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Crashing a car is usually a terrible accident. But sometimes, it’s a way to save lives.
A huge part of our identities, emotions, and our lives get tied up...Why is that?
X is everywhere and it’s probably thanks to math. But why is x the symbol for the unknown?
What’s the most average thing in the universe? We’re on a mission to find it.
New ideas come from chance events and unexpected connections involved in working together.
Our universe locked incredible secrets in a code written in rainbows.
Butterfly metamorphosis is one of nature’s most magical transformations.
Scorpions are an evolutionary marvel with venom that could save lives.
Join me on my visit to the most advanced cultivated meat production facility in the world.
Life on Earth may have stayed boring and small if it weren’t thanks to one deadly element.
How the CIA used Cold War technology to study and combat climate change
The secret physics at the core of every syllable, starting with the first words we speak.
The glow from faster-than-light particles gives us a unique way to explore the universe.
A mysterious and highly impactful phenomenon that scientists are still learning about.
Countershading is everywhere, and it may be nature’s most successful form of camouflage.
How does iridescence work? From rainbow bubbles to beautiful birds, bugs, and gemstones.
Under house arrest in Egypt, one mathematician transformed how we examine the world.
Animals as simple as bees and as complex as you and me and have fun too!
About Be Smart
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.
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