaHA… U.S.,  El Salvador agree on 4 areas of immigration priority https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rmvfn… Cuccinelli defends CIS moves on citizenship, public charge https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KEXEX… Why this American is on the frontlines of Ukraine’s long war https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ix40T… Why oil and gas industry is divided over methane regulation https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PeP7f… Can public R&D investment revitalize a lagging economy? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fn_VV…

PBS NewsHour full episode August 28, 2019

PBS NewsHour   Published on Aug 28, 2019

Wednesday on the NewsHour, Hurricane Dorian makes its way through the Caribbean, likely sparing Puerto Rico but taking aim at the mainland U.S. Plus: How Trump’s trade wars affect U.S. farming and retail, ongoing British political drama over Brexit, the field of 2020 Democrats shrinks before the September debate, health benefits of spending time outside and a Now Read This book club discussion. WATCH TODAY’S SEGMENTS: News Wrap: Facebook to tighten rules around political ads https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ncoUL… Puerto Rico spared as Hurricane Dorian hits Virgin Islands https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YjT2t… How U.S. farmers and retailers feel about Trump’s tariffs https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ynEvx… Why the likelihood of a no-deal Brexit may be rising https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E27gL… Howard Dean on eligibility rules for 2020 Democratic debates https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w3uoB… Why doctors are increasingly prescribing nature https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fq0GY… Celeste Ng, Maxine Hong Kingston discuss ‘The Woman Warrior’ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B6pYu…

International pressure mounts for Brazil to counter raging Amazon fires

PBS NewsHour   Published on Aug 23, 2019

Large sections of the Amazon rainforest are engulfed in flames, their smoke turning Sao Paolo’s midday skyline to total darkness. Brazilian forest fires are common at this time of year but have spiked since 2018. Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro, who has encouraged logging in the Amazon, admits the situation is “chaos” and is mustering the military for a response. William Brangham reports. 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 August 27, 2019

PBS NewsHour   Published on Aug 27, 2019

Tuesday on the NewsHour, a conversation with the former Republican congressman who says he’ll challenge President Trump for the party’s 2020 nomination. Plus: Jeffrey Epstein’s accusers tell their stories in court, the health risks of forest fires in the Amazon, how Jair Bolsonaro is changing Brazil, Puerto Rico braces for a tropical storm, Trump’s business interests in politics and school yoga. WATCH TODAY’S SEGMENTS: News Wrap: Federal judge puts Missouri abortion law on hold https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N40n3… Joe Walsh on immigration policy, climate change and Trump https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=obmud… For Epstein victims, his death spurs both outrage and relief https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ren5U… Amid Amazon smoke, Brazilian children struggle to breathe https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m6r8d… What Bolsonaro’s presidency means for Brazil and the Amazon https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JMzBz… Still vulnerable from Maria, Puerto Rico braces for Dorian https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UmyKU… Could Trump really host the next G-7 at his own property? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ycj3J… Managing school stress by bringing yoga into the classroom https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2RIKt…

WATCH LIVE: 16-year-old climate activist Greta Thunberg arrives in New York

PBS NewsHour   Streamed live on Aug 28, 2019

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Tracking the flow of opioids across America

PBS NewsHour   Published on Aug 25, 2019

The manufacturers and distributors of opioid prescription painkillers have supplied billions of pills throughout the U.S. An investigative series by The Washington Post looks at the opioid epidemic through the DEA’s newly public database that tracks every pain pill sold to pharmacies across the country. Steven Rich, The Post’s data editor, joins Hari Sreenivasan with more. 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: https://www.pbs.org/newshour Twitter: https://www.twitter.com/newshour Instagram: https://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   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.channelnewsasia.com/news/… 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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“For all that’s ever been said about climate change, we haven’t heard nearly enough about the psychological impacts of living in a warming world,” says science writer Britt Wray. In this quick talk, she explores how climate change is threatening our well-being — mental, social and spiritual — and offers a starting point for what we can do about it.

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Britt Wray · Science storyteller, author, broadcaster

Britt Wray’s work is about life and what we make of it: past, present and future.

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Reef Life of the Andaman (full marine biology documentary),

