Pseudoscience and Problems with Research

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

These Animals Don’t Need Oxygen?!

Go to to try out Brilliant’s Daily Challenges. The first 200 subscribers get 20% off an annual Premium subscription. It seems obvious that animals need oxygen to live,

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.

Inattentive children earn less money at 35

An international team finds that if kids can't pay attention in kindergarten, they will grow up to have less lucrative careers.

Fatty fish without environmental pollutants protect against type 2 diabetes

If the fatty fish we eat were free of environmental pollutants, it would reduce our risk of developing type 2 diabetes. However, the pollutants in the fish have the opposite effect and appears to elim

How arousal impacts physiological synchrony in relationships

A team of researchers has examined what type of social interaction is required for people to display physiological synchrony -- mutual changes in autonomic nervous system activity. The study also look

Memories form 'barrier' to letting go of objects for people who hoard

Researchers hope that the findings could help develop new ways to train people with hoarding difficulties to discard clutter.

High postural sway doubles older women's fracture risk

Postural sway is an independent risk factor for bone fractures in postmenopausal women, according to a new study. Women with the highest postural sway had a two times higher fracture risk compared to

Mapping and measuring proteins on the surfaces of endoplasmic reticulum (ER) in cells

Sigma receptors are proteins found on mainly the surface of endoplasmic reticulum (ER) in certain cells. Sigma-1 and sigma-2 are the two main classes of these receptors. The sigma-1 receptor is involv

Motherhood can deliver body image boost

New research indicates that perfectionism is related to breast size dissatisfaction, but only in non-mothers -- suggesting that mothers are more comfortable with their bodies.

'Goldilocks' neurons promote REM sleep

It has been a mystery why REM sleep, or dream sleep, increases when the room temperature is 'just right'. Neuroscientists show that melanin-concentrating hormone neurons within the hypothalamus increa

Joint hypermobility related to anxiety, also in animals

Researchers report the first evidence in a non-human species, the domestic dog, of a relation between joint hypermobility and excitability: dogs with more joint mobility and flexibility tend to have m

How do crystals work? - Graham Baird

What makes crystals grow into their signature shapes? Dig into the atomic patterns and unique properties of crystals. --Many crystals have signature shapes— like the cascade of pointed quartz or a

Researchers find cause of rare, fatal disease that turns babies' lips and skin blue

Scientists used a gene editing method called CRISPR/Cas9 to generate mice that faithfully mimic a fatal respiratory disorder in newborn infants that turns their lips and skin blue. The new laboratory

Don’t Let Schools Propagandize Your Kids

The following is a letter I wrote to my child’s school upon finding out some of the ideas they were trying to force upon her and her classmates as it relates to vaccines: With the school year nearin

How Measles Vaccines Protect You From Other Diseases

Go to to try out Brilliant’s Daily Challenges. The first 200 subscribers get 20% off an annual Premium subscription. Since measles vaccines started making their rounds,

Your body vs. implants - Kaitlyn Sadtler

Why do medical implants like insulin pumps and prosthetic knees need replacement? Explore how the immune system fights implants and how new devices are trying to help. --Insulin pumps improve the liv

5 Things That Make You a Mosquito Magnet

Go to to try out Brilliant’s Daily Challenges. The first 200 subscribers get 20% off an annual Premium subscription. Every summer it seems like there’s that one perso

Why Does Fish Flake?

If you’ve ever eaten it, you’ve probably noticed how flaky fish can be. Poke at it with your fork and it just falls apart — no knife required. What makes fish different from other animal protei

How to Run and Walk Safely in the Dark

How to Run and Walk Safely in the Dark

Don't Worry About That Asteroid That Might Hit This Year | SciShow News

Skillshare is offering SciShow viewers two months of unlimited access to Skillshare for free! Try it here: asteroid the headlines have been warning people about isn't l

How Engineers Move Medicine Around the World

This episode was produced in collaboration with and sponsored by Emerson. Click here to learn more about their We Love STEM initiative:

Could underwater farms help fight climate change? - Ayana Johnson and Megan Davis

Dive into the world of aquaculture and see how restorative ocean farming could play a vital role in helping our coastal communities, our oceans and our climate.--For billions of people, seafood provi

This Much Time In Nature Boosts Mental & Physical Health, Finds Study

It’s actually a super attainable goal. This Much Time In Nature Boosts Mental & Physical Health, Finds Study

Ammonite Fossils and Sharp Animals w/Kallie from PBS Eons | SciShow Talk Show

Talk Show all-star Kallie Moore returns to tell us about the exciting things happening over at Eons, and Jessi stops by with not one but two poke-y guests!Check out more of Kallie at https://www.yout

This Energetic Imbalance Could Be Making Your Gut Health Issues Worse

{pixabay|100|campaign}When you are ready to move from good to great, you turn to the solar plexus chakra. This Energetic Imbalance Could Be Making Your Gut Health Issues Worse

How Can Orange Juice Make Your Kale Better?

Build your own website today at matter how much kale or spinach you eat, the bioavailability of non-heme iron doesn't increase, but the vitamin C in orange juice can act

Why You Can't Really Sweat Out Toxins

This video is brought to you by the Child and Teen Checkups program of the Minnesota Department of Health. If you live in Minnesota, learn more at If you live somewhere

How close are we to eradicating HIV? - Philip A. Chan

Can we end HIV? Find out how medications like PrEP are helping to prevent the transmission and spread of HIV, and possibly leading to its eradication. --The world is getting closer to achieving one o

Looking back on a milestone year in the movement to curb sugar

Wow. What a groundbreaking year for the movement to bring sugar back to healthy levels!  At the start of 2016, Berkeley CA was the only community in the United States with a tax on sugary drinks. We

6 Forensic Technologies of the Future

Go to and use code SCISHOW to get 75% off a 3 year plan. Protect yourself online today!As powerful as today’s forensic science technologies are, everything can benefit

This one weird trick will help you spot clickbait - Jeff Leek & Lucy McGowan

Test your wits with a set of hypothetical health studies and find out just how good you are at spotting clickbait.--Health headlines are published every day, sometimes making opposite claims from eac

You are more transparent than you think - Sajan Saini

Discover how scientists are using light and integrated photonics technology to create medical devices that can diagnose illness.--It’s an increasingly common sight in hospitals around the world: a

"The Opposites Game" by Brendan Constantine

An animated interpretation of Brendan Constantine's poem "The Opposites Game"--Watch an interview with the poet here: animation is part of our new series, &

Why should you read “The Master and Margarita”? - Alex Gendler

Get to know the Russian classic “The Master and Margarita,” a genre-defying blend of political satire and occult mysticism about a visit from the Devil.--The Devil has come to town. But don’t w

The lovable (and lethal) sea lion - Claire Simeone

Plunge into the ocean’s depths to take a closer look at the sea lion’s hunting skills, and to learn more about how climate change is affecting its habitat. --Sunning themselves on rocks or waddli


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