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.
If there are any freely available programs or shows which you know of that I missed, please let me know about them.
Is Recycling Worth the Effort?
We are always told how we should recycle what we use. But does it really make that much of a difference? Some think recycling is for greenies only. Truth is there are actually a lot of other benefits too.
Read more about this question in our blog on the topic here:
via Untamed Science.
Ocean Acidification: The Other Carbon Dioxide Threat
When carbon dioxide is absorbed by the ocean, the water’s acid level rises. If this level gets too high, some sea creatures that build protective shells can’t grow as fast or even have their shells dissolve, threatening the entire food chain.
via Live Science Videos.
Alpine Tundra Biome Explained
We’ve been doing a lot of biome videos over the years. I decided, now would be a great time to just walk you through one of my favorite biomes - the alpine tundra. I did grow up in Colorado and it’s one of my favorite places to be.
If you are studying for a test, check out our new biome portals!
via Untamed Science.
Nalini Nadkarni: For the Love of Trees
National Geographic grantee and forest ecologist Nalini Nadkarni is known for using nontraditional pathways to raise awareness of nature’s importance to human lives, working with artists, preachers, musicians, and even prisoners.
Mapping Deforestation with Google Earth
A new analysis yields the highest-ever resolution maps of our disappearing forests.
via Climate Desk.
Posterside Hangout #3: Ecology and Environmental Sciences
via Science Hangouts.
Gregg Treinish: Adventures in Conservation
Many outdoor enthusiasts live to pursue sports in far-flung regions. Many scientists need samples and data from those same hard-to-reach places. Enter National Geographic Emerging Explorer and conservationist Gregg Treinish, who’s bringing the two worlds together in the name of science.
The Estuaries: Aquatic “Biome”
This is yet another biome video we produced via a grant with Save Our Seas. It was such a fun process. I hope you are able to get something out of this video. Jonas thought it would be a great idea to go to Borneo to shoot this, so there you go.
Temperate Coastal Oceans Biome
In the very early stages of Untamed Science, Jonas Stenstrom and I got a grant from Save Our Seas to make a series of biome shorts. They were really well received. This was the very first one, shot a year before we started shooting everything in HD. I think you’ll enjoy this taste of retro Untamed Science.
Up close with world’s most endangered seahorse
Found only in a few estuaries along the South African coast, the Knysna seahorse is the most threatened seahorse species on earth — which makes this close-up encounter with one pretty special! This tiny underwater inhabitant is listed as endangered by the IUCN, threatened by a rapidly shrinking habitat.
via Earth Touch.
TERRA 822: WildFIRE PIRE: The (un)Luck of the Draw
WildFIRE PIRE (Partnerships in International Research and Education) is an international partnership focused on the causes and consequences of fire in the past, present, and future. This partnership includes scientists, educators, and fire specialists from: Montana State University, University of Colorado, University of Idaho, Salish Kootenai College, USDA Forest Service, Australian National University, University of Auckland, University of Tasmania, Landcare Research, and Monash University. The project also involves research and land managers from US and foreign non-profit conservation organizations, who are providing internship experiences for undergraduates and timely fire information. The expertise of the team includes scientists working on fire history, fire ecology, fire climatology, fire management, cultural anthropology, biodiversity and fire conservation, and invasive species. The team also includes specialists in natural history filmmaking and outreach, international education programs, project assessment, and data management. More information and videos may be found at wildfirepire.org. Produced by WildFIRE PIRE.
via Life On TERRA Videos.
Massive octopus towers over a reef
A huge octopus puts on a show for the dive crew as it raises itself to full height and glides over a reef. After displaying its impressive camouflage, it folds its massive form away inside a dark crevice.
via Earth Touch.
This was footage we shot from a short little trip to Niagara falls in 2010.
Sixgill Shark: From a submarine in Honduras
The blunt-nosed sixgill shark has a near circumglobal distribution in tropical and temperate waters. However, as it has never been recorded in the extreme deep ocean it is assumed that these sharks require continental shelfs where they can move up and down during the course of a day. This restricts the coastline that the shark is found in. We’ve mapped the areas where the species has been recorded in the distribution map above.
This sixgill shark is known to move up into shallower water to feed at night. During the day it takes refuge in the dark ocean in depths up to 2,500 meters (8,200 feet). The species is also highly migratory and not restricted to a home range.
This episode was shot while we went diving with Karl Stanley in his homemade submarine. If you want to dive with Karl you can! He offers dives down to about 2,000 feet!
Marla Spivak: Why bees are disappearing
Honeybees have thrived for 50 million years, each colony 40 to 50,000 individuals coordinated in amazing harmony. So why, seven years ago, did colonies start dying en masse? Marla Spivak reveals four reasons which are interacting with tragic consequences. This is not simply a problem because bees pollinate a third of the world’s crops. Could this incredible species be holding up a mirror for us?
via TED Talks Director.