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Fossils 101 | National Geographic

Fossils 101 | National Geographic

(gentle music) – [Narrator] Like buried treasure, they lie hidden from sight. Echoes of an ancient past, they whisper secrets and tell tales once lost to time. Fossils are remnants or impressions of ancient organisms that are naturally preserved in stone. While there are hundreds of fossil types, they are often grouped into two major …

The search for life on Mars | Natural History Museum

Is there life on Mars? Has there ever been? These questions have inspired science and science fiction alike. But a mission, led by the European and Russian Space Agencies, might finally reveal what really lies beneath the surface of the Red Planet. We’ve been sending missions to Mars since the 1960s to find out what, …

Earth Science: Crash Course History of Science #20

Earth Science: Crash Course History of Science #20

From 1600 to 1800, European physics and chemistry went through revolutions that made them quantitative, or numbers-based. Meanwhile, biology remained with natural history, and stuck with observation-based knowledge. But what about the study of the earth? In this field, natural philosophers were asking questions like, what’s up with fossils? Are they the remains of extinct …

How to go rockpooling | Natural History Museum

How to go rockpooling | Natural History Museum

What you need ID guide, bucket, clear jar Step 1. Prepare Check the tide times and weather for your beach location Step 2. Scout Wait until low tide and find an area with accessible rock pools Be careful when walking as the rocks can be slippery Approach a pool slowly and quietly Keep your shadow …

What are Continents?

What are Continents?

How many continents are there? If you grew up in the English-Speaking world you might think that the answer is obvious: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7. But not everyone count continents the same way. The usual deffiniton, that they’re large land masses separated from others by oceans is fine, until you actually start …

The Big Bang: Crash Course Big History #1

The Big Bang: Crash Course Big History #1

Hi. I’m John Green and this is Crash Course Big History, in which we’ll be looking at the history of, like, everything. I’m talking about 13.8 billion years, from the big bang to now. I mean, in this series, we are literally going to attempt to tell you the story of what Douglas Adams famously …

A Brief History of Life: Survival Is Hard

A Brief History of Life: Survival Is Hard

Where did life come from, and how did it come to…this? The path from bacteria to baseball wasn’t simple. In this miniseries, we’re going to explore the evolution of life on Earth. It’s been a wild journey, with plenty of twists and turns, and there were lots of times we almost didn’t make it through. …

The Missing Link That Wasn’t

The Missing Link That Wasn’t

It’s 1912, and an amateur archaeologist named Charles Dawson came forward with a discovery that almost changed our understanding of human evolution. Almost. Dawson’s find was some unusual human-like skull fragments, and he showed them to the Keeper of Geology at the British Museum, Sir Arthur Smith Woodward. He explained that the fragments were given …