Will Humans Ever Be Able to Hibernate?

  • Опубликовано: 16 мар 2017
  • Do you ever feel so tired that you want to sleep for a few months? Scientists are searching for ways to cause human hibernation.
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  • SciShow  science  Hank  Green  education  learn  Olivia Gordon  Will Humans Ever Be Able to Hibernate?  Hibernation  hydrogen sulfide  fat-tailed lemurs  rotten eggs  arctic ground squirrels  hiker  japanese  genetics  primates  oxygen  blood  mitochondria  astronauts  blood clots  muscle  bone  mice  lab mice  suspended animation  

Комментарии: 1 148

  • LORD Hydra
    LORD Hydra 6 дней назад

    Using sleep pills

  • Shaun Morgan
    Shaun Morgan 6 дней назад

    Another interesting looking topic I gotta skip cause it's this host :(

  • Domingo Salandanan
    Domingo Salandanan 8 дней назад

    human original works ha,,j.iesus abwtria

  • blackkittyfreak
    blackkittyfreak 10 дней назад

    The mitochondria is the powerhouse of the cell.

  • Kit Marcos
    Kit Marcos 17 дней назад

    "Will humans be able to hibernate?"
    Yeah, my roommate does it all the time.

  • Sufiyan Ismaeel
    Sufiyan Ismaeel 27 дней назад

    omg all of her body parts are moving at the same time😮🤔

  • LiveitUpLike IfLifesGreat
    LiveitUpLike IfLifesGreat 27 дней назад

    im just saying, dont start talking about science that sounds bogus that wouldnt be the best becuase it willl turn into hate in the end...

  • LiveitUpLike IfLifesGreat
    LiveitUpLike IfLifesGreat 27 дней назад

    this is the only video i may say is prolly bs...shenanigans...this cannot happen cause you train your bodies to function one way everyday while you breathe

  • 43rd Blue
    43rd Blue Месяц назад

    I've taken a prescription which literally makes me hibernate. It makes really hungry and I end up eating alot food before going to sleep then I end up sleeping for 13 hours.

  • hawk 797
    hawk 797 Месяц назад

    Humans can be hibernate for long period.But yet we have to work on it.

  • drz
    drz Месяц назад

    If they were put in LIKE a car crash…

  • Andy Frey
    Andy Frey Месяц назад


  • iwatchkittenvids45
    iwatchkittenvids45 2 месяца назад

    "But the artic ground squirrelllss?? Go all out. " 🤔

  • Mr. Midnight Terror
    Mr. Midnight Terror 5 месяцев назад

    WE DO NOT SHARE GENES WITH OTHER ANIMALS, I have proved that the evolution of a species turning into something completely different (Darwin) isn't possible over 37 times...

    • Mr. Midnight Terror
      Mr. Midnight Terror 5 месяцев назад


    • Mr. Midnight Terror
      Mr. Midnight Terror 5 месяцев назад

      SEE THE TRUTH!!!!!!!

  • Turtles Rock 215970
    Turtles Rock 215970 5 месяцев назад

    I do hibernate I went to sleep all day before like I would stay up to 12am to 5pm

  • Halil Zelenka
    Halil Zelenka 5 месяцев назад

    thank you for the useful and interesting information. It does seem intuitive that the information for entering a state of hibernation would be genetically encoded and would be conserved among different clades of mammals. Because we have so much genetic similarity to fat tailed lemurs, despite being so different in terms of phenotype, suggests that the difference in phenotype is determined largely by the way the genetic material is regulated. In a word: epigenetics. Genes are turned on or off depending on environmental stimuli. It's about hacking the genetic potential that is already there. Once we find out how to turn on the functions that are encoded in our genomes we truly could become more than human.

  • cc_macro
    cc_macro 5 месяцев назад

    its called a coma

  • Uğur Cengiz
    Uğur Cengiz 6 месяцев назад

    Sen nasıl bir şeysin öyle? Motor mu? İnek mi ? Arada kalmış

  • Firaro
    Firaro 7 месяцев назад

    what is a coma, alex?

  • RatFlinger1
    RatFlinger1 7 месяцев назад

    This presenter's nose ring looks like a drop of snot.

