Science — It’s Scienterrific

  • What the HECK is Time?! (in Einstein’s Relativity)
  • What’s Under The Ice In Antarctica?
  • Animation of Black Hole Disk Flare in Galaxy OJ 287
  • A day in the life of an astrophysicist in LOCKDOWN
  • Why Do Fetuses Kick So Much?
  • How Science Is Trying to Understand Consciousness
  • How the Andes Mountains Might Have Killed a Bunch of Whales
  • How Climate Change Is Creating More Space Junk

What the HECK is Time?! (in Einstein’s Relativity)
The Science Asylum – Apr 28, 2020 – 11:49
In special and general relativity, we imagine time as just another dimension of space in something called “spacetime.” Unfortunately, this picture leads to questions about determinism and free will. Is that really how it works? What does the concept of spacetime actually say about the universe and about time?

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Seven Separate Science Stories

More down-to-earth than the other science post today.

  • Siamese Cat Mutants
  • Can We Reproduce in Space*
  • Subatomic Stories: Quarks
  • Benefits of Being Gooey
  • How Cold Can Earth Get?
  • “White Smoker” vents

*I haven’t watched it yet, but I dread to think what twists of language the reproduce-in-space story will use to avoid saying women get pregnant.

Siamese Cat Mutants
Hank Green, SciShow – 3:45

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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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Science, the Secret Ingredient

Curiosity Mars Rover Snaps Panorama
The Fastest Spinning Galaxy
This Problem Could Break Cryptography
Attack of the Brain-Eating Killer Songbirds

Curiosity Mars Rover Snaps
1.8 Billion-Pixel Panorama
(narrated video)

NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory
Mar 4, 2020 – 3:09
NASA Curiosity Project Scientist Ashwin Vasavada guides this tour of the rover’s view of the Martian surface.

This panorama showcases “Glen Torridon,” a region on the side of Mount Sharp that Curiosity is exploring. The panorama was taken between Nov. 24 and Dec. 1, 2019, when the Curiosity team was out for the Thanksgiving holiday. Since the rover would be sitting still with few other tasks to do while it waited for the team to return and provide its next commands, the rover had a rare chance to image its surroundings several days in a row without moving.

Composed of more than 1,000 images and carefully assembled over the ensuing months, the larger version of this composite contains nearly 1.8 billion pixels of Martian landscape.

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Science – Logical and Fascinating

Future Space News of 2020

SciShow Space – Jan 3, 2020 – 6:27
2020 is going to be an exciting year for space exploration, if everything goes according to plan. Humans are heading to space in new spacecraft, multiple Mars missions are on the horizon, and scientists are getting a new perspective on our Sun!
Hosted by: Hank Green

Why Don’t Humans Get Heartworm? (Spoiler: We Do)

SciShow – Jan 3, 2020 – 5:02
Preventing heartworm disease in your dog isn’t just good for your furry friend. It turns out that humans can be infected with heartworm, too!
Hosted by: Michael Aranda

What’s Up: January 2020 Skywatching Tips from NASA

NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory – Dec 31, 2019 – 3:04
What can you see in the night sky during January 2020? The peak of the Quadrantid meteor shower, Mars rises with its “rival” — the red giant star Antares — and the Moon and Venus pair up.


How to Definitely Get a Hangover

SciShow – Dec 30, 2019 – 4:33
Unfortunately, we don’t know how to cure hangovers yet. However, we DO know a lot more about how to make sure you wake up with a hangover. Avoiding some of these behaviors could help you feel better the morning after.
Hosted by: Michael Aranda

How Long Will the Voyager Spacecraft Last?

SciShow Space – Dec 31, 2019 – 6:21
For more than 40 years, the Voyager probes have traveled through space sending back all kinds of fascinating data. But these probes were never meant to send us data forever – so how much longer will these amazing probes last?
Hosted by: Reid Reimers

Reid, Reid, Reid, that’s not how you really say “Uranus!”

Why Does Squinting Help You See Better?

SciShow – Dec 31, 2019 – 4:38
If you’ve ever tried to make out something that was really far away, odds are you squinted while doing it. It’s basically involuntary! But does narrowing your field of vision really help you see things better? Hosted by: Hank Green


The Ridiculous Reasons It’s Hard to Measure Sea Level

SciShow – Jan 2, 2020 – 5:57
From problems with the moon, to the lumpiness of earth, sea levels aren’t quite as exact as we have them figured out to be. Hosted by: Stefan Chin

These Fish Eat Scales

SciShow – Jan 4, 2020 – 3:17
Most of us don’t really give fish scales a second thought, but for some fish, the scales of others can make for a tasty snack. Hosted by: Olivia Gordon

Spock-Sounds Logical: