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What If You Were Attacked by Murder Hornets?

What If You Were Attacked by Murder Hornets?

They’ve been terrorizing animals and humans in Asia, and now they’ve come to North America. This is the murder hornet, one of the deadliest insects on our planet. What would happen if a murder hornet stung you? Could you be killed by one? And what makes them so deadly?

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The Best Worst Energy Source

The Best Worst Energy Source

This video was made in partnership with Bill Gates. To learn more about his work on clean energy, visit

Although coal is such an amazing energy source that we’ve kept using it despite the harm it causes, today we may be better poised to stop using it than at any previous time in history.

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Caldeira, K. Personal communication, Feb 2020

Coady, D. et al. 2015. How Large Are Global Energy Subsidies?

Farrow, A., Miller, K.A. & Myllyvirta, L. February 2020. Toxic air: The price of fossil fuels. Seoul: Greenpeace Southeast Asia. 44 pp.

Freese, B. 2016. Coal: A Human History. Basic Books

Freese, B. Personal communication, Feb 2020

IEA. 2019. Coal 2019. Paris.

IEA. 2019. Global Energy & CO2 Status Report 2019. Paris.

Jaffe, E. 17 September 2015. The Enormous Social Cost of Cheap Coal.

Ramani, R.V. & Evans, M.A. “Coal Mining.” Accessed Dec 2019

Pompeu, N.B. 14 Feb 2019. Air Pollution and the Health Cost of Coal.

Union of Concerned Scientists. 15 July 2006. A Short History of Energy.

US EIA. “Coal explained: Coal and the environment.” Accessed Dec 2019

Wikipedia. “Coal.” Accessed Dec 2019

Wikipedia. “History of coal mining.” Accessed Dec 2019

World Coal Association. “Where is coal found?” Accessed Feb 2020

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MinuteEarth Explains: Human Evolution

MinuteEarth Explains: Human Evolution

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In this collection of classic MinuteEarth videos, we answer the question “why are you the way that you are?” And check out the Tree of Life Explorer!

0:00 – Intro

0:10 – Which Fish Did We Evolve From?

1:31 – Are We Really 99% Chimp?

4:26 – Why Are Snakes So Creepy?

6:12 – How Long Can We Live?

8:58 – Outro

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