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March 29, 2016
Why You Should Care About Nukes
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March 24, 2016
Aliens: Are We Looking in the Wrong Place?
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4 min
March 15, 2016
Transporters and Quantum Teleportation
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2 min
March 11, 2016
The Limb of the Sun
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2 min
February 24, 2016
How Do We Know What Air is Like on Other Planets?
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2 min
February 10, 2016
Concrete Does Not Dry Out
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2 min
February 1, 2016
How To Discover Weird New Particles | Emergent Quantum Quasiparticles
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3 min
December 22, 2015
Why December Has The Longest Days
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2 min
December 14, 2015
The Physics of Car Crashes
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3 min
November 20, 2015
Why Isn't It Faster To Fly West?
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September 27, 2015
Why Do We Put Telescopes in Space?
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September 17, 2015
Why It's Impossible to Tune a Piano
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4 min
August 7, 2015
How Long Can You Balance a Pencil?
Learn and try to balance.
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3 min
July 20, 2015
A Brief History of Everything, feat. Neil deGrasse Tyson
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8 min
July 17, 2015
The Counterintuitive Physics of Turning a Bike
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June 30, 2015
How Do Bikes Stay Up?
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June 25, 2015
How To Detect A Secret Nuclear Test
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3 min
May 31, 2015
Upside Down Mountains in Real Life
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2 min
May 20, 2015
Why Raindrops Are Mathematically Impossible
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2 min
May 6, 2015
How to Find an Exoplanet
Watch and learn how we detect exoplanets.
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2 min
May 1, 2015
How to Subtract By Adding
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3 min
April 25, 2015
How Big is The Sun?
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2 min
April 8, 2015
How Do Airplanes Fly?
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3 min
March 20, 2015
Computer Color is Broken
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4 min
January 22, 2015
What IS Angular Momentum?
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3 min
December 22, 2014
Astronomically Correct Twinkle Twinkle
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2 min
December 20, 2014
A Simple Proof of Conservation of Energy
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3 min
December 19, 2014
How An Airplane Is Made
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5 min
December 15, 2014
Why is it Harder to Drive Backwards?
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3 min
December 9, 2014
Solution to The Impossible Bet
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3 min
December 8, 2014
An Impossible Bet
Should you take the bet?
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1 min
November 11, 2014
Why Isn't The Sky Purple?
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3 min
October 28, 2014
This is Not a Rainbow
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3 min
October 19, 2014
Why is the Sun Yellow and the Sky Blue?
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2 min
September 21, 2014
Antimatter Explained
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3 min
August 27, 2014
Why are Stars Star-Shaped?
Henry explains the shape of stars.
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3 min
June 13, 2014
Pot Theft (A Radiolab Adventure)
A collaboration with RadioLab
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4 min
May 26, 2014
Is the Universe Entirely Mathematical? Feat. Max Tegmark
Thanks to Max Tegmark for writing & narrating this video.
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2 min
April 27, 2014
How to See Without Glasses
This cool trick allows you to see without glasses.
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3 min
April 11, 2014
When Insanity Becomes Normal - Venezuela
This has nothing to do with physics, but I thought it was important so I made a video about it: uprisings in Venezuela.
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6 min
March 19, 2014
A Polarizing Discovery About the Big Bang!
Explanation of a NEW DISCOVERY about the Big Bang!
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2 min
February 16, 2014
How Modern Light Bulbs Work
How do Modern Light Bulbs Work?
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3 min
January 22, 2014
Evolution vs Natural Selection
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3 min
January 10, 2014
Why is the Solar System Flat?
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3 min
December 17, 2013
Why The Full Moon is Better in Winter
Why winter has the best full moons.
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2 min
November 25, 2013
What is Sea Level?
When we say Mt. Everest is 8850m tall, how do we know what sea level would be beneath the mountain?
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3 min
October 26, 2013
3 Simple Ways to Time Travel (& 3 Complicated Ones)
Henry looks at 6 ways to Time Travel.
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3 min
October 18, 2013
Magnetic Levitation
A look at diamagnetism and levitation.
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2 min
September 28, 2013
How to Destroy a Magnet
Magnets are amazingly strong... but there's a very easy way to destroy them. All you need to know is a little bit about ferromagnetism, paramagnetism, and temperature!
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September 23, 2013
How Do Magnets Work?
Why do they attract and repel at long distances? Is it magic? No... it's quantum mechanics, and a bit more.
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6 min
August 22, 2013
Where Was The Big Bang?
There is no centre of the universe!
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August 18, 2013
Science, Religion, and the Big Bang
Did the Universe have a beginning?
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5 min
August 1, 2013
Do We Expand With The Universe?
When the universe expands... do we expand with it?
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2 min
July 1, 2013
Where is the True North Pole?
Is it in the Arctic Ocean? In Canada? Russia?
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4 min
June 3, 2013
How to Turn Sound Into Light: Sonoluminescence
Another awesome thing the Mantis Shrimp does...
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2 min
May 30, 2013
Can Humans Really Feel Temperature?
A look at what it means for something to be hot or cold.
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2 min
May 18, 2013
The Order of Operations is Wrong
Why the Order of Operations is WRONG
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4 min
May 5, 2013
Foiled Proof
Henry shares a simple rule for solving tricky mathematical problems.
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1 min
April 17, 2013
Parallel Universes: Many Worlds
A look at the mind-boggling many-worlds interpretation of quantum mechanics.
