Why is the Mona Lisa so famous? – Noah Charney

Discover what factors helped Leonardo da Vinci’s “Mona Lisa” become the world’s most famous painting. — More than 500 years after its creation, Leonardo da Vinci’s “Mona Lisa” is arguably the world’s most famous painting. Many scholars consider it an outstanding work of Renaissance art— but history is full of great paintings. So, how did […]

En quoi la recherche fondamentale est-elle utile ? | Julie Batut | TEDxToulouse

Qu’est-ce que la recherche fondamentale ? A quoi sert-elle ? Comment les scientifiques se servent des découvertes passées pour comprendre le vivant ? Comment les mathématiques, l’informatique et la physique peuvent se connecter à la Biologie ? La chercheuse Julie Batut présente, à travers la recherche sur l’olfaction, l’intérêt des modèles animaux et de la […]

Incredible logic puzzle for 11 year olds!

I bet this one will give many adults a good challenge too. Thanks to Pett for the suggestion! Special thanks this month to: Kyle, Mike Robertson, Michael Anvari, Daniel Lewis, Robert Zarnke. Thanks to all supporters on Patreon! http://www.patreon.com/mindyourdecisions Singapore International Math Olympiad Challenge (SIMOC) 2015 – Primary 5 Paper, problem 24. Sample Papers Subscribe: […]

Why You Should Be Wary About Incredible Online Shopping Deals [Advertiser Content From Zelle®]

We’re always on the hunt for a perfect deal, but sometimes, scammers can exploit that desire and have us turning over our hard-earned money for a big bunch of nothing. But why? Because our desire for reward usually outweighs our fear of repercussions — kind of like a mouse ignoring a trap so they can […]

Our Music, Our Language and Our Culture | Clann Uí Fhlatharta: | TEDxGalway

The Ó Flatharta siblings are noted for their unique arrangements of well known Sean-Nós songs, taking a particular interest in vocal arrangement and harmonisation. The trio are multi All Ireland winning performers who keep their language and heritage at the heart of all their musical endeavours. As well as performing some of their pieces, they […]

Why do we get dark circles under our eyes? #shorts #science

Emma Dauster: Writer Attabey Rodríguez Benítez: Script Editor Luke Rosener: Fact Checker Bonnie Meyer: Managing Editor Savannah Geary: Editor, Associate Producer, Host Sarah Suta: Producer Caitlin Hofmeister: Executive Producer Hank Green: Executive Producer Sources: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4756872/ This is Why You Shouldn’t Rub Your Eyes Image Sources: https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Vessels_face_(10851168204).jpg https://www.istockphoto.com/photo/asian-woman-in-fatigue-emotion-and-use-patches-collagen-under-eyes-for-anti-wrinkles-gm1342311509-421784364 https://www.istockphoto.com/photo/his-body-just-wants-to-shut-down-gm1047508094-280192721

The meters-high mountain of mannequins in the Midlands

Mannequins are generally bought, used once for a project, and then thrown away to landfill. Except here, at Mannakin in Lincolnshire. Thanks to Roz and the team at Mannakin: https://mannakin.com My first thought was “don’t those mannequins rot, just sitting out there in the weather?” And then I realised: no, not really, they’re fibreglass. That’s […]

This Forgotten Ecosystem Holds Twice as Much Carbon Than Forests

As more of the world’s forests are destroyed, it makes you wonder: what’s going to absorb CO2 in their place?! In an ironic twist of fate, one of Earth’s “deadest” habitats might be our best hope for an ongoing supply of breathable air. » Subscribe to Seeker! http://bit.ly/subscribeseeker » Watch more Elements! http://bit.ly/ElementsPlaylist » Visit […]

Three MORE Things You Missed Because of COVID

This year, science news has understandably focused a lot on COVID-19. But other science has carried on, and there have been plenty of amazing discoveries this year that we think deserve a spotlight, too! Hosted by: Hank Green SciShow is on TikTok! Check us out at https://www.tiktok.com/@scishow ———- Support SciShow by becoming a patron on […]

Git Overview – Computerphile

One of the most useful tools in code development, Git protects your code from yourself and others! Dr Max Wilson gives us an overview. 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 […]

