We Are Duke Environment: A Community of Purpose and Passion

We Are Duke Environment: A Community of Purpose and Passion

(happy music) – Hi, I’m Toddi Steelman. Our world today is changing rapidly, and the environmental challenges we face are growing increasingly complex. At the Nicholas School, we’re a community of innovators, doers, dreamers, and disruptors. A community united in our purpose to address these complex challenges and have a positive impact on the world. […]

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HIROGEN: Cultural Index

HIROGEN: Cultural Index

Hello, welcome to the Index series where we take a look at some of Science Fiction’s species and what makes them unique. Today’s video is on the Hirogen, Star Trek’s species of delta quadrant residents whose culture simply abides to the notion of the hunt. Without delay, let’s get the rundown on this race. Biologically, […]

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The New Ant Colony, Pavement Ants!

The New Ant Colony, Pavement Ants!

Hello, and welcome to the unveiling of another Marvels of Biology ant colony. Many of you have already met The Carpenters, a Camponotus novaeboracensis colony that is growing and thriving right now, but now it is time to meet the Tetramorium species E – or pavement ant – colony. First, lets learn a bit about […]

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Community Ecology II: Predators – Crash Course Ecology #5

Community Ecology II: Predators – Crash Course Ecology #5

Of all the ways that species interact on this planet, maybe the one that fascinates us the most is predation, and why not? It’s hard not to be captivated by, say, an Alaska Brown Bear, one of North America’s apex predators, even though they get much of their nutrition from nuts and bugs and berries. […]

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ELCOR: Cultural Index

ELCOR: Cultural Index

Sometimes it’s just better to take your time with things, go it at your own pace. What results is often a more stable foundation than a job rushed. This is the way of the Elcor, Mass Effect’s slow, lumbering, thoughtful and monotone embassy race. Despite being one of the older Citadel species, they share an […]

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The Billion Ant Mega Colony and the Biggest War on Earth

The Billion Ant Mega Colony and the Biggest War on Earth

In nearly every corner of the earth, ants wage war against each other. Their weapons are what nature gave them. Some have strong armor, deathly stingers, or sharp mandibles. And then there’s this tiny and not very impressive ant, but it rules the biggest empire any ant has ever built. A colony spanning continents and […]

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MALON Cultural Index

MALON Cultural Index

Hi, Ric here, and well…there is relatively little known on the subject of today’s cultural index video, the Malon of Star Trek’s Delta quadrant are only ever encountered in once capacity and seen in a single murky light. From what we see their entire culture seems to orbit around the disposal of waste and while […]

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TOGRUTA: Cultural Index

TOGRUTA: Cultural Index

Hello, Ric here once more in a galaxy far far… a something, something darkside with the Video on the Togruta! I’ve got to say personally I didn’t know much about this Star Wars race at all and what I thought I knew was wrong. So let’s get to it, and as with the Twi’lek video, […]

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How to worldbuild Scifi & Fantasy Cultures & Societies: Biology, Families and Dynasties (part 1)

How to worldbuild Scifi & Fantasy Cultures & Societies: Biology, Families and Dynasties (part 1)

Greetings and Salutations! I’m Janet from World Anvil and today we’re going to talk about how you can create cultures and societies in your worldbuilding project! So we’re going to talk about marriages and families, we’re going to talk about clans or dynasties, and then we’re going to address wider units like tribes and cultures. […]

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Community Ecology: Feel the Love – Crash Course Ecology #4

Community Ecology: Feel the Love – Crash Course Ecology #4

I wouldn’t be much of a teacher if I didn’t tell you that life is tough and that everyone’s looking out for themselves in this world. That’s just the way it is, people. You know how I always say that biology is ultimately about sex and not dying? Well both of those things are more […]

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