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Science and stories about our awesome planet!
Created by Henry Reich, with Emily Elert, Alex Reich, Peter Reich, Ever Salazar, Kate Yoshida, and David Goldenberg. Music by Nathaniel Schroeder.
"When we try to pick out anything by itself, we find it hitched to everything else in the Universe." ― John Muir

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This Is Not A Bee
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  • OUI

  • I have one BIIIIG question: Why in the world are the bottom of clouds almost Flat??? Like... Why?

  • Great channel. question: Why is the ozone layer thinnest over the south pole? Why not equally thin all over the world? why not thinnest over the areas that put out most cfc's?

  • The Trailer fully won me over

  • Hi can people possibly give feedback to my channel? I made mine in inspiration of minutephysics, MinuteEarth and Veritasium. Thanks everybody! If anybody wants feedback, I can help! Let me know with a reply.

  • minute earth do a live video plz!!

    • We've started doing occasional livestreams as a perk for our Patrons - come check out our Patreon community! www.patreon.com/minuteearth

  • Can I use the content displayed in your channel translation to my language, and use it in my channel. (Arabic)

  • I am very impressed with your channel, amazing and wonderful and full of the information, I love her☺

  • Hi... I would like to recommend 3 new topics for Minute Earth. 1.) How do they build bridges and tunnels under water? how does that happen? 2.) How does a scab heal on a body? 3.) how does a telephone work when you dial? Thank you! Anderson Donahue

  • discord.gg/rDxUfbe go ham. on this server. on every channel. leave nothing but memes and salt behind. do it. now

  • hello! i like your animations a lot, may i request a video on "how longitude and latitude works?" like a more detail one

  • Is a virus alive? And can you use it to change DNA?

  • can you make a video about volcanoes

  • Wonderful Contents. Question, if we have different dominant eyes, what differences can they achieve? Like, can the less dominant will see different lights or colors? or can see much more farther? i'm curious

  • MinuteChemistry please!

  • hi, I want to notify you that Hygiene Hypothesis don't explain asthma & allergies anymore. Instead, animal allergens, like cockroach & rat dropping, is tied to that condition. So, your video us-tv.org/tv/video-ex5y6OVVHe0.html might be outdated. Source: us-tv.org/tv/video-NtivTo92Al4.html

  • You know your vaccine video? The comment section is like full of people saying that vaccines cause autism and lightbulbs and cancer and 6 fingers and stuff. I mean, wouldn't life be better if you had 6 fingers? You should turn off comments or something on that video.

  • you could use the knowledge you gathered to earn money like.produce, product, ect... "knowledge is worth more than gold and silver " Proverbs

  • STOP trying to conserve wildlife. Evolution is key. Conservation of unsuited organisms is wrong. When the dinosaurs ruled, they didn't conserve wildlife, they destroyed it forcing it to evolve for the better. We are the same - just because we have smartphones doesn't mean we're the omnipotent mega-creatures that should try to help the ones that aren't as good as us. So far we are the best overall species is the world, and by conservation of lesser creatures we are stopping evolution. We are wasting loads of our precious time and money on doing things FOR the lesser organisms: almost like breathing for them. If they can't survive in the new environment (like many couldn't when the dinosaurs came in), TOUGH.

    • In most of the cases where we try to conserve wildlife we are the ones that damaged the species in the first place. All we are trying to do is right the wrongs that our species has inflicted on the world. Previous generations did not care about what they did to our planet, and it was not until until recently that we started to notice the harm that our species has caused. If we do not try to conserve our planet and continue to wreak havoc, than we will render it unable to sustain life and become extinct as a species. Is that what you want?

  • Dear Production Team , wich of you is the 3rd Reich ?

  • there is a channel coping your videos called Joker84

  • In your latest video "Why Did T Rex Have Such Tiny Arms?" You claimed that the coccyx is useless (that it is vestigial.) This is simply not true, as the coccyx connects to several very important muscle groups, ones that not only allow you to hold in your feces, but ones that are also very important to the male as it connects to the pelvic floor. I request that you either change the video or create a new video on the coccyx stating that your previous claims were false.

  • Hello MinuteEarth, how often do you post videos?

  • This channel is wrong in so many ways :) If you believe in 'evolution' I believe you have yet not 'evolved' from fish or monkeys or dirt or whatever you are telling young people in these videos. People please be objective and look for the answers yourselves. I recommend Chuck Missler or Kent Hovind or BOTH. Over and out.

  • can you do a video about the anime

  • Video Suggestion: The Keystone Pipeline

  • Congratulations on over 100 million views! Keep up the awesome work!

  • Why don't we revive some old species to study them? Like Neandertals, Denisovas or some extinct species?

  • Can you do a Video about the TKM-World Link? :)

  • You are the best!

  • Would you guys be able to do a video either confirming or debunking the "huge oceans" under the crust? Thanks.

  • Heyy theree!

  • Love the puns

  • NEW SCIENCE is applied sciences such as physics, biology, sociology and all fields of knowledge with purpose and commitment to improve issues in societies such as improving overall quality of water, air, cultures, diversities, land on earth as people live on earth. quality of overall environment and resources matter to all of us now and future. knowledge should not be use to pollute the world and world resources

  • Deberían poner otra vez los vídeos a español. Por favor.

