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Do Calories Matter? Is a Calorie a Calorie? (Science of Weight Gain)

Do Calories Matter? Is a Calorie a Calorie? (Science of Weight Gain)

Why does Bill Gates have so much money? Because he earned more money than he spent Why did Basketball Team X win the big game? They scored more points than Team Y. “Goddamnit Pete, why are you fat?” The typical answer is that more calories went in than out of Pete’s body. The responses to […]

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Artificial Intelligence Solved This Audio Illusion. Can You?

Artificial Intelligence Solved This Audio Illusion. Can You?

Now, did you hear what I was saying? Clearly enough that you could, say, write it in dow the comments? If so, you just experienced a phenomenon called The Cocktail Party Effect. You can hear me while there’s people talking right next to us or if there’s a jazz band across the room. This is […]

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Priceless Science: 4th of July

Priceless Science: 4th of July

Miniature American flag, one dollar. Condiments for your party, 18 dollars. A new propane grill, 360 dollars. Sparklers for every person in the state of Virginia, 3.7 million dollars. Cost of putting on the Macy’s 4th of July fireworks show, seven million dollars. Knowing that over 19 million pounds of hot dogs will be consumed […]

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SUNSCREEN in UV

SUNSCREEN in UV

Thanks to Curiosity Stream for supporting PBS Digital Studios. It looks like I’m wearing really bad tanning oil. Hey, I’m Dianna. You’re watching Physics Girl. Just relaxing here in the shade on this beautiful summer day. Isn’t that right, Derek? Yeah, that’s right. OK, but you’re not even in this video yet, so you just […]

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The Science of Internet Addiction & Brainpower

In September of 1848, a 25 year old named Phineas Gage was working on a railroad in Vermont when some explosive powder ignited prematurely and sent an iron rod flying through his cheek and out the top of his skull- demolishing his prefrontal cortex. The rod was later found about 30 yards from the explosion, […]

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The NIH Office of Behavioral and Social Sciences Research

The NIH Office of Behavioral and Social Sciences Research

(MUSIC) At the National Institutes of Health, the Office of Behavioral and Social Sciences Research is bringing together experts from disparate fields to work collaboratively on some of the nation’s most complex and pressing health challenges. We think that behavioral factors remain a very important explanation for why people die early, and we think that […]

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‘MS does not define who I am’ – MS Awareness Video

Well the very first symptoms I noticed was I was waking up with double vision and I’ve also had a lot of weakness on the right side of my body. So I started to notice I wasn’t able to write or brush my teeth and eventually I went to the doctor and was diagnosed with […]

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Health Humanities & Social Justice: Breath | Body | Voice Conference

Health Humanities & Social Justice: Breath | Body | Voice Conference

What does it truly mean to be well? What is our vocabulary– what are our theories of wellness? I’m Deborah Jenson, director of the Franklin Humanities Institute at Duke University. The humanities train people to think around questions of the human condition. The conference focuses on the humanities, social justice, and health. How the humanities […]

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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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Pasco-Hernando State College students, veterans gather for National Suicide Awareness Week