Why Does Squinting Help You See Better?

If you’ve ever tried to make out something that was really far away, odds are you squinted while doing it. It’s basically involuntary! But does narrowing your field of vision really help you see things better? Hosted by: Hank Green SciShow has a spinoff podcast! It’s called SciShow Tangents. Check it out at http://www.scishowtangents.org ———- […]

No One Selected The Correct Answer

Thanks to Manjeet for suggesting this problem! 2019 GATE exam from IIT (see question 4) http://gate.iitm.ac.in/gate2019/pdfs/QP/ME2_2019.pdf http://gate.iitm.ac.in/gate2019/pdfs/Anskey/ME2_key_Published.pdf 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 for animation software tutorials on YouTube […]

You Have More Bones Than You Think

Go to https://www.curiositystream.com/minute to get a free month trial with CuriosityStream and get a subscription to Nebula bundled in for free! Because the ossification process can differ so much from human to human, we have a wide range of potential bone numbers. Thanks also to our Patreon patrons https://www.patreon.com/MinuteEarth and our YouTube members. ___________________________________________ To […]

Millennium Bug (20yrs on) – Computerphile

Was the Y2K bug a complete non-event? Dr Steve Bagley on why it was ‘a thing’ and how it was worked around. Advanced Encryption Standard Explained: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O4xNJsjtN6E Multithreading Explained: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7ENFeb-J75k https://www.facebook.com/computerphile Tweets by computer_phile This video was filmed and edited by Sean Riley. Computer Science at the University of Nottingham: https://bit.ly/nottscomputer Computerphile is a sister […]

Why It’s Already 2020

Weird calendar edge-cases and computer bugs. It’s an old-school video. • Video sponsor Fasthosts are giving UK viewers the chance to win a trip to SXSW 2020 by answering my Techie Test question: https://fasthosts.co.uk/tomscott I’m at https://tomscott.com on Twitter at https://twitter.com/tomscott on Facebook at https://facebook.com/tomscott and on Instagram as tomscottgo

50 AMAZING Facts to Blow Your Mind! #141

Thanks to Audible for sponsoring! For a limited time, you can get 3 months of Audible for just $6.95 a month. Visit http://audible.com/matthew or text MATTHEW to 500-500 New videos every Monday and Friday! Subscribe: http://bit.ly/SubToMattSantoro | Join: http://bit.ly/MattSantoroMember Catch up on my latest uploads! https://youtube.com/playlist?list=PLe7K6kDBf74EgSlmhy6Wavip716_-JRPG&playnext=1&index=2 Watch more: Creepy, Scary, and Chilling Topics! https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLe7K6kDBf74HK4A_zHEB-aQLNEErSikq5&playnext=1&index=2 50 […]

2019, in 6 minutes

Let’s ring in the new year — and new decade — by looking back at the moments that entertained us, shook us and inspired us. Explore the Vox decade in review: http://bit.ly/2MGJ6pw From the memes that broke the internet to the politics that broke us, Vox explains the moments that mattered this decade — on our […]

New Research Debunks Tabby’s Star Alien Megastructures Theory

Researchers might be one step closer to figuring out the mysterious behavior behind Tabby’s star’s dimming. » Subscribe to Seeker! http://bit.ly/subscribeseeker » Watch more Elements! http://bit.ly/ElementsPlaylist » Visit our shop at http://shop.seeker.com Some new observations surrounding Boyajian’s star, or KIC 8462852, might provide the information we need to know with certainty whether Aliens are involved […]

Why Most Resolutions Fail & How To Succeed

Common pitfalls of New Year’s resolutions and how I plan to avoid them. Thanks Audible! Start listening with a 30-day trial and your first audiobook plus two Audible Originals free when you go to https://audible.com/veritasium or text veritasium to 500500. Thanks to Simone Giertz for sending me and Every Day Calendar! Get notified when they’re […]

