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Avoid Getting Identified Online - How to Use Tor Browser Anonymously
 
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Tor is an online platform that is revolutionizing everything from the war on drugs to internet privacy. Now, people use tor to try and stay anonymous online – but people also make a lot of stupid mistakes, that even with TOR, they’re not going to be anonymous. So today I’m going to share the top four ways to AVOID compromising your private information on Tor. What is Tor? Why would you want to browse the web anonymously? Some people use it because they simply don’t want their personal information shared with companies, marketers and the government. Anonymous bloggers and citizen journalists in a dictatorships use it, and Journalists Without Borders recommend it. It’s also handy if you’re whistleblowing government corruption, which is why Amnesty International also recommends it. Tor is also called The Onion Router, and sometimes THE DARK WEB - the Tor browser. How does Tor work? Tor routes your internet traffic through a network of randomly selected points that are scattered all over the world. So your information doesn’t go directly from you to the website you’re looking at. It first bounces around these points, which makes it difficult for people to follow you. They can’t see where you’re going, other than that you went into the tor network. It’s the same way you might turn corners at random or duck into stores if you thought someone was following you home. All the traffic that passes through relays within Tor gets encrypted and re-encrypted multiple times until it reaches the last computer in the Tor network. This encryption is like erasing your footprints. You can’t just access the tor network from anywhere - you need to download the Tor browser in order to access the network, which you can do at torproject.org How is TOR different from a VPN (or a Virtual Private Network) Tor has similarities and differences to a VPN. A VPN works like a middle man, similar to Tor - it sends encrypted data to a VPN server, which then connects to the website you’re looking for. That website is only able to see the IP address of the VPN server, not your personal IP address, so if I’m in Australia and I want to watch American content that is normally blocked, I can use a US-based VPN to trick... CNN or whomever… into thinking I’m in the US. Even better, all your internet traffic is encrypted - so a VPN is perfect for when you’re using wifi hotspots and other public internet locations (so other people at Starbucks don’t see your Bank Of America account along with you). They’re similar in that Tor and a VPN allow you to hide your original IP address and location so that no one can track your activities online, and Both services let you to bypass geo-restricted sites and access geo-blocked content. But whilst Tor is free, a VPN generally costs money, and whilst outside observers can’t watch your internet traffic, the VPN holder can, which means it’s not a completely fool proof method of staying anonymous online. A VPN won’t get you into the Tor world, so if you’re looking for the magical door to the deep web, you’ll still need Tor. Tor isn’t perfect - the police still routinely bust child porn rings and drug marketplaces like The Silk Road. Here it comes - the four easiest ways to reveal your identity while still using Tor. Using the same User ID and/or password as you do on public sites. PICK SOMETHING TOTALLY RANDOM and for added deniability, never keep a copy of that information on your computer, on yourself, or on your property. Use your memory people! Keeping digital evidence, like metadata in your photos. Don’t post unnecessary stuff on the dark web, and if you do post stuff, keep it to a minimum. Remove metadata from photos! Leaving physical evidence, like fingerprints on that gun you’re selling. Like US resident Michael Focia. He used the Tor network to sell a gun to an FBI agent, and stupidly forgot to wipe his prints off it first. Surprise to no one, he’s behind bars for 15 years. Tor and VPNs allow you to do illegal stuff more easily, like report on the government, share information, buy drugs, and order hitmen. But wherever there is crime, there are police. SCIQ ON THE YOUNG TURKS Produced by Jayde Lovell and Bec Susan Gill. Editor and Creative Effects: Marine Brun-Franzetti. Animated by Alex Branitsky. ScIQ is a partner of the The Young Turks Network. Follow SciQ on Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/ScIQ_TYT Follow SciQ on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/sciq.tyt?ref=hl Follow Jayde on Twitter: https://twitter.com/jaydelovell Follow Jayde on Instagram: www.instagram.com/jaydelovell Follow Bec on Twitter: https://twitter.com/becsusangill Follow Bec on Instagram: https://instagram.com/becsusangill CONTACT For enquiries – please email [email protected] or [email protected] SOURCES Thrillist: goo.gl/2Or2lw Naked Security: goo.gl/bfHJ0t
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The Morning After Pill - The Danger Behind Using It Regularly
 
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G'day guys, it's time for some real talk today Now I know we all have preferences in regards to our sex lives. We have totally different reasons for having sex, we like having sex with different kinds of people, in different ways - yada yada. And of course we all have varied methods of contraceptives that we can use if having a baby isn’t one of reasons for doing the horizontal samba, or is it mambo? And lucky for us sexually active humans – contraceptives come in lots of different options! We have our standards: male and female condoms (okay that last one I've never tried), diaphragms, IUDs, and the pill (my personal preference). Then there's a thing called Plan B, an over the counter EMERGENCY contraceptive pill. It prevents pregnancy when taken within 72 hours (3 days) after unprotected sex or birth control failure, is one form of contraception that unlike the others, is not designed to be taken as a type of daily regimen. However, there has been a trend in women taking Plan B not as an emergency contraceptive, but as a normal part of having sex, just as you would use a condom. Like - “oh, I had unprotected sex again last night – time to go get plan b!” But the thing you need to know, is that taking emergency contraceptive may have some reprocussion that are not so great for you- heath wise. The risks and disadvantages are stuff that you should know before you take plan B. So for example According to studies from Princeton University, progestin-only emergency contraceptive pills such as Plan B can change the length of your monthly menstrual cycle, making your next period come as much as a week earlier or a week later than usual. Some who have taken the emergency contraceptive also find that the hormones in the pills can cause unexpected bleeding. In taking Plan B or other emergency oral contraceptives in lieu of other means of preventing pregnancy, you are constantly messing up your cycle, which also makes using other contraceptive forms more difficult. Not only that, but taking the emergency contraceptive results in a large increase of the manufactured hormone levonorgestrel, which prevents fertilization by thickening the cervical mucus and closing off the cervix. Excess amounts of levonorgestrel can result in documented side serious effects like: significant weight gain, depression, gall bladder disease, hypertension. Consider that in one birth control pill, there are .15 mg of levonorgestrel, whereas Plan B has 10 times that amount in one pill. Basically, you're taking massive doses of this hormone each time you use Plan B instead of a more standardized contraceptive. If you take Plan B once it's fine, twice it’s fine, but if you take it twice a week on a regular basis – it’s probably not fine. And then there is of course - the elephant in the room: Plan B does NOT protect you from STI’s. So, unless this is your long term partner, or someone who you both trust and have seen their recent STI test – taking Plan B with said person is risking your sexual health. So – to wrap up this difficult topic – Don’t use Plan B as an regular birth control contraceptive--use condoms, or if you don’t like the feeling - use other methods, like an IUD or the pill, and be aware that you are at risk of STIs, or sleep with one partner who you trust and who is tested. It’s nothing to be ashamed of that you have chosen to use Plan B - but if you find yourself doing this often - it's a sign that your current birth control method isn’t working for you. For example, if you find yourself taking Plan B because your plan A method of contraception like the pill is something you find to do everyday, then try a more permanent kind of contraception like the arm implant that stays in you for 3 years! Also, its a wonderful thing that we live in a time that you have so many options, so try something new! SOURCES: http://ec.princeton.edu/questions/ecmenses.html https://www.pop.org/the-dangers-of-the-morning-after-pill-3/ https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/12650633 This video is presented by Jayde Lovell, Directed by Mizanur Rahman, Edited by Sarita Liu. Script was written by Wandy Ortiz at Youtube Space NY. SCIQ ON THE YOUNG TURKS Produced by Jayde Lovell and Bec Susan Gill. ScIQ is a partner of the The Young Turks Network. Follow SciQ on Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/ScIQ_TYT Support ScIQ on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/sciQ Follow SciQ on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/sciq.tyt?ref=hl Follow ScIQ on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/sciq_tyt/ Follow ScIQ on Tumblr: http://sciqtyt.tumblr.com/ Follow Jayde on Twitter: https://twitter.com/jaydelovell Follow Jayde on Instagram: www.instagram.com/jaydelovell CONTACT For enquiries – please email [email protected] or [email protected]
Views: 24928 ScIQ
Drinking Coffee Shrinks Your Breasts?
 
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Horrifying news for caffeine loving women out there - Too much caffeine has been found to make your boobs smaller! Drinking coffee - throws it over the shoulder But why? When I first read this piece of news I thought it was bullshit, kind of like all the articles that show eating chocolate helps you lose weight. But it’s actually a legit study, published in the British Journal of Cancer, no less - and it’s true, in a study of over 300 women, researchers found that drinking three or more cups of coffee per day is enough to shrink boobs by 17 per cent... But it’s not true that caffeine reduces breast size. Confused yet? Ok, so the study that linked caffeine to boob size was not actually a study of boob size. The researchers were trying to figure out the effects of a particular gene, creatively named CYP1A2. The scientists were interested in CYP1A2 because of its role in breaking down caffeine AND for breaking down estrogen. The researchers found that if you had one version of the gene, than caffeine may correlate with smaller breasts. But if you had a different version of the gene, caffeine actually increases your breast size. So does caffeine make your boobs smaller? Well that all depends on your genetics! The cool thing about this study is the implications for personalized medicine - if I did a DNA test right now, I could look at my genetics and figure out if caffeine would make my boobs bigger or smaller. But in the meantime, I’m just going to keep drinking coffee and hope for the best. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/18398030 This video is presented by Jayde Lovell, produced and edited by Yohana Yoshe, at Youtube Space NYC. SCIQ ON THE YOUNG TURKS Produced by Jayde Lovell and Bec Susan Gill. ScIQ is a partner of the The Young Turks Network. Follow SciQ on Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/ScIQ_TYT Follow SciQ on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/sciq.tyt?ref=hl Follow SciQ on Tumblr: http://dssscience.tumblr.com/ Follow Jayde on Twitter: https://twitter.com/jaydelovell Follow Jayde on Instagram: www.instagram.com/jaydelovell Follow Jayde on the interwebs: www.jaydelovell.com Follow Bec on Twitter: https://twitter.com/becsusangill Follow Bec on Instagram: https://instagram.com/becsusangill Follow Bec on Tumblr: http://becsusangill.tumblr.com/ CONTACT For enquiries – please email [email protected] or [email protected]
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Awkward Boners: Science Explains!
 
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Boners, There's only really one time & place that they're appropriate. But men sometimes get a boner when they really don't want one! We’ve all-- well, you’ve all been there. Apparently. Called out in front of the class, had to present in a meeting, or found yourself in some other awkward A F situation where even though you were not aroused… you all of a sudden became a hands-in-pockets kinda guy who really needed to carry that Japanese Design textbook with him at all times. Clearly erections don’t always equal lust. I think it’s time for some harrrd truths about erections. I’ll admit, I’ve woken up next to a hard penis or two in my time. But sometimes, they were asleep– So what’s up with it going up when it's not supposed to. Well reflexogenic or psychogenic erection – which are boner caused by physical or mental stimulation, have some interesting science behind them. Your penis is ruled by your autonomic nervous system, just like your heart rate and blood pressure, which you also have very little control over. Also, emotional stimuli like anger are processed by the same part of the brain that deals with sexual arousal, so it is fair enough that sometimes the signals get confused. Whilst this type of response seems to happen less with age, it seems to explain the motive behind make-up sex, as anger processing is so close to sexual arousal processing within the brain. Even male fetuses inutero can experience erections as young as 16 weeks gestation and clearly they’re not fantasizing about anybody on Netflix. We’ve all heard the expression ‘going from six to midnight’, but it’s actually during the early morning hours – more from midnight to six – that you’re most likely to be experiencing nocturnal erections. It’s during these hours your body enters periods of REM sleep, or dream sleep, and this is when you have ‘nocturnal penile tumescence’: about three to five erections through the night that last for 25-35 minutes each. Whether you’re dreaming about your secret lover or Tuesday’s English exam has nothing to do with it. Scientists believe the reason for this nighttime penile flexing is simply to maintain tissue health through pumping oxygenated blood (about 4-and-a-half ounces) through the vessels and tissues in the penis. Liiike doing your stretches without even having to try. Thanks Body! Since REM sleep happens just before you wake up, you often enter wakefulness with the lingering effects of your nocturnal erections, often called ‘morning wood’ or ‘morning glory’. Morning wood can make it tricky to pee in the morning since the urethra closes when your penis tissues or corpora cavernosa are full of blood. If you just wait a little while it will pass and you can enjoy a comfortable breakfast at the table with your family. The next erectile phenomenon is the Reflex Erection. This erection can occur in response to strong emotions like feeling angry, stressed or nervous, which seems like an outlandishly inappropriate response in such a situation. Another type of reflex erection could be caused by really needing to pee, because your bladder sits right over your prostate gland and can apply pressure on it when its full. But as discussed, an erection can make it difficult to pee, so good luck negotiating that vicious cycle… And of course there are the very normal Hormonal Erections experienced by every teenage boy as he grows into an adult, leading to an average of 11 potentially embarrassing moments each day. Puberty causes a surge of hormones that lead to these unexpected hard-ons that are unfortunately outside of their control. Again, they do not necessarily equate to sexual arousal and are just a healthy part of growing and lengthening penile tissues. So I suppose in a scientific and anatomical sense, they’re not so much comical as impressive, and a sign of greater things to come. This video is presented by Jayde Lovell, Directed by Mizanur Rahman and Edited by Sarita Liu at Youtube Space NY. SOURCES http://www.menshealth.com/health/lust-first-sight http://www.iflscience.com/health-and-medicine/everything-you-need-know-about-boners/ https://www.buzzfeed.com/christianzamora/hard-facts-about-boners-thatll-get-the-blood-flowing?utm_term=.lvOzo5B8DK#.likzdw5lO7 http://www.ladbible.com/more/interesting-this-is-why-men-get-random-and-unwanted-erections-20160321 SCIQ ON THE YOUNG TURKS Produced by Jayde Lovell and Bec Susan Gill. ScIQ is a partner of the The Young Turks Network. Follow SciQ on Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/ScIQ_TYT Support ScIQ on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/sciQ Follow SciQ on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/sciq.tyt?ref=hl Follow ScIQ on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/sciq_tyt/ Follow ScIQ on Tumblr: http://sciqtyt.tumblr.com/ Follow Jayde on Twitter: https://twitter.com/jaydelovell Follow Jayde on Instagram: www.instagram.com/jaydelovell CONTACT For enquiries – please email [email protected]
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Is Smoking Weed Bad For You? (The Health Effects of Marijuana)
 
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Is weed bad for you? Depending on who you ask, weed is either a cancer fighting wonder drug, or the devil trying to corrupt us all. And since there’s 22 states considering changing their marijuana laws, we wanted to get to the bottom of the question - is weed really bad for you?? [Sciq Intro] Now, before we get started on the biological impacts of what happens when you get high/ blaze/burn/light up/scroll/bake (scroll? really?) Let’s break the potential down side into three sections. The brain, the lungs, and cancer. First off - the brain. It is assumed that the use of marijuana by teenagers is harmful to brain development - the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) warns teens in particular to avoid marijuana as their little brains are still developing. And weed’s main psychoactive ingredient THC definitely does act on the brain - it mimics the brain’s natural endocannabinoids, which regulate our physiological functions, such as appetite, pain, memory and mood. Now anything that affects the brain’s chemistry should be used very carefully -our brain is a well regulated machine and it is a bad idea to fu** with that system - for example if you take away our brains ability to regulate appetite you can get the munchies - which is why there’s a stereotype of the fat stoner. But is smoking weed actually damaging your brain? Well your brain does adjust to anything you put into it, but to date, the studies that I’ve seen haven’t been able to prove any serious long term effects on the brain itself from moderate marijuana consumption. So on the danger spectrum with fatty foods here and heroin here, I’d say weed is definitely somewhere in THIS category. Ok so the lungs. if we look at lung health - There is a huge disagreement about whether or not marijuana smoke is harmful to the lungs. For example, according to a 2014 study, there is no difference in the breathing of those who do not smoke at all and those who smoke marijuana regularly. But Lung.org contests that all smoke is harmful to the lungs. Basically, there is no clear, demonstrable evidence that pot-heads have anymore difficulty breathing than the average non-user. Interestingly, there may be reason to believe that marijuana smoke actually has a *positive* effect on lung health (and I’m not joking). Though the causes are very unclear, there is research from a Nature Partner Journal to suggest that Forced Vital Capacity, the amount of air you can force yourself to hold, sees an overall increase in recreational marijuana-smokers - assuming they don’t smoke tobacco products as well. Though the the American Lung Association continues to push for more research into this, and they should, the data suggests that there isn’t too much harm to the lungs as far as marijuana smoke goes. And now Cancer So we know that tobacco smoking can give you cancer, so is week smoking ALSO going to cause cancer? If you look at the research so far, it looks like it’s actually the opposite - marijuana can save lives by helping cancer patients eat and sleep and recover quicker from the effects of cancer treatments. There is also *some* evidence that suggests marijuana may actually actually kill cancer cells! As this article on cancer.gov states: “cannabinoids may inhibit tumor growth by causing cell death, blocking cell growth, and blocking the development of blood vessels needed by tumors to grow.” But as they say: more research is needed. SOURCES http://search.proquest.com/openview/e046e44e7255ebedd256e8b0bae37bc4/1?pq-origsite=gscholar&cbl=2041920 http://www.lung.org/stop-smoking/smoking-facts/marijuana-and-lung-health.html?referrer=https://www.google.com/?referrer=http://www.lung.org/stop-smoking/smoking-facts/marijuana-and-lung-health.html https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/casual-marijuana-smoking/ http://www.atsjournals.org/doi/full/10.1513/AnnalsATS.201407-333OC#.WBDWrSMrLwt https://bmccancer.biomedcentral.com/articles/10.1186/s12885-016-2499-3 https://www.cancer.gov/about-cancer/treatment/cam/patient/cannabis-pdq#link/_13 https://www.washingtonpost.com/posteverything/wp/2015/04/28/how-for-profit-prisons-have-become-the-biggest-lobby-no-one-is-talking-about/?utm_term=.5f77f1ca1d34 http://www.veteranstoday.com/2014/03/27/pancho-villa-the-mexican-revolution-and-marijuana/ Presented by Jayde Lovell, Directed by Mizanur Rahman. Edited by Emily Lin. Script by Stephanie Slepian. SCIQ ON THE YOUNG TURKS Produced by Jayde Lovell and Bec Susan Gill. ScIQ is a partner of the The Young Turks Network. Follow SciQ on Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/ScIQ_TYT Follow SciQ on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/sciq.tyt?ref=hl Follow Jayde on Twitter: https://twitter.com/jaydelovell Follow Jayde on Instagram: www.instagram.com/jaydelovell Follow Bec on Twitter: https://twitter.com/becsusangill Follow Bec on Instagram: https://instagram.com/becsusangill CONTACT For enquiries – please email [email protected] or [email protected]
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Could Your Cat Kill You? (What Is Cat-scratch Disease?)
 
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So, Cats! Aren’t they cute! Aren't they cute But as anyone who has a cat knows, at some point or another, you’re going to be on the receiving end of their cat’s claws. Ow! Usually it’s no problem – the scratch usually disappears in a few days. But now the Center for Disease Control are warning cat owners to be on guard against a rising new potentially-deadly infection – called Cat Scratch Disease. And No – we did not make this one up Cat Scratch Disease or “Cat Scratch Fever” is a bacterial infection that can be extremely serious. It’s caused by the bacteria Bartonellahenselae, a rod-shaped bacteria found on 50 percent of cats. Cats transmit the bacteria, through the saliva – if they bite you or scratch you after licking their claws-You're in trouble Cats usually carry the disease without any symptoms of infection, the same way you carry bacteria on our skin without any sign of illness. We think CSD is rare – most of you wouldn’t freak out if you got a little scratch from your furry friend – but analysts at the CDC discovered CSD is much more common than we think! They examined national health insurance claims from 2005 to 2013 for patients aged 65 and younger and found that every year about 12,000 people are diagnosed with CSD. They also discovered that the illness requires about 500 hospitalizations annually. So, while you are still more likely to die in a car accident, then die in a hospital from cat scratch fever it does happen and you don’t want to become any part of this statistic. If you are scratched by a cat, clean the wound with an antibacterial soap and water, and watch out for a fever with tender lymph nodes or pustules at the injury site. - thats never good Tom cats may have a slightly greater incidence of passing cat scratch disease on to their human owners - possibly due to being more prone to injury from rough play with cats and increased risk of exposure. Children also are way more at risk of cat scratch disease as they are more likely to play with cats. Those who already have a repressed immune system from other illnesses, like cancer, HIV, or the flu are more at rick of contracting cat scratch disease So, If you currently sick, be careful – keep your cat indoors to prevent infections from other cats, and avoid rough play!, and take care of any scratch you might have. So what do you guys think, Have we scared you by talking about cat scratch fever or you just going to continue playing with your cats as normal? Do you often get ruffed up by your cat and need to be a bit more careful from now on? or do do you think worrying about CSD is being paranoid? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below HI everyone! I'm Jayde Lovell, resident science nerd at the Young Turks Network. You're watching SciQ, and we know you don't want to miss an episode, so click the subscribe button down below. SOURCES http://www.news-medical.net/health/Cat-Scratch-Disease.aspx http://wwwnc.cdc.gov/eid/article/22/10/16-0115_article This video is presented by Jayde Lovell, Directed by Mizanur Rahman, Edited by Emily Lin & Trevor Terry at YouTube Space NY. SCIQ ON THE YOUNG TURKS Produced by Jayde Lovell and Bec Susan Gill. ScIQ is a partner of the The Young Turks Network. Follow SciQ on Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/ScIQ_TYT Follow SciQ on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/sciq.tyt?ref=hl Follow Jayde on Twitter: https://twitter.com/jaydelovell Follow Jayde on Instagram: www.instagram.com/jaydelovell Follow Bec on Twitter: https://twitter.com/becsusangill Follow Bec on Instagram: https://instagram.com/becsusangill CONTACT For enquiries – please email [email protected] or [email protected]
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You could be a Psychopath - but could you be a Serial Killer?
 
