Science, Theoretically

h/t YouTube Suggestions for Mediterranean and Titan

That Time the Mediterranean Sea Disappeared
PBS Eons – Jan 9, 2020 – 11:55
How could a body of water as big as the Mediterranean just…disappear? It would take decades and more than 1,000 research studies to even start to figure out the cause — or causes — of one of the greatest vanishing acts in Earth’s history.
Haven’t seen this gal before, but her perkiness would fit right in on SciShow.

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Science – Because, Stuff

5 Ecosystems Thriving in the Least Likely Places
SciShow – Apr 19, 2020 – 12:11
Around the world, living things have managed to build truly extraordinary ecosystems in some of the last places you would think to look. Understanding these ecosystems can help us protect or repair them, and it can also help us appreciate how incredibly resilient and creative living things can be. Hosted by: Hank Green

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Science Across the Cosmos

Spend an hour on these three looks at the cosmos, and tell me you understood everything in every video.

The Science Asylum:
Could Flatland Be CURVED?!
Apr 13, 2020 – 12:58
Measuring the curvature of a space takes parallel transport and the Riemann curvature tensor (General Relativity). Let’s explore this using Flatland and Lineland, an old tool involving lower-dimensional spaces.

Gutenberg Project, the wonderful classic:
Flatland: A Romance of Many Dimensions (Illustrated)
by Edwin A. Abbot – 1884

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Science Matters – And Anti-Matters?

5 Dinosaur Dinners and What They Told Us
The Only Animal That Can’t Breathe Oxygen
Old Voyager Data Has New Secrets About Uranus

5 Dinosaur Dinners and What They Told Us
SciShow – Apr 5, 2020 – 12:57
“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 what that dino had for dinner. Here are five dinosaur dinners and what they tell us about how these animals lived.” Hosted by: Hank Green

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Science for Thinky People

  • How to Protect Yourself from Coronaviruses
  • April 2020 Skywatching Tips
  • What happened before the Big Bang?
  • Does Mars Need “The Cloud”?
  • Dr. Becky is going to steal the Moon
  • This Tree Oozes Metal Sap
  • Bad Science Education

Masks? Handwashing? Sanitizer?
How to Protect Yourself from Coronaviruses
SciShow – Apr 2, 2020 – 6:25
Today, we all do our best to protect ourselves from coronaviruses. But a lot of what people are doing doesn’t really help, and it could take away supplies from those who actually need them. Hank explains what does help, and how it prevents the spread of infection to be successful at protecting yourself as much as possible! Hosted by: Hank Green

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