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 […]

Antibiotics: Agribusiness’s Pound of Flesh

“Antibiotics: Agribusiness’s Pound of Flesh” When farm animals are fed antibiotics, they can develop antibiotic-resistant bacteria in their guts, and then the gut bacteria can become manure on meat, which can spread to humans. Even vegetarian humans, since drug resistant bacteria in animal feces can also spread to people through crops or the environment. The […]

Dragon’s Blood Could Save Your Life

When you think medicine, chances are that these come to mind rather than these. What you might not realize is that a lot of times, potential drugs and other really useful compounds come from some truly bizarre places in nature. Today we’re looking at why these three unlikely animals might just save your life one […]

Is The Future Of Antibiotics At The Bottom Of The Ocean?

[MUSIC PLAYING] NARRATOR: Off the coast of California, scientists from UC Santa Cruz are scouring the ocean for what they hope is the key to fighting a new breed of drug-resistant superbugs. BRYSON VOIRIN: So we’re out here in Monterey Bay looking for the next potential medical breakthrough. But how are we going to do […]