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PBS News: October 27 – 28 2019, This Detroit bead museum honors an African legacy while modeling revitalization, Why does almost half of America’s food go to waste?

TED Talks: Claire Wardle how you can help transform the internet into a place of trust? and Yasmin Green How technology can fight extremism and online harassment

Project Unity: Homelessness in New York City – Documentary

BBC News: Why are there 60,000 homeless in NYC?, and Homeless in spite of full-time job

The Secrets of Nature: Little Monsters – Hide & Cheat

Thisiscolossal: Dynamic Photographs of Interconnected Figures by Rob Woodcox Take Center Stage With a Squarespace Portfolio Site

PBS NewsHour full episode October 28, 2019

Oct 28, 2019  PBS NewsHour

Monday on the NewsHour, Islamic State leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi dies during a U.S. special forces raid in northwestern Syria. Plus: Vice President Mike Pence on President Trump and impeachment, what al-Baghdadi’s death means for the threat of ISIS, California endures new wildfires and power outages, and our Politics Monday team, Tamara Keith and Amy Walter, analyzes the latest political news. 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 October 27, 2019

Oct 27, 2019 PBS NewsHour

On this edition for Sunday, October 27, analysis on the death of the Islamic State leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi and a look at what that may mean for the region, and a return to Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania one year after 11 people were killed at the Tree of Life synagogue in the deadliest anti-Semitic attack in U.S. history. 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

This Detroit bead museum honors an African legacy while modeling revitalization

Oct 14, 2019  PBS NewsHour

Detroit is home to an unusual museum that draws on African history and customs, filling an entire city block with installations and sculptures. The MBAD African Bead Museum also allows visitors hands-on experiences — and acts as a stabilizing force in a distressed area of the city. Special correspondent Mary Ellen Geist 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

Jun 16, 2015  PBS NewsHour

Watch more from Making Sen$e: https://bit.ly/2D8w9kc Read more economic news: https://to.pbs.org/2PNUx19 Roughly 40 percent of food produced in America never makes it to the table. Whether it rots in the field, is trashed at the supermarket, or thrown out at home, NPR’s Allison Aubrey looks at why good food is being discarded, and what can be done to prevent it.

Category   News & Politics

How can we stop the spread of misleading, sometimes dangerous content while maintaining an internet with freedom of expression at its core? Misinformation expert Claire Wardle explores the new challenges of our polluted online environment and maps out a plan to transform the internet into a place of trust — with the help everyday users. “Together, let’s rebuild our information commons,” she says.

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Claire Wardle · Misinformation expert

Claire Wardle is an expert on user-generated content and verification working to help improve the quality of information online.

Can technology make people safer from threats like violent extremism, censorship and persecution? In this illuminating talk, technologist Yasmin Green details programs pioneered at Jigsaw (a unit within Alphabet Inc., the collection of companies that also includes Google) to counter radicalization and online harassment — including a project that could give commenters real-time feedback about how their words might land, which has already increased spaces for dialogue. “If we ever thought that we could build an internet insulated from the dark side of humanity, we were wrong,” Green says. “We have to throw our entire selves into building solutions that are as human as the problems they aim to solve.”

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Yasmin Green · Geopolitical technologist

Yasmin Green is the director of research and development for Jigsaw, a unit within Alphabet Inc. focused on solving global security challenges through technology.

Homelessness in New York City – Documentary

Oct 7, 2014  Project Unity

Homelessness in society needs urgent action. This video documents the homeless people of mid-town New York to find out more about their world and what struggles and hardships they face. More and more people are facing homelessness and housing problems so we are putting out a call to action to stand for some of our most vulnerable members of society. Winter is approaching and without your help, many people who are homeless will die over the winter months in New York City. It is important that we unit to provide whats needed for people who are homeless to have the necessities, such as clothing, blankets, warm food, shelter and the support every human being deserves. Summary Project Unity, a non-profit organisation is committed to unifying communities for good causes. Finding out from grassroots what are the most effective ways to assist people in need, we empower communities with direct action to have a positive effect on the issues facing us. Unity overcomes everything, so transform your environment with the strength of unity.

