Will There Ever be a Cure for the Common Cold?

Medicine has made leaps and bounds in treating illnesses in the last century, but are they ever going to get around to curing the common cold? We might be closer than you think. [SciShow] Advertisements

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How To Clear A Stuffy Nose Instantly

Two simple tricks that should help you to clear your sinuses almost instantly. I tried the tongue tap trick, and my nose started running right away. [Prevention Magazine]

What Causes Heartburn? [Science Video]

Humans have been battling heartburn for hundreds, if not thousands, of years. But recently the incidence has risen, making it a common complaint worldwide. What causes this problem, and how can it be stopped? Rusha Modi details the causes and treatments of heartburn. [TED Ed]

Earth’s Next Balance Patch: Climate Change [Video]

Some might call it a hotfix… [TierZoo]

Testing Gamer vs Non-Gamer Brains: How Video Games Affect You [Video]

Can video games help improve hand-eye coordination? Can they help train your brain and improve your cognitive abilities? WIRED Senior Editor Peter Rubin tests his skills against a pro sports gamer to find out if gaming can improve your brain and body. [Wired]

Why Avocados Should NOT Exist [Video]

The avocado is highly regarded by many people as delicious and nutritious, but the most extraordinary thing about avocados may be their very existence. [SciShow]

Why You’ll Never See Your Eyes Move in a Mirror

Your brain does a lot to smooth out your visual experience of the world… including the closest thing we have to time travel. [SciShow]

Nitinol: The Shape Memory Effect and Superelasticity Explained [Science Video]

This this video, Bill “The Engineer Guy” demonstrates the temperature-dependent shape memory of nitinol metal. He explains how “twinning” in the crystal structure of nitinol produces the memory effect. He shows a nitinol-based engine that is powered by temperature differences. He closes the video with a description of superelasticity, a phenomenon related to the memory […]