Kurzgesagt - In a Nutshell

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  • when is the next video im just so interested

  • Do a video About Bitcoin

  • I just saw your "The Ultimate Conspiracy Debunker". It's great! More of this! Make a full skeptics guide to the Universe! Or just animate one that already exists. You could really help the world if you would increase skepticism and help fight against the real harmful pseudo-woo-woo's, example: Vaccination-denialism. Thank you. :) Love your vids.

  • Können Sie Videos in Deutsch posten?

  • Excelentes vídeos! gracias por tenerlos con subtitulos en español! saludos desde Chile :)

  • Can you do history videos please or videos about atoms and the periodic table to help with school.

  • Kurz, whatever you are saying is interesting and I love the simple graphics, too... Congratulations!!!!

  • I like you videos and i learn stuff from you guys. i also like that that you make it in that animation form stuff

  • I'd like to see a video about the Enigma Machine.

  • hello can you explain about the black hole

  • Hey guys could we have french subtitles pls ?

  • I love your awesome videos!!!

  • hi, +Kurzgesagt - In a Nutshell can you provide video for modern physic and circuit analysis? i can hardly imagine how it work :D

  • I really think that this channel deserves about 2-1 million subs; if you compare it to other channels with more subs you really start to wonder WHY? Kurzgesagt keep up the good videos. Thanks again for creating amazing videos!

  • What about video about idea of United states of Europe ? :-) ;)

  • Love the videos!

  • is it just me or is this like reading the hitchhiker's guide to the galaxy?

  • Oh my, I love you guys.

  • Please make more videos on the immune system, I've never been so amazed at something so comprehensive yet so easy to comprehend and the diagrams are a very big part of that; I thoroughly enjoyed all of these videos and you guys really are awesome. thank you.

  • their next vid is the immune system or virus I think

  • Kurzgesagt, I have noticed that you start translated lyrics to Polish, and i am very happy about this :) Your movies is amazing and very interesting. But please, could you translate some other your videos? Like: us-tv.org/tv/video-zQGOcOUBi6s.html etc. It will make me more happy ^^

  • ur videos are great man,very helpful. can u do 1 about the structure of universe?Anyways keep up the good work!

  • Great content nuff said

  • Hello Kurzgesagt It would be great if you can create a video about diabetes and how or why did the immune system attack and destroy the pancreas cells. Oh and some animations on how the immune system destroy the pancreas at Cell-zoom level or your style of zoom, I'm quite curious about how the immune system destroy the pancreas

  • Make a video about marijuana, how it all got started in America and how it became a big thing and stuf :P


  • I ate through your videos. Truly, all quality work. Suggestion for a topic: Energy sources and their future. :)

  • I'm very interested in how magnets and magnetic fields work. Can you do a video about that?

  • Hello +Kurzgesagt - In a Nutshell. I have been watching your videos recently, and i can clearly see how much work that have gone into these products. I want to thank you, for all the knowledge you have given me (and some of my friends) recently. Now, i am just a basic man who is studying, so therefore (even though i would love to) i can not help you with any money, even though i know that that is the thing you would appreciate the most. But i am sorry, that this cannot happen. Still, i am certain to tell you that i have a great pleasure in watching you videos. Thank you.

  • Kurzgesagt, in my books you are right up there with CGP Grey and Zogg from Betelgeuse, when it comes to channels of intellectual examination and creative dissemination!

  • Love you Guys.

  • DO ONE ABOUT MASS EXTINCTIONS!!! SOmething happened to them, and if we dont find out exactly what it was, we could be next!!

  • i may have found an error in the neutron star video. what density are you using for your iron cube? using what wikipedia gives for pure iron (7.874 g/cm3) the density of the sugar cube sized piece of neutron star is about 10x denser than the range given on wikipedia of 3.7e17 to 5.9e17 kg/m^3. to maintain the same sized iron cube, you'd need to distribute that mass over.. like 7 sugar cubes? i think. i might be way off at this point. i probably screwed something up. my cat is asleep on my feet, so i had to work it out on paper in an awkward position. p.s. love your videos.

  • Do a video on String Theory please? most videos about that out in youtube are either too complicated or too boring

  • Amazing channel, I use these videos to help the non-intellectually gifted (ignorant and plain stupid) people understand biology.