So that’s why it’s called pizza…

The secret to pizza’s name origin is mathematics, or so the legend goes… #Shorts Images https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Pizza_Tikka.JPG#filelinks https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Volume_of_a_pizza.svg Subscribe: https://www.youtube.com/user/MindYourDecisions?sub_confirmation=1 Send me suggestions by email (address at end of many videos). I may not reply but I do consider all ideas! If you buy from the links below I may receive a commission for sales. (As […]

Making Reactions Go Faster Since the 1700s | Great Minds: Elizabeth Fulhame

SciShow is supported by Brilliant.org. Go to https://Brilliant.org/SciShow to get 20% off of an annual Premium subscription. The chemical process of catalysis happens in a myriad of places in our modern world – from industry to inside your cells. Our knowledge of catalysis today springs from Elizabeth Fulhame, who over 225 years ago became the […]

“Laughter is NOT the best medicine,” says comedian | Mimi Hayes | TEDxCherryCreekWomen

According to Mimi Hayes, laughter is NOT the best medicine. And she should know, she’s a standup comedian with a brain injury. What’s really behind jokes made at our own expense? And are we allowed to joke about having a catheter when we wake up from brain surgery? Hayes takes us into the mind of […]

Amina J. Mohammed: A new perspective on the journey to net-zero | TED Countdown

Climate action can be a vehicle to deliver dignity, opportunity and equality for all. UN Deputy Secretary-General Amina J. Mohammed invites us to reimagine what the journey to net-zero could look like if we invest in people’s climate efforts while prioritizing the 17 Sustainable Development Goals — a blueprint of interlinked global goals to protect […]

How to Find ALIEN Dyson Spheres

PBS Member Stations rely on viewers like you. To support your local station, go to:http://to.pbs.org/DonateSPACE ***** Sign Up on Patreon to get access to the Space Time Discord! https://www.patreon.com/pbsspacetime On our search for alien lifeforms we scan for primitive biosignatures, and wait and hope for their errant signals to happen by the Earth. But that […]

Do eggs go in the fridge or on the counter? #shorts #science

Emma Dauster: Writer Attabey Rodríguez Benítez: Script Editor Luke Rosener: Fact Checker Bonnie Meyer: Managing Editor Savannah Geary: Editor, Associate Producer, Host Sarah Suta: Producer Caitlin Hofmeister: Executive Producer Hank Green: Executive Producer Sources: https://ask.usda.gov/s/article/Why-should-eggs-be-refrigerated https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4377917/ https://www.pewtrusts.org/en/research-and-analysis/articles/2020/09/24/vaccines-for-poultry-are-crucial-for-preventing-salmonella-contamination https://www.researchgate.net/publication/332800166_Current_commercial-scale_egg_washing_practices_in_the_USA_and_Japan Image Sources: https://www.istockphoto.com/photo/six-white-eggs-in-carton-box-on-pink-paper-background-top-view-symbol-happy-easter-gm1132077227-299968040 https://www.storyblocks.com/video/stock/different-colour-eggs-from-different-poultry-studio-video-hxxqq3vufjd8zw7tf https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Salmonella_typhimurium.png https://www.storyblocks.com/video/stock/domestic-hen-sitting-on-eggs-in-the-nest-broken-eggs-in-nest-healthy-chickens-production-sxm8hjptvbk144qjiw

4 Mysterious Extinctions from Earth’s History

Nowadays, we’re pretty confident about how the dinosaurs died out, but there are still other extinctions throughout Earth’s history, some big, some small, that remain unsolved. Hosted by: Rose Bear Don’t Walk SciShow is on TikTok! Check us out at https://www.tiktok.com/@scishow ———- Support SciShow by becoming a patron on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/scishow ———- Huge thanks go […]

Nithya Ramanathan: The problem of vaccine spoilage — and a smart sensor to help | TED

Refrigerators do much more than store your groceries — they’re also vital to preserving and distributing vaccines. Illustrating the realities of (and threats to) global vaccine supply chains, technologist and TED Fellow Nithya Ramanathan describes how smart sensors placed in fridges that store medical supplies can provide crucial, real-time data and ensure people get the […]

