The First Room Temperature Superconductor! (Still No Hoverboards) | SciShow News

Hot off the presses, this week has been cool! Researchers have discovered the first room-temperature superconductor, and another group has created a type of paint that actually stays cooler than the environment around it! Hosted by: Hank Green SciShow has a spinoff podcast! It’s called SciShow Tangents. Check it out at http://www.scishowtangents.org ———- Support SciShow […]

Alice Hamilton: The Doctor Who Made Work Safer | Great Minds

During the period of rapid industrialization at the turn of the 20th century, factory jobs were incredibly unsafe. That is, until Dr. Alice Hamilton basically became an investigative reporter to figure out how factories were poisoning workers with lead! Oh, and some of her other research popularized mask-wearing as a way to reduce the spread […]

Why Was the Islamic Golden Age of Science… Golden?

Around 750-1250 CE, the Islamic empire made incredible scientific advancements that still influence many fields of research today. What we know about some of the great minds of that time, as well as what we’ve learned from modern studies, suggest that the diversity of the scholars and their knowledge during that period might have played […]

Why Doesn’t All Thunder Sound The Same?

Use the promo code “minuteearth” at https://curiositystream.com/minuteearth for 26% off an annual subscription to CuriosityStream, plus access to Nebula! We’ve all experienced thunder, but what ARE all those claps, booms, and rumbles? LEARN MORE ************** To learn more about this topic, start your googling with these keywords: Shock wave: a sharp change of pressure in […]

The First Conservation Efforts Protected… Poop?!

The idea of conservation might seem like a thing that’s only popped up in the last century or so, but organized efforts to conserve resources that directly benefit humans go back centuries! 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 […]

Animal Melodies: 5 of Nature’s Sweetest Singers

Humans are known to carry a tune, but we’re hardly the only animals that sing. In fact we’ve got five of nature’s finest singers, and what makes them so unique. 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 […]

Reptiles’ Breathing Hack Helped Birds Dominate the Air

Go to http://Brilliant.org/SciShow to try their Physics of the Everyday course. The first 200 subscribers get 20% off an annual Premium subscription. When we breathe out, we empty our lungs. But an ancient reptile figured out a more efficient way to breathe, which ultimately helped birds dominate the skies. Hosted by: Hank Green SciShow has […]

The Antibacterial Benefits of Wasp Venom

This week, scientists turned to an unlikely source to try to solve the problem of antibiotic resistance, and got a peek at the lifestyle of some of the very first mammals… by studying their teeth. Hosted by: Michael Aranda SciShow has a spinoff podcast! It’s called SciShow Tangents. Check it out at http://www.scishowtangents.org ———- Support […]

Can Pregnancy Tests Help Beat The Pandemic?

Thanks to OIST for sponsoring this video. To learn more, visit https://admissions.oist.jp/ The lab-on-a-stick that lets us know if we’re pregnant is a genius bit of technology that can be used to quickly determine everything from whether there are nuts in our chocolate to whether we have COVID. LEARN MORE ************** To learn more about […]

What the Wright Brothers Should Actually Be Famous For

For the pioneers of human aviation, one of the trickiest problems was figuring out how to steer the early craft. Then, the Wright Brothers changed everything by using bike parts and watching birds. 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 […]

These Horrifying Sea Slugs Smell Like Watermelon Candies

These fun looking sea slugs have a few unique features, not the least of which is the fact that they defend themselves by smelling like watermelon candies. 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 […]

Ballot Design Has a Sneaky Influence on Your Vote

In elections, your vote may be influenced by design of the ballot itself, especially when you don’t have strong feelings about which candidate to elect. Political Questions on SciShow Psych: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8NYaDNK0xvM 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 […]

We Might Finally Be Able to Treat the “Stomach Flu” (#inmice)

The treatment for viral gastroenteritis has been stay near a toilet and drink lots of fluids. But new research into cytokines has the potential to change that. Hosted by: Hank Green COVID-19 News and Updates: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLsNB4peY6C6IQediwz2GzMTNvm_dMzr47 SciShow has a spinoff podcast! It’s called SciShow Tangents. Check it out at http://www.scishowtangents.org ———- Support SciShow by becoming […]

