The Truth About Veritasium

From 1veritasium, 2veritasium, or sciencium. The truth, with photons. I hope I’ve articulated everything clearly in this video. If not, I’ll clarify in comments. Thanks to everyone who appears in this video and thanks to everyone who watches this video! Veritasium is of course a combination of the latin ‘veritas’ meaning truth, and the common…

The Threat of AI Weapons

From 1veritasium, 2veritasium, or sciencium. Will artificial intelligence weapons cause World War III? This animated clip is from my friends at http://ve42.co/pindex New series! http://vrv.co/paradigms I’m not sure how alarmed to be about artificial intelligence. Personally I think it’s really hard to predict when we’ll create a machine that essentially has consciousness. That’s because we…

Why Are Mosquitoes Attracted To Me?!

From 1veritasium, 2veritasium, or sciencium. Mosquitoes are attracted to me and it’s likely due to my genes. This video is sponsored by 23andMe https://23andme.com/veritasium Huge thanks to Prof. Immo Hansen and team: http://ve42.co/hansen References: Genome Wide Association Study for self-reported mosquito attractiveness: http://ve42.co/MossieGWAS The twin study showing correlated attractiveness is stronger for identical twins: http://ve42.co/MossieTwins…

World’s First Car!

From 1veritasium, 2veritasium, or sciencium. I got to drive the world’s first car (replica), patented by Benz in 1886 Check out the series on new safety features: http://ve42.co/MB This video is sponsored by Mercedes-Benz, who invited me to come to Stuttgart to see their latest cars, crash test facilities and experience the innovations they are…

Your Amazing Molecular Machines

From 1veritasium, 2veritasium, or sciencium. These are the molecular machines inside your body that make cell division possible. Animation by Drew Berry at the Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research. http://wehi.tv Special thanks to Patreon supporters: Joshua Abenir, Tony Fadell, Donal Botkin, Jeff Straathof, Zach Mueller, Ron Neal, Nathan Hansen Support Veritasium on…

Neutron Star Merger Gravitational Waves and Gamma Rays

From 1veritasium, 2veritasium, or sciencium. The merging of two neutron stars was detected by gravitational waves and then by telescopes in all parts of the electromagnetic spectrum. This is a historic detection as it demonstrates: – the first gravitational waves detected from inspiraling neutron stars – the first joint observation by gravitational wave and electromagnetic…

Will Robots Take Our Jobs?

From 1veritasium, 2veritasium, or sciencium. In short, yes they will, continuing the trend of humans working less. This video was sponsored by “Robot-Proof” written by Northeastern University’s President, Joseph E. Aoun. Learn more here: https://goo.gl/hqBDLA When I think about robots taking our jobs, I am neither of the opinion that we need to panic amidst…

Why YouTube Used to Prefer Quality

From 1veritasium, 2veritasium, or sciencium. Almost four years ago I made a video about quality vs quantity on YouTube. Reflecting on how the platform is working in 2017 I find that quantity (frequency) has become significantly more important and quality less so. I’m not saying this is my recommendation for how people should make channels,…

5 Bad Reasons to Ditch the Paris Climate Agreement

From 1veritasium, 2veritasium, or sciencium. I’ve heard a lot of reasons for withdrawing from the Paris climate agreement but none of them makes sense to me. Here are some links that support my thinking: BC Carbon tax and impact: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/British_Columbia_carbon_tax Popular opinion about the Paris Climate Agreement: https://fivethirtyeight.com/features/was-trumps-paris-exit-good-politics/ http://climatecommunication.yale.edu/publications/paris_agreement_by_state/ India and China pledges: India and…

How Should We Teach Science?

From 1veritasium, 2veritasium, or sciencium. Reflecting on the implications for education of Gunn and Drew. Original video: http://ve42.co/GunDrew Did you notice that Gunn and Drew were named that way so they rhyme with one and two, helping reduce any sort of confusion you might have in associating each character with the right system. Thinking Fast…