Features the most insightful and informative videos on all areas of the sciences, history, philosophy, and the arts, with an additional focus on the values of Humanism, Freethought and methodological Skepticism.
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Deep-sea finds, baby turtles & a wildlife fatwa
From the creepy creatures found in the depths of the Pacific’s New Hebrides trench, to mass turtle hatchings, dolphin superpods and an epic reptilian wrestling match (and more!), here are some of the week’s headline-grabbing stories from the world of nature.
via Earth Touch.
The World’s Largest Salamander
"Beautiful, awesome, and disgusting," is how I like to describe the Chinese Giant Salamander—the largest amphibian on the planet, reaching lengths of up to six feet.
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Host: Michael Hearst
Producer: Joe Beshenkovsky & Michael Hearst
In Association with PBS Digital Studios
via Unusual Creatures.
Your Space Babies Would Die Of Fungus!
Ever wonder what would happen if a baby was born in space? Well, recent studies show that there could be some harmful side effects…including the inability to fight off infection! Join Trace and Anthony as they take a look at what the negative effects of fruit flies born into space could mean for humans.
via DNews Channel.
Chocolate Hates You!
It’s classier than eating pure sugar and the only truly decadent bean. Chocolate is what Mama thought the world was a box of and Chocolate Hates You!
via Nature Hates You.
Killing Cancer - New Brain Cancer Treatment Targets Tumors
Targeting brain tumors with enough anti-cancer medication is no easy task. But Stefan Bossmann and Deryl Troyer at Kansas State University are developing a novel materials treatment method for persons with brain cancer that uses a type of white blood cell to deliver anticancer drugs to particularly virulent brain tumors.
via Videos at NSF.
Group genius: Why fish are smarter in swarms
When animals swarm they exhibit a complex collective intelligence that could help us build robots, heal wounds and understand the brain
via New Scientist Video.
Debunking the AIDS Denialist Movie House of Numbers - Part 5 - The Padian Paper
Myles discussed the Padian paper and the claims in the movie House of Numbers that no one contracted HIV in the study.
via Myles Power.
Why Dogs Spin Before They Poop
Do you ever wonder why dogs will sometimes walk in circles before sleeping or going to the bathroom? Well, it has to do with some hygiene and territorial instincts that dogs have when they’re in the wild. It also has to do with the Earth’s magnetic field, which is crazy, and Anthony is here to tell you all about it.
via DNews Channel.
Are Artificial Sweeteners Harmful?
Our episode on Organic food was a hit, but lots of you had questions in the comments asking about the safety of artificial sweeteners. We live to serve, so this week’s episode is about the research in that area. These chemicals get a bad rap, but you might be surprised by what you learn by watching. Send your hate tweets to Aaron. He’s used to them.
What are armpits for? | Greg Foot | Ask Head Squeezev
This week on #AskHeadSqueeze Thursdays, Greg Foot answers a question from Kevin Sheppard on our Head Squeezers Google+ community. What are armpits for, and why are they hairy? Interested in how the smell of your sweat could help you score? Watch away…..
via Head Squeeze.
Top 10 Extreme Animal Locations
Animals have found some incredible ways to live in nature’s extremes. From the highest living creature on the planet to an organism that’s survived 120 years without water, Maddie Moate counts down the toughest ten.
via Earth Unplugged.
Galapagos Sea Lions Are Amazing Creatures!
There are under 50,000 Galapagos Sea Lions alive today and they only live in two places, the famous Galapagos Islands on a smaller island called Isla de la Plata, both off the coast of Ecuador. So, grab your passport and put your sea legs on because that is the only way to see these amazing marine mammals.
Life is amazing, diverse and occasionally intelligent. Occasionally.
via Death By Puppets.
How Young Is Too Young For Athletes?
Find out how athletic training affects young individuals, and at what age you can begin safely working out.
Hawk Attacks Balloon in Super Slow Motion - Slo Mo
Using incredible high speed camera work the team reveal how a Goshawk attacks it’s prey during mid flight.
via Earth Unplugged.