October 31, 2017 To Close a Monastery For 70 years, Trappist monks worshipped and worked in Utah’s Ogden Valley. On August 27, 2017, they celebrated their last mass. The Abbey of Our Lady of the Holy Trinity is now closed, but as they were packing, we travelled to Huntsville to find out what it means to close a monastery.
October 26, 2017 Simpson's Paradox This video is about Simpson's paradox, a statistical paradox and ecological fallacy where seemingly contradictory results are implied by a single set of data depending on how it's grouped. The paradox can arise in medical studies, student test scores, and so on.
October 23, 2017 Lost L.A.: Frontier Town Long before Hollywood imagined the Wild West, Los Angeles was a real frontier town of gunslingers, lynch mobs, and smoke-belching locomotives. This episode examines L.A.'s efforts to reckon with its violent past by examining hanging trees, remnants of vigilant justice; the massacre
October 20, 2017 Envisioning Chemistry: Electrodeposition During electrodeposition, metal cations in a solution get reduced at the electrode connected to the negative terminal of a power supply. Beautiful metal structures can be generated in this process. In this film, the electrodeposition processes of 5 metals, including copper, tin, zinc, lead, and silver, were recorded under a microscope. If you think you know what metals look like, well, think again!
October 19, 2017 Sonny Rollins Bridge SONNY ROLLINS BRIDGE is a documentary video about saxophonist Sonny Rollins' musical sabbatical on New York's Williamsburg Bridge from 1959-61. The Sonny Rollins Bridge Project is campaigning to rename the bridge to commemorate Rollins' famous sabbatical. This documentary was filmed on June 13, 2017, on the Williamsburg Bridge, which connects Manhattan and Brooklyn.
October 17, 2017 The Story of Figurative “Literally" Does the popular use of "literally" literally make you sick? Or does it just annoy you, in which case it only figuratively makes you sick. Here's the story of how it came to be.
October 13, 2017 Whispering, Walking Bats Are Onto Something Bats have a brilliant way to find prey in the dark: echolocation. But to many of the moths they eat, that natural sonar is as loud as a jet engine. So some bats have hit on a sneakier, scrappier way to hunt.
October 4, 2017 Responsibility to Protect? Responsibility to Protect is a principle created when leaders at the UN joined together in 2005 to declare that, when national leaders were harming or failing to protect their citizens, the international community had the right and responsibility to step in and do so.