Why Does Coffee Make You Poop? [Science Video]

Everyone knows that when you drink a lot of coffee, it will probably make you poop, but do you know why your body reacts that way when you ingest the delicious black substance? In this episode of the SciShow host Michael Aranda explains why. With this said, now if you’ll excuse me, I have to […]

How (and Why!) do Whales Sing? [Science Video]

Communicating underwater is challenging. Light and odors don’t travel well, but sound moves about four times faster in water than in air — which means marine mammals often use sounds to communicate. The most famous of these underwater vocalizations is undoubtedly the whale song. Stephanie Sardelis decodes the evocative melodies composed by the world’s largest […]

The Best Way to Fight the Flu [Science Video]

In this episode of the SciShow, host Michael Aranda teaches us all about some of the best things we can do to fight the flu and the reason why there is a flu season, both in the northern and southern hemispheres. Each year, we try to fight flu season with the influenza vaccine and this […]

How Do Insects Survive the Winter? [Science Video]

Insects appear small and fragile, but have you ever wondered how the little critters can survive through winter? Check out this episode of the Scishow to find out how! From the SciShow: Birds fly south, humans bundle up, but what do insects do to survive the winter? From creating antifreeze-like alcohols to burrowing in the […]

Can We Bottle a Star? Fusion Energy Explained [Science Video]

How does Fusion Energy work and is it a good idea? Fusion power is energy generated by nuclear fusion. Fusion reactions fuse two lighter atomic nuclei to form a heavier nucleus. It is a major area of plasma physics research that attempts to harness such reactions as a source of large scale sustainable energy. Fusion […]

Wireless Connection Could Bypass Spinal Injuries in Paralyzed Patients

Researchers have successfully used a wireless connection to transmit signals from a paralyzed monkey’s brain to control its legs. They say it’s now at least conceivable to use such a technique on humans. The aim is to treat people with damaged spinal cords that mean the brain can’t pass on electrical signals that act as instructions […]

The Science of Why Paper Cuts Are So Painful [Video]

If you’ve ever wondered why paper cuts are so painful, be sure to listen to this episode of the Scishow covering the science behind the pain you are experiencing! Paper cuts are tiny compared to other injuries you may have experienced, but they hurt… A LOT! This has to do with your hands being pretty […]

A Look at the Growth of Human Population Through Time (100,000 BC to 2100 AD) [Video]

From The American Museum of Natural History: It took 200,000 years for our human population to reach 1 billion—and only 200 years to reach 7 billion. But growth has begun slowing, as women have fewer babies on average. When will our global population peak? And how can we minimize our impact on Earth’s resources, even […]

Death by Gluttony: How Much Candy Would Kill You? [Science Video]

Before you stuff your face with candy until you max out this Halloween, we want you to ask yourself how much is too much. Well folks, in keeping with the dark, spooky atmosphere of late October, we’re taking a look at how many pieces of fun sized candy can kill you – if all eaten […]

The 71 Most AMAZING Innovations of All Time [Science Video]

One of our greatest abilities as humans is to invent and create, so the folks from AsapSCIENCE broke down the 71 most significant innovations of all time, from the invention of the spoken word up to the Hubble Telescope in 1990. What innovation would YOU add to this list? The last one featured in this […]

Meanwhile on Mars: The Fate of ESA’s ExoMars Schiaparelli Lander [Comic]

In case you haven’t heard, The European Space Agency’s (ESA) ExoMars Schiaparelli Lander was scheduled to land on Mars last week, and shortly after the descent procedure started, all communication with the lander was lost. This comic by Commitstrip sheds some light unto what might have happened. It was launched together with the ExoMars Trace […]

What Would A Parallel Universe Even Be Like? [Science Video]

You might think that our universe is HUGE, but have you ever considered that it might not be the only universe in existence? In this video, the folks from Life Noggin explores the idea of a multiverse. The multiverse (or meta-universe) is the hypothetical set of finite and infinite possible universes, including the universe in […]