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Are Antioxidants Actually Good for Anything?

There's evidence that antioxidant-rich diets have health benefits in humans, but the antioxidant chemicals and enzymes seem to be only part of the puzzle.Hosted by: Hank GreenSciShow has a spinoff podcast! It's called SciShow Tangents. Check it out at...

The Future of CubeSat Propulsion

CubeSats have a lot of advantages, but they need a way to move and still stay small, and that means new miniaturized propulsion systems that can help us get these tiny spacecraft out into the universe.SciShow Tangents Satellites:...

The Mystery of the Black Diamond

There are still lots of unsolved mystery about carbonados ("black diamonds"), and geologists even think those mystery rocks come from outside of Earth.Hosted by: Michael ArandaSciShow has a spinoff podcast! It's called SciShow Tangents. Check it out at...

The Woman Who Changed Drug Development

From a new method of drug design to an antiviral agent for herpes, Gertrude Elion's works totally transformed the world of drug development.Hosted by: Michael ArandaSciShow has a spinoff podcast! It's called SciShow Tangents. Check it out at...

How Movies and TV Get Radiation Sickness Wrong

Radiation sickness been portrayed in movies and television for more than 50 years. And those portrayals vary a lot. But if there’s one thing pretty much all these portrayals have in common, it’s that they get radiation sickness wrong—at least somewhat.Hosted by:...

How Wiretapping Helped Transform Astronomy

Get 10% off today —WITH FREE WORLDWIDE SHIPPING—by going to http://ridge.com/SCISHOW and use code “SCISHOW” at check out.Early telegraph operators and WWI spies picked up some weird noises on radio waves. As it turned out, they were actually listening to plasma waves...

Why Can’t I Wear My Dog’s Flea and Tick Collars?

It seems like the easiest way to avoid tiny parasites is to just slap on your animal’s tick or flea collar and hike into the woods worry-free. But you definitely shouldn’t. Hosted by: Michael ArandaSciShow has a spinoff podcast! It's called SciShow Tangents. Check it...

What Slot Machines Can Tell Us About Our Brains

The rise of lootboxes in video games has led to numerous investigations seeking to establish just how close to gambling they are. While the science behind lootboxes is only just beginning to come in, we do know a lot about how other forms of gambling take advantage of...