The Wild Plan To Bring Back Woolly Mammoths

Woolly Mammoths could soon make a comeback. A new company is on a mission to create a mammoth-elephant hybrid, and their reason might surprise you. » Subscribe to Seeker! http://bit.ly/subscribeseeker (then hit the little 🔔 icon and select “all.”) » Watch more Elements! http://bit.ly/ElementsPlaylist » Visit our shop at http://shop.seeker.com What if I told you […]

Can you solve the risky disk riddle? – James Tanton

Practice more problem-solving at https://brilliant.org/TedEd — Your antivirus squad is up against a code that’s hijacked your mainframe. What you’ve learned from other infected systems, right before they went dark, is that it likes to toy with antivirus agents in a very peculiar way— and you’re the agent that’s been selected to go up against […]

The Limited Edition Dinosaur Calendar – Now And Then Never Again

https://kgs.link/12022_Calendar THE 12,022 CALENDAR IS HERE. WORLDWIDE SHIPPING AVAILABLE As the year 12,021 slowly comes to an end, we present to you the 12,022 Human Era Calendar: Eons Edition. You can get the very shiny, high-quality, limited edition now until we sell out and then never again. OUR CHANNELS ▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀ German Channel: https://kgs.link/youtubeDE Spanish Channel: […]

Why don’t we cover the desert with solar panels? – Dan Kwartler

Explore what would happen if we covered the Sahara Desert in solar panels, and the possibility of it solving our energy crisis. — Stretching over roughly nine million square kilometers and with sands reaching temperatures of up to 80° Celsius, the Sahara Desert receives about 22 million terawatt hours of energy from the Sun every […]

We’re Going Completely Off-Grid | Shut It Off ASAP – Official Trailer

We’re taking AsapSCIENCE out of the classroom and into the country where we’ll be living completely off the grid in order to research sustainability and ways to combat the climate crisis. Each episode sees us shutting off a basic necessity and then relying on science to figure out how to do it ourselves. To see […]

Can love and independence coexist? – Tanya Boucicaut

Dig into Zora Neale Hurston’s classic novel, “Their Eyes Were Watching God,” which follows Janie Crawford in her search for love and agency. — Baritone thunder. Snarling winds. Consuming downpours. Okeechobee, the hurricane of 1928, forced many to flee their ruined communities. But for Janie Crawford, it inspired an unexpected homecoming. So begins Zora Neale […]

What Happens When You Quit Porn?

Today we are going to explain EXACTLY what happens to your brain and body when you TRY to quit porn! 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 References: https://www.nature.com/articles/npp201778 https://www.nature.com/articles/npp201778#ref-CR21 https://www.nature.com/articles/npp201778#ref-CR17 https://www.nature.com/articles/npp201778#ref-CR26 https://www.nature.com/articles/s41443-020-00380-w https://www.nature.com/articles/427311a https://www.spinalcord.com/blog/gray-matter-vs-white-matter-in-the-brain https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3660656/ https://www.frontiersin.org/articles/10.3389/fnhum.2018.00209/full https://accelerate.uofuhealth.utah.edu/resilience/neuroplasticity-how-to-use-your-brain-s-malleability-to-improve-your-well-being https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s10508-006-9064-0 https://www.nature.com/articles/s41585-020-0343-7 https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s40473-018-0162-9 https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2945841/

Why James Webb’s Infrared Vision is a Gamechanger

Once it’s launched, the James Webb Space Telescope will look way back in time to right after the universe formed. But what cutting-edge tech allows Webb to peer back so far, and how exactly does it work? » Subscribe to Seeker! http://bit.ly/subscribeseeker (then hit the little 🔔 icon and select “all.”) » Watch more Elements! […]

What Dinosaurs ACTUALLY Looked Like?

https://kgs.link/12022_Calendar As the year 12,021 slowly comes to an end, we present to you the 12,022 Human Era Calendar: Eons Edition. You can get the very shiny, high-quality, limited edition now until we sell out and then never again. WORLDWIDE SHIPPING AVAILABLE. Sources & further reading: https://sites.google.com/view/sources-mysteries-of-the-past/ The past is a vast and mysterious land […]

Where will you be able to live in 20 years? – Carol Farbotko and Ingrid Boas

Explore how coastal communities are impacted by climate change and how they’re adapting to rising sea levels and extreme weather. — Humanity has always adapted to changing weather and moved to regions that best support cultural lifestyles and livelihoods. However, the rise in extreme weather is endangering coastal communities, and even for those with the […]

