Thanks to the technology available to us today, we don’t have to read dozens of books to learn about science (which is handy if you don’t like to read or don’t have the time for it). There are tons of youtube channels online that make short but insightful videos on various fields in science. Watch a couple of these every day and trust me, it will chance the way you think. Plus, they’re a super fun way to learn!
Here’s list of some of my favorite science-themed youtube channels (in no particular order):
ASAPscience : This awesome channel makes fun, unique and interactive videos usually around two minutes long. They cover a wide range of interesting topics from the science behind love to the science behind productivity.
MinutePhysics: Another channel with short but enlightening videos but this time themed around physics and astrophysics/astronomy. They answer profound questions such as “how does the sun work?”, “Where did the big bang occur?” and “What exactly is gravity?”.
Jason Silva’s Shots of Awe: One of the most unique channels ever. Jason silva doesn’t just explain the facts behind science and technology but also aims to inspire his audience. He talks about everything from cosmic revolutionaries to immortality. His videos are literally shots of awe.
MinuteEarth: One of the most fun ways to learn about earth and its inhabitants. Why are leaves green? Why does the earth have deserts? How tall can mountains be? This channel answers all these questions and many more in short 2 minute videos.
Vsauce: This one deals with the more philosophical and psychological side of things but still very mind-blowing. What can we do without our brains? Will we ever run out of new music? Watch the videos to find out!
Crash Course : Chemistry: This playlist consists of numerous fun creative animated videos that make high-school chemistry so much more fun and interesting! Perfect for those of us who hated chemistry in school.
Fun Science by Charlieiscoollike: Literally, fun science. This channel has loads of awesome captivating videos that cover a lot of the basic concepts in science and astronomy.
Symphony of Science: Its about time we got some arts and culture into the scientific world and this channel does exactly that. You just have to watch/listen to them to see what I’m talking about.
Big Think: This one’s all about knowledge and free thinking. Big think invites intellectuals such as Neil DeGrass Tyson, Lawrence Krauss, Michio Kaku and many more to talk about various things, especially science.
QualiaSoup: Although not entirely about hard science, QualiaSoup’s videos are all about critical and logical thinking - skills that are essential to the scientific method. These videos are not only enlightening but leave you far more open-minded.
Chris Hadfield: He’s famous for his cover of “Space Oddity” but did you know that he’s sung numerous other songs in space? His channel really brings instills a cosmic perspective in the viewers.
SciShow: Coming to you from the vlog brothers, this channel covers a wide range of intriguing questions such as “How does weed work?”, “What is the science behind lying?”and even has a playlist on “great minds”.