The lost neighborhood under New York’s Central Park

The lost neighborhood under New York’s Central Park

This is Central Park. It’s an iconic part of New York City. A piece of nature, tucked inside Manhattan. If you’ve lived in New York, or even visited, you’ve probably been here. But, there’s a part of this land’s story that visitors will never see. …

The original Game of Life was incredibly dark

The original Game of Life was incredibly dark

Ah, the Game of Life. It’s about as offensive as a bowl of Jello. But the original one from a hundred years earlier? It had squares like…this. The first Game of Life wasn’t just a game. It was a form of moral instruction. And it …

Why Australia’s fires are linked to floods in Africa

Why Australia’s fires are linked to floods in Africa

Downright apocalyptic images coming out of Australia right now. There are now six fires burning at emergency levels. The smoke is so intense and so thick it can be seen from space. 2,000 homes have been destroyed. Six million hectares of land charred. Staggering toll …

Are Australia’s koalas going extinct? We asked an ecologist.

Are Australia’s koalas going extinct? We asked an ecologist.

You know when people think about climate change a wildlife, they probably think about polar bears and maybe the Great Barrier Reef. Well, we can add koalas to them now. “As many as 3 percent of the country’s New South Wales region may have been …

Teaching in the US vs. the rest of the world

Teaching in the US vs. the rest of the world

This is Anna. She just graduated from college in the United States. And this is Sophia. She also just graduated from college in Finland. Anna and Sophia both want to be middle school teachers. But it turns out, there’s a good chance their experiences will …

Google and Amazon are now in the oil business

Google and Amazon are now in the oil business

On Earth Day 2019, Google posted this video about the “urgency of radically addressing climate change in the next decade.” This is Kate Brandt, she used to be Obama’s chief sustainability officer. Now she works to make Google a global leader in “reducing or even …

Childbirth | from Sex, Explained on Netflix

Childbirth | from Sex, Explained on Netflix

[narrator] This is a stretch test, which engineers use to measure the strength and stretchiness of materials, like rubber. But here, it’s testing something different: tissue from a human cervix. The cervix is the gate between a woman’s uterus and her vagina. It blocks anything, -like a …

2019, in 6 minutes

2019, in 6 minutes

The Arab Spring blossomed across North Africa and the Middle East. This award is for those forgotten children who want education. The British people have voted to leave the European Union. Fight for your lives before it’s someone else’s job. No. Well… Tik Tok: ADHD …

The rise and fall of Rudy Giuliani, explained

The rise and fall of Rudy Giuliani, explained

Most of the people wrapped up in President Trump’s impeachment scandal have one thing in common: They all have official roles with the US government. With one big exception: “President Trump’s personal point man, Rudy Giuliani.” “Does Rudy Giuliani have any business getting involved in …