  • What is your favorite dog breed?🐶

  • MinuteEarth, how can I do my part to help the planet, or to organize something to make more people aware and help them make changes too?

  • Just a quick message to say THANK YOU for the continually amazing content!!

  • earth discussion: how to help and make people care about issues: participate, educate and problem solving with zero long term negative effects. California is in drought which is a big/huge/giant issue affecting all of us now and future as we live in the US. why are there California officers and state employees who serve to protect all persons in various functions yet did not protect resources, natural resources and environment and health and well being of all persons including wildlife? water is precious resources to all persons for environment for animals and all of us. it takes a lot of energy to produce ice from water. why waste for a challenge? a good cause can be contributed to without wasting resources. by wasting resources the act contribute to more drought and affecting all healths and all persons as we all live in the environment. videos: us-tv.org/tv/video-MCYiX1Mmp2I.html us-tv.org/tv/video-hdFdGFsKdNg.html us-tv.org/tv/video-ECAqqj7flhg.html ,"make my challenge known" us-tv.org/tv/video-JuWNng6u-8s.html Please also search for all videos utilizing youtube uploaded data and much more to uncover all evidence of wasting water contributing to drought by officers and state employees whose jobs are to protect all persons and solve all issues (including drought). Irvine pd, "leads the way" (some quote from ipd and many pd) however many officers including many the OC have contributed to more drought and waste of resources. how could this happen where is common sense to serve to protect all persons and solve issues?? please tell employees in many gov departments to not waste local, state and interstate resources and to be transparent in daily work(www.whitehouse.gov/the_press_office/TransparencyandOpenGovernment) and to reduce energy and resource waste. please participate in helping the environment and state issues and the planet. even trump has an ice bucket video. please help educate all those who do not care or know about climate change and drought and how environment is affected with all details at all levels. there are also recent environmental polluting by pd doing running man challenges. us-tv.org/tv/video-HYLcioudtwQ.html us-tv.org/tv/video-aoVa5M33Ljo.html .Every item costs so much natural resources.

  • A little kid asked my grandmother this question recently. "How can something 100% wool shrink in the wash when sheep get wet all the time and their wool doesn't shrink."

  • Keep up the fantastic work! I like your Vid! If you get a second let me know what you think of my videos! Thanks!!!

  • I like all of your videos. all of them are interesting except!! the fucking MUSIC!! it boreds me a lot!!

  • 0:44 of your Why Do We Have More Boys Than Girls? video. Can you give a source for that. It appears to contradict what I was taught

  • please make a video on, "how does electromagnetic propulsion drive works?" Thank you!!

  • Hi MinuteEarth, I want to make a video on Road Accidents in India. I have the required data, also I have created a script which is 3:52 seconds but with your voice over it might reduce a bit. I do not know how to create a good video out of it plus I have 0 audience :). You are influential and with accurate data we can create a good video. If you read the comment plz reply. Hope we can save a life!

  • hey world I got a big question to ask is it cheaper to go to the coffee shop and get a coffee, spend the day there. as compared to spending it back home?

  • science of deadly sins science of rich people science of poor people science of greedy people science of human survival

  • May be the most important youtube channel. Never stop what you guys are doing, you're educating the world about how to improve our future. *FUCKING AMAZING!*

  • How Does Quick Sand work?

    • we actually made a video about this already! check out "What Happened To This Car?"

  • How do you do the animations?

  • You guys do an awesome job both in minutephysics and in minuteearth! I have a queation for you guys: How close is the bottom of the ocean to the center of the earth?

  • Hi Henry and his fellows/colleagues, After watching the video "How We Make MinuteEarth Videos (Behind the Scenes)", the first feeling is wow. It is because making 3-4mins video actually costs almost 1 week for each person involved. I really appreciated the effort that all of you have given and the things I learned from the video. For me, I love to share my knowledge as well but I dont have such time for these procedures and techniques. I really DO hope that all colleagues in MinuteEarth/Physics can carry on doing such great sharing with us generously, and most importantly, the audiences should at least give compliment to them by clicking the "Like" button. (Btw, I am your big fan since 2012 - after watching the 3rd video in MinutePhysics channel!) Keep up the great work. Respect!

  • I need to know something for my school project and i can't find it anywhere. I have to study the history of the tangerine, but i have a question about it: How do scientist make new species of the tangerine like: how do you make them hold more water, or have more taste. Most important part of the question is: How do you make tangerines without seeds?is it done by nature, or do scientist affect the DNA of the plant. Hope to hear from you soon,sincerely yours,Nick T The Netherlands

  • I've noticed that the outros of channels similar to this (kurzgesagt, sci show, etc.) all have the same or similar layouts. Is this just.. coincidence?

  • I am here to discuss the How Much Does Meat Actually Cost? video, it;s poorly made, and poorly researched. and you have just brainwashed vegan view in your video... talk to me, I will tell you how the problem really can be solved. a skype call or something like that will suffice

    • so you dismiss and asses somebody abilities based on a name on youtube? are you vegan? only vegans think so little and criticize this much... I am nobody? I could be anybody behind a youtube name. and I don;t think you have the brainpower to understand the concept of veganism...

    • +Romania de azi You're a nobody. You know nothing.

