CLIMATE CHANGE: “Weather Channel Scientist Shreds Climate Denier Garbage” / Secular Talk / Kyle Kulinski ☮

Breitbart News last week used one of the Weather Channel’s videos to mislead its readers into believing that climate change is a hoax — and now the normally non-political channel is striking back.

SCIENCE – PALEOANTHROPOLOGY: “Cracking the Coldest Case: How Lucy Died” ☮

Bone by bone, UT Austin paleoanthropologist John Kappelman pieced together the life and death of Lucy, the most famous fossil of a human ancestor. She likely died after suffering injuries from an unimpeded free fall from a tall tree, suggesting the terrestrial species likely foraged or nested in trees.

SCIENCE – EXOPLANETOLOGY: “WOW: Closest Star to Our Sun Has a Habitable Planet” / Secular Talk / Kyle Kulinski ☮

In a discovery that has been years in the making, researchers have confirmed the existence of a rocky planet named Proxima b orbiting Proxima Centauri, the closest star to our sun, according to a new study. It is the closest exoplanet to us in the universe.

SCIENCE: “World’s Greatest Scientists are all Atheists! Panel Discussion” / Moderated by Lawrence Krauss ☮

A gathering of great scientists who individually will tell a personal story related to science.

Tracy Day, Brian Green (The Elegant Universe), Ira Flatow (Science Radio Host), Neil deGrasse Tyson (The Cosmos), Richard Dawkins (A Selfish Gene), Bill Nye (The Science Guy), Neal Stephenson (Science Fiction Author)

ENVIRONMENTALISM – ECOLOGY: “Suzanne Simard: How Trees Talk to Each Other” / TEDSummit / June 2016 ☮

“A forest is much more than what you see,” says ecologist Suzanne Simard. Her 30 years of research in Canadian forests have led to an astounding discovery — trees talk, often and over vast distances. Learn more about the harmonious yet complicated social lives of trees and prepare to see the natural world with new eyes.

CANNABIS: “Being Stoned May Save You From Alzheimer’s?” / The Big Picture RT / Thom Hartman☮

For people dealing facing serious memory loss – people in the early stages of Alzheimer’s disease – marijuana may be just what the doctor ordered.