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Cursed by Coal: Mining the Navajo Nation

Plesiosaurs 101 | National Geographic

(water splashes) (ominous music) – [Narrator] Sea monsters are considered to be mythical creatures at the center of tall tales. (lighting crackling) But science tells a story of real-life monsters lurking in Earth’s prehistoric seas, monsters called plesiosaurs. Plesiosaurs were ancient marine reptiles that first appeared about 215 million years ago. They belonged in the… Read More »

Lunar Eclipse 101 | National Geographic

(bright music) – [Narrator] A lunar eclipse happens when the earth blocks some or all of the sun’s direct light from reaching the moon. This cosmic event only takes place during a full moon, which happens once every 29 and a half days, or the length of one full orbit of the moon around the… Read More »

Jupiter 101 | National Geographic

(ambient music) – [Narrator] Born from primordial stardust, 4.5 billion years ago, Jupiter was the solar system’s first planet. And much like its namesake, the king of the ancient Roman gods, Jupiter was destined for greatness. Jupiter is the fifth planet from the sun, and the largest planet in the solar system. At approximately 11… Read More »

Wildfires 101 | National Geographic

– [Narrator] On average, wildfires burn up to five million acres of land in the United States each year. While they can start naturally, wildfires are often caused by humans with devastating consequences. Wildfires are large, uncontrolled infernos that burn and quickly spread through wild landscapes. Types of wildfires may include forest, brush, and peatland… Read More »

Exoplanets 101 | National Geographic

(dramatic music) – [Narrator] They are nestled in the final frontier, countless worlds, scattered throughout countless galaxies, challenged the notion that we are alone in the universe. Exoplanets are worlds that exist outside of our solar system. Also known as Extrasolar planets, these bodies often orbit their own stars, with some being a part of… Read More »

Air Pollution 101 | National Geographic

– (piano music) – [Women Speaker] Air pollution consists of chemicals or particles in the atmosphere, that pose serious health and environmental threats. But what causes air pollution? And what does it mean for our planet? Some air pollution comes from natural sources, like volcanic eruptions, wild fires, or allergens. But most air pollution results… Read More »

Caffeine 101 | National Geographic

(light liquid pouring) (gentle sipping) – [Narrator] For morning coffee to afternoon tea, caffeine is so thoroughly entrenched in our daily routines and has become the worlds most widely used psychoactive substance. Caffeine is a chemical compound that stimulate the central nervous system. It accomplishes this by attaching itself to adenosine receptors in the brain.… Read More »

Tour of the exhibition Germany: memories of a nation with British Museum Director Neil MacGregor

Hello, I’m Neil MacGregor and I’d like you to join me on a highlights tour of our exhibition Germany: Memories of a Nation. Here at The British Museum we wanted to look at the complex history of Germany, 25 years after the fall of the Berlin Wall, which created the single nation that we know… Read More »