How Did These Seashell Fossils Get Here?

From Atlas Pro. It’s not uncommon to find the fossil imprints of seashells in the rocks lining streambeds here in upstate New York. Today we’re looking deeper into this natural phenomenon and in the process discovered the huge importance fossils like these played in the creation of geology as a distinct scientific field. Support me…

Rick Steves Rome: Eternally Engaging

From Rick Steves’ Europe. In this hour-long travel special, we explore the "Eternal City" of Rome, a grand and ancient metropolis rich with exquisite art, vibrant culture, and centuries of history. We trace the rise and fall of classical Rome, meander through the heart of Bernini’s Baroque Rome, and make a pilgrimage to the Vatican.…

How Weather Forecasting Works

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Australia Had a Mass-Shooting Problem. Here’s How it Stopped

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Chamonix, France: Tour du Mont Blanc – Rick Steves’ Europe Travel Guide – Travel Bite

From Rick Steves’ Europe. Watch the full episode: https://youtu.be/7HXrk76Zfzo Tour du Mont Blanc circumnavigates Europe’s highest peak. The accommodating trail is flexible — enjoyed by hikers with a wide range of abilities. #ricksteves #ricksteveseurope #chamonix Visit http://www.ricksteves.com for more information about this destination and other destinations in Europe. Check out more Rick Steves’ Europe travel…

The Carbon Offset Problem

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Rick Steves’ Tour du Rue Cler

From Rick Steves’ Europe. Join Rick as he takes a stroll down the Rue Cler, his favorite traffic-free market street in one of his favorite Parisian neighborhoods. It’s where locals come to shop in the specialty stores, meet friends at the corner bistro for the plait du jour and a glass of wine, and catch…

Palaces of Spain — Rick Steves’ Europe Travel Guide

From Rick Steves’ Europe. Rick tours the grand palaces of Spain including Alcázar, The Alhambra, El Escorial, and Madrid’s Royal Palace. #ricksteves #ricksteveseurope #spain Visit http://www.ricksteves.com for more information about this destination and other destinations in Europe. Check out more Rick Steves’ Europe travel resources: “Rick Steves’ Europe” public television series: https://www.ricksteves.com/watch-read-listen/video/tv-show “Travel with Rick…

How to Design a Theme Park (To Take Tons of Your Money)

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European Open-Air Museums — Rick Steves’ Europe Travel Guide

From Rick Steves’ Europe. Rick visits some of Europe’s great open-air folk museums in Norway, Sweden, and Denmark, plus England’s Blists Hill Victorian Town. #ricksteves #ricksteveseurope #openairmuseum Visit http://www.ricksteves.com for more information about this destination and other destinations in Europe. Check out more Rick Steves’ Europe travel resources: “Rick Steves’ Europe” public television series: https://www.ricksteves.com/watch-read-listen/video/tv-show…

Islands That AREN’T Actually Islands

From Atlas Pro. Lately we’ve been learning about the field of island biogeography, but so far every example we’ve looked at has been… an island. Today we’re changing that by taking a look at three places that despite not exactly being land surrounded by water nonetheless experience the same evolutionary pressures as them. Support me…

Why Gas Got So Expensive (It’s Not the War)

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Ancient Ruins of Greece — Rick Steves’ Europe Travel Guide

From Rick Steves’ Europe. In Greece, Rick visits Delos, Epidavros, the Sanctuary of Olympia, and Athens’ Acropolis and Ancient Agora. #ricksteves #ricksteveseurope #compilation Visit http://www.ricksteves.com for more information about this destination and other destinations in Europe. Check out more Rick Steves’ Europe travel resources: “Rick Steves’ Europe” public television series: https://www.ricksteves.com/watch-read-listen/video/tv-show “Travel with Rick Steves”…

How Cyberwarfare Actually Works

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Hawaii’s Legendary First Inhabitants #shorts

From Atlas Pro. Recently we learned about the ecological effects colonialism had on the Hawaiian islands, first by the Polynesians and later by Americans. But were these really the only two groups to have called these islands home? According to Hawaiian legend there were already people on the island when they arrived, a shorter race…

The Closest Alien Planets

From Atlas Pro. As the James Webb telescope becomes operational, we’ll soon start receiving more data than ever before on the exoplanets nearest to us. The only problem is…. what ARE the exoplanets nearest to us? Today we’re taking a look at our closest neighbors to see what our chances of finding alien life are…

