Take a look at the technology of cold. Think your home freezer is “cool”? Try spending some time in a 12-story unit filled with 135 million pounds of ice cream. See more in Season 14, Episode 34, “Deep Freeze.”
Senator Ted Cruz will join 140 Republican members of Congress to object to the certification of the election results.
Republican Senators Objecting: GOP Sens. Ted Cruz (Texas) Ron Johnson (Wis.) James Lankford (Okla.) Steve Daines (Mont.) John Kennedy (La.) Marsha Blackburn (Tenn.) Mike Braun (Ind.) Sens.-elect Cynthia Lummis (Wyo.) Roger Marshall (Kan.) Bill Hagerty (Tenn.) Tommy Tuberville (Ala.)
Yellowstone National Park is one of the most dangerous geological features on Earth. In trying to uncover the processes behind Yellowstone’s main attractions geologists came to the frightening realization, in Season 1, Episode 8, “Yellowstone.”
The world’s major powers agree: the resources of Antarctica should be exploited peacefully. They have promised to promote peace and scientific research in Antarctica, and to protect its environment. But is this spirit real, or just a lot of talk?
This documentary features interviews with researchers, activists, diplomats, and military personnel from Spain, Russia, Portugal, Chile, Argentina, and the United States. There’s been much debate over how to share control of resources in Antarctica, which is the world’s oldest ecosystem. Critics say that behind the scenes, a game of high-stakes poker is underway. Could this competition end in armed conflict? Or will Antarctica serve as a model for peaceful international cooperation? This film addresses these complicated issues with in-depth analysis, accompanied by magnificent images of the Antarctic landscape. The documentary’s soundtrack was composed by Javier Weyler, former drummer of the Welsh rock band, the Stereophonics.
The University of Chicago and Marine Biological Laboratory in Woods Hole, MA, have a long, shared history of forging new paths in scholarship and discovery. Both are world leaders in scientific and educational innovation, drawing students and researchers from around the globe.
In July 2013, UChicago and the MBL established a formal affiliation that strengthens and builds upon the institutions’ combined eminence in biological research and education.
The MBL was founded in 1888 and led by UChicago faculty members for the first four decades of its existence. The formal affiliation extends these deep ties to promote outstanding research and education programs at both institutions.
The Maya – their soaring pyramids, monumental cities and mythical mastery of astronomy and mathematics have captured our imaginations and spurred generations of explorers into the jungles of Central America on a quest to understand them. Lost World of the Maya surveys their dramatic rise to prominence in the ‘pre-classic era’ of the Maya as well as new evidence of the collapse of their civilization in the 800-900’s AD.
Presidential historian Michael Beschloss joins Andrea Mitchell to discuss the nature of President Trump’s final days as he prepares to leave office. He compares the President’s unwillingness to concede the 2020 election to Al Gore’s concession in 2000 after the Supreme Court ruling, adding, ‘That’s what most patriots do.’ Aired on 12/28/2020.
Welcome to Transition Studies. To prosper for very much longer on the changing Earth humankind will need to move beyond its current fossil-fueled civilization toward one that is sustained on recycled materials and renewable energy. This is not a trivial shift. It will require a major transition in all aspects of our lives.
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