The One-Shot COVID-19 Vaccine (And Other Differences)

SciShow is supported by Brilliant.org. Go to https://Brilliant.org/SciShow to get 20% off of an annual Premium subscription. The Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine is now the third approved for emergency use authorization in the United States, and it’s a little different from its predecessors. COVID-19 News and Updates: https://youtube.com/playlist?list=PLsNB4peY6C6IQediwz2GzMTNvm_dMzr47 Hosted by: Hank Green SciShow has […]

I found the BEST coronavirus depiction (+ explanation)

To start comparing quotes and simplify insurance-buying check out Policygenius: http://policygenius.com/minuteearth. Thanks to Policygenius for sponsoring this video! I found a really cool coronavirus illustration that led me to learn about viral attachment and entry. LEARN MORE ************** To learn more about this topic, start your googling with these keywords: Virus: a submicroscopic infectious agent […]

Smaller, Better, Faster, Stronger: the “Antibodies” of the Future | Antibodies Mini-Series Part 3

These days, we’re pretty good at harnessing the power of antibodies for medicines and as molecular tools, but they do have some drawbacks. So, cutting-edge researchers are hoping to develop smaller and more stable alternatives, and they’re willing to try just about anything from chopping antibodies up to creating plastic mimics! Antibodies Series Part 1: […]

An Antibody for Everything : Taking Antibodies to the Next Level | Antibodies Mini-Series Part 2

Figuring out how to hack the immune system and make the antibodies we want was just the beginning. Thanks to innovative technologies, we’re finding ways to produce safe, effective antibodies for all sorts of uses. Part 1 of our antibodies series: https://youtu.be/nKl5RY1-Vwk Hosted by: Stefan Chin SciShow has a spinoff podcast! It’s called SciShow Tangents. […]

How We Co-opted the Immune System’s Targeted Weaponry | Antibodies Series Part 1

You may have heard a lot of talk about antibodies lately, especially in relation to vaccines. We wanted to tackle this important subject, but these tiny objects are deceptively complex! So, this is the first of three episodes in a mini-series on antibodies, and in it, we’ll talk about how we hacked the immune system […]

Make Your Own Edible Bubbles! | Spherification

Caviar or fruity ball? Whatever you like! Here’s a rundown of how to spherify your own edible bubbles and why they could help to reduce waste. 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 ———- […]

5 Toxins Animals Steal For Themselves

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 “For Your Love” music video here: https://youtu.be/YGjjvd34Cvc. Thievery is a known survival strategy in the wild. But you couldn’t steal a toxin…or could you? Meet 5 animals that turn someone else’s […]

Microbes Might Survive on Mars | SciShow News

We’re all excited about the Mars rover Perseverance this week, but scientists are also working on some other exciting things! 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 […]

3 Body Parts You’ve Probably Never Heard Of

You might think that you’re pretty familiar with your body, but it turns out that our bodies still have some surprises for us! 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 ———- Huge thanks go […]

The Most Hardcore Creatures on Earth | Compilation

From mice that battle scorpions to microscopic moss piglets that can survive a solar storm, here are 6 of Earth’s most hardcore beings! 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 ———- Huge thanks go […]

The 22 Year-Old Chemist Who Changed Leprosy Treatment | Great Minds

Go to http://Brilliant.org/SciShow to try their new Statistics course. Sign up now and get 20% off an annual Premium subscription. A cure for leprosy eluded humans for thousands of years, until the pioneering chemistry work of Alice Ball. With her treatment, patients recovered enough to be discharged from the hospital by the hundreds. Hosted by: […]

5 Technologies Helping Us Explore The Deep Ocean

This episode is brought to you by the Music for Scientists album! Stream the album on major music services here: https://biglink.to/music-for-scientists. Check out the “For Your Love” music video here: https://youtu.be/YGjjvd34Cvc. The ocean is the largest ecosystem on Earth, but it’s still mostly unexplored. This is partially due to the challenges of ocean exploration, like […]

The Oldest DNA Ever Found

Researchers mapped the mammoth family tree by extracting DNA from fossils. Also, scientists found some sessile animals living under Antarctica’s ice shelf, and they’re really cool. 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 ———- […]

Dogs vs Cats: The Diversity Paradox

To make our work paw-sible, join us on Patreon at http://patreon.com/MinuteEarth! Different dogs look incredibly different – but that doesn’t mean they are necessarily more diverse. LEARN MORE ************** To learn more about this topic, start your googling with these keywords: phenotypic diversity – the range of different observable traits in a certain organism – […]

The Gulf of California’s Upside-Down Mirror Pools | Weird Places

Go to http://Brilliant.org/SciShow to try out Brilliant’s Daily Challenges. Sign up now and get 20% off an annual Premium subscription. For upside-down mirrors, super hot volcanic chimneys, and neon rocks with living microorganisms, look no further than the Guaymas Basin in the Gulf of California. Hosted by: Stefan Chin SciShow has a spinoff podcast! It’s […]

How Archaeologists Are Literally Recreating the Past | Experimental Archaeology

This episode is brought to you by the Music for Scientists album! Stream the album on major music services here: https://biglink.to/music-for-scientists. Check out the “For Your Love” music video here: https://youtu.be/YGjjvd34Cvc. Archaeology might make you think about excavating dinosaur bones or exploring ancient ruins, but we can also learn a lot about the past through […]

