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Why Scientists Briefly Thought the Earth Was Hollow

Why Scientists Briefly Thought the Earth Was Hollow

[♪ INTRO] People have wondered what happens inside the Earth for probably as long as there have been people. Throughout history, many cultures believed that the Earth’s interior featured great hollows that hid mystical realms — things like lost civilizations, lakes of fire, or hungry dinosaurs. But most of these ideas were rooted in tradition, …

Roly Polies Came From the Sea to Conquer the Earth | Deep Look

Roly Polies Came From the Sea to Conquer the Earth | Deep Look

Pill bugs…… roly polies….. potato bugs… whatever you want to call them, somehow there’s something less creepy about these guys than other insects. More loveable, or something. Maybe it’s because they’re not insects at all. Pill bugs are actually crustaceans. They’re more closely related to shrimp and lobsters than crickets or beetles. Pill bugs even …

16th Century exercises in a modern environment

16th Century exercises in a modern environment

Hi, I’m Dr. Joan Fitzpatrick. I’m the senior lecturer in English here at Loughborough University and today we’re at the Holywell Fitness Centre to show you some sixteenth-century exercises from Thomas Elyot’s Castle of Health. The first exercise was delving especially in tough or heavy clay soil and by delving he meant digging. Other exercises …

How Many Mass Extinctions Have Happened On Earth?

How Many Mass Extinctions Have Happened On Earth?

Hey there, welcome to Life Noggin! More animal species have gone extinct in the last 500 years than in the last 20 million years combined. And incredible creatures like lions, whales, tigers OH MY! and elephants that used to roam freely in huge numbers are now approaching extinction. The number of wild lions has dropped …

Are Aliens Hiding on Planet Earth? | Unveiled

Are Aliens Hiding on Planet Earth? | Unveiled

Are Aliens Hiding in Plain Sight? For decades now, we’ve been looking out far into the cosmos for evidence of extraterrestrial life but haven’t yet found even simple alien microbes. So, are we really alone in the universe, or are we just looking in the wrong places? Perhaps the alien life we’re searching for isn’t …

Why It’s So Hard to Capture CO2 From the Air

Why It’s So Hard to Capture CO2 From the Air

The Earth’s climate is shifting, and it’s our fault. Not Seeker, specifically, I mean humans in general. We’re digging up and burning sources of carbon that otherwise would have been locked away within the Earth, adding it to our atmosphere and driving average global temperatures up. So why don’t we take the carbon from the …

Are There Other Planets Like Earth?

Are There Other Planets Like Earth?

[ intro ] Squeaks was just showing me some new pictures of different planets. We have Mars, bright red and rocky … Saturn, with its amazing rings … Can you guess which is my favorite to learn about, Squeaks? [Squeaks thinks, then guesses Earth] You got it! I love learning about planet Earth because it’s …