  • Hi +Kurzgesagt - In a Nutshell Today I ran into one of your videos on a Dutch website (dumpert.nl) and was, from that moment on, completely hooked to your channel. The videos on your channel have the incredible power to make every topic/subject extremely interesting and teaches me far more in five minutes than most lecturers on my university do in 2 hours. I am convinced that more people of all social layers should have the ability to watch (and actually understand) your videos and I am willing to help your channel emerge in the Netherlands where I currently live. I think that I can translate most/all of it into Dutch to create either subtitles or voiceovers. This would allow children but also adults that can't follow the pace of your speech to understand your videos. Let me know if you are interested in working together, my e-mail is: levinegabriels@gmail.com

  • Since the documentary "Pandora's Promise" came out, will you be sharing that video on Nuclear Energy soon? How about "Nuclear November?" XD

  • Can you make a video on how vitamins affect our body? Mostly vitamin C cuz im really interested on how it makes our immune system stronger.

    • Something else worth noting - you don't really begin to experience any symptoms until either your immune system mounts a full scale inflammatory response to infection (good - common cold, bad - harmless pollen) or the pathogen starts really wrecking the place (bad - immune diseases like ebola, AIDS). In the case of an infection, symptoms can continue even after it's no longer a problem - when all the viruses have been wiped out - because your body still needs to clean up all the junk it created. Chunks of dead bacteria, toxins created by your body to kill it, inert viral particles, etc., all create an allergic reaction.

    • There is practically no difference in severity or duration if you start taking vitamin C when you get a cold, but a lot of research indicates that taking it throughout the year can slightly reduce the duration. [Does Vitamin C Alleviate the Symptoms of the Common Cold? - A Review of Current Evidence. Hemilä H. Scand J Infect Dis. 1994;26(1):1-6. Review.] [Douglas RM, et al. (2005) Vitamin C for Preventing and Treating the Common Cold. Cochrane Database Syst Rev. 2007 Jul 18;(3):CD000980. Review.]

    • +Jake Bradley can it help fight a cold faster?

    • It doesn't so much make your immune system stronger as resupply it. When your immune system is going to town on an infection it causes a lot of oxidation damage. Put simply, vitamin C and zinc help your cells, including the ones that are part of your immune system, maintain their integrity in the midst of all the fighting. So it doesn't really make it stronger; more like supplying your troops with food and ammo, not bigger guns. [Immune-enhancing role of vitamin C and zinc and effect on clinical conditions. Wintergerst ES et al. Ann Nutr Metab. 2006;50(2):85-94. Epub 2005 Dec 21. Review. PubMed PMID: 16373990.]

  • is their a way to get all theses guys music in one buy as i want get background music but it would be a hassle to buy each one on band camp. but its just so amazing

  • Thank you for the great videos, can't wait to see the next ones :) !

  • Kurzgesagt ! Please let me help you out by translating everything in french ! I'm a native french and maybe my voice is not good but trust my translating skills for subtitles ! Contact me on ohz@live.fr, millions of new people have to discover you ! Huge fan of your awesome work. - Ohz.

  • Though there isn't a very pressing need for the general public to know this its interesting and you should still do a video on it "Why we age and what we can do to stop it?" (in other words become immortal). There are two ways that I know of that will give us the best chance in the near future. 1.Nanobots - we age because each time our cells split the ends on out DNA frays a little until finally the DNA comes apart and the cell dies, this general effects the organs first causing them to shut down and possibly killing the owner. But there are some animals that can control this using certain enzymes (like some jellyfish) and even some humans have cells that can split indefinitely, unfortunately these cells tend to form into cancer. So we require two things to become immortal, a system to deliver the enzymes that control aging, something to controlling the out break of any cancer that may occur. Nanobots can do both. Source - How will nanobots change medicine? 2. Robotic bodies - this is a more simplistic idea, create a robot that can directly communicate to the human brain then place the brain in the robotic body to replace its aging human one or go even further and have your mind digitized and remove the complications of having a brain, then just sit back and enjoy eternity. Source - futureprophet.com/2014/11/reaching-immortality-in-year-2045/

  • Awesome work guys - amazing, saw it first on Visual.ly!

