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The bacteria in our guts can tell time

For the first time, it was discovered that nonphotosynthetic bacteria have a circadian clock. DEREK BERES 08 February, 2021 For the first time, nonphotosynthetic bacteria are shown to have a circadian clock. B. subtilis thrives in the gastrointestinal tracts of … Continue reading

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The Fascinatingly Mysterious Origins of the Ainu

TREY the Explainer Hello! This is my first video on Human Diversity and evolution. In this video, I discuss quite a bit about ancient and prehistoric human migration and evolution into East Asian, specifically Japan. I examine the strange and … Continue reading

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‘You don’t have to look black to be black’: The complex racial identity of a tiny Ohio town

In the remote Ohio town of East Jackson, which sits in the Appalachian foothills, residents have for decades identified as black – despite the fact they appear white. Tom Silverstone and Francisco Navas visit a place where residents’ racial lines … Continue reading

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How hybrid seeds have become big business | DW Documentary

Big corporations have taken control of a vital commodity that is millions of years old: seeds. Researchers around the world are creating industrial hybrids of fruit and vegetables. What effect will this development have on human health? Today, standardized seeds … Continue reading

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Has the threat of Trump really gone? – Timothy Snyder

Timothy Snyder is an American author and historian. He is a professor of history at Yale University and a fellow at the Institute for Human Sciences in Vienna. (Subscribe: https://bit.ly/C4_News_Subscribe​) He talks to Krishnan about the future of Trump and … Continue reading

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And Then the Bear

A film by Agnès Patron Produced by Sacrebleu Productions SYNOPSIS : That very night, houses will burn. Men and women will tremble. Hordes of children will come together and howl as they dance alone on the ashes like wild bears. … Continue reading

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An Elaborate Kamidana Shrine Designed by Naohiko Shimoda Wraps an Inner Corner

Architect Naohiko Shimoda’s interpretation of a kamidana—a small altar or “god shelf” that’s part of a tradition to bring Shinto shrines into private spaces—strays from the simple ledges most often found in Japanese homes. Designed with an intricate foundation and … Continue reading

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Welcome to The Kindness Economy

How do you connect human kindness with commerce? Rising through the ranks of the retail sector in the late 1980s and 90s, Mary Portas learned to put profit first and people second. By the time she was 31, she was … Continue reading

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Why ‘Mice’, not ‘Mouses’? I-umlaut in English

 

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How Ancient DNA is Rewriting India’s History | Think English

How Ancient DNA is Rewriting India’s History – New DNA research on the Indus Valley civilisation is changing what we know about the subcontinent’s early people. That affects modern people, too.

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