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Giant Insects and Massive Cryptid bugs

Cryptid time once again here on the channel and this time I have a creature that may make your skin crawl. Insects and arachnids are a fear of many and yes some of them can be dangerous, from the sting of a bee to the venomous bite of the black widow, we do have to …

How Humans Made Malaria So Deadly

How Humans Made Malaria So Deadly

While newer health threats grab most of the headlines, malaria – the mosquito-borne, cell-rupturing blood parasite – remains among the world’s deadliest infectious diseases. But before we go blaming that on malaria, it’s worth noting that we humans made this parasite the killer it is today. That’s not to say we somehow invented malaria. It …

Cryptozoology The River Monster of St John’s

Cryptozoology The River Monster of St  John’s

The bizarre case of the St. Johns River monster Loch ness has Nessie, Lake Okanagan has Ogopogo, and then there is champ of Lake Champlain. These cryptid water dwellers have for many years sparked heated debates between believers and non-believers. Fortunes have been spent searching for the animals, those who go looking hoping that a …

Human Evolution: Crash Course Big History #6

Hi, I’m John Green. Welcome to Crash Course Big History Project where today we’re going to talk about the Planet of the Apes films. – What’s that? Apparently, those were not documentaries. But there was an evolutionary process that saw primates move out of East Africa and transform the earth into an actual planet of …

How to Make a Seashell – Just Add Water!

How to Make a Seashell – Just Add Water!

Living creatures are amazing at building their homes from just about anything. But sea-dwelling creatures are particular wizards: microscopic coccolithophores, coral-building algae, and giant snails engineer their own building material, like magic, by pulling two dissolved chemicals — calcium and carbonate — out of the water to form solid shells of, surprise, calcium carbonate. The …