Month: December 2020

Salmon make a hardcore journey upstream to their spawning grounds to reproduce, and it almost always ends with death. But some live to reproduce again, and more than once! Hosted by: Michael Aranda 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
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Ames window illusion illustrates how we don’t directly perceive external reality. Special Holiday deal! Go to https://NordVPN.com/veritasium and use code VERITASIUM to get 68% off a 2 year plan plus 4 additional months free. It’s risk free with Nord’s 30 day money-back guarantee! Special thanks to: Prof. Phil Kellman from UCLA Psychology https://kellmanlab.psych.ucla.edu Museum of
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Let’s close out 2020 by looking back at the moments that inspired us and changed us in a year unlike any other. Subscribe to our channel! http://goo.gl/0bsAjO 2020 changed everything. From the deadly Covid-19 pandemic to protests against systemic racism and police brutality, from changing global leadership to the effects of climate change, Vox explained
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When you think of the Plague, the Black Death of the 14th century, with its medieval cities overrun with rats and creepy plague masks, probably comes to mind. But the Plague isn’t a disease of the past; it’s still very much around. » Subscribe to Seeker! http://bit.ly/subscribeseeker » Watch more SICK | http://bit.ly/SICKplaylist » Visit
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The Tamagotchi craze at the turn of the millennium crossed international borders and made inroads amongst many age groups. But what made Tamagotchi the incredible hit that it was? In this episode of Throwback, Erin jumps into the history of the Tamagotchi, from initial idea to international success. Where did the idea for the Tamagotchi
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Thousands of India’s farmers have set up camp in Delhi. Subscribe to our channel! http://goo.gl/0bsAjO In November 2020, thousands of farmers marched from the northern states of India to Delhi to protest farming reforms passed by Prime Minister Modi’s government. Those protests have continued throughout the month of December and show little sign of letting
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New research suggests that if the current rate of deforestation continues, the Amazon rainforest could transform into a savannah within 15 years. Do we have time to stop it? » Subscribe to Seeker! http://bit.ly/subscribeseeker » Watch more Elements! http://bit.ly/ElementsPlaylist » Visit our shop at http://shop.seeker.com The Amazon basin spans over 6 million square kilometers, and
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Take action on climate change at http://countdown.ted.com. Comedian Aparna Nancherla loves to take out the trash. In this funny and sharp meditation on garbage — “the stuff that our modern, consumerist, carbon-powered culture makes us buy endlessly, and often for no reason” — she shares thoughts on how to use less in a world that’s
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We were probably all told to quit picking our noses at one point, and by most standards, this is good advice. But if you were a toad, it might come in handy to scratch away blowfly eggs. Hosted by: Rose Bear Don’t Walk SciShow has a spinoff podcast! It’s called SciShow Tangents. Check it out
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Bats are the only mammal group that can fly, but this key trait may allow them to do much more. » Subscribe to Seeker! http://bit.ly/subscribeseeker » Visit our shop at http://shop.seeker.com Bats make up about twenty percent of all mammals and because of that, they’re everywhere, living on almost every continent. And they vary in
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Go to http://Brilliant.org/SciShow to try their Geometry Fundamentals course. The first 200 subscribers get 20% off an annual Premium subscription. Though we probably won’t find a literal Atlantis beneath the sea, that doesn’t mean that a human settlement hasn’t ever been lost to the water. Meet Doggerland. Hosted by: Michael Aranda SciShow has a spinoff
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I asked my audience six questions: some sensible, some ridiculous. I compared their results to the public. And the results were… interesting. • Graphics by William Marler: https://wmad.co.uk and his Lungs Podcast: https://lungspodcast.co.uk Audio mix by Graham Haerther Owl photo credit: Amol Mende via Pexels https://www.pexels.com/photo/brown-and-white-owl-close-up-photography-2683982/ Distracted Boyfriend photo credit: Antonio Guillem via Shutterstock, used
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Alexa’s recording you. What’s she doing with it? Read Sara’s article about the privacy settings on your smart speaker: https://www.vox.com/recode/2020/12/9/22160427/amazon-alexa-google-assistant-siri-holidays Correction: At 0:58, we mistakenly suggest that every 1 in 5 American households has a smart speaker. In fact, over one-third of U.S. adults has a smart speaker. We regret the error. In 2014, Amazon
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Visit http://TED.com to get our entire library of TED Talks, transcripts, translations, personalized talk recommendations and more. What is a weapon in the Information Age? From microscopic “smart dust” tracking devices to DNA-tracing tech and advanced facial recognition software, journalist Sharon Weinberger leads a hair-raising tour through the global, unregulated bazaar of privatized mass surveillance.
