9 May

My favourite thing on the internet at the moment definitely has to be SciShow. If you haven’t seen it, you’re missing out. This youtube station has a whole tonne of awesomeness in the form of informative, witty and surprising science videos.

Now I know what you’re thinking; ‘Liz you’re a scientist, why would you want to watch science videos in your free time?’ Well I’ll tell you why – I’m a geek. Only joking, it’s because scientists don’t know that much about science.

That might seem like a contradiction but what I mean is that, unless you’re a polymath, as a scientist you tend to know a lot about your specific bit of science but not that much about the other bits. Let’s not forget science encompasses how everything in the entire universe works. That’s quite a lot for anyone to learn and remember.  So although I know a quite a bit about cell biology and a fair amount of  general biology, the further you get away from what I research the less I tend to know. This is why I love SciShow, there’s so much interesting stuff on there about physics, geology, chemistry, the history of science and more.

Everything is explained really clearly and the presenter is very funny. So whether you’re a scientist, a teacher or someone who has a vague interest in science, I definitely recommend you give it a look. Even if you don’t enjoy it, you’ll probably learn something. But you probably will enjoy it.


One Response to “SciShow”

  1. muirbiology October 27, 2012 at 9:10 am #

    These same guys do the CrashCourse videos which are fantastic (for Biology and History – random combination). Will check out Scishow as well

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