Category   People & Blogs

Why are there 60,000 homeless in NYC? – BBC News

Mar 9, 2015   BBC News

Subscribe to BBC News www.youtube.com/bbcnews It has been one of the coldest winters on record in America’s north-east, and in New York City freezing temperatures have coincided with record numbers of homeless. BBC New York correspondent Nick Bryant has been out onto the streets to meet those struggling to find shelter. Subscribe to BBC News HERE https://bit.ly/1rbfUog Check out our website: https://www.bbc.com/news Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/bbcworldnews Twitter: https://www.twitter.com/bbcworld Instagram: https://instagram.com/bbcnews

Category   News & Politics

Homeless in spite of full-time job – BBC News

Nov 18, 2016  BBC News

The acute shortage of housing in Britain has been underlined by figures obtained by BBC News. Please subscribe HERE https://bit.ly/1rbfUog World In Pictures https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list… Big Hitters https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list… Just Good News https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list…

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Little Monsters – Hide & Cheat – The Secrets of Nature

The Secrets of Nature   Published on Jul 15, 2014

Presents some of the animal kingdom’s strangest survival strategies. The most startling behaviour patterns aren’t found among the classic big animals such as lions or polar bears, but among nature’s smaller creatures: Poison dart frogs, chameleons, praying mantises and scorpions, to name only a few. These “Little Monsters” are masters of survival. Until recently, only a handful of scientists enjoyed the technical means to study them up close. But now, thanks to 3D visualization, large audiences can experience a chameleon thrusting out its tongue at close range, rattlesnakes striking at their targets to within fractions of an inch, praying mantises hunting and hummingbirds feeding, filmed from inside the flower! Rather than simply delivering a flat representation of these amazing stunts, modern 3D provides for an emotional experience. And with its ingenious combination of slow-motion-3D and timelapse-3D, “Little Monsters” even improves upon state of the art 3D for greater impact, yielding unbelievable scenes the world has never seen and “felt” before.

Category  Science & Technology

Dynamic Photographs of Interconnected Figures by Rob Woodcox Take Center Stage With a Squarespace Portfolio Site

August 15, 2019  Colossal

Photographer Rob Woodcox (previously) travels the world to bring athletes and dancers together in visually captivating locations and poses. The 29-year-old artist first picked up a camera about ten years ago and hasn’t looked back. Woodcox works with a diverse array of models both in studio environments and in deserts and metropolises. A combination of on-site practical effects and post-production editing create the fantastical final images.

Woodcox grew up in Michigan, and shares with Colossal that the lack of a robust local creative industry spurred his imaginative, DIY approach. Woodcox found creative community online, where he connected with likeminded photographers. The scale of his projects grew as his network expanded, and now Woodcox frequently works on client commissions in addition to his personal practice. As his professional identity has evolved over the past eight years, Squarespace has stayed Woodcox’s website platform of choice. Its seamless user experience allows his work to take center stage. “When you’re doing creative work, the website just needs to be simple, clean, and easy to use. And that’s Squarespace. If it’s inhibiting the user’s experience, then that’s a problem,” Woodcox shares with Colossal. 

“Pursuing projects with real people and being a part of things that matter” keeps Woodcox inspired. Teaching workshops has been a huge part of the photographer’s career: to date, he has taught over eighty workshops on five continents. Squarespace’s ecommerce integrations allow students to register for workshops (the next one is in Portland, Oregon) and collectors to purchase fine art prints. An embedded newsletter signup form lets Woodcox’s audience keep up with his latest projects.

“It’s fun to think about what people haven’t even seen yet. I have visions that are so much bigger even than anything I’ve done so far,” Woodcox tells Colossal. “That’s an exciting thing as an artist. I don’t think I’m ever going to run out of fuel. There’s so much that I want to do.”

Ready to show the world your creative potential? Head over to Squarespace.com for a free weeklong trial, and if you like what you see, use code COLOSSAL at checkout to save 10% on your purchase of a website or domain name.

