16/09/2015 22:38 BST | Updated 17/09/2015 20:05 BST

11 YouTube Channels Every Science Nerd Should Follow

Get smart while wasting time on the internet.

Yes, YouTube is full of cat videos and vine compilations. But it's also chock full of fun and educational science videos--if you know where to look.

And that's where your friends at HuffPost Science come in: below, in no particular order, we've assembled 11 of our favorite science-themed YouTube channels.

There's something here for everyone, whether you're a student of science, a science teacher, or just a science nerd who needs to know if that dress is white and gold, or blue and black. 

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1. Gross Science

Hosted by NOVA producer Anna Rothchild, this channel explores nature at its slimiest, creepiest, and nastiest. 

 2. Sci Show 

"Internet Guy" Hank Green delves into the science behind current events with a skeptical eye and a dash of humor. 

3. Veritasium 

Filmmaker Derek Muller uses polls and good science to debunk common misconceptions about things like climate change and psychology. 

4. Smarter Every Day  

Aerospace engineer Destin Sandlin films himself doing his own experiments--and being a human guinea pig in others.

5. Minute Physics 

With the help of drawings and diagrams, physicist Henry Reich explains physics concepts simply and in just a few minutes. 

6. ASAPscience 

Power couple Mitchell Moffit and Gregory Brown explain topics in science with their trademark kinetic typography and drawings.

 7. In a Nutshell – Kurzgesagt

Designers Philipp Dettmer and Stephan Rether lead a team of artists, musicians, and journalists to make gorgeous animated videos that explain complex topics like evolution, time, and space. 

8. Talk Nerdy To Me  

HuffPost's own Jacqueline Howard explores the science of the mundane and the magnificent.

9. Reactions Everyday Chemistry 

This cheeky series from the American Chemical Society explains the chemistry of everyday life. 

 10. Brain Craft

Aussie science lover Vanessa Hill talks about neuroscience and psychology, and explains why we humans act the way that we do. 

11. Vsauce

Internet personality Michael Stevens combines discussions of science and philosophy with great video editing. 

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