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Where the stuff on this blog is something i created it is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 Unported License so there are no requirements to attribute - but if you want to mention me as the source that would be nice :¬)

Friday, 25 May 2018

5min 15sec @TEDEd animated clip - The rise and fall of the #Assyrian Empire - Marian H Feldman

Text from you tube "Before the sun never set on the British Empire; before Genghis Khan swept the steppe; before Rome extended its influence to encircle the Mediterranean Sea; there was ancient Assyria. Considered by historians to be the first true empire, Assyria’s innovations laid the groundwork for every superpower that has followed. Marian H Feldman details the rise and fall of the Assyrian Empire. Lesson by Marian H Feldman, animation by Naghmeh Farzaneh."

Wednesday, 23 May 2018

5min 5sec #TEDEd animated clip - The first #asteroid ever #discovered 1801 - Carrie Nugent

Text from youtube "Over the course of history, we’ve discovered hundreds of thousands of asteroids. But how do astronomers discover these bits of rock and metal? How many have they found? And how do they tell asteroids apart? Carrie Nugent shares the story of the very first asteroid ever discovered and explains how asteroid hunters search for these celestial bodies.

Lesson by Carrie Nugent, directed by TED-Ed.
Animation by Reza Riahi: "

Monday, 21 May 2018

12 min @TheCrashCourse clip - Get Outside and Have a #Mystery Play: Crash Course Theater #10

Text from youtube "Not long after drama reappeared in the unlikely home of European churches, the church decided again it didn't like theater. And so, the budding dramatic scene was kicked out into the harsh elements of the outdoors. So, they started having plays outdoors. Today we'll learn about mystery plays, cycle plays, pageant wagons, and how medieval European theater moved from being a religious phenomenon to a secular one. "

Saturday, 19 May 2018

5min @TEDEd animated clip - How the world's first subway system was built - Christian Wolmar

Text from youtube "It was the dawn of 1863, and London's not-yet-opened subway system — the first of its kind in the world — had the city in an uproar. Most people thought the project, which cost more than 100 million dollars in today's money, would never work. So how did they do it? Christian Wolmar explains how the London Underground was built at a time when no one had built a railway under a city before. 

Lesson by Christian Wolmar, animation by TED-Ed."

Thursday, 17 May 2018

4min 39sec @TheEconomist clip - How to solve the #refugee crisis

Text from youtube "The refugee crisis is one of the most pressing challenges for the world today: around 1 person in 100 is a refugee. David Miliband, a former British foreign secretary, offers his thoughts on how to solve it. "