Kurzgesagt, the German word for “In a nutshell” is an infographics channel that dives deep into exploring big questions. The YouTube channel is the visual example of what is called an ‘out of the box’ content bucket. As explained by the team the videos are made to explain things with ‘optimistic nihilism’ and with the aim to make ‘science look beautiful. Because it is beautiful.’ The channel is home to the most satisfying videos, (both real and science fiction) on the internet. Thus, in the spirit of making science look beautiful, let’s have a look at the best of Kurzgesagt. Our top picks:
The Coronavirus Explained & What You Should Do
The Covid-19 pandemic or the Coronavirus pandemic took the world by storm. No one had expected something so devastating that would go on for almost two years! Well we were unfortunate to experience it but the people in future might want to watch this video to learn more about the very thing that caused a global standstill.
What If You Detonated a Nuclear Bomb In The Marianas Trench? (Science not Fantasy)
Imagine taking the most powerful weapon in the world and detonating it at the deepest point of the world, aka Mariana Trench. Will the effects be cataclysmic? Will it result in a tsunami? Watch the video to know the answer and also learn the science behind this fantasy.
The Immune System Explained I – Bacteria Infection
The human body is one of the most beautiful subjects in study. But inside the body the immune system is what keeps the body the way it is. Imagine something microscopic protecting you 24 X 7 from infection, failing which can lead to serious harm or even death! The video below explains the wonders of the immune system and how it protects us against bacterial infection.
The Fermi Paradox — Where Are All The Aliens?
The universe is huge. If the Earth is billions of years old then there are obviously planets much older than Earth, and some even good enough to harbour life. But if that’s the case then why haven’t we or then ever come across each other? Welcome to the Fermi Paradox! Watch your questions about interacting with life on other planets (or simply aliens) getting answered in this video.
Why Black Holes Could Delete The Universe – The Information Paradox
Speaking of paradoxes, here is another paradox, the information paradox. If black holes absorb so much information then could they absorb so much that they would eventually delete the information? Watching the video below is the way to find out.
Is Reality Real? The Simulation Argument
That’s a really heavy reality check! If the world isn’t a simulation then how do we know that it is not? Maybe we are in a simulation and the things appear just because we see them appear that way. Watch the video below and become a part of the simulation argument.
TRUE Limits Of Humanity – The Final Border We Will Never Cross
Yes, you read that right even humanity has its limit and it is quite a natural thing when it comes to exploring this vast universe. But even then what is our limit. The video below is a visual treat to understand how travelling through the universe works and what will be the final border of the universe which we will never cross.