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From the sharp mouthparts of mosquitoes to the sticky feet of geckos, researchers have found all kinds of amazing adaptations in the natural world that could be useful in the operating room. Hosted by: Hank Green SciShow has a spinoff podcast! It’s called SciShow Tangents. Check it out at http://www.scishowtangents.org ———- Support SciShow by becoming
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The common cold is the most common human disease in the world. So, why haven’t we found a cure yet?! » Subscribe to Seeker! http://bit.ly/subscribeseeker » Watch more SICK | http://bit.ly/SICKplaylist » Visit our shop at http://shop.seeker.com Called human rhinoviruses, these respiratory viruses measure between 15 to 30 nanometers in diameter, making them some of
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MIT is one of the top ranked universities in the world. Can you solve this question from their 1876 admissions test? Source https://web.archive.org/web/20190703223047/https://libraries.mit.edu/archives/exhibits/exam-entrance1876/algebra1876.html Subscribe: https://www.youtube.com/user/MindYourDecisions?sub_confirmation=1 Send me suggestions by email (address in video). I consider all ideas though can’t always reply! Like many YouTubers I use popular software to prepare my videos. You can search
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When spiders die, their tiny legs curl up tight against their body, because spiders don’t use muscles to extend their legs. Instead, they have hydraulic legs! Hosted by: Michael Aranda 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 ———-
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There have been a lot of scientific discoveries around COVID, but other science stories did happen in 2020 — including amazing discoveries about everything from dinosaurs to parasites. Hosted by: Michael Aranda 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:
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Go to http://Brilliant.org/SciShow to try their Knowledge and Uncertainty course. The first 200 subscribers get 20% off an annual Premium subscription. Mistletoe’s ability to stay green through harsh, cold weather has made it a symbol of holiday romance for centuries. But it relies on some very strange (and occasionally disgusting) adaptations to stay vibrant and
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The Georgia runoffs, explained. Subscribe to our channel! http://goo.gl/0bsAjO The US 2020 election isn’t completely over. That’s because, even though we know Joe Biden will be president, we still don’t know if he’ll have a friendly Congress to work with. Congress’s lower chamber, the House of Representatives, is under Democratic control. But control of the
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Imagine having the option to get a 3D-printed organ. Well, a team of biomedical engineers from Carnegie Mellon University has just developed the first flexible, full-size, 3D-print of a human heart, bringing us one step closer to that reality. » Subscribe to Seeker! http://bit.ly/subscribeseeker » Watch more Elements! http://bit.ly/ElementsPlaylist » Visit our shop at http://shop.seeker.com
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This video was recorded on 12/8/2020. Hank and our content manager, Alexis, interviewed Dr. Howard Bauchner, the Editor in Chief of the JAMA network of medical journals. They discussed some of the surprising things that we’ve learned since the beginning of the pandemic and how we should approach vaccine hesitancy. JAMA Network YouTube Channel https://www.youtube.com/user/TheJAMANetwork
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Fruitcake is THE Christmas baked good. But… why? Fruitcakes are by no means a favorite holiday dish, so how has it ended up at Christmas dinners for the last few centuries? Hear the story of an ancient loaf of fruitcake that survived a trip to the South Pole, the decadent fruitcake eaten at a royal
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We tested the impact of binge drinking on attractiveness. Sidenote Podcast on Drinking: https://youtu.be/Fr5viO0rAMM With new lockdowns, quarantine and staying at home orders in place, we started to notice how drinking at home can change your face. Instead of watching the great conjunction, we stayed home and drank (it was cloudy anyways). We explain why
