In Search of Fossil Fish

Welcome to Fossil Lake! The area I’m standing in right now is the largest and most complete representation of early Eocene life in the world, about 52 million years old. This area, during the early Eocene, was a lot like what modern Florida is today. You had crocodilians, you had paddlefish, all different kinds of […]

Squirrel McNastyface

*Emily and Anna sing The Brain Scoop theme* Coming to you from the basement of The Field Museum in front of a live studio audience: Anna Goldman, and Emily Graslie! Yay! – Hi! This is the grossest thing I’ve ever seen! I mean, he does not look like most of the other squirrels that we […]

Are You More Forgetful Than A Fish?

Whether it’s Pixar’s Dory with short-term memory loss or the saying “He has the brain of a goldfish” or constantly told that fish are simple and have poor memories, but are they more complex than we think? This is the rotating snake illusion. As you move your eyes the snakes appear to be moving in […]

“We are chasing the last of the big fish” | Interview with fisheries scientist Daniel Pauly

The way we interact with the ocean, and with the world, is insane because we behave as if we had another planet, and we don’t. My name is Daniel Pauly, I’m a professor of fisheries at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, Canada. I think the biggest change in the ocean has happened already, […]

Watch These Cunning Snails Stab and Swallow Fish Whole | Deep Look

Big news. You can now support Deep Look on Patreon. More after the show. Cone snails are striking … in more ways than one. They lurk in the sand around coral reefs. And wait til you see what’s under the hood. That pretty veneer is hiding an impressive array of tools … and weapons. A […]

Adam Ruins Everything – Why Supplements Are Just Modern Day Snake Oil (sneak peek)

Back in the early nineteen hundreds, quack doctors could put anything in a bottle and call it medicine. Step right up and try Professor Hokorium’s extreme snake oil! Contains absolutely no beef, fat or lead. This tastes like steak and paint chips. You’re wrong! So to stop these charlatans from straight-up killing people, we regulated […]

Fire Ants vs. Simulated River Jungle

And speaking of this delicate and important partnership, it seems one of our biggest ant colonies on this channel has been long deserving of their own territory upgrade and expansion, and many of you have also shared this sentiment! AC Family, you guys demanded for an update on the most famous and long-standing ants on […]

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 […]

Why Do We Eat Raw Fish But Not Raw Chicken?

Have you ever been snacking on some sashimi and paused to wonder: why do we eat raw fish but not raw chicken? Really, eating any kind of raw meat comes with some health risk to humans, depending on how it was slaughtered, stored, and prepared. But some are more iffy than others, because different animals […]

The Snail-Smashing, Fish-Spearing, Eye-Popping Mantis Shrimp | Deep Look

The mantis shrimp is a true heavy-hitter. Take this one. She’s about to devour this snail. But she’s gotta crack it open first. So, she carefully positions it… Then — BAM! — she punches it with the speed of a .22 caliber bullet. It’s the fastest attack in the animal kingdom. That’s one kind of […]