Snake vs. Roadrunner Face-off | National Geographic

[mysterious music] NARRATOR: The tongue of western diamondback rattlesnake cautiously tastes the air. She flicks airborne particles against the roof of her mouth to be analyzed, sorting out potential food from potential threat, like this other icon of the Old West, and he’s hungry himself. The roadrunner is a tough old bird. You have to […]

The Electric Deck of Cards

This looks like a deck of cards, it feels like a deck of cards, and it even handles like a deck of cards. But this little gadget has a very shocking secret. In this project, you’ll see how Stuart Edge, was able to give these lucky ladies, an electrifying first kiss. For this project, we’re […]

Blue’s Clues & You: Planets Song, Find The Snail Game & Mailtime! (Vlog # 6) | Nick Jr.

Oh, it’s recording! It’s recording! Hey everybody, it’s Josh and Blue. And we’re so excited to share some of our favorite music with you. You ready, Blue? OK. We’re ready. See, I can never remember which planet is which and… OK, Josh. ♪ Well, the sun’s a hot star ♪ ♪ Mercury is hot too […]

Cool Ferrofluid in a Bottle

Ferrofluid is any liquid that becomes highly magnetized in the presence of a magnetic field. The unusual blobs suspended in the fluid are iron particles, which automatically organize themselves into the most efficient shapes. This effect is known as “normal-field instability.” They move differently depending on how close or far the affecting magnet is. And […]

Snake v. Bat | World’s Deadliest

NARRATOR: In a world full of dangerous serpents, one particular snake stands out– the eyelash palm pit viper. [dramatic suspenseful music] These serpents aren’t known to be friendly. They don’t welcome intruders, and their defense is deadly. [dramatic suspenseful music] This is a snake to watch out for, if you can. It’s so good at […]

Why Are Some People Left-Handed?

[MUSIC] [MUSIC] Evolution spent nearly 400 million years crafting these works of art, two of the most important pieces of the human evolutionary puzzle. Yet 99% of us end up being good with one hand and not the other, for common tasks like writing, high-fiving, and the all-important one-handed texting. Even life itself seems to […]

Why Does February Only Have 28 Days?

[MUSIC] Although February 2015 might fit perfectly on the page, every year it’s the runt of the monthly litter. This deficit of days, this calendar craziness, this oddity of the annum, like so much of modern culture, is the Romans’ fault. Here’s the crazy story of why February has 28 days… except when it doesn’t. […]

Camouflage: Animal Hide & Seek

Shh! We’re playing hide and seek! But, I can’t seem to find Squeaks. Can you? [Soft music playing] Hah! Found yah! [Giggles] Here at the fort, we’re pretty good at hide and seek. You know why? Because we’ve learned a lot of great tricks from nature! There are lots of kinds of animals that have […]

The AI that mastered Starcraft II

Artificial intelligence researchers at DeepMind have mastered Pong, Chess, and Go but some games are on another level. The game of StarCraft II one of the most complicated video games ever created. It is a real-time strategy game which means that you don’t take turns you play and you have to play fast. It was […]