Archive for the ‘Science // Education’ Category

Genetic Engineering Will Change Everything Forever

Designer babies, the end of diseases, genetically modified humans that never age. Outrageous things that used to be science fiction are suddenly becoming reality.

The only thing we know for sure is that things will change irreversibly.

Kurzgesagt – a team of designers, journalists and musicians who want to make science look beautiful. Because it is beautiful.

Further: Exploring The Intersection of Science & Humanity

FURTHER is an original series exploring the intersection of science and humanity.

Directed by Vinny Verma & Stuart Langfield • Animation: Stuart Langfield.

Episode 1: Do Aliens Exist? Seth Shostak on Space Exploration.

In the wake of Kepler-452b, Seth Shostak, Senior Astronomer at SETI Research weighs in on the potential for alien life.

Episode 2: Can We Colonize Mars? Jeffrey Hoffman on the Mysteries of Mars.

In this episode, former NASA Astronaut, Jeffrey Hoffman discusses the mysteries of Mars, and the potential for human colonization.

Death From Space

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Death From Space: Gamma-Ray Bursts Explained.

Kurzgesagt – a team of designers, journalists and musicians who want to make science look beautiful. Because it is beautiful.

What Happened Before History? Human Origins

Humans. We have been around for a while now. When we think about our past we think about ancient civilizations, the pyramids, stuff like that. But this is only a tiny, tiny part of our history.

Kurzgesagt – a team of designers, journalists and musicians who want to make science look beautiful. Because it is beautiful.

What Are You?

What Are You?

So. Are you your body? And if so, how exactly does this work?

Lets explore lots of confusing questions.

Kurzgesagt – a team of designers, journalists and musicians who want to make science look beautiful. Because it is beautiful.

BY THE RIVER

A short animation for kids to help them identify birds. This film is set by the river. We see a BLACKBIRD, SWALLOWS, a KINGFISHER, SWIFTS and a pair of GOLDFINCHES.

Director, Animator & Design: Will Rose.

Self-Esteem

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Design & animation by Jesse Collett • Script & voice over by Alain de Botton.

How Far Can We Go? Limits of Humanity

Is there a border we will never cross?

Are there places we will never be able to reach, no matter what?

It turns out there are. Far, far more than you might have thought…

Kurzgesagt – a team of designers, journalists and musicians who want to make science look beautiful. Because it is beautiful.

Can Plants Talk To Each Other?

Can plants talk to each other? It certainly doesn’t seem that way: They don’t have complex sensory or nervous systems, like animals do, and they look pretty passive. But odd as it sounds, plants can communicate with each other — especially when they’re under attack.

Richard Karban explains how • Animation by Yukai Du.

Terrorism & Mass Surveillance

Safe & Sorry – Terrorism & Mass Surveillance.

Kurzgesagt – a team of designers, journalists and musicians who want to make science look beautiful. Because it is beautiful.

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