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The Dancing Plague • Puppet History

The Dancing Plague • Puppet History

(SHWORNK AND-A SHPING!) – Welcome one and all to Puppet History. Today we’ll be taking a deep-diving ever-winding look into yet another chapter in the heavy, heavy book we call History, while our guests ruthlessly vie for the coveted title of History Master. Ryan Bergara, are you ready? – Yeah, I’m ready as always. – …

The dark history of IQ tests – Stefan C. Dombrowski

In 1905, psychologists Alfred Binet and Théodore Simon designed a test for children who were struggling in school in France. Designed to determine which children required individualized attention, their method formed the basis of the IQ test. Beginning in the late 19th century, researchers hypothesized that cognitive abilities like verbal reasoning, working memory, and visual-spatial …

Big History Project: A Story for Everyone

I love to learn new things. I think it’s a wonderful adventure. But you don’t always see how the different things you learn fit together. It’s only when you see that overall picture that it’s most exciting. Well, Big History is the course that does bring it together. It uses the timeline, it uses the …

Life: A Brief Big History (H2) | Big History Project

NARRATOR: Three billion years ago. The world is covered by one giant ocean. The water is teeming with elements and minerals, including 35 parts per thousand of salt. In this chemical bath, life mysteriously appears. ALEX FILIPPENKO: For billions of years in the history of the Earth, there were only single-celled organisms, and they lived …