  • Christian Villarreal
    Christian Villarreal 7 месяцев назад

    wtf did I just see... I'd rather not.... Jesus

  • Tharkz
    Tharkz 7 месяцев назад

    Sounds like an awesome cure for obecity too. Put the person into hibernation prevents him from stuffing crap into his face, all while burning pure fat in stead of carbs :-P

  • Christopher Hereford
    Christopher Hereford 7 месяцев назад

    What about using hibernation more for people that don't need to worry about as many blood clots because of cybernetic replacements. You just replace several body parts with mechanical body parts that don't rely on biological necessities like blood, muscles, or bones.

  • Harry PAnnU !
    Harry PAnnU ! 7 месяцев назад

    is coma is short of hibernate ??

  • Timbrock1000
    Timbrock1000 7 месяцев назад

    $100,000 TO BE PUT INTO HYBERNATION FOR 30 DAYS.    Human hibernation would be a massive scientific, even medical breakthrough.  If it does become possible someday, they will need to find some "human guini pig" volunteers to experiment it on.  And of course, to entice people to subject themselves to a questionable experiment, they would need to be offered attractive compensation. 
      So, WHAT IF scientists do find a way someday?  Would YOU volunteer to be put into hibernation for a month if offered $100,000?   Me, I think I would.  The money would pay off just about everything, and I'd be part of a huge scientific breakthrough.

  • Tsar Nicholas
    Tsar Nicholas 8 месяцев назад

    humans can hibernate, its called coma

  • Tsar Nicholas
    Tsar Nicholas 8 месяцев назад

    this woman sounds llike shes giving the "for your information!" lecture, very anxty

  • Michael Lacostales
    Michael Lacostales 8 месяцев назад

    Don't you need a sus-an membrane to be able to hibernate?

  • Phil Smulian
    Phil Smulian 8 месяцев назад

    Olivia is getting better at this. I absorbed a fair amount of the content in one sitting, quite enjoyed the video. Maybe chill on the hand movement a little as it's a tiny bit distracting, otherwise good work. Also pace your speech a little - think James T Kirk, and how he makes mundane things intriguing with pacing and spacing :)

  • francis ayson
    francis ayson 8 месяцев назад

    humans should be able to hibernate. Our lifestyles just don't permit us to do so.

  • Supreet Nabha
    Supreet Nabha 8 месяцев назад

    did she say 'that lovely smell of rotten egg' ???

  • codevvv
    codevvv 8 месяцев назад

    hibernate your responsibilities away

    RAUL ABU 8 месяцев назад

    This year december in Peru , is going to be 4 hours in slow my body (crio temp products machine)

  • ihartevil
    ihartevil 8 месяцев назад

    i already do my own hibernation thing this is why i call myself a creature instead of human
    thx for this ha bisky vid (meows at you)

  • 2slikk mcmillianzz
    2slikk mcmillianzz 8 месяцев назад

    Bring back whats his name, her voice is screechy and reminds me of a pterodactyl.

  • John Wang
    John Wang 8 месяцев назад +1

    Hydrogen sulfide and it's analogs aren't the only triggers for hibernation being researched, there's also an opiate and a peptide being investigated plus simply reducing the core body temperature is a trigger.

  • Adam X
    Adam X 8 месяцев назад

    What causes muscle and bone density loss though? Would those processes also be slowed down by hibernating?

  • Freeman
    Freeman 8 месяцев назад

    What about aging? How is it affected?

  • intro_to_psych
    intro_to_psych 8 месяцев назад

    The lighting/coloring was off every so often when the camera was on her. Turned gray-ish. Just wanted you to know.

  • fadly A. Rahman
    fadly A. Rahman 8 месяцев назад

    There's a legend in my place about a hermit who meditate in remote cave for years. So long that he meditate, mold and limestone covered his body until he can no longer be distinguishable from a rock around him. As usual, a disciplined mind can achieve many unbelievable feat.

  • dfjshjkd
    dfjshjkd 8 месяцев назад

    relevant to my interests

  • TheReaverOfDarkness
    TheReaverOfDarkness 8 месяцев назад

    Come take a fantastic voyage with me on the SS Rotten Egg Smell.

  • CriticalMass 21
    CriticalMass 21 8 месяцев назад

    I think a monk's meditation IS hibernation.

  • elvis radu
    elvis radu 8 месяцев назад

    Damn,you are so hot

  • Thelltheman
    Thelltheman 8 месяцев назад

    How does the anime survive if the body temperature can be lover then freezing temperatur

  • Zhu Bajie
    Zhu Bajie 8 месяцев назад

    Isn't that estivate in the dry hot times?

