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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

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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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When We Met Other Human Species

We all belong to the only group of hominins on the planet today. But we weren’t always alone. 100,000 years ago, Eurasia was home to other hominin species, some of which we know our ancestors met, and spent some quality time with. Thanks to Julio Lacerda and Fabrizio de Rossi from Studio 252mya for their wonderful hominin illustrations. You can find more of their work here: https://252mya.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, MissyElliottSmith, The Scintillating Spencer, AA, Zachary Spencer, Stefan…
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The Holographic Universe Explained

We live in a universe with 3 dimensions of space and one of time. Up, down, left, right, forward, back, past, future. 3+1 dimensions. Or so our primitive Pleistocene-evolved brains find it useful to believe. And we cling to this intuition, even as physics shows us that this view of reality may be only a very narrow perception. One of the most startling possibilities is that our 3+1 dimensional universe may better described as resulting from a spacetime one dimension lower – like a hologram projected from a surface infinitely far away. Check out the new Space Time Merch Store!…
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When We Tamed Fire

Our new shirt! https://store.dftba.com/products/eons-pocket-shirt The Best-Of Nature League: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLZftFO1i4jNijeKInnCZXTYg9l3HVlbXl The ability to make and use fire has fundamentally changed the arc of our evolution. The bodies we have today were, in many ways, shaped by that time when we first tamed fire. 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, Robert Amling, Po Foon Kwong, Larry Wilson, Merri Snaidman, Renzo Caimi Ordenes, John Vanek, Neil H. Gray, Marilyn Wolmart, Esmeralda Rupp-Spangle, Gregory Donovan, Ehit Dinesh Agarwal, الخليفي سلطان, Gabriel Cortez, Marcus Lejon, Robert…
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The Edge of an Infinite Universe

Have you ever asked “what is beyond the edge of the universe?” And have you ever been told that an infinite universe that has no edge? You were told wrong. In a sense. We can define a boundary to an infinite universe, at least mathematically. And it turns out that boundary may be as real or even more real than the universe it contains. Check out the new Space Time Merch Store! https://pbsspacetime.com/ Support Space Time on Patreon https://www.patreon.com/pbsspacetime #infinitity #edgeoftheuniverse #spacetime Learn More About Dark Energy Here: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list... Hosted by Matt O'Dowd Written by Matt O'Dowd Graphics by Aaron…
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