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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 […]

Inside an ADORABLE Sea Otter Adoption Program!

Inside an ADORABLE Sea Otter Adoption Program!

By Micah Moen 100 Comments August 8, 2019

Otters are cute, curious, playful, cute, intelligent, fluffy, and did I mention cute? But they’re more than just adorable animals, otters are the cornerstone of one very important ecosystem. Otters are gardeners of the kelp forest. Their diet consists mainly of marine invertebrates like sea urchins and abalone, which feed on kelp. Too many urchins […]

I Don’t Think You’re Ready for These Jellies

I Don’t Think You’re Ready for These Jellies

By Micah Moen 100 Comments August 7, 2019

[MUSIC] Jellyfish might be the weirdest animals in the ocean. They’re like 95 percent water, which is really more ocean than animal. They’re pulsating bodies don’t hold a brain, or a heart or any other organ that we’d recognize. It seems like they don’t even know which way is up half the time. But they […]

Why BEAVERS Are The Smartest Thing In Fur Pants

Why BEAVERS Are The Smartest Thing In Fur Pants

By Micah Moen 100 Comments August 6, 2019

One of my favorite things to do on this channel is to get you to look at the world you know in a different way, to take something you thought was ordinary, and show you why it’s amazing. Today I’m here in Alaska, and you’re never gonna look at beavers the same way again. [OPEN] […]

What If There Were No Sharks?

What If There Were No Sharks?

By Micah Moen 100 Comments August 6, 2019

[SCARY MUSIC] Why are sharks so scary?! Bloodthirsty beasts just waiting out there in the waves to feast on human flesh. If only we could get rid of these guys our vacations would be so much safer, nothing to worry about while we’re surfing and frolicking out there in the ocean. Except that’s not the […]