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The Sith who Stole Christmas

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This one isn't going to last very long on YouTube. Too many copyright issues going on here. So get a look before they pull the audio off it, or the video down entirely. Pretty clever, I think! Also, if you didn't hear the news, YouTube rolled out a new homepage yesterday which is a big improvement! Not only is it a better looking and easier to navigate, but they now let you customize your homepage via personal options and subscribed channels. Nifty!

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Things You Didn't Know Came From Massachusetts
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The Bay State may be small, but it's definitely pulling its weight when it comes to cool creations.

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How Overfishing Threatens the World's Oceans—and What We Can Do About It
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Fish populations around the globe are in serious trouble, thanks to the modern fishing industry. Instead of simply using poles and intuition, factory ships employ radar, sonar, helicopters, and even spotter planes to hunt down schools of fish, which they catch using massive nets and lines studded with hundreds of hooks. These technologies allow us to snare all kinds of deep-water delicacies—but they come with an ecological cost, according to TED-Ed’s video below.

Learn how overfishing harms the environment—and what we can do to protect our oceans—by listening to marine biologist Ayana Elizabeth Johnson and environmental studies scholar Jennifer Jacquet’s lesson below.

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