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Myth of the Isolated Scientist | World Science Festival 1:33min

This is an excerpt from a lecture called “Science and Story: The Instinct for Curiosity”, hosted by the World Science Festival (great youtube channel!) where a physicist and author is talking about how science should be considered part of culture rather than being categorized as ‘education’ or something. She also says that scientists, like […]

World water supply and future problems 14:11min

This is an excerpt from the documentary: Blue Gold: World Water Wars about how much human development is harming rivers, emptying aquifers, polluting rivers and possibly causing desertification. This clips includes short interviews with scientists, farmers, activists and researchers who are concerned about how we are managing our water resources.

TRANSCRIPT

We’re entering into […]

Spiders Tune Their Webs Like A Guitar 1:18min

This is a very short clip about how spiders use the strands of their webs like strings of a violin to know when something in their web is a another spider or something to eat.

When a spider builds its web, something extraordinary happens The spider tunes individual strands of silk by stretching or […]

Newborn Hippo Takes His First Breath 2:50min

This is a short video about the birth of a baby hippo in the Luangwa River Valley in Africa. I don’t own the rights to this video. The Smithsonian is a famous museum; their site(s) and youtube channel have more (excellent) short, science-related videos.

Here is the transcript for A Newborn Hippo Takes His […]

Overpopulated — BBC documentary

I do not own the rights to this video.

The transcript is available in 10 minute segments.

Here is the transcript for Overpopulated — BBC documentary Part I beginning to 10 min

Here is the transcript for Overpopulated — BBC documentary Part II 10 min to 20 min

And here is Overpopulated — […]

The Future of Renewables: Moving Towards a Clean Energy Mix 14:01min

In this version of the transcript, see interesting CHUNKS.

In this version of the transcript, PHRASAL VERBS are highlighted.

Project Kronos: Futuristic Space Travel Documentary 14:19min

Here is the transcript for Project Kronos

How Can Trees Be Taller Than 10metres? 4:16min

I don’t own the rights to this video …

Here is the transcript for How Can a Tree Be Taller Than 10 Metres

BBC How Cocaine is Made in the Amazon 5:09min

Here is the transcrip for BBC How Cocaine is Made in the Amazon

BBC How Cocaine is made in Amazon Discussion Questions

BBC How Cocaine is made in Amazon HIGH FREQUENCY VOCABULARY

 

 

Chevron’s Gorgon Project: Creating Jobs and Energy 6:30min

Note: I don’t own the rights to this video.

Here is the transcript for Chevrons Gorgon Project — Creating Jobs and Energy

Face Blindness: Oliver Sacks – The Mind’s Eye 5:05min

 

Here is the NPR The Mind’s Eye — Oliver Sacks Face Blindness transcript.

RSA Animate – Language as a Window into Human Nature 10:54min

 

Here is a transcript for the first part of Language as a Window Into Human Nature (Part 1)

Here is a transcript for the second part of Language as a Window Into Human Nature (Part 2)

Lester Brown on Full Planets, Empty Plates 5:07min

TRANSCRIPT

I think we’re in transition from an age of abundance and surpluses to one of scarcity. Throughout the last half of the last century, the big problem was surpluses. We had these huge stocks that we had accumulated and the market simply wasn’t big enough to absorb them, but as we neared the […]

Oil and Gas from Deepwater Horizon 3:02min

Here is the transcript for Oil and Gas from Deepwater Horizon

Climate Refugees Trailer 7:06min

Here is the transcript for the Climate Refugees Trailer