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Why Are There So Many Species Near the Equator?

[Intro music] Tropical rain forests are known for being super biologically diverse. They’re full of different species From colorful birds and insects to plants and fungi. We haven’t even come close to cataloging everything that’s there. If your a biologist heading for the arctic tundra though… well… I hope you love lichen. This pattern of …

How Do Fish Breathe? | Animal Science for Kids

Squeaks and I are adopting a pet goldfish! He lives in a fish tank, and he’s a great swimmer! In fact, this little guy’s whole body is really suited to life in the water. He has great fins to help him swim, and eyes that can stay open in the water. These special body parts …

Can Gargling Salt Water Cure a Sore Throat?

[♪ INTRO] While it might give you that podcast-ready, baritone voice, a sore throat is no fun at all. And if you’re looking for a quick fix, you might have already heard that you can gargle salt water. It turns out there is some evidence to back up the old remedy, but it’s not a …

7 of the Strangest Allergies

7 of the Strangest Allergies

[♪ INTRO ] When you think of allergies, the first thing that comes to mind is probably seasonal allergies, like a sneezing fit over some pollen, or a food allergy that’s closed up somebody’s throat. But they’re more than just pollen and peanuts. Allergies can happen in response to a lot of things, because they’re …

These Mysterious Lakes Disappeared…and Came Back

These Mysterious Lakes Disappeared…and Came Back

[♪ INTRO] Lots of bodies of water, like rivers and ponds, they change shape and size over time. But lakes? Like, we usually think of lakes as being pretty permanent. Yeah, of course, water levels will rise and drop during years of heavy rain or drought, but lakes themselves, they don’t go anywhere, right? Well, …

7 Species That Were Saved From Extinction

7 Species That Were Saved From Extinction

Humans have had a pretty big influence on planet Earth and on the things that live on it. And not all of that influence has been positive. Extinction rates, for example, are thought to be a thousand times higher with humans around than they would be without us. But not all endangered species are headed …

Explore the Rainforest! | Ecology for Kids

Explore the Rainforest! | Ecology for Kids

It’s a drizzly, rainy day outside. So we thought we’d pull out a few of our books and explore some cool, colorful places where wet weather is pretty much the only weather there is. I’m talking about rainforests! You can probably tell from the name that rainforests have a whole lot of two things: trees …

Endangered Animals!

What do pandas, orangutans, rhinos, and gorillas have in common? Aside from being animals that you probably only see at the zoo, these animals are all endangered. Scientists say an animal is ‘endangered’ when there aren’t many of them living in the wild anymore. And any kind of animal can become endangered — birds, insects, …

Why Frogs Sometimes Fall From the Sky

Why Frogs Sometimes Fall From the Sky

SciShow is supported by Brilliant.org. [ ♪ Intro ] You’ve probably heard the phrase “it’s raining cats and dogs outside.” And you probably also know better than to take that literally. But sometimes, animals do fall from the sky. There have been rare but regular reports of this phenomenon going all the way back to …

8 Boss Invertebrates That Eat Whatever They Want

8 Boss Invertebrates That Eat Whatever They Want

[INTRO ♪] When you picture the food chain, it probably goes a little something like this: Plant gets eaten by bug; Bug gets eaten by frog or some other small predator, And frog gets eaten by a bird or whatever— something bigger. That’s just how things are done in nature, right? … except it’s really, …