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Sunday, 17 February 2019

3min 15sec @ACSReactions clip - Is White #Chocolate Actually Chocolate?

Found via a boing boing email. Text from youtube "Today we’re showing our love for the redheaded stepchild of the chocolate world, white chocolate. It may lack the rich flavor of milk chocolate and the glossy brown color of dark chocolate. Many people even argue it’s not really chocolate at all. What is it about this creamy candy that sets it apart from the darker chocolates we know and love so well? "

Saturday, 16 February 2019

8min 36sec @wef clip - #E-waste : Cleaning Up The World's Fastest-Growing Trash Problem

Text from youtube "E-waste is now the world’s fastest-growing waste stream. Indeed, we generated the equivalent of 4,500 Eiffel Towers of electronic waste in a single year. And yet just 20% of gets collected and recycled. Where does it all go? We visit the world's largest e-waste dump where both foreign and locally generated electronic waste poses a considerable health risk to those working there and nearby. Still, innovative clean solutions are becoming available, and making measurable impact will require both consumers and manufacturers to think about the entire lifecycle of these products."

Wednesday, 13 February 2019

7min @RSAEvents clip - Mental Health in Schools

text from youtube "Child and adolescent mental health is in the headlines almost daily. How can we support young people’s wellbeing and build mentally healthy school communities? Our expert panel share their insights and perspectives. Watch Dr Polly Casey, Research Fellow, UCL; Simon Blake, CEO, Mental Health First Aid England; Dr Marc Bush, Director of Evidence and Policy, YoungMinds; Ross Trafford, Principal, Holyhead School in our latest RSA Spotlight - the edits which take you straight to the heart of the event! "

Monday, 11 February 2019

13min @thecrashcourse clip - #Darwin and Natural #Selection: Crash Course History of Science #22

Text from youtube ""Survival of the Fittest" sounds like a great WWE show but today we're talking about that phrase as it relates to Charles Darwin and Alfred Wallace. Darwin and Wallace are at the heart of understanding evolution and natural selection. Today, Hank talks about their wonderful (if not seasick inducing) trips around the world."

Sunday, 10 February 2019

12min @thecrashcourse clip - #Broadway , Seriously: Crash Course #Theater #46

Text from youtube"We're going to Broadway, everybody, and it's not going to be that fun. In fact, it's going to be a very serious experience with lots of powerful social commentary and indictments of life in America in the 1950s. So be prepared to look at the works of Tennessee Williams, Arthur Miller, and Lorraine Hansberry, and to look into the face of chronic illness, racism, and the crushing malaise of American middle class life. Woof."

Saturday, 9 February 2019

2min 40sec @theeconomist clip - What will replace #Facebook ?

Text from youtube "Facebook has dominated the social-media landscape for the past 15 years. But breaches of its users' privacy mean it is now slipping out of favour. Could an emerging technological movement take its place? "

Friday, 8 February 2019

2min 24sec @TheEconomist clip - #Illegal #ivory: where does it come from, where does it go?

Text from youtube "The illegal ivory trade is big business. A single shipment can be worth up to $1.3m. The vast majority of ivory poached in Africa ends up in China. 

Elephant poaching is most prolific in two areas of Africa, the savannas of Mozambique and Tanzania, in East Africa, and in West Africa, a forest region called TRIDOM, which spans Gabon, Congo Brazzaville, and Cameroon. Weak governance in these countries enables poachers to operate with relative impunity. 

Poachers are paid $80 to $100 per kilo of ivory. Research by the Environmental Investigation Agency reveals that most ivory from Mozambique is shipped from the city of Pemba. Traffickers typically bribe custom officers $70 per shipment to turn a blind eye. 

Tusks are hidden amongst legitimate cargo in shipping containers. 70 percent of the world's ivory is destined for China, but investigators have discovered traffickers use indirect routes to avoid detection. 

A typical route could be via South Korea, where the shipment is less likely to be searched by customs. Once in South Korea, corrupt freight agents take a cut of around $450,000 to help move the shipment on to its next stop, Hong Kong. Here, customs officials clear what appears to be to be a routine shipment that originated from South Korea. 

The shipment will be moved one more time, by sea, to Shanghai. On arrival, the gang will transport the tusks overland to its final destination, the Chinese city of Shuidong. Most of the world's illegal ivory comes here. 

By now, the ivory is valued at $750 per kilo. The gang can expect to make upwards of $1.3 million for their shipment. The illegal ivory trade is worth millions of dollars a year. If it's not stopped, African elephants could become extinct within decades.