Bubble Vision   Published on Nov 1, 2012

“Reef Life of the Andaman” is a documentary of the marine life of Thailand and Burma (Myanmar). It is available on DVD at https://www.amazon.com/shop/bubblevision Scuba diving more than 1000 times from the coral reefs and underwater pinnacles of Thailand’s Similan Islands, Phuket, Phi Phi Island and Hin Daeng, to Myanmar’s Mergui Archipelago and Burma Banks, I encountered everything from manta rays to seahorses, whale sharks to shipwrecks. The 116-minute film features descriptions of 213 different marine species including more than 100 tropical fish, along with sharks, rays, moray eels, crabs, lobsters, shrimps, sea slugs, cuttlefish, squid, octopus, turtles, sea snakes, starfish, sea cucumbers, corals, worms etc.. This marine biology documentary provides an overview of Indian Ocean aquatic life. Marine life & underwater subjects featured in the film: 0:00:00 – Introduction 0:01:42 – Underwater caves 0:02:18 – Corals and anemones ELASMOBRANCHS – SHARKS 0:03:37 – Carpet sharks (zebra sharks / leopard sharks and nurse sharks) 0:06:45 – Whale sharks 0:11:26 – Requiem sharks (grey reef sharks, silvertip sharks, whitetip reef sharks) RAYS 0:13:44 – Stingrays 0:17:05 – Eagle rays & devil rays / mobulas 0:18:48 – Manta rays REEF FISHES 0:21:24 – Moray eels 0:25:50 – Seahorse 0:27:12 – Cornetfish & trumpetfish 0:28:50 – Batfish (spadefish) 0:30:09 – Angelfish 0:31:34 – Butterflyfish 0:32:41 – Bannerfish 0:33:30 – Moorish idol 0:33:56 – Surgeonfish (tang) & unicornfish 0:34:42 – Bigeye 0:35:10 – Emperor Snapper 0:35:26 – Sweetlips 0:36:05 – Grouper (rockcod) 0:38:24 – Humphead wrasse 0:38:52 – Green humphead parrotfish 0:39:38 – Barracuda 0:40:37 – Trevally (jacks) 0:41:21 – Pufferfish 0:42:32 – Boxfish 0:44:28 – Porcupinefish 0:46:10 – Scrawled filefish 0:46:33 – Triggerfish CRUSTACEANS 0:48:23 – Spiny lobster 0:49:35 – Shrimps 0:50:39 – Red-legged swimming crab MOLLUSCS – GASTROPODS 0:51:13 – Cowries 0:52:46 – Sea slugs / nudibranchs BIVALVES 0:54:55 – Fluted giant clam 0:55:38 – Tuna Wreck – Similan Islands 0:56:00 – Schooling fish – Cardinalfish 0:56:56 – Hardyhead silversides 0:57:15 – Fusilier 0:57:45 – African pompano 0:57:49 – Striped eel catfish 0:58:02 – Schooling snapper 0:59:08 – Schooling barracuda 1:00:30 – Dogtooth tuna 1:00:45 – Bigeye trevally HIDING 1:01:15 – Pastel Tilefish 1:01:49 – Stingrays in sand 1:02:43 – Octopus ink CAMOUFLAGE – MIMICRY 1:03:03 – Straightstick pipefish 1:03:28 – Ornate ghost pipefish 1:04:19 – Giant frogfish 1:05:14 – Scorpionfish 1:06:42 – Stonefish 1:07:17 – King Cruiser shipwreck VENOMOUS SPINES 1:07:29 – Lionfish 1:09:25 – Crown-of-thorns starfish 1:10:00 – Sea urchin SYMBIOSIS 1:10:26 – Sea urchin cardinalfish 1:10:49 – Anemonefish / Clownfish / Sea anemones 1:13:53 – Porcelain anemone crab 1:14:39 – Tube anemone 1:15:13 – Rhizostome jellyfish 1:16:09 – Fishes feeding 1:16:16 – Streaked spinefoot 1:16:31 – Parrotfish 1:17:02 – Goatfish 1:17:10 – Bluefin trevally 1:17:29 – Smalltooth emperor 1:17:51 – Fringelip mullet REPTILES 1:20:26 – Banded sea krait (sea snake) 1:21:46 – Pacific Hawksbill turtle 1:23:26 – Green turtle SHRIMPS 1:25:05 – Harlequin shrimp 1:26:09 – Peacock mantis shrimp CLEANING 1:27:08 – Skunk cleaner shrimp 1:27:57 – Cleaner wrasse 1:29:07 – Rock cleaner shrimp 1:29:27 – False cleanerfish 1:30:07 – Remora / live sharksucker 1:31:38 – Cobia 1:32:47 – Rainbow runner POLYCHAETE WORMS 1:33:38 – Feather duster worm 1:33:43 – Hard tube coco worm 1:33:53 – Christmas tree worm 1:34:39 – Sea cucumber SEX 1:36:54 – Broadcast spawning 1:37:42 – Oyster 1:38:19 – Pharaoh cuttlefish mating 1:40:15 – Bigfin reef squid 1:40:36 – Day octopus fighting 1:43:25 – Rough-toothed dolphin 1:43:48 – Night diving 1:49:38 – Crabs at night 1:52:56 – Hermit crab 1:54:22 – Basket stars I have more scuba diving videos and underwater footage on my website at: https://www.bubblevision.com I post updates about my videos, and interesting underwater videos from other filmmakers here: https://www.facebook.com/bubblevision https://www.twitter.com/nicholashope MUSIC CREDITS: Prickly Shark, Black Corals, Jewel Squid by Erik Verkoyen Freefall Into The Blue, Buoyancy, Tai Long Wan, Andaman Resonance, Hidden Depths, Similan Sunrise, The Cool Of The Forest by Mark Ellison Blood Wine by Condor e (Velvet Night Album) Dream And You Will Fly by Menno Hoomans (https://twitter.com/mhoomans) Just Walk Away by Adam Fielding (https://adamfielding.com) Deep Blue, Starbeam by Toao (SOILSOUND Music Publishing LLC) (https://soilsound.com) Space Frigate by Smashed Toy (https://soundclick.com/smashedtoy) Deliberate Thought, Modern Vibes by Kevin MacLeod (https://incompetech.com) Pattern Errors by Coded Bird’s Song (Edit) by Absorb Fish (https://soundcloud.com/absorb-fish) Thanks to Santana Diving of Phuket (https://www.santanaphuket.com), to Rob Royle for a few of the clips, to Elfi and Uli Erfort and Daniel Bruehwiler for help with the German translation, and to Frank Nelissen for the Dutch subtitles.

