The Scientific Method – Breaking Down The Beast

How to Understand the Scientific Method So many of you have heard about the Scientific Method, and perhaps, if you were like me, were intimidated by it as if it were some big scary process used by scientists to build death rays, and develop brain viruses that will lead to the zombie apocalypse? However, it Read more…

How Nature Has Already Beat Cancer | Carlo Maley | TEDxASU

Translator: Tanya Cushman Reviewer: Peter van de Ven Thank you. It’s a real pleasure to be here. I’m here to tell you today that nature has beat cancer 12 times. Now, I’m at the Biodesign Institute. I know, gob-stopping, right? (Laughter) I’m at the Biodesign Institute, and the whole idea behind the Biodesign Institute is Read more…

How to Make a Bristlebot

[whoosh] [ding] Hi this is Ben Finio from Science Buddies and this video will show you how to build a bristlebot, a tiny vibrating robot built on the head of a toothbrush. To build your bristlebot, you will need a coin cell battery and vibration motor supplied in your science buddies bristlebot kit. You will 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…

Resurrection Biology: How to Bring Animals Back From Extinction

In May 2013, Russian researchers found a perfectly preserved Woolly Mammoth carcass frozen in the ice on an island off Siberia. As if it were pulled straight out of a meat locker, the animal’s body still had fresh red muscle tissue, and the real prize, liquid blood. The female mammoth had been laying there like Read more…

Light-Tracking Robot: BlueBot Project #2

Hi, this is Ben Finio with Science Buddies, and this video is a quick introduction to our light tracking bluebot project. In this project you will build a robot that can automatically follow a flashlight around or drive towards a bright light source with no computer programming required. You can adjust the robot’s sensitivity to 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…

How to Cut a Trail in Amazonia

– This is the trail into camp. This is el comedor, the dining area. This is Nigel’s tent. This is the biologist work station. This is the helipad. This is where we wash our clothes. This is our bathing area. There’s an electric eel in there. – Iquitos, Iquitos, campamento Iquitos. ?? – The camp Read more…

Nature’s Most Amazing Animal Superpowers

[drumroll] [heroic music] For just about every superhero or villain who’s graced the pages of a comic book or cineplex screen, nature has an answer. The animal world is full of inspiration when it comes to awesome abilities and many of nature’s super powers put their comic counterparts to shame. So strap on your utility Read more…

How Can Something Have Zero Calories?

This episode of Dnews is brought to you by Domain.com. Zero-calorie foods are all the rage these days – but are they REALLY zero calories? And is it even possible for a food to HAVE zero calories? Hey guys, Tara here for Dnews – and I’m sure a lot of you out there drink diet Read more…