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  • 03:01 Why Most New Species Are Discovered By Amateurs

    Why Most New Species Are Discovered By Amateurs

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    Check out Terra Maters new video about the Skywalker Gibbon - and subscribe - at https://youtube.com/terramaterofficial.Most new species are discovered by amateurs because nowadays non-professionals are actually better suited to the requirements of new sp

  • 03:59 Why Doesn't All Thunder Sound The Same?

    Why Doesn't All Thunder Sound The Same?

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    Use the promo code "minuteearth" at https://curiositystream.com/minuteearth for 26% off an annual subscription to CuriosityStream, plus access to Nebula!We've all experienced thunder, but what ARE all those claps, booms, and rumbles?LEARN MORE************

  • 03:59 Dangerous Marshmallows?!

    Dangerous Marshmallows?!

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    To start using Tab for a Cause, go to: http://tabforacause.org/minuteearth2Burning a marshmallow can release more energy than detonating an equal mass of TNT...so why isn't a marshmallow as dangerous?LEARN MORE**************To learn more about this topic,

  • 04:06 The Best Pokmon (According to Science)

    The Best Pokmon (According to Science)

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    Use the promo code "minuteearth" at https://curiositystream.com/minuteearth for 26% off an annual subscription to CuriosityStream, plus access to Nebula!Theres lots of debate as to which original starter Pokmon is the best fighter among squirtle, bulbasau

  • 03:44 The Plant Thats Full Of Metal

    The Plant Thats Full Of Metal

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    Special Christmas Deal! Use the link https://www.privateinternetaccess.com/MinuteEarth to support our channel and get 3 years + 2 months free for $79. Just $2.08 for a MONTH!The amount of metal some special plants are able to take up from the soil would b

  • 02:58 How Wildfires Generate "Never-Ending" Storms

    How Wildfires Generate "Never-Ending" Storms

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    To start using Tab for a Cause, go to: http://tabforacause.org/minuteearth2Under the right conditions, wildfires can form clouds and generate firestorms, which last far longer than normal thunderstorms.LEARN MORE**************To learn more about this topi

  • 04:26 Dogs vs Cats: The Diversity Paradox

    Dogs vs Cats: The Diversity Paradox

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    To make our work paw-sible, join us on Patreon at http://patreon.com/MinuteEarth!Different dogs look incredibly different - but that doesn't mean they are necessarily more diverse. LEARN MORE**************To learn more about this topic, start your googlin

  • 07:08 I found the BEST coronavirus depiction (+ explanation)

    I found the BEST coronavirus depiction (+ explanation)

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    To start comparing quotes and simplify insurance-buying check out Policygenius: http://policygenius.com/minuteearth. Thanks to Policygenius for sponsoring this video!Ever found a fantastic coronavirus illustration that led him to learn about viral attachm

  • 04:29 The Problem With Life Expectancy

    The Problem With Life Expectancy

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    Go to https://bit.ly/noom_minuteearth and take your free 30-second quiz! Thank you #noom for sponsoring todays video!In order to truly understand differences among animal lifespans, we need to stop thinking about a specific number and start thinking about

  • 03:15 Why "Nothing" Matters in Science

    Why "Nothing" Matters in Science

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    Watch the music video for "The Idea" off the album Music For Scientists: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tUyT94aGmbcNull results often get a bad rap, sometimes characterized as a study "finding nothing," but there's a lot we can learn from studies whose r

  • 03:41 How To Hear Halfway Around The World

    How To Hear Halfway Around The World

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    Thanks to CTBTO for sponsoring this video: https://www.ctbto.orgSounds in the ocean can travel more than 10,000 miles - that's halfway around the world! Here's how.LEARN MORE**************To learn more about this topic, start your googling with these keyw

  • 04:02 Why Hardwoods Are The Softest Woods

    Why Hardwoods Are The Softest Woods

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    Use the promo code "minuteearth" at https://curiositystream.com/minuteearth for 26% off an annual subscription to CuriosityStream, plus access to Nebula!Not all hardwood trees have hard wood and softwoods soft wood, because these terms denote their taxono

