SciShow News: New Elements and Exploding Whales

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Hank introduces you to the latest element to be created — and explains why we make them in the first place — plus the science of exploding whales. It’s a thing, people. A messy, smelly thing.

Vivisection and animals in research

Myles and James talk about the importance and ethical consideration around using animals in research.

Presented by Myles Power and James Gurney.

Duration: 42:04

via The League of Nerds.

Marine sanctuaries, shark hoaxes & an epic elephant lost

This week in our roundup of nature news: Kenya’s biggest tusker killed by poachers, an update on the battle to save Africa’s oldest national park, a great white hoax and plans for the world’s largest marine sanctuary. All those stories and more wrapped up in just two minutes.

via Earth Touch.

Can You Guess The Animal? - Brazil Special

As there is so much attention on Brazil’s World Cup, we’ve focused on Brazil’s amazing wildlife. Can you guess what Brazilian animal featured in this video? Thanks to Bristol Zoo for letting us film at their facility.

via Earth Unplugged.

Thanks for the Whooping Cough, Jenny McCarthy!

It’s not 100% her fault, but still, she’s the worst.

Whooping cough reaches epidemic level in California
Vaccine Refusals Fueled California’s Whooping Cough Epidemic

via Rebecca Watson.

Nanotubes Used to Track Movement Inside Cells

Chemical engineers and biophysicists have successfully tracked single molecules inside living cells with carbon nanotubes. Through this new method, they found that cells stir their interiors using the same motor proteins that serve in muscle contraction.

Read more:

via Laboratory Equipment.

Meet the Paleontologists

Meet the paleontologists who helped create the Museum’s new exhibition, “Pterosaurs: Flight in the Age of Dinosaurs,” and learn about the latest cutting-edge technology that researchers are using to study pterosaurs, the flying reptiles that lived from about 220 and 66 million years ago.

Mark Norell, curator in the Museum’s Division of Paleontology, and Alexander Kellner, Associate Professor at the Museu Nacional in Brazil, have led expeditions to the most remote areas of the planet. And yet, discovering bones that have been buried for millions of years is just one aspect of their job.

Paleontology has traditionally combined a number of disciplines, including earth history, geology and biology. Many paleontologists today spend more hours in computer labs than they do in the field. Michael Habib, a neurobiology professor at the University of Southern California who consulted on the exhibition, applies principles of engineering and biology to understand how pterosaurs might have flown and behaved.

Pterosaurs: Flight in the Age of Dinosaurs is on view from April 5, 2014, through January 4, 2015. Learn more about the exhibition at

via American Museum of Natural History.

Chemistry & Corpses: The Science of Bog Bodies

SciShow explains the chemistry, archaeology and history of bog bodies — naturally mummified corpses (and other fun things!) that have been discovered in Europe’s peat bogs.

via SciShow.

Why Do Fish Come In So Many Colors?

If you’re a fan of sushi, or and ocean enthusiast, you have probably noticed that fish come in just about every color! Why is this? Tara and Trace list out all factors that give a fish it’s colorful appearance.

via DNews.

The Million Women Study: Understanding Women’s Health

The most comprehensive study of women’s health in modern history has yielded some surprising results. Professor Dame Beral presents these findings and advises on healthcare and lifestyle.

The Million Women Study, a national study of women’s health in collaboration with Cancer Research UK and the National Health Service, aims to answer many outstanding questions about the factors affecting women’s health.

The transcript and downloadable versions of the lecture are available from the Gresham College Website:

Duration: 56:50

via Gresham College.

Pneumonia Discharge

This 3D medical animation shows patients what to do after discharge with a diagnosis of pneumonia.

via Nucleus Medical Media.

Introducing the Animal Tracker APP

Currently it is only available as an android app but we’ll link you up to the IPHONE app as soon as it hits the app store. Also, here are more links provided by the movebank team:

Animal Tracker page at our homepage:

Animal Tracker at Google Play:

via Biophilia.