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HALLOWEEN SPECIAL EDITION OF SCIQ! You may have heard the story of the Nazi physician Josef Mengele - he was a doctor Auschwitz. But he didn’t 'help' people - in fact, of all the awful figures of Nazi Germany, Mengele is especially awful. He conducted a number of infamous experiments on humans, particularly infamous 'twin studies', where he tried to try to change their eye color of children by injecting methol blue into their eyes, ripping the skin of twin babies and sewing them together to create siamese twins, and shipping the eyeballs of his victims to his mentor in Germany. Now if the description of those experiments made you feel uncomfortable, you are perfectly normal. Negative reactions to bad things is a normal psychological response. BUT What’s interesting about Mengele is how exceedingly comfortable he was with his work. in fact, he used to show up at the camps on his days off, just to keep an eye on things. Mengele was a serial killer - but he is also a perfect example of a psychopath - a psychological classification that effects 1% of the population. So what’s the difference between a serial killer and a psychopath? Psychopathy is a personality disorder. It's characterized by callousness, exploitative/manipulative behavior, blunted emotions, impulsiveness, incapable of feeling remorse or guilt. Psychopaths are fully aware of their actions and crimes. Some have argued Taylor Swift is a perfect example of a psychopath, for for her ability to be completely charming, obsesed with perfection, and extremely manipulative. (Link belwow) NOW - as far as we know, Taylor is not a serial killer. Thankfully not all psycholpaths become serial killers, - so what’s the difference. Psychologists have speculated, that psycopathy is caused by genetics - we’re born psychopaths, whereas serial killers are products of nature - they’re made into serial killers by their environment. Lets look at the evidence…. A Minnesota 'twin study' found psychopathy is 60% heritable. Even more interesting is that pscopathy appears to cause physical changes in the brain. Research of psychopathy in criminals found with decreased connectivity between the amygdala, a structure of the brain that processes negative stimuli, and the ventromedial prefrontal cortex (vmPFC), a region in the front of the brain that interprets the response from the amygdala. When the connectivity between these two regions is low, processing of negative stimuli in the amygdala does not translate into any strongly felt negative emotions, e.g. they do not feel nervous or embarrassed when they are caught doing something bad, they do not feel sad when other people suffer, and though they feel physical pain, they do not suffer from emotional hurt. BUT this study only looked at criminal psychopaths, so unknown whether non-criminal psychopaths lack the brain connectivity as well, or if this abnormality is specifically linked to psychopathy rather than other mental conditions associated with serious crime, such as paranoid schizophrenia and extreme sexual fetishes. don’t know why there is reduced connectivity. We know that abuse/neglect/rejection as a child can factor into whether psychopaths commit crimes and become serial killers - but abuse doesn’t cause psychopathy. In reality, there's a complex interaction between a person and their environment, so the nature-nurture debate not really valid. So whilst not all serial killers are psychopaths, and not all psychopaths are serial killers, being a psychopath does appear to be linked with negative social behavior. Given that 1% of the population are psychopaths, it’s likely you know someone who is a psychopath, or may be a psychopath yourself. Happy Halloween everyone. Sources https://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/the-superhuman-mind/201212/the-making-serial-killer http://www.nc-cm.org/article213.htm This video is presented by Jayde Lovell, scripted by Laura Wolf, and edited by Solvi Haugseth, at Youtube Space NYC's Halloween Set. SCIQ ON TYT Produced by Jayde Lovell and Bec Susan Gill. ScIQ is a partner of the TYT Network. Follow SciQ on Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/ScIQ_TYT Follow SciQ on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/sciq.tyt?ref=hl Follow SciQ on Tumblr: http://dssscience.tumblr.com/ Follow Jayde on Twitter: https://twitter.com/jaydelovell Follow Jayde on Instagram: www.instagram.com/jaydelovell Follow Jayde on the interwebs: www.jaydelovell.com Follow Bec on Twitter: https://twitter.com/becsusangill Follow Bec on Instagram: https://instagram.com/becsusangill Follow Bec on Tumblr: http://becsusangill.tumblr.com/ CONTACT For enquiries – please email [email protected] or [email protected] "This House" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/
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How to be a Badass (For Women)
 
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Acting like a badass can help you become one! Research from the University of Michigan found that just acting like a boss causes a measurable increase in testosterone of around 10% for women, or 3% for men. This means acting like a badass can help you feel like one too! Men have a naturally higher level of testosterone, and the hormone has been linked to aggressive and domineering behavior. This research shows that pretending to be aggressive, striking powerful poses, and visualizing boss-like behavior can all help women to feel and act more like a lady boss! Be aggressive girls! SOURCES http://www.pnas.org/content/112/45/13805.abstract Testosterone and social behavior http://fpb.case.edu/smartcenter/docs/SpitCamp/Booth%20et%20al%20Social%20Forces%202006.pdf What is testosterone: https://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/article/007581.htm This video is presented by Jayde Lovell, produced and edited by Solvi Haugseth, at Youtube Space NYC. SCIQ ON TYT Produced by Jayde Lovell and Bec Susan Gill. ScIQ is a partner of the TYT Network. Follow SciQ on Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/ScIQ_TYT Follow SciQ on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/sciq.tyt?ref=hl Follow SciQ on Tumblr: http://dssscience.tumblr.com/ Follow Jayde on Twitter: https://twitter.com/jaydelovell Follow Jayde on Instagram: www.instagram.com/jaydelovell Follow Jayde on the interwebs: www.jaydelovell.com Follow Bec on Twitter: https://twitter.com/becsusangill Follow Bec on Instagram: https://instagram.com/becsusangill Follow Bec on Tumblr: http://becsusangill.tumblr.com/ CONTACT For enquiries – please email [email protected] or [email protected]
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Is Online Dating Ruining Your Love Life? (The Case Against Hookup Apps)
 
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And there's now more than ever - but - decreasing your chances of love According to Pew Research Center, online dating among young people has nearly tripled in just two years - thanks mostly to this little app - Tinder. If you’re on the dating scene, Tinder does make your dating life easier - open up the apps, look through millions of photos, swipe right on all the hotties and boom - you have a date for Friday night! But good ol mathematics has now shown that people who use Tinder may actually be making it MORE difficult to find love! Here’s how Tinder may be cocking up your love life. Every day on Tinder there’s over a billion swipes, resulting in 12 million matches between 50 million users. Tinder has awesome advantages over traditional dating, in that it takes almost no investment of time or effort to screen through hundreds of potential partners. Try screening hundreds of people in the real world, trust me it takes ages and a lot of alcohol. But that low initial investment and abundance of choice can make us see dating differently. Tinder makes us see the search for love the same way we might search for a car. When you buy a car, you go online and look at all the models and then pick the best match for you - one thats sporty but not too expensive, or one that has wifi built in and is also cheap to insure. Once you’ve found that optimal car that best fits all your needs, you trudge out to the car yard, see the car you’ve chosen in person, fall in love and buy it. The good news is with cars, you usually have a pretty limited number of options, and finding the best match for your needs is relatively simple. But if we see dating as a search for the ‘best’ then we’ve basically fucked ourselves over. For example - Maybe you go out on a tinder date with a guy you really like. You go on a few more dates, and he seems like maybe he’s THE ONE! But then choice kicks in… this guy is great, but how will we ever know if we he’s the BEST match unless we look at them ALL! And since there’s a million options to choose from, you are going to be dating for a very LONG time... This search for the “best match” from amongst millions of options sets us up another conundrum - called “the grass is greener conundrum”. Basically when we find a good match, instead of ending our search, settling down and making babies, we try to keep the good match around whilst simultaniously being on the lookout for a better option. Hedging our bets in this way is a seriously bad idea - and don’t take my word for it. MIT researcher Dan Arley proved mathematically that keeping our options open is a bad idea. Arley tested his students by playing a game - the students were put in front of a computer and asked to click on their choice of three doors - door A, B, C. For each click, they would get a different amount of money. Door A and B gave more money than door C, so naturally participants clicked on doors A and B a lot. But when participants were told doors would permanently disappear if they didn’t click on them for 10 clicks, players would keep coming back to click on door C - just to make sure it didn’t disappear - even though they knew door C was a bad option. This is what happens with Tinder - we might have an awesome boyfriend who knows how to operate more than one appliance in the kitchen and enjoys watching Mean Girls - but we’ll still keep dipping into the cesspool of Tinder dating just to keep our options open. Even though Tinder makes finding a match relatively simple, unless we decide to commit to our partner and put the dating app away, we’ll never reach that type of deep level that comitmed relationships are made of. So I Jayde Lovell, am encouraging you all to close down your tinder apps and love the one you’re with. Commit people! Don’t worry - if it turns out the one you’re with isn’t perfect… there’s always Ashley Madison! This video is presented by Jayde Lovell, produced and edited by Yohana Yoshe, at Youtube Space NYC. Starring: Brandon Castro, Yu Lew and Ash Reid SOURCES: http://www.pewresearch.org/fact-tank/2016/02/29/5-facts-about-online-dating/ http://www.pewresearch.org/topics/online-dating/ http://www.pewinternet.org/2016/02/11/15-percent-of-american-adults-have-used-online-dating-sites-or-mobile-dating-apps/ http://mentalfloss.com/article/59509/11-results-studies-about-online-dating SCIQ ON THE YOUNG TURKS Produced by Jayde Lovell and Bec Susan Gill. ScIQ is a partner of the The Young Turks Network. Follow SciQ on Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/ScIQ_TYT Follow SciQ on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/sciq.tyt?ref=hl Follow SciQ on Tumblr: http://dssscience.tumblr.com/ Follow Jayde on Twitter: https://twitter.com/jaydelovell Follow Jayde on Instagram: www.instagram.com/jaydelovell Follow Jayde on the interwebs: www.jaydelovell.com CONTACT For enquiries – please email [email protected] or [email protected]
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Science Explains Nipples: Are Your Nipples Normal?
 
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Are your nipples normal? What about when they're squeezed? Do they come out to play when it's cold, or are they a little shy? Everyone wonders if their nipples are normal! But most of us only have our family members, partners, or adult entertainment as a reference point. Did you know there are actually 7 different clinical categories of nipples: Normal, puffy, flat, unilateral, plus inverted 1, 2, 3. (And bless the scientist who decided all he wanted to do in life was study nipples!) To figure out what type of nipple you have, look at the size and color of the areola, the Montgomery glands, and the shape and appearance of the teat itself. NORMAL nips stick out a tiny bit from the areola, and stick out more when cold or aroused. Even though these are called 'normal' nipples, only about half of women fall into this category. FLAT nipples are don’t stick out – they blend into the areaola. They can turn into sticky outy nipples when cold. PUFFY nipples are like "flat" nipples, but the whole areola is raised from the skin of the breast. INVERTED nipples look like chest dimples – where the nipple itself presses in to the areola. A study published in 'The Breast Online' discovered that about 10% of women will have some form of inverted nipps, either grade 1, 2, or 3. Grade 1 inverts will pop out when it’s cold, but mostly hang out in their nipple cavern, that’s why they’re sometimes known as ‘shy nipples’. They can be tempted to pop out when the areaola is gently squeezed and will stay out, whereas Grade 2 inverts will retract back into the areola after finger pressure is released. Grade 3 inverted nipples are considered “severely retracted” which means they can't be popped out with the fingers. Women with grade 3 inverted nipples are likely to have constricted milk ducts which means breast feeding is usually impossible without surgery. ABNORMAL can be when one nipple is inverted while the other is not (kind of like boobs are winking at you), a divided nipple, or even a missing nipple! And if you’re wondering if your nips are too big or too small – a study of 300 women (or 600 breasts) found the average diameter of the areaola is 4cms or inches, and the average nipple height was 0.9cms. Even though there’s 7 types of nipple, there’s so much varioation that pretty much all nipples are considered ‘normal’ anatomically. And unless you’re a breastfeeding mum or considering a job in the adult entertainment industry, your nipple type doesn’t really effect your life – but it’s always fun to know! Further reading: NIPPLE STUDY: http://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s00266-008-9194-y This video is presented by Jayde Lovell, produced and edited by Yohana Yoshe, at Youtube Space NYC. SCIQ ON TYT Produced by Jayde Lovell and Bec Susan Gill. ScIQ is a partner of the TYT Network. Follow SciQ on Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/ScIQ_TYT Follow SciQ on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/sciq.tyt?ref=hl Follow SciQ on Tumblr: http://dssscience.tumblr.com/ Follow Jayde on Twitter: https://twitter.com/jaydelovell Follow Jayde on Instagram: www.instagram.com/jaydelovell Follow Jayde on the interwebs: www.jaydelovell.com Follow Bec on Twitter: https://twitter.com/becsusangill Follow Bec on Instagram: https://instagram.com/becsusangill Follow Bec on Tumblr: http://becsusangill.tumblr.com/ CONTACT For enquiries – please email [email protected] or [email protected]
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Do Fat Free Foods Make You Lose Weight? Or Do They Make You Fat?
 
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Are fat free foods making you fat? They definitely could be - Sometimes full fat foods are a better diet option than food where the fat has been taken out. But before you go eating sticks of butter, here's the full story. [sciq intro] First of all, let’s be clear: it’s not like the ‘fat’ that you eat in meal or fries goes directly to your gut. The fat gets converted into calories, basically giving you a number of calorie points that you burn throughout the day most of which are burned doing stuff like breathing, thinking, walking, climbing stairs, and running for trains. It’s only the excess calories that aren’t burned that get turned into body fat. Basically, the argument is that fat, because it’s high in energy points, or calories, is evil and will make you gain weight. To be healthy, we all need to have a limit on how many calories we should eat a day. But here’s the thing: YES fats are particularly dense in calories, meaning you have to expend more energy to burn them off before they turn into body fat. But they also are difficult for the body to break down - your body has to turn a fat into a sugar before it can use it as energy - so they stay in the stomach for a long time as your body breaks the fats up. Because they stay in the stomach, fats make us feel full for a long time. But if you take the fat out of a product, we consume it faster. So for example - you can eat a full fat yogurt that’s 200 calories, or a low fat yogurt that’s only 150 calories. You’d think the low fat yogurt is better. But 30 mins after eating the low fat yogurt, your body has already processed it, your stomach is empty and you get hungry again, so you eat another yogurt - and now you’re up to 300 calories, instead of 200 for the full fat yogurt. If you’d eaten the full fat yogurt, you’s still feel full. To make this effect even worse, the companies that make the fat-free product often make up for the lack of flavor by adding sugar, flour, and thickeners - among other things. All that stuff adds easy calories, and as we know, the more calories you intake, the more they will be turned into body fat. So sometimes ‘low fat’ foods have almost as many calories as high fat foods, they’ve just traded in fat for sugar. However – there’s one point I need to make very clear here: fats are essential to our survival: they store and activate fat-soluble vitamins A, D, E, and K. We can’t live without fat. A lot of countries are now changing their health recommendations to favor low carbohydrate but higher fat foods, like eggs and fish. TO make a better choice about foods always look at it’s energy points - the calories - rather than just the grams of fat. HI everyone! I'm Jayde Lovell, resident science nerd at the Young Turks Network. You're watching SciQ, and we know you don't want to miss an episode, so click the subscribe button down below. Sources: http://www.responsiblefoods.org/added_sugar http://umm.edu/health/medical/altmed/supplement/lipase http://www.webmd.com/diet/guide/low-fat-diet#1 http://www.responsiblefoods.org/what_is_fat This video is presented by Jayde Lovell, Directed by Mizanur Rahman, edited by Kevin Cunningham and Sarita Liu. Script by Stephanie Slepian. SCIQ ON THE YOUNG TURKS Produced by Jayde Lovell and Bec Susan Gill. ScIQ is a partner of the The Young Turks Network. Follow SciQ on Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/ScIQ_TYT Support ScIQ on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/sciQ Follow SciQ on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/sciq.tyt?ref=hl Follow ScIQ on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/sciq_tyt/ Follow ScIQ on Tumblr: http://sciqtyt.tumblr.com/ Follow Jayde on Twitter: https://twitter.com/jaydelovell Follow Jayde on Instagram: www.instagram.com/jaydelovell Follow Bec on Twitter: https://twitter.com/becsusangill Follow Bec on Instagram: https://instagram.com/becsusangill CONTACT For enquiries – please email [email protected] or [email protected]
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Celebrity Health Scams: EXPLAINED
 
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G’Day everyone! Okay, let’s be real: who doesn’t love celebrity gossip?? And even more… celebrity health scams. Everyone seems to love when Hollywood gets caught with their pants down… even more so, when its health professionals and research organizations who are calling them out. Most recently, Gwenyth Paltrow, known for giving wacky, wrong, health and wellness advice, came under fire when her blog GOOP promoted these “wellness stickers” [air quotes] Saying that they are "made with the same conductive carbon material NASA uses to line space suits so they can monitor an astronaut's vitals during wear and can target energetic frequency imbalances in the body.” Umm, no. Which is exactly what NASA spokeswoman Tabatha Thompson said, when the organization caught wind of the claim. She, along with a representative from NASA’s spacewalk office set the record straight to various press outlets, including the Washington post, that they DON’T use carbon fiber in their spacesuits at all, they’re actually made of synthetic polymers and spandex. The response from NASA later caused Goop and the product distributors to take all mentions of NASA off of both of their websites. Awkward…. Gwyneth's blog team, which follows her celebrity health trends closely, has also suggested that women should insert a metamorphic rock the size of a golf ball up your, well, down below region, If they want better sex. According to the original blog post, “regular use increases chi, orgasms, vaginal muscle tone, hormonal balance”, annnnd “feminine energy in general”. What do YOU think of celebrity health and wellness advice? Have you heard of any particularly fishy-sounding celebrity health trends? Let us know in the comments below! Sources: http://www.cbsnews.com/pictures/bad-celebrity-health-advice/2/ http://www.foxnews.com/health/2017/01/24/dr-manny-crystal-powers-gwyneth-paltrows-jade-eggs-is-fake-science-news.html http://documents.latimes.com/gov-brown-signs-vaccination-bill/ http://www.cbsnews.com/news/no-proven-health-benefits-unknown-risks-of-eating-placenta/ http://www.salon.com/2015/12/21/the_year_in_bad_celebrity_advice_gwyneth_had_a_really_big_year_in_2015_she_really_just_kept_up_the_bunk/ https://www.theatlantic.com/health/archive/2015/06/eating-placenta/394910/ https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/to-your-health/wp/2017/01/22/no-gwyneth-paltrow-women-should-not-put-jade-eggs-in-their-vaginas-gynecologist-says/?utm_term=.5f3ce26128cc http://goop.com/better-sex-jade-eggs-for-your-yoni/ http://www.cnn.com/2017/01/27/health/jade-egg-vagina-partner/index.html https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/to-your-health/wp/2017/06/30/her-newborn-kept-getting-sick-because-she-was-ingesting-placenta-cdc-says/?utm_term=.985adccdf026 https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/speaking-of-science/wp/2017/06/23/dear-gwyneth-your-goop-energy-stickers-are-not-made-with-nasa-material-nasa/?utm_term=.0356572e870d This video is presented by Jayde Lovell, at Youtube Space NY. Written by Wandy Oritz, edited by Lesley Pauli at the YouTube Space NYC. SCIQ ON THE YOUNG TURKS Produced by Jayde Lovell and Bec Susan Gill. ScIQ is a partner of the The Young Turks Network. Follow SciQ on Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/ScIQ_TYT Support ScIQ on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/sciQ Follow SciQ on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/sciq.tyt?ref=hl Follow ScIQ on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/sciq_tyt/ Follow Jayde on Twitter: https://twitter.com/jaydelovell Follow Jayde on Instagram: www.instagram.com/jaydelovell CONTACT For enquiries – please email [email protected] or [email protected]
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Recycling: Is it a scam?
 
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Now that China has banned foreign waste... America’s plastic trash is homeless. But – our recycling is still getting recycled, right? Right?? Transcript G'Day you! Yeah, I’m talking to you mate. What are you doing to save the environment? Oh, you recycle. Good for you! It’s a pain in the ass, isn’t it? Rinsing those yogurt tubs and then keeping them under the sink, all stinky like a dunny in summer? But it gives you a good feeling, right? Well, it may be giving you a good feeling, but I’m here to tell all you happy recyclers of the world – you ain’t doing sh*t for the environment. In fact, this whole recycling thing – it’s a big. Fat. scam. Right now you’re probably thinking – fair go Jayde, “What about all the recycling labels and the recycling plants…?!” Well – you’re right – recycling did actually used to help… in some way. But let’s cut to the chase: Recycling waste in the US is expensive. That’s why America used to only recycle about one third of its plastic domestically. We’d ship all our plastic sh*t to China, who’d buy it, melt it down and cheap plastic Chinese shit. In fact, China was the world’s dumping ground – importing two-thirds of the world’s plastic waste. This arrangement was working just dandy – til China realized it didn’t need our trash anymore. They make plenty of it themselves, thank you very much. At the start of this year, they officially closed their border to America’s trash. So now, America’s trash is homeless. A study published in Science Advances predicts over 100 million metric tons of plastic waste is now in limbo – and just to visualize that – its as much as if you stacked up all the plastic as high as the empire state building, and then covered all of Manhattan with it. Where is limbo? Well, some of our trash ends up in Vietnam, Malaysia, India, and Thailand. But they don’t manufacture anywhere near as much plastic cr*p as China does, so they wont be buying up all our trash. These countries often don’t even have effective waste management for their own citizens, and the Science Advances study shows much of that plastic ultimately ends up in the ocean. But wait – don’t we have recycling plants in America? Yes – but that costs money. Cities have to collect, sort, clean, melt. After all that – it’s not even worth much. Say it cost you 10 bucks to make a tonne of recycled plastics – but you can only sell it for 5 bucks. So the city loses money on every bit of plastic it recycles. Now, while the govt isn’t averse to pissing money down the drain – oftentimes it’s just easier for them to dump all those carefully-separated plastics into landfill. Wondering where *your* plastic yoghurt tub goes? The website www.wastedive.com/ found if you live in Any of these states[..1] , - your “recycling” might be going to the same place you throw the rest of your trash. Depressing, right? But here’s an idea: Instead of recycling, how about not buying plastic in the first place? Get yourself one of those fancy aluminum bottles and grocery bags with baby owls on it – and turn your nose up at plastics like a true tree-hugger! So, recycling: better than littering– but definitely not all its cracked up to be! Disagree with me? Let me have it, in the comments below. SOURCES China Statistics: http://advances.sciencemag.org/content/4/6/eaat0131 https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2017-12-06/china-s-blow-to-recycling-boosts-u-s-s-185-billion-plastic-bet Recycling Effects https://www.npr.org/2017/12/09/568797388/recycling-chaos-in-u-s-as-china-bans-foreign-waste https://www.waste360.com/business/what-operation-green-fence-has-meant-recycling https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/america-china-recycling-crisis-landfills_us_5b5170b1e4b0de86f48b7740 https://www.nytimes.com/2018/05/29/climate/recycling-landfills-plastic-papers.html https://www.dailykos.com/stories/2013/9/18/1239747/-Think-your-plastic-is-being-recycled-Think-again US Recycling Stats/Revenues https://www.npr.org/sections/goatsandsoda/2018/06/28/623972937/china-has-refused-to-recycle-the-wests-plastics-what-now https://www.joc.com/maritime-news/us-recyclable-exporters-hit-new-markets-after-china-ban_20180223.html https://www.joc.com/breakbulk/us-export-recyclables-%E2%80%93-china-shifts-market-shudders_20180528.html https://news.nationalgeographic.com/2018/06/china-plastic-recycling-ban-solutions-science-environment/ SCIQ ON THE YOUNG TURKS Produced by Jayde Lovell and Bec Susan Gill. ScIQ is a partner of the The Young Turks Network. Follow SciQ on Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/ScIQ_TYT Support ScIQ on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/sciQ Follow SciQ on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/sciq.tyt?ref=hl Follow ScIQ on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/sciq_tyt/ Follow Jayde on Twitter: https://twitter.com/jaydelovell Follow Jayde on Instagram: www.instagram.com/jaydelovell CONTACT For enquiries – please email [email protected] or [email protected]
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Do We Need Dairy? (The Milk Industrial Complex)
 
