Making a Cartoon In 2019

Making a Cartoon In 2019

It’s the late 90s. Smartphones aren’t a thing, the internet is a Wild West of dot-coms and YouTube is just a twinkle in someone’s eye. When I was a kid, all I needed was a beanbag and a TV to…

What if there was a black hole in your pocket?

What if there was a black hole in your pocket?

What would happen to you if a black hole the size of a coin suddenly appeared near you? Short answer: you’d die. Long answer: it depends. Is it a black hole with the mass of a coin, or is it…

A Selfish Argument for Making the World a Better Place – Egoistic Altruism

A Selfish Argument for Making the World a Better Place – Egoistic Altruism

Until recently, the vast majority of the world population worked on farms and the total production of the world’s economy was mostly the total agricultural output. And this output was limited by the fixed size of the land. The total…

The Deadliest Being on Planet Earth – The Bacteriophage

The Deadliest Being on Planet Earth – The Bacteriophage

[Music] A war has been raging for billions of years, killing trillions every single day, while we don’t even notice. The war is fought by the single deadliest entity on our planet: the bacteriophage or ‘phage’ for short. [Intro +…

Measles Explained — Vaccinate or Not?

Measles Explained — Vaccinate or Not?

Recently there has been a lot of talk about measles. What does measles actually do, and should you vaccinate against it? Or is this just hysteria? Measles is a virus: a hull of proteins, RNA, plus some more proteins for…

The Gulf Stream Explained

The Gulf Stream Explained

The ocean conveyor belt and the Gulf Stream. Ocean currents have a direct influence on our lives. They determine our weather, our climate, and much more. The ocean currents and wind systems transport heat from the equator to the poles…

Fracking explained: opportunity or danger

Fracking explained: opportunity or danger

What is hydraulic fracturing – or fracking ? Since the industrial revolution our energy consumption has risen unceasingly. The majority of this energy consumption is supplied by fossil fuels like coal or natural gas. Recently there has been a lot…

The Beginning of Everything — The Big Bang

The Beginning of Everything — The Big Bang

The beginning of everything. The Big Bang. The idea that the universe was suddenly born and is not infinite. Up to the middle of the 20th century, most scientists thought of the universe as infinite and ageless. Until Einstein’s theory…

Nuclear Energy Explained: How does it work? 1/3

Nuclear Energy Explained: How does it work? 1/3

Have you ever been in an argument about nuclear power? We have, and we found it frustrating and confusing, so let’s try and get to grips with this topic. [Intro] It all started in the 1940s. After the shock and…

How We Could Build a Moon Base TODAY – Space Colonization 1

How We Could Build a Moon Base TODAY – Space Colonization 1

Humans dream about leaving Earth and traveling through the galaxy. But we were born too early to be part of it. Or were we? The reality is, we could begin our dream by building a Moon base today. We actually…