SciShow: No, Phones Aren't Giving Kids Horns, Seriously


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Subject: Science
Content of the Lesson: Go to https://curiositystream.com/scishow to start streaming Dream the Future. Use the promo code scishow during the sign-up process to get your first 31 days free. You might have seen this story circulating on social media…but we’re here to let you know that children are NOT growing horns because they use cellphones. This is a great opportunity to learn from what can happen when both peer review and science journalism go wrong! Hosted by: Hank Green SciShow has a spinoff podcast! It's called SciShow Tangents. Check it out at http://www.scishowtangents.org ---------- Support SciShow by becoming a patron on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/scishow ---------- Huge thanks go to the following Patreon supporters for helping us keep SciShow free for everyone forever: Adam Brainard, Greg, Alex Hackman, Sam Lutfi, D.A. Noe, الخليفي سلطان, Piya Shedden, KatieMarie Magnone, Scott Satovsky Jr, Charles Southerland, Patrick D. Ashmore, charles george, Kevin Bealer, Chris Peters ---------- Looking for SciShow elsewhere on the internet? Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/scishow Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/scishow Tumblr: http://scishow.tumblr.com Instagram: http://instagram.com/thescishow ---------- Sources: https://www.nature.com/articles/s41598-018-21625-1 http://www.bbc.com/future/story/20190610-how-modern-life-is-transforming-the-human-skeleton https://www.washingtonpost.com/nation/2019/06/20/horns-are-growing-young-peoples-skulls-phone-use-is-blame-research-suggests/ https://www.news.com.au/technology/science/human-body/younger-generations-are-growing-horns-in-the-back-of-their-head/news-story/246c5dfb45d39c8200c9052b4a841c6e https://www.forbes.com/sites/kristinakillgrove/2019/06/20/no-your-kids-evil-cell-phone-wont-give-them-horns/#540873962bc1 https://medium.com/@johnhawks/are-millennials-really-growing-horns-from-using-their-phones-2b7bd6162938 https://arstechnica.com/science/2019/06/debunked-the-absurd-story-about-smartphones-causing-kids-to-sprout-horns/?amp=1 https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/cell-phones-are-probably-not-making-us-grow-horns-180972474/ https://time.com/5611036/teenagers-skull-horns/ https://www.cnn.com/2019/06/21/health/young-people-horn-skulls-trnd/index.html https://www.nytimes.com/2019/06/20/health/horns-cellphones-bones.html https://twitter.com/whereisdaz/status/1141883412417937409 https://twitter.com/MoNscience/status/1141758379406307328 https://www.vox.com/2014/4/22/5636960/a-rough-guide-to-spotting-bad-science http://theconversation.com/how-to-quickly-spot-dodgy-science-65160 https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/the-fifth-vital-sign/201812/how-tell-the-difference-between-good-and-bad-science https://www.nature.com/content/scirep-facts/index.html#rigour https://twitter.com/monscience/status/1143561213458169858?s=21 Images: https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:External_occipital_protuberance_-_lateral_view2.png https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:External_occipital_protuberance_-_posterior_view2.png https://www.istockphoto.com/photo/boys-using-digital-table-and-sitting-on-a-sofa-gm968062546-263999260 https://www.istockphoto.com/vector/angel-and-devil-gm458905843-31583558 https://www.istockphoto.com/vector/garbage-black-bag-with-food-waste-plastic-trash-and-rubbish-vector-cartoon-flat-gm1048185204-280370267 https://www.istockphoto.com/photo/hispanic-male-wearing-lab-coat-gesturing-and-making-a-face-gm182454814-11938987


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