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Non-Human Animals: Crash Course Philosophy #42

Remember Cecil the lion? A lot of people were shocked – even outraged – when they heard about his death at the hands of an American hunter in 2015. The response to the lion’s death was so strong that the guy who shot Cecil basically went into hiding, until he issued an apology. But isn’t […]

How to Destroy People: Japan’s Untouchables

I want to talk about a minority group. And I know what you’re already thinking, thank God finally an upper middle class white guy who’s going to talk about minorities on the internet. But I hope you’ll find this video interesting, or perhaps even useful. Because the group that we’re talking about have suffered the […]

Human Evolution: Crash Course Big History #6

Hi, I’m John Green. Welcome to Crash Course Big History Project where today we’re going to talk about the Planet of the Apes films. – What’s that? Apparently, those were not documentaries. But there was an evolutionary process that saw primates move out of East Africa and transform the earth into an actual planet of […]

Resources: Welcome to the Neighborhood – Crash Course Kids #2.1

[Intro] You’ve probably noticed by now — in your years of being a human — that human beings need a lot of stuff to live: food, water, shelter, YouTube. Well, maybe not that last one. So where does all of this stuff come from? Why, it comes from our very own Earth! We live on […]

Moon Phases: Crash Course Astronomy #4

Besides the Sun, the Moon is the most obvious object in the sky. Bright, silvery, with tantalizing features on its face, it’s been the target of imagination, poetry, science, and even the occasional rocket. If you pay even the most cursory attention to it, you’ll see that it changes every day; sometimes it’s up in […]

Introduction to Astronomy: Crash Course Astronomy #1

Hello, and welcome to Crash Course Astronomy! I’m your host, Phil Plait, and I’ll be taking you on a guided tour of the entire Universe. You might want to pack a lunch. Over the course of this series we’ll explore planets, stars, black holes, galaxies, subatomic particles, and even the eventual fate of the Universe […]

Federalism: Crash Course Government and Politics #4

Hi, I’m Craig and this is Crash Course Government and Politics. And today we’re going to talk about a fundamental concept to American government: federalism. Sorry. I’m not sorry. You’re not even endangered anymore. Federalism is a little confusing because it includes the word, “federal,” as in federal government, which is what we use to […]

The Integumentary System, Part 1 – Skin Deep: Crash Course A&P #6

When you hear about your “organs,” you probably think of your heart, or your liver, or your lungs. Maybe you picture Captain Nemo playing the organ aboard the Nautilus. Why do they have an organ on a submarine? That is – that doesn’t make any sense. But your first associations with that term probably overlook […]

Existentialism: Crash Course Philosophy #16

Crash Course Philosophy is brought to you by Squarespace. Squarespace: share your passion with the world. What gives your life meaning? God? Love? Money? Work? Fanfiction? Football? Shopping? Sherlock? You might have your own personal sense of purpose in your life, or maybe you’re hoping this course will help you find one. Or you might […]