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Why Don't All Birds Fly in V Shapes?
64,396 views - 11/12/19
Some birds fly in V shapes because it has many benefits, but other birds fly in clumps instead. Why would they do that? Hosted by: Hank...
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What Your Family History Can’t Tell You
83,689 views - 11/11/19
Thanks to the National Human Genome Research Institute for supporting this episode. If you’re interested in learning more about the human...
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6 of the Coolest Things We've Found in Amber
353,048 views - 11/10/19
Amber is amazing stuff! It can preserve organisms whole, and essentially freeze them in time, and the specimens we’ve found in it so far...
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Carnivorous Sponges — So That's a Thing
117,635 views - 11/09/19
There aren't many creatures as safe and chill as the humble sea sponge, right? Well, not so fast! It turns out there's a whole family of...
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New Cystic Fibrosis Treatment a Game-Changer | SciShow News
137,179 views - 11/08/19
A new drug treatment based on a genetics discovery from the 80s could dramatically improve the lives of many people with Cystic Fibrosis...
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The Freezing Dunes of Northern Canada
154,231 views - 11/07/19
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We're Running Out of These Elements — Here's How
383,170 views - 11/06/19
Phones, TVs, solar panels, and electric car batteries are all made of some rare and unusual elements. As our modern world creates more...
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What If Earth Picked Up a Second Moon?
160,778 views - 11/05/19
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Poor, Misunderstood Poison Ivy
244,546 views - 11/04/19
It sure seems like some plants really don't want you hiking through their woods, but maybe your immune system is just overreacting....
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5 Things We Still Get Wrong About Human Reproduction
356,487 views - 11/03/19
You'd think we'd know everything there is to know about sexual reproduction. But as it turns out, there are still quite a few things we...
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How Much Data Can Our Brains Store?
145,176 views - 11/02/19
Our brains aren't exactly like a computer's hard drive, but it can still be fun to think about just how much storage space we have in our...
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New Cancer Drug Results and Vampire Bat Friendships
73,777 views - 11/01/19
This week, researchers announced a novel cancer drug has become the first of its kind to reach clinical trials. Also, new research into...
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That’s Probably Not a Spider Bite
231,422 views - 10/31/19
Unless you saw the spider bite you, that swollen, bite-looking lesion on your arm is probably something else, and blaming it on an...
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Your Cat Questions Answered! | Compilation
225,614 views - 10/30/19
The kitties we let into our homes and hearts can have some strange and endearing behaviors, and we've made a fur-midable number of...
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Carcolepsy: Why Do We Get Sleepy in Cars?
168,409 views - 10/29/19
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Could a Vaccine Prevent Type 1 Diabetes?
83,659 views - 10/28/19
Measles, mumps, and polio are things we can prevent with vaccines, but scientists are looking to add a surprising entry to that list:...
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6 Reasons We Have to Say a Study Was In Mice
142,833 views - 10/27/19
A lot of our videos include the disclaimer "Mice aren't people." But why do we keep saying this, and if rodent studies aren't effective,...
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Why Do Corgi Mixes Always Look Like Corgis?
176,917 views - 10/26/19
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Loudest Bird in the World Screams at its Mate | SciShow News
125,802 views - 10/26/19
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Terrific Trees: A SciShow #TeamTrees Compilation
102,813 views - 10/25/19
From the Avocado to Pando, we love trees! They do so much for us, from making oxygen so we can breathe, to cooling urban environments, to...
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I Can't Believe It's Not Wood
167,143 views - 10/24/19
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Why Do Humans Like to Get High?
557,972 views - 10/24/19
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How Big Can Black Holes Grow?
194,807 views - 10/22/19
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How We Could Prevent a Global Rice Shortage
142,096 views - 10/21/19
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6 Seriously Impressive Animal Migrations
82,566 views - 10/20/19
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Firehawks: Nature's Arsonists
206,179 views - 10/19/19
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Robots Can Have Skin Now | SciShow News
134,598 views - 10/18/19
Designing skin for robots was out of reach for a long time, but last week, scientists announced they successfully made the first...
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Why We're So Bad at Recycling Plastic
177,026 views - 10/17/19
Plastic is quickly becoming a problem and we're eager to point fingers, but honestly, the reason there's so much plastic everywhere isn't...
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Hank vs Aranda: The FINAL FACE-OFF | SciShow Quiz Show
72,777 views - 10/17/19
Two SciShow hosts go head-to-head in a battle to figure out who will be the reigning champion for this era of SciShow Quiz Show! Eons:...
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Your Appendix Isn't Useless, After All
533,225 views - 10/15/19
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Kale, Cauliflower, and Brussels Sprouts Are the Same Species
131,659 views - 10/14/19
Not to deter you from eating your vegetables, but what if we told you that certain parts of your salads, like kale, broccoli, and...
