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How Scientists Found the First Type of Molecule in the Universe | SciShow News

How Scientists Found the First Type of Molecule in the Universe | SciShow News

[ ♪ Intro ] Almost 14 billion years ago, the universe began with a big bang. And while that was great and all, the real space news lately has been about what happened around a quarter of a million years later. By then, the newborn universe had finally cooled down enough for neutral, uncharged atoms […]

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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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What Happened to India’s Moon Lander? | SciShow News

What Happened to India’s Moon Lander? | SciShow News

[ intro ] In the last fifty years, humans have landed enough spacecraft on the Moon that, if you’re not careful, the missions can start to feel… ordinary. Like, oh, more robots on the surface? Whatever, we’ve been doing that since the ‘60s! The truth is, though, those landings are hard. They often depend on […]

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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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Future Space News of 2019

[ ♪ Intro ] Happy New Year, and welcome to 2019! This year marks the 50th anniversary of the first humans to walk on the Moon. And although we’re not quite ready to send people back, 2019 is still shaping up to be a big year for lunar exploration. So, for our annual Future of […]

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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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