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What Past Civilizations Can Teach Us About Time — Marcia Bjornerud at Long Now
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What Past Civilizations Can Teach Us About Time — Marcia Bjornerud at Long Now

Earlier civilizations had different and arguably more sophisticated perceptions of time. In most pre-modern cultures the past hovered over the present. Ancestors were felt to be watching. Past and future generations were understood to be knitted into one fabric. The

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The Science of Curiosity: Seeking Signs of Past Mars Habitability
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The Science of Curiosity: Seeking Signs of Past Mars Habitability

Music Curiosity is not a life detection mission: we’re not actually looking for life. We don’t have the ability to detect life if it was there. What we are looking for, is the ingredients of life. The Mars Science Laboratory

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Cañón de un río prehistórico – Prehistoric River Canyon – Cânion dum rio pré-histórico
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Cañón de un río prehistórico – Prehistoric River Canyon – Cânion dum rio pré-histórico

Look at the ant in here. Can you imagine the volume of water that may have had the river … for millions of years …? … to cause this erosion? The rocks are formed in the Triassic period, 250 million

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Oceanpedia   Habitat    Geological History of Coral Reefs
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Oceanpedia Habitat Geological History of Coral Reefs

It is important to remember that things were not always as they are now. Over time, oceans rise and fall, the atmosphere warms and cools, and species evolved and become extinct. The fossil record shows that reef like structures have

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Fossil Hunting for Petrified Wood in Georgia | Digging and Sifting for Prehistoric Treasures
Earth’s Entire History (Visualized On A Football Field)
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Earth’s Entire History (Visualized On A Football Field)

♫ What in the world, when, why, where?♫ ♫ Who’s got the answers? ♫ I’m standing next to some mountains that are millions of years old and the earth is itself four and half billion years old. How do I

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How do dinosaur fossils form? | Natural History Museum
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How do dinosaur fossils form? | Natural History Museum

Millions of years ago, this dinosaur was going about his normal daily life. But his day went from good to bad. REALLY bad. After he died, other dinosaurs ate him. And the rest of his skin and muscles rotted away,

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NASA Scientist Reveals Greenland’s Geologic Past
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NASA Scientist Reveals Greenland’s Geologic Past

We tend to think of Earth’s landmasses as being fixed in place, but in reality they are attached to moving tectonic plates that constantly jostle for position, and slide over the more viscous mantle beneath. Case in point: Iceland. Volcanic

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What ancient DNA can teach us about migration in prehistory | Professor Ian Barnes | TEDxLondon
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What ancient DNA can teach us about migration in prehistory | Professor Ian Barnes | TEDxLondon

Translator: Behdad Khazaeli Reviewer: Hélène Vernet Hello everyone. So, I’m going to talk today about migration and movement, and particularly people moving into the British Isles in the past. And if we think about past migrations into Britain, we probably

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