Do Wild Animals Intentionally Get High?

As a species, humans tend to have a bit of a fondness for mind altering substances. Is this true of other animals as well? Hosted by: Hank Green SciShow has a spinoff podcast! It’s called SciShow Tangents. Check it out at ———- Support SciShow by becoming a patron on Patreon: ———- Huge thanks […]

God is not a man with a beard on a throne in the clouds | Pete Holmes

Give yourself the gift of knowledge — subscribe to Big Think Edge: Pete Holmes is a comedian, writer, cartoonist, “Christ-leaning spiritual seeker”, and podcast host. His wildly popular podcast, You Made It Weird, is a comedic exploration of the meaning of life with guests ranging from Deepak Chopra and Elizabeth Gilbert to Seth Rogen […]

NASA’s New Space Engine Is Powered by Nuclear Fission

From returning to the Moon to establishing outposts on Mars, NASA has the need for more power than ever before. Could nuclear fission be the solution they’ve been searching for? Watch more Focal Point! | Read More: Demonstration Proves Nuclear Fission System Can Provide Space Exploration Power “NASA and the Department of Energy’s […]

The Power of Self Love | Shanti Schiks | TEDxYouth@Maastricht

Shanti Schiks is a strong and inspirational woman, who has encouraged many going through a hard time after she had her own period of suffering. In the summer of 2016, Shanti’s ex killed their 11-month old son Elfin. Shanti wrote a book about her loss, to give her grief a place, she also gave workshops […]

An infection: Emerging from the Periphery | Dr. Louis Grandjean | TEDxYouth@Maastricht

Dr Louis Grandjean has led a groundbreaking PhD research project about the control of infectious diseases on behalf of Imperial College London in Peru and is now a paediatric consultant at the Great Ormond Street Hospital. Dr. Louis Gradnejan has undeniably been expanding our scientific and medical peripheries. Dr Louis Grandjean has led a groundbreaking […]

To Peace the World | Gert Olefs | TEDxYouth@Maastricht

Gert Olefs is on a courageous mission for change. As a Founder of World Peace 2035, Gert is advocating world peace around the world, building a multidimensional global network and promoting our individual responsibility. With over the 800,000 followers Gert Olefs will take his followers on a journey to World peace in 2035. His talk […]

10 Dangers of Vaping You Didn’t Know

Thank you to Health Canada for sponsoring this video. More information about vaping can be found on the Health Canada website at Thanks for watching, and subscribe for new videos every week! Subscribe: | Podcast: Catch up on my latest uploads! Watch more: Creepy, Scary, and Chilling Topics! 50 Amazing […]

The problem with sex testing in sports

Caster Semenya’s court case is the latest chapter in a long and confusing history. Try Dashlane free here: – Get 10% off now with my promo code: VOX This spring, the Court of Arbitration for Sport upheld rules imposed by the International Association of Athletic Federations (IAAF) limiting the participation of female athletes with […]

The most desired people in the job market? “Glue people.“ | Neil Irwin

Give yourself the gift of knowledge — subscribe to Big Think Edge: Here’s why “glue people” won’t get steamrolled by job automation. – In researching his new book “How to Win in a Winner-Take-All World”, economics journalist Neil Irwin discovered that what makes people succeed in a highly competitive job market is what he […]

“Inhale at ZERO… Exhale at 10” | tamara Oueidat | TEDxInternationalCollegeBeirut

Listen to Tamara and learn more about her golden rule in life! She is 17 years old.she spends a lot of time volunteering and giving back to her community as she finds it essential to perform acts of good as frequently as she possibly can. she hoping to pursue a career in either the field […]

“كان فيها تح ّط كرسيّ وتضّل هونيك العمر كلو” | yara Melki | TEDxInternationalCollegeBeirut

Listen to Yara Melki and discover how her grandmother was an inspiration for a better world. يارا ملكي: 17 سنة، السّفر ولقاء شعوب من كلّ البلدان والتّعرّف على ثقافات جديدة شغفها. بتهتم كتير بقضايا المجتمع. بتحلم تصير مخرجة أفلام وتغيّر العالم يللي عايشين فيه. This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED […]

No, Phones Aren’t Giving Kids Horns, Seriously

Go to to start streaming Dream the Future. Use the promo code scishow during the sign-up process to get your first 31 days free. You might have seen this story circulating on social media…but we’re here to let you know that children are NOT growing horns because they use cellphones. This is a great […]