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Refugee and immigrants’ rights attorney Melanie Nezer shares an urgently needed historical perspective on the crisis at the southern US border, showing how citizens can hold their governments accountable for protecting the vulnerable. “A country shows strength through compassion and pragmatism, not through force and through fear,” she says.

This talk was presented to a local audience at TEDxMidAtlantic, an independent event. TED’s editors chose to feature it for you.

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Melanie Nezer · Refugee and immigrants rights attorney

Melanie Nezer is a national leader in efforts to inform and educate individuals, institutions, elected officials and communities about refugees and asylum seekers.

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A journey into the world of our great-grandchildren | DW Documentary

DW Documentary   Published on Jun 1, 2019

What will the world look like in 2060? What role will climate change or the growing world population play? [Online until: July 7, 2019, Part 2 online: June 8, 2019] How does the drive for prosperity fit together with finite resources? John Webster writes a letter to his unborn great-granddaughter in film. “What will the world look like when my great-granddaughter is born?” Filmmaker John Webster has thought about this. He has named her Dorit, and she’ll probably live in the 2060s. He imagines her wearing little yellow rubber boots as she wanders along a shoreline that has by then completely changed out of all recognition. The film is a plea for a more responsible approach to nature for future generations. What kind of world will Dorit experience? What effect will climate change have had? John Webster takes the viewer on a both emotional and physical journey, from Finland through Russia to the Siberian coal mines, then on to the Marshall Islands in the Pacific and through the USA to New York. The world doesn’t actually offer Dorit much hope. By 2050, more than 2.5 billion more people will join the 6.6 billion people alive today: that will mean more than nine billion people are feeding off the land and releasing even more exhaust gases into the atmosphere. A growing percentage of humanity is pursuing prosperity without regard to natural limits. Every year we produce many billions of tons of CO2 and face a rapid succession of storms, droughts and floods,. Climate researchers warn that mankind must drastically reduce its CO2 emissions by 2050, otherwise the planet will no longer be able to support its inhabitants and will gradually shut down everything we base our lives on. _______ 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… Visit our Spanish channel: https://www.youtube.com/dwdocumental Visit our Arabic channel: https://www.youtube.com/dwdocarabia For more documentaries visit: https://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://www.dw.com/en/dws-netiquette-p…

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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.

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Top 10 most Horrifyingly Mysterious Lakes in the World

Top-5 Top-10   Published on Sep 1, 2018

Thousands of lives lost, #mysterious inhabitants—poisonous #lakes are just about the most mystical and eerie bodies of water of our planet. Even placid lakes with crystal-clear water sometimes conceal deadly threats for those who decide plunge in for a swim or even set up camp on the shore. Hello everyone, and welcome to channel “Top 5, Top 10”. Get ready for the #top 10 most Horrifyingly Mysterious Lakes in the World. Subscribe to our channel – https://www.youtube.com/c/Top5Top10 All videos – https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list… For copyright matters please contact us at: moitelmtc@gmail.com Welcome to the channel “Top 5 Top 10” We create high quality #top10 and #top5 list based videos filled with mind blowing interesting and entertaining facts you are going to love and enjoy.

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Earth’s Rotation Visualized in a Timelapse of the Milky Way Galaxy – 4K

Aryeh Nirenberg   Published on Sep 10, 2017

Follow me on Instagram @art_only: https://instagram.com/art_only A timelapse of the Milky Way that was recorded using an equatorial tracking mount over a period of around 3 hours to show Earth’s rotation relative to the Milky Way. I used a Sony a7SII with the Canon 24-70mm f2.8 lens and recorded 1100 10″ exposures at a 12-second interval. All the frames were captured at F/2.8 and 16000iso. Music: Audiomachine – Wars of Faith

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Earth’s Rotation Visualized in a Timelapse of the Milky Way Galaxy by Aryeh Nirenberg

August 20, 2019  Kate Sierzputowski

Although the Earth rotates below the sky, aerial time-lapse videos often have the perspective of a celestial scene rushing above the ground. In this brief video by Aryeh Nirenberg, the Milky Way becomes completely stationary, highlighting specifically the Earth’s rotation. Nirenberg recorded the time-lapse with a Sony a7SII with the Canon 24-70mm f2.8 lens while using an equatorial tracking mount over a period of three hours. You can see more of his starscapes on Instagram and Youtube. (via Kottke)

Planetary Panoramas – 360 Degree Night-Sky Time-Lapse by Vincent Brady, Music by Brandon McCoy

