It’s tough out there for small animals. Other animals are always trying to eat them, so they have to use tactics like blending in or being toxic to stay alive. These 5 animals, however, take self-preservation to a whole new level, and disguise themselves as… bird poop. Hosted by: Stefan Chin SciShow has a spinoff
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The WHO has declared the new coronavirus a global public health emergency—but that doesn’t mean you should panic. 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 Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/scishow ———- Huge thanks go to the following Patreon supporters
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Go to http://Brilliant.org/SciShow to try out Brilliant’s Daily Challenges. The first 200 subscribers get 20% off an annual Premium subscription. Beetles are the most diverse group of complex organisms on Earth, making up over 20% of all named animal species. One in five species on this planet is…a beetle. How did one group of organisms
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Worrying about what other people think at work is something women have to contend with far more than men, a small new study suggests. The experiment included only 32 participants, but economists in Germany say their “clear and consistent” findings are thorough evidence of a newly-identified gender discrepancy. Experiments have found that when people are
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This video was sponsored by Fasthosts. Fasthosts are giving UK viewers the chance to win tickets, flight, and accommodation to SXSW 2020 by answering my Techie Test question: https://www.fasthosts.co.uk/scishow Our immune systems are generally pretty great, but sometimes they can turn on us. And for some reason, these autoimmune conditions mostly affect women. Hosted by:
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Go to http://Brilliant.org/SciShow to try out Brilliant’s Daily Challenges. The first 200 subscribers get 20% off an annual Premium subscription. What is this strange looking stuff? Is this branch just covered in fungus!? Well, it’s not fungus…but fungus DOES have something to do with it! Hosted by: Olivia Gordon SciShow has a spinoff podcast! It’s
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There’s a lot of stuff up there, whizzing around in low-Earth orbit. Given the thousands of old, defunct satellites that can no longer communicate with Earth, it’s surprising how seldom they collide; but just such a collision might happen this week. According to space debris tracking service LeoLabs, IRAS (a decommissioned space telescope launched in
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They were the largest animals to ever walk the Earth: sauropods, a dinosaur clade of such immense size and stature, they’re sometimes dubbed ‘thunder lizards’. These towering hulks – including Brontosaurus, Brachiosaurus, and Diplodocus among others – needed four thick, powerful legs to support and transport their massive bodies. At least, most of the time.
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The typefaces you see on yard signs and bumper stickers might hold a hidden meaning for voters. A new psychological study suggests some typefaces read more conservative, or right-leaning, while others come across as more liberal, or left-leaning. In two different surveys, the authors identify four font changes that seem to convey ideological qualities. Gothic-looking
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Some fish will never win any beauty pageants, but they still deserve our admiration, respect, and love, especially since their “ugly” traits are actually incredible examples of evolutionary innovation. Hosted by: Oliva 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
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NASA’s Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO) has been in orbit around Mars for almost 14 years. It carries a variety of instruments with it, including the Compact Reconnaissance Imaging Spectrometer for Mars (CRISM) instrument. That instrument has collected thousands of images of Mars. CRISM’s main purpose is to created detailed maps of the surface mineralogy of
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