How Do Fish Breathe? | Animal Science for Kids

Squeaks and I are adopting a pet goldfish! He lives in a fish tank, and he’s a great swimmer! In fact, this little guy’s whole body is really suited to life in the water. He has great fins to help him swim, and eyes that can stay open in the water. These special body parts […]

These Fish Eat Scales

[♪ INTRO] You’re probably pretty familiar with the Hollywood image of piranhas. The water starts churning, and suddenly an unlucky animal is nothing but a bare skeleton. And yeah, piranhas can definitely do some damage, but most of them aren’t these ferocious monsters. They eat lots of different things, and many piranhas — along with […]

Modern Human Migration and Echolocating Eels

There’s something that’s been puzzling scientists for a while. We knew that modern humans originally came from Africa about 200,000 years ago, but… we didn’t really know when we left. According a paper published this week in Nature, teeth found in Fuyan Cave in the Hunan Province of China puts prehistoric modern humans, or homo […]

7 of the Most Uniquely Fierce Sharks

[ ♪ Intro ] Sharks come in a lot of different shapes and sizes, and not just big, bigger, and “God, help save me!” Worldwide, there are at least 500 different shark species, and most of them aren’t the bazillion-toothed, seal and surfer-terrorizing nemeses of the deep that Hollywood tells us they are. The great […]

Super Sharks!

when you think of a shark what do you picture in your mind do you think of a big thing sticking out of the water or maybe a huge set of sharp teeth sharks are some of the most famous animals in the ocean but do you know what makes a shark shark well for […]

3 Diseases That Make You Stink

So, you know in Game of Thrones, there’s this character—smells really bad, they call him “Reek”? Turns out, that could actually be caused by medical conditions that we know of, medical conditions that cause you to emit odors that go way beyond the typical stinky armpit. In some cases, you might reek of boiled cabbage, […]

Do Fish Drink Water?

If you have a pet, one of your jobs might be to make sure that your pet has plenty of food and water… …unless, of course, your pet is a fish! You have to feed your fish, but you don’t have to give them water — there’s water all around them! But do fish need […]

3 Things Fish Shouldn’t Be Able to Do

[ INTRO ] When you look at a goldfish in a bowl, it’s hard to imagine there’s much going on behind those googly eyes. But biologists have found lots of amazing things about fish, like how their swim bladders let them control buoyancy. Some fish even take their adaptations to the extreme—almost like they have […]

Antibiotics In Your Nose!

We’ve got a whole lotta holes in this episode of SciShow News! Human nose holes, the unexpected source of a new antibiotic… and blue holes, which go deeper than ever before. So let’s start with the blue kind: Chinese scientists have reportedly found the deepest blue hole – an underwater cavern or sinkhole, named for […]