Category: Random Thursdays

Solid State Wind Energy

A recent paper has made some waves theorizing a way to generate wind energy with no moving parts. I spoke with the author of the paper and break down how it works, with a bit of a reality check.

100 Million Views Lightning Round Video! (Part One)

This channel recently hit 100 MILLION VIEWS. WHAT!? So we’re celebrating with a lightning round video featuring questions submitted by Patreon members.

Hey, you like coffee? Want to support the channel? Today I’m helping out a coffee company here in Dallas called Cultivar Coffee who have been hit hard by the pandemic.

Cephalopods: Aliens From Earth

Cephalopods like octopus, squid, and cuttlefish seem to be as alien as any alien creature from a sci-fi movie, and it’s fun to speculate that they could be aliens from another planet. But could they be aliens from right here on Earth?

Today we look at some of the strangest – and most intelligent – animals on Earth. Cephalopods.

Author David Quammen On The Current And Future Pandemics

David Quammen is the author of Spillover: Animal Infections and the Next Human Pandemic, which eerily predicted the kind of zoonotic virus outbreaks that we’re seeing right now. In this interview, we talk about his experience tracking ebola in Africa in 2007, why bats make such great hosts for viruses, and why we’ll be seeing more outbreaks like this in the future.