We know we’re not supposed to put metal in the microwave, but why? We don’t microwave silverware but what about Hot Pocket wrappers? They have metal on the inside. How does that work? Let Michael Aranda explain.
Learn about Mary Anning, one of England’s most important contributors to the field of paleontology (and check out our entire playlist of Great Minds episodes!).
They would get warm…and then hot…and then very hot…and then they would die. But if you only zapped them for a few seconds…it would just feel like a pleasant warming sensation. Unlike heating through infrared radiation (which is how the sun or a fire would heat you) microwave radiation would heat you from the inside, areas where you have more water stored like muscles and fat would warm fastest. My grandfather served in the Korean War and he once told me that they’d actually stand in front of microwave antennas to warm themselves on wet, cold nights. He lived to be 92 years old so…I guess it’s not /always/ dangerous.
Hank shares news about the biggest animal in the history of ever — blue whales — and explains the lessons learned in a new study of human morality, using smartphones.
Have any of you ever had the privilege of seeing an aurora? If you’re on one of the more northy bits of the globe, tonight might be your night!
SciShow explores one of the more rare and unusual results of sexual reproduction: gynandromorphy, in which an animal is part male and part female.
One of the most commonly googled questions in the world is why can feces be green. Well, Quick Questions has the answer!
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