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Jul
11
How Billions of Dollars of Goods Get to You

The Port of Los Angeles is one of the busiest ports in the country, and only gets busier during the holidays. With more global shipping now that ever, new technologies are emerging that can mend choke points in the process. Still haven’t subscribed to WIRED on YouTube? ?? http://wrd.cm/15fP7B7


Jul
04
How to Green the World's Deserts and Reverse Climate Change

"Desertification is a fancy word for land that is turning to desert," begins Allan Savory in this quietly powerful talk. And terrifyingly, it's happening to about two-thirds of the world's grasslands, accelerating climate change and causing traditional grazing societies to descend into social chaos. Savory has devoted his life to stopping it. He now believes -- and his work so far shows -- that a surprising factor can protect grasslands and even reclaim degraded land that was once desert. TEDTalks is a daily video podcast of the best talks and performances from the TED Conference, where the world's leading thinkers and doers give the talk of their lives in 18 minutes (or less). Look for talks on Technology, Entertainment and Design -- p...


Jun
20
The Diet That Helps Fight Climate Change

You don’t have to go vegan to fight climate change. Research shows that small changes to our diets can make big differences. Climate Lab is produced by the University of California in partnership with Vox. Hosted by conservation scientist Dr. M. Sanjayan, the videos explore the surprising elements of our lives that contribute to climate change and the groundbreaking work being done to fight back. Featuring conversations with experts, scientists, thought leaders and activists, the series demystifies topics like nuclear power, food waste and online shopping to make them more approachable and actionable for those who want to do their part. Sanjayan is an alum of UC Santa Cruz, a Visiting Researcher at UCLA and the CEO of Conservation Inter...


May
09
How To Make Stress Your Friend

Stress. It makes your heart pound, your breathing quicken and your forehead sweat. But while stress has been made into a public health enemy, new research suggests that stress may only be bad for you if you believe that to be the case. Psychologist Kelly McGonigal urges us to see stress as a positive, and introduces us to an unsung mechanism for stress reduction: reaching out to others. TEDTalks is a daily video podcast of the best talks and performances from the TED Conference, where the world's leading thinkers and doers give the talk of their lives in 18 minutes (or less). Look for talks on Technology, Entertainment and Design -- plus science, business, global issues, the arts and much more. Find closed captions and translated subtit...


Apr
25
Filming Every Country In A Single Day

Subscribe! http://skr.cm/SubscribeToStories Watch more episodes! http://bit.ly/1SiejNW Watch as filmmakers in every country of the world capture the same day on camera for the One Day On Earth project. More of Kyle Ruddick’s films and One Day on Earth clips - http://www.onedayonearth.org This weekly storytelling series uses the imagery of photographers and adventurers around the world to give us a deeper connection to and understanding of the human condition.


Apr
11
Homemade Wheelchairs for Animals Give Strays a Second Chance

Eight years ago in Tainan, Taiwan, Pan Chieh’s coworker saved a disabled dog that had been injured in a car accident. The city’s stray dogs and cats are frequently involved in car collisions, and at the time, wheelchairs for animals were very expensive. So Chieh—an engineer—decided to construct one himself. But he didn't stop there. To date, Chieh has constructed around 400 wheelchairs to help Taiwan’s disabled animals get around easier. By using simple materials that cost around $30, Chieh can build a wheelchair in just an hour and a half. In his words, Chieh’s ultimate goal is to inspire others to help these animals get a second chance at seeing the world.


Apr
04
These Women Will Inspire You to Pioneer Your Own Career Path

Sponsor Content | Created With Tumi This month, we’re highlighting six women who have pioneered advancements in their male-dominated industries—we’re calling them Womaneers. Read about their inspiring journeys in our full feature here: http://www.mydomaine.com/womaneer


Mar
28
The Shark Trackers: Catching Up with Great Whites

The OCEARCH is a research vessel that travels the world, tagging sharks with GPS trackers. Their goal is to better understand shark’s lives in order to ensure their future survival. Great Big Story is a video network dedicated to the untold, overlooked & flat-out amazing. Humans are capable of incredible things & we're here to tell their stories. When a rocket lands in your backyard, you get in.


Mar
21
NYC Startup Takes on Urban Farming

Farming in city parking lots is possible. Here's how Square Roots is doing it in Brooklyn, NY. Subscribe: http://bit.ly/CurbedYouTube Curbed breathes life into real estate and neighborhood news with witty and insightful coverage of the country's most vibrant urban centers. Our editors relentlessly report on sales and rental prices, new developments, neighborhood trends, and celebrity deals.


Mar
07
Swim Peacefully with Thousands of Jellyfish in Palau

On Eil Malk Island in Palau, you can swim with jellyfish without getting stung. This marine lake was once connected to the ocean, but as the island changed, it was cut off. Now in isolation, it's filled with a jellyfish species found nowhere else. With no predators to keep them in check and plentiful algae to feed on, these golden jellyfish swarm and fill the lake like a cloudy dream. Ready for a swim? This story is a part of our Planet Earth series. From mammals to insects and birds to reptiles, we share this great big world with all manner of creatures, large and small. Come with us to faraway places as we explore our great big planet and meet some of its wildest inhabitants. SUBSCRIBE: https://goo.gl/vR6Acb Follow us behind the sce...