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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.

July 28, 2017

Does Your Dog Respond Better When You Use A Baby Voice?

Dog
Dog
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Most people make their voices higher pitched when talking to their pets. But does this Pet-Directed Speech have any influence on animals?

July 21, 2017

Volcanic Whispers Are Helping Scientists Predict Eruptions

Volcano In Costa Rica
Volcano In Costa Rica
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Scientists are using seismic noise interferometry to predict volcanic eruptions. Can these "volcanic whispers" help prevent future ruin?

July 11, 2017

A Tenth Planet Could Be Warping Our Outer Solar System

Amy Shira Teitel
A screenshot of Amy Shira Teitel  
Scientists have just found warping in the Kuiper Belt that suggests there might be a tenth planet.

July 1, 2017

Another Universe May Have Bumped Into Ours And We Might Have Proof

Trace Dominguez
A screenshot of Trace Dominguez  
The Cold Spot in the cosmic microwave background radiation has led astronomers to speculate the possibility of parallel universes.

June 24, 2017

Over 200 Bizarre, New Crystals Were Accidentally Created By Humans

Trace Dominguez
A screenshot of Trace Dominguez  
These new, manmade minerals could be evidence for the argument that we are living in the Anthropocene.

June 17, 2017

What Does Radiation Poisoning Do To Your Body?

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

June 16, 2017

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 1, 2017

NASA Is Going To The Sun! But How... And Why?

Julian Huguet
A screenshot of Julian Huguet 
In 2018, NASA will launch a solar probe that will travel closer to the sun than any spacecraft before.

May 27, 2017

How Your Brain Helps You Lie To Yourself

Trace Dominguez
A screenshot of Trace Dominguez  
A new study aims to find out why and how we avoid information we don't want to hear — and how we can stop doing it.

May 20, 2017

Storing The Sun's Energy In Liquid Could Change Solar Forever

Julian Huguet
A screenshot of Julian Huguet 
Researchers have just found two new ways to make solar power more efficient. Could this solve our energy crisis?

May 18, 2017

Ants Are Growing Food And They're Better At It Than We Are

Ants On A Leaf
Ants on a leaf
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Believe it or not, ants started farming way before we did. How do they do it?

April 26, 2017

Hackers Can Now Break Into Your Phone Using Music

Dr. Sapna Parikh
A screenshot of Dr. Sapna Parikh 
New research shows sound waves can manipulate the accelerometer in your phone; what implications does this have for data security?

April 18, 2017

It's Possible To Hack NASA Satellites... But Then What?

Amy Shira Teitel
A screenshot of Amy Shira Teitel  
Satellites are just computer-controlled machines in space, and they can be hacked, but is that always a bad thing?

April 17, 2017

How Close Are We To Space Tourism?

Matt Morales
A screenshot of Matt Morales  
Going to space on vacation might be a reality sooner than you think. But the question is, can you afford it?

April 6, 2017

The World's Deadliest Venom Could Save Your Life

Trace Dominguez
A screenshot of Trace Dominguez  
Some animals produce venom that is lethal to both their prey and to humans, but scientists are finding ways to use these compounds as medicine.

April 5, 2017

Neural Lace Promises To Connect Our Brains To The Internet

Trace Dominguez
A screenshot of Trace Dominguez  
Elon Musk is funding research towards "neural lace," a brain computer interface technology that could allow our brains to compete with AI.

March 22, 2017

Getting A DNA Test Could Keep You From Your Dream Job

Dr. Crystal Dilworth
A screenshot of Dr. Crystal Dilworth 
Genetic traits are already being used as selection criteria for some jobs, but do we really want DNA test results on our resumes?

The Crazy Way Scientists Launch Rockets From Balloons

Amy Shira Teitel
A screenshot of Amy Shira Teitel  
Large chemical rockets are needed to launch payloads into space from the ground, but could rockoons, rocket balloons, be a more efficient alternative?

March 20, 2017

Poop Can Teach You A Lot, But You Have To Look At It

Amy Shira Teitel
A screenshot of Amy Shira Teitel  
When it comes to health, what comes out of you is just as important as what you put in. What does your poo say about you?

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