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3 min
April 1, 2013
The True Science of Parallel Universes
Are there parallel universes?
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5 min
March 10, 2013
Youtube Video vs. The Universe
Using a YouTube video to describe the size of the Universe.
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1 min
February 24, 2013
How Big is the Universe?
It has NO EDGE. And NO CENTER... or does it?
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4 min
February 15, 2013
What Is The Universe?
When we say the Universe, what do we really mean?
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January 24, 2013
Immovable Object vs. Unstoppable Force - Which Wins?
The Ultimate Showdown of Ultimate Destiny.
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3 min
January 2, 2013
Another Physics Misconception
p = mv is not quite true
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1 min
December 27, 2012
TOP 10 REASONS Why We Know the Earth is Round
How do we know the Earth is round?
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2 min
December 20, 2012
Is it Better to Walk or Run in the Rain?
A look at how to stay dryest in the rain.
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2 min
December 13, 2012
Is There Poop on the Moon- ft. Smarter Every Day
Is there poop on the moon?
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3 min
December 5, 2012
Common Physics Misconceptions
What if you thought the earth was flat? And then you found out it isn't?
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2 min
November 27, 2012
Does the Universe Have a Purpose- feat. Neil deGrasse Tyson
Neil deGrasse Tyson was asked by the Templeton Foundation to answer the question "Does the Universe Have a Purpose". Then he read his answer aloud and I drew some pictures for it.
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November 22, 2012
What is Touch?
In this quantum world, what does it mean to touch something?Do we really hover above the chairs we're sitting in?
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November 10, 2012
Open Letter to the President: Physics Education
Dear Mr. President....
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4 min
November 4, 2012
Can we Predict Everything?
Einstein didn't like quantum mechanics because it wasn't able to make perfect predictions... but science is not about what you like, it's about what's true!
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2 min
October 29, 2012
E=mc² is Incomplete
You've heard of E=mc²... but you probably haven't heard the whole story.
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2 min
October 13, 2012
The Origin of Quantum Mechanics
Featuring Neil Turok
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4 min
October 11, 2012
2012 Nobel Prize: How Do We See Light?
What was the 2012 Nobel Prize in physics given for? Capturing a single photon of light!
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2 min
October 7, 2012
Real World Telekinesis (feat. Neil Turok)
How do magnets attract each other from a distance? How does the sun heat us from millions of miles away?
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5 min
September 30, 2012
Why is it Dark at Night?
Have you ever wondered why you look up and see a dark sky at night?
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4 min
September 20, 2012
Is Racewalking a Sport?
What is a sport? Do arbitrary and technophobic rules matter?
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3 min
September 2, 2012
AMAZING Simulation of the Evolution of the Universe
Sit back, relax and enjoy the evolution of the Universe.
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2 min
September 2, 2012
How to Simulate the Universe on your Laptop
MinutePhysic's take on the Millennium Simulation
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2 min
August 27, 2012
What if the Earth were Hollow?
What if there were a tunnel through the middle of the earth and you jumped in?
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4 min
August 12, 2012
Usain Bolt vs. Gravity
Who's faster over 10 meters - the fastest sprinter in the world, or gravity?
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August 3, 2012
The Most Burly Hurls
Which is the most intense Olympic throwing event? Shot put? Hammer? Discus? Javelin?
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July 27, 2012
Higgs Boson Part III: How to Discover a Particle
How do you know when you've "discovered" a particle?
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3 min
July 12, 2012
The Higgs Boson, Part II: What is Mass?
What is mass and what does it have to do with the Higgs Boson?
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July 5, 2012
The Higgs Boson, Part I
The Higgs Boson. What more need be said?
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June 14, 2012
Open Letter to the Universe
My open letter to the universe.
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June 7, 2012
Picture of the Big Bang
Where does all the stuff in the universe come from?
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4 min
May 29, 2012
Proof Without Words- The Circle
Prove πR² using only beads and a ruler!
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May 21, 2012
Every Force in Nature (Theory of Everything, Part III)
In which we explain economic equilibrium, how to make money from nothing, and every fundamental force in physics.
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May 12, 2012
How to Count Infinity
"Some infinities are bigger than other infinities" - Hazel Grace Lancaster, in "The Fault in Our Stars," by John Green
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May 3, 2012
Why the solar system can exist
If gravity is so attractive, why doesn't the earth just crash into the sun? Or the moon into the earth? The answer: Stable Orbits
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April 21, 2012
Ye Olde Debunking
Have you ever wondered where "Ye Olde" spelling comes from? Today we unravel this thorny linguistic issue.
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April 14, 2012
There is no "Fourth" dimension
Just because there are four dimensions doesn't mean there's a "fourth dimension".
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April 8, 2012
How far is a second?
The moon may be 1.3 light-seconds away, but why on earth do we measure distances using time?
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March 18, 2012
Einstein and The Special Theory of Relativity
How Einstein (& others) discovered Special Relativity.
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2 min
March 13, 2012
Albert Einstein- The Size and Existence of Atoms
How do we know atoms exist? And just how big are they?
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March 12, 2012
Albert Einstein- Why Light is Quantum
Pi day (3.14) is Albert Einstein's Birthday! To celebrate, we'll explain 4 of his most groundbreaking papers from 1905, when he was just 26 years old
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February 27, 2012
What are years... and the galactic supermassive black hole!
It's leap year time... so what are years, anyway?
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