Ophyroglena: The Tricky Transforming Ciliate

From Journey to the Microcosmos. On the surface, Ophyroglena seems like it should be pretty easy to identify, but it all depends on which stage of life it’s currently in. Follow Journey to the Microcosmos: Twitter: https://twitter.com/journeytomicro Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/JourneyToMicro Support the Microcosmos: http://www.patreon.com/journeytomicro More from Jam’s Germs: Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/jam_and_germs YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCn4UedbiTeN96izf-CxEPbg Hosted by Hank Green:…

When Rodents Had Horns

From PBS Eons. These odd rodents belong to a genus known as Ceratogaulus, but they’re more commonly called horned gophers, because, you guessed it, they had horns. And it turns out the horns probably had a purpose – one that rodents would likely benefit from today. Samantha Hopkins’ 2005 paper on Ceratogaulus with figures featured in…

The Fungus That Traps and Kills Nematodes

From Journey to the Microcosmos. Arthrobotrys is a genus of fungi that not only kills nematodes, but it also sets traps in order to catch them! Follow Journey to the Microcosmos: Twitter: https://twitter.com/journeytomicro Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/JourneyToMicro Support the Microcosmos: http://www.patreon.com/journeytomicro More from Jam’s Germs: Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/jam_and_germs YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCn4UedbiTeN96izf-CxEPbg Hosted by Hank Green: Twitter: https://twitter.com/hankgreen YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/vlogbrothers…

Facing the Climate Emergency (ft. Margaret Klein Salamon)

From Kurtis Baute. Go get the book here. It changed my life: https://www.amazon.com/Facing-Climate-Emergency-Transform-Yourself/dp/0865719411/ref=sr_1_1?crid=2K80PVO3LIF0N&keywords=facing+the+climate+emergency&qid=1579795762&sprefix=facing+the+climate+emergency%2Caps%2C1296&sr=8-1 Or grab the first chapter for free here: https://facingtheclimateemergency.com/ Follow Margaret Klein Salamon (PhD) on twitter at: https://twitter.com/ClimatePsych Sources referenced: https://medium.com/climate-movement-grand-strategy/leading-the-public-into-emergency-mode-a-new-strategy-for-the-climate-movement-d41b41df6f8e

The Sea Monster from the Andes

From PBS Eons. In 1977, a farmer was plowing his field on a plateau high in the Andes mountains when he stumbled upon a giant fossilized skeleton. How did this giant marine reptile end up high in the Andes Mountains? Spanish subtitles/CC by Carlos J. Pardo De la Hoz. Thanks as always to Ceri Thomas for…

Lacrymaria: Vicious Long-Necked Predators

From Journey to the Microcosmos. Check out How to Vote in Every State! https://www.youtube.com/howtovoteineverystate Follow Journey to the Microcosmos: Twitter: https://twitter.com/journeytomicro Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/JourneyToMicro Support the Microcosmos: http://www.patreon.com/journeytomicro More from Jam’s Germs: Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/jam_and_germs YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCn4UedbiTeN96izf-CxEPbg Hosted by Hank Green: Twitter: https://twitter.com/hankgreen YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/vlogbrothers Music by Andrew Huang: https://www.youtube.com/andrewhuang Journey to the Microcosmos is a Complexly…

How To Take The Best Poop, According To Science

From Science Insider. You’ve been pooping all wrong. A lot of factors go into how and when you have bowel movements, including three controllable ones: sitting position, diet, and exercise. We broke down some of the ways you can set yourself up for the perfect poop. Here’s why mooing like a cow, doing yoga, and…

Flatworms: Simple Wiggly Tubes

From Journey to the Microcosmos. Today’s video is supported by Skillshare. The first 1000 people who click the link will get 2 free months of Skillshare Premium: https://skl.sh/journeytothemicrocosmos0820 Follow Journey to the Microcosmos: Twitter: https://twitter.com/journeytomicro Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/JourneyToMicro Support the Microcosmos: http://www.patreon.com/journeytomicro More from Jam’s Germs: Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/jam_and_germs YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCn4UedbiTeN96izf-CxEPbg Hosted by Hank Green: Twitter: https://twitter.com/hankgreen…

The Climate Leader Canada Needs (feat. Amita Kuttner)

From Kurtis Baute. Amita Kuttner has a PhD in Astronomy and Astrophysics, and is running for leader of the Green Party of Canada. We sat down and talked about what strong climate leadership looks like, and about what a Just Transition means when it comes to climate action. For more info on Amita’s campaign, how…

What’s Behind The Firefly’s Glow | What’s Inside?

