The channel has morphed over time, and while it could be described as covering interesting tidbits of science and research, I think it is more accurate to say that it a celebration of curiosity, exploration and imagination - and the systematic and methodical application of such.
Emily Graslie’s genuine enthusiasm, joy and intellect is palpable in the videos, and it’s infectious. But it’s deadly serious, too. Being actively engaged in learning more about the people and world around us is not just important to the arts, but to our communities, ourselves and our futures. People often think this is just about science and maths; it’s not. It’s about thinking critically about everything around us. Thebrainscoop is a brilliant celebration of that human curiosity and ingenuity that is the hallmark of both our greatest achievements and most terrible missteps as one species among many, but is also our best, and only, way forward.
A fun place to start: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LZ2KGhtDyBk
An episode that made me think about all the things I don’t have to think about as a man (it’s about periods and fieldwork): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jjFZ1nzijrI
An episode that’s about curiosity, bubbles and diversity: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wbf8nqMh0R0