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Wednesday, 23 August 2017
Today, super glue is a nearly indispensable household item — but its incredibly sticky nature almost caused it to be abandoned in the development phase ... twice.
Jessica Oreck shares the wartime origins of this sticky substance.
Monday, 21 August 2017
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10 hours of relaxing Desert Sounds https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fvRkW...
Sit back, relax and enjoy the fourth in our series of Planet Earth II visual soundscapes. As part of the Real Happiness Project we want to take you on a journey through some of the most stunning mountainscapes on earth. Fly above the peaks and immerse yourself in this elevated, sky-kissing habitat. All footage used was filmed by the Planet Earth II camera teams whilst out on location.
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Sunday, 20 August 2017
Approximately seven million people around the world die from heart attacks every year. And cardiovascular disease, which causes heart attacks and other problems like strokes, is the world’s leading killer. So what causes a heart attack?
Krishna Sudhir examines the leading causes and treatments of this deadly disease.
Lesson by Krishna Sudhir, animation by Chadwick Whitehead.
Saturday, 19 August 2017
Friday, 18 August 2017
From the YouTube Info - "Many of us believe our capacity to reason helps us to acquire knowledge and make better decisions - but what if it has an entirely different purpose? Hugo Mercier explains that the essential function of reason is not solitary but social - it exists to help us convince other people or groups of our arguments. Watch Hugo Mercier, Cognitive Scientist, in our latest RSA Spotlight - the edits which take you straight to the heart of the event! "
Thursday, 17 August 2017
Wednesday, 16 August 2017
Tuesday, 15 August 2017
Text from youtube "The world is full of wannabe 'change agents'; a mix of campaigners, lobbyists, organisations and officials - all determined to transform the world. But how can we effect REAL change in the world? Watch Duncan Green, Senior Strategic Adviser at Oxfam GB, on How Change Happens in our latest RSA Spotlight"
Monday, 14 August 2017
From the YouTube text
"Deep underground lie stores of once-inaccessible natural gas. There’s a technology, called hydraulic fracturing, or “fracking,” that can extract this natural gas, potentially powering us for decades to come. So how does fracking work and why is it a source of such heated controversy? Mia Nacamulli explains the ins and outs of fracking.
Lesson by Mia Nacamulli, animation by Sharon Colman."