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In this episode of SciShow we look at the most fascinating birds that hover! ———- 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 at DFTBA Records: http://dftba.com/artist/52/SciShow Or help support us by subscribing to
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This episode is brought to you by the Music for Scientists album! Stream the album on major music services here: https://streamlink.to/music-for-scientists. Check out “Aristarchus in the Rain” here: https://youtu.be/kuD61YDmv6U Have you ever wondered why 75% humidity in the summer feels sticky, but 75% humidity in the winter feels super dry? Turns out, the common definition
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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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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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Look alive, you! Today we’re diving into the science behind dark circles under your eyes, and all the things that might cause them – tiredness included. 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
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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 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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Hank & his clone Circus Hank explain the power of epigenetics, which studies the factors that determine how much or whether some genes are expressed in your body. Like SciShow on Facebook! http://www.facebook.com/scishow Follow SciShow on Twitter! http://www.twitter.com/scishow More SciShow! Solar Energy – http://youtu.be/4uPVZUTLAvA Foldit Gamers FTW – http://youtu.be/JdBcpdH_ptA
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Juice cleanses or fasts are thought of as a popular way to detox and reboot the digestive system. But, like most fad diets, juice cleanses might not be doing what you think they are. Hosted by: Hank Green ———- Dooblydoo thanks go to the following Patreon supporters — we couldn’t make SciShow without them! Shout
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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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What’s irrational and never ends? Pi! Hank explains how we need pi to explain some of the most basic but most important principles of the universe, in honor of Pi Day. Hosted by: Hank Green ———- Like SciShow? Want to help support us, and also get things to put on your walls, cover your torso
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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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Scientists were able to measure the emission lines of antimatter! And we may have some new clues about how dinosaurs lost their teeth on the way to becoming birds. 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
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Watch the new season of MinuteBody – and get access to both CuriosityStream and Nebula – at https://curiositystream.com/minuteearth. We might have a strong hand because having a weak hand is actually useful. LEARN MORE ************** To learn more about this topic, start your googling with these keywords: Handedness: the tendency to use one hand more
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All plants get energy from the sun, but the giant hogweed gets another, dangerous superpower from the sun’s light: the ability to burn skin with its sap. Hosted by: Michael Aranda Head to https://scishowfinds.com/ for hand selected artifacts of the universe! ———- Support SciShow by becoming a patron on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/scishow ———- Dooblydoo thanks go
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We know we’re not supposed to put metal in the microwave, but why? We don’t microwave silverware but what about Hot Pocket wrappers? They have metal on the inside. How does that work? Let Michael Aranda explain. Hosted by: Michael Aranda ———- Messages from our Subbable subscribers: ———- Like SciShow? Want to help support us,
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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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Everyone does it, but why? In this episode of SciShow Quick Questions you get the answers! 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 — we couldn’t make SciShow without them! Shout out to Justin Ove, Fatima Iqbal, Linnea Boyev, Kathy
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How can you tell the difference between a yellowjacket and a hornet? And how much cosmic XP do you need to evolve a wasp into a bee? Follow the insect that stung you, and discover the fascinating world of wasp nests and bee hives. This episode brought to you in part by Audible.com Go to
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How do they do it? Penguins standing on ice, not only for days, but their whole lives! And their feet don’t hurt like ours would. It has something to do with blood and an amazing twist that penguins have developed. Hosted by: Hank Green ———- Support SciShow by becoming a patron on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/scishow ———-
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You know what’s weird? Babies. They cry but don’t produce tears; they can crawl before they can … crawl. And they have MORE BONES THAN YOU! Learn more about these and other odd truths about newborn miniature humans. — Like SciShow? Want to help support us, and also get things to put on your walls,
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Hank explains the science behind recent reports that physics great Stephen Hawking said “there are no black holes.” There are. They’re just super complicated. ———- Messages from our Subbable subscribers: Happy Valentine’s Day my beautiful panda. I love you. I love you Steve- almost as much as Science. ———- Like SciShow? Want to help support
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No Judging: At one point you’ve probably put a finger in your ear and dug out some rather unsightly ear wax, but why does your body produce this yellowy substance in the first place? 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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Adorable, sure, but how are you alive?? Giant pandas present a conservation challenge like no other. Find out how the bears eke out an existence in the wild, and why they’re proving so hard to save. Hosted by: Hank Green ———- Dooblydoo thanks go to the following Patreon supporters — we couldn’t make SciShow without
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In this final segment on the four fundamental forces of physics, Hank tackles the magnetic force, the second of the two ways in which electromagnetism is apparent in the universe. ———- 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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Energy drinks- you’ve had them, or at least you’re well aware of their presence in today’s culture. But what is actually in these things? Especially the mysterious ingredient TAURINE? 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 — we couldn’t
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Thanks to the St. Croix Watershed Research Station for sponsoring this video! To learn more about their work, visit https://www.smm.org/scwrs/. Aquatic cyanobacteria first oxygenated earth’s air, making human life possible; now, due to our actions, cyanobacteria are madly blooming once more, poisoning our coasts in the process Thanks also to our Patreon patrons https://www.patreon.com/MinuteEarth and
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On the 4th of July, Americans like to celebrate the things that make the United States unique, and a lot of those things have to do with our geography. That remarkable geography is also responsible for some pretty unique weather, and unfortunately for the millions of people living in the Midwest, that weather includes tornadoes.