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

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

XiaoXi Chinese: Traditional Crafts

francischeefilms: Cell Division Time lapse

National Geographic: Uranus 101

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

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

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

PBS NewsHour   Published on Sep 11, 2019

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

PBS NewsHour full episode September 11, 2019

PBS NewsHour

Published on Sep 11, 2019

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

PBS NewsHour full episode September 10, 2019

PBS NewsHour   Published on Sep 10, 2019

Tuesday on the NewsHour, National Security Advisor John Bolton steps down amid contradictory reports about what led to his departure. Plus: Assessing Bolton’s tenure in national security, gun control and other legislative priorities for Congress this fall, rodents that perform a critical safety function in Cambodia, the downfall of Harvey Weinstein and remembering photographer Robert Frank. WATCH TODAY’S SEGMENTS: The fundamental policy divisions between Bolton and Trump https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NhsHd… How Bolton’s departure might change Trump’s foreign policy https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2Fnda… News Wrap: Pompeo denies reports of rescued Kremlin mole https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9dfbw… Congressional Democrats vow to prioritize gun legislation https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=faLQo… Why Congress is likely to be even more divided this fall https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nEgIU… How giant African rats are finding land mines in Cambodia https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=okjod… How NYT reporters uncovered Weinstein’s empire of deceit https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HBL22… Photographer Robert Frank’s lens on American life https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IaPMt…

PBS NewsHour full episode September 9, 2019

PBS NewsHour   Published on Sep 9, 2019

Monday on the NewsHour, President Trump cancels planned talks with the Taliban in the U.S., prompting questions about the outlook for peace in Afghanistan. Plus: The wreckage and turmoil left by Hurricane Dorian, the latest British political chaos over Brexit, Politics Monday, Margaret Atwood on her sequel to “The Handmaid’s Tale,” remembering Marca Bristo and a tribute to fallen U.S. troops. WATCH TODAY’S SEGMENTS: News Wrap: North Korea says it’s open to new nuclear talks https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8j3sz… After canceled talks, what’s next for peace in Afghanistan? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gOf_r… Former Obama official blames U.S. for stalled Taliban talks https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PLCan… Residents of ruined Abaco and Grand Bahama flee in droves https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ExoxQ… Brexit, Boris and bedlam: Britain ‘hobbled’ by stalemate https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9bmTR… Tamara Keith and Amy Walter on N.C. special election https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nmiM9… Why this is the moment for a sequel to ‘The Handmaid’s Tale’ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-TogG… How Marca Bristo changed Americans’ minds about disabilities https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fjYGj… Honor Roll for September 9, 2019 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nrT3Z… 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 September 8, 2019

PBS NewsHour   Published on Sep 8, 2019

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

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

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Asmeret Asefaw Berhe · Soil scientist

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

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TED2019 | April 2019

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

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Joanne Chory · Plant geneticist

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

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A new model to inspire change at scale

The Audacious Project

Learn more about The Audacious Project, TED’s initiative to fund ambitious ideas for social good.

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Learn more about Salk Institute’s plan to harness the power of plants to fight climate change.

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Donate now to help Salk Institute turbocharge plants to make a dent in climate change.

TED2019 | April 2019

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Cell Division Time lapse

francischeefilms   Published on Mar 13, 2017

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

Category   Education

Uranus 101 | National Geographic

National Geographic  Published on Feb 1, 2019

Uranus is a planet beyond convention. Find out why it boasts the coldest temperatures in the solar system, what phenomena caused the unique tilt of its axis, and the curious origin of the planet’s name. ? Subscribe: https://bit.ly/NatGeoSubscribe #NationalGeographic #Uranus #Educational About National Geographic: National Geographic is the world’s premium destination for science, exploration, and adventure. Through their world-class scientists, photographers, journalists, and filmmakers, Nat Geo gets you closer to the stories that matter and past the edge of what’s possible. Get More National Geographic: Official Site: https://bit.ly/NatGeoOfficialSite Facebook: https://bit.ly/FBNatGeo Twitter: https://bit.ly/NatGeoTwitter Instagram: https://bit.ly/NatGeoInsta Read more in “Planet Uranus, explained” https://on.natgeo.com/2FymTFI Uranus 101 | National Geographic https://youtu.be/m4NXbFOiOGk National Geographic https://www.youtube.com/natgeo

Category    Education

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

The Secrets of Nature   Published on Feb 6, 2015

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

Category   Film & Animation

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

February 28, 2019   Kate Sierzputowski

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

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

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Remembering 9/11                                                 For All who perished

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