Inside the Deep Sea Sub Exploring Earth’s Final Frontier

Earth’s final frontier is the ocean floor. To explore these unknown depths and uncover countless mysteries, a group of engineers upgraded the world’s oldest crewed sub. » Subscribe to Seeker! http://bit.ly/subscribeseeker (then hit the little 🔔 icon and select “all”) » Watch more Focal Point | https://bit.ly/2s0cf7w » Visit our shop at http://shop.seeker.com Alvin is […]

What happened to the lost Kingdom of Kush? – Geoff Emberling

Trace the rise and fall of the Kingdom of Kush, an overlooked ancient African civilization which fought off both the Egyptians and Romans. — Along the Nile River, in what is now northern Sudan, lay the ancient civilization of Kush. Though they were once conquered by a powerful neighbor, the kings and queens of Kush […]

The genes you don’t get from your parents (but can’t live without) – Devin Shuman

Dig into the essential role that mitochondrial DNA played in the evolution of living things on Earth, and find out why it’s still evolving. — Inside our cells, each of us has a second set of genes completely separate from our 23 pairs of chromosomes. And this isn’t just true for humans— it’s true of […]

Can We Forage All Our Calories From The Wild? | Shut It Off ASAP

What if you had to forage for your food? Would you know what could kill you? We’ve gone off the grid and are searching for calories and protein in the most unconventional ways. Fortunately an indigenous chef has come along to help to make sure we don’t accidentally die of food poisoning. Oopsy! To see […]

Ancient Greece’s greatest erotic artist – Diane J. Rayor

Discover the works of erotic poet and songwriter Sappho, and find out why only fragments of her poetry still survive. — Over 2,500 years ago, one of ancient Greece’s most celebrated popstars and erotic poets enraptured listeners. The singer-songwriter offered a uniquely intimate perspective on love, passion, and longing, and was the first on record […]

Gingers Can’t Feel Pain Properly: THIS IS WHY!

There are ALOT of stereotypes for us gingers, and the scientific truth is even weirder! Check out http://KiwiCo.com/Asap and get your first month free! 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 References: https://pubs.asahq.org/anesthesiology/article/102/3/509/7338/Increased-Sensitivity-to-Thermal-Pain-and-Reduced https://jmg.bmj.com/content/42/7/583.short https://www.nih.gov/news-events/nih-research-matters/study-finds-link-between-red-hair-pain-threshold https://www.degruyter.com/document/doi/10.1016/j.sjpain.2010.08.005/html https://www.futuremedicine.com/doi/abs/10.2217/14622416.9.2.179 https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/30787281/ https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/23362906/ https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/2765023/ https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/15731586/ https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/34001865/

Two Chapters From Our New Book – Exclusive Preview!

To preorder IMMUNE click here: https://kgs.link/ImmuneBook – Its available in English and German and on amazon it should be available in pretty much all countries too. Today we are doing something different: an exclusive preview, we’ll listen to the introduction and two chapters from the Kurzgesagt book, “Immune: A Journey Into the Mysterious System That […]

How a concubine became the ruler of Egypt – Abdallah Ewis

Get to know the story of Shajar Al-Durr, who was born enslaved and rose to become the ruler of Egypt. — The year is 1249 CE. King Louis IX is sailing the Nile, threatening to overthrow the sultan and capture Egypt. Egypt’s commanders ask the sultan’s wife, Shajar Al-Durr, to report this news to the […]

Viruses Have Shaped Life on Earth as We Know It, Here’s How

There are approximately ten nonillion viruses on our planet, but that’s no reason to panic. Viruses are integral for life on Earth, and as scientists discover thousands of new ones, they’re learning more about the outsized role they play. » Subscribe to Seeker! http://bit.ly/subscribeseeker (then hit the little 🔔 icon and select “all.”) » Watch […]

Can you solve the nuclear override riddle? – Alex Rosenthal

Practice more problem-solving at https://brilliant.org/TedEd — Smuggling yourself aboard the rogue submarine was the easy part. Hacking into the nuclear missile launch override — a little harder. And you’ve got a problem: you don’t have the override code. You know you need the same numbers that were used to authorize the launch, but one wrong […]

Can YOU Fix Climate Change?

