Since debuting in 2010, VSauce has gained more than a million followers. Creator and host Michael Stevens fields seemingly rhetorical questions -- like "What if everyone jumped at once?" or the above "What if the Sun disappeared?" -- and answers them with wonder and thought-provoking detail.
The popular science channel has spawned spin-offs VSauce2 and VSauce3, which cover inventions, science news and trivia.
Covering a broad scope of topics ranging from copyright laws to the pronunciation of "Uranus,"* C.G.P. Grey (Collin Gregory Palmer Grey, to friends) illuminates and debunks subjects with just enough humor.
The brief but insightful time-lapse drawing videos of Henry Reich explain abstruse scientific theories like Schödinger's Cat or the Higgs Boson. In the special video above, astrophysicist/meme/badass Neil deGrasse Tyson answers the question "Does the universe have a purpose?"
Real-life rocket scientist Destin (who conceals his last name for the safety of his kids) has the goal of growing smarter every day, and he wants to help you do the same. Combining a wide-eyed enthusiasm with a super cool, high-framerate camera, Destin tackles the mysteries of the physical world that surroud us. If you've ever said out loud, "Fluid dynamics are awesome," then these are the videos for you.
The successful videos of biologists Mitchell Moffit and Gregory Brown have earned them 10 million views (as of December 2012) and write-ups inScientific American and The Atlantic. Take a look to find out why.