Tag: John Green

Darwin and Natural Selection: Crash Course History of Science #22

Darwin and Natural Selection: Crash Course History of Science #22

By Micah Moen 100 Comments January 11, 2020

If you only remember one name in the entire history of modern biology, it should be… two names. Because the first biologists were a pair of freaky intellectual twins, just like Newton and Leibniz. But with more barnacles and monkeys. Let’s meet Charles Darwin and Alfred Russel Wallace. [INTRO MUSIC PLAYS] In the early 1800s, […]

Natural Law Theory: Crash Course Philosophy #34

Natural Law Theory: Crash Course Philosophy #34

By Micah Moen 100 Comments January 9, 2020

Thomas Aquinas was no dummy. Remember him? The Italian fella? Christian monk? Philosophical superstar of the 13th century? Aquinas thought morality was important for everyone, and that being a good person was a vital part of God’s plan for each of us. But he knew that not everyone had been exposed to the Bible, or […]

Nature Mythology From Around the World

Nature Mythology From Around the World

By Micah Moen 30 Comments January 8, 2020

Welcome back to Nature League! This month has been all about rhythms. However, there’s an extra week in this month’s schedule, and that means it’s time for our special segment called “Nature+”! “Nature+” is a segment where we investigate nature in the context of something else. For this month’s “Nature+” segment, we’re going to explore […]

Natural Language Processing: Crash Course AI #7

Natural Language Processing: Crash Course AI #7

By Micah Moen 74 Comments January 2, 2020

Thanks to Curiosity Stream for supporting PBS Digital Studios. Hey, I’m Jabril and welcome to Crash Course AI! Language is one of the most impressive things humans do. It’s how I’m transferring knowledge from my brain to yours right this second! Languages come in many shapes and sizes, they can be spoken or written, and […]

Natural Language Processing: Crash Course Computer Science #36

Natural Language Processing: Crash Course Computer Science #36

By Micah Moen 100 Comments December 31, 2019

Hi, I’m Carrie Anne, and welcome to Crash Course Computer Science! Last episode we talked about computer vision – giving computers the ability to see and understand visual information. Today we’re going to talk about how to give computers the ability to understand language. You might argue they’ve always had this capability. Back in Episodes […]

Leonardo DiCaprio & The Nature of Reality: Crash Course Philosophy #4

Leonardo DiCaprio & The Nature of Reality: Crash Course Philosophy #4

By Micah Moen 100 Comments December 23, 2019

Crash Course Philosophy is brought to you by Squarespace. Squarespace: Share your passion with the world. We’ve spent a couple of lessons thinking about how philosophers reason. Now it’s time to do some actual philosophy. And one of the most important hallmarks of philosophical thought is that you should never take things at face value. […]

When Rodents Rafted Across the Ocean

When Rodents Rafted Across the Ocean

By Micah Moen 100 Comments November 4, 2019

Allow me to introduce you to the biggest rodent in the world: the capybara. It’s sometimes known as the ‘water pig’, because it can be found swimming, diving, or simply lounging in the waters throughout South America And capybaras have also earned a reputation for being remarkably social animals Not only do they live in […]

Int’l Commerce, Snorkeling Camels, and The Indian Ocean Trade: Crash Course World History #18

Int’l Commerce, Snorkeling Camels, and The Indian Ocean Trade: Crash Course World History #18

By Micah Moen 100 Comments November 2, 2019

Hi, I’m John Green, this is Crash Course World History, and today we’re going to be discussing trade here, in the Indian Ocean. Oh, my globe had a globe! We’re gonna do some new-school history where we talk about a system instead of talking about individuals or some boring boring dynasty — no, Stan, not […]

Sarah Kay reads “Forest Fires”

Sarah Kay reads “Forest Fires”

By Micah Moen 100 Comments October 25, 2019

Hi I’m Sarah Kay and this is my poem Forest Fires. I wrote this poem for my grandmother and my dad.

What’s Hiding Deep Within The Ocean?

What’s Hiding Deep Within The Ocean?

By Micah Moen 100 Comments October 17, 2019

Hey there and welcome to Life Noggin. About 71 percent of the Earth’s surface is covered in water. Yet a massive amount of the oceans still remains a mystery to scientists. But the parts that have been studied are incredibly fascinating. Scientists have found an illusion of an underwater waterfall, an underwater Grand Canyon, and […]