• Fact vs. Theory vs. Hypothesis vs. Law… EXPLAINED!
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    Fact vs. Theory vs. Hypothesis vs. Law… EXPLAINED!

    [MUSIC] We need to get something straight. Evolution by natural selection is a theory. So is climate change. But people keep saying that like it’s a bad thing… [MUSIC] I get it, I understand your frustration. We’re all searching for ultimate hashtag #truth, and complex, challenging ideas don’t always fit nice and neatly in our brains. But what is truth? Are there different levels of truth? Are some truths truthier than others? I don’t know. But I do know this: Science is the absolute best tool we have for understanding how the universe works, and theory is not a 4-letter word. If we’re going to trust science together, the least…

  • DNA Doesn’t Look Like What You Think!
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    DNA Doesn’t Look Like What You Think!

    [PBS Intro] I hate to tell you this, but if you’ve ever looked at a biology textbook, chances are it was lying to you. Or at least not telling you the whole story– about DNA. Today, we’re going to fix that. [OPEN] Real quick, what image comes to mind when I say “DNA”. Have you got it? You’re probably imagining something like this, or this, or maybe this? That’s not what DNA looks like. Of course you can’t exactly take a photograph of DNA, or see it through your typical microscope. It’s simply too small. A double helix of DNA is just 2 nanometers wide. A DNA strand next to…