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Showing posts with label Hank Green. Show all posts

April 19, 2018

3 Times Scientists Did Weird Experiments With Rubber Ducks

Three
Three 
Rubber ducks aren’t just good for some bath time fun, they’ve also helped scientists learn about the world!

April 14, 2018

These 'Fossilised Brains' Might Not Be Brains At All

Hank Green
Hank Green  
A new study calls the claims of fossilised brains into question, and another finds ichthyosaurs might have been bigger than our current champions, the blue whales.

April 6, 2018

Lemurs Are Into Networking, Too!

Lemurs
Lemurs
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New research says that even lemurs benefit from networking skills and some frogs are finally bouncing back from the Chytrid epidemic.

April 5, 2018

Why Is It So Hard To Fix Traffic?

Traffic Jam
Traffic Jam
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Fixing traffic seems easy — just add more roads, right? Turns out that this is a problem studied by physicists and psychologists alike, with no easy answers.

April 2, 2018

The Complex Bond Between Hoarders And Their Stuff

Hank Green
Hank Green 
We all struggle with clutter, but something quite distinct might be happening in the brains of those who have the hoarding disorder.

March 31, 2018

Why Do You Get Hangry?

Hank Green
Hank Green 
Hanger is the grumpiness you feel when you are hungry. We've all been there, but what's the science behind it?

March 27, 2018

March 26, 2018

Why Stimulants Help ADHD

Hank Green
Hank Green  
It seems like stimulants and hyperactivity shouldn't mix, so why are they so often prescribed to treat ADHD?

March 20, 2018

How Doctors Accidentally Discovered Psychiatric Drugs

Hank Green
Hank Green  
The brain is incredibly complex and things just go wrong sometimes, but scientists have managed to create effective medications... with the help of a few happy accidents.

March 8, 2018

Why Frogs Sometimes Fall From The Sky

Frog
Frog
(Photo credit: Pixabay)  
It doesn't seem possible, but animal rain is definitely real, and there is an actual scientific explanation for it... probably.

March 5, 2018

How Your Baby Changes Your Brain

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Baby
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You might feel overwhelmed, and have no idea what you're doing when you first have a baby, but evolution has prepared you to take care of your kids.

March 3, 2018

We Just Found Out Fat Cells Can Move!

Hank Green
Hank Green 
Fat cells don't often receive praise in everyday life, but they probably deserve more credit, as they might be healing our wounds.

February 27, 2018

What Are Eyeballs Made Of?

Eyeball
Eyeball
(Photo credit: Pixabay)  
Eyeballs are unique organs, providing many animals with the ability to interpret the light waves in the world around them, but what are these squishy parts made of?

How Ancient Viruses Might Have Changed Our Brains

Hank Green
Hank Green 
Recent discoveries about the Arc protein have shown that its function and origin may be even more complicated than scientists originally thought.

February 25, 2018

6 'Undetectable' Poisons (And How To Detect Them)

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Six  
Poisoning has always been a popular method of getting rid of one’s enemies, but is there actually a “perfect” poison capable of being completely undetectable?

February 24, 2018

A Blood Test For Brain Damage

Hank Green
Hank Green 
This week the FDA approves the first ever blood test for diagnosing concussions, and a group of scientists develop a neural network that could save you a trip to the eye doctor.

February 20, 2018

Does Psychotherapy Work?

Hank Green
Hank Green  
You might’ve heard people talking about how awesome psychotherapy can be, but is it actually effective?

February 18, 2018

Why Does Salt Make Food Taste Better?

Salt Shaker
Salt Shaker  
Salt doesn’t just make things salty! It has a lot of different effects on how we perceive flavours!

February 17, 2018

These Ant Paramedics Save Their Injured Comrades

Hank Green
Hank Green  
A species of ant has been discovered to rescue and tend to the battle wounds of other ants injured while hunting, and scientists think that this is the first time this behaviour has ever been observed in insects.

February 15, 2018

Why Echidnas Are Evolutionary Misfits

Echidna
Echidna
(Photo credit: Pixabay)  
It’s pretty well known that Australia is home to some strange animals, but echidnas are especially weird evolutionary misfits.

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