  • Cool channel, but the thing about the hidden cost of meat isn't..necessarily..all true. More like 1/3 the cost. The subsidies given out to farmers by the U.S government are absolutely absurd, but the damage to our body and the environment from eating meat is largely overstated (aside from water consumption. A lot of water goes to cattle in the U.S, but there are probably ways to use less and to use what we have more wisely). Soil erosion is bs because hay fields actually slow down erosion considerably and the damage to our bodies, well, let's just say that the science is hardly settled and there have been few, if any, studies done on comparing grass fed to grain fed beef.

  • So much false info? Cite your fucking soruces.

    • +Quanta When did I say it was funny? There is nothing wrong with it.

    • +Captinpixles There in nothing funny by being killed and sold for 3$/per kilo!

    • +Herbert Miller not that one, the shitty meat price one. It's plain vegan propaganda.

    • +Captinpixles On every video? Sources cited on Who are flowers trying to seduce I grabbed the first one to come up so. . . References: Cox, P. (1993 October). Water Pollinated Plants. Scientific American, 269(4): 68-74 Johnson, S.D. et al. (2001). Rodent pollination in the African lily Massonia depressa (Hyacinthaceae). American Journal of Botany, 88: 1768-1773 Leonard, A.S. & Papaj, D.R. (2011) ‘X’ marks the spot: the possible benefits of nectar guides to bees and plants. Functional Ecology, 25: 1293- 1301 Lunau, K. et al. (2011). Avoidance of achromatic colours by bees provides a private niche for hummingbirds. Journal of Experimental Biology, 214: 1607-1612 Reed, S. et al. (1998). Pollination of Rafflesia (Rafflesiaceae). American Journal of Botany, 75(8): 1148-1162 Rodriguez-Girones, M.A., Santamaria, L. (2004). Why are so many bird flowers red? PLoS Biology, 2:e350 Rosas-Guerrero, V. et al. (2014). A quantitative review of pollination syndromes: do floral traits predict effective pollinators? Ecology Letters, 17: 388-400 Schiestl, F.P. & Dotterl, S. (2012) The evolution of floral scent and olfactory preferences in pollinators: coevolution or pre-existing bias? Evolution, 66: 2042-2055 Please try to stick to reality. Also where are your sources that prove them wrong. You fail to answer. Is that from neglect or a lack of proof/

    • +Herbert Miller They cited a fucking blog. I win

  • Would you do an episode on what it means to be dirty, a la dirty dishes, and what happens when we clean, please?

  • Could you guys make a video about the Maori tribe in new Zealand, including the religion, traditons, and a brief history? It would be interesting. :)

  • Could you make a video about CRISPR genome editing (science and controversy) please?

  • Coolest. Channel. Ever.

  • If you are going to continue to put out videos that are more false than true at least have a contact so that people can ask questions or debate your claims. For example in the 1970 people with the same beliefs as your organization called the change in weather global cooling, then in the 80's and 90's it was global warming. Now here we are in the age of climate change. You do realize the climate changes everyday which obviously it makes disputing it impossible. I happen to live in Indiana and recently listened to the democrat debate where Bernie said it was 65 during Christmas in his home state well it was about 65 in Indiana as well. If you look back at history in 1982 that's over 30 years ago in December it was 78. I just watched a video where you claim the earth is hundreds of millions of years old. You do realize there are no human records that go even a million years back. The concept of carbon dating was created by man and the mathematics used in determining this are also man made which is not scientifically accurate. Your organization is run by degrowthers your movement would have us all living in the stone ages if you could. Technology is a great thing, capitalism is a great thing. The only thing that affects the earth and it's climate is that big ball of fire in the sky, you know the sun. Over 30,000 scientist have signed a petition stating man made climate change is false. This is all common sense you're putting out cartoons to make it pleasing to the eye and suck people in who believe this garb and those are the exact people who voted for Obama. You know the people that have no idea who Harry Reid, Barney Frank or Nancy Pelosi are but if you ask them who spent $150,000 on her wardrobe during the 2008 election they would say Sarah Palin.

    • +Sam Simmons Lol the weather changes everyday, not the climate. You're a dumbass, why are you even on this channel? Go crawl back under your rock.

  • You should make a video about why the color fades from meat when cooked.

  • i have a Question, can food roten in you're belly

  • it would be awesome if MinuteEarth would make a video about how the evolution tree of life changed over the millions of years and during those extinction periods ..

  • Doesn't look like you could find any real pictures of space or Earth or any planets for that matter either. I am just having the hardest time in finding just one real picture of space. All I can find are computer generated images(CGI). Do you know why that is? Because the NASA folks, either don't know or they just won't say. I've looked everywhere and asked a lot of supposed space people, but no one has taken a crack at explaining it. Can you? Thanks

  • surprise me that your guys' video show up in the dem debate. hope that they also show vlogbrothers' video.

  • I wanted to hear Henry talk in the Dem debate. Bernie 2016

  • I loved your video at the democratic debate. I think we can all agree that Bernie Sanders has the most plans for climate change.

  • Hola tengo un proyecto en México sobre concientización en medio ambiente, actualmente uso material de ecofilm, acciona, NASA, y me gustaría usar su material traducido a español para las escuelas públicas, mi proyecto es sin fines de lucro. gracias

  • Love your channel. Will be watching your videos with the kids often.

