The Trebuchet Challenge | Space Time

Do you have what it takes to calculate the awesome power of the trebuchet? You can further support us on Patreon at https://www.patreon.com/pbsspacetime Get your own Space Time t­shirt at http://bit.ly/1QlzoBi Tweet at us! @pbsspacetime Facebook: facebook.com/pbsspacetime Email us! pbsspacetime [at] gmail [dot] com Comment on Reddit: http://www.reddit.com/r/pbsspacetime Help translate our videos! https://www.youtube.com/timedtext_cs_panel?tab=2&c=UC7_gcs09iThXybpVgjHZ_7g Previous Episode: Death of […]

Spacetime Diagrams | Special Relativity Ch. 2

Go to http://brilliant.org/MinutePhysicsSpecialRelativity to learn more about spacetime diagrams and for 20% off a premium subscription to Brilliant. This video is chapter 2 in my series on special relativity, and it covers spacetime diagrams, rotational and translational symmetry of both time and space, how certain transformations preserve distances (measured in terms of a reference like […]

The Surprising Stories of Sesame Street – Mental Floss Scatterbrained

Scatterbrained is a new trivia show in which different hosts do a deep dive into one topic. Today, we’re learning all about Sesame Street – from the muppets who star in the show to the humans who created them! Subscribe for new episodes of Scatterbrained every other Wednesday! Follow our hosts on Twitter: John Green: […]

Why ships used this camouflage in World War I

Dazzle camouflage was fantastically weird. It was also surprisingly smart. WWII saw another kind of strange history unfold: a meme (yes, really). Watch our video on it here: http://bit.ly/2Co9DEu Subscribe to our channel! http://goo.gl/0bsAjO Dazzle camouflage was a surprisingly effective defense against torpedoes. In this episode of Vox Almanac, Phil Edwards explains why. World War […]

Launching An Entire Fireworks Display At Once

Human error has launched massive barrages of fireworks at the wrong time before. We’re doing it deliberately! Camera and audio mix by Matt Gray: http://mattg.co.uk Edited by Michelle Martin: @mrsmmartin With thanks to Jonty for lighting Thanks to the team from Titanium Fireworks: http://titaniumfireworks.co.uk – this was not a sponsored video! I’m at http://tomscott.com on […]

6 space technologies we can use to improve life on Earth | Danielle Wood

Danielle Wood leads the Space Enabled research group at the MIT Media Lab, where she works to tear down the barriers that limit the benefits of space exploration to only the few, the rich or the elite. She identifies six technologies developed for space exploration that can contribute to sustainable development across the world — […]

What Is The Most Dangerous Sport In The World?

Sports can be deadly – what is the most dangerous sport?! Subscribe, it’s free! http://bit.ly/asapsci Created by: Mitchell Moffit and Gregory Brown Written by: Tharsan Kanagalingam, Rachel Salt, Mitch Moffit & Greg Brown Illustrated by: Max Simmons Edited by: Sel Ghebrehiwot FOLLOW US! Instagram and Twitter: @whalewatchmeplz and @mitchellmoffit Clickable: http://bit.ly/16F1jeC and http://bit.ly/15J7ube AsapINSTAGRAM: https://instagram.com/asapscience/ […]

My failed mission to find God — and what I found instead | Anjali Kumar

Anjali Kumar went looking for God and ended up finding something else entirely. In an uplifting, funny talk about our shared humanity, she takes us on a spiritual pilgrimage to meet witches in New York, a shaman in Peru, an infamous “healer” in Brazil and others, sharing an important lesson: what binds us together is […]

Homeopathy Explained – Gentle Healing or Reckless Fraud?

What are the principles behind Homeopathy and does it work? Kurzgesagt Newsletter: http://eepurl.com/cRUQxz Support us on Patreon so we can make more videos (and get cool stuff in return): https://www.patreon.com/Kurzgesagt?ty=h Kurzgesagt merch: http://bit.ly/1P1hQIH The MUSIC of the video: Soundcloud: http://bit.ly/2BI1Wb5 Bandcamp: http://bit.ly/2sJaEmh Facebook: http://bit.ly/2qW6bY4 We would like to thank Dr. Natalie Grams, Dr.-Ing. Norbert Aust […]

How BIG is Honda? (They Make Jets!)