The Surprising Reason Why You Talk in Your Sleep

Some of us sleep soundly without uttering a whisper; others deliver entire speeches while sawing their logs. But why is that…and how does sleep talking affect our health? » Subscribe to Seeker! http://bit.ly/subscribeseeker » Watch more Elements! http://bit.ly/ElementsPlaylist » Visit our shop at http://shop.seeker.com Many people think of sleep as the brain shutting off. Curtains. […]

2021, in 6 minutes

Year two of the coronavirus pandemic was filled with vaccines and variants, summer Olympics, joys, and sorrows. Subscribe and turn on notifications 🔔 so you don’t miss any videos: http://goo.gl/0bsAjO 2021 was a year like no other. Vox looks back on the biggest moments that defined an unpredictable year. Make sure you never miss behind-the-scenes […]

Are There Infinite Infinities? #shorts

Bitdefender Total Security (Extended Free Trial) – https://www.bitdefender.com/media/html/consumer/new/WI-S-Bitdefender/?cid=inf&7Cc%7Cig¾7CVS2Q4 Thanks to Bitdefender for supporting Vsauce2. We know what infinity is… it’s something that never ends. It’s right in the name: ‘doesn’t finish.’ But is it possible to have more than one infinity? Can one infinity be larger than another? And if we say yes or no, […]

What Happens When You Quit Alcohol?

Today we are going to explain EXACTLY what happens to your brain and body when you try to quit alcohol! FOLLOW US! Instagram: https://instagram.com/asapscience​​ Facebook: https://facebook.com/asapscience​​ Twitter: https://twitter.com/asapscience​​ TikTok: @AsapSCIENCE Written by: Gregory Brown Edited by: Luka Šarlija Link To Alcohol Survey: https://www.niaaa.nih.gov/publications/brochures-and-fact-sheets/understanding-alcohol-use-disorder Sources: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7195126/ https://www.nature.com/articles/s41575-021-00527-0 https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC8327759/ https://www.menshealth.com/health/a19532341/what-happens-when-you-stop-drinking-alcohol/ https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2837343/ https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/books/NBK441882/ https://www.nature.com/articles/s41398-021-01635-w https://www.hindawi.com/journals/bmri/2012/854524/ https://www.nature.com/articles/s41598-021-99211-1 https://www.nature.com/articles/s41398-021-01610-5 https://www.nature.com/articles/s41398-020-01163-z […]

Solomon Goldstein-Rose: How much clean electricity do we really need? | TED Countdown

To fight climate change, we need to clean up the global electricity system by replacing fossil fuel power plants with clean generation — right? Climate author Solomon Goldstein-Rose thinks we need to do much more than that. Replacement isn’t enough, he explains in this compelling talk: we need to rapidly develop a new global system […]

Imagination: Africa’s Secret Weapon. | Dali Tembo | TEDxUniversityofJohannesburg

Dali Tembo is CEO & Co-founder of The Culture Foundry Company – a Global Consumer Insight & Collaboration Agency. He is recognised as one of the leading strategists canvassing current and future trends affecting Africa’s youth. Having completed his undergrad in Organizational Psychology, Business Management and Public Management, Dali went on to study a Post […]

4 ways to hack your memory | Lisa Genova | Big Think

4 ways to hack your memory, with Lisa Genova Subscribe to Big Think on YouTube ►► https://www.youtube.com/c/bigthink Up next ►► How memory works https://youtu.be/kwo2WxM87-g Self-testing is one good way to better remember information. Think of memory as a two-way street. If we only put information in, it is like traveling in only one direction. Recalling […]

Why Is It so Hard to Swat a Fly?

SciShow is supported by Brilliant.org. Go to https://Brilliant.org/SciShow to get 20% off of an annual Premium subscription. Flies are evasive buzzing machines that make it nearly impossible to swat. Luckily, science has some explanation to help you predict their next move. Hosted by: Stefan Chin SciShow is on TikTok! Check us out at https://www.tiktok.com/@scishow ———- […]