Why Hardwoods Are The Softest Woods

Use the promo code “minuteearth” at https://curiositystream.com/minuteearth for 26% off an annual subscription to CuriosityStream, plus access to Nebula! Not all hardwood trees have hard wood and softwoods soft wood, because these terms denote their taxonomic ancestry, not the wood’s actual hardness. LEARN MORE ************** To learn more about this topic, start your googling with […]

Why Scientists Are Using Mice to Make Human Cells

Stem cells are widely believed to hold great promise in medical research because of their ability to transform into all sorts of other cell types, and scientists can grow it in living mice. 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 […]

The Bizarre World of Living Color | Compilation

Nature is full of all kinds of beautiful color, and there is plenty of weird science there too! Here’s a showcase of a few of our episodes all about coloration. 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 […]

Flowers, Bees, and… Yeast? It’s a Pollination Love Triangle!

Go to http://Brilliant.org/SciShow to try out Brilliant’s Daily Challenges. The first 200 subscribers get 20% off an annual Premium subscription. Bees and flowers are as classic a pair as peanut butter and jelly. But recent research suggests there’s a third, much tinier partner in this relationship! Hosted by: Michael Aranda SciShow has a spinoff podcast! […]

The New Era of Negative Campaigns

Negative campaigns—or campaigns that work by painting opposing candidates in a negative light—have been used for decades. But today, thanks to information that can be gained from social media, these campaigns may be even more effective at influencing us than before. Hosted by: Hank Green SciShow has a spinoff podcast! It’s called SciShow Tangents. Check […]

These 100-Million-Year-Old Microbes Are Still Alive!

Researchers have found ancient communities of microbes that have been buried deep, for a hundred million years! This discovery might be the oldest living thing on Earth, and could even expand the search for life on other planets. Bizarre Beasts Channel: https://www.youtube.com/bizarrebeasts Bizarre Beasts Pin Club: https://www.Bizarrebeastsshow.com Hosted by: Hank Green SciShow has a spinoff […]

How Neanderthals Ended Up With Human Chromosomes

This week we learned that the Neanderthal/Denisovan/Human family tree is pretty complicated, thanks to a close look into some Neanderthals’ Y chromosomes. 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 thanks go to […]

How Studying Elephant Seals Could Treat Heart Attacks

Generally, when you think of carbon monoxide, nothing good comes to mind. And that’s… pretty reasonable. But elephant seals show us how we might be able to use carbon monoxide as an effective therapy for heart attacks and strokes. Hosted by: Michael Aranda SciShow has a spinoff podcast! It’s called SciShow Tangents. Check it out […]

We’re Teaching Robots and AI to Design New Drugs

September Pin of the Month: https://store.dftba.com/collections/scishow/products/scishow-pin-of-the-month-chandra-x-ray-observatory-september It might sound like a concept from science fiction, but artificial intelligence is already facilitating the development process behind some pharmaceuticals. 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 […]

Nature’s Secret Weapon Against Microbes: Squid Skin

There’s a compound found in squid skin that they use to change color and protect their cells, but it could also help us fight some of the most common disease-causing microbes out there. Hosted by: Stefan Chin SciShow has a spinoff podcast! It’s called SciShow Tangents. Check it out at http://www.scishowtangents.org ———- Support SciShow by […]

How the Ocean Floor Got Filled with Riches

Go to http://Brilliant.org/SciShow to try their Knowledge and Uncertainty course. The first 200 subscribers get 20% off an annual Premium subscription. Deep below the surface, the ocean floor is full of riches. There’s gold, iron, and lots of other rare, precious metals. What kind of geochemical processes can leave loot all over the seafloor? Hosted […]

The Truth About Dog Years (Your Pupper Is Older Than You Think!)

Go to http://Brilliant.org/SciShow to try their Math History course. The first 200 subscribers get 20% off an annual Premium subscription. You might have heard that one year in a dog’s life is equivalent to seven in a human’s. But it turns out that the real ratio is both higher AND lower—depending on your dog’s current […]

What You Need to Know About Wildfire Smoke | SciShow News

Seeing as nasty wildfire seasons are becoming our new normal, let’s talk about smoke: what it is, what it does to us, and what you can do to protect yourself from it. 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 […]

The Miscommunication Game (Ft. 15 other channels!)

