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The Sea Pig – Songs for Unusual Creatures

Gather some stuff from around the house to make music with because it’s time for another Songs for Unusual Creatures with Michael Hearst and special guests The Kronos Quartet: A Song fo...

TED Ed: The Pangaea Pop-up

This papercraft pop-up book illustrates how South America and Africa used to be connected, how the supercontinent Pangaea broke apart 200 million years ago, how the Earth's seven primary tecto...

Minute Earth: How do trees survive winter?

How do trees survive winter? This episode of Minute Earth explains. Related watching: The Story of Frozen Food and Why The Full Moon is Better in Winter.

Banggai Cardinalfish eggs

Despite what it looks like, this is not a short clip from a Hayao Miyazaki film. These are banggai cardinalfish eggs with still-forming fish inside. Their eyes are quite clear. Can you see their heartbeats? These t...

Dara Ó Briain’s Science Club: What makes up a comet?

What makes up a comet? Professor Mark Miodownik mixes the makings of one together with comedians Dara Ó Briain and Mark Steel in this episode from Dara Ó Briain’s Science Club.

Magnapinna Squid – Songs for Unusual Creatures

In this episode, Songs for Unusual Creatures investigates the wonderful but rarely-spotted Magnapinna Squid, as well as the horn music that it has inspired. While the deep sea Magnapinna or Bi...

Gary Greenberg’s microscope photography

This short promo video for artist Gary Greenberg's microscope photography is a great introduction to exploring the tiny, ancient rocks that we call sand. Check out how diverse their details...

An anaconda gives birth underwater

From the BBC’s Life in Cold Blood, Sir David Attenborough narrates as an anaconda — one of the largest snakes on the planet — gives birth underwater in the marshes of Norther...

A Nine Armed Sea Star flips itself over

If you happen to spot a Nine Armed Sea Star under the sand, perhaps it’s kindest to not disturb it. But you know, since this one has already been disturbed, watch how it flips itself over f...

They Might Be Giants’ Electric Car

One of our favorites from They Might Be Giants’ Here Comes Science, Electric Car.

A baby otter gets a swimming lesson from its mother

Baby river otters don’t know how to swim when they’re born! In this April 2013 video from the Oregon Zoo, meet Molalla the Baby River Otter and his mother Tilly as she gives him a ...

Glass Frog – Songs for Unusual Creatures

In this episode of Songs for Unusual Creatures, Michael Hearst visits the Frog Pod at the Atlanta Botanical Garden, and then collaborates with glass armonica player Cecilia Brauer on a new so...

ScienceTake: The Incredible Physics of Ants

Are fire ants the oobleck of the animal world? The New York Times’ Science Take: The Incredible Physics of Ants looks into the fluid dynamics — yep, fluid dynamics — of these t...

Firefighter Xochitl Hernandez – Amy Poehler’s Smart Girls

From Amy Poehler’s Smart Girls YouTube series: meet firefighter Xochitl Hernandez, one of 57 female firefighters in Austin Fire Department. Hernandez explains why she loves her job, and shares some of the amazin...

Communicating with dolphins using echolocation

At the Kolmården Wild Animal Park, dolphins like young Luna can now aim their echolocation beam at shapes on an underwater screen to indicate their choices and answer questions. The project is called ELVIS (The Echo L...

The Difference Between Bioluminescence and Fluorescence

The Difference Between Bioluminescence and Fluorescence, an animated explainer from the Vancouver Aquarium team.

How can we know anything about distant exoplanets?

How can we know the size, composition, and atmospheric makeup of distant exoplanets? NASA explains the details in this Alien Atmospheres video.  By observing periodic variations in the pare...

Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy on the Glass Armonica

The mechanical version of a glass harp, called a glass armonica, was invented by none other than Benjamin Franklin in 1761. Also, a new word for us: hydrodaktulopsychicharmonica — harmoni...