Why Would KEPLER-186F Have RED Plants?

From Atlas Pro. Recently we learned about the exoplanet Kepler-186f, a potentially earthlike, potentially habitable world only around 500 lightyears away. But when I mentioned that here plants would grow red instead of green I was met with skepticism. So I’m back to fully explain exactly why Kepler-186f and planets like it would have red…

Longest-lasting Empires of All Time

From Geography lovers. This is a video of the longest-lasting empires organized according to their length of existence. An empire is a state that extends dominion over populations distinct culturally and ethnically from the culture/ethnicity at the center of power. Existence of each empire is calculated from when the culture/ethnicity of power took control until…

The Incredible Logistics of the Tokyo Olympics

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Summer Olympic Games Medal Ranking

From Geography lovers. #Olympics The Olympic Games refer to a worldwide tournament of sorts where athletes from all over the world come together to compete in their respective countries’ name and honor. The Olympics are the leading international sports event, held in different cities each year. Some cities have hosted multiple Olympic events, such as…

A Meeting Point Between East and West | Mount Nemrut

From Geography lovers. #Nemrut #Nemrutdagi #Turkey Nemrut is a mountain in the Taurus Mountain range that separates the Mediterranean coastal region from the central Anatolian Plateau in southern Turkey. In 62 BC, King Antiochus I Theos of Commagene constructed a tomb sanctuary on the summit of the mountain, at an elevation of about 2,000 meters.…

What Some Countries are Best At

From Geography lovers. This video presents what countries do better than every other country. Main Source: https://www.businessinsider.com/what-countries-are-best-at-2014-1 You may like to watch: Newest Countries in the World: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fbgt-bPpOUI Which Sports Countries are Good at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LIRhB6i8Xf4 Comparison: Countries with the Highest Life Expectancy: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jX5NZhNjjA8 Subscribe for more!

How the Navajo Nation Works (A Country Within a Country?)

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The World’s Largest Buddhist Temple | Borobudur temple

From Geography lovers. #Borobudur #Indonesia #temple The Borobudur Temple consists of three monuments, namely the Temple of Borobudur and two smaller temples. The main temple of Borobudur is the largest Buddhist temple in the world. Approximately 55,000 cubic metres of andesite stones were taken from neighboring quarries to build the monument. The stone was cut…

Newest Countries in the World

From Geography lovers. While some nations have a very long history, others are relatively new. Since the year 1990, new countries have been created, many as a result of the dissolution of the U.S.S.R. and Yugoslavia in the early 1990s. Others became new countries as a result of anticolonial and independence movements, including Eritrea and…

Ancient Roman City Under Budapest | Aquincum

From Geography lovers. #Aquincum #ancient #Romanempire Around 41 to 55 AD, a 500-strong cavalry unit, was stationed at the site. This was soon reinforced when an entire Roman legion was sent there no later than 80 AD. This legion comprised a considerable force of around 6,000 men, along with all their military equipment. The province…

Why Electric Planes are Inevitably Coming

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Why We Find Rainforests in Unexpected Places

From Atlas Pro. Many of us are familiar with rainforests; lush and exotic environments that serve as the pinnacle of life on Earth. For the most part we assume these only occur throughout the tropics, but as it turns out certain areas in the temperate latitudes can receive just as much rainfall, creating a number…

Why There are Now So Many Shortages (It’s Not COVID)

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Iconic World Flags and What They Mean

From Geography lovers. Let’s take a look at some of the most interesting (and symbolic) flags from countries around the world and learn a little bit more about the history behind them. Sources: https://www.dictionary.com/e/s/fun-with-flags/?fbclid=IwAR1yHK5f4PPLFWRY7jZD2DLtD38WWyutG0dOCCLaoPWaqXVSEO_2lCB0SUc#ode-to-the-flag https://www.visualcapitalist.com/24-iconic-world-flags-and-what-they-mean/?fbclid=IwAR37PjjycVUQnQPPAjToCGB2sSH764MjnXXFHT4L85gdC1QM99EXM_8pEzk Subscribe for more!

How (the lack of) Geography Doomed Venus

From Atlas Pro. Venus is often referred to as Earth’s sister planet. But if this were true, how can the two planets in some respects be so radically different? Well as it turns out, the answer may in fact lie in the planet’s geography, or really in the planet’s LACK of geography. Support me here:…

The BIOGEOGRAPHY of the DINOSAURS

From Atlas Pro. 80 million years ago an entirely different class of animal ruled this Earth. The warmer temperatures allowed reptilians to grow bigger than any animal ever had before, bringing about the age of the Dinosaurs. But with a natural history spanning more than 180 million years, there’s a lot to know about these…

The Incredible Logistics of Grocery Stores

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500-million-year-old Monolith in Australia | Uluru (Ayers Rock)

