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Showing posts with label Hank Green. Show all posts

August 21, 2017

Why Do We Talk To Ourselves?

Hank Green
A screenshot of Hank Green 
Do you mumble to yourself while looking for your keys, or pump yourself up in the morning with a bathroom mirror pep talk?

August 19, 2017

Why Is It So Hard To Build An ICBM?

ICBM
ICBM
(Photo credit: Pixabay)  
It shouldn't be any big surprise to find out, that a whole lot of hard work is placed into building ICBMs — a task that is not easily achieved by those who lack the knowledge.

August 14, 2017

Toxoplasmosis: How Parasites In Your Cat Can Infect Your Brain

Cat
Cat
(Photo credit: Pixabay) 
"Crazy cat lady" stereotypes or not, there could be some actual psychological risks from hanging around so many kitties… if just one of them is harboring the parasite Toxoplasma gondii.

August 13, 2017

Why Does Getting Kicked In The Groin Hurt So Much?

Hank Green
A screenshot of Hank Green 
Getting kicked anywhere hurts, but getting kicked in the groin really hurts for a few different reasons.

August 7, 2017

Why Are Celebrity Crushes So Intense?

Hank Green
A screenshot of Hank Green  
Your love for Rihanna or Tom Hardy may be unrequited, but that doesn't necessarily make it unhealthy.

August 4, 2017

Earth, Two Degrees Warmer

Earth
Earth
(Photo credit: Pixabay) 
A new report on climate change is pretty grim, but there is still a little hope.

August 1, 2017

Why Does Humidity Make It Feel Hotter?

Hank Green
A screenshot of Hank Green 
It turns out there's a scientific explanation behind the saying, "It's not the heat, it's the humidity!"

July 31, 2017

How Pictures Of Eyes Change The Way You Act

Eyes
Eyes
(Photo credit: Pixabay) 
At some point, you may have noticed a poster or photo with eyes on it hanging somewhere public. What you probably didn't notice is the effect that picture has on your brain.

July 28, 2017

More Clues To The Oldest Fossils Ever

Hank Green
A screenshot of Hank Green 
New evidence suggests some fossils as the oldest known sign of life on Earth, and scientists may have a way to speed up the process of carbon neutralization in the ocean!

July 24, 2017

What Makes A Meme Go Viral?

Hank Green
A screenshot of Hank Green 
Lots of funny and iconic memes arrive suddenly and overwhelmingly in our internet life, but what's the science behind why those memes go viral?

July 21, 2017

Why Solar Eclipses Are Awesome

Solar Eclipse
Solar Eclipse
(Photo credit: Pixabay)  
On August 21, 2017, the United States will experience its first total solar eclipse since 1979! If you're in the right place at the right time, you're in for a spectacular show!

July 17, 2017

The Unexpected Benefits (And Risks) Of Nostalgia

Hank Green
A screenshot of Hank Green 
Psychologists consider nostalgia a complex emotion and it may have both benefits and risks.

July 14, 2017

4 Buildings Too Awesome To Be Real (For Now)

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Humans take up a lot of space, but engineers are already coming up with some amazing solutions for the future.

July 12, 2017

Can Plants Get Sunburned?

Plants
Plants
(Photo credit: Pixabay)  
Plants need sunlight to live, but they also need to block the sun's more harmful rays.

July 11, 2017

Do Any Stars Not Have Planets?

Hank Green
A screenshot of Hank Green  
Astronomers have used a few different methods to detect exoplanets, and improved telescopes are increasing the rate of discovery.

3 Ways Your Sun Protection Can Backfire

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Three  
People have a lot of ideas about how they can protect themselves from the sun’s ultraviolet radiation, but many of those ideas just don’t hold up, and some make things worse!

July 3, 2017

Why Do Your Eyes Get Red In The Pool?

Hank Green
A screenshot of Hank Green 
It's not just chlorine that irritates your eyes in a pool. It's actually something a lot more disgusting.

July 1, 2017

What Did Dinosaurs Really Sound Like?

Dinosaur
Dinosaur
(Photo credit: Pixabay)  
You probably remember the Tyrannosaurus Rex's iconic roar from Jurassic Park, but it turns out that dinosaurs actually didn't sound that ferocious.

June 30, 2017

What We've Learned From The Dawn Mission So Far

Hank Green
A screenshot of Hank Green  
The Dawn spacecraft has been exploring the two largest objects in the asteroid belt since 2007, and here's what we've learned so far!

June 29, 2017

Wallace, Darwin's Forgotten Frenemy

Alfred Russel Wallace
Alfred Russel Wallace
(Photo credit: Wikipedia)  
Everyone knows the name Charles Darwin, but his lesser known frenemy, Alfred Russel Wallace, was developing a lot of the same ideas around the same time.

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