Horns vs. Antlers

There are many things that plague our country today: rampant crime, violent video games, a degradation of family values. But perhaps most importantly, children aren’t being taught to differentiate properly between horns and antlers. Horns and antlers are generally used for defending territory, fighting off predators, and attracting mates. I Continue Reading

A Bear Skull

While preparing for a full day of filming, The Brain Scoop team was paid a surprise visit by a university groundskeeper who had discovered a black bear skull in the woods. It is so old! – Yeah, that’s what I was saying: it was the oldest one he’d seen. And Continue Reading

Recommended Reading

Hey. We’re gonna talk about some books that I read. I get a lot of questions about, “Hey, Emily, what are you reading right now?” and “How do you know all of this?” and “Oh my god, you’re really smart.” And thank you very much, but I, uh, obviously didn’t Continue Reading

Why Male Mammoths Lost the Game (w/ TierZoo!)

Hey everyone, we have an exciting announcement! Just in time for the holidays, you can now get your own cozy, Eons socks! Now you can stay warm while showcasing the layers of rock and fossils that help reveal the history of life on Earth. Get yours at DFTBA.com!! About 140,000 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

The Epic of Gilgamesh: Crash Course World Mythology #26

Hi, I’m Mike Rugnetta this is Crashcourse Mythology and today we’re returning to one of the world’s favorite texts, The Epic of Gilgamesh! This is one of the oldest written stories in the world. And it’s a great illustration of Joseph Campbell’s monomythic hero’s journey introduced last episode. Plus it Continue Reading

Why Don’t Sharks Have Bones?

Hello! This week is Shark Week on the Discovery Channel, which some of us here on the internet aren’t huge fans of, so instead of sensationalizing sharks or just making stuff up about megalodons still existing, we thought we’d talk about science with the understanding that reality is actually pretty Continue Reading