What’s Inside A Caterpillar ‘Cocoon’

From Science Insider. Contrary to popular belief, a chrysalis is not a pouch or a sac —It’s actually the caterpillar’s own body! During metamorphosis, the former caterpillar releases digestive juices that dissolve cells in its muscles, gut, and other organs. Then, special groups of cells called imaginal discs divide over and over again, forming wings…

The Only Radiation Units You Need to Know

From SciShow. In order to have a meaningful conversation about the dangers of radiation exposure, it’s important to be clear about just how much radiation we are dealing with. Unfortunately, the units we use are kind of a mess… but SciShow is here with the only two you need to know. Hosted by: Michael Aranda…

When Bats Took Flight

From PBS Eons. Bats pretty much appear in the fossil record as recognizable, full-on, flying bats. And they show up on all of the continents, except Antarctica, around the same time. So where did bats come from? And which of the many weird features that bats have, showed up first? Thanks to Ceri Thomas for…

How Bad Are Vapes And E-Cigarettes For Your Health?

From Science Insider. Health officials have reported six deaths and at least 450 cases of lung injury connected to vaping. Patients with vaping-associated lung injury display a wide array of respiratory symptoms, including coughing and chest pain. Doctors still don’t know what’s behind the surge in vaping-related lung injuries. They suspect it’s not nicotine or…

Why Do Pineapple and Kiwi Ruin Gelatin?

From SciShow. Adding the wrong fruits to your gelatin can turn it into a big, goopy mess. But understanding why this happens can help you learn how to make better desserts, and level up your cooking game in general. Hosted by: Michael Aranda SciShow has a spinoff podcast! It’s called SciShow Tangents. Check it out…

It’s Okay To Be Smart is on Patreon!

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What If You Never Got Out Of Bed

From Science Insider. Although laying in bed for the rest of your life might sound relaxing, it can lead to serious health issues. For one thing, most of your muscles would waste away in six months to a year. You could also develop nasty ulcers called bedsores, which can tear through layers of muscle and…

A Cancer Gene May Be More Friendly Than We Thought

From SciShow. Until now, researchers have assumed that healthy cells switch off the enzyme telomerase as a way to protect themselves from turning cancerous. But a new study suggests the enzyme may have a healthier role than we previously thought. Researchers have also figured out a way to store energy from mechanical waves! Hosted by:…

Why Hurricanes Like Dorian Stall

From Science Insider. Hurricane Dorian made landfall in the Bahamas as a Category 5 storm on September 1, 2019. More than 24 hours later, it was still there — because it stalled. Hurricanes are carried by large-scale wind patterns, such as the tradewinds, and if those wind patterns dissipate, the hurricane stalls. Hurricanes that stall…

You Can Support The Microcosmos!

From Journey to the Microcosmos. To support Journey to the Microcosmos on Patreon, visit http://www.patreon.com/journeytomicro Follow Journey to the Microcosmos: Twitter: https://twitter.com/journeytomicro Facebook: https://www.facebook.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 production. Find out…

We Saved One Million Trees in the Amazon.

From Kurtis Baute. To keep up-to-date about YouTubers For Earth, sign up for our newsletter: https://mailchi.mp/71ccfd33ad06/youtubersforearth To help save rainforests, you can go to Rainforest Trust and donate here: https://rainforesttrust.org If you don’t know about him already, you should go check out Levi’s channel: https://youtube.com/levihildebrand Also, he is a pro over on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/levi_hildebrand/ I’m…

Why Ticks Are So Hard To Kill

From Science Insider. Ticks are one pest you don’t want to mess with. Once they find a secluded spot on your skin, they use two hook-like structures to tear into your flesh. Then they insert a barbed straw and get to work. If that’s not bad enough, ticks also transmit at least 16 different diseases…

Abilities Evolution Took From Us

From SciShow. A common misconception is that evolution is a long chain of progress, where organisms gain cool, new features over time. However, if a trait doesn’t help with survival or reproduction, eventually it can disappear. Here are a few abilities humans’ distant ancestors had that have been lost to natural selection! Hosted by: Michael…

Death in the Microcosmos

From Journey to the Microcosmos. Death is inevitable and mysterious, even in the microcosmos. Stentors, heliozoans, and yes, even tardigrades, experience death in many different ways. Follow Journey to the Microcosmos: Twitter: https://twitter.com/journeytomicro Facebook: https://www.facebook.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:…

What If All Insects Disappeared?

