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Michael Forster
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I just met +Chris Hadfield who was signing his book at +Buchhandlung Hugendubel in Munich.
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My favorite YouTube channels – What are yours?

Some time ago I started using +YouTube more deeply than just watching the occasional funny video that somebody pointed out to me. Instead I subscribed to a few interesting channels and check every few days if there is anything interesting new. I must say that there is a lot of interesting content, and I would love find more.

Here is the list of my favorite channels, most of them about science. What are yours?

Science

youtube.com/scishow+Hank Green presents science news and "did you know" videos about science topics, for example covering the Curiosity Mars landing (The Latest From Mars: Day 2) or reviewing historical evidence about "Hobbits" (Concerning Hobbits).

youtube.com/crashcourse+John Green and +Hank Green teach in weekly installments courses about Biology and World History. I enjoy in particular John's World History episodes (youtube.com/course?list=ECBDA2E52FB1EF80C9) which review the entire history at a very high level, yet are insightful and funny. Hank's Biology course (youtube.com/course?list=EC3EED4C1D684D3ADF) is also interesting, but a lot of it I already know, so it's a bit less interesting to me.

youtube.com/sixtysymbols+Brady Haran interviews various professors and researchers, mostly from Nottingham University about physics topics. Coverage about the LHC (Inside ATLAS at the Large Hadron Collider - Sixty Symbols), about the faster-than-light neutrinos (Neutrinos faster than light - Sixty Symbols) and lots of other great videos.

youtube.com/minutephysics+Henry Reich  from +MinutePhysics explains advanced physics topics like The Higgs Boson, Part I or Einstein's Proof of E=mc².

youtube.com/1veritasium+Derek Muller from +Veritasium Films  interviews people on the street about everyday science phenomena, explains how they work and uncovers popular misconceptions.

youtube.com/destinws2 – Destin from +Smarter Every Day explains everything you ever wanted know about how helicopters work (DEEP DIVE #1 (You = Genius in 30 minutes)), how cats manage to always fall on their feet (High Speed Video of Flipping Cats | Smarter Every Day 58 (Cute Cat vs Physics)) and lots of other cool stuff.

Misc topics

youtube.com/CGPGrey+C. G. P. Grey explains complex topics like The Difference between the United Kingdom, Great Britain and England Explained and Daylight Saving Time Explained.

youtube.com/TEDtalksDirector – Great short talks from the +TED conference

youtube.com/HISHEdotcom – Funny videos about popular movies "should have ended": How The Dark Knight Rises Should Have Ended or How The Avengers Should Have Ended.

Lectures

youtube.com/education has lots of full lectures from famous universities.

youtube.com/MIT – I enjoyed for example Walter Lewin's (from +Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)) courses about classical mechanics (youtube.com/course?list=ECF688ECB2FF119649) and Electricity and Magnetism (youtube.com/course?list=ECC2CEECFD938FD494). 

youtube.com/StanfordUniversity – Leonard Susskind from +Stanford University teaches excellent courses about Quantum mechanics (youtube.com/course?list=EC701CD168D02FF56F) and other advanced physics topics.

youtube.com/khanacademy+salman khan from +Khan Academy posted literally thousands of videos, teaching all kinds of topics. I enjoyed in particular his History videos (youtube.com/course?list=ECAC6B9F15C835224C).

So, what do you watch?
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