What Are Muscle Knots?

What Are Muscle Knots?

Whether it’s after a long day hunched over your computer or a week of stressing out about a big test, you probably have had muscle knots before. These knots — otherwise known as myofascial trigger points — are pretty much what they sound like: painful spots in your muscles. They’re different from the kind of […]

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Why Are Your Headphones Always in a Knot?

Why Are Your Headphones Always in a Knot?

Thanks to Skillshare for supporting this episode of SciShow. [♩INTRO] Sometimes, headphones are just the worst. It seems like every time I want to whip out my earbuds and go for a run, I’m stuck untangling a huge knotted mess. I swear I try to keep them organized, but nothing seems to work. Believe it […]

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What Makes Soft Things Soft?

Thanks to Skillshare for supporting this episode of SciShow. Click the link in the description to learn more about Skillshare. [ ♪ Intro ] If you’ve ever run your fingers over a comfy blanket or buried your face in a fluffy cat after a bad day, you’re familiar with just how nice the sensation of […]

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Why graphene hasn’t taken over the world…yet

Why graphene hasn’t taken over the world…yet

– [Cory] It may not look like it, but I’m creating one of the strongest and most versatile materials on Earth, graphene. You’ve probably heard buzz about it. Graphene made big waves back in 2004, and it’s knocked around science news ever since. – A global race for graphene. – You know, it’s not just […]

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Do Weighted Blankets Really Do Anything?

[♪ INTRO ] There’s nothing better than a warm, snuggly bed to help you relax. You’ve got your pillows, you’ve got your sheets, and that big old blanket to keep you warm no matter how cold it is outside. Winter is coming. But some say if you really want to let go of all your […]

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Wonderful Wool!

Wonderful Wool!

♪ It’s starting to get a bit chilly outside, so today, I’ve put on a thick sweater to help me keep cozy. [Squeaks squeaks] It is really soft, and it’s also really warm. This sweater is extra warm and cozy because it’s made out of a special material. It’s made out of wool from a […]

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