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Deal: Adobe CC Training Bundle

Deal: Adobe CC Training Bundle

Build your skills in Photoshop, Illustrator, Premiere Pro, InDesign, After Effects and more with this series of online lessons designed to help beginners advance to the next level using Adobe’s ubiquitous and useful suite of tools for digital artists. Save 95% in The Awesomer Shop.

True Facts: Pangolins Posse

True Facts: Pangolins Posse

“Kiss a pangolin French style, and it can tell you what you ate yesterday.” Totally amateur naturalist Zefrank1 schools us on more of natures stranger creations – Myrmecophagidae and various other critters who enjoy a delicious dinner of ants and termites.

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Are Humans OP?

Are Humans OP?

TierZoo’s latest analysis focuses on the top dog of the meta: humans. We are severely lacking in defense and stealth, but out bipedal stance, speech, tool use, and of course intelligence more than make up for our weaknesses. Get rekt world!

Why Sitcoms Look the Same

Why Sitcoms Look the Same

In many sitcoms, everything is in focus and brightly lit, and the camera angles are similar as well. It’s all thanks to a system that was developed nearly 70 years ago so that studios could keep filming in front of a live audience.

Living on the Moon

Living on the Moon

It’s been a long time since we sent astronauts to the Moon, but if we ever decide to explore Earth’s natural satellite again, what would it be like to live there for an extended period of time? TED-Ed’s Alex Gendler explores the challenges of establishing and maintaining a lunar base.

How to Grow Coral

How to Grow Coral

Science Friday introduces us to marine biologist Kim Stone, who specializes in cultivating a diverse array of living coral reef for the Georgia Aquarium in Atlanta. Beyond maintaining captive environments, her team is working to improve life for coral in its natural habitat.

Pre-industrial Surgeries

Pre-industrial Surgeries

If you’re squeamish about the possibility of having a surgery, one look at Sam O’Nella Academy’s history lesson on how these procedures worked before modern medicine should give you plenty of perspective and a more positive outlook on your prognosis.

The Deep Sea Meta

The Deep Sea Meta

Because not much is known about the map or its inhabitants, TierZoo found it impossible to come up with a ranking of deep sea creatures. They did, however, identify two traits that are of utmost importance to surviving this weird and unforgiving environment.

How Elon Musk Saved SpaceX & Tesla

How Elon Musk Saved SpaceX & Tesla

Elon Musk is often hailed as a visionary, and his companies Tesla and SpaceX are often looked upon favorably. But a decade ago, both companies were days away from going bankrupt, with no brilliant solution in sight. Of course, those wouldn’t be his only challenges.

The Wizard Standoff Riddle

The Wizard Standoff Riddle

TED-Ed shares this riddle that will test your probability skills and your courage. You are faced with two wizards, whose powers work only most of the time. You are given a choice between three wands with abilities that have different success rates. Which do you choose?

Adam Savage: The Importance of Sharing

Adam Savage: The Importance of Sharing

Adam Savage gave a speech at the 2018 Maker Faire Bay Area that focused on sharing creations, and more importantly ideas. Savage reminds us that we don’t create in a vacuum, and even if we did, it is only right that we share for the betterment of others and the world.

How Cruise Ships Work

How Cruise Ships Work

Cruise ships seem to offer a lot of bang for your buck, and some do sell tickets at a loss. PolyMatter points out some of the many ways that cruise ship companies make or save money, such as flying under different flags, offering one-way trips and having casinos.

True Facts About Ant Mutualism

True Facts About Ant Mutualism

Amateur naturalist Zefrank takes a few minutes to explore the strange and wonderful interactions of ant colonies, and how they work together to make the whole greater than the sum of its parts, along with some of the odd behaviors these insects exhibit.

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Why Do We Sweat?

Why Do We Sweat?

Whether you ate spicy food, sprinted a mile, are anxious, or have a fever, your body is going to make some sweat. But what science is at play here? TED-Ed’s John Murnan explores the complicated inner workings of our bodies which cause perspiration.

Deal: Graphic Design Certification School

Deal: Graphic Design Certification School

Become an expert in Adobe Photoshop, InDesign, and Illustrator with this extensive series of online courses in the world’s most popular photo editing, layout, and digital drawing tools. In all, there’s nearly $1200 worth of lessons here, so it’s quite a bargain.

Atlanta: What TV Can Be

Atlanta: What TV Can Be

(SPOILERS, Gore) ScreenPrism explores how Donald Glover’s Atlanta is driven more by themes of helplessness and the absurdity of reality, rather than a forward-moving plot, escalating stakes or likable characters, even though it has those as well.

The Bear Tier List

The Bear Tier List

TierZoo takes on a question from one of Jim Halpert’s many jokes on Dwight Schrute: Which bear is best? Most bears are at once cute and deadly, but it seems Dwight Jim was right. Only one bear is suited for today’s rapidly changing meta.

When Trees Go Nuts

When Trees Go Nuts

Most years, trees produce a pretty consistent quantity of seeds. But once in a while, the trees in a region go crazy, and crank out many times their normal amount of offspring. MinuteEarth explains a bit about the phenomenon know in arboreal circles as “masting.”

The Galton Board

The Galton Board

Tim from Grand Illusions shows off a desktop plaything that statistics and math geeks will love. It uses a funnel, pegs, and hundreds of tiny steel beads to demonstrate the nature of probability and randomness. You can buy one for yourself here or on Amazon.

The Dog Tier List

The Dog Tier List

(Gore) Nope, not the good boys. TierZoo’s latest look at the players of the game we call life looks not at domestic dogs, but the world’s wild canines. Cover your best bud’s eyes and learn more about five of the best hunters – and a gatherer – in the meta.

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James Cameron: Sci-Fi Q & A

James Cameron: Sci-Fi Q & A

Director, writer, producer, and explorer James Cameron recently sat down with WIRED to answer questions posted on Twitter about the technology found in science fiction, how close some of these are to becoming reality, and the ethical questions they pose.

Debunking Historical Myths

Debunking Historical Myths

Did you know that nobody was actually burned at the stake during the Salem witch trials? Sam from the Sam O’Nella Academy sets us straight on this and nine other historical misconceptions, told with his usual mix of veracity, humor, and primitive drawings.

True Facts About the Frog Fish

True Facts About the Frog Fish

“They are short, stocky, and scaleless, and often look like little pieces of garbage.” We haven’t heard from ZeFrank in eons, so we were thrilled to see he dropped a new nature video for us to enjoy. Here, he introduces us to some weird looking, camouflaging ambush predators.

Debunking Space Myths

Debunking Space Myths

Astronaut Chris Hadfield knows a thing or two about space exploration. So who better to trust when it comes to separating reality from myth when it comes to floating around above the Earth? This 11-minute video from WIRED is packed with nifty facts about space.

The Fable of the Dragon-Tyrant

The Fable of the Dragon-Tyrant

CGP Grey narrates and animates Nick Bostrom’s brilliant 2005 paper – a fable about a dragon that reflects humanity’s progress in extending our lives through medicine. It speaks to how adversity drives ingenuity and the tenuous equilibrium between faith and science.

The Black Hole Bomb

The Black Hole Bomb

In theory, energy consumed by a black hole is trapped forever. But it turns out it might be possible to harness the rotational energy of a spinning black hole to do everything from powering civilization to creating the biggest explosive device ever. Kurzgesagt explains.

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