Water Is WAY Weirder Than We Thought

Water is one of the most abundant and important substances on Earth, so you think we'd know everything there is to know about it. But it turns out water is way weirder, and it often behaves in ways that leave scientists with more questions than answers.
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  • This right after a video about how much more we have to learn about physics

    The Chad PadThe Chad PadVor Tag
  • Who's thirsty? Or, "It's not cool, but it's wet." de-visions.com/detail/video-6vlBd4AqbcI.html

    osue69osue69Vor 7 Tage
  • hey lady you have something weird in your nose, you should go to the hospital

    silvk1000silvk1000Vor 11 Tage
  • Wow, very good reporting!

    Mac KinnonMac KinnonVor 12 Tage
  • chemistry has taught me i still don’t know wtf is up with water

    AustinAustinVor 12 Tage
  • Waters glass faze? Glass is solid as it is a crystal. Why do people still call water liquid or amorphous liquid? Old glass windows only looked so wobbly due to old manufacturing processes to get glass sheets otherwise glass goblets and any other drinking vessels would have deformed too by now, wouldn't they!?

    Cyrus HaleCyrus HaleVor 13 Tage
  • aw man not this hippie wannabe john lennon woman again.

    Sean PriceSean PriceVor 17 Tage
  • I'm not sure but I don't think H2O is half the mass of D2O

    john sargentjohn sargentVor 17 Tage
  • One of the most abundant compounds in the universe? Universe or earth?

    TheodoreTheodoreVor 18 Tage
  • I’m confused too 👀

    Mikey DMikey DVor 18 Tage
  • where is Sheldon ?

    Brandy WasayBrandy WasayVor 19 Tage
  • The girl talking as if she is smarter than everyone on earth

    ANCIENT000ANCIENT000Vor 20 Tage
  • Your glasses are fake and NO, you look nothing like Amy from TBBT

    Dee JayDee JayVor 20 Tage

    The Absolute MadmanThe Absolute MadmanVor 21 Tag
  • Shades of Kurt Vonnegutt's "Ice 9."

    Doc AtheistDoc AtheistVor 21 Tag
  • I believe that water transfers information , between different states of matter, to different types of molecules. It is like a message carrier , for matter. It gathers information, and then discharges it. When it discharges its information, the information is transferred into another form, or chemical compound. This may sound crazy, but it is how the air of the upper atmosphere, communicates with the rocks in the ground , and vice versa. After the information in the water is transferred to a different state of matter, the water is like a clean slate , ready to collect information again. So as long as there is water in a stream, the rocks can exchange information. And matter that is in the form of Gas in the atmosphere, can exchange information with rocks, Or other matter deeply in the earth. It is just a theory. But I also believe that when lightning strikes, it is a large amount of information being transferred from one state to another, all at once. Electricity is pieces of energy, that carriers information. Water is the chemical that is recycled over and over again. And it can carry memory , in its electrons, that can be passed on between different types and forms of matter.

    Nathaniel AndersonNathaniel AndersonVor 22 Tage
  • Where's geek boy?

    Dirk BastardreliefDirk BastardreliefVor 23 Tage
  • I feel like this whole video just poorly explains a few random research studies they found.

    Chandler GreenChandler GreenVor 23 Tage
  • Ice ice seven

    ironcityblueironcityblueVor 23 Tage
  • Last week this channel said physics might be dead... there’s 2 types of atoms in water and we are STILL lost. We’ve gotta lot of work todo.

    J mow-TJ mow-TVor 23 Tage
  • I was drinking water while watching this. It was deliciously complex.

    KamiEuKiToKamiEuKiToVor 24 Tage
  • Great video, but can you explain why you look like you just rubbed vaseline all over your face?

    Greg PaulGreg PaulVor 24 Tage
  • You sound like an intelligent person. But that crap in your nose is hideous. You don’t need that to garner attention !

    El LoboEl LoboVor 24 Tage
  • Darn it, water. Pull up your socks and quit the horse play, would you? Nobody's gonna take you seriously as a molecule with that act!

    Count MeowtCount MeowtVor 24 Tage
  • So then...water is cooled not heated, right? Cause the temp she said is in the negatives though she says heated....

    knives564knives564Vor 25 Tage
  • Was this just to see if we were paying attention?

    Cheryl WadeCheryl WadeVor 25 Tage

    LeoLeoVor 26 Tage
  • Water as a percentage of our earth's mass is inconsequential. When the ice is gone you will know what global warming is. Just avoid ice9!

    Nelson SwanbergNelson SwanbergVor 26 Tage
  • Water has memory

    Madhusudhan MsdMadhusudhan MsdVor 26 Tage
  • These same people that explain how something as simple as water can be extremely complex are the same people that believe all that complexity care from nothing. It’s pretty obvious there’s a creator

    The Clean GamerThe Clean GamerVor 26 Tage
  • Scorpios prove this...

    Elizabeth RobyElizabeth RobyVor 26 Tage
  • Your new, no formal introduction?

    Austin HardingAustin HardingVor 26 Tage
  • Damn teacher even fail at teaching water... Now i have relearn it like the rest of school education.

    avid davidavid davidVor 27 Tage
  • You can hear the difference between hot water and cold water being poured

    Gabriel SteinbachGabriel SteinbachVor 27 Tage
  • I thought "that looks interesting". Then I saw a young woman with metal piercings in her face, narrating the item. I can't take her seriously. How can an apparently bright individual think that this is acceptable ?

