Galantis - No Money (Official Video)- about bullying
"Sorry I ain't got no money I'm not trying to be funny but I left it all at home today
You can call me what you wanna I ain't giving you a dollar this time I ain't gonna run away
You might knock me down, you might knock me down, but I will get back up again..."
Science Fiction's Scariest Visions of the Future Right Now
"Science fiction has always drawn inspiration from real-world fears. Since the news in 2016 is dominated by doom, the year’s scifi movies and TV shows have been doing their part to reflect our nightmarish times—and to dream up the worst-case scenarios we might face in the future..."
A short history of Donald Trump's 'birther' conspiracy – video- 16 September 2016
"Donald Trump on Friday publicly acknowledged for the first time that President Barack Obama was born in America.
Trump had long fanned the flames of this conspiracy theory, known as ‘birtherism’, and spent much of spring 2011 garnering media attention
by constantly claiming without any evidence that Obama might have born overseas.
He then sporadically revisited the issue in the years to come. We look back at some of Trump’s more incendiary remarks."
Clinton: 'When we think Trump has hit rock bottom, he sinks even lower' - video- 16 September 2016
"The Democratic presidential nominee gave an address at the Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute on Thursday.
Clinton called for unity and criticized Trump’s racist rhetoric: ‘People tell me how concerned they are by the divisive rhetoric they have heard
from my opponent, from the racist lie about Mexican immigrants that launched his presidential campaign, to his racist attacks on a federal judge’."
Five Things to Know About Political Polls in the U.S.- Text + Audio + Video - 15 September 2016
"Before election day, people following the presidential campaign will see many polls. A poll is a public opinion study.
Research organizations ask people questions about the candidates to find out who they support."
For Teachers, Election 2016 Is a Fraught Subject
"For generations, educators have been teaching students about the role of government, their rights under the Constitution,
and their civic responsibilities — lessons that are especially relevant during presidential election years."
Roald Dahl Day Celebrates British Writer's 100th Birthday- Text + Audio + Pictures - 13 September 2016
"Roald Dahl is a beloved British writer. He is the author of some of the world’s best-known children’s novels, including “James and the Giant Peach,” “Matilda,” and “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.” On Tuesday, people around the world celebrated what would have been Dahl’s 100th birthday."
Drones to Deliver Fast Food to Virginia Tech University- Text + Audio - 13 September 2016
"Some students in Virginia will soon be able to order burritos delivered by drone.
The service, starting this month, will be one of the first tests of a commercial drone delivery service in the U.S."
New Rockets Announced in Private Space Race- Text + Audio - 13 September 2016
"Jeff Bezos’ private space company Blue Origin has announced two new rocket designs to launch satellites and people into space. The two reusable rockets are called New Glenn. They improve on the company’s current models and are expected to launch before the end of the decade."
Peace and Quiet at Isle Royale National Park- Text + Audio + Photos - 16 September 2016
"Isle Royale is surrounded by the deep blue waters of Lake Superior, the largest freshwater lake on Earth by area.
The park’s quiet forests and rocky shores offer a kind of solitude and peace not found in some of the more popular national parks."
Film, Television and Video History of NASA
"In 1958 NASA's top management T. Keith Glennan and Hugh L. Dryden used a film presentation to introduce the new agency to former employees of NACA (National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics). Since that day visual communication has been a key element in telling the NASA story to the world."
Gold Toilet Revealed at NYC Museum- Text + Audio - 16 September 2016
"If you have ever wanted to use a toilet made of pure gold, now is your chance.
New York’s famous Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum has set up a working 18-carat gold toilet in one of its washrooms.
The device, like a piece of art, even has a name. It is called “America."
US playwright Edward Albee dies aged 88 - 17 September 2016
"US playwright Edward Albee, the author of Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?, has died aged 88...
A three-time Pulitzer Prize winner, he was arguably America's greatest living playwright after the deaths of Arthur Miller and August Wilson in 2005..."
LBJ "is an American politicaldrama film directed by Rob Reiner and written by Joey Hartstone...
The story centers around the political upheaval that Vice President Johnson faced when he was thrust into the presidency at the hands of an assassin’s bullet in November 1963. With political battles on both sides of the aisle, Johnson struggles to heal a nation and secure his presidency
by passing Kennedy’s historic Civil Rights Act. His early years are also chronicled."
Hollywood horse trainer reveals big-screen tricks- Article + Photos + Video - 30 August 2016
"Steve Dent’s family has been supplying stunt horses to Hollywood for more than 70 years.
But providing and training the equine stars of the spectacular chariot race for the new remake of Ben-Hur was one of his biggest challenges
– and keeping them safe his highest priority."
15 reasons why you really should visit the Cotswolds - Article + Photos + Video - 13 September 2016
"Covering nearly 800 square miles across five counties (Wiltshire, Gloucestershire, Oxfordshire, Warwickshire and Worcestershire), the “wolds”,
or rolling hills, is the biggest of the 38 Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty in England and Wales."
