Hank Green (previously
) is one half of the famous and much-loved Vlog Brothers; while his brother John Green (previously
) is well-known for his novels, Hank hasn't ventured into fiction -- until now. His debut novel, An Absolutely Remarkable Thing
is a deceptively romp-y novel about mysterious samurai alien robot statues appearing all at once, everywhere that has hidden and absolutely remarkable depths.
From green to red to even black, it turns out your pee can turn a whole bunch of different colors for a whole bunch of different reasons. In this new SciShow video, Hank Green breaks down the ins and outs of strange pee colors. And in case you were wondering, here’s another SciShow video from a few years ago about why your poop is sometimes green:
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Hank Green of the Vlogbrothers offers a simple intro to the Paris climate accord and why it matters that Donald Trump has withdrawn the U.S. from it. Read the rest
SciShow’s Hank Green breaks down the details of this month’s WannaCry ransomware attack. Read the rest
As part of CrashCourse’s philosophy unit, Hank Green asks, “Is it possible to make true assertions about things that aren’t real?” Turns out the answer is pretty complicated. Read the rest
I've just watched all three new episodes of Wil's new show, which features performers and writers playing an exhilarating RPG campaign with Wil as DM, set in a lavishly illustrated techno-primitive society. Read the rest
Good luck getting this song out of your head.
The only real scientific mystery about vaccines is why so many people buy into the deadly pseudoscience of vaccine denial and put their kids -- and yours -- at risk of catching ancient, vanquished, deadly diseases. Read the rest
Nikole Dieker explains an aptly-named project: The Right Thing.
The incomparable Olga Nunes has released the latest and greatest iteration of the net's appreciation for Discovery Channel's "Boom-De-Yadda" commercial, reinacting the XKCD version with "Neil Gaiman, Wil Wheaton, Cory Doctorow,
Lawrence Lessig, Bruce Schneier, Jason Kottke,
Google Zurich, Hank Green, MC Frontalot, Patrick & Teresa Nielsen Hayden, Mr. Toast,
Miss Cellania, Team Genius, Phil Plait, Allan Amato, Maddy Gaiman, Charissa Gilreath,
Belinda Casas, Chuck Martinez, Jeremy James, Joanna Gaunder, Lee Israel
& Octavio Coleman Esq. of The Jejune Institute."
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