Are Microbes Good or Bad for Humans?

From Journey to the Microcosmos. Where is the line between good and bad microorganisms and why do we seem to know so much more about the bad ones? Follow Journey to the Microcosmos: Twitter: https://twitter.com/journeytomicro Facebook: https://www.facebook.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 by…

6 of the Coolest Things We’ve Found in Amber

From SciShow. Amber is amazing stuff! It can preserve organisms whole, and essentially freeze them in time, and the specimens we’ve found in it so far range from amazing to downright bizarre. Here are six of the coolest things we’ve found trapped in amber. Hosted by: Hank Green SciShow has a spinoff podcast! It’s called…

Carnivorous Sponges — So That’s a Thing

From SciShow. There aren’t many creatures as safe and chill as the humble sea sponge, right? Well, not so fast! It turns out there’s a whole family of carnivorous sponges that trap and eat small animals using spines and migrating stomaches! Special thanks to The Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute. Check out their video about…

New Cystic Fibrosis Treatment a “Game-Changer” | SciShow News

From SciShow. A new drug treatment based on a genetics discovery from the 80s could dramatically improve the lives of many people with Cystic Fibrosis Check out Hank Green reading Edgar Alan Poe here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4TaGRUMteWI Hosted by: Hank Green SciShow has a spinoff podcast! It’s called SciShow Tangents. Check it out at http://www.scishowtangents.org ———- Support…

The Bugs That Lay Eggs All Over Your Body

From Science Insider. For some bug babies, your body is home sweet home. Human botfly larvae, for example, burrow under your skin, forming a pus-filled pimple. Meanwhile, thousands of young loa loa worms can travel throughout your body —even across your eyeball! Lets explore all the awful ways these creepy crawlies have children beneath your…

How We Domesticated Cats (Twice)

From PBS Eons. A 9,500 year old burial in Cyprus represents some of the oldest known evidence of human/cat companionships anywhere in the world. But when did this close relationship between humans and cats start? And how did humans help cats take over the world?  Big thanks to these paleoartists for allowing us to use their…

Psychologists Debunk 25 Mental-Health Myths

From Science Insider. Business Insider asked three clinical psychologists to debunk 25 of the most common myths about mental health and therapy. They explain that schizophrenia is not about having multiple personalities and that obsessive-compulsive disorder is not just about being neat. They also delve into therapy — explaining that it’s not like having a…

Sleep Experts Debunk 15 Sleep Myths

From Science Insider. Two sleep experts debunk 15 of the most common myths about sleep. They explain that boredom, alone, doesn’t make you tired and that you should get out of bed if you can’t fall asleep. They also debunk the idea that loud snoring is nothing more than annoying. In fact, it’s often a…

New Cancer Drug Results and Vampire Bat Friendships

From SciShow. This week, researchers announced a novel cancer drug has become the first of its kind to reach clinical trials. Also, new research into vampire bat friendships could help us learn more about animal (and human) behavior. Thumbnail image credit: Uwe Schmidt Hosted by: Hank Green SciShow has a spinoff podcast! It’s called SciShow…

What’s Inside A Rattlesnake’s Tail?

From Science Insider. If you look inside a rattlesnake rattle, you’ll find it’s actually hollow. Instead of shaking loose bits like a maraca to make that famous sound, rattlesnakes clack together segments of keratin — the same material found in your fingernails. They use three shaker muscles to vibrate the tips of their tails up…

The Colors of the Microcosmos

From Journey to the Microcosmos. We see the colors of the microcosmos every single week, but let’s stop and ask why our some microbes are bright green, while others are a golden brown. Follow Journey to the Microcosmos: Twitter: https://twitter.com/journeytomicro Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/JourneyToMicro Check out the pilots: Hashed Out: https://www.youtube.com/hashedout Stories Retold: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCNWGWU1SlGc61l5_eN0pXHQ History Pop: https://www.youtube.com/historypop…

Terrific Trees: A SciShow #TeamTrees Compilation

From SciShow. From the Avocado to Pando, we love trees! They do so much for us, from making oxygen so we can breathe, to cooling urban environments, to literally holding the ground together to prevent erosion! The SciShow team is joining #TeamTrees to help plant 20 million trees by 2020. You can help too by…

Why Do Humans Like to Get High?

From SciShow. Go to http://Brilliant.org/SciShow to try their 60+ courses in math, computer science, and scientific thinking. The first 200 subscribers get 20% off an annual Premium subscription. “We’ve told you before that there really isn’t any evidence that animals consume mind-altering substances because they feel good to them. This makes it appear that the…

How Big Can Black Holes Grow?

From SciShow. Go to http://Brilliant.org/SciShow to try their 60+ course in math, computer science, and scientific thinking. The first 200 subscribers get 20% off an annual Premium subscription. Black Holes are known for consuming everything that falls into them, but is there a point where these galactic devourers can’t stomach anymore? Hosted by: Hank Green…

The Surprising Origin Of A Color Darker Than Vantablack

From Science Insider. The darkest color in the world was unveiled earlier this year. It’s the result of a first-of-its-kind collaboration between art and science. In September, 2019, scientists at MIT unveiled the “blackest black” material to date, which was made using carbon nanotubes. That’s the same material used to make Vantablack, which was once…

Amoebas: Occasional Brain-Eaters

From Journey to the Microcosmos. Yes, they might eat your brain, but there’s a lot more to amoebas than that! Follow Journey to the Microcosmos: Twitter: https://twitter.com/journeytomicro Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/JourneyToMicro To support Journey to the Microcosmos on Patreon, visit 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…

10 Amazing Things Your Body Produces In A Lifetime

From Science Insider. The average lifespan for Americans is 78.5 years. Over that time the human body goes on a remarkable journey. To stay alive the human body needs to reproduce, grow and adapt. But just how much skin is replaced? How much salvia is swallowed? And how fast do fingernails actually grow? —————————————————— #ScienceInsider…