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Freedom According to the Declaration Of Independence | The Story of Us

Freedom According to the Declaration Of Independence | The Story of Us

I’m headed to the American Philosophical Society in Philadelphia to meet with its librarian Patrick Spiro he studies documents dating back to the time of the country’s founding. What you’re looking at here is one of the first printings of the Declaration of Independence. The first section is the Preamble. And this is where they talk about life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. And the idea is that individuals should be free to do these things, and government is…

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Une super rencontre en NOUVELLE ZÉLANDE – Culture MAORI

Une super rencontre en NOUVELLE ZÉLANDE – Culture MAORI

Hello Curioous! It’s Greg & Fleur Welcome to our backstages Today we’re going to New Zealand where we have met Henry We’ll talk about this amazing meeting We went to New Zealand to discover Maori culture The landscapes of course but overall Maori culture So we met Henry who lives in Whakatane Henry is a Maori He has agreed to share with us his culture First contact, I felt like we were old friends He welcomed us with some homemade…

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Primitive Dye for Painting Cultural Art

Primitive Dye for Painting Cultural Art

All of the great technologies of the modern world began from simple elements of the natural world Cochineal is a parasitic scale insect that lives on Opuntia cactuses of warm climates in the Americas About twenty percent of the body of the cochineal insect is carminic acid which is used to make a red dye This dye was very important to the Aztec and Maya cultures of ancient Mexico When the Spanish arrived they found cochineal dye to be superior…

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Fighting Fire: The Indigenous Struggle For The Amazon

Fighting Fire: The Indigenous Struggle For The Amazon

The whole world is worried about the planet, but not Brazil. We made contact with whites before, and they enslaved us. Practically 70% is illegal. We are defending a sustainable forest. Our view of the forest is very different from the capitalist view. Do you think nature reserves are unproductive? For sure. If we were to live in the city, we wouldn’t know how to survive. It had indigenous people going into depression.  Our relatives are asking for help. The…

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Community Ecology: Feel the Love – Crash Course Ecology #4

Community Ecology: Feel the Love – Crash Course Ecology #4

I wouldn’t be much of a teacher if I didn’t tell you that life is tough and that everyone’s looking out for themselves in this world. That’s just the way it is, people. You know how I always say that biology is ultimately about sex and not dying? Well both of those things are more difficult than we’d like them to be, because of competition. There’s a finite amount of resources on this planet, so evolution drives us to compete…

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National Geographic Live! – Mapping the Brain | Nat Geo Live

National Geographic Live! – Mapping the Brain | Nat Geo Live

Man: We’re gonna talk about a pivotal momentthat we’re at in the history of neuroscience,in the history of science really,because scientists are helping to decipherwhat you could arguably sayis the most complex structure in the universe.( applause ) When I was still a tenured professor, now I’m just a mere mortal, when I was still a tenured professor at Caltech and I could leap over tall buildings, I was, um… My main pursuit was studying consciousness the neural basis of…

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SpaceX Makes History | MARS

SpaceX Makes History | MARS

T minus 20 seconds. Stage two tanks pressing for flight. Flight computer has control of the vehicle. Do we see anything on the sensors that’s a problem? – Anything right now? – Nothing. Well, I’ll say go for launch. T minus 10. 9. 8. 7. 6. 5. 4. 3. 2. 1. [cheering] It’s going, baby. Come on, baby. Let’s go. [inaudible]. Check it out. Speed bumped by two kilometers per second [inaudible] Shortly after main engine cutoff, we’re going to…

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History 101: The Protestant Reformation | National Geographic

History 101: The Protestant Reformation | National Geographic

– [Narrator] The Protestant Reformation of the 16th century shook the very foundation of Europe’s cultural identity. The Reformation was a revolution of religion in western Europe. Essentially, it was the result of centuries worth of political and social grievances against the Christian Church as it existed. Christianity, which began as a fledgling religion in the 1st century, had grown by the 13th century into an institution powerful enough to rival state governments. For instance, the Pope, then the leader…

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Solar Eclipse 101 | National Geographic

Solar Eclipse 101 | National Geographic

– [Narrator] A solar eclipse happens when a new moon moves between the Earth and the sun, blocking some or all of the sun’s rays from reaching the Earth. By cosmic chance, even though the sun is 400 times wider than the moon, it’s also 400 times farther away. Therefore, the two objects appear the same size in our sky. Astronomers are able to predict eclipses because the Earth and moon have very predictable orbits. Why, then, isn’t there an…

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Valley of the Boom: Trailer #1 | National Geographic

Valley of the Boom: Trailer #1 | National Geographic

– That little A and At? See, that’s what I said. Mm-hm. Um, Katie said she thought it was “about.” Yeah. Oh. MAN: But I’d never heard it. KATIE COURIC: Or around or about. MAN: I’d never heard it said. I’d always seen the mark but never heard it said. Yeah. What is internet anyway? KATIE COURIC: What do you say to that, Allison? MAN: What, do you write to it, like mail? No, a lot of people use it…

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