Exploring the Arctic’s Global Seed Vault

The Svalbard Global Seed Vault (Norwegian: Svalbard globale frøhvelv) is a secure seed bank on the Norwegian island of Spitsbergen near Longyearbyen in the remote Arctic Svalbard archipelago, about 1,300 kilometres (810 mi) from the North Pole. Conservationist Cary Fowler, in association with the Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research (CGIAR), started the vault to […]

Should You Trust Your Gut Instinct? [Science Video]

We all get those intuitive gut reactions when making decisions, but should you follow them? We take a look at where these feelings come from, and if you can trust them! Intuition is the ability to acquire knowledge without proof, evidence, or conscious reasoning, or without understanding how the knowledge was acquired. Different writers give […]

This Ferrofluid Bolt Kit is So Cool! [Video]

Youtuber “Crazy Russian Hacker” got his hand on a ferrofluid bolt kit, and in this video, he demonstrates how the thing works. Seeing the ferrofluid dance around that bolt is really quite beautiful, and we usually don’t see the experiment that clearly in other demonstrations I’ve seen on the web. [Ferrofluid Bolt Kit]

Voyager’s Golden Record Decoded (360 Video)

This is a 360/VR video but you do not a VR viewer to experience the 360 viewpoint- just click around the video! In 1977, NASA launched Voyager 1 and 2 to explore and document our solar system and the interstellar space beyond. The craft will drift for billions of years in the emptiness, each carrying […]

What Would It Take To Make A True Invisibility Cloak?

In this epidode of “Life Noggin,” show host Pat Graziosi tells us all about what it would take to create a true invisibility cloak using the science and materials we know about today. Check it out in the video above! Invisibility cloaks have been popularized by sci-fi movies, but surprisingly we’re not too far away […]

8 Mind-Blowing Optical Illusions [Video]

Watch as Hank Green from The SciShow demonstrates eight optical illusions that will trick your brain into perceiving the world in a way that does not reflect reality. Your brain does it’s best to inform you about the world around you. But, sometimes it gets tricked. Enjoy eight optical illusions to test your brain’s sensory […]

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 […]