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The Legend Of Zorba

“I’ve been to Zork today. Tomorrow, I will take a friend. Together we will unwrap the cloaks of mystery surrounding this most excellent and memorable work of computerized fiction. And when we have extracted from this land every drop of adventuring that can be obtained, we will likely not be kept waiting. A sequel is […]

The Death of the Sun | Space Time

What exactly will happen when the sun dies? You can further support us on Patreon at https://www.patreon.com/pbsspacetime Get your own Space Time t­shirt at http://bit.ly/1QlzoBi Tweet at us! @pbsspacetime Facebook: facebook.com/pbsspacetime Email us! pbsspacetime [at] gmail [dot] com Comment on Reddit: http://www.reddit.com/r/pbsspacetime Help translate our videos! https://www.youtube.com/timedtext_cs_… Previous Episode: What is Energy? Like living things, stars have […]

The gift and power of emotional courage | Susan David

Psychologist Susan David shares how the way we deal with our emotions shapes everything that matters: our actions, careers, relationships, health and happiness. In this deeply moving, humorous and potentially life-changing talk, she challenges a culture that prizes positivity over emotional truth and discusses the powerful strategies of emotional agility. A talk to share. Check […]

Is It Safe To Get Your DNA Tested?

Try Dashlane here: http://bit.ly/minutedash. Plus, here’s a 10% off promo code for Dashlane Premium: youtube2018 Thanks also to our Patreon patrons https://www.patreon.com/MinuteEarth and our YouTube sponsors. Once it’s out of your body, your genetic information is valuable to a variety of people, but you can keep it safe(ish) with a few simple steps. ___________________________________________ To […]

The thrilling potential for off-grid solar energy | Amar Inamdar

There’s an energy revolution happening in villages and towns across Africa — off-grid solar energy is becoming a viable alternative to traditional electricity systems. In a bold talk about a true leapfrog moment, Amar Inamdar introduces us to proud owners of off-grid solar kits — and explains how this technology has the opportunity to meet […]

The European City Centre With No Street Names

In the Quadratestadt of Mannheim, Germany, the streets aren’t named: instead, the blocks are. It’s an exception to a rule that most people don’t even think about — especially not mapping companies. (Thanks to João Correia for sending me this idea back in 2015!) I’m at http://tomscott.com on Twitter at http://twitter.com/tomscott on Facebook at http://facebook.com/tomscott […]

The surprising solution to ocean plastic | David Katz

Can we solve the problem of ocean plastic pollution and end extreme poverty at the same time? That’s the ambitious goal of The Plastic Bank: a worldwide chain of stores where everything from school tuition to cooking fuel and more is available for purchase in exchange for plastic garbage — which is then sorted, shredded […]

Debunking Anti-Vaxxers

Here’s what to say to anti-vaxxers! Check out Bill and Melinda Gates Annual Letter: http://b-gat.es/2Cfph0j Subscribe, it’s free! http://bit.ly/asapsci Created by: Mitchell Moffit and Gregory Brown Written by: Amanda Edwards, Annik Carson, Rachel Salt, Greg Brown, & Mitch Moffit Illustrated by: Max Simmons Edited by: Sel Ghebrehiwot & Mitch Moffit FOLLOW US! Instagram and Twitter: […]

Valentine’s Day – Mental Floss Scatterbrained

Scatterbrained is a new trivia show in which different hosts do a deep dive into one topic. Today, we’re learning all about Valentine’s Day – from love celebrations around the world to some of nature’s most devoted pairs! Subscribe for new episodes of Scatterbrained every other Wednesday! —- Website: http://www.mentalfloss.com Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/mental_floss Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/mentalflossmagazine Store: […]

We Asked Bill Gates: Do You Need To Be Rich To Be Healthy?

