Why 11 Million Embalmed Specimens Are Stored In The Field Museum's Basement | Colossal Collections
The Field Museum in Chicago preserves everything from fish and snakes [...]
The Field Museum in Chicago preserves everything from fish and snakes to frogs and Komodo dragons in their basement.
These 11 million fluid specimens are preserved in jars or tanks. Preparing and storing them is a centuries-long commitment, so why do it? This method effectively keeps their shape and, in some cases, even DNA. Not only that, but it has helped researchers do groundbreaking work, like developing new techniques for getting old DNA and discovering new species right among the shelves.
We went to the Field Museum to see how new specimens are added to the ever-growing collection.
Why Over 600,000 Bird Specimens Are Preserved At The Smithsonian | Colossal Collections
The Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History has one of the [...]
The Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History has one of the biggest bird collections in the world, housing over 600,000 specimens, from ducks to eagles to peacocks. The collection was created over 200 years ago and is still being added to today. But why does the museum still need more and more specimens? Research and wildlife management, notably reducing the amount of bird strikes.
We went to the Smithsonian to see how just one specimen gets added to the skins collection, one of the most detailed processes in the department that creates a record of historic birds to be used for generations to come.
0:00 - Intro
0:54 - Acquisition
1:36 - Cleaning and Preparation
5:38 - Research and Collections
6:06 - Bird Strike Research
7:51 - Black Vulture Wing Research
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How 4 Million Fossils Are Extracted From Tar At La Brea Tar Pits | Colossal Collections
Excavators at the La Brea Tar Pits & Museum work to dig up fossils of [...]
Excavators at the La Brea Tar Pits & Museum work to dig up fossils of mammoths, dire wolves, giant sloths and more out of the ground. They clean and piece together the bones, and prepare them for research and museum collections. With 4 million specimens already in scientists' hands, why keep excavating after more than 100 years?
The La Brea Tar Pits is one of the only paleontological sites on Earth that has preserved an entire ecosystem over time, from plants to camels to bugs. And every new fossil not only helps tell the story of the Los Angeles Basin over 50,000 years but also gives us clues about how current species, including humans, could weather climate change in the future.
We went to the La Brea Tar Pits to see how specimens are discovered, cleaned, and pieced together to build a record of the last 50,000 years.
0:00 - Intro
0:41 - Acquisition
3:58 - Cleaning and Preparation
6:17 - Research and Collections
Dermatologists Dr. Michelle Henry and Dr. Dhaval Bhanusali debunk [...]
Dermatologists Dr. Michelle Henry and Dr. Dhaval Bhanusali debunk eight myths about body odor. They explain that sweat doesn't actually stink, the relationship between smell and hygiene, and how food can affect your BO. They also talk about how not everybody sweats — plus how to know if you're one of those people.
Bhanusali is a dermatologist at Hudson Dermatology and Laser Surgery in New York City. Learn more about his work here: https://bhanusalimd.com/
0:33 Sweat is smelly
1:44 Everyone's armpits stink
2:29 Smelly feet mean bad hygiene
3:36 Your "signature scent" never changes
4:54 Sweating is a good way to detox
5:52 You won't sweat if you put on deodorant
7:13 Antiperspirant is dangerous
9:01 Smelly foods only affect your breath
Neuroscientists Dr. Santoshi Billakota and Dr. Brad Kamitaki debunk 11 [...]
Neuroscientists Dr. Santoshi Billakota and Dr. Brad Kamitaki debunk 11 myths about the brain. They explain what IQ tests actually measure, the difference between a seizure and epilepsy, and why the size of your brain doesn't matter. They also talk about how to prevent a stroke — plus which memories improve as you age.
