How we’ll find extraterrestrial life in 20 to 30 years

If there is life outside of Earth, whatever it may be probably already knows we exist. Former NASA astronaut John Grunsfield has said so-called “aliens” would be able to sense our presence – even without visiting our planet. Speaking yesterday, Grunsfield said yesterday that changes that life on Earth has Continue Reading

The Curious Webspinner Insect Knits a Cozy Home | Deep Look

Ok, under a log, you uncover a wispy white web. You’re thinking: spider. Not so fast. This maze of woven silk has nothing to do with arachnids. It’s actually created by a kind of insect called a webspinner. They’re related to stick insects and praying mantises. Never heard of ’em? Continue Reading

This Is the Only Proven Way to Deter a Great White Shark | The Swim

In the story of an epic journey across the Pacific Ocean, one particular character might quickly come to mind. Ben saw it first, actually; it was just straight on the bow of the boat three meters away – it was, like, bigger than Ben. Before we left, we finally managed Continue Reading

Kidnapper Ants Steal Other Ants’ Babies – And Brainwash Them | Deep Look

You’re watching Deep Look’s 100th episode. Think we should do 100 more? Then support us on Patreon. Link is in the description. These ants are planning a heist. They don’t have a choice. They can’t feed themselves on their own. But they’re not plotting to steal food. They steal other Continue Reading

WORLD FIRST: Scientists film death of white blood cell and discover alert system

In a world first, the death of a human white blood cell has been caught on camera. Researchers at La Trobe University in Australia used time lapse photography to make this video, showing a white blood cell as it died – A key component of the body’s defence against disease. Continue Reading

Octopuses Are Ridiculously Smart

Did you hear about the octopus that slipped out of its tank, into a drainpipe, and made a break for the sea? Or what about the cephalopod that figured out how to open those child-proof pill bottles? Which, let’s be honest, even adult humans have trouble with those sometimes. It’s Continue Reading

This Vibrating Bumblebee Unlocks a Flower’s Hidden Treasure | Deep Look

This buzzing is a secret password. The key to a lock. What this bumblebee is after is pollen. Bumblebees eat pollen. It’s high in protein. But the flower doesn’t want to give it to just anyone. So it hides it away, in those bright yellow anthers… For a flower, that’s Continue Reading

How Lice Turn Your Hair Into Their Jungle Gym | Deep Look

It can start as an itch. Maybe a tickle on your scalp. It’s head lice. Tiny and tenacious. Thanks to millions of years of evolution, these suckers are not easy to get rid of. You might end up in a salon, but not the kind for haircuts. Young lice are Continue Reading

How Humans Have Forced Animals To Evolve

How Humans Have Forced Animals To Evolve Whether you believe in it or not, there’s no doubt that humans themselves have had a hand in evolution over the years. Whether it be because of our hunting, or because we want cuter pets, we have a tendency to twist and create Continue Reading

Bullet Ant Venom

– So the other group of ants [Dr. Corrie Moreau, curator/ants] that we have today are bullet ants. [Dr. Corrie Moreau, curator/ants] – Why are they called bullet ants? [Bullet ant, Paraponera clavata] – Well, they’re called bullet ants [Bullet ant, Paraponera clavata] because their sting is so painful [* Continue Reading