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Why do exams always tell you to use a number 2 pencil? What happens if you don’t? Quick Questions explains! Hosted by: Michael Aranda ———- Messages from our Subbable subscribers: “Man, I was really holding out for that lab coat!” – Erik Avalos “Flabbergasted lemmings elegantly circumnavigate unanticipated pandemoniums utilizing transparent aluminium hovercraft.” – Eric
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Check out our new website! https://www.minuteearth.com/ Thanks to Squarespace for sponsoring this video. http://www.squarespace.com/minuteearth Thanks also to our supporters on https://www.patreon.com/MinuteEarth ___________________________________________ Astringent plant chemicals called tannins bind proteins on mucous membrane and skin, generating a prickly, puckery mouthfeel from foods and letting us “tan” skins into leather. ___________________________________________ If you want to learn more
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Did you know that bananas are berries, but strawberries aren’t? A lot of thought goes into classifying fruits and vegetables, and it all has to do with anatomy. 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 following Patreon
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Hank tells the story of the mysterious star known as “Methuseleh,” and why scientists think that it is the oldest known star in the universe. Like SciShow? Want to help support us, and also get things to put on your walls, cover your torso and hold your liquids? Tardigrade Poster: http://vid.io/xom SciShow Mug: http://vid.io/xoa SciShow
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When Hank watches nature documentaries he always comes away with one big question: how is that not killing you? In today’s episode of SciShow he looks at three unusual ways that animals manage not to get killed by nature. Like SciShow? Want to help support us, and also get things to put on your walls,
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Quick Questions explains how some bees can transform flower nectar into the liquid gold that you use to sweeten your tea. Hosted by: Hank Green ———- 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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Hank addresses a highly requested topic – liquid fluoride thorium reactors – and tells us how LFTR might be the future of energy in … China? Like SciShow on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/scishow Follow SciShow on Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/scishow References: http://www.washingtonpost.com/national/health-science/nuclear-power-entrepreneurs-push-thorium-as-a-fuel/2011/12/15/gIQALTinPR_story.html http://theweek.com/article/index/213611/could-thorium-make-nuclear-power-safe
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Why do we faint? Because sometimes, your nervous system just doesn’t know what to do with itself. 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
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Recently, humanity filled the periodic table up to atomic number 118, which nicely rounds out that row. But are we done yet? Have we discovered all of the different elements? And what is an “island of stability?” Learn about the 4 Newest Elements: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h9bzQIsQMAI Learn about Richard Feynman: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JIJw3OLB9sI Hosted by: Michael Aranda ———- Support
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A tiny change in a molecule’s geometry completely changes its effects on the human body. How We Made This Video (Ever & David Talk About Drugs): https://youtu.be/tefxgYP0BVM March for Science website: https://www.marchforscience.com Thanks also to our supporters on https://www.patreon.com/MinuteEarth ___________________________________________ If you want to learn more about this topic, start your googling with: Enantiomers: Molecules
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