Vincent Brady   Published on Jun 17, 2014

Watch remastered version in 4k! https://youtu.be/sUsGBcWeiVQ A multiple camera, 360 degree, night-sky time-lapse (One of the first of its kind!) by photographer Vincent Brady and musician Brandon McCoy. Follow my Photography! https://www.facebook.com/VincentBradyhttps://google.com/+VincentBradyPhoto https://www.vincentbrady.com/ Get Brandon’s Music by Donation/Free Download! https://brandonmccoy1.bandcamp.com/ https://www.facebook.com/BrandonMcCoyhttps://www.youtube.com/BrandonMcCoyM… About Planetary Panoramas – 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, rising in the east, setting in the west, as well as the effect of the southern pole. The 4 lenses are wide enough to capture the entire night sky 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. I created my rig in January of 2013 while in my final semester at Lansing Community College before receiving an associates degree in photography. Given it was winter in Michigan, I didn’t get to chase the notorious clear moonless night sky as much as I had hoped as the region has lots of cloud cover that time of year. Though I was ready on the rare night to go experiment. After graduating in May I had built up quite the urge to hit the road. My rig has taken me to firefly parties in Missouri, dark eerie nights at Devils Tower, through Logan Pass at Glacier National Park, up the mountains of British Columbia, and around the amazing arches and sandstone monuments in the Great American Southwest. Scenes as they appear 0:12 – Delicate Arch, Utah 0:27 – Double Arch, Utah (outside) 0:41 – Double Arch, Utah (inside) 0:57 – Landscape Arch, Utah 1:14 – Turret Arch, Utah 1:28 – Balanced Rock, Utah 1:42 – Logan Pass, Glacier National Park, MT 1:55 – Lake of the Ozarks, MO 2:08 – Kootenay Lake, British Columbia 2:19 – Valhalla, British Columbia 2:30 – Kootenay Lake, British Columbia 2:41 – Badlands, South Dakota 2:51 – Windows/Turret Arch – Utah (Lunar Eclipse) 3:00 – Garden of Eden – Utah 3:10 – Monument Valley – Utah 3:26 – Totem Poles, Monument Valley – Utah 3:39 – Sleepy Hollow, Michigan These are the images I created on the cold, dark, sleepless nights under awe-spiring skies. The music is composed and recorded by my very good friend, the acoustic fingerpicking guitar prodigy Brandon McCoy! Brandon who is also from the greater Lansing area in Mid-Michigan is quite the acoustic instrumentalist. The song chosen for this time-lapse is called ‘One Letter From Lady.’ I moved to Michigan when I was 15 and Brandon was the first friend I made. He was the cool kid playing Pink Floyd licks on a $2 guitar at the time. Soon, after he had spent his cold, dark, sleepless nights perfecting his craft, he started coming up with his very own instrumentals. Some of which are upbeat by mixing picking, slapping, and drumming on the guitar while other compositions of his are calm and soothing and can put you in a meditative trance if you just close your eyes. It has been a great experience watching each other grow as artist for over the past 10 years, and you better believe we will be collaborating on projects like this in the very near future. Speaking for the both of us, we are grateful that you checked this out this project. If you enjoyed it, don’t be selfish… Share it with your friends! Software used in the making: Magic Lantern: A firmware hack to use the intervelometer in camera. StarStax: Appropriately named software used to stack images of stars. PTGui: Used to manually stitch panoramas together. LR Time-Lapse: For smoothing out the time-lapse sequences via xmp files. Adobe Photoshop CC: For all the photoediting fun and to create time-lapse sequences. Adobe Premiere Pro: For slopping the whole video together. Prints and more information are on my site: https://www.vincentbrady.com/planetary… To use this video in a commercial player, advertising or in broadcasts, please email Viral Spiral: contact@viralspiralgroup.com

Category   Science & Technology

In San Jose, Costa Rica, Meet this Amazing Street Artist – “Salas” – May 29, 2013

Rob Freeman  Published on May 29, 2013

I was blown away that he was able to give me this neat painting in just 12 minutes. He should open a shop – he’d have tourists lined up out the door! Cool street art photos: https://bit.ly/1aBMIwc More street painting photos: https://bit.ly/15c03uF More street artist photos: https://bit.ly/13ZPISR Photos – Costa Rica: https://bit.ly/170z9t6 San Jose, Capital of Costa Rica: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/San_Jose… Costa Rica: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Costa_Rica . . .

Category   People & Blogs

Abstracted Dual Landscapes Created Using Cleverly Placed Mirrors &

August 23, 2018  Laura Staugaitis

Photographer Sebastian Magnani carefully positions round mirrors in outdoor settings to capture two landscapes at once: the ground below and the sky above. In the ongoing series Reflections, some compositions reflect connected imagery, like blossom-covered grass and a flowering tree. Others juxtapose man-made surfaces like asphalt with organic branches. By removing the usual context of landscape images, Magnani allows the viewer to focus on the textural qualities of the environment, and some images even veer into illusions, as with the cloudy night sky that appears like a full moon.  You can see more from the Swiss photographer, including portraits, on Instagram and Facebook. Magnani has also recently started offering prints of the Reflections series on Society6. (via Bored Panda)

Repurposing the World’s Plastic Waste: An Interview With Assemblage Sculptor Thomas Deininger

August 28, 2019  Kate Sierzputowski

Every year more than eight million tons of plastic are dumped into our oceans. This anxiety, coupled with fears of a dramatic decline in insect populations and a global climate crisis, fuel the assemblage-based works of Thomas Deininger (previously). In a new short film by gnarly bay, clips of Deininger in his studio are supercut with footage showing the many ways that plastic has laid damage to our world’s sea creatures and environment. It is these bits of mindlessly discarded plastic that the Bristol, Rhode Island-based artist uses to create his sculptural optical illusions—which are often of the exact same animals and insects that the plastic threatens. You can see more of Deininger’s three-dimensional works built from found objects on Instagram.

