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Why Are Cheetahs the Fastest Land Animal?

Cheetahs are fast. You know this. But which is faster: a cheetah, or a Tyrannosaurus rex?Hosted by: Olivia GordonSciShow has a spinoff podcast! It's called...
How Cells Hack Entropy to Live

How Cells Hack Entropy to Live

SciShow is supported by Brilliant.org. Go to https://Brilliant.org/SciShow to get 20% off of an annual Premium subscription. One of the most fundamental ideas in physics is that the disorder of the universe, also known as entropy, is constantly increasing. But, life’s...

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Atavisms: 4 Lost Traits That Returned

Atavisms: 4 Lost Traits That Returned

Every once in a while, traits thought to be lost forever suddenly reappear, like a dolphin or a whale born with complete hind limbs! Known as atavisms, these occurrences can teach us all sorts of things, like how limbs actually grow. Hosted by: Hank GreenSciShow has a...

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The Most Metal Algorithm in Computer Science

The Most Metal Algorithm in Computer Science

Have a problem with many competing variables? Why not solve it with a computer algorithm based on cooling metal?Hosted by: Hank GreenSciShow has a spinoff podcast! It's called SciShow Tangents. Check it out at http://www.scishowtangents.org----------Support SciShow by...

Some Mammals Can Just… Pause Pregnancy

Some Mammals Can Just… Pause Pregnancy

SciShow is supported by Brilliant.org. Go to https://Brilliant.org/SciShow to get 20% off of an annual Premium subscription. We generally think of pregnancy as a continuous process, but scientists have recently discovered mechanisms that allow for certain mammals to...

How to Fight COVID-19… with a Virus

How to Fight COVID-19… with a Virus

When it comes to fighting COVID-19, scientists are throwing every bit of science we’ve got at it. A creative technique some researchers are looking into involves using gene therapy to fight this virus with… another virus!Hosted by: Michael ArandaCOVID-19 News &Updates...

How to Eat When You Don’t Have a Mouth: Lessons From 5 Animals

How to Eat When You Don’t Have a Mouth: Lessons From 5 Animals

Not all animals have a mouth, or even need one to eat! These different feeding strategies can teach us a lot about our ancestors and how they went from not needing a mouth at all to only eating with one.Hosted by: Hank GreenSciShow has a spinoff podcast! It's called...

Raccoons Don’t Really Wash Their Food

Raccoons Don’t Really Wash Their Food

Go to http://Brilliant.org/SciShow to try out Brilliant’s Daily Challenges. The first 200 subscribers get 20% off an annual Premium subscription.Raccoons are famous for "washing" their food, but this behavior, called dousing, isn't really about cleanliness.Hosted by:...

Poop: Our Newest Ally in the Fight Against COVID-19?

Poop: Our Newest Ally in the Fight Against COVID-19?

Right now, scientists need additional COVID-19 monitoring methods. And our poops might help!Hosted by: Hank GreenCOVID-19 News &Updates playlist: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list...SciShow has a spinoff podcast! It's called SciShow Tangents. Check it out at...

Why Aren’t Commercial Jets Getting Faster?

Why Aren’t Commercial Jets Getting Faster?

Airplanes are one of the quickest ways to get anywhere, but commercial jets haven't gotten much fast since the 1950's. Why is that?Hosted by: Hank GreenSciShow has a spinoff podcast! It's called SciShow Tangents. Check it out at...

The Great Lakes Tropical Storm of 1996

The Great Lakes Tropical Storm of 1996

Tropical storms can be devastating but at least we usually know where they're going to appear. The exception being a very strange week in 1996, on Lake Huron.Hosted by: Hank GreenSciShow has a spinoff podcast! It's called SciShow Tangents. Check it out at...

Kids, Kawasaki Disease, and COVID-19: What Parents Should Know

Kids, Kawasaki Disease, and COVID-19: What Parents Should Know

While children are only a small minority of those who test positive for COVID-19, we’re starting to see evidence of a rare, but serious, complication in children that resembles a condition known as Kawasaki disease. Here’s what doctors say we should watch out...

4 Algorithms We Borrowed from Nature

4 Algorithms We Borrowed from Nature

We use algorithms every day for things like image searches, predictive text, and securing sensitive data. Algorithms show up all over nature, too, in places like your immune system and schools of fish, and computer scientists have learned a lot from studying them....

Active Volcanoes: The Perfect Egg Incubators

Active Volcanoes: The Perfect Egg Incubators

SciShow is supported by Brilliant.org. Go to https://Brilliant.org/SciShow to get 20% off of an annual Premium subscription. You probably don't think of active volcanoes as the ideal place to build a nursery, but for some animals, they're the perfect spot to incubate...