Bacteria and Viruses Are Raining Down on Us All the Time
21
November

Bacteria and Viruses Are Raining Down on Us All the Time

By Adem Lewis / in , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , /

Thanks to Brilliant for supporting this episode of SciShow. Go to Brilliant.org/SciShow to learn more. [♩INTRO] Growing up, you may have heard that you can catch a cold in the rain. And it turns out there’s some truth to that idea. See, pathogenic organisms stuff like viruses and bacteria that can give plants and animals […]


How you can cope with your allergies?
17
October

How you can cope with your allergies?

By Adem Lewis / in , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , /

How You Can Cope With Your Allergies? Are you letting your allergies get you down? Have you tried and tried to find relief, but do you always seem to fail? If your answer to these questions is yes, hope is not lost. There are many effective allergy relief measures available, and most are quite simple. […]


Why Do Some Drugs Make Your Pupils Wider?
10
October

Why Do Some Drugs Make Your Pupils Wider?

By Adem Lewis / in , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , /

[ ♪ Intro ] Whether or not eyes are the windows to the soul, scientifically, pupils are the windows of the eyes. And sometimes those windows are more open than usual, like when you’ve taken a medication that causes pupil dilation. Or when people use certain recreational drugs. It all comes down to how different […]


Is Alkaline Water Really Better For You?
10
October

Is Alkaline Water Really Better For You?

By Adem Lewis / in , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , /

[ intro ] You may have heard of alkaline water— it’s the newest health trend hitting grocery shelves. These products are essentially just water treated to have a more basic pH between 8 and 10 instead of water’s usual neutral 7. And supposedly, they take your internal chemistry from acidic to alkaline, leaving you more […]


%$?# Allergies!
09
October

%$?# Allergies!

By Adem Lewis / in , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , /

[MUSIC] [PIANO MUSIC] (sneezing) (coughing) (blowing nose) (sneezing) (groaning) (sneezing) (coughing) (groaning) Ralph Waldo Emerson wrote that “Earth laughs in flowers” “Ha ha ha ha” Well, you know what? I don’t think it’s funny. If you’re like me, the coming of spring signals one thing: allergies. [MUSIC] I mean seriously, how much crud can my […]


5 Things Your Nails Can Say About Your Health
09
October

5 Things Your Nails Can Say About Your Health

By Adem Lewis / in , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , /

Fingernails and toenails, they’re not just for decoration. They protect your fingers and toes and help you pick up tiny things, like splinters or that piece of spinach stuck between your teeth after lunch. And they can also tell you a lot about your health. Nails are collections of dead cells that grow from a […]


What Are Muscle Knots?

By Adem Lewis / in , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , /

Whether it’s after a long day hunched over your computer or a week of stressing out about a big test, you probably have had muscle knots before. These knots — otherwise known as myofascial trigger points — are pretty much what they sound like: painful spots in your muscles. They’re different from the kind of […]


Why You Might Want Parasitic Worms
07
October

Why You Might Want Parasitic Worms

By Adem Lewis / in , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , /

[ ♪ 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 to gross anybody out. But […]


Can Pets Be Allergic to People?

By Adem Lewis / in , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , /

This episode of Scishow is brought to you by Blinkist If you’re allergic to cats or dogs, life can be tough. Sometimes, all you wanna do is snuggle with a puppy, but instead you’re sneezing and wheezing. An allergic reaction comes from your immune system overreacting to things like pet dander, the microscopic flakes of […]


7 of the Strangest Allergies
17
September

7 of the Strangest Allergies

By Adem Lewis / in , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , /

[♪ INTRO ] When you think of allergies, the first thing that comes to mind is probably seasonal allergies, like a sneezing fit over some pollen, or a food allergy that’s closed up somebody’s throat. But they’re more than just pollen and peanuts. Allergies can happen in response to a lot of things, because they’re […]