Just about every solid, liquid, or gas in the world as we know it begins with reactions between individual atoms and molecules. Host David Pogue dives into the transformative world of chemical reactions, from the complex formula that produces cement to the single reaction that’s allowed farmers to feed a […]
HISTORY goes to the ends of the earth to find where our world began. Forged from fire and ice, formed by floods, volcanoes, asteroids and earthquakes, our planet tells a dynamic geological story. What are mega-tsunamis? What happens when you have millions of years of rain? Visual effects, location filming […]
In “Life After People,” scientists, structural engineers, and other experts speculate about what might become of Earth should humanity instantly disappear, from the fate of structures like the Sears Tower and the Sistine Chapel to the creatures that might inherit the places we once lived.
Physics Girl is a YouTube channel created by Dianna Cowern that adventures into the physical sciences with experiments, demonstrations, and cool new discoveries. Physics Girl has videos for every atom and eve.
Former NASA and Apple engineer. Current YouTuber and friend of science. Answers to some common questions: 1) I studied Mechanical Engineering in School. I did my undergrad at BYU and Masters at USC.2) I worked for NASA JPL for 9 years, 7 of which were working on the Curiosity Rover […]
S1 E1: “Homemade Heroes” (Premiered 04/20/2013)Amateur and professional scientists share their experimental exploits
Chemistry teacher and science demonstration virtuoso Andrew Szydlo is back at the Ri, for an unforgettable evening exploring the exciting world of metals.
Andrew Szydlo is back at the Ri to introduce us all to the surprising chemistry of coal.
Andrew Szydlo gives a spectacular demo-filled talk of explosive science using gunpowder, energetic reactions and quite a few flames.
Andrew Szydlo returns with a visually spectacular performance explaining the science along the way. Fiery reactions, colour-changing liquids and gunpowder.
Andrew Syzdlo, chemist and school teacher, explores the chemistry of iron and steel. Featuring cool science experiments, explosions and pyrotechnics, this inspiring teacher challenges our perception of these metals’ permanence.
If you were able to make a substance change colour, or turn from a solid to a liquid, would that be magic? Andrew Szydlo leads us through a world of magical molecules and enchanting elements in this Ri event from Wednesday 23 April 2014. From a liquid that boils at […]
It’s happened. The first children genetically engineered with the powerful DNA-editing tool called CRISPR-Cas9 have been born to a woman in China. Their altered genes will be passed to their children, and their children’s children. Join CRISPR’s co-discoverer, microbiologist Jennifer Doudna, as we explore the perils and the promise of […]
Celebrated astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson discusses a range of topics during his most recent ‘Larry King Now’ appearance, including NASA’s new initiatives, leaders who lie, religion, & Elon Musk.
Everyone’s favorite astrophysicist, Neil deGrasse Tyson, boggles Larry’s mind with his thoughts on aliens, traveling to Mars, and why an asteroid might flatten Earth. Plus, Neil on the trials of becoming a black scientist & why role models are overrated.
Neil deGrasse Tyson unpacks Trump’s decision to pull out of the Paris Agreement, explains why he’s fearless about AI, and reveals that he cleaned bathrooms while an undergrad at Harvard. Plus, the astrophysicist on why it’s probable we’re living in a simulation.
Come with us on a very final journey as we wander forwards in time at breakneck speeds to see what happens at the very end of the universe.
Ray Kurzweil Predicts an exact year 2029 by which singularity will occur. In 1958 Stanislaw Ulam wrote about a conversation with John von Neumann who said that: “the ever accelerating progress of technology … gives the appearance of approaching some essential singularity in the history of the race beyond which […]
America’s favorite scientist talks climate change, why he doesn’t fear death, and whether he thinks Elon Musk’s mission to Mars will succeed.
HISTORY® is the leading destination for award-winning original series and specials that connect viewers with history in an informative, immersive, and entertaining manner across all platforms. The network’s all-original programming slate features a roster of hit series, premium documentaries, and scripted event programming.
Why were trunks belonging to genius inventor Nikola Tesla confiscated in 1943? Did they contain the plans for nearly free worldwide electricity, massive death rays, and other inventions out of the future? A new investigation driven by declassified CIA documents suggests a secret history of bitter rivalries, government conspiracies, Cold […]
Retrace the thought experiments that inspired his theory on the nature of reality.
What do you do when your child is gifted and their academic ability has overtaken yours? In a lot of ways 13-year-old Cameron Thompson is a normal teenage boy – obsessed with computer games, sporting the first hints of a moustache and a newfound interest in girls. But he is […]
Are we living in a virtual reality? Is the universe emerging from an information processing system? And if so, could we ever tell? Is it possible to ‘hack’ the system and change reality? Take a look at the evidence and decide for yourself! Contributions to THE SIMULATION HYPOTHESIS are made […]
The Butterfly Effect – Chaos Theory Explained
When you look at the seas and oceans on the map you might think that they just flow into each other. It seems like there’s only one big ocean, and people just gave different names to its parts. Well, you’ll be amazed at how vivid the borders between them are! […]
How’s it all gonna end? This experience takes us on a journey to the end of time, trillions of years into the future, to discover what the fate of our planet and our universe may ultimately be. We start in 2019 and travel exponentially through time, witnessing the future of […]
“Doomsday: 10 Ways the World Will End” looks at apocalyptic disasters so cataclysmic that if they happened today, they could extinguish the human race. From massive asteroid impacts to volcanic hyper-eruptions to sudden energy blasts from outer space, will you be ready? Can any of us survive?
In this ground-breaking original series, experts explore the history and use of psychedelic plants including political ambitions, the perceived shadow side and the proper environment to experience these substances. From the origins of Shamanism to the spiritual expression of modern awakenings, discover the role of sacred medicine as a gateway […]
Do human beings have souls? From the beginning of human awareness – no matter the context and no matter the age – the answer was always “yes”. All cultures have universally argued that human beings are “ensouled”. About a hundred years ago, however, scientists decided that the “soul” is not […]
Electricity is the physical flow of electrons, referred to as an electrical current. Electricity is an energy carrier that efficiently delivers the energy found in primary sources to end users, who in turn convert it into energy services. Electricity is all around us–powering technology like our cell phones, computers, lights, […]
It is the world’s most mysterious manuscript. A book, written by an unknown author, illustrated with pictures that are as bizarre as they are puzzling — and written in a language that even the best cryptographers have been unable to decode. No wonder that this script even has a part […]
Wings of Hope (German: Julianes Sturz in den Dschungel) is a 2000 made-for-TV documentary directed by Werner Herzog. The film explores the story of Juliane Koepcke, a German Peruvian woman who was the sole survivor of Peruvian flight LANSA Flight 508 following its mid-air disintegration after a lightning strike in […]
Drew spends a few days in one of the most irradiated—and misunderstood—places on Earth.
Is there more to this than we think?
An intimate and revealing look into the life of Stephen Hawking. Told for the first time in Hawking’s own words and with unique access to his home and public life, this is a personal journey through Hawking’s world.
Historic Apollo 11 Moonwalk Footage