The rise and fall of Rudy Giuliani, explained

How did America’s Mayor wind up at the center of Trump’s impeachment scandal? To learn more, listen to this episode of Today Explained, a daily podcast from Vox: http://art19.com/shows/today-explained/episodes/f1c11e8e-1637-4e2b-8261-ab8086c927ce Rudy Giuliani started his career as a superstar prosecutor and a crime-fighting mayor. Then he led New York City back from the attacks of September 11th, […]

Jane McGonigal: Truths & Myths in Gaming

New videos DAILY: https://bigth.ink Join Big Think Edge for exclusive video lessons from top thinkers and doers: https://bigth.ink/Edge ———————————————————————————- Most people are familiar with the technique of taking deep inhalations to relax themselves, but one breathing technique is more effective at returning your body to a naturally calm and connected state. ———————————————————————————- JANE MCGONIGAL Jane […]

The Tallest, Smallest, and Oldest Science of 2019

Scientific discovery often dabbles in the extreme, challenging and exceeding what we think of as “possible.” And this year’s discoveries were no different! We present to you three scientific discoveries made this year that set out to find new extremes, and succeeded. Hosted by: Hank Green SciShow has a spinoff podcast! It’s called SciShow Tangents. […]

10 Quantum Physics Facts to Blow Your Mind!

Thanks to CuriosityStream for sponsoring a portion of the video! Get a 30-day free trial with promo code: mattsantoro https://curiositystream.com/mattsantoro #getcurious #curiositystream New videos every Monday and Friday! Subscribe: http://bit.ly/SubToMattSantoro | Join: http://bit.ly/MattSantoroMember Catch up on my latest uploads! https://youtube.com/playlist?list=PLe7K6kDBf74EgSlmhy6Wavip716_-JRPG&playnext=1&index=2 Watch more: Creepy, Scary, and Chilling Topics! https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLe7K6kDBf74HK4A_zHEB-aQLNEErSikq5&playnext=1&index=2 50 Amazing Facts to Blow Your Mind! […]

This New Tech Could Revolutionize How We Store Renewable Energy

Advanced CAES is a new iteration of an old design that lets you harness air’s elastic potential to store energy until it’s ready to be used. » Subscribe to Seeker! http://bit.ly/subscribeseeker » Watch more Elements! http://bit.ly/ElementsPlaylist » Visit our shop at http://shop.seeker.com In a world in desperate need to go carbon-free, solar, wind, and renewables […]

Three Runners Puzzle

Runners X, Y, Z compete in a 1000 m race. If X gives Y a 50 m start, they finish together; if X gives Z a 69 m start they finish together. What start does Y have to give Z so they finish together? Source This is adapted from India’s Civil Services Exam. Subscribe: https://www.youtube.com/user/MindYourDecisions?sub_confirmation=1 […]

Napping Is Awesome… but Is It for Everyone?

Study after study has shown that napping is awesome. This might make you wonder: should everyone be napping? The answer is more complicated than you might think. 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 […]

Breaking Into a Smart Home With A Laser – Smarter Every Day 229

If you feel like this has earned your support on Patreon please consider clicking here: https://www.patreon.com/smartereveryday Click here if you’re interested in subscribing: http://bit.ly/Subscribe2SED ⇊ Click below for more links! ⇊ ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ GET SMARTER SECTION This work was performed by a team of researchers at the University of Michigan and University of Electro-Communications in Japan. […]

‘Magic’ Angle Graphene Is BACK…with an Even Bigger Twist

Scientists have unveiled a whole new world of physics that could lead to the superconductors we’ve been waiting for. » Subscribe to Seeker! http://bit.ly/subscribeseeker » Watch more Elements! http://bit.ly/ElementsPlaylist » Visit our shop at http://shop.seeker.com In 2018, the discovery of something called a “magic angle” in graphene wowed physicists everywhere. Graphene is a single-atom thick […]

