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Watch Part 1: “The Facts” http://youtu.be/ffjIyms1BX4 Subscribe to It’s Okay To Be Smart: http://bit.ly/iotbs_sub ↓ More info and sources below ↓ Follow on Twitter: http://twitter.com/jtotheizzoe Follow on Tumblr: http://www.itsokaytobesmart.com Follow on Instagram: http://instagram.com/jtotheizzoe Scientists overwhelmingly agree that our climate is changing, Earth is getting warmer, sea levels are rising, and it’s primarily because of humans putting lots of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere. Yet 4 in 10 Americans aren’t convinced. Here’s what psychologists and sociologists have to say about why some people don’t believe in climate science. RECOMMENDED READING/SOURCES: “Don’t Even Think About It” by George Marshall: http://amzn.to/1DCX6HU “The Republican Brain” by Chris Mooney: http://bit.ly/1GJew1C “Unscientific America” by Chris Mooney and Sheril Kirshenbaum: http://amzn.to/1BQsocf “Fool Me Twice” by Shawn Lawrence Otto: http://bit.ly/12Y2Gnc Want to learn about the science of climate change and why humans are causing it, but in layman’s terms? I recommend these books: Climate Change: Evidence and Causes (National Academy of Sciences/Royal Society) FREE ebook: http://amzn.to/1w6itfl Global Weirdness (Climate Central) http://amzn.to/1BtZZbP How to Change Minds About Our Changing Climate (Seth Darling + Douglas Sisterson) http://amzn.to/12jjcxN Have an idea for an episode or an amazing science question you want answered? Leave a comment below! ----------------- It’s Okay To Be Smart is written and hosted by Joe Hanson, Ph.D. Follow me on Twitter: @jtotheizzoe Email me: itsokaytobesmart AT gmail DOT com Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/itsokaytobesmart Google+ https://plus.google.com/+itsokaytobesmart For more awesome science, check out: http://www.itsokaytobesmart.com Produced by PBS Digital Studios: http://www.youtube.com/user/pbsdigitalstudios Joe Hanson - Creator/Host/Writer Joe Nicolosi - Director Amanda Fox - Producer, Spotzen Inc. Kate Eads - Associate Producer Andrew Matthews - Editing/Motion Graphics Katie Graham - Director of Photography John Knudsen - Gaffer Dalton Allen - Post-Production Intern Theme music: “Ouroboros” by Kevin MacLeod ----------------- Last week’s video: Climate Science: What You Need To Know https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ffjIyms1BX4 More videos: Building Curiosity https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=__tPaFaPCHo Why Are Some People Left-Handed? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NPvMUpcxPSA Why Did We Blow on NES Games? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4Gf9mtXnJfM The Science of Game of Thrones - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Utu-LpJn3Is There Was No First Human - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xdWLhXi24Mo How The Elements Got Their Names - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mtg9p6A6xnY
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Sexuality is more about just being gay or straight. New research shows that many people ignore or don't believe in bi and asexuality- this despite the fact there's scientific evidence supporting the existence of both. Laci Green looks at why this is, and the groups most likely to hold this line of thinking. Read More: Considerable gender, racial and sexuality differences in attitudes toward bisexuality http://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2013-11/uops-cgr103113.php "Men who identify themselves as heterosexual are three times more likely to categorize bisexuality as "not a legitimate sexual orientation," an attitude that can encourage negative health outcomes in people who identify as bisexual, according to an analysis led by University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health researcher Mackey Friedman, Ph.D., M.P.H." Study: Straight Guys Don't Believe in Bisexuality http://nymag.com/thecut/2013/11/straight-guys-dont-believe-in-bisexuality.html "Straight men are three times more likely to categorize bisexuality as "not a thing," according to a University of Pittsburgh study." Sexual arousal patterns of bisexual men revisited. