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Why do we ask questions? Michael Vsauce Stevens at TEDxVienna

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Why do we ask questions? Michael Vsauce Stevens at TEDxVienna

Michael Stevens the persona behind the YouTube sensation Vsauce, is an online personality with an entertaining approach to explaining the science behind seemingly ordinary, everyday phenomena. Michael's videos have been watched over 400 million times and Vsauce's 4.5 million subscribers continues to add an astonishing 15 thousand subscribers each day. Michael lives in London where he works for Google as an in-house consultant for other creators on the platform.
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November 2, 2013 at Volkstheater Wien, Vienna, Austria.


In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At a TEDx event, TEDTalks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. These local, self-organized events are branded TEDx, where x = independently organized TED event. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events are self-organized.* (*Subject to certain rules and regulations)
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How Many Holes Does a Human Have?

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An article from Evelyn about holes:

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Coffee mug + doughnut sculptures and video from @Henry Segerman :
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3D visual effects: Eric Langlay
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music: Jake Chudnow and Audio Network

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The Zipf Mystery

The of and to. A in is I. That it, for you, was with on. As have ... but be they.
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Learning curve:

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Forgetting

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The First Meeting of EDUtubers! ft. CGPGrey, Vsauce, Smarter Every Day, Numberphile +more

Back in 2012, we all met for the first time at BrainSTEM - a conference of science YouTubers, instigated by Henry of MinutePhysics (Thank You Henry!!!) bringing together the most awesome STEM personalities from around the world. People like Vsauce, John Green, Vihart, Destin from Smarter Every Day, CGP Grey, Brady Haran of Numberphile et al. I had an awesome three days hanging out with all the cool people in this video and hopefully this is only the start of many fruitful collaborations to come. Thanks everyone!!!

Now this happens to be video 100 for me. It's not really about science, but I think it's pretty awesome because it features all of my YouTube heroes.
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Why do we ask questions? Michael Vsauce Stevens at TEDxVienna

Michael Stevens the persona behind the YouTube sensation Vsauce, is an online personality with an entertaining approach to explaining the science behind seemingly ordinary, everyday phenomena. Michael's videos have been watched over 400 million times and Vsauce's 4.5 million subscribers continues to add an astonishing 15 thousand subscribers each day. Michael lives in London where he works for Google as an in-house consultant for other creators on the platform.
YouTube Channel:




November 2, 2013 at Volkstheater Wien, Vienna, Austria.


In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At a TEDx event, TEDTalks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. These local, self-organized events are branded TEDx, where x = independently organized TED event. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events are self-organized.* (*Subject to certain rules and regulations)

Vsauce: Mortality and the Meaning of Life | AI Podcast Clip with Michael Stevens

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Michael Stevens is the creator of Vsauce, one of the most popular educational YouTube channel in the world, with over 15 million subscribers and over 1.7 billion views. His videos often ask and answer questions that are both profound and entertaining, spanning topics from physics to psychology. As part of his channel he created 3 seasons of Mind Field, a series that explored human behavior.

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How much does a video weigh? - Michael Stevens of Vsauce

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What color is a mirror? How much does a video weigh? Michael Stevens, creator of the popular educational YouTube channel Vsauce, spends his day asking quirky questions like these. In this talk he shows how asking the right -- seemingly silly -- questions can make incredibly effective lessons.

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Vsauce's Michael Stevens goes public with very big news!

Vsauce host Michael Stevens hikes with Kevin Nealon under the Hollywood sign. Michael chats with Kevin about research techniques, asking good questions, realizing he may actually be dumb, his early start, not making the jeopardy cut, what baffles him the most, cardinal numbers, his latest t-shirt 'Aleph Null,' the 'Why Game,' snowflakes, animals, moon illusions, Buzz Aldrin and Neill Armstrong, Nixon's letter, aliens, space travel, his first celebrity sighting, the odds of meeting your soul mate, and most importantly... his big news announcement.

Vsauce Answers Your Questions! - Ask the Experts #8

Vsauce's Michael Stevens is here to answer more of YOUR space questions!

What if Earth had a 2nd Moon?
What is cosmic consciousness?
And Michael answers the question with the most thumbs up!

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Leave your questions in the comment section or ask it in a video response. An expert will be back to answer 2 questions that they love and the question with the most thumbs up, no matter what.
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IAMA: Michael Stevens of Vsauce

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Can Music Make You SMARTER? (feat. Vsauce) | James May's Q&A | Earth Lab

Michael Stevens popped in to help James find out if music is really good for the brains!
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Welcome to BBC Earth Lab! Here we answer all your curious questions about science in the world around you (and further afield too). If there's a question you have that we haven't yet answered let us know in the comments on any of our videos and it could be answered by one of our Earth Lab experts.

Vsauce: Up Close & Personal

Michael Stevens takes us way back to his pre-Vsauce days and fills us in on how he became the awe-inspiring brainiac he is today.
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Vsauce Vision on Science vs. Faith | The Zoo

Vsauce answers question on Science vs Faith

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Our Amazing Boring World | Kevin Lieber | TEDxVienna

We're surrounded by amazing feats of human ingenuity, and we see incredible cutting edge research highlighted on social media every day. But the stories of the mundane can be as interesting as the flashiest video. If we want to see remarkable feats of science, engineering, and human cooperation, all we need to do is put on a sock, open a bottle, or turn a door knob. The complexity of what seems so simple can be astonishing.

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Kevin weaves together science, technology, psychology, philosophy and history to explain the complexities of the human experience in mind-feeding videos that have been watched over half a billion times.

This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at Kevin Lieber hosts and produces Vsauce2, part of the most popular education network on YouTube. Vsauce’s videos have been viewed over 2 billion times and won both the 2016 Webby for Best Science & Education Channel and the People’s Choice award three years in a row. Kevin weaves together science, technology, psychology, philosophy and history to explain the complexities of the human experience in mind-feeding videos that have been watched over half a billion times. This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at

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Why Do You Ask Questions To Which You Already Know The Answers?

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How YouTube's Michael Stevens Makes Learning Go Viral

Michael Stevens, creator of the YouTube channel Vsauce, has over 8.9 million subscribers from answering questions like Why do we kiss? He tells the WSJ's Eva Tam how he made a career out of being a YouTube educator.
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Vsauce reacts to my Memes on the H3 Podcast

Ethan shows Michael one of my finest works of art

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What is Vsauce?

Michael Stevens, creator of the popular YouTube Channel Vsauce, gives you a peek inside of his very curious brain.
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Recreational Learning Ft. Vsauce's Michael Stevens

Vsauce's Michael Stevens explains the basic idea behind his successful educational channel. For more tips to make your channel rock, click here:

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