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Why Superhero Movies Suck

Let’s be honest. These days, superhero movies have become 2-hour long trailers for their next movie which in turn will be a 2-hour long set up for a bigger movie and other movies in their universe. Which will then lead to another movie! It’s endless. And maddening! And a lot of them aren’t even good […]

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Smart Video Reveals How Antibiotics May Have Created a Dangerous Apocalyptic Scenario

Kurzgesagt details the “antibiotic apocalypse” in their latest video and it’s a doozy. Basically, our willy nilly use of antibiotics to treat illness and our irresponsible antibiotic use in animals have created bacteria that have become superbugs that are now immune to those antibiotics and could lead to a pandemic. Luckily, it’s not all bad! […]

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An Animated Explanation of Marvel’s Deeply Confusing Civil War Story Arc

Marvel’s Civil War arc is both legendary and insanely convoluted, involving just about every hero you’ve ever heard of (and a ton you haven’t) over 50 issues published across over a dozen titles. Even though there’s a collected edition now, nothing beats the brevity of a four minute animated explainer to catch you up on […]

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Why Wildfires Are Actually Helpful for the Environment

Wildfires scorch and blacken the Earth but turns out they’re actually essential for the environment and even good for the trees themselves. That’s right, this animation explainer from Ted-Ed explains how burning trees can actually help trees grow in the future. It’s because when trees overgrow they’ll have too thick of a canopy that’ll block […]

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How Nuke-Sniffing Air Force Planes Are Hunting for North Korea’s H-Bomb

Late last night, North Korea said it successfully tested a hydrogen bomb , triggering a mini, human-made earthquake near the test site and causing the UN Security Council to call an emergency meeting. Hydrogen bombs are even more destructive than nuclear bombs, so it’s very scary—but experts think North Korea’s bluffing . How can we […]

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Most Popular Explainers of 2015

In between tips and how-tos, we also often do “explainers,” where we break down complicated topics into simple language. Our goal is to help you understand how these difficult topics work, and show you what you can do with the knowledge. Here are our best from the past year. Read more… Continue Reading from the […]

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