Billakota is a clinical assistant professor in neurology at the NYU Grossman School of Medicine. She specializes in epilepsy. You can read more about her work here: https://www.instagram.com/drbillakotamd/
Kamitaki is an assistant professor of neurology at Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. He specializes in epilepsy. You can read more about his work here: https://sites.rutgers.edu/ru-cecnj/people/brad-k-kamitaki-md/
0:33 The bigger the brain, the smarter the creature
1:44 IQ tests are always an accurate measure of intelligence
3:17 We only use 10% of our brains
5:03 Video games rot your brain
6:08 Memory gets worse as you age
7:15 Left-brained people are logical, right-brained people are creative
8:26 You can't prevent a stroke
9:40 Eating fish makes you smarter
10:44 You can always trust your senses
11:39 Different sexes have different brains
12:33 If you have a seizure, you have epilepsy
Eye doctors Dr. Rani Banik and Dr. Jennifer Tsai debunk 13 myths about [...]
Eye doctors Dr. Rani Banik and Dr. Jennifer Tsai debunk 13 myths about vision. They explain what 20/20 really means, why you should always wear your glasses, and what blue light really does to your eyes. They also talk about whether eye exercises work — plus when you should start to worry about dry eye.
0:32 20/20 means you have perfect vision
1:16 Blue light will damage my eyes
2:58 You will lose your vision as you age
4:22 LASIK means no glasses forever
4:46 Color blindness = seeing in black and white
6:12 Eye exercises will improve your vision
7:34 Wearing glasses will make your vision worse
8:15 Dry eyes aren't very serious
9:42 If you sneeze with your eyes open, they'll pop out
10:50 Contact lenses can get lost behind your eye
11:42 Sunglasses aren't necessary
13:13 Floaters are always harmless
14:28 Two blue-eyed parents can't have a brown-eyed kid
Can Lab-Grown Dairy Give Us A Cow-Free Future? | Lab-Grown | Science Insider
Plant-based dairy alternatives have been around for decades. Now, one [...]
Plant-based dairy alternatives have been around for decades. Now, one California company has figured out how to make a that's completely animal-free. But can this lab-grown alternative make a dent in the massive dairy industry?
Gastroenterologists Dr. Sophie Balzora and Dr. Ugo Iroku debunk 13 [...]
Gastroenterologists Dr. Sophie Balzora and Dr. Ugo Iroku debunk 13 myths about caffeine. They explain what decaf really means, how much caffeine is too much, and if caffeine affects your heart. They also talk about whether caffeine is good for you — plus ways it can actually be beneficial to your health.
Balzora is an assistant professor of medicine and a practicing gastroenterologist at NYU Grossman School of Medicine. She specializes in digestive conditions, colon cancer screening and prevention, and minority and women's health. You can learn more about her work here: https://nyulangone.org/doctors/1487813994/sophie-m-balzora
Iroku is a gastroenterologist at Mount Sinai Hospital and New York Gastroenterology Associates. He has long-standing passion for combating health misinformation and for raising public health literacy. You can learn more about his work here: https://realdoctorugo.com/
0:25 Caffeine is bad for you
1:42 Caffeine will make up for lost sleep
2:43 Decaf coffee doesn't have caffeine
3:40 Drinking coffee will stunt your growth
4:46 Caffeine in soda is much less than caffeine in coffee
5:40 Caffeine detoxes your body
6:51 Caffeine dehydrates you
7:48 Caffeine is addictive
8:38 Having more than one cup of coffee a day is bad for you
9:38 You won't be able to sleep if you have caffeine at night
10:52 Caffeine can mess with your heart rhythm
11:52 Tea is healthier than coffee
13:18 The way you prepare your coffee doesn't matter
Could Lab-Grown Salmon Be The Future Of Fish? | Lab-Grown | Science Insider
Salmon is one of the most popular fish in the US, but farming it can [...]
Salmon is one of the most popular fish in the US, but farming it can cause all kinds of environmental problems. One California startup is growing salmon filets from cells. Could this lab-grown salmon be the future of fish? We went to San Francisco to try and find out.
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OB-GYNs Debunk 13 Childbirth Myths | Debunked
High-risk OB-GYNs Dr. Laura Riley and Dr. Dena Goffman debunk 13 myths [...]
High-risk OB-GYNs Dr. Laura Riley and Dr. Dena Goffman debunk 13 myths about childbirth. They explain what your water breaking really means, if you should eat the placenta, and how long labor lasts. They also talk about when you should get an epidural — plus how getting one does not increase your risk of needing a C-section.
