Who Really Invented the Radio?

Who Really Invented the Radio?

♪ INTRO ♪ There are probably lots of things in your life that use radio waves, like your car and your cell phone. And there are radio waves passing through you all the time. For something that we use so much, you’d think we’d know who invented it. But the story behind the invention of […]

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Why We Like Bad News

Why We Like Bad News

[♪ INTRO] If you read the headlines today, you probably come away feeling like the world is a scary, dangerous, hopeless place. But in reality, many things are better now than ever. Worldwide homicide rates have largely been dropping for centuries, for example, and global life expectancy keeps climbing. So why all the bad news? […]

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Endangered Animals!

Endangered Animals!

What do pandas, orangutans, rhinos, and gorillas have in common? Aside from being animals that you probably only see at the zoo, these animals are all endangered. Scientists say an animal is ‘endangered’ when there aren’t many of them living in the wild anymore. And any kind of animal can become endangered — birds, insects, […]

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Scientists Pull RNA from a 14,000 Year-Old Wolf | SciShow News

[intro] In a new study published this week in the journal PLOS Biology, molecular biologists describe something unbelievable: the sequence of the oldest RNA discovered to date. This RNA is estimated to be a little over fourteen thousand years old. Its very existence challenges the long-held belief that ancient RNA just isn’t a thing. And […]

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Why graphene hasn’t taken over the world…yet

Why graphene hasn’t taken over the world…yet

– [Cory] It may not look like it, but I’m creating one of the strongest and most versatile materials on Earth, graphene. You’ve probably heard buzz about it. Graphene made big waves back in 2004, and it’s knocked around science news ever since. – A global race for graphene. – You know, it’s not just […]

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How to Take a Picture of a Black Hole | SciShow News

How to Take a Picture of a Black Hole | SciShow News

[ ♪ Intro ] On April 10th, 2019 the world saw, for the first time ever, visual confirmation that black holes actually exist. Technically, up until now they only existed in theory. We were pretty sure they were there based on stuff like stars with weird orbits at the center of our galaxy, and really […]

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New Evidence for Planet 9! | SciShow News

New Evidence for Planet 9! | SciShow News

[♪ INTRO] Right now, we know of eight planets in our solar system, but for more than a century, scientists have been searching for number nine. It’s a proposed super-Earth: a planet past Neptune much larger than our own. Over the years, there’s been some evidence that it might exist, and this week, researchers published […]

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We’re Sending a Drone to Saturn’s Moon Titan! | SciShow News

We’re Sending a Drone to Saturn’s Moon Titan! | SciShow News

[ ♪ Intro ] Few things are cooler than exploring somewhere that’s totally new. So when NASA unveiled their latest destination last week, it got a lot of scientists, really, excited. The big news? NASA is sending a robot to Saturn’s giant moon Titan! The mission is called Dragonfly, and it’s not just going somewhere […]

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