The cell programming revolution – with Mark Kotter

From The Royal Institution. Neurosurgeon and stem cell biologist Mark Kotter reveals how he and his colleagues made some of the first major breakthroughs in cell therapy. Watch the Q&A here: https://youtu.be/2hbS9dxYAEY Subscribe for regular science videos: http://bit.ly/RiSubscRibe Listen to our monthly podcast here: https://anchor.fm/ri-science-podcast Scientists are embarking on a biological version of the digital…

The universe’s biggest mysteries – with Gianfranco Bertone

From The Royal Institution. The new astronomy is based on gravitational waves, rather than lights and telescopes, and it enables scientists to observe events in our universe that otherwise would be forever buried in darkness. Subscribe for regular science videos: http://bit.ly/RiSubscRibe Buy Gianfranco’s book ‘A tale of two universes’ here: https://geni.us/bertone Gianfranco Bertone is Professor…

What’s going wrong with mental health awareness? – with Lucy Foulkes

From The Royal Institution. Despite the recent drive to talk more about mental health, we might be more confused about this topic than ever. Watch the Q&A with Lucy on this topic here: https://youtu.be/PgVMYeaKs0A Lucy’s book is available now: https://geni.us/j78KPq8 Subscribe for regular science videos: http://bit.ly/RiSubscRibe Conversations about mental health are now happening everywhere: in…

Getting old without getting older – with Andrew Steele

From The Royal Institution. Ageing is not a biological inevitability. Scientists are studying every aspect of the body which could lead to treatments that could slow down, or even stop, the ageing process. In this talk by Andrew Steele, discover how understanding the scientific implications of ageing could lead to the greatest revolution in the…

What’s eating the universe? – with Paul Davies

From The Royal Institution. What are the unexplained riddles of the universe? Award-winning physicist Paul Davies talks you through the strange enigmas that have preoccupied cosmologists from ancient Greece to the present day. Paul’s book, ‘What’s Eating the Universe?’ is now available: https://geni.us/pauldavies Watch the Q&A with Paul here: https://youtu.be/IRHIGzWfG0Y Laying bare the audacious research…

15 minutes of relaxing science ASMR

From The Royal Institution. We have run out of science to talk about, so we’re pivoting the channel to science ASMR. We’re diving into the world of ASMR with dry ice, liquid nitrogen, a Hero’s steam engine and much more. What is the Leidenfrost effect? How does dry ice turn directly into carbon dioxide gas?…

Chemical Wonders – with Andrew Szydlo

From The Royal Institution. Why do things change colour, why do things burn, and most of all why do things explode? Andrew will take us on a journey through the exciting, confusing and sometimes explosive world of chemical changes. Andrew Szydlo is a chemist and secondary school teacher at Highgate School, well-loved by pupils and…

How Do Pathogens Cause Disease and How Can We Fight Them? – with John Tregoning

From The Royal Institution. Viruses, bacteria, fungi and protozoa all want to infect your body and don’t mind if they kill you so long as you pass on the infection. John’s book "Infectious" is out now: https://geni.us/infectious Watch the Q&A: https://youtu.be/P6x0QseBo_k John Tregoning is reader in respiratory infections at Imperial College London. His research focuses…

Nuclear Fusion and the Race to Power the Planet – with Arthur Turrell

From The Royal Institution. What is nuclear fusion, and could it really help combat the climate emergency? Arthur’s new book "The Star Builders" is available now: https://geni.us/CskCc Watch the Q&A: https://youtu.be/fDOY0_HoILo Arthur Turrell takes us on a thrilling tour of one of the greatest technological and scientific challenges humanity has ever undertaken: reproducing the power…

How Humans Have Genetically Modified Nature – with Beth Shapiro

From The Royal Institution. Resurrecting dinosaurs and designer humans might be in the future of genetic engineering, but humans have been modifying nature for a surprisingly long time through hunting, domesticating, polluting, hybridising, conserving and genetically modifying organisms. Beth’s book "Life as We Made It" is available now – https://geni.us/beth Beth Shapiro is an American…

