First time featuring vids from SciShow Psyche and Fermilab.
Alice in Wonderland Syndrome
SciShow Psych – Nov 7, 2019 – 5:20
Your head feels too big and things just keep getting curiouser and curiouser. Did you step through the looking glass or is it a super rare neurological condition?
Hosted by: Brit Garner
“We definitely can’t know for sure… some people have speculated that perhaps…” Science!
Term of the day: metamorphopsia.
5 Weird Things Your Blood Can Tell You
SciShow – Nov 17, 2019 – 11:01
Blood is a pretty remarkable diagnostic tool! It doesn’t just tell you about blood-related diseases, it can reveal information about everything from your brain to your unborn fetus. Hosted by: Michael Aranda
“Since we don’t totally understand how they work yet, the research group thinks those unknown factors might be why their estimate isn’t super-accurate.”
Term of the day: acylcarnitines
Bonus Term: cfRNA (cell-free RNA transcripts)
Hotter Than Death Valley | Weird Places
SciShow – Nov 18, 2019 – 6:36
With acidic puddles, lava lakes, and one of the most important early hominid discoveries, the Danakil Depression is home to all of the extremes.
Hosted by: Hank Green
“Scientists can handle uncertainty; it comes with the job.”
Term of the day: Polyextremophiles
What is quantum mechanics really all about?
Fermilab – Nov 18, 2019 – 10:18
Quantum mechanics is perhaps the most misunderstood of modern physics topics, with many counterintuitive concepts like cats being both alive and dead and with claims that something doesn’t exist until a human looks at it. In this video, Fermilab’s Dr. Don Lincoln boils quantum mechanics down to its essence and demystifies this mystifying theory.
“The wave function is perplexing. The simple and honest fact is that, despite a century of thinking about it, nobody knows what it is.”
And, just like the SciShow folks, uses “hopefully” ingrammatically.