I Waterproofed Myself With Aerogel!

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Aerogel has extraordinary properties but it can be tough to work with. This video looks at modifying aerogels to take advantage of their unique characteristics.

How Many Spiders Do You Swallow in Your Sleep?

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Do you swallow spiders in your sleep?

This Country Has Something Everyone Else Wants

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Thanks to the University of Minnesota for sponsoring this video! http://twin-cities.umn.edu/ Morocco has 3/4 of the world’s known reserves of rock phosphate, our main source of phosphorus, so Morocco may be key to our long-term ability to grow food.

Is Meat Bad for You? Is Meat Unhealthy?

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Over the last few years eating meat has increasingly been associated with health risks, like heart disease, cancer and an early death. How unhealthy is meat really?

Why Do We Talk In Our Sleep?

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Sleepy time!

How To Fall Asleep In 2 Minutes

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Can't fall asleep? These sleep tips are better than ASMR!

You Don’t Want to Live Forever

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The idea of immortality has long been a prominent fixture in storytelling, and serves as a much sought after goal even here in real life.

How Sustainable Plantations Help Save Uganda’s Decimated Forests

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Sustainable forestry is helping the country electrify, cutting down on firewood use—and providing livelihoods.

Is the EU Democratic? Does Your Vote Matter?

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Being a citizen of the European Union means that many aspects of our lives are regulated by a weird entity. It feels like a huge bureaucracy is making decisions over our heads. How democratic is the EU really and does your vote actually affect anything?

Can you spot the problem with these headlines?

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Puzzle through a set of hypothetical health studies and headlines and see if you can spot what’s misleading about the headline.

My Video Went Viral. Here's Why

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My hypothesis is that the algorithm, rather than viewer preference, drives views on the site. As the algorithm shifts, various YouTubers experience burnout (as what used to work no longer works) and right now click-through rate is the key metric.

The Dunning-Kruger Effect

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The Dunning-Kruger Effect was first described in a 1999 paper by David Dunning and Justin Kruger.

The Side Effects of Vaccines - How High is the Risk?

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Vaccines are one of our best tools to prevent dangerous diseases, but they come with side effects. So would it be safer not to vaccinate?

Can a Virus Get a Virus?

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Can a virus get a virus?

The real reason conspiracy theories work

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Here's why we've evolved to fall for conspiracy theories.

The Secrets of Extreme Breath Holding

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Humans can hold our breath longer than we think by taking advantage of our body’s innate survival instincts - and then ignoring them.

What Happens If Your Stomach Gets Removed?

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Can you survive without a stomach? What happens when your stomach is gone?

What Is Social Anxiety Disorder?

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Social Anxiety Disorder is real. What happens when you have it?

People are Manipulating You on Facebook

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Thank you Facebook for being so open to this discussion.

Why Is Lyme Disease Getting Worse?

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Lyme disease is spreading like wildfire around the world.

How to biohack your cells to fight cancer

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Check out the science of biohacking, where biologists go into a patient’s genetic code and reprogram their immune system to recognize and fight cancer cells.