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The Facebook Dilemma: Alex Stamos

The Facebook Dilemma: Alex Stamos

By Micah Moen 32 Comments August 22, 2019

NOTE chapter Election Security In the Lawfare piece, you basically lay out a number of pretty astounding statements about what we’re facing going into 2018 midterms. If you could encapsulate what it was that you’re trying to convey right now to people about what we’re facing in 2018 and our preparedness generally? One of my […]

The 12 Days of Evolution – Complete Series!

The 12 Days of Evolution – Complete Series!

By Micah Moen 100 Comments August 22, 2019

[MUSIC] [BIRD CHIRP] A smart person once said “nothing in biology makes sense except in the light of evolution.” Evolution is what lets us understand the history of life. We’re used to seeing things change over time. But biological evolution is about something more. Centuries of observing nature has shown us that all life is […]

Why Megalodon (Definitely) Went Extinct

Why Megalodon (Definitely) Went Extinct

By Micah Moen 100 Comments August 22, 2019

About 8 million years ago, a little baleen whale was swimming in the warm coastal waters of Peru. It was only about 3 or 4 meters long, about the size of a Beluga whale, and while it filtered mouthfuls of plankton-rich water, it was unaware that just below it swam a predator. Like the great […]

When the Synapsids Struck Back

When the Synapsids Struck Back

By Micah Moen 100 Comments August 22, 2019

Thanks to CuriosityStream for supporting PBS Digital Studios It’s 252 million years ago, and the world is on the cusp of the worst disaster it would ever experience. 70 percent of all life on land is about to vanish. But one of the very-lucky very-few that will survive is an animal called Thrinaxodon. It’s about […]

Geography Now! The Bahamas

Geography Now! The Bahamas

By Micah Moen 100 Comments August 20, 2019

Ahh, the Bahamas! It’s like the Hawaii of the Atlantic, except it has more of a pirate history, there’s a lot more black people and it’s actually a country, it’s not a state of U.S.. Actually, don’t call it the Hawaii of the Atlantic. It’s time to learn geography…NOW!!! Hey everybody, I’m your host Paul […]

BSU Receives Green Ribbon For Eco-Friendly Campus

BSU Receives Green Ribbon For Eco-Friendly Campus

By Micah Moen 0 Comment August 20, 2019

IMMEDIATELY RETURN A CALL FROM THE ASSOCIATE PRESS SEEKING COMMENT.>>DENNIS: BEMIDJI STATE UNIVERSITY HAS BEEN RECOGNIZED AS ONE OF THE NINE RECIPIENTS OF THE GREEN RIBBON SCHOOLS POST-SECONDARY SUSTAINABILITY AWARD. THE U.S. DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION REVIEWED THE SCHOOL’S REDUCTION OF ITS ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT, HOW IT IMPROVED THE HEALTH AND WELLNESS OF ITS STAFF AND STUDENTS […]

Cuttlefish: Tentacles In Disguise

Cuttlefish: Tentacles In Disguise

By Micah Moen 100 Comments August 20, 2019

[MUSIC] [MUSIC] Cuttlefish are not fish at all, and they’re not particularly good at cuddling… not that I’ve tried or anything. But these tentacled relatives of squid and octopus do have one amazing sneaky skill. So I love cuttlefish because of their color-changing abilities, tell us a little about that. You know, the ability that […]

Building a House the Eco-Friendly Way with 3D Printing | KQED Arts

Building a House the Eco-Friendly Way with 3D Printing | KQED Arts

By Micah Moen 15 Comments August 17, 2019

(soft relaxing music) – [Voiceover] We started 3D printing six or seven years ago. – [Ronald] We’re testing how to make a very large object with a very small 3D printer. So we printed these blocks and we asked our son to build a wall and he took the bricks and he built this 3D […]

Are We Losing the Night Sky?

Are We Losing the Night Sky?

By Micah Moen 100 Comments August 15, 2019

Hey smart people, Joe here. For pretty much all of human history, this has meant the end of our day. Sure, we harnessed fire, and some artificial light, but we are not natural creatures of the night. But now we’re able to be part of the night like never before in human history. All thanks […]

When Birds Had Teeth

When Birds Had Teeth

By Micah Moen 100 Comments August 15, 2019

In 1861, a man working in a Bavarian quarry discovered a fossil that would change the way we think about birds. The fossil was of a single, beautiful feather, exquisitely preserved in limestone from the Jurassic. But the feather turned out to belong to an animal that was unlike any other bird humans had ever […]