Can Plants Really Count?

It seems silly to ask if plants can count, but even the New York Times has called Venus flytraps ‘Plants That Can Count.’ Is counting a thing plants can do? Hosted by: Hank Green SciShow has a spinoff podcast! It’s called SciShow Tangents. Check it out at http://www.scishowtangents.org ———- Support SciShow by becoming a patron […]

Physicists develop new method to prove quantum entanglement — ScienceDaily

Quantum computation has been drawing the attention of many scientists because of its potential to outperform the capabilities of standard computers for certain tasks. For the realization of a quantum computer, one of the most essential features is quantum entanglement. This describes an effect in which several quantum particles are interconnected in a complex way. […]

Interim scan during prostate cancer therapy helps guide treatment — ScienceDaily

New prostate cancer research shows that adding an interim scan during therapy can help guide a patient’s treatment. Prostate-specific membrane antigen (PSMA) positron emission tomography (PET) imaging of patients with metastatic castration-resistant prostate cancer after two cycles of lutetium-177 (177Lu)-PSMA radioligand therapy has shown a significant predictive value for patient survival. The research was presented […]

Tracking movement of young oysters — ScienceDaily

A new publication in the journal Estuaries and Coasts investigates the use of a fluorescent dye to track movements of young oysters. The publication, “Field mark-recapture of calcein-stained larval oysters (Crassostrea virginica) in a freshwater-dominated estuary,” provides new knowledge on methods for tracking oysters in low salinity environments common to coastal waters, particularly in the […]

Marie Curie: Great Minds

Hank tells us the story of his favorite genius lady scientist and radioactive superhero, Marie Curie. Like SciShow on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/scishow Follow SciShow on Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/scishow This episode was written by Jesslyn Shields. The video also contains music by Kevin MacLeod from incompetech.com. licenses: License: Video Block Membership Link: http://www.videoblocks.com/videos/details/squeaky-gate-1-sound-effect/ License: Video Block Membership Link: […]

The brain chemical is necessary to get enough sleep — ScienceDaily

Serotonin is a multipurpose molecule found throughout the brain, playing a role in memory, cognition, and feelings of happiness and other emotions. In particular, researchers have long debated serotonin’s role in sleep: Does serotonin promote sleep, or its opposite, wakefulness? Now, Caltech scientists have found that serotonin is necessary for sleep in zebrafish and mouse […]