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21763395 "Men who identify themselves as bisexual report feeling sexually aroused by both men and women. However, past research has not demonstrated that such men exhibit substantial genital arousal to both male and female erotic stimuli, suggesting that they identify as bisexual for reasons other than their genital arousal pattern." How many people are lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender? http://williamsinstitute.law.ucla.edu/wp-content/uploads/Gates-How-Many-People-LGBT-Apr-2011.pdf "Increasing numbers of population-based surveys in the United States and across the world include questions that allow for an estimate of the size of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) population." FAMOUS BISEXUALS http://bisexual.org/famous-bisexuals/ Watch More: An (A)Sexual Orientation http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qk74Gj5hXZI TestTube Wild Card http://testtube.com/dnews/dnews-263-can-you-sneeze-without-closing-your-eyes?utm_source=YT&utm_medium=DNews&utm_campaign=DNWC Born Gay http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=70I7Nag4Eu8 ____________________ DNews is dedicated to satisfying your curiosity and to bringing you mind-bending stories & perspectives you won't find anywhere else! New videos twice daily. Watch More DNews on TestTube http://testtube.com/dnews Subscribe now! http://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=dnewschannel DNews on Twitter http://twitter.com/dnews Anthony Carboni on Twitter http://twitter.com/acarboni Laci Green on Twitter http://twitter.com/gogreen18 Trace Dominguez on Twitter http://twitter.com/trace501 DNews on Facebook http://facebook.com/dnews DNews on Google+ http://gplus.to/dnews Discovery News http://discoverynews.com
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The science of their sinister ways… Subscribe to It’s Okay To Be Smart: http://bit.ly/iotbs_sub ↓ More info and sources below ↓ Follow on Twitter: http://twitter.com/jtotheizzoe Follow on Tumblr: http://www.itsokaytobesmart.com Follow on Instagram: http://instagram.com/jtotheizzoe We've got two perfectly good hands attached to two perfectly good arms, so why do most people prefer to use one over the other for common tasks? David Wolman’s “A Left Hand Turn Around the World” http://amzn.to/1wYqOS2 (lots more references in there!) Chris McManus’ “Right Hand, Left Hand” http://amzn.to/1umztyL The best collection of the science of handedness on the internet: Right, Left, Right, Wrong - http://www.rightleftrightwrong.com/index.html Genetic link between handedness and body asymmetry: http://www.plosgenetics.org/article/info:doi/10.1371/journal.pgen.1003751 A gene associated with handedness and schizophrenia: http://www.nature.com/mp/journal/v12/n12/abs/4002053a.html Genetic theories of handedness: http://www.rightleftrightwrong.com/theories_genetic.html ----------------- Have an idea for an episode or an amazing science question you want answered? Leave a comment below! Follow me on Twitter: @jtotheizzoe Email me: itsokaytobesmart AT gmail DOT com Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/itsokaytobesmart Google+ https://plus.google.com/+itsokaytobesmart For more awesome science, check out: http://www.itsokaytobesmart.com Produced by PBS Digital Studios: http://www.youtube.com/user/pbsdigitalstudios Joe Hanson - Host and writer Joe Nicolosi - Director Amanda Fox - Producer, Spotzen Inc. Kate Eads - Associate Producer Katie Graham - Director of Photography Andrew Matthews - Editing/Motion Graphics Dalton Allen - Post-production intern John Knudsen - Gaffer Theme music: “Ouroboros” by Kevin MacLeod ----------------- Last week’s video: Ebola - The Full Story https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B44JfptNuG0 More videos: Why Did We Blow on NES Games? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4Gf9mtXnJfM The Science of Game of Thrones - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Utu-LpJn3Is The Far Future of the Universe - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jl9DwNOonOA There Was No First Human - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xdWLhXi24Mo How The Elements Got Their Names - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mtg9p6A6xnY
