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July 25, 2017

Why Do We Have Earwax?

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No Judging: At one point you've probably put a finger in your ear and dug out some rather unsightly ear wax, but why does your body produce this yellowy substance in the first place?

July 18, 2017

Why Are Belly Flops So Painful?

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You botched your forward double somersault and biffed it hard on the water.

July 16, 2017

Viroids: Possibly The Smallest Pathogens On Earth

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Potato spindle tuber disease wasn't a life-or-death situation, but it led to the discovery of viroids: infectious, replicating bits of RNA.

July 4, 2017

White Sand Beaches: You're Sunbathing On Fish Poop

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Find out how parrotfish, zooxanthellae, calcium carbonate (aragonite), and poop combine to make the white sandy beach sunbathers love.

June 20, 2017

The Man Who Tried To Give Himself An Ulcer... For Science

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In 1984, Dr. Barry Marshall had a theory about ulcers that he couldn't convince the science community of. So, he took matters into his own hands... or stomach, and infected himself with a potentially deadly bacterium.

June 18, 2017

How "Flying Death" Has Saved Hundred Of Lives

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Curare, known as "flying death," was used for centuries to make poisoned arrows. Scientists discovered how to use it to create life saving medical treatments that we still use today.

June 11, 2017

What Causes Runner's High?

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After a good distance of running, you might have felt a sensation of happiness. That is the runner's high and some chemicals in your body cause it.

May 30, 2017

Why Do Dogs Tilt Their Heads?

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Dog
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There's no question that a dog titling its head is one of the cutest things possible, but why do they do it?

May 26, 2017

Does Anti-Aging Cream Work?

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You can't open up a magazine without seeing someone with impossibly smooth skin selling some sort of "anti-aging" cream, but could some of these products actually work?

May 18, 2017

5D, Holograms, & DNA: Amazing Hard Drives Of The Future

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Today's data storage solutions have an expiration date. What's on the horizon to replace them?

April 25, 2017

Why Can't You Use Your Phone On A Plane?

Michael Aranda
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Whether you've got the latest iPhone or the same flip phone you've had since 2002, you're still asked to turn off your device before take off. Why is that?

April 19, 2017

The Data Explosion: The History Of The Internet, Part 3

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Nearly twenty years after the dot-com bubble burst, the internet is an essential piece of the modern world, with the public side mostly commanded by a few powerful companies.

Why Can't You Tickle Yourself?

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You might be susceptible to “tickle attacks,” but have you ever wondered why you can’t tickle yourself?

April 13, 2017

8 Useful Technologies Inspired By Nature

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Eight 
We're pretty good at inventing things, but stealing from nature is a great way to solve some problems!

April 11, 2017

Can Danger Give You Super Strength?

Michael Aranda
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Have you ever heard that you become more powerful in life-or-death situations?

April 7, 2017

How Michael Faraday Changed The World With A Magnet (Great Minds)

Michael Faraday
Michael Faraday
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From a blacksmith's son, to one of the most repeated names in physics textbooks, Michael Faraday epitomized the spirit of scientific exploration.

April 5, 2017

How Do You Get Rid Of A Canker Sore?

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Do you suffer from canker sores? These little white balls of blinding pain can be annoying, but there is hope.

March 30, 2017

What Makes A Species A Species?

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Sorting organisms into categories seems pretty simple at first, but look a little closer and things get weird.

March 2, 2017

Why Did The FDA Ban Antibacterial Soap?

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Are you a bit of a germaphobe? Maybe think twice about using antibacterial soap.

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