For the past several weeks I've been showcasing YouTube channels made by everyday people who don't have big sponsorships or lots of resources. Previously, I've written about Numberphile, Every Frame a Painting, Hot Ones, and several others.
This week, I'm highlighting one of my favorite educational channels, which illustrates complex concepts using really cool animations and artwork. It's called Kurzgesagt - In a Nutshell, and I guarantee that after you've watched a couple videos, you'll see why it's easy to fall down the rabbit hole and watch more and more.
First, learn about how genetic engineering is nearing a point that we could only dream of decades ago:
Next, this episode explains how gravity is like a prison and that it takes considerable energy to escape Earth to see the rest of our universe.
In this one, we move to a more gruesome topic talking about parasites and neglected tropical diseases:
Finally, this video discusses whether a space elevator is a practical vehicle for getting us out of this world.
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