From Science Insider. Although it’s impossible to say exactly what would happen if all insects on Earth suddenly vanished, it’s likely that civilization — if not most ecosystems throughout the planet — would be in serious trouble. Without dung beetles and other poop-eaters, nitrogen-rich feces could build up, choking plant life and preventing anything from…

Futuristic Spy Tech Self-Destructs in Sunlight | SciShow News

From SciShow. This week scientists invented futuristic technologies that sound made up by Hollywood’s spy movies, and we might be able to have infrared supervision without goggles…soon. Hosted by: Stefan Chin 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…

The Raptor That Made Us Rethink Dinosaurs

From PBS Eons. Get access to our quarterly livestream! http://patreon.com/eons In 1964, a paleontologist named John Ostrom unearthed some fascinating fossils from the mudstone of Montana. Its discovery set the stage for what’s known today as the Dinosaur Renaissance, a total re-thinking of what we thought we knew about dinosaurs.  Thanks as always to Studio…

Why Serena Williams’ Serve Dominates Tennis

From Science Insider. Serena Williams is one of the most recognizable athletes on the planet and the highest paid female athlete. She has won 23 grand slams and countless other trophies making her one of the greatest of all time in tennis. Her iconic serve is one of the main reasons she has risen to…

How Do Colonies Help Microorganisms Survive?

From Journey to the Microcosmos. In the microcosmos, it’s dangerous to go alone. This week we go on a journey into colonies to find out why sticking together is such a great strategy! Follow Journey to the Microcosmos: Twitter: https://twitter.com/journeytomicro Facebook: https://www.facebook.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:…

Why The Amazon Fires Are Such A Big Deal

From Science Insider. As of August 20, more than 74,000 fires have been recorded across the Brazil, and many of them are in the Amazon. That’s nearly double the total number of fires in 2018. So, what happened? Environmental groups blame Brazil’s president, Jair Bolsonaro, who has indicated that protecting the rainforest is not a…

Why Don’t We Have Cancer-Sniffing Dogs?

From SciShow. There are a lot of stories out there about dogs who seemed to smell lung cancer on their owner’s breath, and a recent study found that some dogs can detect lung cancer in blood samples with astonishing accuracy. So why aren’t there domestic dogs trained to detect cancer in every hospital on the…

Mimics, Twins, and Doppelgӓngers… Obviously | SciShow Quiz Show

From SciShow. This video was sponsored by Battle for Cattle. Play the game online at http://battleforcattle.com or download it for iOS in Apple’s App Store and Android in Google’s Play Store. App Store https://appstore.com/battleforcattle Play Store https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.biofaction.battleforcattle Two bespectacled science YouTubers enter, one bespectacled science YouTuber leaves … because while they may look suspiciously alike,…

The Missing Link That Wasn’t

From PBS Eons. The myth of the Missing Link–the idea that there must be a specimen that partly resembles an ape but also partly resembles a modern human–is persistent. But the reality is that there is no missing link in our lineage, because that’s not how evolution works. Complexly has a new show! Check out…

Mysterious Jiggly Crystals and Other Intracellular Structures

From Journey to the Microcosmos. Let’s journey deep into the cells themselves to take a look at some of the structures that keep cells alive and others that do… something… that we’ll figure out someday… probably. Follow Journey to the Microcosmos: Twitter: https://twitter.com/journeytomicro Facebook: https://www.facebook.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…

There Are Millions of Blood Types

From SciShow. You’re probably aware that your blood can be A, B, AB or O, but it turns out that blood types can get a lot more complicated than that! *We made a mistake in the credits of this video: The writer of this episode was Alane Lim. Check out Journey to the Microcosmos here:…