Take This Perception Test to See How Visually Intelligent You Are | Amy Herman

New videos DAILY: https://bigth.ink Join Big Think Edge for exclusive video lessons from top thinkers and doers: https://bigth.ink/Edge ———————————————————————————- Sometimes it’s not what is there, it’s what isn’t. Let’s rewind. ———————————————————————————- AMY HERMAN Amy E. Herman, JD, MA, designed, developed and conducts all sessions of The Art of Perception. While working as Head of Education […]

Slavoj Žižek: How Political Correctness Actually Elected Donald Trump

New videos DAILY: https://bigth.ink Join Big Think Edge for exclusive video lessons from top thinkers and doers: https://bigth.ink/Edge ———————————————————————————- Free speech is paramount, but how you use your speech defines you as a person. When our politicians stop demanding the moral high ground, we are in a very dangerous place, says Hawke. ———————————————————————————- ETHAN HAWKE […]

Counting Outtakes (from our Pi Million video) – Numberphile

These are outtakes from the main video at: https://youtu.be/__UlMppZZgs Who’s Who based on the main video: https://www.numberphile.com/pi-million More links & stuff in full description below ↓↓↓ Numberphile is supported by the Mathematical Sciences Research Institute (MSRI): http://bit.ly/MSRINumberphile We are also supported by Science Sandbox, a Simons Foundation initiative dedicated to engaging everyone with the process […]

Why Diversity Is More Important Than Meritocracy: Quotas, Talent, Wall Street | Sallie Krawcheck

New videos DAILY: https://bigth.ink Join Big Think Edge for exclusive video lessons from top thinkers and doers: https://bigth.ink/Edge ———————————————————————————- We need to rethink our diversity strategy, says Sallie Krawcheck. What we’ve been trying for the last decade hasn’t been working, but what exactly is the problem? Research reveals that diversity is actually worse in meritocracies. […]

Science Says You Shouldn’t Drink Your Whiskey “Neat”

If you’ve ever sauntered up to the bar and ordered a whiskey neat, you might have felt cool doing it. But… is that really the best way to drink whiskey? Let’s ask science! 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 […]

How Navy SEAL Hell Week builds indestructible teams | Brent Gleeson

New videos DAILY: https://bigth.ink Join Big Think Edge for exclusive video lessons from top thinkers and doers: https://bigth.ink/Edge ———————————————————————————- Becoming a Navy SEAL isn’t exactly easy. First, you have to get through 18 months of training. About a month or so into that, you have to get through Hell Week. With an 80% attrition rate, […]

Pi Million Subscribers – Numberphile

Outtakes: https://youtu.be/Wrj1Kl6CHIQ Who’s Who in the video: https://www.numberphile.com/pi-million More links & stuff in full description below ↓↓↓ Patreon: http://www.patreon.com/numberphile Numberphile T-Shirts: https://teespring.com/stores/numberphile Numberphile is supported by the Mathematical Sciences Research Institute (MSRI): http://bit.ly/MSRINumberphile We are also supported by Science Sandbox, a Simons Foundation initiative dedicated to engaging everyone with the process of science. https://www.simonsfoundation.org/outreach/science-sandbox/ And […]

What Is The Area? Square Between Two Circles

Thanks to Nibedan Mukherjee who sent me the problem and its solution all the way back in October 2018. I was also told this problem appeared in the 2019 Senior Mathematical Challenge by the UKMT. 2019 Senior Mathematical Challenge paper (see question 25) https://www.ukmt.org.uk/sites/default/files/ukmt/senior-mathematical-challenge/SMC_2019_Paper.pdf Solutions (see question 25) https://www.ukmt.org.uk/sites/default/files/ukmt/senior-mathematical-challenge/SMC_2019_Extended_Solutions.pdf Senior Mathematical Challenge archive papers https://www.ukmt.org.uk/competitions/solo/senior-mathematical-challenge/archive […]