The Shrimp and the Sponge: A Deep Sea Love Story

SciShow is supported by Brilliant.org. Go to https://Brilliant.org/SciShow to get 20% off of an annual Premium subscription. This Valentine’s Day weekend, we’d like to tell you a deep-sea shrimp love story that begins with a sponge, and two shrimp — and ends in forever. Hosted by: Hank Green SciShow has a spinoff podcast! It’s called […]

Four Reasons Our Brains Suck At Pandemics

You can read Bill & Melinda Gates’ 2021 letter at http://gatesnot.es/3opAPWK Certain cognitive biases cause humans to make unsafe decisions in a pandemic, making a terrible disease even worse. LEARN MORE ************** To learn more about this topic, start your googling with these keywords: Pandemic: A disease outbreak that spreads across the world. Exponential Growth: […]

Crabs Keep Turning Into Land Animals!

This episode is brought to you by the Music for Scientists album! Stream the album on major music services here: https://biglink.to/music-for-scientists. Check out the “For Your Love” music video here: https://youtu.be/YGjjvd34Cvc. When a species evolves from living in water to living on land it’s called terrestrialization, and it’s not an easy task. Yet crabs keep […]

The Secret of Regeneration in… Alligators

Why can amphibians, fish and even some reptiles regenerate limbs, while birds and mammals can’t? Researchers think they might have found a clue on the tip of the alligator’s tail. 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 […]

Life or Death Farts: How Animals Use Passed Gas

We aren’t the only animals that pass gas, but other animals have found some much more creative ways to harness the power of their farts! 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 […]

The Science of Why Bacon and Eggs Are the Perfect Match

Bacon and eggs aren’t a classic flavor combo for no reason, and the science behind why they taste so good together could help us make healthier foods more appealing to our palettes. 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 […]

Foxes Might Use Magnetic Fields to Hunt

How do foxes know where to pounce when they can’t see their prey? There’s evidence they’re using the Earth’s magnetic field to help. 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 ———- Huge thanks go […]

Why Some Countries Are Delaying COVID Booster Shots

Some countries are planning to wait up to 12 weeks to administer second doses of COVID-19 vaccines. Will this slow the virus? CoVID-19 News & Updates playlist: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLsNB4peY6C6IQediwz2GzMTNvm_dMzr47 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: […]

How Wildfires Generate Relentless Storms

To start using Tab for a Cause, go to: http://tabforacause.org/minuteearth2 Under the right conditions, wildfires can form clouds and generate firestorms, which last far longer than normal thunderstorms. LEARN MORE ************** To learn more about this topic, start your googling with these keywords: Pyrocumulonimbus cloud – a type of cumulonimbus cloud that forms that forms […]

5 Tiny Bots Inspired by Nature

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 Patreon supporters for helping us keep SciShow free for everyone forever: Silas Emrys, Jb Taishoff, Bd_Tmprd, Harrison Mills, Jeffrey Mckishen, […]

Earth Has Another Magnetic Field

This episode is brought to you by the Music for Scientists album! Stream the album on major music services here: https://biglink.to/music-for-scientists. Check out the “For Your Love” music video here: https://youtu.be/YGjjvd34Cvc. You probably know about the geomagnetic field that protects the earth from solar storms and radiation. But precision satellites have measured ANOTHER magnetic field […]

We Know More About Those COVID-19 Variants. It’s Not Great | SciShow News

Scientists have learned more about the UK and South American variant of the COVID-19 virus, and how they might be affected by vaccines. The news isn’t good, but behind the scary headlines is important research that can help us be better equipped to continue fighting the virus. Hosted by: Hank Green SciShow has a spinoff […]

Why Most New Species Are Discovered By Amateurs

Check out Terra Mater’s new video about the Skywalker Gibbon – and subscribe – at https://youtube.com/terramaterofficial. Most new species are discovered by amateurs because nowadays non-professionals are actually better suited to the requirements of new species “discovery.” LEARN MORE ************** To learn more about this topic, start your googling with these keywords: Taxonomy: The branch […]

The Scientist Who Mapped the Seafloor: Marie Tharp | Great Minds

Marie Tharp’s topographical maps increased our understanding of both the ocean floor and the processes that move the earth’s crust. The inside of earth does not look like what you think it looks like: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RLQpuPqDEfM Thanks to the Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory for images and maps https://marietharp.ldeo.columbia.edu/ Hosted by: Hank Green SciShow has a spinoff podcast! […]

A User’s Guide to the Human Body

If you’ve ever wondered why you crave certain foods or what your appendix actually does, there’s something in this collection for you! 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 ———- Huge thanks go to […]

How Rain Might Make Mountains Grow

This episode is brought to you by the Music for Scientists album! Stream the album on major music services here: https://biglink.to/music-for-scientists. Check out the “For Your Love” music video here: https://youtu.be/YGjjvd34Cvc. Geologists have a few ideas as to how rain affects mountains. But could rain also help mountains grow? Hosted by: Stefan Chin SciShow has […]