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What Was the Ancestor of Everything? (feat. PBS Space Time and It’s Okay To Be Smart)

Part of what draws us to the study of natural history is our desire — our drive — to understand our origins. The more fossils that we can find and study, the more branches and twigs we can add to the tree of life — that web of relationships that connects all organisms, living and […]

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Intro to Algorithms: Crash Course Computer Science #13

Hi, I’m Carrie Anne, and welcome to CrashCourse Computer Science! Over the past two episodes, we got our first taste of programming in a high-level language, like Python or Java. We talked about different types of programming language statements – like assignments, ifs, and loops – as well as putting statements into functions that perform […]

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The New Astronomy: Crash Course History of Science #13

Heliocentrism was central to revolution in European astronomy. We’ll follow this idea to its conclusion with Galileo. But before we get there, there are two critical links between Copernicus and Galileo. This is the story of Tycho Brahe and Johannes Kepler… and a violent math duel. [INTRO MUSIC PLAYS] There are a lot of quirky […]

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Crash Course Computer Science Preview

Hello world! I’m Carrie Anne Philbin and welcome to Crash Course Computer Science! So, computers really have allowed us to do some pretty amazing things – think global telecommunications, international commerce, global transportation, breakthroughs in medicine, distributed education, online shopping, online dating, just the Internet in general. Computers are allowing us to explore our own […]

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Bodies and Dollars: Crash Course History of Science #41

After World War Two, the applications of basic discoveries in biology took off—and became big business. Today, we’ll look at the rise of Big Pharma and GMO foods. We’ll also discuss how life-science technologies fundamentally changed reproduction: it’s time to invent In Vitro Fertilization and clone a sheep! [Intro Music Plays] When we left medicine […]

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