  • 11:19 MinuteEarth Explains: Water

    MinuteEarth Explains: Water

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    Help support COVID-19 relief efforts every time you surf the web. Download the Tab For A Cause extension today at http://tabforacause.org/minuteearth2In this collection of classic MinuteEarth videos, we take a look at one of Earths most critical - and uni

  • 03:19 This Atom Can Predict The Future

    This Atom Can Predict The Future

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    Thanks to CTBTO for sponsoring this video: https://www.ctbto.orgMany of the bewildering correlations in our world - like that between Beryllium-7 and the Asian monsoon - are a result of huge and unseen forces that tie them together.Thanks also to our Patr

  • 04:04 Why Do We STILL Use Lead Pipes?!

    Why Do We STILL Use Lead Pipes?!

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    Visit https://www.apmreports.org/water to read "Buried Lead". This video was made in partnership with The Water Main.We've known for millennia that lead pipes could make us sick, so why are we still drinking from them?Thanks also to our Patreon patrons ht

  • 11:46 MinuteEarth Explains: Space

    MinuteEarth Explains: Space

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    Signup for your FREE trial to The Great Courses Plus here: http://ow.ly/2UGB30qCbvs.In this collection of classic MinuteEarth videos, we travel beyond Earth and explore some of our favorite mysteries about space.These are the episodes featured in this com

  • 04:04 Why Wolves Don't Chirp

    Why Wolves Don't Chirp

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    Check out Brilliant (and get 20% off) here: https://brilliant.org/MinuteEarth/Sounds that animals make can be really different, and it turns out that there's a reason why some species communicate with certain sounds.Thanks also to our Patreon patrons http

  • 03:10 The Extinction Happening Inside You

    The Extinction Happening Inside You

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    Thanks to the University of Minnesota for sponsoring this video! http://twin-cities.umn.edu/Our modern lifestyle and diet are leading to the extinction of parts of our microbiome, but we can use what we've learned from dealing with nearly-extinct macrobio

  • 10:15 MinuteEarth Explains: Stuff That...Isn't

    MinuteEarth Explains: Stuff That...Isn't

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    Help support COVID-19 relief efforts every time you surf the web. Download the Tab For A Cause extension today at http://tabforacause.org/minuteearth2In this collection of classic MinuteEarth videos, we find out that lots of what we thought we knew about

  • 10:18 MinuteEarth Explains: Food

    MinuteEarth Explains: Food

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    In this collection of classic MinuteEarth videos, we examine the weird world of what we like to eat.We originally created the videos in the MinuteEarth Explains series for another project. But we know that lots of people right now are looking for really g

  • 10:37 MinuteEarth Explains: Size

    MinuteEarth Explains: Size

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    In this collection of classic MinuteEarth videos, we tackle the science of size.We originally created the videos in the MinuteEarth Explains series for another project. But we know that lots of people right now are looking for really good online education

  • 03:40 Why Don't More Animals Eat Wood?

    Why Don't More Animals Eat Wood?

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    Thanks to OIST for sponsoring this video. To learn more, visit https://admissions.oist.jp/Wood is abundant and full of energy, but outside of some insects, almost no animals eat it because the stuff it's made of is hard to break down.Thanks also to our Pa

  • 03:57 Where Does One Ocean End And Another Begin?

    Where Does One Ocean End And Another Begin?

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    Check out Brilliant (and get 20% off) here: https://brilliant.org/MinuteEarth/Earth's ocean water is continuous. How can we divide it into sections that are more useful?Thanks also to our Patreon patrons https://www.patreon.com/MinuteEarth and our YouTube

  • 02:50 The Fastest-Growing Plant In The World

    The Fastest-Growing Plant In The World

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    Get your first audiobook and two Audible Originals for free when you try Audible for 30 days visit https://www.audible.com/minuteearth or text minuteearth to 500-500!Bamboo is the worlds fastest growing plant thanks to the cell elongation process it share

  • 03:01 Is There A Better Way To Power Airplanes?