The Cotswolds "is an area in south central England containing the Cotswold Hills, a range of rolling hills
which rise from the meadows of the upper Thames to an escarpment, known as the Cotswold Edge, above the Severn Valley and Evesham Vale...
The well-established boundaries of the Cotswolds have expanded considerably since moving out of the cities and into the countryside gained popularity. Now the Cotswolds boundaries are roughly 25 miles (40 km) across and 90 miles (145 km) long, stretching south-west from just south of Stratford-upon-Avon to just south of Bath. It lies across the boundaries of several English counties; mainly Gloucestershire and Oxfordshire, and parts of Wiltshire, Somerset, Worcestershire and Warwickshire. The hills give their name to the Cotswold local-government district in Gloucestershire, which administers a large part of the area. The highest point of the region is Cleeve Hill at 1,083 ft (330 m), just to the north of Cheltenham."
Would you fly in a pilotless airliner? - 13 September 2016
"Driverless trains and cars are already with us – but how soon before pilotless airliners? The biggest challenge may be getting passengers on board."
The dark side of Roald Dahl- 13 September 2016
"Roald Dahl was an unpleasant man who wrote macabre books – and yet children around the world adore them.
Perhaps this shouldn’t surprise us, writes Hephzibah Anderson."
The life and works of author Roald Dahl- VIDEO - 13 September 2016
"To mark 100 years since his birth, we take a look back at the fascinating life and work of beloved author Roald Dahl,
who penned the classic children's books James and the Giant Peach, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and Matilda."
NFL anthem protest: How fist salute became a symbol- Article + Photos - 13 September 2016
"Nationally televised American Monday night football kicked off after San Francisco 49ers player Colin Kaepernick
continued his demonstration against police brutality and inequality by kneeling during the national anthem...
The players are seen to identify with the Black Lives Matter movement, which started after a string of US police killings of unarmed black citizens.
But the protest draws on a rich history of fist-raising symbolism." + What does the fist salute mean? + Is there a link between the protests? + Who else has made the fist protest?
US flies bombers over South Korea in show of force- 13 September 2016
"The US has flown two supersonic B-1B Lancer strategic bombers over South Korea in a show of force,
just days after North Korea carried out its fifth nuclear test.
The two bombers conducted a low-altitude flight over an air base located some 77km (48 miles) from the border between the two Koreas...
B-1B bombers are capable of carrying nuclear missiles and bombs that are able to destroy even underground bunkers."
26 Things That Inspired Movies
ex.: "The house in the classic Alfred Hitchcock film Psycho was inspired by a painting titled House by the Railroad,
which was painted by Edward Hopper in 1925."
US Presidential Candidates Prepare to Take Office - Text + Audio - 11 September 2016
"Even though no voter has yet marked a presidential ballot, aides to Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton are preparing for their candidates to win
and are getting ready to lead the federal government. The teams are working in the same building near the White House."
I, Daniel Blake: Ken Loach and the scandal of Britain’s benefits system - 11 September 2016
"The veteran director’s latest movie lays bare the cruel realities for those who fall through the cracks of society.
We look at Loach’s work and the politics that drive it, while, below, campaigners, artists and analysts react to the film...
In Ken Loach’s new film, I, Daniel Blake, winner of the Palme d’Or at Cannes earlier this year, Blake’s attributes carry little weight in a system designed
to pitch one human being (the bureaucrat) against another (the citizen temporarily in need of state support) at a time of “necessary” austerity... "
In praise of Whitby: Britain's spookiest town
"It was a powerfully atmospheric spot long before Dracula arrived – that's why he came...
This pretty former fishing village on the North Yorkshire coast nestles in some of the most dramatic coastline to be found anywhere in these isles, and has earned a permanent place in the literary hall of fame as the place where Count Dracula first sets foot on English soil in Bram Stoker's 1897 novel."
The Dracula Experience
"The Dracula Experience is a unique tour through the Dracula story and the connection to Whitby.
Using animated scenes, electronic special effects and live."
Whitby's Dracula connections - 2 July 2009
"Bram Stoker found some of his inspiration for 'Dracula' after staying in Whitby in 1890.
He stayed in a house on the West Cliff and was trying to decide whether it would be suitable for a family holiday."
The country with too many elephants - 12 September 2016
"In one of the largest animal translocations attempted, one team is in the process of moving 500 elephants to new pastures...
In June 2016, the process of moving 500 elephants from southern to northern Malawi began.
The reason for moving them is surprising – while Africa as a continent struggles to protect the elephant species from extinction,
in Malawi's Liwonde National Park there are actually too many of these giant creatures roaming the plains..."
10 of the world's best cable car rides - with PICTURES
"Higher, longer, danglier … these cable cars often break world records as they take passengers soaring over remote wilderness and iconic city settings."