From Geography lovers. #Uluru #Australia #Ayersrock One of the world’s most renowned natural landmarks is Australia’s Uluru, previously known as Ayers Rock. In the heart of Australia’s outback, this iconic structure has a vast history. Geologists believe Uluru dates back about 500 million years, making it around the same age as the Australian continent. It…

Supersonic Planes are Coming Back (And This Time, They Might Work)

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The Problem With the USA’s Borders

From Atlas Pro. It’s been over 60 years since a change to the American map has occurred. While that all might change with the recent DC and Puerto Rico statehood movements, this opens up the possibility to re-examine the internal divisions of the country and see if there are any better ways to break up…

How Live TV Works

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The Insane Logistics of Shutting Down the Cruise Industry

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China’s Vaccine Diplomacy

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The UK’s Failed Experiment in Rail Privatization

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How to Start an Airline

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The Geography of Vegetables

From Atlas Pro. The stunning conclusion to everyone’s favorite geography series. Follow me on twitter @theatlaspro Support me on Patreon here: https://www.patreon.com/atlaspro http://www.virgil.org/appendix/moretum.htm https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_most_valuable_crops_and_livestock_products https://www.agriculturejournals.cz/publicFiles/124110.pdf https://www.lib.umn.edu/bell/tradeproducts/rhubarb#:~:text=Rhubarb%20is%20native%20to%20central,and%20Romans%20in%20ancient%20times. https://highaltituderhubarb.com/history-of-rhubarb/ http://www.carrotmuseum.co.uk/history.html https://academic.oup.com/biolinnean/article-abstract/18/1/35/2666243?redirectedFrom=fulltext https://laidbackgardener.blog/2017/08/14/the-fascinating-history-of-orange-cauliflower/ https://specialtyproduce.com/produce/Purple_Cauliflower_1122.php https://www.nap.edu/read/11763/chapter/2 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_most_valuable_crops_and_livestock_products https://journals.plos.org/plosone/article?id=10.1371/journal.pone.0062707 https://link.springer.com/chapter/10.1007/978-3-030-41376-7_5 https://arstechnica.com/science/2013/01/polynesians-reached-south-america-picked-up-sweet-potatoes-went-home/ http://www.sci-news.com/genetics/ancient-polynesians-native-americans-contact-long-before-europeans-08634.html https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2019/nov/29/how-perus-potato-museum-could-stave-off-world-food-crisis

The Electric Vehicle Charging Problem

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What Is A Nebula?

From Atlas Pro. These can be some of the most amazing sites in the whole universe, but what even are they? Today I dive deep into the many different types of nebulas, from the classic diffuse nebula, to supernova remnants, all the way to dark nebulas, all with the amazing help of Space Engine to…

How Air Ambulances (Don’t) Work

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What Are The 7 Realms of Biogeography?

From Atlas Pro. If "continents" ever left you wanting more, let’s try something different and see if we can define and divide the Earth’s landmasses based solely on their native plants and animals. Special thanks to Christopher Scotese for all his help with the paleogeographic component of the video! Follow me on twitter @theatlaspro Support…

What is the Blue Revolution?

From Atlas Pro. No politics I promise. Today we face the daunting challenge of feeding nearly 8 billion people, and that number will grow to at least 11 billion by 2100. With already half of all the habitable land on Earth dedicated to agriculture, we’re starting to run out of options. Could the Blue Revolution…

Lands That Will FLOOD in Our Lifetime

From Atlas Pro. Some places are more threatened by rising sea levels than others, but in the end we’ll all be paying a price. Alternate titles include: "Where You Shouldn’t Invest in Real Estate," "Places You Should Vacation to Before They’re Gone," and "Oh Man We’re In A Lot Of Trouble On This One Aren’t…

What’s the Biggest Canyon on Earth?

From Atlas Pro. What I thought to be a simple question turns into an 11 minute video, buckle up! Follow me on twitter @theatlaspro Support me on Patreon at: https://www.patreon.com/atlaspro Music: https://soundcloud.com/atlas-pro-music/canyons Some links: https://web.archive.org/web/20090110132654/http://walrus.wr.usgs.gov/reports/reprints/Normark_GSA_SP370.pdf https://www.statista.com/statistics/253878/number-of-visitors-to-grand-canyon-national-park/#:~:text=The%20number%20of%20recreational%20visitors,in%20the%20last%20seven%20years. http://www.ccpo.odu.edu/~klinck/Reprints/PDF/ronaDSR2015.pdf https://pubs.usgs.gov/of/1996/ofr96-491/pdf/01_ofr96-491.pdf http://www.19thcenturyscience.org/HMSC/HMSC-Reports/1912-Murray/htm/doc.html http://adsabs.harvard.edu/full/1990mevt.conf..314W https://royalsocietypublishing.org/doi/10.1098/rspb.2010.0462