This One’s for the Birds: Your Bird Questions, Answered | Compilation

From SciShow. You probably don’t think much about birds most of the time, but these little former-dinosaurs are amazing! So, here’s a collection of videos in which we’ve tackled our viewers’ biggest bird questions! Hosted by: Michael Aranda SciShow has a spinoff podcast! It’s called SciShow Tangents. Check it out at http://www.scishowtangents.org ———- Support SciShow…

What’s the Deal with Pfizer’s COVID-19 Vaccine? | SciShow News

From SciShow. SciShow is supported by Brilliant.org. Go to https://Brilliant.org/SciShow to get 20% off of an annual Premium subscription. Multiple companies and organizations have announced early results about their COVID-19 vaccines. Here’s what we know about Pfizer’s. Hosted by: Hank Green COVID-19 News and Updates: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLsNB4peY6C6IQediwz2GzMTNvm_dMzr47 SciShow has a spinoff podcast! It’s called SciShow Tangents.…

The Secret to Unbelievably Fast Internet: Twisting Light

From SciShow. You might finally be able to watch that 4k video without buffering, thanks to quantum mechanics and orbital angular momentum. Hosted by: Rose Bear Don’t Walk 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 ———- Huge thanks…

The Chemist Decoding Our Cosmic Origins | Great Minds: Ewine van Dishoeck

From SciShow. This episode was made in partnership with The Kavli Prize. The Kavli Prize honors scientists for breakthroughs in astrophysics, nanoscience and neuroscience — transforming our understanding of the very big, the very small, and the very complex. To learn more about Andrew Fabian’s work, go to http://kavliprize.org/prizes-and-laureates/prizes/2020-kavli-prize-astrophysics. The apparent void in the darkness…

The Science of Parkour

From SciShow. Traceurs, or parkour athletes, seem superhuman in their ability to scale up walls and drop down from rooftops without injury. But it turns out that there’s a fair amount of biomechanics at play behind these powers. Hosted by: Hank Green SciShow has a spinoff podcast! It’s called SciShow Tangents. Check it out at…

Busting the Myth of “Men Hunt, Women Gather”

From SciShow. We used to believe that our ancestors had clear roles: Men hunt, women gather. But new evidence suggests that some of the earliest big game hunters were women. Thumbnail image credit: MATT VERDOLIVO, © 2020 THE REGENTS OF UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA DAVIS Hosted by: Hank Green SciShow has a spinoff podcast! It’s called…

The World Is Built on Sand… and We’re Running Out

From SciShow. Some might call sand coarse, rough and irritating, but there’s no denying that it’s used everywhere: from glass to asphalt, sand is a key ingredient for all sorts of materials in construction and technology. But this heavy reliance on sand means that we’re also reaching a limit on this seemingly infinite resource. Hosted…

3 Fish With Built-In Flashlights

From SciShow. If we want to see more clearly in the dark, we shine a light – but we aren’t the only species that does that. Some fish use active photolocation to shine their own light in the deep sea! Hosted by: Michael Aranda SciShow has a spinoff podcast! It’s called SciShow Tangents. Check it…

5 Ways Humans Make It Rain

From SciShow. There are quite a few ways that humans influence the weather, and even on local levels, human activity can produce more rain. Whether by accident or on purpose, increasing rainfall isn’t as far-fetched as it sounds. Hosted by: Hank Green SciShow has a spinoff podcast! It’s called SciShow Tangents. Check it out at…

The Bizarre World of Animal Flight | Compilation

From SciShow. Flying is a great way to get around, but humans have only been doing it for a little over a century. Let’s revisit six SciShow videos exploring the world of flying non-human animals, which includes some species that you might not expect! Hosted by: Rose Bear Don’t Walk SciShow has a spinoff podcast!…

Humpbacks Might Be the Superheroes of the Sea

From SciShow. We don’t expect animals to act in a way that doesn’t directly benefit their species. But humpback whales are willing to take on one of their few natural predators to become the heroes of the ocean! Hosted by: Rose Bear Don’t Walk SciShow has a spinoff podcast! It’s called SciShow Tangents. Check it…

What Will Earth’s Next Supercontinent Be?

From SciShow. In about 200 million years, Earth is due for another supercontinent. What exactly that supercontinent will look like, though, depends on a lot of geological factors, and is harder to guess at than you might think! Today, SciShow walks you through a few possible scenarios. Hosted by: Michael Aranda Check out the Atlantis…

Technicolor Dream Fish: How Tilefish Flash

From SciShow. Lots of animals can change the color of their skin, but there’s nothing quite like the chameleon sand tilefish, which can change its appearance in an instant and flash the colors of the rainbow. Hosted by: Rose Bear Don’t Walk SciShow has a spinoff podcast! It’s called SciShow Tangents. Check it out at…

This Material Is Nearly Uncuttable

From SciShow. Go to http://Brilliant.org/SciShow to try their Waves and Light course. The first 200 subscribers get 20% off an annual Premium subscription. European researchers claim to have developed a composite material that is basically uncuttable, so with this material, your bike might never be stolen. Hosted by: Hank Green SciShow has a spinoff podcast!…

Alice Hamilton: The Doctor Who Made Work Safer | Great Minds

From SciShow. During the period of rapid industrialization at the turn of the 20th century, factory jobs were incredibly unsafe. That is, until Dr. Alice Hamilton basically became an investigative reporter to figure out how factories were poisoning workers with lead! Oh, and some of her other research popularized mask-wearing as a way to reduce…

Why Was the Islamic Golden Age of Science… Golden?

From SciShow. Around 750-1250 CE, the Islamic empire made incredible scientific advancements that still influence many fields of research today. What we know about some of the great minds of that time, as well as what we’ve learned from modern studies, suggest that the diversity of the scholars and their knowledge during that period might…

The Secret Ingredient in Ruminant Spit

From SciShow. Every day, humans literally flush a valuable resource down the toilet: nitrogen. But there are some animals that have figured out a way to recycle the extra nitrogen in their bodies by moving it not to their livers, but to their mouths! Hosted by: Stefan Chin SciShow has a spinoff podcast! It’s called…