Daily Archives: May 22, 2021

How 7,000 Years of Epic Floods Changed the World (w/ SciShow!)

PBS Eons

Published on Feb 27, 2019

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Check out SciShow’s video on Lake Agassiz: https://youtu.be/qMVhR26NRsk

Strange geologic landmarks in the Pacific Northwest are the lingering remains of a mystery that took nearly half a century to solve. These features turned out to be a result one of the most powerful and bizarre episodes in geologic history: this region experienced dozens of major, devastating floods over the course of more than 7,000 years.

Thanks to Franz Anthony and Studio 252mya for the flood and lake illustrations. You can find more of Franz’s work here: https://252mya.com/gallery/franz-anthony

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PBS NewsHour | Report: white supremacist propaganda nearly doubled in 2020 | Season 2021 | PBS NC




As the nation deals with the aftermath of this week’s shootings in Atlanta that killed eight, including six Asian American women, a troubling new report from the Anti-Defamation League shows white supremacist propaganda, including racist, anti-semitic and anti-LGBTQ material, nearly doubled in 2020. Jonathan Greenblatt, CEO and national director of the organization joins Amna Nawaz to discuss.

Yuan Longping, ‘father of hybrid rice’, dies: hospital


Published on May 22, 2021

For more: Yuan Longping, the globally renowned Chinese agronomist, known for developing the first hybrid rice strains, died at 13:07 BJT on Saturday at the age of 91, according to the hospital in Changsha, central China’s Hunan Province.


Yuan Longping’s hybrid rice improves livelihoods in Madagascar


Published on May 22, 2021

Chinese agronomist #YuanLongping, famed as the “father of hybrid #rice,” died at the age of 91 on May 22. He has been credited for helping save countless lives from starvation during the 1970s. Hybrid rice is grown in Asia, America, Africa and in different kinds of environment. One of the most successful examples is in the African island nation of Madagascar where Yuan’s discovery has left its mark on farmers’ lives. The United Nations paid tribute to Yuan, praising his contributions to food security, poverty alleviation and people’s livelihoods. #Agriculture


China becomes second country to drive rover on Mars’ surface


Published on May 22, 2021

China’s Mars Rover, Zhurong, has left its module for the first time for a successful drive around on the surface of the Red Planet

Modern Marvels: How Jet Engines Transformed Our World (S5, E6) | Full Episode | History


Published on May 22, 2021

Strap on a parachute and soar through the saga of jet propulsion which radically transformed our world since inception of World War II. Find out more in Season 5, Episode 6, “Jet Engines: Jet Engines.”

Hedge fund known for slashing newsrooms is taking over the Tribune papers

PBS NewsHour

Published on May 22, 2021

Shareholders for Tribune Publishing approved a $630 million takeover bid by NYC-based hedge fund, Alden Global Capital, known for expanding profits by slashing newsrooms. The unions representing several Tribune newspapers including the Baltimore Sun, Chicago Tribune and Hartford Courant, opposed the deal sparking concerns over the future of local papers. NPR’s David Folkenflik joins.

Oregon is 1st State to Demand COVID Passports

Thom Hartmann Program

Published on May 22, 2021

Oregon has finally come to their senses and figured out a way to implement COVID-19 passports.

Dr. William Haseltine on the Global Health Summit –

CGTN America

Published on May 22, 2021

CGTN’s Elaine Reyes speaks with Dr. William Haseltine, chair and president of ACCESS Health International, about the Global Health Summit that began Friday in Rome.

Full Frame: Cultural Diplomacy with Nancy Berliner

CGTN America

Premiered 94 minutes ago

Art brings people together both physically and culturally. It can form connections that transcend differences. Nancy Berliner is a historian of Chinese art and architecture. She’s also the Wu Tung Curator of Chinese Art at the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston. After living in China for many years, she was inspired to bring little-known Chinese art forms back to the U-S for public exhibition.