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Hydnora africana, the strangest plant in the world?

...The Strangest Plant In The World? Decide for yourself as Anna Rothschild introduces Hydnora africana in this Gross Science video. Next, watch The Corpse Flower: Behind the Stink of the...

Can Bird Poop Make Clouds?

How does bird poop potentially help to keep our climate just a wee bit cooler? In this episode of Gross Science, Anna Rothschild helps connect tens of millions of...

The Chemistry of Skunk Spray

...strategically to chase away predators. In this episode of Gross Science, Anna Rothschild explains the chemical components (specifically thiol compounds) that are responsible for the stink. A bit more from...

What Really Causes Sunburns?

Why does your skin turn red and peel when you get a sunburn? In this episode of Gross Science, Anna Rothschild explains what’s going on in our skin when...

See Microbes with this DIY Phone Microscope

...laser pointer. In this episode of Gross Science, Anna Rothschild shows us how to create a DIY phone microscope at home. Check out a variation on this experiment here:...

Why Do Deep Sea Creatures Look So Scary?

Why Do Deep Sea Creatures Look So Scary? Anna Rothschild of Gross Science explains how different it is at the bottom of the sea: Food can be scarce, there’s...

How To Make Glow-In-The-Dark Slime! – Gross Science

Phosphors, polymer chains, and photons! In this episode of Gross Science, Anna Rothschild shows us how to easily make glow-in-the-dark slime using common household items: Hot water, borax, glow-in-the-dark...

How Far Do Sneezes and Vomit Travel? – Gross Science

...and it’s farther than you think. ‘Vomiting Larry’ demonstrates with fluorescently dyed water in this Gross Science episode. A related reminder about how to avoid the spread of germs: Cover...

Much A-Doo About Poo – Gross Science

...all works in this poop-tastic episode of Anna Rothschild’s Gross Science. For more on recycling human waste, take a Reading Rainbow field trip to a wastewater treatment facility and check...

You Have Mites Living On Your Face – Gross Science

Yep, you have mites living on your face. And in this episode of Gross Science, Anna Rothschild explains how they’re eating, laying eggs, dying, and leaking feces. On your...

Gross Science: Carnivorous Plants and Killer Ants

In this episode of NOVA’s Gross Science, Anna Rothschild introduces us to the carnivorous fanged pitcher plant (Nepenthes Bicalcarata) that preys on unsuspecting insects, but has a special relationship with one...