What Does Xanax Really Do To Your Body?

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What is Xanax or Alprazolam? A popular drug of choice for teens and adults has some pretty bad side effects when used incorrectly.

Why We Should Invest In Rat Massage

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Basic research can seem wasteful, but it's actually a great economic investment.

Everything About Grain Bins (Farmers are Geniuses) - Smarter Every Day

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Farmers are actual real life geniuses. They can feed themselves and fix anything. Serious respect.

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.

Can You Swim in Shade Balls?

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I bought 10,000 shade balls and tried to swim in them. They appear to act like a non-Newtonian fluid: rigid under high shear stress, but they flow like a liquid under low shear.

Why Pink Himalayan Salt Is So Expensive | So Expensive

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Pink Himalayan salt is used in speciality foods, spa treatments, and even home design.

How does the stock market work?

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In the 1600s, the Dutch East India Company employed hundreds of ships to trade goods around the globe.

Twitter Platform Manipulation

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2nd video in a 3 part series on Social Media Manipulation

Why Planes Sometimes Crash

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Could you survive a plane crash?

Why Don't We Launch Our Trash Into The Sun?

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Tired of all that STINKY garbage? Chuck it into the sun! Problem solved!

What Can You Buy With 5.7 Billion Dollars?

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What else could you buy with the budget of Donald Trump’s proposed border wall during this government shutdown?

These Names Can Kill Animals

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Just like the names of products and companies, animals' names can affect how we feel about them...and changing the name of a species might actually help us save it.

The Bird Poop That Changed The World

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Thanks to my grandmother for inspiring this story, and to my mother for helping make it. If you like our videos, please consider supporting MinuteEarth on Patreon!

Will Your Country Be The First To Sink?

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Sea levels are rising, but what does that mean for where you live? What does that mean for the world?

Are we running out of clean water? - Balsher Singh Sidhu

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Despite water covering 71% of the planet’s surface, more than half the world’s population endures extreme water scarcity for at least one month a year.

Ancient Mesopotamia 101 | National Geographic

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Ancient Mesopotamia proved that fertile land and the knowledge to cultivate it was a fortuitous recipe for wealth and civilization.

Why Our Favorite Crops Live Fast and Die Young

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We mostly grow annual plants because they reliably produce energy-rich seeds, which we like to eat.

Could Lab-Grown Meat Make Eating Human O.K.? (Part 2 of 3)

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Lab grown meat has been making headlines recently, but is it actually a better alternative to the traditional meat industry?

Why Cities Exist

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More than 90% of the richest countries population lives in the cities. Here is why?

How Airlines Price Flights

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Airline ticket pricing probably seems like a crapshoot. The numbers change seemingly arbitrarily every week, day, or hour, but there is some real science behind these prices.

The Milk-Industrial Complex: Why You Don't Need to Drink Milk

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Readers of Aaron's blog know of his beef with the milk industrial complex. Why does milk, of all beverages, get a pass in our efforts to reduce everyone's caloric intake? Why is it encouraged, when all others are shunned? Is it because you need the calcium? Is it because it makes your bones stronger? Watch, and learn why the milk emperor has no clothes.