Category Archives: Science

The US Government Sells Human Poop

This government warehouse keeps our entire society up to standard.  […]

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The Greatest Science Experiment That Never Happened | Answers With Joe

[…] The Superconducting Supercollider was set to be the largest particle accelerator in the world, by a long shot. In fact, it would still to this day be the biggest and most powerful. But history had other plans. This is … Continue reading

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How Plate Tectonics Gave Us Seahorses

[…] How did seahorses — one of the ocean’s worst swimmers — spread around the globe? And where did they come from in the first place? Thanks to Franz Anthony (http://franzanth.com) for the incredible syngnathid reconstructions used in this episode! … Continue reading

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A Molecule-Thick Coating Changes What a Surface Does, Thanks to Nanoscience

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 big, the small, and the complex. From removing glare in windows to … Continue reading

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How cold can it get?

Cryogenics is the science of cold. But how cold is cold? In this video, Fermilab scientist Dr. Don Lincoln tells us about some of the most amazing achievements in cryogenic science. And there is no truth to the rumor that … Continue reading

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Why are the northern lights always the SAME GREEN colour?

[…] Taylor Swift on her track “Snow on the Beach” claims she “searched aurora borealis green” – as an astrophysicist and Swiftie I’m here to let you know the aurora are green because of Oxygen in our atmosphere. To understand … Continue reading

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October Mushroom Foraging UK

0 Species of mushroom and useful info on trees in our 100th video. By http://www.wildfooduk.com (My first attempt at video editing so constructive criticism welcome. I’ve ordered a collar mic for the next one…)   For more information about foraging, … Continue reading

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The Most Important Algorithm Of All Time

The Fast Fourier Transform is used everywhere but it has a fascinating origin story that could have ended the nuclear arms race. This video is sponsored by 80,000 Hours. Head to http://80000hours.org/veritasium to sign up for their newsletter and get … Continue reading

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The Climate Crisis Is Even Worse if You’re a Lizard

The changing climate is quickly pushing cold-blooded animals up against their limits. And a well-preserved fossil from the Jurassic period might help fill in some of the gaps surrounding the evolution of squamates. Hosted by: Hank Green […]

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Are We All Actually Archaea?

[…] The unexpected discovery of an entirely new domain of life was pretty huge and surprising – even if archaea do just look like bacteria. But, in recent years, it’s been their connection to us that’s turned out to be … Continue reading

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