100 Best Science Documentaries Online No matter how much you know, there is always something new to learn about science. While your college courses may cover the basics, you can get a more in-depth look at a wide variety of topics from Internet resources such as these great documentaries. These selections will help you explore everything from the inner reaches of the human mind to the outer areas of our universe and just about everything else in between. Health and Medicine These documentaries cover topics like health care, diseases, nutrition, nursing, and more so you can get great insights into health and medicine. Super Size Me: In this movie, filmmaker Morgan Spurlock attempts to subsist on only a diet of McDonald’s for a full month. Drugs Learn how drugs impact the brain and the variety of legal restrictions imposed upon them from these documentaries. Ecstasy Rising: Watch this video from Primetime to learn more about ecstasy, its effects and more. Genetics Evolution and Biological History Physics Environment Geology Space
OMG Facts When you repeat a word continuously and it loses meaning, it’s called “jamais vu.” Jamais vu means “never seen” and is considered the opposite or reverse of déjà vu. It means the sense of unfamiliarity in the presence of very familiar things, situations or words. It’s been observed and estimated that 60% of people have experienced jamais vu before. Jamais vu was first recognized about 100 years ago and musicians are prone to getting it while playing a familiar passage. The brain is fatigued in a way when jamais vu occurs. (Source) The Most Popular Tourist Attraction in Croatia Photograph by Jack Brauer All of the Croatian people I have met through my years have always talked about the natural beauty of their homeland. I always nodded in agreement because it struck me that most people shared the same sentiment, regardless of their origin. This says to me, that natural beauty and splendor are everywhere. Our planet is a wonderful place and there are countless gems like the Plitvice Lakes National Park in Croatia, for us to appreciate and preserve. The Plitvice Lakes National Park was granted UNESCO World Heritage status in 1979. Photograph by Roman Bonnefoy The National Park covers a total area of 300 square kilometers (116 sq. miles), whilst the lakes join together over a distance of eight kilometers (5 miles). The lakes are renowned for their distinctive colours, ranging from azure to green, grey or blue. Photograph by Henning Schroder The Plitvice Lakes had become a major tourist attraction in the late 19th century. Source: Wikipedia Photograph by Roybb95
Ophcrack Rare Earth Elements Infographic Shows the Impact of Resource Depletion on Green Technology Today people around the world depend on devices like smartphones, tvs, and laptops to learn, work, and communicate with those we love. However the production of these devices has resulted in a major reduction of REEs (rare earth elements) – and we’re currently at risk of depleting the world’s entire supply. Electronics recycling rates must be improved and more efficient designs must be sought out in order to ensure the earth’s supply of rare earth elements for future generations. To highlight the problem, Voucher Cloud has created a great infographic about REEs, re-cycling and sustainable technology – check it out after the jump! The article above was submitted to us by an Inhabitat reader. + Infographic by Voucher Cloud
NOVA Can Wind Turbines Make You Sick? Residents living in the shadows of wind turbines say the sound is making them sick. But so far the science isn't there. From NOVA Next | Jun 27, 2018 Thirty Years Ago Today, Global Warming First Made Headline News On June 23, a NASA climate scientist, James Hansen, told a U.S. From NOVA Next | Jun 23, 2018 New Middle Eastern Particle Accelerator’s Motto is “Science for Peace” In a region in turmoil, an unprecedented joint venture of scientists and policymakers is working together on Jordan’s new particle accelerator under the motto "science for peace." From NOVA Next | Jun 21, 2018 Psychological Damage Inflicted By Parent-Child Separation is Deep, Long-Lasting Here's what happens in the brain and the body when a child is forcibly separated from his or her parents.
Severe nuclear reactor accidents likely every 10 to 20 years, European study suggests Western Europe has the worldwide highest risk of radioactive contamination caused by major reactor accidents. Catastrophic nuclear accidents such as the core meltdowns in Chernobyl and Fukushima are more likely to happen than previously assumed. Based on the operating hours of all civil nuclear reactors and the number of nuclear meltdowns that have occurred, scientists at the Max Planck Institute for Chemistry in Mainz have calculated that such events may occur once every 10 to 20 years (based on the current number of reactors) -- some 200 times more often than estimated in the past. The reactor accident in Fukushima has fuelled the discussion about nuclear energy and triggered Germany's exit from their nuclear power program. To determine the likelihood of a nuclear meltdown, the researchers applied a simple calculation. 25 percent of the radioactive particles are transported further than 2,000 kilometres
How 7 billion live The World of Seven Billion The map shows population density; the brightest points are the highest densities. Each country is colored according to its average annual gross national income per capita, using categories established by the World Bank (see key below). Some nations— like economic powerhouses China and India—have an especially wide range of incomes. Top 100 Network Security Tools