10 Things You Didn’t Know About Orgasms
Join “Bonk” author Mary Roach as she delves into obscure scientific research, some of it centuries old, to make 10 surprising claims about sexual climax. Her discoveries range from the bizarre to the hilarious but are highly entertaining and educational at the same time. Scientists have been studying orgasms for years. Long before sex became an acceptable household topic, people have been trying to understand what triggers it. What we know is that an orgasm is a reflex of the Autonomic Nervous System....
10 Things You Don’t Know About John F. Kennedy
John F. Kennedy is remembered in part for his youth and good looks, but did you know that during the 1960 presidential campaign JFK was seriously ill and needed testosterone...
100 Greatest Discoveries: Astronomy
Bill Nye "The Science Guy" hosts a new series that highlights the greatest scientific discoveries of all time, from the earliest time to the present day. The series features nine episodes: Evolution, Earth Sciences, Medicine, Physics, Astronomy, Chemistry, Genetics and Biology, plus a wrap up episode featuring the top 10 discoveries of all time. This is a fun and instructive series, with a lot of historical re-creations, archival footage, visits to interesting scientific research facilities and interviews with...
100 Greatest Discoveries: Medicine
Bill Nye takes us through some of the most important discoveries in medicine throughout our history, Like Andreas Vesalias digging up bodies by cover of night to dissect and learn about our anatomy, or how we learned about the operations of the...
100 Years of Silence
One hundred years ago, the Herero people of Namibia were nearly exterminated by German colonial soldiers in what has become known as the first genocide of the 20th century. In the colonial period, the Herero men, women and children of Namibia were rounded up like cattle and put into Germany’s first ever concentration camps. Four years later, three-quarters of the entire Herero nation had perished at the hands of German colonialists. The Nazis used the experiences from the German Konzentration Camps...
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500 Nations The Story of Native Americans
500 Nations is an eight-part documentary on the Native Americans of North and Central America. It documents from pre-Columbian to the end of the 19th century. Much of the information comes from text, eyewitnesses, pictorials, and computer graphics. The series was hosted by Kevin Costner, narrated by Gregory Harrison, and directed by Jack Leustig. Episode 1: Wounded Knee Legacy and The Ancestors The series begins "where our story ends" with eyewitness accounts of Wounded Knee. The Ancestors next offers excerpts...
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6 Days In The Dark
During the French occupation, the mines in Morocco were exploited by French companies. One of the conditions for independence in 1956 was that France kept most of its companies active in Morocco. When most of the raw material was exhausted in the eighties, the French companies lefts the workers without income or alternative. Many of them continued their work...
A Brilliant Madness
A Brilliant Madness is the story of a mathematical genius whose career was cut short by a descent into madness. At the age of 30, John Forbes Nash, a stunningly original and famously eccentric MIT mathematician, suddenly began claiming that aliens were communicating with him and that he was a special messenger. Diagnosed with paranoid schizophrenia, Nash spent the next three decades in and out of mental hospitals, all but forgotten. During that time, a proof he had written at the age of 20 became a...
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A Classroom Divided
Suggested By: Ananda One day in 1968, Jane Elliott, a teacher in a small, all-white Iowa town, divided her third-grade class into blue-eyed and brown-eyed groups and gave them a daring lesson in discrimination. This is the story of that lesson, its lasting impact on the children, and its enduring power thirty years...