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Why People Don’t Believe In Climate Science

Why People Don’t Believe In Climate Science

By Micah Moen 100 Comments September 9, 2019

[MUSIC] Our last video gave you a nice, neat list of facts explaining why scientists are so sure that climate change is real and that humans are the main cause. We’ve filled libraries with reports and graphs and books about climate change, more facts than you can shake a hockey stick at. Still, four out […]

Do Fish Pee?

Do Fish Pee?

By Micah Moen 100 Comments September 1, 2019

Hey smart people, Joe here. Have you ever heard the phrase “to drink like a fish?” Well, unless you’re a ocean dwelling species, that probably means staying sober. Because freshwater fish don’t drink! Saltwater fish on the other hand? They’re constantly drinking. But if some fish drink all the time and other fish don’t drink […]

How Humans Ruined and Rescued an Ocean Paradise

How Humans Ruined and Rescued an Ocean Paradise

By Micah Moen 84 Comments August 28, 2019

[MUSIC] Monterey, California. An idyllic seaside town. Tourists cram its busy streets, modern comforts at every turn. The bay is an ocean sanctuary. It is home to hundreds of species from up and down the California coast. But as I walk around this tourist town, I got the feeling that it wasn’t always like this. […]

8 Incredible Deep Sea Oddities!

8 Incredible Deep Sea Oddities!

By Micah Moen 100 Comments August 28, 2019

We know more about some other planets than the deep sea, but scientists at places like the Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute are sending eyes in to the darkness in the form of remotely operated submersibles beaming back some amazingly odd images. The green blobs inside the barreleye fish’s transparent skull are actually its eyes […]

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 […]

Cuttlefish: Tentacles In Disguise

Cuttlefish: Tentacles In Disguise

By Micah Moen 100 Comments August 20, 2019

[MUSIC] [MUSIC] Cuttlefish are not fish at all, and they’re not particularly good at cuddling… not that I’ve tried or anything. But these tentacled relatives of squid and octopus do have one amazing sneaky skill. So I love cuttlefish because of their color-changing abilities, tell us a little about that. You know, the ability that […]

Are We Losing the Night Sky?

Are We Losing the Night Sky?

By Micah Moen 100 Comments August 15, 2019

Hey smart people, Joe here. For pretty much all of human history, this has meant the end of our day. Sure, we harnessed fire, and some artificial light, but we are not natural creatures of the night. But now we’re able to be part of the night like never before in human history. All thanks […]

How Much Plastic is in the Ocean?

How Much Plastic is in the Ocean?

By Micah Moen 100 Comments August 13, 2019

[MUSIC] In January 1992, a cargo ship sailing from Hong Kong to Washington hit a storm, and twelve containers tumbled overboard, releasing a fleet of blue turtles, green frogs, red beavers, and yellow ducks. 28,800 animals, destined for bathtubs, now a lonely plastic navy, drifting in the Pacific Ocean. Then they started to float ashore. […]

Amazing Facts About Whales!

Amazing Facts About Whales!

By Micah Moen 100 Comments August 9, 2019

[MUSIC] Are dolphins your porpoise for living? Think orcas are killer? Maybe you start blubbering when you think of belugas? That’s no fluke. Whales are one of the coolest groups of animals on Earth, with so many specialized features that they might as well be from space. If you’re looking for some of the most […]

How Many Trees Are There?

How Many Trees Are There?

By Micah Moen 100 Comments August 8, 2019

[MUSIC] This episode is brought to you by Squarespace. [MUSIC] The world’s tallest tree reaches 380 feet into the sky. One giant sequoia is made of enough wood to fill a 747. One baobab tree in South Africa is so wide that they put a pub inside it. These enormous trees might be rooted in […]