Blue Planet II : The Prequel

By: BBC Earth

 Originally published on Sep 27, 2017

This world-exclusive introduction to the show is narrated by series presenter Sir David Attenborough and set to an exclusive track developed by Hans Zimmer and Radiohead. The prequel features an array of some of the most awe-inspiring shots and highlights from the new series, as well as several exclusive scenes that will not feature in any of the seven episodes which are set for UK broadcast on BBC One later this year.

Watch the interview with Hans Zimmer and Radiohead here https://youtu.be/M3ia8mn8ITs

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Hydroplaning Dolphins – Planet Earth – BBC Earth

 

By: BBC Earth

Published on May 2, 2017

These remarkable Dolphins in Western Australia display incredible ingenuity when hunting for fish in the shallows. With little room for error, it would appear fortune does indeed favour the brave.

Taken From Planet Earth

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Nature Makes You Happy – BBC Earth

 

By: BBC Earth

Originally published on Mar 8, 2017

A new study from BBC Earth and the University of California has revealed that watching nature documentaries can make you happier, so we’re on a mission to bring real happiness to as many people as possible by improving their connection to nature. You can find out more here www.realhappinessproject.com

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Life as a City Fox 360° – Planet Earth II – Behind The Scenes

 

By: BBC Earth

Published on Jan 2, 2017

Through the eyes of an urban fox, can you find food, spot the hazards, and track down a mate in a bustling city at night?

Planet Earth II is a BBC Studios Natural History Unit production, co-produced with BBC America, ZDF, Tencent and France Télévisions

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How to control light with water

 

By: Physics Girl

Originally published on Dec 22, 2016

How fast is the internet? How fast can we send data? This easy DIY experiment allows you to control light with water! Drill a hole in the bottom of a 2 liter bottle, fill the bottle with water allowing the water to stream out the hole, and a shine a laser on the other side so it comes out the hole and follows the stream of water! Just like fiber optics, the laser beam gets bounced around, but stays within the stream. Controlling light in this way gives up the ability to send information MUCH faster, as opposed to sending a postcard via snail mail!

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Editor: Jabril Ashe

Fun new Fiber Optics video from Nat and Lo on Fiber Optics called, “Journey to the Bottom of the Internet”
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H9R4t…
Also found this great video by engineer guy who set up the experiment much better than we did:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0MwMk…

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Map of underwater cables and landing sites:
TeleGeography
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Why Do We Love Sugar?

 

By: BrainCraft

Originally published on Nov 12, 2015

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Can You be Addicted to Sugar: https://youtu.be/1aLCwDT-X6c
Are Some Sweeteners Better Than Others? https://youtu.be/6hXg_y4z3VM

BrainCraft is created and hosted by Vanessa Hill and brought to you by PBS Digital Studios. Talking psychology, neuroscience & why we act the way we do.
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More BrainCraft!
How Old Are You, Really? https://youtu.be/aWvw-v6tnZE
The Surprising Ways Death Shapes Our Lives: https://youtu.be/Joalg73L_gw

REFERENCES

Steiner, J.E. Facial Expressions of the Neonate Infant Indication the Hedonics of Food Related Chemical Stimuli in Weiffenbach, J. M. (Ed.). (1977). Taste and development: The genesis of sweet preference. US Department of Health, Education, and Welfare, Public Health Service, National Institutes of Health. http://babel.hathitrust.org/cgi/pt?id…

Avena, N. M., Gold, J. A., Kroll, C., & Gold, M. S. (2012). Further developments in the neurobiology of food and addiction: update on the state of the science.Nutrition, 28(4), 341-343. https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/3…

Lustig, R. H., Schmidt, L. A., & Brindis, C. D. (2012). Public health: The toxic truth about sugar. Nature, 482(7383), 27-29. http://www.nature.com/nature/journal/…

A history of sugar – the food nobody needs, but everyone craves https://theconversation.com/a-history…

Bello, N. T., Lucas, L. R., & Hajnal, A. (2002). Repeated sucrose access influences dopamine D2 receptor density in the striatum. Neuroreport, 13(12), 1575. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/artic…

Preedy, V. R., Watson, R. R., & Martin, C. R. (2011). Handbook of behavior, food and nutrition. Springer Science & Business Media. https://books.google.com/books?id=KuA…

