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Make the World Greta Again (Full Documentary)

Make the World Greta Again (Full Documentary)

Schoolchildren across the country are expected to skip classes on Friday as part of a strike against climate change. I do not accept that taking time off school is useful for children. Skipping school is not in my vocabulary. It’s not a good idea. I never thought it was a good idea. Kids should go …

The 2,400-year search for the atom – Theresa Doud

The 2,400-year search for the atom – Theresa Doud

What do an ancient Greek philosopher and a 19th century Quaker have in common with Nobel Prize-winning scientists? Although they are separated over 2,400 years of history, each of them contributed to answering the eternal question: what is stuff made of? It was around 440 BCE that Democritus first proposed that everything in the world …

Richard Feynman, The Great Explainer: Great Minds

Richard Feynman, The Great Explainer: Great Minds

We’ve talked a lot about great scientists on this show: people who solved mysteries that have been stumping lesser smarty-pants for centuries. Some of them even answered questions nobody had ever thought to ask before. But a lot of great minds have not been great explainers. Richard Feynman, the American physicist, most famous for pioneering …

Marie Curie: “Walk It Off” | SUNG HISTORY

Marie Curie: “Walk It Off” | SUNG HISTORY

Celebrated scientist, Marie Curie was a force to be reckoned with. Her research on the dangerous elements Radium and Polonium included a great deal of exposure to radioactive material in her lab. To combat what we now know was “radiation poisoning” Marie Curie advocated nature walks and organized aerobics. For the first time since 1928 …