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The Power of Unplugging

 If you're looking for a powerful New Year’s resolution, Donna Freitas recommends turning your cell phone off.  Freitas is a research associate at the University of Notre Dame and the author of “The Happiness Effect: How Social Media is Driving a Generation to Appear Perfect...

Space Archaeology – Help Find Ancient Sites from Home

[embed]https://youtu.be/ThnIbwtXi50[/embed]  Help Find Ancient Egyptian Sites on your Coffee Break Sarah Parcak is a professor of anthropology at the University of Alabama at Birmingham and she’s a space archaeologist.  Her new book is called “Archaeology from Space.”   Parcak was a child of the 80’s and one of her...

LAGI

[embed]https://youtu.be/bXkywv5tJHA[/embed] The Land Art Generator Initiative (LAGI) brings together artists, architects, scientists, landscape architects, engineers, and others to create renewable energy art. Transcript: Heather McElhatton: I'm Heather McElhatton and this is A Beautiful World. Connie Hedegaard: "When it comes to renewables it's not a question of 'nice to have.'...

The Water Lens

Video: https://youtu.be/akN6ec5AdAc Story Transcript: Heather McElhatton- I'm Heather McElhatton, and this is A Beautiful World. DeShawn Henry - I knew from day one I would feel joyful inside knowing we could help many people in developing countries and save lives. HM - That's Deshawn Henry. He's nineteen years old and...

How Astronauts Change After Seeing Earth From Space

[embed]https://youtu.be/yg0yjOcOWsM[/embed] The Overview Effect is a cognitive shift that affects some astronauts when they see the earth from space. Many say they no longer identify with a specific nationality or culture after seeing earth from outer space, instead they see themselves, and all citizens on earth,...

Mapping the Heavens

Mapping Dark Matter Priyamvada Natarajan: When you’re looking out into the night sky, you’re looking back in time, so we’re seeing light from galaxies that left billions of years ago. I find that still so intriguing even after all these years of being a professional astrophysicist I...

Neutrinos have Mass! The 2015 Nobel Prize in Physics

The 2015 Nobel Prize for Physics  The 2015 Nobel Prize for Physics was awarded to Japanese physicist, Takaaki Kajita and Canadian Physicist, Arthur B. McDonald for discovering that neutrinos, some of the smallest and most ubiquitous particles in the universe, not only have mass, they can switch their ‘flavors’ or...