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Kurzgesagt – Beyond the Nutshell

Dive into the science behind your favorite Kurzgesagt videos.

If you've ever wanted to go deeper into the science in Kurzgesagt videos, this is the course for you.

With each new video, this course will explore the big questions and investigate the scientific principles behind them. To start, you'll investigate potential disasters threatening our planet, and calculate the damage they could cause. Then you’ll track mutations to figure out how rabies conquers new animals in the wild, then do some light physics to unravel its path to the brain. Finally, you'll turn to the big questions of astrophysics and cosmology to uncover the life cycle of black holes and the future of the universe.

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    Disasters

    1. Nearby Supernova

      The deadliest detonation in the universe.

    2. Climate Change

      Calculate the cost we all pay for carbon emissions.

    3. Supervolcanoes

      Explore the extreme effects of an enormous eruption.

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    Life

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      Size of Life

      What needs to eat more, an elephant or an elephant worth of parakeets?

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      Rabies

      The closest that science comes to real-life zombies.

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    Space

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      Black Holes

      What happens in the event horizon stays in the event horizon.

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      Limits of Humanity

      Slowly but surely, space is expanding. What will our future night sky look like?

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