A water bottle, a short rope, and three toothpicks: That’s all you need to balance the water bottle from the edge of a table! Think it’s fake? It’s not. [PetTheDamnDog]
When a new pathogen emerges, our bodies and healthcare systems are left vulnerable. And when this pathogen causes the outbreak of a pandemic, there’s an urgent need for a vaccine to create widespread immunity with minimal loss of life. So how quickly can we develop vaccines when we need them most? Dan Kwartler describes the […]
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]