Video: China boasted about its bat cave virus research — before denying its existence. Here’s the government’s propaganda short issued in December, weeks before the outbreak became public

Video: China boasted about its bat cave virus research — before denying its existence. Here’s the government’s propaganda short issued in December, weeks before the outbreak became public

In [a video released by the Chinese government,] researchers scale [a] cavern wall, their headlamps ghostly blue. “If our skin ...
‘They can put a key on their forehead. It sticks’: Ohio GOP embraces crackpot doctor’s view that COVID vaccines magnetize people and interface with 5G towers

‘They can put a key on their forehead. It sticks’: Ohio GOP embraces crackpot doctor’s view that COVID vaccines magnetize people and interface with 5G towers

[Cleveland-based doctor Sherri Tennpenny, an] anti-vaccination advocate known for spreading unfounded claims falsely told legislators that [COVID shots] could leave ...
Video: To feed nearly 8 billion people, we need to grow more food on less land. Vertical farming could increase yields by up to 700%

Video: To feed nearly 8 billion people, we need to grow more food on less land. Vertical farming could increase yields by up to 700%

Vertical farming is a form of agriculture that grows plants indoors in floor-to-ceiling, tower-like walls of plant-holding cells. Instead of ...
Video: Tired of tasteless tomatoes? A juicier, faster-growing genetically-engineered breed is on the horizon

Video: Tired of tasteless tomatoes? A juicier, faster-growing genetically-engineered breed is on the horizon

Scientists at the University of Oxford’s Department of Plant Sciences have discovered how the overall process of fruit ripening in ...
Video: Dogs are being trained to sniff out COVID-19 at large public events

Video: Dogs are being trained to sniff out COVID-19 at large public events

University of Pennsylvania researchers are training dogs to sniff out coronavirus, a skill that could be useful in controlling spread ...
Video: ‘We’re saving the wrong bees’ — Journalist argues that focusing concern on ‘backyard bees’ undercuts effort to save wild populations responsible for most crop pollination

Video: ‘We’re saving the wrong bees’ — Journalist argues that focusing concern on ‘backyard bees’ undercuts effort to save wild populations responsible for most crop pollination

Think honey bees are disappearing? Or that the more hives we have the better? Think again. Here's why they're the ...
Video: Discovery of Homo naledi suggests ‘maybe brain size isn’t all it’s cracked up to be’ when it comes to human evolution

Video: Discovery of Homo naledi suggests ‘maybe brain size isn’t all it’s cracked up to be’ when it comes to human evolution

The small brains of Homo naledi raise new questions about the evolution of human brain size. Big brains were costly ...
Video: Many people are asymptomatic to COVID. Why?

Video: Many people are asymptomatic to COVID. Why?

For many people infected, COVID has been a devastating virus. However, there are people who test positive, yet don't exhibit ...
Video: Viewpoint — The upside is immense but ‘threats from CRISPR gene editing are too big to ignore’

Video: Viewpoint — The upside is immense but ‘threats from CRISPR gene editing are too big to ignore’

CRISPR (Clustered Regularly Interspaced Short Palindromic Repeats) is a revolutionary technology that gives scientists the ability to alter DNA. On ...
Video: ‘The palette of modern therapeutics’ — mRNA and the COVID vaccines explained

Video: ‘The palette of modern therapeutics’ — mRNA and the COVID vaccines explained

Rather than tinkering with the virus or its parts, [mRNA vaccine technology] harnesses the “beauty of our biology” to deliver ...
Video: Synthetic life? Scientists have created xenobots that move, remember, heal and work together in groups

Video: Synthetic life? Scientists have created xenobots that move, remember, heal and work together in groups

Biologists and computer scientists from Tufts University and the University of Vermont have created novel, tiny self-healing living machines from ...
Video: Prophet of vaccine disinformation? Here’s how one anti-vaccine evangelical pastor spreads his message of fear

Video: Prophet of vaccine disinformation? Here’s how one anti-vaccine evangelical pastor spreads his message of fear

As more and more Americans are getting vaccinated, resistance remains strong within one group in particular — white evangelicals. Many ...
Video: 31 states now considering legislation limiting trans athlete rights — Transgender pro cyclist and professor weighs in on sports inclusion