From Science Insider. The firefly is probably the Earth’s most famous bioluminescent species, with over 2,000 individual species. And the secret to its light comes from two essential components: luciferin and luciferase. But while the firefly may have evolved its lantern as a form of protection, today the lightning bugs use their light as a…

Your Voice, and How to Use It (Day 6)

From Kurtis Baute. An article by my sister Nicole: https://medium.com/@nicolebaute/the-problem-with-worrying-about-climate-change-and-what-to-do-instead-153a9290f4f2 Check out Sarah Karver’s video (and show her channel some love!) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OvORftURxO4 Get your hands, eyes, or ears on the book ‘Youth to Power’ by Jamie Margolin: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/52590772-youth-to-power To support this ongoing action against the TransMountain Pipeline Expansion, you can go to: https://brokepipelinewatch.ca/ Lastly, yes…

My Message to the Oil and Gas Workers I’m Blocking (Day 5)

From Kurtis Baute. Support the protests against this pipeline at Broke: http://brokepipelinewatch.ca/ Check out Amita Kuttner’s campaign for Leader of the Green Party of Canada: https://amitakuttner.ca/ Climate action organizations, search for them in facebook along with your location: Extinction Rebellion School Strikes for Climate Fridays for Future The Sunrise Movement 350.org Thumbnail and drone footage…

How Do Microorganisms Poop Without a Butthole?

From Journey to the Microcosmos. Everybody poops, but how does one poop when one does not have a butthole? Follow Journey to the Microcosmos: Twitter: https://twitter.com/journeytomicro Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/JourneyToMicro Support the Microcosmos: http://www.patreon.com/journeytomicro More from Jam’s Germs: Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/jam_and_germs YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCn4UedbiTeN96izf-CxEPbg Hosted by Hank Green: Twitter: https://twitter.com/hankgreen YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/vlogbrothers Music by Andrew Huang: https://www.youtube.com/andrewhuang Journey to…

Here’s Why I’m Blocking a Pipeline With My Body (Day 4)

From Kurtis Baute. Thanks for watching. As of this video coming out, I am still up in the tree. Follow me live at twitter.com/kurtisbaute Climate organizations near you to search for : Extinction Rebellion 350.org Sunrise Movement School Strikes 4 Climate Friday’s for Future Donate to ProtectTheInlet.ca to help fight against this pipeline. Apologies: It’s…

I Dropped My Phone While Living 20m Up a Tree (Day 2)

From Kurtis Baute. If you want a phone case that will protect your phone and the planet, get 20% off of a fully compostable Pela phone case using the offer code KurtisInATree at pelacase.com 100% of the funds I raise from referrals will go directly to supporting Protect The Inlet. You can also support their…

Epidemiologists Debunk 14 New Myths About COVID-19

From Science Insider. COVID-19 and misinformation that surrounds the disease are still spreading. We bring back Syra Madad (@syramadad) and Stephen Morse to debunk 14 new coronavirus myths. They talk about the effectiveness of masks and what it’ll take to reopen schools and keep them open. They also debunk the idea that holding your breath…

We Upgraded Our Microscope!

