How tall can a tree grow? [Science Video]

Reaching heights of over 100 meters, Californian sequoias tower over Earth’s other 60,000 tree species. But even these behemoths seem to have their limits: no sequoia on record has been able to grow taller than 130 meters. So what exactly is stopping these trees from growing taller, forever? Valentin Hammoudi investigates why trees have limited […]

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What Eating Rotten Food Really Does To Your Body

Food poisoning is awful, but what’s actually happening inside your body when you eat rotten food? Find out in this episode of Life Noggin. [Life Noggin]

The Origin of Consciousness – How Unaware Things Became Aware

Consciousness is perhaps the biggest riddle in nature. In the first part of this three part video series, we explore the origins of consciousness and take a closer look on how unaware things became aware. [Kurzgesagt – In a Nutshell]

“Kitty” Communication: The Science of How Cats Communicate [Video]

Yes, you read the title right. If you have a cat, it’s trying to send you signals via meowing, rubbing, and purring. But what are they saying? Learn how to interpret your feline friend in this installment of “The Science of Us. [New York Magazine]

Hilarious Facts About the Bolas Spider by Ze Frank [Video]

What Nancy does with her butt rope is nobody’s business. [Ze Frank]

Math Lovers and Bakers, Rejoice! Today is Pi Day!

Hey everyone, today is Pi day! For those not in the know, Pi day is celebrated by math enthusiasts (as well as bakers) all around the world each year on March 14th for the simple reason that Pi= 3.141592…, and 3.14 = March 14. Yeah, I know, this is kind of ridiculous, but hey, why […]

8 Awe-Inspiring Spiders

Whether it’s building bridges across rivers or solving puzzles, spiders are way cooler than you might think. Many have smart or elaborate features that allow them to do some pretty extraordinary things! [SciShow]

What is the Difference Between Bees, Wasps, and Hornets?

There are many similarities and differences between our little wing-whipping friends. For starters, all can sting you. That said, you may derive some solace in the fact that when certain of them sting humans, they die- not so when they sting many other animals. The barbed stingers on honey bees particularly end up getting lodged […]