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8 More Terrible Names for Living Things
178,261 views - 10/13/19
Sometimes, the common names we use for things are really confusing! Here are 8 living things with terrible names! Hosted by: Hank...
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The Rainbow Gem Made from Ancient Sea Creatures
96,319 views - 10/12/19
Ammonite fossils can be found all over world, but in one place, something happened that turned their remains into rainbow-colored gems...
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We Taught Birds to Sing by Altering Their Brains | SciShow News
63,998 views - 10/11/19
We can now implant memories into birds’ brains to teach them how to sing, and human fetuses have a couple muscles that disappeared from...
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The Real Story of John Snow
107,535 views - 10/10/19
While you might hear the name John Snow and think of dragons and unfruitful endings. There was a real life physician whose efforts saved...
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Do You Need 10,000 Steps a Day?
142,116 views - 10/09/19
Check out The Serengeti Rules, airing October 9th at 8pm ET on PBS, or at https://to.pbs.org/2oxTWF4 to learn how five pioneering...
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The Universe As We Know It Shouldn't Exist | The Matter-Antimatter Problem
561,604 views - 10/08/19
The universe is a pretty grand place to live, but scientists have one issue with it, it's an anomaly that should be scientifically...
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Why People are Always Fighting Over the Thermostat
170,700 views - 10/07/19
Negotiating thermostat settings can be really frustrating, but your officemate isn't trying to freeze you out on purpose. Stefan explains...
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Things That Go Bump in Your Brain: 4 Scientific Explanations for Ghosts
207,156 views - 10/06/19
Wandering an old dark place at night sounds pretty scary, but you can take comfort in the fact that ghostly encounters can be explained...
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Are Soft Cheeses Dangerous During Pregnancy?
120,794 views - 10/05/19
You may have heard the oddly specific advice that pregnant people shouldn't eat soft cheeses, but there's a very good reason for that,...
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Our Oceans Aren’t Doomed… Yet? | SciShow News
109,717 views - 10/04/19
The IPCC has released a special report assessing how the world’s ice and oceans are faring under our changing climate, and scientists may...
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To Study Ancient Humans, Archeologists Are Using... What?!
129,775 views - 10/03/19
When you think about archaeology, space technology probably isn’t the first thing that comes to mind. But from satellites to cosmic rays,...
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6ish of Your Everyday Actions, Explained | Compilations
162,707 views - 10/02/19
The human body can have some odd, and sometimes gross, quirks. Like, why do we blush or laugh, especially when someone burps or farts?...
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Are Antioxidants Actually Good for Anything?
132,277 views - 10/02/19
There's evidence that antioxidant-rich diets have health benefits in humans, but the antioxidant chemicals and enzymes seem to be only...
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These Smart Roads Could Change the Future of Driving
134,349 views - 09/30/19
From self-healing asphalt to electrified roads, technology is steering the future of driving along some exciting new paths! Hosted by:...
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Seriously, None of These Are Ants | 8 Ant Mimics
369,170 views - 09/29/19
Ants are practically everywhere, and some creatures have found it beneficial to blend in with this crowd rather than stick out. Hosted...
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The Mystery of the Black Diamond
229,530 views - 09/28/19
There are still lots of unsolved mystery about carbonados ("black diamonds"), and geologists even think those mystery rocks come from...
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North America's 3 Billion Lost Birds | SciShow News
92,316 views - 09/27/19
This week, an alarming report on North American bird populations and a sweet study on one of our more aloof furry companions. Hosted by:...
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The Woman Who Changed Drug Development
72,245 views - 09/26/19
From a new method of drug design to an antiviral agent for herpes, Gertrude Elion's works totally transformed the world of drug...
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How Movies and TV Get Radiation Sickness Wrong
356,281 views - 09/26/19
Radiation sickness been portrayed in movies and television for more than 50 years. And those portrayals vary a lot. But if there’s one...
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Why Can't I Wear My Dog's Flea and Tick Collars?
247,643 views - 09/24/19
It seems like the easiest way to avoid tiny parasites is to just slap on your animal’s tick or flea collar and hike into the woods...
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Tank to Table: How Scientists Make Bigger, Tastier Seafood
101,584 views - 09/23/19
Go to http://curiositystream.com/scishow to start streaming "Curious Minds: Global Food Supply." Use the promo code ‘scishow’ during the...
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5 Measurements You Might Not Realize Are Named After Scientists
149,070 views - 09/22/19
Units are a major way we describe the world around us, and by looking at the scientists some of them are named after, we can get a sense...
