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Pterosaurs 101 | National Geographic

Pterosaurs 101 | National Geographic

(dramatic music) – [Narrator] Much like today’s birds, pterosaurs ruled Earth’s Mesozoic skies. (pterosaur cawing) Adapting to many different habitats while their dinosaur cousins roamed below. But these were no birds. Pterosaurs were flying reptiles, and some were as big as fighter jets. Pterosaurs means winged lizard in Greek, and they were the very first vertebrates on Earth to take to the skies. The most well-known pterosaur is the pterodactycl. It was the first one discovered back in the 18th…

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Jupiter 101 | National Geographic

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 earths wide, Jupiter has twice the amount of mass as the other planets put together. But, unlike Earth, and the three other terrestrial worlds, Jupiter…

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Mercury 101 | National Geographic

Mercury 101 | National Geographic

– [Narrator] The planet Mercury is named after the messenger of the Roman gods, because even the ancients could see how swift and fleeting it is in the sky. But it wasn’t until recently that scientists began unraveling Mercury’s many mysteries. Mercury is the smallest planet in our solar system. It’s diameter currently measures just over 3,000 miles, about the size of the continental United States. Like Earth, Mercury is a terrestrial planet with three main layers, a core, a…

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Plague 101 | National Geographic

Plague 101 | National Geographic

– [Narrator] Plague is notorious for causing mass sickness and devastation. But as much tragedy as the disease has caused, it also helped drive crucial scientific and social progress. Plague is an infectious disease caused by the bacterium Yersinia pestis. It mainly affects rodents, and spreads by way of insects. Because of these insect carriers, plague has been passed onto humans with devastating consequences. Three major plague pandemics have occurred in human history. And while they occurred centuries apart, they…

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AIDS 101 | National Geographic

AIDS 101 | National Geographic

(dramatic music) – [Narrator] About 37 million people around the world are currently living with AIDS making the disease one of the worst pandemics in modern history. AIDS or Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome is a disease in which the human immune system is severely impaired. It’s caused by the human immunodeficiency virus or HIV and is the last stage of the virus’s infection. HIV attacks by entering the bloodstream and attaches to Helper T or CD4 cells. A type of white…

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Rainforests 101 | National Geographic

Rainforests 101 | National Geographic

(birds chirping) – [Narrator] Shrouded in a blanket of clouds they awaken. Their canopies of green glitter in the sun. Their wildlife start to slither. (snake hissing) – Chirp. (birds chirping) – And growl. (growling) – And one of the planets richest ecosystems comes to life. (crickets chirping) Rainforests are the oldest living ecosystems on the planet. Some can trace their origins to over 70 million years ago. Back to a time when dinosaurs still roamed the Earth. While the…

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Trump embodies Reagan’s American optimism in talks with North Korea

Trump embodies Reagan’s American optimism in talks with North Korea

Trump: The president has literally brought us from the brink of war, when it comes to North Korea, to renewed peace talks, yet the Left, Dinesh, wants to claim that he is “legitimizing” Kim Jong Un. What is your reaction to all of this? D’Souza: My mind flashes back to Reagan’s meetings with Gorbachev. Remember, Gorbachev was completely a product of the Soviet system. He came up “through the Gulag,” you might say. There was no automatic reason to believe…

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National Parks Adventure – Narrated by Robert Redford – Official IMAX Trailer – 4K

National Parks Adventure – Narrated by Robert Redford – Official IMAX Trailer – 4K

Not so long ago the early pioneers had no idea what lay beyond the frontier. Imagine an entire continent of unmapped wilderness and the people who believe that the greatest natural wonders belong to no one – they belong to all. One hundred years ago these pristine places, America’s wild, were protected for eternity… for everyone… and the National Parks were born. Join a team of modern-day explorers on an off trail adventure into America’s great outdoors and find your…

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Escaping Gangs: Death, Jail Or Redemption | SPAC Nation

Escaping Gangs: Death, Jail Or Redemption | SPAC Nation

This is London. This is home. Seeing violence… ..deaths… ..shootings, stabbings. But look… ..we was once the cause of it. So who else is best to solve the problem? I went to prison for murder. I went to prison for attempted murder, twice. I went to prison for shootings, a countless amount of times. All my life has been a trail of violence. Violence, violence, violence, and I’ve only changed in the last year. I stopped because I saw a…

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A Vanishing History: Gullah Geechee Nation

A Vanishing History: Gullah Geechee Nation

I always feel my ancestors out in this field with me I still can hear songs I stay they feel oh I’ll stay there fee stay there fee until the war’s ended on a quiet chain of islands off the South Carolina and Georgia coast is an almost forgotten community called the Gullah or Geechee people more than anywhere else in America they’ve held on to traditions their ancestors brought from Africa they’ve stayed on the isolated former plantation land…

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