Tag: biology

The 12 Days of Evolution – Complete Series!

The 12 Days of Evolution – Complete Series!

By Micah Moen 100 Comments August 22, 2019

[MUSIC] [BIRD CHIRP] A smart person once said “nothing in biology makes sense except in the light of evolution.” Evolution is what lets us understand the history of life. We’re used to seeing things change over time. But biological evolution is about something more. Centuries of observing nature has shown us that all life is […]

This Crab’s Blood May Have Saved Your Life

This Crab’s Blood May Have Saved Your Life

By Micah Moen 100 Comments August 22, 2019

The horseshoe crab…it’s a living fossil that has called Earth its home for almost half a billion years. It’s outlived dinosaurs and survived mass extinctions and ice ages, but today it’s facing a new threat. Their adaptations have worked with the way the Earth has changed and it’s only in recent years with humans bringing […]

Inside the Cell Membrane

Inside the Cell Membrane

By Micah Moen 100 Comments August 22, 2019

Captions are on! Click CC button at bottom right to turn off. Updates on Twitter (@AmoebaSisters) and Facebook! In my second year of teaching, I was looking to improve an osmosis lab I had had done the year previously. Osmosis, if you remember from our osmosis video, involves water traveling through a semi-permeable membrane. Potentially […]

What Kind of Symbiote Is Venom?

What Kind of Symbiote Is Venom?

By Micah Moen 100 Comments August 22, 2019

What kind of symbiote is Venom? (spaceship crashing) Life on Earth has been evolving for billions of years, and in that time, life has gotten a lot more complicated than just one thing eating another thing. Life is a complicated and intricate web of competition, exploitation, and symbiosis. But what if an alien creature fell […]

Scale of cells | Structure of a cell | Biology | Khan Academy

Scale of cells | Structure of a cell | Biology | Khan Academy

By Micah Moen 12 Comments August 21, 2019

– [Voiceover] When we study science it’s natural to just categorize a whole series of things as just being really really unimaginably small. So when people say, hey atomic scale, or molecular scale, or protein, or cell, you often just group that together and say oh, those are really really really really small things. But […]

The Future of Farming & Agriculture

The Future of Farming & Agriculture

By Micah Moen 100 Comments August 21, 2019

Over the next two decades, a technological wave will revolutionize the efficiency of farms all over the world. It can’t come soon enough. By the year 2050 the human population will be nearly 10 billion—which means we’ll need to have doubled the amount of food we now produce. This is an examination of the agricultural […]

Elaine Morgan says we evolved from aquatic apes

Elaine Morgan says we evolved from aquatic apes

By Micah Moen 100 Comments August 21, 2019

Well, this is 2009. And it’s the Bicentenary of Charles Darwin. And all over the world, eminent evolutionists are anxious to celebrate this. And what they’re planning to do is to enlighten us on almost every aspect of Darwin and his life, and how he changed our thinking. I say almost every aspect, because there […]

(OLD VIDEO) Mutations: The Potential Power of a Small Change

(OLD VIDEO) Mutations: The Potential Power of a Small Change

By Micah Moen 100 Comments August 20, 2019

CC is on so you will see closed captioning. Click CC button at bottom right to turn OFF. Follow us on Twitter (@amoebasisters) and Facebook! What do you think of when you think of the word mutation? Do you think about X-men and some really awesome ability? Or…the ninja turtles? We loved the ninja turtles […]

How Nature Has Already Beat Cancer | Carlo Maley | TEDxASU

How Nature Has Already Beat Cancer | Carlo Maley | TEDxASU

By Micah Moen 100 Comments August 20, 2019

Translator: Tanya Cushman Reviewer: Peter van de Ven Thank you. It’s a real pleasure to be here. I’m here to tell you today that nature has beat cancer 12 times. Now, I’m at the Biodesign Institute. I know, gob-stopping, right? (Laughter) I’m at the Biodesign Institute, and the whole idea behind the Biodesign Institute is […]

What if Mosquitoes Went Extinct?

What if Mosquitoes Went Extinct?

By Micah Moen 100 Comments August 20, 2019

Oh pop the blooming champagne blow those party horns dingdong the mosquitos are dead would anyone be sad about this would there be wider repercussions hello and welcome back to life’s biggest questions the channel that loves a deep dive into a plethora of topics from science to science fiction history pop culture and good […]