    Is There A Better Way To Power Airplanes?

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    This video was made in partnership with Bill Gates. To learn more about his work on clean energy, visit https://gatesnot.es/2WDTJ1LIts hard to replace jet fuel because the alternatives arent energetic enough, are too dangerous, or arent yet being made at

  • 12:06 MinuteEarth Explains: Poop

    MinuteEarth Explains: Poop

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    Check out our official TikTok account: https://www.tiktok.com/@minuteearthIn this collection of classic MinuteEarth videos, we dive into one of our favorite topics, well at least our #2: poop.0:00 - Intro0:22 - Do Fetuses Poop?https://www.youtube.com/watc

  • 03:33 Why You Can't Build A Clone Army... (Yet)

    Why You Can't Build A Clone Army... (Yet)

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    Sign up for your FREE trial to The Great Courses Plus here: http://ow.ly/2UGB30qCbvs.Because of the way genetic reprogramming works, its hard to make one clone based on an adult cell, and its almost impossible to make a second-generation one.Thanks also t

  • 03:47 The World's Most Expensive Shrimp ($10k)

    The World's Most Expensive Shrimp ($10k)

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    Check out Brilliant (and get 20% off) here: https://brilliant.org/MinuteEarth/Some aquarium hobbyists will pay $10,000 or more for a single shrimp because of the rarity of their colors or patterns.LEARN MORE**************To learn more about this topic, st

  • 03:09 Why Sewers Around the World Keep Overflowing

    Why Sewers Around the World Keep Overflowing

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    Find out more about our sewers from the In Deep podcast at https://www.indeep.org.The old combined sewer systems of many major cities are no match for modern storms and impermeable surfaces.Thanks also to our Patreon patrons https://www.patreon.com/Minute

  • 09:51 How To Go Extinct

    How To Go Extinct

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    Sign up for your FREE trial to The Great Courses Plus here: http://ow.ly/Nkq830qWCShOur new evolution simulator reveals that extinction often happens when conditions change quickly. Check it out here: https://labs.minutelabs.io/evolution-simulator/Thanks

  • 04:00 Why People Hate Hyenas

    Why People Hate Hyenas

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    Get your NEW MinuteEarth merch! Sticker packs and T-shirts on sale at https://dftba.com/minuteearth.Throughout history and around the world, most people dislike hyenas. But why?Thanks also to our Patreon patrons https://www.patreon.com/MinuteEarth and our

  • 11:25 Extreme Weather | MinuteEarth Explains

    Extreme Weather | MinuteEarth Explains

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    Thanks to Keeps for sponsoring this video. Go to https://keeps.com/minuteearth to learn more and to get 50% off your first order of hair loss treatment!In this collection of classic MinuteEarth videos, we take a look at some of the most extreme weather on

  • 02:51 Will Gas Stations Survive?

    Will Gas Stations Survive?

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    This video was made in partnership with Bill Gates. To learn more about his work on clean energy, visit https://gatesnot.es/2z08OS6Although its not likely to happen soon, someday gas stations may be replaced by (or turn into) another type of fueling stati

  • 12:15 Unintended Consequences | MinuteEarth Explains

    Unintended Consequences | MinuteEarth Explains

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    Check out Brilliant (and get 20% off) here: https://brilliant.org/MinuteEarth/In this collection of classic MinuteEarth videos, we learn that for pretty much every action we humans take, theres an unintended consequence we didnt see coming.0:00 - Intro (w

  • 02:40 *If We Aren't Too Late

    *If We Aren't Too Late

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    This video was made in partnership with Bill Gates. To learn more about his work on clean energy, visit https://gatesnot.es/3dSVdurWell each have at least $100,000 more in our piggy banks, on average, if we stop climate change than if we dont.Thanks also

