The plight of Flint, Michigan’s residents made lead poisoning a hot topic, but Last Week Tonight reminds us that deadly lead is still in the paint inside millions of homes. John Oliver’s new neighbors dropped by to help him wake up lawmakers.
Veritasium breaks down the most requested cosmetic procedure. The melanin in our hair (and skin) protect us by absorbing light. Laser hair removal takes advantage of that by overloading hair with short bursts of heat, enough to damage the cells that produce hair.
The so-called war on drugs is about short term gains and check marks for politicians. It goes after suppliers, but drugs are addictive. Users are willing to pay high prices for drugs, which encourages suppliers. The solution is to alleviate the demand for these substances.