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Why are period dramas so white?

Why are period dramas so white?

Have you ever noticed that in film and on TV, period dramas tend to have almost entirely white casts?
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WatchMojo Team Update - Working From Home!

WatchMojo Team Update - Working From Home!

Welcome to ... our homes! So far, 2020 has been quite a year. In line with social distancing rules, our team has transitioned to working from home, and we decided to share our humble work from home stations with you guys!
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How The Planets Got Their Names | Unveiled

How The Planets Got Their Names | Unveiled

We know the solar system has 8 planets; Mercury, Venus, Earth, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus and Neptune. But how did these worlds get their names? In this video, Unveiled uncovers exactly why the solar system is labelled like it is... And it's a ...
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Why Our Sun Will Live Longer Than Our Galaxy | Unveiled

Why Our Sun Will Live Longer Than Our Galaxy | Unveiled

Everything in the universe has a lifespan. But, did you know that our sun will actually outlive our galaxy?? In this video, Unveiled explains how such a spectacular paradox can be true... Join us as we look deep into the future of space, the sun a...
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Coronaviruses adapted to transmit across mammalian species: expert

Coronaviruses adapted to transmit across mammalian species: expert

The WHO reports the COVID-19 outbreak as of February 25 has infected 80,000 people and resulted in about 2,700 deaths, mostly in China's Hubei.Writing in a column for Quanta Magazine, U.S. epidemiologist Tara C.
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South Korean COVID-19 infections linked to secretive religious cult

South Korean COVID-19 infections linked to secretive religious cult

Coronavirus infection cases have surged in South Korea, with more than half linked to a religious cult whose secretive nature is said to have helped the virus spread undetected.
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These Monkeys are in an All-Out Gang War

These Monkeys are in an All-Out Gang War

What would monkeys fight over?
INSH
What If Earth Were Under Quarantine? | Unveiled

What If Earth Were Under Quarantine? | Unveiled

Alien invasion goes hand-in-hand with modern science fiction... but if extraterrestrials really DID have their eye on Earth, wouldn't they be a little more... subtle?? In this video, Unveiled explores what life would be like if our planet was bein...
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Japan plans 2024 space mission to visit Mars' moons: report

Japan plans 2024 space mission to visit Mars' moons: report

Japan is set to launch a robotic mission to the Martian system in 2024. The MIT Technology Review reports the mission will visit Phobos and Deimos, and recover dust samples from the former Martian moon, citing Japan's space agency JAXA.
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Wildlife consumption banned in China

Wildlife consumption banned in China

China announced on Monday that the country has banned the consumption and trade of wildlife with immediate effect amid the ongoing Covid-19 outbreak. Hunting or transporting wild animals for eating purposes will also be prohibited under the ban.
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WHO warns that the world should prepare for coronavirus pandemic

WHO warns that the world should prepare for coronavirus pandemic

The World Health Organization has warned that the world should prepare for a potential coronavirus pandemic.
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Archeologists complete first ever LIDAR survey of ancient Mayan highway

Archeologists complete first ever LIDAR survey of ancient Mayan highway

Archeologists have used laser scanning to chart an ancient 100 km long Mayan highway built 13 centuries ago. They say Coba, a powerful city-state, may have built the road to invade its neighbor Yaxuna.
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Debunking Top 10 Coronavirus Myths

Debunking Top 10 Coronavirus Myths

What lies have you been told about the novel #coronavirus?
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Australia's Great Barrier Reef

Australia's Great Barrier Reef

Australia's Great Barrier Reef has suffered "very widespread" damage after rising sea temperatures caused the third mass coral bleaching events in five years. Videographic on Australia's Great Barrier reef.
AFP
Artificial intelligence

Artificial intelligence

Could the AI systems have accelerated the process and limited, or even arrested, the extent of the COVID-19 pandemic? Videographic on artificial intelligence.
AFP
Scientists discover fish parasites that do not breathe: study

Scientists discover fish parasites that do not breathe: study

The Henneguya salminicola is a species of parasitic blob that lives inside and feeds on the flesh of fish.
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U.S. Navy announces first operational laser to arm destroyers

U.S. Navy announces first operational laser to arm destroyers

The U.S. Navy has put its first laser-equipped destroyer to sea. In a news release dated Feb. 20, Sea Systems Command says the Optical Dazzling Interdictor Navy, or ODIN, is designed to help ships counter enemy surveillance drones.
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Misleading recycling labels found on plastic products: Greenpeace

Misleading recycling labels found on plastic products: Greenpeace

A new report by Greenpeace published on February 18 has found that several companies in the U.S. are misleading consumers by adding incorrect recycling labels onto their plastic products.
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Will Virtual Vacations be the Future of Tourism?

