Harnessing the Power of Neuroplasticity: The Nuts and Bolts of Better Brains

Our human newborn, Augie Nelson’s current abilities are somewhat limited. He can cry, sleep, eat and hiccup. The turtle, also newly hatched, can crawl, separate from her siblings and begin a vast trans-Atlantic migration, alone without parents or learning. Her brain has already formed every connection she’ll need for the great journey ahead. Seven months…

The Science of Anti-Vaccination

The Science of Anti-Vaccination

We haven’t talked about the “vaccine debate” here on SciShow because there is no debate to have. Vaccines don’t cause autism, and they save millions of lives every year. But there is a debate, whether or not it makes sense. And a lot of people counter this with ridicule, but we at SciShow aren’t about…