Be Smart is created and hosted by Joe Hanson, Ph.D. We give you deep answers to simple questions about science and the rest of the universe. (official site)
Why No One Can Agree What’s Really the Tallest Mountain
S10 Ep9 | 8m 29s
Sand Dunes Shouldn’t Exist (Here’s Why They Do)
S9 Ep13 | 15m 33s
Why Is Blue So Rare In Nature?
S5 Ep11 | 7m 39s
The Mystery Behind Earth’s Most Epic Migration
S11 Ep6 | 10m 40s
Why Does Every Animal Look Like This?
S11 Ep5 | 9m 10s
The Dark Origins of the Scientific Method
S11 Ep2 | 11m 53s
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The Mystery of Earth's Disappearing Giants
Special | 21m 29s
Dung Beetles: The Poop-Rolling Stargazers of the Serenget
Special | 17m 8s
These Butt-Tickling Ants Are Endangered Butterfly Bodyguards
Special | 20m 59s
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- In Our Nature Explore the spectacular life and biology of the Serengeti.
- 12 Days of Evolution Some of the biggest evolution questions finally answered.
- Space Videos! All our Space videos from It's Okay to Be Smart!
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