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Antimicrobials Inspired by Animals

Antimicrobials Inspired by Animals

The animal kingdom is diverse, fascinating, and often downright amazing. Many people – including scientists – might even call it inspirational. Animals are currently inspiring a new generation of robots, but what about medicine? We’re constantly facing new…

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The Only Water on Earth Without Life

The Only Water on Earth Without Life

♪♪♪ Wherever there’s water on Earth, there’s a pretty good chance that you’ll find life. Like, even in the driest part of the Atacama Desert in South America, single-celled organisms live in rocks that extract water from the…

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How Being Obsessed with Health Can Make You Unhealthy

How Being Obsessed with Health Can Make You Unhealthy

[♪ INTRO] Everyone wants to be healthy. But sometimes, in our pursuit of fitness, we take things a little too far. And that can ultimately mean a healthy behavior becomes an unhealthy one, and maybe even one that…

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Why Skin Creams Give You Rashes

Why Skin Creams Give You Rashes

Thanks to Brilliant for supporting this episode of SciShow. Go to Brilliant.org/SciShow if you’re interested in investing in your STEM skills this year. [ ♪INTRO ] If you’ve ever ended up with a nasty rash from using skincare…

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Do Humans Have Pheromones?

Do Humans Have Pheromones?

In the late 19th century, American entomologist Joseph Lintner discovered a small army of male silk moths crowding a female outside his window. This was … not something Lintner was used to seeing, and he guessed that the…

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Can I Die From Too Much Water? Blood? Oxygen?

Can I Die From Too Much Water? Blood? Oxygen?

Look at your body. It’s pretty great, right? Doing all this complicated stuff to keep you alive? Well, your body runs by the grace of a delicate balance, maintaining just the right levels of the materials you need…

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Where Does Water Come From? | Ecology for Kids

Where Does Water Come From? | Ecology for Kids

Ahh! When you’re thirsty, nothing is better than a nice cool drink of water! Oh, and it looks like my plant could use a drink, too! Did you ever stop to think about where our water comes from?…

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The Science of Flint’s Water Crisis

The Science of Flint’s Water Crisis

[♪ INTRO] In April of 2014, under the control of an Emergency Manager appointed by the state of Michigan to help the city through an ongoing financial crisis, Flint, Michigan switched its water supply. For decades, the city’s…

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Is Alkaline Water Really Better For You?

Is Alkaline Water Really Better For You?

[ intro ] You may have heard of alkaline water— it’s the newest health trend hitting grocery shelves. These products are essentially just water treated to have a more basic pH between 8 and 10 instead of water’s…

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What Happens If You Drink a Glass of Heavy Water?

What Happens If You Drink a Glass of Heavy Water?

SciShow is supported by Brilliant.org a problem-solving website that teaches you how to think like a scientist. Mmmm, a refreshing glass of cold water. If you think I’m talking about H-2-O, then you’re right. But I could be…

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