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How Tall Can Mountains Get?

How Tall Can Mountains Get?

Thanks to Brilliant for supporting this episode of SciShow! Go to Brilliant.org/SciShow to learn more. [INTRO ♪] At 8,848 meters above sea level, Mount Everest reaches further into the sky than any other peak on our planet. It’s often called the “roof of the world,” but it might also be pretty close to the ceiling—the …

The World’s Fastest Growing MEGACITY

The World’s Fastest Growing MEGACITY

Everest and the Himalayas. It may not seem like this mountain range could shape a Megacity almost 600 kilometers away, but it does. This place, the capital of the most densely populated major country in the world, is also the fastest growing city on the planet. This is an examination of Dhaka, Bangladesh. The constant …

Cosmic Journeys – Earth in 1000 Years

Cosmic Journeys – Earth in 1000 Years

Ice in its varied forms covers as much as 16% of Earth’s surface, including 33% of land areas at the height of the northern winter. Glaciers, sea ice, permafrost, ice sheets and snow play an important role in Earth’s climate. They reflect energy back to space, shape ocean currents, and spawn weather patterns. But there …