Tag: EDU

YouTube Plays Tyto Ecology

YouTube Plays Tyto Ecology

By Micah Moen 6 Comments January 8, 2020

That is disgustingly adorable. Look at it! It’s too much, I can’t bear it. Look at him! He looks kind of happy, actually. What is this? What is this guys? Let’s put this down! It’s an insectivore, I just don’t really know what it is. Some sort of… are these lizards, or?! Oh look, they’ve […]

Religion Is Nature’s Antidepressant | Robert Sapolsky

Religion Is Nature’s Antidepressant | Robert Sapolsky

By Micah Moen 100 Comments January 7, 2020

So when you look at the really unique bizarre things humans have come up with, ranging from cave paintings to Snapchats and everything in between, probably the most unique and universal thing we’ve come up with is this religion business. We talk about the symbolic metaphorical thinking. Essentially there has been no culture on earth […]

Rainforest – Kate Woodman Photoshop Action Walkthrough I PRO EDU

Rainforest – Kate Woodman Photoshop Action Walkthrough I PRO EDU

By Micah Moen 0 Comment January 1, 2020

– Hi, everyone. I’m Kate with RDG EDU, and today, I’m gonna show you how to load our rainforest action in Photoshop. (smooth music) So, first of all, if you’ve never used actions before, there are a couple of ways to get to our actions panel. The first one is to click this little arrow […]

Is human nature evil? Or is the violence of nature to blame? | Steven Pinker

Is human nature evil? Or is the violence of nature to blame? | Steven Pinker

By Micah Moen 100 Comments December 25, 2019

As Bertolt Brecht said, “Grub first, then ethics.” A lot of people have an expectation that society ought to work in uniform harmony and affluence, and any deviation from that is an outrage that requires identifying which bad people made it possible. And when I began Enlightenment Now I wanted to really orient the reader […]

Sloths: Evolutionary losers or the true king of the jungle? | Lucy Cooke

Sloths: Evolutionary losers or the true king of the jungle? | Lucy Cooke

By Micah Moen 57 Comments December 24, 2019

So it’s no secret that I’ve got a soft spot for sloths. I founded the Sloth Appreciation Society; our motto? “Being fast is overrated.” I think the sloth is the true king of the jungle. But its reputation has been besmirched for centuries. Every since it was first discovered people have misunderstood sloths. The first […]

Could Autism Be Caused by Gut Microbes? | Dr. Emeran Mayer

Could Autism Be Caused by Gut Microbes? | Dr. Emeran Mayer

By Micah Moen 77 Comments November 23, 2019

Autism is both a devastating problem and it’s still a puzzle largely what causes or what has been causing the dramatic increase in the prevalence of this disease in the last 40 years or so. So it’s almost like an exponential increase. Part of that is really due to better diagnosis and the diagnostic criteria. […]

AI is Learning to See the Forest in Spite of the Trees, with Stefan Weitz

AI is Learning to See the Forest in Spite of the Trees, with Stefan Weitz

By Micah Moen 37 Comments November 22, 2019

So machine learning. What is machine learning? Machine learning really is teaching machines how to find patterns in large amounts of data. The way it works is you’ve got a black box. Think of this as just this set of algorithms in the center that can turn a mass of unstructured data or a mass […]

Why the ocean you know and love won’t exist in 50 years | David Wallace-Wells

Why the ocean you know and love won’t exist in 50 years | David Wallace-Wells

By Micah Moen 100 Comments November 22, 2019

DAVID WALLACE-WELLS: I think there’s basically no chance that coral reefs survive another generation. I think that we’re looking at the total extinction of those biospheres by 2050 or so. There are some scientists who think there’s some hope, and there have been some coral reefs that have recovered. But the impacts are so fast […]

Does NASA have any climate change skeptics? | Michelle Thaller

Does NASA have any climate change skeptics? | Michelle Thaller

By Micah Moen 100 Comments September 15, 2019

Hi Jay. So your question is how widespread is it within NASA that scientists are convinced that human activity is responsible for climate change? And this is something that is important to say very, very clearly. I have known and worked with hundreds of earth scientists at many different locations in NASA, all of them, […]

Nicholas Christakis: The Sociological Science Behind Social Networks and Social Influence

Nicholas Christakis: The Sociological Science Behind Social Networks and Social Influence

By Micah Moen 100 Comments August 25, 2019

Hi, my name is Nicholas Christakis and I’m a physician and a social scientist and the discipline I’m going to be speaking about to you today is sociology.  Sociology is the field in which you study human behavior and human experience and how it relates to the fact that individuals are embedded within larger groups […]