Month: April 2020

Megatsunamis are not only much larger than your average tsunami, they also form under different conditions. Good news: they’re extremely rare. Bad news: they might not be for long. Hosted by: Hank Green 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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The hailstone is so massive it even stunned meteorologists. “It’s incredible,” said meteorologist Matthew Kumjian from Penn State University in the US. “This is the extreme upper end of what you’d expect from hail.” The hefty ice lump smashed down from a supercell thunderstorm in Argentina two years ago, in the heavily populated town Villa Carlos
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A single tail from one of the largest and most enigmatic dinosaur species looks to have solved a longstanding mystery about these extinct creatures: whether they could swim. The discovery of a giant fossilised tail belonging to the theropod Spinosaurus aegyptiacus suggests these huge predators were aquatic animals after all, using tail-propelled locomotion to swim
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Thanks to LastPass for sponsoring a portion of this video. Click here to start using LastPass: https://lastpass.onelink.me/HzaM/2020Q2AprilSciShow Figuring out exactly what consciousness is and whether or not it could emerge in non-human things has stumped us for centuries. Now, analyzing it from a scientific perspective might not just be possible, but necessary. Hosted by: Hank
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SciShow is supported by Brilliant.org. Go to https://Brilliant.org/SciShow to get 20% off of an annual Premium subscription. The feeling of a kicking fetus is perhaps one of the more fun parts of having a baby, but these movements serve a purpose well beyond letting you know that that little thing is in there! Hosted by:
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Scientists have found evidence that a fundamental physical constant used to measure electromagnetism between charged particles can in fact be rather inconstant, according to measurements taken from a quasar some 13 billion light-years away. Electromagnetism is one of the four fundamental forces that knit everything in our Universe together, alongside gravity, weak nuclear force, and
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Bees aren’t the only pollinators out there. Some of the other, more surprising pollinators aren’t just unconventional, they give us unique examples of how the relationship between pollinators and plants evolved in the first place. Hosted by: Olivia Gordon SciShow has a spinoff podcast! It’s called SciShow Tangents. Check it out at http://www.scishowtangents.org ———- Support
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SciShow is supported by Brilliant.org. Go to https://Brilliant.org/SciShow to get 20% off of an annual Premium subscription. The lower Congo River is treacherous, turbulent, and very deep. While that might seem like an inhospitable habitat, hundreds of species of fish thrive there, including some that are really bizarre! Hosted by: Hank Green Special thanks to
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Four months in, this year has already been a remarkable showcase for existential and catastrophic risk. A severe drought, devastating bushfires, hazardous smoke, towns running dry – these events all demonstrate the consequences of human-induced climate change. While the above may seem like isolated threats, they are parts of a larger puzzle of which the
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The next wave of COVID tests take advantage of some really cool molecular biology. They can be run by hospitals and doctors on-site, and many turn around results in an hour or less! COVID-19 News & Updates: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLsNB4peY6C6IQediwz2GzMTNvm_dMzr47 Hosted by: Hank Green #SciShow #Coronavirus #COVID #News SciShow has a spinoff podcast! It’s called SciShow Tangents.
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Making a black hole in a particle accelerator sounds… a bit dangerous, to say the least, but scientists think that it could be possible! Here’s why it probably wouldn’t be dangerous — and might even teach us something. Hosted by: Hank Green SciShow has a spinoff podcast! It’s called SciShow Tangents. Check it out at
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In the midst of a global pandemic, conspiracy theorists have found yet another way to spread dangerous disinformation and misinformation about COVID-19, sowing seeds of doubts about its severity and denying the very existence of the pandemic. Since March 28, conspiracy theorists — “coronavirus deniers” — have been using the hashtag #FilmYourHospital to encourage people
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