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  • How many sides does a banana have?

    57,514 views 2 months ago
    Two: the inside and the outside (badum tshh)! But taking a more scientific approach, do bananas actually have 5 sides like all the pub quizzes say?

    Me:
    Website: https://sallylepage.co.uk
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    Dr Sally Le Page is a British evolutionary biologist and science YouTuber. The aim of these videos is to bring science further into popular culture by making science videos that make you laugh, make you feel and make you think.

    References:
    Fahn (1953) The Origin Of the Banana Inflorescence
    https://www.jstor.org/stabl...
    Interactive Voronoi Diagram Generator:
    http://alexbeutel.com/webgl...

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  • New to my channel? Play all

    Nice to meet you! Here's a handful of my favourite videos to give you a brief introduction to me and the kind of stuff I make until Google find a way of making digital handshakes! :)
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  • Shed Science Play all

    Shed Science is all about the fun bits of biology. I use every tool possible, from music to costumes to animation to cover topics ranging from genetics to behaviour, sex to starfish and anything else in between!
    • Science stand-up comedy that's completely bananas - Duration: 23 minutes.

      • 1 month ago
      • 12,526 views
      The third and final video in my banana trilogy - the full stand-up comedy routine from An Evening of Unnecessary Detail, featuring an Oprah giveaway, live R statistics and banana related physical c...
    • This is what 280 bananas sound like - Duration: 4 minutes, 34 seconds.

      • 2 months ago
      • 18,809 views
      When life gives you 280 bananas, make a video about banana radiation. For an explanation of what's going on, turn on subtitles.

      Me:
      Website: https://sallylepage.co.uk
      Twitter: https://twitter.com/...
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    • How many sides does a banana have? - Duration: 10 minutes.

      • 2 months ago
      • 57,514 views
      Two: the inside and the outside (badum tshh)! But taking a more scientific approach, do bananas actually have 5 sides like all the pub quizzes say?

      Me:
      Website: https://sallylepage.co.uk
      Twitter: ...
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    • Corals reefs aren't as doomed as you think | Shed Science - Duration: 21 minutes.

      • 1 year ago
      • 52,722 views
      My own mini version of Blue Planet 2! When I got an email asking if I could be paid to fly out to French Polynesia, go SCUBA diving on the reefs and make a video about the coral research happening ...
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    • I'M NOW A PUBLISHED SCIENTIST! - Duration: 6 minutes, 35 seconds.

      • 1 year ago
      • 31,655 views
      Two years and 86,810 flies later, and I've finally published my first ever scientific paper, all about fly sex and relatedness! It's called "Male relatedness and familiarity are required to module ...
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    • 6 mistakes in Charlie's Evolution Fun Science | Shed Science - Duration: 13 minutes.

      • 2 years ago
      • 41,825 views
      Charlie McDonnell has finally made some more Fun Science videos, most notably one on evolution. And I am an evolutionary biologist who has been studying the topic for the last seven years. Naturall...
    • An extended chat about good bacteria | Shed Science - Duration: 22 minutes.

      • 2 years ago
      • 8,303 views
      An extended conversation with Suzie Ford, where I ask her about the (mis)use of antibiotics, whether probiotics work, and why she named her worms "Sally". Timecodes to all of the questions are belo...
    • Good bacteria make disease less deadly | Shed Science - Duration: 7 minutes, 22 seconds.

      • 2 years ago
      • 10,013 views
      When we get a bacterial infection, we automatically reach for the antibiotics. But should we instead be adding more bacteria to fix our bacterial woes? Well lucky for me, my biology partner-in-crim...
    • 3 #GBBO Baking Disasters Fixed with SCIENCE! | Shed Science - Duration: 11 minutes.

      • 2 years ago
      • 19,487 views
      Are your tarts tough? Is your sponge solid? Does your caramel crystallise?
      It's the Great British Bake Off 2016 Final, so to celebrate, I delve into the science of gluten, egg foam and crystallisat...
    • 10 Ways Humans are Still Evolving (ft. Matthew Santoro) | Shed Science - Duration: 9 minutes, 16 seconds.

      • 2 years ago
      • 18,857 views
      Humans are just another species of animal, and all animals evolve. Plus I was lucky enough to persuade YouTube's top ten expert Matthew Santoro to dress up and be a bit silly. So here are 10 recent...
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    • Real Life Pokérap | Shed Science - Duration: 4 minutes, 22 seconds.

      • 2 years ago
      • 13,216 views
      Pokémon Go: Finding species outside with the help of a phone.
      Natural History: Finding species outside with the help of a phone. 100% glitch free. No server downtime. And helps science!

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    • The Tragedy of the Commons | Shed Science - Duration: 3 minutes, 20 seconds.

