These Death-Defying Salmon Just Keep Spawning

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 […]

The Illusion You Need To See

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 […]

2020, in 7 minutes

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 […]

Why the Bubonic Plague Still Exists Today

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 […]

ALOHAnet: Grandfather of All Computer Networks – Computerphile

How do you share a 1960’s computer across a bunch of islands? Wireless networking of course – although, like Norman Abramson & his team, you’d have to invent it first. Dr Steve Bagley on Hawaii’s Aloha Net. https://www.facebook.com/computerphile Tweets by computer_phile This video was filmed and edited by Sean Riley. Computer Science at the University […]

A powerful, nonpartisan solution to fix U.S. Politics | Katherine M. Gehl | TEDxMileHigh

Our political system in America is broken, right? Wrong. This is exactly how the system is designed to work — it just wasn’t designed to work for us, the American people. In this inspiring talk, nonpartisan political innovator Katherine M. Gehl explains how we can reinvent our elections & get better results out of Washington. […]

5 Great Minds to Celebrate in 2021 and Beyond | Compilation

To ring in 2021, we want to celebrate some of the greatest minds in science — folks who have contributed to our understanding of the world and in some cases saved lives along the way! Hosted by: Rose Bear Don’t Walk SciShow has a spinoff podcast! It’s called SciShow Tangents. Check it out at http://www.scishowtangents.org […]

India’s huge farmer protests, explained

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 […]

The Amazon Rainforest Could Become A Savannah Within 15 Years, Here’s How

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 […]

The joy of taking out the trash | Aparna Nancherla

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 […]

Shutting down flat Earthers, Neil deGrasse Tyson style | Big Think

Shutting down flat Earthers, Neil deGrasse Tyson style New videos DAILY: https://bigth.ink/youtube Join Big Think Edge for exclusive videos: https://bigth.ink/Edge ———————————————————————————- What is the point of debate when one side the argument is objectively true? There is none. That is, unless the incorrect arguer has the ability to influence the masses. When a relatively famous […]

Why the Immune System Is a Bat’s Secret Superpower

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 […]

The psychological tricks of faith healing, explained | Derren Brown | Big Think

The psychological tricks of faith healing, explained | Derren Brown Watch the newest video from Big Think: https://bigth.ink/NewVideo Join Big Think Edge for exclusive videos: https://bigth.ink/Edge ———————————— Changing the narrative around people’s experience with pain or illness, combined with a bit of adrenaline and showmanship, can change their condition, says psychological illusionist Derren Brown. Brown […]

Making music with your mind | Thomas Deuel | TEDxSeattle

What’s the importance of music in your life? In this 2020 TEDxSeattle talk, Dr. Thomas Deuel argues music is much more than a cultural cornerstone–it’s a critical function. As a lifelong musician and practicing neurologist, Dr. Deuel found an innovative–and life-changing–way to combine his two passions. See how his project empowers individuals to live richer […]

Doggerland: A Real-Life Atlantis

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 […]

How Weird Is My Audience? I Polled 15,408 People To Find Out

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 […]

The real cost of smart speakers

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 In 2014, Amazon debuted a simple but industry-changing product: the smart speaker. Technically the Amazon Echo was just a microphone attached to the internet that you installed in your home. But it let users ask […]

Inside the massive (and unregulated) world of surveillance tech | Sharon Weinberger

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. […]

6 Surgical Devices Inspired by Nature

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 […]

Why Isn’t There a Cure For the Common Cold?

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 […]

Solving MIT’s Father Son Riddle

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 […]

Why Spiders Curl Up When They Die

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 ———- […]

Why you should not bring your authentic self to work | Jodi-Ann Burey | TEDxSeattle

In this 2020 TEDxSeattle talk, Jodi-Ann Burey explores the nuances of what professionals of color and other underrepresented groups face when they are told to “bring your authentic self to work.” Many who do so may face backlash when navigating company cultures designed around white privilege, exposing themselves to penalties for not conforming to the […]

How Sonar Works (Submarine Shadow Zone) – Smarter Every Day 249

Get 1st Audiobook + full access to the Plus Catalog for free when you try Audible for 30 days https://www.audible.com/smarter or TXT smarter to 500500 Click here if you’re interested in subscribing: http://bit.ly/Subscribe2SED ⇊ Click below for more links! ⇊ ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ GET SMARTER SECTION This is the document you want to read: https://fas.org/man/dod-101/navy/docs/es310/SNR_PROP/snr_prop.htm https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sonar ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ […]

Why Do Humans Get So Many Sinus Infections?