Clip’wreck: Smart Animals Compilation

Clip’wreck   Published on Nov 21, 2016

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Ing’s Garden: Pink Roses bloomed during July 2019.

Photographs by Ing-On Vibulbhan-Watts

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PBS NewsHour full episode August 26, 2019

PBS NewsHour   Published on Aug 26, 2019

Monday on the NewsHour, President Trump departs a G-7 summit in which harmony was on display — but deep divisions lay underneath. Plus: A major opioid ruling against drugmaker Johnson & Johnson, the fundraising race among 2020 Democrats, Politics Monday, women reporters in the Middle East, the surprise resignation of a star NFL quarterback and the National Gallery’s Oliver Lee Jackson exhibition. WATCH TODAY’S SEGMENTS: Trump praises G-7 ‘unity’ but diverges on major policies https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f8ZEh… News Wrap: States sue over extended migrant detention limits https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6542R… What Johnson & Johnson case means for opioid accountability https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1gty3… How Democratic fundraising fight is shaping 2020 race https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8t2Uq… Tamara Keith and Amy Walter on 2020 fundraising, Joe Walsh https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-rdpI… How Arab women are changing journalism in the Middle East https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jET8J… What Andrew Luck’s retirement says about ‘brutal’ football https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K9PVL… Oliver Lee Jackson on the artists who inspire him https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B67k9…

PBS NewsHour Weekend live show August 25, 2019

PBS NewsHour  Streamed live 6 hours ago

On this edition for Sunday, August 25, world leaders gather in France for the G-7 summit, a look into findings from a newly released DEA opioid database and an author’s exploration of food amid conflict. 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

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gfIr1psuSGUPBS NewsHour Weekend live show August 24, 2019

PBS NewsHour   Streamed live 4 hours ago

On this edition for Saturday, August 24, we take the show on the road to Charlotte, North Carolina, the home of the 2020 Republican National Convention next August. We speak to some of the state’s Republican leadership about North Carolina’s political makeup and explore the growing number of tobacco farmers turning to hemp production across the state. Hari Sreenivasan anchors from Charlotte. 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 August 23, 2019

PBS NewsHour   Published on Aug 23, 2019

Friday on the NewsHour, the trade war between the U.S. and China escalates as both countries announce new tariffs. Plus: The state of the American economy, what’s at stake for Trump at the G-7 summit, devastating fires in the Amazon, the legacy of GOP donor David Koch, Shields and Ponnuru on politics, evaluating the success of global anti-poverty programs and Jeff Daniels as Atticus Finch.

PBS NewsHour full episode August 22, 2019

PBS NewsHour  Published on Aug 22, 2019

Thursday on the NewsHour, tensions between Japan and South Korea heighten with the end of an intelligence-sharing agreement. Plus: The latest from the 2020 campaign trail, economic consequences of the rising U.S. deficit, the risks of guns with high-capacity magazines, regulating European cruise ships, the long economic legacy of slavery and a brief but spectacular take on social anxiety. WATCH TODAY’S SEGMENTS: News Wrap: White House won’t slash $4 billion in foreign aid https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IZc1z… 2020 Democrats lose Inslee amid rumors of new GOP challenger https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ll1E8… How Japan-South Korea rift reflects decades of resentment https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_YSHW… What skyrocketing federal debt means for the next recession https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vywky… How capping magazine size could save lives in mass shootings https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X1OrK… Why some European ports are fed up with cruise liners https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B80XZ… Sugar, slavery and ‘commitment to truth’ in U.S. history https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BLzgD… When back to school means a return to social anxiety https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mOHng…

PBS NewsHour full episode August 21, 2019

PBS NewsHour  Published on Aug 21, 2019

Wednesday on the NewsHour, President Trump overhauls rules about detaining migrant families and doubles down on criticism of American Jews who support Democrats. Plus: What new immigration policies mean for migrant children, Trump cancels a trip to Denmark after rebuff on Greenland, politics in Native populations, conservation vs. development in Montana and monitoring Atlantic puffins in Maine. 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: https://www.pbs.org/newshour Twitter: https://www.twitter.com/newshour Instagram: https://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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How a group of Syrian residents assembled a secret library

PBS NewsHour   Published on Aug 17, 2019

In the midst of Syria’s civil war, a group of residents in the war-ravaged town of Daraya risked their lives to assemble a secret library in the basement of a destroyed building. Those actions are now cataloged in a new book called, “Syria’s Secret Library: Reading and Redemption in a Town Under Siege.” Hari Sreenivasan recently spoke with author and BBC correspondent Mike Thomson to learn more. 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: https://www.pbs.org/newshour Twitter: https://www.twitter.com/newshour Instagram: https://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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For the past 20 years, photographer and TED Fellow Jon Lowenstein has documented the migrant journey from Latin America to the United States, one of the largest transnational migrations in world history. Sharing photos from his decade-long project “Shadow Lives USA,” Lowenstein takes us into the inner worlds of the families escaping poverty and violence in Central America — and pieces together the complex reasons people leave their homes in search of a better life.

