Is It Possible For Evolution To Reverse?

Evolution changes lifeforms so they acquire more desirable traits, but does this slow process ever reverse? Get 15% off s domain names and web hosting when you use coupon code DNEWS at checkout! Read More: The Wrists of Birds Reveal Evolution Undoing Itself “Contrary to earlier claims, a new study shows that evolution may be …

What Killed Off The Neanderthals?

Who were the neanderthals, and what caused them to disappear? Read More: Neanderthals: Facts About Our Extinct Human Relatives “Neanderthals (or Neandertals) are our closest extinct human relatives. There is some debate as to whether they were a distinct species of theHomo genus (Homo neanderthalensis) or a subspecies of Homo sapiens. Our well-known, but often …

What Makes Someone A Risk-Taker?

Some people are likely to take risks, and some people aren’t. What’s the difference between these types of people? Join Tara as she explores the biology of risk-taking. Read More: What Makes a Risk-Taker “Paul Cusma manages his clients’ money cautiously, so the retirees among them ‘don’t have to go back to work,’ says the …

The Fight Over This 3.7 Million Year Old Human Ancestor

A few years ago, we found the remains of ‘Little Foot,’ and he’s a huge deal to researchers learning about human evolution. Follow Natalia on Twitter: Read More: Human Ancestor Lucy Wasn’t Alone: Meet ‘Little Foot’ “A mysterious ancient relative of humanity known as Little Foot apparently roamed the Earth at about the same time …

Why Is Learning So Hard?

Do you have trouble learning things? Maybe overthinking is getting in your way! Follow Crystal on Twitter: Read More: The brain game: How decreased neural activity may help you learn faster “Why are some people able to master a new skill quickly while others require extra time or practice?” Learning-induced autonomy of sensorimotor systems “Distributed …

Why Does Your Cat Have Strange Eyes?

Have you ever looked deep into the eyes of a cat? Why are their eyes so weird? Read More: Why Do Cats Have Slit Pupils And Humans Have Round Pupils? “Different pupil shapes seem to be an adaptation to different activity patterns during a 24-hour day. Cats belong to the category of nocturnal animals, who …

When Do Emotions Develop?

Emotional development is a very important part of growing up, so when does it begin? How does it happen? Read More: At What Age Is The Brain Fully Developed? “It is widely debated as to which age the brain is considered ‘fully mature’ or developed.” Kid swagger: How children react to winning and losing “A …

How Big Can We Get?

Some animals, like the blue whale, keep getting bigger and bigger over time! How big are humans able to grow? Download the TestTube App: Read More: How much does buoyancy in air affect the weight of a person? “We can do a few quick back-of-the-envelop calculations to get a rough idea of these effects. To …

Why Do We Get Hiccups?

Have you ever wondered why you get the hiccups? Tara recently got a bad case of the hiccups, and brought Nick Uhas onto DNews to discuss why we get them, and offer some possible cures. Subscribe to Nick on YouTube: Follow Nick on Twitter: Read More: Hiccups (Hiccoughs) “Short bouts of hiccups are common and …

Can Bacteria Live Off Electricity?

Scientists have discovered bacteria making electricity out of thin air. Could this mean a greener future for energy? Get 15% off domain names and web hosting when you use coupon code DNEWS at checkout! The Most Bacteria-Filled Places In Your Life ►►►► Get 15% off domain names and web hosting when you use coupon code …