Fusion Energy Could Be a Reality in Less Than 5 Years

SPARC is aiming to be the first experimental device to achieve an energy-positive fusion reaction. New research suggests that this goal may soon be within reach. » Subscribe to Seeker! http://bit.ly/subscribeseeker » Watch more Elements! http://bit.ly/ElementsPlaylist » Visit our shop at http://shop.seeker.com With construction slated to begin in spring 2021, the team predicts it could […]

The Muscle Song (Memorize Your Anatomy) | SCIENCE SONGS

Thank you Google for sponsoring a portion of this video! To learn more about how Google helps protect your information online, visit http://passwords.google.com Hope you enjoy this crash course the muscle anatomy. To watch more SCIENCE SONGS: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3HRkKznJoZA&list=PLvFsG9gYFxY9zTBhcFmMcYa3zYfQz7P7F&ab_channel=AsapSCIENCE Song created by Mitchell Moffit LYRICS: VERSE 1 See the chest You can flex Your pectoralis Major […]

The Z Machine Recreates a Dying Star on Earth

The age of the universe might be wrong, so a team of astrophysicists are using the Z Machine to recreate a piece of it on Earth. What does it take to resurrect a white dwarf star in the lab? »Subscribe to Seeker! http://bit.ly/subscribeseeker »Watch more Focal Point | https://bit.ly/2s0cf7w » Visit our shop at http://shop.seeker.com […]

Inside the Most Powerful X-Ray Source in the World

The Z Machine is unlike any lab found on Earth. We visited this massive facility to find out how it’s recreating the extreme conditions of the universe. Part 2 will be live tomorrow. »Subscribe to Seeker! http://bit.ly/subscribeseeker »Watch more Focal Point | https://bit.ly/2s0cf7w » Visit our shop at http://shop.seeker.com The whole point of the Z […]

Which type of milk is best for you? – Jonathan J. O’Sullivan & Grace E. Cunningham

Dive into the most popular milks— dairy, almond, soy and oat— to find out which is healthiest for you and for the planet. — If you go to the store in search of milk, there are a dizzying number of products to choose from. There’s dairy milk, but also plant-based products such as almond, soy, […]

This Is Why Birds Are So Affected by Oil Spills

It takes a bit more than just soap and water to save a bird that has been in an oil spill, but the experts at International Bird Rescue are more than up for the challenge. » Subscribe to Seeker! http://bit.ly/subscribeseeker » Watch more ReWild! http://bit.ly/rewildplaylist » Visit our shop at http://shop.seeker.com We have all seen […]

Could we harness the power of a black hole? – Fabio Pacucci

Download a free audiobook version of “Children of Time” and support TED-Ed’s nonprofit mission: https://www.audible.com/ted-ed Check out our full book recommendation: https://shop.ed.ted.com/collections/ted-ed-book-recommendations/products/children-of-time — Imagine a distant future when humans reach beyond Earth, forge cities on planets thousands of light-years away, and maintain a galactic web of trade and transport. What would it take to make […]

This Mutant Super-Enzyme Can Eat Plastic Waste Within Days

Researchers have re-engineered a plastic-eating enzyme to degrade plastic bottles within days — and it might be ready to start eating our trash as soon as next year. » Subscribe to Seeker! http://bit.ly/subscribeseeker » Watch more Elements! http://bit.ly/ElementsPlaylist » Visit our shop at http://shop.seeker.com The impacts of plastic pollution continue to be felt worldwide as […]

The Mystery of Saturn’s Giant Hexagonal Storm May Soon Be Solved

Saturn’s hexagonal storm has been raging for decades for reasons unknown… until now. » Subscribe to Seeker! http://bit.ly/subscribeseeker » Watch more Elements! http://bit.ly/ElementsPlaylist » Visit our shop at http://shop.seeker.com Saturn has a giant 18,000-mile, hexagon-shaped cloud storm that could comfortably fit two Earths inside it, and since its discovery, the mysterious hexagon has left scientists […]

