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Showing posts with label Science. Show all posts

December 11, 2017

Is Happiness Actually Contagious?

Smiley Face
Smiley Face
(Photo credit: Pixabay) 
Happiness seems like it can spread like the flu. But what does science have to say about that?

December 10, 2017

How Do You Weigh Things In Space?

Michael Aranda
A screenshot of Michael Aranda 
Astronauts need to know their mass while in orbit, but a normal scale would be free-falling around the Earth with them. So how do they measure their mass without gravity?

December 8, 2017

Zombie Cells Are Hiding In Your Body, Could Killing Them Stop Aging?

Julian Huguet
A screenshot of Julian Huguet  
After killing senescent “zombie” cells in mice, researchers were able to extend the mice’s lives by 25%. But what are these hidden cells?

Do Psychologists Still Use Maslow's Hierarchy Of Needs?

Brit Garner
A screenshot of Brit Garner  
You've probably seen the pyramidal diagram of Maslow’s hierarchy of needs.

December 6, 2017

15 Surprising Daily Do's And Don'ts To Avoid Bad Breath

Fifteen
Fifteen 
Dental hygiene is important, but brushing your teeth twice a day and chewing gum may not be enough.

Why Don't Fire Hydrants Freeze And Explode?

Fire Hydrant
Fire Hydrant
(Photo credit: Pixabay)  
Pipes can freeze in the winter, but you never hear about fire hydrants freezing.

December 3, 2017

Why Can't You Donate Platelets After Taking Aspirin?

Hank Green
A screenshot of Hank Green  
Curious why you can't donate platelets after taking aspirin? Wonder no more!

We're Hardwired To Be Jealous, But Why?

Julian Huguet
A screenshot of Julian Huguet  
After studying monkeys in the lab, scientists found humans aren’t the only species to experience jealousy.

December 1, 2017

How Ancient Pollen Can Predict The Future

Olivia Gordon
A screenshot of Olivia Gordon  
We don't need a time machine to learn from the past (but let us know if you find one)!

Why You Can't Win An Internet Argument

Brit Garner
A screenshot of Brit Garner  
One of the internet's favourite pastimes is arguing, but very few of those arguments ever actually go anywhere. It can be frustrating to watch, but scientists have some ideas on why things play out the way they do.

November 29, 2017

Why Can't You Bring Mercury Thermometers On Planes?

Thermometer
Thermometer
(Photo credit: Pixabay)  
Mercury thermometers are handy and useful, but they could be extremely dangerous to bring on planes.

November 28, 2017

Dyslexia: When Your Brain Makes Reading Tricky

Hank Green
A screenshot of Hank Green  
While many researchers are focusing on finding a difference in brains of people with dyslexia, some new research suggests it might not just be in their brains, but in their eyes.

November 27, 2017

The Bone Wars: A Feud That Rocked U.S. Palaeontology

Stefan Chin
A screenshot of Stefan Chin  
The Bone Wars resulted in the description of some of the most famous dinosaurs we know of today, but not without some pretty big mistakes.

Do You Have ADHD Or Are You Just Tired?

Trace Dominguez
A screenshot of Trace Dominguez  
A new study suggests that ADHD might actually be a sleep disorder — a suggestion that, if true, could revolutionise the way we treat it.

November 25, 2017

Will The Moon Ever Leave The Earth's Orbit?

Moon
Moon
(Photo credit: Pixabay)  
Every year the moon’s orbit gets a little bigger and it moves just a little farther away.

How Your Brain Falls In Love (Dawn Maslar)

Dawn Maslar
A screenshot of Dawn Maslar  
For centuries poets and philosophers have speculated what causes two people to fall in love.

Editing Genes Inside The Human Body

Hank Green
A screenshot of Hank Green 
Hank Green, the host of the SciShow talks about gene therapy trials.

The Surprisingly Charming Science Of Your Gut (Giulia Enders)

Giulia Enders
A screenshot of Guilia Enders  
Ever wonder how we poop?

November 24, 2017

The Real Philosopher's Stone: Turning Lead Into Gold

Michael Aranda
A screenshot of Michael Aranda  
With scientists’ efforts and their creativity, we finally found “the real philosopher’s stone.” That's right, we can now turn lead into gold... a little bit.

November 22, 2017

Could We Build Weather-Controlling Satellites?

Caitlin Hofmeister
A screenshot of Caitlin Hofmeister 
In some science fiction movies, satellites control the weather in disastrous, but effective ways.

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