SciShow

I am a scriptwriter for the popular YouTube channels SciShow and SciShow Space, where videos I have written have garnered more than twelve million cumulative views. The episodes have been on a huge range of topics, from biology to fundamental physics and from general curiosities to breaking news. On this page, you can find all of the videos that I have written in one place, starting with some of my favorites:

How Close Can You Get To The Sun? — An episode about, well, how close you could get to the Sun—first as an astronaut in a spacesuit, then in a ship.

The Hunt for the Highest Melting Point — What materials have the highest melting points? What about the lowest? What makes all the difference?

Space Robots That Hop — What could be better than an army of robots hippity-hopping their way around Mars?

The Kugelblitz: A Black Hole Made Out Of Light — Einstein’s most famous equation allows for the creation of black holes made purely of light, as long as physics keeps working at the Planck temperature.

The First-Ever Moon Landing — The Apollo 11 landing was one of humanity’s most remarkable achievements, and I had the privilege of writing about it.

Zeroing in On Dark Matter — The history of physics is full of null results that rarely get much publicity. The LUX experiment’s null dark matter result was a great time to spread the message that null results are just as important as famous discoveries.

Will the Periodic Table Ever Be Complete? — With every element up to number 118 officially having been created, the periodic table looks pretty full. But a full table doesn’t mean a complete one.

Here is a full list of all videos I have worked on, in reverse chronological order (newest on top):

Enceladus’s Super-Thin Ice

SpaceX Is Sending People to the Moon!

There’s Going to be a New Star in the Sky

How The Internet Was Invented | The History of the Internet, Part 1

The Sun’s So Bright, It’s Spinning Slower

Is Public Wi-Fi Safe?

6 Construction Failures, and What We Learned From Them

Who Really Invented the Radio?

Does the Camera Really Add Ten Pounds?

What Happens to an Email After You Click “Send”?

Two New NASA Missions!

8 Lesser-Known, Useful Elements

The Strange Case of the Himiko Blob

The Strongest Acids in the World

5 Baffling Mysteries About the Universe

How Do I Make My Batteries Last Longer?

8 Mind-Blowing Optical Illusions

Are Aliens Signaling Us?

New Dwarf Planet (Maybe) Discovered

Skylab: The First Americans Living in Space

The Bernoullis: When Math is the Family Business

Why Does Virtual Reality Make Me Sick?

The Oldest Fossils Ever Found!

Will the Periodic Table Ever Be Complete?

Does Deep Space Cause Heart Disease?

Zeroing in On Dark Matter

Project Mercury: The First Americans in Space

The First-Ever Moon Landing

Satellite Death Rattle

Juno at Jupiter!

The Kugelblitz: A Black Hole Made Out Of Light

The Impossibly Huge Quasar Group

A Dying Hot Jupiter and the Birth of Carbon Planets

The Arizona Fireball and Planet Nine’s Origins

The Science of Sunbeams

10 Surprising Chemicals Your Body Makes

Radioactive Iron Rain!

Space Robots that Hop

The Trouble With Colonizing Mars

Setting Spaceships on Fire

Why Do We Have Leap Years?

Colonizing Venus With Giant Balloons

Planet 9 From Outer Space

The Hunt for the Highest Melting Point

How Close Can You Get To The Sun?

Diving Into The Sun!

Using Sunlight to Propel Spaceships

Understanding the Most Extreme Numbers in the Universe