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So, we grow up hearing we needs three servings of dairy per day for good strong healthy bones. That’s the official US Government guidelines - 3 serves of dairy every day and you’ll get all the calcium your body needs. But where does that number really come from? And is it possible that the U.S. Government’s dietary guidelines are… corrupt? [sciq swoosh] As it turns out, milk is one of the last things we need. This really frustrates me because coming from the world of marketing and advertising. I used to work for the milk industry and i know how much money they pay to lobby the government. So ,if you ever suspected the government is corrupt i can verify that. Here’s something to remember for any food you eat for their vitamins and minerals: eating a food rich in a nutrient doesn’t matter unless that nutrient is actually absorbed by your body . I could drink liquid iron all day long: if it doesn’t get absorbed into by body it won’t do a thing for my health, except cause a lot of permanent damage to my mouth or, more likely, kill me very quickly - Viserys Targaryen style. Point is, milk is very rich in calcium but that doesn’t mean it helps strengthen our bones. In fact, milk may actually lower our “bone mineral density” which may explain why there’s more hip fractures in the elderly living in the western world where milk consumption is high, compared to Eastern asian cultures that don’t drink much milk. So much for milk helping bones get strong! Now, there is even an hypothesis that milk draws calcium out of the bones. What the hell, milk? I trusted you with my calcium! Here’s what they think is going on: milk is acidic, it is about 6.5 on the ph scale. Acid freaks the body out and it scrambles to neutralize the acidic so it doesn’t get all the way to the kidneys, and to do that it ends up sacrificing calcium from bones. Now, your body does need calcium. BUT we don’t have to get our calcium from dairy. We can get our calcium needs from:leafy greens, tofu, broccoli, snap peas, almonds, canned fish with bones, leeks, green onions, endive, fennel, cabbage, butternut squash, artichokes, brussel sprouts, sweet potato, parsnips, lima beans, carrots, and turnips). So why do the U.S. guidelines emphasize dairy? Well, the answer is - money. The US govt is heavily influenced by the dairy industry. And as i said I used to work for the dairy industry at my previous PR agency back in 2014. Remember the “Got Milk?” campaign - yeah I helped promote that. That was back before I started ScIQ, and I'm doing ScIQ as kind of a penance for all the bad things Ive done as a PR agent. Anyway, the dairy industry know damn well you don’t *need* all that milk, but all that lobbying got the US Government to endorse milk in their official guidelines. Years later, we all kind of accept that milk is essential, even though it’s not! So let’s be clear here – the U.S. dietary guidelines, which gives meat and dairy a big chunk of the food plate – are NOT the unbiased recommendation of scientists. That is literally a pyramid scheme where get you to buy more eggs, milk, cheese and yogurt. If you want find out more about Big Dairy and the effects they have on the government, check out the links in the description. What do you guys think I know the dairy Industry is just one of the many sources of government lobbying. Is there a particular industry sector or group that you think is lobbying the government you would like us to explore. Let us know in the comments below. HI everyone! I'm Jayde Lovell, resident science nerd at the Young Turks Network. You're watching SciQ, and we know you don't want to miss an episode, so click the subscribe button down below. SOURCES http://time.com/4130043/lobbying-politics-dietary-guidelines/ http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/jbmr.2219/full https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/8154473 https://saveourbones.com/osteoporosis-milk-myth/ http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/jbmr.2219/full This video is presented by Jayde Lovell, Directed by Mizanur Rahman, Edited by Kevin Cunningham at YouTube Space NY. Script by Stephanie Slepian. SCIQ ON THE YOUNG TURKS Produced by Jayde Lovell and Bec Susan Gill. ScIQ is a partner of the The Young Turks Network. Follow SciQ on Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/ScIQ_TYT Support ScIQ on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/sciQ Follow SciQ on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/sciq.tyt?ref=hl Follow ScIQ on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/sciq_tyt/ Follow ScIQ on Tumblr: http://sciqtyt.tumblr.com/ Follow Jayde on Twitter: https://twitter.com/jaydelovell Follow Jayde on Instagram: www.instagram.com/jaydelovell Follow Bec on Twitter: https://twitter.com/becsusangill Follow Bec on Instagram: https://instagram.com/becsusangill CONTACT For enquiries – please email [email protected] or [email protected]
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The biggest killer of US troops isn’t what you’d expect
 
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Warning: Sensitive material ahead, keep the comments civil, please. A new report shows almost 16,000 US military have died since 2006, while fighting for American Freedom. BUT, surprisingly, most of those individuals were NOT killed in combat operations in Afghanistan or in Iraq. So where did all these deaths take place? Well, tragically - most of these service men and women died right here at home. And the causes of those deaths is even more disturbing. A report titled “Recent Trends in Active-Duty Military Deaths,” (linked below) from the Federation of American Scientists found that 72% of active US military personnel died outside major war zones, and of those deaths, 93% occurred in the United States. So, you gotta ask: how the hell are people trained in overseas combat dying right here, on American soil?! Well the answer is disturbing - More than 1 in 5 deaths of active service members is the result of suicide. Which means statistically, active service members are far more likely to kill themselves, than to be killed on the battlefield. Or, as The Guardian reported at the time, “More of America’s serving soldiers died at their own hands than in pursuit of the enemy.” This finding aligns with an earlier report, released last month by the Department of Veterans Affairs - and which found that Military Veterans are twice as likely as civilians to die by suicide. Vets make up 8 percent of the total population, but account for 14 percent of all suicides - the the VA report said. Numbers from 2012 show a US military veteran takes their own life, on average, every 80 minutes. A rate of suicide thats 22 per cent greater than that of the civilian population. So, what’s causing the problem here? I’m sure that they are all getting access to the mental health services they need! Just like the rest of the American population! Oh, wait. Actually - that was a lie! The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration - found that only half the returning service members who seek treatment for mental health conditions, actually receive adequate care. And an article in Military Medicine, reported many active service men & women were forced to get private mental healthcare instead of using the mental health services provided by the Department of Defence. 93% of respondents said the ‘poor quality’ of DoD mental health care, around half feared the consequences if they admitted to DoD providers that they were having difficulty. The report stated that “ethical problems of trust and confidentiality become barriers to care… Other barriers include stigma, a negative impact of seeking care on one’s career, beliefs that care would not be effective, and lack of appropriate services.” Whilst actively working to protect our freedom, the very least our military personal deserve is accessible good quality mental health care. There have been some efforts to reform the DoD and VA health services, but data suggests it’s not been enough to have an impact - service people still are not getting the care they need. And they’re dying as a result. Look. I know it's tough to allocate limited resources. But we have the biggest military budget in the world. Maybe! Instead of spending billions of dollars on a new space force, just maybe, we could direct more resources to our EARTH-bound military, so they can stop killing themselves. What do you guys think? I’d be interested in hearing from any of our service men and women no matter which nation you’re serving - what’s your opinion and what do you think should change? Camera + editor: Brandon Palmieri SOURCES http://thefederalist.com/2018/05/28/suicide-rates-show-biggest-war-veterans-can-happen-minds/ https://www.usnews.com/news/best-states/colorado/articles/2018-06-23/colorado-vets-death-offers-glimpse-into-suicidal-mind https://www.nbcnews.com/health/health-news/veterans-more-likely-civilians-die-suicide-va-study-finds-n884471 https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2018-01-31/half-of-9-11-veterans-aren-t-getting-the-me https://fas.org/sgp/crs/natsec/IF10899.pdf https://www.mentalhealth.va.gov/suicide_prevention/Suicide-Prevention-Data.asp https://www.samhsa.gov/veterans-military-families This video is presented by Jayde Lovell, at Youtube Space NY. SCIQ ON THE YOUNG TURKS Produced by Jayde Lovell and Bec Susan Gill. ScIQ is a partner of the The Young Turks Network. Follow SciQ on Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/ScIQ_TYT Support ScIQ on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/sciQ Follow SciQ on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/sciq.tyt?ref=hl Follow ScIQ on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/sciq_tyt/ Follow Jayde on Twitter: https://twitter.com/jaydelovell Follow Jayde on Instagram: www.instagram.com/jaydelovell CONTACT For enquiries – please email [email protected] or [email protected]
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How Big Pharma is Preying on Poor Americans
 
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The 20 billion dollar blood-plasma industry is preying on poor Americans to 'donate' blood with dangerous frequency, then selling to countries with more stringent patient care laws. Script: I think we can all agree that giving blood is good. But what about when pharma companies use money to get people to give more blood than their bodies can handle? That is: not good! And that’s happening – right here in the United States. Now, when I talk about blood – what I mean is Blood plasma: an essential part of many life-saving treatments, for things like blood loss, hemophilia, burns, and cancer. Millions of people around the world donate their blood plasma to those who need it. Thanks, nice people who donate blood! But donating too much plasma can be extremely harmful, that’s why most countries ban giving plasma more than once every two weeks, because they, you know, care about the health of donors. However – here in the US, big pharma companies have been making laws allowing people to donate a lot more frequently – dangerously frequently. Up to two plasma donations a week, every week! Hey, if people want to donate sweet sweet blood, who are we to stand in their way?! Oh, except we’re actually giving them cash money for their sweet sweet blood, so technically it's not donating, they’re selling –– but that’s doesn’t blur the lines of medical ethics or anything. In most countries, donating plasma is a TRUE BLUE donation - you don’t get paid, and the centers are often run by charities like the red cross. BUT in the US - the home of capitalism - plasma has become a 20 billion dollar industry. Hence why medical companies have started paying people for the sweet sweet blood. And – these for-profit medical companies are asking people to donate 4 times more than what the World Health Organization considers ‘safe’. So, what exactly happens if you keep dishing out your plasma, than advised? According to a volume of scientific research: extreme weight loss, debilitating fatigue, passing out - including passing out whilst driving - as well as severe pain, loss of muscle control, and severe dehydration. Here seems as good a time as any to state this FUN FACT: 80% of plasma collection centers are located in impoverished neighborhoods. And what makes this practice even more predatory is that the side effects of donating are often compounded by poor nutrition and lack of medical care – issues that come hand in hand with poverty. This story gets even worse, because many donors don’t even know they’re at risk, because they’re being lied to. The literature provided at U.S. centers ubiquitously states that "donating plasma is safe." Its side effects are limited to "mild faintness and bruising", with some brochures adding, "Other possible side effects will be explained by our medical staff". Just when you thought this story couldn’t get worse – here’s another fact: The U.S. now supplies 94 PERCENT of the world's paid plasma. Working class US citizens are being targeted by big predatory medical companies, who then sell their plasma to countries with more stringent patient care laws. It’s companies like Chinese-owned ‘Plasma Resources’ who buys in the US, and supply to the U.K.’s National Health Service, and ‘Octapharma’ who sell US plasma to Europe. The list goes on in the YouTube description below. So basically, Medical companies have built a pool of poverty-stricken human victims, who are sucked for their blood and tossed aside when they've been bled dry. And since donors sign a waiver (that looks like this), they can’t access medical treatment or compensation if donating blood makes them sick. http://www.twodollarsaday.com/blog/2016/6/16/the-big-business-of-blood-plasma https://www.yahoo.com/lifestyle/apos-3-jobs-donate-blood-100032453.html https://www.theatlantic.com/business/archive/2018/03/plasma-donations/555599/ https://www.dailyemerald.com/2017/11/27/money-blood-global-plasma-industry-grows-struggling-students-donate-survive/ https://www.theatlantic.com/health/archive/2014/05/blood-money-the-twisted-business-of-donating-plasma/362012/ https://healthy-magazines.com/donating-plasma/ https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/8053039 https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/26373836 https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/18398098 https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/epdf/10.1002/jca.20039?referrer_access_token=D2XebjHlDbbC94HQ258IN04keas67K9QMdWULTWMo8MfzmES6O7xjKj6Tspv_vE-I3hSyF2ak8_stCXTBsINed4lJ8dgEztLbH-v10L1oqRDT7qdGifhB-pB30UiWTTV https://www.theatlantic.com/health/archive/2014/05/blood-money-the-twisted-business-of-donating-plasma/362012/ SCIQ ON TYT Produced by Jayde Lovell and Bec Susan Gill. ScIQ is a partner of the The Young Turks Network. Twitter: @ScIQ_TYT Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/sciQ Facebook, Instagram: ScIQ_TYT @JaydeLovell - Twitter, Instagram Enquiries: [email protected] Editor: Brandon Palmieri
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Healthcare is dooming the US economy
 
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It's Super Tuesday! The US healthcare system still leaves a lot to be desired for it’s citizens – but what does it mean for the American economy? SCRIPT Bec and I were at work at NYSCI, we recently had someone come and visit us to talk about disability insurance. We were kind of shocked at the idea that if we were too sick to work we’d end up on the street. We’d not thought about that before - in Australia if we get sick not only is our healthcare paid for, but if we were too sick to work, the government pays us enough to live on. So income insurance or disability insurance isn’t something I’d had to think about before. Now I’m always a fan of big government, unlike some of my colleagues at The Young Turks, BUT I am a huge supporter of basic health care and income protection. The reason is primarily because it makes good economic sense for a country - and just in case that sounds like left wing propaganda, let me break down the numbers… There’s a well-understood correlation that as a country gets richer, so the health of its citizens gets better. BUT What may be less obvious is that the opposite is also true – improving the health of a nation’s citizens can directly result in economic growth, because there will be more people able to join the workforce The World Bank reports that 50% of economic growth between nations can be attributed to poor health and low life expectancy. 50% - that’s a huge economic boost just for having good healthcare. Basically the better the healthcare, the richer the country, as there’s simply more healthy people available to work and pay taxes. Now - America does have a pretty good healthcare system and some of the most advanced medical technologies in the world. BUT all too often, sick people are forced out of work, and in the worst cases into bankruptcy - simply because they needed healthcare. When sick people are forced to drop out of work because they can’t afford treatment, you see a huge drag on that country's economic growth. Overall - The healthier the citizens of a country, the more effective the workforce, and the richer that country becomes. If you want to ‘Make America Great Again’ one of the mathematically proven best ways is to invest in providing affordable healthcare for everyone. If you still don’t believe me, let’s have a look at one of our greatest competitors, China. Around 2013, so 3 years ago, China looked at the evidence on the health-productivity link and decided to increase spending on healthcare delivery, as well as steadily increasing investment in biomedical research by between 20% and 25% per year. China are making sure it’s workforce is healthy so they can compete against the United States. If the US want to continue beating China, it needs to start looking after its workforce - particularly low income workers who are at the most risk. Now, a lot of people object to this, and say if healthcare is free everyone will use it even when they don’t need it, and if disability insurance is free everyone will pretend to be disabled. But universal coverage doesn’t need to be free - it just needs to be affordable enough that people don’t go bankrupt when catastrophe strikes. And if you STILL don’t believe universal health and disability coverage is going to benefit the economy and make us all richer, check out this 60 page report by the United Nations Commission on Macroeconomics and Health. It’s the definitive study on this issue, and in it some very smart people said “Good health plays a substantial role in economic growth…. We strongly urge… countries to undertake... reforms to ensure universal coverage for priority health interventions”. This is strong evidence that despite the increasing cost of healthcare in the US, making sure every citizen has basic healthcare and access to an income actually boosts the US economy and makes us all richer. If you have any thoughts about universal healthcare and disability protection – let us know in the comments below! SOURCES Growing importance of health in the economy http://widgets.weforum.org/outlook15/... Improvements in the health status would substantially increase the estimated improvement in economic welfare for the U.S. over the twentieth century http://www.nber.org/papers/w8818 This video is presented by Jayde Lovell, shot by Taylor Sassman and edited by Yohana Yoshe, at Youtube Space NYC. SCIQ ON THE YOUNG TURKS Produced by Jayde Lovell and Bec Susan Gill. ScIQ is a partner of the TYT Network. Follow SciQ on Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/ScIQ_TYT Follow SciQ on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/sciq.tyt?ref=hl Follow SciQ on Tumblr: http://dssscience.tumblr.com/ Follow Jayde on Twitter: https://twitter.com/jaydelovell Follow Jayde on Instagram: www.instagram.com/jaydelovell Follow Jayde on the interwebs: www.jaydelovell.com CONTACT For enquiries – please email [email protected] or [email protected]
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Why Your Hamburger Probably Has Poop In It (The Truth About Ground Beef Patties)
 
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This video is presented by Jayde Lovell, at Youtube Space NYC. Directed by Mizanur Rahman (@Mizafide), Animated by Alex Branitsky and Edited by Emily LIn. Recent studies - like the one in - the Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report - which sounds like a fun read (!) have shown that beef burgers are making people sick. And there’s a simple reason why a burger can make you sick: there's literally shit in your meat. A survey of Consumer Reports of 300 packages of ground beef found that every single serving was infected with poop. Yep! Researchers looked at 300 samples of ground beef from grocery stores in 26 cities across the United States. They looked at sirloin to chuck, "organic" and factory, grain fed ot grass-fed, antibiotics or no. In every sample they tested, they found at least one type of bacteria. In fact, most of the conventional or non-organic beef (82%) had more than one type of bacteria. Like bacteria Clostridium perfringens which can cause painful diarrhea, and more than half had Staphylococcus aureus which can cause symptoms of food poisoning and is the bacteria behind golden staph infection. This is scary - because an uncooked hamburger could kill you in the most disgusting way possible. There’s an average there’s about eight E. coli outbreaks every year from tainted beef, sickening over 100 people, and putting over 30 people in the hospital, some of whom died. All because of ground beef. But, how does the poop actually get into the meat? There’s lots of different ways it can happen. Let’s look at the meat production process a little. The difference between a steak and a burger pattie is that a burger pattie is ground up. For a steak, any bacteria - maybe from the air or from touching contaminated machines - would normally on the outside,mso the inside is safer to eat rare. But in burger patties, the bacteria get stirred through. Beef is often mixed multiple times, first at the slaughterhouse, then it might be ground again at the supermarket into a certain blend, then mixed again by the chef. Every tim e the bacteria on the outside of the meat get mixed all the way through. Plus unlike steak, a ground beef pattie often includes meat from multiple cows, so one contaminated animal can spread bacteria through the whole supply. So people - order your burger cooked all the way through! Cooking to 160 degrees F kills the bacteria. I know you may think cooking a pattie well done will create a chewey piece of rubber, but Consumer Report have actually done experiments to show well-done patties are just as tasty, but way safer. Don’t let that rare patty be the last thing you eat! But what do you guys think? Will you order your burger differently, knowing all that you now know about burger meat? Let us know in the comments below! SOURCES http://www.consumerreports.org/cro/food/how-safe-is-your-ground-beef.htm http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3211443/All-ground-beef-eaten-U-S-contains-fecal-contamination-Study-reveals-dangers-poisoning-meat-not-properly-cooked.html Thermometer Attribution: By Nevit Dilmen (Own work) [CC BY-SA 3.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0) or GFDL (http://www.gnu.org/copyleft/fdl.html)], via Wikimedia Commons Warning Sign Attribution: By Raylton P. Sousa (Own work) [CC BY-SA 3.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0)], via Wikimedia Commons SCIQ ON THE YOUNG TURKS Produced by Jayde Lovell and Bec Susan Gill. ScIQ is a partner of the The Young Turks Network. Follow SciQ on Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/ScIQ_TYT Follow SciQ on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/sciq.tyt?ref=hl Follow SciQ on Tumblr: http://dssscience.tumblr.com/ Follow Jayde on Twitter: https://twitter.com/jaydelovell Follow Jayde on Instagram: www.instagram.com/jaydelovell Follow Jayde on the interwebs: www.jaydelovell.com Follow Bec on Twitter: https://twitter.com/becsusangill Follow Bec on Instagram: https://instagram.com/becsusangill Follow Bec on Tumblr: http://becsusangill.tumblr.com/ CONTACT For enquiries – please email [email protected] or [email protected]
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Lead Poisoning in DC – Yep, it didn't just happen in Flint.
 
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Hey guys, So we all like to think the lead crisis in Flint Michigan was an anomaly and wouldn’t happen again. But that’s not true! most people don’t remember than 15 years ago, a lead crisis much, much worse happened. And it wasn’t in a small town either. It was in Washington DC - and if it can happen in DC it can happen anywhere. So, let’s take a little trip down lead poisoning lane shall we… In 2001, water samples from DC-area showed high lead levels. The DC Water and Sewer Authority did a fat lot of nothing about this information until late 2002, when the Washington City Paper ran an article about a resident whose water tested 18 times higher than the action level. After the media attention, the EPA swung into action and fixed the problem by replacing the pipes. Just kidding - they didn’t do anything. Fast forward a year and enter, Marc Edwards, the same guy who busted Flint for their high lead levels. He happened to be investigating this spike in leaking pipes in the DC area. Edwards test for lead in one home's water. The meter could read values up to 140 ppb. But his reading went off the meter, so he diluted the sample to ten percent of its original strength. It still blew the meter, meaning it was at least 1250 ppb,- ie the people of DC were drinking hazardous waste. The DC Water Authority did more tests, found the problem was widespread in thousands of homes, and then.. Yeah they did nothing. But wait it gets worse! When Seema Bhat, a water quality manager at WASA, told her superiors at the agency and at the EPA about the lead levels and warned that aggressive action was needed, she was fired. So by now, the Water Authority had ignored tests, lied about tests, fudged numbers, and fired people who knew the truth. Thats so fucked up. Still nothing happened until 2004 when it the lead problem became front page news - the Washington Post ran an article about the saga. After the first article appeared, obviously everyone in DC began freaking out, there were public meetings, they turned off public drinking fountains. It was all a big uproar, US Congress held not one but FOUR oversight hearings. That girl who got fired, Seema Bhat, added fuel to the fire by sharing thousands of internal documents with journalists, proving that the DC Water authority had been trying to find a way to avoid the cost of replacing pipes, by lying about the numbers and hoping the problem went away. Still by April 2004, some DC-area homes had reached lead levels 48,000 ppb - that’s like, 4 times hgher than the worst homes in Flint - and still nothing happened. Now - this whole situation is totally fucked up, but at least it explains why many of our politicans are so ridiculous. Because lead attacks your brain, and the lead on capital hill was dripping with lead, so, you know… it all makes sense. Case in point - you would think that politicians would give a shit about the contamination. But when DC asked President George W. Bush to help pay to fix the problem, Bush tried to cut the EPA's budget by almost a half-billion dollars, and decrease spending on replacing water pipes by 83 percent. Basically Dubya wanted to make sure the problem would never happen again because wed never know about it because there would be no money for testing. The final bit of bad news? The Washington post found DC was not alone. 274 cities in America had reported unsafe lead levels between 2000 and 2004, include in New York City, Portland, Detroit, Philidelphia, Seatle, and Boston, but in almost every case, nothing had been done. This story is super depressing because it basically shows the people paid to protect us really don’t give a shit. But it also shows how much the public play in exposing the problem. All the science , all the tests, all the regulations - they don’t mean shit if the people don’t give a shit. It was only when the media god involved and everyone freaked out that shit began to change, a little. So yeah, usually at the end of these videos I offer some like silver lining of hope and optimism, but yeah, i don’t have one today. SOURCES FLINT IS NO SURPRISE TO DC http://www.today.com/health/these-moms-did-everything-right-yet-their-kids-still-got-t68721 TROUBLED WATER http://www.washingtoncitypaper.com/articles/28168/troubled-water MARC EDWARDS FEATURE http://www.prism-magazine.org/nov04/feature_water.cfm INVESTIGATING DC's WATER QUALITY http://niemanreports.org/articles/investigating-washington-d-c-s-water-quality/ LEAD COULD SIGNAL NATIONAL PROBLEM http://www.ens-newswire.com/ens/apr2004/2004-04-08-10.html This video is presented by Jayde Lovell, produced and edited by Yohana Yoshe, at Youtube Space NYC. SCIQ ON THE YOUNG TURKS Produced by Jayde Lovell and Bec Susan Gill. ScIQ is a partner of the TYT Network. Follow SciQ on Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/ScIQ_TYT Follow SciQ on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/sciq.tyt?ref=hl
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How Often Is Normal To Poop? POO FACTS!
 