  • killamjl01
    killamjl01 8 месяцев назад

    I need a transcript...(sigh)

  • David Hensel
    David Hensel 8 месяцев назад

    DNP causes the body to turn off carb use and turns on fat metabolism

  • snowdaysrule2
    snowdaysrule2 8 месяцев назад

    Ohh this was a good one! I liked how the video presented some super awesome [and totally random :)] facts like about the arctic ground squirrel, yet at the same time also discussed some real-life, ACTUAL benefits of hibernation for humans like being able to reduce car crash fatalities. New random facts to keep me entertained, and practical knowledge to give the video some definite purpose. Perfect!

  • Roland Lytle
    Roland Lytle 8 месяцев назад

    Olivia, you are the best!

  • Adriano Adinhovic
    Adriano Adinhovic 8 месяцев назад

    Whats the ladies name ????

  • NoBreakz
    NoBreakz 8 месяцев назад

    sounds like a coma

  • electriccerix
    electriccerix 8 месяцев назад

    4:51 - muscle loss in space may also be slowed down if we are in hibernation.

  • Armchair
    Armchair 8 месяцев назад

    Maybe we could solve the long term hibernation problems by not doing it,imo it would be a better idea to hibernate for 8 hours or so,than wake up,do a bit of exercise and stretching,than going back to hibernation.
    Sure it wouldnt be as effective and resurce saving like hibernating for months at a time,but it would still help a lot.

  • MedEighty
    MedEighty 8 месяцев назад

    I wouldn't mind going into suspended animation until the human race gets its act together and people like Donald Trump are gone.

  • fgregerfeaxcwfeffece
    fgregerfeaxcwfeffece 8 месяцев назад

    Not to forget that this could eventually also lead to beeing able to (re)grow additional limbs at will.
    "Woah, i would need like 3 extra arms for this hsit, ill be back in about 2 months."

  • Darren Bauer
    Darren Bauer 8 месяцев назад

    So if you eat a lot of eggs and seal yourself into a big glass tube, do you hibernate or put yourself to sleep another way?

  • Yesuhey
    Yesuhey 8 месяцев назад

    plz stop moving so much -______-

  • paul mryglod
    paul mryglod 8 месяцев назад +5

    good content, even when each sentence ends with an upward inflection.

  • John King
    John King 8 месяцев назад

    This girl is so hot she really needs a makeover

  • cayess
    cayess 8 месяцев назад

    I love how they felt it was necessary to define the function of the mitochondria...

  • BarbarianGod
    BarbarianGod 8 месяцев назад

    3:25 lab mouse or lab rat? It looks a lot more like a rat than a mouse to me

  • Julia Poynter
    Julia Poynter 8 месяцев назад

    I love her videos, why does everyone hate her?

  • Aggelos M
    Aggelos M 8 месяцев назад


  • k9wiREless
    k9wiREless 8 месяцев назад

    That hydrogen sulfilde bit, got me to thinking, as an emergence or concoction for deep water diving....could we add in the necessary dose to slow ones breathing

  • DeRien8
    DeRien8 8 месяцев назад

    stasis pods now equipped with purr machines to combat atrophy and clotting

  • Peyton DiGregory
    Peyton DiGregory 8 месяцев назад +16

    Why does she fucking bounce on every word.

  • jeffiek
    jeffiek 8 месяцев назад

    Now if only the researchers could find a way to stop my co-workers from hibernating 9-5 weekdays.

  • Eric Whitney
    Eric Whitney 8 месяцев назад

    Reminds me of therapeutic hypothermia used in critical care units. Slows oxygen consumption and can blunt end organ damage from shock.

  • jthomp1977
    jthomp1977 8 месяцев назад +13

    I love the show but cannot watch thus girl and her excessive hand talking. Be more like Hank or Mike please!

    • Aaron Rosenberg
      Aaron Rosenberg 8 месяцев назад +9

      Why don't _you_ be more like Hank, who just wouldn't care.

  • JonnyHypr
    JonnyHypr 8 месяцев назад

    every time I hear the beginning of this opening I expect it to go into the Offspring's "You'e Gonna Go Far Kid"

  • SunflowerBermuda
    SunflowerBermuda 8 месяцев назад

    isn't being in a coma something similar to hibernation?

