Why Do All Malls Look the Same?

From Origin Of Everything. Why do all strip malls look the same, even across different states? And what do zoning laws, tax breaks, and a guy from Vienna have to do with it? Written and Hosted By: Danielle Bainbridge Graphics By: Noelle Smith Edited By: Mike Petrow Fact Check: Sarah Edwards Produced By: Kornhaber Brown…

History vs. Augustus – Peta Greenfield & Alex Gendler

From TED Ed. Check out our Patreon page: https://www.patreon.com/teded View full lesson: https://ed.ted.com/lessons/history-vs-augustus-alex-gendler-and-peta-greenfield His reign marked the beginning of one of history’s greatest empires … and the end of one of its first republics. Was Rome’s first emperor a visionary leader who guaranteed his civilization’s place in history, or a tyrant who destroyed its core…

Why asking childlike questions is so important to science | Hope Jahren

From Big Think. Read more at BigThink.com: Follow Big Think here: YouTube: http://goo.gl/CPTsV5 Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/BigThinkdotcom Twitter: https://twitter.com/bigthink I think it’s surprising and really pleasing to think about those things that you do know but you haven’t turned them over in your mind. It’s almost like a rock that when you flip it over you see…

How Airports Make Money

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What wildfire devastation looks like from above

From Verge Science. In the Western United States, “fire season” isn’t seasonal anymore — it’s year-round. Because more and more, wildfires are a thoroughly man-made disaster and are technically a misnomer. Here, we take a car and drone tour through some of the most fire-prone parts of California, and see firsthand the causes and effects…

3 Most Useful Kitchen Gadgets – Are They Worth It?

From Reactions. Check out Nourish here: https://www.youtube.com/PBSNourish Do you really need a slow cooker, rice cooker, sous vide immersion circulator, and a pressure cooker all sitting around your kitchen taking up counter space? Depends how you intend to use them — and on the chemistry of how food gets cooked. Subscribe! http://bit.ly/ACSReactions Facebook! http://facebook.com/ACSReactions Twitter!…

The Cayley Expansion – Objectivity #174

From Objectivity. David Eisenbud joins us at The Royal Society to look at the work of one of his all time favourite mathematicians. More links below ↓↓↓ Featuring David Eisenbud speaking with Brady and Keith Moore. Subscribe to Objectivity: http://bit.ly/Objectivity_Sub Check out David on Numberphile: Precious Rocks: https://youtu.be/-YOfn0MnM4s Forgotten Plants: https://youtu.be/7rdXsQgfs_g Objectivity on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/objectivity…

The Death Metal Bangers of Botswana

From Great Big Story. When it comes to mosh pits, leather, studs and death metal, Botswana may not be the first place that comes to mind. But in this African country, death metal is thriving thanks to bands like Overthrust. Formed in 2008, Overthrust has become one of the country’s leading acts. Their fans include…

7 Prime Day Tech Deals That Haven’t Expired Yet…

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How to Rotate a Toilet

From This Old House. Ask This Old House plumbing and heating expert Richard Trethewey helps a homeowner rotate a toilet to a more sensible orientation. Time: 2 hours Skill Level: Moderate Tools: Wrench Latex Gloves Plastic Putty Knife Drill with masonry bit Screwdriver Mini-hacksaw Shopping List: 14” Rough-In Toilet Flange Repair Kit Wax Ring Flexible…

How to Use Your Handwriting in a Digital World

From Wall Street Journal. Screens and keyboards can’t kill the paper notebook, says WSJ’s David Pierce. Here’s why you might still need one. Photo/Video: Emily Prapuolenis/The Wall Street Journal Don’t miss a WSJ video, subscribe here: http://bit.ly/14Q81Xy More from the Wall Street Journal: Visit WSJ.com: http://www.wsj.com Visit the WSJ Video Center: http://wsj.com/video On Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pg/wsj/videos/…

What to Know About the Russia Indictment

From Wall Street Journal. Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein announced charges Friday against 12 Russian intelligence officers accused of hacking the 2016 presidential election. WSJ’s Gerald F. Seib explains. Photo: Getty Don’t miss a WSJ video, subscribe here: http://bit.ly/14Q81Xy More from the Wall Street Journal: Visit WSJ.com: http://www.wsj.com Visit the WSJ Video Center: http://wsj.com/video On…

We Should Let Some Wildfires Burn

From Tom Scott. In the last few years, wildfires have been getting worse – and, oddly, it’s because humans have been preventing them. From a helicopter above the forests of British Columbia, and from the Tree Ring Lab at UBC, let’s talk about how we should just let some wildfires burn. Thanks to Bradley Friesen!…