7 Mysterious Waters of the World

Bodies of water are by their very nature mysterious and creepy places. Narration provided by JaM Advertising New Mexico www.tasteofjam.com Anjikuni Lake is located in the Kivalliq Region of Nunavut, Canada, and it’s here in 1930 that an entire village of Inuits disappeared seemingly overnight.There can be no doubt that London’s River Thames contains a …

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 …

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 …

How To Change Our Own Genes

It’s called epigenetics and according to new research, it can influence everything from a human’s weight to a small animal’s propensity to fall in love. And as Anthony tells us, small life changes actually give us control to how these genes are expressed. Read More: Gene switches make prairie voles fall in love “Epigenetic changes …

How Can Something Be A Plant And An Animal?

It’s very easy to tell the difference from plants and animals…right? It was announced last week that sea anemones are actually half animal, and half plant! Trace explains how something can be both plant and animal, and lists out a few other similar cases. Read More: Sea Anemone Is Both Animal and Plant “Sea anemones …

How Your Mom’s Stress Is Now Your Stress

Many things are passed down from mother to child, and now, research is finding that stress is on that list! Join Trace as he discusses how prenatal maternal stress can impact you later in life! Read More: DNA Methylation Signatures Triggered by Prenatal Maternal Stress Exposure to a Natural Disaster: Project Ice Storm “Prenatal maternal …

How Did Life Begin?

Scientists have long pondered how exactly life began here on Earth. Now, new research sheds light on Earth’s creation, and the findings are not what you’d expect! Read More: RNA Was a Key Ingredient in Primordial Soup That Led to Life “How did we go from a lifeless Earth with no oxygen to a planet …