Will Virtual Vacations be the Future of Tourism?

How are your virtual vacations going?
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Time Travel in Real Life | Unveiled

Time Travel in Real Life | Unveiled

Time travel is the ultimate end goal for a lot of scientists... to create a machine capable of transporting human beings backwards and forwards through time. And time travel is, slowly but surely, becoming more and more possible! In this video, Un...
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Will Humans Conquer the Solar System? | Unveiled

Will Humans Conquer the Solar System? | Unveiled

Humans have big plans for the rest of the solar system! In the near future we could see humans living on the moon, manned missions to Mars and even colonisation of the Asteroid Belt... But could humans ever conquer the solar system? In this video,...
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Why Climate Change is Now Inevitable | Unveiled

Why Climate Change is Now Inevitable | Unveiled

The Climate Crisis is here to stay... and here's why! In this video, Unveiled discovers the true extent of climate change and global warming. From melting ice caps to barren desserts, planet Earth is transforming in front of our eyes at an alarmin...
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Should Pluto Still Be a Planet? | Unveiled

Should Pluto Still Be a Planet? | Unveiled

Up until 2006, Pluto was the ninth planet in the solar system... But then the IAU reclassified it and, today, Pluto only counts as a dwarf planet... In this video, Unveiled asks whether Pluto's demotion was fair? Whether other solar system objects...
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Is Earth Turning Into Venus? | Unveiled

Is Earth Turning Into Venus? | Unveiled

We know that the sun's habitable zone is expanding outwards... but does that mean that Earth is TURNING INTO VENUS?? For this video, Unveiled discovers how the toxic conditions on Venus could one day develop on planet Earth - and maybe sooner than...
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The Asteroids That Could Kill Us All | Unveiled

The Asteroids That Could Kill Us All | Unveiled

Earth has witnessed massive, apocalyptic events in its past. This planet has seen at least five mass extinctions throughout history, but could a wayward asteroid cause another one? Could the solar system one day turn against us? In this video, Unv...
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Do Black Holes Die? | Unveiled

Do Black Holes Die? | Unveiled

Black holes are one of the greatest mysteries of space... despite decades of study, scientists still aren't sure what happens inside a black hole. But, thanks to the latest research, we DO know more about how long they can survive! In this video, ...
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Surprising Ways To Survive The Apocalypse | Unveiled

Surprising Ways To Survive The Apocalypse | Unveiled

If the apocalypse comes... are you ready?? In this video, Unveiled uncovers the secret tips to surviving armageddon that most other people won't have thought of! So here's your chance to stay one step ahead of the game... to survive the end of the...
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Why Earth Has Two Moons | Unveiled

Why Earth Has Two Moons | Unveiled

For a short time only... Earth has TWO MOONS! In this video, Unveiled explains everything you need to know about 2020 CD3, the car-size mini-moon that's currently orbiting around our planet! Where did it come from? How did it get here? And how lon...
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Does Anything Exist Outside Of the Universe? | Unveiled

Does Anything Exist Outside Of the Universe? | Unveiled

What if the universe isn't all there is? In this video, Unveiled uncovers the extraordinary theories that say maybe there is more to this life than just the universe... Maybe there are parallel universes and alternate worlds..? Maybe there's anoth...
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What If We Cured the Common Cold? | Unveiled

What If We Cured the Common Cold? | Unveiled

Every year, millions of us suffer from the common cold... Coughing, sneezing, sore throats and high temperatures are just a fact of modern life! But, what if it didn't have to be that way?? In this video, Unveiled discovers what would happen if we...
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What Happens to Your Body During a Marathon? | Unveiled

What Happens to Your Body During a Marathon? | Unveiled

The marathon is one of the most popular tests of human endurance. Globally, there are over 800 marathons held every year, for professional athletes and amateur runners alike. But exactly what are you willingly putting yourself through when you sig...
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What Did Project Blue Book Find? | Unveiled

