People Grow Brain Cells Well Into Their 80s | SciShow News

People Grow Brain Cells Well Into Their 80s | SciShow News

[ ♪INTRO ] You may have heard that it’s impossible to grow more brain cells. All the more reason to wear your bike helmet or drink less alcohol. But research in the last few decades has shown that neurogenesis, or the formation of new neurons, can happen in adulthood. In fact, a paper published this …

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Why Nutrition Studies Keep Contradicting Each Other

Why Nutrition Studies Keep Contradicting Each Other

[♪ INTRO ] It seems like it’s practically impossible to get a straight answer on whether a given food or supplement is good for you. First they say red wine is good for you. Then there’s a headline announcing that it doesn’t do anything, and wait, isn’t alcohol supposed to cause cancer? If you wanted …

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There’s More Than One Bipolar Disorder

There’s More Than One Bipolar Disorder

[INTRO ♪] Like many psychological disorders, bipolar disorder is one for which we have a lot of stereotypes. We think of mood swings. We imagine periods of deep depression and episodes of mania where a frenzied person thinks they’re invincible or is all-consumed by their desire to achieve a goal. Popular media only reinforces these …

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How Engineers Are Turning Wind into Protein Powder

How Engineers Are Turning Wind into Protein Powder

Thanks to Skillshare for supporting this episode of SciShow. [INTRO ] There are lots of reasons to want renewable sources of energy. They can reduce smog, create jobs, and lower our environmental impacts… which we all pretty much agree are good things to do. But right now, there are limits to how much energy we …

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What Psychologists Can Tell You About Ghosting

[ ♪ Intro ] This probably won’t come as much of a surprise, but breaking up with someone is hard. There’s the rejection, the tears, the possible shouting, and if nothing else, it’s just really awkward! Maybe that’s why, for better or worse, some people decide a proper break-up isn’t worth it. Instead, they choose …

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When Waking up After Decades Turned out to Be Temporary

When Waking up After Decades Turned out to Be Temporary

[Intro Music] Imagine you woke up tomorrow to discover that forty years had passed, Rip Van Winkle style. After the brief moment of excitement to see the future, you realize half your life is gone and you have to make peace with that. For many of those with an unusual disease called that was basically …

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The Deal with Protein

The Deal with Protein

People like to say all kinds of things about protein, like, you need to eat lots of it to build muscle, and lose weight. But dietary science is way more complicated than that! You can’t just eat a bunch of one thing to get buff or to be healthy. In fact, eating too much of …

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4 Common Misconceptions About Antidepressants, Debunked

Honestly, there’s nothing clever or funny to say about depression. If you’ve ever known someone who was depressed or experienced it yourself, you know how hard and all-consuming it can be. The good news is that depression can be treated with therapy and medication, but antidepressants can also be kind of complicated, and there are …

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Are Antioxidants Actually Good for Anything?

Are Antioxidants Actually Good for Anything?

[INTRO ♪] It seems like every week, there’s a news article claiming you should consume more antioxidants, be it through fancy smoothies or sciencey-sounding supplements. This antioxidant craze goes back a long time to the 80s and early 90s when some early research suggested antioxidants could maybe protect against certain diseases. Food and supplement companies …

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Your Microbiome and Your Brain

There are trillions of microbes inside you right now, living out their tiny little lives. They’re a whole complicated community, called your microbiome. Scientists are starting to realize that your microbiome plays a big role in your overall health, and that’s changing the way that doctors treat all kinds of conditions, from prescribing antibiotics to …

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