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Io’s Underground Magma Ocean

Io’s Underground Magma Ocean

By Micah Moen 100 Comments November 11, 2019

Earth’s moon might look like it’s made of cheese, but Jupiter’s moon Io seems a lot more delicious. I mean, look at this thing. It’s like a giant pizza with all kinds of crazy toppings. Io has all those blobs for a good reason. It’s full of active volcanoes. So many that it’s the most […]

How to Find Thousands of Oceanic Fossils in… Ohio?

How to Find Thousands of Oceanic Fossils in… Ohio?

By Micah Moen 100 Comments November 10, 2019

Thanks to Friends of Caesar Creek for supporting this episode of SciShow! Go to friendsofcaesarcreeklake.org to plan your next outdoor adventure! [♪ INTRO] In the 1970s, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers was excavating a spillway out of Caesar Creek Lake in southwest Ohio, about an hours drive from Cincinnati. Caesar Creek isn’t a natural […]

The World’s Next Ocean

The World’s Next Ocean

By Micah Moen 100 Comments November 7, 2019

[INTRO ♪] On September 14, 2005, there was an earthquake in a remote part of Afar, a region in northern Ethiopia. It wasn’t very strong, but it was the first of many. Over the next 12 days, there were over a hundred more quakes, most of them also relatively small. Then, on September 26, a […]

Why Is the Ocean Blue?

Why Is the Ocean Blue?

By Micah Moen 100 Comments November 6, 2019

“Why is the sky blue?” is, like, the classic curious-kid question. People wonder about it all the time. But for all those people asking why the sky is blue, for some reason you don’t get too many questions about why the ocean is blue. Maybe that’s because the ocean sits under the sky. So you […]

When Rodents Rafted Across the Ocean

When Rodents Rafted Across the Ocean

By Micah Moen 100 Comments November 4, 2019

Allow me to introduce you to the biggest rodent in the world: the capybara. It’s sometimes known as the ‘water pig’, because it can be found swimming, diving, or simply lounging in the waters throughout South America And capybaras have also earned a reputation for being remarkably social animals Not only do they live in […]

4 Facts to Know About Reindeer

4 Facts to Know About Reindeer

By Micah Moen 55 Comments October 29, 2019

Who’s ready for winter? Squeaks and I are! We’re getting out our warm clothes and our boots. Getting ready for winter reminds me of an animal that’s always ready for winter… …reindeer! I’m pretty sure you’ve heard of them beofore but how much do you really know about them? To help boost your knowledge about […]

Our Oceans Aren’t Doomed… Yet? | SciShow News

Our Oceans Aren’t Doomed… Yet? | SciShow News

By Micah Moen 100 Comments October 25, 2019

[♪ INTRO] Last week, the United Nations’ Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change released a Special Report on the Ocean and Cryosphere in a Changing Climate and, surprise! Things don’t look great. But it’s not all doom and gloom. The report also lays out the best ways we can deal with the negative impacts moving forward. […]

The Deepest Part of the Ocean!

The Deepest Part of the Ocean!

By Micah Moen 35 Comments October 25, 2019

[♪Intro♪] Deep in the Pacific Ocean, near China, there’s a long, crescent-shaped area that’s one of the most special places on Earth. It’s called the Mariana Trench, and it’s the deepest part of the ocean. It’s so far down that for a long time, scientists weren’t even sure if anything could live there But then […]

6 Creative Ways People Used to Navigate the Oceans

6 Creative Ways People Used to Navigate the Oceans

By Micah Moen 100 Comments October 23, 2019

It’s pretty hard to get lost these days, no matter where you are in the world. All you have to do is fire up your favorite navigation app and you’re good. Even ships in the middle of the ocean have GPS. But back before all that technology existed, getting lost was a real danger, especially […]

Why Can’t We Drink the Ocean?

Why Can’t We Drink the Ocean?

By Micah Moen 81 Comments October 22, 2019

[ INTRO ] Squeaks and I were just reading about the drought that happened not too long ago in California, in the United States. In a drought, people start running low on fresh water to drink, usually because it didn’t rain enough. Then, Squeaks had a great question If you look at a map of […]