Use the discount code “MINUTEEARTH” to get 10% off your game of Telestrations at https://theop.games/minuteearth Here’s what happened when more than a dozen of our favorite channels got together to blindly make a video with one another. 0:00 – Intro 1:14 – Kate & Ever | MinuteEarth 1:49 – Henry | MinuteEarth | MinutePhysics https://youtube.com/MinutePhysics […]

The Mysterious *Gigantic* Lions That Used to Roam North America

Go to http://Brilliant.org/SciShow to try their Math History course. The first 200 subscribers get 20% off an annual Premium subscription. North America used to be home to a cat so large, it may have taken down some of the biggest prey of the last Ice Age. Hosted by: Hank Green SciShow has a spinoff podcast! […]

The Wild, Wiggly, Weird World of Worms | Compilation

There are tens of thousands of types of worms on our planet, and these wiggly wonders are oh-so fascinating that we had to put together different stories about them to reveal just how ‘wormdeful’ they are. Hosted by: Michael Aranda SciShow has a spinoff podcast! It’s called SciShow Tangents. Check it out at http://www.scishowtangents.org ———- […]

The Shapeshifting Deep Sea Jellyfish… With a “Pet”

This weird-looking creature has been mistaken for a lot of things, including a whale placenta and a sea monster as well as a garbage bag. And less often, it’s recognized for what it is: a jellyfish! Hosted by: Stefan Chin SciShow has a spinoff podcast! It’s called SciShow Tangents. Check it out at http://www.scishowtangents.org ———- […]

Can Animals Predict Earthquakes?

You might have heard about animals behaving oddly right before an earthquake hits. But are these reports more than just anecdotes? 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 thanks go to the […]

7 Real-Life Unicorns

Unicorns may not exist on this planet, but Earth does have plenty of one-horned creatures that are just as remarkable, if not quite as majestic. Get your sticker sheet: dftba.com/scishow 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 […]

The Northern Hemisphere’s Very Own Giant Penguins (Sort Of)

Today, penguins are found mainly in the Southern Hemisphere. But fossils have revealed giant lookalikes to these swimming birds further up north, spurring questions of how they evolved and what happened to them. Hosted by: Stefan Chin SciShow has a spinoff podcast! It’s called SciShow Tangents. Check it out at http://www.scishowtangents.org ———- Support SciShow by […]

COVID-19 Reinfections Are a Thing: Here’s What We Know So Far | SciShow News

Researchers believe you can get reinfected with COVID-19, but we’re not quite sure if that’s a bad thing yet. COVID-19 News & Updates: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list… SciShow has a spinoff podcast! It’s called SciShow Tangents. Check it out at http://www.scishowtangents.org Hosted by: Hank Green ———- Support SciShow by becoming a patron on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/scishow ———- Huge thanks […]

That Time North America Tried to Tear Itself Apart

Go to http://Brilliant.org/SciShow to try their Knowledge and Uncertainty course. The first 200 subscribers get 20% off an annual Premium subscription. Looking at a map, you would never know that North America once almost ripped itself in half. But 1.1 billion years ago, it tried to – and had it succeeded, there would now be […]

How Anglerfishes Become One With Their Partners

Go to http://Brilliant.org/SciShow to try their Knowledge and Uncertainty course. The first 200 subscribers get 20% off an annual Premium subscription. Anglerfishes are pretty unique creatures, but what’s really unique is how some of these species mate. Hosted by: Stefan Chin SciShow has a spinoff podcast! It’s called SciShow Tangents. Check it out at http://www.scishowtangents.org […]

Bugs Aren’t Brainless! | Great Minds: Charles Henry Turner

At the turn of the 20th century, scientists thought that insects were nothing more than tiny reflex machines. But Charles Henry Turner, who was possibly America’s first Black entomologist, ran some groundbreaking animal behavior studies that suggested otherwise. Hosted by: Hank Green SciShow has a spinoff podcast! It’s called SciShow Tangents. Check it out at […]