    Robert WattsRobert WattsVor 27 Tage
  • Nice to have a non sponsored video from time to time!

    Mick WiggersMick WiggersVor 27 Tage
  • Cool now explain how water magically sticks to a spinning ball.

    Sean WalckSean WalckVor 27 Tage
  • But why does it hurt when I pee!!! Dam water is changing states all the time

    Oscar GarciaOscar GarciaVor 27 Tage
  • It makes up 60% of our bodies by volume but it’s 88% by mass and if you count the amount of molecules in our body water makes up a staggering 99.1% of the molecules in our body.

    Man of CultureMan of CultureVor 27 Tage
  • I like to put sugar and lemon juice in it then use my mouth and throat parts to drink it.

    Nathan M.Nathan M.Vor 27 Tage
  • When it rains, its because the sky is leaking. This happens because all of those birds flying around up there run into clouds & punch holes in them with their beaks & the wet, wet watery water leaks out. Ice is truly hard water.

    Greg HawkinsGreg HawkinsVor 27 Tage
  • How were false teeth made in 1829

    Shawn GliddenShawn GliddenVor 27 Tage
  • I really didn't understand any of this.

    jenthemusicianjenthemusicianVor 27 Tage
  • "The only thing that has ever effectively improved on science is better science."

    Corvus MorveCorvus MorveVor 27 Tage
  • wow

    Tabitha AdamsTabitha AdamsVor 28 Tage
  • News Flash folks .. .. the liquid we all know as “water” is .. alive and lives among us!

    Retro917Retro917Vor 28 Tage
  • Veritasium says the "glass is always flowing" notion is a myth. See 1:50 mark of de-visions.com/detail/video-c6wuh0NRG1s.html

    Kurt RichterKurt RichterVor 28 Tage
  • Press W to... ...pay respects

    ShashankShashankVor 28 Tage
  • Why are you shiny haha

    ShashankShashankVor 28 Tage
  • glass phase is when it seems solid but it flows very slow? just like those those glass windows in old churches that have flopped to the ground over hundreds of years?? oh yeah that doesn't happen!

    whoeveriam0iam14222whoeveriam0iam14222Vor 28 Tage
  • Look up Gerald Pollack's work in to water and its complex chemistry.

    Electro-CuteElectro-CuteVor 28 Tage
  • She looks like amy from big bang theory

    odora Allanodora AllanVor 28 Tage
    • @Line Fortier 😂😂c'mon

      odora Allanodora AllanVor 22 Tage
    • She is prettier and cooler than Amy...OMG !!! what have you smoking for thinking about "TBBT" It was funny but too long, and over since may 1919 bye bye AmySheldonPENNY Leonard and the others!!!! I prefer scishow ,EONS, and other site french and canadian.

      Line FortierLine FortierVor 22 Tage
  • If the team found you cant use water as a neutral background for chemistry then everything "proven" in this manner is flawed and we will have to redo all those experiments to reprove what we thought was proved

    Blue eyed BeeKeepersBlue eyed BeeKeepersVor 28 Tage
  • The more you watch these videos the more you realize as a species how much we assume we know and how little we actually know...

    William SutterWilliam SutterVor 28 Tage
  • When reality does not conform to your concepts, models and theories, then one of you is wrong. And reality is the gold standard. Ergo...

    Donald PiniachDonald PiniachVor 28 Tage
  • "The odds are pretty good you've already encountered a bunch of it today" She knows I'm watching this while sitting in the bathtub 😶

    Katie SkeeseKatie SkeeseVor 29 Tage
  • "Lets Screw with hoomans" -God

    Powersettings MPowersettings MVor 29 Tage
  • Your presentation skills are getting better and better! :)

    Cody AbelCody AbelVor 29 Tage
  • I've read that the real formula for water is something like H1809

    Barry WerdellBarry WerdellVor 29 Tage
  • If you really want to have your mind blown about water, research how many types of ice there is... And how hot some can be...

    Alien AmiAlien AmiVor 29 Tage
  • Water is weird in its basic form anyway. If its chemistry was normal i.e. consistent with expectations, it shouldn't exist as a liquid or solid under terrestrial temperatures or pressures. It's that weirdness that allows for it to be life sustaining.

    Peter GrayPeter GrayVor 29 Tage
  • οχι παλι αυτη ρε

    Illuminati MagisterIlluminati MagisterVor Monat
  • This is one of the most baffling surprising and interesting scishow episodes ever! Fantastic stuff.

    blazebluebassblazebluebassVor Monat
  • Someday we are going to figure out that water is the key to FTL travel.

    killi mimeskilli mimesVor Monat
  • Nope I didnt encounter water...Just woke up ✌️

    Junaid PirzadaJunaid PirzadaVor Monat
  • In the words of the late great comedian, W C Fields.......WATER?? NEVER TOUCH THE STUFF!!! TRUMP 2020!!!

  • Probably not as ‘strange’ as those little metal rings.......HANGING ‘OUT YOUR NOSE’!!! TRUMP 2020!!!

  • Is it fair to say water is so essential for life because it is so weird?

    AliensinnohAliensinnohVor Monat
  • That lead story was cringe. Are they running out of material?

    Travis GTravis GVor Monat
  • This presenter is so bad. Makes me turn off the video

    Hugh CHugh CVor Monat
Water Is WAY Weirder Than We Thought