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Showing posts with label Science. Show all posts

February 22, 2018

How Pregnancy Is Like Growing An Alien Inside You

Olivia Gordon
Olivia Gordon  
Pregnancy is quite a feat. The embryo manages to develop, get food, and get rid of their waste, all while staying under the radar of their parent’s immune system.

February 21, 2018

How Do We Know The Age Of The Universe?

Caitlin Hofmeister
Caitlin Hofmeister  
What kinds of tools do astronomers use to calculate the age of the universe, and how can they determine the speed of its expansion?

February 20, 2018

Could Humans Ever Breathe Water?

Stefan Chin
Stefan Chin  
Wouldn’t it be wonderful if we could breathe underwater? But is it even possible?

Does Psychotherapy Work?

Hank Green
Hank Green  
You might’ve heard people talking about how awesome psychotherapy can be, but is it actually effective?

February 19, 2018

3 Things Fish Shouldn't Be Able To Do

Three
Three 
When you think of animals with awesome abilities, fish usually aren’t the first thing that come to mind, but there are a few species that have taken their adaptations to the extreme!

February 18, 2018

Why Does Salt Make Food Taste Better?

Salt Shaker
Salt Shaker  
Salt doesn’t just make things salty! It has a lot of different effects on how we perceive flavours!

You're Driving Wrong And It's Causing Traffic Jams

Amy Shira Teitel
Amy Shira Teitel 
Why is there so much commuter traffic? This mathematical model offers an insight into our traffic nightmares.

February 17, 2018

These Ant Paramedics Save Their Injured Comrades

Hank Green
Hank Green  
A species of ant has been discovered to rescue and tend to the battle wounds of other ants injured while hunting, and scientists think that this is the first time this behaviour has ever been observed in insects.

February 16, 2018

What People Get Wrong About Schizophrenia

Brit Garner
Brit Garner 
Scientists have learned a great deal about schizophrenia in the past few decades, but public perception of the disorder is still often rooted in outdated myths.

February 15, 2018

Why Echidnas Are Evolutionary Misfits

Echidna
Echidna
(Photo credit: Pixabay)  
It’s pretty well known that Australia is home to some strange animals, but echidnas are especially weird evolutionary misfits.

February 14, 2018

Why Does The Cold Make You Pee?

Hank Green
Hank Green 
Not everyone gets a winter as cold (or at the same time) as we do at SciShow, but no matter where you live, you may have wondered why venturing out into the cold often makes you have to pee more often.

Could We Give Mars A Magnetic Field?

Caitlin Hofmeister
Caitlin Hofmeister  
One way to help us live on Mars would be to terraform the planet. Some scientists think we might be able to do that by giving it a new magnetic field!

February 13, 2018

How A Blizzard Creates Thundersnow

Hank Green
Hank Green  
Hank Green — the host of the SciShow tells us how a blizzard creates thundersnow.

February 12, 2018

Would You Be Able To See Through Superman's Disguise?

Hank Green
Hank Green 
You might have wondered if putting on or taking off glasses is enough to completely transform Clark Kent / Superman’s appearance. Researchers have looked into this, and the result is pretty surprising.

6 Bacteria With Awesome Superpowers

Six
Six  
Bacteria have evolved some pretty incredible abilities. They may never star in a big summer movie, but here are six bacteria with amazing superpowers.

February 11, 2018

How Do Skiers Win Races?

Olivia Gordon
Olivia Gordon  
Winning an alpine skiing race can come down to a tiny margin, so the skiers have to make sure they prepare their skis just right!

February 10, 2018

The Earth's Is Slowing Down! What Happens If It Stops?

Amy Shira Teitel
Amy Shira Teitel  
Life on Earth has adapted to our 24 hour day, but the Earth’s spin is slowing down. What would it be like to live on an Earth that stops spinning?

How SpaceX Launched The World's Most Powerful Rocket

SpaceX Headquarters
SpaceX Headquarters
(Photo credit: Bruno Sanchez-Andrade Nuño) 
We've found the first evidence of planets outside of the Milky Way, and SpaceX has finally launched the Falcon Heavy rocket into space!

February 8, 2018

The Real Reason Kids Have Imaginary Friends

Brit Garner
Brit Garner   
You might be concerned with your kids talking to their invisible friends, but those imaginary friends might have some positive impacts on your kids.

February 7, 2018

Attachment Theory: How Your Childhood Shaped You

Stefan Chin
Stefan Chin 
Our interpersonal relationships start forming as soon as we’re born, and psychologists have studied how those early connections can set the stage for the other relationships we form later in life.

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