Why You Can’t Fight Distraction

From Bloomberg. Research shows that our brains are designed to be distracted. Scientists from Princeton University and the University of California found that our brain refocuses our attention four times every second. So as you read this sentence your brain is periodically scanning your surroundings to see if there is a more important location to…

Why Helicopter Airlines Failed

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A History of Time Zones

From The History Guy. Today we use time zones to standardize the clock from place to place, but for most of history that difference was merely relative, and never exact. It wasn’t until relatively recently that anyone made an effort to standardize time with a set of rules. The History Guy recalls the forgotten story…

Nest Hello Video Doorbell Review

From Reviews.org. Our reviewer Steve says that a video doorbell is the place to start if you’re looking for your first home security camera, and the Nest Hello might be a good option. To find out, Steve explores the Nest Hello inside and out: the device itself, the facial recognition and Quiet Mode setting, and…

Chicken & Broccoli Curry – Food Wishes

From Food Wishes. Chicken and broccoli are often paired in stir-fries, pastas, stuffed potatoes, and soups, but for whatever reason, you don’t often see them together in curries. I’m hoping to change that with this very easy, and incredibly delicious coconut milk-based recipe. For the fully formatted, printable, written recipe, follow this link: https://www.allrecipes.com/recipe/280467/chicken-and-broccoli-curry/ To…

U.S. Protests Spark Reactions Around the World, From Citizens to Leaders | WSJ

From Wall Street Journal. Anti-racism protests sparked by the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis have spread across the world, from New Zealand to Brazil. Meanwhile, adversaries including China and Iran have criticized the U.S. government’s handling of the demonstrations. More from the Wall Street Journal: Visit WSJ.com: http://www.wsj.com Visit the WSJ Video Center: https://wsj.com/video…

Why Loud Audio SUCKS

From Techquickie. Play World of Tanks for free at https://tanks.ly/31418rD New players will receive 500 gold, 7 days premium time, and a T-127 by using the code TANKTASTIC. Thanks to Wargaming for sponsoring this video. Loud music can damage your hearing, but it can also be bad for sound quality and the speakers themselves because…

My favorite hidden Google Assistant trick

From CNET. Routines for Google Assistant let you control multiple smart home gadgets at once, get info about your calendar or the weather, play music or podcasts, and more. These versatile grouped commands are fully customizable and can be programmed to give custom responses as well. We dive into the routines feature and take a…

Testate Amoebas: Blobby, Modest Shell Dwellers

From Journey to the Microcosmos. A lot of the microbes we show you are completely naked, but the test amoeba is a bit more modest. Follow Journey to the Microcosmos: Twitter: https://twitter.com/journeytomicro Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/JourneyToMicro Support the Microcosmos: http://www.patreon.com/journeytomicro More from Jam’s Germs: Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/jam_and_germs YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCn4UedbiTeN96izf-CxEPbg Hosted by Hank Green: Twitter: https://twitter.com/hankgreen YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/vlogbrothers Music…

Hydroxychloroquine and What It Does To Your Body

From Science Insider. Hydroxychloroquine is an anti malaria and autoimmune prescription drug that has shown effectiveness against viral infections. That versatility placed hydroxychloroquine at the forefront of testing for potential COVID-19 treatments. Studies done in a lab have shown the prescription drug can have a fighting chance against coronaviruses, but these results do not necessarily…

Kids, Kawasaki Disease, and COVID-19: What Parents Should Know

From SciShow. While children are only a small minority of those who test positive for COVID-19, we’re starting to see evidence of a rare, but serious, complication in children that resembles a condition known as Kawasaki disease. Here’s what doctors say we should watch out for. Hosted by: Hank Green Resources for parents: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/daily-life-coping/children/mis-c.html https://pulse.seattlechildrens.org/kawasaki-disease-in-children-with-covid-19/,…

All the BEST smart displays

From CNET. There are four contenders: the Amazon Echo Show 8, JBL Link View, Google Nest Hub Max and Google Nest Hub. Only one can be the best. Subscribe to CNET: https://www.youtube.com/user/CNETTV CNET playlists: https://www.youtube.com/user/CNETTV/playlists Download the new CNET app: https://cnet.app.link/GWuXq8ExzG Like us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/cnet Follow us on Twitter: https://www.twitter.com/cnet Follow us on Instagram:…

Why Is Australia Drying Up?