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Poo. Like a bad boyfriend, sometimes the urge to poo comes upon us unexpectedly (run to toilet) and sometimes sometimes the urge doesn’t come for days. Days! Which leaves us wondering – how long is too long to wait until you drop a brown trout. Is it normal for your stick pickle takes a few days to appear? Wonder no more poo-lovers, all the information you could ever want about butt burritos is right here on ScIQ! We got the idea for this video after a friend of mine did a juice cleanse... and was surprised to find that even though she wasn’t eating any food, she was still baking full butt brownies as normal. But she also noticed she pooped less frequently – so did the juice diet make her constipated? Well... poo is three-quarters water, and the rest is a mixture of dead bacteria, living bacteria, protein, fiber, and like bits of stuff your liver and intestines have captured and excreted. More fiber = more stuff to poo out. But if your fiber intake suddenly drops, so too may your poo frequency. Average person makes around one ounce of poop per 12 pounds of body weight, so a 190 pound person will make about one pound of poop a day BUT a change in diet can change how much we want to poo – So there really is no ‘normal’ amount to poo. Fun fact – the hormones that make women have their period can also cause us to poop. So that can affect how often you poop. The average individual poops about once a day, but whilst that is average, it’s not normal for everyone. Pooping in the range of three times a day to three times a week is normal... as long as the feces is neither too hard nor too diarery. Is that a word? This video is presented by Jayde Lovell, produced and edited by Yohana Yoshe, at Youtube Space NYC. SCIQ ON TYT Produced by Jayde Lovell and Bec Susan Gill. ScIQ is a partner of the TYT Network. Follow SciQ on Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/ScIQ_TYT Follow SciQ on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/sciq.tyt?ref=hl Follow SciQ on Tumblr: http://dssscience.tumblr.com/ Follow Jayde on Twitter: https://twitter.com/jaydelovell Follow Jayde on Instagram: www.instagram.com/jaydelovell Follow Jayde on the interwebs: www.jaydelovell.com Follow Bec on Twitter: https://twitter.com/becsusangill Follow Bec on Instagram: https://instagram.com/becsusangill Follow Bec on Tumblr: http://becsusangill.tumblr.com/ CONTACT For enquiries – please email [email protected] or [email protected]
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The one thing wrong with the #MeToo movement
 
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So far, most of the big cases in the #metoo movement have been women. Which is fair - statistics from the DOJ show 90% of sexual assault cases are against women… only a very rare few victims have been male. For example, men like Terry Crews, who just testified to the Senate Judiciary Committee about how he was sexually assault by a Hollywood agent. However emerging evidence suggests that sexual harassment against men in the workplace not only exists in a very real way, but is on the rise. Data from the US Equal Employment Opportunity Commission indicates that whilst most cases of sexual harassment are reported by women, the percentage of cases filed by men has increased by 15% since 1997. Now… here’s the thing… when a woman claims she’s been sexually assaulted, in 2018, it’s generally considered common decency to, well, believe them. Unless of course, you’re the President. But when MEN claim they’ve been sexually assaulted, it’s not so cut and dry. Terry Crews was barely off the witness stand before he was being publicly vilified about his testimony by 50 Cent. Hurtful for Terry Crews…. but more annoying for ME because it means I can never dance to ‘In Da Club’ again. Just joking! I stopped listening to that when I saw him mock an autistic airport worker or Instagram. Scientific data (links below) suggests we shouldn’t be all that surprised by 50 Cent’s reaction. Studies have found boys and men can be easy marks for assaulters, because male victims are more likely to be criticized, less likely to be taken seriously, and therefore less likely to report sexaul assult when it happens. Data shows this is especially true for young boys, who are particularly vulnerable to verbal and physical sexual harassment. And you would think that women would be super supportive of male sexual assault victims, given all our experience with oppression and all, but no - data suggests if the victim is male, women are equally likely to ignore it.   Even worse is that on average, male victims seem to have a harder run than female victims. Men who have been sexually harassed are more likely to experience anxiety, depression, and alcohol abuse. Now, some might say sexual assault against men isn’t even a problem worthy of our attention - after all, men still hold the position of privilege and we’re smashing the patriarchy, not pandering to it - so... do we really want to take THIS #metoo opportunity to highlight the plight of poor old…. men??? Actually yes we do. Sexual harassment is never okay, no matter who it’s aimed at.  The narrative that sexual harassment is a “women’s issue” isn’t just socially wrong, it’s scientifically wrong! Decades of scientific studies STRONGLY SUGGEST that women AND men are frequent victims of sexual harassment, and by misrepresenting that fact, we’re doing a disservice to both genders. If we women really ARE serious about this whole “equality” thing, we need to be as serious about empowering a male #metoo movement as we are allowing women the space to have theirs. DONATE TO RAINN or contact the sexual assault hotline: https://www.rainn.org/ DONATE TO FILM INDEPENDENThttps://www.filmindependent.org/ DONATE TO TIMES UP LEGAL DEFENSE FUND https://www.gofundme.com/timesup DONATE TO SISTERS UNCUT (DOMESTIC VIOLENCE) http://www.sistersuncut.org/ DONATE TO RAPE CRISIS (UK)https://rapecrisis.org.uk/ DONATE TO RIGHT NOW (HUMAN RIGHTS AUSTRALIA) https://www.givenow.com.au/rightnowfundraisingappeal SOURCEShttps://theconversation.com/many-men-are-sexually-harassed-in-the-workplace-so-why-arent-they-speaking-out-93081 https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/15894146 https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5045312/ Ben Affleck: “This is men and women” https://youtu.be/oSS6kGWNEeA?t=6m30s Ben Affleck Story https://www.indiewire.com/2017/11/ben-affleck-donating-weinstein-residuals-charity-1201894899/ http://www.apa.org/pubs/journals/features/ocp-ocp0000054.pdf SCIQ ON THE YOUNG TURKS This video was shot and edited by Brandon Palmieri. Produced by Jayde Lovell and Bec Susan Gill. ScIQ is a partner of the The Young Turks Network. Follow SciQ on Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/ScIQ_TYT Support ScIQ on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/sciQ Follow SciQ on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/sciq.tyt?ref=hl Follow ScIQ on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/sciq_tyt/ Follow Jayde on Twitter: https://twitter.com/jaydelovell Follow Jayde on Instagram: www.instagram.com/jaydelovell CONTACT For enquiries – please email [email protected] or [email protected]
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Do Big Shoes Equal Big Penis? The Truth About Penis Size
 
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Jayde debunks the myth of the “Shoe Size to Penis Size” correlation! It is commonly believed that the larger the man’s shoe size is, the larger his southern region will be. We’ve done some research and we have the result right in front of you. We are here to widely announce that although you might have thought this sex fact was true.. Anyway - there's a lot of sex myths out there - and as sciq is all about investigating and getting the facts straight - we wanted to do this as a kind of PSA, if you will. So – it’s commonly thought that the larger the shoe size, the larger the penis. But girls, is walking into a bar trying to scout out the guy with the biggest Air Jordans really the best method of finding out how big his – package – is? Well, Researchers have been getting the tape measure out for many years trying to get to the bottom of this And given the state of gender equality in science – most of them were probably men. This hypothesis has been studied by Canadian scientists in 1993 (and found a weak correlation) In 1999 by Korean researchers (also finding a weak correlation) In 2000 the non-academic but wideranding "Definitive Penis Size Survey" – again found no correlation. And lastly – In 2002, a study from the University of London found there was no correlation whatsover But ladies if you are really like Samantha Jones and want a good way to spot the stallion in amongst the horses – Canadian researchers have found that the index finger of a man says more about the size of his penis than anything else. Yes, A 2011 study suggests that there may in fact be a link between hand size and penis size. The study, published in the Asian Journal of Andrology, found that the ratio between a man's index finger and ring finger was linked to penis size. Specifically, the researchers found that having mismatched index and ring fingers (meaning these two fingers are different lengths) was linked to having a longer penis. So after you checked there’s no wedding ring, you can try catch a glimpse of his index finger too! Although – as the results haven’t been replicated in many other studies – science suggests you would probably be better off actually trying to have a conversation with said man. But what do you guys think? Guys – have you ever measured your package? Cumon, we know you have! And girls – is penis size something you even care about? Let us know in the comments below! GOOD IMAGES https://broadly-images.vice.com/images/articles/meta/2016/02/10/penises-1455132091.jpg?crop=1xw:0.8425925925925926xh;0xw,0.08641975308641975xh&resize=1000:*&output-quality=70 Banana SOURCES https://broadly.vice.com/en_us/article/big-hands-big-feet-what-actually-determines-a-mans-penis-size http://www.livescience.com/53946-hand-size-penis-size.html http://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/love-sex/penis-size-and-the-correlation-with-sexual-satisfaction-the-science-10084250.html http://www.livescience.com/14891-finger-length-ratio-penis-size.html http://mentalfloss.com/article/29487/it-true-what-they-say-about-guys-big-feet http://www.telegraph.co.uk/men/the-filter/11935365/What-does-your-shoe-size-say-about-you.html This video is presented by Jayde Lovell and Bec Susan Gill at Youtube Space NYC. Edited by Khalid Straker. Shot by Mizanur Rahman. Featuring Ash Reid and Brandon Castro. SCIQ ON THE YOUNG TURKS Produced by Jayde Lovell and Bec Susan Gill. ScIQ is a partner of the The Young Turks Network. Follow SciQ on Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/ScIQ_TYT Follow SciQ on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/sciq.tyt?ref=hl Follow SciQ on Tumblr: http://dssscience.tumblr.com/ Follow Jayde on Twitter: https://twitter.com/jaydelovell Follow Jayde on Instagram: www.instagram.com/jaydelovell Follow Jayde on the interwebs: www.jaydelovell.com Follow Bec on Twitter: https://twitter.com/becsusangill Follow Bec on Instagram: https://instagram.com/becsusangill Follow Bec on Tumblr: http://becsusangill.tumblr.com/ CONTACT For enquiries – please email [email protected] or [email protected]
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Where is ScIQ???
 
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We're on hiatus for a few weeks, and here's why... This video is presented by Jayde Lovell, at Youtube Space NY. SCIQ ON THE YOUNG TURKS Produced by Jayde Lovell and Bec Susan Gill. ScIQ is a partner of the The Young Turks Network. Follow SciQ on Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/ScIQ_TYT Support ScIQ on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/sciQ Follow SciQ on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/sciq.tyt?ref=hl Follow ScIQ on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/sciq_tyt/ Follow Jayde on Twitter: https://twitter.com/jaydelovell Follow Jayde on Instagram: www.instagram.com/jaydelovell CONTACT For enquiries – please email [email protected] or [email protected]
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Can you understand my accent?
 
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UPDATED: Audio should be fixed - let us know in the comments if you experience any audio issues! As an Australian living in America I know - it can be really hard to understand new accents! I'm always fascinated when people can't understand what I'm saying, even when the sounds are 99% the same. It happens all the time! Especially at restaurants, since Australians are too lazy to pronounce words correctly and end up saying say wat-ah and bea-h instead or waterrr and beerrr. But there's a reason for this! Research shows that our brains switch off listening to sounds that they are not expecting to hear. For example, if I speak to someone in America, they are expecting to hear an American accent – so when I speak to them in my Australian accent, their brains literally can’t hear what I’m saying. It gets an error message – then it starts to trouble shoot, there first reaction to my voice is incomprehension – even though we’re speaking the same language. We know this thanks to some smart research with Japanese babies. The study found that by 6 months old, babies had stopped being able to recognize the difference between L and R. Babies listen for all kinds of sounds to pick up patterns, but because there is no L and R in the Japanese language, they cant identify it. However, English speaking babies could identify these sounds, as they are immersed in them daily. This video is presented by Jayde Lovell, produced and edited by Yohana Yoshe, at Youtube Space NYC. SCIQ ON TYT Produced by Jayde Lovell and Bec Susan Gill. ScIQ is a partner of the TYT Network. Follow SciQ on Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/ScIQ_TYT Follow SciQ on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/sciq.tyt?ref=hl Follow SciQ on Tumblr: http://dssscience.tumblr.com/ Follow Jayde on Twitter: https://twitter.com/jaydelovell Follow Jayde on Instagram: www.instagram.com/jaydelovell Follow Jayde on the interwebs: www.jaydelovell.com Follow Bec on Twitter: https://twitter.com/becsusangill Follow Bec on Instagram: https://instagram.com/becsusangill Follow Bec on Tumblr: http://becsusangill.tumblr.com/ CONTACT For enquiries – please email [email protected] or [email protected]
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The TRUE Flint story you won't hear anywhere else.
 
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ScIQ got to interview Marc Edwards, the man leading the fight for clean water in Flint, for Scientific American. Read that interview here: http://www.scientificamerican.com/article/q-a-what-really-happened-to-the-water-in-flint-michigan/ This video took us a long (LONG!) time to research, fact check, edit, and turn into a 10 minute summary. We hope you discover the low down on what happened in Flint, so we can all try to make sure it doesn't happen again. This is a much longer, more serious style of ScIQ video, and we'd love to hear what you think. Please do leave us your thoughts in the comments below. It wasn't "science failure" that caused the Flint Water Crisis - it was the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality, and the EPA, all failing to actually do their jobs. Here’s what happened: 2011 Scientists found that Flint River water contains high levels of chloride, known to eat away at metals. Flint officials ignored the scientists, and chose not to add the anti-corrosive agent to the water. April 2014 Detroit water turned off, Flint River water turned on. Almost immediately, the harsher water caused Flint’s pipes to release iron that made the water brown. October 2014 General Motors notices the water corroding their car parts, and stops using it. February 2015 Officials tested the home of LeeAnne Walters, and discovered her water had lead levels of 104 parts per billion - almost 7 times higher than the threshold. The EPA asked Flint what it was doing to prevent lead from leaching into drinking water from pipes. MDEQ responded that Flint had an anti-corrosion program, and that Leanne’s house was an anomaly. But it wasn’t. Leanne Walters has her four year old son tested for lead poisoning and found a blood lead level of 6.5 micrograms per deciliter, meaning her son was officially lead poisoned. Ms Walters finds city reports to prove the city was not using any anti-corrosion treatment. She contacts water expert Miguel Del Toral at the EPA, who warned Ms Walters that the "pre flush" style of testing done by the city was purposely deceptive. June 2015: Del Toral composes preliminary report on the lead crisis in Flint, which was leaked to journalists - but because the report wasn’t finalized, the EPA wouldn’t talk about it with the media. MDEQ calls Del Toral a "rogue employee", and dismisses his findings August 2015: Suspicious, the DHHS ran it’s own data and found that yes, there was an increase in the number of children with lead poisoning - but they didn’t do anything with the information, and the report was never released. Marc Edwards and a volunteer research team from Virgina Tech re-tested the water at Leanne Walters home, and found the lead levels in the water had skyrocketed to 13,200 ppb—more than twice the amount at which the EPA classifies water as hazardous waste. Edwards later commented, “The extent to which they went to cover this up exposes a new level of arrogance and uncaring that I have never encountered”. September 2015: Dr. Hanna-Attisha, Paeditrician in Flint, announced that lead poisoning in young children had surged since the city switched its water supply. MDEQ claimed her data was wrong, and accused Dr Hanna-Attisha of playing politics. October 2015: Dan Wyant, Director of the State Dept of Environmental Quality admitted his department had made a mistake. December 29, 2015: Michigan Governers' office released its findings and a scathing task force report. Wyant resigns -- As of January 2016, an estimated 6,000–12,000 children have been exposed to lead poisoning. -- If you’d like to do something to make sure this doesn’t happen again, Michigan Senate is introducing a bill to make it a felony for state officials to intentionally manipulate or falsify information. Tweet your support: House Democrats @MIHouseDems House Republicans @mihousegop This video is presented by Jayde Lovell, produced and edited by Yohana Yoshe, at Youtube Space NYC. SCIQ ON TYT Produced by Jayde Lovell and Bec Susan Gill. ScIQ is a partner of the TYT Network. Follow SciQ on Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/ScIQ_TYT Follow SciQ on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/sciq.tyt?ref=hl Follow SciQ on Tumblr: http://dssscience.tumblr.com/ Follow Jayde on Twitter: https://twitter.com/jaydelovell Follow Jayde on Instagram: www.instagram.com/jaydelovell Follow Jayde on the interwebs: www.jaydelovell.com Follow Bec on Twitter: https://twitter.com/becsusangill Follow Bec on Instagram: https://instagram.com/becsusangill Follow Bec on Tumblr: http://becsusangill.tumblr.com/ CONTACT For enquiries – please email [email protected] or [email protected]
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The 3 Reasons Uber Is STILL A Scam
 
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Uber is STILL a big, fat scam!! We put out this video last year, investigating Uber - They claimed they paid their drivers super well, but meanwhile we all knew as riders that the cost of uber was super low. How did that math add up? Spoiler - it didn’t. Since we put out this video, it’s gotten over 3 million views on YouTube, countless online shares, and more than 13,000 comments and retweets. Half of the comments looked like this one: BUT the other half looked like this one: Anyway – after all those comments and questions – I’m back here to tell you…. [soundfx: drumroll] Uber is still a scam! Here’s MY response to all y’all haters. So our basic premise about Uber is NOT that they’re necessarily bad as a company, or that you shouldn’t drive for them, or that they should somehow be banned. Its that they’re lying to drivers about this particular number. What we figured out is that if you drive for Uber roughly 30 miles per hour, and your rate of pay is around 90c like a driver in LA would make, then you’re going to generate about $27 per hour. Now this number is already highly dubious - some drivers make less per mile, like in detroit, some get an extra fees per minute - there’s a lot of variability in that number - we know, but we’re going to use it as a generous average rate. So $27 per hour seems like a pretty good rate of pay right? But don’t forget out of that $27 you need to deduct a big chunk of money that goes directly to UBer fees, plus fuel costs, car depreciation and repairs on your car, licensing fees and sales tax (which is not income tax, and we’ll explain the difference in a second) plus costs for things like chargers, and bottles of water that some drivers offer. What we calculated is that expenses and ubers fees cut that $27 down to like sub minimum wage levels, and definitely below the $19 that uber claimed that’d you’d make. But some of yall didn’t agree with me, so here’s the top three objections we got in the comments. ONE: INCOME TAX Yes, we KNOW that we didn’t mention income tax in the video. But it’s not because we forgot. We purposely didn’t mention income tax because the whole point of our video was that drivers have so many deductible costs, that they actually make almost nothing. And when you make almost nothing, you pay almost no income tax. So we ignored it for mathematical purposes. But you guys didn’t ignore it, you all thought it was some sort of glaring mistake that explained the entire difference between earning sub-minimum wage and the $19 per hour. [show graph]. Sorry guys, i wish it was that easy but it’s not . We did mention Sales Tax though, and as far as I know, Uber drivers in certain counties are still required to collect, withhold, and pay sales tax on their services. Uber driver forums report that you do indeed need to pay 8.75% sales tax on all driver services in most counties in the greater LA area- if there’s anyone out there who lives in LA and who isn’t Uber driver and who can send us a screenshot of your earning sheet for a drive, we can resolve this. TWO: So this is not so much a problem, but another thing to be CONSIDERED is the experience of certain Uber drivers versus the evidence mathematically shown to us about being employed by them. We got lots of comments saying ‘well i drive for uber and i make millions of dollars’ [make it rain overlay] but we also got lots of comments and emails that were like ‘i quit my job to drive for uber and now i cant pay my rent cause they pay us so little’. The whole point is that just because YOU one person made money, doesnt mean everyone does. Sources: https://www.thepennyhoarder.com/jobs-making-money/side-gigs/make-more-money-driving-for-uber/ https://www.uber.com/fare-estimate/ This video is presented by Jayde Lovell, directed by Mizanur Rahman, Edited by Sarita Liu. Produced by Yohana Yoshe. Script was written by Wandy Ortiz at Youtube Space NY. Comments voiced over by Justin Shaifer of Fascinate. Check out his Science channel at: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCkgSXPMOliNN919JpBKENoQ/ SCIQ ON THE YOUNG TURKS Produced by Jayde Lovell and Bec Susan Gill. ScIQ is a partner of the The Young Turks Network. Follow SciQ on Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/ScIQ_TYT Support ScIQ on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/sciQ Follow SciQ on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/sciq.tyt?ref=hl Follow ScIQ on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/sciq_tyt/ Follow ScIQ on Tumblr: http://sciqtyt.tumblr.com/ Follow Jayde on Twitter: https://twitter.com/jaydelovell Follow Jayde on Instagram: www.instagram.com/jaydelovell Follow Bec on Twitter: https://twitter.com/becsusangill Follow Bec on Instagram: https://instagram.com/becsusangill CONTACT For enquiries – please email [email protected] or [email protected]
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Should I Quit Sugar?
 
