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Sunday, 15 July 2018

13min @thecrashcourse clip - #English #Theater After #Shakespeare: Crash Course Theater #17

Text from youtube "Shakespeare is dead. Long live Shakespeare. Well, long live English theater, anyway. Actually, it's about to get banned. Anyway, we're discussing where English theater went post-1616. We'll talk about Ben Jonson, revenge tragedies, and court masques."

Friday, 13 July 2018

7min @RSAEvents clip - the rising #depression and #anxiety crisis with Johann Hari

Text from youtube "Bestselling author Johann Hari discovered that, in reality, depression and anxiety are caused largely by crucial changes in the way we are living. Using vivid human stories and social science, he explains the evidence."

Thursday, 12 July 2018

@TEDEd clip - the #science of #hearing

Text from you tube "The ability to recognize sounds and identify their location is possible thanks to the auditory system. That’s comprised of two main parts: the ear, and the brain. The ear’s task is to convert sound energy into neural signals; the brain’s is to receive and process the information those signals contain. To understand how that works, Douglas L. Oliver follows a sound on its journey into the ear. 

Lesson by Douglas L. Oliver, animation by Cabong Studios.

Wednesday, 11 July 2018

2min 24sec @theeconomist clip - should we #tax the #rich more

Text from youtube "Taxation is necessary in order to provide public services like roads, education and health care. But as the world's elderly population grows, and the demand for public services increases, countries will need to reassess how they tax. Where should the money come from?"

Monday, 9 July 2018

5min 42sec #googlespotlightstories clip - Pearl Theatrical

Text from youtube "2017 OSCAR NOMINATION for BEST ANIMATED SHORT FILM Set inside their home, a beloved hatchback, “Pearl” follows a girl and her dad as they crisscross the country chasing their dreams. It’s a story about the gifts we hand down and their power to carry love. And finding grace in the unlikeliest of places. 


2017 ANNIE AWARD WINNER for “Outstanding Achievement in Directing in an Animated TV/Broadcast Production”, “Outstanding Achievement in Music in an Animated TV/Broadcast Production” and “Production Design in an Animated TV/Broadcast Production” 


Sunday, 8 July 2018

3min 15sec @theeconomist clip: #Obesity: not just a #rich-world problem

Text from you tube " Obesity is a global problem, but more people are getting fatter in developing countries than anywhere else. If current trends continue, obese children will soon outnumber those who are undernourished.

People are fatter than ever. Obesity has more than doubled since 1980. But the biggest rise is in the developing world. Anyone with a body mass index, or BMI, over 30 is considered obese. The higher your BMI, the greater your risk of developing weight-related diseases like diabetes and heart disease.

Nearly half of the world’s overweight and obese children under five years old, live in Asia.

And in Africa, the number of overweight children under five has increased by nearly 50% since 2000. Hunger still blights many parts of the world. But the share of people who do not have enough to eat is in decline.

Globally one in nine people in the world suffer from chronic undernourishment. One in ten are obese. If current trends continue, the share of obese children in the world will surpass the number of undernourished by 2022.

Africa has the fastest-growing middle class in the world. A move from traditional foods to high-calorie fast food and a more sedentary lifestyle is driving the rise in obesity. Fast food outlets like KFC and McDonalds have seen rapid growth on the continent.

Women appear to be most affected.

More than half of women in Botswana are overweight. Ethiopia known for its terrible famine, has seen obesity rates in women rise by 600% since 1984. Health systems in Africa, more focused on treating malnourishment and diseases like malaria and HIV, are ill equipped to deal with obesity-related illnesses like heart disease and diabetes.

Pacific islands have the highest obesity rates in the world, thanks to the spread of western fast food. Diets which a generation ago consisted of fish and coconuts are now dominated by processed meat.

Nauru is top of the list. 61% of the population are obese, making this tiny paradise island the world’s fattest nation. Cook Islands take second place, with an obesity rate of 56% and Marshall Islands come in third, with 53%.

The Middle East is also in the grip of an obesity crisis. In the Saudi Arabia and Qatar and Kuwait more than a third of the population is obese.

Obesity is already a global epidemic and is rapidly spreading from the rich world to the poor. "

Friday, 6 July 2018

11min24se @thecrashcourse clip - Henrietta Lacks, the #Tuskegee Experiment, & #Ethical #Data Collection: Crash Course Statistics #12

Text from youtube " ... we’re going to talk about ethical data collection. From the Tuskegee syphilis experiments and Henrietta Lacks’ HeLa cells to the horrifying experiments performed at Nazi concentration camps, many strides have been made from Institutional Review Boards (or IRBs) to the Nuremberg Code to guarantee voluntariness, informed consent, and beneficence in modern statistical gathering. But as we’ll discuss, with the complexities of research in the digital age many new ethical questions arise. "