Which Fish Did We Evolve From?

You’ve probably heard that every bony land-dwelling creature on Earth evolved from fish that grew limbs and crawled out of the water many million years ago. And yet, over 99% of the fish in today’s oceans, lakes, and rivers have incredibly delicate fins, formed by a series of spines covered by a thin web of […]

The Secret Weapon That Could Help Save Bees

Hi, this is Alex, from MinuteEarth. Each spring in California, so many almond trees put out flowers at the same time that local bees can’t pollinate them all. So, almond farmers pay beekeepers to bring bees from all over the country at exactly the moment the trees flower. That might seem crazy, but, almonds and […]

Healthy Oceans: Sustainable Seafood | California Academy of Sciences

♪ (intro music) ♪ Are you ready to order yet? No, I know I want seafood, but I want to make sure my order is sustainable, and I hear eating too much of some fish can be bad for me. I never thought about that before, I just thought fish was fish. Some are seriously […]

Why We Sucked At Counting Fish (Until Now)

When Galileo trained his homemade telescope on the night sky, it transformed from a black pool populated by a few thousand stars into a sparkling sea filled with ten times the number. And today, with the help of bigger and better telescopes, we know that our home galaxy – the Milky Way – is an […]