What is The Universe Expanding Into? [Science Video]

The universe began in a Big Bang nearly fourteen billion years ago, and has been expanding ever since. But how does the universe expand and what is it expanding into? Sajan Saini explains the existing theories around the Big Bang and what, if anything, lies beyond our universe. [TED Ed] Advertisements

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How Do Turtles Live So Long? [Science Video]

We all know turtles live an amazingly long time, but what’s their secret? And can we apply it to humans? [SciShow]

How Does Double Acting Baking Powder… Doubly Act? [Science Video]

From Reactions: Why does baking powder say “double acting” on the container? Is that better than single acting? This week on Reactions, we explain — with chemistry! [Reactions]

The Science of Why Your Cat Looks So Disgusted With You [Video]

Sometimes your cat looks at you like they’re just absolutely revolted. So, does your cat think you’re gross? [SciShow]

Science of Stupid: Cats vs. Gravity [Videos]

Cats have an amazing ability to leap, but sometimes even the most sure-footed felines take a tumble… [National Geographic]

The Science of How Habits are Formed

Got a bad habit you just can’t seem to break? That’s because it’s literally wired into your brain! Every single thought, action, and feeling changes your brain. When repeated enough times, a habit is formed. This week we’ll talk about how an advertiser in the early 1900s got half of Americans to pick up a […]

Why Do Some Animals Eat Poop?

If you still want to learn more after watching the video, Google these: Coprophagy: Consuming feces Allocoprophagy: Consuming others’ feces Autocoprophagy: Consuming one’s own feces Fecal microbiota transplant: A treatment for C. diff that involves transplanting feces from a healthy individual into a patient. Cecotropes: Also known as night poops, these are the soft, shiny […]

How Plastic Recycling Actually Works [Science Video]

What happens to plastic bottles when you recycle them? Do they get made into fresh bottles, or do they become something else? This week on Reactions, learn why it’s easier to turn bottles into workout shirts than it is to fully recycle the plastic. [Reactions]