This video was supported by Gates Notes, the personal blog of Bill Gates, where he writes about global health, climate change, and more. Check out it out to learn more about ways the world can work together to reach zero greenhouse gas emissions: https://www.gatesnotes.com/Climate-and-energy?WT.mc_id=2021_ClimateCtr2021_CTRKurt-YT_&WT.tsrc=CTRKurtYT To get some background on how we deal with sponsorships please […]

Could This Elusive Particle Reshape the Standard Model?

Physicists are on the hunt for a mysterious particle that could totally change our understanding of the universe. Some scientists think this elusive particle is hiding in plain sight. » Subscribe to Seeker! http://bit.ly/subscribeseeker (then hit the little 🔔 icon and select “all.”) » Watch more Elements! http://bit.ly/ElementsPlaylist » Visit our shop at http://shop.seeker.com The […]

The secrets of the world’s most famous symphony – Hanako Sawada

Discover what makes Ludwig van Beethoven’s Symphony Number Five a musical masterpiece, and uncover the story behind its inception. — Eight ferocious notes open one of the most explosive pieces of music ever composed. Ludwig van Beethoven’s Symphony Number Five premiered in 1808, and quickly won acclaim. Its central motif and raw emotionality have continued […]

You’re Breathing in Microplastics, But What Does That Mean for Your Health?

Microplastics are everywhere—in our food, water, and now even the air we breathe. But scientists are just starting to understand how airborne microplastics end up in the atmosphere and what happens when we breathe them in. » Subscribe to Seeker! http://bit.ly/subscribeseeker (then hit the little 🔔 icon and select “all.”) » Watch more Elements! http://bit.ly/ElementsPlaylist […]

You could have a secret twin (but not the way you think) – Kayla Mandel Sheets

Download a free audiobook version of “The Vanishing Half“ and support TED-Ed’s nonprofit mission: https://www.audible.com/ted-ed — While searching for a kidney donor, Karen Keegan stumbled upon a mystery. After undergoing genetic testing, it turned out that some of her cells had a completely different set of genes from the others. And this second set of […]

This Is Why Women See Better Than Men

Women and men see different, this is the science of why! The first 1,000 people to use this link will get a 1 month free trial of Skillshare: https://skl.sh/asapscience08211 Inspired by this INCREDIBLE book, PLZ BUY: https://milkweed.org/book/braiding-sweetgrass 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 […]

Earth’s mysterious red glow, explained – Zoe Pierrat

Explore the phenomenon and uses of chlorophyll fluorescence, a small amount of light emitted by plants during photosynthesis. — In 2009, a satellite circled Earth, scanning and sorting the wavelengths reflecting off the planet’s surface. Researchers noticed something baffling: an unexpected wavelength of unknown origin. They tried looking at Earth with only this wavelength, and […]

SpaceX Is About To Make History Again, Here’s How

On September 15, 2021, SpaceX’s all-civilian Inspiration4 mission is set to usher us into a new era of spaceflight. This historic spaceflight could open up space exploration to all of humanity, not just astronauts. » Subscribe to Seeker! http://bit.ly/subscribeseeker (then hit the little 🔔 icon and select “all.”) » Watch more Countdown to Launch: http://bit.ly/CTLplaylist […]

Could Parallel Realities Really Exist?

With the popularity of Marvel’s multiverse, you might low-key be wondering how parallel world’s could actually work. Turns out this science-fiction is based on real science, but what exact theories are out there? » Subscribe to Seeker! http://bit.ly/subscribeseeker (then hit the little 🔔 icon and select “all.”) » Watch more Elements! http://bit.ly/ElementsPlaylist » Visit our […]

What makes a language… a language? – Martin Hilpert

Dig into the distinction between a language and a dialect, and uncover the history of standardized languages. — Outside of China, Mandarin and Cantonese are often referred to as Chinese dialects, despite being even more dissimilar than Spanish and Italian. On the other hand, speakers of Danish, Norwegian, and Swedish, which are three distinct languages, […]

Someone Dead Ruined My Life… Again.

Videos like this are only possible with your help, consider becoming a bonnie bee today! https://www.patreon.com/cgpgrey ‣ Discuss this video: https://www.reddit.com/r/cgpgrey ## Related Videos 💖 The Tale of Tiffany 💖https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9LMr5XTgeyI Physical Characteristics of The Tiffanys: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZhCAbDeLgTw Brief History of the Royal Family: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jNgP6d9HraI ## Bonnie Bees Ben Delo, Bob Kunz, Bobby, Nevin Spoljaric, Donal Botkin, […]

How Close Are We to a Malaria Vaccine?