Castles of Germany and Austria — Rick Steves’ Europe Travel Guide

From Rick Steves’ Europe. Rick explores Rheinfels Castle, Burg Eltz, Hohensalzburg Fortress, "Mad" King Ludwig II’s Hohenshwangau and Neuschwanstein Castles, and the ruins of Ehrenburg and Schlosskopf Castles. #ricksteves #ricksteveseurope #compilation Visit http://www.ricksteves.com for more information about this destination and other destinations in Europe. Check out more Rick Steves’ Europe travel resources: “Rick Steves’ Europe”…

The Incredible Logistics Behind Corn Farming

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Rome: Baroque Brilliance

From Rick Steves’ Europe. This second of three shows on Rome reveals a city busy with life and bursting with Baroque. We’ll ramble through the venerable heart of Rome, admire breathtaking Bernini statues, ponder sunbeams inside St. Peter’s Basilica at the Vatican, and mix and mingle with the Romans during an early-evening stroll. Following an…

The Sanction-Fueled Destruction of the Russian Aviation Industry

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Churches of England — Rick Steves’ Europe Travel Guide

From Rick Steves’ Europe. Rick visits England’s churches and cathedrals, from the folksy Church of St. Michael in the Cotswolds to London’s royal Westminster Abbey. Visit http://www.ricksteves.com for more information about this destination and other destinations in Europe. #ricksteves #ricksteveseurope #compilation Check out more Rick Steves’ Europe travel resources: “Rick Steves’ Europe” public television series:…

The STRANGEST Object in the Solar System #shorts

From Atlas Pro. There are a lot of interesting places in our solar system, but most of them at the very least have the same shape; spheres. Only one object breaks this trend, Haumea, a dwarf planet whose fast rotation has caused it to deform into what’s called a Jacobi ellipsoid. #shorts

The Failed Logistics of Russia’s Invasion of Ukraine

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Museums of Paris — Rick Steves’ Europe Travel Guide

From Rick Steves’ Europe. Rick tours the medieval Cluny Museum, covers the classics at the Louvre and Orsay, and ponders Impressionism at the Rodin Museum and Orangerie. #ricksteves #ricksteveseurope #compilation Visit http://www.ricksteves.com for more information about this destination and other destinations in Europe. Check out more Rick Steves’ Europe travel resources: “Rick Steves’ Europe” public…

Why Everywhere in the US is Starting to Look the Same

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Drone Delivery Was Supposed to be the Future. What Went Wrong?

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Santorini, Greece: Idyllic Oia – Rick Steves’ Europe Travel Guide – Travel Bite

From Rick Steves’ Europe. Watch the full episode: https://youtu.be/HZOuDhwzsq0 The village of Oia is the quintessence of Greek Island charm: an idyllic ensemble of whitewashed houses and blue domes, all with striking viewpoints. #ricksteves #ricksteveseurope #santorini Visit http://www.ricksteves.com for more information about this destination and other destinations in Europe. Check out more Rick Steves’ Europe…

Earth’s Lost Islands

From Atlas Pro. Just a few thousand years ago, massive glaciers stretched across much of the planet’s surface ushering in a period known as the "last glacial maximum." During this time sea levels were up to 120 meters (400 ft) lower than they are now, exposing huge expanses of continental shelf and bringing potentially millions…

How Cell Service Actually Works

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Dolomites, Italy: Brenner Pass and Reifenstein Castle – Rick Steves’ Europe Travel Guide

From Rick Steves’ Europe. Watch the full episode: https://youtu.be/t8w1zpAUlNo The Brenner Pass zips drivers across the Alps in about 30 minutes to Reifenstein Castle, which offers an intimate look at medieval castle life. More info about travel to Italy: https://www.ricksteves.com/europe/italy #ricksteves #ricksteveseurope #dolomites Visit http://www.ricksteves.com for more information about this destination and other destinations in…

Electric Vehicles’ Battery Problem

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Glasgow, Scotland: Buchanan Street – Rick Steves’ Europe Travel Guide – Travel Bite

