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ScienceTake: How an Embryo Grows

From a single cell to a whole organism, how do animals grow into such diverse and complex creatures from their embryonic beginnings? What if we could follow and map a human's development from a single cell to the esti...

Cell vs. virus: A battle for health

From TED Ed and Shannon Stiles, Cell vs. virus: A battle for health:  All living things are made of cells. In the human body, these highly efficient units are protected by layer upon layer of defense against i...

Unwinding the Cucumber Tendril Mystery

Watch plants grow (with time lapse)... or specifically, learn more about cucumber plant tendril coil movement and why it was confounding to scientists for so long. From 2012, this is Science Friday's Unwinding the Cuc...

TED Ed: How many smells can you identify?

How many smells can you identify? Which ones are your favorites and which ones do you really not like? Stop and make a list, because it’ll be an amazingly long and diverse list. As it ...

Snail development time lapse: From embryo to hatching

Via skeptv, New Scientist reports on this time lapse video of snail development from embryo to hatching: Oliver Tills of Plymouth University, UK, and colleagues tracked the timing of 12 diff...

NASA: Seeing Photosynthesis from Space

This NASA Earth Science video, NASA Sees Photosynthesis From Space, is not only a lesson in how plants use light to make food for themselves, but also demonstrates how changing your perspective ...

BBC Knowledge Explainer: DNA

Director William Samuel and London-based studio Territory made this beautifully illustrated explainer of DNA for BBC Knowledge and Learning. Read more about their inspiration (hint!) and the B...

TED Ed: How Life Begins in the Deep Ocean

From the team that brought us The Secret Life of Plankton and The Plankton Chronicles comes this wonderful TEDEd video from their amazing microscopic footage, re-created to explain How Life Begins in the Deep Ocean: ...

The Plankton Chronicles

After watching The Secret Life of Plankton, oh how happy we were(!) to find Para Films'  The Plankton Chronicles. There are so many beautiful videos shot in microscopic detail that we haven’t watched ...

The circulatory system

The circulatory system consisting of the heart, arteries, capillaries, and veins, is the pumping mechanism that transports blood throughout the body. In the heart, the left ventricle contra...

Killer T cell attacking cancer

Watch this immune system defending T cell attacking a cancer cell. Alex Ritter, a PhD student at Cambridge, shot this “using an Andor Revolution spinning disk system with an Olympus micr...