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The number of fake news is growing in the world and it is increasingly difficult to find the source of truthful information. Demand for reliability, quality and factchecking has not disappeared, but it's difficult to make a methodology for checking data with mainstream news in an era when even serious publications are chasing a clickbay. Eaten by the shortcomings of the news of politics, economics, sports and other spheres start to irritate, and not attract attention. An information vacuum is formed, which can be filled with science news. Manipulating scientific data is not as interesting as facts in economics and politics. Science is supported by the excellent reputation of sources – for example, the credibility of the journal Nature or the credibility of the database of biotechnology information PubMed is doubtless.

Yet, the filter responsible for the quality of publications – a journalist – is often between the source of scientific data and the reader. You can get rid of the interlayer only if you immediately receive information from scientists. So you can do it if you subscribe to the authors you are interested in. They are in social networks, but the information there is not structured, but the channels with video content – both personal and collected by ordinary people – are a valuable source of adapted data.


One of the most famous popularizers of mathematics in Russia. Under the link to the channel you will find 85 lectures by Savvateev, but this is only a part of his rich heritage. Here there are 55 videos on the theory of games, and here are 30 more short videos about a variety of topics, and an endless number of videos on various channels, including 12 lectures on mathematics for children.

Alexey Vladimirovich is not interested in that , That he is a doctor of physical and mathematical sciences and a specialist in the field of game theory, although this is important. His presentation of the material is interesting, he is able to interest the child, and then switch to a listener who has studied the course of matanalysis. He leads the "Mathematics for the Humanities" and can deliver the most complex things in a simple language to any listener. And it is difficult even to establish some kind of framework in his lectures – here he, for example, tells what was awarded for the Nobel Prize in economics in 2012.

Mikhailov Roman Valerievich

Roman Mikhailov – Doctor of Physical and Mathematical Sciences , A leading researcher at the St. Petersburg State University, a professor of the Russian Academy of Sciences, a laureate of the RAS Prize for Young Scientists, a laureate of the Moscow Mathematical Society Prize and a von Neumann Scholarship in Princeton, author of more than 60 scientific papers and monographs. As a hobby, dancing, juggling, study of ornaments and oriental languages ​​indicate.

One of the most unusual (you can even say eccentric) mathematicians in Russia. Mikhailov's lecture is capable of overloading your consciousness … and after rebooting and filling with new knowledge not only in the field of mathematics, but also in the cosmological understanding of being. Describes homology and homotopy algebra, K-theory, group theory and group rings, category theory. In lectures often uses non-trivial metaphors (for example, here – cautiously, shock-content) explaining complex mathematical laws.


Semikhatov Alexey Mikhailovich

Although Semikhatov defended his doctoral thesis on "Conformal and topological field theories and integrable systems," but his lectures cover a large number of popular topics that are understandable to listeners without special training. Explains complex concepts of phenomena that are "on hearing" – string theory, Higgs boson, black holes, gravitational waves and so on.

Akhmedov Emil Tofikovich

About physics and all the variety of its problems tells Doctor of Physical and Mathematical Sciences, Leading Researcher of the AI ​​Alikhanov Institute of Theoretical and Experimental Physics, Professor of the Department of Theoretical Physics, MFTI Emil Akhmedov.

Lectures concern quantum mechanics, the theory of everything, cosmological constants and theoretical physics in general .


Vodovozov Alexey Valerevich (hereinafter referred to as the channel or on a playlist with a selection of lectures)

Alexey Vodovozov – graduate of the Military Medical Academy, lieutenant colonel of the medical reserve service. Scientific journalist, medical blogger, physician-therapeutist, toxicologist, winner of the contest "Medicine in Runet" in the nomination "The best blog", winner of the contest of scientific blogs in the nomination "Molecular biology-genetics-medicine". Member of the Association of Medical Journalists, member of the expert council of the Harry Houdini Prize, scientific editor of the magazine "Russian Pharmacies."

Describes various fields of educational medicine: antibiotics, vaccinations, pseudo-diagnostics, homeopathy, dietary supplements, "slags and parasites", toxicology. Disassembles myths, speculations and mistakes regarding medicine.


Drobyshevsky Stanislav Vladimirovich

127 lectures on the origin of man, the average duration of which is rarely less than an hour – is it worth it? Suffice it to say that since 2011 Drobyshevsky together with a scientific journalist Alexander Sokolov has been developing a well-known portal "Anthropogenesis.ru". The scientist, naturally, is engaged in anthropology. He is candidate of biological sciences, associate professor of the department of anthropology of the biological faculty of Moscow State University. MV Lomonosov, teacher and popularizer of the scientific worldview.

