When it comes to fighting COVID-19, scientists are throwing every bit of science we’ve got at it. A creative technique some researchers are looking into involves using gene therapy to fight this virus with… another virus! Watch this epiode of SciShow to learn more about this technique! [Scishow]
Ze Frank gives us true facts about cats in a way that makes it clear that cats are weird. You knew that already, but this video goes into detail about cats’ carnivorous tastes, amazing eyes, sensitive whiskers, and scratchy tongues. Of course, there are plenty of jokes along the way, as you’d expect.
Consider the following scenario: a highly infectious, sometimes deadly respiratory virus infects humans for the first time. It spreads rapidly worldwide, and the WHO declares a pandemic. The death toll starts to rise and everyone is asking the same question: when will the pandemic end? Alex Rosenthal details the three main strategies governments can use […]
If a surface is contaminated with the SARS-CoV-2 virus, how long does it pose a risk of infection? Let’s find out! [SciShow]
In this stunning animated short narrated by Star Wars actress Kelly Marie Tran, NASA explains eveything they need to do to make it possible to return to the moon, and this time, they’re doing it to stay. [Space]
The sun. Smooth and round and peaceful. Except when it suddenly vomits radiation and plasma in random directions. These solar flares and coronal mass ejections, or CMEs can hit earth and have serious consequences for humanity. How exactly do they work, how bad could they be and can we prepare for them? [In a Nutshell]
Did you know every lighter with a piezo-igniter has a microphone component inside? Watch as ELECTRO Boom turns a simple lighter into an actual microphone. [ELECTRO Boom]
In 1971 during the Apollo 15 mission, astronaut David Scott re-created Galileo’s famous experiment on the moon by dropping a hammer and a feather simultaneously. As you’ll see, both fell at the same rate due to the lack of air resistance! Watch above!
In this collection of classic MinuteEarth videos, we answer the question “why are you the way that you are?” 0:10 – Which Fish Did We Evolve From? 1:31 – Are We Really 99% Chimp?. 4:26 – Why Are Snakes So Creepy? 6:12 – How Long Can We Live? [MinuteEarth]
Update: Don’t you guys think it’s a little weird that just before the first stage rocket comes back down on the landing pad at T+00:09:20, the camera cuts off, and then when it goes live again, the rocket is there? Could it be the disruption of the signal by the rocket that’s coming down? Watch […]