  • 12:59 MinuteEarth Explains: Animal Winners and Losers

    MinuteEarth Explains: Animal Winners and Losers

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    Check out Brilliant (and get 20% off) here: https://brilliant.org/MinuteEarth/In this collection of classic MinuteEarth videos, we keep score on the winners and losers of the animal kingdom.0:00 - Intro0:10 - Why Only Some Monkeys Have Awesome Tailshttps:

  • 02:52 The Best Worst Energy Source

    The Best Worst Energy Source

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    This video was made in partnership with Bill Gates. To learn more about his work on clean energy, visit https://gatesnot.es/2X0NxzvAlthough coal is such an amazing energy source that we've kept using it despite the harm it causes, today we may be better p

  • 10:20 MinuteEarth Explains: Human Evolution

    MinuteEarth Explains: Human Evolution

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    Give Blinkist a try! https://www.blinkist.com/minuteearthIn this collection of classic MinuteEarth videos, we answer the question "why are you the way that you are?" And check out the Tree of Life Explorer! https://labs.minutelabs.io/Tree-of-Life-Explorer

  • 03:33 Nobody Really Knows What A Concussion Is

    Nobody Really Knows What A Concussion Is

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    Go to https://curiositystream.com/minute to get a free month trial with CuriosityStream and get a subscription to Nebula bundled in for free!Experts can't agree on the definition of the term "concussion," which makes it difficult to diagnose, treat, and r

  • 03:48 Why Its HARD To Bring A New Apple To Market

    Why Its HARD To Bring A New Apple To Market

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    Thanks to the University of Minnesota for sponsoring this video! http://twin-cities.umn.edu/Fruit trees are unpredictable and grow slowly, and consumer tastes are fickle, so successful new varieties of fruit are rare.Thanks also to our Patreon patrons htt

  • 02:41 You Have More Bones Than You Think

    You Have More Bones Than You Think

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    Go to https://www.curiositystream.com/minute to get a free month trial with CuriosityStream and get a subscription to Nebula bundled in for free!Because the ossification process can differ so much from human to human, we have a wide range of potential bon

  • 03:08 How To Turn Poop Into Power

    How To Turn Poop Into Power

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    Go to https://NordVPN.com/minuteearth and use code MINUTEEARTH to get 70% off a 3 year plan and an extra month for free. Protect yourself online today.We could generate a lot of usable energy from human and animal poop through greater adoption of a proces

  • 03:14 The Great Acceleration

    The Great Acceleration

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    Thanks to the University of Minnesota for sponsoring this video! http://twin-cities.umn.edu/Were in the middle of a rapid, unprecedented, and world-changing increase in the intensity and scale of human activity on this planet.Thanks also to our Patreon pa

  • 03:11 How The Modern World Tricks Our Bodies Into Hurting Themselves

    How The Modern World Tricks Our Bodies Into Hurting Themselves

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    Thanks to the University of Minnesota for sponsoring this video! http://twin-cities.umn.edu/The same enzyme that used to save us is now killing us because the body reactions it catalyzes now cause more harm than good.Thanks also to our Patreon patrons htt

  • 03:32 How Many Zebras Are In This Photo?

    How Many Zebras Are In This Photo?

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    Thanks to the University of Minnesota for sponsoring this video! http://twin-cities.umn.edu/New technology has revolutionized how we study wild animals, but it has also bogged down scientists with data...luckily, there's an *intelligent* solution.Thanks a

  • 02:50 Why Are Adults Bad At New Languages?

    Why Are Adults Bad At New Languages?

