Catching Up on Science

I’m now up to about two months behind on many of my YouTube subscriptions. I’ll never catch up to all of them, but I’ll catch up to some of them.

  • What’s Up: August 2020 Skywatching Tips from NASA
  • People May Have Walked North America 30,000 Years Ago
  • 3 New Missions Just Left for Mars!
  • Cloud Cities of Venus: Settling Earth’s Twin

What’s Up: August 2020 Skywatching Tips from NASA
NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory – Jul 31, 2020 – 2:52

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How Washington Became a Ship Graveyard – SciShow

I have a bunch of posts that I’ve had partially drafted, some for many months.
Cleaning Out the Video Backlog #4 —14 to go.


SciShow Field Trip, hosted by: Stefan Chin, Alexis Dahl
Stefan and Alexis are headed to Olympic National Park in Washington state to bring you some of the coolest geology stories there.
Parts 1 & 2 previously featured here on Other People’s Videos, reposted here for convenience or completeness or laziness or something.

The Riddle of Washington’s Mt. Olympus

A SciShow Field Trip #1
Mar 4, 2020 – 7:54
This week, they explore why Mount Olympus should be taller than Mount Everest.

The Ancient Island That Transformed Washington

A SciShow Field Trip #2
Mar 11, 2020 – 5:17
Even though there are no volcanoes on the Olympic Peninsula, you can find lots of volcanic rocks on the beaches. This bizarre circumstance might have to do with how the ancient island transformed Washington state.

A SciShow Field Trip #3
Mar 18, 2020 – 5:42
Stefan and Alexis are headed to Ruby Beach to find out how its famous sea stacks formed.

Pandemics Past

That Time 2 out of 3 People in China and about 1 in 2 in Europe Suddenly Up and Died
Today I Found Out – Mar 26, 2020 – 8:34
Simon seems a little giddy in this one. Probably cabin fever.
Pandemics have been the bane of humanity throughout history. Although the past few centuries have witnessed numerous epidemics, and even a handful of pandemics like now, none compare to one that struck Europe and China in the 14th century, forever shaping human history arguably for the better in the long run.

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Science is Super, Naturally

Father of Modern Physics: James Clerk Maxwell
The History Guy: History Deserves to Be Remembered
Mar 25, 2020 – 12:20
This video was done in collaboration with the channel Arvin Ash: Complex Questions Explained Simply. Check out Arvin’s take on Maxwell’s equations here:

James Clerk Maxwell’s name is not as well known as Newton or Einstein, yet his discoveries were transformative. The History Guy recalls the life of Scottish Scientist James Clerk Maxwell, whom astronomer Carl Sagan said “has done more to shape our civilization than any ten recent presidents and prime ministers.”

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It’s Got to Be Science!

The Wild Reasons Many Older People Wake Up So Early
How Slime Mold Is Tackling Mysteries of Cosmology
A Very Handy Fish Fossil
Why Animals Take Care of Other Animals’ Young
6 Things We Still Don’t Know About Earth
The Dark History of Matches
This Old Sailors’ Mystery Could Help Save Swimmers
How Earth’s Tides Gave Us Life As We Know It

The Wild Reasons Many Older People Wake Up So Early
SciShow – Mar 21, 2020 – 6:08
You might think your grandma who wakes up at 4am just needs less sleep than younger people. Not so! Studies suggest there are some bizarre reasons older people rise at the crack of dawn, including something called brain sand! Hosted by: Hank Green

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