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Venus: Crash Course Astronomy #14

Venus: Crash Course Astronomy #14

This episode of Crash Course is brought to you by SquareSpace Venus was the Roman goddess of love, and honestly, if you’ve ever seen it after sunset, hanging like a diamond in the twilight, the planet Venus is stunningly beautiful. The only problem? Venus is hell. Venus is the second rock from the Sun, closer …

Is Height Genetic?

Is Height Genetic?

Hey smart people, Joe here. I am a descendent of giants. With a grandfather, dad, two uncles, and an aunt all towering over 6 feet tall. We are the people you don’t want to stand behind at a Bon Jovi concert, but we’re also the people who can get that thing off the top shelf …

The 4 R’s of the Environment | SCI CODE

The 4 R’s of the Environment | SCI CODE

Coma Niddy: Welcome to another episode of SCI CODE! Michaela: As a kid, you’ve probably heard of the 3 R’s. Reduce Reuse and Recycle. But did you know that there’s a 4th R? Refuse Reduce Reuse and Recycle. Reducing, Reusing, and Recycling are great. But what if you just didn’t generate trash to begin with? …

History’s Most Powerful Plants

History’s Most Powerful Plants

Chances are, if you’ve turned on a lightbulb or a computer, you’ve harnessed the power of some very ancient, and very strange … trees. The vast majority of the electricity produced in human history has come from coal. And like all fossil fuels, coal is made from the remains of extinct organisms that have been …

The Last Time the Globe Warmed

The Last Time the Globe Warmed

Thanks to Curiosity Stream for supporting PBS Digital Studios. Imagine an enormous rainforest teeming with life: trees, insects, pretty little birds. Primates are climbing in the canopy, while crocodiles and turtles swim in the rivers below. Beautiful, isn’t it? Now imagine this lush rainforest … in the Arctic. There was a time — and not …

This is all just a part of a natural cycle, right?

This is all just a part of a natural cycle, right?

– All this worry about warming, when it’s just a natural cycle. Climate’s always changed, and today’s no different, right? (bell dings) If we wanna understand why the earth is warming, it just makes sense to start by taking a closer look at all the natural factors that have caused climate to change in the …