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    Thanks to the University of Minnesota for sponsoring this video! http://twin-cities.umn.edu/Learning a new language as an adult is harder than doing so as a child because adults usually arent as invested and often use the wrong strategies.Thanks also to o

  • 01:49 How Much Air Can A Tree Hold? #TeamTrees

    How Much Air Can A Tree Hold? #TeamTrees

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    Go to https://teamtrees.org Let's plant some trees! #TeamTreesTrees can take an astounding amount of carbon out of the air, which is good, because we need to do that times a trillion.Thanks also to our Patreon patrons https://www.patreon.com/MinuteEarth a

  • 04:11 The Best Dragon (According to Science)

    The Best Dragon (According to Science)

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    Check out Extra Credits' video: The Origin of Dragons https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rL8qSfXIo4MWe ranked dragons based on how biologically and evolutionarily plausible they are.Thanks also to our Patreon patrons https://www.patreon.com/MinuteEarth and o

  • 02:30 Smartphones: A New Model for Energy Efficiency?

    Smartphones: A New Model for Energy Efficiency?

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    Thanks to the University of Minnesota for sponsoring this video! http://twin-cities.umn.edu/The way smartphones made many devices nonessential is a model for a new way to think about improving energy efficiency.Thanks also to our Patreon patrons https://w

  • 02:56 Why Is Lyme Disease Getting Worse?

    Why Is Lyme Disease Getting Worse?

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    Thanks to the University of Minnesota for sponsoring this video! https://twin-cities.umn.edu/Lyme disease is spreading like wildfire around the world: here's why.Thanks also to our Patreon patrons https://www.patreon.com/MinuteEarth and our YouTube member

  • 03:14 The Secrets of Extreme Breath Holding

    The Secrets of Extreme Breath Holding

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    Try Dashlane Premium free for 30 days here: https://www.dashlane.com/MinuteEarth. And use the coupon code MinuteEarth to get 10% off a yearly membership.Humans can hold our breath longer than we think by taking advantage of our bodys innate survival insti

  • 03:39 This Country Has Something Everyone Else Wants

    This Country Has Something Everyone Else Wants

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    Thanks to the University of Minnesota for sponsoring this video! http://twin-cities.umn.edu/Morocco has 3/4 of the worlds known reserves of rock phosphate, our main source of phosphorus, so Morocco may be key to our long-term ability to grow food.At the t

  • 03:24 How to Turn Cancer Against Itself

    How to Turn Cancer Against Itself

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    This video was made in partnership with the Swiss National Science Foundation. To see more videos about the importance of basic research, go to https://www.youtube.com/SNSFinfo Or watch the THREE OTHER VIDEOS we made with SNSFWhats intelligent about artif

  • 04:49 Why We Should Invest In Rat Massage

    Why We Should Invest In Rat Massage

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    Go to https://NordVPN.com/minuteearth to get 75% off a 3 year plan and use code MINUTEEARTH for an extra month for free. Protect yourself online today.Basic research can seem wasteful, but it's actually a great economic investment.Thanks also to our Patre

  • 03:49 The Cruel Irony Of Air Conditioning

    The Cruel Irony Of Air Conditioning

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    Thanks to the University of Minnesota for sponsoring this video! http://twin-cities.umn.edu/The technology we use to keep cool is heating the world in a vicious feedback cycle, so we need to improve it and use it less.Thanks also to our Patreon patrons ht

  • 03:18 The Bacteria That Made Life Possible Are Now Killing Us

    The Bacteria That Made Life Possible Are Now Killing Us

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    Thanks to the St. Croix Watershed Research Station for sponsoring this video! To learn more about their work, visit https://www.smm.org/scwrs/.Aquatic cyanobacteria first oxygenated earths air, making human life possible; now, due to our actions, cyanobac

  • 03:52 Our Best View Of Bacteria Is...From Space?!

    Our Best View Of Bacteria Is...From Space?!