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Humans’ experiences with ventilators have taught us that sighing isn’t just a way to express yourself: it’s a vital part of our everyday breathing. Hosted by: Michael Aranda 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 ———- Huge thanks
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VR doesn’t need to look hyper-realistic for our brains to believe it. Watching someone play a game in virtual reality is a bit of a surreal experience in itself. They swing their arms around, turn their heads, and twist their bodies reacting to invisible cues all around them. From outside the headset, you might be
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Humans often take inspiration from nature when coming up with inventions, and this includes breakthroughs in fabric design that help to forward the fabulous and functional world of fashion. 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 ———- Huge
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Get an intro to the math of Russian Roulette with “Surviving the Deadliest Game”: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xtl9orvkDVo We know from “Surviving the Deadliest Game” that there’s no more dangerous game than Russian Roulette. And is there any game stupider than a duel in which two people stand there and shoot at each other? No — so what
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Or: “Tom’s Cockup Trip”. This is a story about a television title sequence, and about me, as a child, watching it. It’s also a warning about how YouTube won’t last forever, and it’s the reason I’m climbing one particular hill in the Lake District. Merry Christmas, Denis Norden. DoP: Simon Handley from Skylark Aerial Photography
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Nobody likes a dead battery. So engineers developed a battery-free Game Boy that runs forever. Using energy harvested from the environment, this device could spark the next revolution in gaming. »Subscribe to Seeker! http://bit.ly/subscribeseeker »Watch more Focal Point | https://bit.ly/2s0cf7w » Visit our shop at http://shop.seeker.com This is Engage, a battery-free Game Boy lookalike that
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SciShow is supported by Brilliant.org. Go to https://Brilliant.org/SciShow to get 20% off of an annual Premium subscription. Did you know that, despite their serene, picturesque appearance, some frozen lakes can catch fire? Why are climate scientists studying the explosive gas bubbles trapped in lake ice? Hosted by: Hank Green SciShow has a spinoff podcast! It’s
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Firefly Aerospace is getting ready for their first ever launch of their Alpha rocket. If the launch is successful, it would be a breakthrough moment for small rockets everywhere. » Subscribe to Seeker!http://bit.ly/subscribeseeker » Watch more Countdown to Launch: http://bit.ly/CTLplaylist » Visit our shop at http://shop.seeker.com Alpha is designed to lift up to 1 metric
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Traditional COVID tests take time and specialized personnel, but a new kind of test that uses nanotechnology could expedite the process. Hosted by: Hank Green 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 ———- Huge thanks go to the
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Visit http://TED.com to get our entire library of TED Talks, transcripts, translations, personalized talk recommendations and more. Astronomers once gazed upon the night sky and counted every star in the galaxy by hand. The process has evolved since then, but the thirst for celestial knowledge remains the same. Join astrophysicist Emily Levesque for an anecdote-rich
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Napoleon Bonaparte was often depicted concealing a hand inside his shirt. Why? Subscribe to our channel! http://goo.gl/0bsAjO Napoleon Bonaparte is one of history’s most famous figures and has been depicted in countless portraits. Often, paintings show him with one hand concealed inside his shirt. The gesture is a common feature of caricatures and impressions of
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To meet the world’s growing demand for batteries, private companies have turned their attention to mining the ocean floor. But could this practice come at a greater cost to the planet than it’s worth? » Subscribe to Seeker! http://bit.ly/subscribeseeker » Watch more Elements! http://bit.ly/ElementsPlaylist » Visit our shop at http://shop.seeker.com Terrestrial mining doesn’t have a
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