Why You Should Swear More!

Swearing is considered taboo in most cultures, and the words that are frowned upon vary by time and location. Why are certain words considered bad? Laci discusses the history of swear words, and why cursing from time to time can be a good thing! Read More: ‘Like Little Language Vacuum Cleaners,’ Kids Suck Up Swear …

What’s Wrong With People That Don’t Like Music?

We all love music…right? Is it possible for someone to listen to music and have no emotional response? Anthony reports on how close to 5% of the population simply do not like listening to music. Read More: Dissociation between Musical and Monetary Reward Responses in Specific Musical Anhedonia “Music has been present in all human …

Is the Internet Changing Our Memory?

Many of us spend hours a day on the Internet, and whenever we have a question, it’s easy to go to Google to quickly look up information. Is this changing the way our memory works? Anthony is here to explain how living in a world of constant information is affecting us. Check out the video …

How Exactly Do Our Brains Recognize Faces?

The human brain has an incredible capacity to recognize and remember faces. But how exactly does facial recognition work? Can You Trust Your Memory? ►►►► Sign Up For The TestTube Newsletter Here ►►►► Read More: Precisely Targeted Electrical Brain Stimulation Alters Perception of Faces, Scientists Find “In a painless clinical procedure performed on a patient …

You’re Not Bad At Math, You’re Just Lazy

DNews Audience Survey Everyone’s heard someone say that they’re “just not a math person.” But don’t believe them… it’s a lie! These people are just lazy and science proves it! Trace Dominguez explains. Read More: The Myth of ‘I’m Bad at Math’ “‘I’m just not a math person.’ We hear it all the time. And …

Pretty People Are Easily Forgotten

New studies are showing that the more symmetrical your face is, the less likely you’ll recognize that person if you see them again. More plainly, the more attractive a face is, the less likely you’ll remember it. Trace explains how the human brain gets bored with symmetry, and how it loves to seek out and …

Do We Have Left or Right Brain Personalities?

Is it true that some people are more ‘right brained’ or ‘left brained?’ Certainly some people are more creative and free-thinking, while others are more logic oriented. But is this really a result of one side of the brain being more dominant than the other? Read More: An Evaluation of the Left-Brain vs. Right-Brain Hypothesis …

How Geneticists Are Recreating Extinct Smells

What did ancient plants smell like? Scientists are working on a way to find out using genetically modified yeast. What Does Space Smell Like? – Sign Up For The Seeker Newsletter Here – Thanks to our sponsor Kay Jewelers for supporting DNews! – Read More: Fungus Used to Brew Up New Fragrances “Bioengineers at Ginkgo …

What’s It Like To Have Bipolar Disorder?

How do people cope living with bipolar disorder? How Creativity and Mental Illness Are Linked ►►►► Sign Up For The TestTube Newsletter Here ►►►► Read More: Bipolar disorder: New MRI imaging provides new picture, new insight “Using a different type of MRI imaging, researchers have discovered previously unrecognized differences in the brains of patients with …