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Indigenous hunters have positive impacts on food webs in desert Australia – ScienceBlog.com

Australia has the highest rate of mammal extinction in the world. Resettlement of indigenous communities resulted in the spread of invasive species, the absence of human-set fires, and a general cascade in the interconnected food web that led to the largest … Continue reading

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This Oak Tree Has Lead Hundreds to Their Soul Mates

Great Big Story Published on 14 Feb 2019 Online dating can be a real drag—but don’t despair, fatigued single! In a forest in northern Germany, you’ll find an intriguing IRL alternative to endless swiping. It all started back in 1890, … Continue reading

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The Great Migration and the power of a single decision

Sometimes, a single decision can change the course of history. Join journalist and author Isabel Wilkerson as she tells the story of the Great Migration, the outpouring of six million African Americans from the Jim Crow South to cities in … Continue reading

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How to build with different mud recipes – The Kid Should See This

Dirt, sand, straw, clay, and water. Mixed and packed together in different combinations, these materials can create incredibly sturdy shelters and structures. In this video from The Nito Project, artist builder Benito Steendemonstrates how to build with different mud recipes, including rammed earth, cob, adobe, clay, wattle and … Continue reading

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Andrea Levy reads Small Island

Andrea Levy (1956-2019) reads from her novel, Small Island.

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How Bananas Changed the World

The History Guy: History Deserves to Be Remembered Published on 11 Jan 2019 From ancient origins to modern trade disputes, the world’s most popular fruit has a memorable history. This is original content based on research by The History Guy. … Continue reading

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Chinese New Year: Unraveling the History of the Enchanting Festival – My Modern Met

How much do you know about Chinese New Year? Happy Chinese New Year! Every February, this enchanting holiday is honored by millions of people across the globe, making it one of the world’s most widespread celebrations. While there’s a chance … Continue reading

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Fill up With Five Stories About Soup

Delicious when you’re sick, delicious you’re well. Soup’s up! From hangover cures to phở, from soup made with bird nests to the humanitarian roots of Instant Ramen, you’ll leave this reel satisfied.

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A Love to the Moon and Back

All his life, Gene Shoemaker dreamed of stepping foot on the moon. A geologist known for his work with craters, Gene was set to be one of the first astronauts aboard Apollo 11. But, a failed medical test cut his … Continue reading

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Getting dressed in the 18th century – Gentleman

National Museums Liverpool Published on 26 Jul 2018 A gentleman gets dressed in the fashion of 18th century. He puts on his clothes, with help in a particular order, including a full shirt with voluminous sleeves, stockings, breeches, waistcoat, cravat, … Continue reading

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