The rise and fall of history’s first empire – Soraya Field Fiorio

Discover history’s first empire: Sumer, located in Mesopotamia, which built the world’s first cities and created the first writing system. — History’s first empire rose out of a hot, dry landscape, without rainfall to nourish crops, without trees or stones for building. In spite of all this, its inhabitants built the world’s first cities, with […]

The Real Reason You Hallucinate

Hallucinations explain where your consciousness comes from. Sidenote Podcast: https://bit.ly/3drQwZV Join our mailing list: https://bit.ly/34fWU27 Your brain is a complex organ that makes you…YOU! Your consciousness is controlled by a variety of molecules and receptors in your brain which are studied while hallucinating. New research places participants in an fMRI machine to study their brains […]

Why Is Florida Releasing 750 Million GMO Mosquitoes?

The U.S. EPA recently gave the green light to release millions of genetically modified mosquitoes in the Florida Keys. Why are they doing this, and what are the potential risks? » Subscribe to Seeker! http://bit.ly/subscribeseeker » Watch more Elements! http://bit.ly/ElementsPlaylist » Visit our shop at http://shop.seeker.com In May 2020, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency gave […]

This NASA Spacecraft Could Unveil the Origins of Life

NASA’s first asteroid sample return mission is ready for its long-awaited touchdown on asteroid Bennu. What will its samples reveal? » Subscribe to Seeker! http://bit.ly/subscribeseeker » Watch more Elements! http://bit.ly/ElementsPlaylist » Visit our shop at http://shop.seeker.com NASA’s Origins, Spectral Interpretation, Resource Identification, and Security-Regolith Explorer, or OSIRIS-REx, was launched approximately 4 years ago in September […]

Can you solve the riddle and escape Hades? – Dan Finkel

Practice more problem-solving at https://brilliant.org/TedEd/ — The underworld is overcrowded, and Zeus has ordered Hades to let some spirits out. Hades arranges all the souls of the dead in a line before Cerberus. When one of his three heads bites down on the soul in front of it, they’ll get returned to the land of […]

How To Get Grizzly Bears the Space They Need to Survive

Conservationists and ecologists hatched a radical plan to reconnect the grizzlies in Yellowstone National Park with those in the Yukon. » Subscribe to Seeker! http://bit.ly/subscribeseeker » Visit our shop at http://shop.seeker.com As climate change continues to affect habitats across the U.S. and Canada for grizzly bears, conservationists and ecologists are working diligently to reconnect the […]

Can we create the “perfect” farm? – Brent Loken

Explore the innovative ways countries are revolutionizing farming to ensure we can feed humanity in a way that works with the environment. — About 10,000 years ago, humans began to farm. This agricultural revolution was a turning point in our history and enabled the existence of civilization. Today, nearly 40% of our planet is farmland. […]

The Most Deadly Job in America — And What Happens Next

‣ Thank you, crowdfunders, for making this video possible: https://www.patreon.com/cgpgrey ‣ Discuss this video: https://www.reddit.com/r/cgpgrey ## Related Videos ‣ Grey Reads the 25th Amendment: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TJlOb7n_iCI ## Crowdfunders Steven Snow, John Buchan, Nevin Spoljaric, Donal Botkin, BN-12 , Ben Delo, Bobby , Chris Chapin, Richard Jenkins, Phil Gardner, Martin, Steven Grimm, سليمان العقل, David F Watson, […]

This New Nuclear Battery Could Power Deep Space Missions for Decades

Powering deep space missions is tricky, to say the least. But a new method called lattice confinement fusion could be the compact, long-lasting energy source we’ve been searching for. » Subscribe to Seeker! http://bit.ly/subscribeseeker » Watch more Elements! http://bit.ly/ElementsPlaylist » Visit our shop at http://shop.seeker.com In April of 2020, NASA researchers announced they had come […]

What causes panic attacks, and how can you prevent them? – Cindy J. Aaronson

Dig into the science of what triggers panic attacks, how to recognize them, and the available treatments for panic disorder. — Countless poets and writers have tried to put words to the experience of a panic attack— a sensation so overwhelming, many people mistake it for a heart attack, stroke, or other life-threatening crisis. Studies […]

