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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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We FINALLY Know What a Black Hole Looks Like

We FINALLY Know What a Black Hole Looks Like

Here it is. The moment you’ve all been waiting for. “We’re delighted to be able to report to you today that we have seen what we thought was unseeable. We have seen and taken a picture of a black hole.” The first ever photo of a black hole, more specifically the supermassive black hole 55 […]

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Scientists’ Crazy Plan to Power Solar Panels with E. Coli

Scientists’ Crazy Plan to Power Solar Panels with E. Coli

Solar panels have amazing promise, but serious limitations. They’re expensive to produce, and it’s in the name–you need sun to power them. What if there were a way to make solar panels cheaper AND functional even in places with limited sun? And what if I told you the key to this is…bacteria? I know! Color […]

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Earth’s Magnetic North Pole Is Shifting South… So What Now?

You may have heard that the earth’s magnetic poles tend to move around. I mean, so do the geographic poles, but magnetic North and South are really mobile…and magnetic North in particular is moving real fast. Like, way faster than we thought it would. And the scientific community is coming up with some really exciting […]

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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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Human Evolution: Crash Course Big History #6

Human Evolution: Crash Course Big History #6

Hi, I’m John Green. Welcome to Crash Course Big History Project where today we’re going to talk about the Planet of the Apes films. – What’s that? Apparently, those were not documentaries. But there was an evolutionary process that saw primates move out of East Africa and transform the earth into an actual planet of […]

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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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