  • Woww! 💖 Love your epic Channel. New subscriber! Please take 5 seconds to visit my Channel so i can return some entertainment. This funny new cartoon is a guaranteed lol! 🌟✨💌 Keep up the awesomeness! nikki

  • Everyone is on about how the universe is expanding, what if everything in the universe is constantly shrinking at the same rate and thats why things seem to get further away. Can we prove it either way?

  • What if another planet came whizzing by Earth within the Roche limit but not colliding?

    • +Living the Dream Good question! I imagine it would depend on whether that planet was bigger or smaller than Earth, and by how much, but in any case it seems like it wouldn't be good (for us, at least) :)

  • Hello, there is no discussion here whatsoever, you have responded to absolutely nobody. So here's another drop of water in the ocean: CAN YOU EXPLAIN FLAT-EARTH THEORY ??? Why does it make so much sense and can be proven scientifically ??? 2015- The year where Flat-earth broke the internet. :D ! Cheers, keep up the great work.

    • +Flazéda Ya Thanks, Mr judgment, Mr insult, didn't see that comin', nope not in the very least. (:P) - Wake up to your actual reality. You are an embarrassment to the scientific method. You, fine sir, are quickly judging something you don't seem to understand. Still waiting for a GLOBE-EARTH picture taken from any of the sattelites, Apollo mission, Space agency, home-made, Russian, Japan, China- anything, just 1 pic, 35mm on Kodak Ektachrome film like they did almost 50 years ago, ang go. (I won't wait up)

    • People like you are an embarrassment to the human race

    • I not even going to entertain this

    • +Flazéda Ya Please return to your indoctrination, this is no place for non-critical researchers. If you use the scientific method, you have no choice in knowing that "THE EARTH IS NOT A GLOBE", if it is really "flat" /square /pyramid reversed, not sure. All I know is that there is no 35 mm Kodak Ektachrome film picture of a "globe" earth. ( u prolly still think man walked on the moon 6 times, right?) then go back to your indoctrination, you seem to have been brainwashed for too long, . So please, come back with some type of "dumb" insult, still won't show me a curve, or earth spin. Please, by all means, please humour me with some fake CGI bullshit from your science religion.

    • +Eric “All4sounds” Albert They don't have to 'explain flat earth theory' because it's flat out primitive bullshit and doesn't deserve humouring.

  • Hey Minute Earth! I love what you guys do... I'd like to sponsor an episode. Can you point me in the direction of some more information? Keep up the good work. Rich

    • +Tailored Tutors Hi Rich - feel free to email us at minuteearth[at]gmail[dot]com. Thanks!

  • I saw a video i thought came from Minute Earth. It was about the population proportions of animals. Seagulls were used as an example of pirates and fishers, where a stable small portion of the population would always be pirates. Anyone know what video I am talking about? Please tell me, I need to see it again.

    • You're welcome :D

    • +MrAntieMatter Yes, thank you! It wasn't too late. I found it. thanks again :D

    • This might be a little too late, but it was a Veritasium video, it featured Richard Dawkins.

    • +Taste Sking Sorry, this doesn't sound like a video we made...

  • what will happen if moon goes away and earth tilts and start orbiting sideways around sun

  • Hello +MinuteEarth team, i've submitted a portuguese subtitle to your #OursToLose vídeo, please add Brazilian url to contact our leaders on it's description: www2.camara.leg.br/participe/fale-conosco/fale-com-o-deputado

  • I have thought about this one for a while. What am I getting wrong, based on these facts.. 1. The sum of all energy in the universe is constant. 2. Empty space contains energy. 3. The universe (empty space) is expanding. So in short, more empty space = more overall energy, which violate the first fact.. Something must be wrong :)

    • +The King of Awesome Good question! Maybe this blog post can help? scienceblogs.com/startswithabang/2012/07/26/empty-space-has-more-energy-than-everything-in-the-universe-combined/

  • I am so discouraged with the amount of crazy talk under the "How Risky are Vaccines" video. somebody save me from feeling like we are surrounded by total insanity because of false information. ahhhhhhhhh!!! Why are those people even watching a MinuteEarth video if they don't follow and kind of understand the legitimacy of scientific thinking? :(

    • +April Brown The good news is that the YT comment section does not represent the majority viewpoint! Also, my hunch is that the commenters in question are not actually watching MinuteEarth - they come for the comments section.

    • +April Brown maybe it has to do with choosing between the red pill or the blue pill.

  • I always think that I'm watching asapscience when I watch this channel.

  • everytime I watch one of ur videos, I learn something new. I only have subscribed to 2 science channels, In a nutshell and u guys. I like the channel soooo much that I even put in my channels suggestions!!oh, by the way, I don't watch MinutePhysics cause its way to complicated to me.

    • +Mr_Nukess :D It's easy to me...Maybe a little TO easy?

    • +Mr_Nukess :D Thanks for the kind words!

  • “Only the decent into the insanity of the ‘information masquerading as knowledge’, held within your subconscious mind, will lead you to the self-knowledge that can pave the way to individual human enlightenment.” Stephen Kirby (2015)

  • My students and I love your videos! They've been requesting a video about the Ring of Fire. Any chances you guys could make that happen? Thanks!

    • +Melanie Renee we'll put it on our (admittedly long) list. Thanks for saying hi!

