Video: Discovery of Homo naledi suggests ‘maybe brain size isn’t all it’s cracked up to be’ when it comes to human evolution

Video: Discovery of Homo naledi suggests ‘maybe brain size isn’t all it’s cracked up to be’ when it comes to human evolution

The small brains of Homo naledi raise new questions about the evolution of human brain size. Big brains were costly ...
Video: Many people are asymptomatic to COVID. Why?

Video: Many people are asymptomatic to COVID. Why?

For many people infected, COVID has been a devastating virus. However, there are people who test positive, yet don't exhibit ...
Video: Viewpoint — The upside is immense but ‘threats from CRISPR gene editing are too big to ignore’

Video: Viewpoint — The upside is immense but ‘threats from CRISPR gene editing are too big to ignore’

CRISPR (Clustered Regularly Interspaced Short Palindromic Repeats) is a revolutionary technology that gives scientists the ability to alter DNA. On ...
Video: ‘The palette of modern therapeutics’ — mRNA and the COVID vaccines explained

Video: ‘The palette of modern therapeutics’ — mRNA and the COVID vaccines explained

Rather than tinkering with the virus or its parts, [mRNA vaccine technology] harnesses the “beauty of our biology” to deliver ...
Video: Synthetic life? Scientists have created xenobots that move, remember, heal and work together in groups

Video: Synthetic life? Scientists have created xenobots that move, remember, heal and work together in groups

Biologists and computer scientists from Tufts University and the University of Vermont have created novel, tiny self-healing living machines from ...
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Video: Prophet of vaccine disinformation? Here’s how one anti-vaccine evangelical pastor spreads his message of fear

Video: Prophet of vaccine disinformation? Here’s how one anti-vaccine evangelical pastor spreads his message of fear

As more and more Americans are getting vaccinated, resistance remains strong within one group in particular — white evangelicals. Many ...
Video: 31 states now considering legislation limiting trans athlete rights — Transgender pro cyclist and professor weighs in on sports inclusion

Video: 31 states now considering legislation limiting trans athlete rights — Transgender pro cyclist and professor weighs in on sports inclusion

Why have 31 states introduced bills barring trans girls and women from playing girls' and women's school sports, despite having ...
Video: 7 years of agricultural productivity has been lost to climate change. Global warming is already slowing us down

Video: 7 years of agricultural productivity has been lost to climate change. Global warming is already slowing us down

The future potential impacts of climate change on global crop production has been quantified in many scientific reports, but the ...
Video: Did Sweden’s ‘no lockdown’ and ‘no mask’ strategy work?

Video: Did Sweden’s ‘no lockdown’ and ‘no mask’ strategy work?

Sweden’s approach to COVID-19 has been radically different from other countries in Europe — and much of the rest of ...
Video: Vaccines are rescuing the world from COVID. Could they also protect food crops from deadly plant diseases and pandemics?

Video: Vaccines are rescuing the world from COVID. Could they also protect food crops from deadly plant diseases and pandemics?

Preventing plant-disease outbreaks is an urgent matter — as urgent as having a rapid response strategy for human viruses. The ...
Video: 10 of the most prominent anti-vaccine celebrities, from Jim Carrey to Jenny McCarthy

Video: 10 of the most prominent anti-vaccine celebrities, from Jim Carrey to Jenny McCarthy

Why do many celebrities reject science? Watch the video below to find out which Hollywood stars are anti-vaccine. 1. Jenna ...
Video: What the lungs of newborns look like when they take their first breaths

Video: What the lungs of newborns look like when they take their first breaths

[U]sing a delicate sensor-belt wrapped around the chests of full-term newborns moments after their delivery, a team of researchers from ...
Video: ‘Cognitive enhancers’ — Can you boost your brain power naturally?

Video: ‘Cognitive enhancers’ — Can you boost your brain power naturally?

How do so-called 'smart drugs' work, and what are their risks?  Watch the video here ...
Video: Lab-grown meat is a global sensation. But can it really help battle climate change?

Video: Lab-grown meat is a global sensation. But can it really help battle climate change?

Last year, Singapore became the first country to allow the sale of lab-grown meat.  BBC Minute takes a look at ...
Video: Are there benefits to exercising in cold weather?

Video: Are there benefits to exercising in cold weather?

Research suggests exposure to the cold can help activate brown fat cells which burn more calories. Does this translate to ...
Video: Between Us, About Us — Black healthcare workers challenge misinformation and spread encouraging news about COVID-19 vaccines

Video: Between Us, About Us — Black healthcare workers challenge misinformation and spread encouraging news about COVID-19 vaccines

The Conversation: Between Us, About Us is a new campaign to provide Black communities with credible information about the COVID-19 ...
Video: Psychological impact of 'junk food' — Could fast food make you so impatient you forget to ‘stop and smell the roses’?

Video: Psychological impact of ‘junk food’ — Could fast food make you so impatient you forget to ‘stop and smell the roses’?

Fast food was invented to help us keep up with our fast-paced world. But it’s also had some unintended psychological ...
Video: Humans have lost many genes over the course of our evolution. Here’s how they helped define us

Video: Humans have lost many genes over the course of our evolution. Here’s how they helped define us

Our DNA holds thousands of dead genes and we’ve only just begun to unravel their stories. But one thing is ...
Video: Here’s why COVID mutant variants are spreading so fast

Video: Here’s why COVID mutant variants are spreading so fast

As highly transmissible coronavirus variants sweep across the world, scientists are racing to understand why these new versions of the ...
Video: ‘One more tool in our toolbox’: The case for crop biotechnology

Video: ‘One more tool in our toolbox’: The case for crop biotechnology

Agriculture scientist Channapatna Prakash offers a crash course on agricultural biotechnology on this episode of the Nothing is Rocket Science ...
Video: The saga of how humans developed the ability to talk

Video: The saga of how humans developed the ability to talk

The evolution of our ability to speak is its own epic saga and it’s worth pausing to appreciate that. It’s ...
Video: Developing embryos show an immune response

Video: Developing embryos show an immune response

Incredible new research has shown that long before the development of organs or specialized immune cells, this simple protective layer, ...
Video: ‘Science over unjustified cautiousness:’ Why UK should abandon Europe's biotech crop rules

Video: ‘Science over unjustified cautiousness:’ Why UK should abandon Europe’s biotech crop rules

Many groups, including the Consumer Choice Center, have endorsed genetic technologies, and there is good reason to expect the UK ...
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Video: Mite vs mite—Farmers airdrop pest-munching predators into strawberry fields to protect their crops

Two tiny mites duke it out on strawberry plants throughout California. One is a spider mite that sucks the juices ...
Video: How will CRISPR and other forms of gene editing revolutionize our world?

Video: How will CRISPR and other forms of gene editing revolutionize our world?

Gene editing has the potential to eliminate genetic diseases and save lives. But one scientist has crossed an ethical line ...
Video: Is lying an innate human trait?

Video: Is lying an innate human trait?

Everyone lies. Even you and even me. We lie about small things and we lie about big things. We lie ...
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