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People keep asking me to do a video on sugar, and I think I have been avoiding because if I’m honest with myself, I know I’m totally addicted to it. And it’s not just that I have a sweet tooth; scientifically speaking, “my name is Jayde and I’m a sugarholic”. [SCIQ Intro] When we eat sugar, it has neurochemical effects on our brains similar to that of other addictive drugs: we experience higher levels of opioids and dopamine, and that kind of chemical ‘reward’ can be very addictive. Well, why do our bodies respond to sugar like its crack cocaine? well because back in the caveman days, life was like a game of mario brothers except of trying to find coins they were trying to find food. Sugar like berries or honey was basically the equivalent of finding princess peach. it was full of energy that our bodies need and when we found it, our brain was super happy and gave us all the reward chemicals. thats why sometimes you may eat your feelings. If you every eaten a pint of Ben and Jerry's to get over a bad breakup you know what im talking about. If a sugar addict like me were to stop eating sugar, they would be susceptible to withdrawal symptoms, including sugar cravings, anxiety, and even depression. Thats why people who havent had sugar in awhile and have ow sugar content are called Hangry they are literally angry because they are going through sugar withdrawal. The safe zone for sugar is about 6 teaspoons or less of added sugar per day which is roughly 25 grams or 100 calories worth according to the american heart association. Sadly, a recent report from The University of North Carolina revealed that the average American triples this quota, and about 20% of us exceed 700 calories of added sugars on a daily basis. That means eating an entire cup of extra sugar each and every day. So now to the scary part: what would happen—after the withdrawals—if I were to stop eating sugar? Firstly, you’ll probably avoid Type 2 diabetes. In one study of 175 nations, researchers found that eating 150 calories of added sugar is 11 times more likely to contribute to the development of type 2 diabetes compared to the same amount of calories from protein or even fat. Secondly, research shows your risk of dying from heart-related causes will reduce threefold. Added sugar increases insulin levels which activates the sympathetic nervous system, increasing blood pressure and heart rate. It will only take a few weeks off added sugars for your cholesterol, triglycerides and blood pressure to show significant decreases. Sugar is a natural inflammatory. And systematic inflammation is a known trigger for acne and zits. A study by the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition showed that when non-soda drinkers consumed one 12-once can of soda per day for three weeks, their inflammation levels increased by 87%. And if clear skin isn’t incentivizing enough, what about weight loss? When you scale back your sugar habit by 200 calories per day, you could lose 10 pounds in 5 months! And if you’re swapping sugary foods for foods higher in protein, you probably won’t be eating as many calories overall and you’ll feel fuller for longer. So not only will you be healthier long term and looking great, cutting down your sugar intake will help you feel better inside. Adult Consumption of Sugar http://www.obesity.org/news/press-releases/us-adult Sugar Addiction https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2235907/ Guide to Sugar Intake http://www.heart.org/HEARTORG/HealthyLiving/HealthyEating/Nutrition/Added-Sugars_UCM_305858_Article.jsp Inflammation Study http://ajcn.nutrition.org/content/early/2011/06/15/ajcn.111.013540.abstract Sugar Impact on Learning http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1113/jphysiol.2012.230078/abstract Diabetes Study http://journals.plos.org/plosone/article?id=10.1371/journal.pone.0057873 Heart Health http://openheart.bmj.com/content/1/1/e000167.full Health Benefits http://www.prevention.com/health/what-happens-when-you-stop-eating-sugar This video is presented by Jayde Lovell, Directed by Mizanur Rahman, and Edited by Sarita Liu. Script written by Emelye Lovell at YouTube Space NY. SCIQ ON THE YOUNG TURKS Produced by Jayde Lovell and Bec Susan Gill. ScIQ is a partner of the The Young Turks Network. Follow SciQ on Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/ScIQ_TYT Support ScIQ on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/sciQ Follow SciQ on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/sciq.tyt?ref=hl Follow ScIQ on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/sciq_tyt/ Follow ScIQ on Tumblr: http://sciqtyt.tumblr.com/ Follow Jayde on Twitter: https://twitter.com/jaydelovell Follow Jayde on Instagram: www.instagram.com/jaydelovell Follow Bec on Twitter: https://twitter.com/becsusangill Follow Bec on Instagram: https://instagram.com/becsusangill CONTACT For enquiries – please email [email protected] or [email protected]
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Is Your Job Slowly Killing You?
 
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Is your job killing you? Do you have a stressful job - long hours, lots of sitting, time away from the family? Things stressing you out and having an impact on your mental health – your stressful job could actually be doing real damage to your physical well-being as well. [ScIQ Intro] Here are 4 ways your job could be killing you Long commutes For some people, particularly those in urban cities like NYC – long commutes can mean lots of walking and stair climbing - and that’s good for heart and lung But the thing is, most of America – and a lot of the world – travels by car. And when you pair sitting on your as* in your car in the morning with sitting at a desk all day, that can be bad for your health – a recent study found that this is known to lower your cardiorespiratory fitness (CRF). A decrease in CRF is often correlated with an increase in whats called metabolic risk. A person who is at metabolic risk typically has three or more of the following signs: abdominal fat, high levels of fat in the blood, high blood pressure, and high blood sugar. A study in the Journal of Preventative Medicine concluded that commuting large distance was negatively associated with physical activity so if you are spending alot of time on your commute you often have less time to go to yoga after work Having poor CRF is associated with having a high BMI, larger waist circumference, high blood pressure-none of those things are good Sick Building Syndrome Do you Work in a building? You may have Sick building syndrome! According to the NHS, the UK equivalent of Medicaid. SBS describes a range of symptoms thought to be linked to spending time in a certain building, most often a workplace, but no specific cause can be found. Speculated causes include recirculated air, indoor toxins, and chemicals from the outdoors. People with SBS report getting headaches; eye, throat and nose sensitivity; coughing; itching; nausea and fatigue. Its can be caused by things incocent as the tiny little specks of printer dust that come along when someone is printing right next to you. They can be inhaled and can really damage your lungs or internal organs. Poor posture when sitting. Everyone knows that this is good posture but it’s hard to have good posture when your sitting like this all day! But is posture really that important? Yes! Good posture uses energy efficiently – the way our bodies were meant to. It takes cues from our center of gravity, rather than straining our muscles, to keep us upright. Over use of our muscles doesn’t just tire us out, it also grinds and wears down our joints in a way that can actually cause early- onset osteoarthritis (or degenerative joint disease). Over-exposure to printers/photocopiers Now we all know that printing is bad for the environment – but did you also know it may be bad for your health too! While this field is still in its infancy, some researchers have shown that laser printing creates a shower of tiny particles, which remain in the air and can be inhaled deep into our lungs. Whether these particles are harmful is the subject of ongoing research (Good Sciecne) – however, there is evidence that similar-sized particles from other sources may damage our hearts and lungs - particularly for those who sit close to heavily used laser printers. A 2013 study in the journal of Nanotoxicology found that Nanoparticles from photocopiers introduce oxidative stress and upper respiratory tract inflammation. Oxidative stress is essentially an imbalance between the production of free radicals and the ability of the body to counteract or detoxify their harmful effects through neutralization by antioxidants As scientists would say – more research is needed – but the initial results don’t look good. But what do you guys think? DO you have any ways that we can hack our work envionment to make working healthier for us? DO you have a standing desk or any other tricks like that? Let us know in the comments below. SOURCES http://www.hormone.org/patient-guides/2008/metabolic-risk http://www.abc.net.au/health/talkinghealth/factbuster/stories/2011/06/22/3249217.htm This video is presented by Jayde Lovell, Directed by Mizanur Rahman, scripted by Stephanie Slepian, Edited by Kevin Cunningham and Motion Graphics by Sarita Liu - at Youtube Space NY. SCIQ ON THE YOUNG TURKS Produced by Jayde Lovell and Bec Susan Gill. ScIQ is a partner of the The Young Turks Network. Follow SciQ on Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/ScIQ_TYT Follow SciQ on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/sciq.tyt?ref=hl Follow Jayde on Twitter: https://twitter.com/jaydelovell Follow Jayde on Instagram: www.instagram.com/jaydelovell Follow Bec on Twitter: https://twitter.com/becsusangill Follow Bec on Instagram: https://instagram.com/becsusangill CONTACT For enquiries – please email [email protected] or [email protected]
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Is binge-watching bad for your health?
 
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OMG screens are hideous for your health - and this message is brought to you by your computer screen - LOL Remember how our mums used to tell us that if we watched too much television we’d get square eyes? And that was only after watching a few episodes of rugrats and animaniacs and fresh prince! Well she might have been a bit mislead about the eye thing, but if she’d said, “Honey bunny, all that TV will damage your frontal lobe structure, cortical thickness and make you a dumbass”, I may have been more inclined to listen. [INTRO] You don’t have to scroll too far down your Facebook feed to find urgent pleas from friends seeking new and exciting Netflix binge recommendations. We have our noses in our phones on the subway, in lines, in cafes, in the bathroom; heaven forbid we not be entertained for just one second! A 2016 Neilson Media Report embarrassingly highlighted that Americans spend 10 hours and 39 minutes consuming media each day. And that’s not including all the time we use our phones for other things like texting and taking selfies [Jayde taking a selfie] That’s a lot of time to be focused on a screen. Focusing on screens near your face for such a long time is actually causing us to become short sighted—previously thought to be genetic, whoops—and putting us at risk of glaucoma, cataracts and detached retinas. A 2016 study found that by 2050, half the world’s population will be short sighted! (A doubling since the year 2000). The longer you look at something near, the more difficult it is for your eyes to re-focus on something further away. And so if we spend 10 hours 39 minutes focused on a phone or TV screen in front of our faces-you gets whats gonna happen. Science says get outside and look at things further away, or at the very least, follow the 20/20/20 rule whilst you’re on your computer: every 20 minutes look at something 20 feet away for 20 seconds. It’s the least you can do for your favorite sense. Sources are in the description below Beyond the eyes, brain imaging studies have actually shown grey matter shrinks or atrophy in heavy internet users, particularly within the frontal lobe, which is critical for planning, prioritizing, organizing and impulse control. Atrophy was also seen in the insula, which we need to develop empathy for others and create meaningful relations. Damage was also seen to the striatum, which suppresses socially unacceptable behaviors. Awkward… Multiple research investigations have also found extended screen time can cause loss of integrity to the brain’s white matter, leading to communication failures within the brain, including between the lobes, left and right hemispheres and the paths between cognitive and emotional brain centers. White matter also connects pathways between the brain and the body, and damaged pathways can cause connections to misfire and become erratic. Researches also found reduced cortical thickness in teenage online gaming addicts. Having reduced cortical thickness—the outermost layer of the brain—is correlated with impairment in performing cognitivet asks. What I am saying is: being addicted to online gaming can make you dumb. Hey Im just the scientist, I love gaming Don’t shoot the messenger… with your virtual semi-automatic rifle. Aside from eye and brain health, excessive screen time has other adverse health affects. A 2011 study found that prolonged time spent watching TV increases your risk of developing Type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease. This is particularly worrying for us in America since we spend over half of our free time watching television. This video is presented by Jayde Lovell, Directed by Yohana Yoshe and Edited by Sarita Liu at Youtube Space NY. Script by Emelye Lovell. Sources: Brain Atrophy and Damage: https://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/mental-wealth/201402/gray-matters-too-much-screen-time-damages-the-brain Screen Time (including link to Neilson Report on Screen Time) http://edition.cnn.com/2016/06/30/health/americans-screen-time-nielsen/ Meta Analysis: Television Viewing and Risk of Type 2 Diabetes http://jamanetwork.com/journals/jama/fullarticle/900893 Eye Health: http://thenewdaily.com.au/life/wellbeing/2016/08/27/are-screens-bad-for-your-eyes/ SCIQ ON THE YOUNG TURKS Produced by Jayde Lovell and Bec Susan Gill. ScIQ is a partner of the The Young Turks Network. Follow SciQ on Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/ScIQ_TYT Support ScIQ on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/sciQ Follow SciQ on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/sciq.tyt?ref=hl Follow ScIQ on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/sciq_tyt/ Follow ScIQ on Tumblr: http://sciqtyt.tumblr.com/ Follow Jayde on Twitter: https://twitter.com/jaydelovell Follow Jayde on Instagram: www.instagram.com/jaydelovell Follow Bec on Twitter: https://twitter.com/becsusangill Follow Bec on Instagram: https://instagram.com/becsusangill CONTACT For enquiries – please email [email protected] or [email protected]
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How your Ancestry DNA test is risking your privacy
 
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G’Day everyone – Welcome to ScIQ on TYT Network. In today’s society, people are very concerned about race. Is Elizabeth Warren really Native American? Is Obama black enough, Is Mitt Romney really human? Or a cyborg sent from planet nine? But if you thought you owned that DNA test, think again, because by getting a test done you just lost the rights to your genetic data! Recently news came out that FamilyTreeDNA shared it’s databank of 2 million people with the FBI – so if you’ve taken a DNA test and were planning to murder someone, you might want to reconsider. Now, I think we all agree that solving crimes is good. But the Family Tree database is also free to access and can be used by anyone, which you probably didn’t know when you spat on that q-tip. Yes, Public DNA databases are a real thing, and they are a big risk to your privacy risks. Scarily, the FBI can also use the database to find the relatives of criminals, and then use those relatives to find the real suspect. Now, people who get their DNA tested don’t often realize that they’ve also consented to release their genetic data to that testing company. Just like Facebook owns your usage data, about when you’ve been shopping for halloween costumes for dogs, the DNA testing company now owns your genetic data, and can theoretically do whatever they want with it. If that sounds crazy, it’s not. This industry is so new that it’s hasn’t been regulated yet. Experts agree that “There is no legal limit on what they could do” with that information. Ancestry.com, 23 & Me – this is all the Wild West. Congress hasn’t even had a chance to catch up – and we’re all like “take me genetic code and take my money!!” Which brings up the fun issue of genetic privacy. The stuff we’re paying companies to take – it could be worth billions. For example, testing companies could sell your data to insurers, who can then deny you health insurance or life insurance based on your genetic profile. “Sorry sir, your results show you’re at risk of cancer – you can f*ck off! Next!” And it’s not just DNA testing that’s a potential problem. In the past few years, all the biggest tech companies have all made moves to get into the health sector. Google’s head of AI Jeff Dean was quoted as saying, "Healthcare is the single biggest white space for Google to move into." Microsoft have just partnered with Walgreens to hold your medical information in the cloud. Amazon has created the ABC Initiative with Berkshire Hathaway and Chase Bank, with the intention of revolutionizing healthcare by creating value from health data – what could possibly go wrong? And Uber has launched Uber Health to potentially replace ambulances. Ambulance Pool, anyone? 20% cheaper than a regular Ambulance, and triple the blood! Now I love technology, it’s what brings my to your screen. But tech companies aren’t known for their respect for privacy, so I might as well just tell you about my raging thrush infection now, because if Instagram’s gonna be in charge of protecting my medical records, they’ll be on Facebook next week. What? That’s not even that gross – you know what is gross?? Having to look at the inside of someone’s uterus everytime they get knocked up. No Sharon, I don’t want to see your reproductive organs on my newsfeed! There are big concerns about genetic privacy, and just liked no one cared about email server security until Benghazi, it’s likely no one will care about genetic security until someone in a garage in Galverston starts making little Hitler clones. So, before you get a DNA test, just remember you’re giving away the most valuable thing you own, yourself. But what do you guys think? Do you think politicians will protect your security before the Hitler Clones? Share your thoughts on Twitter with the hashtag Hitler Clones, or let us know in the comments below. SCIQ ON TYT Produced by Jayde Lovell and Bec Susan Gill. ScIQ is a partner of the The Young Turks Network. Twitter: @ScIQ_TYT Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/sciQ Facebook, Instagram: ScIQ_TYT @JaydeLovell: Twitter, Instagram Enquiries: [email protected] Editor: Kevin Cunningham Link to sources here: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1IlyoJM9c53FM0HCpm199Fjbikc0YW6ozE1j1IlL5jls/edit?usp=sharing
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Word Association Game! With Derek Muller from Veritasium
 
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In this episode, Jayde puts fellow Aussie science YouTuber Derek Muller – from the mega-popular science channel, Veritasium – to a reflexive vocab test! Derek clearly has science on the mind.... but is that because of Jayde's leading questions – all pointing towards famous science personalities? Find out what reminds Derek of: Bill Nye the Science Guy, Destin Sandler (Smarter Everyday), Henry Reich (Minute Physics), CGP Grey, Brady Haran and Neil DeGrasse Tyson. Interview recorded at the NASA Carbon Panel in Washington, DC, in February 2015. This video is presented by Jayde Lovell, shot and edited by Bec Susan Gill. LINKS TO SCIENCE YOUTUBERS Derek Muller (Veritasium): https://www.youtube.com/user/1veritasium and his second channel https://www.youtube.com/user/2veritasium Destin Sandler (Smarter Everyday): https://www.youtube.com/user/destinws2 Henry Reich (Minute Physics): https://www.youtube.com/user/minutephysics CGP Grey: https://www.youtube.com/user/CGPGrey Brady Haran: http://www.bradyharan.com/ MORE ABOUT DEREK MULLER (AKA VERITASIUM) Derek Muller (born 9 November 1982) is an Australian-Canadian science communicator, filmmaker and television presenter. He is best known for creating the YouTube channel Veritasium. Muller has appeared as a television presenter on the Australian television program Catalyst since 2008. Muller was born in Traralgon, a city in regional Victoria, Australia, and moved to Vancouver, Canada, when he was two. In 2004, Muller graduated from Queen's University in Ontario with a B.Sc in Engineering Physics and completed a PhD in physics education research from the University of Sydney in 2008 with a thesis, Designing Effective Multimedia for Physics Education. Muller has been listed as team member of the Australian television program Catalyst since 2008. In January 2011 Muller created the YouTube channel Veritasium, the focus of which is "addressing counter-intuitive concepts in science, usually beginning by discussing ideas with members of the public". As of 26 August 2015 it had 219 video uploads, 2,784,942 subscribers and 199,010,498 video views. Muller's works have been featured at Scientific American, Wired, Gizmodo, and i09. Since 2011 Muller has continued to appear on Catalyst, reporting scientific stories from around the globe, and on Australian television network Ten as the 'Why Guy' on the Breakfast program. In May 2012, he gave a TEDxSydney talk using the subject of his thesis.[13] In July 2012, Muller created a second YouTube channel, 2veritasium. Muller uses the new platform to produce editorial based videos that discuss such topics as film making, viewer reactions to popular Veritasium. As of 17 November 2015 the channel had 194 video uploads, 3,029,984 subscribers and 229,533,537 video views. In 2015 he presented the documentary Uranium – Twisting the Dragon’s Tail, which aired in July/August on several public television stations across the globe. SCIQ ON THE YOUNG TURKS Produced by Jayde Lovell and Bec Susan Gill. ScIQ is a partner of the TYT Network. Follow SciQ on Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/ScIQ_TYT Follow SciQ on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/sciq.tyt?ref=hl Follow SciQ on Tumblr: http://dssscience.tumblr.com/ Follow Jayde on Twitter: https://twitter.com/jaydelovell Follow Jayde on Instagram: www.instagram.com/jaydelovell Follow Jayde on the interwebs: www.jaydelovell.com Follow Bec on Twitter: https://twitter.com/becsusangill Follow Bec on Instagram: https://instagram.com/becsusangill Follow Bec on Tumblr: http://becsusangill.tumblr.com/ CONTACT For enquiries – please email [email protected] or [email protected]
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'Superfood' or Super Scam? The Science Behind So-Called 'Superfoods'
 
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It used to be that when you were hungry you ate food. [JAYDE GOBBLING DOWN] And if you wanted to eat healthy food, you ate something considered to be a fruit, or a vegetable. [JAYDE HOLDING AN APPLE] But thanks to marketing companies trying to make more money, all of a sudden, ordinary foods we’d known for years were joined by “SUPERFOODS!!!!! Suddenly a blueberry wasn’t just food, it was a SUPERFOOD!!!! But do these fruits really have superhero-like powers? [SCIQ INTRO] “Superfoods” are things like kale, Brussels Sprouts, Quinoa, Blueberries, Cranberries, Mulberries, Acai, and Chia seeds These foods do have a very high nutritional content, and are generally low in carbs, so they’re ‘good for you’ in that they have lots of essentials. They have the stuff your body can’t make by itself. Vitamins, Minerals, Enzymes, Antioxidants, Essential fatty acids, Amino acids. But! And I must stress the but here! Those things are found in a variety of foods. For example, blueberries - s superfood - contain 14mg of vitamin C per 100g, which is super high. You do want that vitamin C, you need it, and so blueberries are great! But oranges also have vitamin C. In fact, they have more than 3 times more than blueberries at 54g per 100g. So why is a blueberry super and an orange just average? Who knows! Because There’s no scientific criteria for what separates a superfood from a plain ol food. So next time you see a food dressin itself up as a superhero, just ignore it. Super food is just a marketing term. There really is no definition as to what a super food is and they dont have much benefit over any other type of food. The best thing you can possibly do is eat a balance diet. To that end Here’s a handy checklist of phrases you can ignore: “Immune boosting” - You cant boost your immune system through food. If you are already eating a balnce diet your immune system is already as strong as its going to be. It would be better to get more sleep. “Detox” - A lot of food is advertised as having detoxifying properties, but thats what your liver is for. Foods dont detox “Oxygenating” - Sometimes things like water is sold as oxygenating, but they cant oxygenate your body thats why we have lungs “Cleansing” - is another term we often see in juices but your body cleanses itself. its designed to cleanse as it goes. and if it didn't work we would all be dead. you shouldn’t be trying to cleanse anything other than your skin or hair. So some of you might be thinking, well Jayde thats unfair, you're saying I have to eat a balance diet but I dont have time to eat a balance diet, so can I just have a crap diet and then have some super food and itll cancel eachother out? well unfortunatly thats not how it works, superfoods are high in vitamins and minerals but they are not that much higher than any other food. So eating a handful of blueberries isnt gonna cancel out your crappy diet of hotdogs and pizza that you've been eating earlier in the day. Its important to eat a balance diet as possible. There is no one fruit or vegetable that has everything your body needs, so a balance diet is really important. So dont fall for these food marketing terms, there just there for you to pay more money for foods you probably wouldnt have bought anyway. But what do you guys think?Whats your favorite fake food marketing term? let us know in the comments below This video is presented by Jayde Lovell, Directed by Yohana Yoshe, and Edited by Sarita Liu at Youtube Space NY. Script by Emelye Lovell. SOURCES https://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2014/jan/16/do-superfoods-really-exist-antioxidants http://www.nhs.uk/Livewell/superfoods/Pages/what-are-superfoods.aspx http://nymag.com/scienceofus/2016/08/what-does-superfood-even-mean-anyway.html SCIQ ON THE YOUNG TURKS Produced by Jayde Lovell and Bec Susan Gill. ScIQ is a partner of the The Young Turks Network. Follow SciQ on Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/ScIQ_TYT Support ScIQ on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/sciQ Follow SciQ on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/sciq.tyt?ref=hl Follow ScIQ on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/sciq_tyt/ Follow ScIQ on Tumblr: http://sciqtyt.tumblr.com/ Follow Jayde on Twitter: https://twitter.com/jaydelovell Follow Jayde on Instagram: www.instagram.com/jaydelovell Follow Bec on Twitter: https://twitter.com/becsusangill Follow Bec on Instagram: https://instagram.com/becsusangill CONTACT For enquiries – please email [email protected] or [email protected]
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What Happens If My Dog Licks My Face?
 