  • QUESTION: Why is it that to date, NOBODY has ever circumnavigated the Earth from POLE to POLE ?

  • can you explain me Why we start counting our age from when we delivered from our mother's womb and not +9 month?

  • I like your videos but the female voice has so much vocal fry it's impossible to watch.

    • +Tiberiu Nicolae I appreciate the honesty, and agree that speech patterns are cultural and evolving. The broader (American) culture in which I live has long associated "smooth" and "mellow" vocal characteristics with femininity, and "harsh" and "loud" characteristics with masculinity, and given the extent to which gender-specific ideals influence our perception of aesthetic quality, I strongly suspect that female vocal fry sounds ugly to people who subscribe to those traditional gender ideals. I'm not offended by those people or their preferences, but I much prefer the broader and more flexible set of gender ideals toward which our culture is slowly evolving.

    • I was quite surprised to get a response from you and I don't want to be mean in any way. Speech patterns are cultural and evolving. Vocal fry may become common but it also is a subjective matter. I personally don't like it because it is not "smooth" or "mellow" but rather "harsh" and "loud". I watched the other videos and I think Henry's fry is less perceptible because of the lower register. Anyhow, I wish you a great career!

    • +Tiberiu Nicolae Hi there. I'm the female voice you hear when you watch MinuteEarth. We have gotten lots of comments about my vocal fry, so the good news is, you are not alone. On the other hand, Henry, our male narrator, also employs vocal fry in his narration, and to my knowledge we have never received a comment about it. So I'm curious: does vocal fry bother you only when it shows up in a female voice? And if so, why do you think that is?

  • i love you guys thanks for the great vids

    • +wooden wolf thanks for watching!

  • Can you answer this for me. Is there a speed limit in the vacuum of space? I know that matter can not travel close to the speed of light. But how fast can objects fly through space?

  • So, if I kept digging and digging from the center of Asia, would I see lava or ocean water first?

    • +Abrar Faiyaz Lava. Or, technically, magma ('lava' is used to describe molten rock on Earth's surface; 'magma' is the term for molten rock inside). Though quite possibly (I mean, theoretically) you could keep digging through the super-hot-but-not-molten mantle and not reach liquid rock until the outer core.

  • support this channel? NEVER! your disinformation about vaccines alone is enough to keep me away

  • Please Portuguese subtitles :D

  • Unvaluable knowledge I took from you, people, I hope giving this little will help you continue amazing minds. My best regards from Madrid.

    • +Alfonso Generoso (SrGeneroso) Thanks so much for your support!

  • Can you guys explain, How scientists discover difference layers(Crest, Mantle, Core etc) of various Planets and what those layers made of?

    • +Adi SK Hi, sorry for the late reply. So, as far as I know, we really don't know much about the insides of other planets. We use earthquake waves to figure that out on Earth. For the rest of the solar system, we have to look for signs at the surface; lava flows on Mars, for instance, tell us that the planet had active tectonics at some point in the not-so-distant past (which means it must have had a convecting mantle to drive plate motion), but we don't know what's going on in there today... This reminds me that we've been meaning to make a video about how we know what's inside Earth. We'll have to put that back on our list - thanks for the reminder!

    • The layers are just rock and molten rock, at least that's what I remember in science. Of course it's not just pure rock, of course there are other minerals such as iron in the rocks as well.

  • Hi! Have tried to get in contact with you a few different ways - in the "Are we 99% chimp?" video, it seems you've misinterpreted the line in the 2005 chimpanzee draft genome paper, that talks about "2.4Gb of high quality sequence". I've done the DNA comparison personally, without ignoring any human DNA or chimp DNA, and got a figure of 96.90% identity.

  • hey could you guys do a video with asapscience?I think you have done one before with them but another would be great!

  • hello minute earth. I love your videos, but could you try to upload them a little faster. im not trying to rush you, please take your time but try to just sped it up a little bit. I know that these videos are hard to make but they are SO awesome that it is hard to wait .thanks for reading this! I love your chanel!

  • Awesome Stuff! Please make a video about the so called LITTLE ICE AGE about to hit the earth.

  • Hi! Your videos are very interesting!! Can I translate them into Ukrainian for my UA friends?

    • +Ольга Кавецька (Масняк) Yes! Just hit 'play' on any video you want to translate, then click on the gear icon and choose 'Subtitles/CC' -> 'Add Subtitles." From there, you can add a transcription, and we'll approve it as soon as we get the notification.

  • Great channel! Can you make a video explaining how was that plants started living on dry land? We've heard millions of times how was that animals started walking out of the water and developing limbs, but how did plants went from the ocean to the land?

  • Would you do an episode on the differences between milk, buttermilk, butter, yogurt, cheese, etc., please?!

  • Hello! I'm not sure if this is more a MinuteEarth or MinutePhysics question... but why do caramels, taffy's, and fudge become harder the more you boil it?

  • guys keep up the good work because your channel is the best science show

  • so this is an atheist channel. Alright bye!

  • US-tv download!

  • could you do a video on how food dehydration works? I love instant ramen but how does the process work on a molecular level? and who invented it? and could dehydrated pizza like in back to the future 2 really happen?

  • These videos and the minute physics videos are so great that I have to ask if you've ever considered making the same kind of videos for kids? I would love to have my son get great information in a fun way that he'd be able to understand. I think it is something that schools could start to pick up too.

