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Before the Flood (Full Movie)

Before the Flood (Full Movie)

“In 2040, you will be able to sail over the North Pole.” Fisher Stevens’ documentary about Leonardo DiCaprio’s three-year journey to enlighten himself about climate change is currently available on National Geographic’s YouTube channel for free.

SKULPT Performance System

SKULPT Performance System

There are plenty of gadgets on the market which can tell you your body mass index, but SKULPT’s scanner tech is different, offering detailed insights on muscle quality throughout your body, and providing fitness advice through its companion mobile app.

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Honest Antidepressant Commercial

Honest Antidepressant Commercial

“Maybe if you take Hortiolis, the weather will change. But you know, it won’t.” There is no one-size-fits-all treatment for clinical depression. But as Cracked shows, antidepressant medicines are marketed in the US as if they were simple painkillers.

Our Second Brain

Our Second Brain

Gut feeling” may actually exist, but not the one that has a knack for making good decisions. AsapScience points to the enteric nervous system, a division of the nervous system that governs our digestive organs, and perhaps to an extent our emotional well-being as well.

Genetic Engineering & Malaria

Genetic Engineering & Malaria

Kurzgesagt presents a vexing conundrum. Scientists have created genetically-engineered mosquitoes that are immune to the microorganisms that create malaria. But we don’t know if letting these “newsquitoes” loose has dire consequences.

Adam Ruins Hydration

Adam Ruins Hydration

Adam Ruins Everything washes out a seemingly harmless piece of advice: drinking 2L or eight glasses of water a day. It turns out no study has conclusively proven that standard. So why are we often told to stay hydrated? Because money.

LWT: Lead

LWT: Lead

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.

A Change of Heart

A Change of Heart

Retro Report chronicles the continuing development of the artificial heart. Today, the life-saving device serves as a stopgap while patients wait for a donor heart, but experts continue to work on a surrogate heart that can be used permanently.

Science of Laser Hair Removal

Science of Laser Hair Removal

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 Antibiotic Apocalypse

The Antibiotic Apocalypse

Kurzgesagt looks at the problem that science has created with the very cure that has saved millions of lives. The widespread use of antibiotics is resulting in evolutionary changes that are creating antibiotic resistant “superbugs.”

The ECG Business Card

The ECG Business Card

Low-cost electrocardiogram developer MobileECG created this awesome business card which uses two thumb sensors and a tiny OLED display to display a real-time ECG of its holder. While not diagnostically accurate, it’s still awesome.

The War on Drugs is a Huge Failure

The War on Drugs is a Huge Failure

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.

ZappLight

ZappLight

The ZappLight is a compact bug zapping lamp. It fits in most light bulb sockets and consumes only 10W of power. You can toggle between the white LEDs, the zapper or both of them turned on.

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LifeStraw Steel

LifeStraw Steel

An improved version of the instantaneous water filter. Aside from the bacteria filter found in the original, LifeStraw Steel also has a carbon capsule that filters organic compounds such as herbicides and pesticides. It also has a durable steel body. Skip to 1:29.

Blood and Sport

Blood and Sport

Retro Report looks back at Ray Mancini’s infamous bout with Duk Koo Kim and wonders if American football is close to a similar tipping point, as the NFL continues to deny the mounting medical evidence of the sport’s serious health risks.

Instant

Instant

Instant is a self-improvement app for iOS and Android. It keeps track of both your physical activity and mobile device usage. You can then set a time limit and be notified when you need to lay off your device.

Maxx Bench

Maxx Bench

The Kickstarter-funded Maxx Bench is an exercise bench with a foot-operated hydraulic system that lets you adjust the height of the bench or lower it completely should you get stuck under weights. The bench automatically returns to its default height after use.

Snooz

Snooz

A mechanical white noise generator, aka a horizontal fan. Its pitch video is funny, but it all boils down to this: does the sound of an electric fan help you fall asleep? If it does, Snooz is for you. You can adjust its tone and volume manually or with its app.

Magical Sticky Wipes

Magical Sticky Wipes

They may look tacky, but Magical Sticky Wipes are handy cleaning accessories. They’re washable microfiber cloths with a reusable adhesive back, so they’re always there when you need them. Each pack comes with two wipes.

How to Recover from an All-nighter

How to Recover from an All-nighter

New York Magazine’s scientifically-proven tips to help you power through a day even if you didn’t get enough sleep. They’re pretty simple actually: ration your coffee, get some sunlight and stay away from sugary foods.

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T.brush Electric Toothbrush

T.brush Electric Toothbrush

T.brush comes in seven designs, but it’s not just about style. It lasts up to two weeks per charge and recharges up to 3x faster than other electric toothbrushes, its carrying case doubles as a charger and it has built-in 2min and 30s timers.

Debunking the Myths of OCD

Debunking the Myths of OCD

Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) is not merely about having habits or preoccupations. Neither is it a cute affectation; it is a serious and crippling condition. TED-Ed breaks down the ailment’s basics.

AlphaMind Vitamin Coffee

AlphaMind Vitamin Coffee

A delightfully smooth and light coffee that helps you get your day started right – packing B vitamins, potassium and other nutrients you might otherwise skip. Available in light, medium and dark roasts, and three delicious flavors.

Like Son, Like Father

Like Son, Like Father

Keith Londsdale lost parts of his face to cancer. The first three masks he wore neither fit nor looked well. Fortunately his doctor made him a much better mask based on a 3D scan of his son’s face. Image by the Daily Mirror.

kSafe Locked Container

kSafe Locked Container

From the makers of the Kitchen Safe comes the kSafe, which helps curb bad habits in more ways. You can set it to open on a timer (up to 100 days), only on certain times, after you visit a certain location or after doing physical activity.

Are You Sitting Too Much?

Are You Sitting Too Much?

Having a great day? Just chillin’ and relaxin’? Let AsapScience ruin things for you. This video runs down all the horrible things that happen when you sit down. Yep, as soon as you sit down. The only funny thing here is the ill-suited music.

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