Is it taboo? Often misunderstood, voodoo was born in the West African nation of Benin. And here it is an official religion.
Great weather, abundant harvests, fabulous food, some of the world’s most cosmopolitan, and romantic, cities — as well as the world’s most critical biodiversity hotspots — make up what are known as Mediterranean-climate Ecosystems.
We spend nearly half of our lives in state of consciousness that is still even to this day is poorly understood. There are no animals in the world that have evolved to not need sleep. Horizon uncovers the secret world of our dreams. In a series of cutting-edge experiments and personal stories, we go in search of the science behind this most enduring mystery and ask: where do dreams come from? Do they have meaning? And ultimately, why do we dream?
Venture on an epic quest to discover the invisible forces and occurrences that sustain life on this planet and – for the first time – see these processes in action in EARTH FROM SPACE. This sweeping two-hour special reveals the Earth’s deepest mysteries, captured in breath-taking detail, and raises profound questions and challenges the old assumptions of how it all works. Using the latest CGI technology, and joining NASA and the world’s foremost Earth scientists, EARTH FROM SPACE transforms raw satellite data into a visible spectrum, offering viewers authentic, high-definition moving images that vividly illustrate these processes at work.
As oil stocks run low extracting oil from shale, or fracking, is the energy buzz of the year.It’s happening worldwide, and in the USA in 34 states. But with environmental and health risks, is it worth it? In Texas they’re used to big oil; for generations it has helped to forge the formidable Texas character. [...]
Most stars in the Universe are small and insignificant, like our Sun They eventually fizzle and die without much drama. But a few light up the sky when they die, and in the process, they don’t just tell us about the lives of stars: they create the building blocks of life, and help us to unravel the whole history of the Universe. These are the stars that end their lives as supernovae, explosions that are among the most violent events in the Universe.
There are many mysteries in life that still don’t have answers, even though science, technology, and research have come a very long way. Although we may expect logical explanations for these things in the future, as of now we will just have to be satisfied with our best speculations. These are the 25 greatest unsolved mysteries ever. Prepare to be puzzled.
Cody R Wilson has figured out how to print a semi-automatic rifle from the comfort of his own home. Now he’s putting all the information online so that others will join him. – This is a story about the rapid evolution of a technology that has forced the American legal system to play catch up. [...]
Since its inception in 1958, it was made clear by the Space Act that the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) should go beyond studying just space ships. The law stipulated that its research and discoveries should benefit the general public. NASA has faithfully stuck with that precept. Today, you come in contact with products everyday that you probably didn’t know were the results of NASA research and development. These 25 coolest NASA discoveries ever are just some of those everyday things we come in contact with that trace their origin back to the government branch commonly linked to space ships and telescopes.
Students are the future, but what’s the future for students? To arm them with the relevant, timeless skills for our rapidly changing world, we need to revolutionize what it means to learn. Education innovators like Dr. Sugata Mitra, visiting professor at MIT; Sal Khan, founder of Khan Academy; and Dr. Catherine Lucey, Vice Dean of [...]
In a full length video produced by the Fluoride Action Network, respected professional researchers, scientists, and health practitioners openly discuss their experience and opinions concerning the adverse health effects and ethical problems associated with the public health policy of water fluoridation. Featuring a Nobel Laureate in Medicine, three scientists from the National Research Council’s landmark [...]
Two years since the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant went into full meltdown, and the resulting 20KM evacuation zone was enforced, one farmer still remains behind braving high levels of radiation and loneliness to tend to abandoned animals. His name is Naoto Matsumura, and he is the last man standing in the ghost town of [...]
“Making the invisible visible” – the ISS Image Frontier from Christoph Malin on Vimeo. This is a tribute to the International Space Station Program as well as Dr. Don Pettit, NASA Astronaut and ISS Astrophotographer. It can not be emphasized enough, how Dr. Pettits innovative photographic work and his passion has changed the way we [...]
This 50 minutes documentary gives an in-depth look in the world of Google and search. What if all the world’s information would be available and easy to find? What if all the news, all books, all texts, photographs and videos would be collected in one place, and made available, always and everywhere? This is the [...]
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