• Living Off the Land in Hawaii | Explorer
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    Living Off the Land in Hawaii | Explorer

    People in developed countries often take it for granted that they can eat whatever delicacy they want from anywhere in the world. But there are some who fear that this globalization of food is putting all of us at risk, and they are now going back to living off the land. Here’s correspondent JJ Kelley in Hawaii. [music playing] KIMI WERNER (VOICEOVER): When I go spear phishing, I become an actual part of the ocean. I become a part of my roots, of Hawaii. I become a hunter. And more than anything, if the boats were to stop coming, I know how to survive. JJ KELLEY: Hawaii is one of…

  • 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.…

  • Measure for Measure: Quantum Physics and Reality
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    Measure for Measure: Quantum Physics and Reality

    So Quantum Mechanics, is the subject of the discussion here tonight. And look it’s the year 2014 And the first glimmers of the Quantum Mechanics really came on the scene on the early part of the 20th Century. Certainly by 1930 or so the basic framework of Quantum Mechanics was place and yet, today right some 80 years later there are still questions at our right for discussion at the foundations of the subject questions that are still controversial, and we’re going to discuss one of those controversial questions here tonight so you’ll see various perspectives on that. At the same time, quantum mechanics of all the subjects of modern…

  • Stephen C. Meyer: Theistic Evolution
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    Stephen C. Meyer: Theistic Evolution

    [bright gentle music]>>Oh, well, welcome, glad to see so many faces out there this evening, and of course the topic this evening is Did God Need Darwin? And you don’t have to read too long in The Origin of Species to realize that Darwin did not need God but many Christians today wrestle with this relationship. Just how should evolutionary theory and the biblical narrative relate to each other? The answers to this question vary widely even among Christians, from those who totally accept a fully naturalistic evolutionary model and dismiss the bible’s input on origins questions to those who do the opposite, who fully accept a literal biblical narrative…

  • How Chatbots Will Automate Call Centers
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    How Chatbots Will Automate Call Centers

    Around the world, businesses field hundreds of billions of requests from us each year. We want our flights changed, a purchase refunded, a claim reviewed. That takes the labor of millions of agents who tend to our every need. But soon, automation will take over much of that, and it starts with the painstaking work of this 23-year-old. My name is Laura Morales, and I’m a chatbot designer. You probably know the Dominican Republic for its beaches. But further west in the country’s capital of Santo Domingo, there’s a bustling hub of call centers for American businesses. Laura works for one of them, at a company called OutPLEX. After you.…

  • Jimmy Fallon and Kevin Hart Go Back to High School
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    Jimmy Fallon and Kevin Hart Go Back to High School

    -Hey guys, we’re here at a local high school out in Queens, New York City. Now, Kevin, you’re in a new movie called “Night School,” and because of that, I thought it would be fun if the two of us went back to high school for a day and competed against each other to see who is the better student. Now, none of the students know we’re here, so we’re about to surprise them and crash their classes all day. You ready? -Yes. [ Bell rings ] -Good morning, everybody. So, we have two new students today. Let’s make them feel welcome. -Hey. -Good morning. -Thank you. -This is 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…

  • The environmental cost of free two-day shipping
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    The environmental cost of free two-day shipping

    When it comes to buying stuff, I’ve often wondered how did I live without online shopping? I mean literally today anything I want is available to me 24/7. I can buy anything anytime. In fact 79% of Americans shop online. This happens when they’re laying in bed, while they’re out with friends having a drink. It turns out actually one in five us shop online while we’re using the bathroom. All this stuff we’re buying magically appears on our doorstep. But what effect does all this shopping have on the planet? Delivery services ship a lot more packages now because of online shopping. Since 2009 US Postal Service deliveries increased…