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Ever notice how one side of your nose always seems to be more stuffed than the other? What’s up with that? Quick Questions knows! Hosted by: Hank Green ———- Dooblydoo thanks go to the following Patreon supporters — we couldn’t make SciShow without them! Shout out to Christopher Prevoe, Justin Ove, John Szymakowski, Peso255, Ruben
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This episode is brought to you by the song Like This — Patrick Olsen’s new single. It’s available now on all streaming services.https://streamlink.to/like-this Tiny creatures called rotifers seem to have no problem continuing their lives after waking from a refreshing 24,000-year nap. And DNA samples from goats that lived 30,000 years ago tell us a
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Hosted by: Hank Green SciShow has a spinoff podcast! It’s called SciShow Tangents. Check it out at http://www.scishowtangents.org ———- Support SciShow by becoming a patron on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/scishow ———- Huge thanks go to the following Patreon supporters for helping us keep SciShow free for everyone forever: Chris Peters, Matt Curls, Kevin Bealer, Jeffrey Mckishen, Jacob,
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Hank introduces us to the brilliant and heartless Fritz Haber, a great mind who is considered “the father chemical warfare,” but who also made discoveries and innovations that helped lead to the Green Revolution which is credited with preventing the starvation of over a billion people. Like SciShow on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/scishow Follow SciShow on Twitter:
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From ripping your own appendages off to cockroach mind control, wasps go to great lengths to ensure the survival of their species. Hosted by: Hank Green ———- Support SciShow by becoming a patron on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/scishow ———- Dooblydoo thanks go to the following Patreon supporters—we couldn’t make SciShow without them! Shout out to Kevin, Bealer,
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Head to https://cometeer.com/scishow to bypass the waitlist and receive 50% off your Cometeer order Stradivarius are synonymous with quality, but how we can replicate their sound is a mystery! Hosted by: Hank Green SciShow has a spinoff podcast! It’s called SciShow Tangents. Check it out at http://www.scishowtangents.org ———- Support SciShow by becoming a patron on
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Hank tells us some of the surprising things that could be causing or contributing to the obesity epidemic. Like SciShow on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/scishow Follow SciShow on Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/scishow References: http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/news/fullstory_118194.html http://www.cdc.gov/obesity/data/trends.html http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/health/7151813.stm http://news.discovery.com/human/gut-bacteria-obesity-111026.html
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You may have experienced this before: When you repeat the same word over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over, the words suddenly sound foreign and lose all meaning, but why? Hosted by: Brit Garner ———- Support SciShow by becoming
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On the genetic level, we’re not all that different from chimps. But those small differences in DNA can have huge effects. Hosted by: Hank Green SciShow has a spinoff podcast! It’s called SciShow Tangents. Check it out at http://www.scishowtangents.org ———- Support SciShow by becoming a patron on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/scishow ———- Huge thanks go to the
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Most fish are pretty sluggish in the cold. But the Pacific bluefin tuna is one of the fastest apex predators in the frigid Pacific ocean. Their physiology has adapted to help them retain more of the heat their bodies produce, except when it comes to their cold, cold hearts. Hosted by: Rose Bear Don’t Walk
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The brain is incredibly complex and things just go wrong sometimes, but scientists have managed to create effective medications… with the help of a few happy accidents. Hosted by: Hank Green ———- Support SciShow by becoming a patron on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/scishow ———- Dooblydoo thanks go to the following Patreon supporters: Lazarus G, Kelly Landrum Jones,
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If you hear the word “baby-faced” you might picture a doe-eyed celebrity who never seems to age. But, really, you should be thinking of the axolotl. However, it is possible to transform these otherwise forever-babies, causing them to lose that youthful glow. Hosted by: Michael Aranda SciShow has a spinoff podcast! It’s called SciShow Tangents.
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There’s a lot we just don’t know about death, but even among the things we think we do know, there are a lot of misconceptions. Here are 5 weird things we believe about death! Hosted by: Hank Green SciShow has a spinoff podcast! It’s called SciShow Tangents. Check it out at http://www.scishowtangents.org ———- Support SciShow
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It can be a wonderful feeling to give your tired eyes a good rub. And rubbing your eyes can help keep them moist, but it turns out it also can affect your heart rate. Hosted by: Michael Aranda SciShow has a spinoff podcast! It’s called SciShow Tangents. Check it out at http://www.scishowtangents.org ———- Support SciShow
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Hank and physiologist Jon Harrison discuss the question of insect size and major theories that attempt to explain why there is a limit to how large insects can get with current conditions on Earth. Like SciShow @ http://www.facebook.com/scishow Follow SciShow @ http://www.twitter.com/scishow References http://www.prehistoric-wildlife.com/species/m/meganeura.html http://www.telegraph.co.uk/earth/wildlife/8930070/Worlds-biggest-insect-…
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If you’ve ever been scratching a dog and seen them do the kicky leg thing, it’s truly adorable. But it might not necessarily be a feel-good thing. Hosted by: Stefan Chin SciShow has a spinoff podcast! It’s called SciShow Tangents. Check it out at http://www.scishowtangents.org ———- Support SciShow by becoming a patron on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/scishow
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The alcohol we drink is just one particular kind of alcohol: ethanol. The others can be a lot more dangerous, and in the 1920s, the US government made a really dangerous cocktail. Hosted by: Stefan Chin SciShow has a spinoff podcast! It’s called SciShow Tangents. Check it out at https://www.scishowtangents.org ———- Support SciShow by becoming
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A lot of what we know about ancient human civilizations comes from the things they leave behind. But sometimes, humans don’t live in places long enough to leave these clues. So, some researchers have turned to techniques outside traditional archaeology to find evidence of ancient humans. Hosted by: Michael Aranda SciShow has a spinoff podcast!
