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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SCI CODE: The Dirty Truth about Cavities
Everybody poops! Animals poop, people poop, and the bacteria in your mouth poop too!
Some of the germs in our mouths love sugary foods as just much as we do. When they metabolize the sugar they poop acid. That acid can wreak havoc on your teeth.
Watch this episode of SCI CODE to learn more!
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SCI CODE: The 4 R’s of the Environment
As a kid you’ve probably heard of the 3 R’s of the Environment. Reduce. Reuse. Recycle. But did you know that there’s a 4th R? Find out what that 4th R is as Special Guest Michaela Labriole shares her SCI CODE Pro Tip.
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SCI CODE: Don’t Wash Your Jeans
Are you wasting water by washing your jeans on a weekly basis? Listen to this SCI CODE Pro Tip. The germs in your denim are here to stay. So wash your pants lest often and conserve energy and water.
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SCI CODE: No such thing as Vegetables
Scientifically speaking there is no such thing as vegetables. So what does that make cucumbers, pumpkins, lettuce, and broccoli? Find out in this episode of SCI CODE!
Dinosaur Myths and Facts| Coma Niddy
Last week I brought you the Dinosaur Rap. This week we learn more about Dinosaurs. Join me as we explore some facts, myths, and ideas about these extinct creatures.
Dinosaur Name Rap
Rawr! It’s adventure time! Join me in a prehistoric rap song about Dinosaur names.
Did you know that Dinosaur means “Terrible Lizard?” However this name can be misleading. Dinosaurs were nothing like the lizards of today. They were reptiles in a class of their own.
So what does Velociraptor, Stegosaurus, Tyrannosaurus Rex, and other Dinosaur names translate into? To find out [Watch the Video]
Why does a breeze feel cool?
It’s summertime and it’s hot. When a breeze hits your skin it feels cool. But have you ever wondered, why does moving air feel cooler than still air?
Moving air isn’t actually cooler than non-moving air. To cool down the air, we’d have reduce how much the atoms are moving around. That’s what temperature is; the average thermal energy of atoms. The more they move, the more thermal energy they have. Sadly moving air does not reduce temperature of the air.
So if moving air doesn’t reduce temperature, why does it feel so cool?
To find out, watch this episode of Coma Niddy University.
Stay breezy my friends.
Coma Niddy University - Really Bad Science Jokes
Here’s a few science jokes about String Theory, Dark Energy, Dark Matter, Mars Rovers, and more! Jokes so bad, you have to laugh!
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Schrodinger’s Cat & Quantum Skittles
In this week’s episode of Coma Niddy University we learn about Quantum Mechanics and Superposition.
The Quantum World is filled with so many quirks. For example, the properties of particles can’t be determined until they are measured. So before you observe the location of an electron, it exists in all of its possible positions. This quirk is known as superposition. The behavior is so strange that we must perform outside-of-the-box experiments to understand the nature of particles.
In 1935, Erwin Schrodinger proposed a famous thought experiment to explore superposition-Schrodinger’s Cat. Place a cat in a box with a deadly poison triggered by a radioactive nucleus. We can’t predict when the poison would be released. So until we open the box, the cat is both alive and dead. The kitty is in a state of superposition.
In 2013, Mike Wilson aka Coma Niddy, proposed a similar experiment. I call it Quantum Skittles. To learn more about it you’ll have to [Watch] my video. And if you like the video then you should also [Subscribe] to my YouTube Channel for more Science.
If a tree falls in the forest does it make a sound? | Coma Niddy University
This episode of Coma Niddy University explores the idea of sound. Are sound vibrations and the sounds we hear the same thing? Or are they separate?
It depends on your perspective. The tree in the forest may be silent or screaming for some help.
I hypothesize that sound vibrations are separate from what we hear. What we hear is our brains’ interpretation of the information. Sound happens in our minds. As of now there is no evidence to support this idea. But it’s fun to think about.
So what do you think? Does the tree make a sound?
Coma Niddy University - How To Be A Scientist - Science Rap
Download this song for free: http://goo.gl/ag5Rx
This Rap is about what you need and don’t need to be a scientist. Lyrics and Links below
PBS Digital Studios
The New York Hall of Science
To Be A Scientist
Written, Performed, & Produced by Mike Wilson aka Coma Niddy
by Coma Niddy.
Silver Kills Germs! Nanotechnology Science - Coma Niddy University
Did you know that silver has antimicrobial abilities? The same silver that is in jewelry can kill germs, fungus and bacteria. Some scientists have developed nano-silver which is even more effective at blasting away germs. Learn all about here at Coma Niddy University!
DragonFly TV - http://pbskids.org/dragonflytv/show/nanosilver.html
Futurity - http://www.futurity.org/science-technology/with-ion-release-nano-silver-zaps-bacteria/
Phys.org - http://phys.org/news/2012-07-ions-particles-silver-toxic-bacteria.html
Red Orbit - http://www.redorbit.com/news/health/1112722929/silver-argyria-chemical-reactions-103112/
National Poist - http://news.nationalpost.com/2012/11/03/condoms-treated-with-silver-nanoparticles-could-completely-inactivate-hiv-other-stds-researchers/
All images used under the Creative Commons License:
Flying through the Nanotube:
World War I Tank
Nano-Silver Science Comments - Coma Niddy University
In our last episode we learned that silver has the ability to kill germs, fungus and bacteria. Silver’s antimicrobial abilities come at a price and I wanted to know you opinions on it. I discuss and answer some of your comments!