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You’re going to bed, and you take a sip of cool delicious water, and it’s so refreshing. But, when you wake up and take a swig, that water now tastes like bleh. What’s going on here? Watch this SciShow Quick Question to find out! Hosted by: Michael Aranda ———- Support SciShow by becoming a patron
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SciShow is supported by Brilliant.org. Go to https://Brilliant.org/SciShow to get 20% off of an annual Premium subscription. Researchers were inspired by a certain purple villain to study the physics of finger snapping, and they found that the mundane hand motion is actually quite an impressive feat. Hosted by: Hank Green SciShow is on TikTok! Check
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From Elon Musk to your grandma, we all know about the cryptocurrency Bitcoin, but how does it actually work? Hosted by: Michael Aranda Special Thanks: Dalton Hubble SciShow has a spinoff podcast! It’s called SciShow Tangents. Check it out at http://www.scishowtangents.org ———- Learn more about Cryptography: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-yFZGF8FHSg ———- Support SciShow by becoming a patron on
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GiveWell is matching donations from first-time donors dollar for dollar up to $250. Click on https://bit.ly/3rHPv9a to donate and be sure to use the fundraiser code MINUTEEARTH at checkout to make sure your donation gets matched A broken bone might seem worse than a sprain, but you’ll get over it much more quickly. LEARN MORE
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We’d like to thank Focus Features for sponsoring this video – and for inviting us to pre-screen their summer 2015 film “Self/Less”. It’s a sci-fi flick that explores memory, consciousness, and immortality, and it made us think about the types of immortality that already exist here on Earth. A big thanks to Focus Features for
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This year, science news has understandably focused a lot on COVID-19. But other science has carried on, and there have been plenty of amazing discoveries this year that we think deserve a spotlight, too! Hosted by: Hank Green SciShow is on TikTok! Check us out at https://www.tiktok.com/@scishow ———- Support SciShow by becoming a patron on
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The temperature drops and you’re more likely to get a cold: Is this correlation or causation? We’re conducting a survey of our viewers! If you have time, please give us feedback: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/SciShowSurvey2017 Hosted by: Michael Aranda ———- 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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Your brain is lying to you about what you see– find out why in this Quick Question! Hosted by: Hank Green ———- Dooblydoo thanks go to the following Patreon supporters — we couldn’t make SciShow without them! Shout out to Justin Ove, David Campos, Chris Peters, Philippe von Bergen, Lilly Grainger, Happy Birthday!!, Fatima Iqbal,
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To get your free 30-day trial of CuriosityStream, go to https://curiositystream.com/minute and use the code “minute”. Just like the names of products and companies, animals’ names can affect how we feel about them…and changing the name of a species might actually help us save it. Thanks also to our Patreon patrons https://www.patreon.com/MinuteEarth and our YouTube
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Go to http://Brilliant.org/SciShow to try their Applied Probability course. Sign up now and get 20% off an annual Premium subscription. Sleep is complicated. And there’s still a lot we don’t know about it, but zebrafish larvae are a surprisingly good place to look to learn more about what makes us sleepy. Hosted by: Hank Green
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Thanks to the University of Minnesota for sponsoring this video! http://twin-cities.umn.edu/ Morocco has 3/4 of the world’s known reserves of rock phosphate, our main source of phosphorus, so Morocco may be key to our long-term ability to grow food. Note: At the time of publishing, the United Nations does not recognize Moroccan sovereignty over Western
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Even though doctors have been using general anesthesia for nearly 200 years, they haven’t really understood the details of how it temporarily shuts down your brain — until now. 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
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Research suggests that more diverse ecosystems are better for the bottom line. Thanks to the University of Minnesota for sponsoring this video! http://twin-cities.umn.edu/ Credits (and Twitter handles): Script Writer: Peter Reich Script Editor: Kate Yoshida (@KateYoshida) Video Illustrator: Ever Salazar (@eversalazar) Video Director: Emily Elert (@eelert) Video Narrator: Emily Elert (@eelert) With Contributions From: Henry
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Thanks to the University of Minnesota for sponsoring this video! http://twin-cities.umn.edu/ Because exercise isn’t essential for short-term survival, we don’t exercise enough, so we need to reincorporate purposeful physical activity into our lives. Thanks also to our Patreon patrons https://www.patreon.com/MinuteEarth and our YouTube members. ___________________________________________ To learn more, start your googling with these keywords: Physical
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Chimpanzees and bonobos may be very close to us humans on the tree of life, but one of our differences is the way we store fat. That difference comes down to types of fat cells and our DNA. Hosted by: Hank Green SciShow is on TikTok! Check us out at https://www.tiktok.com/@scishow ———- Support SciShow by
