The Curious Case of the Legend of the Green Man Who Just So Happens to Have Been Real

From Today I Found Out. Check out the BrainFood podcast: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/the-brainfood-show/id1350586459?mt=2 (Or search your favorite podcast app for “BrainFood”) If you happen to like our videos and have a few bucks to spare to support our efforts, check out our Patreon page where we’ve got a variety of perks for our Patrons, including Simon’s voice…

Does Planet 9 Exist?

From 1veritasium, 2veritasium, or sciencium. A planet has been predicted to orbit the sun with a period of 10,000 years, a mass 5x that of Earth on a highly elliptical and inclined orbit. What evidence supports the existence of such a strange object at the edge of our solar system? Huge thanks to: Prof. Konstantin…

A brief history of chess – Alex Gendler

From TED Ed. Trace the storied history of the game of chess, from its origins in 7th century India to the computer software we use today. — The attacking infantry advances, their elephants already having broken the defensive line. The king tries to retreat, but the enemy flanks him from the rear. Escape is impossible.…

Keeping It Legal and Registering Your Business: Crash Course Business Entrepreneurship #5

From Crash Course. It can be daunting to move from the abstract idea stage to the realm of bank accounts, taxes, and liability. Sometimes, it can feel like you’re making arbitrary decisions, but we’re going to wade through the legalese together. Things are about to get legit. Click here for the chart! https://www.patreon.com/posts/crash-course-29734204?utm_medium=post_notification_email&utm_source=post_link&utm_campaign=patron_engagement *** Crash…

How to make an AI read your handwriting (LAB) : Crash Course Ai #5

From Crash Course. Follow along: https://colab.research.google.com/drive/1NyYH1EPpaJlMBLK0fcKYz4icaD1SNSLK John Green Bot wrote his first novel! Today, in our first ever Lab we’re going to program a neural network to recognize handwritten letters to convert the first part of John Green Bot’s novel into typed text. To do this we’re going to import a labeled dataset, called EMNIST,…

Training Neural Networks: Crash Course AI #4

From Crash Course. Today we’re going to talk about how neurons in a neural network learn by getting their math adjusted, called backpropagation, and how we can optimize networks by finding the best combinations of weights to minimize error. Then we’ll send John Green Bot into the metaphorical jungle to find where this error is…

The rise and fall of the Mongol Empire – Anne F. Broadbridge

From TED Ed. Trace the rise and fall of the Mongol Empire which, under the leadership of Genghis Khan, became the largest contiguous land empire in history. — It was the largest contiguous land empire in history— stretching from Korea to Ukraine, and from Siberia to southern China. And was forged on the open plains.…

Content Curation – Why Digital Game Stores Are So Selective – Extra Credits

From Extra Credits. We discuss the various design considerations that go into running a digital games storefront, from functionality to relevancy, and shed some light on the game certification process for consoles in particular. Follow us on Instagram: http://bit.ly/ECisonInstagram Subscribe to Extra Credits for more episodes every Wednesday! http://bit.ly/SubToEC Get info about all our shows…