Showing posts with label Trace Dominguez. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Trace Dominguez. Show all posts

March 24, 2017

When A Satellite Goes Missing, What Can We Do?

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Space is big and easy to get lost in. When we lose contact with spacecraft, scientists have some complicated methods to find them again.

March 17, 2017

This Giant Neuron Could Explain Where Consciousness Comes From

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After uncovering three giant neurons, scientists could be one step closer to pinpointing where consciousness lives in the brain.

March 16, 2017

We Could Back Up The Internet On A Gram Of DNA

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Nature's code for life is stored in DNA, but what if we could code anything we wanted into DNA?

March 13, 2017

Ocean Volcanoes May Hold Clues To Alien Life

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Scientists think studying 'extremophiles' in toxic hydrothermal vents could teach us about potential extraterrestrial life.

March 8, 2017

Earth's Magnetic Field Is Going To Flip, Here's How We Know

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Scientists are using clues from ancient artifacts to help them predict the future of the magnetic field.

March 3, 2017

Pluto Could Be Made A Planet Again, Along With 102 Other Celestial Bodies

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This proposed new definition of "planets" would bring back Pluto, but would also reclassify over a hundred other celestial bodies — including our moon!

March 2, 2017

We Got Our DNA Tested, Here's How It Actually Works

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Trace and Amy get their DNA test results, and they talk to an expert about how scientists actually get genetic information out of DNA.

February 15, 2017

The Evolutionary Advantage Of Swallowing Food Whole

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Many animals, like snakes for instance, swallow their food in one big gulp, but is that better than chewing?

February 14, 2017

Science Finally Says We Should Never Work 40 Hours A Week

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Researchers have found that working long hours could be putting your mental and physical health at serious risk.

February 11, 2017

Could The Psychedelic Drug Ayahuasca Cure Depression?

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Though studies are limited, what we do know about ayahuasca seems to suggest the hallucinogen can help those struggling with mental illness.

February 10, 2017

Could Far-Right Leader Marine Le Pen Be France's Next President?

Marine Le Pen
Marine Le Pen
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Marine Le Pen is a major contender in the upcoming French presidential elections.

Could This New Method Store Summer Heat For Winter?

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The sun provides us with a ton of energy and researchers may have finally figured out how to store it using big drills, simple chemical reactions, and salt.

February 7, 2017

February 6, 2017

If Enough People Stomp At Once, Can It Cause An Earthquake?

Trace Dominguez And Emily Calandrelli
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Sporting events gather a lot of people into one place, and they can get pretty rowdy.

January 30, 2017

This Genetically Modified Salmonella Destroys Brain Cancer

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Scientists are trying to use modified salmonella, a bacteria that typically causes food poisoning, to treat a deadly form of brain cancer.

January 29, 2017

Arctic Reindeer Herders Surviving On The Edge Of The Earth

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These arctic herders rely on their reindeer population for life, one that's now being threatened by climate change.

January 27, 2017

The Abortion Rate Is At An All-Time Low, Why?

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The U.S. legal abortion rate is at an all-time low, and researchers think they have scientifically proven methods to keep it that way.

January 26, 2017

January 25, 2017

Eating Hot Peppers Will Extend Your Life

Hot Peppers
Hot Peppers
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A new study found that people who eat spicy food might live longer.

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