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Hank gives you the facts on stem cells – what they are, what they’re good for, where they come from, and how they’re used in medicine. 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 over
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Get your FREE 2-month Skillshare trial: http://skl.sh/minuteearth2 The “Mountain or Valley?” illusion makes our brains turn valleys inside out. But inside-out valleys are a real thing, both on Earth and on Mars. Thanks to Skillshare for sponsoring this video, and to our supporters on https://www.patreon.com/MinuteEarth Watch: The “Mountain Or Valley?” Illusion by MinutePhysics ___________________________________________ If
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This episode is sponsored by Wren, a website where you calculate your carbon footprint. Sign up to make a monthly contribution to offset your carbon footprint or support rainforest protection projects: https://www.wren.co/start/scishow While the Florida manatee is threatened by human activity in a myriad of ways, perhaps the most surprising among those threats is the
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Do you really need a daily shower to stay clean, or is it doing more harm than good? Some scientists have recommendations based on what we know about our skin — and what might be living on top of it. We’re conducting a survey of our viewers! If you have time, please give us feedback:
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To start using Tab for a Cause, go to: http://tabforacause.org/r/minuteearth2 The pigments in our food all get destroyed on their way through our digestive system…so where do the colors of our poop and pee come from? Thanks also to our supporters on https://www.patreon.com/MinuteEarth ___________________________________________ FYI: We try to leave jargon out of our videos, but
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Ancient civilizations developed clever solutions to their unique challenges and environments, and learning from those engineers can help us build a greener world today. Thumbnail Modified From: https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Yakhchal_of_Yazd_province.jpg SciShow is on TikTok! Check us out at https://www.tiktok.com/@scishow ———- Support SciShow by becoming a patron on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/scishow ———- Huge thanks go to the following Patreon
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SciShow is supported by Brilliant.org. Go to https://Brilliant.org/SciShow to get 20% off of an annual Premium subscription. Both North and South America have their own species of marsupial, the opossum, but how they got so far away from their Australian relatives is a bit of a mystery. Hosted by: Michael Aranda SciShow is on TikTok!
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Fire: it’s beautiful, it’s dangerous, and it shows up in surprising places. Here are five weird things you might have on hand that can go up in flames. Hosted by: Michael Aranda SciShow is on TikTok! Check us out at https://www.tiktok.com/@scishow ———- Support SciShow by becoming a patron on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/scishow ———- Huge thanks go
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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 Aranda SciShow has a spinoff podcast! It’s called SciShow Tangents. Check it out at https://www.scishowtangents.org ———- Support SciShow by becoming a patron on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/scishow ———- Dooblydoo thanks go
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To start using Tab for a Cause, go to: http://tabforacause.org/minuteearth2 There’s a huge seasonal difference in death rates that is propelled by a variety of factors including pathogen behavior and anatomical response to temperature changes. LEARN MORE ************** To learn more about this topic, start your googling with these keywords: Crude Death Rate: The number
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Thanks to the awesome science YouTube channel Animalogic for supporting this video. Check them out! https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCwg6_F2hDHYrqbNSGjmar4w?sub_confirmation=1 Thanks also to our Patreon patrons: – @AntoineCoeur – Jeff Straathof – Mark – facebook.com/maarten.bremer – Emil Kampp – @TodayIFoundOut1 And our Subbable Sponsors: – Joseph Perry – @visticuffs 3 – Austin Spafford – @WY_Tang – Moti Lieberman –
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In the past, some experiments were run in scary and unethical ways. From using children to unknowing subjects, these five experiments left people affected for the rest of their lives. 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
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The pineapple. Sweet, juicy, and kind of painful. What is it about this tropical fruit that seems to bite us back? Hosted by: Hank Green SciShow is on TikTok! Check us out at https://www.tiktok.com/@scishow ———- Support SciShow by becoming a patron on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/scishow ———- Huge thanks go to the following Patreon supporters for helping
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When you think of antihistamines, you’re probably only thinking about getting rid of a runny nose, but we’re learning that antihistamines can be used for nausea, insomnia, and even depression! Hosted by: Hank Green SciShow is on TikTok! Check us out at https://www.tiktok.com/@scishow ———- Support SciShow by becoming a patron on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/scishow ———- Huge
