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

August 19, 2017

Why Is It So Hard To Build An ICBM?

ICBM
ICBM
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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 18, 2017

Ancient Humans & Neanderthals Had Sex; Here's How It Changed Us Forever

Trace Dominguez
A screenshot of Trace Dominguez 
We've known for a while that ancient humans got busy with Neanderthals, but how exactly did that Neanderthal DNA affect modern humans?

How Swearing Can Help With Pain

Brit Garner
A screenshot of Brit Garner 
If you've ever been chastised for erupting into profanity after stubbing your toe in the middle of the night, science has your back on this one.

August 17, 2017

Lab-Grown Mosquitoes Are Being Released By The Millions

Mosquito
Mosquito
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Mosquitoes kill more people annually than any other animal on earth. But several research companies are looking to tame this issue.

That Time Apollo 16 Astronauts Got The Farts

Reid Reimers
A screenshot of Reid Reimers 
Even with scientifically controlled diets, astronauts can't yet safely prevent gas in space. What gives them gas, and why are they still eating it?

August 15, 2017

Why Can't Dogs Eat Chocolate?

Dog
Dog
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It’s hard to say 'no' to puppy eyes, so here’s some information you can share with your pets next time you unwrap that chocolate bar.

August 14, 2017

Toxoplasmosis: How Parasites In Your Cat Can Infect Your Brain

Cat
Cat
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"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 11, 2017

Why I Still Have Hope For Coral Reefs (Kristen Marhaver)

Coral Reef
Coral Reef
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Corals in the Pacific Ocean have been dying at an alarming rate, particularly from bleaching brought on by increased water temperatures. But it's not too late to act, says TED Fellow Kristen Marhaver.

What Do Different Brainwaves Mean?

Brit Garner
A screenshot of Brit Garner 
The neurons in your brain don't just fire off randomly — they fire in various patterns called neural oscillations. But what do these different brainwaves mean?

August 9, 2017

You Smell With Your Body, Not Just Your Nose (Jennifer Pluznick)

Jennifer Pluznick
A screenshot of Jennifer Pluznick 
Do your kidneys have a sense of smell? Turns out, the same tiny scent detectors found in your nose are also found in some pretty unexpected places — like your muscles, kidneys and even your lungs. In this quick talk (filled with weird facts), physiologist Jennifer Pluznick explains why they're there and what they do.

August 8, 2017

3 Mars Mysteries We Really Should Have Solved By Now

Three
Three 
We’ve learned a lot about Mars over the years, but we keep uncovering new mysteries — important, fundamental aspects of The Red Planet that we just can’t explain.

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 6, 2017

Super Bacteria Has A New Enemy: The CRISPR Pill

Julian Huguet
A screenshot of Julian Huguet 
Scientists are developing a CRISPR pill that can fight superbugs. Can we modify bacteria's DNA to make it self destruct?

August 5, 2017

Why Do Some Farts Smell So Bad?

No Farting Allowed
No Farting Allowed
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Sometimes your farts stink, and sometimes they don't — and it's not because of methane.

August 4, 2017

Earth, Two Degrees Warmer

Earth
Earth
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A new report on climate change is pretty grim, but there is still a little hope.

August 3, 2017

Why Are We Attracted To People Who Look Like Us?

Brit Garner
A screenshot of Brit Garner 
It's always a little weird when a couple looks like they could be related, but Brit explains the science behind why it's not totally creepy! It involves percentages and kind of uncomfortable rating systems!

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 30, 2017

Yes, Sperm Counts Are Plummeting... And Scientists Are Worried

Sperm
Sperm
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According to a new study, sperm counts in men from western countries have dropped by over 59% in the last 40 years. Scientists are in disbelief.

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