The Funny Thing About Science - Episode 44

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On June 1st Chris Webster and Comedian Brian Woods did a live science and comedy show at the Reno Collective in Reno, Nevada. I'm posting it here because it's very relevent to this group. 

WARNING: There is quite a bit of profanity and some off-color jokes in this episode. It might not be suitable for some audiences.

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New York in 1911 and Learning from History - Episode 43

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Chris saw a video several months ago that really challenged his preconceived notions of what the past was like. That video was a promotional video about New York City shot in 1911. There is no commentary, it's not scripted, and it just looks like cut-together scenes of life in the big city in that year. It's fascinating. April and Chris spend most of the show talking about that video, what it means, and what we can learn from it. They also talk about the rephotography movement and other representations of the past.

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Museum of Modern art's 1911 footage. Posted to share with others because of it's rarity and how interersting it is. Source: http://tinyurl.com/yd3tu938 I do not claim ownership of this, and I will not be making money from this video.
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Ancient DNA with David Reich - Episode 42

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Massive technological innovations now allow scientists to extract and analyze ancient DNA as never before, and genomics is emerging as important a means of understanding the human past as archeology, linguistics, and the written word. In his new book Who We Are and How We Got Here (Pantheon), David Reich describes how the human genome provides not only all the information that a fertilized human egg needs to develop but also contains within it the history of our species. Join Reich as he discusses how the genomic revolution and ancient DNA are transforming our understanding of our lineage as modern humans, and how DNA studies reveal a deep history of inequality—among different populations, between the sexes, and among individuals within a population. He examines how research contradicts the orthodoxy that there are no meaningful biological differences among human populations, at the same time using evidence provided by genomics and ancient DNA to show that the differences that do exist do not conform to familiar and often pernicious stereotypes. Reich, a pioneer in analyzing ancient human DNA, is a professor in the department of genetics at Harvard Medical School and an investigator at the Howard Hughes Medical Institute.

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The Ancient Celts with Barry Cunliffe - Episode 41

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Sir Barry Cunliffe returns for the third time to The Archaeology Show! On today's show, we talk to him about the Ancient Celts and the second edition of the book with the same name. Archaeologists have learned a lot about the ancient Celts since the first edition of the book was released and we scrape the surface on this show.

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Deep Time Dreaming: Uncovering Ancient Australia - Episode 40

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Historian Billy Griffiths has written a very interesting and unique book related to the historical and ancient past of Australia. Quite a few people came together to create the narrative of history that we know today and their stories are told in this book. Before they did their work the history of Australia was very misunderstood. Check out his podcast then go read the book and learn something new about an amazing place.

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