pbsdigitalstudios

pbsdigitalstudios:

This week It’s Okay to be Smart and BrainCraft have teamed up to teach us about our brains!

Watch “Why Your Brain Is In Your Head” on Joe’s channel here: http://youtu.be/qdNE4WygyAk

Watch “This Is How Your Brain Grows” on Vanessa’s channel here: http://youtu.be/aucscX191vQ

jtotheizzoe
jtotheizzoe:

Are You Alone?
Well, that kind of depends on how you define “you”.
First, let’s distill our living bodies down to their most basic elements, the cells that you’re built of and that build you. Within those cells are countless chemical machines (embodied adorably in the above GIF), doing the work of converting certain arrangements of atoms into other, more useful arrangements of atoms. 
And when we tally up just what those atoms are, and where they come from, we begin to realize that we are fundamentally connected to the universe itself, and although we may sometimes find our bodies and minds alone in the conscious sense, our atoms are with the always and forever, always and forever.
With that in mind, enjoy this wonderful video from Kurzgesagt:

So now that you’ve had time to think about it, are you alone?

jtotheizzoe:

Are You Alone?

Well, that kind of depends on how you define “you”.

First, let’s distill our living bodies down to their most basic elements, the cells that you’re built of and that build you. Within those cells are countless chemical machines (embodied adorably in the above GIF), doing the work of converting certain arrangements of atoms into other, more useful arrangements of atoms. 

And when we tally up just what those atoms are, and where they come from, we begin to realize that we are fundamentally connected to the universe itself, and although we may sometimes find our bodies and minds alone in the conscious sense, our atoms are with the always and forever, always and forever.

With that in mind, enjoy this wonderful video from Kurzgesagt:

So now that you’ve had time to think about it, are you alone?

whitehouse
staff:

Maybe you’ve just started to pursue a higher education. Maybe you’ve spent your adult life paying off debt from school. Either way, you’ve probably got questions about why college costs so much, what can be done about it, and if it’s even worth doing in the first place.
You should ask those questions to the President of the United States.
On Tuesday, June 10, our Founder/CEO, David, will head down to Washington to host a live conversation about education with President Obama. David will ask your questions. The President will answer them, out of his mouth, in front of the world.
(The White House will also be picking out a few question-askers to join us in person. If having the President’s ear isn’t enough, maybe standing on his carpet is.)
Submit your questions by midnight on Sunday, June 8. Then tune in to the White House Tumblr on Tuesday, June 10. See you in DC!

Two of our very own from pbsdigitalstudios will be in attendance tomorrow with other lucky question-askers from the Tumblr education community - It’s Okay to be Smart's jtotheizzoe, and comaniddy!

staff:

Maybe you’ve just started to pursue a higher education. Maybe you’ve spent your adult life paying off debt from school. Either way, you’ve probably got questions about why college costs so much, what can be done about it, and if it’s even worth doing in the first place.

You should ask those questions to the President of the United States.

On Tuesday, June 10, our Founder/CEO, David, will head down to Washington to host a live conversation about education with President Obama. David will ask your questions. The President will answer them, out of his mouth, in front of the world.

(The White House will also be picking out a few question-askers to join us in person. If having the President’s ear isn’t enough, maybe standing on his carpet is.)

Submit your questions by midnight on Sunday, June 8. Then tune in to the White House Tumblr on Tuesday, June 10. See you in DC!

Two of our very own from pbsdigitalstudios will be in attendance tomorrow with other lucky question-askers from the Tumblr education community - It’s Okay to be Smart's jtotheizzoe, and comaniddy!