How Can STEM Help Improve Health and Well-Being? | SHE-ensya Lecture Series (Environment)

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How can science and technology help improve the health and well-being of billions of people?

In this video, we talk about the current status of health and healthcare services in the world — given the existing pandemic. We look at the different indicators that the UN has created to achieve SDG 3: Good health and well-being. We confront the different challenges that we face when it comes to our health, and the different societal systems that need to be put in place for us to be able to be healthy and well. And most importantly, we check how STEM can help achieve this goal.

So, if you want to know how to help achieve good health and well-being, please watch this video!

Learn more about the SDG’s here: https://sdgs.un.org/goals

Thank you so much for dropping by!

If you have any comments, questions or suggestions, please don’t hesitate to contact me, your resident Filipina scientist, in the comments section below.
And remember, when in doubt, always use your (con)science!

Why Do We Get Dizzy After Eating a Big Meal? | SHE-ensya Why Series

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After a good mukbang or buffet, do you sometimes feel dizzy?
Do you think you suddenly got high blood (aka hypertension)?

In this episode of the SHE-ensya Why Series, we look a the science behind why we get dizzy after eating a lot! We discuss the biology of dizziness and how it can be linked to blood sugar, blood pressure, and even stomach enzymes going out of place. We also give out health tips to avoid feeling discomfort after eating.

So, if you want to avoid feeling bad after eating, then this video is for you!

The SHE-ensya why series will dissect some of our most head scratching why questions, teasing out the scientific principles from historical records, conspiracy theories and mass media.

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If you have any comments, questions or suggestions, please don’t hesitate to contact me, your resident Filipina scientist, in the comments section below.
And remember, when in doubt, always use your (con)science!

Q&A with Your Resident Filipina Scientist + Mukbang!!! | SHE-ensya Specials

Hello Science Fans!

Welcome to the first ever SHE-ensya Q&A + Mukbang!

In this video, we get to enjoy some delicious seafood while I get to answer some of the questions you submitted via the SHE-ensya social media pages. We catch up on life, talk about tips on how to be a good Youtuber, discuss why I keep on discussing the environment, and SO. MUCH. MORE.

Please have some snacks with you, as this video can make you hungry! Enjoy!

Thank you so much for dropping by!

If you have any comments, questions or suggestions, please don’t hesitate to contact me, your resident Filipina scientist, in the comments section below.
And remember, when in doubt, always use your (con)science!

How Can STEM Help Stop Hunger? |SHE-ensya Lecture Series (Environment)

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How can science and technology help solve the problem of world hunger?

In this video, we talk about the causes for world hunger or food insecurity. We look at the different indicators that the UN has created to achieve the goal of Zero Hunger. We get in touch with reality and see the status of hunger in the world — given the Covid-19 pandemic. And most importantly, we check how STEM can help achieve this goal.

So, if you want to help stop hunger and food insecurity, please check out this video!

Learn more about the SDG’s here: https://sdgs.un.org/goals

Thank you so much for dropping by!

If you have any comments, questions or suggestions, please don’t hesitate to contact me, your resident Filipina scientist, in the comments section below.
And remember, when in doubt, always use your (con)science!

Does Cold Weather Make Us Sick? | SHE-ensya Why Series

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Do you wear socks at night?

Do you avoid sleeping with wet hair?

Do you avoid cold drafts?

Do you do all these because you think the cold temperature can make us sick?

In this episode of the SHE-ensya Why Series, we look at the science behind the connection between cold weather or cold temperature and colds and flu. We discuss the primary causes for us getting sick, and the possible links these have with low temperatures. We also look at the other possibilities as to why we feel under the weather when the weather turns. And we look at the best ways to prevent us getting colds and flu!

So if you want to know if the coming cold weather is bad for you, please watch this video!

The SHE-ensya why series will dissect some of our most head scratching why questions, teasing out the scientific principles from historical records, conspiracy theories and mass media. 

Thank you so much for dropping by!

If you have any comments, questions or suggestions, please don’t hesitate to contact me, your resident Filipina scientist, in the comments section below.

And remember, when in doubt, always use your (con)science!

How Can Molecular Biology Help the Environment? Can Genetics Fight Global Warming? | SHE-ensya Specials

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I’m proud to share with you a video that talks about how molecular biology can help in the battle against climate change.

