Why do we ride horses but not zebras?

Skillshare is offering SciShow viewers two months of unlimited access to Skillshare for free! Try it here: https://skl.sh/scishow-13 Zebras and horses are very similar – so why do we only ride one but not the other? Hosted by: Michael Aranda SciShow has a spinoff podcast! It’s called SciShow Tangents. Check it out at https://www.scishowtangents.org ———- […]

Antibiotic resistances spread faster than thought, aquaculture study reveals — ScienceDaily

By studying fish raised in aquaculture, researchers from the Helmholtz Zentrum München, the University of Copenhagen and the University of Campinas in Brazil have shed new light on the mechanisms by which antibiotic resistance genes are transferred between bacteria. According to the study published in the journal Microbiome, those mechanisms are more varied than previously […]

Researchers look at how mothers and fathers control themselves (and their rising anger) in difficult interactions with their teenagers — ScienceDaily

The field of adolescent psychology is increasingly focused on parents, with researchers asking how mothers and fathers control themselves (and their rising anger) in difficult interactions with their children. As anyone who has raised a teenager knows, parental goals often don’t exactly align with those of the child. Sometimes, not even close. “Discipline issues usually […]

Artists Reimagine Laurence Sterne’s Iconic Marbled Page – Brain Pickings

On the last page of A Velocity of Being: Letters to a Young Reader, I offered a short note on our endpaper choice — a special treat for lovers of literature, hidden in plain sight. This is what I wrote: ENDPAPER NOTE “I’m not sure that anybody thinks about endpaper except publishers, and probably not […]

Intersex Across the Animal Kingdom

Do you think animals can be divided into two biological sexes: female and male? Well, it’s way more complicated that that!  Hosted by: Hank Green ———- Support SciShow by becoming a patron on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/scishow ———- Dooblydoo thanks go to the following Patreon supporters — we couldn’t make SciShow without them! Shout out to Bryce […]

How to block new antibiotic resistance gene — ScienceDaily

A new antimicrobial-resistance gene, VCC-1, a ß-lactamase gene, has been discovered in benign close relatives of virulent Vibrio cholerae, which causes cholera. Now, a team of Canadian researchers has found a way to block the VCC-1 enzyme, which disables that resistance gene. The research is published February 19th in Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy, a journal […]

Viking Sunstones and Mummy Health Secrets

Today on SciShow news, dead person wisdom is helping enrich our understanding of the natural world – how did Vikings manage to be such awesome navigators? And is heart disease inherent in human beings? Scientists think mummies may have the answer. Like SciShow? Want to help support us, and also get things to put on […]