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  • 02:30 Smartphones: A New Model for Energy Efficiency?

    Smartphones: A New Model for Energy Efficiency?

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    Thanks to the University of Minnesota for sponsoring this video! http://twin-cities.umn.edu/ The way smartphones made many devices nonessential is a model for a new way to think about improving energy efficiency. Thanks also to our Patreon patrons https:/

  • 04:11 The Best Dragon (According to Science)

    The Best Dragon (According to Science)

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    Check out Extra Credits' video: The Origin of Dragons https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rL8qSfXIo4M We ranked dragons based on how biologically and evolutionarily plausible they are. Thanks also to our Patreon patrons https://www.patreon.com/MinuteEarth and

  • 01:49 How Much Air Can A Tree Hold? #TeamTrees

    How Much Air Can A Tree Hold? #TeamTrees

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  • 02:50 Why Are Adults Bad At New Languages?

    Why Are Adults Bad At New Languages?

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    Thanks to the University of Minnesota for sponsoring this video! http://twin-cities.umn.edu/ Learning a new language as an adult is harder than doing so as a child because adults usually aren’t as invested and often use the wrong strategies. Thanks also t

  • 03:11 How The Modern World Tricks Our Bodies Into Hurting Themselves

    How The Modern World Tricks Our Bodies Into Hurting Themselves

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    Thanks to the University of Minnesota for sponsoring this video! http://twin-cities.umn.edu/ The same enzyme that used to save us is now killing us because the body reactions it catalyzes now cause more harm than good. Thanks also to our Patreon patrons h

  • 03:44 Why Exercise Is Hard

    Why Exercise Is Hard

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    Thanks to the University of Minnesota for sponsoring this video! http://twin-cities.umn.edu/ Because exercise isn't essential for short-term survival, we don't exercise enough, so we need to reincorporate purposeful physical activity into our lives. Thank

  • 03:48 The Secret Global Sewer System

    The Secret Global Sewer System

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    Thanks to the University of Minnesota for sponsoring this video! http://twin-cities.umn.edu/ Ditches and drain pipes help crops survive but can negatively impact the broader landscape. Thanks also to our Patreon patrons https://www.patreon.com/MinuteEarth

  • 03:51 The Optimal Way To Browse The Internet

    The Optimal Way To Browse The Internet

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    Thanks to the University of Minnesota for sponsoring this video! http://twin-cities.umn.edu/ The decisions we make while we browse the internet are suprisingly similar to the ones animals make as they forage for food...here's why. Thanks also to our Patre

  • 03:26 Why Are Your Fingerprints Unique?

    Why Are Your Fingerprints Unique?

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    Try Dashlane Premium free for 30 days: https://www.dashlane.com/MinuteEarth. Use the coupon code ‘MinuteEarth’ to get 10% off Dashlane Premium. Because of the chaotic way fingerprints develop and the multiplying effect of compound probability, it's basica

  • 03:48 Why Earthquakes Are So Hard To Predict

    Why Earthquakes Are So Hard To Predict

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    Scientists are trying to figure out if they can predict big earthquakes by simulating small quakes in labs and studying big quakes under the ocean. Thanks to the University of Rhode Island for sponsoring this video. Thanks also to our Patreon patrons http

  • 03:18 The Problem With Concrete

    The Problem With Concrete

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    This video is in partnership with Bill and Melinda Gates. You can check out the Gates Annual Letter here: https://b-gat.es/2GxIwba Concrete is responsible for 8% of humanity’s carbon emissions because making its key ingredient - cement - chemically releas

  • 03:36 You Are A Fish

    You Are A Fish

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    We built the Tree of Life Explorer! Check it out here: https://labs.minutelabs.io/Tree-of-Life-Explorer/ And watch our video about why we made it: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3eE2fCLay-Q With our current understanding of evolutionary history and our s

  • 03:16 Why Can't We Get Power From Waves?

    Why Can't We Get Power From Waves?

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    Thanks to OIST for sponsoring this video. To learn more, visit https://admissions.oist.jp/ Wave power hasn’t yet made a splash because it’s hard to use waves to spin turbines, and because the sea is a harsh place to build things. Thanks also to our Patreo

  • 02:56 Why Is Lyme Disease Getting Worse?

    Why Is Lyme Disease Getting Worse?

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    Thanks to the University of Minnesota for sponsoring this video! https://twin-cities.umn.edu/ Lyme disease is spreading like wildfire around the world: here's why. Thanks also to our Patreon patrons https://www.patreon.com/MinuteEarth and our YouTube memb

  • 03:14 The Secrets of Extreme Breath Holding

    The Secrets of Extreme Breath Holding

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    Try Dashlane Premium free for 30 days here: https://www.dashlane.com/MinuteEarth. And use the coupon code ‘MinuteEarth’ to get 10% off a yearly membership. Humans can hold our breath longer than we think by taking advantage of our body’s innate survival i

  • 03:39 This Country Has Something Everyone Else Wants

    This Country Has Something Everyone Else Wants

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    Thanks to the University of Minnesota for sponsoring this video! http://twin-cities.umn.edu/ Morocco has 3/4 of the world’s known reserves of rock phosphate, our main source of phosphorus, so Morocco may be key to our long-term ability to grow food. At th

  • 03:24 How to Turn Cancer Against Itself

    How to Turn Cancer Against Itself

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    This video was made in partnership with the Swiss National Science Foundation. To see more videos about the importance of basic research, go to https://www.youtube.com/SNSFinfo ↓↓↓ Or watch the THREE OTHER VIDEOS we made with SNSF↓↓↓ What’s intelligent ab

  • 04:49 Why We Should Invest In Rat Massage

    Why We Should Invest In Rat Massage

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    Go to https://NordVPN.com/minuteearth to get 75% off a 3 year plan and use code MINUTEEARTH for an extra month for free. Protect yourself online today. Basic research can seem wasteful, but it's actually a great economic investment. Thanks also to our Pat

  • 03:49 The Cruel Irony Of Air Conditioning

    The Cruel Irony Of Air Conditioning

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    Thanks to the University of Minnesota for sponsoring this video! http://twin-cities.umn.edu/ The technology we use to keep cool is heating the world in a vicious feedback cycle, so we need to improve it and use it less. Thanks also to our Patreon patrons

  • 03:18 The Bacteria That Made Life Possible Are Now Killing Us

    The Bacteria That Made Life Possible Are Now Killing Us

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    Thanks to the St. Croix Watershed Research Station for sponsoring this video! To learn more about their work, visit https://www.smm.org/scwrs/. Aquatic cyanobacteria first oxygenated earth’s air, making human life possible; now, due to our actions, cyanob