It’s a short lecture I prepared for a webinar hosted by the UPLB Cell Biology organization. And here, I got to talk about DNA barcoding and how it helps in the conservation of biodiversity. I also talk about how it helps in understanding the subtle differences across species that allow us to find unique adaptations to the environment. I get to talk about how we study the response of different organisms to the environment by looking at the different molecules inside them. And I also discuss the controversy behind genetic engineering and GMOs.

If you want to see how studying the DNA and the things that happen inside cells can help the environment, then please watch this video!

Thank you so much for dropping by!

If you have any comments, questions or suggestions, please don’t hesitate to contact me, your resident Filipina scientist, in the comments section below.

And remember, when in doubt, always use your (con)science!

What is SDG1 on Poverty? How Can STEM Help Fight Poverty? | SHE-ensya Lecture Series (Environment)

Hello Science Fans!

It’s time for a close-up of our Sustainable Development Goals — starting with SDG 1 on Poverty!

In this video, we look into what poverty really is. We look at its various (complex) aspects, and the different ways that SDG1 lays out plans to try and stop it! We get in touch with reality and see the status of existing actions, and most importantly, we check how STEM can help achieve this goal.

So, if you want to help reduce poverty in the world, I hope you can check out this video.

Learn more about the SDG’s here: https://sdgs.un.org/goals

Thank you so much for dropping by!

If you have any comments, questions or suggestions, please don’t hesitate to contact me, your resident Filipina scientist, in the comments section below.
And remember, when in doubt, always use your (con)science!

Are Essentials Oils Good For Us? | SHE-ensya Why Series

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Are essential oils essential to our lives?

In this episode of the SHE-ensya Why Series, we look at the science — at least, what little there is — on the use of essential oils. We discuss how its components are highly varied, and why this makes it inconsistent at best, and dangerous at worst. We discuss how it is used, and how the substances in it affect our bodies. And we look at why it has been very difficult to study scientifically.

So if you want to find out if you should be inhaling that peppermint sage oil, then please watch this video!

The SHE-ensya why series will dissect some of our most head scratching why questions, teasing out the scientific principles from historical records, conspiracy theories and mass media. 

Thank you so much for dropping by!

If you have any comments, questions or suggestions, please don’t hesitate to contact me, your resident Filipina scientist, in the comments section below.

And remember, when in doubt, always use your (con)science!

Why Should We Be Excited About Inspiration4? Should We Be Really Going to Space? | SHE-ensya’s Corner Episode 27

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The first all civilian crew has gone to space! And this has ignited the hopes of would space travelers that someday soon, we might all have an opportunity to step out of planet Earth.

But should we really be thinking about going to space right now?

In this video, we talk about the implications of Inspiration4. We look at some of the reasons why it is such an exciting achievement, and how it differs from other billionaire expeditions to space. But we also heed a little caution and examine the different reasons as to why we should — or shouldn’t — go to space just yet.

If you’ve ever dreamt of space exploration, then you’ll enjoy this video!

Thank you so much for dropping by!

If you have any comments, questions or suggestions, please don’t hesitate to contact me, your resident Filipina scientist, in the comments section below.
And remember, when in doubt, always use your (con)science!

What are the Sustainable Development Goals and How Do We Achieve Them? | SHE-ensya Lecture Series (Environment)

Hello Science Fans!

What are the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)? Why do need to achieve them? And how do we achieve them?

In this video, we dive once again in a discussion about how we meet the needs of the present without sacrificing the needs of the future (aka sustainability). Lucky for us, the United Nation’s have developed a set of goals to achieve this. So, we talk about the vision behind the SDGs, we look at how they can be implemented, and we also discuss what will happen if our countries fail to achieve them.

So, if you want to help make the world a better place, please watch (and share) this video!

Learn more about the SDG’s here: https://sdgs.un.org/goals
Read about the Addis Ababa Action Agenda here: https://www.un.org/esa/ffd/ffd3/wp-content/uploads/sites/2/2015/07/DESA-Briefing-Note-Addis-Action-Agenda.pdf

Thank you so much for dropping by!

If you have any comments, questions or suggestions, please don’t hesitate to contact me, your resident Filipina scientist, in the comments section below.
And remember, when in doubt, always use your (con)science!