“Alternative” Alternative Energies

Go to http://Brilliant.org/SciShow to try their Solar Energy course. Sign up now and get 20% off an annual Premium subscription. Humans have an almost insatiable energy demand, so scientists and…

Why You Can’t Bake a Mason Jar

Go to http://Brilliant.org/SciShow to try their Chemical Reaction course. Sign up now and get 20% off an annual Premium subscription. Regular old glass like the kind that makes up a…

Climate Change Moved the North Pole

The idea that the North Pole can move is nothing new, but the findings of a recent study suggest that Santa might need to pack up and find a new…

High-Tech Ways Genomics is Changing Field Biology

To figure out an organism’s genome and DNA sequence, field biologists need big, expensive equipment in the labs. But, new high-tech devices help scientists to examine samples on the sites!…

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…

The Stressful Reasons Corals Are Becoming More Colorful

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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…

Geological Misfits: 4 Small Weird Places

There are some places on our planet that seem pretty ordinary, they’re just… weirdly small. Like, a miniature desert, or a teensy volcano. But when you look a little closer,…

Aquatic Animals That Live in Trees

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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? Hosted by: Michael Aranda SciShow has a spinoff…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…