Also this is SO INTERESTING: Bes-Rastrollo, M., Schulze, M. B., Ruiz-Canela, M., & Martinez-Gonzalez, M. A. (2013). Financial conflicts of interest and reporting bias regarding the association between sugar-sweetened beverages and weight gain: a systematic review of systematic reviews. http://journals.plos.org/plosmedicine…

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Costa Rican Jungle 360° – Planet Earth II

 

By: BBC Earth Unplugged

Originally published on Nov 23, 2016

In the jungles of Costa Rica, you’re surrounded by three masters of disguise.
Can you spot them in this 360 film? This video has 360 spatial sound – so turn up the volume and try to zero in on the animals.

Planet Earth II is a BBC Studios Natural History Unit production, co-produced with BBC America, ZDF, Tencent and France Télévisions

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The Donald Trump Caterpillar and Nature’s Masters of Disguise

 

By: It’s Okay To Be Smart

Originally published on Oct 3, 2016

They have some of the best caterpillars in Peru. The best.
Follow all of our Peru adventures on this playlist: http://bit.ly/SmartPeru
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Special thanks to Andy Warren, David Pfennig, Alex Wild, and Gustavo Londoño for helpful discussions for this video!

You should definitely be following Aaron Pomerantz:
http://www.thenextgenscientist.com/
Twitter: @AaronPomerantz
IG: @nextgenscientist

Special thanks to Rainforest Expeditions for hosting us! Visit http://www.perunature.com/

Check out Deep Look for more awesome up-close science: https://www.youtube.com/user/KQEDDeep…

Cinerous mourner nest video courtesy of Dano Grayson: http://danograyson.com/
Cinerous mourner photos by Santiago David

References:
d’Horta, Fernando Mendonça, Guy M. Kirwan, and Dante Buzzetti. “Gaudy juvenile plumages of cinereous mourner (Laniocera hypopyrra) and Brazilian laniisoma (Laniisoma elegans).” The Wilson Journal of Ornithology 124.3 (2012): 429-435.

Forbes, Peter. Dazzled and deceived: mimicry and camouflage. Yale University Press, 2011. http://amzn.to/2dE444Z

Kikuchi, David W., and David W. Pfennig. “Predator cognition permits imperfect coral snake mimicry.” The American Naturalist 176.6 (2010): 830-834.

Londoño, Gustavo A., Duván A. García, and Manuel A. Sánchez Martínez. “Morphological and behavioral evidence of Batesian mimicry in nestlings of a lowland Amazonian bird.” The American Naturalist 185.1 (2015): 135-141.

Rabosky, Alison R. Davis, et al. “Coral snakes predict the evolution of mimicry across New World snakes.” Nature communications 7 (2016).

Savage, Jay M., and Joseph B. Slowinski. “The colouration of the venomous coral snakes (family Elapidae) and their mimics (families Aniliidae and Colubridae).” Biological Journal of the Linnean Society 45.3 (1992): 235-254.

Thompson, Martin J., and Martijn JTN Timmermans. “Characterising the phenotypic diversity of Papilio dardanus wing patterns using an extensive museum collection.” Plos one 9.5 (2014): e96815.

Wickler, Wolfgang. Mimicry in Plants and Animals: Trans. by RD Martin. Weidenfeld & Nicolson, 1968.

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World’s Easiest DIY Electric Train

 

By: Physics Girl

Originally published on Jun 7, 2016

How do you take copper wire, a battery and magnets and make electric train? With science! This super simple DIY physics demo uses electromagnetic induction to propel a train made of magnets and batteries.

Inspiring video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J9b0J…
Ferrofluid and glowsticks: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RtBtD…
7 surface tension experiments: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WsksF…

Creator: Dianna Cowern
Animator: Kyle Norby

Thanks to Dan Walsh and Kyle Kitzmiller.

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Theory vs. Hypothesis vs. Law… Explained!

 

By: It’s Okay To Be Smart

Originally published on Sep 21, 2015

Think you know the difference?
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Some people try to attack things like evolution by natural selection and man-made climate change by saying “Oh, that’s just a THEORY!”

Yes, they are both theories. Stop saying it like it’s a bad thing! It’s time we learn the difference between a fact, a theory, a hypothesis, and a scientific law.

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