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Why Are There Still Monkeys? – 12 Days of Evolution #10

Why Are There Still Monkeys? – 12 Days of Evolution #10

[MUSIC] [BIRD CHIRP] If humans evolved from monkeys, then why are there still monkeys? There’s many things wrong with this question, like the fact we’re more closely related to apes than monkeys. Okay, so why are there still apes? Asking why there are still apes is like saying, if some Americans and Australians came from …


A Brief Introduction to PhET

A BRIEF INTRODUCTION TO PHET Kathy Perkins: PhET is a collection of over 100 interactive simulations for teaching and learning science. They’re all free on the web. You can run them online or you can download them to your computer. We have simulations in physics and chemistry and a growing number in earth science, biology, …


Ecological Succession: Nature’s Great Grit

Ecological Succession: Nature’s Great Grit

Captioning is on! To turn off, click the CC button at bottom right. Follow the amoebas on Twitter (@amoebasisters) and Facebook! We love Disney movies and we have to say—Lion King is one of our favorites. And like a lot of Disney movies, it has a happy ending. We’re not going to give spoilers just …



How Are New Dog Breeds Created?

How Are New Dog Breeds Created?

I love dogs, I’ve always loved dogs. But there’s always the debate… purebred or mutt? It’s a great year to be a dog lover! Apparently 7 new dog breeds will be shown at the Westminster dog show! I don’t know about you, but dog shows… give me mixed feels. On a personal level, PUUPPIES, but …


YOU vs JACK THE RIPPER – How Could You Defeat And Survive Him?!

YOU vs JACK THE RIPPER – How Could You Defeat And Survive Him?!

It’s late at night and you’re out on the town in London, visiting the city on a european vacation. You’ve spent all day taking in the sights and now you’re thinking you’ll head to a real authentic pub for a good old pint. But as you turn the corner on a narrow alley, a weird …


Phenotype by Shmoop

Phenotype by Shmoop

Phenotype, a la Shmoop. Phenotype is the set of observable traits an individual has, like height or eye color. Genotype is, quite simply, what genes you have. So… don’t count the ones you’ve given to Goodwill. But even though organisms may share genes… … they’re not always expressed in the same way. Think about twins. …


How The Human Eye Evolved To Be So Complex

Eyes are really weird when you think about them. They’re like little gel filled sacks sticking out of our faces. They take all these wavelengths of light and somehow make pictures out of them. But how did they evolve to be like that? Hey seers Julia here for DNews Eyes are extraordinarily complex. And the …


Check This Out! Camping at Florida State Parks

Check This Out! Camping at Florida State Parks

Hey, check this out! Florida State Parks are the best way to get outside and see the real Florida. There is no better experience than camping with family or friends. So book your adventure today because sites booked up quickly. And remember, keep it outside.


Wallace, Darwin’s Forgotten Frenemy

Wallace, Darwin’s Forgotten Frenemy

This episode is brought to you by Squarespace. Everyone knows the name Charles Darwin. He was the father of evolution, the first to come up with that whole natural selection, survival-of-the-fittest thing. Right? Actually, Darwin doesn’t deserve all the credit. While Darwin was puzzling over the beaks of Galapagos finches, another naturalist working in what’s …

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