Are Viruses Alive?

Are viruses life forms or not? Scientists have been fighting about it for years, and Anthony has more on the latest wrinkle in this seemingly simple yet age-old debate. Read More: “New Study Shows Viruses Can Have Immune Systems” “A study published today in the journal Nature reports that a viral predator of the cholera …

Total Silence Drives You Crazy

Silence is golden, but can also drive you crazy! Chances are you’ve never experienced absolute quiet, but those who have report hallucinations and feelings of insanity. Laci Green tells us why and how this can happen. Read More: “The Trouble With Background Noise” “Everyday background noise, whether it is a neighbor’s television or passing aircraft, …

Doodling Helps You in School?

Classroom sketchers and scribblers rejoice: doodling can improve your recall! In this DNews video, Laci looks at a new study that gives hope to everyday artistes. Read More: “What Does Doodling do?” “Doodling is a way of passing the time when bored by a lecture or telephone call. Does it improve or hinder attention to …

3 Real Life Superhero Powers

Superhero powers aren’t just for comic book characters. Thanks to new tech, they’re for everyone! Wanna go for a quick flight? Done. What about super human strength? Check. Anthony, Laci, and Trace join forces to show how you can actually get super powers. Read More: “10 Superhero Traits Tech Will Bestow” “Superheroes have captured our …

Can We Build A Real Jurassic Park?

It’s the question on all our minds: WHEN IS JURASSIC PARK HAPPENING?! With all this talk of cloning extinct species and the upcoming twentieth anniversary of Jurassic Park the movie, Anthony takes a look at one man’s plan to actually build a real life Jurassic Park… sort of. Read More: “Billionaire Plans Park of Giant …

Why Can’t We Remember Being Babies?

Why can’t we recall being born? It was kind of a big day, so you’d think we’d remember. Anthony looks at how the inner workings of a baby’s brain differs from that of a full grown adult. Read More: When Do Babies Become Conscious? “For everyone who’s looked into an infant’s sparkling eyes and wondered …

Is Tanning Ever a Good Thing?

Summer is nearly here– and that means more time in the sun! We’ve been warned about the dangers of sun exposure before. But Laci wonders, is getting that bronzed bikini bod ever actually good for your health? Read More: “Is a Tan Ever a Good Thing?” “There is a pervasive belief in our culture that …

3D Print Your Own Invisibility Cloak

Harry Potter has an invisibility cloak, so when will we? Well, sooner than you might think. Anthony looks at the many ways scientists are trying to help you disappear. Read More: Do-It-Yourself Invisibility with 3-D Printing “Seven years ago, Duke University engineers demonstrated the first working invisibility cloak in complex laboratory experiments.” Invisibility Cloak Findings …

Can Money Really Buy Happiness?

“Can’t Buy Me Love,” but what about happiness? Is there an ideal amount of money that a person can earn to live a perfectly satisfying life? Turns out yes. Anthony shows us what a satisfying life really costs. Read More: Money can’t buy you happiness, but it can put it on lay-by “The fact that …

Is It Bad To Chew Ice?

Have you ever drank a glass of water, and decided that you wanted to chew on the ice in the bottom of the cup? Is this bad for your teeth? Trace is here to discuss. Read More: Why does anemia make people want to crunch on ice? “Iron-deficiency anemia, which affects about 7 percent of …