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    Thanks to the University of Minnesota for sponsoring this video! http://twin-cities.umn.edu/Observing the effects of microbes using satellites can give us all sorts of useful information about life on Earth ... and other planets too.Thanks also to our Pat

  • 03:51 How We Evolved To Browse The Web

    How We Evolved To Browse The Web

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    Thanks to the University of Minnesota for sponsoring this video! http://twin-cities.umn.edu/The decisions we make while we browse the internet are suprisingly similar to the ones animals make as they forage for food...here's why.Thanks also to our Patreon

  • 03:48 The Secret Global Sewer System

    The Secret Global Sewer System

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    Thanks to the University of Minnesota for sponsoring this video! http://twin-cities.umn.edu/Ditches and drain pipes help crops survive but can negatively impact the broader landscape.Thanks also to our Patreon patrons https://www.patreon.com/MinuteEarth a

  • 03:44 Why Exercise Is Hard

    Why Exercise Is Hard

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    Thanks to the University of Minnesota for sponsoring this video! http://twin-cities.umn.edu/Because exercise isn't essential for short-term survival, we don't exercise enough, so we need to reincorporate purposeful physical activity into our lives.Thanks

  • 03:36 You Are A Fish

    You Are A Fish

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    We built the Tree of Life Explorer! Check it out here: https://labs.minutelabs.io/Tree-of-Life-Explorer/ And watch our video about why we made it: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3eE2fCLay-Q With our current understanding of evolutionary history and our s

  • 03:16 Why Can't We Get Power From Waves?

    Why Can't We Get Power From Waves?

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    Thanks to OIST for sponsoring this video. To learn more, visit https://admissions.oist.jp/ Wave power hasn’t yet made a splash because it’s hard to use waves to spin turbines, and because the sea is a harsh place to build things. Thanks also to our Patreo

  • 03:18 The Problem With Concrete

    The Problem With Concrete

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    This video is in partnership with Bill and Melinda Gates. You can check out the Gates Annual Letter here: https://b-gat.es/2GxIwba Concrete is responsible for 8% of humanity’s carbon emissions because making its key ingredient - cement - chemically releas

  • 03:48 Why Earthquakes Are So Hard To Predict

    Why Earthquakes Are So Hard To Predict

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    Scientists are trying to figure out if they can predict big earthquakes by simulating small quakes in labs and studying big quakes under the ocean. Thanks to the University of Rhode Island for sponsoring this video. Thanks also to our Patreon patrons http

  • 03:23 Are "Acts of God" Disappearing?

    Are "Acts of God" Disappearing?

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    Considering humans' increased impact on the environment, we may want to reconsider whether there is still a place in our legal system for the Act of God defense. Thanks to all our viewers and supporters for an incredible year of videos! Thanks also to our

  • 03:22 A Disease's Guide to World Domination

    A Disease's Guide to World Domination

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    Get 3 weeks of free access to CuriosityStream by visiting http://curiositystream.com/minute and using the promo code "minute" There's something surprising that helps determine how damaging a disease is: distance. Thanks also to our Patreon patrons https:/

  • 02:25 Why Electroshock Therapy Is Back

    Why Electroshock Therapy Is Back

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    Please support us on https://www.patreon.com/MinuteEarth or as a YouTube Sponsor! Thanks to everyone who already does! Shocking the brain has come and gone as a medical treatment, but it’s currently resurging, as it often provides the best form of relief

  • 03:59 Why Do Some Animals Eat Poop?

    Why Do Some Animals Eat Poop?

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    Learn more about quokkas over on Animalogic: https://bit.ly/2MWz9pa Animals eat their own poop in order to gain extra access to nutrients or to microbes that help digest those nutrients. Thanks also to our Patreon patrons https://www.patreon.com/MinuteEar

  • 02:52 Why Malaria Isn’t Just a Tropical Disease

    Why Malaria Isn’t Just a Tropical Disease

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    Watch Hot Mess here! ►► http://bit.ly/hotmess_sub Malaria is a global disease that we've beaten back around the world, including in some tropical places, but we’ve had the hardest time in Africa. Thanks to our Patreon patrons https://www.patreon.com/Minut

  • 03:26 Why Are Your Fingerprints Unique?

    Why Are Your Fingerprints Unique?

