How Cheap Cigars Legitimized Quantum Mechanics

From SciShow. The Stern-Gerlach Experiment in lauded in textbooks around the world for its contributions to the world of quantum physics. But for a few years, scientists unknowingly praised it for proving the wrong thing! Because instead of proving an established hypothesis about how electrons work, it had actually discovered an entirely unexpected phenomenon (called…

This One Small Organ Affects Everything

From SciShow. Your thyroid is a tiny gland in your throat, and what it lacks in size, it makes up for in power. This thing controls your metabolism, so you literally can’t have power without it. And unfortunately, there’s a lot that can go wrong with the thyroid, from Hashimoto’s to Graves’ disease. So let’s…

The Worlds Worst Carnival Ride Was Used to Train Astronauts

From SciShow. Pre-order your Johnsville Centrifuge pin all this month here: https://complexly.store/products/scishow-pin-of-the-month-july-2024-johnsville-centrifuge In the early 1960s, NASA rolled up to a US Navy facility in Pennsylvania with one goal in mind: stick its newly-minted astronauts into one of the most extreme centrifuges that has ever been built, and whirl them around really fast to train…

The World’s Biggest Geode Is A Literal Cave

From SciShow. If you were really into gift shops as a kid, you probably loved to look at all the shiny geodes. But those little geodes are nothing compared to the mother of all geodes, found is in Put In Bay, Ohio. So let’s talk about how this geode formed and the gorgeous sky-blue celestine…

Scientists Let Bees Land in their Eyes

From SciShow. Prepare yourself for a future helping us all get what we eat in a more environmentally sustainable way with a Bachelor of Science or a Master of Science degree in Sustainable Food Systems: https://asuonline.asu.edu/online-degree-programs/undergraduate/sustainable-food-systems/?utm_source=youtube&utm_medium=video_paid&utm_content=sh-scishow-video&utm_campaign=02-sh_scishow_sustainable_food_systems_bs&ecd22=02&utm_term= When it comes to a beverage menu, I don’t usually want to see "tears" on the list. But these…

Beer Is Older Than Agriculture

From SciShow. If you could throw a potluck with all the oldest foods in the world, what would you bring? We asked ourselves that question and prepared a menu of tasty snacks for you to consider, from tamales and noodles to our favorite ancient boozes. Bon appetit! Hosted by: Reid Reimers (he/him) Chapters: Beer &…

Why City Birds Love Cigarettes

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Can an Equation Really Tell Us How Many Aliens Exist?

From SciShow. In 1961, the astronomer Frank Drake wrote down what is now known as the Drake Equation. It’s so important to the culture surrounding the search for extraterrestrial life that scientists have carved it into the upcoming Europa Clipper spacecraft. But with all we’ve learned over the past six decades, does the Drake Equation…

The Surprisingly Useful Physics of Desk Toys

From SciShow. Start speaking a new language in 3 weeks with Babbel. Get up to 60% OFF your subscription here: https://go.babbel.com/t?bsc=usa-influ-eg-dt-1m&btp=default&utm_term=generic_v1&utm_medium=paidsocial&utm_source=YouTube&utm_campaign=scishow&utm_content=Influencer..Jun-2024..USA-TATAM..1200m60-yt-scishow-jun-2024 How do Newton’s Cradles connect to cancer treatments? Let’s unpack the physics of some of our favorite desk toys, from dippy birds to perpetual motion machines, and explore how these scientific principles can be…

How Lava Turned a Rhino Into a Cave

From SciShow. We know that fossils are fragile, and volcanoes are destructive. So you wouldn’t think that volcanoes are really any help when preserving fossils… but you’d be wrong! From the Laetoli Footprints to the Blue Lake Rhino, here are five fossil sites that only exist thanks to the destructive might of volcanoes. Hosted by:…

How Pandas Got Such a Bad Reputation

From SciShow. This video was sponsored by Good Good Good. Go to goodnewspaper.org/scishow to get your first Goodnewspaper for just $5 and can cancel any time. Look, we’ve all heard the rumors that giant pandas are an evolutionary dead end. But we are here to set the record straight and show you that these adorable…

The Weirdest Kinds of Lightning You’ve Never Heard Of

From SciShow. Lightning is super cool, which is why we talk about it on this channel so much. Here’s a few of the weirdest, coolest stories about lightning, from superbolts and laser-guided lightning to the practical question of what to do if you get hit by lightning. Hosted by: Stefan Chin (he/him) ———- Support SciShow…

We Discovered a New Natural Cycle!

