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The Man Who Tried to Give Himself An Ulcer… For Science

Here at SciShow, we don’t like to indulge the idea of the ‘mad scientist.’ But sometimes scientists do live up to the stereotype, and resort to doing things most of us would never do. Like experimenting on themselves to prove a point. In 1984, an Australian doctor named Barry Marshall

Your Appendix Isn’t Useless, After All

This episode is sponsored by Squarespace. From websites and online stores to marketing tools and analytics, Squarespace is the all-in-one platform to build a beautiful online presence and run your business. [♪ INTRO] The appendix gets a bad rap. You probably never think about it unless it’s the reason you’re

Making Antivenom out of Human Antibodies | SciShow News

SciShow is supported by Brilliant.org. [ ♪ Intro ] It’s tempting to think that doctors are on the cutting edge of medical science, but some advancements take a while. Like this week, a paper was published in Nature Communications that announced progress toward a more effective antivenom for the super

Do Essential Oils Really Work? And Why?

Do Essential Oils Really Work? And Why?

When you come home at the end of a long day, you might unwind with a lavender bubble bath. Or maybe you light a zesty orange candle as part of your study ritual. These habits fall under the umbrella of aromatherapy: the idea that smelling so-called “essential oils” can change

Why Do We Eat Raw Fish But Not Raw Chicken?

Why Do We Eat Raw Fish But Not Raw Chicken?

Have you ever been snacking on some sashimi and paused to wonder: why do we eat raw fish but not raw chicken? Really, eating any kind of raw meat comes with some health risk to humans, depending on how it was slaughtered, stored, and prepared. But some are more iffy

8 Things People Get Wrong About Animals

8 Things People Get Wrong About Animals

♪Intro♪ As kids, lots of us watched cartoons or read books with animals as the main characters. And even though we knew those stories weren’t real, because animals don’t really speak English or drop Acme safes on each other, they definitely spread some weird misconceptions about certain species. Hopefully a

What Happens If You Swallow Gum?

What Happens If You Swallow Gum?

[ INTRO ] I was just telling Squeaks about a mistake I made today. Everyone makes mistakes sometimes, and that’s OK. But I always try to learn from my mistakes so I can do better next time, and today I learned something that surprised me! Let me explain what happened.

Why You Might Want Parasitic Worms

Why You Might Want Parasitic Worms

[ ♪ Intro ♪ ] If your doctor told you that you were infected with worms, your first question would probably be, “How quickly can I get rid those worms in me?” And I get that. I mean, look, you don’t want worms wriggling around inside your intestines. It’s enough