Video: 31 states now considering legislation limiting trans athlete rights — Transgender pro cyclist and professor weighs in on sports inclusion

Why have 31 states introduced bills barring trans girls and women from playing girls' and women's school sports, despite having ...
Video: 7 years of agricultural productivity has been lost to climate change. Global warming is already slowing us down

Video: 7 years of agricultural productivity has been lost to climate change. Global warming is already slowing us down

The future potential impacts of climate change on global crop production has been quantified in many scientific reports, but the ...
Video: Did Sweden’s ‘no lockdown’ and ‘no mask’ strategy work?

Video: Did Sweden’s ‘no lockdown’ and ‘no mask’ strategy work?

Sweden’s approach to COVID-19 has been radically different from other countries in Europe — and much of the rest of ...
Video: Vaccines are rescuing the world from COVID. Could they also protect food crops from deadly plant diseases and pandemics?

Video: Vaccines are rescuing the world from COVID. Could they also protect food crops from deadly plant diseases and pandemics?

Preventing plant-disease outbreaks is an urgent matter — as urgent as having a rapid response strategy for human viruses. The ...
Video: 10 of the most prominent anti-vaccine celebrities, from Jim Carrey to Jenny McCarthy

Video: 10 of the most prominent anti-vaccine celebrities, from Jim Carrey to Jenny McCarthy

Why do many celebrities reject science? Watch the video below to find out which Hollywood stars are anti-vaccine. 1. Jenna ...
Video: What the lungs of newborns look like when they take their first breaths

Video: What the lungs of newborns look like when they take their first breaths

[U]sing a delicate sensor-belt wrapped around the chests of full-term newborns moments after their delivery, a team of researchers from ...
Video: ‘Cognitive enhancers’ — Can you boost your brain power naturally?

Video: ‘Cognitive enhancers’ — Can you boost your brain power naturally?

How do so-called 'smart drugs' work, and what are their risks?  Watch the video here ...
Video: Lab-grown meat is a global sensation. But can it really help battle climate change?

Video: Lab-grown meat is a global sensation. But can it really help battle climate change?

Last year, Singapore became the first country to allow the sale of lab-grown meat.  BBC Minute takes a look at ...
Video: Are there benefits to exercising in cold weather?

Video: Are there benefits to exercising in cold weather?

Research suggests exposure to the cold can help activate brown fat cells which burn more calories. Does this translate to ...
Video: Between Us, About Us — Black healthcare workers challenge misinformation and spread encouraging news about COVID-19 vaccines

Video: Between Us, About Us — Black healthcare workers challenge misinformation and spread encouraging news about COVID-19 vaccines

The Conversation: Between Us, About Us is a new campaign to provide Black communities with credible information about the COVID-19 ...
Video: Psychological impact of 'junk food' — Could fast food make you so impatient you forget to ‘stop and smell the roses’?

Video: Psychological impact of ‘junk food’ — Could fast food make you so impatient you forget to ‘stop and smell the roses’?

Fast food was invented to help us keep up with our fast-paced world. But it’s also had some unintended psychological ...
Video: Humans have lost many genes over the course of our evolution. Here’s how they helped define us

Video: Humans have lost many genes over the course of our evolution. Here’s how they helped define us

Our DNA holds thousands of dead genes and we’ve only just begun to unravel their stories. But one thing is ...
Video: Here’s why COVID mutant variants are spreading so fast

Video: Here’s why COVID mutant variants are spreading so fast

As highly transmissible coronavirus variants sweep across the world, scientists are racing to understand why these new versions of the ...
Video: ‘One more tool in our toolbox’: The case for crop biotechnology

Video: ‘One more tool in our toolbox’: The case for crop biotechnology

Agriculture scientist Channapatna Prakash offers a crash course on agricultural biotechnology on this episode of the Nothing is Rocket Science ...
Video: The saga of how humans developed the ability to talk

Video: The saga of how humans developed the ability to talk

The evolution of our ability to speak is its own epic saga and it’s worth pausing to appreciate that. It’s ...
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