Community Ecology: Feel the Love – Crash Course Ecology #4

I wouldn’t be much of a teacher if I didn’t tell you that life is tough and that everyone’s looking out for themselves in this world. That’s just the way it is, people. You know how I always say that biology is ultimately about sex and not dying? Well both of those things are more […]

Meet Jack Welch | A legendary CEO | Leaders in Action Society

Ready? My biggest successes have been building great teams, finding great leaders, exciting those leaders to do things that are beyond what they thought they could do. In the beginning, I was more… If I had to think about it, more of a micromanager. I had to do everything myself. And then as my responsibilities […]

The Awakened Life Project A Spiritual Community & Ecovillage | Auroras Eye Films

Hobbit histories: the origins of Homo floresiensis

This 9-millimetre-wide fragment of tiny molar was the first evidence of an ancient, equally tiny, human. It was found in a recent archaeological dig on an island in Indonesia, and sheds new light on the origins of the creatures known as hobbits. Back in 2004, strange bones were discovered in Liang Bua cave on the […]

Community Ecology II: Predators – Crash Course Ecology #5

Of all the ways that species interact on this planet, maybe the one that fascinates us the most is predation, and why not? It’s hard not to be captivated by, say, an Alaska Brown Bear, one of North America’s apex predators, even though they get much of their nutrition from nuts and bugs and berries. […]

Simulating Natural Selection

This video is about natural selection. If you’ve watched the previous videos in this series, you’ve seen these blob creatures live, die, and replicate; but it’s been a little bit artificial. We just gave each type of creature a replication chance and a death chance and we saw what happened. With natural selection though, we […]

When Hobbits Were Real

We’d like to thank Raycon wireless earphones for supporting PBS. In October 2004, our understanding of the human family tree was turned upside down. That’s when anthropologists reported that they’d discovered the bones of a tiny, unknown hominin, on the Indonesian island of Flores. This little creature stood only about a meter tall and had […]

CARTA: Imagination: Maurice Bloch-Human Society as a Consequence of Human Imagination

(soft piano music) – [Narrator] We are the paradoxical ape. Bipedal. Naked. Large-brained. Long the master of fire, tools, and language, but still trying to understand ourselves. Aware that death is inevitable. Yet, filled with optimism, we grow up slowly. We hand down knowledge. We empathize and deceive. We shape the future from our shared […]

The Dinosaur On Your Dinner Table

Hey smart people, Joe here. This holiday season, I bet many of you are going to be sitting down with family and friends to celebrate. And I bet a lot of you are going to be eating some nice delicious… dinosaur! Birds are dinosaurs! But why is that? That’s what we’re going to talk about […]

Human Origins 101 | National Geographic

– [Narrator] Millions of years before industry, agriculture and civilization the world stage was set for one creature’s unprecedented rise. The story of humanity’s evolution began about seven million years ago when the human lineage broke away from that of chimpanzees. Over time an ensemble cast of over 20 early humans species or hominins came […]