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It's a widely known fact that the Earth revolves around the sun, but did you know 25% of Americans don't know this? Recent surveys are showing that Americans aren't too smart when it comes to science. Anthony and Laci discuss a few common science facts that a lot of people simply don't know. Read More: 1 in 4 Americans Unaware That Earth Circles Sun http://www.google.com/hostednews/afp/article/ALeqM5jazBjrI8ZFm0e4fMwCtO_2WEbI3w?docId=a31a943f-befb-4a3d-8de7-cce861b955fd "Americans are enthusiastic about the promise of science but lack basic knowledge of it, with one in four unaware that the Earth revolves around the Sun, said a poll out Friday." Science and Technology: Public Attitudes and Understanding http://www.nsf.gov/statistics/seind14/content/chapter-7/c07.pdf Heliocentric Model http://www.universetoday.com/33113/heliocentric-model/ "The heliocentric model is a theory that places the Sun at the center of the universe, and the planets orbiting around it." Public's Knowledge of Science and Technology http://www.people-press.org/2013/04/22/publics-knowledge-of-science-and-technology/ "The public's knowledge of science and technology varies widely across a range of questions on current topics and basic scientific concepts, according to a new quez by the Pew Research Center and Smithsonian magazine." Watch More: The 10% Brain Myth https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JDF2rjFd8hY TestTube Wild Card http://testtube.com/dnews/dnews-467-tastedifferences?utm_source=YT&utm_medium=DNews&utm_campaign=DNWC Do Vitamins Improve Health? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FaLDDUgSC0Q ____________________ DNews is dedicated to satisfying your curiosity and to bringing you mind-bending stories & perspectives you won't find anywhere else! New videos twice daily. Download the New TestTube iOS app! http://testu.be/1ndmmMq Watch More DNews on TestTube http://testtube.com/dnews Subscribe now! http://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=dnewschannel DNews on Twitter http://twitter.com/dnews Anthony Carboni on Twitter http://twitter.com/acarboni Laci Green on Twitter http://twitter.com/gogreen18 Trace Dominguez on Twitter http://twitter.com/trace501 DNews on Facebook https://facebook.com/DiscoveryNews DNews on Google+ http://gplus.to/dnews Discovery News http://discoverynews.com
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Learn the basic science of climate change in 24 easy steps Subscribe to It’s Okay To Be Smart: http://bit.ly/iotbs_sub ↓ More info and sources below ↓ Follow on Twitter: http://twitter.com/jtotheizzoe Follow on Tumblr: http://www.itsokaytobesmart.com Follow on Instagram: http://instagram.com/jtotheizzoe Scientists overwhelmingly agree that our climate is changing, Earth is getting warmer, sea levels are rising, and it’s primarily because of humans putting lots of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere. Whether you already trust in the science, you’re undecided, or you disagree with what all this, this video is for you! SOURCES LISTED HERE: http://bit.ly/1zGbOry Want to learn about the science of climate change and why humans are causing it, but in layman’s terms? I recommend these books: Climate Change: Evidence and Causes (National Academy of Sciences/Royal Society) FREE ebook: http://amzn.to/1w6itfl Global Weirdness (Climate Central) http://amzn.to/1BtZZbP How to Change Minds About Our Changing Climate (Seth Darling + Douglas Sisterson) http://amzn.to/12jjcxN Have an idea for an episode or an amazing science question you want answered? Leave a comment below! ----------------- It’s Okay To Be Smart is written and hosted by Joe Hanson, Ph.D. Follow me on Twitter: @jtotheizzoe Email me: itsokaytobesmart AT gmail DOT com Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/itsokaytobesmart Google+ https://plus.google.com/+itsokaytobesmart For more awesome science, check out: http://www.itsokaytobesmart.com Produced by PBS Digital Studios: http://www.youtube.com/user/pbsdigitalstudios Joe Hanson - Creator/Host/Writer Joe Nicolosi - Director Amanda Fox - Producer, Spotzen Inc. Kate Eads - Associate Producer Andrew Matthews - Editing/Motion Graphics Katie Graham - Director of Photography John Knudsen - Gaffer Dalton Allen - Post-Production Intern Theme music: “Ouroboros” by Kevin MacLeod ----------------- Last week’s video: Building Curiosity https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=__tPaFaPCHo More videos: Why Are Some People Left-Handed? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NPvMUpcxPSA Why Did We Blow on NES Games? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4Gf9mtXnJfM The Science of Game of Thrones - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Utu-LpJn3Is There Was No First Human - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xdWLhXi24Mo How The Elements Got Their Names - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mtg9p6A6xnY
