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What If You Were Born In International Waters?

What If You Were Born In International Waters?

Imagine that you find yourself on a ship in the middle of the sea after just having been rescued from an overcrowded dinghy full of other desperate refugees fleeing your war-torn homeland. You’re exhausted and terrified…oh yeah, and you’re also 9 months pregnant- which is a bit of a medical miracle because at least half …

How Do Doctors Split Conjoined Twins?

How Do Doctors Split Conjoined Twins?

It is a phenomenon that is incredibly rare, occurring in only 1 in 100,000 live births. Yet, when it does happen, it often comes with a poor prognosis. As many as 60% of conjoined twins do not usually make it past the first few days of life. It is a subject that often comes with …

Bad Science: Breast Milk and Formula

Bad Science: Breast Milk and Formula

Thanks to Skillshare for supporting this episode of SciShow. [ ♪INTRO ] If you’ve had a baby in the last couple decades or so, you’ve probably been told that “breast is best.” That you should make sure your baby gets only breast milk for the first six months of its life. It’s a saying that …