Turns out living animals aren’t the only ones with internal clocks. Plants also have them and they’re driven by sugar!
Everyone dies, but what do we do with those bodies? In this episode of SciShow, Hank explores the various options, from mummification to liquefaction, and everything in between.
The UN has announced it’s undertaking the effort to protect the planet from killer asteroids. Trace explains what their plan is if a giant space rock sets it’s sights on Earth.
Antarctica’s sea ice is creeping further out in the ocean! New data from a Japanese satellite shows that sea ice surrounding the southern continent in late September reached out over 7.51 million square miles (19.47 million square kilometers).
How did life on Earth originally develop from random organic compounds into living, evolving cells? It may have relied on impacts by enormous meteorites and comets — the same sort of catastrophic events that helped bring an end to the dinosaurs’ reign 65 million years ago. In fact, ancient impact craters might be precisely where life was able to develop on an otherwise hostile primordial Earth.
Jem investigates the controversial science of fracking, blamed for creating an earthquake in Lancashire. Subscribe to the BBC Worldwide channel: http://www.youtube.com/user/BBCWorldwide?feature=watch BBC Worldwide Channel: http://www.youtube.com/BBCWorldwide Bang Goes The Theory, investigating the science behind the headlines and making sense of the everyday issues that matter to us all.
Short for Rapid Scatterometer, ISS-RapidScat will monitor ocean winds from the vantage point of the space station. It will join a handful of other satellite scatterometer missions that make essential measurements used to support weather and marine forecasting, including the tracking of storms and hurricanes. It will also help improve our understanding of how interactions between Earth’s ocean and atmosphere influence our climate.
An undated handout photo taken by Conrad Hoskin of James Cook University Queensland and released on October 28, 2013 shows a boulder-dwelling frog on a rock on the rugged Cape Melville mountain range, northeastern Australia’s Cape York Peninsula. (AFP Photo/JCUQ) A remote mountain range in northern Australia just gave the world three new species […]
World’s first Intercontinental underwater tunnel, a sub-sea passage for trains, opens in Bosphorus, Turkey. It will link Istanbul’s European and Asian sides.
Speak about destruction. A comet slammed into Earth’s atmosphere 28 million years ago and basically killed everything with fire below, leaving a huge deposit of yellow silica glass in its wake, a team of astronomers say.
All 250,000 NYC street lights will be replaced with energy-efficient LEDs, in the largest LED retrofit in the U.S. The $79 million project would save the city $6 million in energy costs and $8 million in maintenance per year.
Dr Steve Rintoul, Dr John Church and Dr Pep Canadell of CSIRO discuss our climate science research to understand how and why the Earth system is warming.
Man-made ozone hole near the South Pole shrinks according to scientists because of the warm upper air this September and October.
Scientists found gold in leaves of Eucalyptus trees in the Kalgoorlie region of Western Australia. Gold particles are from the earth via their root system and depositing it their leaves and branches.