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If you’re a dog owner like me – you’re probably a big fan of doggy licks. Dogs lick you for all sorts of reasons – mine mostly just when she wants food. Both canine and human mouths contain bacteria – thousands of different varieties of it. But not all mouths are the same. In fact 84% of the bacteria in a dogs mouth is not found in human, and lots of those bacteria can make you sick if they get in to your mouth – really sick! Dogs spend half their life with their noses in nasty corners or hovering over dog droppings so their muzzles are full of bacteria, viruses and germs of all sorts. Studies have actually shown that the transfer of bacteria from dog mouths to human mouths can cause gingivitis and periodontal disease – yuck. Dogs can also pass on some pretty gross infections – and look away now if you don’t enjoy graphic content – cause these get pretty gross… Ringworm - since the ringworm bacteria is around their mouth and you engage in kissing, bam. Ringworm for you too. What happens if you let a dog lick your face? If you’re a dog owner like me – you’re probably a big fan of doggy licks -- that's way more dirty than I intended to say. Dogs lick you for all sorts of reasons – mine mostly just when she wants food. Both canine and human mouths contain bacteria – thousands of different varieties of bacteria. But not all mouth bacteria is the same. In fact 84% of the bacteria in a dogs mouth is not found in human mouths , and a lot of those bacteria can make you sick if they get in to your mouth. They can make you really sick! Dogs spend half their life with their noses in nasty corners or hovering over other dog's droppings so their muzzles are full of bacteria, viruses and germs of all sorts. Studies have actually shown that the transfer of bacteria from dog mouths to human mouths can cause gingivitis and periodontal disease – yuck. Dogs can also pass on some pretty gross infections – and look away now if you don’t enjoy graphic content – coz these get pretty gross… Ringworm - ringworm bacteria lives in the mouths of dogs and if you engage in kissing, bam. Ringworm for you too. Capnocytophaga Canimorsus, which can move rapidly into septicemia,: fever, vomiting, and skin rashes such as exanthema. And antibiotic resistant Golden Staph infection which can cause skin lesions and boils. Dog saliva can also cause life-threatening infections. One British woman contracted an infection from her Greyhound’s saliva. She didn’t even realize anything was wrong until she was on the phone with a relative and began to notice her speech slurring. By the time the ambulance arrived, she was slumped in her chair, her health degrading rapidly. She recovered from her bacterial infection after two weeks of intensive care and heaps of antibiotics. And the doctors said she was lucky to be alive. Dog born infections may be more common that you think – a lot of people who get sick don’t ever realize it’s from dogs licking them. The CDC review of diagnoses and hospitalizations reveals that thousands of people every year require hospital treatment because of canine-transmitted infections. If you do choose to continue to swap saliva with your little buddy, though, keep in mind that bacteria transmission goes both ways. As gross as it is for you, it’s just as gross for your dog – and you can make him sick almost as easily as he can infect you. SOURCE http://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s10156-003-0281-3 http://www.cdc.gov/capnocytophaga/index.html http://www.cdc.gov/capnocytophaga/pets/index.html This video is presented by Jayde Lovell, Directed by Mizanur Rahman, Edited by Kevin Cunningham & Trevor Terry at YouTube Space NY. SCIQ ON THE YOUNG TURKS Produced by Jayde Lovell and Bec Susan Gill. ScIQ is a partner of the The Young Turks Network. Follow SciQ on Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/ScIQ_TYT Follow SciQ on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/sciq.tyt?ref=hl Follow Jayde on Twitter: https://twitter.com/jaydelovell Follow Jayde on Instagram: www.instagram.com/jaydelovell Follow Bec on Twitter: https://twitter.com/becsusangill Follow Bec on Instagram: https://instagram.com/becsusangill CONTACT For enquiries – please email [email protected] or [email protected] http://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s10156-003-0281-3 http://www.cdc.gov/capnocytophaga/index.html http://www.cdc.gov/capnocytophaga/pets/index.html
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How Siblings Affect Your Personality (aka The Kardashian Jenner Effect)
 
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For the longest time, science has been OBSESSED with our personality, and how birth order affects us. Multiple studies - and our intuition - has made us think that birth order has a certain effect: First borns are leaders, middle children are attention-seekers, and younger children are spoilt brats. The logic goes like this: First born children like get all their parents attention and pressure – so they tend to get pushed more, and are more likely to do well in school. They also develop leadership skills and independence from all those years bossing around their younger siblings. Beyoncé, Hillary Clinton, Oprah Winfrey, and Winston Churchill are all classic examples of the highachieveing bossy first borns. Youngest children experience the opposite – the parents are a lot more relaxed and leanient, so younger children are less responsible, but also more likely to be creative. Parents often feel guilty that the cant pay as much attention to the cute younger child so they get rewarded more and are prone to becoming spoilt brats – like - Robert Pattinson, Jennifer Lawrence, and Angelina Jolie. Middle children often get forgotten – they’re not the leaders and they’re not the cute newborn, so they have to try extra hard to get attention – hmm that explains middle children like Kim Kardashian and Britney Spears. They also learn to get along with people of all ages, so they’re often very social and charming, like middle child Martin Luther King and Anne Hathaway. Makes perfect sense right! So that’s why it was such a huge surprise this year, when researchers analyzed data from more than 20,000 people and found thet birth order actually had no effect on personality. The research, published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences looked at personality traitslike extroversion, emotional stability, agreeableness, conscientiousness, and imagination. But no matter how they spliced the data, they could find no association of birth order with any personality characteristic. The researchers said birth order did have an affect but it varied. Like if your older sibling bullied you, you might be more withdrawn, but if your older sibling invited you to all their parties you might become more charming. But they, did find evidence that older children may enjoy slightly higher I.Q. scores – I had a theory that ScIQ fans are going to be more likely to be firstborns, and I’d love to know if I’m right!. So no matter if your first, middle, youngest or an only child, let us know in the comments below, and if we get enough responses we’ll publish them in a video! SOURCE: Birth Order Is Basically Meaningless http://www.theatlantic.com/health/archive/2015/10/birth-order-is-basically-meaningless/411577/ Examining the effects of birth order on personality http://www.pnas.org/content/112/46/14224.abstract This video is presented by Jayde Lovell, produced and edited by Yohana Yoshe, at Youtube Space NYC. SCIQ ON THE YOUNG TURKS Produced by Jayde Lovell and Bec Susan Gill. ScIQ is a partner of the TYT Network. Follow SciQ on Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/ScIQ_TYT Follow SciQ on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/sciq.tyt?ref=hl Follow SciQ on Tumblr: http://dssscience.tumblr.com/ Follow Jayde on Twitter: https://twitter.com/jaydelovell Follow Jayde on Instagram: www.instagram.com/jaydelovell Follow Jayde on the interwebs: www.jaydelovell.com Follow Bec on Twitter: https://twitter.com/becsusangill Follow Bec on Instagram: https://instagram.com/becsusangill Follow Bec on Tumblr: http://becsusangill.tumblr.com/ CONTACT For enquiries – please email [email protected] or [email protected] MORE ON BIRTH ORDER (From The Atlantic http://www.theatlantic.com/health/archive/2015/10/birth-order-is-basically-meaningless/411577/) In the late 1920s, Alfred Adler, a colleague of Sigmund Freud’s, theorized that firstborns feel “dethroned” when a younger sibling comes along, making them neurotic and self-centered, but prone to leadership. The youngest would be spoiled, outgoing, and immature, while a middle child would be independent, rebellious, and relatively healthier. Of course, Adler was a middle child. The idea that first-born children are smarter can be traced back to Francis Galton, a 19th-century scientist who worked in psychology, biology, and anthropology, among other fields. He noticed that a lot of his English scientist colleagues were first-born sons, and proposed that their intellectual success came from the resources and attention poured into them by their families. (First-born sons are the heirs, after all.) The idea that birth order determines siblings' personality and intelligence remains entrenched in society, even as modern scientific findings on the matter have historically been inconsistent. But a couple of recent studies of large samples suggest that birth order does not matter when it comes to personality, and barely matters when it comes to intelligence.
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What Has Science Ever Done For Us? (A Monty Python Parody - What Have The Romans Ever Done For Us?
 
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‘What Has Science Ever Done For Us?’ depicts a bleak future where President Trump has applied austerity measures to science and innovation funding. A parody of 'What Have The Romans Ever Done For Us?' a famous scene from Monty Python's Life of Brian – this short video depicts a Trump presidency where facts and the scientific method no longer matter. SCRIPT Press Secratary for Donald Trump, President of the United States - Jayde Lovell: Thank you all for coming. Today We are announcing austerity measures for science and innovation. For too long, elitist scientists have looked down on us from their ivory towers and laughed at us. They’ve taken all the funding, and not just from us, but from our defense budget! Bec: And from our Bank bailouts! Jayde: Yes. Bec: And from the Congressmans retirement fund. And expansion of the prison system! Jayde: Alright, Bec, you’re gonna wanna shut up now. [To Crowd] And what have these scientists ever given us in return? Reporter 1: Penicillin Jayde: What? Reporter 1: Penicillin Jayde: Oh yeah, yeah they gave us that. Reporter 2: And birth control! Bec: Oh yes, birth control, Jayde, you know women used to spend their whole lives pregnant Jayde: Quiet! All right, I'll grant you that penicillin and the birth control are two things that the scientists have done... Reporter 3: And wifi! Jayde: Well yes obviously wifi, that goes without saying, doesn’t it? But apart from penecillin, birth control and wifi... Reporter 4: Gluten free pasta... Reporter 5: Xanax... Reporter 2: Space exploration! Reporter 3: Plant breeding! Reporter 4: Ya, There are far less food shortages than there were in the past. And more seedless watermelon. Jayde: Oh Yes yes, yes, all right, fair enough... Reporter 1: Oh don't forget Androids and iPhones All Reporters: Yeah!... Go science!... Bec: Woo! Jayde: Shut up! Bec: Sorry Jayde, but without the mathematicians, chemists, and engineers who dedicated their lives just to advance technology – we wouldn’t have the Apple ecosystem! Reporter 5: Yes, the scientists certainly know how to advance culture. All Reporters: [more general murmurs of agreement] Reporter 3: Venmo! Bec: Without computer science, we wouldn’t have coders who can help us pay back our friends! Jayde: All right, all right, All right, all right! But apart from penicillin, birth control, wifi, seedless watermelon, plant breeding, space exploration and Venmo.. what has science done for us? Reporter 1: Electricity? Jayde: Oh -- shut up! This video is presented by Jayde Lovell & Bec Gill - starring Yu Lew, Sarita Liu, Ash Reid and Tom Deluca. Written by Stephanie Slepian and Bec Gill. Directed by Mizanur Rahman, and Edited by Thomas Deluca at YouTube Space NY White House set. SCIQ ON THE YOUNG TURKS Produced by Jayde Lovell and Bec Susan Gill. ScIQ is a partner of the The Young Turks Network. Follow SciQ on Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/ScIQ_TYT Follow SciQ on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/sciq.tyt?ref=hl Follow Jayde on Twitter: https://twitter.com/jaydelovell Follow Jayde on Instagram: www.instagram.com/jaydelovell Follow Bec on Twitter: https://twitter.com/becsusangill Follow Bec on Instagram: https://instagram.com/becsusangill CONTACT For enquiries – please email [email protected] or [email protected]
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How Trump is Bribing Big Ag & Costing Americans
 
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The Farm Bill was created during the Great Depression to help struggling farmers. But now the industry is dominated by big farming corporations – are farming handouts anymore than just a bribe to Big Ag? Jayde Lovell gives the lowdown. Script With all the news focused on spending bills that Trump won’t sign, you might not have noticed one bill Trump did sign, right before the shutdown began. It’s called the US Farm Bill, a bill that’s been going since 1933 and gives away almost a trillion dollars of your taxpayer money. Now, in 1933 the Farm Bill was created to protect vulnerable farmers who mostly looked like this. But today, many farmers look like this: huge Agriculture companies that own thousands of acres and make billions of dollars. So why do we still even have a Farm Bill, and where’s all that money going? Now, before we get started, let me just say that the latest US Farm Bill does loads of good things, like guarantee food stamps for the poor, legalize hemp, and outlaw the farming of cats and dogs for meat. Which I thought was already a thing in the US, but anyway, the Farm Bill was supported by both parties and passed almost unanimously. But like a golden beachy glow that might also be malignant skin cancer, the farm bill does two things that are pretty sh-thouse: ONE - it sneaks billions of dollars into the pockets of Big Agriculture companies and TWO - It destroys the environment. Let’s start with number one: The US Farm Bill was created during the Great Depression, to keep family farms afloat and ensure a stable national food supply in rough times. Sounds pretty Fair Dinkum to me! But see, the thing is – farming technology has come a bl--dy long way since the Great Depression – and because of this rampant industrialization, most farms are owned by Big Ag. Because of the US Farm Bill, in 2017, these big companies received an average of $18.2 million in subsidies from Uncle Sam. Even billionaire businessman Glen Taylor – the owner of the Minnesota Timberwolves – received over one hundred thousand dollars in subsidies a year. Now, the Timberwolves rankings aren’t that hot – but does Glennie Boy really need government handouts? Nup. Did we just pass a bill to keep giving him money? Yep. But don’t take my word for it. Iowa’s Republican Senator Chuck Grassley is one of only two farmers in the Senate. And he voted against the Farm Bill. He said: “I’m very disappointed ...“I’ve been trying to make sure the people who get the subsidies are real farmers. … I’ve been trying for three years, and it gets worse and worse and worse.” Now, why aren’t more politicians like Chuck p-ssed about this? Well, just like taking money from our troops, taking money from our farmers has never been a good way to win votes. Especially right now – because of Trump’s trade war with China, farmers have been losing billions. That’s true for both these kinds of farmers, and these. So rather than do something unpopular and get nailed by the Agriculture lobby, both political sides are happy to keep handing out checks. Secondly, the Farm Bill is also making a dog’s breakfast out of America’s environment... because of a thing called ‘crop insurance’. Now again, crop insurance was created to protect ye olde Depression era farmers from droughts and floods and hurricanes. If their crops were destroyed, the government would give them a few bucks so they wouldn't go bankrupt, and could survive to farm again in the next season. Kind of like a ‘thank you, next’ situation. But today, crop insurance is a bit like a rich parent who keeps bailing their kid out of the slammer. Big agriculture companies know, if they make bad choices and their farm fails, the government will just bail them out with a nice fat insurance check. A 2017 study shows that crop insurance means less sh-ts given towards planting the right crops, especially by Big Ag corporations. Sure, it might be a bit risky to plant thirsty cotton in the New Mexico desert, or rice in in the Hurricane Alley – but you know what –– if it doesn’t work, we get paid anyway! Give it a burl! And another thing about crop insurance: it incentivizes farm owners to get bigger crop yields – even if it means destroying the environment. If they grow loads of crops this year, they make loads of money. Forbes: https://bit.ly/2RwheDO https://bit.ly/2DM7P7q Washington Post: https://wapo.st/2DOuvUL https://wapo.st/2WyaLfu https://wapo.st/2DLFeiR https://wapo.st/2DOuvUL Union of Concerned Scientists: https://bit.ly/2MsnZZ3 https://bit.ly/2MsnZZ3 EWG: https://bit.ly/2RZh0Kx https://bit.ly/2SfYvRz https://farm.ewg.org/crop_insurance_analysis.php https://www.gao.gov/assets/700/691864.pdf SCIQ ON TYT Produced by Jayde Lovell and Bec Susan Gill. ScIQ is a partner of the The Young Turks Network. Twitter: @ScIQ_TYT Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/sciQ Facebook, Instagram: ScIQ_TYT @JaydeLovell: Twitter, Instagram Enquiries: [email protected] Editor: Brandon Palmieri
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What Is String Theory? (Explained with Cats!)
 
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Have you ever wondered - What is the world made of? What you probably learned in school is that the world is made of atoms. Maybe you learned that inside every atom there are three basic parts : protons, neutrons in the core, and electrons whizzing around the outside. This image of an atom might be pretty familiar to us. But the truth is – there’s even smaller building blocks than protons and neutrons! But what are these tiny, invisible building blocks???? Understanding these teeny tiny particles is a branch of physics called Quantum Mechanics. The Standard Model of Quantum mechanics goes like this… There’s different types of building blocks that make up all matter – everything we can touch and feel. There’s SIX different types of quarks. Six types called leptons--- these include the electrons. Four types of bosons. And the higgs bosons. Then there’s also different particles that carry forces – for example particles of light that carry electromagnetic force, and anti-particles. All these particles make up 61 elementary particles all together. Essentially, the Standard Model says with just 61 different type of building blocks, you can make up the whole universe & everything in it. …. Or so we thought…. The problem with the Standard Model of Quantum Mechanics is that these 61 building blocks don’t tell us everything about how the world works. For example – gravity. The standard model can explain part of how gravity works, but not all. There’s no particle that we have discovered that explains gravity. But that’s ok, we can use a different set of rules to explain gravity – called Einstein’s theory of general relativity. Einstein explained that gravity causes space and time to bend around large objects. So we have two explanations for how the world works – quantum mechanics and general relativity. But when we try to put these two theories together, we get problems – our theories break down. For example, black holes. Black holes are objects that have so much gravity that they crush space time into a tiny point, but when we try to calculate what’s going on inside a black hole using our two theories we get results that don’t make sense. A black hole is extremely tiny, like particles, but also full of gravity. Neither theory can explain black holes properly. So what do we do? We know something’s not right with both of our theories! Neither theory can explain everything in the universe. They can only explain parts. So we need a new way to explain everything. That’s where we come up with STRING THEORY. String theory is a new theory that explains not just gravity, but everything, in one complete story about how the world works. That’s why STRING THEORY is sometimes called The Theory of Everything. But what exactly is String Theory? The idea is that instead of those 61 building blocks we mentioned before, all we have are strings. Instead of an electron as a tiny point, we actually have a tiny loop of string. Because these 61 particles are so tiny, from a distance they just look like dots or points or particles. But inside they’re actually a string. Like the strings on a guitar, strings can vibrate in different ways. On a guitar if a string vibrates at one note we get a G sound, and if it vibrates a different way we get a C sound. The same goes for strings – different vibrations in the string give us different qualities. So a string vibrating at one frequency might look like an electron, and at a different frequency it’ll look like a proton. But they’re all one type of string on the inside. So instead of 61 types of building blocks, we have one type of string vibrating 61 different ways. Or maybe more ways… maybe there’s ways we haven’t even discovered yet. There’s no direct evidence for String theory – they’re too tiny to be seen even with the most powerful microscope or detector. Even with so many advances in science, we don’t really understand fully how string theory might actually work. But if String theory is correct, scientists have finally found a way to explain everything with just one set of rules. This video is presented by Jayde Lovell, Edited by Emily Lin and Treveor Terry at Youtube Space NY. Thank you to kitten herders Jenn Halweil and Aaron Gold. Follow Jenn at: Web: http://jennhalweil.com/ Twitter: @JennAndBeyond And her project Beyond The Boundary: https://twitter.com/BoundaryBeyond https://www.facebook.com/BoundaryBeyond SCIQ ON THE YOUNG TURKS Produced by Jayde Lovell and Bec Susan Gill. ScIQ is a partner of the The Young Turks Network. Follow SciQ on Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/ScIQ_TYT Follow SciQ on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/sciq.tyt?ref=hl Follow Jayde on Twitter: https://twitter.com/jaydelovell Follow Jayde on Instagram: www.instagram.com/jaydelovell CONTACT For enquiries – please email [email protected] or [email protected]
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Is College A SCAM?
 
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Is college a scam? It’s a legit question. All the time on this channel and my Facebook feed, I see people talking about crippling student loans and degrees that opens zero doors. In a recent survey by the Pew Research Center think tank, 75% of Americans say college is too expensive for them, BUT at the same time, 86% say that college has been a good investment for them personally. So…. is it a scam, or not? When you look at the data – we can see that people who have gone to college fair much better in the job market than those who don’t. As at July 2016, 73% of jobs in the U.S. are held by people with a completed a college degree, as you can see in this graph: But if you go to college, will you actually recoup the cost of your degree? Will it all be worth it? There’s other factors that need to be taken into consideration too: the field or industry you will graduate into, how long you take to get your degree, which college you go to, etc. Let’s look at these one by one: Where you go to college Where you chose to study will determine how much it will cost, and how much debt you’re going to graduate into. According to The College Board, In the US, tuition for an in-state public college for this academic year, 2016-2017, averaged $24,610. It’s twice as much if you go to a private college - a whopping $49,320 a year. How you intend to pay for your degree Don’t have a Daddy warbucks in your family to bankroll your education? Damn. Don’t feel bad though - for a majority of people, going to college is a near financial impossibility, unless they take out a student loan. Ahh… how lucky American millennials are for student loans! Which is why student debt in the US now totals $1.4 trillion. A trillion is one million million.12 zeros. [on screen text: 1,000,000,000,000] The average student now graduates with a $23,000 debt burden - a number that is getting larger by the year. If students go on to graduate degrees such as law degrees they can expect much more debt – for example, Columbia Law is almost, oh, like another $200,000. As you can see from this table, US students now owe more on for their education than the entire US population owes on their credit cards and car loans COMBINED. If that sounds crazy, it’s because it is - Tuition and schooling fees have risen as much as 74% between 2000 to 2016. Time in school Now, when we talk about college, this is also assuming that we are talking about the standard 4 year degree. However! According to the Department of Education, a majority of students are now taking almost **six** years to get a four-year degree. This of course has an impact on when students enter the workforce (ie stop creating debt and start making bank). It’s also time they could have been building their own business, or getting valuable work experience. But things are also dependent on your field / how much you stand to make after graduating. When you compare the average earnings of high school grads with college grads – college grads earn about $20,000 more per year (well $19,550, according to the U.S. Census Bureau). But what do you guys think of college? Do you think it’s a scam, or worth the cost? If you have college debt – how do you handle it? Let us know in the comments below! This video is presented by Jayde Lovell, at Youtube Space NY. Directed by Wandy Ortiz, Edited by Jordan Yaqoob, featuring Ker Flores. Script was written by Wandy Ortiz. Produced by Yohana Yoshe. Sources: http://www.pewsocialtrends.org/2011/05/15/is-college-worth-it/ http://www.pbs.org/newshour/bb/college-worth-cost/ https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2016-12-15/average-credit-card-debt-16k-total-debt-133kwhere-do-you-fit-in http://www.nationalreview.com/article/448456/higher-education-enrollment-steady-decline-recent-years http://college.usatoday.com/2016/07/16/it-turns-out-college-is-worth-it-if-you-want-to-get-a-job/ http://www.pbs.org/newshour/updates/im-telling-students-go-college/ SCIQ ON THE YOUNG TURKS Produced by Jayde Lovell and Bec Susan Gill. ScIQ is a partner of the The Young Turks Network. Follow SciQ on Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/ScIQ_TYT Support ScIQ on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/sciQ Follow SciQ on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/sciq.tyt?ref=hl Follow ScIQ on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/sciq_tyt/ Follow Jayde on Twitter: https://twitter.com/jaydelovell Follow Jayde on Instagram: www.instagram.com/jaydelovell CONTACT For enquiries – please email [email protected] or [email protected]
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Ever had a dream that you thought was real? Here's why!
 