From SciShow. So we all know about the carbon cycle, and the water cycle, and maybe even the nitrogen cycle. But new research has figured out there’s a salt cycle, too. Problem is, that same research has found that we already broke it. Here’s what that means and how we can fix our broken salt…

Why NASA Put The Moon In A Pool

From SciShow. NASA has been using swimming pools to train astronauts since the 1960s. The largest is the Neutral Buoyancy Laboratory (NBL), which holds roughly 9 olympic pools worth of water and has contained not just mockups of space station and telescope parts, but also the Moon! Hosted by: Savannah Geary (they/them) ———- Support SciShow…

Were Humans Destined to Exist?

From SciShow. This is a snippet of a larger conversation taking place on Crash Course Pods: The Universe. Over 11 episodes, John Green and Katie Mack walk through the entire history of the universe…even the parts that aren’t written yet. The first four episodes are out now and can be streamed on the Crash Course…

The Rock That’s Helping Us Find the Origin of Life

From SciShow. Epidote might just look like a pretty little crystal, but it has a secret. thanks to the high-pressure circumstances where it forms, we can use it to help us uncover the origins of life on our planet, and maybe even find signs of life on Mars. Hosted by: Hank Green (he/him) ———- Support…

The Metal Claw Hiding in Your Food

From SciShow. Have you ever seen "calcium disodium EDTA" on an ingredients label and wondered what it’s doing in your food? As it turns out, ethylenediamene triacetate is an important preservative that’s helping to preserve your food. It’s totally safe, and really interesting chemistry besides.s Hosted by: Stefan Chin (he/him) ———- Support SciShow by becoming…

The Tiny T. rex Causing a Big Science Feud

From SciShow. You’ve heard of Tyrannosaurus rex, but did you know they might have a mini-cousin called Nanotyrannus? And that “might” is serious, because researchers have been arguing about it for nearly 40 years and still haven’t gotten to the bottom of it. Let’s talk about T. rex’s mini-me, and why it’s so hard to…

Room Temperature Is A Lie

From SciShow. An entire field of science is dedicated to identifying the perfect indoor temperature. And it’s a lot more complicated than simply setting the thermostat to 21 degrees Celsius (70 degrees Fahrenheit). Hosted by: Stefan Chin (he/him) ———- Support SciShow by becoming a patron on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/scishow ———- Huge thanks go to the following…

Can You Make A Computer Out Of Food?

From SciShow. Could an edible computer be in your future? Researchers are currently working on several of the components you find in them, from batteries to circuit boards to logic gates. Hosted by: Reid Reimers (he/him) ———- Support SciShow by becoming a patron on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/scishow ———- Huge thanks go to the following Patreon supporters…

Chernobyl’s Radioactive Wild Boar Paradox

From SciShow. After the Chernobyl Disaster, researchers have been studying the movement of radioactive contamination all over central Europe. Fortunately, that radioactive contamination is decreasing in just about every living thing, except for one species. This dilemma has been dubbed the wild boar paradox, and the answer to the mystery has been buried underground for…

Do CPAPs Even Work for Sleep Apnea?

From SciShow. If you’ve been prescribed an expensive, cumbersome CPAP machine, you might want to know if it actually works. And while sleep doctors insist CPAP is the standard of care, out there in the real world, it’s a little more complicated. Hosted by: Hank Green (he/him) ———- Support SciShow by becoming a patron on…