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Solar System 101 | National Geographic

Solar System 101 | National Geographic

– [Narrator] Our solar system is one of over 500 known solar systems in the entire Milky Way galaxy. The solar system came into being about 4.5 billion years ago, when a cloud of interstellar gas and dust collapsed, resulting in a solar nebula, a swirling disc of material that collided to form the solar …

7 Scientific Urban Legends Debunked!

7 Scientific Urban Legends Debunked!

Hey smart people Joe here – stay tuned for a special announcement after the video. So I used to have this shirt. I know at least one of you was watching back in 2013… Hey Kyle. For the rest of you are probably wondering the same thing as me. What’s up with the hair? What …

Earth 101 | National Geographic

Earth 101 | National Geographic

– [Narrator] Earth, the only planet known to maintain life. A product of scientific phenomena and sheer chance. This blue speck in space holds the past, present, and future, of our very existence. (instrumental music) Approximately 4.5 billion years ago, the Earth formed from particles left over from the creation of our sun. Gravity drew …

History 101: The Protestant Reformation | National Geographic

History 101: The Protestant Reformation | National Geographic

– [Narrator] The Protestant Reformation of the 16th century shook the very foundation of Europe’s cultural identity. The Reformation was a revolution of religion in western Europe. Essentially, it was the result of centuries worth of political and social grievances against the Christian Church as it existed. Christianity, which began as a fledgling religion in …

Plague 101 | National Geographic

Plague 101 | National Geographic

– [Narrator] Plague is notorious for causing mass sickness and devastation. But as much tragedy as the disease has caused, it also helped drive crucial scientific and social progress. Plague is an infectious disease caused by the bacterium Yersinia pestis. It mainly affects rodents, and spreads by way of insects. Because of these insect carriers, …