From Bloomberg. Australia is on the front lines of the climate crisis. In the Murray-Darling basin, a source of fresh water and food for millions of people, widespread droughts have turned rivers and lakes into dry troughs. Bloomberg’s Matthew Campbell traveled through some of the hardest-hit areas of the Murray-Darling to investigate how Australian businesses…

Just How Safe Is It To Be Outside During Coronavirus? – Cheddar Explains

From Cheddar. Summer is just around the corner, and the outdoors may seem like the perfect escape from the threat of contracting the virus. States are slowly reopening businesses and stir-crazy Americans are flocking to beaches and taking hikes. Are we really that much safer just by being outside? Further reading: -Erin Bromage https://www.erinbromage.com/post/the-risks-know-them-avoid-them?campaign_id=9&emc=edit_nn_20200511&instance_id=18384&nl=the-morning&regi_id=95275081&segment_id=27239&te=1&user_id=1cce7baa9a97b1605e75a5e5d9b6d596 -Proceedings…

The Dark Underworld of F1 Sponsorships

From Donut Media. Formula 1 title sponsors are sometimes just as iconic as the cars their names are painted on. But have you ever seen a sponsor and wondered “What the heck is that?”. We have too. Join Nolan and explore some of the sketchiest sponsors in F1 history; some recent and some almost too…

What If Humans Tried To Land On Saturn

From Science Insider. In 2017, NASA’s Cassini probe sent us our closest view of Saturn to date. If you wanted to take a closer look at the ringed planet, you would have to travel 1.2 billion kilometers… but the long journey would be the least of your worries. Once there, you’d realize there’s no solid…

The Worst Typo I Ever Made

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When is a pandemic over?

From TED Ed. Explore the three strategies governments and communities can use to contain and end a pandemic, and find out which method is best. — Consider the following scenario: a highly infectious, sometimes deadly respiratory virus infects humans for the first time. It spreads rapidly worldwide, and the WHO declares a pandemic. The death…

Fort de Chartres: Fringe of Empire

From The History Guy. Located in rural Randolph County, Illinois, Fort de Chartres seems out of place. The imposing limestone fort with fifteen foot walls once stood as the seat of government for the vast "Illinois country," and the symbol of hopes for the future of New France. The History Guy recalls the forgotten history…

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You’ll Never See This Coming…

From Techquickie. Thanks to Bitdefender for sponsoring today’s video! Enter their giveaway at https://mg.gg/owt73 (US & Canada) What are zero-day attacks, and why are they so dangerous? Leave a reply with your requests for future episodes, or tweet them here: https://twitter.com/jmart604 GET MERCH: http://www.LTTStore.com/ SUPPORT US ON FLOATPLANE: https://www.floatplane.com/ LTX EXPO: https://www.ltxexpo.com/ AFFILIATES & REFERRALS…

How to Make a Lathe Turned Bowl | Build It | Ask This Old House

From This Old House. Ask This Old House general contractor Tom Silva teaches host Kevin O’Connor the basics of using a lathe and then they turn a bowl together #ThisOldHouse #AskTOH SUBSCRIBE to This Old House: http://bit.ly/SubscribeThisOldHouse Time: 2-3 hours Cost: $40 and up Skill Level: Difficult Tools: Lathe [https://bit.ly/2XyxedH] Bowl gauge [https://amzn.to/2M1jQcv] Parting tool…

4 Algorithms We Borrowed from Nature

From SciShow. We use algorithms every day for things like image searches, predictive text, and securing sensitive data. Algorithms show up all over nature, too, in places like your immune system and schools of fish, and computer scientists have learned a lot from studying them. Here are four ways our technology has improved thanks to…

Decoding the Music of The Matrix

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A Surprising Pi and 5 – Numberphile

From Numberphile. Ben Sparks discusses 5 and Pi. Check out Brilliant (get 20% off their premium service): https://brilliant.org/numberphile (sponsor) More links & stuff in full description below ↓↓↓ Ben’s website: https://www.bensparks.co.uk More Numberphile videos with Ben Sparks: http://bit.ly/Sparks_Playlist Catch Ben on the latest Numberphile Podcast: https://youtu.be/-tGni9ObJWk More podcast episodes: http://bit.ly/numberphile_podcast Numberphile is supported by the…