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

April 22, 2018

Why Do You Stick Out Your Tongue When You Concentrate?

Alien Purple Smiley
Alien Purple Smiley
(Photo credit: Pixabay)  
Have you ever done something that required a ton of concentration, like threading a needle, and noticed that sometimes your tongue pokes out involuntarily? It turns out this reflex could be a leftover from the evolution of human language!

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 18, 2018

Why Nutrition Studies Keep Contradicting Each Other

Olivia Gordon
Olivia Gordon 
It seems like nutrition studies contradict a lot, and it’s practically impossible to get a straight answer on whether a given food or supplement is good for you. But why?

Does Wine Really Need To 'Breathe'?

Wine
Wine
(Photo credit: Pixabay) 
Whether it's from a box or a bottle, letting your wine 'breathe' can actually make a difference in its taste.

April 16, 2018

Does Stretching Before Exercise Actually Help?

Michael Aranda
Michael Aranda 
It seems like a good idea to stretch before exercising, but does it actually prevent injuries, or improve your performance?

April 15, 2018

6 Diseases That Have Shaped Human History

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Six 
Infectious diseases have had some pretty major impacts on human history… and that’s putting it mildly.

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 11, 2018

Some Popular Surgeries Are Just Placebos, Here's Why They Still Exist

Trace Dominguez
Trace Dominguez 
Just like there are sugar pills — placebo surgeries can trick patients. Are doctors performing complicated and expensive surgeries for no reason?

April 10, 2018

How Worried Should You Be About Smart Home Security?

Olivia Gordon
Olivia Gordon 
As we hurtle through the development of the digital world, it's important to keep in mind the security implications of the technology we use.

April 9, 2018

Do You Have A Maximum Heart Rate?

Michael Aranda
Michael Aranda 
Does your heart rate have an upper limit and could you ever reach it?

6 Accidental Discoveries You've Probably Never Heard Of

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Six 
From insects to infections, and polymers to pacemakers, scientists have discovered some very cool things entirely by accident, thanks to some careful observation and curiosity.

April 6, 2018

Lemurs Are Into Networking, Too!

Lemurs
Lemurs
(Photo credit: Pixabay)  
New research says that even lemurs benefit from networking skills and some frogs are finally bouncing back from the Chytrid epidemic.

Is Passive-Aggressiveness A Personality Disorder?

Brit Garner
Brit Garner 
You might have a roommate who rolls their eyes a lot and leaves sassy sticky notes all over the place, but no matter how frustrating it is, it’s probably not a personality disorder.

April 5, 2018

Do Spicy Food Lovers Live Longer?

Olivia Gordon
Olivia Gordon 
Spicy food is delicious, but how does it affect our health?

Why Is It So Hard To Fix Traffic?

Traffic Jam
Traffic Jam
(Photo credit: Pixabay) 

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

Solving The Mystery Of Darwin's Lifelong Illness

Charles Darwin
Charles Darwin
(Photo credit: Wikipedia)  
Charles Darwin had a great mind, but a not-so great body. Scientists have spent years trying to uncover the mysteries of his poor health.

April 1, 2018

6 Animal Noses That Outsniff Dogs

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Six 
Dogs are humanity’s go-to friend when it comes to super sniffers, but here are 6 other creatures that give puppers a run for their money.

March 31, 2018

Where To Sit At A Conference Table For Your Next Meeting

Vanessa Van Edwards
Vanessa Van Edwards
(Photo credit: Facebook)  
You walk into a conference room and you are faced with a huge decision... What’s the best seat?

This Is The End Of The Silicon Chip, Here's What's Next

Trace Dominguez
Trace Dominguez  
Quantum mechanics could stop microchips from getting any smaller. What does that mean for the future of electronics?

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?

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