Sinus infections are incredibly common, and it could be linked to our evolution on this planet. In the season 2 premiere of Human, Patrick explains why humans are so prone to these painful infections. » Subscribe to Seeker! http://bit.ly/subscribeseeker » Watch more Human! http://bit.ly/HUMANplaylist » Visit our shop at http://shop.seeker.com While it’s natural to worry […]

3 Discoveries You Missed Because of COVID

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: […]

Are you distracted at work? Don’t blame technology. | Nir Eyal | Big Think

Are you distracted at work? Don’t blame technology. Watch the newest video from Big Think: https://bigth.ink/NewVideo Join Big Think Edge for exclusive videos: https://bigth.ink/Edge ———————————————————————————- After hearing so many people blame email and Slack as causes of distraction in the workplace, Nir Eyal went to the Slack offices and discovered it to be a focus-driven […]

Mistletoe: The Holiday Plant That Shouldn’t Exist

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 […]

Why Biden’s presidency hinges on one last election

The state of Georgia will decide how much Joe Biden can actually get done. 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 […]

The First Full-Size 3D Print of a Human Heart Is Here

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 […]

Is Race Genetic or Socially Constructed? | Philip Kitcher

New videos DAILY: https://bigth.ink Join Big Think Edge for exclusive video lessons from top thinkers and doers: https://bigth.ink/Edge ———————————————————————————- How many different races are there? Pick a number, any number, says philosophy professor Philip Kitcher. Wherever there is an agenda there is a division to be made; race is a social construct with scientific levers. […]

Your Heart is more than a Pump – It has a Mind of its own

Did you know that the human heart is the organ that generates the strongest electromagnetic field of any organ of the human body? Its produces an electromagnetic field 5000 times as powerful as that produced by your brain. Furthermore, this energy field changes in relation to your emotions. One thing you should know about electromagnetic […]

From Treatment to mRNA Vaccines: Discussing COVID-19 with Dr. Howard Bauchner of JAMA

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 […]

Does It Pay To Cheat?

Thanks Thryve for sponsoring the video. Get 50% off your gut health test at https://trythryve.com/MinuteEarth For some birds, trying to cheat your neighbors into raising your babies is just as much work – and is no more successful – than doing it yourself. LEARN MORE ************** To learn more about this topic, start your googling […]

Want to be a better leader? Take off the mask. | Peter Fuda | Big Think

Want to be a better leader? Take off the mask. Watch the newest video from Big Think: https://bigth.ink/NewVideo Join Big Think Edge for exclusive videos: https://bigth.ink/Edge ———————————————————————————- There are two kinds of masks leaders wear. Executive coach Peter Fuda likens one to The Phantom of the Opera—projecting perfectionism to hide feelings of inadequacy—and the other […]

How the Computer Mouse Works – Computerphile

Used by millions every day we’re dissecting mice today. Dr Steve Bagley takes us through the workings, starting with a ball-powered rodent. 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 project to Brady Haran’s Numberphile. More at http://www.bradyharan.com

The COVID-19 Vaccines Are Here. So What Happens Next?

Getting approval for one or more COVID-19 vaccines is just the first step on the long journey we’ve been on now. » Subscribe to Seeker! http://bit.ly/subscribeseeker » Watch more Elements! http://bit.ly/ElementsPlaylist » Visit our shop at http://shop.seeker.com The three vaccines currently farthest along in their development and approval processes are all using new technologies; Pfizer’s […]

How to foster true diversity and inclusion at work (and in your community) | Rosalind G. Brewer

Visit http://TED.com to get our entire library of TED Talks, transcripts, translations, personalized talk recommendations and more. When companies think of diversity and inclusion, they too often focus on meeting metrics instead of building relationships with people of diverse backgrounds, says Starbucks COO Rosalind G. Brewer. In this personable and wide-ranging conversation with TED current […]

We Drank For 12 Hours And It Changed Our Faces

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 […]

How do personality tests work? – Merve Emre

Examine how popular personality tests, like the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator and the Enneagram, are designed and their inconsistencies. — In 1942, a mother-daughter duo named Katherine Cook Briggs and Isabel Briggs Myers developed a questionnaire that classified people’s personalities into 16 types. Called the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator, or MBTI, it would go on to become […]