How Occam’s Razor Changed the World of Science – with Johnjoe McFadden

From The Royal Institution. How did a thirteenth-century friar’s search for simplicity lead to the emergence of the modern world? Johnjoe’s latest book "Life is Simple" is available now: https://geni.us/johnjoemcfadden Watch the Q&A: https://youtu.be/FO4mP9X5hu8 Johnjoe McFadden tells the story of the heretical friar William of Occam, who first articulated the principle that the best answer…

The Fundamental Patterns that Explain the Universe – with Brian Clegg

From The Royal Institution. From the cosmic microwave background to Feynman diagrams – what are the underlying rules that work to create patterns of action, force and consequence that make up our universe? Brian’s new book "Ten Patterns That Explain the Universe" is available now: https://geni.us/clegg Watch the Q&A: https://youtu.be/RZB95znAGRE Brian Clegg will explore the…

Is Reality a Controlled Hallucination? – with Anil Seth

From The Royal Institution. How does our biology give rise to the experience of consciousness? Anil’s new book "Being You" is available now: https://geni.us/anil Watch the Q&A: https://youtu.be/JZS39CaODTs Anil Seth argues, using innovative combinations of theory and experiment, that our brains are prediction machines inventing our world and correcting our mistakes by the microsecond. Anil’s…

How do Medicine and Physics Overlap? – with Rohin Francis and Sabine Hossenfelder

From The Royal Institution. Physicist Sabine Hossenfelder and cardiologist Rohin Francis discuss the spaces where their fields of study overlap. Subscribe to Sabine – https://www.youtube.com/c/SabineHossenfelder Subscribe to Rohin – https://www.youtube.com/c/MedlifeCrisis Subscribe for regular science videos: http://bit.ly/RiSubscRibe — A very special thank you to our Patreon supporters who help make these videos happen, especially: efkinel lo,…

Christmas Lectures 2020: Up in the Air – with Tara Shine

From The Royal Institution. In the third lecture of the 2020 Christmas Lectures, environmental scientist Tara Shine demonstrates how Earth produces a never-ending supply of oxygen – the raw material for all complex life. Watch more Christmas Lectures: http://www.rigb.org/christmas-lectures/watch?utm_source=youtube&utm_medium=social&utm_term=description Dr Tara Shine is an expert in the field of climate change and climate justice, with…

Christmas Lectures 2020: Water World – with Helen Czerski

From The Royal Institution. In the second lecture of the 2020 Christmas Lectures, physicist and oceanographer Helen Czerski unpicks the Earth’s heating and plumbing systems, showing how shifting ocean water creates an engine that distributes heat and nutrients around our planet. Watch more Christmas Lectures: http://www.rigb.org/christmas-lectures/watch?utm_source=youtube&utm_medium=social&utm_term=description Dr Helen Czerski is a physicist and oceanographer with…

Changing Consciousness with Psychoactive Plants – with Michael Pollan and Jules Evans

From The Royal Institution. Humans have changed their consciousness with plants for millennia; from the legally and socially acceptable consumption of coffee and tea to plants that are criminalised, such as the opium poppy. Michael’s book "This is Your Mind On Plants" is available now: https://geni.us/pollan Watch the Q&A: https://youtu.be/BqhWbmHqe0M In Michael Pollan’s new book,…

Lessons from Plants – with Beronda Montgomery

From The Royal Institution. Beronda Montgomery explores how plants are masters of adaption and experience sensations that don’t require eyes or ears. Watch the Q&A: https://youtu.be/79yWFkO6uxI Beronda’s book "Lessons from Plants" is available now: https://geni.us/04BuAT We know that plants are important. They maintain our atmosphere, nourish other living organisms and benefit us psychologically by creating…

The first electric generator⚡#Shorts

From The Royal Institution. On 17 and 18 October 1831, Michael Faraday developed the first-ever electric generator. Watch the demo: as the magnet moves, the lines of magnetic force repeatedly intersect with the wire, exciting the electrons in the wire and generating electrical current 💡 Virtually all electric power is produced using Faraday’s principles, whether…