How a jellyfish sting works in microscopic slow motion

Destin of SmarterEveryDay meets with toxinologist Dr. Seymour to investigate how jellyfish stings work using microscopic, slow motion video footage. A thorough, humorous and exciting explanation of how it works:

Meet an awesome blonde penguin

Seafarers on a 2012 National Geographic-Lindblad expedition to Antarctica found this amazing and rare “blond” penguin on a colony on Aitcho Island. < The penguin actually suffers from a condition called isabellinism or leucism – not albinism.Though technically separate conditions, isabellinism and leucism are used interchangeably In albinism, there is a complete or partial lack of […]

The power of sunscreen: how the Sun sees you, and the beauty of your skin

In this video, you get to see how UVs 'see you', and why sunscreen is so important and effective at preventing many skin-related diseases, especially cancerl.

Watch a huge iceberg suddenly collapsing

A couple was on vacation, and the two were filming a big, spectacular iceberg. However, their video took an unexpected turn when the iceberg started to collapse, sending a big tidal wave towards their boat. Warning: there are some ear piercing screams in this video The video was filmed in the Bay of Exploits, Newfoundland, […]

Diver almost gets swalloed by whale

Being a marine wildlife photographer is as rewarding as it is dangerous – and here we get a chance to see just why. While filming off the coast of Port Elizabeth, South Africa, Rainer Schimpf nearly got swallowed whole by a Bryde’s whale. As the 15 meter (49 foot) long whale rushed towards the surface to breathe, Schimpf […]

Neil deGrasse Tyson destroys climate deniers with new episode of Cosmos

For 11 episodes now, the groundbreaking Fox and National Geographic Channel series Cosmos has taken a deep look at some of science’s most thorny aspects – from creationism and evolution, to industry funded science denial, giving science teachers something new and cool to show in class on Monday mornings. This coming Sunday will be the most […]

A life in a pond – amazing timelapse video

If you’ve ever looked at a pond and thought “Well, not much really going on here”, you couldn’t have been further from the truth. As this fantastic video created by Daniel Stupin shows, a lot is happening even in apparently still ponds. The hidden life in pond water from Daniel Stoupin on Vimeo. If you’re […]

First video ever of the “snub nosed monkey” – a monkey species discovered only in 2010

Rhinopithecus strykeri, also known as the Myanmar Snub-Nosed Monkey or Sneezing Monkey was discovered just a few years ago, in 2010. Their small numbers and elusive behaviors made them very hard to find, and since them, even harder to study. All the species of snub-nosed monkeys have short stubby noses, but R. strykeri’s is just […]

The ‘neurocam’ records your most precious moments – do we need it though?

With Google Glass, the search engine giant wants to bring social networking and personal video editing a step further, by offering the means to record, edit, augment reality and share your point of view in real time. It’s very interesting, and I’m guessing Glass is where Dr. Yasue Mitsukura of Keio University, Japan got the […]

Physicists explain ‘gravity-defying’ chain trick

It seems more like a magic trick than pure physics – the fountain-like motion of a chain of beads has puzzled millions around the world with its apparently gravity-defying behaviour. Now, physicists have found an explanation for it – but it’s far from intuitive. British science presenter Steve Mould, who made the experiment famous with […]

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