We’re melting the Arctic and reviving deadly germs

In December 2016, a remote community in Siberia experienced a mysterious outbreak. 90 people were hospitalized, and a 12-year-old boy died. Soon, Russian officials identified what had killed him: The deadly infectious disease anthrax. The outbreak had started among reindeer. To contain the spread, they burned over 2,000 reindeer carcasses. The strange thing was, there […]

Why the World is Running Out of Pilots

This video was made possible by Brilliant. Learn with Brilliant for 20% off by being one of the first 200 to sign up at Brilliant.org/Wendover. For the longest while airlines treated pilots as a renewable resource. It was long considered one of the best jobs one could have—to make good money flying around the world […]

Hong Kong’s huge protests, explained

The people of Hong Kong are out in the streets. Hundreds of thousands are demonstrating against a deeply unpopular bill. But this is about a whole lot more than a bill. It’s about the status of Hong Kong and the power China has over it. It’s a fight to preserve the freedoms people have here. […]

The Nuclear Waste Problem

This video was made possible by Brilliant. Learn to think like a scientist for 20% off by being one of the first 500 people to sign up at the link in the description. Nuclear energy is one of the cleanest, most efficient, and most available sources of power on earth. To generate one kilowatt hour […]

It’s time to draw borders on the Arctic Ocean

I’m on an island near the North Pole and I’m here to find out who owns the Arctic. As the ice melts more and more in this region, you can see just how dramatic the ice has been shrinking. One of these countries has shown that they’re willing to fight for it. Russia’s making a […]

Why Chinese Manufacturing Wins

At the end of the first millennium, around 1000 AD, China was definitively the most powerful country in the world. More than a third of the world lived within its borders, it’s technology was the most advanced in existence, and its economy accounted for an astronomical 50% of the worlds GDP. The west paled in […]

If You Don’t Understand Quantum Physics, Try This!

Quantum physics has a mystique of being complicated and hard to understand, in fact Richard Feynmann who won the Nobel prize for his work on quantum electrodynamics said: “If you think you understand quantum physics, you don’t understand quantum physics”. Which is kind of disheartening for us because if he didn’t understand it, what chance […]

We’re Close to a Universal Quantum Computer, Here’s Where We’re At

What you’re looking at is a hermetically sealed glass laboratory. Scientists here are engineering special chips that could power the next computing revolution: a universal quantum computer. Chances are you’ve heard of quantum computer and that they’re going to change everything. “So quantum computers have the potential to completely change how we use technology in […]

The Map of Mathematics

The mathematics we learn in school doesn’t quite do the field of mathematics justice. We only get a glimpse at one corner of it, but the mathematics as a whole is a huge and wonderfully diverse subject. My aim with this video is to show you all that amazing stuff. We’ll start back at the […]

MINDHUNTER Season 1 Best Recap – | Inverse

– Mindhunter on Netflix. It’s David Fincher doing what he does best. It’s probably the best TV show that serial killers ever made. Episode 1, we open with a classic David Fincher sequence. You’ve seen it before in Seven and Zodiac. It’s a bird’s-eye view, there’s low color. Holden’s trying to negotiate with a suicidal […]