Are Viruses Alive?

SciShow is supported by Brilliant.org. Go to https://Brilliant.org/SciShow to get 20% off of an annual Premium subscription. Viruses all around us, they evolve, grow, and can be killed. But are they alive? 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 […]

The Stressful Reasons Corals Are Becoming More Colorful

This episode is brought to you by the Music for Scientists album! Stream the album on major music services here: https://streamlink.to/music-for-scientists Check out “Aristarchus in the Rain” here: https://youtu.be/kuD61YDmv6U Scientists have found Coral reefs in new, dazzling colors, but this is a warning that the reefs are stressed out. Hosted by: Rose Bear Don’t Walk […]

Thank Climate Change for the Awful Allergy Season

Go to http://Brilliant.org/SciShow to try their Statistics course. Sign up now and get 20% off an annual Premium subscription. Every spring, around 20% of the population enters the season of sniffles, and some years are worse than others. But lately, there just don’t seem to be any better years because the different effects of climate […]

Why Are Some COVID-19 Cases Asymptomatic?

For many, COVID has been a devastating virus, but there are people who don’t exhibit any symptoms at all. Why is that? You can find all of our latest episodes regarding the COVID-19 pandemic here: Hosted by: Michael Aranda SciShow has a spinoff podcast! It’s called SciShow Tangents. Check it out at http://www.scishowtangents.org ———- Support […]

How an Ancient Remedy Became a Modern Cure for Malaria

In the 1960s drug-resistant strains of malaria emerged, making the disease even deadlier than before. Then, pharmaceutical scientist Tu Youyou discovered a promising new remedy buried within the pages of ancient Chinese texts. 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 […]

What Glowing Fish and Your Dress Shirt Have in Common

Fluorescent molecules are useful for a lot more than just making you look cool at your local rave. Fluorescence turns out to be a kind of chemical superpower that lets us tackle all kinds of problems, from solving crimes to saving lives! Hosted by: Hank Green SciShow has a spinoff podcast! It’s called SciShow Tangents. […]

Electric Eels Bigger Than You Zap in PACKS

This episode is brought to you by the Music for Scientists album! Stream the album on major music services here: https://streamlink.to/music-for-scientists. Check out “The Idea” music video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tUyT94aGmbc. We’ve long thought that electric eels hunt individually…until we discovered a lake where one species hunt, and zap, in packs! Hosted by: Hank Green SciShow has […]

The Ecology of Superheroes

To learn more about restoration action – and get involved – visit RESTOR from the Crowther Lab at https://restor.eco. Superheroes – imaginary and real – aren’t all that super on their own…here’s why. LEARN MORE ************** To learn more about this topic, start your googling with these keywords: carbon sequestration: the process of capturing and […]

From Heart Disease to DNA: The Legacy of Marie M. Daly

Go to http://Brilliant.org/SciShow to try their course, Chemical Reaction. Sign up now and get 20% off an annual Premium subscription. Our understanding of both atherosclerosis, or clogged arteries, and DNA are thanks to the groundbreaking work of Marie M. Daly. Hosted by: Michael Aranda SciShow has a spinoff podcast! It’s called SciShow Tangents. Check it […]

The Mountains Below Us (And Other Deep Sea Treasures) | Compilation

From spooky-looking towers that belch white “smoke” to a mountain range in the middle of the Atlantic ocean, the seafloor is full of features as dynamic as the surface! That’s part of why we’ve done many SciShow episodes about the ocean. Here are 5 episodes about the intense, and sometimes invaluable features under the water! […]

Relative Humidity Isn’t What You Think It Is

This episode is brought to you by the Music for Scientists album! Stream the album on major music services here: https://streamlink.to/music-for-scientists. Check out “Aristarchus in the Rain” here: https://youtu.be/kuD61YDmv6U Have you ever wondered why 75% humidity in the summer feels sticky, but 75% humidity in the winter feels super dry? Turns out, the common definition […]

Basically Every Mammal Is Good at Swimming… Except Us

music services here: https://streamlink.to/music-for-scientists. Check out “The Idea” music video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tUyT94aGmbc. From the world’s biggest land animal to a creature built more like a tank than a sub, meet seven mammals that you might not think can swim well, but do! Hosted by: Rose Bear Don’t Walk SciShow has a spinoff podcast! It’s called […]

Proteins: Explained

To start using Tab for a Cause, go to: http://tabforacause.org/minuteearth2 You might already know that proteins are a fundamental part of your diet, but they’re much more than that. LEARN MORE ************** To learn more about this topic, start your googling with these keywords: – Amino acids: are organic compounds that contain amino (–NH2) and […]

The Experiment That May Have Broken Physics | SciShow News

Researchers have made some unexpected readings of mysterious particles called muons, which may make us reexamine the Standard Model in physics. Hosted by: Stefan Chin April Pin of the Month: https://store.dftba.com/collections/all/products/scishow-pin-of-the-month-mini-neptunes-april 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 […]

What Happens When a Venomous Snake Bites Itself?