Life Lessons from the Youngest Person to Travel to Every Country | Lexie Alford | TEDxKlagenfurt

Do you know how many countries there are in the world? 21-year-old Lexie does because she took on the adventure to visit them all. She broke the Guinness World Record for the youngest person to travel to every country in the world. To give this achievement some context, more people have been to space than […]

The amazing brains and morphing skin of octopuses and other cephalopods | Roger Hanlon

Octopus, squid and cuttlefish — collectively known as cephalopods — have strange, massive, distributed brains. What do they do with all that neural power? Dive into the ocean with marine biologist Roger Hanlon, who shares astonishing footage of the camouflaging abilities of cephalopods, which can change their skin color and texture in a flash. Learn […]

The Portal Paradox

Thanks to CuriosityStream for supporting this video. Head to and use promo code minutephysics for 30 days FREE! This video is about the Portal Paradox – a paradox in the video game Portal (and Portal 2) regarding whether or not a companion cube passing through a moving portal plops out of the other end […]

These photos ended child labor in the US

Child labor was widely practiced until a photographer showed the public what it looked like. This video is presented by CuriosityStream: Become a Video Lab member! The 1900 US Federal Census revealed that 1.75 million children under the age of 16, more than one in five, were gainfully employed. They worked all over […]

SpaceX’s Plans For Universal Internet Could Ruin Astronomy

SpaceX plans to launch 12,000 satellites in a mission to provide universal internet. But at what cost to studying the stars? Is There Space for 12,000 More Satellites Up There? Read More: SpaceX Launches 60 Starlink Internet Satellites Into Orbit “SpaceX launched a batch of 60 internet communications satellites from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station […]

How We Go from Animal Model to Clinical Trial

Testing new treatments in other animals can help us spot complications or potential pitfalls, but the results don’t always carry over to humans, which means that safely going from animal to human trials is a lot more complicated than you might think. Hosted by: Olivia Gordon Camera Operator: Hiroka Matsushima SciShow has a spinoff podcast! […]

Don’t let divorce be the end of Love | Elisavet Monogioudi | TEDxYouth@Rhodes

Being a child of divorced parents is the end of family life as usual, but it doesn’t have to be the end of love. Elisavet offers advice to those with similar experiences and tells of how love showed her the way. Elisavet is a high school senior with zest for life and dreams of independence. […]

How To Solve An MIT Entrance Exam Problem, Algebra 1869

The Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) is one of the top ranked universities in the world. A neat little algebra question appeared on its admissions exam 150 years ago, and this video presents a solution. How To Solve An MIT Admissions Question, Geometry 1869 MIT Test Question in 1869, The Order Of Operations Sources MIT […]

What makes TB the world’s most infectious killer? – Melvin Sanicas

Learn why tuberculosis, TB, is the world’s most infectious disease and how medical advancements are improving treatment. — In 2008, two 9,000-year old skeletons were found with their bones infected by an all too familiar bacterium. The ancient Greeks knew its effects as phthisis; the Incans called it chaky oncay; and today we call it […]

America has outgrown its ‘Judeo-Christian’ label. What’s next? | Eboo Patel

Give yourself the gift of knowledge — subscribe to Big Think Edge: At one point, America needed to be called a Judeo-Christian nation. Now, with growing populations of Muslims, Evangelicals, Sikhs, Atheists, and other faiths, what should America call itself next? – America wasn’t always known as Judeo-Christian nation. Rather, it used to be […]

I visited the first gravitational wave detector! LIGO | STELLAR

Thank you to Draper and its Hack the Moon initiative for supporting PBS Digital Studios | Learn more at We’ve been waiting to verify the existence of Gravitational Waves for over 100 years and I actually got to go to LIGO to see exactly how they proved it! I know, this video is a […]

Challenge of Overcoming the Language Barrier | Yui Okamoto | TEDxYouth@UISG

Who has ever struggled to talk to a foreigner who doesn’t understand what you’re saying? Almost everyone has experienced this situation, including Yui Okamoto herself. In this talk, she tells how she went beyond the spoken words, explored the other ways of communication and eventually broke down the language barrier. Yui Okamoto is a Y10 […]

Why You Shouldn’t Fear Death!

The Dolan Twins, Cardi B and even YOU are going to die. So, this is how science can help you cope with death. Buy THE BIG PICTURE: FOLLOW US! Greg Instagram: Twitter: Mitch Instagram: Twitter: AsapSCIENCE Instagram: Facebook: Twitter: Tumblr: Created by Mitchell Moffit and Gregory […]

How Close Are We to Controlling Machines With Our Minds?