  • what makes hippo milk pink???????????????

    • I dont know but it must effect all their bodily fluids as they sweat red

  • A question: if we can see de background radiation of the Big Bang (which should go away from us), why can't we see the radiation of the sun at night?

  • Please please can you do a video on Microclimates!?!! I LOVE using your videos with my classes but you don't have one on this topic! Thanks.

  • how about a piece discussing how sexual reproduction is naturally more preferable than asexual?

  • I Sub'ed To Your ch for The well info an Thanks !

  • I just found out that NASA has a series of time-lapse hand drawn videos that are very similar to yours, called "Earthminute." Did you collaborate with them, is it a blatant copy of your channels, or just a coincidence?

  • Very nice Channel...great!

  • I have a question . How do people land on international space station ,i didn't find it out on internet,please help.

  • clean, crisp, and not dumbed down beyond recognition. only wish more people would watch theses!

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  • hello minute earth, do lightnings hit oceans?

  • Thought for video: I was hoping you could do a video explaining the natural phenomena that is lightning & thunder. I'd really like for you to explain it as your videos give explanation that is easy for me to comprehend. Keep up the great work!

  • Hello Minute Earth, I was wondering on the effect of different wavelengths of light on plant growth, if you had all of the spectrum except green would that be better or worse from the plant's point of view?

    • The reason we see green when looking at most plants is that they do not absorb light from that spectrum. Meaning that green light is not useful to them during photosynthesis. Because of this, excluding green light would be no different than giving them normal light. Of course, it would also be better than no light at all. Feel free to check out my channel for more science.

  • Hi can someone tell me if they can explain Non-representational theory?

    • no.......... not at all....... that's way out of my league.

  • Can you explain why when a car is moving really fast, it looks like the wheels are going backwards, when the car is moving forwards?? This has always fascinated and confused me!!

    • Fascinating stuff really!!! Thanks for the explanation, its almost hypnotizing!! lol!!

  • I was wondering, what is the number for CO2 in the air, before our climate plummets back into an ice age, because it seems that is what has happned in the past?

  • You guys are awesome and I hope this helps a little! I hope this goes to you more directly than Patreon.

    • +MinuteEarth You guys are awesome and I hope this helps a little! I hope this goes to you more directly than Patreon.

    • Thanks for your support!

  • I keep wondering if his stick people are inspired by xkcd

  • I am writing a book in which the setting is are different than current life. My question is more of the ecosystem but I feel it requires a bit of preface and explanation. The story takes place a couple hundred years after a massive virus destroys everything in the animal kingdom that did not make it into shelters heavily regulated by an advance computer system. (The virus takes place several hundred years after WWIII, which has yet to happen itself, and technology had advanced so that a computer system world wide can exist independently of man relying on alternative energy sources for energy to do all that it can do. This technology had had problems a few hundred years before WWIII with the usual "robot take-over," but had since been improved so that the computer does not want to take over and rule the world. After the virus, the surviving people do not know what to do with the technology that survived as well, and because it long lost its "take-over" mentality, it does not tell people what to do, and therefore is hardly used to its fullest potential.) As you can imagine, animals were not smart enough to run to the shelters before the virus killed them, humans were. Some sentimental humans took with them pets (from these I have evolved cats, dogs, birds, and rabbits.). And one guy thought that saving bugs, insects, and the like was important in order to have a stable ecosystem for when man can come out of his shelter. (I named him Dr. K. Kandid, but don't ask my why. I don't know.:p) Man stayed inside the shelter for several generations, but Kandid's work was passed down to his children. Obviously, the very same bugs were not the ones that set out of the shelters, but they were cultivated and their offspring were cared for. Assuming that plants of most species can survive without animals (I know it's not so, but let's say they evolved to be independent of animals, for example, flowers can self-pollinate without bees help.), what bugs, insects, and the like would be needed to kick-start a new, stable economy? My question, that is, is what bugs, insects, and the like have the mot impact on economy? Would love the answer to this. (If not, I'll just make it up. Creative writers can do that. It's fun.:p) Thank you, Felicia I apologize for such a long-winded question. I didn't see how to ask it without an explanation. I, also, apologize for any grammatical errors or simply confusingly worded phrases and sentences. My excuse is no greater than that I'm tired.

  • Are the channels MinutoDeLaTierra and MinutoDeFisica are Italian versions of MinuteEarth and MinutePhysics?

    • um i dont know thats what i got try it again

    • +Classical Music So why in Google translate it told me it was Italian, and not Portuguese and Spanish?

    • one is spanish (Minuto DeLaTierra) and the other is Portuguese (Minuto De Fisica).

  • interesting video idea: if swimming in the ocean how far away or how deep would you have to be in order to not be effected by a lightening strike?

  • I've thought of a nice tool/video you can/should do for minuteearth / minutelabs, an interactive map of earth with a slider for sea level. The sea level slider could also have date associated with the last time levels were similar to that on the slider. This could be used to teach people about how migration of humans and animals could've happened at various levels. Tell me what you think because my curiosity deeply invested in this.

  • hola

  • Just a few days ago there was a huge climate change march in New York City. After spending a month living in an ecovillage I've learned quite a few ways to become more sustainable. What's your advise for the general population to help with climate change efforts? Would you consider meeting up with other learning youtubers to do a "climate change on US-tv?"

