Pseudoscience and Problems with Research

Pseudoscience, the current problems with research and some recent news on the consumption of fats.

Tone Your Thighs with Spot Training

You can’t spot-reduce thigh fat, but you can tone and strengthen your thigh muscles with spot training. Schedule leg workouts twice each week with a favorite exercise from each of these three groups

The Quantum Theory that Connects the Entire Universe

SciShow is supported by Go to to get 20% off of an annual Premium subscription.Quantum mechanics is weird and seems a bit...complicated. But understanding

Pseudoscience, the Problem with Research and Fat Facts

This week some fun Victorian pseudoscience, the current problems with research and some recent news on the consumption of fats.

The wicked wit of Jane Austen - Iseult Gillespie

English novelist Jane Austen’s beloved works, like “Pride and Prejudice,” explored the dependence of women on marriage in British high society.--Whether she’s describing bickering families, q

Early exposure to pesticides linked to small increased risk of autism spectrum disorder

Exposure to common agricultural pesticides before birth and in the first year of life is associated with a small to moderately increased risk of autism spectrum disorder (ASD) compared with infants of

Hidden differences between pathology of CTE and Alzheimer's disease

A new study challenges the belief that Alzheimer's disease and Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy have identical pathology.

Many recovering from addiction have chronic health problems, diminished quality of life

A study shows that more than a third of individuals who consider themselves in recovery from an alcohol or other substance use disorder continue to suffer from chronic physical disease.

Discovery may lead to precision-based strategy for triple negative breast cancer

A researcher in the Vera Bradley Foundation Center for Breast Cancer Research at the Indiana University School of Medicine, working in collaboration with researchers from the University of Maryland, r

Unprecedented privacy risk with popular health apps

Researchers call for greater regulation and transparency as analysis of medicines-related apps found most directly shared user data -- including sensitive health data -- with third parties, posing an

Risk of miscarriage linked strongly to mother's age and pregnancy history

The risk of miscarriage varies greatly with a woman's age, shows a strong pattern of recurrence, and is increased after some pregnancy complications, finds a new study.

Western bias in human genetic studies is 'both scientifically damaging and unfair'

Despite efforts to include diversity in research, people of European ancestry continue to be vastly overrepresented and ethnically diverse populations largely excluded from human genomics research, ac

Hidden proteins found in bacteria

Scientists have developed a way to identify the beginning of every gene -- known as a translation start site or a start codon -- in bacterial cell DNA with a single experiment and, through this method

Why do hospitals have particle accelerators? - Pedro Brugarolas

Investigate the science behind how doctors use radioactive drugs and PET scans to detect and diagnose diseases like Alzheimer’s and cancer.--Is there a way to detect diseases like cancer and Alzhei

Why Is The Measles Virus So Contagious?

SciShow is supported by Go to to get 20% off of an annual Premium subscription.You might be surprised to hear that measles is 10 times more contagious tha

Can you solve the unstoppable blob riddle? - Dan Finkel

A shooting star crashes onto Earth and unleashes a hideous, rampaging blob. Can you stop it from destroying the planet?--A shooting star crashes onto Earth and a hideous blob emerges. It creeps and l

6 Natural Medicines (Maybe) Used by Animals | Zoopharmacognosy

SciShow is supported by Go to to get 20% off of an annual Premium subscription.There have been reports of animals medicating themselves to treat illnesses

Food and Nutrition: Bugs You Can Eat

{pixabay|100|campaign}If you can get past your initial reaction to them, insects aren’t only edible but also can be good for you. Food and Nutrition: Bugs You Can Eat

Colorfully Camouflaging Cuttlefish Are Colorblind

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3 Food Bloggers Share Their Favorite Family Recipes

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Ketamine Gets Controversial FDA Approval for Depression Treatment | SciShow News

The FDA has approved a whole new class of antidepressant, and ultrasounds might be far more useful than we thought.Hosted by: Hank GreenSciShow has a spinoff podcast! It's called SciShow Tangents. Ch

The Truth About That Fish That Climbs Into Urethras

If you’ve ever heard stories of a naughty little fish with a penchant for swimming up urethras, don’t believe the hype—these tiny Amazonian catfish are just victims of a very old rumor mill.Hos

How tall can a tree grow? - Valentin Hammoudi

What makes a tree grow tall? And do trees ever stop growing? Explore how photosynthesis and gravity can affect and limit the height of trees. --Reaching heights of over 100 meters, Californian sequoi

Invasive Plants & Restoration Ecology | SciShow Talk Show

Today Hank talks with Dr. Cara Nelson about invasive plants that use toxic chemicals and rapid reproduction to outcompete native plants, and Jessi brings some adorable invasive birds. Dr. Nelson is a | Hydration: how much is too much?

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Why Smoking Makes It Harder to Heal

If a doctor has told you to quit smoking, that's not just because they're worried about lung cancer. Those cigarettes are messing up your body's natural healing process in more ways than one.Hosted b

Harvey Milk's radical vision of equality - Lillian Faderman

Learn about the life and tragic death of gay rights pioneer Harvey Milk, California’s first openly gay public official.--By 1973, Harvey Milk had already been many things: naval officer, high schoo

Is Alkaline Water Really Better For You?

A new health trend is claiming that it can rebalance your internal chemistry and help prevent cancers and bone loss, but what are the real health benefits of drinking alkaline water?Hosted by: Olivia

The physics of surfing - Nick Pizzo

Wondering how you can catch the perfect wave? Dive into the fascinating and complex physics of surfing. --Whether or not you realize it, surfers are masters of complicated physics. The science of sur

Why should you read Sylvia Plath? - Iseult Gillespie

Explore the haunting and intimate works of poet Sylvia Plath, who digs into issues of mental health, trauma and sexuality in works like “The Bell Jar.”--Under her shrewd eye and pen, Sylvia Plath

How does the Rorschach inkblot test work? - Damion Searls

What are the origins of the Rorschach test and how does it work? Explore the inkblot tool psychologists use to test a subject’s perceptions and mental health. --For nearly a century, ten inkblots h

The historic women’s suffrage march on Washington - Michelle Mehrtens

Explore how the Women’s Suffrage Parade on Washington in 1913 helped women secure the right to vote in the United States through the 19th amendment. --On March 3, 1913, after months of strategic pl

The chaotic brilliance of artist Jean-Michel Basquiat - Jordana Moore Saggese

Learn about the life of American artist Jean-Michel Basquiat, from his start as part of graffiti duo SAMO to his rise as an internationally renowned painter. --Like Beat writers who composed their wo


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