Good News: Daffodils Are The Worst

Good News: Daffodils Are The Worst

[♪ INTRO] Ah, daffodils. Those cheery, usually yellow, symbols of spring… they’re also cold-blooded killers. They’re not only toxic to us and our pets—they’re toxic to other plants! But turns out, there are some big reasons to be thankful for that. All plants in the …

7 Ways We Know What’s Inside the Earth

7 Ways We Know What’s Inside the Earth

[♪ INTRO] In 2003, the journal Nature published a paper describing a rather unusual proposal. The author suggested that scientists use a nuke to crack open the Earth’s crust and then toss in a vibrating, grapefruit-sized recorder filled with scientific instruments. The whole mess would …

Is COVID-19 a Pandemic? | March 2020 Update

Is COVID-19 a Pandemic? | March 2020 Update

Thanks to Brilliant for supporting this episode of SciShow. Go to Brilliant.org/SciShow to learn more. {♫Intro♫} This video was filmed on March 3 2020. If we have a more up-to-date version of it, it will be linked at the top of the description, and right …

Let it Snow! The First Direct Measure of Cloud Seeding | SciShow News

[ intro ] If you grew up in a place where it snowed, you might have appreciated snow days. On a cold winter’s morning, you may have found yourself staring longingly at a dark cloud in the distance, wishing it would just dump all its …

Astronomers Captured Our Sun in the Highest Resolution Ever | SciShow News

Astronomers Captured Our Sun in the Highest Resolution Ever | SciShow News

[♪ INTRO] When you think about highlights of the night sky, you’re probably not thinking about the Sun. But depending on where you are in the world, the Sun can create some of the most dramatic displays out there. Near the poles, charged particles from …

Chemical Earmuffs: The Future of Hearing Protection? | SciShow News

Chemical Earmuffs: The Future of Hearing Protection? | SciShow News

[INTRO ♫] Everywhere from construction jobs to rock concerts, loud noise carries a risk of permanent damage to your hearing. But a new study published this week in the journal PNAS has found a chemical trick that might help block the harmful effects of noise …

Splat! 5 Species that Masquerade as Bird Droppings

Splat! 5 Species that Masquerade as Bird Droppings

[INTRO ♫] If you’re a small animal, one of your biggest challenges in life is making sure that you don’t get eaten. And there are all sorts of ways of doing this— like, being toxic, or blending in with your surroundings. Some species even disguise …

Future Space News of 2020

Future Space News of 2020

[♪ INTRO] It takes a lot of planning to get to space, and millions or billions of dollars invested over years, if not decades. So when the big day finally comes to launch a new mission, it’s some pretty important news. Here are three missions …

The Surprising Secrets of Destroyed Exoplanets | SciShow News

The Surprising Secrets of Destroyed Exoplanets | SciShow News

This episode is sponsored by Squarespace. From websites and online stores to marketing tools and analytics, Squarespace is the all-in-one platform to build a beautiful online presence and run your business. [♪ INTRO] Finding a new exoplanet used to be a really big deal all …

Breaking News: There’s an Earth-like Planet Next Door!

Breaking News: There’s an Earth-like Planet Next Door!

Maybe you’ve heard the rumors that have been going around for the past few weeks people were saying that there might be a new Earth-like, possibly habitable exo-planet out there and that it was orbiting the star Proxima Centauri; our closest neighbor! Well today, astronomers …