      • 2 years ago
      • 106,607 views
      What is the tragedy of the commons, and why is sex so tragic? In this video, I look at why animals don't always seem to act in their own long term interest, and why I'm studying if relatedness can ...
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    A new series where I interview other science YouTubers about their science, career and thoughts on YouTube. Low quality production, high quality chat. Available in podcast form: sallylepage.co.uk/sofascience/?format=rss
    • Sofa Science with Kallie Moore (PBS Eons) - Duration: 58 minutes.

      • 2 weeks ago
      • 2,490 views
      This time on the sofa, I'm joined by palaeobiologist and fossil librarian Kallie Moore. We chat about cool fossils, filming, cool fossils, scientifically accurate illustrations, cools fossils, the ...
    • Sofa Science with Hank Green (SciShow/vlogbrothers) - Duration: 1 hour, 2 minutes.

      • 2 months ago
      • 8,443 views
      Welcome back to Sofa Science: a laid back, (mostly) unedited chat with other science YouTubers about their career, their opinions on science communication and YouTube, and a bit of therapy thrown i...
    • Sofa Science with Caitlin Hofmeister (SciShow) - Duration: 45 minutes.

      • 1 year ago
      • 3,674 views
      I interview Caitlin Hofmeister, senior producer for SciShow about what a senior producer does, how being in front of the camera has helped her producing and how Patreon has influenced their channel...
    • Sofa Science with Joe Hanson (It's Okay to be Smart) - Duration: 42 minutes.

      • 1 year ago
      • 4,634 views
      I took the opportunity at VidCon US to interview Dr. Joe Hanson from It's Okay to be Smart about the transition from a PhD to YouTubing, working with PBS and how to find a story. This video is spon...
    • Sofa Science with Dr. Shini Somara (Crash Course Physics) - Duration: 55 minutes.

      • 1 year ago
      • 6,376 views
      At VidCon EU, I had the opportunity to get Shini on the sofa/bed and chat about her journey from PhD student to TV presenter to YouTube host. As always, timecodes to the questions, links and podcas...
    • Sofa Science with Matt Parker (standupmaths) - Duration: 51 minutes.

      • 2 years ago
      • 80,003 views
      Sofa Science is back after a brief hiatus, and we return with comedic mathematician Matt Parker to discuss math v. maths, pi v. pie, and a very important piece of black fabric.

      Sofa Science is now...
    • Sofa Science with ... Sally Le Page (Shed Science) - Duration: 1 hour, 2 minutes.

      • 2 years ago
      • 10,058 views
      The tables have turned and it's my time to sit in the hotsofa. Maddie Moate asks me about my sudden audience growth, whether we should all start vlogging and where them ladies at. Sofa Science is n...
    • Sofa Science with Maddie Moate - Duration: 53 minutes.

      • 2 years ago
      • 9,891 views
      Brace yourselves: this week's sofa science is on an actual sofa!!! :O
      I'm joined by Maddie Moate and we chat about the BBC, the importance of appearance, the BBC, TV v. YouTube and the BBC. Sofa Sc...
    • Sofa Science with Simon Clark (SimonOxfPhys) - Duration: 45 minutes.

      • 2 years ago
      • 14,886 views
      What? Sofa Science on an actual sofa??? What is wrong with the world!?! This time I'm joined by Simon Clark and we chat about production quality versus content quality, YouTube personas and male me...
    • Sofa Science with Vanessa Hill (BrainCraft) - Duration: 38 minutes.

      • 2 years ago
      • 8,894 views
      Welcome back to another Sofa Science, which is once again, not on a sofa! This episode I chat with Vanessa Hill from BrainCraft. Available in podcast form: http://sallylepage.co.uk/sofascience/?for...
    • Sofa Science with Julia Wilde (That's So Science) - Duration: 25 minutes.

      • 2 years ago
      • 8,643 views
      Welcome back to another Sofa Science, where low quality production meets high quality chat about science communication. On this week's not-sofa, I chat with Julia Wilde from That's So Science and D...
    • Sofa Science with Tom McFadden (Science With Tom) - Duration: 23 minutes.

      • 2 years ago
      • 2,812 views
      This episode of Sofa Science is with Tom McFadden from the science rap (yes, really) channel, Science With Tom. We chat about how he made his way into science YouTube and his thoughts behind making...
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  • A Spot of Science Play all

    Viewers ask their craziest science questions, then it’s up to Gus Sorola and Chris Demarais to match wits with evolutionary biologist Sally Le Page in search of an answer. No science theory is too dumb, but someone on this panel probably is. (It's Chris.)
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    Guest spots, collabs and talks on other channels.
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  • Sally Le Page: Creator-in-Residence! | GE Play all

    The latest uploads from GE's Creator-in-Residence Sally Le Page! Explore the real-world science behind this year's biggest films with Fiction Fast Forward, breaking science updates with our Special Reports, and dive into the incredible world of GE with footage from the vault.
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  • Let Me Clarify Play all

    Explore the world of science with Gus Sorola and evolutionary biologist Sally Le Page as they make it their mission to set the record straight on ridiculous theories.
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