  • my kid keeps asking me where rocks come from.

  • Happened across your channel today and boy am I damn glad I did. Aside from my personal enjoyment of your content I must report that you sir have aided exponentially in my search for a youtuber to spark an interest of this line of knowledge in my 11yr old daughter. Thank you!

  • just wanna say thank you, you made me a smarter person, keep up!

  • bring the discussion about your videos to reddit if you can and want, youtube is too toxic

  • I can't comment on the "how honey is made" video, since you've turned off comments there. I also can't comment on it's reddit thread (which is where you send commenters for that video) because the comments are archived/locked and not accepting more. So I have to come here for this... I have enjoyed your videos, how you combine education with entertainment and cover a variety of interesting subjects. So I was shocked to see such a glaring error in that video. PLEASE fix that video. You speak about honey bees but show a Wasp Nest. Bees live in hives which in nature would be in a cave or hollow tree or the like. They do not build paper nests that hang from trees!

  • A question I have is why volcanic eruptions cause lightning.

  • Video on "How a fly can fly in a fast moving train?"

  • Great work guys.....can u consider doing a video on 1 world currency, the advantages or disadvantages of having a universal dollar that everyone uses..

  • Do you guys need volunteers to help with research for the next videos? I am absolutely in love with the way you deliver interesting scientific facts to the general public, and would love to help out.

  • Love the channel art. :)

  • nice channel!

  • In one of videos (I believe it was the one about "Poop Translants") you have said that you will promote scientifically proven ideas especially if they will not be promoted by anyone else because of interests of certain groups. Could you please make an episode on Direct Democracy?

  • I'd really like to see your take on Genetically modified food. Over the last couple of months i've seen pros/cons of genetically modified food all over the the internet but i've had a hard time really understanding how it works, what the dangers are and what we actually can do/ are doing with the food.

  • I just discovered your channel and I cannot stop watching it although I have so much else to do^^ Keep up this great work.

  • pls make a video about ciclones and their physics

  • Minute earth.. can you make a video about why is it faster to defog the car windows with hot rather than cold air??.. I have a really strong discussion with a friend that argues that the only way to defog the windows is to find the thermal equilibrium between air inside and outside the car, putting at max the cold air..

    • I found the fastest way is hot air with the air-conditioning on. The hot air heats up the windshield to prevent condensation on the outside, while the air-conditioning dries out any moisture on the inside which would otherwise start fogging up the inside of the windshield as a result of the heat.

  • I want to know why biodiversity is higher in tropical rain forests than northern boreal forests. Can you make a video about that? :-)

  • Dear Minute Earth, how does ice make the pain go away when I get hurt?

  • Talk about chemtrails and geoengineering.

  • Minute Earth, why can two species mate? is there any anti-cells that forbidden the sperm from entering the cell?

  • As the masters of youtube depict it--- you are so brilliantly able to entertain me with quality information before I realize that i'm being educated ----michael stevens of vsauce was able to explain this amazingly well on his own TED talk, i was so produd/ excited to see him there

  • i just realised that i watched every video of minute physics and minute earth. does henry have more channels? if he does i want to watch all of it :)

  • may you make a video on alternative energy sources and how they work

  • Your videos are excellent! I'm skiving at work waatching these! lol best get back to it before i get into trouble! keep up the good work.

  • Are you active or what?

  • Hello there MinuteEarth! Can you do an episode on sinkholes?

  • Does anyone know what program @minuteearth uses to make these videos? They are super cool!!

    • It isn't a program is is just paper in a small white box that you can buy on amazon and then he just speeds it up when editing the clips together.

  • Hey MinuteEarth My Sister LOVES you. My sister always watches you when she can great job and keep on the great work!

  • Where u go:(

  • I recently read an article on pollution, and it said that if humans keep polluting the earth at the same rate for the next 15 to 20 years, humans will reach a point were there will be no undoing the pollution. Is this an accurate statement?

  • Huge fan, BTW!

  • Drat MinuteEarth: Have you ever thought about doing spanish versions of your videos? It would be so cool to be able to share this with a lot a friends that don't speak spanish. Think about it.

  • Brilliant!! I can't get enough!!! Thank you!!! Also...Could you make a video about what our world/economy/society would be like if a few global disasters would occur; all the glaciers melt, our ozone get's a hole, or if our magnetic field deteriorated ? Or simply, explain global warming? Which ever is simpler ^_^

  • I've been watching your videos for awhile but I'm always overwhelmed by how adorable the animation is :) (I also love the content of videos!)

  • So I just learned about geological hotspots and I'm just fascinated. My fiance was a geology major and she mentioned Hawaii and had a theory that the older islands had been much larger and have worn down greatly over time.

  • I have a wierd question: What would happen to an environment if the animals disappeared? I was considering applying this question to a swamp since the egosystem is so complex, but it could be applied to forests and plains. It probably wouldn't do much to a desert.

  • Could you make a video about SKYCENTRISM? I wonder what do you think about it;)

  • These are the most thorough and entertaining explanation videos I've seen here. Great job and please keep it up! You've hit the nail on the head tone and content-wise.

  • Wonderful stuff. If American television was like this, I'd watch it.

