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In a Nutshell - What if there was a black hole in your pocket? View Series

Difficulty: difficulty - Adv-Intermediate Adv-Intermediate

United Kingdom

What would happen to you if a black hole the size of a coin suddenly appeared in your pocket? Let's find out!

8-Bit Philosophy - Does SCIENCE = TRUTH? (Nietzsche + Mega Man) View Series

Difficulty: difficulty - Adv-Intermediate Adv-Intermediate

United Kingdom

The philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche questioned the ability of science to explain and give meaning to our world, daring us to think critically not only about religion, but science, and knowledge itself. Learn all about his ideas in this fun video inspired by vintage video games.

60-Second Adventures in Thought - Schrödinger's Cat View Series

Difficulty: difficulty - Adv-Intermediate Adv-Intermediate

United Kingdom

Schrodinger’s hypothetical experiment involved putting an unfortunate cat into a box with a Geiger counter and a vial of deadly poison. Until the box was opened, the cat could be said to be alive, or dead… or possibly in both of these states simultaneously.

60-Second Adventures in Thought - Hilbert's Infinite Hotel View Series

Difficulty: difficulty - Adv-Intermediate Adv-Intermediate

United Kingdom

If a hotel with an infinite number of rooms has an infinite number of guests, how could it free up space when new guests arrive? Hilbert's “Grand Hotel” paradox has fascinated mathematicians, physicists, philosophers, and theologians, as it encourages another way of thinking about the notion of infinity.

In a Nutshell - What Is Something? View Series

Difficulty: difficulty - Adv-Intermediate Adv-Intermediate

United Kingdom

On the most fundamental level thinkable, what are things? Why are things? And why do things behave the way they do? Here is an introduction to particle physics, with all of the vocabulary you'll need.

NASA - Perseverance Rover Lands Successfully on Mars View Series

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

USA

After a seven-month journey, NASA’s Perseverance Rover successfully touched down on Mars on February 18, 2021. In this video, mission controllers at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in California celebrate landing NASA's fifth rover on Mars.

60-Second Adventures in Thought - The Chinese Room View Series

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

USA

John Searle's thought experiment, called "The Chinese Room," presents an argument against the idea that computers could ever be truly intelligent.

Sigrid explains - The Solar System View Series

Difficulty: difficulty - Newbie Newbie

USA

Let Sigrid tell you about the solar system that resolves around the Sun, including the order and characteristics of the planets within it. What is the closest planet to the Sun? What are the smallest and largest planets?

60-Second Adventures in Thought - The Grandfather Paradox View Series

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

United Kingdom

The more you think about it, the more complex time travel seems! This video explains a key paradox that is one of the main reasons for this.

University of Cambridge - What is 3D printing?

Difficulty: difficulty - Adv-Intermediate Adv-Intermediate

United Kingdom

There is a lot of talk about how 3D printing could revolutionize the way that we make stuff. But what is 3D printing and how does 3D printing allow us to make almost anything from nothing? Professor Tim Minshall, Head of the Institute for Manufacturing at the University of Cambridge, explains it in this video, which is targeted at school-age students.

Numberphile - Winning at Rock Paper Scissors View Series

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

Australia, United Kingdom

You might have thought that “rock, paper, scissors” was a game of sheer chance, but scientists have shown that people play with a “predictable irrationality,” and that there are strategies that can help you to win.

60-Second Adventures in Thought - The Twin Paradox View Series

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

United Kingdom

How can one brother travel into space and return younger than his twin? In just sixty seconds, a startling side effect of Einstein’s Theory of Relativity is explained to us.

Respiratory infection - How to breathe

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

USA

Allergist Jonathan Bayuk, MD, ACAAI member, discusses the importance of deep breathing and getting up and moving if you have a respiratory infection like COVID-19.

Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council - How honeyguide birds talk to people View Series

Difficulty: difficulty - Adv-Intermediate Adv-Intermediate

United Kingdom

By following honeyguides, a species of bird, people in Africa are able to locate bees’ nests to harvest honey. Research now reveals that humans use special calls to solicit the help of honeyguides and that honeyguides actively recruit appropriate human partners. This relationship is a rare example of cooperation between humans and free-living animals.

Great Pacific Garbage Patch - The Ocean Cleanup Technology View Series

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

USA

The Ocean Cleanup is a Netherlands-based, non-government environmental engineering organization that develops technology to extract plastic pollution from the oceans. They have developed a "passive" cleanup system that takes advantage of the natural oceanic forces of wind, water, and currents.

Evolution - On Land - Part 4 View Series View This Episode

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

USA

The series draws to a close with footage of apes, the most direct ancestors of humans. The narrator nicely sums up the meaning of evolution and man's place in nature.

TED-Ed - How Smart Are Dolphins? View Series

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

USA

Dolphins are one of the smartest animal species on Earth. In fact, their encephalization quotient (their brain size compared to the average for their body size) is second only to humans. But exactly how smart are they? This video shares some incredible facts about dolphins.

Evolution - On Land - Part 3 View Series View This Episode

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

USA

Rhinoceroses, or rhinos for short, are the largest land animals after elephants. Five species remain (two in Africa and three in Asia) and all are endangered as a consequence of the illicit trade of their horns. The importance of rivers is another focus of this segment.

Mayim Bialik - Open Relationships - Part 2 View Series View This Episode

Difficulty: difficulty - Adv-Intermediate Adv-Intermediate

USA

Mayim shares her doubts and misgivings about open relationships. It seems that for her, the commitment, predictability, and closeness of a monogamous relationship is all together more meaningful and enjoyable.

Mayim Bialik - Open Relationships - Part 1 View Series View This Episode

Difficulty: difficulty - Adv-Intermediate Adv-Intermediate

USA

Actress, author, and neuroscientist Mayim Bialik considers open relationships. While she sees the benefits, there are certainly things she doesn’t “get” about this kind of arrangement, as she sees male and female biology clearly dictating different ideals.

Evolution - On Land - Part 2 View Series View This Episode

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

USA

The focus of this segment is on animals of the African savanna. We get to see giraffes and elephants, the largest of the land creatures, as well as cheetahs, the fastest.

Evolution - On Land - Part 1 View Series View This Episode

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

USA

The video starts with information about coastal geology and the evolution of birds. It includes amazing footage of white storks, wildebeest, as well as zebras in East Africa's Serengeti region.

Evolution - The Coasts - Part 2 View Series View This Episode

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

USA

California sea lion communication, mating habits, and past and present threats to their survival are discussed. This segment additionally features amazing aerial photography of their rocky coastal habitats.

Evolution - The Coasts - Part 1 View Series View This Episode

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

USA

Marine mammals are the focus of this segment on coastal sea life. Humpback whales mostly swim along the coasts, whether in the Northern or Southern Hemisphere. Seals are semi-aquatic and try to stay as close to the coast as possible, though they'll search for prey in depths of up to forty meters.

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