Why Are Mosquitoes Attracted To Me?!

Please rate. From 1veritasium, 2veritasium, or sciencium. Mosquitoes are attracted to me and it’s likely due to my genes. This video is sponsored by 23andMe: http://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…

World’s First Car!

Please rate. 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…

Your Amazing Molecular Machines

Please rate. 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…

Neutron Star Merger Gravitational Waves and Gamma Rays

Please rate. 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…

Will Robots Take Our Jobs?

Please rate. 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…

Why YouTube Used to Prefer Quality

Please rate. 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…

5 Bad Reasons to Ditch the Paris Climate Agreement

Please rate. 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/ Majorities of Americans in Every…

Why I’m Not a Scientist

Please rate. From 1veritasium, 2veritasium, or sciencium. I love science but not necessarily the process of doing science. I partnered with National Geographic Channel for the launch of Genius New episodes Tuesdays at 9/8c, and catch-up On Demand at http://natgeotv.com #sponsored Hits: 1

How Should We Teach Science?

Please rate. 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.…

Why is the Sun Slowing Down?

Please rate. From 1veritasium, 2veritasium, or sciencium. The outer layer of the sun is slowing down, something we’ve known for decades but haven’t been able to figure out until now. Supported by Google Making & Science: http://youtube.com/makingscience References: A Poynting-Robertson-like drag at the Sun’s surface Ian Cunnyngham, Marcelo Emilio, Jeff Kuhn, Isabelle Scholl, Rock Bush…

Does Hot Water Freeze Faster Than Cold Water?

Please rate. From 1veritasium, 2veritasium, or sciencium. Observations over millenia and numerous experiments claim that warmer water freezes faster than cold water under identical conditions. Supported by Google Making & Science #ScienceGoals http://youtube.com/makingscience References: Mpemba Effect: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mpemba_effect Questioning the Mpemba Effect: http://www.nature.com/articles/srep37665 Royal Society of Chemistry competition: http://www.rsc.org/learn-chemistry/resource/res00001018/the-mpemba-effect?cmpid=CMP00007615 Edited by Trevor Carlee Hits: 0