What Did Project Blue Book Find? | Unveiled

Project Blue Book was one of the most secretive government schemes of all time! In the mid-20th century, Blue Book investigated thousands of UFO sightings all across America, and there are still hundreds of "unexplained" cases. Today, many of the ...
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Why the World Map is Wrong | Unveiled

Why the World Map is Wrong | Unveiled

Here's why you shouldn't trust every single world map you've ever seen! In this video, Unveiled uncovers why the world map is almost always inaccurate. Whether it's because of practical impossibilities or for political gain, everything from the si...
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The British Royal Family

The British Royal Family

Prince Charles, the eldest son and heir to Queen Elizabeth II, is showing mild symptoms of the new coronavirus but "otherwise remains in good health", his office said .Videographic presenting the British royal family.
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What If There's a Planet Between Mercury and the Sun? | Unveiled

What If There's a Planet Between Mercury and the Sun? | Unveiled

The universe is so big that it’s easy to forget there are plenty of things we don’t know about even our own solar system! Most sci-fi fans know about Vulcan, a hypothetical ninth planet orbiting the sun even closer than Mercury... But what would h...
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North Korea mines cryptocurrency to circumvent sanctions

North Korea mines cryptocurrency to circumvent sanctions

North Korea is turning to cryptocurrency as a means to circumvent sanctions. In a published report, analysts at Record Future say the regime is investing in high end machines for mining Monero and the activity has increased tenfold since May 2019.
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Large number of blue whales found in South Georgia waters

Large number of blue whales found in South Georgia waters

Researchers from the British Antarctic Survey have found an increase of blue whales around the island of South Georgia near Antarctica.
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Two killed after Australia train derails

Two killed after Australia train derails

An Australian XPT train travelling from Sidney to Melbourne derailed on Thursday, February 20, resulting in the deaths of the train driver and co-driver. Citing Australian officials, the BBC reports that 153 passengers were on board at the time.
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Increased methane emissions linked to fossil fuel usage: Study

Increased methane emissions linked to fossil fuel usage: Study

A new study published by the University of Rochester in Nature magazine has found that human activity has been contributing significantly to the rise of methane emissions via the use of fossil fuels.
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Scientists advance new theory of Earth's formation

Scientists advance new theory of Earth's formation

Scientists say the early Solar System's cosmic dust gave rise to primitive Earth over just five million years. If the Solar System's existence is compressed into 24 hours, then the proto-Earth's creation did not take more than a minute.
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The Top Ten Germiest Public Places

The Top Ten Germiest Public Places

The places you should never touch.
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Hand rub formulation: recipe for health professionals

Hand rub formulation: recipe for health professionals

The World Health Organization suggests the following ethanol-based formulation which health care professionals can prepare themselves. Formulation in an original videographic.
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Disease Detectives, Our Front Line Defense Against Outbreaks

Disease Detectives, Our Front Line Defense Against Outbreaks

Who are the first people to react to an outbreak?
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Space time ripples may have clues to universe creation

Space time ripples may have clues to universe creation

Scientists may have figured out why matter outnumbers antimatter in our universe.According to the researchers, had the two substances been created in equal amounts, they would have annihilated one another and the universe would not have existed.
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Google removes over 500 Chrome extensions containing malware

Google removes over 500 Chrome extensions containing malware

Google has removed hundreds of extensions for their internet browser Chrome after they were found to have malware.
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Largest Chinese COVID-19 study suggests elderly, sick most at risk

Largest Chinese COVID-19 study suggests elderly, sick most at risk

Chinese authorities have published a study of COVID-19 patients across China – the largest one done on the disease so far.According to data released by the Chinese Center for Disease Control and Prevention, 80.
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Coral reefs may lose almost all habitats by 2020: study

Coral reefs may lose almost all habitats by 2020: study

A new study presented to the American Geophysicists Union says that climate warming and rising acidity will kill off nearly all coral reef habitats by 2100.Warming and rising acidity bleach coral reefs by making corals eject their symbiotic algae.
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MasterCard pushes for commuter biometrics at public transit systems

MasterCard pushes for commuter biometrics at public transit systems

Market Watch reports CCTV and gait analysis may come to US public transit to allow commuters to pay without using cards or passes, citing MasterCard officials working on biometric technologies with transport firms.
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