Science Insider

Here are a series of explainers I animated for Science Insider. I would be given VO and a 3-minute script, and I would storyboard, design, animate, and sound design each piece.

 

What If The Earth Spun Sideways On Its Axis

The Earth already spins on a slight tilt, causing the seasons. If it spun horizontally, extreme winters and summers would doom life as we know it.

Giving Birth in your 20s vs your 30s

In 2016, for the first time ever, more American women had babies in their early 30s than in their 20s. Giving birth at any age comes with changes — to your body and bank account. But there are some key differences between giving birth in each decade.

HOW HUMANS ARE TRYING TO LIVE FOREVER

Death has no cure. But thanks to scientific breakthroughs, from anti-aging drugs and 3D printing to artificial intelligence and cryonics, we’re closer than ever to finding one. Studies have shown that new drugs like rapamycin can increase the lifespan of mice by up to 60%. And they will likely have a similar effect in humans. Dozens of companies now offer you the opportunity to freeze your brain after you die, until technology has advanced to the point where it can be transferred to a human avatar that could, in theory, live forever.

Why are lice so hard to kill?

Lice can be hard to get rid of. In fact, head lice are now resistant to many over-the-counter treatments. Turns out, lice are a problem humans have been itching to fix for over 7 million years. Lice are small, tricky to spot, and can even hold their breath for eight hours, so they’ll be fine in the shower or in a pool. They’ve also developed resistance to many of our common treatments. In the last decade, experts have developed new weapons of attack, but we still haven’t managed to eradicate them altogether.

How Far Can A Sneeze Travel?

How far can your germs travel in sneezes? Turns out, it’s not just about the biggest droplets, but also the smaller ones that stay in the air. The cloud of exhaled air that comes out of your mouth when you sneeze can potentially travel farther and wider than previously expected.

What If You Never Got Out Of Bed

Although laying in bed for the rest of your life might sound relaxing, it can lead to serious health issues. For one thing, most of your muscles would waste away in six months to a year. You could also develop nasty ulcers called bedsores, which can tear through layers of muscle and tissue and expose your bone!

Where The 11 Deadliest Animals In The US Live

Mountain lions, sharks, and crocodiles might look threatening, but they’re not likely to kill you, compared backyard animals like dogs, cows, and deer. On the whole, animals are only responsible for a little over 400 deaths each year.

The Terrible Things That Happen When You Grind Your Teeth Too Much

Grinding your teeth is a bad habit. But it could be worse than you think. You could be a chronic grinder and not even know it. Here’s what happens when you grind your teeth too much. And how to stop it.

What is a genetically engineered CRISPR baby?

A Chinese scientist claims to have created the world’s first genetically-engineered babies. He used CRISPR, a revolutionary gene-editing technology, to deactivate a gene in their DNA linked to HIV infection. Editing human DNA in this way could save lives, but many researchers fear unintended consequences.

The Most Impressive Dads In The Animal Kingdom

These animal dads do a lot of work for their children. Some of them don't eat while the kids develop, or defend them and make sure they survive. These dads come from the world of fish, bugs, and birds. Using different strategies and making various sacrifices, they help their offspring survive.