Sex and Power: How an Old Relationship Is Changing—Anita Hill to Harvey Weinstein | Esther Perel

New videos DAILY: https://bigth.ink Join Big Think Edge for exclusive video lessons from top thinkers and doers: https://bigth.ink/Edge ———————————————————————————- In 1991, U.S. attorney Anita Hill testified against Supreme Court nominee Clarence Thomas for sexual harassment, and nevertheless, the United States Senate confirmed Thomas to the Supreme Court. In 2017, after many women broke the silence […]

How to Cure a Hangover (Maybe)

This video was paid for by NHTSA. This New Years, please #drivesober. Go to https://www.nhtsa.gov/campaign/drive-sober to learn more. Besides abstaining from alcohol altogether, most of the medical advice for avoiding hangovers is to use common sense before you start drinking. But what about all those “cures” people seem to tout? Hosted by: Hank Green SciShow […]

10 Shocking Theories About the Illuminati

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Why Do We Move Our Hands When We Talk?

Gestures are a really important part of language. But how do we use them, and why? MORE LANGUAGE FILES: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL96C35uN7xGLDEnHuhD7CTZES3KXFnwm0 Written with Gretchen McCulloch and Molly Ruhl, with an assist from Lauren Gawne. Gretchen’s podcast Lingthusiasm is at http://lingthusiasm.com/ – and Gretchen’s new book, BECAUSE INTERNET, is available: 🇺🇸 US: https://amzn.to/30tLpjT 🇨🇦 CA: https://amzn.to/2JsTYWH 🇬🇧 […]

A Breakthrough in Graph Theory – Numberphile

A counterexample to Hedetniemi’s conjecture – featuring Erica Klarreich. Get 3 months of Audible for just $6.95 a month. Visit https://www.audible.com/numberphile or text “numberphile” to 500 500 More links & stuff in full description below ↓↓↓ Read Erica Klarreich’s Quanta article on this subject: https://www.quantamagazine.org/mathematician-disproves-hedetniemis-graph-theory-conjecture-20190617/ And visit her website: http://www.ericaklarreich.com/ Yaroslav Shitov’s breakthrough paper: https://arxiv.org/abs/1905.02167 […]

The incredible chemistry powering your smartphone | Cathy Mulzer

Visit http://TED.com to get our entire library of TED Talks, transcripts, translations, personalized Talk recommendations and more. Ever wondered how your smartphone works? Take a journey down to the atomic level with scientist Cathy Mulzer, who reveals how almost every component of our high-powered devices exists thanks to chemists — and not the Silicon Valley […]

The white lie we’ve been told about Roman statues

The ancient world was actually really colorful. Become a Video Lab member! http://bit.ly/video-lab When you think of the ancient world, you probably picture towering buildings of white marble, adorned with statues also made of white marble. You’re not alone — most people picture the same thing. But we’re all wrong. Ancient buildings and sculptures were […]

What Has No Brain, 720 Sexes, And the Ability To Self-Heal?!

With its ability to self-heal and farm bacterial “crops,” slime mold is challenging everything we know about intelligent life. » Subscribe to Seeker!http://bit.ly/subscribeseeker » Watch more Elements! http://bit.ly/ElementsPlaylist A strange brand new organism is on display at the Parc Zoologique de Paris; a slimy, brainless organism nicknamed “Le Blob.” Le blob is not an animal, […]

Steven Pinker on Language

New videos DAILY: https://bigth.ink Join Big Think Edge for exclusive video lessons from top thinkers and doers: https://bigth.ink/Edge ———————————————————————————- Free will exists, but by no means is it a miracle.We use “free will” to describe the more complex processes by which behavior is selected in the brain. These neurological steps taken to make decisions respect […]

7 Animals That Evolved at Hyperspeed — Because of Us

Evolution is known to be a long, slow process. But thanks to our interference, some animals have adapted at light speed in order to survive. 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 […]