We used to believe that our ancestors had clear roles: Men hunt, women gather. But new evidence suggests that some of the earliest big game hunters were women. Thumbnail image credit: MATT VERDOLIVO,
Fossils can provide clues to the conditions that ancient species lived in, like what their environments felt like, how deep in the water some species lived, or even how long the Sun was out! SciShow
Some might call sand coarse, rough and irritating, but there’s no denying that it’s used everywhere: from glass to asphalt, sand is a key ingredient for all sorts of materials in construction
When an all-powerful AI (James Corden) chooses to study the most average person on Earth, Carol Peters (Melissa McCarthy), it’s the perfect recipe for a Thanksgiving movie.
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If we want to see more clearly in the dark, we shine a light – but we aren't the only species that does that. Some fish use active photolocation to shine their own light in the deep sea!
There are quite a few ways that humans influence the weather, and even on local levels, human activity can produce more rain. Whether by accident or on purpose, increasing rainfall isn't as far-fetched
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Quantum tunneling happens when a particle seemingly teleports across a barrier. But despite how instantaneous this event sounds, recent research suggests that it doesn’t happen nearly as fast
Flying is a great way to get around, but humans have only been doing it for a little over a century. Let’s revisit six SciShow videos exploring the world of flying non-human animals, which includes
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Masks do wonders to stop the spread of infection and inhalation of harmful particles, and some new technology can make them both more effective and easier to clean. Hosted by: Hank Green SciShow has
There’s more to DNA than just the double helix we know and love: under some conditions this familiar molecule can take on unfamiliar forms, each of which can have a different impact on our health.
We don’t expect animals to act in a way that doesn’t directly benefit their species. But humpback whales are willing to take on one of their few natural predators to become the heroes
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In about 200 million years, Earth is due for another supercontinent. What exactly that supercontinent will look like, though, depends on a lot of geological factors, and is harder to guess at than
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Lots of animals can change the color of their skin, but there's nothing quite like the chameleon sand tilefish, which can change its appearance in an instant and flash the colors of the rainbow.
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When you picture a single cell, you probably imagine something super tiny that you had to look at through a microscope. But, there are some huge exceptions to this rule. And we really do mean huge.
One of the toughest materials known to science is made not by humans, but by nature… and it's inside of oysters. Hosted by: Stefan Chin SciShow has a spinoff podcast! It's called SciShow