Author: Lake Toba

Midday Matinee – YouTube Treasures: Hotter!

YouTube Treasures continues with an exploration of how hot things can get. (Hint: REALLY hot!) (More) Midday Matinee is our people watching, people doing and people being feature. Join the Woodland Creatures for an afternoon break. Vsauce is one of my favorite channels. Previously we looked at a disco ball moon, and today we continue with an exploration of how hot things can get. Things start slowly enough, and along the way Vsauce introduces you to interesting ideas and facts. But by the end you’ll be really cooking. Really...

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Our Earth – Answering Climate Change Denial

Climate change deniers tend to rely on a handful of claims, and Veritasium’s Derek Muller offers a how-to video so we can answer the deniers’ claims. 13 Misconceptions About Global Warming I share YouTube Treasures for Midday Matinee on Thursday and Friday, but this gem from Veritasium’s Derek Muller belongs in Our Earth. It’s a how-to that teaches us how to answer the common arguments offered by climate change deniers: +++++ Photo Credit:...

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Midday Matinee – YouTube Treasures: Bonobos

YouTube Treasures continues with a fascinating look at bonobos and how amazingly human they are. Enjoy! (More) Midday Matinee is our people watching, people doing and people being feature. Join the Woodland Creatures for an afternoon break. Bonobos are bright, friendly and agreeable primates that have been studied for some time by anthropologists. Unlike their chimp cousins, they appear to have a much calmer and easy going disposition. In this Ted Talk, anthropologist Susan Savage-Rumbaugh talks about how amazing they are, and some of the breaking science that is changing how we view our closest primate cousins....

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Midday Matinee – YouTube Treasures: 1+2+3+4+5… = WHAT????

YouTube Treasures continues with a numerical proof that’s mind boggling. Enjoy! (More) Midday Matinee is our people watching, people doing and people being feature. Join the Woodland Creatures for an afternoon break. Its mind blowing to watch this, but the results are amazing. The summation of all positive whole numbers yields a result that flies in the face of credulity....

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Furthermore! – Lets Not Self Destruct…

As Democrats we often disagree over candidates, issues, and policy solutions. But we must work through our differences and keep our eyes on the prize: electing Democrats to the White House, Congress, and our state and local governments. (More) Last week I wrote in Morning Feature Who are the real DINOs? that I was frustrated and concerned by balkanization in the Democratic Party between Bernie and Hillary supporters. I showed a series of text messages from a hard core Bernie supporter that showed an unwillingness to support the Democratic ticket if it wasn’t Bernie. These passions on both sides...

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