From outsmarting the self check-out to providing options for patients with communication disorders, merging mind with machine could be the next frontier for humanity. How close are we to controlling machines with our minds? Read more: This New Mind-Controlled Robot Arm Works Without a Brain Implant “A team from Carnegie Mellon University (CMU) is… […]

Why a great education means engaging with controversy | Jon Zimmerman

During times of war or national crisis in the U.S., school boards and officials are much more wary about allowing teachers and kids to say what they think. – If our teachers avoid controversial questions in the classroom, kids won’t get the experience they need to know how to engage with difficult questions and with […]

Accomplishing the Impossible Task of Taking Animals out of Meat

Get your first audiobook and 2Audible originals free when you try Audible for 30 days visit or text ‘scishow’ to 500 500! When it comes to creating vegetarian meat substitutes, flavor is only one hurdle—smell and texture are also major factors, and scientists have been making breakthroughs on creating a convincing meatless meat experience. […]

AI Language Models & Transformers – Computerphile

Plausible text generation has been around for a couple of years, but how does it work – and what’s next? Rob Miles on Language Models and Transformers. More from Rob Miles: AI YouTube Comments: Tweets by computer_phile This video was filmed and edited by Sean Riley. Computer Science at the University of […]

How to deconstruct racism, one headline at a time | Baratunde Thurston

Baratunde Thurston explores the phenomenon of white Americans calling the police on black Americans who have committed the crimes of … eating, walking or generally “living while black.” In this profound, thought-provoking and often hilarious talk, he reveals the power of language to change stories of trauma into stories of healing — while challenging us […]

Tech-solation : The New Widespread Epidemic | Laura Luna Bédard | TEDxYouth@BeauboisCollege

How to make sure that technology does not mess up human relations? How can it not interfere with the development of empathy, an essential condition for the human being? Laura Luna is a student at the Académie Lafontaine who is interested in the negative effects that technology has on social relations and on individuals. This […]

How this border transformed a subcontinent | India & Pakistan

The story of how a hastily-drawn line divided one people into two. This season of Borders is presented by CuriosityStream. Watch thousands of documentaries for free for 31-days: Join the Video Lab to help us make more Vox Borders! We’re releasing two exclusive Vox Borders extras for Video Lab members this week: A […]

We Just Discovered How the Milky Way’s Twin Was Destroyed

The Milky Way doesn’t just have one twin, it has multiple, and each one of them can tell us more about how our galaxy has lived and how it might be destroyed. How Scientists Found the Universe’s First Type of Molecule – Read More: Twins! Distant Galaxy Looks Like Our Own Milky Way “The […]

How football is scoring real life goals in rural India | Franz Gastler | TEDxBITSGoa

Franz Gastler is an American citizen who grew up in Minnesota but has lived in Ormanjhi, Jharkhand since 2007 where he was an English teacher. He started Yuwa in 2009 to combat social problems that plague young girls in India. Now one of the largest soccer programs in the country, Yuwa has received endorsements from […]

Why should you read “Hamlet”? – Iseult Gillespie

Explore William Shakespeare’s classic tragedy, “Hamlet,” a play about conspiracy, deception and the tragic consequences of indecision. — “Who’s there?” Whispered in the dark, this question begins a tale of conspiracy, deception and moral ambiguity. And in a play where everyone has something to hide, its answer is far from simple. Written by William Shakespeare, […]

Lateral thinking: How to workshop innovative ideas | Dan Seewald

If you’re interested in licensing this or any other Big Think clip for commercial or private use, contact our licensing partner Executive Interviews: Give yourself the gift of knowledge — subscribe to Big Think Edge: Don’t underestimate the power of play when it comes to problem-solving. – As we get older, the work […]

James ❤️ A Card Trick – Numberphile

James Grime has a card trick (and wants your help improving it). Get your first audiobook and 2 Audible Originals free when you try Audible for 30 days. Visit or text numberphile to 500 500. (sponsor) More links & stuff in full description below ↓↓↓ More videos about Card Tricks: More James Grime […]

The evidence based miracles of food | David Stenholtz | TEDxLundUniversity

NOTE FROM TED: While some viewers might find advice provided in this talk to be helpful as a complementary approach, please do not look to this talk for medical advice or an alternative to treatment. We’ve flagged this talk for falling outside TEDx’s curatorial guidelines as it only represents the speaker’s personal experiences with the […]