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Ever had a dream that was so real you couldn’t remember if it actually happened? Or a crazy uncle that imagines stuff that definitely never took place? Well, it might be time for a brain scan! The part of the brain that helps you tell the difference between what's REAL and what's IMAGINED is the 'paracingulate sulcus' (PCS). But around one quarter of people don’t have a 'paracingulate sulcus' and may have difficulty telling the difference between something real and imagined..... For example telling the difference between virtual reality and the real world. Virtual reality technology is a huge challenge for our brains, because it provides first person images and sounds that are getting so realistic, its can difficult for our brain to tell it apart. This can actually be a good thing - First person virtual reality games have been shown to help people with autism develop empathy, because it puts them in someone else's shoes without them having to imagine. In the future it might even be possible to use virtual technology to implant experiences kind of like what happens to Arnie in the film Total Recall. (Or Colin Farrell if you’re watching the modern version....) But for now, virtual reality is mostly used for some really cool games! This video is presented by Jayde Lovell, produced by Bec Susan Gill, and edited by Yohana Yoshe, at Youtube Space NYC. SCIQ ON TYT Produced by Jayde Lovell and Bec Susan Gill. ScIQ is a partner of the TYT Network. Follow SciQ on Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/ScIQ_TYT Follow SciQ on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/sciq.tyt?ref=hl Follow SciQ on Tumblr: http://dssscience.tumblr.com/ Follow Jayde on Twitter: https://twitter.com/jaydelovell Follow Jayde on Instagram: www.instagram.com/jaydelovell Follow Jayde on the interwebs: www.jaydelovell.com Follow Bec on Twitter: https://twitter.com/becsusangill Follow Bec on Instagram: https://instagram.com/becsusangill Follow Bec on Tumblr: http://becsusangill.tumblr.com/ CONTACT For enquiries – please email [email protected] or [email protected]
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The REAL Science Behind The Dark Tower!
 
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OMG. Mind. Blown. The Dark Tower, the movie adaptation to Stephen King’s book series - is out - YAY. The only thing better than blond - chicks - kicking - ass, is dimension hopping time traveling physics people. Who... kick ass. THERE’s GUNS and THEORETICAL PHYSICS!!!!! What more do you want. But just in case you haven't already seen the film – let me give you the low down. So Idris Elba (swoon!) - plays The Last Gunslinger, on a mission to stop the evil Man In Black, from destroying The Tower. ***CUT TO TRAILer*** IDRIS: thousands of gunslingers were knights, sworn to protect it - now I’m the only one left MATTHEW: The tower will fall - get used to the carnage ******* The film shows different worlds – our world (NYC), the Gunslingers world, Mid-World and End-World (where the Dark Tower is). The Tower is super important! Obviously! Without it and the beams that stretch out from it, holding all worlds together and supporting reality - everything would collapse and we’d all become extinct. But as the beams start to fall, the barriers between the worlds weaken, and people start to cross over to other universes, which means the war comes to our world -- EARTH! ***jayde eating popcorn, looking like she is watching,, fixated*** OMG. *****realizes the audience is watching.*** So, there’s two super cool theoretical ideas in this movie ONE: In the Dark Tower, other universes exist, somewhere within our galaxies - is that possible? Great question could alternative galaxies exist, and the answer is Absolutely Maybe! Some astronomers seem to think this idea is possible, they call it the “multiverse,” a cosmos in which there’s multiple universes. Or rather, infinite universes– filling such a vast space in SPACE TIME that these other universes lay in dimensions that our senses are incapable of perceiving in our small region of the multiverse. That sounds - really weird, but we actually have some proof that the multiverse exists. The UK Royal Astronomical Society, made this diagram revealing a “cold spot” in the radiation produced by the formation of the Universe more than 13 billion years ago. See it’s right there, the cold spot. They theorize the cold spot maybe happened when our universe collided with another universe... which **might** look like THIS: See how each universe is CURVED, like a fishbowl, and in ours we’re on the INSIDE, unable to see the OUTSIDE! ***Jayde makes AMAZED face*** Whoa! So if other universes MIGHT exist, how can we explain that they’re totally different, but simultaneously similar, moments in space AND time, Like in the Dark Tower? Great question - you’re obviously a physics nerd. The idea shown in the Dark Tower is not JUST a Multiverse, but an ALTERNATE universe is Parallel universes have nothing in common with each other, other than that they exist, but an "alternate universe" implies that these universes had the same history up to a point of divergence. ***Jayde makes AMAZED face*** TWO: If the universe of Dark Tower and our universe exist on the same timeline, would [:20-22]chaos in an alternate universe cause there to be chaos in our own? Oh my goooooood! great question!!! And the answer is , again, ABSOLUTELY! Maybe…Last year, members of LIGO - had a billion spare dollars and with that billion dollars they did some exploring of space - discovered that 1.3 billion years ago, two black holes collided and merged together form a single, super massive black hole [play half second of ‘supermassive black hole], and that collision of the two black holes released an amount of energy equal to THREE of our suns. Which is a buttload of energy to send out to the universe. Sources: http://www.businessinsider.com/do-we-live-in-a-parallel-universe-2015-4 https://www.forbes.com/sites/startswithabang/2016/11/18/is-there-another-you-out-there-in-a-parallel-universe/#7a3861f3634f https://www.space.com/32728-parallel-universes.html https://scifi.stackexchange.com/questions/1425/what-is-the-difference-between-a-parallel-universe-and-an-alternate-timeline http://www.businessinsider.com/gravitational-waves-detected-first-time-ligo-2016-2 https://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/dream-catcher/201407/dreams-and-the-many-worlds-interpretation-quantum-physics This video is presented by Jayde Lovell, at Youtube Space NY. Written by Wandy Oritz, edited by Lesley Pauli at the YouTube Space NYC. SCIQ ON THE YOUNG TURKS Produced by Jayde Lovell and Bec Susan Gill. ScIQ is a partner of the The Young Turks Network. Follow SciQ on Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/ScIQ_TYT Support ScIQ on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/sciQ Follow SciQ on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/sciq.tyt?ref=hl Follow ScIQ on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/sciq_tyt/ Follow Jayde on Twitter: https://twitter.com/jaydelovell Follow Jayde on Instagram: www.instagram.com/jaydelovell CONTACT For enquiries – please email [email protected] or [email protected]
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Does science say Marijuana should be legal?
 
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Marijuana has become a big political issue again, not just in the USA but around the world. Whats interesting now though is that we have CASE STUDIES - It is legal to purchase marijuana in four states — Alaska, Colorado, Oregon, and Washington — as well as in the District of Columbia. Medical marijuana is legally used in many more. So what has happened in these five places – what’s been the social effect of legalizing marijuana – is legalizing marijuana a good thing?? Critics of marijuana legalization say "For every $1 we collect from state and federal taxes on alcohol and tobacco, we spend $10 to address problems stemming from their use. There is no reason to believe marijuana will pay for itself, either." Tax revenue data from Washington and Colorado shows that over $200 million in marijuana taxes have been raised. So was there actually $2 billion in costs for Washington and Colorado? Lets look at road safety - Are there more stoned drivers now causing crashes? Well, there were 3.84 million drivers in Colorado in 2013, but the Colorado Dept. of Transportation shows the number of fatal crashes has not significantly changed But what about overall usage? Is everyone getting high now? Well, a study released yesterday by Colorado’s Marijuana Enforcement Division found legalization has not had much of an effect on the prevalence of cannabis consumption. But what about teen use? In the Youth Risk Behavior Survey, the share of Colorado high school students reporting past-month marijuana use fell by 11 percent between 2009 and 2011. Nationwide that number rose by 11 percent during the same period Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper there isn't any evidence that Marijuana is easier for underage kids to get than in the past: "If alcohol, tobacco, caffeine, and pharmaceutical products can be legally sold to adults in this country, it's hard to understand the constitutional economic or for that matter moral arguments put forward on why marijuana can't be within that same ambit of choices for adults." Reports are due Sept. 1 in 2017, 2022 and 2032, examining the effects of marijuana legalization on public health, safety, youth use, criminal activity and more. SOURCES: https://www.codot.gov/library/traffic/safety-crash-data/fatal-crash-data-city-countyhttp://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/washington-colorado-marijuana-taxes_55d6133be4b07addcb45e65d This video is presented by Jayde Lovell, directed by Solvi Haugseth, at Youtube Space NYC. SCIQ ON TYT Produced by Jayde Lovell and Bec Susan Gill. ScIQ is a partner of the TYT Network. Follow SciQ on Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/ScIQ_TYT Follow SciQ on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/sciq.tyt?ref=hl Follow SciQ on Tumblr: http://dssscience.tumblr.com/ Follow Jayde on Twitter: https://twitter.com/jaydelovell Follow Jayde on Instagram: www.instagram.com/jaydelovell Follow Jayde on the interwebs: www.jaydelovell.com Follow Bec on Twitter: https://twitter.com/becsusangill Follow Bec on Instagram: https://instagram.com/becsusangill Follow Bec on Tumblr: http://becsusangill.tumblr.com/ CONTACT For enquiries – please email [email protected] or [email protected]
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The Pill: More Religion Than Science?
 
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You’ve all seen birth control pills, right? This little innocent pack of progesterone became available in the 60s – and it was the first time women could independently control if they had babies. Before then the best birth control was yelling “Rack off Darren, i’ve got a migraine”! But just like those stupid slat blinds with the cord that get jammed every single f*ckin time – this blister pack has an epic design flaw. And it’s a design flaw that could make women pregnant –when they don’t want to be – because they’re on birth control. Why did scientists bugger up the science? Well, the problem’s not actually with the science of the pills, it’s the religion they tried to put in ‘em. So just to get this straight - I’m a big fan of The Pill. This little ripper not only stops you from getting up the duff when you don’t wanna be - it also makes period pain more bearable, regulates period cycles, reduces acne, and generally makes being a women a little less shitty. But the way women have been told to take the pill for the last 60 years is ALL. WRONG. Hear me out: the standard contraceptive pill has 21 days of hormone pills, followed by 7 days of sugar pills with no hormones. The hormone pills basically trick the body into thinking it’s already pregnant, so it doesn’t release an egg and hey presto! - No baby! After 21 days, you stop taking those hormone pills for 7 days, and your body has a “period”. Sweet! Except... it’s not sweet. You see, a woman’s body is not designed to have a period every month. Women in ye olde caveman days got their period later, spent most of their lives preggo, and probably only had around 100 period cycles in their entire life. Whereas today, many women will hit puberty at about 11, never get pregnant, and have over 400 periods. That’s a lot of bloody periods! Literally. That constant cycle of hormones places a big fat, unnatural stress on the human body. Every month, it’s like ‘Build up a nice baby cave, pop an egg out, oh now wait, get rid of everything, start again’. Over and over. This monthly constant change is exhausting! It’s great that modern women aren’t just baby making machines anymore! - except NOT getting pregnant actually hurts our bodies too. Imagine if we had a way of tricking our bodies into thinking it’s pregnant… The pill has the potential to stop this crazy pregnancy cycle, and make women a whole lot healthier. But it doesn’t. You see that 7 day row of sugar pills. When women stop taking the hormone-filled pills, their body has a ‘period’. There’s no medical reason why you need to have this period. But there is a religious reason. The 7 day period break was designed into the pill in the 1950s as a way to convince the Pope that the pill wasn’t **really** contraception - it was just an extension of a woman’s natural menstrual cycle. Inventors knew, if they could get the Pope’s approval, they’d get more customers! So they designed the pill for the needs of religious MEN, instead of for women. (sounds familiar, huh?) Having a period is messy, often painful, and kinda expensive. Period poverty is becoming a big deal, where women who are too poor to buy tampons or sanitary products simply miss school or work whilst having their period. If we want to design a pill that’s really in the best interests of women, we don’t need this seven day break. Studies show that having just four days off every few months is plenty of time. I mean, think about other forms of contraception, like the IUD or the implanon. They’re inserted for up to five YEARS and continuously release hormones - no need for breaks ever! Women in the know can always just run their packets of pills together, and doctors do often suggest doing this off licence. But right now the design of the pill is unscientific and flawed. It’s time we redesigned the pill so it serves the needs of women – instead of religious men! SCIQ ON TYT Produced by Jayde Lovell and Bec Susan Gill. ScIQ is a partner of the The Young Turks Network. Twitter: @ScIQ_TYT Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/sciQ Facebook, Instagram: ScIQ_TYT @JaydeLovell: Twitter, Instagram Enquiries: [email protected] Editor: Kevin Cunningham SOURCES https://www.popsci.com/contraception-pill-usage https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25072731 http://www.rcgpac.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2017/10/Enhanced-efficacy-with-continuous-use-of-COC-v-10-10.pdf https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/10368519 https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0140673612606096 https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25072731 http://www.rcgpac.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2017/10/Enhanced-efficacy-with-continuous-use-of-COC-v-10-10.pdf http://www.rcgpac.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2017/10/Enhanced-efficacy-with-continuous-use-of-COC-v-10-10.pdf https://broadly.vice.com/en_us/article/yw3p4g/why-you-have-your-period-on-birth-control-withdrawal-bleeding
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Unlock Your Best Brain in 20 Minutes
 
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It’s about 2:30 now; my first conference call was at 6am; I finished working at about 1am; and my last call with the Aussies is at 11pm tonight. And I’m not the only one who lives like this. Americans are seriously addicted to working hard. It’s one of the reasons I came to New York. It doesn’t take a scientist to know we’re probably not very efficient when we’re sleep deprived. Obviously, we’re all about the caffeine. But when I found out there was something even more effective than my 3pm Diet Coke hit, I was…intrigued. [sciq intro] New Yorkers—and most shift workers—are monophasic sleepers, meaning we have two distinct parts of our days: one for being awake and one for being asleep. But we’re in the minority: 85% of mammalian species are polyphasic sleepers, meaning they sleep in intervals. Are humans really supposed to be monophasic sleepers? I mean, we need to nap as children and we need to nap when we get older, and many Mediterranean cultures love a nap—so why are most adults so against it? Napping seems to have bad press. It is seen as lazy, weak, or for people with low standards. But what if I told you a good old-fashioned daytime snooze could actually improve your standards? Interested? A study at NASA on their military pilots found that a 40-minute nap improved performance by 34% and alertness by 100%. Multiple studies from the University of Michigan show the benefits of napping on your ability to learn, your reaction time, logical reasoning and symbol recognition, and that naps are good for your mood, making you less impulsive and arming you with a greater tolerance for frustration. So just how long should you nap for? Well, apparently it’s quite the art form. If you’re a newcomer to napping, or if you’re sleep deprived, you’re at risk of falling into a deep sleep quite quickly, which can be hard to wake from. This feeling is known as sleep inertia, and can leave you feeling groggy—the opposite of what you’re aiming for. So newbie snoozers are advised to have shorter naps, only 10 to 20 minutes long. But 10 – 20 minutes is ideal for a boost in energy and alertness. It seems that more experienced nappers are practiced at avoiding deep sleep and can enjoy longer periods of rest without the sleepy hangover. A 60-minute nap delivers improvement in remembering facts, faces and names so build one in to your pre-party preparation to win over any crowd. If you’ve got the luxury of a full 90 minutes, you can fit in an entire sleep cycle, complete with REM sleep, and avoid the sleep inertia afterwards. You also get maximum nap benefits including improved emotional and procedural memory, and a boost in creativity. One study showed that for people sitting a test, they attained the same learning benefits after a 90-minute nap, as after an eight-hour sleep period. So if you’re studying or sitting an exam, nap for a full sleep cycle of 90 minutes just after you study, and before your exam if you can. Research shows your retrieval from memory can improve five-fold. Five times better memory! And all you have to do is take a nap! With all the research to prove naps are great for productivity, creativity and morale, leading brands like Nike and Google are setting up designated nap pods for workers. In fact, napping at work is becoming more accepted around the globe. Sources: NASA Study: https://sleepfoundation.org/sleep-topics/napping/page/0/1 Studies on Naps: http://www.apa.org/monitor/2016/07-08/naps.aspx Five times better Study: http://www.neuro.psychologie.uni-saarland.de/pages/Power_naps.dailyMail.pdf How Long to Nap: https://sleep.org/articles/how-long-to-nap/ https://www.lifehacker.com.au/2013/09/how-long-to-nap-for-the-biggest-brain-benefits/ When to Nap: http://saramednick.com/htmls/book/napwheel.htm Napping Tips: http://www.health.harvard.edu/newsletter_article/napping-may-not-be-such-a-no-no Cardiac Events Linked with Daily Long Napping in Over 45s: http://www.sleepeducation.org/news/2012/12/27/taking-long-naps-daily-could-increase-risk-of-cardiac-events This video is presented by Jayde Lovell, directed by Sarita Liu & Mizanur Rahman and edited by Sarita Liu. Produced by Yohana Yoshe. Script written by Emelye Lovell at Youtube Space NY. SCIQ ON THE YOUNG TURKS Produced by Jayde Lovell and Bec Susan Gill. ScIQ is a partner of the The Young Turks Network. Follow SciQ on Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/ScIQ_TYT Support ScIQ on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/sciQ Follow SciQ on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/sciq.tyt?ref=hl Follow ScIQ on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/sciq_tyt/ Follow ScIQ on Tumblr: http://sciqtyt.tumblr.com/ Follow Jayde on Twitter: https://twitter.com/jaydelovell Follow Jayde on Instagram: www.instagram.com/jaydelovell Follow Bec on Twitter: https://twitter.com/becsusangill Follow Bec on Instagram: https://instagram.com/becsusangill CONTACT For enquiries – please email [email protected] or [email protected]
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The problem with Graphs!
 
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Just say you have to make a very important decision... Science shows you'll go with whichever option looks better on a graph! But how do these fancy charts have such a strong effect on us? Graphs have a bad reputation for being used as a cheap means of impressing an audience—whether they communicate meaningful information or not. Research published in Public Understanding of Science, shows that even a trivial graph – something that just turns the words into numbers - significantly enhances the persuasiveness of the presented information. In a study of medication, participants were shown a medication that claimed to boosts immune function and reduces occurrence of the common cold. But in one group, the medication had a graph, and in the other it just had text. When the participants were asked to rate the medication, the group with the graph ercieved the medicine to be almost 23% more effective. In another study, 97% of those who saw the graph believed the medication would reduce illness, versus 68% of those who did not see the graph. So whats going on here? Well graphs are known to have what we call a“scientific halo. We associate graphs with science and objectivity, and so we believe they have an aura of truth. Even if the graph is PURE BULLSHIT. Interestingly studies have found this same scientific aura applies to chemical formulas and neurobabble – when people meaninglessly reference neuroscience. Now here’s the really scary part – this effect is strongest for those who expressed a greater belief in science. Basically if you are someone who trusts in science, you’re also likely to trust the tools of science. What does all of this mean for presenters and consumers of graphs? Well, mainly just be aware of the power of graphs.. Just because it looks like science doesn’t mean it is! Graphs are just one of the ways people try and signal scientific credibility to sway you in their favor. Beware the superfluous graphs! This video is presented by Jayde Lovell, edited by Yohana Yoshe, at Youtube Space NYC. SCIQ ON TYT Produced by Jayde Lovell and Bec Susan Gill. ScIQ is a partner of the TYT Network. Follow SciQ on Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/ScIQ_TYT Follow SciQ on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/sciq.tyt?ref=hl Follow SciQ on Tumblr: http://dssscience.tumblr.com/ Follow Jayde on Twitter: https://twitter.com/jaydelovell Follow Jayde on Instagram: www.instagram.com/jaydelovell Follow Jayde on the interwebs: www.jaydelovell.com Follow Bec on Twitter: https://twitter.com/becsusangill Follow Bec on Instagram: https://instagram.com/becsusangill Follow Bec on Tumblr: http://becsusangill.tumblr.com/ CONTACT For enquiries – please email [email protected] or [email protected]
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The Lies Big Pharma Use to Justify Soaring Drug Prices
 
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With prescription drug prices soaring in the US, there has been growing bipartisan and public anger over the tricks and shady deals of Big Pharma companies. Recently, the CEOs of several U.S. drug makers testified before a senate hearing - but made the same excuses they'd made before. Here in America, prescription drug prices are as out of control as Beto’s youth pastor vibes. It’s probably the only thing in america right now that everyone agrees with. “We pay the highest prices in the world for prescription drugs - the drug companies are ripping us off every single day.” “The rising cost for prescription drugs, and outcry to do something about it.” “The number one issue for so many people - the high cost of these prescription drugs.” A recent study by the Public Policy Institute found prices have more than tripled since 2006. Another study found the cost of insulin has doubled in just four years. Talk about 0-100 – the only thing i’ve seen go up as fast is R Kelly’s temper. I probably need to stop watching so much E News. Now, politicians have finally decided enough is enough (well, some have) – and brought all the big drug companies to congress to please explain. And surprise, surprise – the drug companies lied! Crazy. Here’s my fact check of the biggest fibs told big drug companies – and why they’re just… wrong. LIE #1: THE COSTS TO MAKE DRUGS HAVE GONE UP True, costs for everything generally go up. Yep, I’ve heard of inflation. But the cost to buy the drugs has gone up way more than the cost to make the drugs. If costs have gone up so much, how come the costs haven’t gone up as much overseas? Just look at this graph, which shows the cost of insulin across different countries. In 2016, America’s top 10 drugmakers made a 27% profit margin. Is that a… good profit margin? Well, the average profit of the S&P 500 was 11%. So Big Pharma is making twice as much profit as other big companies. So yep, they’re making a f-ckload of coin. LIE #2: AMERICA ISN’T THAT EXPENSIVE, COMPARED TO OTHER COUNTRIES, CAUSE WE’VE GOT DISCOUNTS AND STUFF. Why must you fill the room with LIES!? In Europe, where they have a single payer system, like most of the developed world – the government uses the buying power of all its citizens to get the best price. Europe is like, “Yeah G’Day Pfizer, we want to buy your drug, and we’ll buy enough for our 739 million people if you give us a sweet deal.” That’s why costs for drugs in Europe usually go down over time as they demand better mates rates. But in America, each individual insurance company does the negotiating, so they get no mates rates for those piddly a-s requests. Which is why, even if you have health insurance, you still get stitched up. And of course if you have no health insurance, then you’re up sh-t creek in a barbed wire canoe with a rusty teaspoon for a paddle. Just to show how dumb the US system is: Medicare buys drugs for 55 million people, but it legally can’t negotiate what it pays for prescription drugs. Yes, drug companies can just name their price. “ONE HUNDRED BILLION DOLLARS!” and taxpayers have to pay that. LIE #3: DEVELOPING NEW DRUGS IS RISKY AND EXPENSIVE, AND MOST DRUGS FAIL – BUT WE MUST FIND CURES! SO GIVE US ALL YOUR MONEY! Yeah, true: it costs a lot to research drugs. But guess what else is true – a lot of that research is paid for by taxpayers! Drug companies don’t pay for basic research, the government does! That’s what all those smart people in white coats do in universities. Usually, drug companies only buy-up when a new drug is ready for clinical trial, and it looks like they could make money. In fact, most drugs are developed by small companies who are then, surprise – purchased by big companies who then hike up the price! Yeah, G’Day Pfizer, I’m looking at you. LIE #4: THIS WHOLE SENATE HEARING ISN’T JUST A GIANT CHARADE (TO CONVINCE THE PUBLIC WE ARE “DOING SOMETHING”) Yeah, I call bullsh-t on that. Look, every senator has know drug prices have been going up. This has been raising Bernie Sanders blood pressure since the Beatles were banging on about a chick named Jude. Lawmakers haven’t done sh-t because the pharmaceutical industry is among Congress’ most generous fairy godmothers, and not just to Republicans! Last election, New Jersey Democrat Sen. Robert Menendez, who just happens to share the same home state as Johnson & Johnson and Merck, received more than $150,000 from drugmakers. Sources: https://bit.ly/2TwgO1q SCIQ ON TYT Produced by Jayde Lovell and Bec Susan Gill. ScIQ is a partner of the The Young Turks Network. Twitter: @ScIQ_TYT Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/sciQ Facebook, Instagram: ScIQ_TYT @JaydeLovell: Twitter, Instagram Enquiries: [email protected] Editor: Kevin Cunningham
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Want To Be Better At Everything? Drink THIS!
 