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Most plants use colorful flowers to attract their favorite pollinators. But Marcgravia evenia is trying to attract bats, so it needs to do things a little differently, leading to some unique-shaped leaves. Hosted by: Hank Green SciShow is on TikTok! Check us out at https://www.tiktok.com/@scishow ———- Support SciShow by becoming a patron on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/scishow
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Get NordVPN at https://NordVPN.com/minuteearth. Use code MINUTEEARTH to save 77%! Earth’s outer shell is made of two materials whose different densities and thicknesses give rise to two distinct “levels” on the planet’s surface. Watch our new show Paradigms (U.S. servers only!): https://www.vrv.co/paradigms Thanks also to our Patreon patrons https://www.patreon.com/MinuteEarth and our YouTube sponsors. ___________________________________________ To
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Alzheimer’s isn’t contagious — at least, in the sense that you can’t catch it from being around somebody who has it. But, it turns out, it is transmissible, just not directly. Hosted by: Michael Aranda ———- Dooblydoo thanks go to the following Patreon supporters — we couldn’t make SciShow without them! Shout out to Justin
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It seemed like a miracle stone, and eventually, the ancient Greeks, Romans, and Egyptians all started using it, too. 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, Chris Peters, and Fatima Iqbal. ———- Like
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The terminal velocity of an object is the speed at which the force of drag equals the force of gravity on that object. Like SciShow on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/scishow Follow SciShow on Twiter: http://www.twitter.com/scishow Narrated by Michael Aranda: http://www.youtube.com/michaelaranda All video footage used via Creative Commons license. See the full videos at the links below: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NH6lKiMq_v4&hd=1
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In the past couple years, you may have found yourself wishing that all the viruses in the world just disappear. But be careful what you wish for… Hosted by: Hank Green SciShow is on TikTok! Check us out at https://www.tiktok.com/@scishow ———- Support SciShow by becoming a patron on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/scishow ———- Huge thanks go to
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Do you ever think of what could cause the next big extinction? How about a super massive tropical storm that sweeps over continents? Hey, it could happen! Check out this SciShow Dose to see how a hypercane would be possible. Hosted by: Hank Green ———- Support SciShow by becoming a patron on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/scishow ———-
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Go to http://Brilliant.org/SciShow to try out Brilliant’s Daily Challenges. Sign up now and get 20% off an annual Premium subscription. For a long time, we could only guess what color a dinosaur might be. But in the past decade, there has been an explosion of color. Hosted by: Hank Green SciShow is on TikTok! Check
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Go to http://Brilliant.org/SciShow to try their Chemical Reactions course. Sign up now and get 20% off an annual Premium subscription. Chitons are constantly scraping their teeth on rocks to eat the algae off of them, but that means their teeth need to be pretty tough. And it turns out one species’s teeth are the hardest,
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The famous symptomless carrier of Typhoid Fever, Mary Mallon, never felt the effects of the fever, but never recovered from a medical system that didn’t know how to treat a carrier of the disease. Hosted by: Michael Aranda ———- Support SciShow by becoming a patron on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/scishow ———- Dooblydoo thanks go to the following
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Try Dashlane Premium free for 30 days here: https://www.dashlane.com/MinuteEarth. And use the coupon code ‘MinuteEarth’ to get 10% off a yearly membership. Humans can hold our breath longer than we think by taking advantage of our body’s innate survival instincts – and then ignoring them. Thanks also to our Patreon patrons https://www.patreon.com/MinuteEarth and our YouTube
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The beach is nice, but why does spending time out in the sun leave us feeling so exhausted? Hosted by: Hank Green SciShow is on TikTok! Check us out at https://www.tiktok.com/@scishow ———- 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
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There are a lot of nuclear weapons on Earth, so many that we often say it’s enough to “destroy the world several times over.” But could we? Well, that depends on what you mean. Also…no matter what you mean, probably not. The Earth is pretty sturdy and people are pretty good at surviving and even
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This video was made in partnership with Bill Gates. To learn more about his work on clean energy, visit https://gatesnot.es/2WDTJ1L It’s hard to replace jet fuel because the alternatives aren’t energetic enough, are too dangerous, or aren’t yet being made at scale. Thanks also to our Patreon patrons https://www.patreon.com/MinuteEarth and our YouTube members. ___________________________________________ To
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