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Pneumatic Tubes: Transportation of the Past… And Future?
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Pneumatic Tubes: Transportation of the Past… And Future?

Wouldn’t it be nice if our transportation was as sleek as in The Jetsons or Futurama? Flying cars are cool, but I’m talking about a giant network of human-sized tubes that run through buildings and across entire cities. You could

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What Your Family History Can’t Tell You
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What Your Family History Can’t Tell You

Thanks to the National Institutes of Health’s National Human Genome Research Institute for supporting this episode of SciShow. [♪ INTRO] The first time you visit a new doctor, they’ll probably ask about your family history. Everything from heart disease to

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When Antarctica Was Green
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When Antarctica Was Green

It’s the world’s most remote and isolated continent. It’s home to glaciers, mountains, plants, and penguins, but today, Antarctica is also noteworthy for what it doesn’t have. In modern Antarctica, there aren’t any trees, or any native terrestrial mammals, reptiles,

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Were These Monsters Inspired by Fossils?
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Were These Monsters Inspired by Fossils?

Around the year 1335, a mysterious skull was recovered from a local quarry near the town of Klagenfurt, Austria…and it looked downright monstrous. For one thing, it was way larger than a human skull. And it had big teeth, a

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Terrific Trees: A SciShow #TeamTrees Compilation
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Terrific Trees: A SciShow #TeamTrees Compilation

Hey everybody, got a special video for you today. I, you may not know this, love trees they’re tall and they’re skinny just like me and they do so much for us from making oxygen so we can breathe to

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Using Galaxy Clusters to Look Into the Past
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Using Galaxy Clusters to Look Into the Past

[♪ INTRO] Astronomers use x-rays to study stuff in space all the time. They’re a fairly standard part of the toolkit. But this week, in a paper published in Nature Astronomy, an international team used a new strategy in order

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‘Living Fossils’ Aren’t Really a Thing
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‘Living Fossils’ Aren’t Really a Thing

Thanks to Curiosity Stream for supporting PBS Digital Studios Crocodiles. Horseshoe crabs. And of course … tuatara! They’re all animals that have persisted for millions of years, said to have gone unchanged since the days of the dinosaurs. So, like,

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The Island of Huge Hamsters and Giant Owls
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The Island of Huge Hamsters and Giant Owls

Greek and Roman mythology is full of stories about exotic islands that were home to weird and fearsome monsters — like one-eyed ogres, seductive sirens, and man-eating giants. And I’m here to tell you: Back in the late Miocene epoch,

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Invasive Species: The Story of Bunny
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Invasive Species: The Story of Bunny

Well hey there, friends. Do you want to hear a story? Once upon a time, there was a bunny. And she was a good little bunny and she walked around her neibourghood every day finding food that she liked to

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