  • rednight1kf
    rednight1kf 8 месяцев назад

    This sounds like how we get zombies.....

  • Ulysses
    Ulysses 8 месяцев назад

    Relax those hands sister

  • jobriq5
    jobriq5 8 месяцев назад +20

    I wish people would stop commenting on the host and comment about the topic of the video instead....

  • jobriq5
    jobriq5 8 месяцев назад +1

    How can the arctic squirrels temp drop below 0 and not kill them? At what point does their blood just freeze?

  • Egg_McMuffin
    Egg_McMuffin 8 месяцев назад

    Her hand movements annoy the shit out of me.

    • Aaron Rosenberg
      Aaron Rosenberg 8 месяцев назад

      Stop whining or stop watching. Find another cause.

  • Egg_McMuffin
    Egg_McMuffin 8 месяцев назад

    I have been hibernating for 5 years now. One day I woke up and was the laziest most inactive person alive.

  • Kaeli Duffy
    Kaeli Duffy 8 месяцев назад

    believe me lady I know what the mitochondria is

    • Arrow Pulford
      Arrow Pulford 8 месяцев назад

      isn't it... the POWERHOUSE of the cell!!!

  • Wilford Brimley
    Wilford Brimley 8 месяцев назад

    1:53 We share 97% of our DNA with other great apes like Chimpanzees and Gorillas. It is around 70 percent for gibbons, monkeys, and lemurs

  • Rachel Evans
    Rachel Evans 8 месяцев назад

    I wonder if i can get a hibernation treament while in line at the post office

  • Mrcrazytony97
    Mrcrazytony97 8 месяцев назад +49

    why does she end every sentence as of she was asking a question?

  • TG Ken Kaneki
    TG Ken Kaneki 8 месяцев назад

    isnt it kinda like a coma?

  • Ayame Haruka
    Ayame Haruka 8 месяцев назад

    I love the vid and the info, but your voice is stabbing my ears ;u;

    MANDRO 8 месяцев назад +19

    So fart gas can knock people out for hours?
    I might have sent some people into hibernation before...

  • PreposterousWorld
    PreposterousWorld 8 месяцев назад

    I got, I got the answer to "turn down for what?" Turn down the genes that process carbs. Obesity problems solved, that's what.

  • Walter White
    Walter White 8 месяцев назад

    Ketogenic Diet

  • Duranarts
    Duranarts 8 месяцев назад

    I still find her voice really irritating. Please don't hate me :/

  • Tarek Chamas
    Tarek Chamas 8 месяцев назад

    imagine sleeping while standing, must be annoying as hell

  • Tarek Chamas
    Tarek Chamas 8 месяцев назад

    pff i can do it every day

  • Leopard-King
    Leopard-King 8 месяцев назад

    Poison apple?

  • Robert Gaines
    Robert Gaines 8 месяцев назад

    Being forced to breath air containing a mix of hydrogen sulfide sounds very unpleasant.

  • David Tamplen
    David Tamplen 8 месяцев назад

    maybe mice should work out in West Texas. I've lost a few friends to h2s

  • George Smith
    George Smith 8 месяцев назад

    Wait, so if I fart on my pet mouse it will go to sleep?

  • George Smith
    George Smith 8 месяцев назад

    SciShow is losing some respect form me.
    97% of our genes are shared with a lemur?
    That is a ridiculous statement and VERY misleading.
    Like, we share 50% DNA with Bananas but that doesn't mean anything in THIS context, we are not going to turn into one or behave like one any time soon.
    Black and White people are MORE than 99% similar, but people will still kill about the fact that they are DIFFERENT.

  • Benjie Wolicki
    Benjie Wolicki 8 месяцев назад +1

    You seem to have a problem with terminology here. You refer to all extended periods of suspended activity as "hibernation". Hibernation refers specifically to this activity (or lack thereof) during the winter. The "Hiber" part of the word indicates winter. If this occurs during the summer, such as with the lemurs you talk about, it's called "estivation".

  • Arkile
    Arkile 8 месяцев назад

    very annoying voice

  • Bose-Einstein
    Bose-Einstein 8 месяцев назад

    0:41 Hyper-nation? Which nation? Why is it hyper?

  • Juani Carmona
    Juani Carmona 8 месяцев назад

    Screw all this complainant bitches, you're a good host Olivia