[ ♪INTRO ] In the award-winning movie Sleepwalk with Me, based on the one-man show of the same name, comedian Mike Birbiglia describes the hilarious and often startling things his body does when he’s sleeping. Birbiglia has REM sleep behavior disorder, or RBD, a sleep disorder that causes people to… Continue Reading What If Your Body Didn’t Paralyze You During Sleep?
[♩INTRO] Last week was a pretty big deal for the future of medicine. For the first time ever, researchers injected someone with tools that would edit his DNA, hopefully curing his genetic disease. If it works, it’ll be a huge step toward treating some of the world’s most debilitating genetic… Continue Reading Editing Genes Inside the Human Body
[♩INTRO] In general, human bodies operate at about 37 degrees Celsius. So you’d think that air that temperature would feel like nothing not cold, not hot, just neutral. But anyone who’s spent a sunny day at the beach will tell you that’s not the case. In fact, as a species,… Continue Reading Why Does Body-Temperature Air Feel Hot?
[♪ INTRO] Babies cry a lot. Which can be really irritating, but it’s normal. It’s the only way they can tell you they’re hungry. Or bored. Or tired. Or… you get the idea. But some babies do cry more than others. And when an otherwise healthy baby cries more than… Continue Reading The Curious Case of Colic
We all know growing up isn’t always easy. But is it actually painful? I don’t mean socially or emotionally, because anyone who’s lived through hundreds of lunch hours in the shark tank that is a school cafeteria can tell you all about that particular kind of torture… I’m talking about… Continue Reading What Causes Growing Pains?
[♩INTRO] More than eighteen hundred people have died so far in the second largest Ebola outbreak in history. But doctors on the front lines now have a new weapon. Two of them, actually, because a clinical trial in the Democratic Republic of the Congo revealed two new treatments which can… Continue Reading We Can Cure Ebola! (Mostly—Which Is Better Than Rarely) | SciShow News
[ INTRO ] So what hurts more: being kicked in the crotch or giving birth? If you’re a guy you’d likely argue strongly for being kicked in the nards. Whereas many women would be inclined to argue childbirth. But can science settle the debate once and for all? Nope! …… Continue Reading Kicked in the Crotch vs. Childbirth: The Great Debate
[ ♪ INTRO ] As many as one-fifth of people experience depression at some point in their lives. Thankfully, for most, antidepressants and psychotherapy can reduce symptoms dramatically. But they don’t work for everyone. So doctors and scientists have been looking for ways to help people with treatment-resistant depression. And… Continue Reading 3 Baffling Depression Treatments and Why They Might Work
We get asked a lot of questions here at SciShow. Sometime we get a question that has maybe never been asked before in the history of questions, and sometimes we get questions that are so universally wondered, that they get asked over and over again. So, we’ve compiled some of… Continue Reading SciShow: FAQ Compilation
>>NEARLY 1 IN 10 OF THE MILLIONS OF AMERICAN TROOPS THAT HAVE SERVED IN IRAQ AND AFGHANISTAN HAVE SOME FORM OF POST-TRAUMATIC STRESS DISORDER. AT THE RESTORES CLINIC AT THE UNIVERSITY OF CENTRAL FLORIDA, RESEARCHERS ARE WORKING WITH VIRTUAL-REALITY TECHNOLOGY TO DEVELOP INNOVATIVE TREATMENTS TO HELP VETERANS RECLAIM THEIR LIVES.>>WHEN… Continue Reading Virtual Reality as a Treatment for PTSD? | SciTech Now