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Spiderwebs are designed to trap bug-sized creatures. So how come spiders don’t get stuck? Hosted by: Hank Green ———- Dooblydoo thanks go to the following Patreon supporters — we couldn’t make SciShow without them! Shout out to Justin Ove, John Szymakowski, Fatima Iqbal, Justin Lentz, David Campos, and Chris Peters. ———- Like SciShow? Want to
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How does heat affect airplanes? Turns out heat, speed and density connect to create dangerous situations. Hosted by: Hank Green ———- Support SciShow by becoming a patron on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/scishow ———- Dooblydoo thanks go to the following Patreon supporters: Kevin Bealer, Mark Terrio-Cameron, KatieMarie Magnone, Patrick Merrithew, D.A. Noe, Charles Southerland, Fatima Iqbal, Sultan Alkhulaifi,
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Sharks come in a lot of different shapes and sizes and many of them don’t look like the ones you see in movies. Here are seven sharks that went down some decidedly strange evolutionary paths. Hosted by: Hank Green SciShow has a spinoff podcast! It’s called SciShow Tangents. Check it out at https://www.scishowtangents.org ———- Support
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In some arid parts of the world, people cool off by drinking hot beverages. Can a hot drink on a hot day really cool you down? Hosted by: Michael Aranda SciShow has a spinoff podcast! It’s called SciShow Tangents. Check it out at http://www.scishowtangents.org ———- Support SciShow by becoming a patron on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/scishow ———-
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The internet uses a lot of energy! But people have come up with ways to make it more efficient. This episode was produced in collaboration with and sponsored by Emerson. http://www.emerson.com/ilovestem Hosted by: Hank Green SciShow has a spinoff podcast! It’s called SciShow Tangents. Check it out at http://www.scishowtangents.org ———- Dooblydoo thanks go to the
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Have you ever noticed that sunlight makes colors fade? Join Quick Questions as we explore why that happens. Hosted by: Hank Green ———- Dooblydoo thanks go to the following Patreon supporters — we couldn’t make SciShow without them! Shout out to Christopher Prevoe, Justin Ove, John Szymakowski, Peso255, Ruben Galvao, Fatima Iqbal, Justin Lentz, and
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If you take a look at a map of Scotland, you’ll notice an eerily straight line running through the highlands, this is the Great Glen Fault the product of half a billion years of time and geology. Hosted by: Stefan Chin SciShow has a spinoff podcast! It’s called SciShow Tangents. Check it out at http://www.scishowtangents.org
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Over its lifetime, the Earth has seen plenty of climate change. About 50 million years ago the planet experienced extreme cooling, and all from a little fern. We’ve been nominated for a Webby! Please vote: http://tinyurl.com/sswebby Hosted by: Hank Green ———- Support SciShow by becoming a patron on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/scishow ———- Dooblydoo thanks go to
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Looking at a map, you would never know that North America once almost ripped itself in half. But 1.1 billion years ago, it tried to – and had it succeeded, there would now be an ocean where Lake Superior is! Go to http://Brilliant.org/SciShow to try their Knowledge and Uncertainty course. The first 200 subscribers get
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Midlife crises are a common plot device in films, TV shows, and books. Like most psychological phenomena, though, they don’t always get it quite right. Hosted by: Brit Garner ———- Support SciShow by becoming a patron on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/scishow ———- Dooblydoo thanks go to the following Patreon supporters: Lazarus G, Kelly Landrum Jones, Sam Lutfi,
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Fireflies, crustaceans, jellyfish — lots of living things glow, and they do it for all kinds of reasons, some of which we haven’t even discovered yet. Hosted by: Hank Green ———- Dooblydoo thanks go to the following Patreon supporters — we couldn’t make SciShow without them! Shout out to Justin Ove, Justin Lentz, David Campos,
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What’s salty and cold and cool as heck? Brinicles, a rarely seen undersea phenomenon the combines ice and saltwater to become every sea star’s worst nightmare! Actually, they’re not that scary, just awesome. Hank explains within. Like SciShow? Want to get cool things to put on your walls, cover your torso and hold your liquids?
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Start building your ideal daily routine with Fabulous. The first 100 people who click on the link will get a FREE week trial and 25% OFF Fabulous Premium: https://thefab.co/scishowpsych2 For a long time, scientists considered the neocortex the brainiest part of the human brain – an obvious candidate for the thing that makes us unique.
