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To keep their solid gold Nobel Prizes away from the Nazis, James Franck and Max von Laue sent their medals to trusted colleague Niels Bohr. But when Germany invaded Denmark in 1940, the medals were no longer safe – so chemist George de Hevesy used his knowledge of chemistry to dissolve the gold into solution,
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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. When camels drink, they do so at a rate that would kill most other animals. But where does all of that water go? Hint: It’s not their humps! Hosted by: Michael Aranda SciShow has a spinoff podcast! It’s
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Unlocking the mysteries of ancient ceramics is a bit complicated. Radiometric dating tells us the age of the clay, but when was it first shaped by a human? We can find out by blasting it with heat again! Hosted by: Stefan Chin SciShow has a spinoff podcast! It’s called SciShow Tangents. Check it out at
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Did you know we are still discovering completely new pieces of our anatomies? Even in the last decade, we’ve found multiple new body parts, including some you can see with the naked eye! 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
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It requires a certain attitude to brave the elements of Antarctica. Luckily, the Antarctic midge has a set of adaptations that fit the bill. 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 ———- Huge thanks
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Puberty is a wild time in human bodies, and so much goes on as they transform from a child to an adult. But it turns out, the whole process is controlled by a single protein – and it’s probably one you’ve never even heard of. Hosted by: Hank Green SciShow has a spinoff podcast! It’s
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This video was made in partnership with PancOne. They are hoping to raise $200,000 to better understand pancreatic cancer, accelerate diagnosis, explore new treatment options and ultimately save more lives. If you are able to help, please head over to PancOne (https://www.inflcr.co/SH2Ms) to learn more and donate. Thanks for your help! We know that our
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If you want to make particles move really fast, you have to build a particle accelerator that is really big, right? Not anymore! 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
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Some species of bacteria have a wicked survival strategy: killing members of their own species or a closely-related one. There’s a lot we don’t know about it, but it’s possible that someday we could potentially harness that knowledge to kill them inside the human body! Hosted by: Michael Aranda SciShow has a spinoff podcast! It’s
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A bit of good news on the COVID-19 front this week: New research reveals a drug that might actually help save severely ill patients, and data suggests that distancing policies may have saved millions of lives over the last few months. Hosted by: Hank Green COVID-19 playlist: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLsNB4peY6C6IQediwz2GzMTNvm_dMzr47 SciShow has a spinoff podcast! It’s called
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Birds are known for having beaks, however at what point between being a humongous therapod and tiny sparrow did they get them, and why? 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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You need it, you love it, you probably live on it: it’s land! But have you ever thought about where land even comes from? 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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Cheetahs are fast. You know this. But which is faster: a cheetah, or a Tyrannosaurus rex? Hosted by: Olivia Gordon 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 following Patreon supporters for helping
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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. One of the most fundamental ideas in physics is that the disorder of the universe, also known as entropy, is constantly increasing. But, life’s inherent chemical makeup has been hacking the disorder of the universe for billions of
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Every once in a while, traits thought to be lost forever suddenly reappear, like a dolphin or a whale born with complete hind limbs! Known as atavisms, these occurrences can teach us all sorts of things, like how limbs actually grow. Hosted by: Hank Green SciShow has a spinoff podcast! It’s called SciShow Tangents. Check
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Humans love the smell after good rain, though we may not be the the target of the pleasing aroma. There’s evidence the characteristic post-rain scent is used to lure arthropods to bacteria. 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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Go to http://Brilliant.org/SciShow to try their Probability Fundamentals course. The first 200 subscribers get 20% off an annual Premium subscription. If a surface is contaminated with the SARS-CoV-2 virus, how long does it pose a risk of infection? Hosted by: Hank Green COVID-19 News &Updates playlist: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLsNB4peY6C6IQediwz2GzMTNvm_dMzr47 SciShow has a spinoff podcast! It’s called SciShow
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Have a problem with many competing variables? Why not solve it with a computer algorithm based on cooling metal? 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 the following Patreon
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Neutrinos are weird. But all the big unsolved problems in physics are somehow connected to one unsolved mystery: Why do neutrinos have mass? 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
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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 generally think of pregnancy as a continuous process, but scientists have recently discovered mechanisms that allow for certain mammals to put the development of a fetus on pause. Hosted by: Hank Green SciShow has a spinoff podcast!