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Jon Lowenstein · Documentary photographer, filmmaker, visual artist

TED Fellow Jon Lowenstein is a documentary photographer, filmmaker and visual artist whose work reveals what the powers that be are trying to hide.

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Drawing on her research into early childhood development, psychologist Sara Valencia Botto investigates when (and how) children begin to change their behaviors in the presence of others — and explores what it means for the values we communicate in daily interactions. (Watch for cute footage of sneaky toddlers.)

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Bolsanaro says Brazil lacks the resources to fight record number of Amazon fires

CBC News  Published on Aug 22, 2019

More than 165,000 fires are currently raging in the Amazon rainforest, prompting widespread concern about the future of the rainforest and global warming. »»» Subscribe to CBC News to watch more videos: https://bit.ly/1RreYWS Connect with CBC News Online: For breaking news, video, audio and in-depth coverage: https://bit.ly/1Z0m6iX Find CBC News on Facebook: https://bit.ly/1WjG36m Follow CBC News on Twitter: https://bit.ly/1sA5P9H For breaking news on Twitter: https://bit.ly/1WjDyks Follow CBC News on Instagram: https://bit.ly/1Z0iE7O Download the CBC News app for iOS: https://apple.co/25mpsUz Download the CBC News app for Android: https://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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Fleeing climate change – the real environmental disaster | DW Documentary

DW Documentary   Published on May 1, 2019

How many millions of people will be forced to leave their homes by 2050? This documentary looks at the so-called hotspots of climate change in the Sahel zone, Indonesia and the Russian Tundra. Lake Chad in the Sahel zone has already shrunk by 90 percent since the 1960s due to the increasing heat. About 40 million people will be forced to migrate to places where there is enough rainfall. Migration has always existed as a strategy to adapt to a changing environment. But the number of those forced to migrate solely because of climate change has increased dramatically since the 1990s. It is a double injustice: after becoming rich at the expense of the rest of the world, the industrialized countries are now polluting the atmosphere with their emissions and bringing a second misfortune to the inhabitants of the poorer regions. One of them is Mohammed Ibrahim: as Lake Chad got hotter and drier, he decided to go where the temperatures were less extreme and there was still a little water, trekking with his wife, children and 70 camels from Niger to Chad and then further south. The journey lasted several years and many members of his herd died of thirst. Now he and his family are living in a refugee camp: they only have seven camels left. Mohammed is one of many who have left their homelands in the Sahel – not because of conflict and crises, but because of the high temperatures. He’s a real climate refugee. _______ 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… Visit our Spanish channel: https://www.youtube.com/dwdocumental Visit our Arabic channel: https://www.youtube.com/dwdocarabia For more documentaries visit: https://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://www.dw.com/en/dws-netiquette-p…

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Wildfires are burning around the world. The most alarming is in the Amazon rainforest.

Record heat, drought, and deforestation are contributing to wildfire risk.

By Umair Irfan Updated Aug 23, 2019, 10:11am EDT

Residents of Sao Paulo, Brazil recently reported black rain which experts say is fire residue from wildfires in the Amazon, on August 19, 2019. Andre Lucas/Getty Images

An alarming cluster of wildfires are now burning in the Amazon rainforest and are threatening to disrupt international negotiations. French President Emmanuel Macron on Friday laid the blame for the Amazon fires on Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro, calling the blazes an “international crisis” and promising to bring it up at the G7 summit this weekend.

The Amazon rainforest is the world’s largest tropical forest. It’s an area with torrential rain that almost never burns on its own, yet the blazes have burned for more than two weeks, growing so intense that they sent smoke all the way to São Paulo, Brazil’s largest city.

The state of Amazonas has declared an emergency. The #PrayforAmazonia tag has surged on social media as users blamed darkened skies above São Paulo on the fires, though some meteorologists said the low clouds were a normal weather phenomenon.

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But the Amazon is not the only region that’s burning. More than 21,000 square miles of forest have gone up in flames in Siberia this month, putting Russia on track for its worst year on record for wildfires. The smoke from these blazes shrouded large parts of the country, including major cities like Novosibirsk, and has crossed the Pacific Ocean into the United States.

On Monday, a wildfire in the Canary Islands forced more than 8,000 people to flee. Over the weekend, new fires ignited in Alaska, extending what’s already been an unusually long fire season for the state. Last week, Denmark dispatched firefighters to Greenland combat a wildfire approaching inhabited areas. If not extinguished, officials are worried the blaze would burn through the winter, further driving up the already massive ice melt Greenland has experienced this year amid record heat.

California, which suffered its most destructive wildfire season on record in 2018, is having a much calmer year by comparison, although the potential for a major fire remains.

Many of these wildfires stem from unprecedented warmth and dryness across many parts of the world this year. And in the case of the Amazon, they are an unmistakable sign of how humans are radically reshaping the planet.

Conditions were ripe for major fires this year

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration reported last week that this past July was the hottest July on record. The next five hottest Julys were all in the past five years.

This is not just for the northern hemisphere, where it’s summer right now, but for the whole world. The average global temperature last month was 1.71 degrees Fahrenheit above the 20th century average.

It may not seem like much, but remember that this is an average, which can obscure the extremes. And there were plenty of extremes last month.

