3 Diseases That Make You Stink

So, you know in Game of Thrones, there’s this character—smells really bad, they call him “Reek”? Turns out, that could actually be caused by medical conditions that we know of, medical conditions that cause you to emit odors that go way beyond the typical stinky armpit. In some cases, you might reek of boiled cabbage, […]

Do Fish Drink Water?

If you have a pet, one of your jobs might be to make sure that your pet has plenty of food and water… …unless, of course, your pet is a fish! You have to feed your fish, but you don’t have to give them water — there’s water all around them! But do fish need […]

3 Things Fish Shouldn’t Be Able to Do

[ INTRO ] When you look at a goldfish in a bowl, it’s hard to imagine there’s much going on behind those googly eyes. But biologists have found lots of amazing things about fish, like how their swim bladders let them control buoyancy. Some fish even take their adaptations to the extreme—almost like they have […]

Antibiotics In Your Nose!

We’ve got a whole lotta holes in this episode of SciShow News! Human nose holes, the unexpected source of a new antibiotic… and blue holes, which go deeper than ever before. So let’s start with the blue kind: Chinese scientists have reportedly found the deepest blue hole – an underwater cavern or sinkhole, named for […]

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 than others, because different animals […]

Pain-Killing Hunger and Superpowered Diabetic Fish

SciShow is supported by Skillshare. [INTRO ♪] Pain sucks. And if that wasn’t bad enough, the best painkillers we have tend to be incredibly addictive and can pose other dangers, too. So scientists are on the lookout for alternatives. And a new study in the journal Cell may have just found an unlikely ally in […]

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 your mood or even have […]

The New Superbug!

Last week, doctors announced that an antibiotic-resistant superbug has been found in America for what some headlines are /saying/ is the first time. It’s a strain of E. Coli bacteria that’s resistant to colistin, one of the strongest antibiotics we have. This discovery has some important implications for the future of medicine — and most […]

How Tongues Helped Vertebrates Conquer Land

[ intro ] Chances are you don’t give your tongue the credit it deserves. That fleshy muscle in your mouth is so much more than a food-tasting organ. Without tongues, we might still be swimming around and staring longingly at the dry land we and all other backboned animals never managed to conquer. So today, […]

Injecting Yourself with Killer Bacteria

Whether they’re talking about people or animals, looks can be deceiving. The most innocent-looking critters can pack a huge punch. Take this tiny fish. Pretty cute, right? Or maybe it’d look like a tasty snack if you were a predator in a reef. At least, until it reveals a pair of sharp fangs in its […]