A chameleon robot that changes colors! #shorts #science

Niba Audrey Nirmal: Host Emma Dauster: Writer Attabey Rodríguez Benítez: Script Editor Kyle Nackers: Fact Checker Bonnie Meyer: Managing Editor Savannah Geary: Editor, Associate Producer Sarah Suta: Producer Caitlin Hofmeister: Executive Producer Hank Green: Executive Producer Sources: https://pubs.rsc.org/en/content/articlehtml/2010/jm/c0jm00843e?casa_token=nnvpGlxIW1EAAAAA:HrNOSs1svU8wg5CdCGLzld3rLEjNdcX7VSpD8wO6l8WQMwtsD1D8MkkZm27ggCmZC6lnbxWioiqL https://www.nature.com/articles/s41467-021-24916-w

Five YouTubers. Five games. $10,000. ⋮ Money: the full series

I invited Rohin from @Medlife Crisis, Sophie from @Soph’s Notes, @Mike Boyd, Sam from @Wendover Productions, and @Mia Mulder to play some games. They’ll be tempted by individual profit over group wealth, in an environment designed to slowly break their team apart. But all they knew is: they’d be sat around a table trying to […]

Chris Bennett: A close-to-home solution for accessible childcare | TED

Childcare needs a transformation — but rather than investing billions in new buildings and schools, what if we could unlock the potential of people already nearby? Entrepreneur Chris Bennett offers an innovative way to tackle the shortage of childcare worldwide and connect families to safe, affordable and high-quality options in their own communities. Visit http://TED.com […]

Meet the First Spider-Like Robot to Explore Lava Caves on the Moon

Hidden beneath the moon’s layers of dusty regolith are lava caves— caves that scientists hope could one day support human colonies. But these subterranean spaces have never been explored before….at least not yet. » Subscribe to Seeker! http://bit.ly/subscribeseeker » Watch more Elements! http://bit.ly/ElementsPlaylist » Visit our shop at http://shop.seeker.com Asagumo is the latest rover from […]

The Real Reason We’re All So Busy (and What to Do About It) | Dorie Clark | TEDxBoston

These days, everyone feels pressed for time. Duke University professor Dorie Clark reveals the hidden reasons behind why we’re all so busy, and why we struggle break out of the cycle of overwhelm. This talk presents a new way to look at the choices we make, and how to create more space in our lives […]

Tanya Berger-Wolf: How your nature photos can help protect wild animals | TED

We’re losing animal and plant species at such a swift, unprecedented rate that it’s nearly impossible to keep up. Computational biologist Tanya Berger-Wolf demonstrates how harnessing the power of artificial intelligence and one of the internet’s biggest resources — public images and video — supports the crucial collection of data to save threatened wildlife. Learn […]

Why the new space telescope looks so strange

A NASA astrophysicist explains humanity’s big new toy Subscribe and turn on notifications 🔔 so you don’t miss any videos: http://goo.gl/0bsAjO After 25 years and nearly $10 billion, the James Webb Space Telescope has finally left planet Earth. Billed as a successor to the beloved Hubble Space Telescope, the Webb’s mirror is six times larger […]

Conic Loaf of Bread – Numberphile

Featuring Cliff Stoll – http://bit.ly/Cliff_Videos More links & stuff in full description below ↓↓↓ Cliff’s website: https://www.kleinbottle.com 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 support from The Akamai Foundation […]

Why Bitcoin Is Like Reindeer Mating

Watch the new season of MinuteBody – and get access to both CuriosityStream and Nebula – at https://curiositystream.com/minuteearth Bitcoin and other blockchain technologies, like NFTs, work a lot like reindeer mating. LEARN MORE ************** To learn more about this topic, start your googling with these keywords: – Bitcoin: a digital currency known as a cryptocurrency, […]

The Chromosomes Hiding in Specks of Lint

SciShow is supported by Brilliant.org. Go to https://Brilliant.org/SciShow to get 20% off of an annual Premium subscription. Tiny versions of chromosomes show up in things like birds, reptiles, and amphibians. These mysterious lint-like flecks may be the building blocks for our entire genomes. Hosted by: Hank Green SciShow is on TikTok! Check us out at […]

A dinner party game to spark your radical imagination | Ozy Aloziem | TEDxMileHigh

“Radical imagination,” says social worker Ozy Aloziem, “is the audacity to live in the world as it is and dream something different.” For Aloziem, visualizing a more just world starts with a dinner party game she created with poet Bobby LeFebre in 2020. Here she invites us to join her table. Eight guests gather over […]