The Tree of Life Is Messed Up

From SciShow. Taxonomy is a powerful tool, and one that modern biology wouldn’t be able to function without. But trying to shoehorn the messy, complicated web of interrelationships that is biology into neat boxes has resulted in a pretty messy tree of life. Hosted by: Olivia Gordon SciShow has a spinoff podcast! It’s called SciShow…

What’s Inside The Mariana Trench

From Science Insider. The Mariana Trench is the deepest point on Earth, void of light with the pressure of 48 jumbo jets. Yet life finds a way to survive. Very weird life. Like crustaceans with aluminum shields or the blind, translucent snailfish, the deadliest predator in the trench and of course the sea pig, a…

Do Fish Dream?

From SciShow. It’s easy to look at a sleeping dog’s leg twitching and imagine that it’s having a wonderful rabbit-chasing dream. But can animals with brains that are very different from ours have dreams? Hosted by: Stefan Chin SciShow has a spinoff podcast! It’s called SciShow Tangents. Check it out at http://www.scishowtangents.org ———- Support SciShow…

How to Identify Microbes

From Journey to the Microcosmos. When there are over one trillion species, it can be hard to determine what you’re looking at on your microscope. Thankfully we’ve got some helpful tips for you! 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:…

What If Humans Tried Landing On The Sun

From Science Insider. In 2018, NASA launched the Parker Solar Probe, which is swooping to within 6.2 million kilometers of the sun’s surface — the closest we’ve ever gotten to the Sun. If we wanted a closer look, we’ll have to face incredibly hot temperatures, dangerous solar flares, and crushing pressures. At the core, we’ll…

Pathologists Debunk 13 Coronavirus Myths

From Science Insider. Syra Madad, the senior director of the NYC Health + Hospitals System-wide Special Pathogens Program, and Stephen Morse, a professor of epidemiology at Columbia University, debunked 13 of the most common myths about the coronavirus. They explained how packages from China won’t make you sick and that getting COVID-19 is not a…

Endometriosis: When Uterine Tissue Goes Rogue

From SciShow. While period cramps are never fun, they can actually be debilitating for those with endometriosis – a disease where rogue uterine tissue turns up in places that it doesn’t belong. Like in other areas of the pelvis… or even in the lungs or the brain. Hosted by: Olivia Gordon SciShow has a spinoff…

The Only Water on Earth Without Life

From SciShow. When it comes to water on Earth, life finds a way. Even in the hottest, most acidic, and saltiest waters in the world, odds are you’ll find some kind of organism adapted to live in it. There is, however, a place with water so extremely inhospitable that no native life has ever been…

Slime Molds: When Micro Becomes Macro

From Journey to the Microcosmos. Let’s dive into the branching weirdness of the pulsating slime molds! 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…

Your Head Might Be On Sideways

From SciShow. In your brain the right side controls the left half of your body and vice versa. We still aren’t sure why this is, but some scientists have come up with a pretty bizarre explanation: that some ancient vertebrate ancestor was born with its brain on backwards. Or, at least on sideways. Hosted by:…

Noise Pollution Is a Bigger Deal Than You’d Think

From SciShow. Humans make a lot of noise! Transportation, industries, & how we work and play in natural spaces all have an impact on the sound we put out every day, and all this noise pollution is disrupting how animals use sound to communicate. Hosted by: Michael Aranda SciShow has a spinoff podcast! It’s called…

How South America Made the Marsupials

From PBS Eons. Throughout the Cenozoic Era — the era we’re in now — marsupials and their metatherian relatives flourished all over South America, filling all kinds of ecological niches and radiating into forms that still thrive on other continents. Thanks to Darin Croft and Velizar Simeonovski for allowing us to use illustrations that can…

Pediatricians Debunk 16 Baby Myths

From Science Insider. A pediatrician and a developmental psychologist from the Mount Sinai Parenting Center debunk 16 of the most common myths about raising infants and toddlers. They explain how baby walkers don’t help babies learn to walk and how certain toys won’t make babies smarter. They also debunk the idea that picking up a…

Why Can’t You Compost Meat?

