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

June 21, 2017

How Big Do You Think This Spacecraft Is? Guess Again...

International Space Station
International Space Station  
Most images of spacecraft are set in space, so it can be hard to guess their size. We did some digging and the answers might surprise you.

June 20, 2017

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

Michael Aranda
A screenshot of Michael Aranda  
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 19, 2017

How Do You Define A Disorder?

Brit Garner
A screenshot of Brit Garner  
The tremendous complexity of the human brain makes it difficult for psychologists to pin down exactly how and why things go wrong, so how do we define and diagnose disorders?

June 18, 2017

How "Flying Death" Has Saved Hundred Of Lives

Michael Aranda
A screenshot of Michael Aranda  
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 17, 2017

What Does Radiation Poisoning Do To Your Body?

Trace Dominguez
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We all know ionizing radiation can be deadly, but how exactly does it damage the body? What does it do on a molecular level?

Can You Be Allergic To Sunlight?

Stefan Chin
A screenshot of Stefan Chin  
For you, going outside might mean a sunburn if you're out there too long without enough sunscreen, but for some people, any sun exposure can lead to hives and rashes within minutes!

Could Life Have Survived In Mars's Ancient Lake?

Hank Green
A screenshot of Hank Green  
Samples from the Curiosity rover suggest that Mars had a potentially habitable lake in its past, and gravitational lensing has helped scientists weigh a star!

June 16, 2017

Are Modern Humans Really Older Than We Thought?

Hank Green
A screenshot of Hank Green 
Until recently, fossil evidence for modern humans has only gone back 200,000 years. A new discovery in Morocco and thermoluminescence dating may help extend that beyond 300,000 years.

Scientists Want To Insert Bionic Sperm Into Women's Vaginas

Trace Dominguez
A screenshot of Trace Dominguez  
Researchers are equipping sperm with tiny iron suits to turn them into cancer-fighting robots. Wait, what?

June 15, 2017

Why Don't You Notice Obvious Mistakes In Movies?

Brit Garner
A screenshot of Brit Garner  
Whether it's a car in the background of Braveheart or the inconsistent cliff in Jurassic Park, movies tend to have mistakes.

June 14, 2017

Your Microbiome And Your Brain

Olivia Gordon
A screenshot of Olivia Gordon  
We've talked about the trillions of microbes inside you before, but we're learning that these little creatures may have more influence than you thought!

Mimas: The Real-Life Death Star

Reid Remers
A screenshot of Reid Reimers 
One of Saturn's moons looks a lot like an infamous planet-destroying battle station from science fiction, but astronomers have some very real theories about the complex crater that gives Mimas its unique feature.

June 13, 2017

Can Hot Tubs Make You Sick?

Hank Green
A screenshot of Hank Green  
Soaking in a hot tub is a great way to relax your tired body, but it also comes with some microbial risks.

Why Is My Pee Green?

Hank Green
A screenshot of Hank Green 
How worried should you be when your urine isn't yellow, but instead it's green, red, or even black?

June 12, 2017

Why Do You Want To Squeeze Cute Things?

Hank Green
A screenshot of Hank Green  
The aggressive urges you might have when you see adorable things are probably related to the way you handle strong emotions.

What Would Happen In An Apocalypse... According To Science

Trace Dominguez
A screenshot of Trace Dominguez 
Most people think the apocalypse would bring violence, crime, and selfishness. But according to scientists, that's just not realistic.

3 Mind-Blowing Recent Dinosaur Discoveries

Three
Three  
From new insights into how we classify dinosaurs, to the structure of their feathers, to the timeline of their embryonic development, palaeontologists are still making cool discoveries all the time!

June 11, 2017

What Causes Runner's High?

Michael Aranda
A screenshot of Michael Aranda  
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.

This Famous Tongue Twister Is Actually About Dinosaurs

Trace Dominguez
A screenshot of Trace Dominguez  
"She sells seashells by the seashore" isn't the whole story.

June 10, 2017

The Mystery Of The Cleveland-Lloyd Dinosaur Death Trap

Hank Green
A screenshot of Hank Green 
Palaeontologists think they've solved part of the mystery of the Cleveland-Lloyd Dinosaur Quarry, a dense bed of Jurassic dinosaur fossils.

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