Global Warming and the Polar Vortex

In which Hank talks about why it’s cold, and why extreme weather makes us talk about global warming, and why this is precisely the wrong way to think about…average global atmospheric energy increase.


The Kidney That Was In 3 People - And Other Amazing Science Things

In which Hank discusses some of the coolest things he’s learned while answering people’s questions about the world. Often times, I have to say, these questions start out with “This is probably a stupid question, but…” when really, any curiosity is good curiosity…and people who expect all people to know all things are the real idiots.




Nerdy Butterfly Wing Art, $100 -

You’ll get 14 high resolution microscopy image files of butterfly wing scales suitable for printing as high quality wall art.  Destin shot these photos of Sunset Moth and Morpho Butterfly wings with a microscope as part of the Smarter Every Day butterfly study. Give the gift of awesome science wall art this year.

Destin is currently showing you just how amazing these images are with his microscope over on the livestream!

You can have them and frame them and it’ll be beautiful.



Now available, the very first SciShow DVD! Featuring 8 of your favorite episodes from season 1, the Apocalypse collection includes:
Apocalypse? How?!Calendars, Codes & Virgins, 3 Myths About the MayaThe Mayan Calendar & 2012Asteroids to Watch Out For3 Ways to Save Earth From An Asteroid Bath SaltsPrions: The Real Zombie MakersThe End of EverythingSpecial Features:Outtake Reel25 minutes of interviews with the SciShow StaffEnglish/Spanish/French/German Subtitles
Pick one up today!


Now available, the very first SciShow DVD! Featuring 8 of your favorite episodes from season 1, the Apocalypse collection includes:

Apocalypse? How?!
Calendars, Codes & Virgins, 3 Myths About the Maya
The Mayan Calendar & 2012
Asteroids to Watch Out For
3 Ways to Save Earth From An Asteroid
Bath Salts
Prions: The Real Zombie Makers
The End of Everything

Special Features:
Outtake Reel
25 minutes of interviews with the SciShow Staff
English/Spanish/French/German Subtitles

Pick one up today!


Harry Potter vs. Science!

In which Hank makes a video deciding what to make a video about…for real, while sitting on a bench in Tower Hill in London at night and screaming at his camera while people walk by. It has been an interesting trip to the UK :-)



In which Hank visits the Philip L Wright Zoological Museum. Ze asked us to talk about what makes our places special…I couldn’t think of a better way.

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Support the Museum:

Hank talks about the New YouTube:

Hank talks about the ethics of stuffed animals:


Check it out! The second series of Hank’s science videos on Crash Course has just begun! Huzzah and huzzah!

The History of Life on Earth - Crash Course Ecology #1 

With a solid understanding of biology on the small scale under our belts, it’s time for the long view - for the next twelve weeks, we’ll be learning how the living things that we’ve studied interact with and influence each other and their environments. Life is powerful, and in order to understand how living systems work, you first have to understand how they originated, developed and diversified over the past 4.5 billion years of Earth’s history. Hang on to your hats as Hank tells us the epic drama that is the history of life on Earth.


Six Reasons Neil Armstrong was a BADASS

I just wanted to add a bit to all of the discussions surrounding Neil Armstrong. We shouldn’t forget that he was perfect for this mission not only because he was humble and would make a great symbol for our country and the world, but that he was also an amazing, highly skilled, tried by fire, pilot with NERVES OF FREAKING STEEL!




This is the video that Hank Green shot while he visited our museum back in July! I AM SO EXCITED ABOUT THIS!  This is so awesome! I CAN’T EVEN THINK OF ANYTHING TO WRITE I’M SO EXCITED JUST WATCH THE VIDEO RIGHT NOW — Look, he’s standing in our museum! THIS IS WHERE I WORK! I’m so excited!



Your Skeleton: It’s ALIVE! - CrashCourse Biology #30

Hank introduces us to the framework of our bodies, our skeleton, which apart from being the support and protection for all our fleshy parts, is involved in many other vital processes that help our bodies to function properly. 

Everything about this is rad and wonderful.

(via thebrainscoop)