This video is in collaboration with Bill and Melinda Gates. You can check out the Gates Annual Letter here: http://b-gat.es/2Cfph0j Thanks to Bill and Melinda Gates for their financial support. Thanks also to our supporters on https://www.patreon.com/MinuteEarth and our YouTube sponsors. No matter how wealthy a country is, there’s a lot it can do to […]

Making Artificial Earthquakes with a Four-Tonne Steel Ball

In Göttingen, Germany, there’s a four-tonne steel ball that can be raised up a 14-metre tower — and then dropped in less than two seconds, crashing back to earth. It makes tiny, artificial earthquakes: here’s why. Thanks to all the team at Wiechert’sche Erdbebenwarte Göttingen! You can find out more about them here: https://www.erdbebenwarte.de/ Three […]

Falcon Heavy Makes History – Cheaper Spaceflight

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The Incredible Sounds of the Falcon Heavy Launch (BINAURAL AUDIO IMMERSION) – Smarter Every Day 189

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Why Are Mosquitoes Attracted To Me?!

Mosquitoes are attracted to me and it’s likely due to my genes. This video is sponsored by 23andMe https://23andme.com/veritasium Huge thanks to Prof. Immo Hansen and team: http://ve42.co/hansen References: Genome Wide Association Study for self-reported mosquito attractiveness: http://ve42.co/MossieGWAS The twin study showing correlated attractiveness is stronger for identical twins: http://ve42.co/MossieTwins Some things we know make […]

Why Electroshock Therapy Is Back

Please support us on https://www.patreon.com/MinuteEarth or as a YouTube Sponsor! Thanks to everyone who already does! Shocking the brain has come and gone as a medical treatment, but it’s currently resurging, as it often provides the best form of relief for severe depression and advanced Parkinson’s disease. ___________________________________________ To learn more, start your googling with […]

The Periodic Table Song (2018 UPDATE!)

The COMPLETE Periodic Table! Check out http://asapscience.com for more iTunes http://bit.ly/asaptable Bandcamp: https://asapscience.bandcamp.com/track/the-updated-periodic-table-song-2018 In celebration of National Periodic Table Day, here is our song updated with the 4 newly named elements! https://www.asapscience.com/ FOLLOW US! Instagram and Twitter: @whalewatchmeplz and @mitchellmoffit Clickable: http://bit.ly/16F1jeC and http://bit.ly/15J7ube AsapINSTAGRAM: https://instagram.com/asapscience/ Facebook: http://facebook.com/AsapSCIENCE Twitter: http://twitter.com/AsapSCIENCE Tumblr: http://asapscience.tumblr.com Vine: Search “AsapSCIENCE” […]

Faceswapping, Unethical Videos, and Future Shock

I was going to tell a science fiction story about faceswapping, and mass blackmail. Then the news broke about unethical faceswapping videos, and software designed and marketed for creating them: and I realised the future had arrived faster than I thought. (This was originally a talk given at An Evening of Unnecessary Detail earlier this […]

WHAT IS THIS LINE? (on my Super Blue Blood Moon Photo) – Smarter Every Day 188

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Should You Be Monogamous?

Monogamy is the gold standard, but is it best? When Millennials Try Environmentalism: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=piinC82Zi1M Subscribe for more science! http://bit.ly/asapsci Created by: Mitchell Moffit and Gregory Brown Written by: Rachel Salt, Greg Brown, & Mitch Moffit Illustrated by: Max Simmons Edited by: Sel Ghebrehiwot FOLLOW US! Instagram and Twitter: @whalewatchmeplz and @mitchellmoffit Clickable: http://bit.ly/16F1jeC and http://bit.ly/15J7ube […]

Why Alien Life Would be our Doom – The Great Filter

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Why is Relativity Hard? | Special Relativity Chapter 1

Thanks to http://www.brilliant.org/minutephysics for supporting this video! Thanks to my friend Mark Rober (https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCY1kMZp36IQSyNx_9h4mpCg) for making the spacetime globe, and to Grant Sanderson (https://www.youtube.com/3blue1brown) for inspiration. Support MinutePhysics on Patreon! http://www.patreon.com/minutephysics Link to Patreon Supporters: http://www.minutephysics.com/supporters/ This is the first in a series of videos about special relativity. This is definitely not an academic course, […]