How Your Baby Changes Your Brain

[♪ INTRO ] If you’re not the one doing the whole pregnancy-and-labor thing, the physical changes you go through when your kid is born might not be as dramatic. But it’s still pretty obvious when you become a parent, more it might say that it’s a parent. You get those dark circles under your eyes from the constant lack of…

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How to Study String Theory Using X-Rays | SciShow News

[ intro ] Generally speaking, astronomers tend to study the biggest stuff in the universe, while particle physicists study the smallest. But over the last few years, astronomers have done more and more research on a certain prediction made by string theory — one of the most popular unproved ideas in all of physics. And let’s just say their results…

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How bumble bees inspired a network of tiny museums | Amanda Schochet

Transcriber: Joseph Geni Reviewer: Camille Martínez If you told me five years ago that today I’d be delivering a talk about our individual power to make a difference, I would have cringed. It was my job to study huge global systems. I was a researcher at NASA using satellite data to study the big picture. You can see a lot…

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This Worm-y Critter Is (Probably) Our Oldest Ancestor | SciShow News

[♪ INTRO] Humans belong to a large and proud lineage of animals known as bilaterians. Bilaterian because we are all bilaterally symmetrical; you can draw a line down the middle of us and each half is basically a reflection of the other. Paleontologists have long suspected that our lineage arose more than 550 million years ago in the Ediacaran Period,…

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What Does Gum Disease Have to Do With Alzheimer’s?

[INTRO ♪] Regular brushing and flossing are vital to the health of your teeth and gums. We all know that—it’s been drummed into our heads since we first picked up a toothbrush. But brushing your teeth might not just be good for your oral health: It could help protect your brain, too. Because according to studies over the last few…

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Does The Birth Control Pill Cause Depression?

In September 2016, some researchers in Denmark published a huge study, with data from more than a million people over almost 20 years. What they found was a connection between women using hormonal birth control and taking antidepressants. Needless to say, it’s been making waves on the Internet, as reporters blast out headlines like “The Pill Causes Depression.” But like…

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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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Why Do Bats Carry So Many Dangerous Diseases?

[♪ INTRO] One fifth of all mammal species today are bats. And that’s awesome, because they help us out in all sorts of ways. Like, they pollinate a lot of plants, help regrow forests and control pests, and their poop is pretty excellent fertilizer. Plus, they’re just really cool. Some of them can sense magnetic fields, or use sound to…

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Marsai Martin Reads Anthony Anderson’s Mind | Brain Games

[applause] [music playing] Our special guests, Anthony Anderson and Marsai Martin, are here, helping us explore the differences between the brains of kids and grown-ups. Lior, what are you going to do for us here? So I did tell you before that I’m going to teach Marsai how to read Anthony’s mind. Yes, yes, you did. Well, that’s not exactly…

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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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