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Measles Explained // Do You Really Need To Vaccinate?

Everybody is talking about Measles – but what does the virus actually do in the body? Is it really so harmful that you need a vaccination? We go deep into the body of an infected person and see what Measles does and how the immune system reacts to it!

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

Why You Are Still Alive // The Immune System Explained

Every second of your life you are under attack. Bacteria, viruses, spores and more living stuff wants to enter your body and use its resources for itself. The immune system is a powerful army of cells that fights like a T-Rex on speed and sacrifices itself for your survival. Without it you would die in no time. This sounds simple but the reality is complex, beautiful and just awesome.

An animation of the immune system.

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Fundamentals of Neuroscience Animation Series

Small Circuits: How do neurons integrate signals in small circuits?

Look inside your brain and join the postsynaptic party with Harvard’s Neuroscience MOOC!

Animation: Grace Helmer • Sound Design & Music: Oswald Skillbard • Produced by Nadja Oertelt.

Excitation & Inhibition: Communication is a delicate balance between excitation & inhibition.

Animation: Daniela Sherer • Sound Design & Music: Oswald Skillbard • Produced by Nadja Oertelt.

What’s a synapse? Look inside your clay brain!

Animation: Lily Fang • Sound Design & Music: Oswald Skillbard • Produced by Nadja Oertelt.

Infographic: Apocalypse When?

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The Stars // BBC Science & Nature

This is a short documentary project by “After the flood” for BBC Knowledge & Learning.

Ebola Virus Explained: How Your Body Fights For Survival

What does the Ebola virus actually do in your body?

Why is it so dangerous and why does it kill so many people?

Kurzgesagt take a look at the apocalyptic war that rages in the body after an infection by the Ebola virus and the soldiers fighting.

How Big Is The Universe?

A collection of three films for the Royal Observatory Greenwich that answer mind-expanding questions like “How Big Is The Universe?” and “How Hot Is The Sun?”. Using beautifully irreverent graphics and character animation, director Amaël Isnard proves that a lifetime of learning animation can still be helpful in understanding the world around us!

How Do We Know How Old The Sun Is?

What’s Inside A Black Hole?

How Big Is The Universe?

Three Ways To Destroy The Universe

How will the Universe die?

Everybody dies. The universe too? Well, probably. What are the current theories about the end of everything? And how creepy exactly are these theories? (Spoiler: very creepy). But there might be hope…

This video is part of a monthly infographic video series by a bunch of information designers from munich.

BBC Knowledge Explainer DNA

BBC Knowledge and Learning is exploring a wide variety of topics from social history to science in a series of three-minute online Explainer documentaries, and commissioned Territory to produce an animated film on the subject of DNA.

Three minutes is a short time to explore a subject where most doctorates only scratch the surface, so writer Andrew S. Walsh teamed up with molecular biologist Dr Matthew Adams to distil the script down to the most fundamental elements required to understand not only DNA’s form and function but how our understanding of these discoveries has affected the wider world. While this length may feel restrictive, the team found that this limitation acted as a lens, focusing the piece on the essentials.

Art & animation director: William Samuel • Writer & VO director: Andrew S Walsh.
Scientist: Dr Matthew Adams.

The Story of Physics

Physics – Short animation, which was part of the Science Club series on BBC2 hosted by Dara O Briain.

Art & Design & Directed by Åsa Lucander.

Additional Art: Marc Moynihan.

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