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7 YouTube Channels That Will Make You Smarter

7 YouTube Channels That Will Make You Smarter

In the last few years YouTube has evolved from the place where you go to see cat videos to where you go to learn. The number of YouTube educators are increasing fast and many of their presentation and teaching skills are even making us question the quality of teaching we received in our schools. Here are top seven of our picks that will make you more smarter, wiser and ultimately widens your perspective on life.


MinutePhysics began by explaining concepts in physics in a minutes time as the name suggests. However in course of time the length of videos has gone over several minutes. The creator Henry Reich uses time-lapse technique with his unique stick figure drawing to explain concepts and theories. It is one of the most popular physics channel in YouTube with millions of viewers and famous collaborators such Neil deGrasse Tyson.

In a nutshell - Kurzgesagt

Kurzgesagt or In a nutshell, as it mean in English, is a channel started by a Munich based German animation studio. Their videos are of great quality animations with high level of details in explanations in a very entertaining package. They have posted videos explaining from human immune system to Fermi Paradox, which are all such a treat to watch because of their unique and beautiful animation.


Veritasium is an YouTube education channel created by Derek Muller in 2011. It's content range from interviews with experts, such as 2011 Physics Nobel Laureate Brian Schmidt, to science experiments to debunking misconceptions about science. The channel currently has more than 3 million subscribers.

The Big Think

" Big Think is the leading source of expert-driven, actionable, educational content". Their videos features experts ranging from Bill Clinton to Bill Nye, with the aim to help you get smarter, faster. They, "aim to help you explore the big ideas and core skills that define knowledge in the 21st century, so you can apply them to the questions and challenges in your own life." Although one of the oldest of the channels mentioned here . They are not so hugely popular compared to others because of their interview like presentations.

TED Talks

TED is a nonprofit devoted to spreading ideas, usually in the form of short, powerful talks designed to be in 18 minutes or less.. TED began in 1984 as a " conference where Technology, Entertainment and Design converged, and today covers almost all topics from science to business to global issues in more than 100 languages." The mission of TED is to spread interning and unique ideas.

ASAP Science

AsapSCIENCE , is a YouTube channel created by two Canadians, Mitchell Moffit and Gregory Brown. The channel produces weekly videos that touch on many different topics of science. AsapScience videos are about science, with many episodes discussion body functions such as how many hour of sleep do we need or what is the effect of coffee on our body and so on.


Vsauce was created by internet personality and philosopher Michael Stevens.The channel feature videos relating to various scientific and philosophical topics,culture, and other topics of general interest. Most popular of their posts features videos about facts on various aspects of science, mathematics, anthropology, and philosophy.

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