I went to New York City to talk to a bunch of press people about science education and the need for more graduates with STEM degrees. It was part of a campaign I'm doing with Emerson, an engineering company that helps make the world work.

LINKS
Tour Because Awesome Tickets:
http://tourbecauseawesome.tumblr.com/
http://twitter.com/tourbecauseawsm

Learn More:
http://emerson.com/ilovestem

Me on CBSN
http://www.cbsnews.com/videos/vlogbrother-hank-green-shows-why-science-is-so-exciting/

Me and Kathy on Forbes
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wv1H3bcPUnA


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Places I’ve Never Been

by on February 17, 2015

The poster by Risa (and Melody!) is just $10: http://store.dftba.com/products/cities-ive-never-been-to-poster
As is Melody's poster: http://store.dftba.com/products/keeping-the-promise-poster
In which John discusses the tortured and fascinating quotation, "I'm in love with cities I've never been to and people I've never met," usually attributed to his novel Paper Towns. Along the way he touches on the strangeness of being convinced by the Internet that he wrote something and the complexity of credits and sources in online discourse. Also he illegally downloads his own novel.

Melody's tumblr: http://melodytruong.tumblr.com

Crash Course Intellectual Property is coming soon! http://youtube.com/crashcourse
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In which Hank does what people on Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, and Reddit told him to do. Turned out OK, I think.

Here's where I asked:
http://www.facebook.com/hankimon
http://www.twitter.com/hankgreen
http://www.edwardspoonhands.com
http://www.reddit.com/r/nerdfighters

And here are the weird things I like:
https://www.youtube.com/user/TheThirdPew
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kodocha
http://www.idwpublishing.com/lockekey/
http://www.amazon.com/Z-Man-Games-ZMG-71330-Ricochet/dp/B00FNKYPYY/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1423813655&sr=8-1&keywords=robot+ricochet
http://neilcicierega.com
http://www.amazon.com/The-Windup-Girl-Paolo-Bacigalupi/dp/1597801585

Minecraft Server
mc.nerdcrafteria.com

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Understanding Boko Haram

by on February 10, 2015

In which John discusses Nigeria, its complicated history, and how that history has shaped the region from which the Islamist terrorist group Boko Haram emerged. Also discussed is the history of Boko Haram itself and its recent atrocities.

And here is your standard reminder that educational videos are allowed to be over 4 minutes long.

Some links for further reading:

A basic overview of Boko Haram from the bbc: http://www.bbc.com/news/world-africa-13809501
A timeline of Boko Haram's attacks: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Timeline_of_Boko_Haram_insurgency
A detailed introduction to Boko Haram: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Boko_Haram
A good overview of how Islam came to sub-saharan Africa: http://www.dhspriory.org/kenny/Sist.htm
More info on the 1967-1970 Nigerian Civil War: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nigerian_Civil_War

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In which Hank worries about whether our focus on individual accomplishments is self-destructive when the most joyful and fulfilling and impactful things don't look like "success."

http://www.youtube.com/vlogbrothers

http://www.youtube.com/gameswithhank

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In which John from the Past answers real questions from real nerdfighters about Holden Caulfield's hat, his favorite Taylor Swift song, how to be more productive, the Paper Towns movie release date, and more!

The Art Assignment
- Emotional Furniture: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F_T5DZZ9Eg4
- Imprint Highlights: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f55wHe-PfiE

How many licks does it take to get to the center of a Tootsie Pop? http://www.tootsie.com/howmanylick-experiments

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Thoughts from the Edge

by on January 30, 2015

In which Hank thinks about the diversity and productivity of the boundaries between biomes and what that might mean for individuals, culture, and democracy. Particularly, our democracy, which maybe needs some help.

If this video resonated with you, please consider sharing it on Facebook, Tumblr, Twitter, or however you share stuff with people.

SOME OTHER THOUGHTS
Holy Shit, I Interviewed the President: An Exploration of The News Media's Self-Destruction - https://medium.com/@hankgreen/holy-shit-i-interviewed-the-president-fa3e8fb44d16

PBS NewsHour Twitter Chat on the News Media: http://www.pbs.org/newshour/rundown/twitter-chat-glozell-green-on-her-interview-with-obama-and-the-power-of-new-media/

PBS Idea Channel on Objectivity: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xT0yRXWo6UU

News vs. Noise from the BBC http://www.bbc.com/news/magazine-30933261
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Sign up to be a Global Citizen: http://www.globalcitizen.org/

The 2015 Bill and Melinda Gates Letter: http://www.gatesnotes.com/2015-annual-letter

In which John discusses the prospect of dramatic improvements in the lives of the world's poorest people, his favorite letter of the year (sorry Bill My Insurance Agent!), how to decrease infant mortality, and how to listen better to voices that are poorly represented online.

Also, lots of graphs! Everyone loves graphs!
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Interviewing the President

by on January 23, 2015

Watch the Full Interview Here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GbR6iQ62v9k

In which Hank takes you on a trip to Washington DC and into the White House. The President makes a similar journey, though in his own private helicopter. A beautiful, gigantic helicopter that I saw through 2-inch thick glass.

I didn't do any thoughts or analysis in this video, but I've done some on my Tumblr: http://edwardspoonhands.com

I am exhausted, but also pretty euphoric. Thanks to everyone who was a part of pulling this off. Working with the White House can be pretty intense, but they did a fantastic job. To everyone who was awesome and supportive. To Bethany and Glozell, who were fantastic and very fun to hang out with. To everyone who has made YouTube such an interesting and diverse place. And to Paul Janssen, who first synthesized the active ingredient in Immodium, without whom none of this would have been possible.


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REUNION MINIGOLF

by on January 20, 2015

In which Hank and John answer real questions from real nerdfighters while playing an incredibly intense and competitive round of putt putt.

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