How Earth’s Tides Gave Us Life As We Know It

{♫Intro♫} For hundreds of years, “Are we alone in the universe?” has been the ultimate question for science. And while astronomers are busy searching for life beyond Earth, they’ve also started asking another question: If life seems so difficult to find, then why is our world so full of it? One answer might be overhead right now: the Moon. Moons…

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What is schizophrenia? – Anees Bahji

Schizophrenia was first identified more than a century ago, but we still don’t know its exact causes. It remains one of the most misunderstood and stigmatized illnesses today. So, let’s walk through what we do know— from symptoms to causes and treatments. Schizophrenia is considered a syndrome, which means it may encompass a number of related disorders that have similar…

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Brain-Eating Fly turns Victims into Zombies

The world of tiny animals is a fascinating one. Here you can find a diversity that simply wouldnt be possible on any higher level. A seemingly endless supply of resources – a multitude of all kinds of micro ecosystems and the amplified randomness of mother nature allow for life to develop in ways one can hardly imagine. The incredible diversity…

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The Wild Reasons Many Older People Wake Up So Early

(intro music) It is a well-known stereotype that older people sleep less than younger folks, often rising at like, 4AM. But even though it’s a stereotype, there does seem to be some truth to this. Like, surveys have found that many seniors wake multiple times in the wee hours before finally rising at the crack of dawn. This doesn’t happen…

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6 Myths Debunked About The Human Body

The Human body is a marvel of natural evolution with an array of amazing and disgusting abilities, like did you know that humans are the only animals with chins or that on average you will pass enough wind in a day to inflate a party balloon. However, despite being around for nearly 200,000 years and being the most intelligent species…

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How does the brain change with age? Part #2: MRI brain imaging

Ok, if you would like to come through now. What I would like you to do first of all is sit on the couch here and I will explain to you what we are going to be doing. Your head is going to be lying in this head collar here, the top of your head with a mask over your…

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Everybody’s Got Bears: Mental Health in the Church | Dave Cummings

– Looking back as a father, a husband, an active member of my church and professionally as a scientist diving deep into the problems that ail the human body, I thought I was doing everything right. It was a few years back, I found myself getting sick. I started feeling weak and had no appetite and what food I did…

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A Grandpa Set His Clock Forward 1 Hour. This Is What Happened To His Heart.

KC is a 79 year old man, presenting to the emergency room with chest pain radiating to his left jaw. His wife Jane, tells the admitting nurse that earlier in the morning, he had become short of breath. He felt nauseous, and light headed, before collapsing to the floor. You see, KC was observing a yearly time change enacted by…

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WHY Sleep is critical for the Body and Brain | Science of Sleep

After reading “The Sleep Revolution,” which is all about the importance of a good night’s sleep… I found it really hard to… fall asleep. Before that I didn’t have much difficulty with it, but after being bombarded with endless statistics and research results illustrating the detriments of inadequate sleep, I became very anxious about how long I was lying awake…

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