The History of Museums: Crash Course Art History #3

From Crash Course. In this episode of Crash Course Art History, we’ll learn why museums are so much more than just collections of interesting and pretty objects. Their legacy includes everything from violence to theft, to, oddly enough, mermaid hands. Introduction: What Counts as a Museum? 00:00 Ancient Versions of Museums 0:59 Cabinets of Curiosities…

Bioinformatics: Crash Course Biology #40

From Crash Course. On its own, a huge DNA sequence is a meaningless pile of data — so, how do biologists figure out what it means? They turn to the power of bioinformatics! In this episode, we’ll learn what bioinformatics is, how it works, and how scientists have used it to better understand everything from…

How to Look at Art: Crash Course Art History #2

From Crash Course. How long do you typically look at an artwork, and what can you learn in that time? In this episode of Crash Course Art History, we’ll acquire a toolbox of terms to help us discover how all art is influenced by the time and place it was made in. Introduction: Art in…

A Podcast About The Entire History Of The Universe

From Crash Course. Introducing the very first Crash Course Podcast! Over the next 11 episodes, John Green and Katie Mack will walk through the entire history of the universe… even the parts that aren’t written yet. Episode 1 premieres April 24th and can be streamed here on the Crash Course channel and wherever else you…

Why We Study Art: Crash Course Art History #1

From Crash Course. Art history is much more than names, dates, and creepy babies. It helps us understand how history itself gets constructed and told. In this episode of Crash Course Art History, we’ll learn how interpreting artwork reveals connections among all of us, across cultures and across time. Introduction: The Stories Art Tells 00:00…

We’re full of bacteria!: Crash Course Biology #38

From Crash Course. Bacteria often get a bad rap, but they’re some of our best partners in science and medicine! In this episode, we’ll explore what bacteria are doing with their DNA — including how they can trade it around. We’ll learn about chromosomes and plasmids, gene expression and recombinant DNA, and how E. coli…

Crash Course Art History Preview

From Crash Course. Welcome to Crash Course Art History! Over the next 22 episodes, Sarah Urist Green will explore the hidden stories behind artworks. We’ll make connections across time and space, unlock the secrets of the past, and look ahead to the art of the future. Episode 1 premieres on April 11. Key texts cited…

How Genes Express Themselves: Crash Course Biology #36

From Crash Course. If nearly all your cells have the same DNA, why are muscle cells so different from skin cells? In this episode, we’ll learn how gene expression is regulated in eukaryotes, and how methylating DNA, modifying histones, and messing with translation not only leads to different types of cells, but allows cells to…