Month: October 2019

Unless you saw the spider bite you, that swollen, bite-looking lesion on your arm is probably something else, and blaming it on an innocent 8-legged critter might do more harm than good. Hosted by: Stefan Chin SciShow has a spinoff podcast! It’s called SciShow Tangents. Check it out at http://www.scishowtangents.org ———- Support SciShow by becoming
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The kitties we let into our homes and hearts can have some strange and endearing behaviors, and we’ve made a fur-midable number of episodes about them! If you love cats, we’ve got a feline you’re going to love this compilation! Hosted by: Olivia Gordon Where Do Domestic Cats Come From?: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=53Jb7Y6eUUU Why Do Cat Eyes
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Thanks to monday.com for sponsoring this episode. Head to http://go.thoughtleaders.io/1330420191009 to see all of monday.com’s team management features and select a plan that’s right for your organization! Have you ever been driving down the highway and start to notice that you’re feeling really relaxed, even sleepy? It turns out there are number of aspects of
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The three-body problem, one of the most notoriously complex calculations in physics, may have met its match in artificial intelligence: a new neural network promises to find solutions up to 100 million times faster than existing techniques. First formulated by Sir Isaac Newton, the three-body problem involves calculating the movement of three gravitationally interacting bodies
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We have some good reasons for wanting to make fake wood, but wood is complex and intricate. Can we create a good wood substitute? Go to http://Brilliant.org/SciShow to try their 60+ courses in math, computer science, and scientific thinking. The first 200 subscribers get 20% off an annual Premium subscription. To learn how you can
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Rice production needs to see a 50% increase by 2030 to keep up with population growth, but as the climate warms, rice plants will likely become less efficient. Fortunately, scientists are working on a pretty clever potential solution. Go to http://Brilliant.org/SciShow to try their Artificial Neural Networks course. The first 200 subscribers get 20% off
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Designing skin for robots was out of reach for a long time, but last week, scientists announced they successfully made the first autonomous robot with full-body skin! Hosted by: Hank Green SciShow has a spinoff podcast! It’s called SciShow Tangents. Check it out at http://www.scishowtangents.org ———- Support SciShow by becoming a patron on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/scishow
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Plastic is quickly becoming a problem and we’re eager to point fingers, but honestly, the reason there’s so much plastic everywhere isn’t just because of human negligence. Hosted by: Stefan Chin SciShow has a spinoff podcast! It’s called SciShow Tangents. Check it out at http://www.scishowtangents.org ———- Support SciShow by becoming a patron on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/scishow
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Thanks to Squarespace for sponsoring this video. Go to Squarespace.com for a free trial and when you’re ready to launch, go to http://squarespace.com/scishow and add code “SCISHOW” at checkout to save 10% off your first purchase of a website or domain. You probably think the appendix is a useless organ left over from our evolutionary
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In her Hugo-finalist novel Record of a Spaceborn Few, Becky Chambers envisions a future where humanity travels the galaxy in generational ships, their entire civilisation dependent on a well-oiled system of reusing and recycling resources. Every waste product is expertly crafted into something else, sustaining the space travellers for generations. Although this book is science
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We can now implant memories into birds’ brains to teach them how to sing, and human fetuses have a couple muscles that disappeared from our adult ancestors over 200 million years ago. Complexly Pilots: History Pop – Diving into the histories that inform pop culture https://www.youtube.com/historypop Stories Retold – Relating classic fairy tales and fables
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It’s been a busy week for astrophysicist Michel Mayor. On Tuesday, he won a Nobel Prize for his work detecting exoplanets. Then, on Wednesday, he crushed the dreams of anyone hoping to one day colonize those planets. “If we are talking about exoplanets,” Mayor told Agence France-Presse when asked about off-world colonization, “things should be clear: we will not migrate there.”
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While you might hear the name John Snow and think of dragons and unfruitful endings. There was a real life physician whose efforts saved lives and built the foundation for modern epidemiology. Hosted by: Hank Green SciShow has a spinoff podcast! It’s called SciShow Tangents. Check it out at http://www.scishowtangents.org ———- Support SciShow by becoming
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Unlike some creatures, humans can’t regenerate their limbs – but a new study suggests we do have a hidden ‘salamander-like’ ability to regrow cartilage in the body, a finding which could help treatment for joint injuries and even arthritis. Using mass spectrometry techniques on 18 specimens, researchers were able to identify a mechanism by which
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Check out The Serengeti Rules, airing October 9th at 8pm ET on PBS, or at https://to.pbs.org/2oxTWF4 to learn how five pioneering scientists discovered a single set of rules that govern all life! There are a whole lot of people out there who have bought into the notion that, in order to be physically fit, you
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At its heart, climate change denial is a conflict between facts and values. People deny the climate crisis because, to them, it just feels wrong. As I’ve argued elsewhere, acknowledging climate change involves accepting certain facts. But being concerned about climate change involves connecting these facts to values. It involves building bridges between the science
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Scientists have observed a quantum vibration at normal room temperature for the first time, a phenomenon that usually requires ultra-cold, carefully calibrated conditions – bringing us another step closer to understanding the behaviour of quantum mechanics in common materials. The team was able to spot a phonon, a quantum particle of vibration generated from high-frequency
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The universe is a pretty grand place to live, but scientists have one issue with it, it’s an anomaly that should be scientifically impossible. Hosted by: Hank Green SciShow has a spinoff podcast! It’s called SciShow Tangents. Check it out at http://www.scishowtangents.org ———- Support SciShow by becoming a patron on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/scishow ———- Huge thanks
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Negotiating thermostat settings can be really frustrating, but your officemate isn’t trying to freeze you out on purpose. Stefan explains the science behind why people experience temperatures differently. Fun fact: Stefan wears a jacket inside year round. Hosted by: Stefan Chin SciShow has a spinoff podcast! It’s called SciShow Tangents. Check it out at http://www.scishowtangents.org
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Our diets can have a big environmental impact. The greenhouse gas emissions involved in producing and transporting various foods has been well researched, but have you ever thought about the water-scarcity impacts of producing your favourite foods? The answers may surprise you. In research recently published in the journal Nutrients, we looked at the water
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