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Why Male Mammoths Lost the Game (w/ TierZoo!)

Eons Socks! https://store.dftba.com/products/eons-socks Check out Ours Poetica: https://youtu.be/8NK2gXouhBU Woolly mammoths, our favorite ice age proboscidean, disappeared from Europe and North America at the end of the last ice age, about 10,000 years ago. Today, we’ve teamed up with TierZoo to solve one of the mysteries about these charismatic megafauna: why do most remains of mammoths found in the fossil record turn out to be male? Thanks to TierZoo for helping us out! https://www.youtube.com/tierzoo And thanks to pixel artist Template88 for their excellent work as well: https://twitter.com/Template88 Produced in collaboration with PBS Digital Studios: http://youtube.com/pbsdigitalstudios Super special thanks to the following Patreon…
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WATCH: Rep. Schiff’s full closing statement in Gordon Sondland hearing | Trump impeachment hearings

Rep. Adam Schiff, the House Intelligence Committee chair, said that Gordon Sondland's testimony was a "seminal moment in our investigation," adding that the evidence brought forward by the U.S. ambassador to the European Union was "deeply significant and troubling." Schiff spoke after the testimony from Sondland on Nov. 20, in a public hearing as part of the impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump. Other government officials have testified that Sondland helped push Ukraine to investigate the 2016 elections, the Ukrainian company Burisma and the Biden family. In a July 25 call that has become the focus of the impeachment inquiry,…
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Does Life Need a Multiverse to Exist?

Sign Up on Patreon to get access to the Space Time Discord! https://www.patreon.com/pbsspacetime Check out the Space Time Merch Store https://pbsspacetime.com/ Life exists in our universe. There we go - one hopefully uncontroversial statement. Therefore our universe is capable of producing and supporting life. How am I going? Two for two? Let’s try for three: therefore there are countless universes. Hmmm. Did I break my streak? Hosted by Matt O'Dowd Written by Matt O'Dowd Graphics by Leonardo Scholzer & Adriano Leal Directed by: Andrew Kornhaber Executive Producers: Eric Brown & Andrew Kornhaber Our universe seems to operate according to a…
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How We Domesticated Cats (Twice)

A 9,500 year old burial in Cyprus represents some of the oldest known evidence of human/cat companionships anywhere in the world. But when did this close relationship between humans and cats start? And how did humans help cats take over the world?  Big thanks to these paleoartists for allowing us to use their wonderful illustrations: Julio Lacerda (who illustrated the Cyprus grave site): https://252mya.com/gallery/julio-lacerda Ceri Thomas (who illustrated Felis silvestris lybica): http://alphynix.tumblr.com/ Produced in collaboration with PBS Digital Studios: http://youtube.com/pbsdigitalstudios Super special thanks to the following Patreon patrons for helping make Eons possible: Katie Fichtner, Anthony Callaghan, Gina Viglietti, Laura Sanborn,…
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When Antarctica Was Green

Help Eons out and fill out this survey! https://www.pbsresearch.org/c/r/Eons_YTvideo Before the start of the Eocene Epoch about 56 million years ago--Antarctica was still joined to both Australia and South America. And it turns out that a lot of what we recognize about the southern hemisphere can be traced back to that time when Antarctica was green. Check out Crash Course: AI: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a0_lo_GDcFw&list=PL8dPuuaLjXtO65LeD2p4_Sb5XQ51par_b&index=2 Thanks to Ceri Thomas for the Notiolofos and Antarctodon illustrations! Check out more of Ceri's paleoart at http://alphynix.tumblr.com And thanks to Julio Lacerda and Studio 252mya for the Antarctodolops illustrations. You can find more of their work here: https://252mya.com/julio-lacerda…
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WATCH: Pelosi and Schiff speak to reporters amid Trump impeachment inquiry

Stream your PBS favorites with the PBS app: https://to.pbs.org/2Jb8twG Find more from PBS NewsHour at https://www.pbs.org/newshour Subscribe to our YouTube channel: https://bit.ly/2HfsCD6 Follow us: Facebook: http://www.pbs.org/newshour Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/newshour Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/newshour Snapchat: @pbsnews Subscribe: PBS NewsHour podcasts: https://www.pbs.org/newshour/podcasts Newsletters: https://www.pbs.org/newshour/subscribe
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WATCH LIVE: Acting intel director Joseph Maguire testifies on Trump whistleblower complaint

Acting Director of National Intelligence Joseph Maguire is appearing before the House Intelligence Committee on Thursday where he will face lawmakers' questions about his handling of a whistleblower complaint that relates to a phone call between President Donald Trump and the president of Ukraine. Lawmakers reportedly received a copy of the complaint Wednesday afternoon after Democrats criticized the White House and the Department of Justice for blocking them from seeing the document. Trump has denied any impropriety, saying he did not pressure Ukraine's president. Notes from the call indicate he did ask Ukraine to investigate former vice president and 2020…
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Is Pluto a Planet?

Sign Up on Patreon to get access to the Space Time Discord! https://www.patreon.com/pbsspacetime Sign up for the mailing list to get episode notifications and hear special announcements! https://mailchi.mp/1a6eb8f2717d/spacetime You know what a planet is, right? A big round thing that orbits a star. Uh, not so fast. The surprisingly vicious debate over the planetary status of Pluto has given us a fascinating glimpse into what a scientific definition really is. And perhaps the word planet is too vague to be used as a scientific definition at all. Hosted by Matt O'Dowd Written by Drew Rosen and Matt O'Dowd Graphics by…
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WATCH: Full exchange between Corey Lewandowski and House Judiciary Counsel Barry Berke

Barry Berke, legal counsel for the House Judiciary Committee, questioned former Trump campaign manager Corey Lewandowski about his relationship with the president and what he told former special counsel Robert Mueller as Mueller investigated Russian interference in the 2016 election and possible obstruction of justice by the president. Berke aired several clips of Lewandowski's past television interviews, during which Lewandowski sometimes contradicted what special counsel Robert Mueller reported Lewandowski had shared about his interactions with President Donald Trump and former Attorney General Jeff Sessions. Pressed to explain the inconsistencies, Lewandowski responded that he had "no obligation to be honest with…
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How Volcanoes Froze the Earth (Twice)

Over 600 million years ago, sheets of ice coated our planet on both land and sea. How did this happen? And most importantly for us, why did the planet eventually thaw again? The evidence for Snowball Earth is written on every continent today. Thanks to Julio Lacerda and Franz Anthony from Studio 252mya for their wonderful illustrations. You can find more of their work here: https://252mya.com/ Special thanks to Judy Pu for answering our questions about Snowball Earth. Produced in collaboration with PBS Digital Studios: http://youtube.com/pbsdigitalstudios Super special thanks to the following Patreon patrons for helping make Eons possible: Katie…
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