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SciShow explains the chemistry, archaeology and history of bog bodies — naturally mummified corpses (and other fun things!) that have been discovered in Europe’s peat bogs. ———- Like SciShow? Want to help support us, and also get things to put on your walls, cover your torso and hold your liquids? Check out our awesome products
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Trusting your gut may not sound like a reliable way to make decisions, but the research points to some times when you might want to listen to it! Hosted by: Brit Garner ———- Support SciShow by becoming a patron on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/scishow ———- Dooblydoo thanks go to the following Patreon supporters: azarus G, Sam Lutfi,
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Plants are finding their ways into caves, and it’s all our fault. Hosted by: Michael Aranda SciShow has a spinoff podcast! It’s called SciShow Tangents. Check it out at http://www.scishowtangents.org ———- Support SciShow by becoming a patron on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/scishow ———- Huge thanks go to the following Patreon supporters for helping us keep SciShow free
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You might feel overwhelmed, and have no idea what you’re doing when you first have a baby, but evolution has prepared you to take care of your kids. Hosted by: Hank Green ———- Support SciShow by becoming a patron on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/scishow ———- Dooblydoo thanks go to the following Patreon supporters: Lazarus G, Kelly Landrum
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For thousands of years, a sea creature has plagued sailors by attacking and devouring their ships. It is so destructive that reportedly it swiss-cheesed the hulls of Christopher Columbus’s ships, sinking at least two of them. Hosted by: Hank Green SciShow has a spinoff podcast! It’s called SciShow Tangents. Check it out at http://www.scishowtangents.org ———-
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In a bone-filled week, a rediscovered cranium from China might represent an entirely new species of human that’s possibly our closest evolutionary relative. And, while studying a 5,000-year-old skeleton, scientists found evidence of what might be the earliest plague infection. Hosted by: Hank Green Thumbnail Credit: Chuang Zhao SciShow has a spinoff podcast! It’s called
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Koalas are pretty darn cute, but…they aren’t the brightest bulb on the continent. They will only eat eucalyptus leaves off the branch. On a plate, a koala won’t recognize their one and only food. Yet, somehow, koalas are still alive. And it’s all thanks to some pretty clever adaptations. Hosted by: Michael Aranda SciShow has
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Some emotions can feel so similar that you might mix them up and pick the wrong emotion. Hosted by: Brit Garner ———- Support SciShow by becoming a patron on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/scishow ———- Dooblydoo thanks go to the following Patreon supporters: Kelly Landrum Jones, Sam Lutfi, Kevin Knupp, Nicholas Smith, Inerri, D.A. Noe, alexander wadsworth, سلطان
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Hank explores a vexing question asked at picnics and beach parties everywhere: Why do bug bites itch? To help you understand the answer, he takes you into the blow by blow of a bug bite which, we warn you, is pretty horrifying. ———- Like SciShow? Want to help support us, and also get things to
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This episode is sponsored by Endel, an app that creates personalized soundscapes to help you focus, relax and sleep.The first 100 people to sign up here get a one week free trial: https://app.adjust.com/b8wxub6?campaign=scishow_july&adgroup=youtube The aptly named White Sands National Park is home to over 400 square kilometers of blindingly white sand. It’s the culmination of
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It turns out there’s a scientific explanation behind the saying, “It’s not the heat, it’s the humidity!” Learn why a hot and humid day feels so dismal and some tips to avoid the really sweaty, gross days on today’s Quick Question! Hosted by: Hank Green ———- Support SciShow by becoming a patron on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/scishow
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Even before we knew what bacteria were capable of, we were using certain metals to help fight off their effects.. Hank Green explains how on this episode of SciShow. Hosted by: Hank Green ———- Dooblydoo thanks go to the following Patreon supporters — we couldn’t make SciShow without them! Shout out to Justin Ove, Chris
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You may not think much about moss, but it has a hidden super power, and it’s been used to save countless lives. Hosted by: Stefan Chin SciShow has a spinoff podcast! It’s called SciShow Tangents. Check it out at http://www.scishowtangents.org ———- Support SciShow by becoming a patron on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/scishow ———- Huge thanks go to
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Schizophrenia affects 20 million people worldwide, and we don’t exactly know how it develops, or what causes it yet. However, some research has found that it might be an autoimmune condition. Hosted by: Anthony Brown ———- Support SciShow by becoming a patron on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/scishow SciShow has a spinoff podcast! It’s called SciShow Tangents. Check
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You know how moths like to fly into lamps or crawl all over your tv screen at night? Why do they do this?! The answer is more complicated than you might think… Hosted by: Hank Green ———- Support SciShow by becoming a patron on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/scishow ———- Dooblydoo thanks go to the following Patreon supporters
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Scientists today think reason and emotion aren’t at odds like they’ve traditionally been presented, and even rely on each other to help us get through this thing called life. Hosted by: Hank Green ———- Support SciShow by becoming a patron on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/scishow ———- Dooblydoo thanks go to the following Patreon supporters: Lazarus G, Sam
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