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The Deep-Sea Snail with an Iron Shell
324,004 views - 09/21/19
Deep in the Indian Ocean, scientists have discovered a snail whose feet are covered in iron scales, but how it builds these scales is a...
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This Ancient Tooth Could Shake Up How We Study Evolution | SciShow News
180,318 views - 09/20/19
Scientists were able to get molecular information from 1.7 million years old teeth using a new method that could completely change how we...
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Symbioses Are Way More Complex Than You Think!
130,365 views - 09/19/19
When we hear the term symbiosis, we tend to think about a simple partnership between two biological organisms. But in many cases, there...
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From Wombat Butts to Quantum Mechanics | SciShow Quiz Show
58,322 views - 09/18/19
SciShow script writer and D&D enthusiast Alexa Billow goes head to head against Hank in his 50th Quiz Show appearance! Who will win in...
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How Tall Can Mountains Get?
222,568 views - 09/17/19
The Himalayas are well known for containing the highest elevations on Earth, but can they get higher or is there something putting a stop...
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Why Can't We Farm These Foods Yet?
876,220 views - 09/16/19
There are some foods that are so popular that they are at risk of going extinct. What are they and why is it so difficult to harvest...
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5 Types of Awesome Glass Made by Nature
270,684 views - 09/15/19
When it comes to sparkly objects, the planet Earth has a lot to offer. Here are 5 especially awesome glasses made by nature! Go to...
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Your Muscles Do Remember... But Not The Way You Think
371,966 views - 09/14/19
Did you know that if you start working out, your body will kind of "remember" what it's like to be strong, even after you take some time...
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Yet More Evidence That Vaping Is Probably Terrible | SciShow News
389,816 views - 09/13/19
Did you know that your body's fight-or-flight response to danger may, in part, come from inside your bones? Plus, another study suggests...
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The Only Radiation Units You Need to Know
218,105 views - 09/12/19
In order to have a meaningful conversation about the dangers of radiation exposure, it’s important to be clear about just how much...
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P-values Broke Scientific Statistics—Can We Fix Them?
261,047 views - 09/11/19
A little over a decade ago, a neuroscientist found "significant activation" in the neural tissue of a dead fish. While it didn't prove...
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Why Do Pineapple and Kiwi Ruin Gelatin?
137,858 views - 09/10/19
Adding the wrong fruits to your gelatin can turn it into a big, goopy mess. But understanding why this happens can help you learn how to...
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Scientists Just Figured Out How Washing Machines Work?!
381,620 views - 09/09/19
According to the math, washing machines should take several hours to get your clothes clean, but in reality it only takes a single hour...
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5 Times People Gave Animals Diseases | Reverse Zoonotics
165,428 views - 09/08/19
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Why Lizards Don't Run Marathons
146,270 views - 09/07/19
Lizards tend to scurry around in short bursts rather than running long distances, and the reason why might be nearly as old as life on...
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A Cancer Gene May Be More Friendly Than We Thought | SciShow News
134,828 views - 09/06/19
Until now, researchers have assumed that healthy cells switch off the enzyme telomerase as a way to protect themselves from turning...
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The Tiny Experiment That Transformed Physics
230,390 views - 09/05/19
In 1956, a team of scientists conducted an experiment that, seemed kind of trivial, but the results would challenge one of our...
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The IPBES Report with Brit Garner | SciShow Talk Show
30,656 views - 09/04/19
Brit Garner is here to give Hank a breakdown of the May 2019 preview of the IPBES report, and Jessi from Animal Wonders brings along...
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These Wasps Throw Awesome Parties
123,392 views - 09/03/19
Large clumps of wasps can occasionally be found on the tops of tall structures, and although you probably still don’t want to mess with...
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Abilities Evolution Took From Us
534,115 views - 09/02/19
A common misconception is that evolution is a long chain of progress, where organisms gain cool, new features over time. However, if a...
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6 Parasites That Live INSIDE Cells
157,456 views - 09/01/19
When you think "parasite," you might think of leeches or some nasty tape worm, but there are some that can live inside your very own...
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Are Electric Cars Really More Environmentally Friendly?
294,065 views - 08/31/19
Some people say that buying an electric car is a great way to fight climate change - but if they use electricity that is made by burning...
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Futuristic Spy Tech Self-Destructs in Sunlight | SciShow News
106,273 views - 08/30/19
This week scientists invented futuristic technologies that sound made up by Hollywood’s spy movies, and we might be able to have infrared...
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How Living on Mars Would Make Life Better on Earth
144,510 views - 08/29/19
Thanks to LEGO City Space for helping us envision life on Mars! Go to http://lego.build/CITYSpace to start your next space adventure. If...