Malaria has been around for a thousand years and affects 200 million people globally. But right now, several promising vaccines are in development or trials. If approved, a vaccine could change the world forever. » Subscribe to Seeker! http://bit.ly/subscribeseeker (then hit the little 🔔 icon and select “all.”) » Watch more Elements! http://bit.ly/ElementsPlaylist » Visit […]

The rise and fall of the Lakota Empire – Pekka Hämäläinen

Trace the rise and fall of the Lakota Empire which, at their height, were the most dominant power in the American West. — In 1776, a powerful empire was born in North America. The Lakotas had reached the Black Hills, the most sacred place and most coveted buffalo hunting grounds in the western plains. Located […]

What is MSG, and is it actually bad for you? – Sarah E. Tracy

Dig into the seasoning known as MSG, and find out how this flavoring was developed and if it’s actually bad for your health. — In 1968, Dr. Robert Ho Man Kwok felt ill after dinner at a Chinese restaurant and wrote a letter to a medical journal connecting his symptoms to MSG. His letter would […]

Why Scientists Recreated the Northern Lights in a Lab

Auroras like the famous Northern Lights have captivated humans for millennia. But scientists haven’t been able to prove exactly how they form—until now. » Subscribe to Seeker! http://bit.ly/subscribeseeker (then hit the little 🔔 icon and select “all.”) » Watch more Elements! http://bit.ly/ElementsPlaylist » Visit our shop at http://shop.seeker.com For decades, the exact science of how […]

This Virus Shouldn’t Exist (But it Does)

To get a fresh perspective on math and science, go to https://brilliant.org/Nutshell/ and sign up free. And there’s an extra perk for Kurzgesagt viewers: the first 200 people to use the link get 20% off their annual membership, which gives you access to every course in Brilliant’s catalog. Thanks to our friends from Brilliant for supporting […]

The infamous overpopulation bet: Simon vs. Ehrlich – Soraya Field Fiorio

Discover an infamous bet between two professors, which sought to predict whether the earth would run out of resources due to a growing human population. — In 1980, Paul Ehrlich and Julian Simon bet $1,000 on a question with stakes that couldn’t be higher: would the earth run out of resources to sustain a growing […]

Bacteria Can Tell Time…Wait, What?!

Humans, animals, and plants have a biological clock—and turns out, bacteria do too! If we can better understand how exactly the microorganisms tick, there could be incredible implications for medicine, agriculture, and more. » Subscribe to Seeker! http://bit.ly/subscribeseeker (then hit the little 🔔 icon and select “all.”) » Watch more Elements! http://bit.ly/ElementsPlaylist » Visit our […]

Is this the most successful animal ever? – Nigel Hughes

Discover the creatures known as trilobites, one of Earth’s most successful early animals, and find out what led to their extinction. — Prevailing for around 270 million years and encompassing more than 20,000 distinct species, trilobites are some of the most successful lifeforms in Earth’s history. When they sprung into existence, they were among the […]

Why Isn’t U.S. Cybersecurity Infrastructure Good Enough?

Cyberattacks around the world, and especially in the U.S., have been on the rise. What can we do to combat it? » Subscribe to Seeker! http://bit.ly/subscribeseeker (then hit the little 🔔 icon and select “all.”) » Watch more Elements! http://bit.ly/ElementsPlaylist » Visit our shop at http://shop.seeker.com Cyberattacks seem to be really having a moment. Take […]

How we can detect pretty much anything – Hélène Morlon and Anna Papadopoulou

Explore how scientists use environmental DNA (eDNA) in a technique called DNA metabarcoding to find and track species. — Scientists have been staking out a forest in Montana for an animal that’s notoriously tricky to find. Camera traps haven’t offered definitive evidence, and experts can’t identify its tracks with certainty. But within the past decades, […]

These Rare Elements Are Key to Renewable Energy, But What If They Run Out?

Turns out, green technologies might not be so green. Rare earth elements used in these technologies have a big environmental impact, but there are some solutions. » Subscribe to Seeker! http://bit.ly/subscribeseeker (then hit the little 🔔 icon and select “all.”) » Watch more Elements! http://bit.ly/ElementsPlaylist » Visit our shop at http://shop.seeker.com Renewable technologies like solar […]