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Sweden is able to recycle 99% of their trash, some of which they burn. Why isn't this practiced in the United States? Read More: 99 Per Cent Of Sweden's Garbage Is Now Recycled http://www.huffingtonpost.ca/2014/09/02/sweden-recycling_n_5738602.html "There's a "recycling revolution" happening in Sweden - one that has pushed the country closer to zero waste than ever before. In fact, less than one per cent of Sweden's household garbage ends up in landfills today." The sensible Swedes burn a lot of their garbage. Why can't we? http://www.slate.com/articles/business/the_juice/2014/07/wte_in_sweden_weirdly_enough_burning_garbage_makes_environmental_sense.html "The Swedes generate a decent amount of garbage, just like everybody else-465 kilograms per capita of waste in 2010, or about 1,070 pounds per person. Aggressive recycling programs that hoover up about 50 percent of the country's waste have helped radically reduce the amount of junk going to landfills." Energy Recovery from Waste http://www.epa.gov/waste/nonhaz/municipal/wte/ "Energy recovery from waste is the conversion of non-recyclable waste materials into useable heat, electricity, or fuel through a variety of processes, including combustion, gasification, pyrolization, anaerobic digestion, and landfill gas recovery. This process is often called waste-to-energy." Air Emissions & Clean Energy http://www.epa.gov/cleanenergy/energy-and-you/affect/air-emissions.html "Although municipal solid waste includes renewable resources, its use as a source of energy has been met with controversy." ____________________ DNews is dedicated to satisfying your curiosity and to bringing you mind-bending stories & perspectives you won't find anywhere else! New videos twice daily. Watch More DNews on TestTube http://testtube.com/dnews Subscribe now! http://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=dnewschannel DNews on Twitter http://twitter.com/dnews Trace Dominguez on Twitter https://twitter.com/tracedominguez Julia Wilde on Twitter https://twitter.com/julia_sci DNews on Facebook https://facebook.com/DiscoveryNews DNews on Google+ http://gplus.to/dnews Discovery News http://discoverynews.com Download the TestTube App: http://testu.be/1ndmmMq
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Complete video at: http://fora.tv/2007/10/28/Science_and_Politics_of_Climate_Change Climatologist Mike Hulme examines frequent misconceptions about the science and politics of global climate change. ----- "The Science and Politics of Climate Change" at the 2007 Battle of Ideas conference hosted by the Institute of Ideas. Panelists include Mike Hulme, Chris Rapley, Hans von Storch and Joe Kaplinsky. The panel is moderated by Tony Gillard. The issue of the negative effects of climate change is rarely out of the media and is increasingly portrayed in alarming terms. Politicians of all persuasions attest to the seriousness of the situation and are competing to present their green credentials, alongside business, local government and pretty much every major public organisation. But what does science tell us about how we should respond to climate change? Are scientists becoming involved in campaigning for particular political responses, and, if so, is this a good or bad thing? Is the time for debate really over, or are political choices being obscured by talk of scientific consensus? Are the threats so great and the science so certain that there really is only one course of action? - Institute of Ideas Professor Mike Hulme is the Founding Director of the Tyndall Centre for Climate Change Research, UK, and is based in the School of Environmental Sciences at the University of East Anglia (UEA) where he has worked for the last 18 years. His general research interest is global climate change – the science/policy interface –but specialising in the construction and application of climate change scenarios for impact, adaptation and integrated assessment. Professor Hulme has prepared climate scenarios and reports for the UK Government (including the UKCIP98 and UKCIP02 scenarios), the European Commission, UNEP, UNDP, WWF-International and the IPCC. He was a co-ordinating lead author for the chapter on ‘Climate scenario development’ for the Third Assessment Report of the United Nations IPCC, as well as a contributing author for several other chapters. He is leading the EU Integrated Project ADAM (Adaptation and Mitigation Strategies) during the period 2006-9, which comprises a 26-member European research consortium contributing research to the development of EU climate policy.