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Real-Life Robots

Real-Life Robots

What do you picture in your mind, when you think of … robots? Do you think of a walking, talking piece of metal like this? A lot of people do! Because some robots really do look sort of like people… But, despite what you see in the movies, most real-life robots don’t look like us. …


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 …


Common Misconceptions About Evolution

Common Misconceptions About Evolution

Sometimes, the way we use words in conversation is different from the way scientists use them in a formal setting. Which is fine, but it can cause confusion when you’re trying to talk about science. Evolution as a subject is especially vulnerable to these kinds of misunderstandings. Like, you might have heard someone dismiss evolution …


Story Time: A Very Special Moth

Story Time: A Very Special Moth

[intro ] Hi everyone! You got here just in time for a story! It’s a great one — and it’s about something that really happened. This is the story of the Peppered Moth. A long time ago, most peppered moths had white or gray wings with little dots on them. That’s why people called them …


Could You Survive a Falling Elevator?

Could You Survive a Falling Elevator?

So you’re in an elevator, just scrolling through your text messages as it zooms past the 15th floor. And then, suddenly, the elevator stops. That’s when you realize that you’re suspended in midair, and you’re /really/ high up. Maybe that’s when you start to wonder: could your elevator start plummeting to the ground any second …


6 Ways Species Rely on Humans for Survival

6 Ways Species Rely on Humans for Survival

{♫Intro♫} It’s not a secret that we haven’t been the greatest at taking care of the planet we live and depend on. But thankfully, there are countless conservation efforts happening all over the world to try and undo some of that damage. Because, y’know, better late than never. When a species’ population is in decline, …


How Do Insects Survive the Winter?

How Do Insects Survive the Winter?

♪ INTRO ♪ Unlike us lucky endotherms, insects can’t regulate their own body temperatures. They’re at the mercy of their environment. So when cold winter arrives, how do they keep from freezing? They basically have three choices: They can leave for warmer places, they can wait it out, or they can kick the bucket. Just …


Talking Tom and Friends – Hank’s New Job (Season1 Episode 41)

Talking Tom and Friends – Hank’s New Job (Season1 Episode 41)

I’m going to paint giant flames on my rocket because one time I had shoes with flames on them and I was the best runner at school that day. Yeah, decorative flames are cool I guess, but the real secret to winning is… Fins. Plenty of extra fins. Fins…? Are you sure? Pretty sure. At …


A Brief History of Life: Survival Is Hard

A Brief History of Life: Survival Is Hard

Where did life come from, and how did it come to…this? The path from bacteria to baseball wasn’t simple. In this miniseries, we’re going to explore the evolution of life on Earth. It’s been a wild journey, with plenty of twists and turns, and there were lots of times we almost didn’t make it through. …


How to Survive a Nuclear Attack

How to Survive a Nuclear Attack

[♪ INTRO] Let’s start by saying the odds of a nuclear bomb hitting anywhere near you is very unlikely. But if you’re the type of person who always wants to be prepared, it might help to know a little bit about how explosions and radioactivity work. So, even though you probably won’t need to be …

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