Category Archives: Science

The Science of Dank Memes

Since you’re on YouTube, you probably know what a meme is; but what is it really and how does it go viral? Hosted by: Olivia Gordon […]

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How firefly flashes illuminate the physics of complex systems | Aeon Essays

Solving the mystery of how and why fireflies flash in time can illuminate the physics of complex systems In the still of the Tennessee night, my colleagues and I are watching thousands of dim little orbs of light, moving peacefully … Continue reading

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What Do Our Brains Do When We’re Dreaming?- with Mark Solms

Sigmund Freud was the first scientist to support the popular notion that dreams are meaningful. Fifty years later, the discovery of REM sleep thoroughly discredited the notion. Watch the Q&A: https://youtu.be/SgdbguclqSk Mark’s latest book “The Hidden Spring” is available now: … Continue reading

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How we see photons: Phototransduction

Vision begins when a special molecule absorbs a photon, and our eyes are sensitive enough to allow us to detect changes to individual molecules in a cell. This requires amplification of a tiny signal to produce an electrical response large … Continue reading

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Mother Trees and the Social Forest | Suzanne Simard (Talk + Q&A)

Forest Ecologist Suzanne Simard reveals that trees are part of a complex, interdependent circle of life; that forests are social, cooperative creatures connected through underground mycorrhizal networks by which trees communicate their vitality and vulnerabilities, and share and exchange resources … Continue reading

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CO2 Spike 55 Million Years Ago Had an Interesting Effect on Our Planet

[…] Hello and welcome! My name is Anton and in this video, we will talk about a very important period of time on the planet 55 million years ago when a lot of CO2 was suddenly released. Links: https://climeworks.com/orca Ian … Continue reading

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Woah! This Experiment May Have Found a Dark Energy Particle

[…] Hello and welcome! My name is Anton and in this video, we will talk about an incredible discovery of what might be the first proof of dark energy particles coming from the sun. Links: http://www.xenon1t.org/ https://arxiv.org/abs/astro-ph/0410103 https://journals.aps.org/prd/abstract… https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/XENON#X… https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chamele… … Continue reading

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Treating Cancer with Plant Viruses: A Conversation with Nicole Steinmetz

In this episode of Stories from the NNI, Lisa Friedersdorf, Director of the National Nanotechnology Coordination Office, speaks with Professor Nicole Steinmetz of University of California, San Diego about her work using virus-like-particles to treat cancer and where she’s seen … Continue reading

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The Surprising Species That Everything Else Depends On | IN OUR NATURE

[…] Seemingly distant ecosystems, even half a world apart, are connected in surprising ways. In this special limited series, Emily Graslie and Trace Dominguez join me as we explore the universal rules of life that tie together Earth’s living systems. … Continue reading

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Why Y Chromosomes Won’t Be Around Forever

We’re generally taught that chromosomes determine an animal’s sex, but it is way more nuanced than that. Hosted by: Rose Bear Don’t Walk

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