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7 Science YouTube Channels To Binge Watch

Here is a list of interesting YouTube channels to binge on in all the new free time you have (or during exams- we don't judge).

Summer vacation is either in full swing or just around the corner at this point of the year (depending on where you go to school). Here is a list of interesting YouTube channels to binge on in all the new free time you have (or during exams- we don’t judge).

 

  1. Mental Floss
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What is it?: Short clips that feature answers to questions that are super intriguing and at the cutting edge of the field. The concepts are simply put and explained clearly. There are also videos on topics other than the scientific as there is also a trivia aspect that is central to the channel.

 

Recommended Videos to Start Binging On:

19 Common Things Science Hasn’t Figured Out – Mental Floss List Show Ep. 525

Coffee Facts and Life Hacks! – Mental Floss Scatterbrained

Why do we close our eyes when we sneeze?  – Big Questions – (Ep. 228)

 

 

 

2. Minute Physics

What is it?: As the name might imply, this channel features short clips that answer conceptual physics questions in a straightforward way. As their mantra goes, “if you can’t explain it simply, you just don’t understand it well enough.”

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Recommended Videos to Start Binging On:

Myths and Facts About Superintelligent AI

Should You Walk or Run When It’s Cold?

How to Simulate the Universe on your Laptop

 

3. Kurzgesagt- In A Nutshell

What is it?: Well in a nutshell, this channel explains things with “optimistic nihilism.” The animated videos are wonderfully put together to illustrate a variety of concepts from genetic engineering to global energy. A plus is that they site all their sources in the link in their bio for ease of access in case you want to explore further.

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Recommended Videos to Start Binging On:

The Side Effects of Vaccines – How High is the Risk?

Genetic Engineering Will Change Everything Forever – CRISPR

Why The War on Drugs Is a Huge Failure

 

4. Life Noggin

What is it?: This channel answers any random scientific questions you could possibly think of and anywhere from “What if the Earth were twice as big?” to “What would happen if you never showered?” to “what would happen if you never left your bed?” Needless to say, they ask the important questions.

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Recommended Videos to Start Binging On:

This Rare Syndrome Will Ruin Your Reality

Why Do You Get Sick When It’s Cold? – Dear Blocko #9

Unbelievable Myths From The 1950s DEBUNKED!

 

5. Mark Rober

What is it?: This is the channel of a former NASA engineer who according to his own description, “I worked for NASA JPL for 9 years, 7 of which were working on the Curiosity Rover…I founded a company called Digital Dudz on my nights and weekends while working at NASA and sold it to the guys who make Morphsuits in the UK. He offers applicable strategies that will help you dominate games against your friends while also debunking some scams and myths.

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Recommended Videos to Start Binging On:

BEAT ANY ESCAPE ROOM- 10 proven tricks and tips

BEST Guess Who Strategy- 96% WIN record using MATH

LED Edge Lit Table- HOW TO

 

6. Because Science

What is it?: Kyle Hill, a Nerdist channel editor, utilizes  math and science in order to explain pop culture quandaries in comics, video games, movies, and TV. From the physics of Thor’s hammer to a video on super speed, this channel is an awesome approach to answering questions from the pop culture you know and love.

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Recommended Videos to Start Binging On:

What’s in John Wick’s Bulletproof Suit? | Because Science Live!

How Does Pikachu Shock You? | Because Science Live!

How to Defeat Wolverine with Science

 

7. Popular Science

What is it?: A channel that introduces and delves into a variety of popular science topics in brief videos that offer concise information presented in a simple manner.

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Recommended Videos to Start Binging On:

The Science of the World’s Spiciest Chip

The 100 Greatest Innovations of 2018

What is a fractal? A lens to infinity

Hopefully some of these channels have been able to temporarily satiate your insatiable thirst for more knowledge and new ways in which to procrastinate. At the very least you are learning in the process.

 

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