Pseudoscience and Problems with Research

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

The First Extinction of 2019 Has Already Happened | SciShow News

On New Year's day, we said goodbye to George the Snail, marking the first extinction of 2019, and the way things are looking, it won't be the last.Hosted by: Hank GreenSciShow has a spinoff podcast!

Fighting deadly drug resistant bacteria in intestines with new antibiotic

Clostridium difficile infection (CDI) is a potentially deadly infection in the large intestine most common in people who need to take antibiotics for a long period of time, particularly in Australia's

Specific cognitive deficits in individuals with spinal cord injury

A multidisciplinary team of researchers has identified specific cognitive deficits in individuals with spinal cord injury (SCI). Their findings support the theory of accelerated aging after SCI, and h

Does being bilingual make children more focused? Study says no

Bilingual children do not have more advantages than monolingual children when it comes to executive function, which includes remembering instructions, controlling responses, and shifting swiftly betwe

Placentas adapt when mothers have poor diets or low oxygen during pregnancy

Researchers have discovered the placenta regulates how much oxygen and nutrients it transports to babies during challenging pregnancies in the first study of its kind. The placenta is one of the least

6 Extraordinary Ancient Excrements

We tend to think of fossils as dinosaur bones or petrified wood, but what if we told you that there's a lot we can learn from fossilized waste?Hosted by: Hank GreenSciShow has a spinoff podcast! It's

How an Army of Crayfish Clones Took Over Europe

It sounds like something out of a sci-fi movie: a new crayfish population made entirely of asexually reproducing, all-female clones. But is it a new species?Hosted by: Hank GreenSciShow has a spinoff

'Happiness' exercises can boost mood in those recovering from substance use disorder

Brief, text-based, self-administered exercises can significantly increase in-the-moment happiness for adults recovering from substance use disorders, report researchers.

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.

Air pollution increases ER visits for breathing problems

As levels of ozone and fine particulate pollution (PM2.5) rise, more patients end up in the ER with breathing problems, according to the largest US study of air pollution and respiratory emergency roo

Poor sleep and heart-related death

Elderly men who experience extended episodes of interrupted breathing while asleep have a high risk of heart problems. Research shows for the first time that poor blood oxygenation is a good indicator

Killer blows? Knockout study of pair of mouse MicroRNA provides cancer insight

Researchers used knockout mouse models created by gene editing to reveal that the miRNA miR-146b, like miR-146a, is involved in the development of cancers, with them having similar but not identical e

How We Make the Coldest Things in the Universe

If you want to make atoms THIS cold, you can’t just stick them in the freezer…you’ll need to take advantage of quantum mechanics!Hosted by: Michael ArandaSciShow has a spinoff podcast! It's cal

A day in the life of a Mongolian queen - Anne F. Broadbridge

Sign up for our newsletter and never miss an animation: http://bit.ly/TEDEdNewsletterView full lesson: https://ed.ted.com/lessons/a-day-in-the-life-of-a-mongolian-queen-anne-f-broadbridgeAs dawn brea

Skip the Gym and Strengthen Your Whole Body

Chances are good that you can relate to how Jillian Michaels started 2019 after a roller coaster year of ups and downs. She found herself hoping for better times after the destruction of her house in

Neurology, Pharmacology, & Poultry | SciShow Talk Show

Dr. Genevieve Lind explains how she uses frog eggs to learn how drugs affect receptors in the brain and Jessi's chicken Goldie shows us one use for the cloaca.Hosted by: Hank GreenSciShow has a spino

Thirsty and Tired? You May Need More Than Water.

{pixabay|100|campaign} Dehydration can be a prime culprit making you feel tired and sluggish. If we admit that we aren’t drinking enough water, it’s not surprising we all feel the need for a nap.

Why Is the Freezer Harder to Open the Second Time?

There’s a moment after you close your freezer door that it becomes slightly harder to open again. It might pass quickly, but it’s not just in your head.Hosted by: Olivia GordonSciShow has a spino

The myth of Pandora’s box - Iseult Gillespie

Find out how students can share their ideas as TED Talks here: http://bit.ly/2zpAQUcView full lesson: https://ed.ted.com/lessons/the-myth-of-pandora-s-box-iseult-gillespiePandora was the first mortal

Are Artificial Sweeteners Bad For You?

While scientists have debunked the notion that putting artificial sweeteners in your coffee will give you cancer, that doesn’t necessarily mean you should go hog wild with them.Hosted by: Stefan Ch

The truth about electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) - Helen M. Farrell

Sign up for our newsletter and never miss an animation: http://bit.ly/TEDEdNewsletterView full lesson: https://ed.ted.com/lessons/the-truth-about-electroconvulsive-therapy-ect-helen-m-farrellIn 1982,

7 Discoveries Scientists Made by Licking Things

You probably know not to lick something unfamiliar. But there are actually a surprising number of discoveries that have been made because scientists licked things. Hosted by: Hank GreenSciShow has a

YOU only YOU are in charge of your health

{pixabay|100|campaign} USA Today ran an interesting series of articles on our ridiculous health care system or should I say our “disease care” system. While more and more Americans concerned with

Why Can't My Cat See a Treat in Front of Her Face?

Cats are known for having fantastic night vision, but why is it during the day my cats can't see the treat that I'm putting right in front of them?Hosted by: Michael ArandaSciShow has a spinoff podca

Is the Mystery of Earth's 1.2 Billion Missing Years Solved? | SciShow News

For the last hundred and fifty years or so, geologists have been trying to wrap their heads around the mystery: in some places, the geologic record just seems to jump by over billion years. And last

Can you solve the multiplying rabbits riddle? - Alex Gendler

Sign up for our newsletter and never miss an animation: http://bit.ly/TEDEdNewsletterView full lesson: https://ed.ted.com/lessons/can-you-solve-the-multiplying-rabbits-riddle-alex-gendlerAfter years

Can you survive nuclear fallout? - Brooke Buddemeier and Jessica S. Wieder

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How Thor got his hammer - Scott A. Mellor

Sign up for our newsletter and never miss an animation: http://bit.ly/TEDEdNewsletterView full lesson: https://ed.ted.com/lessons/how-thor-got-his-hammer-scott-a-mellorLoki the mischief-maker, writhe

The history of the world according to cats - Eva-Maria Geigl

Sign up for our newsletter and never miss an animation: http://bit.ly/TEDEdNewsletterView full lesson: https://ed.ted.com/lessons/the-history-of-the-world-according-to-cats-eva-maria-geiglIn ancient

Can you solve the troll’s paradox riddle? - Dan Finkel

Practice more problem-solving at https://brilliant.org/TedEd/Solution to bonus riddle: https://brilliant.org/TedEdTrollParadox/You and your brother have discovered another realm and set off exploring

Can animals be deceptive? - Eldridge Adams

Sign up for our newsletter and never miss an animation: http://bit.ly/TEDEdNewsletterView full lesson: https://ed.ted.com/lessons/can-animals-be-deceptive-eldridge-adamsA male firefly emits a series

From slave to rebel gladiator: The life of Spartacus - Fiona Radford

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