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 […]

Are Food Labels a Scam?

this episode has been brought to you by our super generous supporters on patreon if you like many Americans these days are shopping for eggs meat or dairy and you want to ensure that a the animals that produce that food are treated humanely for be that there was no irresponsible use of antibiotics hormones […]

Rise of the Superbugs

[MUSIC] In his book “Microcosm” Carl Zimmer says… ow! There’s an old saying about death by a thousand papercuts. But what if it just took one? That’s silly, right? I mean, even if this DID get infected, we’ve got antibiotics to clean us up, it’s easy as aspirin. But that all might be about to […]

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 […]

Stop Saying Sharks Will Cure Cancer

Thanks for CuriosityStream for supporting this episode! Go to CuriosityStream.com/SciShow to learn more { ♪INTRO } It seems like every time scientists learn something about sharks— like, a new genome is published— everyone suddenly starts going on about whether this new bit of information will finally show us how sharks will cure cancer. And there’s […]