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Showing posts with label Hank Green. Show all posts

October 15, 2017

Why Do Dogs Shake To Dry Off?

Wet Dog Shaking Off Water
Wet dog shaking off water
(Photo credit: Pixabay)  
Everyone loves a slow motion video of a dog shaking to dry off, but what is the science behind it?

October 8, 2017

What Happens If You Leave Your Contacts In For Too Long?

Hank Green
A screenshot of Hank Green 
Hank Green, the host of Scishow, talks about the problematic issues that you will face if you leave contact lenses on your eyes for too long.

October 7, 2017

A New Mathematical Model Of The Origin Of Life

Hank Green
A screenshot of Hank Green 
Scientists have once again used big, complex math equations to help us understand more about the universe we inhabit — this time about the origins of life on earth.

October 6, 2017

Mars Cities And Moon Bases: SpaceX's Big New Plans

Hank Green
A screenshot of Hank Green 
SpaceX CEO Elon Musk announced some ambitious plans at the International Aeronautical Congress. If he's right, we could have humans living on the moon and Mars within a decade, and you might never have an 18 hour flight again!

October 2, 2017

Why We Don't Like To Wait

Hank Green
A screenshot of Hank Green  
It can be frustrating to get stuck in line somewhere with no end to your wait in sight, but what about waiting is it that gets under our skin?

October 1, 2017

What Happens If You Drink A Glass Of Heavy Water?

Hank Green
A screenshot of Hank Green 
Heavy water, or deuterium oxide, has some important scientific applications, but let's say you're reeeeaallly thirsty... is it safe to drink?

September 29, 2017

A New Way To Bring People Back From A "Vegetative State"

Hank Green
A screenshot of Hank Green 
Scientists have had some success with a new technique to restore awareness to a person in a vegetative state and also that we could potentially use the water cycle to power most of the United States!

September 26, 2017

How Being Sick Changes Your Brain

Hank Green
A screenshot of Hank Green 
When you’re sick you just want to be left alone. Sometimes that’s because you physically can’t move, but other times, it might have more to do with the way your immune system is connected to your brain.

September 24, 2017

Why Do Farts Smell Worse In The Shower?

Hank Green
A screenshot of Hank Green 
If you've ever farted in the shower, you know that they smell really bad in there, but why is that?

September 23, 2017

How The Massive Equifax Data Breach Happened

Equifax Logo
Equifax Logo
(Photo credit: Wikipedia)  
There was a massive data breach in the United States, and chances are you're probably affected by it. While Hank can't undo what was done, he can give you some insight into how it all went down.

September 22, 2017

The Fiery, Pitch-Black Egg-Panet

Hank Green
A screenshot of Hank Green 
Last week, the Cassini probe dove into Saturn, never to be heard from again, but thankfully, Cassini wasn’t the only probe out there.

September 19, 2017

How Ads (And People) Persuade You

Hank Green
A screenshot of Hank Green  
If you can recognize when you're being persuaded, it's a lot easier to make sure your opinions are actually your own.

September 17, 2017

Why Does The Wind Howl So Creepily?

Hank Green
A screenshot of Hank Green  
You’re in the woods, there’s a full moon, and the wind begins to howl. We can’t take you out of this horror movie scenario, but we can explain why the wind sounds so spooky.

September 11, 2017

Gaslighting: Abuse That Makes You Question Reality

Hank Green
A screenshot of Hank Green 
The term "gaslighting" has gained popularity in recent years, but what exactly does it entail?

Japan's Ominous Dancing Cats And The Disaster That Followed

Flag of Japan
Flag of Japan
(Photo credit: Wikipedia)  
In the 1950s, the people of Minamata, Japan started seeing strange behaviour from the local cats, and it wasn't long before humans were showing the same symptoms.

September 6, 2017

Why Do We Get Nosebleeds?

Nosebleed
Nosebleed
Photo credit: Lou Daprile Photo via VisualHunt.com / CC BY-NC-SA
One moment, you're fine. The next, moment it seems like your nose is recreating a scene from The Shining.

September 4, 2017

September 3, 2017

Why Don't We Throw Trash In Volcanoes?

Hank Green
A screenshot of Hank Green
We have a garbage problem. Wouldn't it make sense to throw that trash into the nearest volcano?

September 2, 2017

Would Aliens Be Able To See Earth?

Earth
Earth
(Photo credit: Pixabay)
Scientists have worked out how likely it is that distant planets can see earth, and we are learning new ways to study the magnetic fields of galaxies.

August 29, 2017

How Do People Develop A Stutter?

Hank Green
A screenshot of Hank Green 
Kings, scientists, and musicians alike have all been known to stutter. It can make speaking in front of crowds even more nerve-wracking, but is anxiety the root cause?

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