0:39 Wide hips mean easier birth
1:34 The best position to labor and give birth is on your back
2:29 You can induce labor by eating spicy food
3:41 Your water breaks with no warning
4:45 If your water breaks, that means the baby is coming very soon
5:54 Eating the placenta is good for you
7:10 Labor usually lasts a couple of hours
8:57 Doctors slap the baby on the back after birth
9:31 An epidural increases the chance of needing a C-section
10:19 Get the epidural early before it's too late
11:23 C-sections are the "easy way out"
12:01 You need to cut the cord as soon as the baby is out
12:59 Doing yoga poses can turn your breech baby
Dentists Dr. John Yoo and Dr. Jason Lin debunk 15 more myths about [...]
Dentists Dr. John Yoo and Dr. Jason Lin debunk 15 more myths about teeth. They explain how cavities can be reversed, if acidic foods will whiten teeth, and how long fillings last. They also talk about what you should do with a knocked-out tooth — as well as how long you have before it's gone for good.
0:31 Cavities are irreversible
1:51 Acidic fruits will whiten your smile
2:41 Braces are just for crooked teeth
3:39 A knocked-out tooth is gone for good
4:45 Diet sodas won't give you cavities
5:32 Fillings last forever
6:06 Dental cleanings aren't necessary
6:58 Retainers aren't for life
7:42 You should floss before brushing
8:32 Baby teeth aren't important
9:12 Everyone has wisdom teeth
10:00 Hydrogen peroxide and baking soda are good toothpaste replacements
10:39 You're too old to get braces
11:31 Teeth that have had root canals can't feel
12:41 You'll inevitably lose all your teeth when you're old
Doctors Debunk 8 Myths About Seasonal Allergies | Debunked
Allergy and immunology specialists Wei Wei Li and Payel Gupta debunk [...]
Allergy and immunology specialists Wei Wei Li and Payel Gupta debunk eight common myths about environmental and seasonal allergies. They talk about how pollen from flowers is not the real trigger for your seasonal allergies and how there's no such thing as a hypoallergenic pet. They also discuss whether eating local honey can cure seasonal allergies.
Li is a board-certified adult and pediatric allergy and immunology specialist and the medical director at Cleared. She's been in practice in New Jersey for the past 10 years. You can read more about her work here: http://www.getcleared.com
Gupta is an adult and pediatric allergy, asthma, and immunology specialist. She is also a cofounder and the chief medical officer at Cleared. She's been practicing in New York City for over 12 years. You can read more about her work here: https://www.easeallergy.com/
0:36 If you didn't have allergies as a kid, you won't get them as an adult
1:19 You should only take allergy medication once you feel symptoms
3:01 Flowers trigger seasonal allergies
4:11 Eating local honey can help cure seasonal allergies
4:59 If you have a hypoallergenic pet, you won't have an allergic reaction
6:47 Allergy shots don't work
7:52 You can outgrow your seasonal allergies
9:25 You can cure your allergies
Cardiologists Eugenia Gianos and Binita Shah debunk 12 myths about the [...]
Cardiologists Eugenia Gianos and Binita Shah debunk 12 myths about the heart. They cover the effects of red wine and eggs on the heart, the dangers of heartbreak, and which diet and exercise routines improve heart health. They also emphasize that heart attacks and heart disease can happen to anyone. In fact, heart disease is the leading cause of death in the US.
Shah is an interventional cardiologist and associate director of research at NYU Langone's Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory. She specializes in using radial artery catheterization to open blocked arteries. You can learn more about her work here: https://nyulangone.org/doctors/1801093596/binita-shah
0:43 Red wine is good for your heart
1:21 You can't die from a broken heart
2:13 A keto diet is the best for your heart
3:36 Eggs are bad for your heart
4:18 Heart attacks don't happen to healthy people
4:59 All fats are unhealthy
6:02 It's only a heart attack if you have chest pain
6:49 Cholesterol is bad for your heart
7:51 You only need cardio for heart health
8:29 I'm too young to worry about heart disease
9:14 Heart disease is a man's problem
9:58 Smoking only affects the lungs