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7 Billion: How Did We Get So Big So Fast?

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It was just over two centuries ago that the global population was 1 billion — in 1804. But better medicine and improved agriculture resulted in higher life expectancy for children, dramatically increasing the world po...

300 Years of FOSSIL FUELS in 300 Seconds

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Fossil fuels have powered human growth and ingenuity for centuries. Now that we're reaching the end of cheap and abundant oil and coal supplies, we're in for an exciting ride. While there's a real risk that we'll fall...

Fracking explained: opportunity or danger

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Fracking is a controversial topic. On the one side the gas drilling companies, on the other citizen opposed to this drilling method. Politicians are also divided on the matter. We try to take a neutral look on fracki...

How containerization shaped the modern world

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Sometimes a single unlikely idea can have massive impact across the world. Sir Harold Evans, the author of They Made America, describes how frustration drove Malcom McLean, a small-town truck driver, to invent the shi...

Stephen Hawking’s big ideas… made simple – animation

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Stephen Hawking's big ideas... made simple - animation Subscribe to the Guardian HERE: http://bitly.com/UvkFpD No time to read Stephen Hawking's A Brief History of Time? In just two and a half minutes, Alok Jha ex...

How Oil Prices Affect the Economy

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Why are oil prices rising and costs going through the roof? Seems like every time the economy starts to get stronger, oil prices go way up, and then the economy crashes again. In his book The Third Industrial Revoluti...

The real origin of the franchise

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One of the most successful business models is the franchise, but it didn't originate with McDonald's. Sir Harold Evans, the author of They Made America, describes the remarkable story of a beauty salon that allowed hu...

The Uncanny Valley

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You know that weird feeling you get when you see an animated version of a human? When you saw Angelina Jolie in Beowulf you? Young Jeff Bridges in Tron Legacy? Well that sense of unease has a name...The Uncanny Valley...

The Story of Music

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Music - Short animation, which was part of the Science Club series on BBC2 hosted by Dara O Briain, © BBC. Directed by: Åsa Lucander @ 12foot6 Produced by: 12foot6 Art&Design: Åsa Lucander Additional A...

How Evolution works

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The mechanisms of evolution explained in one video. The theory of evolution explains how the enormous variety of life could come into existence. How it is possible for primitive life forms to spawn the millions of ...

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