  • Can you make video about latvias history (and explain natioslism an power of cultures to suvive almost milrnium under ocupation)

  • Hey, *Kurzgesagt*, You could do a *video about capitalism, and its inherent flaws*, including the externalities it simply cannot deal with, like ecology (forests, topsoil, freshwater, oceans, wildlife, etc.), *its inherent wastefulness* (see planned obsolescence, peak oil) and *its inherent self-contradiction* concerning automation (i.e. mechanization/automation is profitable for individual companies, but exponential automation leads to technological unemployment, resulting in shrinking consumption, and thus, recession). All the while, we can already produce enough food for everyone, but monetary system denies access to it (Source: FAO, 2002). And finally, you could elaborate on *Resource Based Economy*, as the only sustainable alternative socio-economic system.

    • +Eru Ilúvatar Ok, cool. I can see that. Keep rollin' and make sure to have fun as you go!. :D Later

    • +Charles Anderson The definition of socialism doesnt include the abolition of money. It relies heavily on the government, and uses money to distribute goods and services. Whereas in Communism, there would be no government, and no money either. People used both barter and money in the Feudalist system, and even North Korea has a currency (North Korean won). The Amish have no government, but they use cash and checks, and some use credit cards (i.e. money), so they are neither socialist, nor communist. I would call their system "communalist". An NL/RBE may be socialist (government running economy, offering goods at cost price), or theoretically, even communist (no government, no currency) - but I highly doubt it could be put in practice. There is nothing communist about China today (China is actually the text book example of a capitalist country), and even the USSR was only in name communist, but in effect, socialist (also using currency). The thing is, communism never existed, and it likely never will, as it would entail the abolition of government and money, which seems to be impossible (for two reasons: 1) we can never fully eliminate the chance that some people harm others, so we will need a police, and 2) there will always be scarcity of some goods, so money is likely here to stay forever; we could ban interest, and trading money itself as a commodity).

    • +Eru Ilúvatar Yes, I did have fun, as well. I didn't realize that I had a "sideways" definition of Socialism and Communism. I have corrected my internal definition of Socialism to: An economy that does not rely upon currency to distribute goods among the people, but rather the governing body decides it. (Amish, Feudal System, NL/RBE, North Korea (as that I don't think they actually have a currency anymore... do they?) And Communism to: Socialist control of distribution with Capitalist options... (China, USSR) All current Capitalist Nations have some type of injection of Communism/Governmental Regulation to prevent monopolization and keep the economy flowing. I wont be responding further, I've made sure to read all of your replies, though. +Kyle Nguyen And I believe it may have been one of the TestTube's channels vids which corrected me. Thank You!

    • Well, there's actually a channel that I know who does political videos just like that, but not in the cool animated way that +Kurz Gesagt - In a Nutshell's animators do, but here it is: +TestTube's channel is that channel.

    • +Quite Right That's not a utopia, actually; according to Oxford Martin School, the US could automate/computerize 45% of jobs in the next 20 years [1], freeing people from especially the dangerous, dull, and dirty jobs. Of course, if 45% would be unemployed (but lets just calculate with 30% due to new, unproductive service sector jobs made up only to have people work for the sake of working), it would still result in social instability. Thus, the potential of mechanization, automation and computerization of jobs necessitates a new economic system largely based on machine labor (although not exclusively), and the redistribution of the produced goods and services (which could be produced at cost price by the govt.). Of course, some people would still work and earn money, but food, water and shelter could be secured for everyone even today - and not doing so is just inhumane and uncivilized. [1]["Report Suggests Nearly Half of U.S. Jobs Are Vulnerable to Computerization, MIT Technology Review, September 12, 2013]

  • i really love your videos, keep it up

  • You're so great that I don't know have any reason posting this because of that. :)

  • can you do a video about beer?!?

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  • I love this channel, but it's so difficult to recommend to people! I say "Check out Kurzgesagt!" and they think I'm having a stroke.

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  • This might as well be the most interesting and useful channel concerning scientific and political education among those unaware of these topics. I think you guys are even better than CGP Grey and ASAP science when it comes to your animations as well. Well done!

  • I stumbled upon your channel by chance, and I love everything you do! That narration makes me feel all warm and fuzzy, combined with the beautifully phrased simple content and the best minimalist graphics and animation I might have ever seen, your videos are just about the best thing this side of the internets. Thank you!