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When it comes to fighting COVID-19, scientists are throwing every bit of science we’ve got at it. A creative technique some researchers are looking into involves using gene therapy to fight this virus with… another virus! Hosted by: Michael Aranda COVID-19 News &Updates playlist: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLsNB4peY6C6IQediwz2GzMTNvm_dMzr47 SciShow has a spinoff podcast! It’s called SciShow Tangents. Check
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Go to http://Brilliant.org/SciShow to try out Brilliant’s Daily Challenges. The first 200 subscribers get 20% off an annual Premium subscription. Raccoons are famous for “washing” their food, but this behavior, called dousing, isn’t really about cleanliness. Hosted by: Olivia Gordon SciShow has a spinoff podcast! It’s called SciShow Tangents. Check it out at http://www.scishowtangents.org ———-
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Right now, scientists need additional COVID-19 monitoring methods. And our poops might help! Hosted by: Hank Green COVID-19 News &Updates playlist: 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 a patron on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/scishow ———- Huge thanks go to the following Patreon supporters
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Airplanes are one of the quickest ways to get anywhere, but commercial jets haven’t gotten much fast since the 1950’s. Why is that? 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
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Tropical storms can be devastating but at least we usually know where they’re going to appear. The exception being a very strange week in 1996, on Lake Huron. 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:
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While children are only a small minority of those who test positive for COVID-19, we’re starting to see evidence of a rare, but serious, complication in children that resembles a condition known as Kawasaki disease. Here’s what doctors say we should watch out for. Hosted by: Hank Green Resources for parents: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/daily-life-coping/children/mis-c.html https://pulse.seattlechildrens.org/kawasaki-disease-in-children-with-covid-19/, https://healthier.stanfordchildrens.org/en/inflammatory-syndrome-and-covid-19/ COVID-19
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We use algorithms every day for things like image searches, predictive text, and securing sensitive data. Algorithms show up all over nature, too, in places like your immune system and schools of fish, and computer scientists have learned a lot from studying them. Here are four ways our technology has improved thanks to algorithms we
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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. You probably don’t think of active volcanoes as the ideal place to build a nursery, but for some animals, they’re the perfect spot to incubate their unborn babies! Hosted by: Hank Green SciShow has a spinoff podcast! It’s
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Some potentially good news on the COVID-19 treatment front: Thanks to a technique that’s more than a century old, recovered COVID-19 patients may be in a position to help the rest of us — with their blood plasma. Hosted by: Hank Green COVID-19 playlist: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLsNB4peY6C6IQediwz2GzMTNvm_dMzr47 SciShow has a spinoff podcast! It’s called SciShow Tangents. Check
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Thanks again to the Monterey Bay Aquarium for partnering with us on this episode of SciShow. The Aquarium’s mission is to inspire conservation of the ocean. So give them a follow on their social media accounts or visit their website at http://montereybayaquarium.org. If you’re able to, please consider making a donation to help the Aquarium
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One year to eighteen months might seem like a while to wait for a COVID-19 vaccine, but there’s a good reason finding and approving a candidate takes a whole lot of time. COVID-19 New and Updates: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLsNB4peY6C6IQediwz2GzMTNvm_dMzr47 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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The rat’s tail plant, or Babiana ringens earns its name for the distinct stem that grows above its flowers. But what’s the purpose of this odd looking appendage? 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:
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Scientists have been researching whether or not antibodies from COVID-19 patients might help those infected with the virus, and one study has found promising results, in a llama. 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:
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Killer whales migrate thousands of kilometers across oceans, because it’s good for their 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 ———- Huge thanks go to the following Patreon supporters for helping us keep
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From calories to sleep, there always seems to be something we’re not doing right. Luckily scientists have looked into this and come up with some helpful advice to keep us happy and healthy. 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
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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. COVID-19 has the potential to ebb and flow with the seasons, but because it’s a novel pandemic, that doesn’t mean we’re off the hook this summer. While this episode was in production, an additional report was published in
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Check out Nature: Spy in the Wild 2 on PBS (http://pbs.org/spyinthewild) to follow more than 50 animatronic spy creatures as they go undercover in the animal world. And check out their YouTube channel (https://www.youtube.com/user/NaturePBS) for more great videos of the natural world. Birds fly, and fish swim. We learn this when we are children. But
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To learn more about the fight to stop climate change go to https://gatesnot.es/3dkhdhH. Thanks to Bill Gates and Breakthrough Energy for supporting this episode of SciShow. Huge container ships relying on fossil fuels transport all kinds of goods across the ocean, creating a huge climate change impact. But there’s a better way to power this
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From the spider in the corner of your house, to the moths in your attic, synanthropic species don’t just live among us, they literally depend on us to live. 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
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As far-fetched and futuristic as it might sound, researchers are working on turning jellyfish into ocean-exploring robots. 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 the following Patreon supporters for
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Scientists are closely watching SARS-CoV-2 to track mutations and see if it’s developed into different strains. So, has 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 by becoming a patron on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/scishow ———- Huge thanks go to the following Patreon
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A world only 2°C warmer, or 3.6°F, would be one that is much different than the world we live in today, but what does that actually look like? 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:
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Go to http://Brilliant.org/SciShow to try their Statistics Fundamentals course. The first 200 subscribers get 20% off an annual Premium subscription. If you’re getting restless from social distancing and wishing you could do more to help fight the global pandemic, here are some ways that you can help scientists fight COVID-19—all from the comfort of your
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