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G’day everyone! So I learned German in high school, and I was an extraordinarily average German speaker in class. I was always really hesitant, not sure if I had the wrong word, and little afraid to mess up and look like an idiot. But one night at a party after a few drinks I realized: I was an AWESOME german speaker! Not only that, but I could suddenly play guitar really well, and developed a wickedly smart sense of humor. Alcohol has a bad reputation for making you worse at stuff, or affecting your performance negatively. But - drinkers rejoice - it turns out that alcohol DOES actually improve your performance - but probably not in the way you’d expect. [sciq swoosh] You may know the feeling - after about 2 drinks of alcohol, you start to loosen up and become better at everything. You feel more confident, smarter, and more attractive to the opposite sex! Well this is not just perception, - there’s an actual improvement in some skills that happens when you’ve had a few drinks. The effect even has a name - the Ballmer Peak. - named after former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer. Apparently he discovered that you became an outstanding computer coder after two - three drinks but from there, it just got messy. The Ballmer Peak leverages a psychological phenomenon called Yerkes-Dodson law, where optimal learning occurs at a certain level of brain arousal, as you can see here in this graph. So - in the Ballmer Peak – alcohol, in the right amounts, essentially provides the brain activity needed for optimal arousal. Of course, scientists have been eager to test this out, and have validated the Ballmer Peak phenomena through fun alcohol filled experiments that I’m really sad I wasn’t invited to. One study from the University of Illinois tested the creative problem solving ability of a group of men doing brain teaser puzzles. Half of the 40 men watched a movie with snacks and enough vodka cranberries to give them a BAC of 0.075, whilst the control group watched the movie sober. According to the study, the guys that were drinking averaged nine brain teasers correct, whereas the control group only got 6 correct puzzles. The drinking group also solved the puzzles faster, taking an average of 11.5 instead of 15.2 seconds. Go team alcohol! Professor Jennifer Weliey, who led the study, noted that functioning at a moderate level of intoxication enhances what we call the brain’s "working memory capacity," or how well you can pay attention to a specific subject. So for stuff like brain teasers, coding, speaking German, playing musical instruments, or other short-term tasks, your brain under the influence of alcohol can actually become better at developing new, creative strategies and solutions. Alcohol is a known depressant, not a stimulant - so how does a depressant make your brain work *faster*?? Well, think about it this way - your brain is very concerned about keeping you alive. An uninhibited cave man who spontaneously decides to see what’s in that cave over there is probably going to get eaten by a bear and die. Whereas the inhibited, cautious caveman may make his decisions a little more slowly - but he’s also more likely to stay alive. But when your brain is under the influence of alcohol, your brain chemistry changes, and becomes less cautious. That’s a really bad idea if you’re a caveman considering whether or not fighting a bear is a good idea. But in today’s idiot-proof world, alcohol’s effects have some benefits, like answering brain teasers faster without worrying that you could be wrong, considering more radical solutions to problems, expressing language, dancing, computer coding, and performing music without worrying about hitting a wrong note. Have you yourself ever been experienced the Ballmer Method in action? What did you do - did you become a ping pong champion, fluent in french, or suddenly develop mad skills at Minecraft? What was it like? Let us know in the comments below! This video is presented by Jayde Lovell, at Youtube Space NY. Written by Wandy Oritz, edited by Lesley Pauli at the YouTube Space NYC. Camera work by Genesis Moran, audio by Lisa McCullough, lighting by Ingrid Nin. SCIQ ON THE YOUNG TURKS Produced by Jayde Lovell and Wandy Ortiz Executive Producer: Bec Susan Gill. ScIQ is a partner of the The Young Turks Network. Follow SciQ on Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/ScIQ_TYT Support ScIQ on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/sciQ Follow SciQ on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/sciq.tyt?ref=hl Follow ScIQ on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/sciq_tyt/ Follow Jayde on Twitter: https://twitter.com/jaydelovell Follow Jayde on Instagram: www.instagram.com/jaydelovell CONTACT For enquiries – please email [email protected] or [email protected]
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Bad science reporting
 
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HI EVERYONE! HERE AT SCIQ WE WANT TO COVER INTERESTING STUFF THAT’S GOING ON IN SCIENCE AND SCIENCE POLICY THAT AFFECTS OUR SOCIETY. SO TODAY I WANTED TO TALK TODAY ABOUT A MATTER THAT IS CLOSE TO HEART THAT’S NOT PARTICULARLY SEXY, BUT IS SUPER IMPORTANT: SINGLE STUDY REPORTING. WE, LIKE THE THOUSANDS OF OTHER NEWS SOURCES WORLDWIDE, REALLY ENJOY SHARING NEWS THAT IS MINDBLOWING!, THAT ROCKS YOUR SOCKS!, STUDIES THAT SAVE LIVES: CHOCOLATE MAKES YOU MORE LIKELY TO WIN A NOBEL PRIZE OR BATHROOM HAND DRIES ARE SPRAYING POOP PARTICLES AT YOU BUT! FUN SCIENCE HEADLINES HAVE PROBLEMS. NOW - JOHN OLIVER HAS ALREADY KINDA COVERED THIS PROBLEM IN HIS FANTASTIC VIDEO ABOUT POOR REPORTING ON SCIENTIFIC PUBLICATIONS. BUT I WANT TO TAKE THIS A BIT FURTHER. Because even when science reporting is good, and that paper properly covered, it is important to recognize that THATS NOT HOW SCIENCE WORKS! Good science isn’t just one study! Good science happens when hundreds or even thousands of studies all look at the same issue, and most of them find the same thing. Like Climate Change. An analysis of the literature on climate change found there had been almost 70,000 peer-reviewed studies on climate change, and 99.9% of those studies agreed that climate change exists and was caused by humans! That’s the whole reason we publish science papers. The idea is that if I do reaearch and find … i dunno… beer makes you better looking. You can go ‘that sounds like bullshit, I’m going to repeat that study for myself”. And you can look at my paper, see exactly what i did, and then you can try it yourself. That’s called replication, and it’s how we can prove results are real and not just a fluke. Look at it this way - scientific consensus is like a lego house. It is built from hundreds of different pieces, that together combine give a rough (and sometimes clear) at what you’re looking at. Imagine that you realize that some of the Or ok, imagine the science of climate climate change is like a fruit salad. A fruit salad is made from different fruits,like berries and apples and banana - they’re all a bit different, but overall If you looked at that, you’d be like all that’s a bowl of fruit salad. Now climate change is a bowl of fruit salad with 70,000 pieces of fruit, and 4 of those pieces are carots. You’re like ok that’s definitely a bowl of fruit salad, and someone’s dropped a fiew pieces of carrot, but still, fruit salad. If someone adds like, 10,000 bits of chicken, and like 20,000 bits of pasta, you’d look at the dish and be like - that doesn’t look like fruit salad no more, we’re not sure whats happening here. Maybe it’s fruit salad, maybe it’s a fruity chicken salad. We dunno. And that’s how science works. But if you’re just staring at like, one bit of wallnut. You don’t know what the hell is going on. Is it a fruit salad, is it a waldorf salad, is it a brownie, no one knows. Its a bit of wallnut. Ya cant see the bigger picture. A single bit of wallnut - or a single paper is welcome, but to make it real science, ya need more! Does this mean that new papers are to be ignored! Definitely not! For example: Everyone used to think that stomache ulcers were caused by stress. Then some scientists from Australia came along and were like, actually ulcers are caused by bacteria. And everyone in science went, yeah fuck off Barry, fuck of Wazza, that’s just one study, what would you know. We’re gunna repeat that study, and show you’re wrong. Then eventually it turned out the Australian Scientists were right- and then they won a nobel prize . But it took more than 20 years of research before it was accepted. So if you’re a journalist reporting on science, here’s three things you can do to be more responsible: 1. Mention if the studies are small, 2. Mention if the studies are challenging a fundamental concept in the field, 3. Mention if the idea is in the initial first stages (such as a new discovered drug compound that hasn’t been tested in animal models) Script: Avital Percher, Jayde Lovell Editor: Brandon Palmieri SCIQ ON THE YOUNG TURKS Produced by Jayde Lovell and Bec Susan Gill. ScIQ is a partner of the The Young Turks Network. Follow SciQ on Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/ScIQ_TYT Support ScIQ on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/sciQ Follow SciQ on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/sciq.tyt?ref=hl Follow ScIQ on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/sciq_tyt/ Follow Jayde on Twitter: https://twitter.com/jaydelovell Follow Jayde on Instagram: www.instagram.com/jaydelovell CONTACT For enquiries – please email [email protected]
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The scientific solution to the opioid crisis (is not what you think)
 
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Here at ScIQ, we love drugs. Just check out our dozens of pro-drug videos, my favorites are linked in the description (wink). But one group of drugs we’re worried about are opioids, like heroin and fentanyl. Today – Just today - it’s expected more than 140 Americans will die of an opiod overdose… which is more dead Americans than from than gun deaths, aids, and car crashes, combined! – and that sucks. Because we here at ScIQ also like Americans. In fact, Liking Americans & being worried about opiods are two of the only things we at ScIQ have in common with President Trump. Trump recently said: "We are currently dealing with the worst drug crisis in American history," and 6 months ago he promised to declare a public emergency on opioids…. And since then he’s done…. Basically nothing. And so, tired of waiting for Trump, the US surgeon general has just announced a national advisory on opiods, his the first national advisory since 2005 – but it’s not what you think…. So the United States Surgeon General is best known as the person who advises you not to stuff that’s fun. In 1965 he (coz its always a he) put that little warnings on cigarettes, in 1988 put a similar warning on alcohol and told us to stop having unprotected sex, and most recently in 2005 he told pregnant women to stop drinking alcohol. Because clearly, those pregnant women have already had enough fun. And this week Surgeon General Jerome Adams announced we should all carry Naloxone – also known as Narcan- the drug that helps reverse opioid overdose. And that’s great. Having naloxone on hand could prevent many of those opioid-related deaths – and that’s good news. An overdose of an opioids causes you to have slowed breathing, or even to stop breathing, and Naloxone reveses that. Surgeon General Adams said “We should think of naloxone like an EpiPen or CPR” – basically, it’s a great way to reverse a bad situation. But the problem is that carrying around naloxone doesn’t solve the root cause of the problem. And even the Surgeon General says so. In the official statement, he lists “the increasing number of individuals receiving higher doses of prescription opioids” as a big part of the problem. “Even when taking their pain medications as prescribed, these patients are at increased risk of accidental overdose”. Basically, the problem is that more people are taking more opioids. So why all this fuss about Naloxone, why not get at the root of the problem. Make it so less people get less opioids. And here’s where it gets political. Just like guns, there’s big money in opioids. But don’t listen to me, I can’t even vote here, what would I know. Why don’t we get it from the President of the United States. Trump is right! That guy looking awkward on the right was mitch mcconnel, senate majority leader. **LINKS** BUY NALOXINE http://time.com/5229870/naloxone-surgeon-general-cost-where-buy/ GET NALOXONE FOR FREE: http://www.getnaloxonenow.org/find.html NALOXONE COUPON https://www.goodrx.com/evzio?drug-name=evzio **SCIQ VIDEOS ON DRUGS (JAYDE’S FAVES!)** Morning after pill: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6qJlDyV3qos Performance Enhancing Drugs: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YKyv_KzAazU Cannabis: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ar41nKNfksw Antidepressants: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3CISBAnYMz4 Caffeine: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r8MRXHp_8yA&t=3s **SOURCES** https://www.opensecrets.org/lobby/induscode.php?id=H4300&year=2016 https://www.surgeongeneral.gov/priorities/opioid-overdose-prevention/naloxone-advisory.html https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2017/oct/19/big-pharma-money-lobbying-us-opioid-crisis https://mobile.nytimes.com/2018/04/05/health/opioids-naloxone-surgeon-general.html https://www.npr.org/sections/health-shots/2018/04/02/598787768/opioid-use-lower-in-states-that-eased-marijuana-laws https://www.vox.com/policy-and-politics/2018/1/23/16909984/trump-opioid-epidemic-2017 https://www.statnews.com/2017/10/25/opioid-crisis-emergency-declaration/ https://www.politico.com/story/2018/01/11/opioids-epidemic-trump-addiction-emergency-order-335848 https://www.npr.org/2017/10/26/560083795/president-trump-may-declare-opioid-epidemic-national-emergency This video is presented by Jayde Lovell, at Youtube Space NY. SCIQ ON THE YOUNG TURKS Produced by Jayde Lovell and Bec Susan Gill. ScIQ is a partner of the The Young Turks Network. Follow SciQ on Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/ScIQ_TYT Support ScIQ on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/sciQ Follow SciQ on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/sciq.tyt?ref=hl Follow ScIQ on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/sciq_tyt/ Follow Jayde on Twitter: https://twitter.com/jaydelovell Follow Jayde on Instagram: www.instagram.com/jaydelovell CONTACT For enquiries – please email [email protected] or [email protected]
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Why are so many mothers dying in America?
 
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G’Day everyone! Thanks to - science - giving birth to a child is now super safe, and it’s been getting safer every year. the chance that a woman will die during childbirth has dropped by half within my lifetime. But there’s one big exception to this trend - The US - where the maternal mortality rate has been bucking the global trend and actually going UP. Significantly! In fact, according to a study published in The Lancet, the US is now the most dangerous place in the developed world to give birth. Coincidentally, the US is also the most dangerous place to drive on the left side of the road - but that’s another video and also - if you drive on the left side of the road - you’re an idiot! Back to the maternal mortality rate, which begs the question: How the bloody hell did we get here? Just some stats: Out of every 100,000 women that give birth in the US, 26.4 will die. Now - that might not sound much to you - but in the Championships for World’s Worst Places To Give Birth - that places us ahead of places like Germany, France, Japan, Australia, Portugal, England and Italy. Even right next door in Canada the rate’s only 7.3. (coughs - free healthcare). So, on the average day in America, two women will die in childbirth, and over 100 women will be severely injured. Women are being left to bleed until their organs shut down. Their high blood pressure goes untreated until they suffer strokes. They die of untreated infections. And no, this isn’t Texas Chainsaw Massacre - this is America! The solution isn’t particularly complicated - around half of these deaths and injuries could be avoided by just providing standard care that we’ve known about for decades. So why isn’t that care being provided? Don’t we have rules about this stuff? Well, unlike, apparently, the US presidency, yes, there are rules that actually govern the medical profession! Hospitals know the ways to prevent these deaths. They just aren’t actually doing them. Just to clarify: there are rules around the medical care of mothers giving birth. But there is no official organization checking whether these rules are being followed, and there is no one, like, say, a government department, holding anyone accountable for this lack of rule-following. A recent special report from USA TODAY looked at how well hospitals follow rules set forth for best practices in childbirth procedures. They found that dozens of hospitals just weren’t following basic safety and health rules. For example, more than half of moms were NOT given treatment when their blood pressure got too high, putting them at dangerous risk for stroke. Many hospitals conceded they... weren’t measuring the amount of blood a women lost. I mean, it’s just a bit of blood, right? Well - if it’s enough blood that your organs literally pack it in- that’s actually a lot of blood, and something you should be measuring! But don’t take my word for it! Trainers from the American Hospitals Association were recorded saying; “What we know about those deaths is that most of them were absolutely preventable...They were from causes that we could have done something about. We could have prevented it if we had recognized the emergency early on… We’re not talking about a Third World country, we’re talking about us… This shouldn’t be happening here.” Now, hospitals are run by humans, and humans make mistakes. But in the US we’re not learning from those mistakes, because hospital leadership often doesn’t enforce safety standards (that would cost money). and then the Government doesn’t require reporting when mistakes are made in childbirth procedures, because then it has to help fix them, so they’d prefer not to know. Editor: Brandon Palmieri Production Assistant: Frankie Cuadrado SCIQ ON THE YOUNG TURKS Produced by Jayde Lovell and Bec Susan Gill. ScIQ is a partner of the The Young Turks Network. Follow SciQ on Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/ScIQ_TYT Support ScIQ on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/sciQ Follow SciQ on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/sciq.tyt?ref=hl Follow ScIQ on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/sciq_tyt/ Follow Jayde on Twitter: https://twitter.com/jaydelovell Follow Jayde on Instagram: www.instagram.com/jaydelovell CONTACT For enquiries – please email [email protected] or [email protected]
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The Historic Female Astronomer You NEED To Know About!
 
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Cecilia Helena Payne-Gaposchkin is a Badass bitch! We science nerds know Neil Degrasse Tyson – who was the 7th black dude ever to become an astrophysicist. Total badass. Every high school student knows that Isaac Newton discovered gravity, that Charles Darwin discovered evolution, and that Albert Einstein discovered the relativity of time. But when it comes to the composition of our universe, the textbooks simply say that the most abundant atom in the universe is hydrogen. And no one ever wonders how we know what the universe is made of. The reason is that the person who discovered what the universe is made of is – shock – a women. And her story is going to blow your mind. Cecilia Helena Payne-Gap-osch-kin was a born in the UK, made in America astronomer, and first female astrophysicist. She studied botany, physics, and chemistry at Cambridge university but was never granted a degree because, Cambridge didn’t grant degrees to women – obviously. She realized if she stayed in the realized in the U.K. her only career option was to become a teacher, so she moved to the US as what I like to call an academic refugee. In 1925 she became the first person to earn a Ph.D. in astronomy from Radcliffe College (now known as part of Harvard University). At the time her thesis is called "undoubtedly the most brilliant Ph.D. thesis ever written in astronomy”. What was so brilliant about it? She applied ionization theory to show that the Sun's spectrum contained huge amounts of hydrogen. This was a big deal because up until now everyone thought that the sun was basically made of the same stuff as earth – carbon, oxygen and nitrogen. She then figured that if the sun was mode mostly of hydrogen, maybe that’s what all stars are made of – and she theorized that Hydrogen would be the most abundant element in the Universe. Now her supervisor Henry Norris Russell was like – no way that the universie is made of hydrogen, damn girl, shut yo mouth. He basically wouldn’t let her publish this idea because it SO contradicted common wisdom, BUT four years later this guy Russell figured out the same thing a different way, and took full credit for the discovery. Russell is thus a massive douche, but he is still the douche who often gets credited with the discovery that the universe is mostly made of hydrogen. Back to Cecilia – during her career at Harvard, she and her team made over 2 million observations of stars, AND figured out the structure of our galaxy, the milky way. She was also the first woman in the world to be given the title Astronomer, and the first Harvard woman to be promoted to full professor. BUT Since her death in 1979, this incredible woman who discovered what the universe is made of has not so much as received a memorial plaque. Her newspaper obituaries do not mention her greatest discovery. Now March just happens to be Women’s History Month! .So if you like me, believe that this badass bitch deserves a little more credit, and maybe like a chapter or a mention in physics text books – we can be the change you want to see in the world. Head on over to our Facebook page and SHARE the SHIT out of this graphic from our friends at IFL Science celebrating Cecillia Helena Payne-Gap-osch-kin and her total badassadree. Go! Go share. This video is presented by Jayde Lovell, shot by Taylor Sassman, and edited by Eliza Miller at Youtube Space NYC. MUSIC "Crypto" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/ SCIQ ON THE YOUNG TURKS Produced by Jayde Lovell and Bec Susan Gill. ScIQ is a partner of the TYT Network. Follow SciQ on Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/ScIQ_TYT Follow SciQ on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/sciq.tyt?ref=hl Follow SciQ on Tumblr: http://dssscience.tumblr.com/ Follow Jayde on Twitter: https://twitter.com/jaydelovell Follow Jayde on Instagram: www.instagram.com/jaydelovell Follow Jayde on the interwebs: www.jaydelovell.com Follow Bec on Twitter: https://twitter.com/becsusangill Follow Bec on Instagram: https://instagram.com/becsusangill Follow Bec on Tumblr: http://becsusangill.tumblr.com/ CONTACT For enquiries – please email [email protected] or [email protected]
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