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4 DEADLY Carnivorous Plants

Anna: They snap, they trap, they stick, and they suck. This is the bizarre world of carnivorous plants—leafy creatures that eat everything from insects, to crustaceans, to mammals. I’m Anna, and this is Gross Science. The vast majority of plants only require a few things to survive: sunlight, water, air, and mineral nutrients, which they …

Why Are Marine Mammals So Big?

Why Are Marine Mammals So Big?

[♪INTRO] The blue whale is the largest animal that’s ever existed, heavier than even the biggest of dinosaurs. But scientists have debated why whales are so huge for a long time. The prevailing idea is that if you live in water, buoyancy allows you to get bigger than if you lived on land. But it …

The New Way Microplastics Are Devastating Marine Life

Did you know that the soap you use to wash your face may actually alter the density of krill poop? It’s actually a big deal. Hi guys, Lissette here for Dnews. You may already be familiar with how plastic in the ocean is killing wildlife, but it’s more than just plastic soda rings strangling seabirds …

Are Dolphins Smart? | #aumsum

It’s AumSum Time. Can you guess the title of my next video? Hurry up. Write your guess in the comments section below. Are dolphins smart? Not smarter than me. I’m the smartest of them all. You wish. Dolphins belong to the family of cetaceans which includes aquatic animals like whales and porpoises. Cetaceans have gradually …

What Makes Tardigrades Immortal?

What Makes Tardigrades Immortal?

This episode is brought to you by Skillshare. The first 1,000 people to sign up using the link in the description will get their first 2 months free. Tardigrades are strange-looking, slow-moving microscopic animals. They are semi translucent, segmented like caterpillars, and have eight limbs with claws at the end of each one. They are …