Neuroscientist Anil Seth Answers Neuroscience Questions From Twitter [Video]

Neuroscientist and public science communicator Anil Seth uses the power of Twitter to answer some common questions about neuroscience. How does memory work? Can we delete memories? Do blind people dream? Anil answers all these questions and more! [Wired] Advertisements

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Could We Give Mars a Magnetic Field? [Science Video]

One way to help us live on Mars would be to terraform the planet. Some scientists think we might be able to do that by giving it a new magnetic field! [Scishow Space]

Single Atom Photographed

A photograph showing a single atom has won a science photography contest. David Nadlinger achieved the shot primarily through patience and planning rather than gadgetry. The atom appears in the dead center of the photo: it’s the tiny purple dot in a black space with a pointy tip on either side. These tips are electrodes, […]

A Vaccine Against … Cancer? [Science Video]

Last week, a group of researchers unveiled a vaccine that cures cancer in mice, and if we can get it to work in humans, it will save a lot of lives. Learn more about this vaccine in the latest episode of SciShow. [SciShow]

Why Electroshock Therapy Is Back [Science Video]

Shocking the brain has come and gone as a medical treatment, but it’s currently resurging, as it often provides the best form of relief for severe depression and advanced Parkinson’s disease. [Minute Earth]

6 Bacteria with Awesome Superpowers

Bacteria have evolved some pretty incredible abilities. They may never star in a big summer movie, but here are six bacteria with amazing superpowers. [SciShow]

We’re Getting Closer to Real-Life Tricorders

Many of us have longed for cool sci-fi inventions like a holodeck or replicators, but there’s one tool we’re actually getting pretty darn close to creating: the medical tricorder. Watch this episode of SciShow to learn about this amazing device. [SciShow]

The Surprisingly Useful Medicines Hiding Your Pee

Your urine is mostly water, but hidden in there are trace amounts of some very useful stuff! [SciShow]