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The Nuclear Fallout They Kept Secret

Kodak detected the first atomic bomb before anyone else figured it out. Then they made a deal not to tell anyone. Thanks to HBO Max, and their new show raised by Wolves for sponsoring this video! References: Albuquerque Tribune Bulletin, July 16, 1945 –

Is Success Luck or Hard Work?

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Is Dust Mostly Dead Skin?

People claim that 70-80% of household dust is dead skin, but is it true? Thanks to Google for sponsoring this video! Learn more about Search here: Special thanks to J.M.E.H van Bronswijk, author of 'House Dust Biology'. We exchanged emails to make sure I got my facts straight for this video. Below is...

Half the universe was missing... until now

Half of the ordinary baryonic matter has been tough to find but Fast Radio Bursts made it possible to detect the WHIM. Thanks to Kiwico for sponsoring this video! For 20% off go to or use code VERITASIUM at checkout. Special thanks to Prof. Geraint Lewis Nature paper: A census of baryons in the...

The Launch of Perseverance to Mars

This was a pretty extraordinary experience - thanks to NASA for inviting me! The Atlas V 541 rocket took off carrying the Perseverance rover and Ingenuity the Mars helicopter at 7:50 am July 30, 2020. They should arrive in about seven months on February 18, 2021 Thumbnail by Fictionalhead

Turbulent Flow is MORE Awesome Than Laminar Flow

Everyone loves laminar flow but turbulent flow is the real MVP. A portion of this video was sponsored by Cottonelle. Purchase Cottonelle Flushable Wipes and try them for yourself: Special thanks to: Prof. Beverley McKeon and team Destin from Smarter Every Day

Parallel Worlds Probably Exist. Here’s Why

The most elegant interpretation of quantum mechanics is the universe is constantly splitting A portion of this video was sponsored by Norton. Get up to 60% off the first year (annually billed) here: or use promo code VERITASIUM Special thanks to: Prof. Sean Carroll His book, a major source...

This equation will change how you see the world

The logistic map connects fluid convection, neuron firing, the Mandelbrot set and so much more. Fasthosts Techie Test competition is now closed! Learn more about Fasthosts here:"> Code for interactives is available below... Animations, coding, interactives in this video...

Why Most Resolutions Fail & How To Succeed

Common pitfalls of New Year's resolutions and how I plan to avoid them. Thanks Audible! Start listening with a 30-day trial and your first audiobook plus two Audible Originals free when you go to"> or text veritasium to 500500. Thanks to Simone Giertz for sending me and Every Day Calendar!...

How to Slow Aging (and even reverse it)

Scientists like Prof Sinclair have evidence of speeding up, slowing, and even reversing aging. Thanks to LastPass for sponsoring this video. Click here to start using LastPass:"> What causes aging? According to Professor David Sinclair, it is a loss of information in our epigenome, the system of proteins...

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