Month: December 2019

If you’ve ever tried to make out something that was really far away, odds are you squinted while doing it. It’s basically involuntary! But does narrowing your field of vision really help you see things better? Hosted by: Hank Green SciShow has a spinoff podcast! It’s called SciShow Tangents. Check it out at http://www.scishowtangents.org ———-
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Unfortunately, we don’t know how to cure hangovers yet. However, we DO know a lot more about how to make sure you wake up with a hangover. Avoiding some of these behaviors could help you feel better the morning after. Hosted by: Michael Aranda SciShow has a spinoff podcast! It’s called SciShow Tangents. Check it
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As 2019 winds to a close, the journey towards fully realised quantum computing continues: physicists have been able to demonstrate quantum teleportation between two computer chips for the first time. Put simply, this breakthrough means that information was passed between the chips not by physical electronic connections, but through quantum entanglement – by linking two
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Sometimes being in a traffic jam can feel like being stuck in a clogged pipe. And it turns out, maybe that feeling isn’t too far off. Today we look at 3 things that are remarkably unlike fluids, yet still behave in liquid-like ways. Hosted by: Hank Green SciShow has a spinoff podcast! It’s called SciShow
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If you live in a cold climate, you might know the agony of trying to get your car started on a chilly winter morning, or standing helplessly by as your phone’s battery level plummets. So why do cold weather and batteries seem to just not get along? Hosted by: Hank Green SciShow has a spinoff
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Scientific discovery often dabbles in the extreme, challenging and exceeding what we think of as “possible.” And this year’s discoveries were no different! We present to you three scientific discoveries made this year that set out to find new extremes, and succeeded. Hosted by: Hank Green SciShow has a spinoff podcast! It’s called SciShow Tangents.
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Things are pretty dire right now. Giant swaths of my country are burning as I write this, at a scale unlike anything we’ve ever seen. Countless animals, including koalas, are perishing along with our life-supporting greenery. People are losing homes and loved ones. These catastrophes are being replicated around the globe ever more frequently, and we
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Study after study has shown that napping is awesome. This might make you wonder: should everyone be napping? The answer is more complicated than you might think. Hosted by: Michael Aranda 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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Here in North America it’s the time of year that we have a little more jingle in our bells than usual, but luckily there’s a lot of science to explain exactly why music mistles our toes the way it does. Hosted by: Olivia Gordon SciShow has a spinoff podcast! It’s called SciShow Tangents. Check it
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This year, I was on the judging panel for the Royal Statistical Society’s International Statistic of the Decade. Much like Oxford English Dictionary’s “Word of the Year” competition, the international statistic is meant to capture the zeitgeist of this decade. The judging panel accepted nominations from the statistical community and the public at large for
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This video was paid for by NHTSA. This New Years, please #drivesober. Go to https://www.nhtsa.gov/campaign/drive-sober to learn more. Besides abstaining from alcohol altogether, most of the medical advice for avoiding hangovers is to use common sense before you start drinking. But what about all those “cures” people seem to tout? Hosted by: Hank Green SciShow
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SpaceX CEO Elon Musk welcomed the launching of Space Force, the newest US military service, with a “Star Trek”-themed tweet: “Starfleet begins.“ On Friday, President Donald Trump signed the National Defence Authorization Act (NDAA) a US$738 billion bipartisan defence spending bill. Part of the NDAA authorizes the Space Force as a military service under the
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Evolution is known to be a long, slow process. But thanks to our interference, some animals have adapted at light speed in order to survive. 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
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SciShow is supported by Brilliant.org. Go to https://Brilliant.org/SciShow to get 20% off of an annual Premium subscription. In nature, most of our basic forces both attract and repel. In fact, gravity is the only exception. But, according to theorists, sound waves actually have negative gravity. Hosted by: Olivia Gordon SciShow has a spinoff podcast! It’s
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Thanks to Brilliant for supporting this episode of SciShow. Go to Brilliant.org/SciShow to learn more about gifting a Brilliant Premium subscription this month. Being attacked by a predator can be scary, but tiger moths have a very distinguished way to survive predatory bats. Meanwhile, scientists have presented findings on the importance of microbial ecosystems beneath
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