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Adolescent Risk-Takers: The Power of Peers

Teenagers are often thought of as reckless risk-takers. Nature Video asks a neuroscientist and a group of adolescents ​what's really behind risky behaviour.This video was reproduced with permission and was first published on February 21, 2018. It is a Nature Video production.

February 21, 2018 — Nature Video

What Is the Bystander Effect?

If you suffer a heart attack in a crowd, you would be less likely to get help than if there were only one or two people around you.

February 16, 2018 — Tim Palmieri

Anatomy of a Hunt: Speed, Strategy and Survival

In the race for survival, predators can achieve impressive strengths and speeds—but research reveals that when it comes to strategy, their prey may have the upper hand.This video was reproduced with permission and was first published on January 24, 2018. It is a Nature Video production.

January 26, 2018 — Nature Video

Using CRISPR to Do More Than Cut

Using the CRISPR–Cas9 system, scientists can do much more than gene editing—they can boost gene transcription or use fluorescent proteins to paint and track a chromosome. In this Nature Video animation, several innovative uses for CRISPR are outlined and explained. This video was reproduced with permission and was first published on October 31, 2017. It is a Nature Video production.

November 10, 2017 — Nature Video

New Frizzy-Haired Orangutan Species

An isolated group of orangutans in Sumatra is the first new great ape species described since the 1920s, and could be the most critically endangered. 

November 3, 2017 — Lydia Chain

Neutron Star Collisions Create Gold

Astrophysicists searching for gravitational waves have finally learned what happens when you crash two neutron stars together--and it's very, very shiny.

October 17, 2017 — Lydia Chain, Lee Billings and Michael D. Lemonick

Scientists Learn from a Fish School

Researchers train high-speed video on schooling fish to track the motion of each individual, revealing how information and decisions travel through the group."Lens of Time: Secrets of Schooling" was first published on bioGraphic ©2016 California Academy of Sciences 

September 26, 2017 — bioGraphic

How to Explore Otherworldly Oceans

The tools we build to explore our deep oceans might one day explore ocean world across the solar system. A new observatory called ABISS that can transmit video and long-term chemical measurements at broadband speeds from the seafloor using a system of flashing lights instead of a traditional tether.

September 21, 2017 — Jennifer Berglund

Smooth Surfaces Are a Bat Blind Spot

Glass and metal surfaces temporarily "blind" a bat by bouncing sound waves in the wrong direction, which sometimes results in a collision.This video was reproduced with permission and was first published on September 7, 2017. It is a Nature Video production.

September 7, 2017 — Nature Video

VR Theme Park Hopes to Push Public Pickup

VR World is a virtual reality theme park that presents curated video games and 360-degree artistic cultural experiences in order to help the public overcome some of the barriers that have prevented mass adoption.

August 31, 2017 — Andrew Golden

Well-Preserved Armored Fossil Reveals Cretaceous Camouflage

The Cretaceous Period was a dangerous time for many animals, even for the “dinosaur equivalent of a tank.” Watch how researchers analyzed the pristine remains of a heavily armored nodosaur to discover this dino’s additional layer of defense.

August 3, 2017 — Andrew Golden

Of Shamrocks and Science

Happy St. Patrick’s Day