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Humans kill a lot of sharks. Like, A LOT OF SHARKS. More than three every second to be exact. If we keep it up, several shark species will be extinct within the next few decades. 

What would happen in a world without sharks?

That’s the question posed in this week’s episode of It’s Okay To Be Smart. From ecosystems to food chains to depressing death tallies to how much a shark is worth in $$$, there’s plenty of brain chum to watch and share with your fellow shark lovers.

But wait! It gets better! I also teamed up with The Brain Scoop, SciShow, Veritasium, MinuteEarth, and Smarter Every Day to bring you a week’s worth of shark science.

Because lawyers, we’re calling it “Several Consecutive Calendar Days Dedicated to Predatory Cartilaginous Fishes" instead of… well, you know. And unlike certain cable TV channels, our videos are non-fearmongering, unsensationalized, and dedicated to celebrating and protecting sharks , not turning them into bloodthirsty monsters. This should go without saying, but all of the S.C.C.D.D.P.C.F. videos are 100% true, factual and not made up in the least bit, unlike some other shark-related programming.

Check out the full playlist of shark science videos from your favorite channels here, or you can watch it embedded below:

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This week It’s Okay to be Smart and BrainCraft have teamed up to teach us about our brains!

Watch “Why Your Brain Is In Your Head” on Joe’s channel here: http://youtu.be/qdNE4WygyAk

Watch “This Is How Your Brain Grows” on Vanessa’s channel here: http://youtu.be/aucscX191vQ

jtotheizzoe
jtotheizzoe:

Are You Alone?
Well, that kind of depends on how you define “you”.
First, let’s distill our living bodies down to their most basic elements, the cells that you’re built of and that build you. Within those cells are countless chemical machines (embodied adorably in the above GIF), doing the work of converting certain arrangements of atoms into other, more useful arrangements of atoms. 
And when we tally up just what those atoms are, and where they come from, we begin to realize that we are fundamentally connected to the universe itself, and although we may sometimes find our bodies and minds alone in the conscious sense, our atoms are with the always and forever, always and forever.
With that in mind, enjoy this wonderful video from Kurzgesagt:

So now that you’ve had time to think about it, are you alone?

jtotheizzoe:

Are You Alone?

Well, that kind of depends on how you define “you”.

First, let’s distill our living bodies down to their most basic elements, the cells that you’re built of and that build you. Within those cells are countless chemical machines (embodied adorably in the above GIF), doing the work of converting certain arrangements of atoms into other, more useful arrangements of atoms. 

And when we tally up just what those atoms are, and where they come from, we begin to realize that we are fundamentally connected to the universe itself, and although we may sometimes find our bodies and minds alone in the conscious sense, our atoms are with the always and forever, always and forever.

With that in mind, enjoy this wonderful video from Kurzgesagt:

So now that you’ve had time to think about it, are you alone?