Month: October 2020

We don’t expect animals to act in a way that doesn’t directly benefit their species. But humpback whales are willing to take on one of their few natural predators to become the heroes of the ocean! Hosted by: Rose Bear Don’t Walk SciShow has a spinoff podcast! It’s called SciShow Tangents. Check it out at
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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. We’ve been studying the body for most of human history, and yet we are still finding new organs (or parts of them – depending on your definition). Also, thanks to some marmosets, we know a little more about
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In about 200 million years, Earth is due for another supercontinent. What exactly that supercontinent will look like, though, depends on a lot of geological factors, and is harder to guess at than you might think! Today, SciShow walks you through a few possible scenarios. Hosted by: Michael Aranda Check out the Atlantis Space Shuttle
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Go to http://Brilliant.org/SciShow to try their Introduction to Neural Networks course. The first 200 subscribers get 20% off an annual Premium subscription. Army ants move around a lot, which means they can’t build a nest like other ants do. So, to build their shelters, they came up with another, way weirder solution… Hosted by: Rose
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Lots of animals can change the color of their skin, but there’s nothing quite like the chameleon sand tilefish, which can change its appearance in an instant and flash the colors of the rainbow. Hosted by: Rose Bear Don’t Walk SciShow has a spinoff podcast! It’s called SciShow Tangents. Check it out at http://www.scishowtangents.org ———-
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Go to http://Brilliant.org/SciShow to try their Waves and Light course. The first 200 subscribers get 20% off an annual Premium subscription. European researchers claim to have developed a composite material that is basically uncuttable, so with this material, your bike might never be stolen. Hosted by: Hank Green SciShow has a spinoff podcast! It’s called
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When you picture a single cell, you probably imagine something super tiny that you had to look at through a microscope. But, there are some huge exceptions to this rule. And we really do mean huge. Check out Journey to the Microcosmos here! https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCBbnbBWJtwsf0jLGUwX5Q3g Hosted by: Michael Aranda SciShow has a spinoff podcast! It’s called
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One of the toughest materials known to science is made not by humans, but by nature… and it’s inside of oysters. 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 ———- Huge thanks go to the
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Hot off the presses, this week has been cool! Researchers have discovered the first room-temperature superconductor, and another group has created a type of paint that actually stays cooler than the environment around it! Hosted by: Hank Green SciShow has a spinoff podcast! It’s called SciShow Tangents. Check it out at http://www.scishowtangents.org ———- Support SciShow
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Around 750-1250 CE, the Islamic empire made incredible scientific advancements that still influence many fields of research today. What we know about some of the great minds of that time, as well as what we’ve learned from modern studies, suggest that the diversity of the scholars and their knowledge during that period might have played
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Every day, humans literally flush a valuable resource down the toilet: nitrogen. But there are some animals that have figured out a way to recycle the extra nitrogen in their bodies by moving it not to their livers, but to their mouths! Hosted by: Stefan Chin SciShow has a spinoff podcast! It’s called SciShow Tangents.
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The idea of conservation might seem like a thing that’s only popped up in the last century or so, but organized efforts to conserve resources that directly benefit humans go back centuries! 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
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Humans are known to carry a tune, but we’re hardly the only animals that sing. In fact we’ve got five of nature’s finest singers, and what makes them so unique. 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
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Go to http://Brilliant.org/SciShow to try their Physics of the Everyday course. The first 200 subscribers get 20% off an annual Premium subscription. When we breathe out, we empty our lungs. But an ancient reptile figured out a more efficient way to breathe, which ultimately helped birds dominate the skies. Hosted by: Hank Green SciShow has
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This week, scientists turned to an unlikely source to try to solve the problem of antibiotic resistance, and got a peek at the lifestyle of some of the very first mammals… by studying their teeth. Hosted by: Michael Aranda SciShow has a spinoff podcast! It’s called SciShow Tangents. Check it out at http://www.scishowtangents.org ———- Support
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Go to http://Brilliant.org/SciShow to try their Scientific Thinking course. The first 200 subscribers get 20% off an annual Premium subscription. Bivalves—animals like mussels, clams and oysters—might be a more familiar sight in a restaurant than a lab. But it turns out that studying them might help us learn more about our own health. Hosted by:
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For the pioneers of human aviation, one of the trickiest problems was figuring out how to steer the early craft. Then, the Wright Brothers changed everything by using bike parts and watching birds. 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
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These fun looking sea slugs have a few unique features, not the least of which is the fact that they defend themselves by smelling like watermelon candies. 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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In elections, your vote may be influenced by design of the ballot itself, especially when you don’t have strong feelings about which candidate to elect. Political Questions on SciShow Psych: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8NYaDNK0xvM 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
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Many ancient sites had some truly amazing effects on sound waves, suggesting that early cultures may have built spaces to evoke certain sensation. And by studying the acoustics of these structures, we can learn new things about the experiences people had there, hundreds or even thousands of years in the past. Hosted by: Hank Green
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If you’re a person with sight, your two eyes are your only window into the visual world. But slugs sees not only with their eyes, but also with thier brains. 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
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The treatment for viral gastroenteritis has been stay near a toilet and drink lots of fluids. But new research into cytokines has the potential to change that. Hosted by: Hank Green COVID-19 News and Updates: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLsNB4peY6C6IQediwz2GzMTNvm_dMzr47 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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Stem cells are widely believed to hold great promise in medical research because of their ability to transform into all sorts of other cell types, and scientists can grow it in living mice. 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
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Nature is full of all kinds of beautiful color, and there is plenty of weird science there too! Here’s a showcase of a few of our episodes all about coloration. 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
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Negative campaigns—or campaigns that work by painting opposing candidates in a negative light—have been used for decades. But today, thanks to information that can be gained from social media, these campaigns may be even more effective at influencing us than before. Hosted by: Hank Green SciShow has a spinoff podcast! It’s called SciShow Tangents. Check
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When you see a black cat, you might think of witches and goth bands, but they’re also a great example of a melanistic animal, and they’re not the only ones! 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
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Researchers have found ancient communities of microbes that have been buried deep, for a hundred million years! This discovery might be the oldest living thing on Earth, and could even expand the search for life on other planets. Bizarre Beasts Channel: https://www.youtube.com/bizarrebeasts Bizarre Beasts Pin Club: https://www.Bizarrebeastsshow.com Hosted by: Hank Green SciShow has a spinoff
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This week we learned that the Neanderthal/Denisovan/Human family tree is pretty complicated, thanks to a close look into some Neanderthals’ Y chromosomes. 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 go to
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Generally, when you think of carbon monoxide, nothing good comes to mind. And that’s… pretty reasonable. But elephant seals show us how we might be able to use carbon monoxide as an effective therapy for heart attacks and stroke. Hosted by: Michael Aranda SciShow has a spinoff podcast! It’s called SciShow Tangents. Check it out
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