The Netherlands, Germany, and Belgium set temperature records. Paris recorded its highest temperature ever, 108.6 degrees Fahrenheit. Parts of Poland, the Czech Republic, and Spain also experienced unprecedented high temperatures. Huge swaths of the United States also baked in a heat wave last month, with minimum temperatures approaching or breaking records.

So it’s not too surprising that many of the areas burning right now experienced extreme heat last month: Siberia, Alaska, the Canary Islands.

Alaska and the Canary Islands have also dealt with severe drought this year. In May, Alaska reported “extreme” drought conditions, the first time such a rating was recorded for the state, according to the US Drought Monitor.

These conditions have long been known to exacerbate wildfires. High heat and low moisture means vegetation dries out. But people play a critical role too.

Humans make wildfires worse. In the Amazon, humans are the underlying cause.

In many ecosystems, wildfires are a natural and essential phenomenon. They clear out decaying brush, restore nutrients to soil, and even help plants germinate. But in recent years, humans have made the destruction from wildfires worse at every step. Suppression of natural fires has allowed dry vegetation to accumulate. Human activity is changing the climate, which is forcing some forests to heat up and dry out. People are building ever closer to areas ready to ignite. And people end up igniting the majority of wildfires, whether through downed power lines, errant sparks, or arson.

But the Amazon rainforest, which remains drenched for much of the year, does not burn naturally. Instead, the fires are ignited by people. Farmers use slash-and-burn tactics to clear land for farming and pasture, though it’s illegal in Brazil this time of year due to fire risk.

Illegal logging operations in Brazil have also been known to start fires as a tactic to drive indigenous people off their land and to cover their tracks. The Amazon rainforest has experienced a record number of fires this year, with more than 74,000 reported so far. It’s an 84 percent increase over the number of wildfires at the same time last year.

“There is nothing abnormal about the climate this year or the rainfall in the Amazon region, which is just a little below average,” Alberto Setzer, a researcher at Brazil’s National Institute for Space Research (INPE), told Reuters. “The dry season creates the favorable conditions for the use and spread of fire, but starting a fire is the work of humans, either deliberately or by accident.”

The Amazon rainforest fires are becoming an international political concern

The source of the current wildfires in Brazil is not yet known, and the government in Brazil is not all that inclined to find out. INPE’s director, Ricardo Galvão, was ousted from his job earlier this month after his agency reported an 88 percent increase in the deforestation rate in the Amazon.

Brazil’s president, Jair Bolsonaro, called the deforestation data “lies.” On Wednesday, he accused non-governmental organizations of starting fires after the government withdrew funding for these groups. He provided no evidence for this claim.

When pressed further about the fires on Thursday, Bolsonaro said the government didn’t have the resources to respond. And he again reiterated his claim that NGOs started the fires, according to the BBC:

Asked on Thursday who was responsible for starting the fires, he responded: “The Indians, do you want me to blame the Indians? Do you want me to blame the Martians?… Everyone is a suspect, but the biggest suspects are NGOs.”

Asked if there was any proof of this, he replied: “Did I accuse NGOs directly? I just said I suspect them.”

The French government meanwhile is laying the blame on the Brazilian government. France’s Macron accused Bolsonaro of failing to uphold earlier commitments to preserve the rainforest. “The president can only conclude President Bolsonaro lied to him at the Osaka summit,” a French official told Politico, referring to the June G20 meeting.

This deforestation stands to have major regional consequences. Without trees in place to anchor the soil and retain moisture, the underlying vegetation can dry out, making it easier to burn. Trees also evaporate a huge volume of water and emit chemicals that make it condense, helping the rainforest generate its own rainfall.

Right now, the Amazon has been deforested by 15 percent or more from its primeval state and scientists are worried that if it reaches 25 percent, there won’t be enough trees cycling water through the forest. The region will cross a tipping point and eventually degrade into savanna.

This has huge consequences for the rest of the world as well. The Amazon rainforest produces huge amounts of oxygen. Its vegetation holds on to billions of metric tons of carbon that could oxidize into heat-trapping gases.

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change earlier this month reported that conserving areas like the Amazon rainforest will be integral to mitigating climate change. But with the current pace of wildfires and deforestation, the world is rapidly galloping in the wrong direction.

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CRAZY Fruits You’ve Never Heard Of!

BE AMAZED  Published on Jul 18, 2019

There are lots of crazy rare fruits out there that taste really amazing. Coming up are some crazy fruits you’d love to taste! Subscribe for more! ? https://goo.gl/pgcoq1 ? Stay updated ? https://goo.gl/JyGcTt https://goo.gl/5c8dzr ? For copyright queries or general inquiries please get in touch: hello@beamazed.com https://www.youtube.com/channel/UChsb… Legal Stuff. Unless otherwise created by BeAmazed, licenses have been obtained for images/footage in the video from the following sources: https://pastebin.com/ZgusXNcR

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Places You Should Visit Before They Vanish from The Face of The Earth and

BE AMAZED Published on Apr 3, 2019

Our world is changing. From the Great Barrier Reef to the Florida Everglades – here are the places you should visit before they vanish from the face of the Earth. Subscribe for more! ? https://goo.gl/pgcoq1 ? Stay updated ? https://goo.gl/JyGcTt https://goo.gl/5c8dzr ? For copyright queries or general inquiries please get in touch: hello@beamazed.com Credit: https://pastebin.com/xmMEfbG4

