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Finally, the Scully techno ode to science you’ve been waiting for

- July 25th, 2014

She might be a hardcore Christian with a history of alien abduction, but Special Agent Dana Scully’s commitment to science never wavers, as is demonstrated   in this techno jam, Scully Likes Science, by YouTuber Ryan English.

I hereby declare this the best Scully supercut since Mulder, It’s Me and the second-best love song to science after Hank Green’s I F***ing Love Science.

via The AV Club

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Educational web series entertains, challenges status quo

- February 22nd, 2013

Was the Renaissance a thing? Apparently, not so much. And while we’re challenging wildly held beliefs about history, was the American Revolution really that revolutionary? And what’s so great about Alexander the Great, anyway?

These issues and more are explored in Crash Course, a fast and fun web show born out of  YouTube’s $100 million dollar original channel initiative.

Created by adorable brothers Hank and John Green, Crash Course  uses a combination of fast talk, witty banter, gorgeous graphics and pop-culture references to make subjects like world history, literature, biology and ecology  palatable to a modern audience.

In the world history segments especially, Crash Course packs impressive amount of information into each episode, and on top of that, show us what’s important, fascinating, overlooked and controversial about history. And it does it without any of the euro-centrist, great-man-worshiping, white-washing that you tend to get find in high school text books. Crash Course shows reverence to nothing and no one. Except maybe the Mongols.

Also, in this episode, there’s a dalek.