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Is Your Red the Same as my Red?

Is Your Red the Same as my Red?

Vsauce explores one of those questions that we’re sure you’ve all asked yourself at some point. How can we be sure the colors, feelings and other perceptions are the same as other people’s?

The Science of Love

The Science of Love

Just in time for Valentine’s Day, Asapscience shares some of the things that scientists know about love, such as the fact that the emotion affects the brain in the same way that cocaine does.

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Supersonic Ping Pong Ball

Supersonic Ping Pong Ball

Purdue University MET built a gun that shoots ping pong balls at supersonic speeds, enough to punch a hole through a paddle. Skip to 5:47 to see it in action. Watch it go through soda cans here.

Fast and Slow Thinking

Fast and Slow Thinking

AsapScience lays out the gist of the book Thinking, Fast and Slow by Dr. Daniel Kahneman. In the book, Dr. Kahneman proposes that we use two modes of thinking: one instinctive and the other rational.

Vinyl vs. MP3 vs. Live Music

Vinyl vs. MP3 vs. Live Music

Do you believe that there’s a best way of listening to music? PBS’ Idea Channel doesn’t think so. But instead of comparing the tech behind music media, PBS uses a psychological and philosophical analysis.

Astronaut Q&A from Space

Astronaut Q&A from Space

On 1/30/13, Canadian Space Agency astronaut Chris Hadfield engaged in a live interview with elementary school students, teaching us about living, eating, bathing, and marshmallows in space.

The (D)evolution of Homer

The (D)evolution of Homer

In his culture show Folding Ideas, Dan Olson looks at how the folks behind The Simpsons have tweaked the character of Homer to respond to how pop culture missed the point of their satire.

True Facts About the Tarsier

True Facts About the Tarsier

(NSFW: Language) ZeFrank returns with his latest educational video, about this odd little carnivorous primate with eyeballs bigger than its brain. To us, it looks like one of George Lucas’ digital creatures.

Most Dangerous Places on Earth

Most Dangerous Places on Earth

In his latest uplifting video, Vsauce lists some of the most lethal spots on our planet. Some have hostile environments, some have lethal organisms while some simply have, well, good old humans.

The Tailless Whip Scorpion

The Tailless Whip Scorpion

On his trip to the Amazon, Smarter Every Day encountered a tailless whip scorpion, a harmless arachnid. Sure, it’s not venomous, but its fearsome appearance could still cause a heart attack.

The Truth About Phones on Planes

The Truth About Phones on Planes

Discovery puts on its mythbusting hat and debunks some of the FAA’s alibis regarding why they make people turn off their phones and other electronic devices shortly before and after takeoff.

True Facts: Morgan Freeman

True Facts: Morgan Freeman

ZeFrank’s latest True Facts clip leaves the zoo behind for the land of celebrity, schooling us on the finer points of the Oscar winner – in a baritone that more than resembles the actor’s trademark voice.

True Facts About Sloths

True Facts About Sloths

(NSFW: Language) The funniest episode so far in the True Facts series. ZeFrank makes no effort to hide his hatred of sloths and accompanies each fact with a hilarious and derogatory side comment.

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This is Only Red

This is Only Red

Vsauce kicks off 2013 with an optical illusion. Believe it or not, this picture is monochrome red. It’s a demonstration of the Land Effect. But you know how Vsauce is, always digressing. A lot.

Amazing Mind-Blowing Facts 3

Amazing Mind-Blowing Facts 3

ASAPScience provides a good excuse to get drunk – not that you needed any – points out a trick “fact” about the brain, and makes the term “data transfer” dirty in this compilation of amazing trivia.

Ode to a Flower

Ode to a Flower

Fraser Davidson made this wonderful animated short to accompany an excerpt from a BBC interview with physicist Richard Feynman, about how a scientist appreciates the “beauty” of a flower.

Recycling Sucks

Recycling Sucks

Artist/Writer Garth Johnson makes his case that recycling items should be our last choice after reducing and reusing them – in his TEDx talk Recycling Sucks! The History of Creative Reuse.

Fingerprints

Fingerprints

Time to get lost down the alleys of science once again with Vsauce. Learn how many calories a smudgy touchscreen has, why there is no perfect clone, and why some people are ideal criminals.

Why We Know the Earth is Round

Why We Know the Earth is Round

In case some dumbass asks you to prove why the Earth is round – or says otherwise – here are 10 ways of proving it. Honestly by the time we got to the middle we forgot about the obvious number 1.

Why Do Dogs Eat Poop?

Why Do Dogs Eat Poop?

We hope you’re not eating, because Dr. Mustache of The Pet Collective is going to talk about a crappy topic: theories why dogs and other animals perform coprophagia. Poor rats and rabbits.

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Holland vs. the Netherlands

Holland vs. the Netherlands

CGP Grey clears up some geographical misconceptions about the Netherlands but will have you confused again by the end with the crazy setup of the Kingdom of the Netherlands.

True Facts About the Anglerfish

True Facts About the Anglerfish

(NSFW: Language, Gore) ZeFrank continues his True Facts series with a profile on the Anglerfish, a deep sea creature that is equal parts brutal, grotesque and bizarre. Just a spiky ball of nope.

Inside a Gold Bullion Vault

Inside a Gold Bullion Vault

YouTube show Periodic Table of Videos got to see literally tons of gold bars when they went inside one of The Bank of England’s gold vaults. The bank is said to have $315 billion worth of gold.

Common Physics Misconceptions

Common Physics Misconceptions

This highly educational episode of Minute Physics reveals some of the “wrong” – i.e. simplified – facts that were taught to us in school about gravity, velocity, distance and light.

Colors to a Blind Man

Colors to a Blind Man

You know who else has color blindness aside from color blind people? Blind people. Tommy Edison – who has been blind since birth – explains just how weird and hard to fathom colors are for him.

How the Wii U GamePad Works

How the Wii U GamePad Works

YouTuber Clan of the Gray Wolf provides a comprehensive and informative explanation of how the Wii U GamePad’s major components combine to make a versatile and powerful device.

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