A while ago I brought up the topic of a branch of our evolutionary tree called Homo Floresiensis, otherwise known as the ‘hobbit’, which you can read again here.
I was watching the Vlogbrothers on YouTube and low and behold, what is the topic of the week but our little friends homo Floresiensis. The Vlogbrothers are a fraternal duo that make vlogs about various subject matter… more often than not it is intellectually based. These two are aware of their social reach and are very active in trying to, as they say ‘reduce world suck’, or try to make our world a better place. They usually try to achieve this through various charitable efforts or by trying to broaden the knowledge base of their viewers. The brothers, in addition to the channel they share, each have their own channel dedicated to teaching the YouTube public, one is about world history and the other is about science. The clip I’ve linked below is from the science channel, and gives a very brief scientific explanation for Homo Floresiensis.
This is their shared channel: http://www.youtube.com/user/vlogbrothers?feature=results_main
This is the science channel: http://www.youtube.com/scishow
This is the history/ biology channel: http://www.youtube.com/crashcourse
And this is their game show channel that features random facts about a topic: http://www.youtube.com/truthorfail
If you haven’t already checked these guys out I suggest that you do, they’re pretty interesting. And you’ll like at least one of their channels, if not all