When Hank watches nature documentaries he always comes away with one big question: how is that not killing you? In today’s episode of SciShow he looks at three unusual ways that animals manage not to get killed by nature.
Where science fiction becomes science fact - that is the place Hank is exploring in today’s episode of SciShow. Many inventions we use today were first imagined in stories that described fantastical futures. Hank talks about the origins of four of these: the cell phone, the submarine, the telemanipulator (or robot arm), and the taser. Blast off for knowledge!
Why Do People Kill? And Other Revelations of Human Nature
There are a lot of things that are still not fully understood about the species Homo sapiens - what makes us US? What makes us move the way we do, think the way we do, and kill the way we do? Today on SciShow News, Hank gives us a little bit of insight into human nature.
You’ve probably heard about the sudden and mysterious drop in honey bee populations throughout the U.S.A. and Europe. Beekeepers used to report average losses in their worker bees of about 5-10% a year, but starting around 2006, that rate jumped to about 30%. Today, many large beekeeping operations are reporting that up to 40 or 50 percent of their swarms have mysteriously disappeared. This massive die-off of honey bee populations has been dubbed colony collapse disorder, and it is a big, big deal. Find out more in today’s episode of SciShow.
With news of radio signals from distant galaxies, a government agency that wants to investigate extra-terrestrial life, and the 66th anniversary of the Roswell Incident, this week has felt like a ’90s science fiction melodrama. Hank’s got all the pertinent details in this episode of SciShow News.
We all know about inter species animal hybrids - Napoleon Dynamite’s favorite animal, the liger, is a typical example. But could a human and our closest primate relative the chimpanzee also breed a living hybrid? Hank explores this … delicate question in this episode of SciShow.
Rosalind Franklin was a British scientist who helped discover the structure of DNA, but you most likely haven’t heard of her. Hank will attempt to fix this gap in your knowledge on today’s SciShow: Great Minds.
Human interface technologies like Google Glass, robotic prosthetics, and bionic eyes have the potential to help people recover lost abilities, but also to grant us new abilities. Will you someday be able to turn on your super-human hearing just by thinking about it? Maybe…if you live long enough. The question of whether we /should/ well, we’ll leave that to the philosophers. This is SciShow!