From Rick Steves’ Europe. Watch the full episode: https://youtu.be/8PtXOw7mnjQ Glasgow’s busy Buchanan Street is the middle of a Z-shaped pedestrian boulevard nicknamed the "Golden Zed." With the top shops in town and a variety of street musicians, Buchanan Street has a lively vibe. #ricksteves #ricksteveseurope #glasgow Visit http://www.ricksteves.com for more information about this destination and…

Rick Steves Best of the Alps

From Rick Steves’ Europe. In his new one-hour special, join Rick Steves on an alpine adventure, with scenic train rides, breathtaking lifts, majestic glaciers, and unforgettable hikes. We conquer the Dolomites in Italy and the Zugspitze in Austria. In Switzerland, we savor the beauty of the Matterhorn, the Jungfrau, and Appenzell. And in France, starting…

The News You Missed in 2021, From Every Country in the World (Part 2)

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The News You Missed in 2021, From Every Country in the World (Part 1)

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Why The Moon’s Geography Is DEAD

From Atlas Pro. The Moon is our closest cosmic neighbor, and yet little is ever said about its geography. Today we’re diving deeper into why this is and why this might not be the case forever! Support me on Patreon here: https://www.patreon.com/atlaspro Follow me on Twitter @theatlaspro Sources / Further Reading https://news.mit.edu/2019/when-lunar-dynamo-ended-0101 https://planetarynames.wr.usgs.gov/Page/MOON/target https://pubs.usgs.gov/sim/3168/ https://www.nature.com/articles/115646a0…

Lauterbrunnen Valley, Switzerland: Alpine Beauty – Rick Steves’ Europe Travel Guide – Travel Bite

From Rick Steves’ Europe. Watch the full episode: https://youtu.be/Cd1Tc2UpnDY Switzerland’s Lauterbrunnen Valley is a textbook example of a glacier-shaped valley. Towering high above are the icy Jungfrau, Mönch, and Eiger peaks. At the base of the peaks, Kleine Scheidegg has hearty food for hikers and rustic 19th-century hotels. #ricksteves #ricksteveseurope #lauterbrunnen Visit http://www.ricksteves.com for more…

How Airlines Quietly Became Banks

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Lisbon, Portugal: Bairro Alto’s Fado Bars – Rick Steves’ Europe Travel Guide – Travel Bite

From Rick Steves’ Europe. Watch the full episode: https://youtu.be/Qe5T3Jxhem0 Fado is the folk music of Lisbon’s rustic neighborhoods. Since the mid-1800s, it’s been the Portuguese blues — mournfully beautiful and haunting ballads about lost sailors, broken hearts, and bittersweet romance. #ricksteves #ricksteveseurope #fado Visit http://www.ricksteves.com for more information about this destination and other destinations in…

The True Scale of Ocean Pollution

From Atlas Pro. Today we’re investigating the many different ways the ocean has been polluted, using a book I’ve been reading lately, The Swarm by Frank Schatzing, as my guide! Join me in the wonderful world of dumping all your problems into the ocean, where nuclear submarine, mustard gas, sulfuric acid, and heaps and heaps…

How Electricity Gets to You

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Chamonix, France: Mer de Glace Glacier – Rick Steves’ Europe Travel Guide – Travel Bite

From Rick Steves’ Europe. Watch the full episode: https://youtu.be/7HXrk76Zfzo One of the world’s oldest mountain resorts, Chamonix has long made it easy for romantics to enjoy its alpine wonders—starting with a cogwheel train to the Mer de Glace glacier. Nowadays, visitors can stroll inside the “sea of ice” while noting poignant markers indicating how dramatically…

How Ocean Shipping Works (And Why It’s Broken)

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Cairo, Egypt: Chaotic Capital – Rick Steves’ Europe Travel Guide – Travel Bite

From Rick Steves’ Europe. Watch the full episode: https://youtu.be/crrUmrG3G_Y Teeming Cairo, straddling the Nile, is the capital of Egypt and one of the leading cities of the Muslim world. With 20 million people, greater Cairo pulses with energy. #ricksteves #ricksteveseurope #egypt Visit http://www.ricksteves.com for more information about this destination and other destinations in Europe. Check…

The Birds I Never Met | North America’s Extinct Birds

From Atlas Pro. Recently I looked into a number of extinct birds from all around the world, but few of them shed light on those that I would’ve lived alongside. Today we’re "borrowing" my mom’s field guide on the Birds of Eastern and Central North America to learn about those birds that I might’ve witnessed…