Snakes Use Their Spongy Mouths to Drink

From SciShow. Snakes don’t have lips, they can’t lap up water, and they don’t grab mouthfuls of water and tip their heads back to swallow, so how do they drink? Turns out, some snakes have sponge-mouths that literally soak up water! Hosted by: Stefan Chin SciShow has a spinoff podcast! It’s called SciShow Tangents. Check…

From Scarred Lungs to Diabetes: How COVID May Stick With People Long-Term | SciShow News

From SciShow. Even though we are still in the early stages of the COVID-19 pandemic, scientists are trying to figure out the ways in which this disease may stick with people in the long term – from lasting lung damage to potentially triggering diseases like diabetes and Alzheimers. Hosted by: Hank Green COVID-19 playlist: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLsNB4peY6C6IQediwz2GzMTNvm_dMzr47…

Hiding a Nobel Prize From the Nazis

From SciShow. To keep their solid gold Nobel Prizes away from the Nazis, James Franck and Max von Laue sent their medals to trusted colleague Niels Bohr. But when Germany invaded Denmark in 1940, the medals were no longer safe – so chemist George de Hevesy used his knowledge of chemistry to dissolve the gold…

The Microbe You Eat All The Time

From Journey to the Microcosmos. Yeast: the most coveted microbe during this pandemic. This week we’re taking a close look at the little guys that make up our bread and beer and the vital role they’ve had for thousands of years. Follow Journey to the Microcosmos: Twitter: https://twitter.com/journeytomicro Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/JourneyToMicro Support the Microcosmos: http://www.patreon.com/journeytomicro More…

Why Scientists Are Cooking Ancient Pots

From SciShow. Unlocking the mysteries of ancient ceramics is a bit complicated. Radiometric dating tells us the age of the clay, but when was it first shaped by a human? We can find out by blasting it with heat again! Hosted by: Stefan Chin SciShow has a spinoff podcast! It’s called SciShow Tangents. Check it…

The Protein That Switches on Puberty

From SciShow. Puberty is a wild time in human bodies, and so much goes on as they transform from a child to an adult. But it turns out, the whole process is controlled by a single protein – and it’s probably one you’ve never even heard of. Hosted by: Hank Green SciShow has a spinoff…

When Dinosaurs Chilled in the Arctic

From PBS Eons. All told, the Arctic in the Cretaceous Period was a rough place to live, especially in winter. And yet, the fossils of many kinds of dinosaurs have been discovered there. So how were they able to survive in this harsh environment? This video features this paleogeographic map: Scotese, C.R., 2019. Plate Tectonics,…

The Complicated Legacy of Lynn Margulis

From Journey to the Microcosmos. The world of microscopy is not without its own controversial figures, today we’re discussing Lynn Margulis and her contributions to the world of science as well as some of her more harmful beliefs. Follow Journey to the Microcosmos: Twitter: https://twitter.com/journeytomicro Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/JourneyToMicro Support the Microcosmos: http://www.patreon.com/journeytomicro More from Jam’s Germs:…

Thank Goodness for Bacterial Cannibalism

From SciShow. Some species of bacteria have a wicked survival strategy: killing members of their own species or a closely-related one. There’s a lot we don’t know about it, but it’s possible that someday we could potentially harness that knowledge to kill them inside the human body! Hosted by: Michael Aranda SciShow has a spinoff…

How Cells Hack Entropy to Live

From SciShow. SciShow is supported by Brilliant.org. Go to https://Brilliant.org/SciShow to get 20% off of an annual Premium subscription. One of the most fundamental ideas in physics is that the disorder of the universe, also known as entropy, is constantly increasing. But, life’s inherent chemical makeup has been hacking the disorder of the universe for…

Atavisms: 4 Lost Traits That Returned

From SciShow. Every once in a while, traits thought to be lost forever suddenly reappear, like a dolphin or a whale born with complete hind limbs! Known as atavisms, these occurrences can teach us all sorts of things, like how limbs actually grow. Hosted by: Hank Green SciShow has a spinoff podcast! It’s called SciShow…

How Long Does SARS-CoV-2 Last on Surfaces? What We Know

From SciShow. Go to http://Brilliant.org/SciShow to try their Probability Fundamentals course. The first 200 subscribers get 20% off an annual Premium subscription. If a surface is contaminated with the SARS-CoV-2 virus, how long does it pose a risk of infection? Hosted by: Hank Green COVID-19 News &Updates playlist: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLsNB4peY6C6IQediwz2GzMTNvm_dMzr47 SciShow has a spinoff podcast! It’s…

Raccoons Don’t Really Wash Their Food

From SciShow. Go to http://Brilliant.org/SciShow to try out Brilliant’s Daily Challenges. The first 200 subscribers get 20% off an annual Premium subscription. Raccoons are famous for "washing" their food, but this behavior, called dousing, isn’t really about cleanliness. Hosted by: Olivia Gordon SciShow has a spinoff podcast! It’s called SciShow Tangents. Check it out at…

Poop: Our Newest Ally in the Fight Against COVID-19?

From SciShow. Right now, scientists need additional COVID-19 monitoring methods. And our poops might help! Hosted by: Hank Green COVID-19 News &Updates playlist: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLsNB4peY6C6IQediwz2GzMTNvm_dMzr47 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…

How We Know The Coronavirus Wasn’t Made In A Lab

From Science Insider. COVID-19 myths have spread just about as quickly as the disease itself. One myth in particular just won’t go away… that this virus is a man-made bioweapon. But by using the virus’ genetic sequence scientists have been able to debunk this myth once and for all. MORE CORONAVIRUS COVERAGE: Hydroxychloroquine And What…

Testate Amoebas: Blobby, Modest Shell Dwellers

From Journey to the Microcosmos. A lot of the microbes we show you are completely naked, but the test amoeba is a bit more modest. Follow Journey to the Microcosmos: Twitter: https://twitter.com/journeytomicro Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/JourneyToMicro Support the Microcosmos: http://www.patreon.com/journeytomicro More from Jam’s Germs: Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/jam_and_germs YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCn4UedbiTeN96izf-CxEPbg Hosted by Hank Green: Twitter: https://twitter.com/hankgreen YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/vlogbrothers Music…

Hydroxychloroquine And What It Does To Your Body

From Science Insider. Hydroxychloroquine is an anti malaria and autoimmune prescription drug that has shown effectiveness against viral infections. That versatility placed hydroxychloroquine at the forefront of testing for potential COVID-19 treatments. Studies done in a lab have shown the prescription drug can have a fighting chance against coronaviruses, but these results do not necessarily…

What If Humans Tried To Land On Saturn

From Science Insider. In 2017, NASA’s Cassini probe sent us our closest view of Saturn to date. If you wanted to take a closer look at the ringed planet, you would have to travel 1.2 billion kilometers… but the long journey would be the least of your worries. Once there, you’d realize there’s no solid…

Two Truths And A Lie About The Coronavirus

From Science Insider. There is a lot of misinformation floating around about the novel coronavirus, and we’d like to clear some things up. We flesh out two talked-about truths and pull apart one lie that might come across your feed. In this episode, we look at social distancing, mutations, and death rates. MORE CORONAVIRUS COVERAGE:…