8 Creative Ways Animals Store Food

It’s a pretty common problem. You have some food, you chow down … and you get full, so you want to save some for later, when you’re hungry again. Or maybe you know that you won’t be able to get more food for a while, so you stockpile. You protect your stash from others, and Read more…

Amazing Animal Groups | Science for Kids

Squeaks and I have tons of fun when a group of our friends get together here at the fort And that got me thinking…we have different names for different groups of people. Like, a group of kids that all have the same teacher is called a class… And the people we’re related to, or who Read more…

8 Strange Animal Sleeping Habits

Sleep. We all need it, and we spend about a third of our lives doing it. Scientists aren’t totally sure why we need to sleep, though they do have a few good guesses. It’s obviously an important biological function, because practically every single animal needs to sleep in some form or another. But since it Read more…

8 Animals That Only Live in One Place

Some animal species are found in almost every corner of the world. We humans are generalists, for example, using our big brains to find ways to live in lots of different environments. But other animals are isolated from their relatives on islands and mountain tops, or tucked away deep in caves. And when a species Read more…

6 Seriously Impressive Animal Migrations

Thanks to Brilliant for supporting this whole week of SciShow! Go to Brilliant.org/SciShow to learn more. [♪ INTRO] Every year, millions of animals undertake amazing journeys. They migrate to avoid the cold, to give birth, or to find food, and to do it, they can travel hundreds of kilometers over all kinds of terrain. Now, Read more…

Animals with Winter Coats!

One of the best parts of winter is curling up with a blanket and a cup of hot cocoa and watching the snow fall outside, while you stay nice and warm. But what do animals do when it gets cold? They don’t have blankets, hot cocoa or heated houses like we do. Well, different animals Read more…

Do Animals Appreciate Music?

[♪ INTRO] Whether it’s classical, pop, jazz, or hip-hop, almost everyone likes some form of music. But our appreciation of rhythm and rhyme might not be unique. Decades of research have hinted that animals may also be music lovers. And further study of how different species respond to music may help us to understand how, Read more…

5 Times Scientists Gave Animals Drugs (and What They Learned)

[♪ INTRO] “Scientists get spiders high on weed!” “Watch what happened when a scientist gave this octopus ecstasy!” Over the years, you might have seen some headlines like these. This kind of research makes for great click-bait-ey articles, because it creates a ridiculous picture in our minds, and humans love to watch animals being silly. Read more…

Amazing Snakes!

How would you like to play a game of True or False? Squeaks and I came up with a really fun game where you guess what’s true and what’s not about one of our favorite kinds of animals — — snakes! Snakes are super interesting, and there are lots of different kinds! Scientists think there Read more…

7 Animals with Really Wild Tongues

[INTRO ♪] Your tongue does a lot for you—it helps you swallow, taste your food, it does all of these extremely intricate things that my toungue is doing right now so that you can understand all the words—just, like, what does it do—so amazing! Blubliblibl-lah! Maybe your tongue can perform cool tricks, like you can Read more…