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Evolutionary Development: Chicken Teeth – Crash Course Biology #17

Evolutionary Development: Chicken Teeth – Crash Course Biology #17

By Micah Moen 100 Comments August 25, 2019

When little kids say they want to grow up to be a scientist, here’s what they actually mean: a. They want to blow things up in a laboratory setting. b. They want to get bitten by a radioactive monkey which will turn them into a terrifying humanoid battle monkey. c. They want to make a […]

Endocrine System, Part 1 – Glands & Hormones: Crash Course A&P #23

Endocrine System, Part 1 – Glands & Hormones: Crash Course A&P #23

By Micah Moen 100 Comments August 18, 2019

I’ve invited you all here today because I wanted to talk to you about some ugly stereotypes that are going around. I’ve been hearing a lot of unfair, unseemly, and unscientific generalizations being made lately. And they mostly have to do with sex. And your hormones. People have a nasty habit of equating “hormones” with […]

Water – Liquid Awesome: Crash Course Biology #2

Water – Liquid Awesome: Crash Course Biology #2

By Micah Moen 100 Comments August 17, 2019

Hello there. Here at Crash Course HQ we like to start out each day with a nice healthy dose of water in all it’s three forms. It’s the only substance on all of our planet earth that occurs naturally in solid, liquid, and gas forms. And to celebrate this magical bond between two hydrogen atoms […]

Biological Molecules – You Are What You Eat: Crash Course Biology #3

Biological Molecules – You Are What You Eat: Crash Course Biology #3

By Micah Moen 100 Comments August 17, 2019

Hello, and welcome to the kitchen. I wanted to invite you here today because last week we started off in my bathroom and kinda feel bad about that. And also because as I’m making lunch today I wanted to sort of use it as a lab. During this time in my kitchen I’m going to […]

Utilitarianism: Crash Course Philosophy #36

Utilitarianism: Crash Course Philosophy #36

By Micah Moen 100 Comments August 17, 2019

Should Batman kill the Joker? If you were to ask the Dark Knight himself, with his hard-and-fast no-killing rule, he’d say absolutely not. Actually, in fact, he would say: [Batman voice] “Absolutely not.” When you think about it, dude is pretty Kantian in his ethics. Regardless of what Joker does, there are some lines that […]

Great Glands – Your Endocrine System: CrashCourse Biology #33

Great Glands – Your Endocrine System: CrashCourse Biology #33

By Micah Moen 100 Comments August 16, 2019

Hormones! Those things that make teenagers moody and miserable, and they cause growth spurts and acne, and they can make a perfectly normal student totally obsessed with his algebra teacher. Not that I have any real, boots-on-the-ground experience with that last one. But all that mayhem is just the handiwork of your sex hormones. The […]

The Excretory System: From Your Heart to the Toilet –  CrashCourse Biology #29

The Excretory System: From Your Heart to the Toilet – CrashCourse Biology #29

By Micah Moen 100 Comments August 16, 2019

One of the coolest and most important things that our bodies do is maintain this thing called homeostasis, the regulation of a stable internal environment, no matter where we are or what we’re doing. After all, we put our bodies through a lot every single day: We’re always adding food and liquid and chemicals, and […]

Chordates – CrashCourse Biology #24

Chordates – CrashCourse Biology #24

By Micah Moen 100 Comments August 16, 2019

Next time someone asks you who you think you are, just give them the facts. You’re a mammalian amniotic tetrapodal sarcopterygiian osteichthyan gnathostomal vertebrate cranial chordate. Yeah, it’s a mouthful. And in order to understand what it means, you’re going to have to understand the most complex group of animals on earth, and what it […]

Animal Development: We’re Just Tubes – Crash Course Biology #16

Animal Development: We’re Just Tubes – Crash Course Biology #16

By Micah Moen 100 Comments August 15, 2019

You’re a miracle. Did you know that? Today we’re going to talk about animal development and the miracle of life. The process that animals go through to turn, like, a sperm cell and an egg cell into a multi-cellular organism is incredible. It’s not just incredible, it’s unbelievably, transcendentally magnificent, man. Magnificent! And dudes… the […]

In Da Club – Membranes & Transport: Crash Course Biology #5

In Da Club – Membranes & Transport: Crash Course Biology #5

By Micah Moen 100 Comments August 15, 2019

Oh, hey! I didn’t see you up there. How long have you been waiting in this line? I’ve been here for like 15 minutes and it’s freaking freezing out here I mean, whose banana do you gotta peel in order to get into this club? Well, while we’re here I guess this might not be […]