From SciShow. Composting becomes more widespread and accessible all the time, keeping millions of tons of food waste from ending up in landfills every year. But there is one quirk of some composting programs that can be a little annoying: they don’t accept meat scraps. But why? And are there ways to overcome this limitation?…

The Highs and Lows of Tardigrade Pregnancy

From Journey to the Microcosmos. Check out Tigli the arctic fox over at Animal Wonders: https://youtu.be/tyK21xUnGrk 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…

Splat! 5 Species that Masquerade as Bird Droppings

From SciShow. It’s tough out there for small animals. Other animals are always trying to eat them, so they have to use tactics like blending in or being toxic to stay alive. These 5 animals, however, take self-preservation to a whole new level, and disguise themselves as… bird poop. Hosted by: Stefan Chin SciShow has…

Why Are There So Many Beetles?

From SciShow. Go to http://Brilliant.org/SciShow to try out Brilliant’s Daily Challenges. The first 200 subscribers get 20% off an annual Premium subscription. Beetles are the most diverse group of complex organisms on Earth, making up over 20% of all named animal species. One in five species on this planet is…a beetle. How did one group…

What’s Inside A Human Ear?

From Science Insider. The ears are arguably one of the most important features of the human body, they allow us to hear the word around us every day but that’s not all… Inside our ears is a complex structure that helps us balance, can help control facial features, and they even play a major role…

The Giant Dinosaur That Was Missing a Body

From PBS Eons. From end to end, its forelimbs alone measured an incredible 2.4 meters long and were tipped with big, comma-shaped claws. But other than its bizarre arms, very little material from this dinosaur had been found: no skull, no feet, almost nothing that could give experts a fuller picture of what this dinosaur…

We Filmed Tardigrade Sex!

From Journey to the Microcosmos. In our Season 2 debut, we’re diving back into the world of our favorite little water bear friends! Crash Course Business Entrepreneurship Learning Playlist: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL8dPuuaLjXtNamNKW5qlS-nKgA0on7Qze 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:…

Microbes Don’t Actually Look Like Anything

From Journey to the Microcosmos. 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 more at https://www.complexly.com SOURCES: https://micro.magnet.fsu.edu/primer/anatomy/magnification.html https://micro.magnet.fsu.edu/primer/anatomy/sources.html https://www.geog.ucl.ac.uk/resources/laboratory/light-microscopy/bright-field-microscopy https://micro.magnet.fsu.edu/primer/techniques/darkfield.html https://micro.magnet.fsu.edu/primer/java/darkfield/cardioid/index.html https://www.microscopyu.com/techniques/phase-contrast/specimen-contrast-in-optical-microscopy…

What If You Survived The Apocalypse?

From Science Insider. Picture this: a virus has spread across the planet, but you are one of the lucky ones. You have survived the apocalypse. But what’s next? What do you do now? Well…you will want to head to grocery stores, hospitals, and pharmacies to stock up on supplies. And it would be wise to…

Why Some Men Go Bald

From Science Insider. Although there are many bald celebrity icons like The Rock, Jeff Bezos, the Dalai Lama, and Shaquille O’Neal, losing your hair is not something men aspire to. We asked a dermatologist to explain the scientific reasons that some men lose their hair. Dr. Jennifer Chwalek is a Board Certified dermatologist at Union…

Desmids: The Symmetrical Algae That’s Full of Crystals

From Journey to the Microcosmos. Follow Journey to the Microcosmos: Twitter: https://twitter.com/journeytomicro Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/JourneyToMicro Pick up your own Stentor pin! https://store.dftba.com/products/stentor-coeruleus-enamel-pin Support Journey to the Microcosmos: https://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…

What’s Inside These 8 Unique Creatures

From Science Insider. Every species on earth has uniquely evolved and adapted to its environment. But some of them have taken it one step further and developed incredible evolutionary traits. From the blistering desert and a camel’s hump to the expansive ocean and a turtles shell or maybe it’s a venus fly traps…trap? And it’s…

Why ‘Boob Lights’ Are So Terrible

From Science Insider. ‘Boob Lights’ are everywhere, on the ceilings of many US Homes, from mid-century modern to today. Why are these light fixtures so widely used? —————————————————— #Lighting #Home #ScienceInsider Science Insider tells you all you need to know about science: space, medicine, biotech, physiology, and more. Visit us at: https://www.businessinsider.com Science Insider on…