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Science to Watch Poolside: A Swimming Summer Compilation
59,836 views - 08/28/19
Summer is coming to a close, but there is still time to take a cool, refreshing dip in the water of your choice. Before you do, be sure...
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What’s the Deal with Antibiotics and Birth Control?
148,233 views - 08/27/19
You might have heard that you should use a back-up method of protection if you’re taking birth control pills and antibiotics at the same...
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Having Six Fingers Is a Dominant Trait
163,976 views - 08/26/19
Genetics are extremely complicated—so complicated that having an extra finger or toe, for example, is exceedingly rare despite it being...
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From Hognoses to Spider Tails: 6 Sublime Snakes
225,976 views - 08/25/19
Snakes aren’t just muscle-y danger noodles. They're extremely diverse, and some have really weird, unique adaptations that we could all...
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Why You Should Never Put Tomatoes in the Fridge!
237,514 views - 08/24/19
Without refrigerators, we'd have spoiled milk, moldy cheese, and warm sodas. However, there are some foods that don't fare so well in a...
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We Can Cure Ebola! (Mostly—Which Is Better Than Rarely) | SciShow News
175,217 views - 08/23/19
We’ve made a lot of progress recently in curing two deadly diseases that have been difficult to treat! Hosted by: Hank Green SciShow...
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Why Don't We Have Cancer-Sniffing Dogs?
85,072 views - 08/22/19
There are a lot of stories out there about dogs who seemed to smell lung cancer on their owner’s breath, and a recent study found that...
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Mimics, Twins, and Doppelgӓngers... Obviously | SciShow Quiz Show
142,308 views - 08/21/19
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Can a Hot Drink Cool You Down?
205,967 views - 08/20/19
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...
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There Are Millions of Blood Types
377,096 views - 08/19/19
You’re probably aware that your blood can be A, B, AB or O, but it turns out that blood types can get a lot more complicated than that!...
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5 Delightful Color-Changing Minerals
196,874 views - 08/18/19
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Why Do Fevers Get Worse at Night?
169,008 views - 08/17/19
If you’ve ever noticed that being sick often sucks more at night, that wasn’t your imagination. Fevers do often rise at night! Why do our...
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How Cells Got Their Membranes (Maybe) | SciShow News
145,261 views - 08/16/19
For life to evolve on Earth, a bunch of complex organic molecules had to evolve a way to assemble into cells. So how did those...
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3 of the World's Most Intensely Colored Living Things
198,677 views - 08/15/19
For most living things the color you see when you look at them is determined by pigments. But some of the most vivid colors we see in...
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Most Metabolism Boosters Are BS
231,196 views - 08/14/19
Despite some bold claims, most supplements can’t really "boost" your metabolism, and the actual changes we can make to it are pretty...
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Why Are There No Sea Snakes in the Atlantic?
241,379 views - 08/13/19
The Atlantic Ocean is the second largest on Earth, and yet there are no sea snake populations to be found there. What’s keeping aquatic...
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Why Scurvy Shouldn't Exist
430,794 views - 08/12/19
Many a joke has been made about scurvy and pirates, but it’s a serious disease caused by a lack of Vitamin C that still affects people...
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4 Parasites Too Creepy to Exist
995,850 views - 08/11/19
Warning! This episode is a little gross… Between 1/3 and 1/2 of all life on earth is parasitic - and here are 4 of the creepiest...
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The Terrifying Fish with Transparent Teeth
137,907 views - 08/10/19
The deep-sea dragonfish is a predator that lives deep in the Pacific Ocean. Like many other deep sea predators, it's got an oversized jaw...
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Scientists Pull RNA from a 14,000 Year-Old Wolf | SciShow News
217,323 views - 08/09/19
This week in news, a discovery in genetics that was once thought unbelievable, and a parrot so large that it shakes up what we know about...
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From Lifesaver Sparks to Life-saving Tech: The Science of Triboluminescence
156,253 views - 08/08/19
You might know that if you chomp on a Wint-O-Green Lifesaver in a dark room, you can see little blue flashes of light in your mouth. What...
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Hydrology and Huckleberry The Beaver | SciShow Talk Show
35,760 views - 08/07/19
Hydrologist Casey Ryan explains how he studies water on the Flathead Indian Reservation and Jessi from Animal Wonders brings in...
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Why Is Being Underwater So Peaceful?
219,129 views - 08/06/19
After nailing that sweet triple gainer into the pool you may have noticed something: being underwater is very peaceful, thanks to a...
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Denisovans: Our Mysterious Cousins That Made Us Better
382,697 views - 08/05/19
During most of the past 2 million years or so, there were several species of hominins on Earth at any given time. Like, you might be...
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