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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5 Interesting Science Facts # 4 - ZOMBIE SCIENCE
Whilst in the middle of a zombie apocalypse Myles takes the time to discuss 5 interesting zombie related science facts.
#1 -Decapitated Snakes
#2 - Zombie Ants
#3 - Zombie Caterpillars
#5 - Kuru
You asked #9 - Do Birds Pee?
Maddie Moate and Simon Baxter answer some of your best wildlife questions. Does anything live without oxygen? Do other animals get the menopause? Do birds pee?
via Earth Unplugged.
5 Things About Your Dog You Didnt Necessarily Know
Does your dog really love you? Probably. But that all hinges on how you define “love” for another species. Learn more about man’s best friend in this video from Stuff to Blow Your Mind.
via Stuff to Blow Your Mind.
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Baby Animals Must Sleep - Science on the Web
Everyone loves videos of baby animals falling asleep, but let’s ask the obvious: Why do the sleep? And are there any animals that don’t score some precious shut-eye?
The loathsome, lethal mosquito
Everyone hates mosquitos. Besides the annoying buzzing and biting, mosquito-borne diseases like malaria kill over a million people each year (plus horses, dogs and cats). And over the past 100 million years, they’ve gotten good at their job — sucking up to three times their weight in blood, totally undetected. So shouldn’t we just get rid of them? Rose Eveleth shares why scientists aren’t sure.
View full lesson: http://ed.ted.com/lessons/the-loathsome-lethal-mosquito-rose-eveleth
Lesson by Rose Eveleth, animation by Karrot Animation.
via TED Education.
Smarter Every Day - 105 - THIS IS A BUTTERFLY! (Scanning Electron Microscope) - Part 2
The well manicured hand dropping the male Itaballia demophile lucania at the beginning belongs to Mr. Phil Torres. We were at the Tambopata research center in Peru.
Read more about how this works here:
Music “Butterfly Rough” by A Shell In The Pit. You know Gordon’s music by now. It’s all good.
via Smarter Every Day.
A Week in Science with RiAus - 29 November
Researchers unveil a tongue-controlled wheelchair
Seahorses stalk their prey by stealth
Salt bombs hiding in your medicine cabinet
Dragonfly wings inspires germ-slaying nanosurface
Imitating competitors is bad for your success rate, and
Waiting for pain can be worse than the pain itself
You can follow A Week in Science throughout the week on Twitter, and join the discussion, by following the hashtag #weekinsci
For more information visit http://riaus.org.au/podcast/a-week-in-science-29-november-2013/
Top 10 Crazy Coloured Animals
Maddie Moate reveals some of the wackiest, most vivid and most striking looking animals on our planet. From the obvious contenders to some creatures you may have never seen before, prepare your eyes for a dazzling display.
via Earth Unplugged.
The Brain Scoop - Insect Adventure, Part Three
To wrap up our adventure series with some of The Field Museum’s entomologists, Jim Louderman shows us how to pin and prepare insects for the collection, and we discuss what was discovered in the Hanover IL prairie. The results are in: things are looking good! It was so wonderful to be included on this trip, and the entire process has really inspired my new and growing appreciation for entomology. With all of those little creatures scurrying around in the grass, I don’t know how anyone could be bored with the natural world!
Sergeant major fish launches ‘Operation Egg Defence’
A feisty sergeant major fish certainly lives up to its name as it defends its eggs from hungry predators with military precision on a reef off the South African coast.
via Earth Touch.
Do The Humps On Camels Hold Water?
The camel’s hump is a giant deposit of fat that lets the camel survive up to 2 weeks without food. Learn more about camels in this episode of BrainStuff.
via Brain Stuff Show.
Siats - The New Mega-predatory Dinosaur
Scientists JUST discovered a new Dinosaur - the Siats. We’re finally able to release this to the world! Go Lindsay!
Siats (pronounced SEE-OTTS) is a giant mega-predator (think T-Rex, but living at a different time). I just like saying that out loud — GIANT MEGA-PREDATOR! This is the first large, mega-predator found in the US in over 60 years, and it is the 2nd or 3rd largest carnivore EVER found in North America!
We are excited to once again work with Dr. Lindsay Zanno of the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences / Field Museum to announce a new dinosaur species! Today, we reveal… Siats meekerorum!
Read up more about the Siats here: http://www.untamedscience.com/blog/siats/
Dinosaur drawings by Jorge Gonzales and Julio Lacerdo
Camera by Michelle Lotker: www.michellelotker.com/
Special thanks to Lindsay Zanno and her entire Paleo crew. It’s always a pleasure to come film with you all!
via Untamed Science.
Why Do We Have An Internal Skeleton?
If you think about it, skeletons aren’t awesome. Instead of the super strong shells or exoskeletons so many other animals have, we have these internal skeletons. That leaves or fragile bodies highly vulnerable to all kinds of serious injury. But as Trace explains, our internal skeletons are actually an evolutionary advantage.
via DNews Channel.
You asked #8 - Do animals get hiccups?
Maddie Moate and Sam Hume answer some of your amazing animal questions, including why are there carnivorous plants? Why can’t animals recognise themselves in the mirror? And of course, do animals get hiccups?
Why We Sent Jellyfish To Space
Jellyfish in space? As crazy as it sounds, they’re out there! Trace explains how and why they were sent up and the struggle they face back here on Earth.
via DNews Channel.