The Deadliest Being on Planet Earth – The Bacteriophage

A war has been raging for billions of years, killing trillions every single day, while we don’t even notice. This war involves the single deadliest being on our planet: The Bacteriophage. [Kurzgesagt – In a Nutshell] Advertisements

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Which is Worse For You: Sugar or Fat? [Science Video]

For decades, we’ve heard how terrible fat is for us, but more recently, sugar has become the new villain. What does the science actually say about these two macronutrients and how they affect our health? Find out in the latest episode of SciShow. [SciShow]

How Long Can We Live? [Science Video]

The human lifespan might be limited, in part, because natural selection just stops working late in life, but did you know that someone alive today will likely reach the venerable age of 127? [MinuteEarth]

That Time It Rained for Two Million Years

At the beginning of the Triassic Period, with the continents locked together from pole-to-pole in the supercontinent of Pangea, the world is hot, flat, and very, very dry. But then 234 million years ago, the climate suddenly changed for the wetter. [PBS Eons]

What is Dust Actually Made Of? [Video]

Less than a tenth the size of an ant, a dust mite’s whole world is contained in the dusty film under a bed or in a forgotten corner. This realm is right under our noses, but from our perspective, the tiny specks of brilliant color blend together into a nondescript grey. What are these colorful […]

How Much Is Your Body Actually Worth?

Watch as the folks from ASAP Science break down the value of your body piece by piece! [AsapSCIENCE]

How Squids Outsmart Their Predators

There are about 500 species of squid, and they live in all the world’s oceans, making them a reliable food source for whales, dolphins, sharks, seabirds, fish – and even other squid. As a result, the squid’s most extraordinary adaptations are those that have evolved to help them thwart these predators. Carly Anne York explains […]

The Real Reason Peppers are Spicy

Peppers don’t produce that spicy goodness for the reason you think! Find out why in this episode of SciShow! [SciShow]