• What If Dark Matter Doesn’t Exist?
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    What If Dark Matter Doesn’t Exist?

    Dark matter has been the go-to explanation for many scientists as to why there seems to be more gravitational influence in our universe than the gravity measured by visible matter. But what if there’s no dark matter at all? The idea of dark matter was first proposed by Henri Poincaré in 1906. Then in 1933, evidence of dark matter was found by Fritz Zwicky while studying galaxy clusters… And then more evidence of dark matter was found based on the calculations of rotational velocities in galaxies made by Vera Rubin in 1978. Our universe is made up of less than 5% of visible matter—like stars, planets, galaxies you, me, everything…

  • How to Host a Party!
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    How to Host a Party!

    This episode is brought to you by Skillshare, an online learning community with more than 16,000 classes in design, photography, and more. [♪♩INTRO] [♪♩MUTED PARTY MUSIC] HI! HOW’S IT GOING? GREAT PARTY, RIGHT? In your younger years, throwing a party… it can be really easy. College-aged party-goers don’t often need more than cheap beer and loud music. I had sophisticated tastes, I also wanted some Super Smash Brothers. But as an adult, maybe you would like to step up your game and throw a soiree that’s memorable for the right reasons. Here are some completely unscientific but totally handy Party Pro Tips from a party pro. TIP 1: Schedule your…

  • Advanced Computing Science – Life as a UEA Postgraduate Student – Greg
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    Advanced Computing Science – Life as a UEA Postgraduate Student – Greg

    My name is Greg and I’m studying an MSc in Advanced Computer Science. I’ve always had an interest in computing science since I was young, and I was always unsure about it as a career when I was younger. I ended up working, studying civil engineering originally, and I’ve been doing civil engineering for about 10 years. But, I’ve always had this kind of interest in computer science in the background, and I’ve kind of decided now that I want to take that forward, and do it as a career, so this is the first step. First of all I live in Norwich I’ve been living here for about seven…

  • There Are More Than Two Human Sexes
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    There Are More Than Two Human Sexes

    [♪ INTRO] In high school biology, we usually learn that the sexes in humans are fixed and concrete. Whether you’re male or female is black-and-white and rooted in your DNA: your 23rd pair of chromosomes is either two X chromosomes or an X and a Y. That’s it. End of story. And that’s essentially what scientists thought, too. But it turns out that sex isn’t that straightforward. In fact, biologists today are saying sex is a spectrum. And the scientific community is still working on understanding and respecting the people who fall in the middle of that spectrum. To get this out of the way right up front: we’re not…

  • The Try Guys Lip Sync Battle Drag Queens
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    The Try Guys Lip Sync Battle Drag Queens

    Hello VidCon When I was asked to come referee this particular act, I couldn’t say no because it involves some of my favorites and fiercest people in the world and I’m always down to watch a good natured fight But read my lips, it’s going to be one hell of a battle Are you ready to meet your surprise performers? in this corner for sickening iconic and legendary Queens who have slayed our televisions and stages around the world from RuPaul’s Drag Race Give it up for drag royalty Derrick Barry, Morgan McMichaels… …Delta Work, and Kimora Black And in this corner four weird… …adventurous and hilarious guys who try…

  • Microsoft Education: Every Student Has a Voice
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    Microsoft Education: Every Student Has a Voice

    [MUSIC]>>We are all teachers. [MUSIC]>>We are all learners.>>We each learn in our own way.>>We’re designing an acid rain shield for Taj Mahal.>>We’re working on the science and archaeology behind Pompeii. [MUSIC]>>We are working on how we can save water and it was really cool.>>We are surgeons and climate scientists.>>We are architects and artists.>>We are anything and everything we want to be.>>I want to be an engineer and a poet.>>I want to be a lawyer to help other people see reality. [MUSIC]>>We all have our own challenges.>>Math is sometimes hard for me.>>I’m really bad at writing.>>Programs are challenging for me which I, sorry.>>But we find ways to make them opportunities.>>So, we…

  • STEM Showcase – Computing and Communications
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    STEM Showcase – Computing and Communications

    KAREN FOLEY: Welcome back to the Student Hub Live STEM Showcase. In this section, we talk about computing and communications, and more specifically, going to be talking about Pythons, turtles, and Raspberry Pis, which you can see on our table here. And I’m joined by Paul Piwek, who is going to be telling us all about programming and Python language, which is an important part of TM112, Introduction to Computing and IT2. PAUL PIWEK: Yes, that’s right. So in TM112, Introduction to Computing and IT2, one of the things we want to help students work with is in the Python programming language. That’s actually the first text-based programming language they…

  • AHHHHHHH!! How Blood-Curdling Screams Affect Your Brain
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    AHHHHHHH!! How Blood-Curdling Screams Affect Your Brain

    A really good scream is a beautiful thing, evolutionarily speaking. It can cause wide-reaching results, and when paired with a threat? Ohhhhh man. Fear can set off what’s called a defense cascade — a set of behaviors that cause you to… run or defend yourself… – freeze because you’re so scared… – or keep you from shouting or moving at all! – sometimes it can cause you to fall over – or even faint to protect yourself! Seriously, fear is really powerful. The source of this emotional response is buried deep in your brain; in a set of neurons called the amygdala. The fear can be emotional like abandonment, or…

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    Who Is The Mystery Mummy Buried In King Tut’s Tomb?

    Ancient Egyptians believed the burial tomb should contain everything needed for the afterlife, so Kings were buried with gold, food, beer, weapons, even pets! But what about Ladies of the Court? Where they at, tho? One of the most famous Pharaohs of Egypt was (and is) King Tut. But Tutankhamun’s mother, Nefertiti is a far more intriguing political and cultural figure to Egyptologists. She is legendary for her beauty, but also because she, and her husband Akhenaten, turned Egypt toward the cult of Aten the Sun God and away from polytheism. Nefertiti died before Tut, and no one knew where she was buried (though they’ve been looking for decades) and…