From Journey to the Microcosmos. Differential interference contrast is not a microscope, but rather a method that enhances contrast, and thanks to our new microscope we are able to share some amazing DIC images with you! Get our new socks and coloring book here: https://store.dftba.com/collections/journey-to-the-microcosmos Follow Journey to the Microcosmos: Twitter: https://twitter.com/journeytomicro Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/JourneyToMicro Support…

The Dinosaur Who Was Buried at Sea

From PBS Eons. Paleontologists have been studying nodosaurs since the 1830s, but nobody had ever found a specimen like Borealopelta before. The key to its exceptional preservation was where it ended up after it died and how it got there. Thanks to the Royal Tyrrell Museum of Palaeontology for providing us with images for this…

What Everyone Gets Wrong About Implicit Bias Trainings

From Science Insider. Implicit bias trainings are used at companies like Google, Starbucks, and more in the hopes of increasing diversity and inclusion. But do they work? The answer is complicated. Lack of standardization means that these trainings are often not only significantly flawed themselves, but based on somewhat flawed concepts, including the Implicit Association…

The Story of the Dino Stampede

From PBS Eons. To try to solve the puzzle of Lark Quarry, experts have turned to a special subfield of paleontology — paleoichnology, or the study of trace fossils — to reconstruct exactly what happened on that spot, on that day, nearly 100,000 millennia ago. Thanks to Fabrizio de Rossi for the excellent reconstruction(s) of…

Preserving the History of the Microcosmos With Prepared Slides

From Journey to the Microcosmos. Sometimes, pictures and videos aren’t enough. Sometimes the best way to share what you’ve seen under the microscope is, well, to share the actual thing you’re looking at. Follow Journey to the Microcosmos: Twitter: https://twitter.com/journeytomicro Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/JourneyToMicro Support the Microcosmos: http://www.patreon.com/journeytomicro More from Jam’s Germs: Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/jam_and_germs YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCn4UedbiTeN96izf-CxEPbg Hosted…

My Carbon Footprint is Broken

From Kurtis Baute. Instead of going and calculating your carbon footprint, go figure out which candidate in your upcoming election you should vote for who will take serious action on climate, then find a local climate activism organization and join the movement (links below). After that, follow some more YouTube channels about the climate crisis…

How the Walrus Got Its Tusks

From PBS Eons. The rise and fall of ancient walruses, and how modern ones got their tusks, is a story that spans almost 20 million years. And while there are parts of the story that we’re still trying to figure out, it looks like tusks didn’t have anything to do with how or what these animals…

How to Name a Microbe

From Journey to the Microcosmos. There’s a story behind every microbe’s name, and that of the Phacus smulkowskianus is surprisingly sweet. Follow Journey to the Microcosmos: Twitter: https://twitter.com/journeytomicro Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/JourneyToMicro Support the Microcosmos: http://www.patreon.com/journeytomicro More from Jam’s Germs: Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/jam_and_germs YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCn4UedbiTeN96izf-CxEPbg Hosted by Hank Green: Twitter: https://twitter.com/hankgreen YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/vlogbrothers Music by Andrew Huang: https://www.youtube.com/andrewhuang…

The Microbe You Eat All The Time

From Journey to the Microcosmos. Yeast: the most coveted microbe during this pandemic. This week we’re taking a close look at the little guys that make up our bread and beer and the vital role they’ve had for thousands of years. Follow Journey to the Microcosmos: Twitter: https://twitter.com/journeytomicro Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/JourneyToMicro Support the Microcosmos: http://www.patreon.com/journeytomicro More…

When Dinosaurs Chilled in the Arctic

From PBS Eons. All told, the Arctic in the Cretaceous Period was a rough place to live, especially in winter. And yet, the fossils of many kinds of dinosaurs have been discovered there. So how were they able to survive in this harsh environment? Thanks to Nathan E. Rogers for the really great reconstruction of…

The Complicated Legacy of Lynn Margulis

From Journey to the Microcosmos. The world of microscopy is not without its own controversial figures, today we’re discussing Lynn Margulis and her contributions to the world of science as well as some of her more harmful beliefs. Follow Journey to the Microcosmos: Twitter: https://twitter.com/journeytomicro Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/JourneyToMicro Support the Microcosmos: http://www.patreon.com/journeytomicro More from Jam’s Germs:…