  • i have a great difficulty with the concept of time! sapparently 13.7,000,000,000 there was a big bang. it just doesnt seem long enough to have formed all of the observable universe! couple with the fact that time, as we measure it, runs at a different rate on earth as it does in space, this means that big bang could possibly be even less time than we previously thought! Can you do a video that would satisfy my addled brain? love & peace fellow humanoids x

  • It's early October already!! I appreciate the fact that animating takes a looooooong time but my dick can't get any harder that it is!

  • Hi guys... I am planing to make a video about evolutionary psychology but have no experience with making videos. Maybe we could meet up for a coffee and I could explain my idea? Or maybe I could send you a short summary of the idea? I really love evolutionary psychology and there is no video or even documentary online explaining the concept. I am spreading the word!

  • Your videos are amazing, going to link to all my friends! Thanks :D

  • Thank you. Your channel is awesome.

  • I have an idea for a video. Continental drift theory.

  • www.break.com/video/all-you-need-to-know-about-neutron-stars-2760302 They are doing it again >:(

  • What happened to your video on Iraq, Syria, and ISIS? Did you take it down? Why?

  • Love your videos! Keep up the awesome work!

  • Your Voice Is Beautiful!

  • accurate facts, well crafted animation and narration. Amazing channel, keep up the good work...

  • This is a fabulous channel. Thanks for doing this!

  • Ace channel, ingenious and subtle. keep creating such artistic masterpiece videos. i like to grab a cuppa coffee and watch these. Kudos. great work

  • I love these videos thanks so much for making them, they help me so much in my quest for unbelievably cool knowledge. Also I love!!!!!!!!!! the doctor who ester eggs they are awesome and always in the right place place.

  • You're amazing!

  • What software do you use to make the animations?

  • You, CGP Grey, and WonderWhy are the best informational channels I have ever seen! Keep up the good work!

  • can plz post more videos i like them very much plz plz plz

  • This channel is quite possibly the best cartoon art and commentary science video maker thingy that there is. All I can say is keep doing what you're doing and you'll get a lot bigger :DDD

  • Hello, I was wondering if you could explain how communication started in the first place (If anyone knows at all!) theories accepted. After watching your videos about the internet and the history of the universe I was wondering if anyone knows this. After reading some stuff (which kinda argued with itself). Thank You for reading if you did read it. Also if you already did this video I can't find it.

  • Most underrated channel on US-tv. More people should be subscribed to this.

  • I am so happy I discovered this channel! Great presentation and information is highly appreciated. Keep up the great work!

  • WOW. That was Thai subtitle. So Great for me. ><

  • Hey Kurzgesagt, it'd be interesting if you did a video on the history of the Israel, Palestine conflict. Most people don't know much about it, and I've never seen an easily comprehensible video that broke down the issue objectively and in it's entirety.

  • I love your science videos! They have just the right amount of detail! Not too much and not too less! Keep it up!

  • Between you, Grey and Henry of Minute Physics we're slowly getting our Hitchhikers Guide

  • i came when there was almost about 10k and I'm glad of knowing this channel

  • Unbelievable! I instantly clicked on the subscribe button after watching one of the videos! Really love them!

  • Can you guys do a video on Genetically modified foods, pesticides and how those things affect us? :O

  • Could you make a video explaining the origin of humans, how they came up with bipedy and the use of their hands, please, that would be nice :)

  • Your videos keep popping up on technology websites and I always give them a click, been a wile since the last video I've seen but its great to see the amount that have been made! They are all brilliant and interested and love the style how they are designed and the voice actor makes it! Never left a "Discussion" before, but you guys deserve a beer from Ireland! (y)

  • You are described by only one word : awesomeness !

  • It's Ageust 4 now.

  • Eure versteckten Doctor Who-Anspielungen sind immer köstlich :)

  • You don't really include enough numbers for us to have a clear understanding of the scale of things. Also, when talking about Pluto, can you at least include what position it is relative to the Sun? Since it has a highly elliptical orbit, it's not really clear when you use pluto's distance from the Sun as a comparison. I love how much effort you put into presenting the information in an aesthetically pleasing way. Props to whoever is on the design team!

  • Out of curiosity can u upload a bit more often? also i love your channel C:

  • Please explain the struggle between Israel and Palestine

  • Amazing Channel, Awesome Contents, keep up the good job, though the religious retards wont ever change their minds, but who cares. they are dying out slowly but constantly

  • I am really confused about the situation in Gaza. Could you explain that for us?

  • `+kurzgesagt I would love it if you guys could do a video about the Palestine / Israeli conflict.