This New Martian Moon Mission Could Explain How Life Began

Japan is aiming to complete the first round-trip mission to Mars and its moons in 2024 — here’s how JAXA is preparing for a mission others have failed. » Subscribe to Seeker!http://bit.ly/subscribeseeker » Watch more Countdown to Launch: http://bit.ly/CTLplaylist » Visit our shop at http://shop.seeker.com We’re heading to Mars again. But this time, Japan is […]

How Quantum Diamonds Will Help Us Detect Cosmic Collisions

Scientists have designed a tabletop gravitational wave detector that uses diamonds to see. Here’s how this groundbreaking proposal could work. » Subscribe to Seeker! http://bit.ly/subscribeseeker » Watch more Elements! http://bit.ly/ElementsPlaylist » Visit our shop at http://shop.seeker.com Back in 2015, the two detectors that make up the experiment called LIGO detected gravitational waves generated by two […]

When Time Became History – The Human Era

Get your Human Era Calendar for the year 12,021 here: https://kgs.link/12021 For the fifth time, we present to you the Human Era Calendar for the year 12,021 – this time it is all about the journey of humanity, beginning tens of thousands of years ago, leading into the revolution of agriculture, to ancient high civilizations […]

Why we need national parks – Elyse Cox

Explore the creation of national parks and the importance of finding a balance between public use and ecological preservation. — In 1903, US President Theodore Roosevelt took a camping trip in California’s Yosemite Valley with conservationist John Muir. Roosevelt famously loved the outdoors, but Muir had invited him for more than just camping: Yosemite was […]

The Amazonian myth of the goblins’ revenge – Nathan D. Horowitz

Discover the Siekopai myth of the air goblins, spirits who fly and control the winds, as they clash with the human world. — Deep in the Amazon rainforest in the river Nea’ocoyá lived a school of particularly big and tasty fish. When the rains came and the water rose the fish appeared, and swam away […]

Is the Coronavirus ‘Airborne’ or Not?

Some scientists are becoming increasingly concerned that COVID-19 travels as an airborne pathogen. Let’s break down what that means. » Subscribe to Seeker! http://bit.ly/subscribeseeker » Watch more Elements! http://bit.ly/ElementsPlaylist » Visit our shop at http://shop.seeker.com The early days of the coronavirus pandemic were a confusing time. There was a lot of conflicting information flying around […]

The ONLY face cream that works! – according to science

Beauty products are barely regulated, so let’s explain the REAL science! Join our mailing list: https://bit.ly/34fWU27 Get Monty Lyman’s amazing book here: https://bit.ly/3cKE9Yu Whether it’s Retinol, Retinoic Acid, Vitamin C, Vitamin E, Retinyl Palmitate, serums, oils, VAMPIRE FACIALS!? There is a lot of beauty products and skin care routines that claim to keep you “looking […]

Is It Too Late To Stop Climate Change? Well, it’s Complicated.

This video is part of a series about climate change supported by Breakthrough Energy – a coalition founded by Bill Gates, that is working to expand clean-energy investment and support the innovations that will lead the world to net-zero carbon emissions. https://www.gatesnotes.com/Climate-and-energy?WT.mc_id=20200625100000_ClimateCtr2020_CTRKurt-YT_&WT.tsrc=CTRKurtYT Also a special thanks to the team at Our World for helping us […]

The problem with the U.S. bail system – Camilo Ramirez

Explore the U.S. bail system’s reliance on cash bail and how it disproportionately hurts people in low-income communities and communities of color. — Since 2000, the annual number of people convicted of crimes in the United States has stayed steady, but the average number of people in jail each year has shot up. How can […]

Performing brain surgery without a scalpel – Hyunsoo Joshua No

Dig into the science of radiosurgery: a procedure that uses light beams of radiation to target tumors, without making a single incision. — Every year, tens of thousands of people have brain surgery without a single incision: there’s no scalpel, no operating table, and the patient loses no blood. Instead, this procedure uses a machine […]

