The Salamander-Algae Symbiotic Relationship Animals Biology Videos 

Shelf Life Video: The Salamander-Algae Symbiotic Relationship

What happens inside a Salamander egg? How does the embryo interact with its environment? Find out in this video, which is another in the Shelf Life series from the American Museum of Natural History.   Scientists collect Salamander egg masses to investigate the symbiotic relationship between embryos and algae. The two organisms exchange substances that help each other to thrive in their environment. Researchers are increasingly interested in how the microorganisms that are inside and on our bodies interact with us throughout the course of our lives and affect our physiology. GotScience…

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Dinosaurs of Ghost Ranch Animals Paleontology Videos 

Shelf Life Video: The Dinosaurs of Ghost Ranch

Dinosaurs’ fossils have attracted paleontologists to the Badlands of Ghost Ranch, NM, since 1881. Here, they have found the best place to find early carnivorous dinosaurs in the world. This video is another in the Shelf Life series from the American Museum of Natural History.   After being unearthed, dinosaurs’ bones are very delicate, and paleontologists need to take really good care of them. Once they are safely brought to the Museum of Natural History, they are ready to be analyzed. By looking at dinosaurs’ fossils, researchers can figure out…

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Shelf Life Video: Time Travel to Stars Astronomy Videos 

Shelf Life Video: Time Travel to Stars

With the help of high school students, scientists at The American Museum of Natural History are creating an online catalog of stars’ distances and relative positions. This video is another in the Shelf Life series from the American Museum of Natural History.   Since the early 17th century, thanks to the use of telescopes, astronomers have been able to draw detailed star maps. However, because the Earth wobbles on its axis, today we see the stars in a slightly different position than in the past. So, students and scientists are…

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Screening Biodiversity Animals Biology Environment Videos 

Shelf Life Video: Screening Biodiversity

Scientists at The American Museum of Natural History explain why managing biodiversity is a key component in managing endangered species. This video is another in the Shelf Life series from the American Museum of Natural History. Even though one and a half million species of organisms have already been named and described, they represent just a tiny portion of the biodiversity of our planet. Having a distinct genetic identity is important because more variation tends to be better in the face of the changing world. And when populations get small and isolated…

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Bats, Cuba Animals Videos 

Shelf Life Video: Into the Island of Bats

The island of Cuba is a key piece of the puzzle for two researchers who are studying bats and trying to understand biodiversity in the Caribbean. Find out why on an expedition with mammalogists J. Angelo Soto-Centeno and Gilberto Silva Taboada, joined by Ana Luz Porzecanski, director of the Museum’s Center for Biodiversity and Conservation.   Shelf Life videos are shared by agreement with the American Museum of Natural History. GotScience Magazine kindly reminds you to not touch wild bats. Learn more about bat-human virus transmission. “We have evidence at a…

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Shelf Life Video: Fossils in the Gobi Desert Paleontology Videos 

Shelf Life Video: Fossils in the Gobi Desert

It’s been nearly a century since the Museum began their explorations of Mongolia’s Gobi Desert—a vast and imposing landscape that occupies an unparalleled space in the scientific record. The American Museum of Natural History gives some background on the Gobi Desert expeditions: One of the world’s richest locations for dinosaur, lizard, and mammal fossils, it was discovered in 1993 by a team that included Curators Mark Norell (now Macaulay Curator and Chair of the Division of Paleontology) and Mike Novacek (now Provost of Science at the Museum), and visited by…

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global warming Environment Videos 

Global Warming: What’s Really Warming the Earth?

Dr. Joe Hanson explores the possible causes of global warming in this episode of It’s Okay To Be Smart.   References and Further Reading July 2016 is hottest on record NOAA’s State of the Climate July 2016 Bloomberg’s climate change data viz project Solar activity and temperature show opposite trend Milankovitch cycles (I left out eccentricity because it operates on scales so long that it doesn’t affect short-term climate change) Connecting climate models with actual temperature changes NASA Goddard’s Gavin Schmidt explains the history of the instrumental temperature record Last time…

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Simon's Cat Logic: Why Do Cats Have a “Crazy Time”? Animals Videos 

Simon’s Cat Logic: Why Do Cats Have a “Crazy Time”?

By the Simon’s Cat Team @SimonsCat Simon’s Cat Logic is a fun and informative new series featuring Simon’s Cat cartoons and a cat behaviour expert at Cats Protection. In this video, find out why domestic cats do some of the silly things they do and how we can help our pet cats lead happy and healthy lives. Cat Facts and Cat Naps Outdoor cats are active both day and night, but they tend to be a little more active at night. Cats conserve energy by sleeping more than most animals,…

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Simon's Cat Logic: Feeding Time Animals Videos 

Simon’s Cat Logic: What You Didn’t Know about Meal Time

By the Simon’s Cat Logic Team @SimonsCat Watch our latest Simon’s Cat Logic episode and find out all the things you didn’t know about your cat’s feeding time! Simon’s Cat Logic is a fun new series where we ask a cat behaviour expert at Cats Protection why cats do the silly things they do and how we can help our cats lead happy and healthy lives. Simon’s Cat Logic Credits Directed by: Chris Gavin Producer: Emma Burch Cat Expert: Nicky Trevorrow Animation and Graphics: Simon Tofield Junior Designer: Liza Nechaeva…

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Why do cats love boxes? Animals Videos 

Simon’s Cat: Why Do Cats Love Boxes?

So, why do cats love boxes so much? Simon’s Cat Logic is a fun new video series in which an expert answers your burning questions about cat behavior. Special thanks from GotScience to the Simon’s Cat team for permission to republish this video, and for reminding all of us that science is fun. Seriously. Why Do Cats Love Boxes!? Simon’s Cat Logic is a fun new series where we speak to a cat behavior expert at Cats Protection (http://www.cats.org.uk) about why cats do the silly things they do, and how we…

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