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Things You Should Never Do in Other Countries

BE AMAZED   Published on Jan 24, 2019

Different cultures around the world are so varied their rules may get you into a world of difficulty! Here are 20 surprising things you should never do in other countries. Subscribe for more! ? https://goo.gl/pgcoq1 ? Stay updated ? https://goo.gl/JyGcTt https://goo.gl/5c8dzr ? For copyright queries or general inquiries please get in touch: hello@beamazed.com

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Dubai’s Miracle Garden – BBC Travel Show

BBC Travel Show  Published on Aug 12, 2019

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Dubai Miracle Garden 2019

TSK-24   Published on Aug 23, 2018

Dubai Miracle Garden 2019. The Dubai Miracle Garden is a flower garden located in the district of Dubailand, Dubai, United Arab Emirates. The garden was launched on valentine’s day in 2013 MUSIC: Green Leaves by Audionautix is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/…) Artist: https://audionautix.com/ Landras Dream by Audionautix is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/…) Artist: https://audionautix.com/ ? For copyright matters please contact us: msgreenloveusa@gmail.com © My video is in accordance with the Fair Use Law of Youtube —————————————————————– Thanks for watching! Please subscribe for more videos

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One of the most Beautiful Japanese Gardens in the World

Tropical Gardening   Published on Feb 22, 2019

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Inspiration from Larry Winget


Nobody ever wrote down a plan to be broke, fat, lazy, or stupid. Those things are what happen when you don’t have a plan.

~ Larry Winget


(Artwork by: Hans Peter Kolb)

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Webneel.com: photoshop photo manipulation by alberto seveso 19 and

Photo manipulations are fun to create and fun to look at. Using photoshop you can do lots of creative and fun stuff. You can manipulate photos like you imagine and can show others what you have in your creative mind. There are lots of posts on internet about photo manipulation but here i have added some of best and amazing examples of photo manipulation works for you.

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20 Mind Blowing Foodscapes and Advertising Photo manipulations by Carl warner

Carl Warner blends photography and art to make highly conceptual visual images. Based in London, Warner’s 25-year career spans still life and advertising photography. He is best known for his intricate food landscapes, many of which can be seen in the recently published book Carl Warner’s Food Landscapes. In this interview with Photoshop Corp, he shares his insights about his background and creative process. i hope you will like these Photo collage / photo

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? Thisiscolossal: Geometric Portraits by Silvia Idili Overlay Clusters of Origami-Like Objects on Subjects’ Eyes, Noses, and Mouths

August 15, 2019  Kate Sierzputowski

Milan-based painter Silvia Idili paints portraits of men and women that are partially obscured by folded

geometric objects, incomplete masks that draw the audience deeper into the subjects’ gaze. Idili explains to JULIET that these origami-like additions featured in The Visionaries “are the symbol of infrastructures created by the mind to hide and mask the true nature of one’s being, which is at the same time an expression of a spiritual tension in relation to the anxiety of the contemporary.”

The portraits invite the audience to take a moment to reflect on their own inner gaze as they make eye contact with the guarded paintings. You can view more of Idili’s portraits and surrealist animal paintings on her website and Instagram. (via INAG)

THIS STREET ART IS ABSOLUTELY BREATH-TAKING

Now I’ve Seen Everything   Published on Dec 14, 2018

Street art is an amazing form of art that inspires and surprises, and that can transform a boring urban environment. Sometimes, street art not only transforms the world around you, but also interacts with it. Check out this awesome compilation of breath-taking street art and graffiti works! These artists found their self-realization in very bright and eccentric ways. Street art is their passion! Born in the 1970s in New York, street art has always been a popular and relevant form of expression around the world. In street art, the artists strives to communicate with people who see their work, to engage them in a dialogue about their ideas! Tell us in the comments what do you think about this street art! Via: Hula https://www.byhula.com https://www.instagram.com/the_hula https://www.facebook.com/artbyhula https://www.instagram.com/leonkeer https://www.facebook.com/streetpainti… https://www.facebook.com/graffiti.kin… https://www.instagram.com/hugeart https://www.facebook.com/pg/hugegraff https://www.instagram.com/wallerygallery https://www.instagram.com/carolina_me… https://www.instagram.com/flymotion_f… https://www.facebook.com/artofairbrus… https://www.twitter.com/ossamanasr85 https://www.instagram.com/ossamanasr85 https://www.youtube.com/ossamanassr85 Music by Epidemic Sound: https://www.epidemicsound.com/ ———————————————————————————————————- Subscribe to Now I’ve Seen Everything : https://goo.gl/xiBW7v Our Social Media: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/seen.everything Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/now.ive.see… ———————————————————————————————————– More articles: https://brightside.me

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Elephants at the Water Lily Pond and their Environment 1:  Artwork by Ing-On Vibulbhan-Watts 

I produced Elephants at the Water Lily Pond in 1999, because I heard about deforestation.  I have been very concerned about humans invading the animals habitats by cutting down the forests for housing and farm land.  Some humans do not believe in global warming that is caused from mismanaging the environment so they go on making their wealth from destroying the land for mining and the forest for the wood products.  Some trees are cut down to produce throw away chopsticks and other wasteful products.  

Ing-On Vibulbhan-Watts, Sunday, February 02, 2014

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