Science

  • Science, Ethics, and Removing Organs from Those Who’d Rather Keep Them

    Support more videos like this at patreon.com/rebecca! Transcript: The best show on television right now is The Good Place and I will hear absolutely no argument against it. It’s hilarious, heartwarming, and so fucking smart that it makes me want to pick up my old college philosophy books. Almost. I mean, if I hadn’t sold them for ramen money immediately…

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  • The Weird Way That Learning About Your Genes Can Change You

    Support more videos like this at patreon.com/rebecca! Transcript: I’ve made a few videos about genetic testing, most of which involve me sort of defending it being open to the general public. To sum up, I think that companies like 23 and Me are generally good in that it allows nerds like me to learn more about our genetic data, and…

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  • Sexist Bigotry Makes People Dismiss Girls’ Pain

    Support more videos like this at patreon.com/rebecca! Transcript: About once a month I have the dubious honor of feeling my uterus contract in an effort to rid itself of its lining because I have once again shirked my biological imperative in order to spend all my money on a nice apartment and drugs and my dog instead of a crying,…

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  • How Far Will You Go to Feel Part of a Group?

    Support more videos like this at patreon.com/rebecca! One of the myriad ways humans have ended up in the shitty situation we currently find ourselves in (fighting about whether men are toxic or not, blowing people up because a god told you to, shutting down the government because of an attack on the US’s Southern border that doesn’t exist) is because…

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  • The Miserable, Misogynist Failure of Boyan Slat’s Ocean Cleanup

    Support more videos like this at patreon.com/rebecca! Transcript: Late last year, a bold new venture was launched to finally clean the plastic out of our oceans. It’s called Ocean Cleanup, and it’s basically a giant net that floats around the ocean corralling trash for easier removal. Brilliant! And it was all designed and launched by a genius named Boyan Slat…

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  • New Report Claims Weed Helps You Lose Weight! Not So Fast…

    Support more videos like this at patreon.com/rebecca! Transcript: New year, new you! Old you was lazy and dumb. New you is productive and smart! And of course, old you was fat while new you is sexxxy. According to surveys, the top resolutions this year are the same as every year: eat healthier, exercise more, lose weight. And for most Americans,…

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  • Why Nazis are Now Super Into NASA

    Support more videos like this at patreon.com/rebecca! Transcript: Big astronomy news, everyone: NASA is currently exploring the most distant object humans have ever reached! It’s a rock that’s located about a billion miles past Pluto, and it’s shaped like a peanut due to actually being two rocks that smashed together and are now spinning around together as one, due to…

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  • No, “Shock Treatment” Doesn’t Cause Brain Damage

    Support more videos like this at patreon.com/rebecca! Transcript: If you follow me on Twitch, you know that I have a “gaming PC” that is a pile of junk that often freezes or freaks out in some way. The only solution is the classic one: I turn it off and then turn it on again. I don’t know why this works,…

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