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…

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…

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…

4 Parasites Too Creepy to Exist

Thanks to Brilliant for supporting this whole week of SciShow! Go to Brilliant.org/SciShow to learn more. [♪ INTRO] Of all the strategies life has developed for survival, parasitism is among the most popular. A parasite is an organism that makes its living taking resources from another, called the host. Parasites give nothing back and often Read more…

6 Animals with Extraordinary Adaptations to Cave Life

[♩INTRO] It’s not easy living in a cave. There isn’t a ton of space, the pickings are slim, and then there’s the whole living-in-total-darkness bit. So it’s not surprising that the species that live in caves, or troglobites, have made some adjustments. Many are eyeless, for example, or have become basically colorless. But cave-dwelling species Read more…

Brood Parasites

Raising kids is a big job, and one that costs a lot of energy. But what if you could just drop your kids off at someone else’s place and let them have the responsibility? Well, there are some animals that do just that. They’re called brood parasites, and they lay their eggs in other animals’ Read more…

Awesome Animal Dads

Human babies are helpless little things that depend on a lot of care for a very long time. But we humans aren’t the only ones who can’t make it on our own. Some animal babies — mostly birds, but some mammals, too — are usually cared for by two parents. Others rely only on the Read more…