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Shakespeare in its original dialect

Shakespeare in its original dialect

It doesn’t seem quite right that some of the most important literature we have is viewed from such a modern perspective. Obviously people still get value out of just reading something as it makes sense to them, but there’s no doubt that some of that value gets lost without the context of the original language or setting. That’s why this theatre has started putting on Shakespeare performances in the original accent they would have been performed in. Suddenly these lines we’ve been studying for hundreds of years have new rhymes and sometimes different meanings.

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SpaceX full simulated demonstration.

SpaceX full simulated demonstration

I’ve posted a few videos of some small SpaceX tests before but I have yet to see a full demonstration of the sequence of events from launch to retrieval. Obviously this is just an animation but I think this makes it pretty clear that SpaceX can seriously advance our methods of getting in to space on a repeated basis as long as they continue to be successful in their development.

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Crash Course: Intro to Psychology

Crash Course: Intro to Psychology

Crash Course is back! This time, tackling the mental science of Psychology. Don’t forget to check out their numerous other series as well.

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Lava Crater Collapses

Lava Crater Collapses

Watching this video it’s hard to imagine that this actually took place on our planet. We can modernize our lives and build all the sky scrapers we want but it doesn’t change the fact that this planet is a constantly evolving rock that we’re just lucky enough to be able to survive on.

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ACL Surgery Explained

ACL Surgery Explained

If you’ve ever followed a sport, you’re probably aware of a particular injury that can ruin a season and possibly harm someone’s career. I’m talking about the ACL tear. It’s a painful knee injury that these days requires surgery and a lengthy recovery period. However before this procedure was invented, the outcome was even worse. Sports medicine is constantly evolving and this video outlines one of the most important breakthroughs athletes have ever seen.

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Persuasion mind trick: How to impress in meetings

Persuasion mind trick: How to impress in meetings

Here’s a quick video that gives a little insight in to how the subconscious mind works. While this obviously doesn’t show an absolute truth when it comes to decision making I can’t help but feel just a small percentage of my decision making happens in this way.

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The Known Universe

The Known Universe

Ever wanted to feel tiny and insignificant? Well this video is just for you. Experience the full depth of the known universe as you are taken from Earth to the far reaches you’ve never even dreamed of.

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Sprinter vs. Marathoner

Sprinter vs. Marathoner

We all now that a sprinter and a long distance runner will both train in different ways, but maybe not exactly why and how. This video does a great job of showing us the different kinds of muscles we can work out and how they help us.

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Stop the phantom traffic jams!

Stop the phantom traffic jams!

Phantom traffic jams have the unique effect of both fascinating and infuriating me. I always knew there had to be some pseudo-scientific or mathematic reason for it but I never took the time to figure it out. Thankfully last night I stumbled upon some videos that explain the very phenomenon. This is the kind of stuff they should teach in driving class so people don’t lose their minds on their morning commutes.

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The Chemistry of Cookies

The Chemistry of Cookies

This has got the be the most mouth-watering learning experience I’ve ever had. Enjoy this very thorough explanation of how exactly we get from dough to cookie on a scientific level.

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