Sokolov Alexander Borisovich


Since we mentioned Sokolov, we should give him a link. Although Alexander Borisovich is not a scientist, but a scientific journalist, if you are interested in lectures on the subject of human origin and the fight against pseudoscience, look at the series "Scientists Against Myths" and "Myths about the Evolution of Man" laid out on his channel

] Paleontology

Eskov Kirill Yurievich

Paleontologist Kirill Yeskov is known as a writer , Deconstructing fantasy books. He applied the approach of historical science to the "Lord of the Rings". By main specialization he writes interesting lectures on the evolution of species.


Markov Alexander Vladimirovich

Doctor of Biological Sciences, Head of the Department of Evolution of the Faculty of Biology of Moscow State University, Leading Research Fellow of the Paleontological Institute of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Author and editor of the Evolution Problems website, laureate of the "Enlightenment" Prize in the Popular Literature in Russia, Laureate of the Prize for Fidelity to Science »Ministry of Education and Science of the Russian Federation in the category" Popularizer of the Year. "

Member of the Editorial Board "Journal of General Biology", the leader of popular scientific programs of Radio "Svoboda", one of the authors of the site Elements.ru. In general, regalia can be listed for a very long time. The main reason why these lectures should be watched is a very good presentation of scientific achievements, the history of life and evolution, answers to the riddles of the evolutionary biology of man and other living beings.

Doctor of Philology, Doctor of Biological Sciences, Doctor of Philology, A scientist in the field of neuroscience and psycholinguistics, as well as the theory of consciousness. On her initiative, the training specialization "Psycholinguistics" was opened for the first time.

The topic of Tatyana Vladimirovna's lectures can only be considered conditionally biology. Her lectures are devoted to brain activity, consciousness, learning processes, speech evolution, mental lexicon, linguistics, psychology, artificial intelligence and neuroscience.

Panchin Alexander Yurievich

Another biologist who went beyond biology. Alexander Panchin is known primarily as a popularizer of science and scientific thinking. Received the "Enlightenment" award for the book "The Sum of Biotechnology". He is a senior researcher at the Institute for Information Transmission Problems of the RAS named after Kharkevich. Member of the RAS Commission on Combating Pseudoscience, member of the organizing committee and expert council of the Harry Houdini Prize, awarded for the proven manifestation of extrasensory abilities (never been awarded).

Panchin destroys myths, fights against pseudoscience, disavows pseudo-scientific fraud, promotes rational approach to GMOs and genetics in general.


Popov Sergey Borisovich

Sergei Popov – Doctor of Physical and Mathematical Sciences, Leading Researcher of the Department of Relativistic Astrophysics, State Astronomical Institute. PK Shternberg, Professor of the Russian Academy of Sciences, is one of the most famous Russian popularizers of science with a huge number of publications both on the Internet and outside.

Lectures are devoted to the cosmos: double and single compact objects (neutron stars, black Holes), evolution and physics of stars, gravitational waves and much more. If until now you were not interested in the design of the universe in principle, look at a few lectures with a review of the latest discoveries – it is possible that with this material you will discover the "starry" science.

In addition to this title link to the playlist compiled PostHouse, we also recommend the playlist of the "Center of Arche".


Surdin Vladimir Georgievich

Senior Researcher of the State Astronomical Institute of Names And PK Shternberg, associate professor of the Physics Department of Moscow State University. For the cycle of scientific lectures on astronomy and astrophysics received the Belyaev Prize. In 2012 he became the winner of the "Enlightenment" award.

The main topics of scientific publications are star clusters, star formation processes, interstellar medium physics, objects of the solar system. But lectures on the level of complexity are available to any listener. Describes basically basic basic things: about the history of astronomy, telescopes, exploration of planets, the search for extraterrestrial civilizations and so on.


Dubynin Vyacheslav Albertovich

Professor Dubynin works as a leading researcher in the Department of Human and Animal Physiology at the Moscow State University's Biological Faculty. Teaches at the biological, medical and psychological faculties of several Moscow universities.

In his lectures he tells about the anatomy of the central nervous system, the physiology of higher nervous activity and sensory systems, various areas of brain physiology and neuropharmacology.


Shnol Simon Elyevich

Biophysicist, historian of Soviet and Russian science, professor of the Department of Biophysics of the Physics Department of Moscow State University, former head . Laboratory of Physical Biochemistry, Institute of Theoretical and Experimental Biophysics, Russian Academy of Sciences, Doctor of Biological Sciences, author of more than 200 scientific papers and several books on the history of science.

Describes biological systems, evolution theory, cosmophysical correlations of biological and physicochemical processes, history science. Honored Soros Professor. Member of the editorial board of the journal Nature.

There are several playlists with lectures – for example, look at this one. Unfortunately, the new video has not been uploaded for a long time, but this is the only example in this collection.


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