The Tower of Epiphany | Think Like A Coder, Ep 7

From TED Ed. The adventure continues! Episode 7: Ethic and Hedge find themselves in a massive tower. Can they make it past the energy streams to reach the Node of Creation? — This is episode 7 of our animated series “Think Like A Coder.” This 10-episode narrative follows a girl, Ethic, and her robot companion,…

♫ The Haitian Revolution – “Crête-à-Pierrot” – Extra History Music

From Extra Credits. Listen to "Crête-à-Pierrot" the theme track of our series on the slave revolt that blossomed into becoming a full-on nation, the Haitian Revolution. Music by Tiffany Román: http://www.tiffanyromanlouk.com/ Join us on Patreon! http://bit.ly/EHPatreon Check out our other shows at http://becauselearningmatters.com Subscribe for new episodes every Saturday! http://bit.ly/SubToEC Follow us on Instagram: http://bit.ly/ECisonInstagram…

The 1918 Flu Pandemic: Coronavirus Update

From Extra Credits. With coronavirus in the news, we’ve seen a resurgence of interest in our 1918 Flu Pandemic series. Given that, Head Writer Robert Rath (who lives in Hong Kong) provides a short video retrospective on the series in light of recent events, describes the quirks of life under voluntary self-quarantine, and shows us…

How does blood transfusion work? – Bill Schutt

From TED Ed. Dive into the history of the life-saving procedure of blood transfusions and how it has evolved since the 17th century. — In 1881, doctor William Halsted rushed to help his sister Minnie, who was hemorrhaging after childbirth. He quickly inserted a needle into his arm, withdrew his own blood, and transferred it…

Do politics make us irrational? – Jay Van Bavel

From TED Ed. Dig into the psychology of political partisanship, how to recognize it and what strategies can be used to combat it. — Can someone’s political identity actually affect their ability to process information? The answer lies in a cognitive phenomenon known as partisanship. While identifying with social groups is an essential and healthy…

The Chasm | Think Like A Coder, Ep 6

From TED Ed. The adventure continues! Episode 6: Ethic, Hedge, and Octavia must find a way to cross the bottomless ravine to get to the tower. Can they make it before the guards return? — This is episode 6 of our animated series “Think Like A Coder.” This 10-episode narrative follows a girl, Ethic, and…

This is the Most Unfair State For Car Owners

From Donut Media. One state stands above the rest when it comes to being unfair to drivers, and it’s not California. Join Nolan as he explores the tactics some states use to fine drivers hundreds of millions of dollars every year! It’s NOT cool! WheelHouse answers all the questions about the automotive world you never…