Earth’s “Evil” Twin May Hold Signs of Life

Generally considered inhabitable, new observations suggest that Venus could in fact be harboring life. Where? In its clouds. » Subscribe to Seeker! http://bit.ly/subscribeseeker » Watch more Elements! http://bit.ly/ElementsPlaylist » Visit our shop at http://shop.seeker.com After earning a bad reputation as Earth’s “evil twin,” Venus is finally getting some good press. Recently, a team of international […]

These Are the Most Promising COVID-19 Treatments

Remdesivir and dexamethasone are two of the top contenders for a COVID-19 drug treatment, but what do we know about them? » Subscribe to Seeker! http://bit.ly/subscribeseeker » Watch more Elements! http://bit.ly/ElementsPlaylist » Visit our shop at http://shop.seeker.com The search to find effective COVID-19 treatments has required scientists to study lots of drugs—both new and existing—and […]

What Exactly Is Blockchain?

Blockchain was built to revolutionize how we share data…but can it live up to the promises it has built? » Subscribe to Seeker! http://bit.ly/subscribeseeker » Watch more Elements! http://bit.ly/ElementsPlaylist » Visit our shop at http://shop.seeker.com While bitcoin and blockchain are often part of the same discussion, the two technologies are not synonymous and blockchain actually […]

What Really Killed the Dinosaurs?

One of science’s biggest mysteries — what caused the dinosaurs to go extinct — may have finally been put to rest. » Subscribe to Seeker! http://bit.ly/subscribeseeker » Watch more Elements! http://bit.ly/ElementsPlaylist » Visit our shop at http://shop.seeker.com Thanks to this recently published study in Science, we might have finally learned the truth behind what really […]

The Largest Star in the Universe – Size Comparison

We created our first app ‘Universe in a Nutshell’, together with Tim Urban of Wait but Why! Appstore: http://kgs.link/universe-app-ios Google Playstore: http://kgs.link/universe-app-android Sources & further reading: https://sites.google.com/view/sourceslargeststar Wait But Why: Homepage Video on Red Dwarfs: What is the largest star in the Universe? And why is it that large? And what ARE stars anyway? OUR […]

Is human evolution speeding up or slowing down? – Laurence Hurst

Download a free audiobook version of “Sapiens” and support TED-Ed’s nonprofit mission: https://www.audible.com/ted-ed Check out our full book recommendation: https://shop.ed.ted.com/collections/ted-ed-book-recommendations/products/sapiens — In the past 3,000 years, many populations have evolved genetic adaptations to their local environments. People in Siberia and the high arctic are uniquely adapted to survive extreme cold. The Bajau people can dive […]

Is life meaningless? And other absurd questions – Nina Medvinskaya

Dive into Albert Camus’ philosophy of the absurd, and explore the question: if the world is meaningless, could our lives still hold value? — Albert Camus grew up surrounded by violence. His homeland of Algeria was mired in conflict. He lost his father in World War I. Seeing World War II’s devastation, Camus grew despondent. […]

What Would a Quantum Internet Look Like?

In this episode, we’re tackling the question that’s on everyone’s minds: what will it take to have quantum internet in our home? » Subscribe to Seeker! http://bit.ly/subscribeseeker » Watch more Elements! http://bit.ly/ElementsPlaylist » Visit our shop at http://shop.seeker.com A quantum internet is in the works. The U.S. Department of Energy recently rolled out a blueprint […]

Nose Swabs vs. Saliva: Which COVID Test Should You Take?

The U.S. FDA recently approved an affordable saliva-based COVID-19 test. Could it effectively replace nasal swabs? » Subscribe to Seeker! http://bit.ly/subscribeseeker » Watch more Elements! http://bit.ly/ElementsPlaylist » Visit our shop at http://shop.seeker.com Read More: What Takes So Long? A Behind-The-Scenes Look At The Steps Involved In COVID-19 Testing What Takes So Long? A Behind-The-Scenes Look […]