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There Are Almost 8 Billion People On Earth. But How Many Is Too Many? (Video)

PBS picks up the conversation topic Bill Gates was speaking on in the post on here from a couple of weeks back – overpopulation.

Is overpopulation real? Is Earth filling up with too many humans? How many people can Earth hold, anyway? As our species approaches 8 billion, human overpopulation is a major concern for many people.
– It’s Okay to be Smart • PBS


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Could Ant-Man Be The Most Powerful Avenger? (Video)

This one is more [theoretical] science than science fiction, and I will tell you in advance… I did not get it (even after the second watch) totally. But that last ‘outtake’ point that Kyle makes… I got that the first time! In fact, me and @RealSuperKing were talking about the ‘mass problem’ on “Ant-Man” in a different way while back: When he gets super-tiny, but retains his mass, wouldn’t he crack anyone’s arm he ran up?? SCIENCE!!

When you think of powerful Avengers, you probably think of Hulk or Thor, but should we be considering Ant-Man too? Kyle has the quantum realm science on this week’s “Because Science”!

This ep is awesome to watch. Now, do NOT let all this ruin your movie-watching experience. I won’t. In fact, I’m hoping to see an ‘easter egg’ in the “Ant-Man And The Wasp” movie that hints at Ant-Man giving Thanos the business… and saving the world #InfinityWars #HelpUsScottLang #MaybeOurOnlyHope


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Prince Moved Into Carlos Boozer’s Mansion And Tricked It Out (Video)

Really Boozer? Prince turned it into a nightclub… “wiggy wiggy” though?? Bahaaaa!

The year Boozer rented his home to Prince. Carlos Boozer recounts his memories from the year he rented out his L.A. mansion to Prince.

Great story, expertly told. RIP Prince. Guess when you rent a mansion for $95K a MONTH, you’re not just making it rain, you’re making it Purple Rain (with new decor and more)!

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‘NBA Live 19’ Promises Even More Realistic Gameplay And Other Next-Level Features (Trailer)

‘NBA Live 19’ drops on September 7th. Be THE ONE, the champ on them gamer streets… but build your TEAM like you are playing for GLOBAL dominance #TeamworkMakesTheDreamWork #WOO

Create your player and rise to legend-status by playing at the most respected courts all over the world, and by building your squad to challenge for global dominance in THE LEAGUE and THE STREETS. With gameplay innovation including Real Player Motion Tech and new ways to develop your player, NBA Live 19 is the most authentic and responsive experience in franchise history. Learn more:

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Bill Gates’ Top 5 Recommended Reads For This Summer (Video)

Look. If you know better, do better… right? So, if someone who is doing way better (like genius billionaire philanthropist Bill Gates) is hitting you off with knowledge – of any kind – maybe consider the advice, right? To help you get down that ‘do better’ trail.

If you’re looking for something to read over the next few months, you can’t go wrong with these books recommended by Bill Gates: “Leonardo da Vinci,” by Walter Isaacson, “Everything Happens for a Reason and Other Lies I’ve Loved,” by Kate Bowler, “Lincoln in the Bardo,” by George Saunders, “Origin Story: A Big History of Everything,” by David Christian, and “Factfulness” by Hans Rosling, with Ola Rosling and Anna Rosling Ronnlund.
Bill Gates

So there you go. You’re welcome. Now excuse me. I have some reading to do!


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NxWorries – “Lyk Dis” (Video)

Count on smooth dopeness just “Lyk Dis” from the NxWorries duo whenever they choose to bless. Animated video loop used as a vehicle to drive their latest single from “Yes Lawd!” home.


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Watch ‘Our Cartoon President’ Give His Address At The Annual White House Correspondents’ Association Dinner (Video)

Baaahahaaa! President Trump might have opted out of going to the WHCA Annual Dinner in real life, but Our Cartoon President went all in for the event!

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Czarface x MF DOOM – “Meddle With Metal” (Video)

Ohhhhhh! They’re spitting over the looped up sample from the music on ‘Spiderman & His Amazing Friends’ and ‘The Incredible Hulk’ cartoons from the 1980s… when Saturday morning was SATURDAY MORNING son! New visuals from MF DOOM and Czarface for “Meddle With Metal” off “Czarface Meets Metalface” – a collabo LP from Czarface (Inspectah Deck, Esoteric, and DJ 7L) and MF DOOM.

Crazy animation, too.


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An Extended First Look At ‘The Death Of Superman’ Animated Movie (Trailer)

I remember buying my brother TWO copies of the ‘Death Of Superman’ bound volume comic when it came out decades ago. Not because I was thinking “collectors’ item… ka-CHING!” Nah, it was because I knew we’d be wearing that thang out reading it; and it was prudent to keep one ‘in the clip’ as a backup.

Epic story. Supes went out the one way he was supposed to… not withering from waves from a green glowing space rock… but from defending the earth, his home (Metropolis) from Doomsday… and falling dead on the battlefield with HONOR. The Super Scout and The Monster BEAT THE F**K OUT OF EACH OTHER!! A fight to the death!

