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Cave Art 101 | National Geographic

– [Narrator] Wooly mammoths, step bison, and other large mammals once roamed alongside people across Eurasia. Tens of thousands of years later, we may have glimpse into this Ice Age world through the cave art left behind by early humans. (tinkling music) Around 400 art-filled caves and shelters predominately located in France and Spain have… Read More »

How Your Toothbrush Became a Part of the Plastic Crisis | National Geographic

(tapping) – [Narrator] Hopefully you know this already but … that’s a toothbrush. So are these. And the one thing they have in common: they’re all plastic. But here’s something you might not know. This routine has been around for a millennia. And back then, they used chewing sticks. (sticks rattling) Fast forward a bit… Read More »

Inside the Dark World of Captive Wildlife Tourism | National Geographic

– (sighs) Jesus. We came behind the stadium where the elephants perform and we found this juvenile elephant. He had gaping red wounds at his temple. He also has a broken leg. The other one is chained up. He looks totally emaciated. Skin and bones. And this is the worst shape I’ve seen an elephant… Read More »

Ancient Mesopotamia 101 | National Geographic

(soft music) – [Narrator] The story of writing, astronomy, and law. The story of civilization itself begins in one place. Not Egypt, not Greece, not Rome. But Mesopotamia. Mesopotamia is an exceedingly fertile plain situated between the Tigris and the Euphrates Rivers. For five millennia, the small strip of land situated in what is today… Read More »

Is Japan the Perfect Nation?

Back when I was still learning Japanese, I used to turn on the news at night so I could try to up my language comprehension skills. After work, I’d turn on the tv, I’d sit down with my dinner and I’d just try to parse out whatever the newscaster was saying. One night, after the… Read More »

The Horrors of Child Sexual Assault and Abuse – “Speaking the Unspeakable” – A WRAL Documentary

Brevard was what I would call a quintessential small town. I like to say that my friends and I owned that town. On Saturday mornings we’d get up, maybe watch a few cartoons and then we’d be out the door on our bicycles riding all over town. For me it was just a great place… Read More »

Coral Reefs 101 | National Geographic

(gentle music) – [Narrator] Coral reefs, their bright, vivid colors can be seen in tropical ocean waters around the globe. Beyond their brilliant appearance lies a hidden significance. Coral are animals. Though they may look like colorful plants, coral are, in fact, made up of tiny animals called polyps. These invertebrates can range from the… Read More »

A Vanishing History: Gullah Geechee Nation

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 »