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    Try Dashlane Premium free for 30 days: https://www.dashlane.com/MinuteEarth. Use the coupon code ‘MinuteEarth’ to get 10% off Dashlane Premium. Because of the chaotic way fingerprints develop and the multiplying effect of compound probability, it's basica

  • 03:09 The Bird Poop That Changed The World

    The Bird Poop That Changed The World

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    Thanks to my grandmother for inspiring this story, and to my mother for helping make it. If you like our videos, please consider supporting MinuteEarth on Patreon! - Alex Bird poop was the gateway fertilizer that turned humanity onto the imported-chemical

  • 03:47 These Names Can Kill Animals

    These Names Can Kill Animals

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    To get your free 30-day trial of CuriosityStream, go to https://curiositystream.com/minute and use the code "minute". Just like the names of products and companies, animals' names can affect how we feel about them...and changing the name of a species migh

  • 02:18 Why Are Fewer People Getting Appendicitis?

    Why Are Fewer People Getting Appendicitis?

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    To start using Tab for a Cause, go to: https://tab.gladly.io/minuteearth2/ Rates of appendicitis vary around the world, likely due to the forces of modernization. Thanks to our Patreon patrons https://www.patreon.com/MinuteEarth and our YouTube members. *

  • 02:54 The Secret Weapon That Could Help Save Bees

    The Secret Weapon That Could Help Save Bees

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    Thanks to the University of Minnesota for sponsoring this video! http://twin-cities.umn.edu/ Honeybees are dying from parasites, pesticides, and poor nutrition, but we can help them in a number of ways, including by encouraging them to make a homemade ant

  • 02:56 Why Are There Penguins At The Equator?

    Why Are There Penguins At The Equator?

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    Try Dashlane here: http://bit.ly/minutedash. Plus, here’s a 10% off promo code for Dashlane Premium: minuteearth When nutrients from the ocean depths reach the sunlit surface (like in the Galapagos), life is more productive. Thanks also to our Patreon pat

  • 02:32 The Similarity Trap

    The Similarity Trap

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    Try Squarespace for free: http://squarespace.com/MinuteEarth And subscribe to MinuteEarth! http://goo.gl/EpIDGd As we try to figure out the evolutionary trees for languages and species, we sometimes get led astray by similar but unrelated words and traits

  • 04:40 Rise Of The Mesopredator

    Rise Of The Mesopredator

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    Try Dashlane for free: http://bit.ly/minutedash. Use promo code "minuteearth" for 10% off Dashlane Premium. To see song lyrics, click "CC" on the video or, for an annotated version, click here: https://genius.com/14774391 Thanks to humans, old school apex

  • 03:05 Why You Shouldn't Give Ginger To Monkeys (and other animal sayings)

    Why You Shouldn't Give Ginger To Monkeys (and other animal sayings)

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    Learn new skills from this video’s sponsor, Skillshare: http://skl.sh/minuteearth4 Humans from different cultures anthropomorphize different animals to represent the same human traits. Thanks also to our Patreon patrons https://www.patreon.com/MinuteEarth

  • 03:10 Why Earth Has Two Levels

    Why Earth Has Two Levels

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    Get NordVPN at https://NordVPN.com/minuteearth. Use code MINUTEEARTH to save 77%! Earth’s outer shell is made of two materials whose different densities and thicknesses give rise to two distinct “levels” on the planet’s surface. Watch our new show Paradig

  • 03:22 How Long Can We Live?

    How Long Can We Live?

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    Try Squarespace for free: https://www.squarespace.com/minuteearth The human lifespan might be limited, in part, because natural selection just stops working late in life. Thanks to our Patreon patrons https://www.patreon.com/MinuteEarth and our YouTube sp

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  • 02:41 How Humans Made Malaria So Deadly

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  • 02:56 The Faint Young Sun Paradox!

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  • 02:36 The Hottest Place On Earth

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  • 03:13 Why Do Bats Transmit So Many Diseases Like Ebola?

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