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A Brand New Type of Brain Cell | SciShow News

A Brand New Type of Brain Cell | SciShow News

[ INTRO ] You might think that scientists have the human body pretty well figured out. They’ve only been studying it for, I don’t know, centuries. But a study published this week in the journal Nature Neuroscience documents a piece of ourselves that we didn’t know existed until now: a brand-new type of brain cell. […]

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Will-o’-the-Wisps and 5 Other Mysteries Science Can Explain

Will-o’-the-Wisps and 5 Other Mysteries Science Can Explain

Thanks to Skillshare for sponsoring this episode — and this whole week! — of SciShow. [ INTRO ] To the frustration of scientists everywhere, things in this world sometimes just don’t make any sense. But for the rest of us, that can be kind of amazing. Imagining what could cause unexplained phenomena — like weird […]

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5 Times People Gave Animals Diseases | Reverse Zoonotics

This episode of SciShow is supported by NordVPN. Head over to nordVPN.com/SciShow to learn more about virtual private networks and internet security. [INTRO♪] We often hear about diseases we can get from animals, and for good reason. Many of these diseases, collectively called zoonotics, are serious health threats. But illnesses are often two-way streets. Animals […]

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Scientists Just Figured Out How Washing Machines Work?!

Scientists Just Figured Out How Washing Machines Work?!

[♪ INTRO] There are all kinds of inventions that make modern living possible, but some fly under the radar. Some so much so that we’ve only just figured out how they truly work. Case in point: the washing machine. Because apparently, no published paper was able to totally explain how these things got your clothes […]

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Bad Science: Breast Milk and Formula

Bad Science: Breast Milk and Formula

Thanks to Skillshare for supporting this episode of SciShow. [ ♪INTRO ] If you’ve had a baby in the last couple decades or so, you’ve probably been told that “breast is best.” That you should make sure your baby gets only breast milk for the first six months of its life. It’s a saying that […]

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5 Times Scientists Were Very Wrong About New Discoveries, Because of Hope

5 Times Scientists Were Very Wrong About New Discoveries, Because of Hope

[♪ INTRO ] The scientific method — it’s what makes the world go round. Not literally. But it’s how we understand the universe. Scientists are constantly developing and testing hypotheses, which means a lot of ideas…especially seemingly revolutionary ones…get debunked and go nowhere. But scientists are human, too. So every once in a while, some […]

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The Science of Alcohol: From Beer to Bourbon

The Science of Alcohol: From Beer to Bourbon

For humans, food and drink are more than just a necessity for survival. They’re a huge part of our culture and our history, shaping our lives on a daily basis. And alcohol has had perhaps the strongest, uh, influence on us. Pun intended. From soft alcohols like beers and wines to hard liquors like whiskey […]

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How to green the world’s deserts and reverse climate change | Allan Savory

How to green the world’s deserts and reverse climate change | Allan Savory

Translator: Joseph Geni Reviewer: Morton Bast The most massive tsunami perfect storm is bearing down upon us. This perfect storm is mounting a grim reality, increasingly grim reality, and we are facing that reality with the full belief that we can solve our problems with technology, and that’s very understandable. Now, this perfect storm that […]

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5 Times Scientists Gave Animals Drugs (and What They Learned)

5 Times Scientists Gave Animals Drugs (and What They Learned)

[♪ INTRO] “Scientists get spiders high on weed!” “Watch what happened when a scientist gave this octopus ecstasy!” Over the years, you might have seen some headlines like these. This kind of research makes for great click-bait-ey articles, because it creates a ridiculous picture in our minds, and humans love to watch animals being silly. […]

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A Cancer Gene May Be More Friendly Than We Thought | SciShow News

A Cancer Gene May Be More Friendly Than We Thought | SciShow News

[Music] there’s an enzyme important to stem cells that also goes wrong in cancer but new research this week published in the journal PNAS has shown that this enzyme called telomerase has a role in healthy cell aging to our DNA is arranged into chromosomes which are capped on both ends by telomeres which protect […]

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