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A Brief History of Geologic Time

A Brief History of Geologic Time

The tale of life on Earth has been unfolding for about 4 billion years. And we humans are just the last word on the last page of that story. At least so far. And the vast stretches of time that are covered by the history of life can be hard for us to fathom. We …

The Mystery of the Eocene’s Lethal Lake

The Mystery of the Eocene’s Lethal Lake

47 million years ago, the world was a hothouse. Lush jungles covered much of the globe, stretching far from the equator, and they were rife with mammals. This was life in the Eocene Epoch. And around a quiet lake in what’s now Germany, a typical scene was unfolding in late spring. Crocodiles patrolled the waters. …

TOP 7 FAILS OF HISTORY

TOP 7 FAILS OF HISTORY

Good morning, John. I’m gonna be completely honest. Sometimes I feel like a huge, gigantic failure. (Good start, pal.) And we all feel like that and we’re all petrified of failure. (Not me, buddy.) But John, one thing that gets me through all of my failures and keeps me trying new projects, day in and …

Human Evolution: Crash Course Big History #6

Human Evolution: Crash Course Big History #6

Hi, I’m John Green. Welcome to Crash Course Big History Project where today we’re going to talk about the Planet of the Apes films. – What’s that? Apparently, those were not documentaries. But there was an evolutionary process that saw primates move out of East Africa and transform the earth into an actual planet of …