• Florida School Removes Teacher Who Hosted White Supremacist Podcast | NBC Nightly News
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    Florida School Removes Teacher Who Hosted White Supremacist Podcast | NBC Nightly News

    SCHOOL. NBCS STEPHANIE GOSK WITH MORE ON THAT AND NBCS STEPHANIE GOSK WITH MORE ON THAT AND WHAT THE TEACHER IS WITH MORE ON THAT AND WHAT THE TEACHER IS NOW SAYING IN HER OWN WHAT THE TEACHER IS NOW SAYING IN HER OWN DEFENSE. NOW SAYING IN HER OWN DEFENSE.>>Reporter: TONIGHT DEFENSE.>>Reporter: TONIGHT SOCIAL STUDIES TEACHER>>Reporter: TONIGHT SOCIAL STUDIES TEACHER DIE JANA VOLITICH IS SOCIAL STUDIES TEACHER DIE JANA VOLITICH IS SUSPENDED FROM THIS DIE JANA VOLITICH IS SUSPENDED FROM THIS FLORIDA MIDDLE SCHOOL SUSPENDED FROM THIS FLORIDA MIDDLE SCHOOL AFTER IT WAS REVEALED FLORIDA MIDDLE SCHOOL AFTER IT WAS REVEALED HE SECRETLY HOSTED A AFTER IT WAS REVEALED…

  • Why Some Countries Are Poor and Others Rich
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    Why Some Countries Are Poor and Others Rich

    There are 196 countries in the world. 25 of them are very rich, defined as having an average wealth per person of over $100,000 a year. They are: But far more countries are quite poor, and some – which we’re considering here – are very very poor. These are the 20 poorest countries in the world: where the per capital wealth is under a $1,000 a year, or under three dollars a day. Every country is now more or less on a path to growth, but the poor ones are growing very, very slowly. If Zimbabwe continues at its current growth rate, it will qualify as a ‘rich country’ in…

  • You’re Too Clean, and It’s Messing With Your Immune System
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    You’re Too Clean, and It’s Messing With Your Immune System

    Washing your hands may be the best way to keep from getting sick, but in some ways, DIRT does a body good. We’ve all been taught that dirt is bad for us. In my Grandmother’s house “Cleanliness was next to Godliness” and everything was scrubbed clean and disinfected, but now with new research on the superpowers of the microbiome it may be time to rethink our relationship with filth. You may think dirt and soil are interchangeable, (they are both a grainy collection of minerals, oils, water, and organic matter.) BUT soil stays in your backyard while dirt is what follows you back into your house. BOTH have microbes. Germ…

  • Scientists Are Using Your Body’s Bacteria To Battle Cancer, Is It Working?
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    Scientists Are Using Your Body’s Bacteria To Battle Cancer, Is It Working?

    The bacteria that live inside you shape who you are on a pretty fundamental level–from your psychology to your body type. But new research also indicates that the billions and even trillions of tiny creatures in your body play a major role in the way you react to medical treatments…making your microbial ecosystem a literal matter of life and death. Yeah, hi, it’s me, your favorite microbe geek here. As we discover more and more about how the bacteria inside us influence our lives and our health, we also discover more places where this relationship is really important–and one of these areas is cancer. Yup, it turns out that your…

  • We’re STILL Not Saying It’s Aliens, But Tabby’s Star Is Getting Weirder
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    We’re STILL Not Saying It’s Aliens, But Tabby’s Star Is Getting Weirder

    KIC 8462852 probably sounds like a string of random letters and numbers to you but I’m willing to bet if you’ve watched this channel long enough, you’ve heard it before. It’s the name of a star, also known as Tabby’s Star, and it set the internet ablaze a couple years back when it dimmed in ways nobody could really explain, unless you pinned it on aliens building massive structures to power their civilization. Since then though we haven’t seen the star’s light fade, and so public interest in it did. But in April of 2017 light levels started dropping again, giving astronomers new clues to come up with new ideas.…

  • Can America’s schools be saved? — with Albert Shanker (1994) | THINK TANK
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    Can America’s schools be saved? — with Albert Shanker (1994) | THINK TANK

    Ben Wattenberg: Hello. I’m Ben Wattenberg. This fall our kids return to school. Do we need to set nationwide educational standards to help them compete in the global economy? Joining us to sort through the conflict and the consensus are Albert Shanker, the president of the American Federation of Teachers and a member of the National Board of Professional Teaching Standards; Denis Doyle, a senior fellow at the Hudson Institute and coauthor of “Winning the Brain Race: A Bold Plan to Make Our Schools Competitive”; Professor Kriner Cash, associate dean of the School of Education at Howard University; and Myron Lieberman, senior research scholar, Center for Social Philosophy and Policy,…

  • Do We Still Need Libraries?
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    Do We Still Need Libraries?

    With almost unlimited access to a wide array of knowledge online, do we still need libraries? And do phones, computers, tablets and other devices make brick and mortar libraries obsolete? While some think that libraries are expensive and rarely used, others argue that they’re still essential social spaces that provide vital resources for communities. Today, I’ll be discussing how libraries got started and if they still play a useful role in society. The modern library emerged in the 19th century, but libraries have ancient origins. It’s difficult to determine what the first library was. According to Yale’s Cuneiform Commentaries Project, Mesopotamia had three types of libraries, temple, palace and private.…

  • How Student Loans Work…EXPLAINED!
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    How Student Loans Work…EXPLAINED!

    Mike: Hey? Have you guys ever heard of Tyler Oakley? Well, Tyler Oakley has heard os student loans, cuz he had ’em. Big time. And so he and his friends at Big Frame have asked us to make this for you to explain how student loans work so you know, you guys can hae a slightly better life vis a vis (?) student loans than Tyler did. Cuz from what I understand, he and his friends found it very confusing being that they’re humans and everything. So how do student loans work, and how can you make them work better for you? Part One: The FAFSA AKA Free Application for…

  • This Parasitic Plant Stole Over 100 Genes From Other Plants | SciShow News
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    This Parasitic Plant Stole Over 100 Genes From Other Plants | SciShow News

    This episode of SciShow News is supported by NordVPN. Head over to nordVPN.com/SciShow to learn more about virtual private networks and internet security. [♪ INTRO] Plants might seem kind of dull and boring, but they are full of intrigue. And two new papers published this week showed just how manipulative and cunning they can be. The first, published in Nature Plants, found that parasitic dodder plants from the genus Cuscuta have stolen dozens of genes from their hosts. And they don’t just take genes — they use them too. You see, dodders are parasitic plants that don’t have chlorophyll—the pigment which captures light energy during photosynthesis. That means they can’t…