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Showing posts with label Science. Show all posts

January 20, 2018

The Trouble With This Year's Flu Season

Hank Green
Hank Green  
Hank Green of the SciShow talks about the trouble with this year's flu season.

January 18, 2018

Why Don't Humans Have Penis Bones?

Michael Aranda
Michael Aranda  
Most other mammals have penis bones, so why don't we?

Occupational Burnout: When Work Becomes Overwhelming

Brit Garner
Brit Garner  
Even if you like your job, it’s not unusual to feel "burnout." But the idea of what that means has evolved over time.

January 17, 2018

There's A New Form Of Matter In Town: Excitonium!

Trace Dominguez
Trace Dominguez  
Physicists have finally proved the existence of a new form of matter, but the way they did it might just blow your mind.

Why Does Getting Water Up Your Nose Hurt So Much?

Hank Green
Hank Green  
Jumping into a refreshingly cold body of water on a hot summer day can feel wonderful, except for your nose. Why does it hurt so much when you get water up your nose?

January 16, 2018

Lessons From A Solar Storm Chaser (Miho Janvier)

Miho Janvier
Miho Janvier  
Space physicist Miho Janvier studies solar storms: giant clouds of particles that escape from the Sun and can disrupt life on Earth (while also producing amazing auroras).

A Deadly Mistake That Led To Safer Medicine (Elixir Sulfanilamide)

Stefan Chin
Stefan Chin  
In the 1930s, a mistake that cost over a hundred lives helped usher in a new era of safer medicine.

January 15, 2018

Me, Myself, And I: Dissociative Identity Disorder

Hank Green
Hank Green  
Edward Norton and Jim Carrey might be charming actors, but their film portrayals of people with multiple personalities aren’t even close to accurate.

January 14, 2018

These New Black Holes Challenge Our Theories Of Galactic Evolution

Amy Shira Teitel
A screenshot of Amy Shira Teitel  
Scientists have just discovered the existence of two new black holes, and they’re changing our understanding of the universe.

January 13, 2018

Is Sitting Too Close To The TV Really Bad For You?

Olivia Gordon
A screenshot of Olivia Gordon  
It may be antiquated now, but the old pearl of wisdom: “Don’t sit too close to the TV” was good advice in the 1960s.

January 12, 2018

How Meltdown And Spectre Make Your Computer Vulnerable

Hank Green
A screenshot of Hank Green 
Another year, another security breach that could expose all of your information. Installing updates might be a good New Year's resolution.

Alien Hand Syndrome: When A Limb Goes Rogue

Brit Garner
A screenshot of Brit Garner  
What would you do if your hand seemed to develop a mind of its own, beyond your control?

January 11, 2018

How Kodak Discovered Radioactive Rain

Olivia Gordon
A screenshot of Olivia Gordon  
The Trinity Test had some unexpected consequences, including the creation of radioactive rain found hundreds of miles away from the test site.

How Close Are We To Curing Alzheimer's?

Stefan Chin
A screenshot of Stefan Chin  
Researchers are working hard to understand the mechanics of Alzheimer's disease and other forms of dementia. So, how close are we to finding a cure?

January 9, 2018

What Do Dogs See When They Watch TV?

Dog Watching TV
Dog watching TV
(Photo by linesinthesand on VisualHunt.com / CC BY)
Some dogs just seem to love watching TV. But are they really watching what we see?

When Do Kids Develop Empathy?

Hank Green
A screenshot of Hank Green  
Empathy is important for understanding the feelings and problems of other, but when do we develop it?

January 8, 2018

The 1918 Pandemic: The Deadliest Flu In History

Olivia Gordon
A screenshot of Olivia Gordon  
The science behind why the 1918 flu is “the mother of all pandemics” continues to challenge scientists today. Olivia sheds some light on why this flu was so powerful and what we learned from it.

January 7, 2018

Typing Versus Handwriting: Which Is Better For Your Memory?

Trace Dominguez
A screenshot of Trace Dominguez  
If you want better grades in school, studies suggest it might be worth switching out your laptop for a trusty, old-fashioned notebook.

January 6, 2018

What Makes Radiators Bang So Loudly?

Stefan Chin
A screenshot of Stefan Chin  
If you hear a loud bang in the middle of the night, it is probably your radiator. But how does a hollow hunk of metal make such a loud noise?

January 5, 2018

Egyptian Blue: How An Ancient Pigment Could Save Lives

Michael Aranda
A screenshot of Michael Aranda  
The world’s first artificial pigment, Egyptian blue, may help scientists prevent forgery and even save lives.

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