And now DC is doing a movie about it… again. Remembering that they kind of screwed the Krypto with the Doomsday angle in the bloated Batman Vs. Superman movie they did, I’m just saying, “DC, do NOT screw this up!!”


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Director Ryan Coogler With ‘Notes On A Scene’ In “Black Panther” (Video)

Make no mistake: What makes for a great action movie is great action scenes. Let’s let “Black Panther” director Ryan Coogler break a dope scene from his box office smash down for y’all!

On this episode of “Notes on a Scene,” Black Panther’s director and co-writer Ryan Coogler breaks down a fight scene in the movie featuring Lupita Nyong’o, Danai Gurira, and Chadwick Boseman.
– Vanity Fair

Okay! Watch your mouth and keep your hands to yourself… or Wakandans will FIGHT! Got it!

More after the jump.

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What Is So Special About The “Black Panther” Super Suit (Video)

Still in the wake of #WakandaForever we need more. Got to feed the mania! How about more info? About the uniform that King T’Challa wears, for instance? Watch.

Black Panther’s costume is so much more than just another super suit.
– NowThis Entertainment

School ’em, Kya!


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Explore The Royal Family Tree Of “Black Panther” (Video)

Nice piece! Comics coming to life here in the best way. Know how some fans will be in a movie, like “Black Panther” this weekend, just knowing everything about everybody in the flick? Do you [low key] wanna be that fan? Well, this clip could give you much knowledge and discussion fodder… without having to spend the half a lifetime…reading and getting paper cuts turning comic book pages. Haaa!

Dive into Wakanda’s rich comic book history with the family lineage of its ruler, the Black Panther. Long live the King.

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Watch This Short Film On The History And Musical Impact Of The Soulquarians (Documentary)

The Soulquarians were born at the Electric Lady Studios. Questlove and D’Angelo loving to make music with sickness in it. Common & Erykah Badu came in and got down with the sickness. The fam kept growing… and the brothers James (Poyser and Yancey) rounded out the core… but the story certainly doesn’t stop there…

In 1998, the Neo-Soul movement was near its peak when a collective of like-minded artists came together to push the wave even higher. They called themselves the Soulquarians, and before the decade ended they’d help birth some of the modern era’s greatest recordings.
– Pitchfork

Watch how ‘sick’ the crew would get. Nice!

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Watch The Trailer For “Guion” And Learn About The First Black Man To Go Into Outer Space (Trailer)

So people are really not knowing about Guy Bluford for real? Well, that ends now with this project. Get ready for the full-length doc about the first Black man in outer space.

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Gaming: Madden ’18 Predicts A Winner For Superbowl LII In Its Teaser (Trailer)

Who you got for Super Bowl 52, Pats or Eagles? How about we watch this EA Sports Madden NFL 18 simulation first. Watching how things could ‘play’ out might sway your decision. Plus cool to watch.

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Science: Earth’s Longest Living Lifeforms (Video)

I was just telling someone the other day: I think it is a good thing that we cannot talk to animals and plants. Some species have been around way long, and live way longer, than us. They could tell us about ourselves. Really tell us about ourselves.

And living that long, that ‘reading’ on us could get ugly. Still… thinking about how long they (e.g. non-human lifeforms) live. Hella interesting!


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Science: How Far Have Our Spacecraft Traveled So Far (Video)

New Year’s… on these occasions we usually look back and look forward at the same time. How about we do something like that here: As we boldly go into 2018, let’s take a look at how far we have boldly gone, into space as a human race, already.

2017 marks the 60th anniversary of the launch of Sputnik, the first satellite to orbit Earth. In those 60 years, we’ve gone much further, reaching new planets and even the edge of the solar system. Watch as the human race explores the galaxy around us.
– Tech Insider


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Advice: How To Survive A Dog Attack (Video)

Now here’s some news you can use. This animated presentation shares recommendations regarding how to protect yourself when a dog is attacking you AND how to keep the dog from attacking in the first place!


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You Can Survive A Crash In A Free-Falling Elevator (Video)

Yes, you can. It’s not intuitive (like timing a jump up to avoid impact), not easy (like strapping yourself to a side of the elevator car like wearing a seatbelt in a crash), and NOT painless (this is gonna HURT)!

Oh, and surviving an elevator crash is not guaranteed


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Study More Effectively Utilizing “The Feynman Technique” (Video)

The world is overflowing with information. It’s impossible to learn deeply about everything.

So, that’s what the narrator is saying in the first part of this instructional video. Hmmm… not making me feel better about this training session I have to get ready to run soon… and I bet a LOT of students getting ready for finals will not be comforted by the ‘impossibility’ of deep learning about a LOT of stuff (especially given a limited time to do it, like by FINALS, in a couple of weeks)!

But hang on, true believers. The technique described in the video above outlines a process that makes sense. I’m banking on it to work (because I have some training to do for a gig VERY soon). It might help you, as a student of life, or some student you know who is facing finals soon.

Note: It is NOT magic. This involves discipline and hard work! But isn’t that always the path to true mastery?

So, click play, get insight on the Feynman Technique, and let’s get it!


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