Did Jesus rise from the dead? Can we know about history so long ago? | After Life #03

(calm music) – [Narrator] Something very unusual happened in the Middle East 2,000 years ago, something that gave birth to the largest spiritual movement the world has ever seen. The central claim of Christianity is that Jesus rose from the dead. His tomb was empty and his followers encountered him alive again after his death, but can we really know what happened 2,000 years ago? – Well, it’s interesting. Again, lots of the postmodern theorists, the people coming along, questioning

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A Tsetse Fly Births One Enormous Milk-Fed Baby | Deep Look

We mammals like to think we’re pretty special, right? We don’t lay eggs. We feed our babies milk. Well, this very pregnant fly is about to prove us wrong. Yep, this tsetse fly is in labor. And that emerging bundle of joy is her larva. While other insects can lay hundreds of eggs, she grows one baby at a time inside her, just like us. Congratulations! Scientists think tsetse flies started growing their young like this long ago to guard

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5 More Strange Flying Machines

Everybody was so interested in our recent episode about weird aircraft that we figured you’d like some more where that came from, and luckily there are lots and lots of weird aircraft! The twentieth century was full of strange, experimental jets, but there have been plenty of other flying machines to choose from, too. And we’ve learned a surprising amount from them. With this episode, we’ll see just how far people have drifted from your average plane, from gigantic flying

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This Killer Fungus Turns Flies into Zombies | Deep Look

We like to think we’re in control … that our minds are our own. But that’s not true for this fruit fly. Its brain has been hijacked by another organism and it’s not going to end well. It all starts when the fly is innocently walking around, sipping on overripe fruit. It picks up an invisible fungus spore, which bores under its skin. For a few days, everything seems normal. But inside, the fungus is growing, feeding on the fly’s

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How to stop the spread of coronavirus

By now, everybody must know about the coronavirus which is spreading around the world and has reached countries in every single region. It’s pretty scary stuff, especially if you look on social media. However, there are things that we can all do to protect ourselves, and particularly to help other people not to get ill. The first cases of coronavirus infection were seen in Wuhan in Hubei province, China, in December 2019. They came from an animal source, we know

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As virus deaths rise, Congress agrees on $8.3 billion to fund public response

The United States now has 11 deaths from the virus, 10 in Washington state, and the first one in California. That word came today as Congress moved to provide emergency funding. William Brangham has our report. WILLIAM BRANGHAM: As the number of infections in the U.S. continues to rise, the House of Representatives overwhelmingly passed an $8.3 billion emergency spending measure to fight the outbreak. The bill includes $3 billion for increased research into a vaccine and other treatments, $2.2

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Flying Fire Ants vs Cloning Crazy Ants | Amazing Ant Reproduction

I think it goes without saying that there are a lot of ants in this world. When you see an ant, you know its part of a big colony in a nest somewhere. A single colony can be composed of millions and millions of members. In a 2000 article published in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, it was stated on average ants monopolize 15-20% of the terrestrial animal biomass and in tropical regions where ants are especially abundant

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Drug Prices on the Rise: What Can Physicians Do?

Welcome to Impact Factor, your weekly dose of commentary on a new medical study. I’m Dr. F. Perry Wilson. When I was a resident rotating in the ICU, a 25-year-old came in after a v-fib arrest in the setting of DKA. A known diabetic, he had been rationing his insulin due to the high price of the medication – taking half doses, skipping doses, sometimes going without for days at a time. We restored circulation, but the damage was done.

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