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Aerial Views: A Research Station In Antarctica (4K)

Dozens of research stations, some year-round and others seasonal, operate in Antarctica under the guidance of around 30 individual countries. These stations include EsperanzaMcMurdo, Cámara, Neumayer II and III, and Orcadas, to name only a few. Altogether they staff anywhere from 1,000 to 4,000 people during winter and summer, respectively.

The countries that run the stations are all signatories of the Antarctic Treaty, which provides a regulatory framework for their activities on the continent.

Walking Tour: Island Of Santorini, Greece (4k)

The power of the volcanic island of Santorini creates an energy that overwhelms the senses. Exquisite luxury, amazing food and wine and the unforgettable Santorini sunset are just the start of what this legendary Greek island in the Cyclades offers visitors.

Santorini is one of the Cyclades islands in the Aegean Sea. It was devastated by a volcanic eruption in the 16th century BC, forever shaping its rugged landscape. The whitewashed, cubiform houses of its 2 principal towns, Fira and Oia, cling to cliffs above an underwater caldera (crater). They overlook the sea, small islands to the west and beaches made up of black, red and white lava pebbles.

Travel: Lazise On Lake Garda, Northern Italy (4K)

Lazise is a comune in the Province of Verona in the Italian region Veneto, located about 120 kilometres west of Venice and about 20 kilometres northwest of Verona. It is situated on the eastern shore of Lake Garda. As of 31 December 2004, it had a population of 6,213 and an area of 65.0 square kilometres.

Lake Garda, in northern Italy, is known for its crystal clear water. At the south end, the town of Sirmione is dominated by the Rocca Scaligera, a fortress with harbor views. The nearby Grotte di Catullo archaeological site includes a Roman villa. On the lake’s western shore, in Gardone Riviera, is Il Vittoriale degli Italiani, former home of poet d’Annunzio. The Dolomites frame Riva del Garda, a resort in the north.

Political Analysis: Brooks & Capehart On Biden-Putin Summit, Trump DOJ Emails

New York Times columnist David Brooks and Washington Post columnist Jonathan Capehart join Judy Woodruff to discuss the week’s politics, including emails showing attempts by former President Donald Trump’s team to overturn the 2020 election results, efforts toward election reform in the Senate, how President Joe Biden fared during his summit with Russian President Vladimir Putin, and Juneteenth.

Walking Tour: Polignano A Mare, Southern Italy (4K)

A walking tour in 𝗣𝗼𝗹𝗶𝗴𝗻𝗮𝗻𝗼 𝗮 𝗠𝗮𝗿𝗲, region 𝗣𝘂𝗴𝗹𝗶𝗮, south of Italy, a town of about 18.000 inhabitants, the town of Domenico Modugno and rich in ancient history.

Video timeline: 0:00 – [Drone intro] 3:05 – [Arch Marchesale and 16th century painting of Christ☀️] 4:30 – [Piazza Miani Perotti] 5:40 – [Piazza Vittorio Emanuele II – main square] 6:30 – [Brief History of Polignano☀️] 11:00 – […walking in the maze of narrow streets…] 12:31 – [Panoramic view on the sea] 17:30 – [Panoramic view on Lama Monachile beach] 18:00 – […walking in the maze of narrow streets…] 30:16 – [Panoramic view on the sea] 1:02:22 – [Via Roma] 1:03:53 – [Piazza Garibaldi] 1:06:33 – [Lama Monachile beach / Red Bull Cliff Diving spot☀️] 1:07:20 – [Via San Vito] 1:11:07 – [Domenico Modugno statue] 1:12:00 – [Pietra piatta (flat stone) area] 1:14:30 – […Going back to town…] 1:21:50 – [Piazza Aldo Moro☀️] 1:24:30 – [Via Matteotti] 1:26:30 – [Via Tritone] 1:28:00 – [Passeggiata on the panoramic alley near the sea at Largo Ardito]

Medical History: The Discovery Of Insulin

Nearly 100 years since insulin was first used in the treatment of diabetes, Professor Chantal Mathieu, Professor of Medicine at the Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium, takes us through the history, development and future of this life saving drug. Read more in https://www.nature.com/articles/d4285…

Air Travel: A Veteran Pilot Explains Turbulence (WSJ)

After decades of flying, pilot Stuart Walker says turbulence isn’t entirely predictable. But there are different types of turbulence pilots watch for. Walker explains each one and what pilots do to avoid a bumpy ride. Illustration: Alex Kuzoian for The Wall Street Journal

Aerial Views: Island Of Mauritius, Indian Ocean

In this clip you can see all famous sights and spots like Le Morne World Heritage Site, Île aux Benitiers, Notre-Dame Auxiliatrice de Cap Malheureux, Trou d’Eau Douce with its beautiful bay and Pier, the Tropical Attitude Hotel, Melville beach, Résidence Le Maho, all the beautiful bays, ports, land tongues and so much more…

Mauritius, an Indian Ocean island nation, is known for its beaches, lagoons and reefs. The mountainous interior includes Black River Gorges National Park, with rainforests, waterfalls, hiking trails and wildlife like the flying fox. Capital Port Louis has sites such as the Champs de Mars horse track, Eureka plantation house and 18th-century Sir Seewoosagur Ramgoolam Botanical Gardens.