Tuesday, April 30, 2019

Can You Solve the Cuddly Duddly Fuddly Wuddly Riddle? - Dan Finkel


You’ve promised to get your son the cutest creature in creation: the cuddly. Can you outsmart the cuddly incubator and go home a hero?

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You’ve promised to get your son the cutest creature in creation: the cuddly. It’s part of the Wuddly species, cousin to the terrifying duddly and the hideous fuddly. To make one, 100 eggs are placed in an incubator to undergo egg fusion, and the resulting combination will produce either a cuddly, a duddly or a fuddly. Can you make the right combination to get a cuddly? Dan Finkel shows how.

Lesson by Daniel Finkel, directed by Artrake Studio.

Saturday, April 27, 2019

Music and Confidence | Benefits of Music


'One of the most important things for being successful in life is having high levels of self-belief...music can provide that self-belief'

Dr. Susan Hallam, Emerita Professor of Education and Music Psychology, on the benefits of taking part in music.

Wednesday, April 24, 2019

The Surprising Reason Our Muscles Get Tired - Christian Moro


Why do our muscles get tired and sore after exercise? Explore how our muscles function, and how you can exercise longer without experiencing muscle fatigue.

 You're lifting weights. The first time feels easy, but each lift takes more and more effort until you can’t continue. Inside your arms, the muscles responsible for the lifting have become unable to contract. What’s going on? Christian Moro explains how exactly our muscles operate, and what causes them to become fatigued.

Lesson by Christian Moro, directed by Nichola Latzgo.

Sunday, April 21, 2019

The Positive Impact Of Negative Harmony


Remember negative harmony? Jacob Collier mentioned it at one point a couple years ago and the whole music world went nuts. Whatever happened to that? Anyway, now that the dust has settled a bit, I figure it's time to take a closer look at the theory and see what it actually has to tell us. And it turns out? There's something pretty cool at the heart of it.

Friday, April 19, 2019

A Humorous Introduction to the Double Bass | Bret Simner | TEDxBasel


Why is a double bass called a double bass? Bret Simner shares his history with the instrument and beautifully plays a piece by Johann Baptist Vanhal on his classical double bass — both music and instrument were created around 1760.

Tuesday, April 16, 2019

Thunderstorms 101 | National Geographic


At any moment, about 2,000 thunderstorms are occurring worldwide. Learn how thunderstorms form, what causes lightning and thunder, and how these violent phenomena help balance the planet's energy and electricity.

Sunday, April 14, 2019

How Tall Can a Tree Grow? - Valentin Hammoudi


What makes a tree grow tall? And do trees ever stop growing? Explore how photosynthesis and gravity can affect and limit the height of trees.

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Reaching heights of over 100 meters, Californian sequoias tower over Earth’s other 60,000 tree species. But even these behemoths seem to have their limits: no sequoia on record has been able to grow taller than 130 meters. So what exactly is stopping these trees from growing taller, forever? Valentin Hammoudi investigates why trees have limited heights.

Lesson by Valentin Hammoudi, directed by Doug Alberts.