Showing posts with label Science. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Science. Show all posts

January 21, 2017

Cities Are Forcing Animals To Evolve Faster Than Normal

Trace Dominguez
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Scientists found that evolution takes at least a million years, but that's without human intervention.

January 20, 2017

The Psychology Of Emojis

Emojis
Emojis
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A group of British and Australian cyberpsychologists argues that emojis deserve way more research attention than they’re getting — and scientists have discovered how to create on-demand killer mice!

Why Does Food Taste Better When You're Drunk?

Jules Suzdaltsev
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Ever find yourself binge-eating after a night out?

Robots Can Now Sense Your Emotions Via Radio Waves

Amy Shira Teitel
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Scientists have developed a machine that can read your emotions — even when your facial expression remains constant. How does it work?

January 19, 2017

January 18, 2017

Why Do I Have Varicose Veins?

Michael Aranda
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Usually, the 160,000 kilometers of blood vessels in your body work incredibly smoothly. However, the forces of age, weight gain, and gravity can conspire to cause lumpy varicose veins.

The Actual Impact Of The Placebo Effect On Science

Julian Huguet
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We know the placebo effect works, but researchers are starting to figure out exactly why and how doctors could use it to treat patients.

January 16, 2017

January 15, 2017

Could Space Travel Make You Go Blind?

Julian Huguet
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Astronauts who return from long trips in space often return with vision loss, and now researchers think they know why.

How Does Bug Soup Become A Butterfly?

Olivia Gordon
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A caterpillar hatches from an egg, makes a cocoon, and emerges a fully-grown, beautiful butterfly. But, during its time in the cocoon, the caterpillar melts its body into bug goo... then even weirder stuff happens.

January 14, 2017

Developing A New Malaria Vaccine!

Hank Green
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We've learned a bit about how hummingbirds see motion in an unexpected way, and scientists are working on a potential new malaria vaccine by genetically manipulating the parasite that causes it!

What Happens When Galaxies Die?

Trace Dominguez
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About half of the galaxies in our universe are dead, but how exactly did that happen?

January 13, 2017

The Real Reason People Stutter

Jules Suzdaltsev
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Until recently, the cause of this speech disorder was largely unknown.

How Silly String Saves Lives

Michael Aranda
A screenshot of Michael Aranda 
Silly String. It’s awesome for pranks or party shenanigans, but this foam could also save your life someday.

What Makes Hair Curly?

Trace Dominguez
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Ever wonder why some hair is curly, or why it gets tangled and frizzy? 

January 11, 2017

Our Moon Might Be Made Up Of Many Smaller Moons

Julian Huguet
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Scientists have long agreed on a theory of how the moon was formed, but this study is stirring up a debate.

Should I Be Afraid Of BPA?

Michael Aranda
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BPA has had some bad press, and now we’re all wondering: Is BPA bad for us?

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