  • Good stuff.

  • with new studies about fire ants acting as liquids when bunched up you should do a thing about ants =D

  • Saw your "Where did Earth's Water Come From?" video on my subscriptions page, but by the time I clicked it, it became private. Hope I get to see that soon.

  • MinuteEarth, I have a weird question that I think you'd have a good time answering. What will become of our many landfills in millions of years? Geologically and chemically speaking, how will the matter we've put into to the earth breakdown and what will it form?

  • Dear minute earth i have a question if the earth is pulled into orbit whith the sun .is the sun being pulled into orbit around the galactic center and if so does that mean the earth is not traveling in orbital circles but is traveling in a spiral shape in relationship whith whith the suns orbit around the galactic center??

  • Dear Minute Earth, Would it be possible to make a video on Spinoza's Ethics? Baruch Spinoza is said to be the first man (and philosopher) to ever come up with the idea that nature, humans, the human mind and anything else that exists in the universe, is actually all part of the same 'one substance' that he describes as being God. His theory could be the very first example of what we now know of as the 'big bang', or rather, his interpretation of a great expansion. His Ethics are so difficult to wrap one's mind around however, that I am not able to fully understand how he gets from point A to point B in his description of how he sees the universe. Perhaps your illustrations may help shed light on it? Here are the Ethics in case you are interested. books.google.ca/books?id=dMDtDRSs7DcC&printsec=frontcover&source=gbs_ge_summary_r&cad=0#v=onepage&q&f=false

  • Make a video on ants!

  • hey henry, could you do a video on how rotation of earth affects Flights and weather ?

  • I've always wondered - why don't penguin's feet freeze? I understand the tops of their feet are covered by their bellies when they stand, but why don't the bottoms of their feet freeze?

  • Dear MinuteEarth, If I ever win he lottery I promise I will give you a small share of it!

  • Please do a video on the upper part of southern america, particularly the amazon river and Amazon rainforest. 1.4 billion gallons of water flows through the amazon river every day. All of New York City's water needs for 12 years could be satisfied by the amazon river in one day.50% of all discovered species are in the amazon rainforest. It accounts for 20% of the earths oxygen. 2 football fields of the forest are destroyed every day. If the destruction of the forest does no slow down the whole forest will be gone in 40 years.

  • can you do a video on the SCIENCE OF CUTE!!!!!!!!

  • Video Idea: How many different things are there to eat in the world? There are only so many different plants, animals, fungi etc that can be eaten. And humans can't eat a certain percentage of the edible things.

  • Good video but very irresonsible of you, in "How to Make a Seashell - Just Add Water!" to not tell viewers that climate change has already changed ocean pH..you don't even mention the phrase "ocean acidificadtion" until the very, very last few seconds, and then no clear statement that it's a known result of GHGs. People need to know about this real, already-happening outcome of our pumping so much GHGs into atmosphere..please explicitly inform viewers about such known dangers, indeed, known already happening (but expected to worsen) outcomes of our massive use of fossil fuels (and other GHG increasing human activities) P.S. Added 20 mins later: saw your "400ppm" video, good video! But does not cancel out the need to not brush under rug about ocean acidification being a future AND present danger with real human caused roots...thanks.

  • hey henry, could you do a video on shapes of Snowflakes and how do they form?

  • What would happen if you poked a needle in your skin. Now what would happen if you poked a need in your skin, inserted a small tube, and a pump. Well, the same thing would happen that happens when we drill for oil. The Earth is alive, its a living thing, and it can die. It heats itself, and burns hotter than the sun, where do you think the energy comes from. Well fusion most likely, but it still needs fuel. The amount of oil and natural gas used is astronomical and it is sucking the planet dry. Just like if something was sucking are blood, we could handle it. Unless it sucks to much, then we are done for. So, I ask you minute earth, could you make a video showing the similarities between what would happen when a human gets poked with a needle and what happens when a hole is drilled for oil. It would also be cool if you scaled the earth to human size, Then used that scale to scale down the gallons of oil and gas used yearly. Then convert to quartz. It will be a nice reference between how much oil and gas the earth has to how much blood a human has. Regards; David Kaufmann

  • On the video about bird hilbernation, you missed the "Pfeilstorch" (arrow stork) that was found 1822 in germany with an african arrow still stuck in it. That showed that storks were flying to africa in winter. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pfeilstorch

  • awesome new channel henry!

  • is this Henri Reich of Minute Physics

  • Any chance for a video on the Brazil nut effect?

  • Henry will you marry me?????

  • lol I like you video about the bees. Really wish I could donate but alas! I'm only 15 :P

  • Hey, Henry. I think it would be very interesting if you did a video about global warming, focusing on the question "are humans really the culprits?". I mean, there must be a lot of factors that affect that besides human CO2 emitions.

  • I don't seem to be able to solve a problem I have with the German Umlauts and my subtitle editor. So, no German translations for the moment from my side, sorry.

  • could you do a video about equatorial and celestial coordinate?

  • Why does hot water convert into ice faster than chill water?

  • I don't think disabling comments on your last video was needed.

    • +seededfury Because they don't want to bother understanding it.

    • +seededfury So I wouldn't complain about the lack of minute physics videos...

    • Why would they do that?

  • is the ostrich egg actually the "largest cell in the world" ???