These Bats Make Tiny Snow Caves 0 (0)

From SciShow. One might not think that snow could help anything stay warm through a harsh winter, but these tiny bats have found a way to utilize the insulation provided by the snow: they make little forts to wait out the winter. Hosted by: Michael Aranda SciShow has a spinoff podcast! It’s called SciShow Tangents.…

The One-Shot COVID-19 Vaccine (And Other Differences) 0 (0)

From SciShow. SciShow is supported by Brilliant.org. Go to https://Brilliant.org/SciShow to get 20% off of an annual Premium subscription. The Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine is now the third approved for emergency use authorization in the United States, and it’s a little different from its predecessors. COVID-19 News and Updates: https://youtube.com/playlist?list=PLsNB4peY6C6IQediwz2GzMTNvm_dMzr47 Hosted by: Hank Green…

Smaller, Better, Faster, Stronger: the “Antibodies” of the Future | Antibodies Mini-Series Part 3 0 (0)

From SciShow. These days, we’re pretty good at harnessing the power of antibodies for medicines and as molecular tools, but they do have some drawbacks. So, cutting-edge researchers are hoping to develop smaller and more stable alternatives, and they’re willing to try just about anything from chopping antibodies up to creating plastic mimics! Antibodies Series…

An Antibody for Everything : Taking Antibodies to the Next Level | Antibodies Mini-Series Part 2 0 (0)

From SciShow. Figuring out how to hack the immune system and make the antibodies we want was just the beginning. Thanks to innovative technologies, we’re finding ways to produce safe, effective antibodies for all sorts of uses. Hosted by: Stefan Chin SciShow has a spinoff podcast! It’s called SciShow Tangents. Check it out at http://www.scishowtangents.org

This Beautiful House Is Made of Snot 0 (0)

From SciShow. Thanks again to MBARI and the Monterey Bay Aquarium for collaborating with us on this episode of SciShow. All of the amazing deep-sea video in this episode was taken with MBARI’s remotely operated vehicles! Follow MBARI’s research and technology on their YouTube channel linked below. And if you’re able to, please consider making…

The Carnivorous Plants That Gave Up Meat for Poop 0 (0)

From SciShow. Seymour might have had better luck had he raised one of these Bornean plants instead of a giant Venus flytrap. Instead of evolving to eat animals, they’ve evolved to play nice in exchange for their nutrient rich feces. Hosted by: Stefan Chin SciShow has a spinoff podcast! It’s called SciShow Tangents. Check it…

5 Times Evolution Should Have Planned Ahead 0 (0)

From SciShow. Natural selection can lead to some pretty amazing adaptations, but sometimes the resulting traits aren’t the most efficient solutions to the problems at hand. With the bar set to “good enough,” here are some features that arose from evolution which get the job done in strange or roundabout ways. Hosted by: Rose Bear…

Why Some Countries Are Delaying COVID Booster Shots 0 (0)

From SciShow. Some countries are planning to wait up to 12 weeks to administer second doses of COVID-19 vaccines. Will this slow the virus? CoVID-19 News & Updates playlist: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLsNB4peY6C6IQediwz2GzMTNvm_dMzr47 Hosted by: Hank Green SciShow has a spinoff podcast! It’s called SciShow Tangents. Check it out at http://www.scishowtangents.org ———- Support SciShow by becoming a patron…

The Scientist Who Mapped the Seafloor: Marie Tharp | Great Minds 0 (0)

From SciShow. Marie Tharp’s topographical maps increased our understanding of both the ocean floor and the processes that move the earth’s crust. The inside of earth does not look like what you think it looks like: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RLQpuPqDEfM Thanks to the Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory for images and maps https://marietharp.ldeo.columbia.edu/ Hosted by: Hank Green SciShow has a…

8 Ways to Eat Bones 0 (0)

From SciShow. Bones are hard to digest and can be downright dangerous to eat, but some animals have evolved pretty bizarre adaptations to accommodate their crunchy, splintery diets. Hosted by: Michael Aranda SciShow has a spinoff podcast! It’s called SciShow Tangents. Check it out at http://www.scishowtangents.org ———- Support SciShow by becoming a patron on Patreon:…

How “Cold-Blooded” Animals Survive the Cold 0 (0)

From SciShow. We humans can rely on our internal body heat to help keep us warm. But what can cold-blooded animals do when faced with the threat of freezing? Here are three creatures that have come up with some…“cool” solutions. Hosted by: Michael Aranda SciShow has a spinoff podcast! It’s called SciShow Tangents. Check it…

The Coral Reefs in the Dark Depths of the Sea 0 (0)

From SciShow. When you think about coral reefs, you probably imagine a sparkling tropical oasis that you can easily see while snorkeling or diving, but reefs can be found as deep as 8000 meters! As deep as they are, those reefs are still not immune to the effects of human activities, nor are we outside…

Here’s What Kevlar and Your Smartphone Have in Common 0 (0)

From SciShow. You might not believe it, but the same chemistry that brought us bulletproof vests and modern sailing sails also gave us the technology to build your smart phone. But that doesn’t mean these chemists were thinking about these applications when they made their breakthroughs. Hosted by: Hank Green SciShow has a spinoff podcast!…

5 Ways Chemistry Is Making Your Life Greener 0 (0)

From SciShow. The path that products take to get onto store shelves doesn’t always leave the best impact on the environment. But with green chemistry, chemists have found ways to make the production of some items safer for both people and the planet. Hosted by: Michael Aranda SciShow has a spinoff podcast! It’s called SciShow…

The Untold Story of the First Vaccine 0 (0)

From SciShow. Vaccines save millions of lives each year, so we owe a lot to the people that pioneered that medical breakthrough. But the concept of a vaccine had already existed for a long time before it was “discovered,” and the real story is way more interesting! Hosted by: Michal Aranda SciShow has a spinoff…

Why Do Fish School? 0 (0)

From SciShow. You might think that fish ride the undercurrents with all their buds to avoid the hungry mouths of predators – safety in numbers, right? But, it turns out, there’s more to consider when asking why fish swim in schools. Hosted by: Hank Green SciShow has a spinoff podcast! It’s called SciShow Tangents. Check…

Tapputi-Belatekallim: The First Chemical Engineer | Great Minds 0 (0)

From SciShow. A perfumer from Ancient Babylon named Tapputi-Belatekallim is possibly history’s first recorded chemist, and some of the techniques she used are still in practice today. Hosted by: Hank Green SciShow has a spinoff podcast! It’s called SciShow Tangents. Check it out at http://www.scishowtangents.org ———- Support SciShow by becoming a patron on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/scishow…

How Alchemy Led to Modern-Day Chemistry & Medicine 0 (0)

From SciShow. At the heart of alchemy was the quest to turn ordinary metals into gold. Despite the hopelessness of that goal, alchemists still made a lot of discoveries that formed the foundation of modern chemistry and medicine. Hosted by: Hank Green SciShow has a spinoff podcast! It’s called SciShow Tangents. Check it out at…