SciShow is supported by Brilliant.org. Go to https://Brilliant.org/SciShow to get 20% off of an annual Premium subscription. Venomous snakes produce some of the world’s deadliest substances, so they have to be pretty careful about how they use it. But what happens if they accidentally inject themselves with their own harmful cocktail? Hosted by: Rose Bear […]

How Tectonic Plates Shape Life… and Vice Versa

This episode is brought to you by the Music for Scientists album! Stream the album on major music services here: https://streamlink.to/music-for-scientists. Check out “The Idea” music video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tUyT94aGmbc. You might think of plate tectonics as destructive since it’s the ultimate force behind earthquakes, tsunamis, and volcanic eruptions. But the slow movement of our planet’s […]

The Mosquito That Doesn’t Bite You, Even Though It Could

If you know one thing about mosquitoes, it’s probably their lust for blood. But there’s actually one species that almost never bites, even though it can. Could finding out why help us combat blood-borne diseases? Hosted by: Michael Aranda SciShow has a spinoff podcast! It’s called SciShow Tangents. Check it out at http://www.scishowtangents.org ———- Support […]

The Common Houseplant That Hasn’t Flowered in Almost 60 Years

The pothos plant grows really well in a lot of places, so you’d think they’d be easy to coax blossoms out of, but even the greenest thumbs haven’t seen this plant bloom naturally in over 60 years! Why are the pothos petals so shy? Hosted by: Hank Green SciShow has a spinoff podcast! It’s called […]

The Common Houseplant That Hasn’t Flowered in Almost 60 Years

The pothos plant grows really well in a lot of places, so you’d think they’d be easy to coax blossoms out of, but even the greenest thumbs haven’t seen this plant bloom naturally in over 60 years! Why are the pothos petals so shy? Hosted by: Hank Green SciShow has a spinoff podcast! It’s called […]

Heat-Seekers: Harnessing the Infrared Senses of Animals

Go to https://curiositystream.com/SciShow to start streaming The Secret Life of Snakes. Use code SciShow to sign up, just $14.99 for the whole YEAR. These animals can detect heat through some fascinating biological mechanisms, and they are proving to be boons to the scientific community. Hosted by: Hank Green SciShow has a spinoff podcast! It’s called […]

We Had Catnip All Wrong

Why do cats love catnip so much? Researchers have found a possible evolutionary answer to this adorable feline phenomenon! 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 ———- Support SciShow by becoming a patron on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/scishow ———- Huge thanks go to the […]

Whiteflies Destroy Crops Thanks to a Stolen Plant Gene | SciShow News

Check out Patreon.com/SciShowSpace and Patreon.com/SciShowPsych to find out how you can directly support those channels and get access to new perks! The silverleaf whitefly – a very prolific pest – is the only insect that we know of with a functional stolen plant gene. Hosted by: Hank Green SciShow has a spinoff podcast! It’s called […]

These Insects are Smaller than a Single Cell…How?!

Fairies do exist! Well, sort of…meet the fairyfly, the smallest insect on Earth that specializes in the magic of miniaturization! 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 following […]

Engineering Plants That Fertilize Themselves to Save the World

This video was created in partnership with Bill Gates, inspired by his new book “How to Avoid a Climate Disaster.” Find out more here: http://gatesnot.es/3qLlFgq Humans have relied on fertilizers to grow their plants for thousands of years. But the production of synthetic fertilizers also requires an immense amount of energy that comes primarily from […]

We Use Black Holes to Study Tectonic Plates

The ground under our feet is constantly moving, and to measure these movements, researchers have turned to an unlikely helper: quasars that are millions of light-years away. 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 becoming a patron on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/scishow […]

5 Ways Biology Is Transforming Buildings

This video was created in partnership with Bill Gates, inspired by his new book “How to Avoid a Climate Disaster.” Find out more here: http://gatesnot.es/3qLlFgq Throughout history humans have come up with lots of different ways to build shelters for themselves. But sometimes, inspiration for better construction materials comes from nature, in structures you might […]

Ghost Crabs Take Stomach Growling to a Whole New Level

Go to http://Brilliant.org/SciShow to try out Brilliant’s Daily Challenges. Sign up now and get 20% off an annual Premium subscription. You think your tummy rumbles? Meet the ghost crab — it growls using teeth inside its stomach, and not because it’s feeling peckish! Hosted by: Michael Aranda SciShow has a spinoff podcast! It’s called SciShow […]

Big Breakthrough in Artificial Wombs | SciShow News

A new experimental design that can sustain mouse embryos outside the uterus means that soon, we may be able to watch mammalian embryo development in real time. 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 […]