For most of us, the term “puke your guts out” isn’t meant to taken literally. But for these animals, it’s kind of useful. Hosted by: Olivia Gordon SciShow has a spinoff podcast! It’s called SciShow Tangents. Check it out at http://www.scishowtangents.org ———- Support SciShow by becoming a patron on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/scishow ———- Huge thanks go
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“Zoombombing” in case you haven’t heard, is the unsavoury practice of posting distressing comments, pictures or videos after gatecrashing virtual meetings hosted by the videoconferencing app Zoom. With hundreds of millions around the world now reliant on the app for work, this unfortunate trend is becoming more common, often involving a bombardment of pornographic imagery.
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“When it comes to extinct creatures like dinosaurs, it can be tough to know for sure what they actually ate. And we’d like to know because what an animal eats tells you a lot about it. But every now and then, the fossil record gives us a gift: a fossilized meal that tells us exactly
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Some scientific concepts are so intricate and discombobulating, they are difficult to convey in words – but a good, old-fashioned visual aid can make it crystal clear. Scientific illustration is an art form. Not only can it communicate complicated concepts clearly, supplementing and expanding verbal explanations, it can also be incredibly beautiful – from reconstructions
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Oxygen is so essential for animals that every multicellular species we’ve ever studied has the ability to use oxygen to create energy… except one. Hosted by: Olivia Gordon Journey to the Microcosmos: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCBbnbBWJtwsf0jLGUwX5Q3g SciShow has a spinoff podcast! It’s called SciShow Tangents. Check it out at http://www.scishowtangents.org ———- Support SciShow by becoming a patron on
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Flights are grounded. Fewer trains are running. Rush hour is gone. The world – particularly in cities – is looking drastically different during the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. According to seismologists, that drastic reduction in human hustle and bustle is causing the Earth to move substantially less. The planet is ‘standing still’. Thomas Lecocq, a geologist
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If you’re not familiar with UN Sustainable Development Goal number 14, its aim is to “conserve and sustainably use the oceans, seas and marine resources for sustainable development” – and scientists just put together a 30-year plan to achieve that. Despite rapid warming, increasing acidification, plastic pollution, growing dead zones and other environmental concerns that humankind
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Recently Facebook, Reddit, Google, LinkedIn, Microsoft, Twitter and YouTube committed to removing coronavirus-related misinformation from their platforms. COVID-19 is being described as the first major pandemic of the social media age. In troubling times, social media helps distribute vital knowledge to the masses. Unfortunately, this comes with myriad misinformation, much of which is spread through
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While the world rightfully focuses on the COVID-19 pandemic, the planet is still warming. This summer’s Antarctic weather, as elsewhere in the world, was unprecedented in the observed record. Our research, published today in Global Change Biology, describes the recent heatwave in Antarctica. Beginning in late spring east of the Antarctic Peninsula, it circumnavigated the
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