The Very Real Consequences of Weight Discrimination

The Very Real Consequences of Weight Discrimination

[INTRO ♪] Tell me if you’ve heard this one before: You, or someone you know, goes to the doctor with some kind of very specific problem—say, a severe cough—and the doctor says to lose weight. You really didn’t think that was causing the issue, and you left without any kind of solution that actually feels /helpful/. Turns out you had /bronchitis/, and your waistline had nothing to do with it….

Food webs. Vlog about food chains

Food webs. Vlog about food chains

Hello. Today I wanted to tell you about food chains. The idea of this video came to my mind when I was watching “Shark Tale” Do you remember that scene when Sykes shows Oscar his place in their food chain? This is what I am talking about A food chain is a sequence that demonstrates how one organism forms the food for another organism It begins with the simplest animals…

Why Can’t We Farm These Foods Yet?

Why Can’t We Farm These Foods Yet?

Thanks to Brilliant for supporting this episode of SciShow. Go to Brilliant.org/SciShow to learn more. [ intro ] Food, glorious food. We need it to live, and stuff. But for many people, it’s more than that — a hobby, a pastime, a passion. Farms and businesses work hard to satisfy the commercial and cultural needs of foodies the world over. But not everything can be plunked down in the ground…

Birds “Fly” Through Water For Food | Wild Nordic

Birds “Fly” Through Water For Food | Wild Nordic

[dramatic music] NARRATOR: In Finland’s far north a miracle of flight. The fearless dipper bird flies through this rushing water and don’t [inaudible]. In and out, up and down with ease. [dramatic music continues] White-throated dippers have carved out a niche here, and they dive in to fetch food. The powerful currents they call home keep them safe from most predators, while they use their unique abilities to capture and…

Diabetes, Insulin aur Hum

Diabetes, Insulin aur Hum

Oh no! This shirt would get dirty. Dude! you know what you are doing, right? Dr. Conscience (PhD in condescension) Now what is your problem? I think you have forgotten! Might have to remind you. *to the audience* You listen as well! The issue is, that everything we eat is mostly composed of 3 major things: Carbohydrate for example, sugars. Proteins and Fats. Now, when you eat something, these carbohydrates,…

The Surprising Origin of Thanksgiving Foods

The Surprising Origin of Thanksgiving Foods

If you time-warped a few Pilgrims to your Thanksgiving table, they’d probably accuse you of being a witch. [YELLING] But they’d recognize a lot of the food, just bigger, better, and tastier versions of what they ate. Many traditional Thanksgiving foods are scienced up versions of native New World species. What may surprise you is that before DNA, genetics, or Europeans showed up, the original residents of the Americas had…

Illustrating Ebola – David S Goodsell

Illustrating Ebola – David S Goodsell

My name is Dave Goodsell. and I work here at the Scripps Research Institute. I’m doing research and I also work with the RCSB Protein Data Bank, and there I’m doing science outreach. I started painting 100 years ago, when I was a small child. My grandfather bought me my first watercolour set and he did beautiful, beautiful stuff, classic watercolours – barns and trees. But then I started applying…

Intermittent Fasting & Hunger – What the Science says

Intermittent Fasting & Hunger – What the Science says

Intermittent fasting has gotten a lot of attention nowadays as there’s so many benefits to be had from it. It helps you lose weight, helps you gain muscle and enhances your cognitive performance. Specifically, it lowers insulin- the fat storing hormone involved with diabetes, it raises human growth hormone which does everything from increasing muscle mass to making you look better and live longer, and it promotes the release of…

Will We Ever Cure Breast Cancer?

Will We Ever Cure Breast Cancer?

Breast cancer is the second most common cancer diagnosed in women in the United States, right behind skin cancer. While it largely affects women, it can also occur in men. Fortunately, thanks to awareness, early detection, and research, survival rates have increased but there’s still a lot we’re learning. So how far have we come in understanding this disease? Breast cancer affects the cells in the tissue of the breast….

First-ever deep-sea alligator food fall

First-ever deep-sea alligator food fall

This is an alligator sitting on the bottom of the Gulf of Mexico right now over 1 mile deep. It’s being eaten by giant deep-sea isopods. Studying this alligator is helping us learn more about the invertebrates of ancient oceans and how carbon from land makes it into the deep ocean. The alligators in this study were donated to science by the state of Louisiana. They were humanely euthanized as…