10 Signs of Intelligent Life at YouTube (Smart Video Collections)

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It’s been a constant lament that YouTube offers its users scant little intellectual content. And that content is itself hard to find. Just visit YouTube’s so-called Education Section, and you’ll be hard-pressed to find anything actually educational. But the good news is that we’re seeing some recent signs of intelligent life at YouTube.


14 Easy Ways You Can Be An Everyday Environmentalist

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The Nature Conservancy asked its staff and leading environment bloggers how you can make “personal, science-based choices to help save the planet.” Here are their 14 suggestions.


How Evolution Happens (in 5 Minutes, 48 Seconds)

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This video was apparently developed with scenes taken from the BBC series Walking with Monsters. (But don’t completely quote me on that.)

For more smart videos, see our YouTube Playlist.


How Camera Lenses are Made

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On a related note, also see Learn the Art of Photography: The Nikon Way


Is Morality Hardwired in Us?

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Is morality a sixth sense that’s in all of us, and is it perhaps a product of our biological evolution? Writing recently in The New York Times Magazine, Harvard psychology professor Steven Pinker suggests that morality may well be hardwired. And he points to fascinating new research that backs up this belief.


Cha-Cha-Changes: Politicians Sing Bowie

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You need to give it a minute:

via The Daily Dish


Turn Your iPod into a Travel Guide: 20 Travel Podcasts

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Over the past year, we’ve seen a steady supply of new travel podcasts coming online. Some are produced by the publishers of major travel guides; others by passionate individual travelers. Many are in video, some even in HD.


The Subprime Mortgage Meltdown Satirically Explained

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Funny but partly instructive….


10 University Collections on YouTube

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[NOTE: Be sure to see our updated page: 70 Intelligent YouTube Video Collections]
Since October, universities have been getting busy and setting up shop on YouTube, enough so that it seemed worth putting together a collection of what’s out there.


Stay in Bed & Grow Your Hair: John Lennon and Yoko Ono Protesting the Vietnam War

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This looks like it’s the real deal — Yoko Ono’s tribute to John Lennon on YouTube. Among the video clips housed in the collection, you’ll find footage that recaptures the “bed-ins” that John and Yoko famously staged in Montreal and Amsterdam in 1969 to protest the Vietnam War.


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