Tag: Stars

How did Polynesian wayfinders navigate the Pacific Ocean? – Alan Tamayose and Shantell De Silva

How did Polynesian wayfinders navigate the Pacific Ocean? – Alan Tamayose and Shantell De Silva

By Micah Moen 100 Comments October 17, 2019

Imagine setting sail from Hawaii in a canoe. Your target is a small island thousands of kilometers away in the middle of the Pacific Ocean. That’s a body of water that covers more than 160 million square kilometers, greater than all the landmasses on Earth combined. For thousands of years, Polynesian navigators managed voyages like […]

Jane Fonda and Greenpeace: The Environment Needs You

Jane Fonda and Greenpeace: The Environment Needs You

By Micah Moen 15 Comments October 7, 2019

When they say it can’t be done, we say just watch us. When they say it’s too hard, we show them what hard work looks like. When they say that’s not how things work in the real world, we say, not yet. The clock is ticking and our planet doesn’t need excuses It needs all […]

3 of the Biggest Experiments Ever

3 of the Biggest Experiments Ever

By Micah Moen 100 Comments August 28, 2019

SciShow is supported by Squarespace. Whether you need a domain, website, or online store, make it with Squarespace [♪INTRO] It’s one of those fundamental rules of the universe that we all eventually learn growing up: like, life isn’t fair, Picard was a better starship captain than Kirk, and bigger isn’t always better. Sometimes though, there […]

Sir Martin Rees: Earth in its final century?

Sir Martin Rees: Earth in its final century?

By Micah Moen 100 Comments August 27, 2019

If you take 10,000 people at random, 9,999 have something in common: their interests in business lie on or near the Earth’s surface. The odd one out is an astronomer, and I am one of that strange breed. (Laughter) My talk will be in two parts. I’ll talk first as an astronomer, and then as […]

Universe Size Comparison 3D

Universe Size Comparison 3D

By Micah Moen 100 Comments August 25, 2019

Ceres, 950 km The Moon, 3500 km Callisto, 4800 km Mercury, 4900 km Mars, 6800 km Venus, 12000 Earth, 13000 km (You are Here) Kepler 22b, 30000 km Neptune, 50000 km Uranus, 51000 km Saturn, 120 000 km Jupiter, 140 000 km Proxima Centauri, 200 000 km The Sun, 1.4 Million km Sirius A, 2.5 […]

What If The Sun Went Out for Just One Day

What If The Sun Went Out for Just One Day

By Micah Moen 100 Comments August 17, 2019

All right, let’s all ponder this one : What if the Sun went out one day ? A lot of us take the Sun for granted. On sunny days, we complain that it’s too hot ! Yet, when it’s raining for days on end, we miss that big old ball of burning gas. But have […]

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 […]

Ecosystems Miracle Mud Update 1

Ecosystems Miracle Mud Update 1

By Micah Moen 27 Comments July 27, 2019

hello and welcome to update number one of ecosystems miracle mud does it really work as you can see here I've installed the miracle mud it's been approximately 16 hours since the miracle mud was initially installed I can tell you I was fairly surprised at the fact that there wasn't much of any silt […]

Paul Talks on Life & Environment Whilst Bivvying Under An Oak

Paul Talks on Life & Environment Whilst Bivvying Under An Oak

By Micah Moen 38 Comments July 25, 2019

but white dot you can see in the blackness is the moon and I'm filming it from underneath a glorious oak tree it's one of my favorite oak trees I come here to meditate and sit in the daytime and just marvel at the beautiful Herefordshire countryside truly is beautiful right here and we're blessed […]

Sound of Sustainability

Sound of Sustainability

By Micah Moen 0 Comment July 18, 2019

this is the best haul in the world I think really because the acoustics so phenomenal and it's so verra coming it so beautiful and there's always very special audience you know and especially in Carnegie Hall well from opening 1891 Carnegie Hall attracted the great artists from around the world and helps make New […]